❤ Oppo Find X3 Pro 5G



We’ve grown to appreciate Oppo‘s relentless drive for breaking the mold and introducing unorthodox innovations – be it a swivel or a pop-up camera, geometry-inspired panels, the VOOC fast charging, or even soccer-themed phones.

The latest Find X3 Pro flagship doesn’t shy away from innovation either – in addition to the cutting-edge specs and design, the new Find also bets big on 10-bit color by pushing 10-bit cameras and a 10-bit screen to make sure you are viewing what you’ve captured in its full glory.






Indeed, the Oppo Find X3 Pro was presented under the Awaken Color slogan, meaning you can capture and see 1 billion colors with the hit of a button – something you can’t do anywhere else, not that easily, at least.

There is a curved 6.7″ 10-bit OLED screen of high resolution and high refresh rate, while on the back, you’ll find a quartet of snappers that can capture the world around you with 10-bit color.





The whole Find X3 Pro was thoughtfully designed to envelope these two key features into one extraordinary-shaped and waterproofed body. Everything looks so well designed, and the organic curves around the rear camera are something we haven’t seen so far, so kudos for that!

The quad-camera on the back is also bringing surprises – while it looks like your typical quartet of wide/ultrawide/tele/macro, it is, in fact, more than meets the eye. The two wide snappers use identical 50MP Sony IMX 766 sensors, with different optics, of course, then we have a 13MP 2x tele, and a 3MP microscope camera with 60x magnification and a LED ring flash around the whole things. The micro camera will let you to see details that are invisible to the naked eye and sounds really cool on paper. We just can’t wait to test it. Is it another gimmick? Maybe! But color us intrigued as we haven’t seen such type of shooter on any phone.





The Oppo Find X3 Pro offers the current best Snapdragon 888 chipset with a 5G modem and support for thirteen 5G bands.

The phone is sold in a single configuration, but it is more than fitting for a flagship – 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM with 256GB of UFS3.1 storage.

You also get Dolby Atmos-certified stereo speakers and a large 4,500mAh battery with the latest 65W VOOC fast charging. It can even do fast wireless and reverse wireless charging if that’s your thing.

Oppo Find X3 Pro specs at a glance :

NETWORK Technology GSM / CDMA / HSPA / CDMA2000 / LTE / 5G
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
CDMA 800
3G bands HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
CDMA2000 1x
4G bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 32, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 66 – International
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 66 – China
5G bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41, 77, 78, 79 SA/NSA – International
1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 77, 78, 79 SA/NSA – China
Speed HSPA, LTE-A, 5G
LAUNCH Announced 2021, March 11
Status Available. Released 2021, March 19
BODY Dimensions 163.6 x 74 x 8.3 mm (6.44 x 2.91 x 0.33 in)
Weight 193 g (6.81 oz)
Build Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), glass back (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame
SIM Nano-SIM and eSIM
IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 min)
DISPLAY Type LTPO AMOLED, 1B colors, 120Hz, HDR10+, BT.2020, 500 nits (typ), 1300 nits (peak)
Size 6.7 inches, 108.4 cm2 (~89.6% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1440 x 3216 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~525 ppi density)
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5
PLATFORM OS Android 11, upgradable to Android 13, ColorOS 13
Chipset Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 5G (5 nm)
CPU Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Cortex-X1 & 3×2.42 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4×1.80 GHz Cortex-A55)
GPU Adreno 660
MEMORY Card slot No
Internal 256GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM, 512GB 16GB RAM
UFS 3.1
MAIN CAMERA Quad 50 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/1.56″, 1.0µm, multi-directional PDAF, OIS
13 MP, f/2.4, 52mm (telephoto), 1/3.4″, 1.0µm, 2x optical zoom, PDAF
50 MP, f/2.2, 16mm, 110˚ (ultrawide), 1/1.56″, 1.0µm, multi-directional PDAF
3 MP, f/3.0, (microscope), AF, ring flash, 60x magnification
Features LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps; gyro-EIS; HDR, 10‑bit video
SELFIE CAMERA Single 32 MP, f/2.4, 26mm (wide), 1/2.8″, 0.8µm
Features Panorama
Video 1080p@30fps
SOUND Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack No
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct
Bluetooth 5.2, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
Positioning GPS (L1+L5), GLONASS (L1), BDS (B1I+B1c+B2a), GALILEO (E1+E5a), QZSS (L1+L5)
Radio No
USB USB Type-C 3.1, OTG
FEATURES Sensors Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, color spectrum
BATTERY Type Li-Po 4500 mAh, non-removable
Charging 65W wired, PD, 40% in 10 min (advertised)
30W wireless, 100% in 80 min (advertised)
10W reverse wireless
MISC Colors Gloss Black, Blue, White, Cosmic Mocha, Mars Edition, Photographer Edition
Models CPH2173, PEEM00
Price $ 608.90 / € 635.00 / £ 565.00
TESTS Performance AnTuTu: 656467 (v8)
GeekBench: 3316 (v5.1)
GFXBench: 33fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)
Display Contrast ratio: Infinite (nominal)
Camera Photo / Video
Loudspeaker -25.4 LUFS (Very good)
Battery life

Disclaimer. We can not guarantee that the information on this page is 100% correct.

A quick look through these specs, and we are already intrigued by the 10-bit promises and the microscope camera. We appreciate Oppo throwing in official IP68 certification, and it seems Xiaomi is the last one of the major makers that still stubbornly refuses to get that for its phones.

The Find X3 Pro will be sold in many international markets, and Oppo is offering a free global warranty to go with it, one similar to what Apple is promising for its iPhones and Macbooks. It is one of the concerns when buying a Chinese phone, and we like that Oppo is stepping up its game.

And now, without further ado, let’s unbox our Gloss Black Oppo Find X3 Pro.

Unboxing the Oppo Find X3 Pro

Unlike them Galaxies and iPhones, the Oppo Find X3 Pro arrives in a big fat retail box jam-packed with stuff. In addition to your new Find X, inside, you’ll also find a 65W VOOC 2.0 power adapter and a 6.5A-rated USB-A-to-C cable that you’ll need to reach the max wattage.

The retail bundle also contains a USB-C EarPods-like headset and a black protective case made of rubber with a nice matte finish.





The Oppo Find X3 Pro comes with a thin plastic film applied on the screen, but this can hardly pass for a screen protector. There is a Gorilla Glass 5 shielding the screen, so you are well covered. This cheap film gets smudgy in seconds, so we’d suggest peeling it off immediately and opting for a proper protector, if you decide you need one, that is.

The competition

The Find X3 Pro seems like a meaningful upgrade over the X2 Pro, even if it doesn’t look as major as some might have hoped. We can see a point there – after all, the 6.7″ AMOLED is great, but the old one wasn’t shabby either. The jump to the next-gen Snapdragon is great, but it doesn’t bring breath-taking performance benefits.

But, the camera, on the other hand, has seen a lot of improvements, including new high-end sensors and this unique 3MP microscope snapper. The larger battery and the fast wireless charging complete the list of the major upgrades.



Find X3 Pro and Find X2 Pro



Oppo will be selling the Find X3 Pro globally with an international warranty not unlike Apple’s. Purchasing it won’t be as easy as opening, say, Amazon, and clicking Buy, as not all countries will have a regional seller. But we do hope Oppo will be able to expand its market reach even more with the Find X3 Pro. And while we are on the topic of availability, for now, only the Find X3 Pro will be available outside China, and you won’t see the other Find X3 options as alternatives in this section.





So, the first phone that comes to mind as a viable alternative to this €1150 Find X3 Pro is the €750 Xiaomi Mi 11, which we reviewed just recently. The Mi 11 matches the screen and the chipset of the Oppo, as well as the speaker quality, the battery capacity, and the charging speed. It runs on MIUI, which is a lot more popular and gets regular updates for years. But there is no zoom camera on the Mi 11, no micro snapper, and no official water-protection. It makes up for those deficiencies with a price tag that’s some €400 cheaper than the Find X3 Pro, and we can easily forgive the missing zoom in and zoom out cameras.

The Galaxy S21 Ultra costs as much as the Find X3 Pro, and while it has a similar screen, chipset, and speakers, it impresses with zooming capabilities. The Ultra features a 3x and a 10x telephoto camera, both with OIS. Its 40MP selfies camera with PDAF and 4K capturing is superior, too. Finally, the Galaxy has much better battery life, and unless you need the microscopic camera, the Ultra might be your better choice.

Huawei P40 Pro costs only €640, and it is quite the treat if you can live without Google services and stereo speakers. The water-resistant P40 Pro packs a great 1200p 90Hz AMOLED, a powerful Kirin 990 5G chip. Still, its camera prowess is what makes it such an attractive offer – all four snappers – the 50MP main, the 40MP ultrawide, the 12MP 5x tele, and the 32MP AF selfie excel in photo and video quality. Zooming across these cameras while shooting video is quite smooth, too.

Finally, we want to mention the upcoming vivo X60 Pro+, which might be a niche smartphone, but what a phone it is. The X60 Pro+ is expected to cost the same as the Oppo on the international markets, and it will match its screen, processor, main camera, and battery specs. But the vivo will offer a more versatile imaging setup by accompanying the 50MP primary with a 48MP ultrawide shooter with a second-generation gimbal stabilization and two zoom cameras – 32MP 2x portrait one and 8MP 5x OIS telephoto. That’s something we’d like to try for sure.

Finally, the OnePlus 9 series announcement is just around the corner, and the Pro model should be a close match to the Find X3 Pro. The OnePlus phones enjoy a wider availability, they run the fan-favorite Oxygen OS, and they are usually more reasonably priced, so they may be worth looking into.



Xiaomi Mi 11 • Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G • Huawei P40 Pro • vivo X60 Pro Plus



The verdict

We liked the Oppo Find X3 Pro and the time we spent together. It has a marvelous screen and design, powerful hardware, and a multi-camera setup that delivers on every promise. The fast battery charging is something many will appreciate, too.





The Find X3 Pro is not without competition; in fact, it’s an all-out war. And while the Find X3 Pro delivers on its promises, it’s not a perfect phone either. The Mi 11 is cheaper, the Galaxy – heavier but better spec’d, the P40 Pro – quite attractive but Google-less, while the vivo X60 Pro+ and the OnePlus 9 are yet to hit the shelves.

But that’s the great thing about the market and the rich competition – you are free to buy the phone that suits you best.


  • Remarkable 1440p OLED HDR10+ display with 120Hz refresh.
  • Exquisite, water-resistant design.
  • Fast wired and wireless charging.
  • Loud stereo speakers, equally balanced.
  • Flagship-grade performance, 5G.
  • Outstanding photo and video quality, day and night.
  • Intriguing one of a kind microscope camera, gimmick or not.
  • Fluid ColorOS on top of Android 11, rich customization options.


  • Battery life could have been better.
  • The telephoto camera needs OIS.
  • The selfie camera is long overdue for an upgrade.
  • Limited market availability.