The Chinese group BBK Electronics has established itself as an essential reference in the world of mobile telephony. We particularly know OnePlus, which has been installed for several years, but Oppo is also starting to make a place for itself which is difficult to ignore.
This year, with the OnePlus 8 Pro and the Oppo Find X2 Pro, the two manufacturers impose their premium model among the most interesting phones of the moment, but which is the best? About Design, performance, photo, screen, battery, price … we have reviewed each element of these two devices to allow you to compare them and make the right choice.
OnePlus 8 Pro VS OPPO Find X2 Pro Specification
DESIGN: OPPO PLAYS ORIGINALITY
If we look at the front of the two smartphones and disregard the interface, only a few discreet details allow us to distinguish them from each other. Recall that the OnePlus 8 Pro and the Oppo Find X2 Pro have shared in part the same R&D centers for several years, even if the two brands tend to gain independence from each other.
The chassis is almost identical with a very thin border on the top of the screen, incorporating a thin speaker, and another about 4 mm on the bottom of the screen, rather discreet. The screen is curved on the sides to give the illusion of covering the entire surface (the illusion only, a fine border is still noticeable), and pierced in the upper left corner with a discreet bubble for the front camera.
The differences are therefore subtle: two separate volume buttons for the Find X2 Pro (against a single larger button for OnePlus), and the presence of the Alert Slider on the OP8 Pro which allows you to switch from a sound profile to the other quickly (silent/vibrating / ringing).
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Seen from the back, the two smartphones can no longer be confused. Glass chassis for the OnePlus 8 with the photo modules arranged vertically on the axis of symmetry, and ceramic or vegan leather shell for the Oppo Find X2 Pro with a module which is located in the upper corner left.
TILES THAT APPROACH PERFECTION:
As for the screen, the two phones are once again very close. If Oppo displays a diagonal of 6.7 inches to 6.78 inches for its competitor of the day, both use AMOLED technology, with a definition rising to QHD + and with a rate of 120 Hz. On paper, we are there on the best of 2020.
And in reality … one should not stray too far from it. The two screens are very bright, well-calibrated (with a very slight advance for the Find X2 Pro, but imperceptible to the naked eye) and offer a “pleasant tone” or “natural tones” mode to adapt the colorimetry to the ambient light.
Suffice to say that it is a match at the top on this point, which concludes on a tie.
OXYGEN’S A STEP AHEAD:
As for the interface, OnePlus has its now known OxygenOS, while OPPO offers ColorOS, two graphical variants of Android 10, the latest available update of the system.
ColorOS has long been highly open to criticism on many points, and OPPO heard it when refining its copy on the Find X2 Pro. Everything is more logical, clearer, concise, and functional.
There is an application drawer (or not, as desired), a dark system theme, easy access to notifications from the center of the screen, efficient gesture navigation, the possibility of changing the shape of the icons or the screen transition effect and fast facial recognition (2D, based only on the front camera).
In short, the improvements are noticeable and the navigation finally becomes pleasant.
There are nevertheless some elements that we can regret, such as the absence of Google Discover in favor of a less relevant proprietary screen or the native presence of third-party applications which we would do well on a smartphone that targets the ultra market. premium.
Opposite, the OnePlus 8 Pro always shows us its software strength by using the same qualities mentioned above, but without the faults and with increased maturity and respect for the Google ecosystem.
OxygenOS has always been the strong point of OnePlus and that does not change here: the interface is clearly one step ahead. If we were to criticize, however, we will notice that the curved edges of the screen could be better managed to avoid false positives.
In addition, OnePlus has an impeccable history in terms of updates, both fast and regular. Oppo, although a good student at the moment, has yet to prove himself in the long term in this area.
On the performance side, the Oppo Find X2 Pro like the OnePlus 8 Pro offers what is best done currently on the market. Both have the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC, up to 12 GB of LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.0 storage. Remember that this chip incorporates a 5G modem.
Suffice to say that the experience is very fluid on a daily basis and that games, even the most greedy, have no trouble turning in their maximum configuration. On this point, it is a draw, or almost.
Indeed, by its seniority, OnePlus has already managed to forge a good reputation and some interesting partnerships in the West. Fortnite can shoot up to 90 FPS on the OnePlus 8 Pro, while it is limited to 30 FPS on the Find X2 Pro.
This is not something directly related to the technique, but to Epic Games’ choice to manually validate each smartphone that can exceed this threshold. One can imagine that a simple update could put the two phones on an equal footing in the future.
The Find X2 Pro nevertheless has an advantage: its configuration has 512 GB of storage, against 256 GB maximum for the 8 Pro. A small difference that will play a lot for those who enjoy capturing 4K videos.
IN PHOTO: UTILITY FACING GIMMICK
On the photo side, we again feel that the OnePlus 8 Pro and the Oppo Find X2 Pro have some roots in common. We find on both a 48-megapixel main photosensor (with an f/1.7 lens for Oppo and f/1.78 for OnePlus) and an ultra-wide-angle of 48 Mp also with an opening of f/2,2 (allowing in both cases to take macro photography).
The difference will be made on the other modules with Oppo’s 13 Mp telephoto lens offering x5 optical zoom and x10 hybrid zoom while OnePlus is more limited on its telephoto (x3 zoom only on an 8 Mpx sensor), but adds a color filter sensor that has been talked about a lot for its ability to see through certain surfaces. If the idea is fun, we must admit that the choice of Oppo is more relevant in everyday life.
By day, on this price range, the result is not very surprising, we obtain detailed pictures which manage the colors well with a certain homogeneity on all the sensors, including against the light, as well as the overall brightness of the cliches.
The HDR mode of the OnePlus 8 Pro however tended to saturate certain contrasts during our test, making the results surreal at times. We can give the benefit of the doubt to OnePlus, which for the time being has the habit of refining its algorithms over updates and significantly improving these kinds of faults over time.
At night, inevitably, the quality degrades and we feel that the two brands are struggling to achieve the results of certain competitors like Samsung, Huawei or Google. The results are a little more random, sometimes to the advantage of one, sometimes of the other. Difficult therefore to really decide between them on this point, each having its strengths and weaknesses depending on the scene.
It is in portrait mode that the Oppo Find X2 Pro stands out a little more with a more natural cut, even if it is not as sharp as what Google offers on its Pixels (but which can compete on this point. ?).
Finally, for video the two offer 4K at 60 FPS with proper stabilization, which improves all the more if we switch to Full HD.
The Find X2 Pro nevertheless has more diversity with its zoom and manages to maintain a good level of detail at a distance, which gives it the advantage here in the end.
HIGH AUTONOMY AND FAST CHARGE
Autonomy level, the OnePlus 8 Pro has a slightly larger battery than its competitor (4510 mAh against 4260 mAh). In fact, the difference is not huge and the two smartphones are able to withstand the day very well in intensive use.
In either case, you will only find a catch every 24 hours or so, turning on your screen between 5 and 6 hours during this period, or even a little more. These numbers are also increasing as long as you skip the QHD + or 120 Hz and it is not very complicated to hold 2 full days by restricting yourself a little if necessary.
The real difference between the two devices is at the level of the load. At OnePlus, we stay on a fast charge at 30 W, but with an equally fast wireless charge to recover 100% of autonomy in about 1 hour. For the Find X2 Pro, on the other hand, we ignore the induction charge. But it comes with a 65 W power supply unit capable of giving it back all its energy in just 33 minutes. It’s still nice, especially as 20 minutes is enough to go from 10 to 80%.
ONEPLUS 8 PRO VS OPPO FIND X2 PRO: HOW TO CHOOSE?
As you will have understood throughout this comparison, the two smartphones are very close in certain aspects and stand out mainly in details.
OnePlus’s seniority in the market clearly gives it the advantage over the user experience, with more sophisticated software and a partnership with Epic Games which allows it to run Fortnite at 90 FPS.
In addition, the OnePlus 8 Pro has a wireless charge as fast as its wired charge, a point particularly appreciated by some and now expected on the high end.
The Oppo Find X2 Pro is more relevant on its photo part, is a little more original from a design point of view and offers a wired fast charge twice as fast. But it is also a little more expensive, 338 dollars all the same.
This difference is partly due to its more imposing storage, but it still struggles to justify itself as the two devices remain equivalent on many levels.
If you are looking for the best quality/price ratio, we may therefore advise you more to turn to OnePlus, where the Find X2 Pro could prove to be advantageous during promotions or for those who do not count their money.
WHERE TO BUY ONEPLUS 8 PRO AND OPPO FIND X2 PRO
The two smartphones were released only a month apart and are both available at the time of writing.
You will find the OnePlus 8 Pro at 1013 dollars for the 8/128 GB version and 1126 dollars for the 12/256 GB version.
The Oppo Find X2 Pro is offered in a single configuration, at 1351 dollars with 12 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage.
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