Everyone and their granny owned a flip phone in the early 2000s. It’s a bigger concern now that smartphones are there since it requires bending the display. It is therefore understandable why Oppo chose that moniker specifically for its first foldable device to be offered internationally, the Find N2 Flip, which we are presenting to you today.
The Find N2 Flip and the Find N2 regular are both members of Oppo’s second generation of commercially accessible foldables, and together they provide a pair that is comparable to the Galaxies Flip and Fold scenario. The N2 Flip competes against the Z Flip4 in the battle of the Flips while the large(ish) Find N2 remains unique to its native market.
The Find N2 Flip does resemble the Galaxy somewhat, but it diverges significantly in a few key aspects. The cover display, a sizable (well, larger-er) 3.26″ panel that offers more options and use cases than the Galaxy’s little 1.9″ display, is of particular note. It is significantly larger than the 2.7″ outside screen of the Motorola Razr 2022.
The processor is another issue; it differs from the Snapdragon found in the Galaxy. The Flip from Oppo chooses one of the top-tier Mediatek processors, the Dimensity 9000+.
The remaining pieces are more precisely aligned. When it comes to the primary module (50MP vs. 12MP), the Oppo’s relatively standard camera system defeats the Galaxy, although its ultrawide isn’t as impressive (8MP vs. 12MP). The camera system of the Razr 2022, which includes a 50MP primary and a 13MP ultrawide with AF, is the most advanced of the three. For what it’s worth on a smartphone that doesn’t necessary need a “selfie” camera, the Find does sport what looks to be the highest-specced selfie camera of the three.
The Find N2 Flip’s foldable display has a 6.8-inch diagonal, which is about comparable to the other two, however handling may make the figures a little deceiving (more on that on the next page). On addition to boasting the biggest battery among its competitors, the Find’s charging specifications offer some of the quickest top-ups in the market. Stereo speakers are a given, but it’s important to note that the Galaxy Flip is still the only device in this area with a real IPX8 classification; the Find isn’t waterproof, at least not officially.
Unboxing of Oppo find N2 flip
Despite its diminutive size, the Find N2 Flip ships in the same box as the Find N2 normal, with the exception that its livery is off-white rather than off-black (gray, some call it). The phone rises up towards you when the lid is opened thanks to the same kinetic design that is also present here.
The inside likewise contains the same items as the box containing the larger phone. At least in theory; clearly, the situation is different. For each half of the Find, we received a pair of translucent hard plastic snap-on covers. Because it features the largest exterior display on the market, the top half has an absurdly huge cutout for the outer display.
Since the charger and the accompanying cable are identical, the Flip really comes with a 67W adaptor even though it is only capable of 44W charging.
The Galaxy Z Flip4, Motorola Razr 2022, and Huawei P50 Pocket are just a few examples of “small” branch foldables that the Find N2 Flip stays rather close to. The fundamentals remain the same: when unfurled, the device is the size of a sizable traditional smartphone, but when it is in “storage” mode, it is smaller than a pack of cigarettes.
In this position, one of the Find N2 Flip’s most glaring benefits over the Galaxy Z Flip4 is apparent: there is no discernible gap between the two sides. Fair enough, the Oppo isn’t exceptional in this regard; practically every foldable device outside the Galaxy collapses into a flat shape, while only Samsung’s designs have a wedge shape.
Each model in the tiny foldable sector has its own interpretation of style and aesthetics, as well as functionality. The majority of these are directly tied to how the outside screen is implemented, despite the fact that form and size are nearly the same between models.
Of the current generation of small-size foldables, the Oppo has the largest cover display, which offers the potential for the most utility (though, as we’ll discuss in the software section, that promise isn’t always achieved). It also entails a sizable black window on the device’s rear, which not everyone may want.
The Galaxy’s screen is somewhat more seamlessly integrated with the panel. However, a display so tiny is simpler to build around, whereas Oppo’s much bigger panel makes it more difficult to blend in.
The size of the display also inevitably leads to smudges because your finger always ends up resting on it. In general, the glass panel suffers from this destiny, although the light purple doesn’t draw attention to the dirt nearly as much as the black display does.
Our Bora Purple Galaxy Z Flip4 device is not that dissimilar from the Moonlit Purple hue of the Find N2 Flip that we have. The Oppo is furthermore available in Astral Black for overseas regions. The black model features a frosted antiglare coating, whilst the purple alternative is glossy. We don’t know the formal term for the gold colour that China receives, but it features a diamond-like design below what also seems to have a shiny back.
You can view the hinge’s cover while the phone is closed. Every manufacturer likes to put their name here, and Oppo has done the same. However, they’ve added some flair with a mild wave pattern, which we think is more attractive than the standard shiny metal.
The hinge, which Oppo refers to as New Generation Flexion Hinge, is a scaled-down version of the Find N2’s mechanism. It supports the phone at any angle between 45 and 110 degrees and has a 216,000 actuation rating. This enables fascinating camera use cases like tripod mode, waist-level photography, or… “camcorder mode.”
The Find N2 Flip can be opened by one person, however it is not particularly graceful. Naturally, flicking the wrist outward is helpful, but it feels like a much too unsafe way to use a phone that costs as much as this one. Naturally, closing it with one hand is trivial.
The Find N2 Flip has a major edge over its rivals in that it is as near to creaseless as we’ve ever been. Those semi-unfolded states are fascinating, but you’ll probably use the device unflipped most of the time. In casual swiping, it’s practically nonexistent because you can hardly feel it and it requires some purposeful pushing and a reviewer’s attitude to recognise.
If you switch off the display and hold the phone at an angle so that light is reflected at you, you can see that there is, in fact, a little wrinkle. But practically speaking, we believe it to be insignificant.
Even if the Razr 2022’s display unfolds almost completely flat as well, we’d still pick the Oppo as the winner. The seam on the Galaxy Z Flip4 is deeper and narrower, and it is considerably more noticeable than the crease on the P50 Pocket.
The Oppo is comparable in size to any full-size bar smartphone when it is not flipped. It seems somewhat bulkier since it is a tiny bit broader than the Galaxy, but that is more a tribute to the Z Flip4’s compactness than a criticism of the Find. The Pocket is broader but taller than the Find, while the Razr is wider but taller than the N2 Flip, making the Find the second most compact of the four.
The Find N2 Flip includes the power button and the volume rocker on the right, in the top half, because there doesn’t appear to be any way to position the physical controls on a small foldable.
The power button, like all the others of its sort, features a capacitive fingerprint sensor within. With this reviewer’s right thumb, it operated without a hitch, while the left index finger was just somewhat less trustworthy. Oddly, it was a little bit more finicky with the phone shut.
The arrangement of the other components along the aluminium frame is also quite conventional. A speaker and a microphone are on each side of the USB-C port, which is located at the bottom. There is also an adjacent SIM card slot that can hold two nano SIMs (no microSD, naturally).
A mic pinhole and what looks to be a speaker port are located on top.
On top of the “traditional” clamshell folding formula, the Find N2 Flip improves it. A giant bendy display on the interior expands to the size of a typical smartphone, while a smaller cover screen on the outside tries to handle lighter duties and doubles as a camera viewfinder in some unique use scenarios.
The cover display on this Flip, which is the largest one to date on a device with this form shape, does, however, go off the beaten road. According to the measurements, it takes up just under half the space of the folded phone, but in reality, it takes up considerably more space. Without taking into consideration the rounded corners, its diagonal measurement of 3.26 inches gives it a 28.4 cm2 area, which is significantly larger than the Razr 2022’s (22.3 cm2), which is the next largest.
Although the Razr has a 364ppi pixel density, the Oppo’s 382x720px resolution in a 17:9 aspect ratio results in a low-ish 250ppi pixel density. In comparison to those, the Z Flip4’s 1.9-inch display (9.4cm2, 302ppi) is incredibly small.
On the inside, you’ll find a 6.8-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080×2520 pixels (21:9 aspect, 403ppi pixel density). This one offers HDR10+ compatibility and a stated brightness of 1200nits in high-brightness mode. The cover only receives a conventional 60Hz refresh rate.
In bright ambient lighting with the auto brightness toggle turned on, we measured the inner screen’s brightness at 1039nits. Although it falls a bit shy of the target figure, we don’t believe that lessens how spectacular it is. The Find N2 Flip’s brightness reaches a maximum of 547 nits when the auto is turned off, which is a very typical result.
When it counts, in bright ambient light, Oppo’s Flip is brighter than Samsung’s Flip, as you’ll see. While the Huawei P50 Pocket’s maximum brightness is at around 800-ish nits, the Razr does match the Find in these circumstances.
We didn’t actually test the brightness of the cover display because the Find N2 Flip’s outside screen is only able to show a small number of proprietary widgets, as opposed to the Razr 2022, which can practically run a fully-functional version of Android (and hence our testing software). Oppo claims that in high-brightness mode, it should be capable of 800nits. We can state that in actual use, visibility was never an issue, even outside in direct sunshine.
The Find N2 Pro behaves predictably when it comes to colour reproduction. The wide-gamut Vivid option, which is the default, has a vibrant appearance but is not the most accurate for our DCI-P3 colour swatches, which have a pronounced chilly hue. The perfect sRGB rendition in Natural mode is also expected. Choose the Cinematic flavour of Pro mode if you want an exact DCI-P3 rendering; we obtained an average dE2000 of 0.8, or nearly flawless performance.
The Find N2 Flip is capable of HDR10 and HDR10+, and we were able to get HDR streaming from both Netflix and YouTube.
High refresh rate
With two choices available in the Display settings menu, refresh rate is handled in a rather straightforward manner. While Standard only allows for 60Hz, High will give you the complete 120Hz.
Of course, the High mode behaviour has many levels. Games that we know for sure can support a high frame rate will also be forced to downscale to 60Hz by apps that don’t support high frame rates (such as Google Maps and the Camera), which has been a long-standing restriction of ColorOS phones in our experience. Additionally, we tested this with our own software and found that the phone would render at 60 frames per second while refreshing at 120 Hz when you are not touching it.
Oppo claims that the primary display of the Find N2 Flip can be adjusted to have a refresh rate as low as 1Hz, but with the tools at our disposal, we could only observe 60Hz and 120Hz options.
life of Oppo find N2 flip
The battery capacity of 4,300mAh, the Oppo Find N2 Flip has a substantial edge over other handsets of the same size type. For instance, the Galaxy Z Flip4 uses a 3,700mAh battery, up from 3,300mAh units in some of the previous versions. With a 3,500mAh battery, the Motorola Razr 2022 has a lesser capacity than the Flip4 and the only other device with a 4,000mAh battery that comes close to the Oppo is the Huawei P50 Pocket.
We were interested to see if the Find can deliver on the promise made in its spec sheet because there are several factors to consider when determining how well capacity translates into lifespan.
In the phone test, everything were going well. The Find N2 Flip’s time of 27:05h is easily superior to the P50 Pocket’s and far superior than the Moto. However, the Z Flip4 allowed for six more hours of conversation. The Oppo outlasted both the Razr and the Pocket in terms of standby power usage by a substantial margin, and it was tied with the Galaxy Z Flip4 (despite having a larger battery). Ultimately, the Dimensity 9000+ in the Oppo might be to blame for this, as it appears it’s not quite as efficient in standby or voice calls as the Galaxy’s Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1.
In the onscreen testing, the Find N2 Flip did demonstrate its strengths. The N2 Flip completed our web surfing test in 15:24 hours, about two hours faster than the Galaxy Flip4. The runtimes of the other clamshell foldables in this test were below 10 hours, giving them no chance at all.
The Find N2 Flip maintained its impressive performance in video playback, recording a time of 19:04h. This is significantly better than the Razr (12:31h) and the Pocket (11:00h) and almost 30% longer than the Galaxy Flip4 (14:36h).
In our series of battery tests, the Oppo Find N2 Flip received an overall Endurance rating of 97h. It dominates the competition in the crucial screen-on testing, easily defeating every other foldable in its class.
Up to 44W charging is supported by the Find N2 Flip, which is a high rate for the lineup. In fact, the 67W adapter that came with our review device was the identical one that was in the box of the Find N2 non-Flip. The charging output in real life was 36W, which is near enough to the specifications, in our opinion.
The Huawei P50 Pocket was also marginally quicker than the Oppo, although the figures we obtained for charging speed were somewhat better than the Galaxy Z Flip4 in both the 30-minute and time to 100% measures. Compared to all three, the Razr 2022 is substantially slower. The 62% in half an hour and 58 minutes to 100% outside of clamshell foldables are nothing exceptional, but they’re also not too shabby either.
Similar to the Find N2, the Find N2 Flip lacks wireless charging, which appears to have died with the Oppo foldable lineup’s first Find N. The induction coil is present within the Galaxy Z Flip4, as it has been since the first Z Flip, however it is absent from Razrs and Pockets as well as other small foldables.
The hybrid stereo system found in the Find N2 Flip has become standard. The main speaker is located at the bottom, while the earpiece controls the other channel. In Oppo’s solution, each speaker will also output, albeit at a considerably lesser level, the channel of the other speaker. If not, they will look at the phone’s orientation in space to determine which speaker should be assigned to which channel, with the earpiece taking on the left channel while the phone is in portrait mode.
In our tests, the Find’s volume received a “Very excellent” rating, placing it on pace with the Razr but somewhat louder than the Galaxy (and audibly so). The Oppo’s output is passable in terms of quality, although it isn’t the most widely praised. The low-frequency response isn’t as strong as it is on the Galaxy, which is otherwise not as loud, and it’s a little too mid-forward.
Android 13 is installed on the Found N2 Flip, with a custom version of ColorOS on top (also v.13). Oppo guaranteed 4 years of major upgrades and 5 years of security patches at the phone’s international launch event, which is a very positive step.
The Flip currently runs the same Android+ColorOS combination as the Found N2 non-Flip, with the exception that this device is on the global software branch. Even if different brands choose to call it something different, that is essentially the same software that runs on the OnePlus 11 or any other recent Realmes device (OxygenOS, Realme UI). Even while we’ve had our fair share of complaints about how OxygenOS on the OnePlus 11 isn’t what it once was, there won’t be much moaning because Oppo software doesn’t have any ties to the past.
Let’s talk about the capabilities of the cover screen first, though, since it is what truly distinguishes the Found N2 Flip from other smartphones. There are a tonne of different clock styles, colour options, and other settings you can use for an always-on display (date and notifications are optional, for example).
Beyond the AoD, on the lockscreen, there is also the choice of an interactive pet. As you wake up the cover screen, one of five animals—each doing something different—will be available to you (well, not every time, but they do change their activities). The animal will retaliate in some way if you tap on it. Fortunately, you don’t have to provide them any care or food. Of course, one can also utilise a decent antique wallpaper.
Double-tapping will awaken the cover screen, and doing so will also put it back to sleep. Just the fingerprint may be used to unlock the device, and if for some reason you have used up all of your unsuccessful attempts, you must either wait 30 seconds or open the Flip and use the backup mechanism you have configured within. We believe there is enough space on the cover screen for a numpad or to design a pattern, and we are perplexed as to why these features are not available.
To pull up from the bottom to access the notifications or pull down from the top to access the fast toggles, you must first unlock the device. It’s an odd distinction that the cover screen in this case requires unlocking yet both of these typically can be done without it on most phones.
There is a toggle for turning settings on or off, but it doesn’t seem like there is a method to reorganise them or change the default values. Moreover, the Wi-Fi network may only be turned on or off from here. Having said that, we might be being too harsh here; quick toggles allow users to perform simple tasks without having to open their phones, while more involved tasks will probably call for a keyboard or a larger display area. It’s also a wonderful touch that pressing the flashlight toggle causes a 3-second wait before the LEDs in front of your face light up.
When you tap on the arrow to the right of the notification card, you get a basic interaction option for your notifications, which is effectively the expanded view you’d see on a regular phone.
Beyond this lockscreen, there is only a collection of widgets rather than a full-fledged user interface. The ones that are available are the Recorder, Wireless Earphones, Camera, Weather, Timer, Events, and Events. The final two weren’t turned on by default, but we added them using the Foldable Features’ Widgets submenu. We feel like that functionality is just too basic; certainly there is room for a basic calculator, a compass, or something; please offer us more alternatives!
The details of the camera app on the outside screen have been addressed in the review’s camera section on the next page.
Here are some more jovial ColorOS 13 items. On the huge screen, you may also have an Always-on display, and there are lots of personalization options available here as well.
That’s a common theme across all of ColorOS, really. There is an entire Wallpapers & style page in Settings, where in addition to the AoD settings, you can change wallpapers (live and static), switch to different icon packs, different quick toggles icon shapes, change fonts (there’s an ‘exclusive’ Oppo sans), and choose completely different colors that will change the entire UI look. You can even turn on/off Edge Lighting, which is independent of the Always-On Display.
Simple homescreens, a clear and uncluttered notification/toggle area, and an intuitive task switcher are all features of the launcher. Moreover, there is an App drawer that is as clutter-free as one could want for. If you’d prefer, you can choose not to use the app drawer.
Support for Big Folders and Dynamic Widgets is included by the new launcher. A folder can be made bigger or smaller.
The three different dark themes are still offered by Dark Mode, as opposed to the most recent Realme UI 4.0 we saw on the Realme 10 Pro+, which did not.
If you desire complete control over your Find N2 Flip, the settings menu contains a number of strong features. The features are numerous but mostly unchanged from earlier ColorOS releases. There are numerous screen-on and screen-off motions available, the Smart Sidebar is a useful pane of shortcuts you can pull out from the side, split-screen and Flexible windows are options, and there are many other features as well.
ColorOS is the source of multimedia programmes like Pictures, Music, and Videos. To manage storage, battery life, app permissions, and other things, there are also updated versions of the File Manager and Phone Manager apps.
Performance and benchmark
The Dimensity 9000+, a top-tier Mediatek chipset created using a 4nm technology, powers the Find N2 Flip. It features a Mali-G710 MC10 GPU in addition to a CPU that is extremely similar to the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 Processor found within the Galaxy Z Flip4 and Razr 2022 (same 1+3+4 core configuration; identical cores, too; slightly lower frequency on the 3-core cluster).
There are a number of Memory and storage configurations available, ranging from 8GB/256GB (as tested) to 16GB/512GB. Storage is UFS 3.1 and Memory is LPDDR5.
The Found N2 Flip posted results that were somewhat below the anticipated level, but still entirely acceptable, after we ran the full set of benchmarks. GeekBench results that were lower than those of the ROG Phone 6D (Dimensity 9000+) and Tecno Phantom X2 Pro (Dimensity 900) and Tecno Phantom X2 Pro (Dimensity 900) show that the foldable form-factor (and probable heat limits resulting from it) negatively affect the performance of the chipset. The Oppo also lagged behind the Razr 2022 and the Z Flip4, although it did able to edge out the P50 Pocket on many cores.
In Antutu, the Razr continues to comfortably lead other clamshells, although in this instance, the Oppo at least keeps pace with the Galaxy significantly better.
With the Galaxy regularly out of the Oppo’s reach, the Find N2 Flip shows greater promise in graphics benchmarks where it frequently exceeds the Razr in offscreen tests.
The Find N2 Flip performs better in the stress tests, which is a silver lining to what is a generally mediocre benchmark result above. By comparison, the Galaxy scored 41% and 40% in the 3DMark Wild Life stress test and 45% in the CPU Throttling test, respectively, while the Razr 2022 achieved these results.
The rear camera setup of the Find N2 Flip is comparable to what the competition offers: a wide primary module and an ultrawide. With the small foldables, there is no physical space for a telephoto lens, and neither the Galaxy Flip nor the Razr 2022 have one.
The Sony IMX 890 sensor powers the Find’s primary camera, which has a 1/1.56″ optical format and a 50MP nominal resolution (Quad Bayer, producing photos with a 12.5MP resolution). It employs the same imager as the Found N2 Flip, but the Flip’s OIS-less lenses have a 23mm focal length and an f/1.8 aperture because the stabilised lens didn’t make it.
The ultrawide has a 16mm-equivalent f/2.2 aperture lens with an 8MP Sony IMX 355 sensor, making it noticeably less expensive. There is no autofocus on this.
The Oppo’s selfie camera’s autofocusing feature, which none of the competition has and which has potential in some use cases (which, from our grumpy-old-viewpoints, men’s we can only conjecture about, of course), does set it apart. This one has a 21mm equivalent lens with an f/2.4 aperture and a Sony IMX 709 sensor (32MP, 1/2.74″).
Being able to take images of oneself on the back camera with exact framing thanks to the option to have a live preview is a significant portion of the attractiveness of a foldable with a cover screen, especially one as large as the Find N2 Flip’s.
Let’s quickly go over the UI here, which you can summon without opening the phone, before we discuss more about the quirks of Oppo’s approach lower down the page. There are only three modes, therefore the interface is not very feature-rich (Photo, Portrait, and Video). All three modes have a Retouch (beautification) toggle, and the Picture and Portrait modes both have a self-timer selector (Off, 3s, 10s). Although there isn’t a zoom selector, you can pinch to zoom in but not out to the ultrawide camera.
You can see evidence of the ongoing Oppo-Hasselblad partnership on the main camera interface. Originally yellow, the accent colour changed to orange when the two businesses shook hands. The app is very similar to what you’ll get on any Oppo or Realme device aside from that (or OnePlus, for that matter). There is also the Pro Mode, which is indicated by a “H” on its emblem.
The folding portions of the app’s functionality are comparable to, yet distinct from, what we saw on the Found N2 – each form factor has its own peculiarities. The outside screen preview is activated by a tiny, nearly imperceptible shortcut in the upper left corner of the full-blown UI. Currently, you still have the complete UI and controls on the big screen but your subject can only see a live view stream of themself.
As an alternative, you can access the selfie camera while still on the home screen by tapping the identical little shortcut in the top left corner. This will disable the cover screen user interface and switch to the Flip’s foldable user interface.
The foldability is useful in a few other situations as well. If you fold the main screen in half while using the camera app, the viewfinder will move to the top half while the controls stay in the bottom. The divide that allows for covert waist-level shooting would seem to be the other way around, with the viewfinder and shutter release on the bottom. The camcorder mode is the next option.
The Found N2 Flip takes excellent images in daylight. You get decently precise white balance and attractive but not garish colours, with a barely perceptible tendency to lean greenish. These photos have a great deal of contrast and a great dynamic range. There is just a very small amount of noise in the skies if you deliberately search for it, and detail is excellent while noise levels are low.
Straight comparisons with the Galaxy Z Flip4 reveal that the Samsung has a slight detail edge and a somewhat more realistic rendering. Splitting hairs is what it amounts to in the end.
The Oppo’s 50MP mode is inferior to the Galaxy’s, which lacks a 50MP mode altogether. These pictures are simply upscaled versions of the 12.5MP ones with more detail and greater file sizes.
The main camera on the Oppo does, however, provide passable images at a 2x zoom. These photographs are highly shareable and appear great at screen magnifications, despite some heavy sharpening and more noticeable noise.
Ultra-wide Camera photos
The Oppo’s unimpressive hardware yields outcomes that can be summed up in the same way at the ultrawide end. There is more noise than normal and the photos are on the soft side. Yet, the dynamic range is good, and the colours are generally true.
Overall, the Galaxy performs better than the competition. You obtain clearer, more detailed images as a result. Also, it has a broader field of view, which is what you want from an ultrawide camera, in our opinion.
Like most previous Oppos, the Find N2 Flip automatically switches to Night mode processing in Picture mode when the light level is low. As a result, both modes will provide almost similar images, especially when the main camera is set at 1x.
These images are also quite appealing. They have good shadow development, a wide dynamic range, and well-contained highlights. White balance is flawless, and colours are well saturated. Only the extreme sharpness in the vegetation rubs us the wrong way in terms of pixel detail.
The same scenes captured in night mode are shown here.
A little less passionate colour reproduction from the Samsung is seen in the head-to-head comparison with the Galaxy. Also lacking in dynamic range and harsher in the tone extremes is the Z Flip4.
Now, we’re actually noticing variations between images taken in the two modes because the Find N2 Flip won’t activate its auto Night mode when zoomed in at two times. As expected, we are seeing deeper shadows and more blown-out highlights in Picture mode. In well-lit places, detail does appear a little more realistically, although there is some noise that can be seen in the shadows.
The sharpening is increased slightly in night mode, but the shadow and highlight detail is also greatly enhanced.
Also, when zooming in, especially when comparing Night mode to Night mode, we’d say the Find triumphs over the Galaxy.
Low-light ultra-wide Camera
Darkness is not a favourite of the Find’s ultrawide. It tries to keep the highlights in check, but it doesn’t always succeed, and the shadows frequently get overly soft and underexposed. At least there is the fact that colours retain their saturation. Likewise, we saw no appreciable distinction between Picture mode and Night mode in this situation.
Although the Galaxy’s utlrawide may not be a very good performer when compared to the Find’s, it generally outperforms it in terms of capturing fine detail and producing shadows.
The FindN2 Flip’s portrait mode yields superb results. The default blur setting looks extremely natural, subject detection is excellent, and HDR is fully functional. Of course, another advantage is that your subject can see themselves on the cover screen. The hues, which occasionally have a little green shift, are one aspect of which we are not quite on board.
On foldables, selfies may be a pretty broad topic because the outer screens allow you to use the back cameras for self-portraits. That is true of the Find N2 Flip as well, but Oppo has also determined that it is a good idea to provide three different zoom settings, including a 2x zoom, for the internal camera. It, in our opinion, has to do with the smartphone’s capability to just lie on a surface, partially folded, and take pictures or videos ostensibly from a distance. This works well with the face tracking and autofocusing features, guaranteeing that you can take quality selfies even from a distance.
Nevertheless, there is no resolution choice, therefore regardless of zoom level, selfies taken with the internal camera have a resolution of 32MP. At the 0.8x setting in the viewfinder, the camera’s natural field of vision is attained, which is broader than most – Oppo claims a 21mm equivalent, and that seems about accurate.
It brings up the Find N2 Flip’s exterior cameras and how selfies are taken with them. There are basically two ways to accomplish it: with the phone closed and with the phone open. The second option then includes two sub-options: either the camera UI is displayed on the main screen and the cover screen is just used for framing.
The only method to use the ultrawide rear camera for selfies is to maintain the UI on the internal screen and only use the cover screen for the images. If the UI appears on the cover screen, you can pinch to digitally zoom in on the main camera but not out to the ultrawide. Given that the internal selfie camera is already quite wide and typically of superior quality, using that one is preferable, this is not a significant loss.
Using its primary camera, the Discover N2 Flip captures footage in up to 4K30 resolution. You must compromise for 1080p resolution if you want 60 frames per second clips. The maximum resolution for the ultrawide is 1080p30.
One of the strange features of the Found N2 Flip is that, neither when the phone is closed nor when it is open, you can capture 4K video with the rear cameras while the cover screen live view feature is turned on. It’s a terrible shame since we don’t know how that restriction came to be.
The h.264 codec is what the phone uses by default, but you may change it to the more effective h.265. In our testing, the bit rate for 4K30 clips from the main camera ranged from 50 to 56Mbps, while the bit rate for 1080p30 clips was 25Mbps. Stereo audio is captured at 256 kbps.
Although the main camera footage is unremarkable, it doesn’t have any serious problems. Although there is a good amount of detail, the rendering is overly processed. The dynamic range is also not too bad. Compared to still images, colour reproduction is a little muted; while not anaemic, it makes our balcony scene seem a little lifeless given the way things often appear at this time of year.
The Oppo Find N2 Flip was a long-awaited arrival at our office – after we were teased by two generations of Oppo foldables meant only for the Chinese market. The Flip, on the other hand, is the company’s first phone with a bendy display and a global release.
It faces some formidable challenges, but it rises to the occasion with the smoothest crease we’ve ever fondled on a display that is generally on par with the best in the business. Only the Galaxy clamshell can equal the use cases enabled by the ability to remain open at any angle. Also, the huge cover screen outperforms any competitor’s product in terms of camera applications.
One of the Found N2 Flip’s strongest points is its battery life, especially when performing screen-on tasks, which is how we usually use our smartphones.
It also has an inbuilt selfie camera and a primary camera that is really capable, although there are a few oddities that make up for that. First first, the quality of the ultrawide camera is more appropriate for a lower-midrange phone. Moreover, there are some unexplained variations in image quality based on the UI screen you use. The absence of 4K recording while the outer screen is on must be the main letdown. Overall, the camera experience is good, but there was a chance to make the camera better overall.
That same statement could be made regarding the cover screen, which does save you from having to unfold documents frequently but still seems to be underused. There are also other exclusions from the Find’s scorecard, like as the absence of wireless charging and an IP rating. It’s true that only one competition offers these features, but the Oppo does not.
The Found N2 Flip is ultimately a good overall package. Even while it only makes a few mistakes, it falls short of absolute greatness despite having a better main camera and a longer battery life than the Galaxy Z Flip4.
If we can call it that, the Flip/Razr phone form factor’s target market includes those who are presumably not heavy users. As long as there are no obvious flaws, they are more interested in the unique form factor than the technical specifications. And the Galaxy Flip4 already lives up to those minimal standards. It is therefore currently the more logical purchase. Due to the Oppo’s launch price premium above the Galaxy Z Flip 4, it is difficult to recommend it in its entirety. Yet if you can locate the two at comparable prices in your area, it would be a difficult problem that only you could resolve.
Pros & Con’s
- The largest cover screen of a clamshell foldable is excellent for framing pictures and has some other helpful features as well.
- Excellent interior display, as invisible as wrinkles.
- High battery capacity and quick charging for a Foldable Great internal selfie camera and primary camera.
- There is no official IP rating (although, to be fair, only Galaxies have one).
- Unable to charge wirelessly.
- The huge cover screen has few features, and activating the camera live view on it has an impact on the video and image options.
- The ultra-wide camera is not very good and does not shoot 4K video.