The Oppo Find N2 Flip Is Flipping Cool (Sorry)

The Oppo Find N2 Flip Is Flipping Cool (Sorry)
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Although my first cell phone was a Motorola, it wasn't a coup. It wasn't until 2006 that I was finally able to convince my mother that I needed the Magenta Razor V3. It changed my life. I've never felt so cool since. I haven't had a drink in 17 years, but I finally have another flip phone, the Oppo Find N2 Flip.

While it didn't change my life, it made me nostalgic and excited about the future of cellphones. I'll explain that in a moment, but first the context.

Oppo Find N2 Flip:

Technically, the Oppo Find N2 Flip was launched in China in November but was only announced in the Australian market at the end of February. In fact, this is the first time Oppo has brought a foldable phone to Australia. Oppo is one of the biggest smartphone makers overseas and here at Gizmodo Australia we can't understand why its popularity hasn't spread here. We're big fans of what Oppo is doing.


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Characteristic properties.

  • Screen: 6.8 inches (diagonal) AMOLED/Monkey: 3.26 inches
  • Display: Main display: FHD+ (2520×1080) and secondary display: (720×382) + 120 Hz refresh rate
  • Dimensions: 166.2mm x 75.2mm x 7.45mm (folded) and 85.5mm x 75.2mm x 16.02mm (folded)
  • Weight: 191 grams
  • Memory: 8GB + 256GB
  • OS: Android 13, Color OS 13
  • Colors: Black Star and Purple Moon
  • Camera system : 50 MP + 8 MP rear camera, 32 MP front camera
  • Price: $1499

What I do not like

As an iPhone user, what I like best about the Oppo Find N2 Flip is the operating system. To date, there's only one Android phone that I've found really successful and that's the Google Pixel. I think Google's combination of software and hardware is why I love it so much, but unfortunately it means every other Android repacker, not even Samsung, makes the whole phone look cheap and immature.

So when life gives you lemons, you make… the whole mobile experience a pleasure.

However, the Oppo Find N2 Flip has many customization features, but more on that later.

The phone itself is responsive, but not super responsive , and I'd say that's down to the software, not the hardware. Apps aren't particularly slow to load, but that again shows the partnership between Google's software and Google's hardware that sets the Pixel apart from other Android phones.

The price ($1,499) isn't bad either, but my main phone is the 1TB iPhone 14 Pro Max, which costs $2,769, while the Samsung Oppo Find N2 flip equivalent, the Galaxy Z Flip 4, costs 1,499 up to $1,649. , The same. So I can't fault Oppo's Flippy Boi as the price is on par with its competitors. But there is Samsung in the Samsung name.

When the Oppo Find N2 is open and your finger slides along the middle crease it becomes visible. I worry about its performance in a year (or even months). For years both Google and Apple were rumored to have foldable phones or some sort of foldable phone, and it's no surprise they were in no rush while Oppo and Samsung were out the gate; "We know it's not perfect. , but it's a pretty good shot.

what I like

I don't hate the camera, but I don't like it either. We'll compare the Oppo Find N2 Flip to the Samsung Galaxy Flip 4 later, but first let's see how the camera works.

Some great shots ideal in that natural light from the sky and pot. The colors of the sky shot are beautiful but I can't get over the faded nature of the baskets/wood panels.

Next is my broken beauty. The first bet is 0.6x, then 1x, 2x and the furthest bet is 20x.

Switch to some close-ups. The first picture is great, the second is rubbish, the third is with the Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max. One of the things the Pro Max is really good at is macro photography. I've included it so you can see what the camera is capable of without comparing it to the Oppo Find N2 Flip. The two phones serve very different purposes.

And total darkness except for the streetlights.

Now portrait. Thats so bad. However, the lighting does not help the Oppo Find N2 Flip. Thanks to my model Archie.

Lastly, the selfie mode. Nick and Zach decided to take a picture with the phones lying around the office, so they posted their faces. (I got her approval, dw).

While Nick's face (rear) shows movement, Zach's screen clarity shows the front camera perfectly. It's not great, but it's clean, simple, and good enough.

Overall, the camera works flawlessly. This is where Zoom runs into trouble. The software actually tries to fill in the gaps and fails.

However, you're not buying a phone for camera quality.

I love how light it is. I didn't like how light it was as it slipped out of my hand when I opened it. It's slightly larger than the iPhone 14 Pro Max, but the Oppo Find N2 chose to turn off the lights and worried about dropping the phone while recording.

Oppo Find N2 Flip features SuperVOOC charging. The Flip has a charging capacity of up to 44W and promises a 50% charge in just 23 minutes and a full charge in less than an hour, which is true in my experience. The battery capacity is 4,300mAh, which is much larger than the Z Flip 4's 3,700mAh battery. But there's no wireless charging like Samsung devices. I personally don't use wireless chargers because the buzzing is unbearable to me. But this is another story.

I ran a simple battery test from Gizmodo Australia ( Avengers: Endgame at full brightness, high quality streaming, maximum volume) to see how long the battery life of the Oppo Find N2 Flip lasts. After an hour, the battery dropped from 100 percent to 90 percent, after the second hour it was 78 percent, and at the end of the third hour it was 64 percent. I made TikTok, I used it to play a song, watch some YouTube videos and take a lot of photos for this rating and I ended up getting 18 percent.

Battery life could be better but not as bad as I thought. In addition, charging is very fast.

what I like

I like the lips very much. I can't open and close it with one hand because it's so stiff I can't do it, but the phone folds in half. I don't get how cool that is.

While I don't like ColorOS, I like that apps can look better with customizable wallpapers/icons. Also worth noting is the ability to customize the lock screen, home screen, and title screen. When I choose a super cute kitty for my cover, you can display your preferred text, bitmoji or emoji, or choose from a variety of watch faces/animations. You can view notifications from the screencap, browse your calendar, and even take photos with the clamshell closed. Although this operating system is not the best, it is very intuitive and offers some Oppo customization for Find N2.

It might have taken me a week to find it (I think the box just filled up), but Oppo delivered the Find N2 Flip in a clean case. Oh, and the phone changes the camera view depending on how you use it.

The phone has volume. The Oppo Find N2 Flip stands on the balcony next to the office and checks its battery. We're having a board meeting in the office and the noise is coming from the smallest kitchen door we can hear from the Avengers. Quit Game : The phone is noisy, but it's worth the price for its quality. seems a bit small and not suitable for listening to music Doomscroll on TikTok would be nice though.

In the end, I'm glad we've reached a point where phone makers are doing a great job of changing what's thought possible. Apple could release a flip iPhone, Google could release a foldable Pixel, and last year we said Samsung released a foldable screen that seemed to defy science. Oppo Find N2 Flip has revealed something and the future looks (unfortunately) great.

Should I Buy Flippy Boi Oppo?

If you're looking for a foldable phone and haven't bought a Samsung yet (and have $1,500 left), then yes, absolutely. It's a fun phone that only the operating system and camera allow. But if you're an Android user, ColorOS will be a lot easier to use than Apple's stubborn ones. Also, the camera isn't bad and there are a lot of creative ways to use it. If a camera system is important to you, you might not think of a flip phone. Oppo Find N2 is very interesting.

Where to Buy Oppo Find N2 Flip?

Oppo $1499 | Harvey Norman $1499 |: JB Hi-Fi $1499

While you can't get Oppo Find N2 Flip data plans in Australia, we've rounded up the top three SIM-only data plans that will give you at least 40GB of data per month. .

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