Following its global debut last month as the company’s first flip phone, the Find N2 Flip is now available in India. It was presented in China in December. This is the first smartphone in India to be powered by a Dimensity 9000+ SoC, has a big 6.8-inch E6 AMOLED display with a 21:9 aspect ratio, and is also the first flip phone with a big 3.26-inch cover screen. Is this the most cost-effective flip phone? Let’s get started on the review to find out.
The Oppo Find N2 Flip will feel very similar to any Samsung Galaxy Z Flip phone. The phone is very small when folded and weighs 191g. It should easily fit into most pockets. In its folded state, it is thicker than most smartphones, but there is no discernible gap between the two halves, and during my few weeks with this device, almost no lint or dust entered the folding display.
The matte finish does not attract fingerprints, and the Astral Black unit that I used feels good. It looks very slick. The Twilight Purple variety choice likewise looks extremely pleasant as I would see it and has a more reflexive sheen.
The clean finish and level outline of the aluminum make it easy to draw mirrors in. The speaker, dual-SIM tray, and USB Type-C port are all on the frame’s bottom half, while cutouts for the secondary microphone are on the top. Since face recognition doesn’t work well in very low light, the Oppo Find N2 Flip has a fingerprint sensor built into the power button.
Oppo is making a big deal about its new Flexion hinge, which is supposed to make the folding display fold down into a smaller rectangle. To determine how much of a difference the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 makes, we have yet to conduct a thorough side-by-side comparison. The wrinkle is as yet noticeable on the Find N2 Flip when the inward showcase is seen at a point, and can in any case be felt with a finger. TÜV Rheinland has awarded the hinge a durability certificate indicating that it can withstand more than 400,000 cycles of folding and unfolding. It has also been designed to remain stable on its feet at angles between 45 and 110 degrees.
The Oppo Find N2 Flip’s exterior display is one of its main selling points. It is the largest smartphone that can fold vertically to date, measuring 3.26 inches. This AMOLED display has a 60Hz refresh rate, a decently sharp resolution (720 x 382), and up to 800 nits of peak brightness in direct sunlight. Additionally, a screen protector has already been applied. Because the display is so large, you can do a lot more on the phone without having to unfold it.
The majority of notifications can be viewed in advance, the main quick toggles for Wi-Fi, airplane mode, and other settings can be accessed, and widgets for the camera, voice recorder, weather app, and other applications can be used. For Slack, Telegram, and WhatsApp, there is also a quick reply feature; however, you are unable to directly compose a custom reply from the cover screen. When sending responses in other applications, such as Gmail, you actually need to unfold the device. In the future, I’d really like to see support for more apps and, if possible, the ability to write responses with your voice rather than a full keyboard.
When unfolded, the Oppo Find N2 Flip’s inner display measures 6.8 inches. It has a resolution of 2520 x 1080 pixels, a 120Hz peak refresh rate (ranging from 1Hz to 120Hz), a peak brightness of up to 1600 nits, and a layer of ultra-thin glass (UTG) for durability. The phone can be used with the folded side down or from any angle allowed by the manufacturer. We’ll talk about which apps automatically adjust to that state in the following section.
Oppo provides the Find N2 Flip, in contrast to its rival, with all of the typical accessories, including an 80W power adapter and a hard-shell case.
the software and specifications:
The MediaTek Dimensity 9000+ SoC powers the Oppo Find N2 Flip. This 4nm SoC is similar to the Dimensity 9000 found in the Vivo X80 (Review), but it has a higher maximum CPU clock speed of 3.2GHz. In India, the phone comes with Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.3, NFC, and support for numerous satellite navigation systems, in addition to the usual connectivity options.
The phone can be charged using 44W SuperVOOC and has a 4,300mAh battery. Remote charging, unfortunately, isn’t upheld. The Find N2 Flip has no authority IP rating either, in spite of the fact that Oppo has expressed that the telephone has some essential assurance against dampness.
ColorOS 13, which is based on Android 13, is used on the Oppo Find N2 Flip. It will get five years of security updates and four years of “major” updates. The user interface is the same as what we have come to expect from Oppo smartphones in recent years, with a few additions made specifically for the Flip. The Settings application has a ‘Foldable component’ menu which allows you to tweak the cover screen. You can look over the preloaded backdrops, your own picture, or one of five “intuitive pets”. When you tap on a pet, they perform one of 15 animations or actions. You can also modify the order in which you want the widgets to appear on the cover screen and add your own quick reply templates to the ones that already exist using this menu.
Oppo calls FlexForm mode, its own take on Samsung’s Flex mode. When the phone is in a semi-folded position, it basically adjusts the layout of some apps. YouTube, for instance, moves comments and UI elements to the lower half of the display while automatically expanding the video frame to fill the upper half. The controls are located in the lower half of the viewfinder in the camera app, which is pushed to the upper half. If you want to better frame a subject from an awkward angle, you can even switch between these positions.
battery life and performance:
It was a very pleasant experience for me to use the Oppo Find N2 Flip as my primary smartphone for about a week, primarily due to the practicality of the large cover screen. Without having to open the phone, I was able to view notifications, send basic replies to messages, and quickly access the camera and toggle switches.
The outer screen, on the other hand, isn’t being utilized to its full potential. The capacity to make an answer (either by voice or composing) in more applications, particularly Gmail, might have been tremendously valuable. It would likewise have been really helpful to have the option to see turn-by-turn route in Google Guides or even the consequences of a Google Partner question on the cover screen. With upcoming updates, I hope Oppo adds more features.
The SoC in the Oppo Find N2 Flip may be lead grade for MediaTek however it approaches the exhibition of Qualcomm’s ongoing leader processor, in some measure in benchmarks. AnTuTu gave the Find N2 Flip 710,743 points, and Geekbench 6’s single and multi-core tests gave it 1,153 and 3,339 points, respectively. There’s a major distinction when looked at against the AnTuTu scores of telephones in view of even the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC, which is as yet being utilized in new 2023 cell phones.
Despite the numbers, you probably won’t even notice the difference in performance when using the Find N2 Flip because Android 13 runs very smoothly there. Games like Asphalt 9 include: Both Grand Theft Auto and Legends: Bad habit City looked perfect and ran well with consistent framerates.
The video quality on the Find N2 Flip’s display was also excellent. Netflix and other apps support HDR10 playback. Due to the folding display’s extra-wide aspect ratio, most videos have black bars on the left and right. When you use the speaker, Dolby Atmos is permanently enabled, and the stereo speakers sound well. The unique finger impression sensor is speedy as is face acknowledgment (under great lighting). The super dainty glass layer over the collapsing show appears to be genuinely sturdy. When I applied pressure with my fingers, I didn’t notice any flex, but if you press down with a sharper object or even your fingernail, it will dent.
I viewed battery duration as more than palatable on the Oppo Track down N2 Flip. It lasted more than a full day on average, with approximately five and a half hours spent staring at a screen, most of which was spent on Netflix, Slack, and WhatsApp. The Find N2 Flip lasted for 17 hours, 39 minutes in our HD video loop test before the battery died completely, which is a good runtime. Even though it comes with an 80W proprietary adapter, the phone can charge at a maximum of 44W SuperVOOC. I figured out how to get a 54 percent charge after 30 minutes, and up to 96 percent following 60 minutes.
The Oppo Find N2 Flip’s cameras are aided by Oppo’s MariSilicon X imaging chip, and color tuning in Pro mode is made possible by a partnership with Hasselblad. Very much like with the OnePlus 11 5G (Survey), you get extraordinary Expert channels that were co-made with Hasselblad representatives, XPan mode, and an orange shade button. The Find N2 Flip is a flip phone that lets you take better selfies when it is folded because you can use the main rear camera to point it in your direction and frame your shots on the cover screen. Strangely, the cover screen widget can only record videos at 1080p, and there is no way to change the resolution.
Similar to the OnePlus 11 5G, the primary rear camera has a 50-megapixel Sony IMX890 sensor. The ultra-wide camera has an 8-megapixel Sony IMX355 sensor with no autofocus and no macro capability. You don’t get a fax camera, however you can zoom carefully up to 20X. The selfie camera implanted in the collapsing show utilizes a 32-megapixel Sony IMX709 sensor, which was likewise utilized in the Oppo Reno 7 Master. While it does not have autofocus, it does provide 2X magnification.
The Oppo Find N2 Flip’s main camera takes good pictures in daylight. Detail is genuinely great, powerful reach is nice, and close-up shots are sharp and clear cut. Colors in general are likewise very exact. The super wide camera then again is a piece frail on detail and varieties will quite often look disheartening.
Since the app automatically takes long-exposure shots, low-light images taken with the main camera appear lively with vibrant colors and good exposure. Even when magnified, the details are pretty good. The ultra-wide camera struggles to match the main camera’s colors and exposure, so it only takes passable pictures—as long as there is enough ambient light. In exceptionally faint lighting, even Night mode neglects to convey any redeemable outcomes.
In daylight, the selfie camera can produce satisfactory results. The portrait mode mode also works very well and produces pleasing results. Selfies caught in low light look fair yet complexions are somewhat of a sometimes good, sometimes bad.
The Oppo Find N2 Flip has a recording speed of up to 30 frames per second for 4K video. Video quality and stabilization are both satisfactory in daylight. Videos with low light tend to look heavily processed, with less detail and grain. Similar to the selfie camera, the ultra-wide camera can only record video at 1080p, but the quality is significantly lower than that of the main camera during the day and in low light.
The Oppo Find N2 Flip is a pretty good first attempt at a phone that folds in half vertically, and it competes with Samsung in many ways. Some of the main reasons to choose it over the Galaxy Z Flip 4 are the more practical outer display, faster charging, and higher resolution primary camera. Because the 256GB version of Samsung’s Flip costs more, you also get more storage.
Notwithstanding, I can’t disregard two major elements that are missing from Oppo’s contribution: wireless charging and an official IP rating. The super wide camera is likewise a piece disappointing, and I don’t think the external presentation is being used to its maximum capacity yet. However, the Oppo Find N2 Flip‘s introduction in India means that customers now have a choice, which is always a good thing.