Oppo Find X2 Lite Review : Is it worth it?

Oppo Find X2

Oppo Find X2 Lite: is it worth your purchase?

Pros

  • performance
  • Camera quality
  • AMOLED screen (60Hz)

Cons

  • Photo processing 

If you are looking for a mid -range smartphone , the Oppo Find X2 Lite can be a good purchase option. It offers excellent performance thanks to its good processor and internal specifications, quality cameras (although not perfect) and a quite nice design.

Retail price (RRP)

£ 399

Oppo Find X2 Lite Review: Is it worth it?

A few months ago, Oppo launched two new phones that completed its range of Find X2 smartphones : the Find X2 Neo and the cheapest, Find X2 Lite. These two new models make the mobile family more accessible, since its two top models, the Find X2 and the Find X2 Pro, reach 1,000 euros in price. 

The four figures will scare many and many, however, if you can afford it, it is worth it. We have been able to personally test the highest-end model of the Find X2 family , the Pro, and we assure that it is one of the best new phones that we have recently tested. 

Now, if it still seems crazy to spend so much or if you think you do not need such top specifications , you can take a look at these two new cheaper models that we mentioned. 

On the one hand, the Neo model, with lenses almost similar to those of the Lite (except for the telephoto lens which is 13 MP in the first and 8 in the second) and a somewhat more refined design, can be purchased for € 699. 

However, if you want to spend even less, the Lite model offers the same processor, a great finish and incredible specifications. This is the model that we are going to delve into in this article. Next, we will tell you if Oppo’s Find X2 Lite is worth it or not. 

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Design and build quality

Let’s start with the exterior: this is a device with an excellent finish and a very good build quality. Oppo has more than demonstrated its ability to design mid-range mobiles that take care of the design as if it were a higher-end model. 

However, it can be noted that the Lite returns to polycarbonate (plastic), making it possible to notice a difference compared to the Pro model of the same family (it is also true that this costs double the price). 

Despite the polycarbonate, Oppo has used a glass effect thanks to which the device looks much more elegant. Of course, all the marks on the cover will remain. In our case, we have been able to test the model with a black finish, but it is also available in a pearly white. 

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The mobile is light and solid at the same time, it feels good in the hand. If we keep looking at the rear, we find in the upper left corner the configuration of quad cameras located vertically one on top of the other. 

Unlike other models, we liked to see that the cameras do not protrude too much, by resting the phone on a flat surface, it will not “dance” due to the cameras sticking out excessively. 

The sides are the part that is covered with the aforementioned polycarbonate, even so, its rounded matte finish is able to somehow disguise that we are facing a cheaper material. 

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On the right side we find the on and off button and on the left the volume up and down buttons as well as the slot to insert the SIM. This time, the fingerprint reader is integrated into the screen (we can say that it is quite accurate).  

At the bottom edge, we get a surprise: a 3.5mm headphone jack! A type of connectivity that new mobiles have stopped integrating, and Oppo decides to return it to its Find X2 Lite. We are sure that many and many users will appreciate this type of entry. 

Now, we turn the phone to analyze one of the most important parts of it, that is, the screen. 

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The display is framed in rather narrow bezels, although perhaps the lower chin is still too thick. The selfie camera is housed in a drop-shaped notch in the central part of the screen, something that we begin to see only in mid-range / low-end phones.

Personally, I’m used to seeing the selfie camera housed in a more disguised notch in one corner of the screen. Using a mobile phone again with the drop-shaped selfie camera has been somewhat annoying at first (especially if, like me, you are used to watching many videos with your mobile), although it is also true that you get used to it right away. 

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On the other hand, I was extremely happy to be in front of an AMOLED panel in a mid-range mobile. Although the screen is not curved offering that “infinity” sensation so popular lately, we are still facing a pretty good 6.4-inch screen, although without offering any kind of novelty. 

The resolution is Full HD + (2400 x 1080 pixels) with a refresh rate of 60 Hz. You will surely know that this is the minimum measure to be able to enjoy a decent quality when playing video games with your mobile. We also remember that the latest high-end have come to offer up to an incredible 120 Hz (obviously in phones that cost twice that of the Find X2 Lite). 

The screen can look good in bright environments (although it is a bit weak outdoors), offering sharp colors and may be a bit oversaturated at times. However, you can control the temperature of the screen from the settings to choose your personal preferences. 

Cameras

  • Rear cameras: 48 MP (f / 1.7), Wide angle 8 MP (f / 2.2), Monochrome 2 MP (f / 2.4), Depth 2 MP (f / 2.4)
  • Camera selfie: 32 MP (f / 2.0)

Oppo complies with the cameras in its Find X2 Lite, but it does not stand out or offer perfect results, especially after having been able to test the incredible cameras of its high-end brother the Find X2 Pro. 

Still, for a 500 euro mobile, the Find X2 Lite comes with cameras that pass the exam. Its main lens of 48 MP, together with the wide angle of 8, is combined with two additional filters, one to take photos in black and white and the other to achieve the depth effect in retro photos. 

Surely we would have preferred a macro sensor before the monochrome one, even so we settle for the 48 MP of the main sensor, surely the one that we end up using the most. 

As you can see in the images below, HDR falters a bit in terms of exposure, especially in the parts of the image that have less light. The camera tends to over saturation, especially in green tones, something that you will notice more if you take photos of landscapes or vegetation. 

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We would also have liked to see a few more mega-pixels in the wide-angle lens, but even so, and especially in good light conditions, high quality images can be captured. 

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However, we repeat that the image quality is obvious, and in general, we find a correct dynamic range and details in the captured photographs. Personally, I tend to oversaturate my photos quite a bit when I edit them, which is why the photos taken with the Oppo Find X2 Lite fit with personal taste, although obviously, this has nothing to do with what a professional photographer might think. 

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The bokeh effect , thanks to the 2 MP depth sensor, also achieves good results, although we have found that the subject-background separation is not always as precise as it should be (which does not mean that it is no longer good). 

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If you want to take photos in black and white, you can use the lens that is built into the camera settings. It may be the sensor you end up using the least, but its presence doesn’t bother you either. 

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Regarding the zoom of the cameras, in Lite it incorporates an exclusively digital zoom , that is, there is no optical zoom . This zoom is capable of going up to 10x, but as you can see in the example below, images start to lose excess detail from the fifth magnification. 

Below you can see photos made with 1x and 2x magnification in the upper part, and in the lower part with 5x and 10x magnification. Loss of detail is easy to notice when zooming. 

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The selfie camera, with its 32 MP, is capable of achieving quite good results. What we liked the most was how complete the application is, with a fairly successful and customizable beauty mode. 

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Speaking of the camera app: it is one of the most complete that we have recently tested on mid-range mobiles. It is generally easy to use, to switch from one mode to another and quite intuitive. At the bottom you will find the ‘Night’, ‘Video’, ‘Photo’, ‘Portrait’ and ‘More’ mode options, with other options available. 

Among those other options we find an ‘Expert’ mode (something that those with knowledge of photography will appreciate especially), you can use ‘Stickers’, slow motion, Google Lens or time lapse. 

At the top you find the option to activate or deactivate HDR as well as a ‘Dazzling Color’ mode, which makes the colors even more vivid. 

We cannot fail to mention the video and its stabilization, something that is greatly appreciated. The truth is that inside the camera, it is one of the sections that has surprised us the most. You can record in 4K 30fps at 1080p or 720p. 

The stabilizer works well in all different grades, the truth is that you get amazing stability in a lot of different situations. It makes use of two types of stabilization (electronic and mechanical), thanks to which it will appear that you are recording with a tripod. 

Below you can see a video recorded in 4K with the Oppo Find X2 Lite. 

Performance and battery 

The first thing we can say about the Find X2 Lite’s performance is that it is good. The mobile responds quickly to any command, has not gotten stuck at any time and is even optimal for playing video games (although if your priority is this, we recommend that you opt for a gaming smartphone ).

It changes quickly from one application to another, and every time you open an app or perform any task, the response is fluid and fast. 

Surely its optimal performance is due to the good choice of processor, a Snapdragon 765G, one of the best processors that we can find in mid-range mobiles. To this are added its 8 GB of RAM and its 128 GB of internal memory. 

To better understand the performance of the Find X2 Lite, we have compared it to other competing devices with similar characteristics. As you can see in the benchmark tests in the graph below, the X2 Lite has obtained very similar results to the Motorola Edge, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro and the Realme 6 Pro. 

The great price difference between these four devices is striking, despite being quite similar in terms of performance. While the Xiaomi model does not reach 200 euros, the Motorola model reaches almost 600. 

It is also important to bear in mind that the best processors are those of Oppo and Motorola, and other components such as cameras, battery or the phone’s build quality will also have to be taken into account. Sometimes going for a cheaper option may not be the best option in the long run.  

 Oppo Find X2 LiteMotorola EdgeXiaomi Redmi Note 8 ProRealme 6 Pro
ProcessorSnapdragon 765GSnapdragon 765Helio G90TSnapdragon 720G
RAM8GB / 128GB6GB / 128GB6GB / 64GB8GB / 128GB
Price€ 499€ 599€ 199€ 329

In the field of performance, it is also important to mention the battery life (4025 mAh), a field in which the Find X2 Lite has performed quite well. Our battery tests show that the device is capable of operating without charging for 10 hours and 3 minutes. 

The mobile also incorporates an ultra fast charge of 30 W, it was able to charge 68% of the device in just 30 minutes (while it is off). The X2 Lite was 98% charged, in 50 minutes. 

Tools and sound

The most remarkable thing in the audio field of this device is undoubtedly that Oppo has decided to incorporate a headphone jack connection Also included in the box is a pair of headphones that work surprisingly well. 

Audio through headphones, whether connected by cable or with Bluetooth is good: punchy bass, crisp highs and adequate volume – everything we could expect in a good quality mid-range smartphone . 

In addition, the Find X2 Lite incorporates Dolby Atmos technology that you can activate or deactivate to further improve the sound quality that you can also customize to your liking thanks to the equalizer app that is integrated into the phone. 

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On the other hand, we have also found some fault, especially when setting the volume to maximum, since the sound is distorted in a not very pleasant way. 

It is also nice to see that the phone incorporates 5G, however, be careful, as it is 5G for NSA networks and not for SA. We remember that 5G is available in two types of network, the first one having fewer advantages than the second. Still better than 4G.  

software

  • Android 10 (ColorOS 7)

The Oppo Find X2 Lite incorporates the latest version of Android, that is Android 10. It does so with a custom layer that is called ColorOS 7. Personally, it is a layer that we like for several reasons. 

First, for being quite clean and clear. There’s no bloatware overhead , and the apps we find come in handy. Aesthetically it is quite elegant, something that also contributes to an optimal smartphone experience . 

This updated layer comes with Oppo’s own applications, such as the recorder, the image gallery, or one that I especially loved: Oppo Relax. This app includes different sounds that will help you relax or be more focused.

The So Loop app, which is also factory installed, is another great success, especially if like me, you are a fan of social networks. This app allows you to create videos with different effects so that you can customize them as you wish (if you add to this the good stabilization that the camera of this mobile achieves, you can obtain excellent results). You can see an example below.

In addition, it also offers a lot of customization capacity, something that users often appreciate. You can customize the navigation buttons, the color of the screen, the use of the smart assistant or configure different gestures and movements to carry out certain functions. 

Although the latter is something that we see more and more in new mobiles, it is still something important to take into account, especially if you have already tried functions of this type (once you get used to them it is difficult to get used to). 

For example, you can choose to rotate the mobile to silence calls or take screenshots by sliding three fingers over it. 

Price and availability

The price of the Oppo Find X2 Lite in Spain is € 499. Through Oppo’s online store, you will be redirected to the main technology stores where the mobile is available. Among them is Fnac , Mediamarkt or El Corte Inglés .

If you are a Movistar or Vodafone customer , you can also get the Find X2 Lite and pay in installments as part of a mobile phone contract. 

Verdict

The Oppo Find X2 Lite is a balanced mid-range phone. It offers good characteristics in practically all fields, standing out especially in terms of performance and battery thanks to its good processor. 

It has very good points in its favor, it will be a mobile suitable for video games (thanks to the processor already mentioned), and the video stabilization is enviable especially in a mid-range phone. 

On the other hand, the finish makes us realize that we are facing a mid-range, which does not mean that the phone has a bad design or feels bad in the hand when using it. Your cameras may also abuse the processor a bit, although as a general rule they take very good pictures. 

If you want to get a model more similar to the very excellent high-end of the series, the Oppo Find X2 Pro, but you don’t want to spend so much money, you can opt for the mid-range Find X2 Neo. This has the same processor as the Lite, although more RAM (12 GB) and a better screen with curved effect. 

Technical specifications

  • 6.4 ”AMOLED screen (2400 x 1080 pixels) 60Hz
  • RAM: 8GB / ROM: 128GB
  • Processor: Snapdragon 765G
  • Rear cameras: 48 MP (f / 1.7), Wide angle 8 MP (f / 2.2), Monochrome 2 MP (f / 2.4), Depth 2 MP (f / 2.4)
  • Selfie camera: 32 MP (f / 2.0)
  • Battery: 4025 mAh
  • Quick charge 30W
  • Android 10 (ColorOS 7)
  • Bluetooth 5.1
  • NFC
  • Wifi 6
  • 5G
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • On-screen fingerprint reader
  • 180 grams

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