The Oppo Find N3 Flip is the latest foldable phone from Oppo, and it comes with some impressive features that make it stand out from the crowd. The Find N3 Flip has a sleek design, a triple-camera setup with Hasselblad branding, an alert slider, and a large cover display that supports mini apps. It also has a powerful processor, a fast-charging battery, and a high-refresh-rate main display. But how does it compare to other foldable phones in the market, such as the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 and the Motorola Razr Plus? Let’s find out.
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The Find N3 Flip has a similar form factor to the Galaxy Z Flip 5 and the Razr Plus, with a vertical hinge that allows it to fold in half. The phone has a combined thickness of around 16.4mm when folded and 7.8mm when unfolded, which is slightly thicker than the Z Flip 5 (15.1mm / 6.9mm) but thinner than the Razr Plus (17.2mm / 8.2mm). The phone weighs 198 grams, which is slightly heavier than the Z Flip 5 (187 grams) but lighter than the Razr Plus (205 grams).
The Find N3 Flip has a metal frame and a glass back, with three color options: gold, pink, and black. The phone also has an IPX4 rating for water resistance, which means it can withstand splashes of water but not submersion. The phone has a USB-C port, a speaker grille, a SIM tray at the bottom, a power button and an alert slider on the right side. The alert slider is a unique feature that lets you switch between silent, vibrate, and ring modes with a simple flick. This is similar to what OnePlus phones have, and it is very convenient for users who want to quickly mute their notifications.
The Find N3 Flip has two displays: a 6.8-inch AMOLED main display and a 3.26-inch AMOLED cover display. The main display has a resolution of 1920 x 2400 pixels, a pixel density of 403 ppi, and a refresh rate of up to 120Hz. The display also supports HDR10+ and has an in-display fingerprint scanner. The main display has a crease in the middle where it folds, but it is almost invisible thanks to Oppo’s zero-gap hinge design. The display is bright, colorful, and smooth, and it offers a great viewing experience for watching videos, playing games, and browsing the web.
The cover display has a resolution of 800 x 600 pixels, a pixel density of 250 ppi, and a refresh rate of up to 60Hz. The cover display is larger than what the Z Flip 5 (3.4 inches) and the Razr Plus (3.6 inches) offer, and it supports more functionality as well. The cover display can show notifications, time, date, battery level, and other widgets. It can also run mini apps such as WhatsApp, X (formerly Twitter), Google Maps, Spotify, and Google Calendar. You can interact with these apps using touch gestures or voice commands. You can also customize the cover display with different wallpapers and pets.
The Find N3 Flip has a triple-camera setup on the back, which is more than any other clamshell foldable phone has so far. The camera module has Hasselblad branding, which indicates that Oppo has collaborated with the renowned camera maker to improve the image quality and color accuracy of its photos. The camera setup consists of:
The camera app has various modes and features, such as night mode, portrait mode, panorama, pro mode, time-lapse, slow motion, macro, and more. The camera also supports 4K video recording at 30fps, 1080p video recording at 30/60/120fps, and 720p video recording at 240/480fps. The camera also has Hasselblad color tuning, which aims to deliver natural and realistic colors in different lighting conditions.
The Find N3 Flip also has a 32MP selfie camera on the front, which is located in a hole-punch cutout on the main display. The selfie camera has an f/2.4 aperture and supports HDR, face detection, and beautification. The selfie camera can also record 1080p videos at 30fps.
The Find N3 Flip’s cameras are capable of taking stunning photos and videos in various scenarios. The main camera can capture sharp and detailed images with good dynamic range and contrast. The ultrawide camera can fit more in the frame and produce minimal distortion. The telephoto camera can zoom in on distant subjects and preserve clarity and colors. The selfie camera can take flattering selfies with accurate skin tones and smooth bokeh. The cameras can also perform well in low-light situations, thanks to the night mode and the OIS. The cameras can also record smooth and stable videos with good audio quality.
The Find N3 Flip is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 9200 chipset, which is a flagship processor that competes with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. The chipset has an octa-core CPU with four Cortex-A78 cores clocked at 2.8GHz and four Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 2.0GHz. The chipset also has a Mali-G715 Immortalis MP11 GPU for graphics performance. The phone has 12GB of RAM and either 256GB or 512GB of internal storage. There is no option for expandable storage via a microSD card slot.
The Find N3 Flip runs on Android 12 with Oppo’s ColorOS 13.0 skin on top. The software offers a smooth and intuitive user interface, with various customization options and features. Some of the features include gesture navigation, dark mode, game space, smart sidebar, quick return bubble, privacy protection, and more.
The Find N3 Flip delivers excellent performance for everyday tasks and heavy gaming. The phone can handle multitasking, web browsing, social media, streaming, and productivity apps without any lag or stutter. The phone can also run demanding games such as PUBG Mobile, Asphalt 9, Call of Duty Mobile, and Genshin Impact at high settings and frame rates without any overheating or throttling issues. The phone also has a good thermal management system that keeps the device cool under load.
The Find N3 Flip has a 4,300mAh battery that supports 44W wired charging. The battery capacity is larger than what the Z Flip 5 (3,300mAh) and the Razr Plus (3,400mAh) have. Oppo claims that the battery can last for up to a day of moderate use or up to 10 hours of heavy use. Oppo also claims that the battery can be charged from zero to 50% in about 23 minutes.
The prices for Oppo Find N3 Flip in various countries have not been officially announced yet, except for China. According to the web search results, the phone was launched in China on August 29, 2023, with two variants: one with 256GB of storage for 6,799 yuan (around $932) and another with 512GB for 7599 yuan (around $1,042, About 860 EUR). The phone will go on sale in China on September 8, 2023, and it will be coming to global markets “soon”. However, the exact price and availability of the phone for other markets are not confirmed yet. I will update you if I find any new information about the Oppo Find N3 Flip’s price in various countries.
|Technology||GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE / 5G|
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
|3G||HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100|
|4G||1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 66|
|5G||1, 3, 5, 8, 12, 28, 38, 41, 66, 77, 78, 79 SA/NSA|
|Speed||HSPA, LTE-A, 5G|
|Announced||2023, August 29|
|Status||Coming soon/Expected release on 8 September, 2023|
Unfolded: 166.4 x 75.8 x 7.8 mm
Folded: 85.5 x 75.8 x 16.5 mm
|Weight||198 g (6.98 oz)|
|Build||Plastic front (opened), plastic back (opened), aluminum frame|
|SIM||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Type||Foldable LTPO AMOLED, 120Hz, HDR10+, 1200 nits (HBM), 1600 nits (peak)|
|Size||6.8 inches, 108.0 cm² (~85.6% screen-to-body ratio)|
1080 x 2520 pixels, 21:9 ratio (~403 ppi density)
AMOLED, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus
3.26 inches, 382 x 720 pixels, 250 PPI
800 nits (HBM), 900 nits (peak)
|OS||Android 13, ColorOS 13.2|
|Chipset||Mediatek Dimensity 9200 (4 nm)|
|CPU||Octa-core (1x3.05 GHz Cortex-X3 & 3x2.85 GHz Cortex-A715 & 4x1.80 GHz Cortex-A510)|
256GB 12GB RAM, 512GB 12GB RAM
50 MP, f/1.8, 24mm (wide), 1/1.56", 1.0µm, multi-directional PDAF, OIS
32 MP, f/2.0, 47mm (telephoto), 2x optical zoom, PDAF
48 MP, f/2.2, 14mm, 114˚ (ultrawide)
|Features||LED flash, HDR, panorama|
|Video||4K@30fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps; gyro-EIS|
|Single||32 MP, f/2.4, 21mm (wide), 1/2.74", 0.8µm, AF|
|Video||4K@30fps, 1080p@30; gyro-EIS|
|Loudspeaker||Yes, with stereo speakers|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6/7, tri-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.3, A2DP, LE, aptX HD|
|NFC||Yes, eSE, HCE, NFC-SIM|
|USB||USB Type-C 2.0, OTG|
|GPS||GPS (L1+L5), GLONASS (G1), BDS (B1I+B1c+B2a), GALILEO (E1+E5a), QZSS (L1+L5)|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, dual gyro, dual proximity, compass, color spectrum|
|Battery Capacity||Li-Po 4300 mAh, non-removable|
44W wired, 50% in 23 min (advertised)
|Colors||Astral Black, Moonlit Gold, Mist Rose|
|UK||About 860 EUR|
|USA||About $932 - $1042|
|Price in China||About 6,799 yuan - 7599 yuan|