Not many flip phones see the light of day each year…so when a new one arrives, its look becomes a fitting celebration – at least if you’re a phone nerd, of course!
And while the end of the year may seem like a bit of an odd time to launch new devices, many Chinese companies seem to disagree. We laid the red carpet for what might be.Foldable phones we’ve seen recently – Oppo Find N2 and Oppo Find N2 Flip.
This story is about a phone tablet Oppo Find N2this is formally Lightest and cheapest foldable phone tablet ever release! Talk about bragging rights!
Foldable Oppo Find N2 outsmarts Galaxy Z Fold 4, iPhone 14 Pro Max with ultralight design
Unprecedented! The new Oppo Find N2 is lighter than Apple’s iPhone 14 Pro Max, which doesn’t fold.
While this may seem a little counterintuitive at first, it’s actually pretty fair to compare new foldable phones alongside ‘regular’ phones and other foldable phones. think!
After all, the new foldable phone has two goals. It’s about becoming the new “default” to replace the slab we’ve had for almost 20 years, and a better foldable phone than previous devices of the same kind…
Well, the miraculous Oppo Find N2 wins big in both categories!
- Oppo Find N2 – 233g
- iPhone 14 Pro Max – 240g
- Huawei Mate Xs2 – 255g
- Xiaomi Mixfold 2 – 262g
- Galaxy Z Fold 4 – 263g
At just 233 grams, Find N2 is not only the lightest foldable smartphone on the market, but also the first foldable smartphone tablet lighter than mainstream Slab phones. iPhone 14 Pro Max chunky monkey sits at just 240g, or 7 grams more Better than the foldable Find N2!
Reaching the weight of a ‘regular’ phone has been one of the biggest (if not the biggest) challenges for a large foldable phone. So the new standard set by Oppo could, and probably will, play a big role in driving innovation in the folding market. , quickly!
The incredible price makes the Oppo Find N2 much cheaper than the Galaxy Z Fold 4. Little to no compromises from Oppo
Cheaper folding smartphones! Well, except Samsung.
But the Find N2’s lightweight design isn’t the end of Oppo’s do-it-yourself spirit!
Before we look at the price, we should note that part of the reason the Oppo Find N2 turned out to be so much more affordable than other foldable devices is looking at the converted prices from the Chinese market. Still, even importing a China-only Find N2 (now) might cost about 20% less than getting branded. As for the shocking fact that Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 4.Oppo Find N2 will be cheaper than the iPhone 14 Pro in Europe, it’s not only thanks to the conversion that excludes import fees, but also because of Apple’s decision to shoot. There are iPhone 14 prices in Europe going through the roof while maintaining US prices.
At just CNY 8,000 / $1,145 / €1,080 / ₹95,000, the Find N2’s price in China is much lower than the Galaxy Z Fold 4’s price (assuming this is the most obvious benchmark), almost on par with Samsung. It feels like a direct attack! Of course, that was before the import markup that makes the Find N2 a $1,530 / €1,450 phone, but it’s definitely more affordable than the Galaxy Z Fold 4 at launch.
Weight and price aside, is the Oppo Find N2 a better foldable smartphone than the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and other competitors?
I really can’t answer this question yet. That’s because the Oppo Find N2 just came off the shelf (it hasn’t actually arrived yet). This means we’ll have to come back for a full review of the Oppo Find N2 to see how it holds up against the competition from Samsung and other foldable phone makers…
With that said, of course, it wouldn’t be me if I didn’t give you some early thoughts on the Oppo Find N2, so let’s move on…
- Thanks to its 5.5-inch external display (and lightweight design), the Oppo Find N2 not only compares to the Galaxy Z Fold 4, but in some ways is a big slab phone that’s hard to operate with one hand – on the inside Hides another large 7.1-inch display.
- Similarly, the Oppo Find N2’s 7.1-inch internal display can be used not only as a mini-tablet in split-screen mode (which is now very easy thanks to Oppo’s improved software), but also as a standalone Also ideal for Hands; this is useful if you need a large display to navigate the streets with Google Maps, or if your other hand is busy, or if you need to have both Maps and another important app open at the same time. increase.
- With all-new primary, zoom, ultra-wide and selfie cameras, the Oppo Find N2 is also a contender for the best camera system among flip phones. For example, all the cameras on the Find N2 have larger megapixel sensors compared to those on the Galaxy Z Fold 4, with the difference being most noticeable in the ultra-wide camera.
- Compared to the much larger Galaxy Z Fold 4 (4400 mah), the Oppo Find N2 boasts a larger 4520 mah cell and can charge significantly faster at 67W (100% in 42 minutes). At the same time, it’s powered by the same Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chip, a significant upgrade from the old Snapdragon 888, which worked wonders for the Galaxy Z Fold 4’s battery life.That said, the battery durability and efficiency in the Oppo Find N2 is technically) clearly superior to Samsung’s foldable.
For those who want a little something (that’s my job!), the Oppo Find N2 has two distinct design advantages over Samsung’s foldables ever made! Unlike the Fold 4, Find N2 can be folded completely flat,and it is Discreet display crease with the screen on. Samsung might want to make some notes on the new Fold 5…
The Oppo Find N2 is far from perfect.Lacks water resistance, but you can easily get around that weakness
Far from perfect…unless you live in China.
Finally, when it comes to the Oppo Find N2, it wouldn’t be fair without mentioning the elephant in the room…
Unlike Samsung’s much more expensive Fold 4, the Oppo Find N2 doesn’t come with any form of waterproofing. It’s one of those things you either really appreciate or don’t really care about your phone…so it’s up to you to decide if it’s a deal breaker…
Questionable software support makes the Oppo Find N2 a little less than ideal
Another factor boosting the Find N2 is the fact that Oppo, like most other Chinese phone makers, doesn’t boast a great track record of timely and reliable software support…
Again, I don’t think that’s what makes a phone good or bad. Especially when its selling point is that it folds in half and this phone is much more affordable than its biggest competitor, it’s hard to miss.
Global availability could be the Oppo Find N2’s Achilles heel.
And then I come to the biggest elephant in the building.This I have already hinted at a few times.It is the fact that the Oppo Find N2 is a device that can only be purchased in China.US, UK, Europe, or elsewhere.
bad news Import fees make buying the Oppo Find N2 a little less ‘stealing’ than it felt before the markup, and you should make sure the model you order supports the international version of Oppo’s Origin OS. (Most units ship internationally).
good news Third-party vendors are usually very good at getting international versions of their software onto Chinese phones as quickly as possible, and even factoring in import fees, the Find N2 ends up being cheaper than the Galaxy Z Fold 4. It means that In order to determine the price at the time of sale, Galaxy Z Fold 5 to be released in August 2023.
Finally, we have the best news. It’s the fact that Oppo is “very open” to bringing the Find N2 to the international scene! It seems that we are waiting for the first reaction from enthusiasts like us.
So listen to yourself! Seeing the Oppo Find N2 launch in your country (finally!) pressure Samsung to step up its hardware game and bring down the price? You know the answer yourself…