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Oppo Find X vs Apple iPhone X: Battle of all-screen flagships

23 June 2018 5

Oppo recently took the stage in Paris to showcase their latest flagship smartphone Find X. The Find X is quite special due to several reasons including being first Oppo flagship after a long delay and also because of its strikingly beautiful design. So far this year we have seen a number of new Chinese smartphones with a pretty much similar design like the Apple's iPhone X. However the latest Find X is quite different and innovative from what we have seen so far this year in terms of design.

Despite being eight months old the iPhone X is still one of the best flagships in the market due to its impressive design, hardware, and performance. Undoubtedly Oppo took the next step in the design innovation with the Find X. The Chinese giant certainly tried to push the minimal bezels designing to the next level by increasing the screen-to-body ratio above 90%. The Find X doesn't have a notch at the top instead Oppo opted for a different route to reduce the bezels.

Like always we put the latest devices in head-to-head comparison to know in detail the key pros and cons of the latest device and also how it stacks up against the current best smartphone. We already compared the Oppo Find X against the Vivo Nex. Today we will put the latest Oppo Find X against the 10th anniversary iPhone X.

Both the devices fall in the ultra-premium flagships category that's why the battle will be quite interesting. So if you are amongst those who are planning to grab a new premium flagship smartphone, you will certainly check out both Find X and iPhone X. We are hopeful our comparison will help you better deciding which smartphone takes lead over the other in what aspects. Without any further delay, let's start with the design of both the devices as it is the first aspect buyers consider while purchasing a new smartphone.

74.2 x 156.7 x 9.6 mm
6.42 inches - 2340x1080 px
70.9 x 143.6 x 7.7 mm
5.8 inches - 2436x1125 px
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Design

The most prominent difference amongst the two is design language. You won't find the Oppo Find X copying the notch design Apple introduced last year with the iPhone X. The key aspect of Find X design is indeed its superb full front-facing display with almost none bezels. Since the Xioami Mi Mix, the smartphone manufacturers are trying to reduce the bezels to a minimal level. Apple introduced notch to shrink the top bezel. Oppo ditched the top bezel by introducing a pop-up camera that's why you will find the Find X features a complete bezel-less design.

The iPhone X front side has a notch at the top instead of the complete bezel. Indeed it is an interesting change but certainly not appreciated by everyone. The notch features the Apple Face ID tech to unlock the device. The notch is adopted by many Android smartphone manufacturers this year but still, it is not one of the most liked aspects of the design. Both the devices have a full front-facing display that's why both have facial recognition as a primary security feature.

Both the devices have metal chassis with glass covering the front and rear side. The glossy finish makes both the devices quite impressive. The Find X glass finish looks more complete as it isn't interrupted with the cameras or fingerprint scanner. The volume rockers on the Find X are on the left edge whereas the power button is on the right edge. For connectivity the device has USB-C port, however, it lacks the traditional 3.5mm headphone jack.

The Find X dimensions are 156.7 x 74.2 x 9.4mm whereas the iPhone X is significantly smaller at 143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm. In terms of weight, the Find X is heavier at 186 whereas the iPhone X is 174g. Despite having overall large aesthetics the Oppo Find X can be easily grabbed single handily due to curved rear edges. The iPhone X is IP67 certified which means it can resist up to 1 meters deep water for 30 minutes without any damage whereas the Oppo Find X lacks water resistance capabilities.

Display

Both the devices are featuring a full front-facing display that's why you will have a large display area even without having an overall large body. The Oppo Find X is featuring one of the largest display on any flagship in the market. It sports a 6.42-inches curved display panel with a Full HD+ screen resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels. Its a Super AMOLED display with a pixels density of 403 pixels-per-inch. Oppo managed to put such gigantic display by reducing the bezels to the extreme.

The Find X screen-to-body ratio is 93.8% with none bezels on three edges except the bottom side. The Corning Gorilla Glass 5 is protecting the display from accidental drops. On the other, the iPhone X also have a bezel-less design but it isn't close to Find X in terms of screen-to-body ratio. The iPhone X has a 5.8-inches OLED display panel with a Full HD+ screen resolution of 1125 x 2436 pixels. Due to the smaller display, its aspect ratio is better at 458 pixels-per-inch. Apple uses Scratch-resistant glass to protect it from accidental drops.

Overall the display panel on both the devices is quite impressive but the Find X takes lead due to its curved edges and more striking design with none bezels.

Hardware

In the hardware department, the optimization plays a vital role here. The Android-running smartphone requires more RAM to be on par with the iOS running device in a performance that's why Apple's latest best flagship still has 3GB RAM when top-tier Android smartphones have 8GB RAM. Being the latest flagships both are overloaded with the best possible hardware.

The Qualcomm's latest Octa-core Snapdragon 845 SoC is powering the device with 8GB RAM. It is the same SoC which is powering almost all flagships of this year and we have to admit it performs pretty great. According to Qualcomm the new Snapdragon 845 performs 25% better than its predecessor. So if you are looking for an Android powerhouse the Find X is certainly a great option as it falls in the ultra-premium Android smartphone in terms of performance.

The iPhone X is powered up by the Apple's latest own designed A11 Bionic chipset. Its an Hexa-core SoC with 3GB RAM. In multi-core performance, the Find X may take lead but on single-core, it isn't an easy task to beat iPhone X. However the iPhone X is more than six months old that's why it is pretty much understandable why Find X is a better performer. The iPhone X successor isn't far away so we can expect things will change once the successor is out.

Specs Oppo Find X Apple iPhone X
Display 6.42-inches 5.8-inches
Screen resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels 1125 x 2436 pixels
Chipset Snapdragon 845 A11 Bionic
RAM 8GB 3GB
Cameras 16MP+20MP Dual 12MP
Front camera 25MP 7MP
USB Type-C Type-C
3.5mm headphone jack No No
IP67 No Yes
Battery 3,730mAh 2,716mAh
OS Android Oreo 8.1 iOS 11
Cameras

Undoubtedly the cameras are a key part of flagship smartphones that's why this year almost all OEMs paid special attention to cameras. The iPhone X cameras were well appreciated due to steady performance in almost all scenarios including low-light conditions. The cameras setup of iPhone X was rated amongst the best, however being an older device it doesn't have a good lens as the latest smartphones.

Both the devices have dual cameras setup on the rear side. The iPhone X has dual 12MP modules. The primary sensor has f/1.8 aperture whereas the secondary sensor is a zoom lens with up to 2x optical zoom. The primary sensor has optical image stabilization and it can record 4K videos. Up front the selfie camera is 7MP.

On the other hand, the Find X has dual sensors of 16MP+20MP. Both the sensors aperture size are f/2.0. The dual sensors are accompanied with dual LED flashlight. Up front, the selfie camera is 25MP with f/2.0 aperture. Undoubtedly on paper, the Find X is a better option. The camera integration on both the devices is different which makes things quite interesting. The iPhone X dual rear sensors are placed vertically on the top left corner whereas the Oppo Find X cameras are not visible. Both rear and front camera sensors will pop up once you open your camera app. A complete setup of camera sensors and LED flashlight will pop out from the top to capture images which are quite speedy and looks amazing.

Security features

A couple of years ago the fingerprint scanner became the primary security feature. However, now the companies are following a new trend of facial recognition. Some OEMs brought facial recognition but also retains the fingerprint scanner. However, in this case, both the iPhone X and Oppo Find X lacks the fingerprint scanner instead both have 3D facial recognition as a primary security feature.

Apple 3D facial recognition tech is dubbed as Face ID whereas Oppo facial tech is dubbed as O-Face. The O-Face tech using infrared sensor and selfie camera to 3D Map users face unlocking the device. Once you press the power button the Find X camera will pop up to identify you to unlock the device. You may find it a bit odd but it works quite efficietly, you won't feel any lag at all.

Software

As OS the Oppo Find X is pre-installed with the Android Oreo 8.1 with Color OS 5.1 layer over it. It is pre-loaded with the Google's stock version suite of apps. The good thing is Find X also have Android P Beta program support which means you can taste the next Android OS before the final release later this year. The iPhone X was announced with the iOS 11, however, it is now updated with many minor updates. It is eligible to receive the iOS 12 later this year.

If you prefer stock experience the iPhone X is a better choice, however, the custom Color OS on the Find X brings a number of features on board to provide users a better UI experience.

Battery

The Find X lights are kept on by a 3,730mAh battery cell which can easily last more than one day on single charge. It is significantly larger than the 2,716mAh battery cell on the iPhone X. Despite the fact, the Apple devices are power efficient but the Find X takes lead here.

The iPhone X supports fast charging but it doesn't ship with fast charger straight out of the box instead you will have to spend extra bucks to avail the fast charging feature. It also has wireless charging support as well. The Oppo Find X has VOOC flash charging tech which works quite effectively as it quickly pops up the battery.

Price and availability

The best thing is Oppo not only will release Find X in China but also the company confirmed a release for a number of other countries as well including North America, Australia, Spain, Italy, India, France, and the Netherlands. The device will be available in aforementioned countries from August 2018. For the European region, the device will cost €999 which is $1,100 at the current currency exchange rate.

The iPhone X is widely available in all regions. It was announced at $999, however, you can get special discounts on deals. Undoubtedly the Find X is not only the most expensive flagship from Oppo but also way costlier than other Android flagships in the market.


Conclusion:

The Oppo Find X takes lead in almost all departments but certainly, it doesn't have recognition like the Cupertino's flagship. Undoubtedly Oppo tries to bring almost everything to make it one of the best flagship of this year and we have to admit Oppo did a commendable job in almost all departments. The beautiful bezel-less design with pop up camera setup makes it quite luring. Certainly, it won't be an easy task to beat it in the performance, design and cameras department.

The Oppo Find X gives us a glimpse regarding the next-gen smartphones clean design without bezels and cameras. Apple iPhone X successor isn't far away that's why you don't have to wait longer for the Find X real competitor. In the end, we would like to hear our readers thoughts regarding the Find X vs iPhone X in the comments section below. Stay tuned for more comparisons and previews.

(last update 16 November 2018 @ 07:14)

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