Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Specs, Display, Thickness, Camera, RAM, Storage & Price

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Specs, Display, Thickness, Camera, RAM, Storage & Price

Here is everything you need to know about Samsung Galaxy Z Flip before you buy

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip is the newest addition to there Samsung Galaxy collection of smartphones. Here is what you should know about this new high end android based mobile phone.

Previously we talked about Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G uw, and now we are back with Samsung Galaxy Z Flip.

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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Part 1

#Samsung   

On the heels of last year’s Galaxy Fold, Samsung is back with another phone with a folding screen called the Galaxy Z Flip.

And Samsung is adding a new challenger to the folding phone game with the release of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip.

Following the rocky release of the Galaxy Fold last year, Samsung is now taking a different approach to foldables with the Galaxy Z Flip.

The candybar – style of the Galaxy Z Flip, when unfolded, makes it distinct from the mini – tablet – like Galaxy Fold.

Samsung’s February 11 Samsung Unpacked event featured several new devices, including its next attempt at a foldable smartphone : The Galaxy Z Flip.

Just about a year after unveiling the industry – changing Galaxy Fold, Samsung announced the Galaxy Z Flip on February 11 during its big Unpacked event in San Francisco.

#phone    #consumers    #crease   

Consumers who don’t like large phones now have a reason to like large phones via the compact design coming from the fold.

The crease doesn’t seem as dramatic as on the Galaxy Fold, but, then again, it’s across a smaller screen and this is a brand new phone unit that hasn’t been folded many times.

For most consumers out there, the idea of handling a phone as fragile as these two for a couple of years engulfs any meager space – saving benefits they offer by folding in half.

The crease is one of the compromises of having a massive screen that rivals the very biggest smartphones available today, but that folds down into a small, pocketable package.

#glass    #Samsung    #device    #Thin   

In fact, a new durability test of the device has shown the device’s display might not be made from glass at all.

To save the ultra – thin glass from shattering, Samsung layered it with a polymer sheet, which is what you actually touch.

When Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Z Flip, a lot of emphasis was given to the phone’s revolutionary Ultra Thin Glass that’s used for the folding display.

When curved displays debuted, we expected a device like the Galaxy S10 with an almost bezel – less display and two edges.

The Galaxy Z Flip display is made of Samsung ‘s’ Ultra Thin Glass ‘, which one – ups what we ‘ve seen from other foldables, including the Motorola Razr with its plastic OLED.

#smartphone    #tablet   

Unlike the Galaxy Fold’s vertically folding screen, the Z Flip folds horizontally like old – school flip phones — not to mention Motorola’s recently released Razr smartphone.

Instead of a tall smartphone opening out into a square tablet, the Galaxy Z Flip is a tall smartphone that folds in half like mid-2000s flip – phones.

The Z Flip is Samsung’s second, arguably third, go at a foldable smartphone, and this time the fold is a hamburger or clamshell – style fold.

According to early impressions, the Razr folds better than the Z Flip, with both parts of the screen resting flush when flipped down.

Rather than create another phone and tablet 2-in-1 similar to what we already have with the Fold, the Z Flip takes the shape of a traditional smartphone that can be folded up to be extra portable.

#resolution    #inches    #density   

Unfolded, the FHD+ ( full HD ) screen measures 6.7 inches diagonally with a resolution of 2,636 by 1,80 for a pixel density of 425 pixels per inch.

The cover display size is 1.1 inches with a Super AMOLED screen and provides 112 x 300 pixels resolution while the screen is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 6.

It is an FHD+ dynamic AMOLED display with a resolution of 2636×1080 ( 425 PPI ), which is a slightly less pixel density than the Galaxy S10e.

The main screen is a 6.7 in AMOLED flexible glass display with a 2636×1080 resolution which, for reference, has a lower ppi ( pixels per inch ) ratio than the also just announced Samsung Galaxy S20 ( 425ppi compared to 566ppi ).

#sold    #ship   

The Galaxy Z Flip is available for purchase for $ 1,380, though the Unlocked and AT&T models are currently sold out.

The Z Flip was introduced alongside the Galaxy S20 phones and you can buy one now, if you can find one.

The actual problem this time has been buying the Z Flip – it’s sold out throughout the world despite being quite expensive.

As you might expect, you’ll need to hand over quite a bit of money if you want to own the Galaxy Z Flip.

If you were planning to get a new Galaxy Z Flip, there’s some good news : the device is back in stock once again, meaning you can now purchase it now, as long as you have $ 1,380 to spend on a phone.

#Snapdragon    #Ultra    #chipset   

The Galaxy Z Flip isn’t as speedy as the Galaxy S20, but the Snapdragon 855 processor inside it is plenty capable.

In the US and UK, the Galaxy Z Flip is using 2019’s Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus chipset and it’s not currently clear if it’s different in other markets.

Samsung’s newest Galaxy S20 Ultra costs almost as must as the Z Flip and looks to be a good alternative, while you can also wait for the plethora of handsets coming out this year rocking the Snapdragon 865 chip.

Yes, due to its small footprint, the Z Flip is lighter on specs compared to the Galaxy S20 Ultra, but it’s not short on novelty – that it has in spades.

There’s also Samsung’s own Galaxy S20 Ultra, which is a traditional non – folding phone but has a very similar price tag.

#Android    #UI    #Google    #update   

The Galaxy Z Flip’s software is on One UI 2.1 and Android 10 compared to Motorola’s Razr that is on Android 8.1 Oreo.

Samsung has also made great strides in the speed of Android updates over recent years, bringing One UI 2 based on Android 10 as an update to the Galaxy S10 line in around three months from its release by Google.

The Motorola Razr has Android 9.0 Pie out of the box, but it is set to get an Android 10 update swiftly.

Samsung’s version of Android 10 is called One UI 2, which itself is an evolution of One UI launched on the Galaxy S10 last year.

Android Developers have announced that the Android 11 beta and a June 3rd event have been postponed because of recent events.

#camera    #sensor    #lens    #light   

The Motorola Razr, by contrast, has a single – lens 16-megapixel main camera with a time – of – flight sensor and a 5-megapixel front – facing camera.

It’s another big win for the Z Flip here with a dual – lens main camera pairing a 12-megapixel sensor with a second ultrawide 12-megapixel lens.

The selfie camera is reasonable, shooting detailed images in good lighting, but again struggles in middling light, unexpectedly producing some blurry pictures.

Samsung’s 12-megapixel wide – angle and ultrawide – angle sensors take better photos and give you more options than the Razr’s single 16-megapixel camera, especially with low light shots.

The main camera shoots excellent pictures in good lighting, deals relatively well with high – contrast scenes with the addition of an HDR mode, but starts to struggle in middling light conditions.

#Razr    #Motorola    #nostalgia   

The nostalgia – invoking Motorola Razr went on sale not too long ago and was closely followed by Samsung’s clamshell Galaxy Z Flip.

The Razr offers some nostalgia with a design that reminds us of the popular Razr flip phone series that came out in 2004.

Unless you ‘ve fallen prey to the siren song of nostalgia, there’s almost no reason to pick the Razr over the Z Flip.

The second age of the flip phone has arrived with Motorola’s new Razr combining a futuristic folding screen with a distinctly retro form.

Considering this is still a new field with only the Motorola Razr, Galaxy Fold ( ) and Huawei Mate X for competing devices you can buy today, that might not sound like much.

#controls    #apps   

A swipe – out screen is helpful for launching favorite apps and split – screen mode, especially during one – handed use.

Inside on the unfolded screen, we dug the Flex UI, which allows for multitasking with two apps and, in some cases, enables the controls of one app to be laid out across the Full HD+ screen.

Google Duo displays the other caller on the top half of the screen in Flex mode with controls at the bottom, similar to a laptop.

For example, taking a selfie puts the camera preview on the top screen, while all of the controls are on the bottom of the display.

On foldables with larger screens, you can envision a real benefit to using one half as a virtual keyboard and the other as the display screen.

#price    #phone    #bill    #savings   

And with a price of $ 1379.99, the phone is $ 600 cheaper than the Galaxy Fold, with you being able to buy it full price or in installments at both Sprint and AT&T.

If trade – in phone or condition changes, value of trade – in savings will no longer be valid and phone purchase is subject to cancellation.

Savings are deducted off the full total price of the phone and are reflected in either instant savings or in vendor bill credits, both of which will result in reduced monthly payments for the term of the agreement on your carrier account.

Like all foldable phones, Samsung’s latest comes with a high asking price of $ 1,380 / PS1,300 ( around AU$2,050 ).

#notifications    #time    #hours    #battery    #days   

On my heaviest use days with hotspotting, streaming video and maps navigation, it ran about 13 hours, lasting overnight on lighter days.

Notifications, battery life and the time can also be shown on this small screen, and it does more than just display static information.

Battery life could certainly improve over time, but you’ll just have to live with that mini display on the front for notifications.

In our review, the Galaxy Z Flip performed decently and lasted for a full day of normal use with its screen – on time ranging between four and five hours.

While it’s technically useable for notifications, anything more than strictly rudimentary tasks like checking time and the charging status is difficult.

That was while using the phone as my primary device, lots of email, messages and push notifications, a couple of hours browsing, five hours of Spotify via Bluetooth headphones, 45 minutes of Netflix and about 10 photos.

#selfies    #shot    #works    #viewfinder   

The screen is about three times bigger than the one on the Z Flip and works as a passable viewfinder for selfies.

Sometimes I was taking a selfie without awkwardly getting my arm in the way ( the wide – angle lens and timer worked great ).

It isn’t much good for anything but the time or perhaps acting as a viewfinder for taking selfies with the phone closed.

Speaking of the camera, the Galaxy Z Flip has one gimmick that’s very fun : using it as a selfie cam when closed.

Though you have the option to use the main camera for selfies, you’ll have to deal with the tiny, barely – usable viewfinder.

Inside, the Z Flip has a 10-megapixel shooter that’s also good for selfies ( like when you want more control over the shot ) and for video calls.

#review    #test    #coverage    #week    #time   

We were unable to test these out properly in our first time with the phone, but we’ll be sure to put them all through their paces at the time of our full review.

Well, you could read Tim’s review of the Galaxy Z Flip that he posted after spending a solid week with it.

We’re about to dive even deeper into the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip, but we’ll continue to test this novel smartphone through the week, then come back with a final review score soon.

Longevity is something we can’t test on a product a week out of the box, but it is something we’re keeping an eye on with foldable phones — on our review units and on others’ reports.

#charging    #battery    #fingerprint    #scanner   

The smartphone supports wireless charging and a Non – removable Li – Po 3300 mAh battery + Fast battery charging 15W + Wireless charging.

The Z Flip also wins on battery life and charging, with a much bigger 3,300mAh battery and support for wireless charging.

The fingerprint scanner was in a convenient spot on the device so that my finger was already on the fingerprint scanner when I was going to open the device.

The Galaxy Z Flip has relatively slow 15W charging, taking close to two hours for a full charge, but has wireless charging and wireless powersharing to wirelessly charge something else from the phone’s back, such as a set of earbuds or a smartwatch.

Solid specs include a Snapdragon 855 Plus processor, 256 GB of storage, fast charging and reverse wireless charging ( all specs below ).

#crease    #feel    #glass   

Speaking of the screen, the Z Flip’s screen is bendable glass, where the Fold’s screen was plastic that was easily damaged.

One potential issue with the Ultra Thin Glass, however, is that there’s a crease on the screen side where the hinge is located.

The fold disappears when there is an image on the screen, but you can feel it as you use your finger to interact with the screen.

In the right light, you can still see the hinge crease, and if you run your finger over the center of the screen, you can feel the bump.

You can see the crease in light reflections on the screen, but is generally invisible when viewing bright content and videos.

With that in mind and the experience I had with the device, it is easy to say the display doesn’t feel like glass, but it also doesn’t feel like plastic.

#GB    #storage    #RAM    #card    #memory   

The smartphone is pack with 8 GB RAM and 256 internal storage while there is no memory card slot available to increase the storage.

The Z Flip should also feel snappier as it has 256 GB of UFS 3.0 storage paired with 8 GB of RAM, while the Razr is more modestly configured with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of onboard storage.

There’s only one variant of the Galaxy Z Flip that comes with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of internal storage.

Under the skin is a Snapdragon 855+processor that’s backed up with a respectable 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of built – in storage.

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip also has 256 GB of storage, while the Motorola Razr has 128 GB and neither has room for a MicroSD card.

#hinge    #dust    #nylon    #fibres    #dirt   

Hidden in the hinge is a set of nylon fibres that help stop dust getting into the back of the device.

Inside the hinge, Samsung has included some small bristles that act like a curtain to keep dust and dirt out of the hinge gears.

It has nylon fibres in the hinge to literally sweep dust and dirt away as you open and close it, while the edges of the folding part have plastic T – shaped caps to try to block dirt from getting in that way.

Samsung implemented its Sweeper Technology that puts nylon fibers in – between parts of the hinge to catch small pieces of dust and debris.

A ‘fibre shield’ promises to keep dust and other pesky particles out of the inherently small gap created when the hinge is open, too, so that nothing makes its way into the handset’s internals.

#hinge    #closes    #flick    #means    #Flex   

When closed, the enclosure feels as solid as the Galaxy Fold, with a hideaway hinge that nearly closes it perfectly flat.

The hinge has been fortified and it opens and closes smoothly and is designed to stay at whatever angle you like for Flex mode.

The only immediate downside I can see to Flex Mode is that a stiffer hinge means it takes a little more force flick the phone open when it’s closed, especially if you’re trying to impress someone with your gunslinger skills.

Some may disagree with the sturdiness of the free – stop hinge when closing the device, but it’s reassurance for me.

Its resilience to remain at certain angles means there’s a reassuring stiffness to the hinge design so don’t expect to be able to flip it open with the flick of your wrist or even open it easily with one hand.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Specifications Part 2

#ppi    #pixels    #resolution    #inch   

The Galaxy Z Flip’s display opens into a large, 6.7-inch OLED with a resolution of 1080×2636 pixels at a pixel density of 425 pixels per inch ( ppi ).

The main screen is a 6.7 in AMOLED flexible glass display with a 2636×1080 resolution which, for reference, has a lower ppi ( pixels per inch ) ratio than the also just announced Samsung Galaxy S20 ( 425ppi compared to 566ppi ).

The cover display size is 1.1 inches with a Super AMOLED screen and provides 112 x 300 pixels resolution while the screen is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 6.

It is an FHD+ dynamic AMOLED display with a resolution of 2636×1080 ( 425 PPI ), which is a slightly less pixel density than the Galaxy S10e.

#glass   

Galaxy Z Flip features an Infinity Flex Display with Samsung’s Ultra Thin Glass ( UTG ) to deliver a sleek, premium look and offer an immersive viewing experience.

Needless to say, the highlight of the Galaxy Z Flip is the 6.7-inch display which when split turns into two 4-inch displays.

When Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Z Flip, a lot of emphasis was given to the phone’s revolutionary Ultra Thin Glass that’s used for the folding display.

The Galaxy Z Flip sees a couple of improvements in the hinge, as well as a new protective material in front of the display which Samsung calls UTG or Ultra Thin Glass.

Inside, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip has a 6.7-inch foldable display, which offers FHD+ resolution and this is also the first smartphone in the world to use a folding glass design, which will protect the internal display from scratches.

#GB    #SIM    #Snapdragon    #RAM   

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip is available in India with 8 GB RAM and 128 GB storage and the smartphone retails for Rs.

The Galaxy Z Flip’s performance is as snappy as you ‘d expect from a smartphone powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus and 8 GB RAM.

Galaxy Z flip runs on Android 10 and features all necessary connectivity features such as WiFi, Bluetooth, dual SIM ( One – SIM and one NaNo SIM ), USB Type – C, GPS.

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 + SoC, which is again a flagship – grade processor.

The S20 line – up has also been blessed with bigger batteries too – between 4000mAh and 5000mAh, compared to the Z Flip’s 3300mAh pack – and you get more storage options ( up to 512 GB ), too.

#Razr    #Motorola    #price    #specifications   

However, considering the price of the Motorola Razr 2019, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip is a bit more affordable and it also offers better specifications.

The Galaxy Z Flip’s software is on One UI 2.1 and Android 10 compared to Motorola’s Razr that is on Android 8.1 Oreo.

With all its comparatively better specifications, the Z Flip is $ 120 cheaper than the Razr, which was made official late last year for $ 1,500.

And at this time, we can only compare it with the Motorola Razr 2019, which is not as good as the Galaxy Z Flip.

The nostalgia – invoking Motorola Razr went on sale not too long ago and was closely followed by Samsung’s clamshell Galaxy Z Flip.

#series    #announced    #release   

When Samsung unveiled its S20 lineup of flagship devices, it also announced its 2020 foldable smartphone : the Galaxy Z Flip

It’s not packed with the same hardware or features of the Galaxy S20 series Everything You Should Know About the Samsung Galaxy S20 Series Samsung range of 2020 flagship smartphones is here.

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip is the latest state – of – the – art folding flagship smartphone from Samsung, which is also the second folding smartphone from the company.

New Delhi | Jagran Tech Desk : The Korean smartphone manufacturer Samsung on Wednesday unveiled all – new Galaxy Z flip – a foldable smartphone.

Samsung has played it safe with the smartphone’s launch, choosing limited markets and variants for the device over a widespread release.

And Samsung is adding a new challenger to the folding phone game with the release of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip.

Following the rocky release of the Galaxy Fold last year, Samsung is now taking a different approach to foldables with the Galaxy Z Flip.

Just about a year after unveiling the industry – changing Galaxy Fold, Samsung announced the Galaxy Z Flip on February 11 during its big Unpacked event in San Francisco.

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip earned an Artifact sub – score of 70, which is not bad, but hardly class – leading.

And, of course, we had to pit the Z Flip against the Galaxy Fold to see how Samsung’s two foldables compete with one another.

As there are not a lot of options when it comes to folding smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip does offer a bit of competition.

#tablet   

Instead of a tall smartphone opening out into a square tablet, the Galaxy Z Flip is a tall smartphone that folds in half like mid-2000s flip – phones.

The Galaxy Z Flip folds like a clamshell or compact mirror, offering a different form factor than the Galaxy Fold ( which folded like a book ).

While the Galaxy Fold is a very tall and narrow device when folded and a tablet – like form when unfolded horizontally, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip looks more akin to a traditional phone.

I also prefer it to the Galaxy Fold, although I ‘d honestly just wait for the Fold 2 if you want a tablet – size foldable.

The Z Flip is Samsung’s second, arguably third, go at a foldable smartphone, and this time the fold is a hamburger or clamshell – style fold.

#angle    #sensor    #selfie   

For selfies, the device uses a 10MP camera, which can also record high – resolution videos with support for face unlock.

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip has a dual primary camera setup with a 12MP wide – angle and a 12MP ultra – wide angle lens, capable of recording 4 K videos at 60fps and slow – motion 1080p videos.

The AMOLED screen has a punch hole cut – out for the 10MP selfie camera and the dual 12MP cameras look promising.

Samsung’s 12-megapixel wide – angle and ultrawide – angle sensors take better photos and give you more options than the Razr’s single 16-megapixel camera, especially with low light shots.

Camera options on the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip include a dual rear camera system consisting of a 12MP ultra – wide and 12MP wide – angle lens with OIS.

#phones    #consumers    #progressed    #like   

Consumers who don’t like large phones now have a reason to like large phones via the compact design coming from the fold.

I think the progression of larger displays makes the market for a foldable clamshell – like display ripe for the picking.

For over ten years, the size of smartphones has progressed to be larger and thinner and for many consumers, a 6.4 display is more of a burden than a feature or inconvenience.

For most consumers out there, the idea of handling a phone as fragile as these two for a couple of years engulfs any meager space – saving benefits they offer by folding in half.

#hinge    #angle    #stop    #box    #open   

Samsung’s idea of a rugged foldable design is a three – stop hinge that separates two halves of the screen and can be opened at different angles.

The Z Flip can bend and stop at any angle under its 180-degree hinge, which Samsung is calling its Flex Mode .

Moving on, I liked the free – stop hinge, as Samsung calls it, which allows you to set the phone to any angle within its range of motion.

The nature of the free – stop hinge also means you can adjust the angle of the flexible display wherever you wish, and the device will hold its orientation.

Samsung has used what it calls a Hideaway Hinge to hold the Z Flip at any angle you like, while the Razr only supports the two furthest positions : open and shut.

#notifications    #tap    #checking    #scrolling   

Double tap to light it up, swipe left for music controls and right for notification icons, which you can tap and see a little bit with scrolling text.

The Galaxy Z Flip also has a small 1.1-inch display on its cover that lets you check notifications and lock screen info — essentially acting as a tiny always – on display.

If you tap on a specific notification on the secondary display, that’s the app you’ll be taken to when you open the Z Flip.

Motorola has done a better job with the secondary display, making the Razr usable for things like checking and clearing your notifications without having to flip the phone open.

While it’s technically useable for notifications, anything more than strictly rudimentary tasks like checking time and the charging status is difficult.

#testing    #score   

The Galaxy Flip Z’s ultra – wide camera earns a very good Wide sub – score of 43 in our testing, besting many phones that have higher overall camera scores ( including the current top spot holder, the Huawei P40 Pro ).

About DXOMARK Camera tests : For scoring and analysis in our smartphone camera reviews, DXOMARK engineers capture and evaluate over 1600 test images and more than 2 hours of video both in controlled lab environments and in natural indoor and outdoor scenes, using the camera’s default settings.

Dedicated tele – camera modules are becoming standard on high – end phones, but the Flip goes without, with predictable consequences for its Zoom sub – score in our testing — a rather dismal 30.

#battery    #lasted    #hours    #day    #use   

On my heaviest use days with hotspotting, streaming video and maps navigation, it ran about 13 hours, lasting overnight on lighter days.

The Galaxy Z Flip has a 3,300 mAh battery, which is a sizeable battery, but in regular use, it lasts only about 10 hours to a maximum of 12 hours.

In our review, the Galaxy Z Flip performed decently and lasted for a full day of normal use with its screen – on time ranging between four and five hours.

In our battery drain test using looping video ( and airplane mode ), the result was 15 hours of run time on a single charge. 2

From top – notch processing power which lets you multitask and push the phone to even edit videos in a jiffy to battery life that lasts more than a day, the Flip has everything.

#screen    #fingernail    #damage    #finger   

It warns not to use sharp objects near the screen, not to press too hard with your finger or fingernail, and to not attach any screen protectors to the display.

The screen is fairly well protected when closed, but it’s possible to get grit in between the two halves, while pushing hard with your fingernail could damage it.

The display surely retains some of the glass’s attributes and feels better to touch than an entirely plastic screen, but too much pressure from a fingernail, for example, can leave marks.

The Z Flip’s touch – enabled display on the outside can also do all that, but no one should need to use a microscopic 1-inch screen as a viewfinder.

What you can’t easily do is flip it open with one finger, but you probably shouldn’t even if you could because the screen is fairly fragile – more on that later.

#device    #people    #screen    #second   

When I was reviewing the phone, many people who saw the device were first amused, of course, but immediately after most people asked : Does the screen not break where it folds?

One second it would be on the couch, and the other second I ‘d be hearing it clattering on the floor.

Upon further inspection of the front of the phone when it’s closed, you’ll see that there is — in fact — a second screen.

When the device is folded, the small display also works as a viewfinder, but in practice, it was amusing only the first two times, because you can barely see anyone or anything, and that irked me so much that I ended up just unfolding the device.

#hinge    #dust    #nylon    #fibres    #dirt   

Hidden in the hinge is a set of nylon fibres that help stop dust getting into the back of the device.

The hinge includes sweeper technology that uses nylon fibers to prevent dirt and debris from entering the device via the hinge mechanism.

It has nylon fibres in the hinge to literally sweep dust and dirt away as you open and close it, while the edges of the folding part have plastic T – shaped caps to try to block dirt from getting in that way.

Samsung implemented its Sweeper Technology that puts nylon fibers in – between parts of the hinge to catch small pieces of dust and debris.

A ‘fibre shield’ promises to keep dust and other pesky particles out of the inherently small gap created when the hinge is open, too, so that nothing makes its way into the handset’s internals.

#ones    #users    #companies    #takes   

As it turns out, since 2019, there’s been a boom in companies attempting their own takes on dual – screen and foldable smartphones.

This is why smartphone companies have been picking their brains on what they can come up with next to shock and awe the user.

Smartphone innovation has reached the point where it had become hard to impress existing users and get new ones with what is on offer.

This foldable device is for people who love a little attention, the ones who really miss flip phones, and the ones want to be a part of the future tech league.

#selfie    #viewfinder    #person   

It also features a 10 MP selfie camera to help you capture high – quality selfies using the rear camera with unfolding.

The screen is about three times bigger than the one on the Z Flip and works as a passable viewfinder for selfies.

Though you have the option to use the main camera for selfies, you’ll have to deal with the tiny, barely – usable viewfinder.

A double press, when closed, fills the 1.1 in display in the corner with a camera viewfinder so you can shamefully snap a selfie with just a quick wave at the screen.

It’s only when checking in the photo gallery that I noticed a third person in our group had just as much screen share, a person who we didn’t see in the viewfinder.

#GB    #storage    #RAM    #memory    #UFS   

The Z Flip should also feel snappier as it has 256 GB of UFS 3.0 storage paired with 8 GB of RAM, while the Razr is more modestly configured with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of onboard storage.

The smartphone is pack with 8 GB RAM and 256 internal storage while there is no memory card slot available to increase the storage.

However, there’s one disappointment – Galaxy Z Flip has only one variant with 8 GB RAM and 256 GB internal storage.

This chipset is paired with 8 GB DDR4x RAM and 256 GB UFS 3.0 storage, which results in a smooth performance compared to other devices with similar specs.

Under the skin is a Snapdragon 855+processor that’s backed up with a respectable 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of built – in storage.

#fingerprint    #scanner    #button    #sensor    #doubles   

The power button doubles as a fast and accurate fingerprint scanner, mounted below the volume buttons on the upper half of the phone.

The power button doubles as a fingerprint scanner for biometric screen unlock ( face recognition is also available when unfolded via the front, inside camera ).

The fingerprint scanner was in a convenient spot on the device so that my finger was already on the fingerprint scanner when I was going to open the device.

I was so glad that Samsung chose to drop Qualcomm’s in – display fingerprint sensor and opted, instead, for a side – mounted sensor.

I have also been reviewing the Galaxy S20 Plus, which comes with an in – display fingerprint sensor, and good lord is it annoying.

#watching    #prop    #comments    #YouTube   

For example, with YouTube you can watch a video in the top half and comment on what you’re watching in the bottom section.

This has a few uses : you can prop the phone on its lower half when taking photos and videos, or place it on a flat surface while watching videos.

So you can just keep the phone open at a 90-degree angle and watch YouTube as you also read the comments below.

It has a 21.9:9 aspect ratio, which gives it a nice, long – ish design making it great for watching videos.

For watching videos in horizontal orientation, the Flip asks if you ‘d like to zoom in to take up all the display real estate, a handy feature.

#light    #flash    #Night    #conditions   

And the flash feature has been traded out for a Night Mode that captures low – light photos and videos on its own.

You can also capture stunning hyper – lapse videos or vivid nighttime content under low lights with the need for a flash.

A mode called Night Hyperlapse records timelapse video clips in low light, something you ‘d definitely need a stable shooting platform to do right.

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip can take good pictures in low – light and well – lit conditions and this is definitely one of the best folding smartphones with respect to the camera performance in both low – light and natural lighting conditions.

If left on its own, the Flip will sometimes fire its flash in an attempt to light your city shot ( this is usually not a good idea ).

#noise    #artifacts    #range    #blur    #colors   

With generally pleasant colors, wide dynamic range, and fairly well – controlled noise, the Flip’s main camera gets a lot right.

On the plus side, the shape of the bokeh is usually nice and noise is evenly distributed ( some phones blur away noise when simulating background blur, which makes the subject look unnaturally noisy ).

Video quality is generally good, but dynamic range ( a strength in stills shooting ) is remarkably bad — and that, along with high noise and some distracting artifacts, holds performance back.

In most situations, including indoors, the Flip delivers pleasant color rendering, though in outdoor scenes colors are sometimes a bit desaturated.

Depth estimation artifacts are present — for example, sometimes te algorithm will keep the subject’s face sharp but blur the body.

#battery    #capacity    #value    #m    #drain   

Typical value is the estimated average value considering the deviation in battery capacity among the battery samples tested under IEC 61960 standard.

I ‘m okay with the lack of 5 G, as I just don’t think it would fit and would drain too much battery.

I ‘m putting it out there right off the bat : You shouldn’t expect either of these novel phones to do wonders with their mediocre battery capacities.

That razor – thin form factor largely dictated Motorola’s choice of rather mediocre ( not to mention old ) chip, just so it could keep heat dissipation and battery drain in check.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Review Part 3

#iPhone    #smartphone   

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip is an expensive smartphone, and mostly it is a purely prestige solution ( unlike Galaxy Fold, which had a certain business attitude ).

Though certainly cheaper than the $ 2999 RRP of the Galaxy Fold, the Z Flip offers less bang for your buck as a smartphone than every iPhone from the new & affordable iPhone SE all the way to triple – lensed iPhone 11 Pro.

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip does indeed have flaws, the most glaring of which, for me, is the dysfunctionality of the phone’s very selling point : its flip function.

The Galaxy Z Flip makes you stand out in a crowd where literally every other phone can’t fold or even bend.

#form    #factor    #ones   

This foldable device is for people who love a little attention, the ones who really miss flip phones, and the ones want to be a part of the future tech league.

Marketing materials point out that the neo – flip – phone form factor opens up interesting shooting possibilities such as using the half – folded phone as a built – in tripod for getting in on the action or for taking long exposures.

If you love the form factor, the Flip’s cameras should not turn you off, but if this new / old phone design takes off, there will be room for offerings with better imaging performance.

The gains in form – factor here are inevitably going to make this device appealing to those who think phones have gotten too large or those who want to feel the thrill of a foldable screen for themselves and don’t care to fret about the camera.

#Samsung   

This was a major concern in the first generation Galaxy Fold, and now, Samsung has done a good job with the Galaxy Z Flip.

Some might call the Galaxy Z Flip a spin – off from last year’s Samsung Galaxy Fold but it’s really more of a soft – reboot.

Galaxy Z Flip preserves the design concept of the classic Samsung monoblock from the premium segment, which here is folded in half.

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip earned an Artifact sub – score of 70, which is not bad, but hardly class – leading.

I am sure Samsung learned a lot from the Fold, and it shows with the more advanced folding mechanism technology in the Z Flip.

Fast forward 2020, the South Korean technology major has come up with another amazing retro – looking folding phone Galaxy Z Flip.

#tablet    #pocket    #feels  

However, the unfolded Fold was more of a tablet than a phone and the folded Fold was more the phone we were used to in the past.

Folding it into a clamshell feels a lot more appropriate for a phone – we felt the Galaxy Fold when folded out was more like a tablet, while this one goes from a compact device into a proper phone shape.

I also prefer it to the Galaxy Fold, although I ‘d honestly just wait for the Fold 2 if you want a tablet – size foldable.

The display has a tiny gap in the fold like the Fold device and seeing that the clamshell – style is more pocket – friendly, I was hesitant to put it in my back pocket at first.

#Razr    #Motorola    #Moto   

The next attempt has been from Motorola which is trying to review its iconic Moto Razr with a 2019 version that has a screen that can fold.

However, I would take the gap in the fold of the Flip over the moving screen in the Razr any day.

Arguably, there’s only one direct competitor to the Flip at the moment — Motorola’s new take on the RAZR, with its clamshell screen, which we have not yet tested.

Considering this is still a new field with only the Motorola Razr, Galaxy Fold ( ) and Huawei Mate X for competing devices you can buy today, that might not sound like much.

It’s sometime in the mid – to – late 2000 ‘s, and I ‘m using my very first cell phone, a Motorola Razr.

#smartphone    #world    #thing    #buy   

So, yes, that is one reason to buy this phone : to show that you can afford a phone that costs over a lakh and has the first foldable glass in the world.

That’s why you buy this phone to make heads turn and let the world know you have some serious moolah as well as good taste.

It’s also missing a lot of the things you ‘d usually take for granted in a smartphone that costs this much.

It’s one thing to add flexibility and subtract fidelity when it comes to the screen on your smartphone but that’s only one of half – dozen caveats here.

#Samsung    #appear    #market    #model   

It may come off as a relic model in terms of exterior outlook, but everything else in the Samsung’s phone is modern and class defining in the premium phone segment.

While the Galaxy Z Flip appears to be the best foldable phone we ‘ve seen hit the market yet, that’s not exactly saying a whole a lot.

Maybe just a feature of my test model and the traditional inscription on the back will appear on the commercial device.

To see Samsung pivot so quickly to a design that’s sturdier, recognizable as a phone and straightforward to use is worth acknowledging.

At first glance, the Z Flip seems a solid entrant into the market, and we pray it lives an untroubled existence and stands as a good advert for foldable phone success.

#review   

According to an in – depth Galaxy Z Flip review on The Verge, the screen on the Galaxy Z Flip is impressive but a tad too prone to wear and tear.

Run down with streaming video, it took the Galaxy Z Flip 10 hours and 9 minutes to go from 100 % to zero.

But, I felt a bit odd while watching videos with landscape mode on the Galaxy Z Flip with a 21.9:9 aspect ratio.

To be sure, there have been reports of screen problems with the Galaxy Z Flip, but many have been the result of pretty gruelling tests by reviewers that may or may not reflect everyday use.

But I would use black Galaxy Z Flip without any problems, after all, this smartphone is fully consistent with the unisex format.

#hinge    #angle    #stop    #means    #stiffness   

The nature of the free – stop hinge also means you can adjust the angle of the flexible display wherever you wish, and the device will hold its orientation.

The Z Flip can bend and stop at any angle under its 180-degree hinge, which Samsung is calling its Flex Mode .

Moving on, I liked the free – stop hinge, as Samsung calls it, which allows you to set the phone to any angle within its range of motion.

Its resilience to remain at certain angles means there’s a reassuring stiffness to the hinge design so don’t expect to be able to flip it open with the flick of your wrist or even open it easily with one hand.

The ability of the Z Flip’s hinge to support the screen at a 90-degree angle is another area where it falls short

#battery    #day    #life    #charging    #mAh   

The smartphone supports wireless charging and a Non – removable Li – Po 3300 mAh battery + Fast battery charging 15W + Wireless charging.

In terms of battery life, the Galaxy Z Flip houses a 3,300mah battery and it lasts a whole day under normal usage.

Samsung’s second foldable doesn’t deliver the two – day battery life found in some other flagships but it does deliver a decent – day’s worth of battery life per charge.

The speed of the charging is a bit slow, but it’s not a deal – breaker, as it delivers a full day’s battery life.

With a combined capacity of 3,300 mAh spread across two battery cells, it gives you more juice than the Razr ( 2,510 mAh ).

#found    #hands    #using   

I found myself almost using my phone less by choice and it felt like the times I did decide to use my phone felt like more meaningful time spent.

At first, I thought it was a little gimmicky that I could prop my phone up and use the phone as its holder hands – free, but I actually found it to be quite useful.

One issue I had early on was getting used to the long screen while holding and using it in one hand, but I soon got used to things.

However, I never used this feature except to fulfil my obligation for this review and found it awkward to hold and use the phone while it was half flipped.

#pixels    #display    #OLED    #resolution   

The Galaxy Z Flip’s display opens into a large, 6.7-inch OLED with a resolution of 1080×2636 pixels at a pixel density of 425 pixels per inch ( ppi ).

The cover display size is 1.1 inches with a Super AMOLED screen and provides 112 x 300 pixels resolution while the screen is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 6.

Unfurled, the Galaxy Z Flip features a 6.7-inch FHD+ OLED display on the inside and a teeny – tiny 1-inch OLED micro – display on the outside.

The smartphone has a flexible 6.7 ” Dynamic AMOLED screen with a resolution of 1080 x 2636 pixels and a decent density of 425 ppi.

The main screen is a 6.7 in AMOLED flexible glass display with a 2636×1080 resolution which, for reference, has a lower ppi ( pixels per inch ) ratio than the also just announced Samsung Galaxy S20 ( 425ppi compared to 566ppi ).

#camera    #selfie    #lens   

There’s also a dual – lens rear camera that pairs up a 12-megapixel main lens and a 12-megapixel wide angle lens and a 10-megapixel single – lens camera on the inside of the device.

If I am being honest, the Galaxy Z Flip’s camera is surely not as good as Galaxy S20 Plus or S20 Ultra ‘s, however, in the four days I used the camera for both selfies, videos and rear camera pictures, it didn’t really disappoint me.

The AMOLED screen has a punch hole cut – out for the 10MP selfie camera and the dual 12MP cameras look promising.

The selfie camera is a 10MP unit, though its aperture isn’t as bright as we ‘ve seen on other Galaxy Flagships.

#hinge    #speaker    #frame    #covered   

In the second Fold revision, these shortcomings have been eliminated – the outer layer of the screen is now under frame, the hinge was improved and completely covered with a casing.

What plagued the first iteration of the Fold was a lack of unity between the screen and hinge- there were multiple examples of the screen bubbling above the hinge – so naturally Samsung has redesigned the joint for the Z Flip.

Similarly frustrating is the reliance on a single – speaker port, which is all too easily covered and the bezels on the main display, which are almost comically chunky.

But what’s hard is actually dividing the phone into two halves; in addition to the obvious problem of a reliable hinge, there’s also the separation of the motherboard and all equipment, including batteries, speakers and so on.

#notifications    #view    #apps   

As someone who receives dozens of news alert notifications a day, I was simply unable to view notifications as I needed to when the phone was folded – another reason for me to leave the phone unfolded when idle.

It is tiny, but comes handy to screen phone callers, and also to view instant notifications such as SMS, emails in small bits with sender information.

It performs the simplest functions of informing the user about the main events – displays the time, date, day of the week, battery charge and app icons with notifications.

For all its foibles, that phone’s 2.7-inch exterior display is large enough to view notifications and will let you respond to them with voice dictation and canned messages.

#fingerprint    #sensor    #scanner    #button    #recognition   

The power button doubles as a fingerprint scanner for biometric screen unlock ( face recognition is also available when unfolded via the front, inside camera ).

I was so glad that Samsung chose to drop Qualcomm’s in – display fingerprint sensor and opted, instead, for a side – mounted sensor.

The camera, at 12 megapixels, was good, but nothing to write home about, and I had enough trouble with the facial recognition not recognizing my face that I quickly put that to rest – the fingerprint sensor on the sleep button, however, worked well.

Although the scanner, combined with the power button, falls directly under the thumb, it is slightly recessed and groping is not very good.

I have also been reviewing the Galaxy S20 Plus, which comes with an in – display fingerprint sensor, and good lord is it annoying.

#GB    #RAM    #storage    #processor    #Snapdragon   

Under the hood, the device is powered by last year’s Snapdragon 855 + processor, 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of on – board storage.

Under the skin is a Snapdragon 855+processor that’s backed up with a respectable 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of built – in storage.

It powers the engine inside the case, which includes an octa – core processor, 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage.

Plus, 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of fast storage ( UFS 3.0 standard ) ( the smartphone does not support memory cards ).

The specs were solid, with a Snapdragon 855 + processor, 8 GB of RAM, 256 GB of storage, decent battery life and super – fast charging all included in the base model.

#noise    #artifacts    #range    #colors    #blur   

With generally pleasant colors, wide dynamic range, and fairly well – controlled noise, the Flip’s main camera gets a lot right.

On the plus side, the shape of the bokeh is usually nice and noise is evenly distributed ( some phones blur away noise when simulating background blur, which makes the subject look unnaturally noisy ).

Video quality is generally good, but dynamic range ( a strength in stills shooting ) is remarkably bad — and that, along with high noise and some distracting artifacts, holds performance back.

Depth estimation artifacts are present — for example, sometimes the algorithm will keep the subject’s face sharp but blur the body.

In most situations, including indoors, the Flip delivers pleasant color rendering, though in outdoor scenes colors are sometimes a bit desaturated.

#Thom    #Browne    #box    #strap    #coverage   

Although there is a rubber strap enclosed here ( with Thom Browne styling ), it’s all about the leather strap here.

As for Galaxy Buds+, the box they come in looks lovely in grey and the Thom Browne stripe is down the middle of the box.

While the Z Flip is definitely the star of the show here, inside the Thom Browne box is also a variant fo the Galaxy Watch Active2 smartwatch.

We love the new style here, courtesy of Thom Browne – the slate grey look and the strip, again, give the earphones a premium feel.

You can find my event coverage of the S20 here and Moor Insights and Strategy Senior Analyst Anshel Sag’s coverage of the S20 here.

#light    #night    #face    #darkness   

As far as the face recognition system is concerned, it was able to recognise my face all the time in sunlight and controlled light indoors, but it some times, particularly during low – light and in the night, it fails three out of 10 times.

There is also a face unlocking feature with the front camera, which also works well, even in low light conditions, but not in total darkness.

You ‘d certainly capture well in good light, though the night mode may not be as good as the best out there.

The pictures retain the night – effect and yet, the camera was able to capture details in the dark, which most often get missed out in the normal photo mode.

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