Oppo Find N2 Flip: A Great Flip Phone with Impressive Features
Oppo Find N2 Flip Review: Is It Worth the Hype?
Foldable phones have been the talk of the town ever since they hit the market a few years ago. With Samsung dominating the market with its Galaxy Z series, other brands have been catching up with their own foldable devices. One of them is Oppo, which has recently launched its first-ever foldable phone, the Find N2 Flip.
As a massive fan of foldable phones, especially the flipping ones, I instantly got myself an Oppo Find N2 Flip and have been using it as my secondary phone alongside other test phones. And honestly, I am really impressed with what Oppo has been able to achieve with their first-ever foldable phone.
The first thing that caught my attention was the cover screen. At 3.26 inches, it is the biggest cover screen on a flip phone to date, which means you get a lot of room to do stuff. High-risk selfies or shooting a selfie video is much more convenient on this phone than on the Galaxy Z Flip 4. Plus, it is more natural to use a vertical cover screen than a horizontal one. The cover screen is bright and responsive, and Oppo has struck the right balance between usability and convenience.
The absence of a crease is the second thing that sets the Oppo Find N2 Flip apart from the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4. Having used Samsung’s flip phones year after year, the presence of the crease was something I had to get used to. But on the Oppo Find N2 Flip, you can barely feel anything close to a crease. It is visible when you look at it from certain angles, but when you’re interacting with the screen, it feels like a normal phone. Oppo has used a new generation flexon hinge to control the crease, and this gapless design looks very uniform when comparing it side by side with the Galaxy Z Flip 4. Plus, this gapless design also means that there is literally no dust getting accumulated on it. Oppo says that the Find N2 Flip is TUV Greenland certified for up to 400,000 folds, so long-term durability should not be an issue here, at least in theory.
The battery life on the Oppo Find N2 Flip is also good for a flip phone. It carries a 4300 milliamp-hour battery that gave me around 5 hours of screen on time in my everyday usage. In comparison, the Galaxy Z Flip 4 only provided me with a maximum of 4 hours of screen on time. Considering its compact size and the fact that it has to power two displays, charging it is fast too, with the 44-watt wire charger that comes in the box. The phone can go from zero to 100 in about an hour.
The design of the Oppo Find N2 Flip is certainly robust, although it is a bit slippery and would slide out of my trousers time and again. Ergonomically, it feels good on the hands and has a nice grip too. The main display is a 6.8-inch E6 AMOLED panel with 120Hz refresh rate LTPS technology and a maximum brightness of 1600 nits. Plus, this screen is also not as narrow as the Z Flip 4, so for me, it did not feel that different from a regular smartphone. The only thing that’s a little different here is that it unfolds to an unusual 20:9 aspect ratio, which means black bars are more prominent while watching content on YouTube and OTT platforms.
For the cameras, the Oppo Find N2 Flip has the same 50-megapixel primary sensor as the OnePlus 11, with Hasselblad color calibration.
Another thing worth mentioning is the software experience. Oppo’s ColorOS has come a long way from its early days, and the Find N2 Flip runs the latest version 12 based on Android 12. It’s fast, fluid, and has a ton of customization options, but it may take some time to get used to if you’re coming from a different Android skin. One feature that I particularly liked is the FlexDrop, which allows you to resize and move apps to different windows, kind of like a mini desktop. It’s great for multitasking and makes the most of the phone’s large display.
In conclusion, the Oppo Find N2 Flip is a great alternative to the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4, especially if you value usability and practicality over looks. It’s a well-built phone with a good camera, a bright and responsive display, and solid battery life for a foldable. The absence of a visible crease and the TUV Greenland certification for long-term durability are also big pluses. Of course, the phone is not without its flaws, like the unusual aspect ratio, the lack of water resistance, or the slippery design, but they are minor issues that can be overlooked if you’re in the market for a flip phone. Overall, I highly recommend giving the Oppo Find N2 Flip a try if you’re a fan of foldables or just curious about the latest tech trends.