I will frost my ears for anger and I will make my smartphone smart without taking notes. But with three pull-out cameras.
Oppo Find X after a long announcement finally made his debut. Leaks about this Chinese smartphone were very interesting due to the unusual design, in which notch was removed while maintaining very thin frames around the screen. The screen is up to 93.8 percent. the front panel of the smartphone.
All Oppo Find X cameras are hidden in the sliding top of the smartphone.
This solution is very unusual. We have already seen the pull-out “chimney” from the Vivo smartphones in which the front camera was hidden. In Oppo Find X comes the entire top of the case, revealing not only the front camera but also a double camera at the back.
The front camera has 25 megapixels and a 3D face scan system, with a 16 + 20-megapixel layout on the back. The moving part pops out automatically when you turn on the camera application, which takes half a second.
The camera slides out every time you unlock the smartphone.
This is probably the worst design decision of Oppo. Find X is not equipped with a fingerprint reader, and the unlocking of the smartphone is done using a front camera equipped with 3D face scanning technology. This means that each time you unlock the smartphone, the part with the cameras comes out unless you decide to unlock using your PIN or pattern.
Considering that it takes half a second to eject the camera, this idea looks very misplaced. Half a second is not much, but I’m convinced that even that is enough to make the unlocking of the smartphone irritating. And we reach for the phone many times during the day.
It looks like the over-shape of the form over the content.
Smartphones generally do not have moving parts and this is not happening without a reason. The revolving Oppo mechanism raises many doubts. How will this system endure the test of time? What happens when the smartphone goes down? What happens if the camera application hangs? What about water tightness? What will happen when dust particles, dust or other dirt fall into the mechanism?
Oppo does not answer these questions. So there are two options: either the manufacturer is very confident in his solution, or he has created technology that simply has to be loud, and reliability goes to the background. Unless this is a proposal created for privacy freaks, who are paranoidly afraid of the fact that the smartphone camera is watching them. It is not possible in Oppo Find X.
The question remains whether the retractable cameras have actually improved the appearance of the smartphone.
It is also a question of debate. It is true that the upper frame has the same width as the side, but at the bottom, you can see a slightly bold, which in my opinion strongly disturbs the aesthetics of the whole body. In addition, the sides of the screen are curved like Samsung’s curves. I generally like this solution, but in Oppo Find X it makes too much going on. And yet the smartphone was to be as minimal as possible.
Fortunately, the components are not controversial.
The screen is an AMOLED panel with a diagonal of 6.4 inches and a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels. The smartphone drives the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor and 6 or 8 GB RAM, and we have 64-256 GB of internal memory on board. There were also Bluetooth 5.0 and NFC, and the whole works under the control of the latest Android 8.1 Oreo.
So we have the latest, top components that will guarantee smooth operation and great results in benchmarks. There is no doubt about it. The only question is whether the frame smaller by a few millimeters is able to justify the use of a retractable camera. In my opinion: no.