OPPO Find N Review: Most Perfect Folding Screen Phone

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Recalling that the last OPPO N series was 7 years ago, the distinctive electric flip camera of OPPO N3 is unforgettable. OPPO N series has always used bold industrial design to achieve advanced functions. Now, the letter N appears again, coming together with Find. As OPPO’s first flagship folding screen mobile phone, OPPO Find N appeared. The collision of the two classic series represents advanced industrial design and cutting-edge technology. This folding screen will also exceed our imagination.

In exploring the folding screen, OPPO did not learn to walk in Handan but integrated its thinking. Compared with the folding screen phones on the market, OPPO Find N is very special. Three main aspects are particularly outstanding.

First of all, the most troublesome crease problem for folding screens finally disappeared on OPPO Find N.

OPPO Find N uses a new hinge design, a unique drop-shaped hinge, with a larger bending radius and lighter creases, so it achieves the “lightest crease” or even invisible, and the screen can hover at any angle. , To meet the needs of different forms of use.

Design

In the past, the folding screen used a tablet as a reference. After being folded, it was as long as a remote control and was unusable. OPPO Find N uses a unique 8.4:9 ratio, the same as a 5.49-inch small screen phone when closed. The small screen state can be used as a normal mobile phone, and the large screen state still has a larger display area, which is more practical than the previous folding screen.

Finally, OPPO Find N’s large and small screen ecology is also more mature. The relay from the phone to the tablet is seamless and silky, and there are a few cases of wrong stretching. And, because the folding form is almost the same as that of a normal mobile phone, you don’t have to worry about compatibility issues with its small screen.

As for the large-screen state, although it is difficult to adapt to a ratio of close to a square, OPPO has prepared a variety of methods such as floating windows, split-screen combinations, and parallel windows so that the application can also be used normally.

Even if it is adaptively stretched, OPPO Find N can still outperform the largest mobile phone in the display area, even at the 16:9 ratio with the widest black border.

In addition, OPPO Find N has also prepared a set of balanced configurations in terms of hardware.

The performance of the flagship processor, Snapdragon 888, does not need to be discussed; it is enough. The rear main camera IMX 766, plus flagship wide-angle, 2x telephoto, 32MP front cameras with the same internal and external screens, is also an uncompromising high-level image.

He wired a 33W + wireless 15W dual charging and a 4500mAh battery with a 120Hz LTPO internal screen. More importantly, in this configuration, OPPO Find N weighs only 275g, almost the same as the case weight of those “Pro Max” flagship large-screen phones. The lightest and the best folding screen is not his. It must be.

OPPO Find N also uses a flat packaging box like other folding screen phones. The pure black box has only the OPPO Find N in bright silver, which looks very high-end.

Take out the OPPO Find N body; when folded, the external screen is only 5.49 inches, with a ratio of 18: 9, which is only a bit shorter than the iPhone mini and can still be used as a regular mobile phone.

This ratio is easier to use than those “remote control” folding screens. In the folded state, we can completely use it as a small-size full-screen flagship with a one-handed operation, except for a bit thicker.

The outer screen has a very narrow frame and a center-mounted perforation. It is equipped with a 32-megapixel IMX 615, the same lens as the flagship Find X3 series. The front camera specifications of the inner and outer screens are the same, and flagship-level selfies can be provided inside and outside. Experience.

On the back, the rear camera module adopts a longitudinal arrangement that is most aesthetically suitable for the general public. What we received is the cloud version. The white back cover can show the texture of white glaze, and the hand feel is very gentle and delicate. I highly recommend this version.

The rear three cameras have no make-up. The main camera is the 50-megapixel IMX 766, the wide-angle IMX 481 is 16 million pixels, and the telephoto is also the old friend S5K3M5, but the focal length is 2 times, which is more suitable for shooting portraits.

It is worth noting that the rear camera module of OPPO Find N continues the “ring mountain” design of the Find series. The fluid curve is excessive from the back panel to the rear camera module, which is visually more rounded, soft, and refined.

Unfolding OPPO Find N, the folding part in the middle is very flat; only a little trace can be seen through the light. OPPO Find N uses a new drop-shaped hinge with a larger folding radius and minimal damage to the screen.

The parameters of this screen are also good. Not only is it covered with Samsung UTG glass, which can reduce the “plastic feel” of the folding screen, but it also uses LTPO material, with an adaptive refresh rate change of 1-120Hz, which can make it more experience and battery life. Excellent.

The front camera is punched in the upper left corner, with the same specifications as the front camera of the external screen, with 32 Megapixels.

The hinge supports 50°-120° free hovering, so OPPO Find N is equivalent to its own “bracket”, combined with the split-screen function, it is very convenient to take pictures, videos, and watch videos.

OPPO Find N uses a fingerprint power button two-in-one design in terms of security. When folded, the fingerprint power button and volume button are on the same side, and when unfolded, they are separated to both sides.

In terms of interface, there is a Type-C interface and a SIM card slot at the bottom. When unfolded, the dual-speaker setting can provide three-dimensional left and right dual channels, which the grip will not block. However, it can only be used as a mono channel in the folded state.

In terms of accessories, in addition to the card pin and warranty card, OPPO Find N also comes with a 33W charger and data cable in the package. The difference is that there is no protective case in the packaging, and I don’t know if there will be a plan to sell the protective case in the future.

Folding screen experience

First of all, as a special folding screen mobile phone, OPPO Find N’s many features in the design can not be missed. The most eye-catching thing is naturally its “no crease” design. Through the new drop-shaped hinge and the control of the folding radius, OPPO minimizes the damage to the screen when it is folded.

Only under strong light can you see the three thin lines representing the traces of folding. In daily use, the flatness of this folding screen is absolutely beyond your imagination.

OPPO has also meticulously created five breathing wallpapers such as peacocks to match this perfect folding screen. With the opening and closing of the phone, the wallpapers will also change, making your eyes shine every time you turn on the screen.

In terms of proportions, OPPO Find N is also very special. The golden ratio of 8.4:9 is not a whim but a choice made in conjunction with the real usage scenarios of the folding screen.

Unlike other manufacturers, instead of folding the tablet but unfolding the mobile phone, such a folding screen is bound to be more practical in terms of practicality.

Rather than considering the adaptation of the two exotic proportions, it is better to optimize one of the forms first. When OPPO Find N is folded, the ratio of 18:9 makes it no different from normal mobile phones. The 5.49-inch mobile phone form does not need to consider the issue of software compatibility at all; it is ready to use and even can be operated with one hand.

Although OPPO Find N’s tablet shape is close to a square shape, the compatibility is not necessarily worse than the common 4:3 tablet. Even if you look at the 16:9 video with the lowest space utilization, the OPPO Find N screen is still larger than the flagship large-screen mobile phone like the iPhone 12 Pro Max.

What’s more, the upper and lower black borders give enough space for subtitles and barrage. You don’t need to be afraid of too many barrages when using OPPO Find N to watch videos.

HD applications that are naturally adapted to the tablet platform for daily use other than video are even rarer. Compared with the launch of a separate HD version, everyone will eventually follow the old path of floating windows, split screens, and parallel windows, and this only needs to be large. There is no strict requirement on the ratio.

Large-screen function

The small screen status is the same as a normal phone, so there is no need to worry. As for the large-screen ecology, the unique ratio of OPPO Find N does not constitute an obstacle. In the final analysis, it is still a problem of adapting the software ecology.

Therefore, OPPO Find N has prepared seven magic weapons to make the experience of the large-screen form good enough.

Speaking of software ecology, the core is seven functions. Don’t worry about the adaptation of proportions. With the combination of split-screen, floating window, parallel window, and other functions, any application can make full use of this large screen of OPPO Find N.

Using the characteristics of the folding screen and even special applications such as hover mode makes OPPO Find N more abundant in application scenarios.

Application split screen

First of all, it is the simplest application split screen. Using the advantages of the large screen, two applications can be used simultaneously so that the phone can also have excellent multitasking capabilities.

Since OPPO Find N can be regarded as splicing two normal 5.49-inch phones, most applications can perfectly adapt to this function. Open any app and swipe two fingers vertically across the middle to enter dual-screen mode. In this state, you can directly operate the desktop while operating the APP, or directly drag out the background application from OPPO’s smart sidebar.

In the split-screen combination, drag the center line to adjust the proportion of the APP so that the content of a specific APP can be displayed larger and clearer.

Files can even be dragged and shared across applications in the split-screen state. Whether it is a picture, text, or file, you can use long-press and drag to complete the actual process of selecting APP to share and send. When multiple applications are combined, the resource sharing efficiency can also be greatly improved.

Free-floating window

If the application split screen allows you to use one mind for two purposes, the free-floating window function allows you to further multi-purpose existence. Turn on any function; multi-finger pinch can turn it into floating window mode display.

Compared with the application split screen, the floating window mode is freer and not restricted by the full screen. You can arbitrarily arrange multiple floating windows and use them in combination. You can temporarily hide them to the side to avoid blocking the screen when not in use. You can click on the side bubbles to exhale quickly when in use.

Hover mode

For folding screen mobile phones, folding gives them a new form of use. By folding a specific angle, the folding screen mobile phone can have its stand, and the “posture” of using the mobile phone is even different.

For example, the most basic hovering camera, the folding screen mobile phone is equivalent to its stand, looking for a platform that can be used to shoot; it saves a lot of trouble than traditional mobile phones.

You don’t have to ask for help when taking a selfie, and you don’t have to worry about the impact of jitter on the image quality in the final image. You can also use it to shoot 4K time-lapse photography, etc.; without the burden of a tripod, a single mobile phone can complete the shooting.

In addition, hovering to watch movies is also gameplay. After folding to a certain angle, the video will be played on split screens. You can just put the phone at the folding angle when you work. It doesn’t have to be like the original ordinary phone. It can only be placed flat on the desktop to listen to the sound.

Of course, the use of hovering is not limited to these two. Hovering fitness, meetings, video calls, etc., are all good applications. As long as it is an application that requires a stand, the folding and hovering of OPPO Find N can play a role. You can even install an emulator to transform it into a childhood clamshell game console, realizing double nostalgia from the inside to the outside.

Large and small screen relay

OPPO Find N also performed very well in large and small screens relay. The external screen itself is a normal mobile phone ratio. Manufacturers only need to convert from a small screen to a large screen. Without the obstruction of the “slim” small screen, the adaptation and compatibility between large and small screens can naturally be very good.

Simply use the software Bilibili animation to have a try.

For some folding screens, when the size of the screen is switched, the ratio of the barrage is likely to be overturned, either too large or too small, and currently, on OPPO Find N, we have not seen this problem for the time being.

In the settings, you can further set the logic of the relay of the large and small screens. Since the large screen can relay the small screen, the small screen can also be set to relay the large screen.

Thanks to OPPO Find N’s normal external screen ratio, the hardware specifications reduce the complexity of the relay of the large and small screens, the manufacturer’s optimization of the system logic is more complete, and the experience will be better.

Parallel windows

Parallel windows are also an essential function in folding screen mobile phones. With the help of interface split-screen display, it can make the UI of mobile APP on large-screen devices more beautiful and efficient.

On Oppo Find N, the function of the parallel window is also very mature. When browsing the APP, the standard interface is displayed on a split-screen. Clicking on the video’s full screen will automatically switch to full-screen use.

However, at present, the number of supported apps is still limited. Although parallel windows are easy to use, they need a long time to update and adapt to cover most mainstream applications.

Compatibility Mode

Compared with special applications such as floating windows and split screens, which make folding screens playable, the compatibility mode is the foundation. It guarantees the lower limit of the folding screen large-screen experience.

It ensures that the application can also be used normally on the large screen, and there will be no wrong display ratios and no content loss.

The compatibility mode provides full-screen use for all applications, 4:3 and 16:9, three modes for selection. The default full-screen mode is to hand over the decision to the system and automatically complete the program’s adaptation to the 8.4: 9 large screen.

To be honest, for most mainstream software, there will be no serious bugs in full-screen use. They can all be used normally; only the vertical display area is reduced.

However, automatic adaptation can sometimes overturn the car. This situation is more common in games. At this time, you need to change the compatibility mode setting to ensure that the program can be used normally.

Full-screen mode adaptive picture

Take the game “Original God” as an example; in the default full-screen mode, the picture displayed is the smallest I have ever seen. Under the automatic adaptation of the system, the center screen in the phone mode is directly and roughly enlarged. Although the UI position is normal, the screen has a serious graininess, and the viewing angle is also very small, and it can hardly display too much content.

Therefore, at this time, we need to manually set 4:3 in the compatibility mode to restore the screen display to normal. Although there are certain black borders on the top and bottom, the display’s viewing angle is finally consistent with the original viewing angle of the game. For most games, manually setting 4:3 can effectively avoid the adaptive full-screen compatible zoom problem and make the game screen. The display is closer to the appearance of a normal flat panel display.

Driving mode

Finally, let’s talk about the driving mode. This feature is specially developed for driving users, transforming OPPO Find N into a large smart car screen, providing faster response and more efficient voice intelligent navigation services.

Users can directly use voice to complete operations such as opening the APP, playing music, and setting navigation. These feature phones are not impossible, but with the large-screen display of OPPO Find N indeed, information from maps to various music, incoming points, and other information can be displayed more clearly.

The design idea of ​​OPPO Find N is the stabilization of mobile phones, not the slab phoneization of other manufacturers’ tablets. Therefore, its mobile phone mode ratio is extremely normal, while the tablet mode ratio looks weird.

But the odds ratio does not affect the tablet mode to show off. The significance of the large screen lies in the larger display area, and the richer display content improves efficiency. OPPO Find N only needs to copy the tablet, and use floating windows, split screens, parallel windows, and other functions to ensure that the large-screen ecological experience is good enough.

What’s more, as a folding screen, it also has unique functions such as large and small screen relay and hover mode. It can be said that with these seven magic weapons, there is no need to worry about getting through the big screen ecology.

Performance

OPPO Find N is equipped with the flagship processor Snapdragon 888. I believe this processor does not need to be introduced too much. Everyone is already familiar with it.

In daily use, the scheduling strategy adopted by OPPO Find N is balanced, and it is smooth and not stuck, and there will be no heat generation.

But if the high-performance mode is turned on, the Snapdragon 888 will be full of blood, and the power consumption will increase at this time, and the heat will be more obvious.

Let’s turn on the high-performance mode to look at the performance release of Snapdragon 888 on OPPO Find N.

Theoretical performance test

1. Master Lu

In the comprehensive performance test of Master Lu, OPPO Find N scored 883989 points, exceeding 98% of other users. Although it is not as good as a gaming phone with the ultimate heat dissipation material, the performance release is considered the flagship level in conventional mobile phones.

2. GeekBench

Geekbench runs two versions, 4 and 5. To reduce memory interference, we generally only use 5 as a reference. OPPO Find N has a single-core score of 1132 and a multi-core score of 3349. It is the same as the Snapdragon 888 flagship we have seen before.

3. Androbench

The continuous reading speed is 1750.75 MB/s, and it can be judged that UFS 3.1 flash memory is used.

4. GFXbench

GFXbench continuously runs sub-tests, OPPO Find N’s scheduling in high-performance mode is very aggressive but not lasting. In the early stage of the run, it was far ahead of other phones of the same grade, but the temperature would also increase rapidly. The scores of several subsequent test items would be lower in the later stage due to the high-temperature limit.

To put it simply, OPPO Find N’s performance release for Snapdragon 888 can be regarded as reaching the level that a flagship phone should have, but it is not known for its performance, so it is not suitable for long-term heavy load use.

Snapdragon 888, you also know that the high-performance model is not recommended to be turned on, and the comprehensive experience of daily use in the balanced mode is even better.

Sixth, game test: mainstream online games are no problem to challenge “Yuan Shen” still need to reduce the quality

Game Test

OPPO Find N’s external screen has a 60Hz refresh rate, and the internal screen has a 120Hz refresh rate, but it should be due to adaptation issues. The currently tested games still only provide the highest mode of 60 frames for selection.

1. Glory of the King

Playing “Honor of Kings” in the highest quality, the average frame rate is 59.8 FPS, except for the occasional two or three small fluctuations; the frame rate at other times is very stable.

2. The Peaceful Elite

“Peace Elite” can turn on the 60-frame mode under smooth image quality, with an average frame rate of 59.7 FPS and a minimum frame rate of 35.0 FPS.

3. The original god

For “Original God”, we turned on the extremely high image quality, turned on the 60-frame mode, and tested it according to the established test circuit.

On Oppo Find N, the maximum frame rate of “Original God” is limited to about 45 frames. Due to the high load of “Yuan Shen”, as the game runs, the frame rate will be further reduced. After one and a half minutes, it will run at 40 frames, and after six and a half minutes, it will be reduced to 35 frames. At this time, the heat of the phone’s back shell will also be reduced. Very serious. So if you want to play “Original God”, it is recommended to reduce the special effects and turn on the 60-frame mode.

Cameras

In terms of taking pictures, OPPO Find N also put out a set of sincere rear camera lineups. The main camera is 50 Megapixel IMX 766, wide-angle 16 Megapixel IMX 481, and the telephoto has been doubled, which is more suitable for portrait shooting. Simply put, this configuration is very close to the flagship Find X3 series, and the main camera is the same model, so the final imaging effect is also in line with expectations.

OPPO Find N’s rear three-camera has fairly high consistency in imaging style, which also shows the depth of OPPO’s tuning of this three-camera system. When taking daily photos, you can switch between different rear shots to get a consistent look and feel, and the imaging colors are natural.

If you prefer strong colors, you can also turn on the camera’s AI enhancement function. After turning it on, the colors of the main camera and wide-angle will be enhanced a lot. At the same time, the saturation increase of 2x telephoto is more conservative, and the colors still look very natural.

As far as the daytime photography experience is concerned, the IMX 766, as the main photographer of the OPPO family, still performs satisfactorily on OPPO Find N. Under the tuning of OPPO, it can present pure pictures natural colors. Of course, you can also turn on AI enhancement to improve the vividness of the image.

Although the telephoto has changed to a 50mm focal length, it is not backward. This in itself is the golden focal length for portrait shooting. Users can use it to get a perspective closer to the human eye, and it’s no better to shoot people. This telephoto lens also has both resolution and sensitivity, and the image quality is not too different from other lenses.

For night photography, the feature of OPPO Find N is that it does not over-brighten but faithfully restores the night light and shade and color effects.

The pictures taken at night are still pure, the details are clear, and the atmosphere of the night’s darkness and lights is restored. Photographing at night does not need to be as bright as daylight. There is indeed light and darkness. OPPO Find N also understands this and strives to restore the most natural night.

Battery

OPPO Find N is equipped with a 4500mAh battery. Under the battery dog ​​test, you can continuously run 3D games, browse websites, and watch videos. The continuous battery life can reach 8 hours using an external screen3, 9 minutes, the continuous battery life using the internal screen is 6 hours and 25 minutes.

Of course, because the internal screen is an LTPO screen, when using a mobile phone, watching different content or staying on the same page for a long time will reduce the screen refresh rate, thereby saving power. Therefore, although there are only 6.5 hours of results in the continuous endurance test, the endurance performance in actual use should be similar to that of the external screen.

In terms of charging, OPPO Find N supports 33W wired fast charging, and the measured charging time is about 60 minutes.

OPPO Find N also supports 15W wireless and wireless reverse charging, which takes longer. Still, the advantage of wireless charging is that it starts charging as soon as you put it out, so you can put it on the wireless charging base when you are not using the phone.

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Verdict

In general, OPPO Find N may be the most perfect and most practical existence in the current folding screen mobile phones. It has the perfect form of the current folding screen mobile phone.

The almost invisible “hidden crease” smoothed out the last trace of people’s doubts about choosing folding screens. You don’t need to do multiple-choice questions between function and appearance, and folding, again and again, will not leave the phone scars. It has the most practical ratio of current folding screen mobile phones.

The 5.49-inch external screen of 18:9 is almost the same as that of ordinary mobile phones. Whether it’s the feel or the flexible display for various applications, OPPO Find N can provide an experience closest to an ordinary mobile phone in the folded state. Although the expansion is a bit square, it is still a large screen, with a larger display area and more content that can be displayed on the same screen. It has the most mature ecology of current folding screen mobile phones.

Although OPPO Find N is not a pioneer, it provides an optimal solution for integrating small-screen ecology and large-screen ecology by absorbing the experience of other manufacturers.

The small-screen ecology is 100% compatible with ordinary mobile phones, and developers can devote all their energy to developing and adapting the large-screen ecology. Combining the flat panel, using floating windows, multi-screens, parallel windows, and other functions to develop the potential of large screens, and then using relays between large and small screens and free hovering to explore the advantages of both folding screens and large and small screens.

This is a highly completed system that users can use immediately when they get it, not just a simple, early adopter. In other respects, OPPO Find N can be regarded as having a balanced flagship configuration. The performance of the Snapdragon 888 is still the same. The three-shot without make-up led by IMX 766 is even more stable, and it is wonderful to take pictures during the day and night. The internal screen also uses a 120Hz LTPO Samsung E5 material OLED screen; the display effect is also the current top-level, saving more power. If there is a slight regret, it may be that the external screen is still 60Hz, and the 65W super fast charge is missing.

The inconsistent refresh rate of the internal and external screens will bring a sense of fragmentation in daily use and difficulties in adapting the game’s high frame rate mode. The 65W super fast charge is absent as OPPO’s signature, and users can only return to the era of regular fast charging when the battery is fully charged in one hour.

But the flaws do not conceal the advantages, and the extreme stacking of materials does not mean an excellent experience.

OPPO Find N is still the perfect folding screen mobile phone in my mind. Not only has it caught up with the new wave of folding screens, but it has indeed been usable every day. This is a departure from many previous folding screens. After all, the mobile phone is to be used, not just for early adopters.

If the previous folding screens are a test of the future, then OPPO Find N is undoubtedly the beginning of a new era of folding screens, in my opinion. Choose it when you buy a folding screen. Your impression of the folding screen will change from then on.

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