Oppo has unveiled the Find N2 Flip, but how does it stack up against the current king of foldables, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4?
Although there are undoubtedly many similarities between them folding tables are complicatedOppo has made significant strides in hinge technology, cameras and battery life that help differentiate it from the popular Samsung alternative.
If you’re in the market for a new phone and don’t know which foldable phone is right for you, we’ve got you covered.
Design and screen
The design really matches the Oppo Find N2 Flip and Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 are the most different – and that’s despite the fact that they both offer the same complex clamshell form, reminiscent of the clamshell phones of yesteryear.
The fold is perhaps the most noticeable difference between the two, with the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4’s infamous gap between the two sides of the phone when folded.
Not only does this detract from the premium phone’s appearance, but it also means that dust and other debris can find its way onto the screen without too much trouble – and we all know how complex elements and dust mix well. Spoiler alert: they’re not. In general.
The Oppo Find N2 Flip, on the other hand, closes completely when in the folded position, helping to prevent lint from entering the pocket onto the display. This also means it’s slightly thinner than the Samsung variant, at 16mm when folded compared to the Samsung’s 17.1mm, although the Z Flip 4 is technically thinner at 6.9mm compared to the Find N2 Flip’s 7.5mm in the deployed state. This shows how big the gap is with the Z Flip 4.
The other big difference is the size of the external display. Samsung has always intended its external display to be a display used for checking notifications, taking the occasional selfie and nothing more – and that’s why it’s 1.9 inches.
Oppo, on the other hand, has gone in the complete opposite direction with a large 3.26-inch bezel-less display on the cover. It might look a bit odd when the screen is off, as a rather large black rectangle, but the larger dimensions mean you can read more of the incoming notification and get a full-sized camera preview when taking selfies in the closed position.
It’s not as open as the Razr, where you can run almost any Android app, but it’s a good middle ground with widgets for weather, calendar and more specifically designed for an external display.
Oppo has also done the impossible and seriously reduced the creases on the internal 6.8-inch 120Hz AMOLED display to the point that they are almost invisible when in use, and there are no noticeable bends in the screen either. That’s compared to the Z Flip 4, where while there were strides in reducing wrinkles on its internal 6.7-inch 120Hz dynamic AMOLED 2X displayit is still quite noticeable in use.
It’s not a clear win for Oppo when Samsung offers features like Waterproof IPX8 compared to the Find N2 Flip’s IPX4, but overall the Oppo seems to have the upper hand in overall build quality and features.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4’s camera offering, with a 12-megapixel main camera with optical stabilization and a 12-megapixel ultra-wide 123-degree camera, is good, but it’s not exactly what you’d call a true flagship competitor. Performance is decent in well-lit environments, but this quality starts to drop with light levels.
There’s also a smaller 10MP camera on the inside foldable display, but that’s only for video calls with the rear lenses used for folded selfies.
Oppo’s camera, in comparison, is more like a flagship competitor. It has a 50MP primary rear camera with f/1.8 aperture and the same IMX890 camera unit as the OnePlus 11, but with a smaller 1/1.56-inch sensor. This is coupled with an 8MP ultra-wide and a 32MP internal selfie camera, although like Samsung, Oppo is really only targeting this for video calls and nothing else.
Video is another area where the Oppo has an advantage, boasting the ability to shoot at up to 4K@60fps, while the Galaxy Z Flip 4 reaches 4K@30fps.
There is an interesting gap between Oppo and Samsung in terms of performance. While Samsung decided to use the popular Qulacomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 with 8GB of RAM in the Z Flip 4, Oppo went the MediaTek route by including the flagship (but not top-of-the-line) Dimensity 9000+ and 8GB of RAM.
The MediaTek chipset is slightly newer than the one used in the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4, so it’s likely that you’ll get a boost in terms of performance and battery efficiency when it comes to the Oppo Find N2 Flip, but it’s not the same flagship Dimensity 9200 chipsetso the Z Flip 4 may still have the upper hand in benchmark testing.
In reality, you should expect top-notch performance from both smartphones, especially when paired with ultra-fluid displays that make everything feel a little more responsive when in use.
That’s paired with a generous 128GB, 256GB or 512GB of storage if you go with the Samsung, while Oppo ditches the 128GB option for the base model with 256GB of storage, although there’s a 512GB option for those who need a bit more storage. no
The Oppo also has the advantage in terms of battery life – at least on paper – with a 4300mAh battery, which is 600mAh more than the Z Flip 4, and it will also charge much faster at 44W compared to 25W with the Fold from Samsung.
The two sophisticated devices are also identical when it comes to software. While the Z Flip 4 originally came with Android 12, it has since been updated to Android 13, whereas the Oppo Find N2 Flip comes with Android 13 out of the box.
Oppo’s promise of four years of OS updates and five years of security updates matches Samsung’s promise, but since the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 is already updated to Android 13, it will stop receiving Android 16 updates, while the Find N2 Flip will end up with Android 17.
Oppo took on Samsung with the Find N2 Flip, fixing many complaints about Samsung’s clamshell, including a larger, more user-friendly external display, gap-free folding, a major reduction in internal display creases, and capable cameras. – all at a slightly cheaper price than the Samsung variant.
It’s still early days, but it looks like the Find N2 Flip has a serious edge over the Galaxy Z Flip 4, offering a very tempting alternative for those looking to try sophisticated technology.