OPPO Find X3 Pro, Neo and Lite announced
The OPPO Find X3 series has finally landed, giving us our first look at the flagship Find X3 Pro, the Find X3 Neo, and the more budget-friendly Find X3 Lite. All devices are 5G-enabled and pack the impressive photography chops we’ve come to expect from OPPO. The family ranges in price from $749 to $1,699, with preorders beginning on April 1.
So, before we get into the juicy details, here’s what the lineup looks like.
Left: OPPO Find X3 Neo; Middle two: OPPO Find X3 Pro; Right: OPPO Find X3 Lite.
OPPO Find X3 Pro
The top-of-the-range OPPO Find X3 boasts some seriously impressive specs, including the best camera OPPO has ever made. The unique camera bump houses two 50MP primary lenses (one wide-angle and one ultra wide-angle), a 13MP telephoto lens and a 3MP microlens, which essentially works like a microscope and is capable of capturing incredible detail in close-ups. We were lucky enough to get some hands-on experience with the Find X3’s camera at the launch event and can confirm the microlens is absolutely bonkers.
Another of the Find X3’s flagship features is its ability to both capture and display photos and videos with one billion colours – in fact, it’s the only Android phone to date with both a 10-bit camera and screen. Speaking of the screen, it’s an impressive 6.7-inch QHD+ AMOLED beast with a 120Hz dynamic refresh rate.
Running on the state-of-the-art Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset, the Find X3 packs 12GB of RAM with 256GB of storage. It’ll run OPPO’s ColorOS 11.2, based on Android 11, supports Wi-Fi 6 and is IP68 water and dust resistant. It’s also the only member of the Find X3 family that’s compatible with 30W AirVOOC Wireless Flash Charging.
Of course, as the company’s flagship, the Pro doesn’t come cheap at $1,699.
OPPO Find X3 Neo
The middle child of the Find X3 series, the OPPO Find X3 Neo still boasts many of its bigger sibling’s impressive specs for the lower price of $1,199.
While the main 50MP wide-angle camera and 13MP telephoto lens remain, the Neo swaps out the Pro’s 50MP ultra-wide lens for a 16MP version and the microlens is downgraded to a 2MP macro camera. The 32MP selfie camera remains the same across all models.
Likewise, 10-bit colour is exclusive to the Pro, but the Neo’s 6.55-inch FHD+ OLED screen (with a 90Hz refresh rate) is still beautiful, bright and crisp. As for the handset’s design, it’s got a lot more in common with its cheaper sibling (the Lite) than it does the Pro, opting for a subtler rear camera bump.
Like it’s big bro, it’s got 12GB of RAM and 256GB storage, however, the Neo runs on last year’s still-great Snapdragon 865 processor running ColorOS 11.1.
OPPO Find X3 Lite
The most affordable entry in the Find X3 lineup, the OPPO Find X3 Lite takes some of its exxier siblings’ best features and packs them into a slightly smaller and lighter package, priced at $749.
The Lite features a 6.4-inch OLED screen with a 90Hz refresh rate – the same as the Neo’s, albeit with less brightness (430 nits vs 500 nits) and a slightly different colour profile.
Out back, the camera is where you’ll find the most compromises on the Find X3 Lite. It ditches the Sony IMX 766 Sensor found on its two big brothers for a lower-spec 64MP main camera, 8MP ultra-wide lens, 2MP macro lens and 2MP mono camera.
It runs on the mid-range Snapdragon 765G processor, with a smaller 8GB of RAM and 128GB storage. The Lite is also the only member of the family to get a 3.5mm headphone jack, if that still floats your boat.