While the first members of the Oppo Rino 5 series arrived in 2020, some of them were much later (including one on December 31) And others entered the smartphone market in 2021. Oppo is one of the famous and very good Chinese brands that launches its phones with suitable capabilities and reasonable prices. This year we also saw the release of Oppo Reno 6 and recently the Reno 7 series. In the A and F series, Oppo also unveiled several handsets. In this article, we intend to focus on the best and worst Oppo products in 2021 and have a summary of the overall performance of this Chinese company.
Winner: Oppo Find X3 Pro
Let's start with the best; Where the Oppo Find X3 Pro is at the top of the Oppo 2021 list of the best. The phone, which was unveiled in March, has a very attractive design and provides users with a powerful camera system. The special and attractive design of this smartphone won the Red Dot award, which, of course, has fascinated users thanks to its flat glass panel.
Making this type of panel is not an easy task at all. According to the Chinese company, preparing a flat sheet of glass to fit the frame of this phone is a process that takes 40 hours. While the use of glass in the design of the panel of this phone has its own charms, but the company has introduced another version of this phone called Cosmic Mocha with a frame made of vegetable leather, which uses a beautiful design.Oppo Find X3 Pro has a 6.7-inch LTPO AMOLED display with QHD + resolution, which allows the phone to change the refresh rate between 5 and 120 Hz. The phone also supports 240Hz touch sample rate. The beating heart of this flagship phone is the Snapdragon 888 chip, which users can also use the fifth generation Internet in this phone.
The 5G Find X3 Pro modem supports 13 bands, which is good news for users. The power source of this smartphone is a battery with a capacity of 4500 mAh, which supports 30 watt wireless charging and reaches 0% to 0% charge in 80 minutes. Users have only one option to choose the configuration of this phone, and that includes 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of internal memory UFS 3.1.
The powerful camera of this smartphone is one of the categories that are of great interest to users. This is a Chinese company. Prior to the unveiling, it was reported that Oppo had partnered with Sony to develop a custom sensor that made the sensor available on the Oppo Find X3 Pro. The camera part of this smartphone uses a quad-camera arrangement, which is the main and ultra-wide lens based on Sony's 50-megapixel IMX766 sensor. This custom 1.51-inch Sony sensor uses OIS, EIS and Omni-directional full-pixel autofocus, which should provide users with fast and accurate focus in all lighting conditions.
Sony IMX766 sensor In addition to this phone, it is also used in smartphones from other companies such as Reelmi, OnePlus and Vivo. Other camera system lenses include a 13-megapixel telephoto lens with 5x hybrid zoom and a small 3-megapixel camera. The telephoto lens of this phone has an effective focal length of 52 mm (about 2 times the optical zoom), the rest of which is covered by digital zoom. The macro camera of this phone also has a 60x zoom, all of which show the high power of the Oppo Find X3 Pro camera system. We should also mention the 1080P video recording capability of this phone.
There is a hole in the front panel for hosting the 32-megapixel selfie camera of this phone, which is also of good quality for taking selfies and taking pictures. Has video calls. The Chinese company has released limited editions of the phone, such as the Mars Exploration Edition, but what we want to mention briefly is the limited edition Kodak-inspired design based on the Kodak 35 camera. This special camera-centric phone is not different from the original version of the Oppo Find X3 Pro in terms of hardware.
The biggest change is in the camera section; Where we see a 40-megapixel camera system with 3 + 13 + 50 + 50 megapixels. There are more things to find about the Find X3 Pro, but these belong to the next section, the ColorOS UI.
Winner: ColorOS UI
Android 12 entered the beta phase on May 18 and on the same day Oppo announced that a system The beta factor is for the Find X3 Pro smartphone. To be fair, this interface is very simple and beautiful at the same time. But this Opo action shows the company's commitment to timely updating of the Android operating system. The ColorOS 12 user interface was introduced in China in mid-September, and the Oppo Find X3 Pro smartphone was the first phone to receive a new version of the UI worldwide.
The Find X series announced It will have 3 years of software support, which means one more year than most Oppo models. In other words, users of the Find X3 Oppo flagship series will receive two years of operating system updates, plus an additional year of security packs. It is also possible that the company may increase this period to four years, depending on how internal testing is performed.
Oppo has paid special attention to advanced security, performance and appearance. The Chinese company has used a new machine learning engine that can prioritize different processes. It will also reduce long-term performance decline by splitting processing tasks. To provide a more advanced and at the same time new look, Oppo has made the interface a little more open and bright so that users can see their favorite content better. Multitasking has also been added to the user interface, allowing users to seamlessly connect to and use Windows PCs.
Not to mention the major changes to the software What will be the future of Oppo phones? A new company called Oplus has been formed, which owns 100% of Oppo and a majority stake in OnePlus (plus Realm shares). The company allows Oppo and OnePlus to use the resources to develop their products. Oplus's first major step was to join Oppo and OnePlus's R&D division in January. The next step was the integration of ColorOS and OxygenOS (HydrogenOS for China had already been replaced by ColorOS). The two software teams have been merged to work on internal components (managed by OxygenOS CEO), but the software components are still being customized to suit the needs of different Oppo and OnePlus customers.
Loser: Oppo Reno 7 Series
As we mentioned in the opening paragraph of this article, Oppo will launch the Reno series handsets this year. Available in three models, and apart from creating confusion for customers to buy, these phones are not much different from each other. Take the Oppo Reno 7 Pro 5G smartphone, for example. Not a bad phone at all, but is it better than the Oppo Renault 6 Pro 5G with Snapdragon chip? Having two different phones with the same name only creates more confusion, but worse than that is the answer to the above question; That means no.
To compare these phones, we have to say that the Renault Pro 6 has a brighter AMOLED display, except that both phones have the same size panel, with the same resolution, 90 Hz resolution and HDR10 + This also applies to the capacity of the batteries (4500 mAh). The camera system of these phones is almost the same, except that the Reno Pro 6 has OIS optical image stabilization in its main camera and a telephoto lens with 2x zoom, and can shoot 4K video at 60 frames per second, while the newer model at high speed Shoots 30 frames per second. The only advantage of the Pro 7 is its wider lens and new sensor for its selfie camera.
The main difference between the two phones is in the processor; Where the Snapdragon 870 chip for the Renault 6 Pro and the Dimensity 1200 Max processor for the Renault 7 Pro serve as the beating heart. But in practice, the two chips are almost equal. Therefore, the older model defends itself well in this category. Another point that compares the two phones is the users' access to the Renault 6 Pro, which is only available in a few areas. For example, it is found in Indonesia and the Netherlands, but not available in Germany. Oppo only offers the Renault 6 5G in Germany, and some Renault 4 models are still on sale. To be surprised in this case. The Renault 6 5G is on sale in more parts of Europe and can be found in India and Indonesia. However, the Reno 7 series broke sales records in China, so it will probably do well in the global market as well.
It should be noted that the Oppo Reno 7 series includes 3 models: Oppo Reno 7, Reno 7 Pro and Reno 7 SE. There was talk of an advanced version of the series, but for the other two phones in the family, the Renault 7, which is a cheaper version than the Pro version, uses a display slot to host a selfie camera and a dual rear camera system. Unlike the Pro version, this smartphone is powered by a Snapdragon 778G chipset and has a 4500 mAh battery that supports 65 watts of fast charge. The display has a refresh rate of 90 Hz, and the main camera lens of this phone is a 64-megapixel OV64B security sensor. It uses the display hole to host a selfie camera and a triple rear camera system. Compared to the base version of the Oppo 7, the SE model has a larger screen bezel and a different camera layout. Its triple camera system consists of 48 + 2 + 2 megapixel sensors that use the Dimensity 900 chip as the beating heart. In other cases, this economical version of the Reno 7 series is no different from its bigger brothers.
Winner: Oppo Find N
High-end smartphones with small screens have been out of production for some time, so hearing the news of a new flagship with a 5.49-inch screen surprises many users. The Oppo Find N clamshell may seem small in terms of portability, but its external display is easy to use with one hand. The aspect ratio of the external display is 18: 9, and the main display uses an aspect ratio of 8.4: 9, which means it is slightly narrower than a square.
The aspect ratio of different clamshell phones is different. For example, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 has a 25: 9 aspect ratio, the Mi Mix Fold expands it to 27: 9, and the Mate X2 keeps it at a 21: 9 aspect ratio. Most apps do not look good on such slim screens, and it is basically impossible to access the top of them with your thumb. The Find N falls between the category of small folds and large horizontal folds in terms of screen size, but Oppo has got another board with this model, which is the hinge of this smartphone.
Flexion hinge of this phone, according to Oppo , Consists of 136 pieces and has two important functions. First of all, this hinge is made in such a way that it reduces the wrinkle of the screen by up to 80%. Also, thanks to the use of this advanced hinge, there is no gap between the two parts of the main screen after closing the phone. This hinge has a softer function when folding the screen and makes its wrinkles much less visible. The Flexion hinge can also be fixed at any angle between 50 degrees and 120 degrees, which users can use in various tasks such as video calling.
The Oppo Find N foldable smartphone also has its drawbacks, and certainly it is not complete. For example, the 7.1-inch internal display is smaller than the other horizontal folds on the small side of the phone. Also, regarding the weight of this phone, it should be said that it is even heavier than Samsung's Galaxy Z Fold 3, which has larger dimensions. The battery capacity of this phone, which is 4500 mAh, is more than the 4400 mAh capacity of Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and it supports faster wired and wireless charging than Samsung.
The display of this clamshell phone uses LTPO technology, which means that depending on the content being displayed, its refresh rate is between 1 and 120 Hz. According to Oppo, the main and exterior displays have been calibrated for color and brightness displays to perform best in a variety of conditions. The maximum brightness of the main screen reaches 1000 nits. The beating heart of this clamshell phone is the Snapdragon 888 processor, which comes with 8 or 12 GB of RAM and 256 or 512 GB of internal storage.
Oppo Find N cameras are not advanced, but this is true for almost all phones. he does. The phone's triple camera system on the back consists of Sony's 50-megapixel main lens, 16-megapixel ultra-wide lens and 13-megapixel telephoto. There are also two selfie cameras in the screens of this phone, which have a resolution of 32 megapixels, but due to the fact that the phone is foldable, the rear cameras can also be used to take selfies.
In general, it can be said that the Oppo clamshell phone Find N is not one of the 2021 winners of this company because of its powerful hardware and capabilities, but because of its overall design and compactness. It can be said that the clamshell phone market really needed a smaller horizontal clamshell. Also, reducing wrinkles and closing the screens without gaps has given this phone a special beauty. But the complaint that can be made from Oppo is why it has not announced any plans to launch this product outside of China and only Chinese users can receive it.
Winner: Oppo TWSThis year, the Chinese company unveiled several models of the Enco X, Enco W51 and Enco M31 airbags, all of which offer excellent sound quality, are easy to fit in the ear, and are water and moisture resistant. The Enco X is clearly the best choice among these three devices, but naturally it is also very expensive. The $ 149.45 Airbus is available in white and black. Airbus Enco X uses silicone earphones that are made of quality materials and give a good feeling to users when using.
According to Oppo, the Enco X Airbus features a dual coaxial design within each Airbus. The Airbus Enco X uses an 11mm driver with a 6mm speaker and a dual-core chip to reduce the Chinese technology giant's noise. But naturally there are drawbacks to this series of Oppo products. The application of these airbags is mainly not available for iOS users, it does not work on the Galaxy M31 and the touch controls of these airbags are not very good. However, True Wireless headsets make up the bulk of the wearable gadget market, and Oppo has many competitors to keep up the good work.
Loser: Oppo Watch 2
When Speaking of Oppo wearable gadgets, where is the Oppo Watch 2 smartwatch? This smartwatch was first unveiled in China and never entered the global market of smart gadgets like its previous version. Now, however, studies have shown that the Oppo Watch 2 is no longer available in the Chinese market.
Oppo Watch 2 is equipped with a 1.75-inch AMOLED curved display with a 326 pixel density and a 60Hz refresh rate. Oppo has offered this watch in two sizes, 42 and 46 mm. The Snapdragon Weire 4100 chipset works on this watch and also supports the new generation of SIM cards (eSIM). This smartwatch, which supports tracking 100 sports modes, is waterproof and its 24-hour heart rate and oxygen (SpO2) sensors are also very accurate.
Opo is lagging behind in the smartwatch market. And in fact, it is even harder to participate in it. The Oppo Band Style smart wristband has been hailed by users but still has room for improvement. This wristband is available with features such as AMOLED display, heart rate sensor and most importantly continuous blood oxygen monitoring sensor.
Winner: Oppo Company
Good year The company ranks fourth in terms of smartphone sales worldwide. Canalis reported that Oppo sold 37.6 million handsets in the first quarter of 2021, up 60 percent from the first quarter of last year. Then in the second quarter, the company sold 32.8 million handsets, an increase of 37% over the same period last year, and in the third quarter, although it grew by 18%, but managed to reach 36.7 million handsets. Sell smart.
Due to the problems caused by the Corona pandemic and the global shortage and The sharp chip in 2021 has certainly not been an easy task for Oppo to increase its market share. Xiaomi is still better off than the company, but the difference was lower in the third quarter than in the previous quarter. It should also be noted that Oppo has integrated its R&D resources with OnePlus, one of the few Chinese companies to sell its smartphones in the US market. Like India, it has overtaken Oppo, but like OnePlus, Riley is trying to bring new hardware and software developments to its users. In this article, we reviewed the winning and losing products of Oppo in 2021 and we hope you enjoyed reading this article.