Best Oppo phone 2020
Want to know what Oppo’s phones are all about? We round up the best that the company has to offer to help you pick the right one for your needs.
While Oppo might not be as much of a household name as say, Samsung, in markets like the UK, it drifts in and out of the top five global smartphone brands (with regards to market share) on a regular basis. As such, it shouldn’t be ignored.
Particularly in Europe, the Chinese phone maker has been pushing hard, already having a sizeable foothold in countries like Spain and growing its presence on British shores since its launch into the market in 2019.
We also have suspicions that unless Huawei’s current situation, imposed by the US government’s Entity List, rectifies itself, Oppo is poised to soak up a lot of its rival’s market share and take its place as one of the top three mobile brands in the world.
We’ve already seen a shift towards Western tastes and more competitive devices across the board, with constant reworkings and improvements to its mobile user experience – Color OS – alongside more powerful, capable phones, like its latest 5G flagship, the Oppo Find X2 Pro.
Whether you’re after a top-tier device or something more affordable, Oppo offers an assortment of Android-powered smartphones that tick a lot of boxes across a range of price points.
Best Oppo phones 2020
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1. Oppo Find X2 Pro
The Oppo Find X2 Pro is a phenomenal phone by any measure. The 6.7in, 10-bit, 120Hz, QHD+ panel is the best display in any phone right now, and Oppo backs it up with the fastest wired charging around at 65W, and a top-tier camera that boasts two 48Mp lenses and up to a 10x hybrid zoom.
You’ll have to live without wireless charging and the choice between bland grey ceramic or garish green or orange vegan leather finishes might leave some struggling to find a design that suits their style.
For pure performance though, the Find X2 Pro can’t be beaten right now, with all of the above plus a Snapdragon 865, 512GB storage and 12GB RAM – you just have to be willing to pay the price, as at £1,099 it doesn’t come cheap.
Read our full Oppo Find X2 Pro review
2. Oppo Find X2
The Oppo Find X2 only loses out on a few of the most elite touches found on the Find X2 Pro. It still retains a premium design, a superb display, flagship-class performance and that all-important 65W fast charging.
Perhaps best of all, it undercuts the Find X2 Pro by a notable margin, as well as popular rivals like Samsung’s Galaxy S20+ and more.
Read our full Oppo Find X2 review
3. Oppo Find X2 Neo
You’d be forgiven for mistaking the Find X2 Neo for a fully-fledged flagship; with a stunning display, versatile cameras, great fast-charging and more.
Considering what else is out there, it’s a little on the pricey side, but if it’s a thin, stylish design you’re after, the Neo should serve you well for a long time.
Read our full Oppo Find X2 Neo review
4. Oppo A9 2020
The Oppo A9 2020 is a budget handset the manages to excel in multiple areas – with an attractive design, a 48MP quad-camera and a massive 5000mAh battery that outshines even some of the most expensive phones on the market.
It’s not without faults, of course. Though the battery life is excellent, there’s no fast charging. Though the night mode on the camera is stellar, the user-experience of taking photos really needs refining to be simpler and cleaner.
For the price point, however, you’re getting a very good camera phone that feels high-end and a device that won’t die on you quickly. For these reasons, we’d definitely say that the Oppo A9 2020 is a budget contender.
Read our full Oppo A9 2020 review
5. Oppo Find X2 Lite
The Oppo Find X2 Lite is a well-balanced mid-range phone. It offers good features across nearly all the key areas, with its solid processor enabling excellent performance and great battery life.
The points in its favour don’t stop there, as the phone is well-suited for mobile gaming and the camera offers some superb image stabilization.
The exterior of the phone makes it obvious we’re not dealing with a flagship, although that doesn’t mean the design is poor in any way. The camera is prone to oversaturation, but it generally takes great shots.
Read our full Oppo Find X2 Lite review
6. Oppo Reno 10x Zoom
The Reno 10x Zoom may be a little dated but it still has it where it counts. It feels a lot like the OnePlus 7 Pro, but trades that phone’s phenomenal screen for a better camera instead – a trade-off that’s likely to make sense for a lot of people. It’s got top 2019 specs, decent battery, and a slick design – as long as you don’t mind the ‘shark fin’ front-facing pop-up camera.
The real sell is that rear triple camera array: with a 48Mp main lens and a 5x optical zoom that can simulate 10x ‘hybrid’ zoom, thanks to software tricks, this is one of the few cameras on the market that can rival smartphone snapper giants like the Huawei P40 Pro.
The few downsides are that the AMOLED panel is only 1080p, the speakers are a bit wimpy, and ColorOS still feels like a bit of a work in progress, but for most people, these will hardly matter at all, especially has time has meant it’s a lot more affordable now.
Read our full Oppo Reno 10x Zoom review
7. Oppo Reno 4Z 5G
Oppo’s most affordable 5G phone yet, the Reno 4Z 5G boasts a 120Hz high refresh rate display, decent Night mode photography and most interestingly of all – one of the first examples of MediaTek’s Dimensity 800 chipset.
With performance that punches above its weight and a compelling price point, it’s easy to like the Reno 4Z 5G and it’d be a slam dunk were it not for the similarly-specced Realme 7 5G, which offers even greater value for money.
Read our full Oppo Reno 4Z 5G review
8. Oppo Reno2 Z
The Oppo Reno 2 Z, while not a complete redesign of the budget-friendly smartphone, offers a range of improvements including rear-facing quad-cameras, improved internals and large battery, making this a great incremental update and well worth considering for the price.
Oppo has managed to further improve the camera setup with a quad rear camera setup (48Mp + 8Mp ultra-wide + 2Mp mono + 2Mp depth sensor) and a retractable front-facing selfie camera that contributes to the smartphone’s high-end look. It’s also speedy, beating equivalent mid-rangers in benchmarks, and the battery lasts all day without any issues.
Read our full Oppo Reno2 Z review
9. Oppo A5 2020
The Oppo A5 2020 is a great affordable option without making too many compromises. With a huge 5000mAh battery, a classy exterior design and a big display, you’d find it hard to believe that it’s priced as low as it is.
Of course, the quad-camera doesn’t quite match up to its rivals – with just a 12Mp main lens and limited options (especially when it comes to low light). That said, at this price, compromises are expected, and these downfalls don’t quite detract from what is a powerful entry-level phone.
Read our full Oppo A5 2020 review
10. Oppo A72
Not dissimilar to the A5 or A9 2020, the A72 places affordability and bombastic battery life at the fore, while an eye-catching design is only marred by the fact that this phone is a serious dust and fingerprint magnet.
Slap a case on it, though, and you’ve got a great budget blower with the cleanest take on the company’s own Color OS to date as well as a versatile camera for the price.
Read our full Oppo A72 review
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