Oppo Find X7 Ultra review

by TexasDigitalMagazine.com


The Pro has gone Ultra in Oppo’s lineup this year – the ultimate smartphone in the roster is now called the Find X7 Ultra. We understand the name change to imply there’s more to this Find than simply incrementing on the usual bits, and where else would we find the truly new stuff, if not the camera system? Indeed, Oppo fitted a second telephoto camera – technically still a +1 operation, but a vastly more tangible one than the newer chipset, for example.

Oppo Find X7 Ultra (left) next to Find X6 Pro
Oppo Find X7 Ultra (left) next to Find X6 Pro

The Find X6 Pro’s camera hardware was already cutting edge, but more reach is never a bad thing and the X7 Ultra’s second telephoto camera brings 6x zoom – with a 50MP sensor nonetheless. But it’s not only about reach, since this camera is also good for closeups, and an update to that effect has made it to the 3x periscope as well – Oppo specifies the minimum focusing distance at 35cm and 25cm.

The primary camera was already at a 1″ type sensor, so there is not much to improve there, though Xiaomi is now on a second-generation Ultra with changeable aperture on its one-inch main camera, while the Find is stuck at f/1.8. The ultrawide is a bit of a side-step, where the new model loses some sensor size but gains extra coverage. Naturally, we’ll be digging deeper into the camera system later in the review.

Oppo Find X7 Ultra review

We mentioned the chipset upgrade, and it’s the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 in charge – in contrast to the ‘vanilla’ X7 that gets the big-core-only Dimensity 9300 (also found on the vivo X100 and X100 Pro). Memory configurations start at 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage and peak at twice the storage and 16GB of RAM – nothing too crazy. Similarly restrained is Oppo’s approach to battery capacity – the X7 Ultra remains at 5,000mAh, while a few of its relatives have gotten some extra mAhs this year. No change can be a good thing too – like, for instance, the 100W charging capability.

There’s one particular development that we would have loved to see this time, but sadly Oppo had different plans – the Find X7 Ultra will remain exclusive to its home market, much like the X6 Pro. Oh, well.

Oppo Find X7 Ultra specs at a glance:

  • Body: 164.3×76.2×9.5mm, 221g; Glass front (Gorilla Glass Victus 2), glass back (Gorilla Glass) or eco leather back, aluminum frame; IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 min).
  • Display: 6.82″ LTPO AMOLED, 1B colors, 120Hz, Dolby Vision, HDR10+, 1600 nits (typ), 2600 nits (HBM), 4500 nits (peak), 1440x3168px resolution, 19.8:9 aspect ratio, 510ppi.
  • Chipset: Qualcomm SM8650-AB Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 (4 nm): Octa-core (1×3.3 GHz Cortex-X4 & 3×3.2 GHz Cortex-A720 & 2×3.0 GHz Cortex-A720 & 2×2.3 GHz Cortex-A520); Adreno 750.
  • Memory: 256GB 12GB RAM, 256GB 16GB RAM, 512GB 16GB RAM; UFS 4.0.
  • OS/Software: Android 14, ColorOS 14.
  • Rear camera: Wide (main): 50 MP, f/1.8, 23mm, 1.0″-type, 1.6µm, multi-directional PDAF, Laser AF, OIS; Telephoto: 50 MP, f/2.6, 65mm, 1/1.56″, 1.0µm, 2.8x optical zoom, multi-directional PDAF (25cm – ∞), OIS; Telephoto: 50 MP, f/4.3, 135mm, 1/2.51″, 6x optical zoom, Dual-Pixel PDAF (35cm – ∞), OIS; Ultra wide angle: 50 MP, f/2.0, 14mm, 123˚, 1/1.95″, 1.0µm, PDAF.
  • Front camera: 32 MP, f/2.4, 21mm (wide), 1/2.74″, 0.8µm, PDAF.
  • Video capture: Rear camera: 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps; gyro-EIS; HDR, 10‑bit video, Dolby Vision; Front camera: 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30fps, gyro-EIS.
  • Battery: 5000mAh; 100W wired, PD, 50% in 10 min, 100% in 26 min (advertised), 50W wireless, 10W reverse wireless.
  • Connectivity: 5G; Dual SIM; Wi-Fi 7; BT 5.4, aptX HD, LHDC; NFC; Infrared port.
  • Misc: Fingerprint reader (under display, optical); stereo speakers; Emergency SOS via satellite (messages and calls).

Oppo Find X7 Ultra unboxing

The Find X7 Ultra arrives in a regular-sized box with some accessories inside – as many as you can reasonably expect from a ‘mainstream’ model in 2024. For starters, not only is there a cable bundled (USB-A-to-C), but there’s even an adapter. It’s rated for 100W, though there is an asterisk in that you need a 220V outlet to max it out – if 110V is all you have, 80W is what you’ll be getting.

Oppo Find X7 Ultra review

There’s also a case included – one that is about as cheap-looking as the phone itself is premium. We’d only resort to using it in very dire circumstances where something, anything, must be done to protect the Find. Or if you’d try to keep the phone a bit more incognito, though, there’s no hiding that camera bump, really.

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