Oppo Find N2 review

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The one foldable that is so different from the form factor norm, the Oppo Find N from late 2021, has just received a replacement in the form of the Find N2. A year later, almost to the day, the N2 again defies the standards of dimensions and proportions in the ‘full size’ phone-turned-tablet space. Let’s see what has changed.

Most notable, if not necessarily obvious, is the reduction in weight – the Find N (1) may have been small, but it was dense and as heavy as the big ones. The new model is now lighter than an iPhone 14 Pro Max. Small differences in dimensions mostly don’t matter, but what ultimately matters is that the Find N2 is a nice compact phone with a sensible aspect ratio when folded, and a landscape-like little tablet when folded out – you can’t get that anywhere else.

Another significant development is in the camera system. By necessity, not quite state-of-the-art in this regard, foldable models typically make size-driven compromises, and the Find N had a rather meh setup with no AF on the ultra-wide camera and a fairly basic telephoto camera. The Find N2 elevates it to a more ‘okay’ status on paper, bringing larger sensors for ultrawide and telephoto and adding AF on the former. It’s still no ‘camera phone’, but definitely a step up.

The N2 also gets a chipset update as usual, but it’s Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 and not Gen 2 – another year where the foldable Find will be out of step with today’s flagships. A couple of charging developments round out the list of ‘major’ changes this year – a welcome shift from 33W to 67W charging, offset by an unfortunate but understandable scrapping of the wireless charging coil (thinness and lightness were a higher priority).

Oppo Find N2 specs at a glance:

  • Body: 132.2 x 140.5 x 7.4mm, 233g; Glass front (Gorilla Glass Victus), glass back (Gorilla Glass Victus) or eco leather back, aluminum frame.
  • Screen: 7.1″ foldable LTPO AMOLED, 120Hz, HDR10+, 1200 nits (HBM), 1550 nits (peak), 1792x1920px resolution, 8.4:9 aspect ratio, 370ppi; Cover screen:, AMOLED, 120Hz, 120Hz. x 2120 pixels, 18 :9 ratio, 1000 nits (HBM), 1350 nits (peak).
  • Chipset: Qualcomm SM8475 Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 (4 nm): Octa-core (1×3.0 GHz Cortex-X2 & 3×2.75 GHz Cortex-A710 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A510); Adreno 730.
  • Memory: 256GB 12GB RAM, 512GB 16GB RAM; UFS 3.1.
  • OS/Software: Android 13, ColorOS 13.
  • Rear camera: wide (main): 50 MP, f/1.8, 24 mm, 1/1.56″, 1.0 µm, multi-directional PDAF, OIS; Ultra wide angle: 48MP, f/2.2, 14mm, 115˚, 1/2″, 0.8µm, AF; Telephoto: 32 MP, f/2.0, 47 mm, 1/2.74″, 0.8µm, 2x optical zoom, PDAF.
  • Front camera: Cover over: 32MP, f/2.4, 22mm, 1/3.14″; Internal: 32MP, f/2.4, 22mm, 1/3.14″.
  • Video recording: Rear camera: [email protected]/60fps, [email protected]/60/240fps, gyro-EIS, HDR; Front camera: [email protected], gyro EIS.
  • Battery: 4520mAh; 67W wired, 10W reverse wired.
  • Various: Fingerprint reader (side-mounted); stereo speakers (Dolby support); stylus support.

What hasn’t changed, and what the spec sheet won’t tell you, is that the Find N2 remains exclusive to its home market. The Find N2 Flip is as close as you can get to an Oppo foldable outside of China (maybe).

Oppo Find N2 unboxing

Find N2 comes in a box similar to the previous generation – it’s the same kinetic design where opening the lid lifts the phone compartment towards you. It’s not completely black this time – the top is painted light blue-grey. And while the handset may have shrunk in size and lost weight, its package has actually grown in all three directions – a total of 30% increase in volume. Hmm. For what it’s worth, though, there’s more to it as well.

Oppo Find N2 review

The charger is more powerful – in specifications, at least, if not so much in physical size (67W vs. 33W). A cable (USB-A-to-C) is also included.

But there’s a case this time, an accessory that was missing from the Find N. It’s a two-part design with the bezel-like display part relying heavily on adhesive strips (although it still stays on without applying them), while the half that covering the back is a type that can only be clicked on. The back is covered with imitation leather in a greenish shade that matches the phone’s own color scheme.

Another nice touch for this generation is the included microfiber cloth. It’s probably worth the penny, but it’s the gesture that counts.

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