Oppo has primarily focused on launching mid-range and upper-mid-range phones in India under the Reno, K, and A series in recent years. Oppo hasn’t released a Find series flagship phone since the Find X2 series debuted in 2020. While the predecessor Find X5 and X3 series were excellent flagships, they were not available in India. The Oppo Find N2 Flip, announced earlier this week, marks the brand’s return to the flagship market with a new Find-branded premium phone in the country.
The Find N2 Flip is a phone with a clamshell design and a foldable screen. The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 is the only other phone with this form factor currently available in the Indian market. The Oppo Find N2 Flip does not have the feel of a first-generation experimental product from the company.
Price and Availability
The Oppo Find N2 Flip is available in a single variant with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of internal storage. It is available in Moonlit Purple and Astral Black. The Oppo India online store, Flipkart, as well as offline retailers, sell the Find N2 Flip. The N2 Flip is available for as little as Rs 79,999. Customers can benefit from up to Rs 5,000 in instant bank discounts and up to Rs 5,000 in exchange bonuses.
|MediaTek Dimensity 9000 plus MT6983
|No of cores
|8 (octa core)
|1080 x 2400 pixels
|AMOLED, HDR 10+
|Yes, Capacitive, Multi-Touch
|Rear camera setup
|32 MP Resolution
|LED Rear flash
|3840×2160 @ 30 fps
|Auto FlashAuto FocusFace detectionTouch to focus
|Battery Type and capacity
|Li-Polymer, 4300 mAh
|Yes, Super VOOCTM, 44W
|Internal memory type
|256 GB, UFS 3.1
|Yes with A-GPS
|Light SensorProximity SensorAccelerometerCompassGyroscope
I received the Oppo Find N2 Flip in Moonlit Purple for review. The purple variant has a glossy appearance and appears quite attractive. The fact that it does not attract fingerprints is a plus. The glass back of the N2 Flip is supported by an aluminium frame. It appears to be a regular smartphone when unfolded. It is 7.45mm thick (unfolded) and weighs approximately 191 gms.
When the device is closed, the “Oppo” branding with a wavy pattern on the hinge can be seen. The Flexion Hinge, as Oppo calls it, allows users to hold the folding angle between 45 and 110 degrees. The N2 Flip has no visible gap between its two halves, and the display is almost crease-free.
From top to bottom, the Find N2 Flip has a speaker hole and a microphone. Even the earpiece on the device’s top bezel functions as a speaker. A SIM tray slot, a microphone, a USB-C port, and a speaker grille are located on the bottom edge. The left spine has nothing, whereas the right edge has a volume rocker and a power key with a fingerprint scanner.
The Find N2 Flip comes with a 6.8-inch E6 AMOLED LTPO display. It has an FHD+ resolution, a 21:9 aspect ratio, and a refresh rate that ranges from 1Hz to 120Hz. The screen crease is not visible in normal use. The device’s screen colour modes include Vivid (vibrant), Natural (soft), and Pro Mode. The third has two settings: Cinematic (P3 mode) and Brilliant (widest colour gamut).
Standard (60Hz) and High (120Hz) refresh rates are supported by the main display. While no automatic mode is available, Oppo claims that the refresh rate can be reduced to 1Hz. According to the company, the screen has an anti-reflection film that reflects five times less glare than other foldable display phones.
The Oppo Find N2 Flip is powered by a 3.0GHz Dimensity 9000 Plus 4nm chipset, LPDDR5 RAM, and UFS 3.1 storage. The device has no external storage. Returning to the chip, it is the same one that powers the gaming-focused ASUS ROG Phone 6D Ultimate (available in China). The device handles OS animations, multiple app usage at the same time, and games like Asphalt 9 and Shadow Fight 4 with ease. I had no heating issues with the device during my use.
The Find N2 Flip has a 4,300mAh dual-cell battery, which is the largest battery on a flip phone right now. The device does not support wireless charging. The device comes with an 80W SuperVOOC charger in India, but it only supports 44W charging. It took me about 1:18 hours to charge completely. When fully charged, the N2 Flip can easily last more than a day.
The device comes with the Android 13 operating system and ColorOS 13. The company has confirmed that it will provide Android updates for four years and security updates for five years. ColorOS, as expected, provides an intuitive experience, as well as an additional “Foldable features” section for customising the cover screen style via wallpapers, interactive pets (each with 15 animations), edit Quick Reply options, AOD, and clock style. This, I believe, has reduced the number of unnecessary apps such as Hot Apps, Hot Games, HotFreeGames, and so on.
The Find N2 Flip’s camera app includes photography modes such as Night, Video, Photo, Portrait, Pro, Pano, Film, Slow-Mo, Time Lapse, Sticker, Text Scanner, and XPan. The Find N2 Flip’s 32-megapixel Sony IMX709 sensor, which Oppo has been offering since the Reno 7 series, captures decent selfie shots. It supports 2x magnification but does not have autofocus.
In portrait mode, the Find N2 Flip does not disappoint. It performs excellently when it comes to adding background blur and subject detection. The night portraits are also quite good.
When using the rear camera with the cover screen to capture photos or videos, there are some limitations. There is no ultra-wide mode, and videos are only recorded at 1080p resolution. The Find N2 Flip can shoot 4K video at 30 frames per second. Users can choose 1080p resolution to shoot at 60fps.
Oppo entered the foldable market in India later than Samsung and Motorola. The Find N2 Flip, on the other hand, demonstrates that the company has not focused on being the very first to announce a flip phone with a foldable display in the market, and instead launched a device that would impress users with a refined experience, despite the fact that it has been developing foldable phones since 2018.
The Find N2 Flip lacks two features: an IP rating and wireless charging. However, I do not believe these are deal breakers. During my visit to the Oppo Lab, I discovered that almost all of their major devices are tested for dust and water damage.