After the Galaxy Fold, Samsung took a second stab at the whole foldable smartphone thing and, with the Galaxy Z Flip, has created the most practical and usable foldable phones to date. Read on the following Samsung Galaxy Z Flip review to learn more.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Review
The Galaxy Z Flip’s $1,380 price was a $600 drop from the debut price of the Samsung Galaxy Fold. The Galaxy Z Flip also costs less than the $1,500 Motorola Razr. And the price has fallen even further in the subsequent months, as you can now pick up a Galaxy Z Flip for $1,299.
The distinctive thing about the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip’s design is its horizontal hinge, a contrast to the vertical hinge that the Galaxy Fold used. Samsung claims it can flip open 200,000 times.
More significantly, the Z Flip’s hideaway hinge is designed to keep out dust. It’s got a thin layer of fabric to make sure particles can’t find their way into the gap that exists between screen and hinge. Dust is what felled the original version of the Galaxy Fold, forcing Samsung to delay that phone’s release. This suggests that Samsung has learned its lessons.
When open, the Galaxy Z Flip’s screen measures 6.7 inches from corner to corner. Rather than using plastic to protect the panel — the tack was taken by every foldable maker prior to the Z Flip — Samsung has turned to a new ultra-thin glass material that seems to make the display less prone to damage.
Speaking of polish, you’ll need to apply a lot to the exterior metal case of the Galaxy Z Flip. On our Mirror Purple edition of the phone, our fingerprints are very visible on the reflective glass exterior. That’s a shame because it mars an otherwise stylish look that you’d be eager to show off, as the Mirror Purple is especially eye-catching.
You can also opt for Mirror Black and — in some countries — Mirror Gold. When we first laid eyes on the Galaxy Z Flip, we thought Mirror Gold was the sharpest of its looks, but the light lavender glow of Mirror Purple has grown on us.
Thanks to Android 10 and its support for foldable devices, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip offers multitasking through a Multi-Active Window feature. You’ll be able to select the apps you want to use on different parts of the screen, though that feature only works with select apps. You’re limited to two apps at once as opposed to the three you can use on the Galaxy Fold, but that makes sense given the dimension of the displays on the different foldable.
Multitasking on the Galaxy Z Flip is simply a matter of swiping right from the side of the screen to bring up a tray of apps that support the feature.
Some apps work better than others with the Multi-Active Window feature.
In conclusion, this is the detailed Samsung Galaxy Z Flip review you need to read to learn more about this phone.