OPPO Find X3 Pro on DxOMark: after the criticisms, apologies and review

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The arrival of OPPO Find X3 Pro fills the already large group of flagship smartphones in the photographic field and many are already waiting for the verdict of DxOMark . A portal that often raises controversy about the reliability of its evaluations and that could see the creation of a rival from China . Despite this, the guys from DxOMark usually test all the reference camera phones, as well as medium / high-end smartphones that are housed in the less premium category.

Update 15/03 : After the many doubts regarding the evaluation of OPPO Find X3 Pro by DxOMark, the institution takes a step back. Find everything at the bottom of the article.

DxOMark is testing OPPO Find X3 Pro, but there are some anomalies

Since its presentation, the photographic sector of OPPO Find X3 Pro has aroused some perplexity, not so much on the quality (yet to be evaluated) as on the configuration. One of the flagships of OPPO flagships was the adoption of a periscopial telephoto lens, also present on board the last Find X2 Pro. On the latest X3 Pro, however, the manufacturer has decided to follow a more conversative line, relying on a more modest telephoto lens with 2x optical zoom . This automatically places it behind competitors from Xiaomi, Samsung and Huawei in terms of pure focal length.

Another oddity we find it in the wide angle . OPPO has implemented a 1 / 1.56 ″ sensor, the same 50 MP as the main camera. This in itself is good, minimizing the qualitative disparity between standard and ultra-wide angle shots. However, DxOMark shows a narrow FoV of 15 mm, equal to 110 ° and less wide than the 128 ° of the Mi 10 Ultra, the 123 ° of the Mi 11 or the 120 ° of the Galaxy S21 Ultra. In addition, such a large sensor for a wide angle is likely to have problems with sharpness in the corners of the photos.

What are the best of OPPO Find X3 Pro?

But apart from this, the DxOMark analysis highlights what are the leaps forward in the OPPO Find X3 Pro camera. First of all, the Snapdragon 888 includes a triple ISP , with an image processor that can thus simultaneously process three streams of images. Being able to merge the data received from multiple sensors, for example, the zoom between the various focal lengths is more fluid. The Qualcomm SoC also ensures faster processing of captured frames, with improved HDR and multi-frame noise reduction algorithms.

OPPO has also focused heavily on 10-bit support combined between display and camera, thus being able to obtain HEIF photos with 1 billion colors. The DCI-P3 color space is exploited, thus being able to boast a better saturation than the more traditional sRGB. A wider dynamic range also for videos, being able to record in Rec . 2020 .

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For the sensors, on OPPO Find X3 Pro we find a brand new Sony IMX766 co-engineered between the two companies. a 50 MP Quad-Bayer. Technically, this sensor also looks like a step back slightly compared to the Find X2 Pro. On the last top, the sensor was 1 / 1.43 “and with 1.12 µm pixels, while on X3 Pro it is 1/1 , 56 ″ and with 1.0 µm pixels. This may involve more complicated noise management, but that’s all to be seen in the full review of DxOMark (and ours) that will arrive in the next few days.

DxOMark apologizes: will review its preview of Find X3 Pro | Update 15/03

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Following the DxOMark preview chat on OPPO Find X3 Pro , the American body took a step back and publicly apologized on Weibo stating that it had omitted the presence of free-form optics of which in reality the new top range would be instead gifted.

This will lead to a new review of what was evaluated and obviously will lead to a very different review than what was announced at the beginning. This move had also led OnePlus to choose not to send the 9 series for evaluation at DxOMark precisely out of solidarity with the allied brand. The question now is: will Pete Lau’s own company also back down after the apology?