Launched last May, the Oppo Find X2 Lite offers a rather interesting technical sheet. Initially positioned at 450 euros, the smartphone, now available at less than 400 euros, incorporates a particularly powerful chip.
Last March, Oppo took on the high-end segment of smartphones again with the Find X2 Pro, a premium-spec smartphone with a Snapdragon 865 chip and three cameras on the back. However, the smartphone, launched at 1200 euros, was reserved for wealthy customers.
In the process, two more accessible models have been launched by the Chinese manufacturer: the Oppo Find X2 Neo and the Oppo Find X2 Lite. If we have already had the opportunity to test the first, now is the time to find out what the second has in the stomach.
Oppo Find X2 Lite Datasheet
The smartphone used for this handling was loaned to us by Oppo
Attractive features for a low price
Before even looking at the design of the smartphone itself, it’s worth taking a closer look at the features. We are entitled here to a smartphone equipped with a Snapdragon 765G chip backed by 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. Suffice to say that these are characteristics that are now found on new smartphones launched between 400 and 800 euros, such as the Google Pixel 5, the OnePlus North or the Oppo Reno4 Pro.
Here, Oppo has managed to integrate this chip into a smartphone initially launched, last May, at a price of 449 euros. We now find the Oppo Find X2 Lite at an even more affordable price, at 399 euros. Suffice to say that for this price, it is high-end performance that the device offers. The Snapdragon 765G certainly does not achieve the same scores as the Snapdragon 865 on the various benchmark solutions, but in real use, these differences will not be noticeable on the overwhelming majority of games. We have had the opportunity to test the Snapdragon 765G on numerous occasions and it is no coincidence that Google has decided to override the Snapdragon 865 for its Pixel 5: the Snapdragon 765G is already particularly powerful and more than enough.
Apart from this chip, we will find on the Oppo Find X2 Lite four cameras, including a 48-megapixel wide-angle module (f / 1.7) and an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera (f / 2.2 ). The other two cameras – a 2-megapixel monochrome and a 2-megapixel portrait mode sensor – are secondary and will not actually improve the shooting by offering more versatility. This is where the Oppo Find X2 Lite fishes compared to the Find X2 Neo, which has a 13-megapixel x2 telephoto camera.
Finally, on the battery side, Oppo offers a fairly classic approach with a 4025 mAh accumulator and a 30 W charger.
A shiny back and a large display
In broad terms, the Oppo Find X2 Lite takes, from the back, an aesthetic quite similar to that of the Oppo Find X2 Pro and Neo. The photo module is positioned vertically at the top left. For the rest, it is glass that covers the entire rear face, curved on the sides for a better grip. Oppo has played the reflections on the back of its smartphone since, for the model that we were able to take in hand, the white tint is iridescent with purple, orange, green and blue depending on the orientation of the smartphone and ambient light. An effect that is not unlike that of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 last year.
On the front, it is a 6.4-inch Oled screen which is used for the display of the smartphone, with a definition of 2,400 pixels by 1,080. Enough to offer a resolution of 411 pixels per inch, very comfortable to use. ‘use. However, it is especially at the borders that the Oppo Find X2 Lite will mark its mid-range character. It must be said that the lower border – often referred to as a “chin” – is particularly wide with 7 mm thickness. On the sides, the black bands are much thinner, at 4.5 mm. At the top of the screen, it’s the same story, since we will find a border of 4.5 mm, but a notch which lowers the border to 9 mm.
Too bad also that Oppo has chosen the notch rather than the punch, especially for a model launched at more than 400 euros. Strangely, if this type of design was still in vogue at the start of the year on mid-range smartphones, it is now only found on smartphones at particularly low prices. Most manufacturers have chosen to go from notch to punch.
Side buttons and connectors, the Oppo Find X2 Lite does not forget anything. We will be entitled to the standby button on the right edge, which easily falls under the thumb and the volume buttons on the left. This choice, identical to all Oppo smartphones, may be confusing, but it is easily done. Still on the left, Oppo has integrated a SIM card drawer unfortunately allowing neither to expand the storage nor to integrate a second nano-SIM card. Finally, at the bottom is the media speaker, the USB-C socket and a jack socket, practical for using the smartphone with headphones or wired headphones.
Overall, the Oppo Find X2 lite offers a pretty traditional design and dated in some ways, whether it’s the notch or the chin. However, the smartphone offers a relatively contained template for 2020 with its 6.4-inch screen, its dimensions of 7.96 x 74.3 x 160.3 mm and its weight of 180 grams. The device is quite comfortable to use, even with one hand, especially compared to the monsters found on the market, often reaching 6.7 inches if not 6.9 inches.
Oppo Find X2 Lite pricing and availability
The Oppo Find X2 Lite was released last May. Initially launched at 449 euros, the smartphone can now be found for less than 400 euros.