The Oppo Find X6 Pro is one of the best smartphones in the world, but it’s also one of the most difficult to purchase. The fastest chip currently available, 100W fast charging, a trio of premium 50MP cameras with the biggest sensors and Hasselblad Colour Calibration are all features of the next-generation Find flagship, which also boasts a stunning appearance. The restriction is that it is only offered in China.
In terms of features, the Oppo Find X6 Pro is the best smartphone available. The phone’s design mixes eco-leather, Gorilla Glass 5, and Gorilla Glass Victus 2. It also has a metal frame and a distinctive metal ring that surrounds the camera island. Oh, and it has an IP68 rating for protection to water and dust.
A 1440p LTPO3 panel with a 120Hz dynamic refresh rate, 10-bit colour depth, and Dolby Vision support is used in the 6.82-inch OLED display. Maximum brightness on this screen is 1,500 nits, and peak brightness can reach 2,500 nits. This most recent model of LTPO ought to enable adjustable refresh rate adaptability and lessen the burden on battery life.
The newest Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC powers the Find X6 Pro, which also has a tonne of RAM and UFS 4.0 storage. The phone has a sizable 5,000 mAh battery as well as capabilities for extremely quick wired (100W) and wireless (50W) charging.
But in today’s world, a high-end smartphone’s camera is typically its most intriguing feature, and the Find X6 Pro is no exception. On its back are three 50MP cameras, including one of the few 1.0″ main cameras on the market. Large 1/1.56″ sensors are used for the telephoto and ultrawide angle cameras. According to Oppo, the market’s best stabilisation is also found in its periscope tele lens.
There is a lot more to cover, so let’s quickly scan the specifications and get to work.
The selfie camera is the lone feature that isn’t flagship-level. On this gadget, a front camera with an average resolution of 32MP and a maximum resolution of 1080p video appears out of place.
Unboxing of Oppo find X6 pro
Inside a black paper box along with the Find X6 Pro are a 100W SuperVOOC charger and a USB-A to USB-C 10A rated cable.
That’s not all, though. Along with the phone, the bundle includes a case that has the same split design with a top grey part and a bottom made of brown eco-leather. Although the top of the case is plastic rather than glass like the top of the phone, we still appreciate these extra precautions and are happy that many users will be able to maintain the iconic design even when using a case.
Aside from having all-glass rear panels, the Black and Green models also include matching black and green plastic cases with the same matte finish.
Oppo’s Find series has consistently been able to surprise us with good, occasionally even inventive design. With the most recent Find X6 Pro, we once again received the distinct, even opulent charm that we have come to expect.
We were given instantly recognisable shells ever from the initial Find phones. However, the Oppo design language underwent a few iterations once the lineup changed to include the Find X and Find N series. There was the original Find X with the retractable rear camera module, the all-leather (or ceramic) Find X2, and the contemporary Find X5 with a seamless back.
With their new Orange Dot design, the Find X6 dials back the revolutionary forms and pays respect to the vintage SLR cameras with a particular shape and accents.
With its quality glass, aluminium, and eco-leather construction and iconic camera memory, the Oppo Find X6 Pro has the premium look and feel that many customers demand from a top-tier smartphone, especially one that is camera-centric.
There are two alternative constructions of the Oppo Find X6 Pro: all glass and eco leather. The back panel of the Brown model that we are reviewing has a fascinating transition from matte Gorilla Glass 5 to brown eco leather. We adore how it fits the camera island split (glossy top portion and vinyl record-like bottom section), which is the only model with such a split on its back.
There are also models in black and green, both of which have backs made of Gorilla Glass 5 without a split. Oppo claims that the glass back of the Black variant has a sandblasted appearance while the Green model has a smoother, albeit still matte, surface.
The camera housing is what Oppo refers to as the Orange Dot design. The enormous round island is clearly protruding from the back and is encircled by an aluminium bezel. The orange dot at the bottom is what would have been the alignment dot if this were a genuine SLR camera, and the metal ring imitates the grip on an SLR camera lens.
The actual camera island is divided into two sections. The glossy top section contains the primary and ultrawide cameras, as well as the colour spectrum and laser-assistance sensors, an LED flash, one microphone, and the Hasselblad logo. The bottom portion, which has a texture reminiscent of a phonograph record and houses the zoom camera, follows.
The phone’s panel is somewhat curved. Corning’s most recent Gorilla Glass Victus 2 is used to protect the screen, while the various rear panels have already been discussed. A sturdy, matte-finished aluminium frame is sandwiched between the panels.
Although the Oppo Find X6 Pro is dust and water resistant, according to the IP68 standard, we are unsure how the eco-leather portion would appear after prolonged water exposure.
Enough design talk; let’s now take a closer look at the phone.
The majority of the front is taken up by the 6.82-inch LTPO3 OLED panel, which is likely one of the most expensive panels available right now. It supports Dolby Vision, has a high refresh rate, great resolution, and a peak brightness of 2,500 nits, according to reports.
The 32MP front camera’s little notch is not unsightly, and the display has very minimal, even bezels. A piece of somewhat curved Gorilla Glass Victus 2 covers everything to preserve it.
Just before the frame, there is an outlet that is barely discernible above the screen. One of the stereo speakers is located here, and it also functions as an earpiece. Due to its dual functionality, the Find X6 Pro also has a second sound outlet at the top of the device to provide symmetry with the other speaker at the bottom.
Behind the display, there is also an optical fingerprint scanner. We are pleased with its accuracy and overall dependability, and it is really quick.
We’ve already covered the back well, which is really impressive and makes the Find X6 Pro easy to spot in a crowd. The phone scarcely wobbles when placed on a flat surface either using a case or not because of the size of the camera island.
The left and right sides of the metal frame are narrower and somewhat bent. It has a matte finish that is somewhat sticky.
On the left side, there are two different volume keys.
On the right side, there is only one power/lock key.
The frame’s top and bottom are flat and thicker. In fact, if necessary, the Find X6 Pro can support itself by standing on its bottom side.
Speaking of the bottom, this is where you can see the second speaker’s grille, the dual-SIM tray, and the USB-C connector, which is surrounded by two microphones.
At the top of the Find X6 Pro, there is a third microphone, an IR blaster, and a second outlet for the first speaker.
The Oppo Find X6 Pro is comparable to other flagships in terms of size and weight at 164.8 x 76.2 x 9.1 and 216 grammes, respectively. The eco-leather model weights 218 grammes and is a bit thicker at 9.5mm.
One of the few high-end smartphones with a solid grip is the Oppo Find X6 Pro, at least in our Brown model. Without the original case, we took a lot of pictures and movies with the phone, and for the most part, it felt very secure. The gently curved body makes it feel thinner and, well, comfortable in the hand, while the leather back and matte frame do aid in the grip.
Although the phone has a huge screen, it is not an overly enormous gadget, and we enjoyed the entire usage. As part of the retail package, Oppo includes matching premium cases that complement the stunning design rather than covering it.
We easily award the Oppo Find X6 Pro a Perfect mark for the quality of the construction because it boasts one of the most well-balanced, grippy, gorgeous, and all-around sturdy builds we’ve seen recently.
A 6.82-inch OLED screen with Quad-HD resolution and an adaptive 120Hz refresh rate is used in the Oppo Find X6 Pro. It features amazing brightness specifications and supports Dolby Vision and HDR10+.
Third-generation LTPO OLED panel with 510ppi (3168 x 1440 pixels), 10-bit colour depth, and Gorilla Glass Victus 2 protection has been adopted by Oppo. The selfie camera has a little punch-hole.
The panel supports over 1 billion colours, DCI-P3 colour gamut, 1Hz-120Hz dynamic refresh rate, 1440Hz high-frequency PWM dimming, and Dolby Vision content, according to the official specifications. 2,500 nits is indicated as the maximum peak brightness, 2,200 nits as the maximum HDR brightness, and 1,500 nits as the maximum peak auto brightness.
When the brightness is manually changed, the screen offers a variety of maximum brightnesses depending on the colour mode selected: Natural (the default), Pro, or Vivid. The maximum brightness in Vivid is 863 nits, but it is limited to 803 nits in Natural, Pro, and other settings.
We assessed the maximum automatic brightness to be 1,318 nits, which is not too distant from the claimed 1,500 nits.
The ability to adjust screen brightness is impressive all around.
Finally, we only managed to record a minimum brightness of 1.8nits at point white.
The Display Settings have three colour modes: Natural, Pro, and Vivid. While the Vivid supports DCI-P3, the Natural and Pro are colour correct in the sRGB colour space. You can further adjust the white temperature for each of these modes using a dedicated slider.
The default setting, Natural, excludes the slightly bluish white and grey tones while providing decent sRGB accuracy. By selecting Pro, the blue tinge will be fixed, and we will capture excellent accuracy versus sRGB targets.
As we previously stated, Vivid is the sole colour space option that supports DCI-P3, and it provides good accuracy with a faint bluish tinge over the white and grey colours.
The dynamic refresh rate of the LTPO3 OLED screen ranges from 1Hz to 120Hz. Refresh rate options include Auto, High (120Hz), and Standard (60Hz). The 120Hz and 60Hz are really refresh rate ceilings, and all three modes are adaptable. All modes are dynamic and will display static images at the lowest refresh rate feasible.
The adaptive refresh rate performs as expected, dropping to 5Hz or 10Hz (depending on brightness level, applies to 100nits and above) when the screen displays static content and becoming extremely dynamic by varying constantly between 5/10Hz and 120Hz with no fixed steps in browsers and other non-gaming apps. The refresh rate varies depending on the video playback as well; for example, it may be 24Hz for 24 frames per second material, 30Hz for 30 frames per second content, or 60Hz for high-frame-rate (HFR) videos.
The High and Auto modes differ slightly from one another. For UI/menus across many programmes, notably streaming/media ones, the Automatic one frequently uses 60Hz.
Applications that can’t modify their refresh rate dynamically always utilise 60Hz.
Keep in mind that at the time of writing, the Find X6 Pro did not support high frame rate gaming.
Finally, you should be aware that the brightness level affects how adaptable the refresh rate is. Additionally, the screen employs the highest refresh rate possible when the brightness is low (about 100 nits or below). This is because under such circumstances, 1,440Hz PWM dimming is activated.
By the way, the Find X6 Pro gives options for lesser 1080p resolution or auto-select depending on the content, exactly like on many other QHD phones. This will lessen the load on the GPU and the battery.
HDR and streaming
The Oppo Find X6 Pro is a smartphone that has been certified for HDR10+, Dolby Vision, and Widevine L1 DRM. With the exception of Netflix, which at the time of writing transmits 1080p SDR video, it is completely supported by well-known streaming services.
Other Display enhancement
The Find X6 Pro includes Oppo’s proprietary optimisation engine by default. It has three separate optimisation mechanisms and is known as the 01 Ultra Vision Engine. One of these is the Video Colour Enhancer, which says it can intelligently recognise frequent video situations and improve their colour and clarity.
The Image Sharpener, which performs some on-the-fly upscaling across photos and videos, is another option. These two only function with supported apps, which are primarily Chinese ones.
The third choice is Bright HDR video mode, which raises the screen’s maximum brightness while HDR videos are being played. Of course, this will result in a shorter battery life.
A sizable 5,000mAh battery that has been divided into two cells for quick charging powers the Oppo Find X6 Pro. The phone has a Qualcomm CPU that should be power-efficient enough for a flagship and an OLED display that is of the most recent generation.
The Find X6 Pro did receive a fantastic overall endurance rating of 114 hours. All of our battery testing, including calls, online surfing, and movie playing, were outstanding. Additionally, it provides adequate standby performance for a chipset of this calibre.
The Oppo Find X6 Pro supports 100W SuperVOOC wired charging and comes with a 100W charger and a USB cable rated at 10A. The Find X6 Pro’s battery actually consists of two cells that are charged simultaneously, which is a common practise among those who utilise 100W or more of electricity to charge their devices.
To utilise the Find X6 Pro with up to 50W quick wireless charging, the particular charger model that permits such an output must be identified.
The Find X6 Pro’s back also enables 10W reverse wireless charging, which can be turned on or off using the drop-down toggles or battery settings.
There is a selection named Smart Rapid Charging in the Settings menu’s Battery section. If activated, it will charge the phone somewhat more quickly than usual, which will cause a slight increase in temperature. You will cut down on the time needed for each charge cycle.
We conducted tests with and without Smart Rapid Charging and discovered that there is little difference – typically a 1-2% difference for every 5 minutes or 1-2 minutes in total charging time.
Therefore, 5 minutes of charging with the 100W charger restores 25% of the dead battery, while 15 minutes gave us 64% of the charge.
We are happy to inform that the Oppo Find X6 Pro has excellent battery charging capabilities and that neither the phone nor the charger get heated while charging.
Even at extremely low temperatures, like -20C, Oppo guarantees that the charging process will remain stable. The active battery capacity shouldn’t go below 80% for at least 1,600 battery cycles.
The Oppo Find X6 Pro boasts a stereo sound system with one speaker at the top and the other at the bottom of the frame. A front-facing earphone outlet is also present on the one above the screen.
During voice calls, Oppo’s Active Privacy Protection for Voice Call function recognises your surroundings and stops sound from escaping through the top outlet. This implies that no one outside the designated 50cm zone should be able to overhear what the other person in the call is saying.
Only headphones can handle Dolby Atmos, and it doesn’t seem to function with speakers.
Even though the top speaker on the Find X6 Pro’s hybrid speaker configuration is a little quieter, the system is perfectly balanced.
The speakers received a Very Good rating on our loudness test, and they do really produce excellent audio when viewing or listening to music.
The audio quality is also Very Good; the vocals are passable, there is some bass, and the high frequencies are clearly heard. We would have preferred better vocals at the expense of a lower high range if we had our way.
The Oppo Find X6 Pro runs Android 13 with a custom ColorOS layer (also version 13) on top.
Oppo guaranteed 4 years of significant updates and 5 years of security patches at the phone’s launch event, which is fantastic.
The Find X6 Pro that we are using has Google Services but uses its own App Market in China. The Google Play Store was easily installed.
Be careful that some Android features, such as Android Auto, Nearby Share, Google backup, and even the Google location history, may not function on a Chinese ROM even after you install the Google Play services.
Bloatware is abundant, and there are many locations where advertising (okay, recommendations) are offered. The good news is that you can disable most “recommendations” and delete most Chinese apps.
The Find X6 Pro supports always-on displays; they can be scheduled, always-on, or power-saving. Additionally, you have a lot of customization options here and can download additional ones from the (Chinese) Theme Store.
Customizability is, in fact, a recurrent motif throughout ColorOS. In addition to the AoD settings, there is an entire Wallpapers & style page in Settings where you can change wallpapers (both live and static), icon packs, quick toggle icon shapes, fonts (including the “exclusive” Oppo sans), and completely different colours to alter the appearance of the UI as a whole. Edge Lighting has a separate on/off switch from the Always-On Display.
Simple homescreens, a clear and uncluttered notification/toggle area, and an intuitive task switcher are all features of the launcher. There is also an optional App drawer that is as uncluttered as one could wish for. Instead of Google Discover, Quick Glance is the leftmost widget pane in this instance.
Support for Large Folders and Dynamic Widgets is included by the new launcher. A folder can be made bigger or smaller.
There is a dark mode, and there are three different dark styles accessible.
If you desire complete control over your Find X6 Pro, the settings menu contains a number of strong features. The features are numerous but mostly unchanged from earlier ColorOS releases. There are numerous screen-on and screen-off gestures available, as well as split-screen and flexible windows, as well as the Smart Sidebar, a useful pane of shortcuts you can pull out from the side.
ColorOS is the source of multimedia programmes like Photos, Music, and Videos. To manage storage, battery life, app permissions, and other things, there are also updated versions of the File Manager and Phone Manager apps.
Through their settings, Music and Videos’ online services can be turned off.
You can utilise the IR blaster right out of the box thanks to the IR Remote app, which is also available.
The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset, which is Qualcomm’s most recent flagship hardware, is used in the Oppo Find X6 Pro. LPDDR5X RAM and UFS4.0 storage chips are connected to it.
An octa-core CPU, sometimes known as a 1+2+2+3 arrangement, is included in the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 device. It has one prime core, four performance cores (2+2), and three efficient cores. This indicates that the CPU has 3×2.0GHz Cortex-A510, 1×3.2GHz Cortex-X3, 2×2.8GHz Cortex-A715 CPU cores, and 2×2.8GHz Cortex-A715 CPU cores.
The Adreno 740 GPU is the next option and is currently the best mobile GPU available.
The Find X6 Pro has dual-SIM 5G, Wi-Fi 7, Bluetooth 5.3, NFC, and support for Wi-Fi 7. Even an IR port is present.
The most powerful one is ours, which has 512GB of storage and 16GB of RAM. Additionally, there are two 256GB models—one with 12GB RAM and the other with 16GB RAM.
This High Performance battery option on the Oppo Find X6 Pro enables the Prime CPU core to operate at higher temperatures and provide speedier performance when it counts. We used a variety of benchmarks and discovered that this feature only appears to have an impact on the Prime CPU core.
Firstly, let’s talk about the Geekbench testing. They demonstrate that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is currently the best smartphone processor available.
The Oppo Find X6 Pro achieved the highest score on the AnTuTu test that we have yet to see, but it’s good to know that as soon as we launched AnTuTu, a pop-up warned us that this app benefited from different optimisations (we presume this is a polite way of saying cheating).
As always, we tested the stability and long-term performance.
On the CPU Throttle test, the Find X6 Pro received a score of 70%, which is respectable for a passively cooled smartphone. For the first 20 minutes of the test, the phone maintained roughly 90% of its maximum processing performance before falling to 70%.
Unfortunately, the sustained GPU performance is quite poor. On the 20x 1-minute looping 3D Mark stress test, the Find X6 Pro received a 40% stability rating. The smartphone performed admirably for the first eight rounds before reducing speed to avoid overheating.
During the tests, the Oppo Find X6 Pro warmed up but never got uncomfortable hot.
Of course, things are a little different in reality; we have never experienced any phone throttling while multitasking, gaming, or editing videos. And for the majority of people, that’s what really counts.
A flagship smartphone should ideally have the most potent chipset, which the Oppo Find X6 Pro does. According to the thermal limits that are automatically applied and when the GPU is operating at top performance, its passive cooling solution is not the best on the market. Although this is fairly typical, we’ve seen phones do better in this area (such as the Xiaomi 13 Ultra).
In games, there is a sidebar feature called Game Assistant that has three modes: Low Power, Balanced, and Gaming (Pro). According to the statement, users can toggle on and off the High Refresh Rate and Ultra Touch response for each of these modes in addition to controlling the visual quality. By itself, this proves that High Refresh Rate gaming is included into the OS, but Oppo must whitelist some games, which is not ideal.
In the end, we would still have given the Find X6 Pro an Excellent rating despite the throttling. However, taking into account the throttling itself and the absence of High Frame Rate gaming out of the box, we’d rate it as Very Good.
The Oppo Find X6 Pro enters the small group of phones that provide a 1″ sensor for the primary camera and has one of the top camera kits available on the mobile market.
A 50MP primary camera with a 1″ Sony sensor is present on the Find X6 Pro, which also boasts a 50MP ultrawide camera with autofocus and a 50MP zoom camera with a stabilised periscope lens for 2.8x optical zoom.
A 32MP camera with autofocus is located at the front as a fourth camera for selfies.
The Xiaomi 13 Pro and 12S Ultra, as well as the vivo X90 Pro, all employ the same 1″ Sony sensor, as does the Oppo Find X6 Pro. The 1″ refers to the diameter of the video camera tube required to project an image large enough to cover the size of the sensor, not the actual sensor size, as we have already mentioned in our 12S Ultra review. More information on that is available here.
The largest smartphone sensor is the 50.3MP Sony IMX 989 sensor, which features 1.6 mm individual pixels and a Quad-Bayer RGB colour filter. A 23mm f/1.8 stabilised (OIS) lens with high-transmittance glass (1 glass + 7 plastic parts) covers the sensor. There is Octa-PD autofocus on the sensor. It ought to provide a 2x lossless zoom as well.
The 50MP Sony IMX890 1/1.56″ with 1/0m pixels and all-pixel omnidirectional autofocus (or Octa-PD AF) used by the zoom and ultrawide cameras is the same sensor on both. This indicates that the zoom camera has a minimum focus distance of 25 cm while the ultrawide camera permits focusing from as near as 4 cm away.
There is a 15mm f/2.2 7P free-form lens on the ultrawide camera.
A 65mm f/2.4 periscopic 5P lens with suspension prism image stabilisation (OIS) is used by the zoom camera. According to Oppo, this ought to be the most reliable periscope zoom lens available for smartphones. Oppo chose fixed 3x and 6x fixed steps in the camera app despite the lens having a 2.8x zoom compared to the primary camera.
A laser transmitting/receiving system helps the rear camera configuration, which should benefit the autofocus and potentially the portrait mode.
Next to the LED flash is a colour spectrum sensor.
The Hasselblad partnership provides the camera’s Pro mode with the colour science of the Swedish camera manufacturer—what Oppo refers to as Natural Colour Calibration.
Undoubtedly, the colour spectrum sensor on the back contributes to better colour by enabling more accurate auto white balance.
Processing of the data streams is done by the internally built Marisilicon X imaging NPU, which is especially useful for HDR and low-light video.
The selfie camera, which is the last on the list, has a wide-angle 21mm f/2.4 lens, a Quad-Bayer filter, and a 32MP Sony IMX 709 1/2.8″ sensor with 0.8m pixels. It’s odd that this is one of the few autofocus-capable selfie cameras on the market. The camera app supports 0.8x (21mm), 1x (25mm), and 2x (49mm) zooms due to the camera’s large field of view, with a simple digital zoom for the 25mm and 49mm.
The built-in camera app isn’t particularly sophisticated; it’s comparable to that on contemporary Oppo or Realme phones. The primary camera modes are set up in the usual carousel configuration. On top of the viewfinder are the standard buttons for HDR and AI mode. The normal selection of choices is available on the Settings menu.In the More sub-menu, there are High-res, Auto HDR, and Auto Macro modes.
On the viewfinder, there are four toggles: one for the regular 1x mode, one for the ultrawide mode, and two for the 3x and 6x zoom shortcuts. The transition from the primary camera to the zoom camera is made at the 2.8x point, if you want to use the zoom wheel.
Even in Photo mode, we discovered that Night mode processing is active if the lighting parameters are met and all photos (both default and Night) are identical, despite the fact that there is a distinct Night mode. Within the Night mode, there is also a tripod mode that employs a longer exposure for superior results. Each of the three cameras is capable of using the Night mode.
All of Oppo’s cameras now support the Pro mode. The typical settings, including ISO, exposure, white balance, manual focus, and shutter speed (up to 30s), are all controllable. Additionally, you have focus peaking and a histogram at your disposal. Across all three rear cameras, RAW and RAW+ (increased dynamic range) are both options.
Similar to iPhones, Dolby Vision HDR video capture is available. It has a 4K30 maximum resolution.
There are choices for shooting in 10-bit colour mode, HEIF for photographs, and HEVC for films inside the advanced settings.
The Oppo Find X6 Pro’s primary camera records 12.5MP by default, which is among the highest resolutions available in modern smartphones.
The processing is sophisticated, there is a lot of resolved information, and the rendering looks balanced and natural.
The colours are vibrant without being garish, the photographs are all noise-free, and the sharpening is exactly fine. The dynamic range is good but not excessive, and the contrast is high.
Some of the flat surfaces have an almost waxy appearance because they are so immaculately clean. Even though it can only be seen up close, this observation stands out when compared to others made by other camera phones with 1-inch sensors.
Oppo claims that its primary camera has a 2x in-sensor zoom capability, and we can attest that it is really effective. You can plainly see where the upscaling algorithm didn’t do a fantastic job with fine detail, such as trees, grass, and roof tiles. This is probably because the 50MP output is not precisely like a 2x optical one, and it is likely done by cropping the centre of the image.
Even so, the 2x zoom offers shots that are sufficiently detailed and have superior qualities to the 1x images. However, this makes some of the flat textured materials’ waxy appearance more obvious. But once more, you can only see that if you zoom in from a close distance.
We can’t suggest using this mode because strangely, the 50MP photographs captured with the main camera look upscaled from 12.5MP.
Even though the binned pixels of the ultrawide camera are “just” 2.0 mm in size, it also uses a massive 50MP sensor. Instead of the conventional spherical or aspherical optical elements, the camera employs a freeform lens, which has a complex and uneven surface. The camera also enables focusing. Two key advantages for an ultrawide-angle camera come from the freeform kind of lens, which combats optical aberrations and enables better quality light to reach the sensor.
The 12.5MP images captured by the ultrawide camera rank prominently among the best in their category. They have very little distortion around the edges, are noise-free, and are wonderfully detailed. Even fine details, like dog fur or greenery, come through quite clearly and appear natural.
The colours are fantastic and match the colours in the photographs taken with the primary camera. The white balance is also accurate. Once more, the contrast is good, and the dynamic range is excellent but not excessive.
Overall, just like the primary camera, this ultrawide camera takes great pictures.
The focusing allows the ultrawide camera to also function as a macro camera. Although there is a setting for auto macro, when activated, the image is cropped and upscaled to fit the main camera’s (23mm) field of view. Because of this, we decided against using the Auto Macro feature and instead took our close-up pictures using the 15mm FoV.
Additionally, the ultrawide closeups are excellent. The image’s centre is incredibly sharp and detailed, noise-free, and has excellent colour rendering. With lovely bokeh, a good dynamic range, and a nice overall depiction, the background is similarly remarkable.
In terms of image quality, they have to be among the best close-up shots available on a smartphone right now.
The 50MP high-resolution photography is also supported by the ultrawide camera, and once more, the images are simply upscaled from the 12.5MP output by default.
The zoom camera has a 65mm periscopic lens but uses the same size 50MP sensor as the ultrawide-angle camera. This indicates that it offers a roughly 2.8x optical zoom improvement over the main camera’s (23mm lens). Additionally, if you utilise the zoom wheel, you will note the change in cameras between the 2.7x and 2.8x points.
Oppo provides two zoom shortcuts on the viewfinder—3x and 6x—and as you might expect, both call for some degree of cropping and upscale. The 3x can be performed without any loss due to the 50MP sensor, and the 6x should theoretically be of higher quality than a conventional digital zoom due to the in-sensor zoom.
Now let’s have a look at some zoomed images.
The default 3x zoomed pictures are quite good. They are bright and detailed, with gorgeous colours, strong contrast, and a wide dynamic range. There isn’t much noise at all.
With the native 2.8x zoom, we snapped a few pictures, and they turned out fantastic as predicted.any.
However, they have more detail than what a straightforward crop and upscale would have provided (we tried). The 6x zoomed shots are taken from the centre of the 50MP image, so they appear rather fake. Although the sharpness is far from ideal, these do look excellent when shared online and allow you to see objects that are far away.
The photographs have average detail, but the rest of their characteristics are typical for 3x photos.
Here are a few images that have been 10X zoomed. These are soft, as to be expected, and the detail is poor, but they are unquestionably useable.
The zoom camera’s 50MP high-resolution images are just as bad as those from the other two 50MP cameras; they appear to be 12.5MP output upscaled to 50MP.
There are two different zoom levels available in the Portrait mode: 3x and 1x, with 3x being the default. The zoom camera produced flawless portraits with exceptional subject rendition (resolved detail and processing), vibrant colours, a wide dynamic range, and no discernible noise.
The bokeh has been somewhat improved, but it still seems fairly natural and believable. The background is really gorgeous.
The 1x portraits are likewise deserving of appreciation; the subject is richly detailed and well-developed, and its separation from the background is as good as it gets today. The fake bokeh is extremely appealing.
The 1x portrait also gains from superb dynamic range and colours that are similarly great.
Let’s finally discuss the selfie camera. It is a 32MP Quad-Bayer camera with autofocus, which is rare these days. Because it saves 32MP photographs rather than 8MP, you shouldn’t anticipate a lot of detail.
And the 32MP selfies are reliable and actually quite impressive. The first two pictures, which were taken without using HDR, have excellent detail, a well-balanced portrayal, and natural processing. The dynamic range is a little bit limited, the colours are true to colour, and the noise level is low.
The resolved resolution in the remaining images is almost halved, but the dynamic range is increased as requested, and the selfies are great. The Auto HDR was activated for the remaining images. When those are reduced to 12MP, 8MP, or lower, they still appear as good as any current flagship since 32MP is more than enough.
The specialised Night Mode, which also functions at an automatic level, stores the same pictures as the Photo mode, which appears to support Auto Night mode.
One of the best night photographs you may get from a smartphone in 2023 is from the main camera. Top-notch resolved detail, excellent exposure, ample dynamic range, no discernible noise, and amazing colour saturation are all there.
The photo quality of an ultrawide camera in low light circumstances is comparable. The samples we shot are remarkable, with strong dynamic range throughout all scenes, a bright appearance, great colour rendering, and great detail and sharpness (for a UW camera). The big sensor pixels, high-quality lens, and autofocus undoubtedly contributed to these being some of the best UW photos we’ve recently seen.
The telephoto camera’s 3x zoomed images are very amazing. All of the nighttime photos we took had high dynamic range, low noise, and were crisp and detailed. They are also highly intelligent.
In fact, when comparing images from all three cameras, it is evident that they consistently have good exposure, colour rendition, and dynamic range—a quality that is quite uncommon.
The detail is not as well depicted in the 6x zoomed photographs, which were cropped and upscaled from the 3x ones.
The Night Mode includes Tripod Night Mode, which you must activate on your own. The photographs it shot are flawless, and it works with all three rear cameras. This method requires roughly 2-3 seconds from the primary camera and roughly 8 seconds from the UW and 3x shooters.
All of the cameras of the Oppo Find X6 Pro are capable of capturing video. The selfie camera supports 1080p at 30 frames per second, while the three back cameras can record films up to 4K at 60 frames per second.
All 30fps options for the primary camera’s video capture are compatible with Dolby Vision. When shooting in Dolby Vision format, there is a 3x zoom shortcut, although it only delivers 3x zoom on the primary camera.
Additionally supported is Depth of Field video recording, which uses the primary camera and records at [email protected] frames per second.
All cameras and resolutions, with the exception of the zoom camera’s 4K60 resolution, feature electronic stabilisation. Only the selfie camera can choose to use it; the rear imagers cannot.
For 4K videos, the bitrate is approximately 50Mbps, whereas for 1080p videos, it is approximately 20Mbps–25Mbps. The sound quality of the audio, which was recorded in stereo at 256 kbps, is excellent.
Even though it is currently only available in China, the Oppo Find X6 Pro is without a doubt one of the best smartphones on the market. The flagship features a distinctive design that is both water-resistant and has a solid grip. Then there is the spectacularly bright QHD OLED screen, which will astound you with its dynamic 120Hz refresh rate and Dolby Vision support.
We cannot expect for more (in terms of hardware) than this because the most recent Oppo flagship has the most recent Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset. The GPU stability could have been improved, but few products genuinely shine in this area. On the other side, high frame rate gaming is still prohibited on BBK-made smartphones, at least not generally. It may only be possible with a select few games whose creators have partnered with Oppo.
We really love the IR blaster and all the on-board connectivity options, as well as the powerful stereo speakers. Additionally, we are pleased with the Find X6 Pro’s battery life and quick charging time.
Of course, the Oppo Find X6 Pro’s amazing cameras are what really set it apart. In terms of photo and video quality, the triple 50MP rear kit is among the best; the huge sensors provide exceptional detail and sharpness, and the superior processing creates extremely natural-looking images and films.
Hardware-wise, the selfie camera is not up to par; a standard 12MP sensor could have been used in place of the 32MP Quad-Bayer one, but we do enjoy the autofocus and the overall excellent shot quality. Now, it would have been nice if Oppo had incorporated 4K video recording like vivo did with the X90 Pro+.
Despite its numerous advantages, grey imports are difficult to sell owing to a lack of local support in the form of warranty servicing, replacement parts, first-party accessories, etc.
Even so, a lot of folks ought to be willing to take that chance given the excellent camera quality and first-rate user experience. And the Oppo Find X6 Pro is definitely the finest phone to buy right now if you reside in China.
In conclusion, the Oppo Find X6 Pro is one of the best smartphones to be released in the first half of the year. Its hardware checks all the right boxes and is a tech geek’s dream come true. Ideally, Oppo will change its mind and eventually make the Find X6 Pro available outside of China.
Pro’s & Con’s
- Dynamic 120Hz, Dolby Vision-capable, bright QHD OLED.
- Glass or leather, luxury design, IP68-rated.
- Excellent battery life and quick charging.
- The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 delivers excellent performance.
- Best-in-class image and video quality on all rear cameras.
- Amazing macro images.
- Excellent selfies with autofocus.
- stereo speakers, NFC, Dolby Atmos, and dual SIM 5G. IR blaster.
- Gray-importing the Find X6 Pro, which is solely sold in China, would result in a phone with Chinese bloatware and little to no support.
- There is no support for high frame rates outside of established whitelisted games.
- No 4K selfie videos; stabilisation degrades the quality of the video.
- It would have been nice if the optical zoom had been longer.