While 2021 may have got off to a bumpy start, that hasn’t stopped tech companies from ploughing on with preparations for the upcoming launches.
Oppo’s latest creation, the Oppo Find X3 series, was one of March’s biggest releases – a month set to be jam-packed with new gadgets.
The Oppo Find X3 Pro was the star of the show with impressive specs including a 6.7-inch AMOLED display, 5G support, a quad-camera set-up and fast, wireless charging. All of which comes with a hefty price tag of £1,099 showing that Oppo isn’t scared to take the fight to big brands like Apple, Huawei and Samsung.
This premium model was joined by more affordable offerings in the form of the Oppo Find X3 Neo (£699) and the entry-level Oppo Find X3 Lite (which comes with a much more wallet-friendly price of £379).
Here are all the details on the Oppo Find X3 series, including prices, design, specs and how you can get your hands on these new smartphones.
Ahead of its release we got our hands on the Lite Edition, read our Oppo Find X3 Lite 5G review now. To check out Oppo’s competition, head over to our OnePlus 9 release date page for all the latest news. Or, try the best new phones guide to see what else is coming our way this year.
Oppo Find X3 Pro 5G: top specs
- Screen: 6.7 inches (diagonal)
- Chipset: Qualcomm® SnapdragonTM 888 Mobile
- Camera: 2 x 50MP cameras, 13MP telephoto camera, 3MP microlens, 32MP selfie camera (front)
- Refresh Rate: Up to 120 Hz
- Dimensions: 163.6 x 74.0 x 8.26mm
- Memory: 12GB RAM+256 GB ROM
- Additional sensors include: Colour temperature sensor, ambient light sensor, gravity sensor, pedometer
Oppo Find X3 release date
The Oppo Find X3 series was revealed at a launch event on Thursday 11th March.
Three models were unveiled; a budget-friendly Oppo Find X3 Lite, the mid-range Oppo Find X3 Neo and the premium Oppo Find X3 Pro. The Pro was definitely the star of the show, with its flagship specs and features demonstrated to its best ability.
How much does the Oppo Find X3 cost?
The price of the Oppo Find X3 series ranges from £380 to over £1000 depending on the model.
Buy Oppo Find X3 Pro
Saving you a total of £395, a free Oppo Watch, AirVOOC Wireless charger and Kevlar phone case will be included free with every Oppo Find X3 Pro 5G purchase.
Buy Oppo Find X3 Neo
There are deals for the cheaper models, too. For the Oppo Find X3 Neo 5G, you’ll be able to claim a free Oppo Watch with every purchase. The Oppo Watch currently costs £229.99 so that’s a brilliant saving.
Buy Oppo Find X3 Lite
With the more affordable Oppo Find X3 Lite 5G, the deal includes a free pair of Oppo Enco X Headphones worth £169. Considering the phone only costs £379, that’s a decent freebie.
Oppo Find X3 Pro specs: what does the smartphone look like?
The flagship Find X3 Pro device has a 6.7-inch curved AMOLED display and a 120Hz refresh rate. The Find X3 Neo also has a curved AMOLED screen but in a marginally smaller size of 6.55-inches.
The screen on the cheaper Oppo Find X3 Lite is a little different. Although it is also an AMOLED screen, it will be flat and marginally smaller again at 6.4-inches in size.
The colour options do vary depending on the model, too. The Find X3 Pro will be available in Gloss Black and Blue, the Find X3 Neo in Starlight Black and Galactic Silver and the Find X3 Lite in Astral Blue, Starry Black and Galactic Silver.
The camera set-up on the back of the Oppo Find X3 Pro is seated on a raised bump at the smartphone’s top left-hand corner.
Because this is the premium model, it has a 50MP wide-angle camera lens, a 50MP ultra-wide-angle lens, a 13MP telephoto lens and a 3MP micro lens. There’s also a night mode front selfie camera. Oppo boasts authentic true-to-life colours.
A quad-camera set-up can also be found on the Find X3 Neo and Lite, but the specs are slightly different. The main 50MP is the same on the Find X3 Neo, but it is joined by a 16MP ultra-wide lens, a 13MP telephoto lens and a 2MP macro lens.
On the Find X3 Lite, you will instead find a huge 64MP main camera, an 8MP ultra-wide lens, a 2MP macro lens and a 2MP mono lens.
All three models have a 32MP pin-hole camera on the front screen.
Other features in the flagship Find X3 Pro include an in-screen fingerprint scanner, 5G support and IP68 rating for dust and water resistance.
It also has a 120Hz refresh rate for smooth scrolling, making controls more sensitive and helpful for gaming and social scrolling. The Dynamic Frame Rate also adjusts depending on the task at hand, slowing right down for e-books and other similar jobs.
Video is also a high priority, with Video Colour Enhancer, and Oppo even saying “your YouTube and viral clips will never be the same again.”
Some of the other key features of the Pro are the SGS eye care display certification, and the ability to automatically adapt to light conditions. The Pro also has a game focus mode, which will stop notifications and other distractions from ruining your streak just at the wrong moment.
Both the Oppo Find X3 Neo and Lite also have the in-screen fingerprint scanner and 5G support, although their protection from the elements is a little less comprehensive.
Oppo’s choice to include 5G support across all three models is little surprise as it was also available on all previous Find X2 models, too – even the entry-level Oppo Find X2 Lite.
However, all three will have 65W fast charging capabilities, bringing the battery of the Pro up to 40% in just 10 minutes. There’s also the additional option of wireless charging for the Oppo Find X3 Pro.
Oppo Find X3 Pro vs Oppo Find X2 Pro: what is the difference?
The release of the Oppo Find X3 series sees to the end of the Find X2 Pro as the reigning flagship smartphone. It has been replaced with the aptly-named Oppo Find X3 Pro, so we’re here to see what’s changed.
First, let’s start with the similarities. Both have a 6.7-inch display and offer some sort of eye protection, which should automatically adjust the colour temperature of the screen and avoid any strain on your eyes.
Fast charging is also available on both the Oppo Find X2 Pro and the new Oppo Find X3 Pro. However, wireless charging is also offered with new flagship device – an option not available on the Find X2 Pro.
While we’re talking about wires, there is no 3.55mm headphone jack on either model. Instead, the Type-C port doubles-up as a headphone jack.
There are also a few differences in the camera set-up. While both have a 32MP front camera, the rear triple-camera set-up of the Find X2 Pro is now a quad-camera offering. This new premium model has a 50MP wide-angle camera lens, a 50MP ultra-wide-angle lens, a 13MP telephoto lens and a 3MP micro lens.
However, this doesn’t mean the Find X2 Pro’s camera was below par. Featuring a 13MP Telephoto lens, a 48MP wide-angle lens and a 48MP ultra-wide-angle lens, the set-up comes with numerous modes including ultra night mode and a 10x hybrid zoom.
- Buy the Oppo Find X2 for £999.99 at Amazon
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- Buy the Oppo Find X2 for £999.99 at Argos