Introducing the Oppo Find N2, the second iteration to Oppo’s initial Find N foldable smartphone.
A novel competitor to Samsung’s Z Fold 4, when folded in one hand, the Find N2 is easier to wield due to it’s more stout dimensions.
It’s more compact and feels even more familiar, find out more in this full written review.
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Folded, the Oppo Find N2 features an aluminum frame sandwiched by glass in front and at the back.
At the back, it’s hard not to notice the Hasselblad-branded triple-camera module, as it creates quite the camera bump like most smartphones to date. We do like the frosted matte glass back, as it feels nice to the touch, with the subtle but classy Oppo branding on the bottom right.
Our review unit is in this green colorway, and it really makes the back panel of the N2 pop. You can also find the N2 available in black or white.
Folded, at the top of the device, you can find a grill housing the call earpiece. Right below it, is the punch-hole selfie camera, while above the grill is a mic for loudspeaker calls.
At the base of the device. From right to left, you can find a pair of bottom-firing stereo speakers, USB Type-C port, mic for regular calls, and dual-SIM card tray.
On the right side of the device, you can find the volume rocker and power button that doubles as a capacitive fingerprint scanner.
Unfolding the N2, we are greeted by the beautiful 120Hz AMOLED display, with the second punch-hole selfie camera at the top left corner.
Unfolded, the Oppo Find N2 features a 7.1-inch 120Hz LTPO AMOLED panel that supports HDR10+ and can reach a peak brightness of 1550 nits (1792 x 1920 pixels, 370 ppi).
Folded, the cover display is a 5.54-inch 120Hz AMOLED panel (1080 x 2120 pixels) protected by Corning Gorilla Glass Victus, and can reach a peak brightness of 1350 nits.
Translating to great viewing angles in direct sunlight, whether folded or unfolded.
Being a quirky foldable device, we get creature comforts like the novelty of simulating an actual book while reading Manga and alike, and even stylus support comparable to Galaxy Z Fold 4’s S-Pen support. When it comes to media consumption, apart from this device taking the definition of eye-candy to another level, the speakers really surprised me too.
For speakers, the Find N2 sports a stereo setup, but both are bottom-firing which would usually greatly affect the listening experience when consuming media. Rest assured that on the Find N2 it is not a problem as they get very, very loud! And it also features Dolby audio support.
Depending on what you are watching (without headphones or earphones of course), I’d never really find myself past 60-80% volume when watching a video (unfolded), and I’d only ever really max the device out to 100 when I need to drown everything out as much as possible. Note that playback at max volume can lead to some distortion as well.
Performance and Benchmarks
For hardware, the Oppo Find N2 is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 (SM8475), and an Adreno 730 GPU.
For configurations, our review unit was configured with 16GB of RAM and 512GB of internal storage but there is a 12GB RAM + 256GB of internal storage configuration out there too.
For software, you get Android 13 out of the box with Color OS 13 skinned on top. Oppo has come a long way with Color OS now at its 6th iteration.
We still get the usual iOS-like aesthetic and layout but with a lot more UI options for customization, like being able to utilize a more familiar Android app drawer and such. You can really notice they’ve learned a thing or two from Oxygen OS. Through time OPPO can still work on more tweaks for easier multitasking options, like better split screen integration and app scaling optimizations.
The Find N2 does have an app optimization feature which basically scales up apps to the unfolded display’s resolution which definitely works for most apps, but from time to time you may find some apps with fullscreen orientation bugs. It’s also possible that those app developers have yet to optimize for this particular device.
Overall I do like Color OS on this device, I got used to it quickly enough, so no major complaints here.
When it came to day-to-day tasks like being online, answering messages, consuming media, and playing a bunch of games, the Oppo Find N2’s hardware handled it like one would expect from a flagship foldable. No major concerns here.
If you’re interested in benchmark scores, check them out below:
|Device||Oppo Find N2|
|Chipset||Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1|
|3DMark Wild Life Extreme||2859|
|PCMark Work 3.0||11839|
For battery, the Oppo Find N2 gets an impressive 4,520mAh battery, capable of 67W Super VOOC Ultra-fast Charging.
In the PCMark Work 3.0 battery life test, we got a score of 11 hours and 30 minutes.
In our standard video loop test, which entails the phone being at 50% brightness, 50% volume, and airplane mode turned ON — the Find N2 lasted a whopping 22 hours and 12 minutes.
So yes, the Oppo Find N2 can surely last you two days if you are smart about your usage. The best thing about it for me is the inclusion of 67W Super VOOC, which enabled me to charge up from 0-100 in approximately 53 minutes — that is about 11 minutes off from the advertised 42 minutes, but I’ll take that as a win!
It literally takes a little less than an hour to charge up this 4,520mAh foldable “phablet” that features two 120Hz AMOLED displays. Not bad at all!
When it comes to biometric security, you get facial recognition here. Recognition is very fast but may not always work in low-lighting conditions, or if either of the punch-hole selfie cameras are smudged-up during use.
Although, if you are getting a lot facial recognition errors you can double down with the capacitive fingerprint scanner which also acts as the power button. It’s very reliable and quick but being a side-mounted one, you may want to register one finger more than once for better recognition with said finger.
I’m also left handed so I primarily use my left hand to handle the phone and I don’t know my fellow lefties, I don’t think foldable phablets are made for us! There’s nothing that grinds my gears more than a right-sided volume rocker, but your results may vary!
The Oppo Find N2 features a triple-camera setup that consists of 50MP main shooter [Aperture: F/1.8], a 48MP ultrawide [Aperture: F/2.2], and a 32MP 2x telephoto [Aperture: F/2].
For selfies, whether folded or unfolded the device gets the same 32MP selfie camera [Aperture: F/2.4].
The Find N2’s camera system features the Hasselblad colorspace which is nice to see, you even get a cool Pro mode and X-Pan panoramic mode. These might fall on the more gimmicky department for features, but are definitely a welcomed addition.
Check-out some of our sample shots below:
For video, the Find N2 allows users to shoot in 4k in either 30 or 60p, and FHD at 30, 60, and 240p.
While Oppo might be a little bit late to the foldable game, with Samsung and Huawei pioneering several generations of foldables, the Find N2 is a surprisingly innovative entry into the segment. We are even surprised to report that after showing the N2 to several people, they found it more practical and usable than the Z Fold 4.
Too bad the Find N2 will not be available in the Philippines as it is currently a China-exclusive device. If ever OPPO decides to release the next generation to our shores, it will definitely be a proper contender for the best foldable phablet on the market.
OPPO Find N2 specs:
7.1-inch 1920 x 1792 AMOLED main display, 370ppi
5.54-inch 2120 x 1080 AMOLED cover display, 429ppi
UTG (main), Gorilla Glass Victus (cover)
120Hz refresh rate
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen1 SoC
Adreno 730 GPU
12GB, 16GB LPDDR5 RAM
256GB, 512GB UFS 3.1
• 50MP F1.8 main
• 32MP F2.0 telephoto
• 48MP F2.2 ultra-wide
• 32MP F2.4 inner camera
• 32MP F2.4 cover camera
5G, 4G LTE
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS
Fingerprint scanner (side)
ColorOS 13 (Android 13)
4,520mAh battery w/ 67W SuperVOOC 2.0
132.2 x 140.5 x 7.4 mm (Unfolded)
132.2 x 72.6 x 14.6 mm (Folded)
233g (Leather), 237g (Glass)