Especially in comparison to the Galaxy S20 Ultra, the new Oppo Find X2 Pro is almost a bargain and can keep up with the Samsung flagship in terms of specs in almost all areas. A comparison now shows that Oppo’s camera can even outperform the ultra-expensive Samsung cell phone, for example when it comes to low-light video.
The comparison makes it safe – and so, in days of concentrated smartphone launch events, comparison tests between new flagship cell phones are particularly popular. Countless YouTube videos are particularly devoted to the subject of camera comparison. Samsung against Huawei, Samsung against Apple and since last week now: Oppo against Samsung (with a little interspersed iPhone 11 Pro comparison pictures).
Forbes editor Ben Sin has a full article on Oppo Find X2 Pro vs. Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra vs. Written Apple iPhone 11 Pro, from which one topic in particular stands out: A video comparison between the Galaxy S20 Ultra, which costs 1,349 to 1,549 euros, and the challenger Oppo Find X2 Pro, which costs 1,199 euros. Both smartphones offer larger main sensors, the Samsung flagship has a 108 megapixel sensor in it, with Oppo it is “only” a 48 megapixel sensor with potentially larger pixels.
The subject of low-light photos has been attacked very aggressively by Huawei for years, and Google and Apple have also recognized the demand for special night modes in order to take useful pictures even in the almost pitch-dark room. For video recordings, dark environments are still a major challenge, which Oppo now wants to tackle with its special “ultra-low-light video mode”. The video below shows the direct comparison between the Oppo Find X2 Pro and the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra in a dark side street in Hong Kong.
Of course, the result of the Find X2 Pro is not perfect either, one notices a few wobbles, probably due to the increased shutter speeds. Nevertheless, the Find X2 Pro delivers a more than useful brightened result without overexposing the highlights, Samsung’s flagship cannot do anything about it and shows only black on black in most scenes. What Oppo achieves here with its algorithms and the combination of several lenses is therefore quite remarkable and, depending on the requirements, possibly the better option than Samsung.
so one of the things Oppo claimed they did with the Find X2 was it has some ultra low light video mode. I listened to it and thought “yeah yeah every phone brand claims this” but then I took the Find X2 Pro and S20 Ultra for walk down a dark alley and oh damn it is legit pic.twitter.com/4X9bO56Jb8
— ben (@bencsin) March 6, 2020