Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 review

Read our full review to find out how the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 differs, what our opinion of it is and whether it's worth the money.
Added by on 05.21.22 | Last update 01.19.23
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 ревю
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The new device puts more emphasis on refined design elements such as thinner bezels and flatter edges for a more impactful feel. However, it remains a phone aimed at a younger audience with its content creation features. However, the Galaxy Z Flip 4 doesn't offer many significant improvements over its predecessor, the Galaxy Z Flip 3.

The Galaxy Z Flip 4 does include some camera improvements, such as a brighter main sensor for better low-light photos. However, the ultra-wide camera remains the same, and overall camera performance is similar to that of the Galaxy Z Flip 3, which is not up to par with what one would expect from a $999 phone. One of the pluses is the excellent Night Mode of the camera, another plus is the upgrade in battery life.

Before reading the full review, you can familiarize yourself with the detailed Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 specs or watch the video below the article.


  • Release date: 2022, August 25
  • Colors: Bora Purple, Graphite, Pink Gold, Blue, Yellow, White, Navy, Khaki, Red
  • Dimensions: 165.2 x 71.9 x 6.9 mm.
  • Weight: 187 g.
  • Screen: 6.7" inc, 1080 x 2640, Foldable Dynamic AMOLED 2X
  • Camera : Dual, 12MP
  • Chipset: Qualcomm SM8475 Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 (4 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (1x3.19 GHz Cortex-X2 & 3x2.75 GHz Cortex-A710 & 4x1.80 GHz Cortex-A510)
  • Memory: 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM, 512GB 8GB RAM
  • Battery: 3700, Li-Po, non-removable
  • Network: GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G
  • Operating system: Android 12, One UI 4.1
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer

Price and availability

The Galaxy Z Flip 4 is now available for purchase from Samsung and other retailers starting August 26. The base model of the device comes with 128GB of storage and 8GB of RAM, priced at $999 in the US and £999 in the UK. Customers can opt for more storage capacity by paying extra for the 256GB model ($1,059) or the new 512GB model ($1,179). However, these are the only variations in terms of storage.


The Galaxy Z Flip 4 has a similar exterior design to its predecessor, which may appeal to those who enjoyed the foldable design. The phone is compact and fits comfortably in a pocket without sticking out like larger phones. The phone comes in a variety of color options including Graphite, Blue, Rose Gold and Purple. One noticeable change is the phone's flatter edges, which, while shiny and slippery, provide a better grip. The camera module is a bit more pronounced on this model and the new 12MP sensor is part of that. It was expected that they would make the "elastic connection" more invisible and without a gap in the folded position, but Samsung only opted for a lighter and less bulky "hinge".

The Galaxy Z Flip 4 has a 1.9-inch flip-up display that provides access to various functions such as Samsung Wallet or SmartThings. Upon opening the phone, it's immediately noticeable that the bezels are slimmer than its predecessor, the Galaxy Z Flip 3, giving the device a cleaner, more modern look. The side-mounted power button also doubles as a fingerprint sensor, just like the previous model. The fingerprint sensor responds quickly when the finger is placed correctly. It's clear that this latest generation of the device is focusing on small improvements rather than a major redesign like the Galaxy Z Flip 3 did.


The Galaxy Z Flip 4 features a 6.7-inch Super AMOLED display with 1080p resolution and an adaptive refresh rate of 1-120Hz. The screen has deep saturation in typical Samsung style, showing off the color capabilities of AMOLED. Also, the roof screen measures 1.9 inches and is also Super AMOLED, which is perfect for displaying photos as wallpaper. However, in terms of brightness, the Galaxy Z Flip 4 lags behind the Galaxy S22 Plus and iPhone 13 Pro, with a brightness level of 772 nits.

The Galaxy Z Flip 4 still has the display crease, which is the joint where the two displays meet, and it's still quite visible. This crease can be seen under most circumstances and can be felt when you slide your finger over it.


The Galaxy Z Flip 4 features a dual camera setup that includes a 12MP main sensor with OIS and a 12MP ultra-wide sensor. This camera setup is similar to the previous year's model, with the main sensor slightly improved. The front camera remains the same 10MP. Despite the minimal changes, the photographic capabilities of the Z Flip 4 are impressive. It captures detailed photos with good use of HDR and natural saturation and contrast. The camera performs well in low-light conditions and takes better night shots than the more expensive iPhone 13 Pro Max. Portrait shots are good, but the blurred background on the Z Flip 4 is preferable. However, the ultra-wide camera doesn't perform as well and images look washed out. Video quality on the Z Flip 4 is also good, with 4K resolution at 60fps and fully stabilized footage. However, there doesn't seem to be any major changes compared to the previous model.


The Galaxy Z Flip 4 is powered by Qualcomm's latest chip, the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1, along with 8GB of RAM. This chip was previously tested in phones like the Asus Zenfone 9 and proved to be powerful. While the CPU performance isn't much of an upgrade over the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, the GPU has seen some improvements, especially over the Galaxy Z Flip 3's Snapdragon 888.

The Galaxy Z Flip 4 is a powerful device that can handle any task smoothly, including intense games like Genshin Impact. Despite the presence of 8GB of RAM, which is considered small compared to 16GB or 18GB gaming phones, it is more than enough for everyday use. The Adobe Premiere Rush 4K-1080p transcoding test also shows some improvement for the Flip 4 over the Galaxy S22 Plus. However, Apple still maintains a significant performance lead. Overall, the Galaxy Z Flip 4 provides more than enough power to handle any task.

Battery life and charging

The battery life of the Galaxy Z Flip 4 is significantly improved compared to its predecessor, the Galaxy Z Flip 3 (from 3300mAh to 3700mAh). That extra 400 mAh might not seem like much, but it makes a significant difference to the phone's battery performance.

This is evident in comparisons, where the Flip 4 lasted almost three hours longer than the Flip 3. While it's still below the average 10 hours expected, it's a noticeable improvement. Overall, this is a positive change for the Flip 4.

Software and special features

The Galaxy Z Flip 4 comes with OneUI 4.1 on top of Android 12, which is similar to what's found on the Galaxy S22. However, the Flip 4 has access to specific features such as Flex Mode, which uses the foldable displays. When the phone is partially folded, such as at a 45- or 90-degree angle, the app splits, showing the main functionality in the top half and additional options in the bottom half. Additionally, Flip 4 has a new trackpad feature that allows for faster and easier app navigation.

The Flex Mode feature makes the phone more efficient for tasks like photography and video viewing, and is also aimed at creatives with features like Instagram Reels, TikToks and vlogging.

The flip screen on the Galaxy Z Flip 4 has also been improved, allowing users to view notifications, battery percentage, time and access the camera viewfinder. Additionally, users can add more widgets and set a custom background photo or GIF. The calendar widget is also useful for viewing appointments and tasks, and SmartThings users can also access home controls on the cover screen.

Samsung offers a strong update policy for the device, promising four years of platform updates and five years of security patches, making it a great option for long-term use. With One UI 5 coming soon, the device is set to get even better.


The Galaxy Z Flip 4 has undergone some minor changes, such as a redesigned hinge and a larger battery. The edges of the device are made more streamlined and the new chipset makes the phone more powerful.

It is enhanced with increased battery life and impressive performance. However, for the price of $999 there are some downsides, especially with the camera quality not matching that of other devices in the same price range.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 video review

Disclaimer: The information presented in this article is based on our team's personal experience with the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 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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