Case in note: the Oppo Find X3 Pro smartphone. It's selling point? The company's claim that the flagship device has a billion colour display capabilities.
A billion. That's… a lotta zeroes.
Before we get into how the device can cope with that amount of colour brilliance, let's look at the design of the smartphone. It's sleek with a single piece of glass that contours seamlessly in a continuous curve. The silhouette is super-slim (8.26mm deep), the device is lightweight (193g). We like the anti-glare matte finish, which also means, no fingerprints.
So, let's talk about the camera system. The rear quad-camera system comprising of 50MP Ultra-Wide; 50MP Wide; 13MP Telephoto and 3MP Micro lenses. For the Find X3 Pro’s wide and ultra-wide cameras, Oppo worked with Sony on the IMX766 50MP sensor. When combined with an intelligent autofocus and a 4cm macro focus distance, the Find X3 Pro captures every detail of your target.
The Micro lens is fun to dink around with. With a 60x magnification, you get to see the nitty-gritty of a surface. The microscopic feature is such a wild thing to play with that you get a little gross out seeing everything this close.
Uh, the Telephoto lens is a step down from the X2 Pro. The last model has a 5x optical and 60x digital zoom while the X3 Pro has 2x optical, 5x hybrid and 20x digital.
You'll notice the back has a bulge around the camera system. Lay your smartphone on the table and it won't lie flush. I suppose that's the trade-off: design at the expense of superior tech.
Now we come to the display of the smartphone. It is an OLED 6.7-inch screen that is sharp and bright. It also has a 120Hz adaptive refresh rate. The smartphone has full-path 100 percent DCI-P3 colour space with colour depth 10-bit meaning it can show more accurate colours that our human eyes can see in the real world. Most smartphones can only show up to 16.7 million colours but these buzzwords, "DCI-P3" and "10-bit"… what the hell do they mean?
*ALERT, TECHNICAL SHIT AHEAD*
To reproduce colour on a monitor seen by the human eye, colour space was created. It used to be that your standard RGB or sRGB was the dominant colour format for monitors for the longest time. Then when ultra HD and HDR formats came along, DCI-P3 (short for "Digital Cinema Initiatives–Protocol 3") stepped in.
And when it comes to colour depth, the common 8-bit colour image required the bare minimum of input sources to showcase realistic images. An 8–bit file that works with the RGB colour model, uses 256 levels per channel. The colour map doesn't need to have every colour in it, so it just accurately represent the more colour dense image. So your subject might have a chocolate-cherry hue to it but once it's quantised (the process of creating a colour map for a less colour dense image from a more dense image) it becomes just… well, red.
From afar, an 8-bit colour image and a 10-bit colour image look alike. But when you zoom in, that's when you see the differences in colour density.
It's expensive but given the camera and display capabilities, it's worth almost the pretty penny. The cherry on top of the Find X3 Pro is the battery life (4,500mAh) is pretty good and charges pretty quick with the 65W SuperVOOC 2.0 charger that comes with the device. The Oppo Find X3 Pro comes in either blue or black colourway with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage.
The Oppo Find X3 Pro retails for SGD1,599. Online pre-orders are available on OPPO’s Shopee and Lazada Flagship stores and Challenger online store. Offline pre-orders are available at OPPO Concept Stores and Challenger.
From 27 March, the Oppo Find X3 Pro will be on sale at all OPPO’s concept stores, Shopee and Lazada Flagship stores, M1, Singtel and StarHub stores as well as authorised resellers.