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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Specs, review, opinions, comparisons

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Specs, review, opinions, comparisons
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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Top Specs

  • Release Date: 2020, February 11
  • Dimensions: 167.3 x 73.6 x 7.2 mm
  • Weight: 183 g
  • Screen: 6.7", Foldable Dynamic AMOLED
  • Main Camera: Dual, 12 MP
  • Selfi Camera: Single, 10 MP
  • Memory: 256GB 8GB RAM
  • CPU:
  • Battery: 3300 mAh
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer

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Technical specifications

General specs
Brand and model Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
Release date 2020, February 11
Dimensions (HxWxD) 167.3 x 73.6 x 7.2 mm | 6.59 x 2.9 x 0.28 in
Weight 183 g | 6.46 oz
Body build Plastic front, glass back (Gorilla Glass 6), aluminum frame
Colors Mirror Black, Mirror Purple, Mirror Gold, Thom Browne Edition
Battery 3300 mAh,  Non-removable Li-Po
Approximate price1500 EUR
Screen
Technology Foldable Dynamic AMOLED
Touchscreen capacitive touchscreen
Display colors 16M
Screen size 6.7" inc
Screen area 101.6 cm2
Screen format 21.9:9 (height:width)
Screen to body ratio82.5%
Screen resolution 1080 x 2636 px
PPI /points per inch/ 425 PPI
Other - HDR10+
-Cover display: 1.1", Super AMOLED, 112 x 300 pixels
Camera and Video
Rear camera, main 12 MP, Dual
Camera specs
-12 MP, f/1.8, 27mm (wide), 1/2.55", 1.4µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS
-12 MP, f/2.2, 12mm (ultrawide), 1.12µm
Functions LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video 2160p@30/60fps, HDR10+
DxOMark Main Score105
DxOMark Photo109
DxOMark Video96
Front camera, selfie 10 MP, Single
Specifications 10 MP, f/2.4, 26mm (wide), 1.22µm
Functions HDR
Video 2160p@30fps
DxOMark Selfie Score83
DxOMark Photo82
DxOMark Video86
Performance
Operating system OS Android 10.0; One UI 2
Chipset - Qualcomm SM8150 Snapdragon 855+ (7 nm)
Processor CPU
- Octa-core (1x2.95 GHz Kryo 485 & 3x2.41 GHz Kryo 485 & 4x1.78 GHz Kryo 485)
Graphics processor GPU - Adreno 640 (700 MHz)
External memory No
Internal memory 256GB 8GB RAM
Antutu 8 score455547
GeekBench 5 Single Core732
GeekBench 5 Multi-Core2643
Communication and Connectivity
SIM card Nano-SIM, eSIM
Network GSM / HSPA / LTE
Show all network frequencies:
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (5CA) Cat16 1000/150 Mbps
GPRS Yes
Edge Yes
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
NFC Yes
USB 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
Harmful irradiation
SAR - 0.54 W/kg (head) 0.96 W/kg (body)
SAR EU - 0.54 W/kg (head) 0.96 W/kg (body)
Music and Audio
Radio
Headphone jack No
Others
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
-Tuned by AKG
Other features
- Sensors - Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
- Fast battery charging 15W
-Wireless charging
- Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
-Folded: 87.4 x 73.6 x 17.3 mm

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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Review

The Galaxy Z Flip is the first device in the exciting Z series. As a first-timer, it has provoked serious interest and the future of Samsung's venture - the production of flexible smartphones - depends on its performance. You can read about the advantages and disadvantages of the Galaxy Z Flip in the following lines. 

Design

Unlike the Galaxy Fold, in the Galaxy Z Flip the company has decided to implement the idea of a full-size smartphone that folds into a compact body. For this purpose, a popular foldable device format from the past has been used. If the Fold's main audience is people who are fans of new technology and business users, the Galaxy Z Flip represents a more lifestyle solution. A curious thing about the design of the device is that it doesn't bring nostalgic thoughts to many users. On the contrary, they see it as a completely new format of modern phones. This has also been achieved through innovations in the way smartphones have evolved in recent years. 

When folded, the dimensions of the Galaxy Z Flip are 87.4×73.6×15.4-17.3 mm. It lies comfortably in the palm, despite its not insignificant thickness compared to modern standards. The device feels compact. Its weight is 183 grams. 

The outer panels of the smartphone are covered with protective glass, which is slightly rounded at the edges, smoothly reaching the metal frame. Metal is also used in the hinge, which is responsible for the mobility of the two halves of the housing. The mechanism chosen for the Galaxy Z Flip seems to be reliable. The South Korean manufacturer has used a double-hinge design - it steadily fixes the display in each position. 

It is noticeable that Samsung has learned from the problem with the launch of the Galaxy Fold model. It has used a new dust protection technology that is based on nylon fibers. Now the risk of possible damage to the Galaxy Z Flip is lower as the technology prevents dust and dirt from entering the mechanism as well as under the display. 

In the closed state, a dual-camera unit remains on the Galaxy Z Flip's front panel, alongside which is a flash unit. There's also the 1.1-inch Super AMOLED color touchscreen display, which is used to display the time, battery level, and notifications. The user in this mode can take selfies without unfolding the smartphone. 

Important: You can open the device with one hand. Due to the compact size and lower weight, one-handed operation is more comfortable. 

In the open state, the dimensions of the Galaxy Z Flip increase to 167.3x73.6x6.9-7.2 mm. They match the dimensions of most modern smartphones. Now the user can use a 6.7-inch display, the bezels of which are slightly thicker than those familiar in current Samsung flagships. The screen itself is slightly "immersed" in the housing. 

A key feature of the Z Flip's display isn't just that it's flexible. The South Koreans have for the first time used its protection with a new development - the Ultra Thin Glass (UTG) coating, which curves along with the screen. The company calls it "glass". And it really does feel like one to the touch. 

As in the Galaxy Fold, the flexible smartphone visually shows where the display folds out. Curiously, when looking at the screen, this feature absolutely does not affect the perception of content. 

Overall in appearance, the Galaxy Z Flip looks quite laconic. The very possibility to open the housing and increase the dimensions of the device provokes enthusiasm. 

Fingerprint scanner 

The Z Flip runs a fingerprint scanner located on the right edge of the casing. It is positioned just below the volume control button. Some association is made with the Galaxy S10e model. The scanner works perfectly and quickly. 

Display 

The smartphone uses a 6.7-inch flexible touchscreen Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1636 x 1080 pixels. The aspect ratio is 21.9:9. With this type of matrix, the color rendering and viewing angles are excellent. 

In the screen settings, the user can change the display profile - between saturated to more natural. He can set the color temperature to warmer. The last indicator can be adjusted both manually and automatically. There is a blue color filter. 

On the outside of the Z Flip there is another display - it's 1.1-inch color sensor is Super AMOLED. It mainly serves to display important information. 

Performance 

Galaxy Z Flip is based on Qualcomm platform with Snapdragon 855+ processor and Adreno 640 graphics. RAM is 8 GB and storage is 256 GB UFS 3.0. important to know is that the latter is not expandable. No memory card slot is provided. 

The smartphone supports Bluetooth 5.0 and NFC, GPS, etc. 

Interface 

The Galaxy Z Flip runs on the Android 10 operating system with a proprietary One UI 2.0 interface. Samsung has worked closely with Google to better adapt the operating system to the capabilities of the flexible display. If you fold the device at a 90-degree angle, the interface automatically splits the screen into two halves, allowing you to work with two apps simultaneously. 

Cameras

In the Galaxy Z Flip, the South Koreans haven't put an emphasis on shooting capabilities. In the model you will come across two main modules - a 12-megapixel wide-angle camera with an aperture of ƒ/1.8, optical stabilization and hybrid autofocus, as well as a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle with an aperture of ƒ/2.2. 

The selfie camera definitely excites people who take selfies often. On the Galaxy Z Flip, it's a 10-megapixel with an f/2.4 aperture. It's important to mention that you can use it in virtually any display position. That is, you can fold the phone up to 90 degrees without a problem, using the second half of the housing as a stand. This is an ideal way to take group selfies. 

Audio

There's no 3.5mm headphone jack on the Galaxy Z Flip. You can therefore connect the latter via a USB Type-C port or Bluetooth 5.0.

Autonomous operation 

The battery of the Galaxy Z Flip has a capacity of 3300 mAh. This isn't the most impressive feature of the smartphone considering what other modern solutions offer, but don't immediately count it as a minus. 

In the folded state, the Galaxy Z Flip's display is not in use. You can use the small external screen to check the time and incoming messages. This means the charge consumption is minimal. 

The manufacturer has provided fast and wireless charging technology. 

Conclusion 

The Galaxy Z Flip is an exciting modern device that millions of users will love to use. 


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Frequently Asked Questions

The base approximate price of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip was around 1500 EUR after it was officially announced. At this point, the price may be lower.
The official release date is 2020, February 11.
The weight of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip is 183 g.
The screen size of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip is 6.7" inches.
The size of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip is 167.3 x 73.6 x 7.2 mm (HxWxD).
No, it does not support 5G
No, it is not waterproof.
Yes, it supports fast charging.
Yes, it supports wireless charging.
Yes, it supports the services of Google Play store, gmail, youtube, etc.
There is Dual main camera and Single selfi camera.
To turn on the phone, press and hold the power key until the logo appears on the screen, then release the key. If the phone does not turn on after a few seconds, connect the charger and try again in a minute.
To turn off the phone, press and hold the power button until the power icon appears, then tap the power icon.
To restart the phone, press and hold the volume down key and the power key at the same time until the logo appears on the screen, then release them. This may take up to 30 seconds.
To take a screenshot, press and release the volume down button and the power button at the same time. A thumbnail of the screenshot will appear immediately after that.