OPPO Find X goes for broke on memory with 10GB of RAM

Greg S

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Ever since Chinese manufacturers started getting serious about competing with the big names, there has become an abundance of less expensive smartphones with only minor compromises. Now we are seeing new features popping up in China before they are available to the rest of the world.

BBK Electronics is not the household name that Apple or Samsung is, but they have shipped more smartphones than either of the two in several countries. Perhaps better known are their brands of Oppo and Vivo, where Oppo is the parent of OnePlus.

Vivo was rumored to be working on the Xplay 7 with 10GB of memory and a 4K display, but these rumblings might have turned out to be too good to be true since the phone is still unreleased several months later. Asus also was allegedly toying with the idea of stuffing 10GB of RAM into the ROG Phone.

The numbers game of specifications appears to now be lead by Oppo based on a TENAA listing of the Find X. A listing on the Chinese certification site indicates that a manufacturer intends to actually produce a device for sale. An original variant of the Find X contains 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. A new updated model will come with 10GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.

Although many reviewers are saying that specs don't matter in 2018, at some point a gap will form between manufacturers that have pushed the edge and those that have not. Oppo's Find X features a 6.4-inch AMOLED display with 2340x1080 resolution. A 25MP front-facing camera and 16MP + 20MP dual camera setup on the back fits right in to the Chinese market.

Other notable internals include a 3730mAh battery with fast charging support and a Snapdragon 845 processor. Oppo is still running Android 8.1 but will likely update to 9.0 at some point in the future.

Pricing is not for the feint of heart at $727 for the base model with 8GB RAM + 128GB of storage. An increase in storage to 256GB may cost around $873 while the flagship option with all the memory is set for near $1,163. Prices in local currency are ¥4999, ¥5999, and ¥7999 respectively. Buying a Find X outside of China may cost you even more.

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Teko03

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Weren't we saying the same when we reached 4GB? Then OnePlus released the OP3 with 6GB, then the Note 8 followed suit...

That is such a random memory size...
How so, they've been going in increments of 2GB since they reach the 2GB mark.
 

p51d007

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I wonder, if these manufacturers get together once in a while and just slap each other
on the backs and shake their heads at SUCCESSFULLY being able to get people to pay
these insane prices for so called flagships, then, in 12-24 months, EASILY convincing
them to do it again, for a minor update.
 
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iamcts

I wonder, if these manufacturers get together once in a while and just slap each other
on the backs and shake their heads at SUCCESSFULLY being able to get people to pay
these insane prices for so called flagships, then, in 12-24 months, EASILY convincing
them to do it again, for a minor update.
Sounds like Apple, but their refresh schedule is like twice a year now.
 

Nobina

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Weren't we saying the same when we reached 4GB? Then OnePlus released the OP3 with 6GB, then the Note 8 followed suit...
I think it's bizarre you need 4GB of RAM or more on a phone considering the lightweight load it has. Since mobile OS' lack real multitasking there should be no need for desktop PC amount of RAM. What are you doing on your phone that requires 10GB of RAM? My old phone has 3GB and I've yet to see it slow down because of filling up RAM. Sure, some people might game and I would give them an extra gig but I don't see the point beyond that.
 

Evernessince

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Weren't we saying the same when we reached 4GB? Then OnePlus released the OP3 with 6GB, then the Note 8 followed suit...
I think it's bizarre you need 4GB of RAM or more on a phone considering the lightweight load it has. Since mobile OS' lack real multitasking there should be no need for desktop PC amount of RAM. What are you doing on your phone that requires 10GB of RAM? My old phone has 3GB and I've yet to see it slow down because of filling up RAM. Sure, some people might game and I would give them an extra gig but I don't see the point beyond that.
I'm guessing the 10GB is for people who never close an app and just having everything running at one. Even still though, 10GB is more then enough for that as well. Even for professional and VR usage. I mean, this is more then the consoles have.
 

Versutus

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Weren't we saying the same when we reached 4GB? Then OnePlus released the OP3 with 6GB, then the Note 8 followed suit...
I think it's bizarre you need 4GB of RAM or more on a phone considering the lightweight load it has. Since mobile OS' lack real multitasking there should be no need for desktop PC amount of RAM. What are you doing on your phone that requires 10GB of RAM? My old phone has 3GB and I've yet to see it slow down because of filling up RAM. Sure, some people might game and I would give them an extra gig but I don't see the point beyond that.
I'm guessing the 10GB is for people who never close an app and just having everything running at one. Even still though, 10GB is more then enough for that as well. Even for professional and VR usage. I mean, this is more then the consoles have.
This is more then the average PC's have. 10 gigs of RAM in a phone, damn... It sounds overkill to me.
 

Teko03

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I think it's bizarre you need 4GB of RAM or more on a phone considering the lightweight load it has. Since mobile OS' lack real multitasking there should be no need for desktop PC amount of RAM. What are you doing on your phone that requires 10GB of RAM? My old phone has 3GB and I've yet to see it slow down because of filling up RAM. Sure, some people might game and I would give them an extra gig but I don't see the point beyond that.
Gives Android a reason to add more bloat to Android. Aside from that, more memory is only useful if you're using some rather weighty mobile apps or if you're using crazy "desktop dock" capable multitasking features. My OnePlus 3 packs 6GB RAM, but according to the phone it averages at about 3.5 GB of regular use.
 
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senketsu

"Pricing is not for the feint of heart"
should be 'pricing is not for the faint of heart', two very different meanings
 
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JaredTheDragon

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Gives Android a reason to add more bloat to Android. Aside from that, more memory is only useful if you're using some rather weighty mobile apps or if you're using crazy "desktop dock" capable multitasking features. My OnePlus 3 packs 6GB RAM, but according to the phone it averages at about 3.5 GB of regular use.
Precisely. Android is absolutely terrible about memory and easily the sloppiest OS I've ever used. It's effectively a piece of spyware with some apps to distract you from that. Hell, even the ad-blockers come with ads! I'm still using a ZenFone V with only 4GB of RAM and it never bogs down, and it's just a quad-core. But it was such a huge upgrade over my previous Motorola Moto E... Finally caught up to the ol' Lumia days in terms of performance and camera, and for only $200. I don't know why people buy flagship phones, especially normal people who don't even use their power. Marketing?
 

cliffordcooley

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This is more then the average PC's have. 10 gigs of RAM in a phone, damn... It sounds overkill to me.
It's more than my desktop. With 10GB that is definitely more than I have ever needed. And to think it is in a phone that certainly doesn't have the power I need at times.
 

FF222

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The screenshot of the supposed certification page clearly says "10 GB RAM + 256 GB ROM", which is obviously technically highly inaccurate, as flash memory is not ROM, by any means. So, it could be very well that the specs are just simply inaccurate, also in regards of the numbers.