Weekly Poll: Oppo Find N2 and N2 Flip enter the foldable ring, are you on their side?
Oppo introduced its first foldable flip last week, the Find N2 Flip. Although we don’t have the details yet, we do know that in the near future this model will be available worldwide (or at least in the markets covered by Oppo), unlike the original Find N.
And, sadly, unlike the new Oppo Find N2 as well – it looks like this one will be coming to China only, just like its predecessor. Still, Oppo’s engineers have made some massive improvements, so it’s also worth a look, even if it’s just window shopping for the most part.
Let’s start with the Oppo Find N2 Flip. This clamshell foldable will take on Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip4 and Motorola’s Razr 2022. The Galaxy normally costs €1,100, although you can find it as low as €800, the Razr costs €1,100-1,200. As for the Oppo, its starting price in China is 6,000 CNY, or €810, but that’s without the various local taxes that will be applied before it reaches a store near you.
Comparing the three phones, they have roughly the same dimensions, except the Motorola is very wide (79.8mm). They also have much the same internal display (the Samsung is rather small) which uses 120Hz OLED panels with FHD+ resolution. So far, so similar.
The Find N2 Flip stands out for its larger cover screen, 3.26″ diagonal, although with the different aspect ratios it’s probably best to compare them by surface: 28.4 cm² for the Oppo, 22.3 cm² for the Motorola and only 9.4 cm² for the Samsung. Here is a diagram that shows their relative sizes:
Blue – Find N2, Green – Razr 2022, Red – Galaxy Z Flip4
The Find N2 Flip also has the largest battery of the three, at 4,300mAh it has almost the same capacity as the much larger Galaxy Z Fold4. Battery capacity is one of the biggest issues plaguing foldables right now, so kudos to Oppo.
For some reason Oppo decided to use the Dimensity 9000+ to power the phone. It’s a good chip, but for what is effectively a 2023 launch, we can’t help but ask “why not the 9200?” “. The 9000+ holds its own against the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 inside the Samsung and Motorola flips, but the 8 Gen 2 is already there, as is the Dimensity 9200.
The camera is the other not-quite-impressive feature of the N2 Flip, not that the other two are stellar camera phones (at least they have OIS, though). Horizontal foldables have much better cameras than their clamshell counterparts, they have for a few years now.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 • Motorola Razr 2022
Note that there is also the Huawei Pocket S, but which includes a mid-range Snapdragon 778G (a 4G version only). It also lacks access to the Google Play Store, which limits its appeal outside of China. It launched at the same price as the N2 Flip, so we’ll skip it.
The Oppo Find N2 Flip is coming a bit late in the game, so many of you may have already bought another flip – does the Oppo make you wish you had waited? Or if you didn’t like flips until now, has the Find N2 Flip changed your mind? Vote below or using this page.
Next, we will review the Oppo Find N2. Oppo has managed to reduce the weight by 42 g, the N2 now weighs less than an iPhone 14 Pro Max (233 g against 240 g). This was achieved with impressive work on the hinge redesign, which is also supposed to hide the crease better. Is it really better? We’re working on a full review, so stay tuned for more details.
The N2 is also thinner than its predecessor, 7.4mm unfolded and 14.6mm folded compared to 8.0/15.6mm. And the cover display has been much improved with a 120Hz panel (instead of 60Hz). Despite a slight change in its aspect ratio, it’s probably the most comfortable horizontal foldable to use with one hand (especially after losing so much weight). Folded, it measures 132.2mm high and 72.6mm wide. The iPhone 14 Pro Max measures 160.7mm and 77.6mm, for example. And once you open the Oppo up, you get a screen that’s almost 50% bigger (in area) than the iPhone.
Oppo Fin N2 (left) and Oppo Find N2 (right)
Compared to the original Find N, Oppo has equipped the telephoto Find N2 with a higher resolution sensor (32MP against 13MP), the same goes for the ultrawide (48MP against 16MP). And it sped up the 4,520mAh battery charge, doubling it from 33W to 67W (it removed wireless charging, perhaps to slim down the phone).
Leaving aside the original Find N, the N2 will have to take on the larger Galaxy Z Fold4. This one has a 13% larger internal screen and weighs 30g more. It’s quite narrow when closed, 67.1mm, although this has been achieved by compromising the cover’s display aspect ratio (23.1:9). Despite the extra weight, the Galaxy has a smaller 120mAh battery (it has wireless charging).
There’s also the vivo X Fold+. We don’t know if it will be available outside of China, but it’s not like the Find N2 will be widely available either. The vivo has an even larger internal screen (+27%) and measures 74.5mm when closed with its 6.53″ 21:9 cover screen. It’s the only one with a periscope camera (8MP 125mm ), plus a second telecamera (12MP, 47mm).At 311g, this one is quite heavy.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 • vivo X Fold+
The Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 also brings a massive 8.02-inch internal screen and a 6.56-inch 21:9 cover screen (73.9mm wide), but weighs “only” 262g, as much as the Z Fold4. Like the Oppo and hte vivo, the internal display uses an LTPO panel for a variable refresh rate.
The Honor Magic Vs is also large (7.9-inch internal screen) and weighs 261g. It’s quite tall, 27mm taller than the Oppo, but at 72.6mm it’s the same width. And while it’s not a periscope, the 3x telephoto lens is longer than Oppo’s, although the 8MP sensor limits digital zoom. Despite its fairly reasonable weight, the Magic Vs has the largest battery of the bunch at 5,000mAh.
Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 • Honor Magic Vs
By the way, all four use Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1. There’s also the Huawei Mate Xs 2, but with a 4G-only Snapdragon 888 it might be hard to compete, even in China where the Google Play Store doesn’t doesn’t matter.
Again, Oppo has made no mention of a worldwide release of the Find N2 and we’re not holding our breath. But imagine you could buy the Find N2 – would you? Vote below or using this page.