Oppo Find X7 Ultra review: Better than Galaxy S24 Ultra?

Oppo Find X7 Ultra Review
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After hearing all those buzzes and hype, I finally decided to buy the Oppo Find X7 Ultra from China. And I’ve been daily driving it for almost two weeks! But if I have to pick the best Android phone of 2024, it’s the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra. This is a proper flagship device of this year with literally zero compromises.

But I am honestly stunned by how good the OPPO Find X7 Ultra is! It costs me just 6000 yuan which converts to less than 850 dollars, meaning it is 50% less expensive than the S24 Ultra! And yet, this thing doesn’t have any kind of compromises that we normally see on a sub-$1000 flagships! In fact, this phone performs better than the S24 Ultra in some aspects too. 

Let’s find that out in my Oppo Find X7 Ultra review. Before heading in, why not take a look at the specifications?

Oppo Find X7 Ultra Specifications:

  Find X7 Ultra S24 Ultra
Display 6.82-inches 120Hz LTPO AMOLED 6.8-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X, Adaptive 120Hz,
Properties LTPO 3, HDR10+, 4500 nits (peak) LTPO 3, HDR 10+, 2600nits peak brightness
Resolution QHD+ (2772 × 1240 pixels), 460 PPI QHD+ (3120 x 1440 pixels)
Chipset Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 5G (4nm) Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 5G (4nm)
OS ColorOS 14 based on Android 14 OneUI 6.1 based on Android 14
Memory 12/16GB LPDDR5X RAM, 256/512GB UFS 4.0 storage 12GB LPDDR5X RAM, 256/512GB UFS 4.0 storage
Rear Camera
  • 50MP 1-inch LYT900 primary, f/1.8, 24mm, OIS
  • 50MP 1/1.56-inch IMX890 periscope, f/2.6, 65mm, 3x optical zoom, OIS
  • 50MP 1/2.51-inch, IMX858 periscope, f/4.3, 135mm, 6x optical zoom, OIS
  • 50MP 1/1.95-inch LYT-600 ultrawide, f/2.0, 14mm, 123° FoV
  • 200MP 1/1.3-inch ISOCELL HP2 primary, f/1.7, OIS, 
  • 50MP IMX854 periscope, 111mm, f/3.4, OIS, AF, 5X optical zoom
  • 10MP Sony IMX754 telephoto, 67mm f/2.4, OIS, 3X optical zoom
  • 12MP Sony IMX564 ultrawide, f/2.2, 13mm, 120˚ FoV
Front Camera 32MP, f/2.4, 21mm 12MP, f/2.2, 26mm
Security Optical in-display fingerprint scanner, 2D Face Unlock Optical in-display fingerprint scanner, 2D Face Unlock
Audio Stereo speakers (Dolby Atmos) Stereo speakers (Dolby Atmos)
Connectivity 5G, WiFi 7, Bluetooth 5.4 5G, WiFi 7, Bluetooth 5.3
Battery 5000mAh, 100W wired charging, 10W reverse wireless 5000mAh, 45W wired charging, 4.5W reverse wireless
Wireless Charging Yes (50W Qi) Yes (15W Qi)


  • 164.3 x 76.2 x 9.5mm, 221 grams
  • Glass front/back, Aluminum frames
  • IP68 dust and water resistant

First, you get an equally nice-looking design with this vegan leather finish at the back and a subtle curve on the side that helps for a nice grip. It also has a nice amount of heft to it, the buttons are at the right location, and this fingerprint sensor also resides in a comfortable position. Just the way I like it.

Oppo Find X7 Ultra Rear Design

The camera module is also quite unique here, it doesn’t look that bad. The camera bump is quite big, to be honest, and protrudes more from the back, but it’s understandable given the beefier camera hardware. Recently, if you see, this has become a norm on Chinese phones lately. You get a similar implementation on the VIVO X100 Pro and the Xiaomi 14 Ultra as well.

The Find X7 Ultra also gets proper IP68 dust and water resistance, and there’s also an ALERT slider just like OnePlus phones. Apart from Ring and Silent, you can even toggle to VIP mode which disables the camera, microphones, and location access!


  • 6.82-inches 1.5K resolution, LTPO AMOLED panel
  • 120Hz refresh rate
  • 4500 nits (peak) brightness, Dolby Vision, HDR 10+
  • Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2 protection

However, unlike the S24 Ultra which has the new Armor Glass for less reflection, you only get the Gorilla Glass Victus 2 here! Plus, the frames are still aluminum and not the more robust Titanium that we get on the S24 Ultra. So, these are basically the two nitpicky compromises that I can think of.

Oppo Find X7 Ultra and S24 Ultra Display
Find X7 Ultra (left), S24 Ultra (right)

But in the display department, Chinese phones are getting as good as the iPhones or Samsung in recent times! The Oppo Find X7 Ultra uses a similar display to the OnePlus 12. And as expected, this screen is superb.

It has a nice color calibration, the LTPO refresh rate works well, and you get a fantastic touch response. The S24 Ultra can get slightly brighter outdoors though, but the difference is quite minimal.

That being said, the Find X7 Ultra’s display impresses in basically 2 aspects. First, it supports all the HDR playback formats like HDR 10+ and Dolby Vision, whereas S24 Ultra doesn’t get the Dolby Vision treatment.

Oppo Find X7 Ultra Display

Second, it also supports 2160Hz high PWM dimming Vs the measly 492Hz on the S24 Ultra. So, when you are watching content or just browsing the web in super low brightness, there’s no screen flickering issue here which helps with less headache and nausea.

Superb Vibration Motor

The Find X7 Ultra also has an excellent vibration motor, much better than the S24 Ultra in my opinion. So, interacting on this phone is super nice.

And in the settings, you can also turn on “system haptics” to get nice haptics feedback while navigating through the UI, just like we get on the OnePlus 12. You can also change the intensity or how you want the vibration to feel. Neat!

One area where I think Oppo could have done better is, maybe offering an ultra-sonic fingerprint sensor instead of the optical one which you know annoyingly lights up to register the fingerprint sensor.


  • Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 5G SoC (4nm)
  • 12/16GB LPDDR5X RAM, 256/512GB (UFS 4.0) storage

Anyway, the Performance is another aspect where the Find X7 Ultra performs as well as the S24 Ultra. Both these phones are powered by the latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset, they both have a huge Vapor Chamber cooling system, along with DDR5X RAM and UFS 4.0 storage.

The storage speed is slightly slower on the Oppo Vs what you get on the S24 Ultra, but this actually doesn’t matter a lot in real-life usage.

Oppo Find X7 Ultra Gaming

Everything on both these phones is super-fast, with no hint of delays, no app crashes or anything such! Even the gaming fps and stability are quite similar. However, all the games are limited to just 60fps on the X7 Ultra, maybe that’s because this phone is exclusive to China only. So, possibly international games such as PUBG are running at just 60fps here. In China, PUBG is called “Game for Peace” and that game runs at 90fps!


  • ColorOS 14 with Android 14
  • 4 years of OS, 5 years of security patch updates

As for software, the Oppo Find X7 Ultra comes with the latest Color OS 14 based on Android 14, which is quite similar to what you get on the OnePlus 12, except for some visual aesthetics.

I think the Galaxy S24 Ultra is slightly ahead in the software department as we speak; You get 7 years of OS update commitment Vs just 4 years on OPPO, and there are also tons of exclusive AI features of Samsung phones which is both practical and fun to use!

But looks like OPPO is also working on familiar AI features in its home country China, but it will take some time to reach what Samsung and Google have delivered with their latest phones.

Battery Endurance

  • 5000mAh
  • 100W wired, 50W wireless, 10W reverse wireless

Now since both these phones have similar hardware, I found the battery endurance on these phones to be almost identical. You will easily get up to 7 hours of “screen on time” on both these phones, in a day even with lots of gaming and photography.

With OPPO, the charging is super fast though. You get a 100W SuperVOOC charger inside the box that can get from 0 to 100% in just 25 minutes, whereas the S24 Ultra takes more than double the time with the 45W charger. You also get super quick 50W wireless charging and 15W reverse wireless charging on the Find X7 Ultra, which is almost 3 times quicker than what S24 Ultra offers.


  • Quad camera setup at the back
  • (50MP primary, 50MP ultrawide, 50MP periscope telephoto 2.8X, 50MP periscope telephoto 6X)
  • Hasselblad Professional Optical lens
  • 32MP selfie camera (hole-punch cutout

Ok so, up until now, The Find X7 Ultra is competing pretty much head-to-head in terms of design, display, performance, haptics, and even speaker, but we all know that the S24 Ultra is just crazy good when it comes to cameras!

So, can the Find X7 Ultra compete against the king? The answer is a surprising YES! This phone has left a very good impression on me! I truly didn’t expect it to perform this well and compete against the best!

Oppo Find X7 Ultra and S24 Ultra Rear

Here, you get all kinds of flagship-grade camera hardware – from a 50MP 1-inch primary lens to 50MP ultrawide to 50MP 3X telephoto to the 50MP 6X periscope, and a 32MP selfie camera upfront. You also get Hasselblad calibration, which seems to do excellent color retention in bringing true-to-life photos.


So, comparing it with the S24 Ultra, the area where the Find X7 Ultra truly shines is in the 5X Vs 6X portraits. As you can see from these samples, the Find X7 Ultra produces better skin tone, nice dynamic range, and precise edge detection, so yeah it just looks better processed than what Samsung delivers.

Street Photography

And since I have found a new love for street photography these days, I will easily pick the OPPO Find X7 Ultra over the S24 Ultra! Just check out these samples, they are just so good!


When it comes to selfies, the Find X7 Ultra is pretty neck-to-neck with the S24 Ultra.


I also like the daytime images from both of these phones. S24 Ultra occasionally does a slightly better job in terms of overall balance and contrast levels, but OPPO isn’t far behind. In fact, in some images, both look quite identical too – be it in terms of details, white balance, or sharpness. 

Anyway, one thing I found is, that because of the bigger 1-inch sensor on the Find X7 Ultra, you can see you get slightly brightened and also saturated images both in the daytime as well as in low light, which works in OPPO’s favor sometimes, but at times, it struggles to maintain proper exposure. So, that’s something we can see OPPO work on with future updates.


The aspect where I found the Samsung camera to be slightly superior is No.1 the Ultra-wide camera. Not that Oppo is bad, but the S24 Ultra is slightly more consistent. No.2 Videos is slightly less jittery on Samsung.

But this is something you will only notice if you look very carefully at a color-accurate display. And even in the zoom shots, the S24 Ultra delivers slightly better results, but that is to be expected since we know Samsung has been in this game for a long, long time.


Another thing I notice on these phones is they can click good videos too. You can shoot up to 4K 60fps shots across all the lenses and you can even switch between them while recording too. So, overall, these 2 phones deliver a good videography experience as well. It’s still not as reliable as my iPhone 15 Pro Max, but they are getting pretty close.

Oppo Find X7 Ultra Review: Conclusion

So, overall, as I said at the beginning, I am super impressed with what the OPPO has done with this year’s Find X7 Ultra flagship. It brings all the goodies of what you get with the best-in-class S24 Ultra, at 50% less price! That’s quite remarkable!

However, this phone is currently not launching globally, it’s China-exclusive but I think BBK Electronics, the parent company that owns both OPPO and OnePlus, should launch it as maybe the OnePlus 12 Pro. We have seen, that they do it with the Foldables right!? The OnePlus Open which was the best foldable of 2023 is in fact the rebranded OPPO Find N3.

Oppo Find X7 Ultra Camera Casual

So, I think this could well be the OnePlus 12 Pro. Compared to the OnePlus 12, the 12 Pro will bring all the limitations such as proper IP68 ingress protection, a much superior camera experience, and a more premium design at a slightly more premium price, let’s say NPR 170,000. And at that price, it will have everything to make premium phones like the S24 Ultra and the iPhone 15 Pro Max sweat pretty badly!

Oppo Find X7 Ultra Review: Pros and Cons


  • Stellar 6X Portraits
  • Superb overall camera experience
  • Flagship performance
  • Good battery life


  • Not available for the global market
  • Games are capped at 60fps
Design and Build
Back Cameras
Front Camera
Software and UI
Audio and Haptics
Value for Money
oppo-find-x7-ultra-reviewThe Find X7 Ultra is Oppo's take on the growing camera centric 'Ultra' flagships. It's the world's first phone with a dual periscope lens. And, it really stands to the point, especially, the 6X periscope lens is stellar. Pair that with another 2.8X periscope buddy, a Sony LYT 900 primary sensor and a LYT 600 UW camera, the Find X7 Ultra is a worthy camera package. Likewise, the SD 8 Gen 3, and a superb display at a relatively cheaper price point, what else do you need?