New Delhi: Lunching its foldable smartphones against Samsung’s mighty Z Fold series, Oppo seems to has revolutionised the folding design with its Oppo Find N variant that comes has total of five cameras on board. Sadly, the smartphone giant, Oppo, has confirmed that the Oppo Find N will not come to India – leaving Galaxy Z Fold 3 to be one of the most valuable player in India’s foldable smartphone market. However, in this quick review, we’ll see if the Oppo Find N is able to nail the ‘folding’ basics.
In China, the Oppo Find N’s price starts at CNY 7,699, which is roughly Rs 92,100 for the 8GB RAM + 256GB storage variant. There’s also a 12GB + 512GB storage option that costs CNY 8,999, which is roughly Rs 1,07,600. It comes in between Black, Purple, and White colours.
Oppo Find N Design and display
Oppo Find N comes with a 5.4-inch OLED display with an 18:9 aspect ratio that also makes it a very compact smartphone – even in today’s Android smartphone market. Talking about the weight and the cluttered screen, it will automatically make you switch to the main 7.1-inch display for a more comfortable holding experience. In its foldable variant, Oppo offers inner panel with a 120Hz refresh rate which provides good colours and deeper blacks, thanks to the OLED technology.
Apart from the solid display, Oppo’s unique water-drop hinge design definitely offers an almost creaseless viewing experience. It also lets users move the displays at various angles. The Flexion Hinge – that’s what Oppo likes it to call, is also responsible for virtually no gap between the panels of the folded screen (0.01mm precision), allowing users to take advantage of the FlexForm mode.
Performance and software
The Oppo Find N comes with Snapdragon 888 that also powers the Galaxy Z Fold 3. The phone runs on Android 11-based ColorOS 12, but the China based smartphone makers have confirmed it will get Android 12-based ColorOS down the line. Like other Oppo phones, the Oppo Find N supports RAM expansion technology that utilises idle ROM to increase the RAM capacity.
There are a total of five cameras on board that overall deliver brilliant performance in the daylight. The triple rear camera setup includes a 50-megapixel Sony IMX766 primary sensor with OIS support. The primary camera is accompanied by a 16-megapixel sensor paired with an ultrawide lens and a 13-megapixel sensor paired with a telephoto lens that offers 3x optical zoom. All three cameras capture crisp photos in the daylight, and night photography is equally good. There are multiple camera modes to play with as well.
Talking about the battery prformance, the Oppo Find N carries a 4500mAh battery (dual-cell) – bigger than the 4400mAh battery on the Galaxy Z Fold 3. It has 33W SuperVOOC wired charging support that is claimed to charge upto 50 percent battery in half-hour. The phone takes roughly 80 minutes to attain full charge.
Since the Oppo has intention to launch its Find N foldable variant in India, PardaPhash cannot recommend whether you should buy it yet. However, if you are buying it anyway keep it mind that you go for a non-glossy finish as this model can give you anxiety for fingerprint smudges.