OPPO's Find series foldable screen products have always been a "loner" in the mobile phone industry. This is because the first two generations of Find series foldable screen products have always adopted a smaller and lighter "small folding form." It is precisely this approach, which is closer to the weight of ordinary phones and more suitable prices, that has made more users willing to experience them.

OPPO Find N3 Review

Today, the OPPO Find N3 has arrived, seemingly changed, yet unchanged. The departure from the small size design, which I, as a fan for a decade, regret, but without an increase in weight, it manages to enlarge the screen, upgrade the imaging, and even brings a strong sense of business security. This makes the OPPO Find N3 exude a feeling of being "worth reusing" in every aspect. Today, I'm here to talk to you about OPPO's annual flagship foldable phone, which excels in every detail from inside to outside.

OPPO Find N3 Review

The OPPO Find N3 comes in three color options: Qianshan Green, Submarine Black, and Log Gold. I personally think that the Qianshan Green is the most luxurious in texture. "Qianshan Green" is a phrase from Xin Qiji's "Full River Red." The original text is "The eyes are unbearable in the late March, and raising the head already feels like thousands of green mountains." Just like the meaning of the poem, the cold-carved green glass and aluminum alloy material on the OPPO Find N3 body really bring me a feeling of "green mountains in front of my eyes, making me feel happy." It's worth mentioning that the other two color options, Submarine Black and Log Gold, also have different features from Qianshan Green. For example, Submarine Black combines lychee pattern suede with matte metal, while Log Gold uses cold-carved glass and matte metal.

In terms of the phone's camera module, OPPO has introduced the Hasselblad imprint "H" for the first time, combined with the classic timing watch design, allowing the seemingly unrelated periscope telephoto lens to harmoniously appear in the circular design. Below the camera module, there is a piece of "integrated glass" with a process of cutting and polishing, which further enhances the overall texture of the phone. Additionally, the design of the flash for the OPPO Find N3 is located above the camera module on the left, which may seem discordant, but it carries the symbolism of the moon shining brightly and the magpies flying south. The internal structure of a foldable screen phone is far more complex than that of a regular phone. Improving key components is crucial to providing a more lightweight user experience. The "weight reduction" of the OPPO Find N3 mainly comes from the folding hinge and glass material, but what surprised me is that the N3 even redesigned the SIM card slot.

OPPO Find N3 Review

Firstly, the OPPO Find N3 uses aerospace-grade alloy precision-crafted ball-joint hinges, which reduce 23 components compared to the previous generation, resulting in a 400% increase in hinge strength while reducing weight. Thanks to the new hinge material, the OPPO Find N3 supports free suspension from 45 to 125 degrees. Secondly, there is the super ceramic crystal glass, which is the thinnest nano-crystal glass in the mobile phone industry, used on the outer screen of the OPPO Find N3. Compared to the ordinary glass used in the industry, it has 1.7 times impact resistance and 5 times drop resistance. Furthermore, with the improvement of OPPO's exclusive nano ion exchange technology, the weight of the super ceramic crystal glass has been reduced by 20%, which is a crucial step in reducing the weight of the OPPO Find N3. Finally, there is the newly designed SIM card slot. Without going into much detail, this time, I will directly compare it with the SIM card slots of two competitor phones, and from the pictures, it's evident that the SIM card slot of the OPPO Find N3 is slightly smaller. According to OPPO's official data, the volume of the SIM card slot of the OPPO Find N3 has been reduced by about 12%. With the reduction in weight of the OPPO Find N3, users get a larger screen, which means increased productivity and better audio-visual entertainment. Overall, the OPPO Find N3 has brought me a comfortable, burden-free user experience.

OPPO Find N3 Review

Since the collaboration between Hasselblad and OPPO began, the imaging configuration of each generation of foldable screens has been the most anticipated aspect for me. This time, the OPPO Find N3's imaging has been comprehensively upgraded. Whether it's the familiar Hasselblad imaging system, the periscope telephoto lens, or the dual-layer CMOS technology that has only been commercially available this year, the imaging strength of the OPPO Find N3 is absolutely extraordinary. While many are familiar with the Hasselblad imaging system and periscope telephoto lens, the newly introduced dual-layer CMOS technology in the OPPO Find N3 may not be as well known. This technology is quite understandable. The first layer of the dual-layer CMOS technology is a photodiode, and the second layer is a pixel CMOS. These two layers work together to improve the phone's ability to reduce noise and collect more light in low-light environments.

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In terms of the imaging hardware configuration of the OPPO Find N3, firstly, there is a 48-megapixel main camera with a 1/1.43-inch sensor, supporting optical image stabilization and featuring BG rotating coating and ALD ultra-low reflection coating characteristics. Next is a periscope telephoto lens with a 64-megapixel sensor and a 1/2-inch large sensor, featuring a suspended prism stabilization structure, which allows for decent telephoto photos even when handheld. Finally, there's a 114-degree ultra-wide-angle lens with a 48-megapixel sensor and a 1/2-inch large sensor. Overall, in good daylight conditions, the OPPO Find N3 performs excellently, with high clarity and resolution in photos. In some backlit environments, there are no issues with unclear portraits. In complex lighting conditions at night, the photos taken by the OPPO Find N3 are clear and natural, without ghosting or overexposure. In the professional mode of the camera, each photo is a masterpiece in the style of Hasselblad. When using the OPPO Find N3 for photography, all you need to do is trust this phone and press the shutter button.

OPPO Find N3 Review

Security has always been a focus of business foldable screen products. Most users who purchase foldable screen products handle work documents in their daily lives and are very sensitive to personal information. So, how does the OPPO Find N3 solve this security problem? From a hardware perspective, the OPPO Find N3 is one of the few products in the industry to be equipped with a national cryptographic certification security chip. Furthermore, the security solution of this phone has also passed the CCEAL5+ level security certification, which is currently the highest level of security solution in China. Thanks to this security chip, the OPPO Find N3 can achieve functions such as encrypted privacy protection box, VIP mode, private call mode, and intelligent information blocking. The intelligent information blocking function is quite simple. The OPPO Find N3 can recognize some private information in our screenshots, such as ID numbers, phone numbers, flight information, and bank card numbers. Currently, the supported applications for recognition include WeChat, QQ, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and DingTalk. Here, I will also show a comparison image before and after recognition for everyone to see.

In public settings, maintaining privacy during phone calls is a concern for many business professionals. However, often due to various factors, we cannot always guarantee an absolutely secure calling environment. With the support of a security chip and dual diaphragm sound units, the OPPO Find N3 can reduce sound leakage from the earpiece without lowering the earpiece volume. According to OPPO's official data, bystanders cannot repeat the contents of the call when they are 30cm away from the phone. In the OPPO Find N3's Collectors Edition, there is also a VIP mode specifically designed for business professionals. This mode utilizes the phone's security chip to protect user privacy and security in various aspects.

In practical use, the most useful features are VIP mode, intelligent information blocking, and private call mode. As we know, during important meetings or business negotiations, muting the phone is important, but preventing malicious apps from eavesdropping on conversations or accessing camera permissions is even more critical. The new VIP mode of the OPPO Find N3 can be activated through a three-stage physical button, allowing users to instantly disable the camera, microphone, and sensitive location permissions. It also prevents malicious apps from compromising the Android system at its root. Compared to the traditional airplane mode, the VIP mode ensures user information security without causing users to miss any critical messages. The way to activate the VIP mode is simple: just slide the three-stage button to the top.

Many foldable screen products on the market have varying qualities between the inner and outer screens, which can create a disjointed user experience. The OPPO Find N3's dual screens are consistent in quality, achieving a peak dynamic brightness of 2800 nits and a maximum global brightness of 1400 nits on both the inner and outer screens. Additionally, both screens support ProXDR, Super Retina display, high-frequency PWM, and intelligent color temperature technology. Most importantly, they both support a 120Hz variable refresh rate.

In terms of split-screen functionality, the OPPO Find N3 offers a variety of options. First, let's introduce the taskbar at the bottom of the phone. Long-pressing on the blank space of this taskbar can hide it, while long-pressing on the gesture indicator can bring it back. This is a quick way to find and switch between split-screen apps. Pinching with four fingers can directly open apps in a small window, and dragging the corners adjusts the window size. Double-tapping the small window quickly returns to full-screen mode.

In full-screen mode, we can simply drag the desired app from the application bar at the bottom to initiate split-screen mode. And we can freely choose between portrait or landscape orientation. Here's a scenario I often use: I like to open the game "Arena of Valor" and the app "Little Red Book" simultaneously for gaming and strategy searching. I even go as far as opening three apps at once for a game: "Arena of Valor," "Little Red Book," and "League of Legends: Wild Rift." It's worth mentioning that in this split-screen mode, all three apps can run simultaneously. By pinching with four fingers, we can switch to panorama mode. As shown in the pictures, clicking on any app does not affect the operation of the other two apps. Of course, there are many other operations like opening multiple shopping apps for price comparison, using maps and chatting apps for navigation, and more.

Regarding charging, the OPPO Find N3 starts at 0% and charges to 20% in five minutes, 35% in ten minutes, 49% in twenty minutes, 72% in thirty minutes, 90% in forty minutes, and is fully charged in fifty-three minutes. Of course, this data is for reference only, as the charging speed may vary slightly depending on the charging environment. In terms of battery life, after one hour of gaming, the OPPO Find N3 has 90% remaining battery; after one hour of video playback, it has 81% remaining battery; after one hour of web browsing, it has 73% remaining battery; and after four hours of standby, it has 68% remaining battery. These tests are for reference only and were conducted using the internal screen for battery testing, so the results for the external screen would definitely be better.

Lastly, let's talk about the spatial audio feature of the OPPO Find N3. According to research by foreign media organizations, users of foldable screen products spend most of their time using large-screen video applications, which is also due to the inherent "tablet properties" of foldable screens. On the other hand, the external audio quality of foldable screen products is also very important. In daily life, we often consider dual speakers as the limit for phone audio, but the OPPO Find N3 is one of the few foldable screen flagships to adopt a three-speaker system, and it also supports OPPO's self-developed full-scene spatial audio technology. Regardless of whether the OPPO Find N3 is in landscape, portrait, or suspended mode, it can provide users with immersive stereo sound. This means that the quality of the volume does not change with the usage mode of the product, which is also very important; otherwise, it would create an inexplicable sense of disjointedness.

The OPPO Find N3 can be considered as OPPO's perfect interpretation of "foldable screen" this year. It can be a phone, a large tablet, or even a super terminal device. In panorama mode, it can even be used as three phones simultaneously. While ensuring the product's thinness and lightness, the OPPO Find N3 presents a new look for foldable screen products with better inner and outer screen quality, powerful Hasselblad imaging, national-level security chips, and efficient large-screen ecosystem adaptation. All of this is designed to encourage consumers to confidently incorporate foldable screen phones into their lives, rather than just trying them out briefly. I also hope that everyone can truly integrate foldable screen products into their lives through this product.