Oppo Find N2 Flip hands-on: Fixing the foldable’s shortcomings

Oppo Find N2 Flip hands-on: Fixing the foldable’s shortcomings: Foldable smartphones have been available for a while, but due to some serious drawbacks, they haven’t yet been widely adopted. One of the newest foldable phones, the Oppo Find N2 Flip, promises to solve these problems and improve the user experience. An in-depth evaluation of the Oppo Find N2 Flip’s revolutionary hinge design, enhanced display technology, and other distinguishing qualities that set it apart from competing foldable phones will be presented in this article. Join us as we examine the  to discover if it genuinely fulfils its claims to address the drawbacks of the foldable.

An upcoming release of the foldable smartphone Oppo Find N2 Flip is anticipated. Although there is presently no official information available about the product, it is reported to have certain improvements over earlier folding phones.




The durability of foldable phones is one of the most often voiced complaints, as the folding mechanism is susceptible to harm. According to rumours, the Oppo Find N2 Flip will have a better hinge design that will increase the strength of the phone. Let’s take a closer look at the phone’s appearance, functionality, battery, etc.

Design

The OPPO Find N2 Flip is stunning to look at, especially in astral black (review unit). The front and rear covers of the smartphone are protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5, while the frame is made of polished aluminium. The matte sheen and smooth touch of the glass cover make it easy to hold. It resists smudges and fingerprints.

The OPPO Find N2 Flip sports a dual-display design with a foldable screen on the inside, supported by a horizontal hinge in the centre, dividing the smartphone into two equal halves, similar to previous clamshell form factor-based smartphones.

The design of the OPPO hinge is noteworthy for a number of reasons, and it is essential to the foldable smartphone experience. From a design perspective, it tackles the problem with the current generation of flip smartphones in India, which has a conspicuous gap in the flexible screen (when folded).



The neatly folded form factor prevents dirt, dust, trash, and other particle ingress in addition to enhancing aesthetics. This is important since the bending screen is made of a material that resembles plastic and can become damaged if exposed to sharp objects. The phone does not, however, have an official ingress protection grade, it should be emphasised.

In terms of usability, the OPPO Find N2 Flip is easy to use and operate. It is simple to fold and unfold, but a seamless experience demands both hands. The phone is designed for right-handed operation, with a fingerprint sensor incorporated in the power button and volume rocker buttons on the right side of the chassis. The power button and volume rockers are both easily accessible when the device is folded. Nevertheless, when unfurled, the volume keys are on the higher side and need some effort to access.

Display

The OPPO Find N2 Flip has a big 6.8-inch FHD+ AMOLED flexible screen with a 120Hz adaptive refresh rate extended in a tall 21:9 aspect ratio, as well as a 3.26-inch screen cover screen. The primary flexible screen is bright, colourful, and touch sensitive. It also has an anti-reflective coating to help reduce glare. The screen of the OPPO Find N2 Flip has a horizontal crease in the centre, similar to other smartphones with flexible screens, however it is not visible unless you look carefully.

In addition to offering a distraction-free experience, the flat screen’s apparent longevity is increased by the absence of wrinkles. According to OPPO, TUV Rheinland tested the screen and discovered that the crease was imperceptible even after 216,000 folds.



Camera

A 50-megapixel primary camera sensor with optical image stabilisation, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle sensor on the cover, and a 32-megapixel sensor with focusing are all included in the triple camera system of the OPPO Find N2 Flip.

The key selling point of the OPPO Find N2 Flip is the novel use cases made possible by the folding form factor, even though the photographic capability is limited and the primary camera sensor elevates the experience in most situations. With the flip, there are many more camera angles that can be covered that would otherwise be troublesome with bar form format cellphones due to its capacity to maintain a position between 45 and 110 degrees. 

Performance

Due to the MediaTek Dimensity 9000+ system on chip, the OPPO Find N2 Flip is a high-end smartphone with excellent performance. Even with apps that require a lot of power and graphics, it works brilliantly in ordinary daily chores. The phone’s 8GB of memory is on the small side, especially for power users, but if you prevent undesirable programmes from running in the background and restart the phone once a week, it won’t affect your experience.

The phone has 256GB of internal storage, but because there is no microSD card connector, that is all you get. The ColorOS 13 user interface, which is based on the Android 13 operating system, is used by the OPPO Find N2 Flip. The Interface is marred by bloatware while being very configurable and feature-rich. For instance, there are two different app stores—the Play Store, which is the default, and the App Store—from which to download programmes. Other categories include “Hot Games,” “Hot Free Games,” and “Hot Apps.” Several of them can be removed from the system.




Battery

A 44W SuperVOOC wired charger charges the 4,300 mAH battery within the OPPO Find N2 Flip rapidly. The phone’s battery life is not very lengthy, but it is longer than that of smartphones of a similar size. The phone comfortably lasts through a day of regular usage, but if used heavily, it will need to be charged at night. Luckily, the accompanying charger charges quickly; it goes from 20% to 100% in less than an hour.

Even though OPPO released the Find N2 Flip a little later than expected in India, the wait was definitely worth it. It is a compact (191g when unfurled) and light smartphone with features and performance above its weight category. In terms of both aesthetics and functionality, it stands out from the competition thanks to its efficiently packed design and practical vertical cover screen. It would have been the flip smartphone to beat in 2023 if it had a better user interface and functions connected to the cover screen. The OPPO Find N2 Flip, however, is a powerful debut into the foldable smartphone market in India for Rs 89,999.

A highly anticipated foldable smartphone that aims to correct some of the significant shortcomings of earlier generations is the Oppo Find N2 Flip. Our hands-on evaluation of the device showed that it lived up to its claims of greater durability and decreased wrinkles thanks to its cutting-edge hinge design and display technology. The gadget performs really well, and its camera system generates photographs of excellent quality. Overall, the Oppo Find N2 Flip is a great option for anybody looking for a high-end, user-friendly foldable phone. The Oppo Find N2 Flip, despite its flaws, is a significant step forward in the development of foldable smartphones, and we can’t wait to see where the technology goes from here.

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