Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Review.

Take a look at the precise specifications and features of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Review.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip

Foldable smartphones are undeniably fascinating, and they may herald a revolution in the near future. On the other hand (pun intended), these devices are highly pricy and must be handled with care. Some people believe that foldable devices aren't quite ready yet. Thankfully, I had the opportunity to develop my own opinion thanks to the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip in my hand, which I've been using for the past several days. Here are my two cents on the subject, in the form of a FAQ.

SAMSUNG GALAXY Z FLIP FULL SPECIFICATIONS

General

Sim Type

Single Sim, GSM

Dual Sim

No

Sim Size

Nano SIM

Device Type

Smartphone

Release Date

February 11, 2020

Design

Dimensions

167.3 x 73.6 x 7.2 mm

Weight

183 g

Display

Type

Color Dynamic AMOLED (16M) Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Review.

Touch

Yes, with Multitouch

Size

6.7 inches, 1080 x 2636 pixels  Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Review.

PPI

~425 PPI

Screen to Body Ratio

~ 82.5%

Notch

Yes, Punch Hole

Foldable Display

Yes

Dual Display

Yes, Super AMOLED, 1.1 inches, 112 x 300 pixels, Corning Gorilla Glass 6 Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Review.

Memory

RAM

8 GB

Storage

256 GB

Card Slot

No

Connectivity

GPRS

Yes

EDGE

Yes

3G

Yes

4G

Yes

VoLTE

Yes, Dual Stand-By

Wifi

Yes, with wifi-hotspot

Bluetooth

Yes, v5.0, A2DP, LE

USB

Yes, USB-C

USB Features

USB Tethering, USB on-the-go Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Review.

Wireless Charging

Yes

Extra

GPS

yes with A-GPS, Glonass

Fingerprint Sensor

Yes, Side

Sensors

Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Review.

Extra

NFC

Extra Features

UFS 3.0

Camera

Rear Camera

12 MP f/1.8 (Wide Angle)
12 MP f/2.2 (Ultra Wide) with autofocus Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Review.

Features

HDR, Panorama, HDR10+ Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Review.

Video Recording

2K @ 30/60fps QHD Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Review.

Flash

Yes, LED

Front Camera

10 MP f/2.4 (Wide Angle) Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Review.

Front Video Recording

2K @ 30fps QHD

Technical

OS

Android v10.0, upgradable to v11 Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Review.

Chipset

Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Review.

CPU

2.96 GHz, Octa Core Processor Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Review.

Core Details

2.96 GHz, Single core, Kryo 485 + 2.42 GHz, Tri core, Kryo 485 + 1.8 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 485 Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Review.

GPU

Adreno 640

Java

No

Browser

Yes

Multimedia

Email

Yes

Music

Yes

Video

Yes

FM Radio

No

Document Reader

Yes

Battery

Type

Non-Removable Battery

Size

3300 mAh, Li-ion Battery

Fast Charging

15W

 

How’s the design?

So, I'm not going to go into great depth here, but here's a link to my first thoughts of the gadget, which includes a more detailed look at the design. The main thing to remember is that, except from a few minor differences, using the Z Flip is very similar to using a traditional bar form size smartphone. Because of the screen aspect ratio, the Galaxy Z Flip is narrower and taller.

It's difficult to ignore the fact that the screen isn't flush with the frame and sits below it, giving the impression that the device is covered in a case even when it isn't. Oh, and the crease in the centre is certainly noticeable - you can barely see it when the screen is turned on, but you can feel it when you swipe over it. This is a little annoying while using the phone, and it serves as a constant reminder that this is a foldable phone that should be handled with caution.

While we're on the subject of design, it's worth noting that the Z Flip can stay open at any angle, allowing you to prop it up on any flat surface halfway open. Without the use of a tripod or a stand, you may make hands-free video calls, capture timelapse videos, and so on. Neat! On the downside, the phone doesn't completely close, leaving a space between the two halves of the foldable display where dust can get in. There's also no IP rating.

Oh, and there's a tiny auxiliary screen on top called Cover Display. This is an AMOLED screen, but it's tiny and only serves as a viewfinder for taking selfies without flipping the Flip open.

Is it possible for the Galaxy Z Flip to break if it falls out of my hand? Will it be able to withstand daily use?  To be honest, that's a difficult question to answer. The phone appears to be well-made. The screen and the hinge are the weakest portions of a foldable phone, and the latter, in the case of the Z Flip, should hold up nicely. The screen, on the other hand, is a different storey. Because my time with the phone was brief, I can't say for sure whether it will last you a long time. One thing is certain: it's a pricy item, and you'd have to treat it with care, making sure it's not handled forcefully or folded/unfolded excessively.

How is the Z Flip as a phone?

In general, the Galaxy Z Flips has reasonable specifications. A 6.7-inch tall Super AMOLED panel with FHD+ resolution serves as the display. It's bright, as are most Samsung screens, and it's a visual delight. The Snapdragon 855+ CPU, together with 8 gigabytes of RAM, makes mincemeat of anything thrown at it within the phone.

The 256GB of native storage is plenty for your digital files, but there's no way to expand it. Thankfully, dual-SIM capability is included, with the device capable of accepting one physical nano SIM and an eSIM already installed. All of this implies that the Galaxy Z Flip is suitable for both routine and demanding jobs.

A 10MP selfie camera is housed in a punch hole in the display's centre, and it accomplishes its job well. A pair of 12MP sensors — a wide and an ultra-wide – are mounted on the top lid to undertake the heavy lifting in terms of photography. When the flip is open, these sensors can be used as a primary shooter, but they can also be used as selfie cameras when the Cover display is used as a viewfinder. For the most part, these 12MP cameras can produce decent images, and Samsung's camera software includes all of the typical frills and capabilities.

The 3,300mAh battery is capable of 15W rapid charging as well as wireless charging. Additionally, the Galaxy Z Flip can be used as a high-end wireless powerbank to charge your gold-plated Galaxy Buds+ or diamond-encrusted Galaxy Watch. It can also last for about a day on a single charge. Mostly.

As a device, what benefits does the Z Flip offer?

The core of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip's clamshell design factor is that it folds into a compact little device that can be slid into any pocket or bag, exactly like classic clamshell feature phones. When opened, the foldable display provides an unobstructed view, similar to that of a traditional smartphone or similar device.

Then there's the fact that if you buy a Z Flip, you'll never need a tripod since, as I mentioned earlier, the device can stand on its own two feet (technically, the lower half of its rear), allowing you to make handsfree video calls and capture videos, among other things. In addition, Samsung's One UI software platform now has a useful dual mode that allows you to run two apps at the same time, one on the top half of the screen and the other on the bottom.

However, one of the main benefits of utilising the Galaxy Z Flip is that you'll be recognised quickly and can expect others to approach you to inquire about the phone. As a result, if you wish to remain anonymous, this isn't the phone for you.

How would my usage vary if I switched from a conventional phone to a Galaxy Z Flip?

For starters, you'd have to use baby gloves when using your phone. This isn't a phone you can toss around, believe me. Alternatively, you can drop. Then you'd have to remember that simple tasks like receiving incoming calls require an extra step, one that requires you to open the phone. This isn't a one-handed job, either. To be honest, you can unlock the Flip with one hand, but you'll need quick fingers and the ability to keep the phone from slipping out of your grip while you try to be Dick Tracy. Did I mention that you should use it with caution?

Is there a trade-off involved with purchasing a Galaxy Flip?

The Galaxy Z Flip isn't for the faint of heart or those who carry a lot of cash. While you will be paying a premium for one, you will not be getting a phone that can be described as a performance powerhouse or a photography beast. The phone's exorbitant asking price may be the price you must pay to stay on the cutting edge of technology. And, as I mentioned earlier, to garner those second looks.

Should I buy the Galaxy Z Flip?

In India, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip starts at 62,360 rupees. As of Sep 26, 2021, it is available for the lowest price on Amazon in India.

There isn't much competition for the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip. The new Moto Razr (first impressions) is also a folding clamshell, but it's not only underpowered, but it's also more expensive. As I have stated, the Z Flip has no true competitors. Samsung's Galaxy Fold (overview), which was released last year, is likely to be its biggest competitor. That's an entirely other animal, as it's a foldable smartphone that also doubles as a tablet. And it's also more expensive.

For many, this is a concept that could be improved in terms of perceived utility. In any event, there's a phone that I'm sure the rich and famous would like. Those who enjoy making a statement in some way. The Galaxy Z Flip is another example of this. Innovative, hip, and really flauntable.