OPPO Find N2 Flip review: Flippin’ fabulous

February 16, 2023 0 Comments

Fantastically built and fashion-conscious, the OPPO Find N2 Flip is dressed to impress.

Past years have yielded very few options when looking for the best foldable phones. Samsung has, pretty much, had its exclusive pick of the premium market, but that’s all changing this year. Having spent time perfecting their designs on home soil, Chinese brands are ready for Western prime time, including OPPO.

You’ve no doubt seen an OPPO foldable in the past; its book-like Find N and Find N2 have been available in China for a little while now. However, the new OPPO Find N2 Flip is the brand’s first model to make its way to a global audience. It’s also the company’s first take on the ever-nostalgic clamshell form factor. So let’s jump right into Android Authority’s OPPO Find N2 Flip review to see what’s in store.

About this OPPO Find N2 Flip review: I tested the OPPO Find N2 Flip over a period of six days. It was running ColorOS 13 (CPH2437_11_A.19) on the January 2023 security patch. The unit was provided by OPPO for this review.

What you need to know about the OPPO Find N2 Flip

Oppo Find N2 Flip side

Robert Triggs / Android AuthorityOPPO Find N2 Flip (8GB/256GB): ~£849 (~$1,027)

How do you break into a new market? Well, competitive pricing is a good place to start. OPPO has confirmed that the Find N2 Flip will be sold at a very reasonable price of £879 in the UK. At that price, the Find N2 Flip is still not an impulse purchase, but it’s a very reasonable entry point in the fledgling foldable market. Most significantly, it’s £150 less than the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 launched for and £50 cheaper than the price you’ll regularly find Samsung’s little foldable for today, complete with double the base storage. Bargain? We’ll see.

We’re only just getting started with the comparisons with the Z Flip 4; OPPO’s clamshell sports a tried and tested “cover screen,” enabling you to interact with the phone when closed. But it’s much larger than Samsung’s sliver of a screen, clocking in at 3.26 inches compared to the Z Flip 4’s 1.9-inch panel. However, unlike OPPO’s larger, tablet-hybrid Find N2, the N2 Flip’s external display doesn’t give you full OS control. Instead, OPPO provides a selection of widgets, catering to messaging, snapping selfies, setting timers, and even a selection of interactive pets to play with.

Oppo Find N2 Flip and Oppo Find N2

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The main, internal display is an equally fancy affair. It’s an LTPO AMOLED panel with a tall 21:9 aspect ratio and a 1-120Hz variable refresh rate. As you’d expect from a flagship foldable, there’s water resistance and protective glass here, albeit a slightly below-par IPX4 rating paired with the older Corning Gorilla Glass 5. You’ll find a front-facing speaker above the internal display as well as a bottom-firing port that works when closed. They offer a pleasant sense of space and plenty of volume, but the sound is nothing to write home about.

Moving onto internals, the Find N2 Flip is powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 9000 Plus, backed by 8GB of RAM, 256GB of storage, sub-6GHz 5G connectivity, a large 4,300mAh battery, 44W SuperVOOC charging (included in the box), and dual rear cameras along with an inner selfie snapper. OPPO’s partnership with Hasselblad continues here, and you’ll also find the company’s bespoke Marisilicon X image processor onboard to enhance low-light photos and videography.

Oppo Find N2 Flip colors

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The Find N2 Flip comes in two colorways: Astral Black and Moonlit Purple. The black has a matt finish that’s fingerprint-proof but looks and feels a bit cheaper than the purple’s glossy back. Thankfully an OPPO Glow layer helps keep fingerprints at bay a little on the latter. I do really wish the N2 Flip offered more options; the current choice is either boring or flamboyant, with nothing in between.

UK shoppers looking to buy the OPPO Find N2 Flip will be able to pre-order from 15 February ahead of a full release date on 2 March, 2023. Each purchase comes with a six-month 100GB trial for Google One. It will be sold at UK carriers EE, O2, Vodafone, and Virgin Media, as well as third-party retailers such as Amazon, Carphone Warehouse, Argos, and Curry’s. Like all OPPO phones, it’s very unlikely we’ll see an official Find N2 Flip release in the US.

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