Samsung Galaxy Fold 3 and Z Flip rumor round-up. Samsung Galaxy flip 2

Samsung Galaxy Fold 3 and Z Flip rumor round-up

Today we’re taking a peek at the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Galaxy Fold 3 and all the iterations of the bunch that’ll likely launch in the year 2021. The first major change is one similar to that of several other device line changes over the past year from a variety of brands – that of the number skip. In order for the Fold and Flip lines to include the same number name scheme, they’ll change the Galaxy Z Flip 5G’s name to Galaxy Z Flip 2, so that the Z Flip in the year 2021 can be called Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3.

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The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 will have a bit of a decrease in screen size VS the 2 from 2020. Instead of a 7.59-inch (unfolded) display, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 will have a 7.55-inch display. The cover display on the Z Fold 2 is 6.23-inches diagonally, the Z Fold 3 has a display that’s 6.21-inches diagonally.

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The biggest change in the device is the inclusion of an S Pen. This would be the first Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 to include an S Pen stylus, and it would SEEM that the device will have the S Pen contained within, not unlike the Galaxy Note line in the past.

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The Flip line splits into two (or more) devices. The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 Lite and the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 will allow the masses to have the top-tier option and a slightly more affordable option. There may also be a Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 Ultra, but there does not appear to be any clues pointing toward a different display size.

The Galaxy Z Flip 3 will have a 6.7-inch (unfolded) display – just a bit bigger than the Galaxy Z Flip 5G (renamed Galaxy Z Flip 2). This device will have LTPO OLED technology as well as 120Hz image refresh rate.

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 Lite is still a BIT of a mystery, but it might feel a LOT like the non-Lite version, save the 120Hz and LTPO tech.

Release Dates

It’s very difficult to tell when Samsung will release the Galaxy Z Fold and Galaxy Z Flip lines in the year 2021. This is definitely a year of change, with the S Pen stylus expanding to a wider variety of devices and Samsung expanding the number of devices that have foldable displays.

If Samsung sticks to their schedule from the year 2020, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 will be revealed in early August 2021, with a release date in late August 2021. The Galaxy Z Flip was released in February of 2020, then the 5G version (with an inevitable name change to Z Flip 2) was released in August of 2020 – we might very well see the whole lot with release dates in the first quarter of 2021.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 vs Flip 5G: should you upgrade and which Samsung phone should you buy?

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Unveiled at the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event in August, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 is the brand’s most affordable foldable phone yet. But, how does it compare to its predecessor?

The new Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 looks almost identical to the older Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G, with the exception of a new, bigger cover display and more colour options.

So, what are the differences between the two Z Flip models, and is the new Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 worth spending your money on?

Here is our Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 vs Z Flip 5G guide as we compare specs, including features, camera, display and price.

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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 vs Flip: in detail

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 vs Flip: specs and features

You’ll never need a tripod when it comes to the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip smartphones. Both phones can be sat on a table for hands-free photos or for watching videos on your commute. Flex Play will also split your screen so that you can view your video on the top half and have volume/play/pause controls on the bottom.

The Galaxy Z Flip 3 has both a fingerprint scanner and face recognition as security measures.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 vs Flip: price

The new Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 5G costs £949 for the 128GB model and £999 for the 256GB option.

In comparison, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G was only available as a 256GB model and had an RRP of £1,229.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 vs Flip: battery life

Due to the foldable nature of the Z Flip models, Samsung is somewhat limited in its battery capacity. Both models tend to have a battery life of about 10 hours.

This isn’t terrible, but you’re not going to have much battery to spare after a busy day. Therefore, remembering your charger on the go is essential.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 vs Flip: camera

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 has three cameras; two rear and one on the main display. The one at the top of the 6.7-inch display is a 10MP selfie camera. At the rear, you’ll find two 12MP cameras that capture 4K video.

This is very similar to its predecessor. The cameras in the Galaxy Z Flip could also shoot in 4K, and the front camera is also 10MP. However, Gorilla Glass with DX covering the rear camera is a new addition for the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 vs Flip: display

The main difference between the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 and the older Z Flip 5G is the cover display. The cover display on the new Galaxy Z Flip 3 is four times bigger. This display is now 1.9 inches and can be used for Samsung Pay.

The main display remains the same size at 6.7 inches but is now a Dynamic AMOLED 2X display and has a 120Hz refresh rate. This is a significant step up from the 60Hz refresh rate of the Galaxy Z Flip 5G.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 vs Flip: 5G capability and connectivity

Both the Galaxy Z Flip models offer 5G connectivity. This is the same across the Galaxy Z series as the new Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 is also 5G-ready.

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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 vs Flip: design

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 is available in a total of seven colours, including cream, lavender, green and pink. In comparison, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G is currently available in just two; mystic grey and mystic bronze.

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It isn’t only the colour options where we’ve seen improvements. The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 also has a new ‘Armor Aluminium’ hinge that is 10% more durable than in the previous generation.

Samsung has worked hard to make the foldable phone more practical for every day, and the third iteration is also IPX8-rated water-resistant.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 vs Flip: which phone should you buy?

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 5G is the brand’s most accessible foldable phone yet. At £949, the new foldable phone just slips under that £1,000 mark. Despite the new price, it has a number of features that are an improvement on the Z Flip 5G. These include being IPX8-rated water-resistant, a new, more durable protective film and a cover display that is four times. If you’re looking to dip your toes into the world of foldable phones, there is no better choice than the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 5G.

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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5: Everything you need to know

Samsung unveiled the latest version of its flip-format smartphone back in August last year with the arrival of the Galaxy Z Flip 4. That particular model has already garnered a very enthusiastic review from us, but there are rumours starting to float around about what we should expect in its successor, the Z Flip 5.

Here’s everything we know so far about the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5.

When will the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 be released?

Samsung hasn’t yet begun teasing the launch of the Z Flip 5, but most leakers think we’ll see it soon.

The Elec, Tech_Reve, and SamMobile have all reported independently that Samsung is planning a July launch for the foldable, with Chosun and leaker Max Jambor both going further and putting their money on a specific date: 26 July.

Any July launch would be early for Samsung, which has released the last few Z Flip models like clockwork in August, after an initial February debut (note: there wasn’t a Galaxy Z Flip 2):

Going by last year’s launch, and the latest leaks, we’re expecting to see the Z Flip 5 appear at a Galaxy Unpacked event alongside the Z Fold 5, Watch 6, and Tab S9.

How much will the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 cost?

Phones with folding screens still occupy the higher end of the price bracket when it comes to mobile devices, but we have seen costs starting to come down as the innovative technology becomes more mainstream. There’s a good chance you’ll still be paying top dollar when the Flip 5 comes around, so here’s a quick guide to the pricing of the last two versions to give you an indication of what you’ll need to put aside.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4:

  • 128GB: 999/£999/€1,099
  • 256GB: 1,059/£1,059/€1,159
  • 256GB Bespoke Edition: 1,139/£1,099/€1,199
  • 512GB: 1,179/£1,199/€1,279

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3:

on the Flip 4 are mostly the same as those of the previous generation, with Europeans actually seeing a slight decrease, though Brits ended up paying a bit more.

Whether Samsung can repeat this trick with the class of 2023 remains to be seen, as the financial markets and supply chains are showing signs of turbulence. Hopefully the you see above will be the ceiling rather than the ground floor in terms of costs with the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 – especially since in the UK it now has the £849 Oppo Find N2 Flip to compete with.

What new features will we see in the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5?

As the launch gets closer, we’re beginning to learn what to expect from the Z Flip 5. Most importantly, we think we know what it’ll look like – and it’s getting a major design overhaul.

Our best look comes from leaker OnLeaks, who has shared renders he’s made of the phone with the site MediaPeanut:

The obvious standout is the much larger cover display on the phone. The screen – apparently 3.4in diagonally, slightly bigger than the 3.26in panel on the Oppo Find N2 Flip – now fills most of the phone’s top half, with an unusual folder-esque shape that cuts in slightly around the two camera lenses.

We’ve seen similar images of that rough screen shape shared by SamMobile and leaker Ice Universe, who shared his own mock-up of how it may look while adding the detail that it will have a 720×748 resolution:

OnLeaks adds that the phone uses a 6.7in main display, the same size as before. He also says it measures around 165 x 71.8 x 6.7mm when unfolded, while Ice Universe suggests the phone weighs 187g – meaning the phone is almost exactly the same size and weight as its predecessor despite the redesigned display.

Analyst Ross Young adds that the inner display will get its own upgrade thanks to a new hinge design “which should reduce the visibility of the seam.” Meanwhile Ice is more specific: he says Samsung is using a waterdrop hinge which will allow the phone to fold completely flat. He adds that this inner screen will also benefit from a narrower bezel.

Samsung’s rivals have made serious progress in eliminating the crease from foldable displays and closing more completely, so here’s hoping that the Korean company has caught up.

Ice also notes that the Z Flip 5 will be IPX8 waterproof – the same rating as the previous model, indicating a high level of water-resistance but no official protection from dust and particles.

Finally, Young has added the crucial detail that the phone will be available in “Beige, Gray, Light Green and Light Pink” – though adds that there will likely be some additional colours for the phone’s Bespoke colour configurations.

Next, let’s turn to the phone’s actual specs.

Korean site The Elec was first out of the blocks, reporting that the new model will boast the latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset. This chip was announced in November 2022 by Qualcomm, and promises a major performance jump without giving up the energy efficiency gains that made the Z Flip 4’s battery life so much better.

A phone believed to be the Z Flip 5 has already appeared on the benchmark Geekbench, in fact powered by the 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy – a slightly overclocked version of the chip that we’ve already seen across this year’s Galaxy S23 phones.

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The Geekbench listing also shows the phone has 8GB of RAM. As for storage, SamMobile says we should see 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB options for the phone – the same Samsung offered last time around.

We haven’t heard anything yet about the phone’s battery life – which improved significantly in the Z Flip 4 – but a listing on China’s 3C certification sadly suggests that charging won’t be boosted, with the phone seemingly supporting the same 25W wired speeds as before (presumably plus a wireless option again).

Similarly, camera specs don’t look to be changing much. Leaker Yogesh Brar has tweeted that the Z Flip 5 will once again have a pair of 12Mp main and ultrawide cameras, though does add the important caveat that the phone will have new image sensors. That’s the same approach Samsung took in the jump from the Z Flip 3 to 4, and the result was a significant boost to photo performance, so another sensor change could yet mean a meaningful upgrade.

Finally, the phone’s software may get an update too. SamMobile has reported that for the first time the Z Flip 5 will support DeX, Samsung’s software that lets you use your phone as a portable workstation by projecting it to an external display with a desktop-style interface. With an 8 Gen 2 inside the phone will have plenty of power, so this is a move that makes sense.

We’ll continue to update this article regularly as more information becomes available, so be sure to check back regularly. In the meantime, be sure to check out our current favourites in the best smartphone, best foldable, and best Samsung phone charts.

The Galaxy Z Flip is the best foldable smartphone

Samsung is starting to hit its stride in the race to perfect the foldable smartphone. The Galaxy Z Flip — following on the heels of the company’s tablet-like Galaxy Fold — starts compact and opens to a 6.7-inch display. It’s sort of like a flip phone, but it performs better than the similar Motorola Razr thanks to its flagship-level specs.

While it’s cheaper than the Galaxy Fold (1,980) and the Motorola Razr (1,499), the 1,380 price tag still dwarfs those of the iPhone 11 (699.99), the Galaxy S20 (999.99) and the Galaxy S10e (599.99). The Galaxy Z Flip may not fully live up to that asking price, but with a glass display, a sturdy hinge and flagship-level specs, it stands out as the most developed foldable smartphone yet.

A standard unboxing experience

Samsung packaged its Galaxy Fold in a larger-than-life box befitting the much buzzed about phone. This brought excitement to the unboxing: pulling off the slipcover, lifting off the lid and coming face-to-face with the Galaxy Fold unfolded. It was front and center, and really gave a sense of the tablet-sized device.

The company went a more generic route this time around, packing the Z Flip in a standard box. Inside, you get the device, a pair of USB Type-C AKG headphones with a few silicone ear tips, a USB Type-C to USB Type-A charging cable, a 16-watt charger, a clear case, a SIM ejector and standard instructions. An insert presents some clear warnings about the Z Flip: it’s not water or dust resistant, it contains magnets, you shouldn’t press too hard on the screen and don’t close it with keys or coins on the inside.

A sturdy build that’s quite reflective

The Z Flip comes in two colors: Mirror Purple and Mirror Black. After using both options, we can say that the Mirror Purple definitely stands out more. While both are astonishing in person and quite reflective, the purple option gives off the most colorful hues, as you can see in the video below. It can look blue, purple and even blueish purple, which is a sight to behold. The black option is a bit more subdued with a bit of stealthiness to the design. Fingerprints, though, are a problem with both colors from the moment you pick up the phone.

The back bottom portion features the Qi-enabled wireless charging sensor, and it’s also where Wireless PowerShare comes into play. This is Samsung’s nifty tech that lets you charge other devices from the smartphone. We tested the Z Flip with Airpods Pro, second-gen Airpods, Galaxy Buds, GalaxyBuds, a Note 10 and even an iPhone. They all received a slow-speed charge that’s not nearly the speeds of standard or fast charging.

What’s more: All the devices we charged this way almost slid right off with no case on the Z Flip. The device’s slippery nature also caused the Z Flip to slide off both a flat and vertical wireless charger. That’s why we highly recommend a case. The included clear one is decent enough, but we suggest picking up a leather one from Samsung or a plastic one from third parties like Case-Mate.

The top side of the Z Flip, when closed, has the main dual cameras: a 12-megapixel ultrawide and 12-megapixel wide-angle, which are paired with an LED flash. These are on the right bottom corner, while the left-hand side features a 1.1-inch Super AMOLED display.

A volume rocker and a power button embedded into a fingerprint sensor are on the right side. The fingerprint sensor is similar to the setup on the Galaxy S10e. We had minimal issues with it (we had to reorient our finger for the sensor to recognize it a few times) and greatly prefer it over facial recognition or typing in a pin.

The volume rocker has a tactile feel to it that lets you clearly know the up and down portions without looking. Aside from that, it works like any standard volume rocker. It’ll reverse up and down when the device is folded versus unfolded. It will also let you easily snap a selfie when the device is folded.

The real magic happens when you unfold, which can be done with just one finger with experience. While the back is slippery from the glass feel, we found that it didn’t pose too many issues with opening it.

The phone’s compactness belies its relatively large screen (6.7 inches, on par with the latest iPhone and Galaxy options). When opened, the Z Flips’s hinge mechanism disappears, making the device’s FHD Dynamic AMOLED Infinity Flex display rather seamless. The phone is extremely thin (7.2 millimeters thick unfolded, 17.3 millimeters when folded), yet feels hefty in the hand at 183 grams.

Unlike the Motorola Razr, which never really feels sturdy, the Z Flip is solid. There are bezels around the display and two nubs on the bottom, so you can hear the Z Flip clack when you close it. The hideaway hinge is sturdy and springs to a close. The Razr wanted to either be closed or opened, but you can comfortably move the Z Flip to almost any position.

You can also leave the bottom half flat and have the top half at a 90-degree angle. This is great for watching content, making video calls and taking photos with either the internal 10-megapixel camera at the top of the display or with the dual cameras on the outside.

The hideaway hinge on the Galaxy Z Flip is nearly fully closed off and Samsung even added internal brushes to keep out lint, rocks, dust or anything that could corrode or cause issues with the display. Samsung calls this a sweeper feature. You might recall issues with the Galaxy Fold, which forced Samsung to go back to the drawing board. So it’s clear Samsung learned from its past mistakes.

All of this working together makes it a smooth experience when folding or unfolding the Z Flip. It feels like the technology is getting a lot better, especially since we tested the Fold. The hinge is a crucial part of any foldable phone, and that goes for the Z Flip. We spent nearly a week with it, and it feels like the best hinge in a smartphone yet — leagues better than the Royale Flex Pai, and better than the original Galaxy Fold and the Motorola Razr.

Ultra-Thin Glass display

The display on the Z Flip feels like a traditional smartphone more so than the Fold and Razr did. You don’t feel bumps or metal plates, which was common — and not in a good way — on the Razr. The Fold, on the other hand, felt like a plastic display.

But when YouTuber JerryRigEverything got his hands on the Z Flip, he found the device began scratching at a level of plastic, not glass. Zack Nelson, aka JerryRigEverything, began to theorize — and Samsung later confirmed — that there was a protective plastic layer over the display of the Z Flip, similar to the Galaxy Fold.

The 6.7-inch Infinity Flex display on the Z Flip is 30㎛ thick (about the width of a human hair!) with a special material injected into it that gives it consistent hardness. And then a layer of plastic is placed on top to protect it. The glass layer is stronger than the screens on the Fold and the Razr. Simply put, it’s a big leap forward for a foldable. Samsung’s release detailed more information on Ultra Thin Glass, calling it “tough but tender,” which feels like a good way to explain it. While the ultra thin glass is super thin and stronger than the plastic, it still needs a plastic layer on top of it. So while it’s more durable than a plastic OLED, it’s still less durable than the typical glass on a smartphone — be it iPhone or a Galaxy.

That said, there’s still a crease. That’s a problem with foldable displays that’s going to be hard to solve. With a vertical display, you’ll find yourself running over it a lot, but it’s not nearly as bad as the thick one on the Razr. It’s a relatively thin line running across the middle and doesn’t get in the way when you’re consuming content.

In terms of display, the phone’s tall ratio lets you see more on Instagram, and — or any other app that uses a vertical orientation. Some apps, such as Disney’s Emoji Blitz, won’t use the whole display, but apps will likely update. We streamed Moana from Disney and it was quite vibrant, offering a great way to take in the 3D animation from Disney. It felt much brighter than the Motorola Razr with more crispness to the visuals. Both of these come from the resolution and display technology, two features akin to Samsung’s OLED. The display is definitely on par with the iPhone 11 Pro OLEDs and those of the Galaxy S10 and Note 10 lines.

The display has a 1,080×2,636 resolution with 425 pixels per inch. It supports HDR10 and supports more than 16 million colors. The display is on par with other flagship devices and is great for everyday use. It’s paired with Android 10 running with Samsung’s One UI Version 2 on top.

It performs like a flagship

The Galaxy Z Flip is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor with a healthy 8GBs of RAM. That’s akin to a majority of flagship smartphones from last year, including the Galaxy S10. That’s paired with an internal 256GB of storage. There’s also a SIM card slot (along with support for an eSIM), but there’s no microSD card slot.

We ran the Galaxy Z Flip through GeekBench 5, a standard benchmarking app that puts devices through their paces. The app runs through tests on the CPU, GPU, storage speeds and RAM speeds. It mimics real world uses, like checking email (pulling it from the server and rendering it on the display), rendering a video that is being streamed and rendering a game with real-time inputs. It’s a standard that CNN Underscored uses for our device reviews. The Galaxy Z Flip scored a 744 on a single-core and a 2,459 on multi-core, which put it squarely in line with the Galaxy S10 family and the Note 10 family.

We threw a lot at the Z Flip over the past week: playing “Fortnite” on both Wi-Fi and LTE, placing a ton of phone calls (who doesn’t love physically closing a device to end a call?), sending emails through Gmail and Outlook, firing off Slack messages, making Google Duo calls and editing Google Drive documents. We were active on. Instagram, and Messenger, and used other apps like Netflix, Disney, Hulu, Amazon, Duo, Afterlight, Emoji Blitz, Live Transcribe, Alexa, Google Home, among others. Throughout our time with the phone, we didn’t experience any application crashes or slowdowns. The Z Flip performed incredibly well, even with some intense gaming.

And you can multitask with the Z Flip. Let’s say you start by watching a YouTube video. You can slide over from the right side and open Edge. From there, you can pick from your five most used apps, or open the drawer for all compatible apps. You can also pull Chrome to the bottom of the display. This way, you can comfortably check the news and watch a YouTube video on top, swipe again to have Outlook in a mini window, to reply to emails, or bring up to check your most recent mentions. It lets you do a lot without slowing down.

Then there’s Flex Mode, which is what Samsung calls it when you have the Z Flip set at a right angle. In this mode, the bottom half rests flat on a surface and the top half is vertical. This is great for the camera app, as your viewfinder becomes the top and your shutter and more minute controls take over the bottom. In Gallery mode, you can display your photos or videos at the top and the bottom becomes your trackpad, which allows you to easily swipe through content or even high-speed scrub through a video. You can also use Google Duo for video calls. This supports picture-in-picture, so you can see who you’re chatting with in a window that overlays the whole OS.

The front screen doesn’t do a lot, but it lets you quickly check in on the time, answer a call, take a selfie and view notifications (displayed as a ticker-like stream across the 1.1-inch display). You just tap on one to have it start scrolling, and opening the Z Flip with that on will have it automatically appear on the inside. It’s an easy transition.

Regarding battery life, the Z Flip has two cells that combine to 3,300mAh. One cell is on the top half and the larger one is on the bottom. And the good news is that it performs well, though not spectacular. We were able to get a full day out of the Z Flip on most days, which means it lasts from 10 to 12 hours, whereas the iPhone 11, 11 Pro, S10e and Note 10 all lasted much closer to 14 hours.

Cameras are quite versatile

Make no mistake, the Galaxy Z Flip doesn’t have the camera setup of the Galaxy S20 Ultra. You won’t find any 108-megapixel lens here. Rather, it’s a camera setup that’s similar to the Galaxy S10.

The core 12-megapixel ultrawide and 12-megapixel wide-angle lenses do a nice job. You can take great standard photos or use the Pro Camera option to customize the settings. The core rear cameras do a good job of handling direct sunlight and take great portraits and landscapes. Night mode is quite versatile as well.

You can also use the lenses to take selfies when the Z Flip is closed. To switch between wide and ultra-wide, you just swipe on the outside screen. There’s no way to change the ratio for those images, though. They’re stuck in a square ratio, which isn’t the end of the world, but we hope an update arrives soon. It can be comical to use such a small viewfinder, but you’ll get the hang of it.

The Galaxy Z Flip also supports Samsung’s Single Take Mode, which lets you tap the shutter button and move the phone around to whatever you want to shoot. The Z Flip does the hard work of capturing the video and photos.

Overall, the image and video quality was pretty impressive. It’s not as good as the S20 Ultra, but it presents a relatively life-like end product. It handles color well with the ability to represent a full spectrum. As you can see in the flower shot below, it’s able to get the vibrancy of the petals and place it along a relatively abstract nature background.

You’ll also find that there’s a bit of warmth with the auto function of the camera. It doesn’t cause you to get a bad shot, but these are noticeably warmer. iPhones in general, along with Google Pixels, produce a cooler image. The fix? Shooting in “Pro” mode, which lets you mess with settings on the fly or edit it after you’ve captured the shot.

Bottom line

Simply put, the Galaxy Z Flip is the best foldable smartphone. Samsung has done a nice job with this device and got a large portion of it right.

Samsung will take up to 400 off for a trade-in, but even at the full 1,380 asking price, you’re getting a foldable smartphone that multitasks, is quite enjoyable to use, can last a full day and has one of the most vibrant and sleek designs of any smartphone.

Note: The above reflect the retailer’s listed at the time of publication.

Note: The above reflect the retailers’ listed price at the time of publication.

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