OPPO Find N2 Flip Review: Making The Galaxy Z Flip 4 Look Dated

OPPO Find N2 Flip Review: Making The Galaxy Z Flip 4 Look Dated

Someone has brought a worthy competitor to Samsung's foldable parts. The company is OPPO, which has finally released one of its foldable phones to global markets. The device is OPPO Find N2 Flip and we are here to review it. The phone was first launched in China in December, while OPPO announced it to the world earlier this month. This is the company's first foldable model outside of OPPO's home country and bodes well for the global foldable market.

The OPPO Find N2 Flip has a lot to offer and in my opinion, it's better equipped than its direct competitor, the Galaxy Z Flip 4. It has advantages and disadvantages, which we will all talk about below. Before we start, let's just say that the other foldable OPPO, the OPPO Find N2, will not be making its way to global markets. OPPO wanted to launch its global foldable phone line with a foldable phone, but it might get a foldable book variant next year. Anyway, let's get started.


OPPO Find N2 Flip Review. Hardware / Design

I mentioned in the introduction that I prefer the OPPO Find N2 Flip's hardware over what the Galaxy Z Flip 4 has to offer. Actually, this has several reasons. It's not that the Galaxy Z Flip 4 doesn't feel good, but the OPPO Find N2 Flip makes it better. I have to rule that out first, because that's what this phone is all about. When folded, the OPPO Find N2 Flip offers a seamless design unlike its competitors. Also, thanks to OPPO's hinge, the fold is almost invisible and the display is almost invisible. For me personally, like the OPPO Find N2, it made a big difference. Also, this cover disc is any folding cover (and it's vertical) and has a lot of potential. More on that later.

It has major technical advantages over the Galaxy Z Flip 4

Here are three main reasons why I prefer this design. The OPPO Find N2 Flip also feels very premium in the hand. It is made of metal and glass and has straight sides. When folded, it's very thin and feels even thinner in the hand. The main screen of the phone has thin bezels and a centered hole for the display camera. Unfolding and folding the device is a pleasure as the phone is easy to hold. Yes, you can fold it in half to use as a group photo prop or something. The heel feels solid, which is great. On the downside, the phone doesn't always fold comfortably at an angle. It opened for me because it was open at an angle to the road, which is certainly not ideal. The good news is that this doesn't happen if you tilt it halfway, just try a different angle.

The side fingerprint scanner works great

This phone also has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner and it worked great for us. It's not the fastest capacitive fingerprint scanner I've used, but it comes close. At first it lost fingerprints here and there, but then I re-enabled fingerprints and it worked fine. All the physical buttons are on the right side, and the power/lock button doubles as a fingerprint reader. There are two cameras on the back of the phone that you can use to take selfies thanks to the flip screen.

It also has an IPX4 rating, which is better than nothing.

The overall feel of the OPPO Find N2 Flip is... well, great. I have only one complaint: intolerance. This phone has an IPX4 rating compared to the Galaxy Z Flip 4's IPX8 rating. I think the company has also been successful with the hardware that comes with the latest foldable Find N2 series.

The sales packaging contains a plastic case

OPPO Find N2 Flip retail packaging includes a case. It's basically your regular hard plastic box. It doesn't look premium at all, but until you get something better, it'll do the job. Luckily, OPPO offers some nice cases for the device, but there are already plenty of third-party things you can get your hands on. I have added three images to the gallery below. The first picture shows the box that comes in the retail packaging, while the other two are the boxes that OPPO sent us to check out, but that didn't come with the phone.

Other official works can be purchased separately

Those two cases are the PU Portable Case and the company's wallet for the device. The wearable PU case is made of silicone and has the feel you'd expect. It offers very good protection and is a really interesting fashion choice with the added buckle. You can easily use this finger loop while holding the phone or attaching it to something. It can definitely be used as a transmitter.

The purse is beautiful. The interior offers space for your device as well as your cards or cash. There can be a one-size-fits-all solution to all of this, that's for sure. When I put everything in, it's a little bulkier than I'd like. I have a feeling that OPPO should come out with a nice leather case for a device that would definitely scream "premium". OPPO seems to be targeting younger users with this phone, but that makes sense.

OPPO Find N2 Flip Review. Ad:

OPPO Find N2 Flip has a 6.8-inch FullHD+ foldable main display. It's a 120Hz panel that can reach 1600 nits of brightness under certain conditions. It has a 21:9 aspect ratio, so it's quite tall and narrow. The cover panel measures 3.26 inches and is also an AMOLED panel. This display is protected by Gorilla Glass 5 and has a resolution of 720 x 382. This bezel display is the largest we've seen on a flip smartphone.

However, there is a notch on the main display, but it's barely noticeable thanks to OPPO's notch. You can hardly feel it under your toes, either visually or haptically. This is in stark contrast to what you get on the Galaxy Z Flip 4, for example. If that notch on the Galaxy Z Flip 4 bothers you, this might be the phone for you. It's still there, but less noticeable.

The main display offers bright colors and hides the crease very well

The home screen itself is very good. It's crisp, has good viewing angles, and is very sharp. Also, blacks are pretty deep. The FullHD+ panel is very, very good, the touch response is also very good, and the screen doesn't feel plasticky like some foldable devices.

Surface screen is very good. Colors are vibrant and, as mentioned, wide enough for a flat screen. Touch response is also very good and you get some pre-built protection, although it's not essential as Gorilla Glass 5 protects this panel. In terms of functionality, it's a completely different story. OPPO has promised to keep updating the screen capabilities of this overlay, but this is a missed opportunity.

The cover screen is quite large, but rarely used

How: Well, this Surface Display is as close in functionality as you can get in a smartwatch. For example, you don't use the phone entirely through this panel as you fit into Motorola's foldables. You have access to your notifications, but even that is limited. You can also reply with preset responses, but not print. You can also see the last message in the chat, which is problematic to say the least and limits the functionality of this screen. Another example of a limitation is that you can't actually read email. You can see the email subject in Gmail, but not the email itself.

The number of widgets is also currently limited. It does the same thing as the Galaxy Z Flip 4, although it's much bigger and vertical. Motorola's foldable devices offer more features. Those limitations are a problem, and they kind of make this screen, well... I wouldn't say it's pointless, but less useful than it should be. OPPO should be allowed to do more, and we hope the company will, but it will take time.

Taking a selfie with this phone is a great experience

Don't get me wrong, it certainly has its uses. It's ideal for selfies and videos, for example. To do all this, you can use your phone's main camera setup and have a large field of view. It's great to be able to control your music player without having to unlock your phone, start a stopwatch, or anything else. As I said, this cover should be able to do more. I hope OPPO will realize this after the first review and do their best to remove the shackles holding it back.

OPPO Find N2 Flip Review. Performance:

MediaTek Dimensity 9000+ SoC powers this phone. OPPO opted for MediaTek over Qualcomm and perhaps this decision made the phone at a certain price point. The good news is that this isn't necessarily a bad thing. I haven't seen any issues with this processor. Using something like the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 might give you a bit more battery life, but the Dimensity 9000+ performed very well overall.

The phone was definitely smooth in my usage. It's gone through everything I've thrown at it and it works for gaming too. Even Genshin Impact ran fine on this phone, along with several other games I tried. The same applies to simpler tasks. Multitasking works great, apps open very quickly and media consumption is no problem either. The camera connects quickly and reliably, etc. I have no complaints about the performance of the OPPO Find N2 Flip.

OPPO Find N2 Flip review. battery

OPPO Find N2 Flip is equipped with a 4300 mAh battery. This is a very good battery for a phone. For comparison, the Galaxy Z Flip 4 has a 3700 mAh battery. Now you're probably wondering what this means for battery life. Well, it's good, but not great. If you are a heavy user, you may need to charge this phone by the end of the day.

Battery life is good but not outstanding

If you're wondering what that means in terms of screen time. Well, this variable varies from user to user, but for me it means I can usually get about 6.5 to 7 hours of screen time. Note that I only play the game for testing purposes, it's not something I do every day. For everything else I use my cell phone. This includes playing music and podcasts, taking lots of photos, surfing the web, sending messages, replying to emails, editing photos, and more. contains.

44W charging is very fast

If you run out of juice before then, don't forget that you have 44W of charging power here. This charger can charge you up to 50% in 23 minutes and fully charge your phone in an hour. It also comes with a charger so you don't have to worry about it. The phone does not support wireless charging, so keep that in mind.

OPPO Find N2 Flip Review. Camera:

Let's talk about these cameras. The OPPO Find N2 Flip has a 50MP primary camera with multi-directional PDAF, but no OIS. It also has an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera on the back with a 112-degree field of view. It uses a wide-angle 32-megapixel camera on the front. These cameras performed well and will do the job well for most users. However, my job is to give you a better idea of ​​what to expect here.

Hasselblad's shade is clearly visible

First of all, the Find N2 Flip's cameras love to show off colors. I'm not talking about oversaturated photos at all, but they tend to produce colors nicely and ultimately look rich and vibrant. It is especially beautiful in low light. It probably has something to do with Hasselblad's Hue, and we're glad it's here. Overall, the main camera does pretty well in almost all lighting conditions, mostly blocking glare from street lights.

Images perform very well in most scenarios

Images remain amazingly detailed and balanced. Even in high dynamic range situations, it doesn't open up, though it doesn't perform as well as the high-end phones we've tested. However, the ultra-wide camera falters in low light. Images become flat and quite muddy, and the street lights fade a bit.

Needless to say, selfies look great because you're using your phone's main camera to take them, at least most of the time. The separation of topics is also quite successful. It's honestly one of the best selfie phones out there. If you leave AI mode on and let OPPO's custom NPU do the work, video quality is good despite the lack of OIS.

OPPO Find N2 Flip Review. Software:

OPPO Find N2 Flip comes with Android 13. In addition to Google's operating system, you will also find OPPO's ColorOS 13 skin. That's basically what you get on the OnePlus 11, but there it's called OxygenOS. The two parameters are very similar. The software itself is great, but it differs from stock Android. There are a few differences that might bother you, but we haven't run into any weird bugs or anything like that. ColorOS performed well, even very well, in our usage.

OPPO's ColorOS system brings with it many features

Here you get the usual extra features like extra gestures to trigger actions. Smart sidebar, flexible windows and more. In addition, there is a high degree of customization options that include not only the start screen, but also the status bar and more. In the display section, we have already talked about the surface display, but OPPO needs to improve its offering in this regard. ColorOS should offer more features for an overlay screen, especially one that is wide enough for an overlay screen (folding). If you want to know more about this, check out the screenshot section.

ColorOS should not be a reason to stay away from this phone as it worked very well. It worked fine on OPPO devices years ago and the company really fixed it. As long as you're not expecting a stock offer, you'll probably like it.

OPPO Find N2 Flip review. should i buy it?

So, is the OPPO Find N2 Flip worth buying? Well, it all depends on what you are looking for in a smartphone. If you're thinking about this phone, you're probably interested in foldable phones. There are not many phones like this and this is one of the best. If you're not a fan of the Galaxy Z Flip 4, this might be the perfect alternative for you. Not only does it fold seamlessly, but it also has a less noticeable notch on the screen. It also has a larger vertical overlay screen and faster loading. The OPPO Find N2 Flip looks like a really premium product and should be considered if you're looking for a flip case.

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