OPPO has built quite a reputation for itself for being a pioneer when it comes to innovations. When we talk about OPPO’s foldable smartphones, they have consistently stood out globally. The latest vertical folding smartphone from the brand – the Find N3 Flip, is the perfect example of OPPO’s leg up in the flip smartphone industry.
Launched today for a price of INR 94,999 the device goes on sale from October 22, 2023 across OPPO stores, mainline retailers, and Flipkart. We have had the phone for a bit and here is a deep dive into the OPPO Find N3 Flip and what it brings to the table.
Preserve Every Timeless Scene with Hasselblad Excellence
OPPO smartphones are known for their powerful cameras, and the Find N3 Flip marks several firsts for the brand. The OPPO Find N3 Flip is the first flip phone ever to have a triple-camera module. So not only do we get a traditional primary and ultra-wide shooter, but also a high-quality portrait camera that also offers optical and hybrid zoom capabilities, What’s more? The Find N3 flip has the largest camera sensors among its peers and is the only flip phone offering a telephoto lens. Further, the Hasselblad color science helped our photos to preserve a timeless look.
The Find N3 Flip’s primary 50MP lens flaunts a sensor size of 1/1.56-inch, which is 30% larger than other flip phones. The large sensor size combined with the OIS support ensured that the pictures we took were highly detailed, less noisy, and vivid with good dynamic range. Moving on to the 114-degree wide-angle 48MP sensor, it is over 100% larger than wide-angle lenses on other flip phones, ensuring more details and less background noise in all our shots.
The wide-angle sensor is also equipped with autofocus, allowing macro shots as close as 4cm from the subject. Lastly, the 32MP RGBW IMX709 sensor made Find N3 Flip the only flip phone offering optical zoom. It also offers 5x lossless hybrid zoom combined with portrait mode for stunning and natural portrait shots.
Apart from the sensor, the Find N3 Flip has the exceptional OPPO Computational Photography feature to capture the HDR information when we click the picture. The phone then processed the image pixel-by-pixel to render a realistic picture with great details in shadows and enhanced highlights. These pictures also look good on the Find N3 Flip display because of the ProXDR feature, which bumps the dynamic range by 8x. Additionally, Hasselblad features like HNCS, XPAN classic retro style mode, and Master Style take the imaging prowess of the device to the next level.
The cherry on the top is the FlexForm capture, which allowed us to utilize the upgraded Flexion hinge to take stunning selfies and pictures. The FlexForm Capture allowed us to take selfies from the primary camera using a palm gesture with a preview on the vertical cover display. We could also switch to the main display and fold it partially to place it on a surface and see the preview on the upper half of the display. This mode is ideal for long exposure, time-lapse, and more such shots. The Flip delivered striking images in a variety of situations and enabled a lot of flexibility in the way we use a camera to click everyday shots.
Looks That Captivate!
The flip smartphone industry is slowly getting crowded, and it takes much more than just a vertical folding form factor to stand out. And I am glad to report that the OPPO Find N3 Flip is undoubtedly the best-looking flip smartphone in the market. As they say, the devil is in the details, and it is these details where the Find N3 Flip truly shines.
OPPO is offering their latest flip phone in luxurious Cream Gold and Sleek Black colors with a distinctive finish. While the Cream Gold variant has a flowing wave texture showing off different hues as the light hits, the Sleek Black variant has a premium mirror-like finish. No matter which of these two you pick, you will turn heads everywhere you go. OPPO has added the fan-favourite alert slider on the Find N3 Flip, a first for flip phones. The most amazing thing about the design has to be the way the curved edges of the phone feel in the hand. Other flip phones in the market have very pointy edges that hurt the base of your palm. The Find N3 Flip is designed to be ergonomic, so it fits softly in your palm.
Taking the style quotient up a notch is the circular camera module, which OPPO calls Cosmos Ring, and it has a starlight track pattern on the module itself. I loved the in-hand feel of the Find N3 Flip because of the subtly curved edges. The device comes with a Corning Gorilla Glass Victus back panel, with the most curved edges among other flip phones on the market. Additionally, the Find N3 Flip is crafted from aircraft-grade materials that guarantee a durable high-strength structure. Sturdy and comfortable, just how I like my flip.
But it is not just the back glass panel that is sturdy, OPPO has extended the durability to OPPO Find N3 Flip’s Flexion hinge. What impressed me further is that the hinge is TÜV Rheinland Reliable Folding certified, which means it has been tested to survive at least 6,00,000 folds. Moreover, the dual friction plates used in the hinge further enhance the Flexform stability of the device.
It means that you can open the Find N3 Flip 100 times a day, and it will still last over 16 years. But here is the kicker! You will probably not open the OPPO Find N3 Flip as much as other flip phones, which brings us to…
A Flip Cover That’s Actually Useful
One of the most significant drawbacks of using a flip phone is that they all need to be opened to operate the device normally. Either the cover display is too tiny, has a square aspect ratio not supported by most apps, or has a weird cover display shape pushing the cameras in the upper corner. That’s not the case with OPPO Find N3 Flip. This device comes with a vertical cover screen, which makes it extremely useful. Not only has this opened up more space for a triple camera setup and a bigger battery, but also made the Find N3 Flip easy to use. Since the cover screen mimics the main display in aspect ratio, over 90% of apps can be used directly without having to open the phone.
The Find N3 Flip gets a 3.6-inch AMOLED Always-on cover display, which is bigger and leaves space for the maker to fit the device with powerful cover cameras. The cover display is a 17:9 panel, which closely mimics the main display. This has allowed OPPO to reintroduce the OPPO mini apps and extend the cover display support to over 40 third-party apps.
The OPPO Find N3 Flip has cover-optimised apps like Gmail, Maps, Reddit, Telegram, X (formerly Twitter), WhatsApp, and more. These apps are arranged in a 3×4 grid and are easy to navigate. There’s also a QWERTY keyboard so I could jump in on any conversation or send quick replies straight from the cover display itself.
OPPO offers an intuitive cover interface with three quick-access widgets, 20 preset styles, weather updates, and more. Users can pick three widgets from Messages, Camera, Battery, Recorder, Timer, and To-Dos to display on the cover display. See what I meant by you might not even need to open the Find N3 Flip as much, which makes it the best flip phone that serves the purpose of owning a flip phone.
The brand has also added an element of fun to the cover display with brand new 3D interactive cover display pets. These pets interact with the user’s touch through various animations. OPPO has included Bird, Cat, Dog, Hamster, Koala, Panda, Rabbit, and Tiger with the Find N3 Flip. So not only can the Find N3 Flip be used without opening the device, but it also makes it fun. The intuitive and interactive cover display makes Find N3 Flip the best flip in the market.
Flip it Open for Sheer Brilliance
If you are like me, your phone is also your primary entertainment device for gaming and streaming. Whether scoring a headshot in Battlegrounds Mobile India or catching up on the latest Loki Season 2, it is crucial to have a primary display that offers cutting-edge features to users. And while the cover display is the star of the show here, the inner screen matches up to it well.
The OPPO Find N3 Flip flaunts an expansive 6.8-inch display, which brings games, movies, and other full-screen experiences to life. The screen offers FHD+ resolution to keep things on the screen looking sharp and detailed. Furthermore, the HDR10+ certification ensures that you can watch. The display has a 1-120Hz refresh rate for a smooth interface and 1,440Hz PWM dimming for a flicker-free viewing and made for an excellent viewing experience that’s also easy on my eyes.
In addition, thanks to the 1,600nits peak brightness, the main display is as sharp outdoors in direct sunlight as it is indoors. The main display on the OPPO Find N3 Flip is one of the best when it comes to flip smartphones. But OPPO has more in stock for users like me. The foldable screen of the Find N3 Flip uses a new polariser-free screen structure, which reduces power consumption by 20%. So indoors or outdoors, you will have the best experience with the Find N3 Flip.
An Uncompromising Performance
The OPPO Find N3 Flip is a flagship smartphone with specifications that go the distance. The top-of-the-line MediaTek Dimensity 9200 processor at the device’s core makes the Find N3 Flip a cute and compact heavy-lifter. It can handle everything but the kitchen sink thrown at it. The chipset is based on a 4nm process, and is backed by the ARM Immortalis-G715 MC11 graphics processor. The powerful SoC is accompanied by 12GB LPDDR5x storage, 12GB RAM expansion, and 256GB UFS 4.0 storage. It is evident that the Find N3 Flip is designed to offer unmatched performance and multitasking.
For software, the smartphone boots ColorOS 13.2 based on Android 13 with many features to enhance the overall user experience. Powering the Find N3 Flip is a 4,300mAh battery, which is the biggest battery yet on a flip phone, backed by 44W SUPERVOOCTM fast-charging technology. The Find N3 Flip charges from zero to 100% in just 56 minutes.
It’s time to be Iconic
No prizes for guessing that the OPPO Find N3 Flip is currently the best flip smartphone that money can buy. It has a cover display that lets users operate the phone without opening it. There is a triple-camera setup, which is an industry-first on a flip phone. And it is no slouch when it comes to performance. All this while looking like it is worth a million bucks! In short, it’s #MadeToBeIconic! This premium-looking compact flip phone brings flagship cameras, a flagship processor, and a vertical cover display that negates the need to open the device unless you want to stream a movie or play a game on a creaseless perfect screen.
If it is a flip phone that you are looking to pick up, look no further than the OPPO Find N3 Flip. The device is priced at INR 94,999 and can be purchased from Oct 22, 6pm onwards across mainline retailers, OPPO stores, and Flipkart. You can get your hands on the device for an amazing price of INR 82,999 after cashbacks and incentives.
Checkout some amazing offers available on the purchase of the Find N3 Flip
- Customers can enjoy a cashback of up to INR 12,000 and no-cost EMI for up to 24 months from ICICI Bank, SBI Cards, Bajaj Finserv, TVS Credit, Kotak Bank, IDFC First Bank, HDB Financial Services and One Card from mainline retail outlets and the OPPO Store.
- Customers purchasing via Flipkart can avail of a 12-month no-cost EMI along with cashback of up to INR 12,000 from ICICI Bank, Axis Bank, and Kotak Bank.
- Loyal OPPO customers can avail an Exchange Bonus of up to INR 8,000.
- Consumers can also avail of a one-time screen replacement up to 6 months from the date of purchase; the offer is valid on purchases till October 29, 2023.
OPPO Premium Service Offer
- Worry-free travel with international warranty rights on the Find N3 Flip.
- Refresh service allows users to replace their screen guard and back cover of Find N3 Flip, twice within the warranty tenure.
- OPPO has introduced EMI schemes for the service/repair of the Find N3 Flip. Customers will have the option to decide on EMI installment and tenure at their convenience.
- In case of accidental damage, customers can avail of a 15% discount on the first repair of the display (T&C apply).
- Users can avail one-on-one service online by connecting with OPPO experts via WhatsApp.
- Free pick-up and drop facilities are available across 25,000+ Indian pin codes with issues resolved within 72 hours of the complaint.
- Dedicated experts—available 24×7 on our exclusive hotline 9958808080—will resolve queries within 24 hours.
- Flash fixes at select service centers promise a 2-hour repair for your flip device on selected issues.