- The Find X smartphone, by Chinese electronics maker Oppo, is one of the most futuristic and best-looking smartphones we’ve ever seen.
- Unlike popular phones like the Pixel 3 and iPhone XS, the Oppo Find X features a true edge-to-edge display, with no cut-out “notch” for the front-facing camera.
- Other smartphone makers could take some design cues from the Oppo Find X.
Smartphones keep getting better and better in terms of performance and design. But in that latter category, there may be no better-looking phone than the Find X.
The Find X was made by Chinese electronics maker Oppo, which is one of the most popular smartphone makers in the world: it was China’s top brand in 2016, according to IDC. Oppo unveiled the Find X in June, and it made a lot of waves online thanks to its stunning design.
The Find X looks similar to Apple’s iPhone XS, but features thinner bezels, or borders around the display, and most notably doesn’t include a “notch” like the iPhone has. The Find X has a true edge-to-edge display, and Oppo came up with a clever system to hide the camera when it’s not in use. It’s certainly one of the most futuristic phones we’ve ever seen.
The photos below come courtesy of YouTuber Lewis Hilsenteger from the Unbox Therapy channel, who managed to get his hands on the Find X and filmed it for all to see.
Take a look at the Find X:
Still, from a visual perspective, Oppo may have invented the best-looking smartphone we’ve seen yet.
Though the phone is clearly inspired by last year’s iPhone X, Oppo seems to have perfected Apple’s design by offering a smartphone that really does look like a seamless slab of glass, and removing the elements that take away from the user experience — namely, the notch at the top of the display, and the thicker bezels around the OLED display.
Oppo’s Find X has a larger display that isn’t interrupted by the camera notch, because the company figured out an innovative way to hide the camera until you actually need it. The front display is gorgeous, and Oppo pulled out the stops by ordering its screens from Samsung to ensure quality. But Oppo deserves some credit for the back of the phone as well, as the unique color tones of the Find X certainly set it apart. More smartphone makers should experiment with colors and gradients like Oppo has here, as the gleaming colors will certainly turn heads.
Overall, Oppo seems to have built an excellent-looking phone. How it actually performs is another story altogether, as we have yet to get our hands on this device, but from a design perspective, the all-screen Find X is pretty close to the ideal phone.