Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G review

Read our full review to find out how the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G differs, what our opinion of it is and whether it's worth the money.
Added by on 08.12.21 | Last update 08.01.22
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G ревю
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The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G is an interesting foldable smartphone. Compared to the company's first attempt, the Galaxy Z Flip, the specs are significantly better. What exactly we are talking about will become clear in the next lines.

Before reading the full review, you can familiarize yourself with the detailed Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G specs or watch the video below the article.


  • Release date: 2021, August 11
  • Colors: Phantom Black, Green, Lavender, Cream, White, Pink, Gray
  • Dimensions: 166 x 72.2 x 6.9 mm.
  • Weight: 183 g.
  • Screen: 6.7" inc, 1080 x 2640, Foldable Dynamic AMOLED 2X
  • Camera : Dual, 12MP
  • Chipset: Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 5G (5 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (1x2.84 GHz Kryo 680 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 680 & 4x1.80 GHz Kryo 680)
  • Memory: 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM
  • Battery: 3300, Li-Po, non-removable
  • Network: GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G
  • Operating system: Android 11, One UI 3.1.1
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer


Visually, the smartphone by modern standards looks memorable and exciting. Its unique design is capable of touching everyone. This is not just a phone. It has brand new capabilities.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G has dimensions that allow you to put it in your pocket without a problem. In hand, it also feels good. It looks fresh, compact and self-sufficient. When folded, you'd be hard pressed to describe it as thin. In everything else, its ergonomics are beyond criticism.

You can open the device with one hand as well as close it. The screen fold looks interesting. There are small borders around the display that suggest it needs refinement.

The material that the casing is made of is quality. The panels have state of the art Corning Gorilla Glass Victus. The side bezel is made of sturdy aluminium. Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G will not slip in your hands. It impresses that you can't leave fingerprints on its casing. The panels have a coating that does not retain grease.

In the market, you will come across Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G in several colors - green, black, beige, lavender, white, gray and pink. Its casing is IPX8 standard protected against water and dust. In other words, it will survive immersion up to 1.5 meters for a maximum of 30 minutes.


The smartphone is equipped with a flexible AMOLED display with a diagonal of 6.7 inches and a resolution of 1080 x 2640 pixels. It has a protective layer that is more wear-resistant compared to the one provided in previous models. The physical dimensions of the screen are 65 x 158 mm. The pixel density per inch - 426. The width of the bezels around the screen is minimal in the spirit of consumer demands in recent years. A picture refresh rate of 120 Hz is supported.

It is important to note that the outer screen of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G is four times larger than the one we know in the Galaxy Z Flip. On it, you can get weather information, control the player, etc. In Always On mode, you'll see useful information.


The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G runs on an 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G single-core system. In the role of the graphics processor, we see the Adreno 660 GPU. The amount of RAM is 8 GB. Storage ranges from 128 to 256 GB, with no expansion option provided. Be sure to keep this fact in mind when choosing a modification.

The smartphone supports connecting to external devices using the USB Type-C port in USB OTG mode.

About Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 we can say that it is one of the most powerful on the market today. It is implemented on a 5nm tech process. It demonstrates maximum results in synthetic tests and is characterized by high power consumption.

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G comes factory-installed with Android 11 operating system and OneUI 3.1.1 proprietary interface.


The rear camera of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G consists of two modules - primary and wide-angle. Both are 12-megapixel. Absent is a complementary module to measure depth, serve to create macro cameras, etc. The camera interface is absolutely standard. It does not differ from the one we know from the company's other models. You can save photos in RAW format. There are also manual settings, background blur, night mode, AR mode, etc.

The selfie camera is a single, 10-megapixel camera and has a background blur feature in portrait mode.

Autonomous operation

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G has received a built-in battery with a capacity of 3300 mAh. It demonstrates a small autonomous work. In reading mode, you can count on 12 hours of active screen time. When playing games continuously, you will need to recharge after about 6 hours.

The South Korean manufacturer has provided a 15W charge, but it can not be defined as fast. A full battery recharge takes less than 2 hours.


For many, buying the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G is a step guided not by common sense but by emotions. This beautiful device is capable of winning you over at first sight. It is unconventional and therefore provokes interest. All its power lies in its form. Technically, however, it offers no peaks. To the attractive appearance can not add record autonomous work or a super quality set of cameras. At the same time, it has a quality and bright screen on which you can interact with a variety of content.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G video review

Disclaimer: The information presented in this article is based on our team's personal experience with the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G and third-party sources. While every effort has been made to provide accurate and reliable information, readers should keep in mind that this is a subjective assessment. The writing of this article was not paid for or sponsored by Samsung.

Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor is a technology expert and journalist based in the UK. With a degree in Computer Science from the University of Birmingham, he provides insightful analysis and expert reviews of the latest smartphones and technology. His technical expertise, passion for technology, and years of experience make him a trusted source in the industry.

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