Design and speed – they are the two words Oppo want you to think and feel when you hold their new Oppo Find X Automobili Lamborghini edition. The same two words that Ferruccio Lamborghini had front of mind when he designed the first Lamborghini, the 350 GT, in 1963.
Fast forward 54 years, and here I am sitting in a Lamborghini Huricana Spider holding the new premier, Lamborghini edition Oppo phone and those two words, like these two worlds have never felt more real.
I got to spend an afternoon road-testing both, with some very nervous insurance guys nearby.
The car costs an eye watering $499,000, which is important to remember as it makes the phone’s also-eye-watering cost of +$2000 more absorbable, but neither are for your entry level consumer.
When you get behind the wheel of the Lambo, firstly, note that if you’re a tall man like me you won’t really fit. Especially with the Spider model. I had to either duck or raise my head high to avoid staring directly at the bar at the top of the windshield.
But that’s fine – the car isn’t designed for me to be comfortable, indeed it doesn’t care about me at all…
It’s designed to move like the wind, sound like a storm and look like a beast doing it. And it does in all ways.
It’s four wheels and two doors with an engine, and worth every penny of the half a mill they’re asking.
To that end, the Lamborghini edition phone is probably only for those who can afford the car, or at least afford to look like they own one.
But if you are willing to pay, you will be rewarded.
If a phone was a supercar, this would be it…
A carbon-fibre back and gorilla glass front has a physical weight that screams quality.
For those unfamiliar with Oppo, their work around for the Notch is a unique-to-Oppo slide up 16MP camera, which never gets old to experience.
Its footprint is near identical to the new iPhone XS Max, but it’s curved-to-a-point edges makes it feel like a sleeker, faster version of its more mainstream rival.
And now speed:
Its marquee feature is its battery charging; this edition of the phone has Oppo’s Super VOOC charging, which allows its massive 3,400mAh battery charge from 0 to 100% in 35 minutes.
When I started writing the article the phone was dead, and not’s its charged. (Which gives you an idea how slow I write)
It runs Android 8.1, has 512GB storage and a whopping 8GB of Ram.
In laymans terms, if it can be crammed into a phone, much like the engine of this Huricana, then it has been done.
The phone also comes packed with a high end set of Lamborghini specific accessories, including a charger, USB cable and wireless earbuds that come with their own charge pod.
In all, watch the video – it’s me driving a super-fast car, holding a super-deluxe phone. Pick which one of those Lamborghinis is probably more achievable right now and go out and make it happen for yourself.
They’re both weapons.
Words by Matt De Groot