We are going to hear a lot about foldable smartphones in the coming times as the race to capture the market with the most innovative and advanced device is just starting out.
Samsung’s foldable smartphone space dominance is about to be challenged by almost every leading smartphone manufacturer and Oppo definitely appears to be the one taking the lead.
We are talking about the upcoming Oppo Find N2 and in case you have been wondering how different things are going to be with this latest edition to the foldable smartphone universe, find out all below in our Oppo Find N2 Review.
There are primarily two types of foldable smartphones that have managed to capture market frenzy, the huge book-style foldable and the compact clamshell. Oppo seems to be in the mood to change this by adding a third type.
The Review of upcoming Oppo Find N2, following the lines carved by the predecessor Oppo Find N, is combining the best of both book-style and clamshell devices to offer a foldable smartphone that can turn into a tablet and also work like a flip phone.
Let’s get to our detailed Oppo Find N2 Review to know more about the upcoming smartphone.
A quick glance at Oppo Find N2 specifications
|Display||● 7.1-inch Foldable LTPO AMOLED display, 1792 x 1920 pixels resolution, 120Hz, HDR10+, 1200 nits (HBM), 1550 nits (peak)
● 5.54-inch Cover AMOLED display, 1080 x 2120 pixels, 18:9 ratio, 1000 nits (HBM), 1350 nits (peak)
|Chipset||● Qualcomm SM8475 Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 (4 nm)
● CPU – Octa-core (1×3.0 GHz Cortex-X2 & 3×2.75 GHz Cortex-A710 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A510)
● GPU – Adreno 730
|Rear Camera||● Triple Camera Setup
50 MP wide lens with multi-directional PDAF, OIS, 32 MP telephoto with optical zoom, PDAF, 48 MP ultrawide sensor
|Front Camera||● Cover camera
● 32 MP wide
|Battery||● Li-Po 4520 mAh, non-removable
● Charging – 67W wired, 37% in 10 min, 100% in 42 min (advertised), 10W reverse wired
|Sensors||● Fingerprint (side-mounted)
● Dual gyro
● Colour spectrum
|Connectivity||● 5G enabled
● Wi-Fi 802.11
● Bluetooth v5.3
Design and Built
As the first Review impression goes, the Oppo Find N2 is much lighter in case you wish to compare it to its predecessor Oppo Find N.
The Find N2 is thinner thanks to a newly streamlined hinge and in order to keep things aligned with modern smartphone trends, this foldable device is sharper with right angles and subtle design changes freshening up the edges.
Both sides are done up in Gorilla Glass Victus on the white and green colour models, while the black handset comes with a synthetic leather back.
The squad-wide body build makes the Oppo Find N2 perfect for one-hand operation. It is better for typing and running apps that don’t do well in alternative aspect ratios. The cover screen dominates the whole cover of the phone, which we are sure will satisfy all the streamers and scrollers. The device comes with a factory-installed screen protector to keep it from scratching when you form-flex it.
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Open it up and things naturally get more interesting. Find N2 has a different design from the previous Oppo foldable smartphone reducing its radius and covering the whole display with a less reflective film. Oppo’s open-screen crease cloaking is also impressive and vastly improved compared to other competing smartphones.
Oppo described these foldable screens on Oppo Find N2 as the golden ratio with a 17.7 by 9 aspect on the cover screen. This simply means it’s a good deal shorter and wider than the Samsung Fold 4.
So, here with Find N2, even basic things such as typing feel a lot more spacious and comfortable. On the inside, we have the 7.1-inch tablet screen which is not far off a square with its 9 by 8.4 size.
Both the cover and the tablet screens are 120 hertz but the main screen also now uses the more advanced LTPO Tech, which promises a better 120-hertz dynamic refresh. Oppo has also boosted the peak brightness up to 1550 nits. Taking advantage of the biggest screen we have oppos Flex form and in a handful of apps. Although mostly Oppo’s own stuff but you also have YouTube.
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It utilises the extra space quite nicely, however, it doesn’t feel as fully formed as flex mode on Samsung’s foldable smartphone but it’s surely a good start. The phone is particularly handy for the camera as it uses its foldable design as a makeshift stand.
Probably the biggest upgrade on the Oppo Find N2 compared to the Find N is actually on the software. The relatively ancient Snapdragon 888 of the Find N has been upgraded to the Qualcomm SM8475 Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 (4 nm). Now, the recently released Gen 2 would have been absolutely marvellous but this is still a huge upgrade.
Although, there hasn’t been a significant difference for the processor in Geekbench, in 3D Mark that tests the graphics were impressive. We’re looking at around an 80 boost. There are also two variants, one with 12 GB of RAM and 256 storage and another one is with 16 GB RAM and 512 internal storage.
Moreover, we have the latest Android 13 and ColorOS 13 software. Also, Oppo offers a solid three years of Android updates.
Oppo Find N2 Camera Review
Oppo Find N2 Review gets a five-lens camera setup with three on the back, one on the main tablet screen and one on the cover screen. The upgrade, however, is the 50-megapixel main camera that now uses the latest IMX 890 sensor, the ultra-wide anatella photo with sensors and higher resolutions. Oppo has also teamed up with Hasselblad for some Pro features including a bespoke pro mode that uses their colour science as well as a nostalgic and super tall x-pan photo mode.
Oppo has again decided on silicon Xmpu, which seems to be dropping in all Oppo smartphones recently launched. It’s basically an extra little AI chip which helps improve low light and HDR video details, the dynamic range and also the relatively low noise. Overall, this camera setup is definitely a big upgrade in the camera department for the upcoming Oppo foldable smartphone lineup.