Table of contents:
- Finishes of first level in both
- The best smartphone screens in the world
- The processor makes the difference
- When it comes to unlocking, there is a clear winner
- The king must share a throne
- The key is not autonomy
Today we are going to compare two terminals called to dominate the high-end in this year 2020. Saying this about Samsung's flagship is normal, since it happens every year, but the big surprise this year is that Oppo has manufactured a terminal that competes with and even surpasses the high-end classics. Today we do the comparison of the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra vs Oppo Find X2 Pro
Two terminals with an exquisite construction, with exceptional screens, with plenty of power to move anything and with a high-level camera. That could be a first summary of both phones, where at these levels the balance will tip to one side or the other simply for details.
Finishes of first level in both
As soon as we place both terminals on the table we realize that in the design and construction section, except for a capital surprise, they are going to tie.
The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra is made of glass together with an aluminum frame with dimensions of 166.9 x 76 x 8, 8 mm and weighs 222 grams, while the Oppo Find X2 Pro has a glass front, back with ceramic finish, aluminum frame and dimensions of 165.2 x 74.4 x 8.8 mm with a weight of 217 grams.
As you can see they are so similar that they almost nail both dimensions and weight, with a slight difference in the back material that, to For practical purposes, very few users would be able to differentiate.
The feeling in the hand does not clear us up either, since both terminals feel really good Although in the visual sensation it seems better Oppo manageability, since its screen is curved on the sides, something that gives it an aspect of greater integration with the body of the terminal.
The best smartphone screens in the world
The title may seem exaggerated, but it is what we have experienced on both screens.
The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra has a 6.9-inch Fluid AMOLED panel, with QHD+ resolution (3,200 x 1,440 pixels), occupying 89.9% of the front, compatible with HDR10+, 511 pixels per inch and 120 Hz refresh rate.
For its part, the Oppo Find X2 Pro has a 6.7-inch Dynamic AMOLED screen, QHD+ (3,200 x 1,440 pixels), occupying 90.9% of the front, compatible with HDR10 +, 513 pixels per inch and 120 Hz refresh rate.
These are two absolutely exceptional screens with color, sharpness and contrast that place them at the top of smartphone screens in the present. If we had to decide which of the two is better, it would be really complicated, although a priori the winner should be the Samsung terminal, but this is not the case for one detail.
The S20 Ultra can only have its screen running at 120Hz refresh rate when the screen resolution is Full HD+, while the Find X2 Pro can have 120 Hz at all times and with any resolution, something that is noticeable by having the two screens side by side and, therefore, gives the Oppo terminal a slight advantage, making him the winner of this section.
WINNER: Oppo Find X2 Pro.
The processor makes the difference
When it comes to performance, the first thing is to know exactly what each one of them mounts and from there we will analyze our experience.
In the case of the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra the version we have has inside:
- Processor: Samsung Exynos 990 5G.
- RAM Memory: 12 GB.
- Storage memory: 128 GB UFS 3.0.
- GPU: Mali-G77 MP11.
For its part, the Oppo Find X2 Pro has in its “guts”:
- Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
- RAM memory: 12 GB.
- Storage memory: 512 GB UFS 3.0.
- GPU: Adreno 650.
Let's start from the premise that we are dealing with two terminals that are going to be able to deal with any situation to which we put them, either with extremely powerful games, a lot of multitasking or apps to get the most out of their processors.
From there, in our tests facing them, opening the same games in one and the other, the same web pages with the same WiFi network and running Antutu on both terminals, we have come to the conclusion that the Exynos 990 is a great processor, but it doesn't reach the levels of effectiveness of the Snapdragon 865
In all the tests the Oppo Find X2 Pro has been shown to be faster, both opening games, loading them or with powerful websites with lots of media. The finishing touch has been the result of the Antutu benchmark, where the score difference proves our tests right.
Both terminals run Android 10 with their respective customization layers, One UIfor Samsung and ColorOs for Oppo.
One UI has a good customization capacity (if it becomes MIUI), allowing the user to have an interface to their liking. On the contrary, is not a layer where fluidity is maximum resulting in a bit heavy in certain tasks. The level of pre-installed apps is quite large, although many of them are useful applications.
ColorOS also offers many customization opportunities, although some less than One UI, although it has a very useful addition, such as a virtual button on the right side of the screen where you can configure with the apps we need to have more at hand. On the contrary, we could ask that ColorOS improve the design a bit, especially the icons, since they are very Asian-style.
Both terminals are compatible with the new 5G networks and in the rest of the connectivity they have exactly the same, that is, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, Galileo, NFC, USB Type-C 3.1, accelerometer, proximity sensor, gyroscope, and compass. They only differ in the Bluetooth version, 5.0 for the Samsung and 5.1 for the Oppo.
WINNER: Oppo Find X2 Pro.
When it comes to unlocking, there is a clear winner
The two terminals have traditional unlocking systems, such as PIN or pattern, as well as incorporating the most current ones such as facial unlocking and fingerprint reader.
In the case of the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra, the behavior of the ultrasonic fingerprint reader located under the screen has been good in the vast majority of cases, although we could require it to was slightly faster.
In the case of Oppo Find X2 Pro, the optical fingerprint reader and also located under the screen, has behaved exquisitely, with a lot of speed to unlock and with a non-existent level of failures.
Oppo's facial sensor has been shown to be quick to unlock and extremely efficient in identification, although we believe that if it had incorporated a 3D-type sensor, as the previous generation had, the result would have been superlative.
For its part, the S20 Ultra has a somewhat irregular facial sensor, highly dependent on light and the position of the terminal with respect to to our face, something that reduces its value a lot.
WINNER: Oppo Find X2 Pro.
The king must share a throne
The first thing we are going to see will be the characteristics of each of the terminals in regard to the sensors that bring the rear camera, and then carry out a more intense analysis.
The Oppo Find X2 Pro Mounts:
- Wide angle: 48-megapixel Sony IMX689 sensor, 1/1.43″ sensor size, 1.7 focal aperture, 7P lens, PDAF, Laser AF and stabilizer.
- Ultra Wide Angle: 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 sensor, 1/2.0″, f/2.2 aperture, 6P lens, 120 °, 3 cm macro shooting system and ultra stabilizer.
- Periscope telephoto: 13 megapixel, f/3.0, 5P lens, 5x optical zoom, 10x hybrid, and up to 60x digital zoom.
In the case of the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra its rear camera is made up of:
- Wide: 108 MP, f/1.8, 26mm, 1/1.33", 0.8µm, PDAF, OIS.
- Telephoto: 48 MP, f/3.5, 103mm, 1/2.0", 0.8µm, PDAF, OIS, 10x zoom optical, x100 digital zoom.
- Super Wide: 12 MP, f/2.2, 13mm, 1.4µm, Super Steady Video.
- Depth sensor: 0.3 MP, TOF 3D, f/1.0.
When we tested both terminals and being completely honest, we expected a Galaxy S20 Ultra with one of the best (or the best) cameras on the smartphone market and an Oppo with a good camera, but nothing more.
Well, in the case of the Galaxy S20 Ultra everything was fulfilled since we are facing one of the best cameras on the smartphone market, with a great versatility, with sharpness and color treatment really good and with a zoom (up to 100x) that surprises the first times it is used. In photos with bokeh effect (blur effect) the result seems really good, while night photos are much better than we expected at first, with a night mode that improves just what the snapshot needs while maintaining its strengths.
But when we tested the Oppo Find X2 Pro we realized that we were not looking at a simply good terminal as far as photography is concerned.
Photos in good light are spectacular, less saturated than those of the S20 Ultra and therefore with more natural color and close to reality.
If we take photos with the bokeh effect, most of the time, both cropping and blurring are good, although if the photo is indoors there are some snapshots in which the blur becomes somewhat less natural.
The zoom is surprising, which “only” reaches 60x, but with results that have nothing to envy of those obtained with the S20 Ultra.
When we take night photos, the terminal behaves really well, with good light capture and sharpness that once again surprise us. Running the night mode we don't get much more light (you don't need it either) but we do gain even more detail by placing those night photos as a reference.
Photos taken with the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
Photos taken with the Oppo Find X2 Pro
The front cameras have 40 megapixels in the case of the S20 Ultra and 32 megapixelsin the case of the Find X2 Pro.
Comparing both photographs we can consider that the color is more realistic in the case of the Oppo, but the sharpness falls on the side of the Samsung. In any case, they are two high-level front sensors.
The key is not autonomy
The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra has a 5,000 mAh battery, with 45W fast charging, 15W fast Qi wireless and wireless reverse 9W.
For its part, Oppo has 4,260 mAh battery capacity, with 65W fast charging, without wireless charging of any kind.
Autonomy goes to the background when confronting both terminals in this section, since in both cases We have the day insured on both Samsung and Oppo.
The big differences are found in other areas. For example, the Samsung terminal is capable of charging from 0 to 100% in one hour and ten minutes, very far from the spectacular 38 minutes in which the Oppo terminal does it.
For this reason you might think that the winner in this section is Oppo, but it is a pity that it is weighed down in this comparison by not having any type of wireless charging, a system that is increasingly used much more people, for the comfort it brings.
Before getting directly into which of the two we consider to be the winner of this confrontation, we must also know the prices, although in this case it will not be a determining point for the final result of the comparison either.
- Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (12 GB + 128 GB): 1,359 euros.
- Oppo Find X2 Pro (12 GB + 512 GB): 1,199 euros.
Once we have already compared both terminals from all points of view, we consider that the surprise has come true and the Oppo Find X2 Pro is proclaimed champion of this comparison, because it has managed to beat the S20 Ultra in certain aspects, such as the screen, something in which Samsung seemed unbeatable.
It is true that the winner in this type of range is decided by details, but the Oppo is a terminal that has a better screen, performance and unlocking system, tied in the other tight ones. He wins by very little, but in the end he is victorious in more sections.
At this point, we can only congratulate the winner.