Oppo released the flip foldable phone Find N2 Flip globally in February as the brands’ first foray into foldable smartphones. The device has been on sale in Europe and Asia since March, with a price of 849 euros ($978). The phone comes with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage and in two colors: purple and black. Our team received a black model for review and tried it out for a fortnight.
The Find N2 Flip is the smaller flip foldable in Oppo’s first foldable release. The Find N2 is a bigger standard foldable that gives users twice the usual screen space. The Find N2 Flip is well-designed, likely to appeal to younger customers with lightweight design, large secondary display, and pocketable size.
The key specs
Powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 9000+ processor, the Find N2 Flip offers a 6.8-inch AMOLED main screen and a 3.26-inch external screen. Flip phones tend to have small batteries due to their compact bodies and large hinges, but the Find N2 Flip managed to use a large battery of 4300mAh. In addition, the camera system includes a 50MP main camera with a Sony IMX890 sensor, 8MP ultra-wide camera, and a 32MP front camera.
Cute outer display and pocketable
The Find N2 Flip is surprisingly thin and light, weighing just 191g and measuring 7.45mm when folded. The device’s size when folded resembles a small makeup mirror – it’s delicate and compact and can be easily placed in a small bag or pocket. When handled in the palm of the hand, the Find N2 flip delivers a smooth and natural feel.
With 3.26 inches, the Find N2 Flip’s external screen is the largest of any flip smartphone currently available. Despite the device’s lightweight and pocketable size, its external screen is big enough to showcase meaningful information and also allows users to check notifications, play music, answer calls, and take photos, so there’s no need to flip open the phone constantly. The Find N2 Flip offers six widgets for its cover screen, including weather, timer, audio recorder, camera, calendar, and earbud controls. Though the cover screen functions are currently limited, Oppo has repeatedly promised that it will expand the selection over time.
Once opened up, the device feels a bit less convenient, the phone seems a little long and isn’t as easily swipe-able, especially after easy access on the external screen. The size of Find N2 Flip after unfolding is 166.2mm x 75.2mm x 7.45mm, while the 6.8-inch AMOLED inner screen has a ratio of 21:9.
Adding to its cuteness factor and a clear attraction for younger users, the Find N2 Flip comes with five exclusive cartoon pet wallpapers. Users can choose different animals to display on the external screen, with cartoon pets displaying different animated states based upon how the device is being used. For example, when listening to a song, the pets on the wallpaper will “listen along.” Users can also click on the screen to “interact” with the pets.
Oppo uses a new Flexion Hinge, which ensures better resistance to dust, leaves little gap when closing the device and makes the fold barely visible. Although we admittedly only used the device for two weeks, we could hardly see the crease of the inner screen from the front and could only view a faint hint from the side under bright lighting. According to the company, even after 216,000 folds and unfolds, lab tests found that the crease remains almost imperceptible from most angles.
Durable battery and standard performance
When it comes to smartphone design, less space usually means less room for other components, like batteries. The improved, miniaturized hinge in Find N2 Flip made room for a high-capacity, fast-charging battery. To improve battery performance further, Oppo also worked closely with MediaTek to create an optimized version of the Dimensity 9000+ chip. In addition to the large battery capacity of 4300mAh, 44W SUPERVOOC fast charging allows users to go from nearly empty to 50 percent in just 23 minutes, and to 100 percent within one hour. Under normal usage conditions with screen time of between four and five hours, we were easily able to make the batter last for a day and a half or even two days. However, the device does not support wireless charging.
The phone handles multitasking with ease and glides through multiple apps without a stutter. It’s unfortunate that the Find N2 flip is only available in a single memory and storage configuration of 8GB RAM/256GB internationally. In the Chinese market, the phone options are more diversified with 12GB RAM or 16GB RAM and 512GB of storage.
The Oppo Find N2 Flip is equipped with a 50MP main camera with a Sony IMX890 sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens, and a 32MP front camera. The 50MP main camera performs well in the day, offering detailed, crisp, and natural-colored imagery. Oppo’s self-developed MariSilicon X imaging system introduces better night shooting capabilities.
Here are some examples of the device’s daylight and nighttime photography capabilities from our trial:
The Find N2 Flip’s foldability also expands its photography features. With the cameras still operable when the device is partially folded, the phone can be placed on a surface for stable photography or video recording without the use of a tripod. It can also be used as a sort of camcorder when opened up to 90º, making for a more stable filming experience compared to the standard smartphone.
Although the Find N2 Flip is Oppo’s first flip foldable phone, it provides a mature product experience. The elegant design, compact body, weight, strong camera performance, and large battery all make Find N2 Flip an impressive option in the foldable phone category.
- Large external screen
- Unnoticeable crease
- Decent 50MP main camera
- Large battery capacity for a flip phone
- Limited functions on the external screen
- No wireless charging
- No water resistance