The Find X6 series, Oppo’s 2023 flagship with a new design viewpoint, a record-bright display, and a distinctive camera trio with periscope zoom, focus on quality rather than quantity. Oppo is the lead vocalist in the world’s largest phone-making company.
The Oppo Find X6 Pro’s photographic approach is based on the idea that all cameras should be treated equally, but this is far from the phone’s lone strength. Instead, it is one of so many.
The display’s 2500 nits of brightness and two-tone design
Oppo debuts a whole new design language for its premium Find the line of phones with the Find X6 Pro. With the camera island now in the middle, the phone looks much more symmetrical and has improved ergonomics because there is no longer a chance that your index finger would wander into the shot, which frequently occurs with corner cameras.
The revamped camera placement is not the only eye-pleasing design decision, as the Oppo Find X6 Pro lands with a two-tone design version that resembles the classic cameras of yesteryear that not only splits the handset’s coloring at the middle of the island but also its body materials.
The upper glass quarter is done in a metal-like finish and then followed by a cool vegan leather section making for a unique piece of conceptual phone design that is so rare to see these days. The purely glass-clad models that come in black and green are given different designer love, with anti-glare glass and finish that shines yet isn’t prone to fingerprint smudges.
The large 6.82-inch 1440p display is covered at the front by the most recent and durable Gorilla Glass Victus 2. With a massive 93.5% screen-to-body ratio, the Find X6 Pro is among the greatest in its class. This is made possible by the device’s slightly curved display edges, punch-hole front camera, and minimal top and bottom bezels. Oppo still managed to tweak the most recent LTPO 2.0 OLED display panel technology to produce the display that is currently by far the brightest on a phone. This was accomplished despite the fact that Oppo removed the bottom bezel where the screen controller and cable assembly are located for a symmetrical appearance.
Oppo quietly outperformed them with a record-breaking 2500 nits display brightness, which is beneficial for outdoor visibility while the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra maintained its 2017 brightness of 1750 nits and Apple boasts the top 2000 nits of the iPhone 14 Pro series. The Find X6 Pro, a premium model from Oppo, also comes with per-unit display calibration for flawless broad-gamut coverage out of the box.
Oppo was the first to launch the dynamic 1Hz-120Hz display refresh rate and factory-level color calibration, and it hasn’t looked back, continually improving the screens on its phones with each new release. Oppo enhanced the dynamic refresh rate of the Find X6 Pro in addition to the screen’s record-breaking brightness and Dolby Vision or HDR10+ compatibility with a display sparkling at 2200 nits while viewing HDR video. Just like on the iPhone, it can now sense how fast you are sliding your finger when scrolling, and adjust the refresh rate accordingly, saving further on the battery draw in the process. In short, the screen of the Find X6 Pro is a little wonder in a long string of best-in-class phone displays from Oppo.
Every camera is the same
When we turn the Find X6 Pro’s back over, the camera island is symmetrically positioned in the center of the rear of the device. The Find X6 Pro is described by Oppo as having “three primary cameras,” which alludes to how each camera was handled across the zoom range. In the past, it launched a primary camera and an ultrawide camera with 50MP resolution and flagship Sony sensors on both, color-coordinating their output for a more reliable photographic experience. We also have them, starting with the biggest ultrawide camera sensor at a 1/1.56″ IMX890 unit and a massive 1-inch primary Sony IMX989 sensor.
Oppo, however, added a periscope camera to the Find X6 Pro that uses the same 1/1.56″ IMX890 sensor as the ultrawide camera to create a special 50MP zoom camera that is unlike any other on the market right now. This not only allowed it to give the best periscope zoom camera sensor on a phone, but also to increase the output coordination in terms of resolution, detail, and color science throughout the camera trio, hence the “three primary cameras” branding. We snapped a few photos with a pre-production Find X6 Pro model in sunny Spain for your viewing pleasure and will be putting the retail model and its more polished algorithms through its paces soon.
Additionally, the 50MP pericope camera resolution enables Oppo to experiment with hybrid optical/crop zoom from the same sensor to produce breathtaking 6x magnification shots that outperform alternatives like the 10MP 10x zoom camera on the Galaxy S23 Ultra or the 48MP 4x zoom one on the Pixel 7 Pro in both low-light and bright sunlight. The new camera kit placement allowed for a much larger periscope refraction prism which, combined with the larger sensor and faster shuttle movement, introduce better image stabilization on the zoom camera which helped achieve longer exposures and better night shot magnification without blur or loss of focus.
The Find X6 Pro periscope camera’s large Sony IMX890 sensor pixels enable the portrait photographs to perform well in low light and at night since the phone is no longer compelled to move to the wide camera when the photons surrounding it start to diminish. The Find X6 Pro can generate a more realistic depth of field for zoom and portrait images thanks to the largest /2.6 aperture on a camera of its type, which complements this.
Last but not least, the industry-leading zoom camera kit enables you to take superb macro shots from distances as close as an inch, just like you would on a DSLR camera, as well as record 4K video with the telephoto camera from a distance and obtain that authentic depth of field portrait video look in low-light situations. Speaking of portraits, Oppo didn’t stop here and leveraged its partnership with the storied Hasselblad camera company for portraits with natural depth of field and filters bringing that distinctive Hasselblad look.
“With the brand-new Hasselblad Portrait Mode, you can carry around the iconic XCD 30mm and XCD 80mm lenses from Hasselblad. Each simulated lens, which has focal lengths of 24mm and 65mm, gives portrait photos fresh angles and a gorgeous bokeh effect “claims Oppo. “Using an AI training model on the device side, the algorithm can analyze objects like the sky, ground, and trees in real-time and perform object-based multi-semantic segmentation,” it adds when detailing the natural Hasselblad portraits to look.
Every time one of the camera’s sensors fires up, the Hasselblad filter may be set as the default in Pro mode and utilized; moreover, its color filters are now compatible with JPEGs. Oppo once more uses its own MariSilicon X image engine in conjunction with the great Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 computational support to do all of the on-device computational photography. The combo allows for rapidly stacking 30 frames with granular exposure levels for widening the dynamic range of a single shot and also displaying 8x higher dynamic range for HDR content than the standard on the phone’s display.
ColorOS with Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 performance
The Oppo Find X6 Pro is powered by Qualcomm’s latest high-end mobile CPU, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, which is also used in Samsung’s top S23 series, and gives performance per watt comparable to Apple’s high-end A16 without getting hot and bothered in the process.
Such high-quality Pro mode and Hasselblad color profile images or HDR films will require capacity, and the Find X6 Pro starts at 256GB and goes up to a 16GB/512GB combo, all with the quickest UFS 4.0 flash storage memory technology.
The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset is backed up by the fastest RAM technology available on a mobile device, with at least 12GB of LPDDR5X memory (16GB for the leather edition), allowing the Find X6 Pro to run up to 44 apps simultaneously without noticeably slowing down. This is enhanced by the latest Color OS 13.1 manages background processes with aplomb and provides for a number of software features and options rivalling the richest Android overlay out there.
Oppo, for example, is using its digital health lab platform with one of the new ColorOS features on the Find X6 Pro to give you with superior sleep tracking right from your phone, eliminating the need for additional equipment.
It uses a variety of sensing tools, including the accelerometer and microphones, to track your movements, heart rate, and snoring noises to give you a thorough picture of your sleep pattern from your phone alone.
Infrared sensor and private calls
Oppo introduces several new privacy-oriented features on the Find X6 Pro. Chief among those is enhanced privacy during voice calls. Oppo augmented the sound directly from the earpiece for a greatly limited spillage. So that no one in your home, on the train, or in an Uber can overhear your calls from the earpiece alone, as is so common these days, the Find X6 Pro is able to direct the sound of your conversation directly into your ear with ambient leakage reduced more than three times compared to a regular phone.
The infrared sensor is back, which is another fantastic new function Oppo offers with the Find X6 Pro. We missed being able to manage the TV or air conditioner with only our phone, so we are happy that Oppo is bringing it back on a top handset like the Find X6 Pro. The essential of near-field communication has been absent from a full generation of phones. The IR sensor also allows sharing of control of said appliances with other X6 Pro units in the household with a simple QR code or NFC tap.
Battery with 1600 cycles and quick low-temperature charging
The Oppo Find X6 Pro is another example of how phone manufacturers other than Apple or Samsung are raising the bar when it comes to superfast charging and extended battery life cycles. The Find X6 Pro has a total battery capacity of 5,000 mAh, which is split into two modules that can charge concurrently. It also has a 100W SuperVOOC charger that can fully charge a dead battery in just 24 minutes.
Last but not least among the battery health-preserving features is the low-temperature charging mode. Just like your Tesla, the Find X6 Pro senses when an attempt at charging in sub-zero temps is made and preconditions the battery for more efficient charging even in Arctic conditions that are much more adverse than the current phone charging limits.
Oppo Find X6 Pro release date and price
The Find X6 Pro will cost the equivalent of around $870 in the base 12GB/256GB memory option for the Black and Green glass variants, while the more popular 16GB/256GB and 16GB/512GB combinations will cost $945 and $1000, respectively, in local currency.