For the past few years, Oppo has mainly focused on launching mid-range and upper mid-range phones under the Reno, K, and A series in China. Oppo hasn’t launched a Find series flagship phone since launching the Find X2 series in 2020. While the predecessor Find X5 and X3 series have been top-notch flagships, these have not been released in India. By announcing the Find N2 Flip earlier this week, the brand is finally back in the flagship market with a new Find-branded premium phone in the country.
The Find N2 Flip is a clamshell phone with a foldable screen. The only other phone with such a form factor that is currently available in the Indian market is the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4. Samsung’s fourth-generation Z Flip series phone is a commendable device. However, it has taken around four years for Samsung to iron out the issues and launch a more reliable product. It goes without saying that Samsung has been offering the Z Flip series with each new generation. However, the Oppo Find N2 Flip does not feel like a first-generation experimental product from the brand. After using the Find N2 Flip for a couple of weeks, I can say that it feels premium and tries to compete, even overtaking the Z Flip 4 in many areas.
Oppo Find N2 Flip Review: What’s in the box?
The Find N2 Flip retail package is designed in such a way that it elevates the device towards you when it is opened. The following items are packed inside the retail box:
- Oppo Find N2 Flip handset (Anvin check)
- 80W charger
- USB-A to USB-C cable
- Plastic hard case
- SIM ejector tool
- Quick Guide
- Safety Guide
- Premium service document
Design and Display
|Dimensions||Foldable Display||Cover Display|
|Unfolded – 166.2 x 75.2 x 7.45mm||6.8-inch E6 AMOLED LTPO display||3.26-inch AMOLED screen|
|Folded – 85.5 x 75.2 x 16mm||1080 x 2520 pixels (FHD+)||382 x 720 pixels|
|Weight – 191 grams||403 ppi pixel density||250 ppi pixel density|
|No IP rating||120Hz refresh rate||60Hz refresh rate|
|240Hz touch sampling rate||120Hz touch sampling rate|
|Color variants||Up to 1600 nits of brightness||Up to 800 nits of brightness|
|Astral Black||86.4% screen-to-body ratio||Gorilla Glass 5 (for both displays)|
|Moonlit Purple||21:9 aspect ratio||Ultra-Thin Glass (UTG)|
|Widevine L1 support|
I received the Moonlit Purple edition of the Oppo Find N2 Flip for review. The purple variant has a glossy appeal and looks quite enticing. A good thing is that it does not attract fingerprint marks.
The N2 Flip features a glass back with an aluminium frame. In its unfolded state, it looks like a regular smartphone. It measures 7.45mm in thickness (unfolded state) and weighs around 191 grams.
When the device is closed, one can see the “Oppo” branding with a wavy pattern on the hinge. Users are able to hold the folding angle between 45 and 110 degrees using the hinge, which Oppo calls the Flexion Hinge. As far as the durability of the hinge is concerned, the TUV Rheinland-certified hinge can perform well after 400,000 cycles of folding and unfolding. It claims that the hinge is tested to withstand 100,000 folds in extreme temperatures (20-degree Celsius low, 50-degree Celsius high). There is no visible gap between the two halves of the N2 Flip, and the display is almost creaseless. The crease can be felt or seen only when deliberate attempts are made, like intentional efforts to feel the crease, or when the screen is off, and that too when it is viewed from a different angle.
Starting from the top, the Find N2 Flip features a speaker hole and a microphone. Even the earpiece available on the top bezel of the device works as a speaker. The bottom edge has a SIM tray slot, a microphone, a USB-C port, and a speaker grille. There is nothing on the left spine, whereas its right edge has a volume rocker and a power key, which is integrated with a fingerprint scanner. The edges surrounding the display are raised to safeguard it in its folded state.
The Find N2 Flip has the latest E6 AMOLED LTPO display, measuring 6.8 inches. It offers an FHD+ resolution, a 21:9 aspect ratio, and a variable refresh rate of 1Hz – 120Hz. In general usage, the screen crease is not visible at all. The screen color modes available on the device include Vivid (vibrant), Natural (soft), and Pro Mode. The third one offers two options: Cinematic (P3 mode) and Brilliant (widest color gamut).
The main display supports Standard (60Hz) and High (120Hz) refresh rates. While there is no automatic mode, Oppo claims that the refresh rate can go down to 1Hz. The company claims that the screen comes with an anti-reflection film, which can reflect five times less glare compared to other foldable display phones. Coming back to the crease, “even after 216,000 folds and unfolds, TÜV Rhineland’s lab tests found the crease remains almost imperceptible from most angles,” claims Oppo. It is a good device for entertainment, thanks to the reasonably loud stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos and support for Widevine L1, HDR10, and HDR10+.
On the back, the phone has a dual camera setup, a microphone, a dual-LED flash, and a cover display in the upper half. The lower half has the Oppo and Hasselblad branding.
The cover AMOLED screen measures 3.26 inches. It supports 382 x 720 pixels resolution, a 60Hz refresh rate, a peak brightness of 800 nits, and Gorilla Glass 5 protection. At present, it offers the largest cover display on a flip phone. The large cover screen offers access to a few in-house widgets, such as Camera, Weather, Time, Events, Recorder, and Wireless Earphones. These can be accessed by swiping right and left.
A swipe down gives access to quick toggles (Wi-Fi, data, airplane mode, Bluetooth, alerts on/off, DND, torch, and battery saver), while a swipe up gives access to notifications. It allows users to use quick replies to respond to messages on certain apps like WhatsApp, Messenger, Slack, Telegram, and Line. The outer screen also supports Always-On Display (AOD) and unlocking via fingerprint scanner and face unlock. At first (around 2-3 days), using the widgets on the outer screen felt slightly buggy, but the experience has been good going forward.
Performance and Software
|MediaTek Dimensity 9000 Plus||4,300Ah battery|
|8GB of LPDDR5 RAM||44W charging|
|256GB of UFS 3.1 storage||Android 13 OS with ColorOS 13|
|8GB of virtual RAM|
Under the hood, the Oppo Find N2 Flip has the 3.0GHz Dimensity 9000 Plus 4nm chipset, LPDDR5 RAM, and UFS 3.1 storage. There is no external storage on the device. Coming back to the chip, it features the same chip that powers the gaming-focused ASUS ROG Phone 6D Ultimate (available in China). The device handles OS animations, usage of multiple apps at the same time, and games like Asphalt 9 and Shadow Fight 4 without any hiccups. In my usage, I did not experience any heating issues on the device.
The Find N2 Flip packs a 4,300mAh dual-cell battery, which is currently the largest battery on a flip phone. There is no wireless charging on the device. In India, the device ships with an 80W SuperVOOC charger, but the device supports only 44W charging. It took me around 1:18 hours to achieve a full charge. The N2 Flip can easily last for more than a day once it is completely charged.
The device ships with Android 13 OS and ColorOS 13. The company has confirmed that it will offer four years of Android and five years of security updates. As expected, the ColorOS offers an intuitive experience, and an extra “Foldable features” section for customizing the cover screen style through wallpapers, interactive pets (each offering 15 animations), edit Quick Reply options, AOD, and clock style. I feel that this has reduced some of the unneeded apps like Hot Apps, Hot Games, HotFreeGames, and so on, on such a premium device.
Photography and Other Features
|Rear Camera||Other features|
|50MP Sony IMX890 main camera||MariSilicon X Imaging NPU||Bluetooth 5.3|
|8MP Sony IMX355 ultra-wide camera||Side-facing fingerprint scanner||NFC|
|Dual-LED flash||Face unlock||Dual stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos|
|5G bands: n1/n2/n3/n5/n7/n8/n12/n20/n25/|
|X-axis linear motor|
|Front Camera||Dual-frequency GPS|
|32MP Sony IMX709 camera||Wi-Fi 802.11ax|
The camera app on the Find N2 Flip gives access to photography modes like Night, Video, Photo, Portrait, Pro, Pano, Film, Slow-Mo, Time Lapse, Sticker, Text Scanner, and XPan. The Find N2 Flip’s 32-megapixel Sony IMX709, which Oppo has been offering since the Reno 7 series, does a respectable job capturing selfie shots. It comes with support for 2x magnification but lacks autofocus.
Even though the Find N2 Flip has a good selfie camera that functions well in daytime and low-light conditions, the autofocus-enabled 50-megapixel Sony IMX890 flagship-grade camera on the back, coupled with the cover screen, can be used for capturing even better selfie shots. Hence, the front camera can be used for other purposes, like video calls. For those who don’t know, the Sony IMX890 is the camera sensor that is available on the OnePlus 11, Realme GT 3 (GT Neo 5), Reno 9 Pro (China), and the upcoming Find X6 series.
The Find N2 Flip also does a good job of shooting better portrait selfies with background blur effects through the front and rear cameras. If you are into vlogging or someone who attends a lot of video calls, the phone’s ability to hold the top half of the phone at different angles (FlexForm mode) is a very nifty feature. Even though Oppo is not advertising the N2 Flip as a selfie-focused device, the N2 Flip will not disappoint when it comes to selfie photography.
There are some limitations when using the rear camera with the cover screen to capture photos / videos. There is no ultra-wide mode, and videos are captured in 1080p resolution only.
The images captured during the day using the main camera on the back have accurate colors and an impressive dynamic range. The images appear crisp and detailed. By default, the images are captured at 12.5-megapixel. To capture in 50-megapixel, users can select “high” in the Hi-Res option in the camera settings. There is no significant difference in image quality, but images carry more detail. The quality of the images at 2x zoom is good. It supports up to 20x digital zoom, but the amount of noise increases as the zoom increases. There is no optical image stabilization on the device.
One of the best things about Oppo’s high-end phones is that they can take great photos and videos even when there isn’t much light. The same can be seen on the Find N2 Flip. At night, the main snapper performs well, and images emerge with good detail and good color reproduction. The MariSilicon X comes into action in the Night mode, which allows it to shoot images with improved sharpness and highlights. The Pro mode can be used to harness the power of Hasselblad optimization with manual tuning for even better night shots.
The Find N2 Flip does not disappoint in portrait mode. It does well in adding background blur and subject detection. The night portraits also come out well.
The 8-megapixel ultra-wide images are usable, but they don’t come close to what the main camera can do. The ultra-wide snapper offers a 112-degree field of view (FOV). The colors look accurate, and the dynamic range is good, but the images have some softness. In low-light conditions, the color saturation increases, but the softness remains.
The Find N2 Flip offers XPAN mode, which captures 65:24 ratio ultra-wide narrative-themed photos. The Hasselblad XPAN camera is what inspired it.
The Find N2 Flip supports up to 4K 30fps video shooting. To shoot at 60fps, users can select 1080p resolution. The ultra-wide camera supports up to 30fps 1080p video recording. The videos recorded using the main camera are good, with a manageable dynamic range. Thanks to the presence of the MariSilicon X, the Find N2 Flip can shoot impressive 4K videos at night. EIS does a good job stabilizing videos shot with selfie, main and ultra-wide cameras.
The Oppo Find N2 Flip supports as many as 17 5G bands. The X-axis linear motor offers natural feedback while typing messages, using on-screen buttons, and playing games. There is 360-degree NFC onboard, which allows users to make contactless payments, even when the device is closed or open. The N2 Flip has sensors like a color temperature sensor, a geomagnetic sensor, an ambient light sensor, an accelerator, a step counter, a hall sensor, dual proximity sensors, and dual gyroscopes.
Oppo entered the foldable market in India a bit late as compared to Samsung and Motorola. However, the Find N2 Flip is a good example to show that the company has not focused on being the first to announce a flip phone with a foldable display in the market, but rather launched a device that would impress users with a refined experience since it has been developing foldable phones since 2018.
The Find N2 Flip misses out on two features, such as an IP rating and wireless charging. However, I believe these are not deal breakers. My visit to the Oppo Lab revealed that almost all their major devices are tested for damage by dust and water. Even though there is no official IP rating, the N2 Flip may unofficially offer some level of water resistance. However, I would not advise you to test the N2 Flip for damage by water. As far as dust is concerned, the Flexion Hinge ensures there is no dust seeping along the crease line. Anyway, an official IP rating on a Rs 90,000-priced device would have always been good.
The Oppo Find N2 Flip is a premium, beautifully designed, vertically foldable phone. The foldable display is great since the crease is almost invisible, the cameras perform well thanks to all the optimizations, and all-day battery life and flagship-level snappy performance make the Find N2 Flip a wonderful package. I also like the large and versatile secondary display of the device, but it does not allow users to use other apps apart from a few widgets. I hope that future software updates will add some more features so users can do more on the cover display without opening the device. To sum up, the Find N2 Flip is the new king in the world of flip phones.
Pricing and availability
The Oppo Find N2 Flip comes in a single trim that offers 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of built-in storage. It comes in Moonlit Purple and Astral Black colours. The Find N2 Flip is available for purchase through China online store – Ripesale, and offline outlets.
The N2 Flip can be bought for as low as Rs 79,999. For this, customers can take advantage of up to Rs 5,000 instant bank discount and up to Rs 5,000 exchange bonus. Buyers of the N2 Flip get access to premium services, such as an international warranty, dedicated 24 / 7 hotline support, free pick-up and drop service, a standby device during repair, and an EMI option for repair service.
WHERE TO BUY? Buy OPPO Find N2 Flip @Ripesale
Disclaimer: All of the opinions in this Oppo Find N2 Flip review are mine and based on my own experiences. There has been no editorial input from Oppo.
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