Samsung might have another rival in the compact foldable space, as OPPO has made the Find N2 Flip official for global markets. While we’re not sure if OPPO will bring the Find N2 Flip to the Philippines, the fact that OPPO has made it available in Europe at the very least gives us high hopes for an official local release.
We got our hands on a unit, and used it for a few days. Here are our thoughts about OPPO’s first foldable phone:
How does it look and feel?
It looks familiar but is slightly better than the Galaxy Z Flip4. For starters, the Find N2 Flip does not leave any gaps when you close the phone, making the flexible inner display more protected against the elements. It’s a premium device with its use of aluminum for the frame, and the build is solid.
While it does not have an official IP rating like the Galaxy Z Flip4, the hinge of the Find N2 Flip feels refined, and we think it is better than the P50 Pocket and a bit below the Galaxy Z Flip4. Like its rivals, you do get a side-mounted fingerprint scanner on the Find N2 Flip and no space for a headphone jack. The Gorilla Glass protecting the Find N2 Flip has a glossy finish on the Moonlit Purple color, and OPPO does include a case with it so that you don’t have to fret about smudges. If you prefer a matte finish, you should opt for the Astral Black color instead.
How good are the displays of the Find N2 Flip?
They’re great, especially the cover display. Unlike its rivals, the Find N2 Flip has a 3.26-inch cover display that’s more functional. Unlike its rivals, the Find N2 Flip’s cover display makes it easier to frame your shots with its cameras, and comes with fun quirks. One of them is having interactive pets on the cover screen that feels like those Tamagotchi toys from the 90s. Those interactive pets respond depending on what you do on the main display, which makes them more fun to look at. You also get an array of widgets for the cover screen as well–while it is limited, we can confirm that the Spotify widget works well.
Aside from the outer display, the Find N2 Flip also has a larger inner display as well at 6.8 inches. OPPO claims that the panel they are using has a higher maximum brightness level than what Samsung uses on the Galaxy Z Flip4, and we can attest to that.
What’s more impressive is how OPPO managed to keep the Find N2 Flip’s display looking clean and being as creaseless as possible. We can attribute this to the hinge design of the Find N2 Flip in making the display practically free of any creases when unfolded. During our time with it, the middle area where you’d usually find the crease is less noticeable than the one on the Galaxy Z Flip4 regardless of your watching angles.
Like the competition, you do get stereo speakers on the Find N2 Flip, and they deliver a great soundstage.
Are the cameras flagship-caliber?
Along with that Hasselblad branding, they do look very promising. While the 8-megapixel ultra-wide is ordinary, the main star of the show is the 50-megapixel IMX890 main camera. While it lacks OIS, it has one of the biggest camera sensors we’ve seen on a flip phone.
Paired with OPPO’s MariSilicon X chip, the Find N2 Flip does pull off a good fight when it comes to image quality. Colors are vibrant and punchy, and we get a good amount of background separation when shooting portraits.
The main camera takes great photos for a flip phone, but the ultra-wide is hampered by its aging sensor in some shooting scenarios–though the Marisilicon X chip does its best effort to produce decent ultra-wide photos.
The Find N2 Flip’s selfie camera is the same one used on the Reno8 Pro, and we have no complaints about it: selfies turned out great, and you get great background separation when you utilize portrait mode.
In a nutshell, the Find N2 Flip’s cameras perform close to what you’d expect on an upper mid-range phone. It’s not flagship-caliber, but definitely better than the majority of mid-range, non-folding phones out in the
Since the Find N2 Flip is also part of OPPO’s partnership with Hasselblad, you also get tricks like being able to shoot in 12-bit RAW with the Pro mode. The catch, however, is that you can only use Hasselblad Pro mode with the main camera.
What’s it like to live with the Find N2 Flip?
OPPO went for a different route, as the Find N2 Flip uses a Dimensity 9000+ processor. While not as commonly used as Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8/8+ Gen 1, we have compared the performance of both processors, and they do very well in our benchmark tests. In some situations, however, the Dimensity 9000+ does perform better than the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 especially when it comes to CPU-intensive tasks. Regardless, we will need to do some further testing with the Find N2 Flip to see if the Dimensity chip does perform better than the Snapdragon chip used on the Galaxy Z Flip 4.
The Find N2 Flip comes with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage, though some reports say that there’s a 16GB RAM option for it. As for software, the Find N2 Flip comes with Android 13-based ColorOS 13 out of the box, and OPPO matches Samsung’s commitments by offering 4 major Android updates and 5 years of security updates.
Another main strength of the Find N2 Flip is its battery, as it has the biggest one among current flip phones in the market at 4300mAh. We haven’t fully tested how long the battery would last, but we’re confident that you should be able to get a day’s worth of juice. The Find N2 Flip supports 44w wired charging, though OPPO includes a 67w SuperVOOC charger with the package.
Should you consider the Find N2 Flip?
If OPPO decides to make it available in the Philippines, the Find N2 Flip is a solid alternative to other flip phones currently in the market. While it is not perfect–it lacks wireless charging and has no IP rating, among other things, the Find N2 Flip is better than most flip phones in the market on paper with its large (and more functional) outer display, bigger battery, and a display that’s practically free of creases.
How much is the Find N2 Flip?
The Find N2 Flip is priced in the UK at £849, or around Php 57k when converted, making it more affordable than Samsung’s own offering–for reference, the Galaxy Z Flip4 is priced at Php 62,990 for the 8GB/256GB variant. Should OPPO bring the Find N2 Flip to the Philippines and give it an under Php 60k price tag, they might a good chance as an alternative to the Galaxy Z Flip4.