Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 vs OPPO Find N2 Flip: Foldable Androids Fight!
It’s the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 versus the OPPO Find N2 Flip! How do the foldable phones compare?
While Apple has yet to enter the foldable phone market, Android manufacturers are already on multiple iterations of the bendy devices. Two of the most popular at the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 and the OPPO Find N2 Flip.
But how does the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 compare against the OPPO Find N2 Flip? Let’s find out…
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 vs OPPO Find N2 Flip: Specs
First, here’s a look at the specs of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 and OPPO Find N2 Flip:
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 Specs
- Display: Unfolded: 7.6-inch QXGA+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X Infinity Flex Display. Folded: 6.2“ HD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X Infinity-O Display
- Storage: 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB
- Front Camera: 4MP UDC, 10MP
- Rear Camera: 12MP ultra wide, 50MP wide, and 10MP telephoto
- Battery: 4400 mAh. “Power to last through your day”
- CPU: Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
- Connectivity: 5G
OPPO Find N2 Flip Specs
- Display: Unfolded: 6.8-inch FHD+ 2520×1080. Folded: 3.276-inch.
- Storage: 256GB
- Front Camera: 32MP selfie camera
- Rear Camera: 8MP ultra wide, 50MP wide
- Battery: 4300 mAh. “All day battery life.”
- CPU: Dimensity 9000+
- Connectivity: 5G
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 vs OPPO Find N2 Flip: Design
Alright, let’s start with the big stuff. The most noticeable difference between these two phones is the way they fold. The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 folds along its vertical axis, like a book. The OPPO Find N2 Flip folds along its horizontal axis, like a flip-phone of old.
Is one design better than the other? That’s almost certainly an individual, highly subjective answer. If you remember using flip phones of old, you may love the design of the OPPO Find N2 Flip. However, if you want something that feels most modern and tablet-like, you’ll probably prefer the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4.
However, if you’ve never used a foldable phone before it’s important to mention that when the phone is folded or flipped closed it is very thick – twice its normal thickness because it has to fold over itself. This reduces the overall height of the phone, of course, but the increased thickness can feel abnormally large in your pocket if you are used to carrying around a regular smartphone.
As for each phone, there is one other design difference: the colors. The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 comes in a single color option – a blackish grey. The OPPO Find N2 Flip comes in Astral Black or Moonlit Purple. So, if you like a bit of color to your smartphone, you’ll want to go with the OPPO Find N2 Flip in purple.
So which phone wins due to the design? The flip design of the OPPO Find N2 Flip is just more appealing to someone like me, who grew up with flip phones.
But another part of the design difference between the two phones is the number of and size of the displays on each model, so let’s look at that now…
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 vs OPPO Find N2 Flip: Display
If you are looking for the largest screen, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 wins. Unfolded, its display is 7.6-inches – nearly an inch larger than the 6.8-inch display on the OPPO Find N2 Flip.
The Galaxy Z Fold 4 features a “main” QXGA+ Dynamic AMOLED Infinity Flex Display (read: unfolded) of 7.6-inches and 2176 × 1812 resolution. The OPPO Find N2 Flip has a main FHD+ display at 2520×1080 resolution unflipped at 6.8-inches.
Of course, it makes sense that the OPPO Find N2 Flip has a smaller screen as it folds closed along a horizontal axis – you don’t want an insanely long and thick folded phone in your pocket.
But foldable phones typically have two displays – and these two phones are no different. The OPPO Find N2 Flip has a secondary display on the folded top portion that shows when the phone is folded closed. That display is 3.2-inches and it doesn’t take up the entire surface of the folded upper portion of the phone – it takes up about two-thirds of the surface area. The screen measures 720 × 382 pixels.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4, on the other hand, has a 6.2-inch secondary HD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X Infinity-O display that shows when folded closed. Its resolution is 2316 × 904 pixels. This makes the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 look much more like the typical smartphone when it is folded shut.
Is one secondary display better than the other? The smaller display on the OPPO Find N2 Flip makes sense given how it flips closed – and it actually makes the phone look unique. But if you want your foldable to more closely resemble a regular smartphone when folded shut, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 will likely appeal to your more.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 vs OPPO Find N2 Flip: CPU & Storage
When it comes to storage, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 wins by a long shot. The reason is that as far as storage goes, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 gives you more options: 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB. The OPPO Find N2 Flip only comes in a 256GB model.
You get the feeling that the company is targeting the OPPO Find N2 Flip at consumers and not tech enthusiasts. The OPPO Find N2 Flip just feels more like a “cute” phone – almost a novelty; a throwback to earlier eras. And if this is indeed the case that it is geared to non-techies, it makes send that the storage maxes out at 256GB.
On the other hand, there is no mistaking that the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 is geared towards people who like their phones on the cutting edge. It’s good to see Samsung is giving those users a wide range of storage options.
As for the CPU, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 includes a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor compared to the Dimensity 9000+ in the OPPO Find N2 Flip. So which is better? Processor performance varies so much – it’s mainly dependent on how the user uses their phone. But the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor generally outperforms the Dimensity 9000+ when it comes to single and multicore tasks.
However, for a deeper dive, check out XDA’s in-depth comparison of the processors. Spoilers: they say the two are neck and neck:
If you’re looking for the most powerful chipset out there, then you can’t go wrong with the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1. It has top-of-the-line performance in every aspect, including in the additional processing units and signal processors. The MediaTek Dimensity 9000 Plus isn’t a bad chipset, but somehow, it falters even in power efficiency. It’s not that it’s far behind the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 or anything — they’re practically a tie — but the Snapdragon edges just that little bit further.XDA-Developers
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 vs OPPO Find N2 Flip: Battery Life
There’s no much to say here. The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 has a 4400 mAH battery and the OPPO Find N2 Flip has a 4300 mAh battery. Both phones boast at least 24-hour battery life, so when it comes to the battery, both phones are pretty equal.
But again, it’s always important to note that battery drain is affected by what you are doing on your phone. If you are watching videos the battery will likely drain more quickly than if you are seined text messages.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 vs OPPO Find N2 Flip: Camera
When it comes to cameras, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 solidly beats the OPPO Find N2 Flip. The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 boasts a rear camera system with three lenses: 12MP ultra wide, 50MP wide, and 10MP telephoto. That compares to the dual lens rear camera system on the OPPO Find N2 Flip which has a 8MP ultra wide and 50MP wide. In other words, if you want a telephoto lens, you need to go with the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4.
If you do a lot of traveling – or just love taking photos – you’re going to want a telephoto lens on your smartphone. We get why OPPO didn’t include one on theirs as the Flip is geared more toward “average” users, but it’s still a shame it’s missing.
When it comes to front camera systems, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 loses its lead with the OPPO Find N2 Flip. The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 has a dual front camera system with a 4MP under-display camera that is for use when the phone is folded open. When the phone is folded shut the front camera is one with a 10MP lens. Both those options are pretty weak when it comes to selfie cameras – at least 12MP is the norm.
But the OPPO Find N2 Flip goes well beyond the norm. It has a single 32MP hole punch camera in its display when folded open. Truthfully, 32MP is probably overkill for most selfie shots – but it sure as heck beats in quality when considering the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 selfie maxes out at 10MP.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 vs OPPO Find N2 Flip: Cost
Finally – cost. The OPPO Find N2 Flip costs around $1,000.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 costs $1464.99 for the 256GB model, $1584.99 for the 512GB model, and $1824.99 for the 1TB model.
Michael GrothausApple expert and novelist, Michael Grothaus has been covering tech on KnowYourMobile for the best part of 10 years. Prior to this, he worked at Apple. And before that, he was a film journalist. Michael is a published author; his book Epiphany Jones was voted as one of the best novels about Hollywood by Entertainment Weekly. Michael is also a writer at other publications including VICE and Fast Company.
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