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Oppo Find N2 Flip: Our Quick Thoughts

There are so many things to like about this phone.


For Ksh 129,999, the Oppo Find N2 Flip is one of those Flip phones that has found its spot in the foldable market in Kenya. Oppo brought the phone to the country back in May to take on Samsung who had taken over the market with their Galaxy Z Flip phones. 

“Every aspect of Find N2 Flip reflects OPPO’s mission to enrich real-world experiences. We combined industry-leading engineering and innovation with intuitive design principles to bring the best flip phone experience to our consumers.’’ the company said during the launch. 

But should you buy this phone? Well, Oppo got so many things right with the Find N2 Flip. The phone is an excellent option for anyone in the market for a compact foldable phone but isn’t satisfied with what Samsung is offering with the  Galaxy Z Flip 4.

I spent about a week with the device – of course not enough for a comprehensive review but in this article, let me share a few things I liked about it and some that I feel Oppo could have done better. 

Let’s talk about the crease and display 

Oppo Find N2 Flip

The Find N2 Flip also gets rid of the much-talked-about crease that we have seen on several foldable phones. How OPPO achieved that is quite interesting. This is something I have seen companies like Samsung struggle with even with the new Galaxy Z Flip 5. It’s one of the most minimal creases to date and I hope Oppo maintains this in its upcoming flip phones. 

“Every aspect of Find N2 Flip reflects OPPO’s mission to enrich real-world experiences. We combined industry-leading engineering and innovation with intuitive design principles to bring the best flip phone experience to our consumers,’’ Oppo says.

When unfolded, the screen looks beautiful, sharp and very colourful. With a  21:9 ratio, the phone looks too tall for a phone. Considering most of the phone’s UI is at the top of the screen, you might struggle to reach them one-handed, especially if you have small hands. 

We are getting a 120 Hz refresh rate 6.80-inch primary display offering a resolution of 2520×1080 pixels at a pixel density of 403 pixels per inch (ppi). The second display which is the cover display is the start show at 3.26 inches AMOLED full-color touch display which has a 17:9 ratio and a peak brightness of 900 nits. This is one of the largest cover screens yet seen on a foldable flip phone of course before Samsung showed up with a 3.4-inch Super AMOLED folder-shaped outer display on the new Z Flip5. 

I also like what Oppo did with bringing custom widgets to this cover screen. These widgets cover phone functions like setting timers, controlling music and even responding to messages among others. 

What about the performance and battery life? 

Powered by a Mediatek Dimensity 9000+ (4 nm) chipset, the phone comes with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of onboard storage. This chipset handled all the day-to-day tasks I threw at it with ease and without any sluggishness. Combined with the 120Hz primary display on the inside, the phone delivered a smooth, fast and responsive experience so there’s nothing to complain about here. 

For gamers, the phone will also handle all your games without any issues. Well, the Dimensity 9000+ is a flagship processor so it gets things done.  

Oppo also worked closely with MediaTek on a customized version of the processor meant to improve battery life. This is important considering battery life has always been a key concern for foldable phones. .

The Find N2 Flip runs ColorOS 13 is based on Android 13 and is powered by a 4300mAh battery with support for 44W Oppo’s Super VOOC fast charging which offers a full charge in about an hour. Oppo claims this is the longest-lasting and fastest-charging Flip Phone. 

Over the years, Oppo has done a good job with ColorOS and we are getting a very good experience with this software on the Find N2 Flip. You get all the benefits of ColorOS, it’s bloatware free with lots of customizations to choose from. 

The Cameras

Oppo Find N2 Flip

As far as the cameras are concerned, the Oppo Find N2 Flip on the rear packs a dual camera setup featuring a 50-megapixel Sony IMX890 sensor and an ultrawide camera using an 8MP Sony IMX355. There is a 32MP Sony IMX709  front-facing camera with a hole punch design for selfies and video calls. 

Important to also mention the phone has a MariSilicon X Imaging NPU co-processor for AI image processing. The primary lens does a pretty good job. The ultrawide didn’t impress me that much during my test – the subjects appeared washed out. 

Should you buy the Oppo Find N2 Flip?

Oppo Find N2 Flip

There are so many things to like about this phone. Other than the invisible crease, the cover screen is the best implementation I have seen on a flip phone. A concern for me was the location of the volume of the power buttons. They are at the top end of the casing so when you open the phone, they are quite high. Reaching them single-handedly is a struggle.

Also, Oppo Find N2 Flip isn’t waterproof but has an IPX4 rating. The camera performance is also fair – for a flagship, I expected better.

The bottom line is, that the Oppo Find N2 Flip is one of the best flip phones you can buy in the market right now and we can’t wait to see what Oppo will do with its successor.

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Nixon Kanali

Tech journalist based in Nairobi. I track and report on tech and African startups. Founder and Editor of TechTrends Media. Nixon is also the East African tech editor for Africa Business Communities. Send tips to nkanali@techtrendske.co.ke.

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