The Oppo Find X is one of the most innovative phones to have been launched this year. Not only does it have a stunning bezel-less display, but it also comes with a pop-up camera similar to what was seen earlier on the Vivo NEX. However, unlike the Vivo device, where only the front-facing camera is housed in a pop-up slider, the Find X has all three of its cameras placed mounted on retractable mechanism.
As it turns out, for all its innovation, Oppo seemed to have overlooked one important aspect that most buyers look for in their mobile devices – durability. In fact, unlike the Vivo NEX, the Find X may just be one of the more fragile Android flagships in recent times. As seen in the below video, Zack Nelson from JerryRigEverything put the device through its paces, subjecting it to an array of torture tests, raising serious doubts about its build quality.
As can be seen in the video, the Oppo Find X does a pretty decent job of resisting scratches, thanks to the Gorilla Glass 5 protection on its display panel. However, the lack of metal reinforcement along the frame meant that the device got absolutely destroyed during the bend test, even though most flagships come out of the ordeal relatively unscathed.
However, before it succumbed to the bend test, it did manage to hold its own in the scratch test, where it only started getting scratched at level 6 on the Mohs scale, with deeper grooves showing up at level 7, both of which are standard for Gorilla Glass 5. Meanwhile, in the burn test, the AMOLED panel lasted 14 seconds before the pixels started dying. While LCDs usually recover from burns, AMOLEDs don’t, so the device ended up with a permanent white mark on the panel.
Either way, in spite of its fragility, the Find X continues to remain a cool smartphone, so if you do decide to buy it, just make sure to never drop it from your hands, or put any sort of weight on it by accidentally sitting on it or stepping on it. No sticking it in the back pocket of your jeans and sitting down. The thing is unlikely to survive that ordeal.