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Galaxy Z Flip 4 vs iPhone 13 Pro: Compact folding or conventional top? | Comparative

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The Galaxy Z Flip 4 brings the foldable experience into a smaller, more consumer-friendly form factor. The iPhone 13 Pro is a more compact version of the best that Apple offers in its smartphone family.

In this top-of-the-line classic between Samsung and Apple, which manufacturer does better? That’s what we’re going to discover now, here at TechSmart.

Comparison Index
  • design
  • Multimedia and Resources
  • Performance
  • Drums
  • Camera
  • Price
  • Conclusion
Design and connectivity

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4

We have two very different designs in this confrontation. The Z Flip 4 features a shell that is larger than the iPhone when open, but more compact when closed. Anyway, the Korean is the lightest of the duo. His cameras are in the black block present at the top of the rear, unlike the 13 Pro with the traditional module, which places the lenses diagonally.

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In either of these options, you’ll get a metal frame, with glass on the back, coated for scratch protection. At the front, the Galaxy still contains a hole-punch notch on the screen, more modern than the traditional format of the “Apple” rival.

Apple iPhone 13 Pro

Apple insists on not putting a physical biometric solution on your device. Unlike Samsung, which inserted a fingerprint reader built into the power button. At the very least, the iPhone is IP68 certified, which not only protects against liquids, like the competitor’s IPx8, but also resists dust.

None of them offer any slot for microSD card storage expansion. In terms of connectivity, both have sixth-generation Wi-Fi and NFC for approximation payments. The Korean’s Bluetooth 5.2 is above the only 5.0 present in the North American.

For the extra differentials, the foldable one wide in the front.

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best construction

Both

more modern look

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Galaxy Z Flip 4

Is the slot hybrid or dedicated?

None

Best notch solution

Galaxy Z Flip 4

Best biometrics solution

Galaxy Z Flip 4

Best Endurance Certification?

iPhone 13 Pro

Which is more compact and lighter?

Galaxy Z Flip 4

Do you have NFC?

Both

Multimedia and Resources

Screen


The Flip 4 comes equipped with a 6.7-inch 2X Dynamic AMOLED display, larger than the 6.1-inch OLED on the 13 Pro. Both deliver a great level of brightness and practically the same frontal use, with colors closer to perfection on the iPhone.

We found HDR10 support on both sides, only Apple offers Dolby Vision. They also have scratch protection, either by the Korean’s Gorilla Glass Victus Plus, or by the North American’s Ceramic Shield. Another point in common is the 120 Hz refresh rate, to have great fluidity in games and system animations.

The folding still contains the differential of the Super AMOLED external screen, which helps to show information when the device is closed.

Bigger screen and versatility, against better colors and Dolby Vision. We give one point to each.

best screen technology

Both

best screen brightness

Both

more accurate colors

iPhone 13 Pro

best screen resolution

None

bigger screen

Galaxy Z Flip 4

Best screen/body ratio

None

second screen

Galaxy Z Flip 4

High Hz screen?

Both

Dynamic refresh rate

Both

Dolby Vision support

iPhone 13 Pro

Protection from scratches

Both

Overall screen quality

Both

Sound

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In the sound part, the manufacturers did not save and put a stereo audio in their models, with two speakers. This results in greater user immersion when listening to music and watching movies.

The sound power of the iPhone is greater than that of the Galaxy and does not distort at maximum volume, in addition to providing a better balance between bass, mids and treble, especially by taking care of the lower frequencies.

It is worth remembering that Samsung and Apple no longer insert the standard headphone jack in their top cell phones, nor do they send an adapted accessory in the product packaging.

Thus, we have a point for the 13 Pro.

Sound is stereo?

Both

Do you have P2 input?

None

Greater frequency balance

iPhone 13 Pro Max

sound power

iPhone 13 Pro Max

Do headphones come in the box?

None

System

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This is a classic duel between native Android 12 and iOS 15. Samsung has even been committed to offering four software changes, but it doesn’t reach the total time delivered by Apple.

Either way, the duo flows really well, even more so with the panel’s 120 Hz rate to help. The devices are still compatible with 5G, to ensure a fast mobile network.

In terms of features, the iPhone has some visual changes to icons and menus, as well as Maps, Photos and other smarter apps. Despite this, the Galaxy brings more differentials, from the Edge Screen shortcuts, to the possibility of exploring the secondary screen to get information without opening the device.

The 13 Pro scores for the longest longevity; and the Z Flip 4 marks for the most advanced functions.

Well-updated system?

Both

Will the system be updated in the future?

iPhone 13 Pro

Which system or customization has more and better features?

Galaxy Z Flip 4

Missing connections? left?

Both

More fluid software

Both

Performance
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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4
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Apple iPhone 13 Pro

The Galaxy comes equipped with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, while the iPhone is powered by the A15 Bionic platform. In this duel of different chips, which one is the fastest? By our tests, the Apple model has an eight-second advantage against the Korean competitor.

This superior performance is also reflected in the benchmarks, when the 13 Pro does better than the Flip 4, both on Geekbench and on AnTuTu. In games, you will always have maximum performance in these two, in addition to being able to explore the 120 fps in compatible games.

The iPhone’s superior multitasking performance sets it apart.

Who does better in the opening test?

iPhone 13 Pro

Who wins in the most demanding games?

Both

Who has the best benchmark numbers?

iPhone 13 Pro

What is the most up-to-date processor?

Galaxy Z Flip 4

Which has better RAM/processor balance?

iPhone 13 Pro

Which has more storage?

iPhone 13 Pro

Drums
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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4
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Apple iPhone 13 Pro

Samsung has put a 3,700 mAh battery in its foldable, a capacity well above Apple’s 3,095 mAh, but Apple’s main bet is its optimized system. After all, which lasts longer? We saw that the iPhone got an hour longer in our standardized tests, recording nearly 23 hours in total.

And on recharge? Here we have a point where the Galaxy does better, with its 25 W adapter. It took 18 minutes less than the 13 Pro to complete the entire charging process.

Better autonomy against less time in the socket. In other words, we have one more draw.

Which one has more battery?

Galaxy Z Flip 4

Which recharges faster?

Galaxy Z Flip 4

Which lasts longer according to the TC battery test?

iPhone 13 Pro Max

Do you have wireless charging?

Both

Camera

The Galaxy only contains two rear cameras, against a triple set of the iPhone. All sensors have 12 MP resolution. The main of the Z Flip 4 alternates with that of the 13 Pro in situations where they are better during the day. Already in dark places, you will have a good contrast and a more natural photo with the North American night mode.

Their ultrawide doesn’t bring any evolution in image quality. But Apple has distinguished itself here by putting autofocus, to also serve in sharp macros with vibrant colors. The iPhone is also the only one of the duo to come with a telephoto lens with a 3x optical zoom, which helps to have great records of what is far away.

The iPhone’s versatility weighs more here and gives it the point.

Best rear camera set

Both

best night photos

iPhone 13 Pro

most versatile set

iPhone 13 Pro

best ultrawide

iPhone 13 Pro

best telephoto

iPhone 13 Pro

best macro

iPhone 13 Pro (via ultrawide)

better depth

None

Photos taken with the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4

The 13 Pro shoots in 4K at 60 fps with all cameras, while the Flip 4 just applies that to the main one. The rest of his are limited to 30 fps. On both sides, we find optical stabilization to better deal with video shake, as well as agile focus and good quality stereo audio capture.

“Apple” offers some differentials against the Korean rival. Among them is the support for Dolby Vision in recordings, in addition to the cinematic mode with a more accurate background blur.

So it’s one more point for the iPhone.

Do you have optical stabilization?

Both

Better electronic stabilization?

Both

more agile focus

Both

Record in 8K?

None

Record in 4K at 60 fps with all cameras?

iPhone 13 Pro

Better audio capture

None

best video features

iPhone 13 Pro

Photos taken with Apple iPhone 13 Pro

The iPhone is always a reference in selfies, and it’s no different here. You’ll get closer-to-natural skin tone images on the 13 Pro, as well as a higher level of detail than on the Galaxy. The Face ID 3D sensor also helps the Apple device’s portrait mode compared to the Z Flip 4. Apart from the front-facing footage in 4K at 60 fps, while the Korean one does not go beyond 30 fps.

The folding has the differential of being able to take advantage of the rear set in selfies, when using the external screen as a reference. So, you can even use the ultrawide, for wide selfies.

Better quality versus greater versatility. One point for each.

Best front camera set

iPhone 13 Pro

Front camera records in 4K at 60 fps?

iPhone 13 Pro

best selfie

iPhone 13 Pro

Back set for selfies

Galaxy Z Flip 4

Price

The Galaxy Z Flip 4 officially arrived in Europe for the suggested price of R$7,000, cheaper than the R$9,500 charged at the launch of the iPhone 13 Pro. In the current market, the difference between them has dropped to something around R$ 1,000, but the foldable can be found at lower prices at retail.

Therefore, Samsung takes the last point.

Which one had the best launch price?

Galaxy Z Flip 4

Which is currently the best value for money?

Galaxy Z Flip 4

Conclusion

The score indicated a balanced duel, but with a victory for Apple over the Korean competitor. The conventional top proved to be the best option for those who want a more powerful sound, a system with greater longevity, faster performance and a longer battery life, despite losing on recharge.

The iPhone cameras still proved to be better in photos, videos and selfies, but the Galaxy delivers the possibility of using the rear set in front. The Z Flip 4 is also the phone for those who prioritize a differentiated design, a larger display and more advanced software features. Also, it can be found at a lower price in the market.

RESULT

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4: 6 POINTS

  • More modern design with physical biometrics
  • Larger screen and second external display
  • Software with more advanced features
  • Battery with shorter recharge time
  • Selfies with back set, including ultrawide
  • Lowest price in the current Europeian market

Apple iPhone 13 Pro: 8 SPOTS

  • Screen with better colors and Dolby Vision
  • more powerful sound
  • Longer-lasting software
  • faster performance
  • Longer battery life
  • Rear cameras with better night shot, hybrid ultrawide and telephoto lens
  • Videos with Dolby Vision, Cinematic Mode and 4K 60 fps on all cameras
  • Front camera with higher quality selfies and superior portrait mode

Between the foldable smartphone and the conventional flagship, which one is best for you? Comment with us!

  • The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 is available on Amazon for BRL 5,899.
  • The Apple iPhone 13 Pro is available at Submarino for BRL 4,999. The cost-benefit is medium but this is the best model in this price range.
(Updated October 2, 2022 at 7:52 pm)
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