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Phone Comparisons: Huawei Mate X2 vs OPPO Find N

AH Huawei Mate X2 vs OPPO Find N comparison
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The Huawei Mate X2 and OPPO Find N are both quite compelling foldable smartphones. Both of these phones launched this year, though the Find N is newer, as it arrived in December, not February. That being said, in this article, we’ll compare the Huawei Mate X2 vs OPPO Find N, just to give you an idea of what to expect. Foldable smartphones are not cheap, and the same goes for these two devices.

These two phones are considerably different, despite the fact they’re both foldable phones, and the fact they both open up like a book. The size is considerably different, and that changes pretty much everything. There’s a lot more to talk about, though, as the two companies approached the design process differently. Having said that, we’ll list their specs, and go from there. Let’s compare the Huawei Mate X2 vs OPPO Find N.

Specs

Huawei Mate X2OPPO Find N
Screen sizeMain: 8-inch fullHD+ OLED display (foldable, 90Hz)
Secondary (Cover): 6.45-inch OLED display (flat, 60Hz)
Main: 7.1-inch fullHD+ LTPO AMOLED display (foldable, 120Hz)
Secondary (Cover): 5.49-inch AMOLED display (curved on the right side, 60Hz)
Screen resolutionMain: 2480 x 2200
Secondary (Cover): 2700 x 1160
Main: 1920 x 1792
Secondary (Cover): 1972 x 988
SoCHuawei HiSilicon Kirin 9000Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
RAM8GB8GB/12GB (LPDDR5)
Storage256GB/512GB (UFS 3.0); expandable up to 256GB256GB/512GB (UFS 3.1); non-expandable
Rear cameras50MP (f/1.9 aperture, 1.22um pixel size, omnidirectional PDAF, Laser AF, OIS)
12MP (telephoto, f/2.4 aperture, PDAF, OIS, 3x optical zoom)
16MP (ultra-wide, f/2.2 aperture, 17mm lens)
8MP (periscope telephoto, f/4.4 aperture, PDAF, OIS, 10x optical zoom)
50MP (f/1.8 aperture, OIS, 1.0um pixel size, omnidirectional PDAF, wide-angle, 24mm lens)
16MP (ultrawide, f/2.2 aperture, 123-degree FoV, 1.0um pixel size, 14mm lens)
13MP (telephoto, f/2.4 aperture, 52mm lens, PDAF, 2x optical zoom, 1.0um pixel size)
Front cameras16MP (f/2.2 aperture)Main: 32MP (f/2.4 aperture, 0.8um pixel size, 26mm lens)
Secondary: 32MP (f/2.4 aperture, 0.8um pixel size, 26mm lens)
Battery4,5o0mAh, non-removable, 55W wired charging4,5o0mAh, non-removable, 33W wired charging, 15W wireless charging, 10W reverse wireless charging
DimensionsUnfolded: 161.8 x 145.8 x 8.2mm
Folded: 161.8 x 74.6 x 14.7mm
Unfolded: 132.6 x 140.2 x 8mm
Folded: 132.6 x 73 x 15.9mm
Weight295 grams275 grams
Connectivity5G, LTE, NFC, Bluetooth 5.2, Wi-Fi, USB Type-C5G, LTE, NFC, Bluetooth 5.2, Wi-Fi, USB Type-C
SecuritySide-facing fingerprint scannerSide-facing fingerprint scanner
OSAndroid 10
EMUI 11
Android 11
ColorOS 12
Price$2,785$1,209 (approximately)
BuyHuaweiOPPO (not yet available)

Huawei Mate X2 vs OPPO Find N: Design

Both of these phones open up like a book, similar to the Galaxy Z Fold 3. Both of them offer a gap-less design when folded, unlike Samsung’s offering. They do it a bit differently, though. The Mate X2 folds at an angle, while the Find N uses a rather interesting hinge in order to achieve specific display curvature for gapless folding. Both of these are quite effective, and keep the phones folded flat.

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Both phones are made out of metal and glass, and both feel substantial in the hand. The Mate X2 weighs 295 grams, while the OPPO Find N weighs 275 grams. The Mate X2 is considerably larger, though, it’s a lot taller, and it’s both wider when folded and unfolded. It is slightly thicker when unfolded, and thinner when folded. You should think long and hard about which form factor suits you better, as the difference is huge. The Mate X2 is not a one-handed phone even when folded, unlike the Find N.

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You’ll notice that the Mate X2 doesn’t have a display camera hole on the inside, but we’ll talk more about that in the display section. Both phones include cameras on the back, in the top-left corner. Those camera modules do look different, and the Mate X2 has more of them. Both phones hide their hinges really well when they’re unfolded, while those hinges do look nice when the phones are folded.

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Do note that both of these phones are quite slippery. The OPPO Find N will be easier to grip, though, as it’s considerably smaller, so you’ll feel more secure when using it, especially if you do it with one hand.

Huawei Mate X2 vs OPPO Find N: Display

The displays on these two phones are quite different. The Huawei Mate X2 includes an 8-inch 2480 x 2200 foldable OLED display, with no punch hole. In fact, Huawei opted not to use a camera on this display, it’s not included under the display. The secondary display is a different story, though. It has a pill-shaped camera hole, with a single camera. That display measures 6.45 inches, and offers a resolution of 2700 x 1160. This is also an OLED panel, and it’s a 60Hz display.

The OPPO Find N, on the other hand, sports a 7.1-inch main display with a resolution of 1792 x 1920 pixels. This is a foldable LTPO AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate. There is a display camera hole in the top-left corner here. The secondary display measures 5.49 inches, and offers a resolution of 988 x 1972. This is an AMOLED display protected by the Gorilla Glass Victus, and it is curved on the right side. There is a centered display camera hole here.

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As you can see, these panels are quite different. Using the two devices is a completely different experience in comparison. The Huawei Mate X2 is much more similar to the Galaxy Z Fold 3 in that regard. In terms of quality, both phones offer really vivid displays which offer good viewing angles. The OPPO Find N’s are technically superior, but in real-life, all of these panels are excellent. What you need to decide, however, is what size fits you better.

Huawei Mate X2 vs OPPO Find N: Performance

On paper, both of these phones are immensely powerful. The Huawei Mate X2 comes with the Kirin 9000 SoC, Huawei’s most powerful chip to date. The OPPO Find N, on the other hand, includes the Snapdragon 888 SoC, Qualcomm’s flagship for 2021. Both of these processors are 5nm chips, and both can handle anything you throw at them, with ease. The two devices also offer plenty of RAM and storage, both of which are quite fast.

That, in combination with their software offerings, these two phones do perform admirably. Do note that the Huawei Mate X2 comes without Google services, while the OPPO Find N is in the same boat. Well, you can put Google services on the OPPO Find N, even though it’s made for the Chinese market. So you can easily do that, but it won’t be the same. OPPO has to choose to bring its global software forward for this phone. Huawei, on the other hand, is banned by the US, which prevents it from including Google services on its devices.

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Now, in regards to performance, they can handle your everyday tasks with ease. That goes for browsing, taking pictures and videos, consuming multimedia, and anything else you can think of. That goes for gaming, video editing, and other processor-intensive tasks, though. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a game that will put too much strain on either device, which is to be expected considering how powerful they are. From the performance standpoint, they’re both excellent.

Huawei Mate X2 vs OPPO Find N: Battery

The Huawei Mate X2 includes a 4,500mAh battery, as does the OPPO Find N. The thing is, the OPPO Find N displays are smaller. So, does that reflect on the battery life? Well, yes, it does, amongst other things. The OPPO Find N, in my experience, offers excellent battery life. I was able to get around 7 and a half hours of screen-on-time per charge, with some juice left over. Do note that we’re talking about using the main displays 60-70-percent of the time.

As far as I can see, the Huawei Mate X2 comes below that, though it still offers a really good battery life. The thing is, talking about screen-on-time and battery life in general is not the best idea, especially when it comes to foldables. There are so many factors that come into play, and your experience could be entirely different. It all depends on where you’re at, is your signal any good, what apps you’re using, how much strain you’re putting on the SoC, which display you use more, and so on. So, your mileage may vary.

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When it comes to charging, both phones do charge up rather fast. The Huawei Mate X2 supports 55W fast wired charging, but it doesn’t offer wireless charging. The OPPO Find N supports 33W fast wired charging, in addition to 15W wireless charging. On top of that, you also have support for 10W reverse wireless charging here.

Huawei Mate X2 vs OPPO Find N: Cameras

The Huawei Mate X2 has four cameras on the back, and one on its secondary display. In addition to a wide-angle 50-megapixel main camera, Huawei also included a 12-megapixel telephoto, an 8-megapixel periscope, and 16-megapixel ultrawide cameras. A 16-megapixel unit sits on the front. The OPPO Find N, on the other hand, has 50 (wide), 13 (telephoto), and 16-megapixel (ultrawide) cameras on the back. A 32-megapixel camera is included on both its main and secondary displays.

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So, are the cameras any good? Well, yes, they are, on both phones. You will get different results, though, as the images from the Mate X2 are a bit more saturated, but not too much. The colors are a bit more pronounced in the Find N images. Both phones provide extremely detailed images during the day, while both can light up a scene during the night, and also preserve quite a bit of detail. Ultrawide cameras are good, while the Mate X2 can also provide insane zoom thanks to its periscope camera.

Audio

Both of these phones come with stereo speakers. The positioning of those speakers is not the same, though. Both speakers on the OPPO Find N are bottom-firing. That’s not the case on the Huawei Mate X2, though. The main one is bottom-firing, while the secondary is front-firing. You’ll be glad to know that both sets of speakers are quite good, though. They get really loud, and are fairly sharp as well, with a wide soundstage.

Despite their size, neither device has an audio jack. You can either utilize a Type-C USB port that is included on both devices, or opt for a Bluetooth connection. Both devices do support Bluetooth 5.2. As long as your headphones are good, you don’t have to worry about the sound quality provided by these devices.

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