The new folding Oppo phone is the lightest phone I’ve ever carried.

The new folding Oppo phone is the lightest phone I've ever carried.

The square design of Oppo’s Find N2 makes it more portable.

When I think of foldable phones, I see a big device that would be difficult to transport. The Find N2, Oppo’s most recent foldable phone, is starting to make me reconsider.

The most recent phone from a Chinese manufacturer, which was introduced on Wednesday, is the lightest folding phone you can find, even when compared to its biggest rival, the Galaxy Z Fold 4. I’ve never used a foldable that is shorter than this one.

One of the main drawbacks of foldable phones is that they tend to be bulky by nature, but Oppo has made significant strides with the Find N2. It weighs 42 grams (42!) less than the Find N, its predecessor. Oppo attributes the development of a lightweight phone to the improved “Flexion” hinge. Oppo claims it used materials like carbon fiber and a “high-strength alloy” used in the aviation sector to reduce the number of components needed to construct the hinge.

Apart from its useful size, the Find N2 has every feature a 2022 foldable flagship would have. It offers two equally responsive displays, a potent Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 CPU, quick charging, and good cameras.This phone lacks an official IP classification for water and dust resistance, so even if you were interested, you probably wouldn’t be able to purchase it. The Find N2 will initially only be available in China. However, Oppo has also demonstrated a brand-new flip phone that is similar to the Galaxy Z Flip 4. It is believed that this phone will be readily accessible internationally in the upcoming months. The cost of Find N2 wasn’t known when this article was written.

The Find N2 is compact.

The Find N2 is a foldable phone that has a design that is comparable to Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 4. However, the Find N2 feels significantly more compact, which is a significant distinction. Compared to the Z Fold 4, the Find N2 is approximately an inch shorter. Think about the height of an iPhone 13 Mini with twice the thickness. Additionally, the aspect ratio is different, being 17.7:9. In contrast to the Z Fold 4’s more rectangular display, the Find N2’s screen assumes a square shape when you unfold it.

The lightest commercially available foldable phone is the Find N2. The Find N2 weighs 233 grams, which is 30 grams less than the Z Fold 4. Additionally, it is a few grams less than the iPhone 14 Pro Max in weight. This lightweight construction makes handling the natural bulk of a foldable phone easier.

A foldable phone with all these features is more portable. I can keep it in my pocket without fearing that it may fall out or stand out. Despite the numerous similarities between Samsung and Huawei’s competing handsets and the Find N2, this square-shaped screen also sets the Find N2 apart.

The Find N2’s screen is practically devoid of creases.

Oppo acknowledges that the main display of the Find N2 has a wrinkle, but it is hardly noticeable. I hardly ever noticed or felt the crease during the little period I had the Find N2. In a bright room, I had to adjust the screen to just the perfect angle to view it. Although a phone with no creases at all is ideal, the Find N2 didn’t annoy me in the least. Oppo claims that the Find N2 has been tested up to 400,000 folds in terms of durability.

The internal screen of the Find N is 7.1 inches and has a 120Hz refresh rate. The inner display of the Galaxy Z Fold 4 is 7.6 inches. In addition, the Find N2 features a 5.5-inch AMOLED outside the screen, which may seem little to those accustomed to higher smartphones.

The Find N2’s back camera has three lenses.

A sleek camera module bearing the Hasselblad name is on the Find N2. A 50-megapixel primary camera, a 48-megapixel ultrawide camera, and a 32-megapixel telephoto lens are the three back cameras. In general, the Find N2 produced remarkably brilliant images even in dim lighting. Additionally, having a telephoto camera with a 2x optical zoom, which is 1x less than the Z Fold, was fantastic. Additionally, Hasselblad interface components offer complete manual control and 10-bit RAW capability.

The Find N2 boasts an entertaining function that allows you to use the cover screen as a viewfinder for snapping selfies with the rear camera, just like its foldable rival Samsung. That’s significant because front-facing cameras on smartphones are sometimes of inferior quality to the device’s primary cameras.

The FlexForm Mode feature on Oppo’s Find N2 allows you to move the app you’re using to the top of the screen while keeping the controls visible at the bottom when the phone is only partially open. This enables you to mount the camera to a surface, such as a table, and take top-down photos of objects. In my case, I used it to photograph my dog as she dozed off on the floor and obtained some great shots from a lower angle. With a standard, non-folding phone, I wouldn’t have been able to get that picture as quickly. A similar software feature dubbed Flex Mode is also available on Samsung’s foldable phones.

The Oppo Find N2 impressed me in the brief time I had with it, even though I hadn’t given it a complete examination. The Find N2 offers two sharp screens, solid cameras, a rapid charging system, and a pleasantly tiny form for a foldable. The Find N2 shows that it is possible to create a phone with a screen the size of a tablet while keeping it portable thanks to its shorter form.The Find N2’s square form distinguishes it from the Galaxy Z Fold 4, which is its main Android rival. It’s unfortunate that China will be the Find N2’s sole market at first.