Recently, we get our hands on the OPPO Find N2 Flip, a spectacle in hardware ingenuity and the brand’s very first flip smartphone.
With their ever strong Find series leading the charge for flagship supremacy, OPPO has been coming up with solid hits courtesy of the Find N and the Find N2: two stellar phones that kicked down the door into the foldable phone market, and found rightful seats at the table. Now, with the Find N2 Flip on its way to the party, it will be nice to see how it stacks up to its collapsible colleagues.
For now, however, we’ll give our initial thoughts as it tagged along on our pilgrimage to Barcelona to attend this year’s Mobile World Congress.
The OPPO Find N2 Flip comes in a decadent, yet nifty box that’s very much on-brand. Inside, you get the usual tools and documentation. We did a quick unboxing early on, and it was–therapeutic, to say the least.
The Moonlit Purple colorway graced us with its presence, and in spite of its glossy, hard plastic body being a massive fingerprint magnet, its slightly glittery, pearlescent finish makes for some sweet eye candy. It’s a tough, while premium feeling phone with a hinge that can work overtime. It’s also nice to see that it closes neatly without any gaps.
But the star of the show, of course, is its 6.8 inch, foldable AMOLED display. The 1080 x 2520 resolution and 120hz refresh rate provide snappy app navigation and bright colors that reach up to 1600 nits if you so desire those blinding lights.
Now, I know what you’re thinking. Is that a fully functional, customizable vertical screen beside the cameras? Why, yes it is, my curious friend. It’s a whopping 3.26 inches, making it pretty hefty for an extra display. While it only 382 x 720 pixels and goes up to 900 nits, it’s still AMOLED, and has a few more uses other than just being pretty.
Aside from being an extra display with its own set of widgets, it serves as a preview screen for the main camera. It can also be customized to have either static or animated wallpapers.
Powered by a beefy Mediatek Dimensity 9000+ processor while running on ColorOS 13. you’ll be hard-pressed to find any apps it doesn’t run. Its 8 GB of expandable dynamic RAM and Mali-G710 MC10 GPU made sure we could run ol’ reliable Genshin Impact at more demanding settings and on 60 FPS.
Of course, if you max everything out, you’re expected to get stutters, but playing on medium to high with 60 FPS and switching off motion blur gets some satisfying results. It’s also worth noting that the 256 GB storage isn’t expandable, so use that space wisely.
Audio is no problem, even when cranked up to maximum. While quite loud, you get zero distortion. The lack of headphone jack might be a dealbreaker to a few, it doesn’t lose any latency even via USB-C adaptor.
Now, prepare yourselves for a massive dump–a photo dump, to be exact. Being in Barcelona made for quite the start-stop experience while walking around. Nice building? Snap. Nice looking statue? Snap. Nice looking person? Keep walking.
Thankfully, its 50 MP main shooter with a f/1.8 aperture produces impressive and vibrant photos. Even a scrub like myself can seem semi-pro. The 23mm lens captures nice and wide viewing angles, making the most of the Hispanic scenery that we often found myself surrounded by. It made me forget how cold it was.
Low light to middle of night settings aren’t a problem either, as you’d have to really zoom into the photo itself to see any noise and graininess. The AI assistance can be hit or miss sometimes, but the photos produce still come out decent. When switching on HDR and AI, it’ll all come down to preference. Still, that Hasselblad partnership works.
For the 8MP ultrawide, you don’t get much of a difference in terms of colors. By that, we mean the colors don’t suffer, which is nice.
As for selfies, the 32 MP, f/2.4 aperture front camera produces pretty decent shots, no matter how indecent the subject. Also, remember the cover screen being able to essentially turn the main shooters into a selfie camera? Swipe left.
Lastly, with a sweet 4300 mAh battery, we were powered up for the entire day, with no need to lug around any chargers or power banks. At the end of the day, there was still about 30% left in the tank. If you must be topped up consistently, then the 67W SUPERVOOC charger will be more than happy to oblige. All-in-all, it was a reliable partner in our five-day Barcelona stay.
In terms of pricing, we’ll get back to you once the phone officially launches. Since it’s a flagship, and a foldable at that, you can expect a heftier price tag compared to OPPO’s recent upper midrangers. Still, we could be looking at some competitive pricing, given the current competition.
One can only speculate for now. Rest assured, we’ll come out swinging with our OPPO Find N2 Flip full review soon.
OPPO Find N2 Flip specs:
- Mediatek Dimensity 9000+ (4 nm)
- Mali-G710 MC10
- 8GB RAM (8GB RAM expansion)
- Main screen: 6.8 inch LTPO AMOLED HDR10+ (1080 x 2520), Cover screen: 3.26 inch AMOLED (382 x 720_
- 256GB Storage
- 50 MP, f/1.8, 23mm (wide), 1/1.56″, 1.0µm, multi-directional PDAF
8 MP, f/2.2, 112˚, (ultrawide)
- 32 MP, f/2.4, 22mm (wide) front camera
- 5G, LTE, Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, fingerprint scanner (side-mounted, USB Type-C
- 4300mAh battery with 67W SUPERVOOC charge support
- Android 13, ColorOS 13
- Astral Black, Moonlit Purple, Gold