Today, many brands launched various types of mobile phones with a flexible screen that can be folded and bent, but most of them are in the form of a fold, and although it is comfortable to use, there will be obvious wrinkles. OPPO recently released the concept phone X, which is the first phone to adopt a scroll type design on the flexible screen to achieve the effect of larger and smaller screens. But how do you feel about using this type of cell phone? Is it really practical? Let Edward test it for everyone.
The body is thick and the control with one hand is a bit difficult
The OPPO X itself is designed as a slim Android phone, but the body is relatively thick, of course, the reason is the scroll-type screen design, which I will share with you below. It’s just that design, along with a 6.7-inch OLED screen and a heavier body weight, which makes it difficult for everyone to control the phone with one hand even if the screen isn’t turned on. When turned on, it is even more necessary to use both hands. However, the body design is solid, and the back design is also very trendy. At least it has the noble feel of a flagship phone whether it’s touch or looks, and that’s commendable.
▲ Since the flexible screen adopts scroll design, the body will be thicker.
Basically, it is difficult to control with one hand, it is recommended to use both hands to control whether it is an extended or general use of mobile phones.
The airframe is made of metal materials and is relatively hard, the only reason is that the flexible screen is inherently easy to scratch, so be careful when using it
▲ The device appeared with a completely white design under any circumstances, and there will be no “two colors” due to the extension of the screen, it is beautiful and simple, but noble as well.
▲ Because the screen adopts a swipe-type extension design, the screen crease is not as clear as the normal foldable mobile phone when the screen is in use.
The reel screen can be turned on and off by swiping
Of course, its biggest feature is the pulley design. Generally, the flexible screen folding machines are designed with a bending design. The advantage is that the big screen can be used just by opening it, but the disadvantage is that the crease will become more noticeable when used for a long time, some users will also worry about it, and more twisting will shorten the life of the screen (although the official generally says there are Problem). The OPPO X’s scrolling design extends and extends from the left side of the fuselage when needed, converting a 6.7-inch 16:10 screen into a 7.4-inch 4: 3 screen. Since it doesn’t directly flex the screen, wrinkles are relatively less noticeable. In theory, it can Also greatly extend the life of the flexible screen, it’s already a very good design. And for screen switching and extending, just swipe up or down on the toggle button, which is very convenient to control. However, the scroll design only removes the part of the screen that is included in the fuselage. When the display is turned off, you will see a trace of dust remaining in the contact position, which is even more ugly. Therefore, it is recommended that you bring a cloth for the glasses with you, and clean the screen occasionally, and it will look more elegant.
▲ Swipe up or down on the toggle button on the right side of the fuselage to switch between screen sizes of 6.7in and 7.4in.
Front and back design of the switch.
▲ This is the edge of the machine behind the extended screen.
▲ However, this design will leave dust marks on the screen surface, so it should be cleaned frequently.
No change in resolution, special effects are also attractive
Since it uses a scroll type design, its accuracy remains unchanged regardless of whether the content is displayed on a 6.7in or 7.4in screen. It only determines the screen aspect ratio according to how far the screen is stretched. This is what everyone has to do. Whatch out. In addition, when the screen is extended or reduced, the content on the screen will slowly enlarge or reduce the line spacing, and there will be special effects to slowly zoom in or out when changing, without sudden zooming in or out, the author appreciates the position. But what everyone should pay attention to is that all phones only have one button, which is the toggle button on the right side of the fuselage. It can only switch screen display and scroll to expand / shorten the screen width. If you want to adjust the volume, you need to do it in the sound effects setting, which is very annoying. This is his defect. I think that when this device is officially launched, if the volume button could be added again, it would be the most perfect design.
▲ When you press the switch, the part extending from the screen will slide out from the left side of the fuselage.
▲ After switching from 6.7 inch screen to 7.4 inch screen, the browsing content will be automatically rearranged, for example, web browsing will have the effect of reading a book.
▲ For video watching, because the ratio has changed from 16:10 to 4: 3, the black edges of the video will change from left to right to top and bottom.
There are no obvious errors when switching screens
As for switching big and small screen, I think another area that everyone is most interested in is whether there will be bugs or even crashes when switching between using the app or browsing content. The author failed to test too many app scenarios due to short testing time, but tried to browse the web with the built-in browser and watch videos with YouTube. And even if the screen switches while browsing the content, there are no errors or crashes. , Stability is very high, so you don’t have to worry too much.
▲ Firstly, browse the web page with the built-in browser, no problem with display before and after switching.
▲ Browse YouTube videos, it can play normally before and after switching, and there is no pause when switching videos during playback.
▲ However, if you switch the screen display during the video stage, even though the shot is still picture with 4: 3 aspect ratio, due to the adjustment of the image length and width, the picture effect will be different. You can pay attention to the extended screen. Portrait content is shot less, but portrait shot is more.
Summary: The new flexible screen design looks forward to the day of mass production
All in all, OPPO X’s new flexible screen app design, which uses scrolling type, is really a very new approach. On the one hand, it could make the crease relatively less noticeable, and on the other hand, in theory, the flexible screen could extend .. life. Although it is more likely that dust marks will appear on the screen than the current one, this approach is always “not hidden”. I am really looking forward to OPPO early mass production and application of this technology to its flagship phones, so that everyone can use the flexible screen mobile technology. , You can choose another one.
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