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OPPO Find X3 Pro Review: The Big Light Smartphone

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OPPO Find X3 Pro Review: The Big Light Smartphone

I’ve been on a bit of a journey with smartphones lately, testing all sorts of shapes and sizes. What I’ve discovered is that I tend to prefer smaller phones now. This is mainly down to them being lighter and easier to operate one-handed. That’s why I was interested to test-drive the new OPPO Find X3 Pro. On paper, it’s big but it’s relatively light. After a few weeks with my SIM-card in the new OPPO phone, here’s what I think about a very nice smartphone.

Say Hello To OPPO

If you want to learn more about OPPO before you make a decision, I’d recommend you read my other article that looks in-depth at the Chinese technology manufacturer. Over the past few years, OPPO has left the relative comfort of the Chinese smartphone market to test the waters of Europe. After a particularly big, and successful, push in the UK, they finally landed in Ireland mid-last year. The Irish launch was just in time for the OPPO Reno Series to hit our shelves to modest fanfare.

But don’t let that quiet introduction to the market decide you. OPPO creates smartphones that challenge norms and push design boundaries. Their phones remind me a lot of Huawei and the high success they enjoyed with phones like the P20 Pro and P30 Pro before the unfortunate US-Google ban.

If that’s weighing on your mind, let me address it immediately. There are no problems with OPPO and Google, nor is it predicted that there will be. Remember, even when the Huawei problems began to arise, phones like the P30 Pro which already had Android were unaffected. You can buy OPPO phones with no concerns over that whole Android thing.

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The real question is, should you buy their new flagship OPPO Find X3 Pro.

OPPO Find X3 Pro

The Find series of smartphones is OPPOs big flagship range. This is where you’ll find their biggest and best innovation both in terms of tech and design. One of the most memorable phone designs of recent memory was the OPPO Find X which had a full sliding chassis hiding the camera on the rear.

Image of Find X courtesy of nextpit.com

The OPPO Find X3 Pro lives up to the hype too, delivering loads of great innovation and features to justify you handing over your hard-earned cash.

What’s In The Box

What you get in the box is often a bit of a dull affair, but these days it’s a little more interesting.

The Charger: 65W SuperVOOC Flash Charge

First of all, companies like Apple and Samsung now ship their flagship smartphones without a power-brick in the box. There’s some debate over the motives behind the removal of chargers from your new smartphone, but it’s not something you’ve got to worry about with the OPPO. In fact, one of the highlights of this whole phone is the charger you get.

In the box of your new Find X3 Pro you’ll get what OPPO refers to as a 65W SuperVOOC Flash Charger. This will charge your phone so fast you can actually see it flying along.