Samsung today unveiled the Galaxy Z Flip4 along with the Galaxy Z Fold4, Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Buds Pro 2. If you’re wondering if it’s worth getting the Galaxy Z Flip4 or keeping/buying the Galaxy Z Flip3, here you go. a comparison of the Galaxy Z Flip4 versus the Galaxy Z Flip3.
Galaxy Z Flip4 design vs. Z Flip3
- Galaxy Z Flip3: 86.4 × 72.2 × 15.9-17.1mm folded, 166 × 72.2 × 6.9mm unfolded, 183g, IPX8
- Galaxy Z Flip4: 84.9 × 71.9 × 15.9-17.1mm folded, 165.2 × 71.9 × 6.9mm unfolded, 187g, IPX8
The design of the Galaxy Z Flip has remained practically the same since its launch, with some small changes. Galaxy Z Flip4 features a slimmer hinge, protruding 1.2mm less than the previous one, as well as narrower bezels, which have reduced the width of the phone by 0.3mm and its height by 0.8mm.
The resistance has also been improved. On the Galaxy Z Flip3, the surface glass is protected by Gorilla Glass Victus, while the outer camera window is protected by Gorilla Glass DX. With the Galaxy Z Flip4, both the outer screen and the surface glass are protected by Gorilla Glass Victus+. In both cases, they have IPX8 protection, so it resists up to 30 minutes submerged at 1.5 meters, although Samsung does not recommend submerging it in the pool, much less in seawater.
Galaxy Z Flip3 is available in Phantom Black, Green, Lavender, Cream, White, Pink, and Gray. For its part, the Galaxy Z Flip4 is available in two already classic colors, Bora Purple and Graphite, and two new options, Pink Gold and Blue.
Galaxy Z Flip4 screens vs. Z Flip3
- Galaxy Z Flip3: 6.7-inch main, Full HD+, 120Hz refresh rate, 1.9-inch cover (260 x 512)
- Galaxy Z Flip4: 6.7-inch main, Full HD+, 120Hz refresh rate, 1.9-inch cover (260 x 512)
Both phones have screens that are identical on paper, although Samsung has added more functionality to the outdoor screen to interact with the phone without having to unfold the device.
Galaxy Z Flip4 performance vs. Z Flip3
- Galaxy Z Flip3: Qualcomm Snapdragon 888, 8GB RAM, up to 256GB storage, 3,300mAh battery with 15W charging.
- Galaxy Z Flip4: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen1, 8GB RAM, up to 512GB storage, 3,700mAh battery with 25W charging.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 features Qualcomm’s most powerful chipset, Snapdragon 8+ Gen1, while its predecessor used last year’s most powerful chip, Snapdragon 888. Both phones have 8GB of RAM, but the Galaxy Z Flip4 offers options of storage of 128, 256 and 512 GB — while its predecessor stayed at 128 or 256 GB.
The most interesting improvement, however, is found in the battery, since the Galaxy Z Flip4 has a 3,700 mAh battery, which represents an increase of 300 mAh compared to its predecessor (equivalent to about 3 more hours of video playback). video). The charging process has also been improved, since the Galaxy Z Flip4 has Super Fast Charging at 25W (50% charge in 3 minutes) and Fast Wireless Charging 2.0 wireless charging. In the case of the Galaxy Z Flip3, we had to settle for 15W charging. As for the rest of the hardware, both keep the physical fingerprint sensor built into the side power button, like the Z Flip 3, instead opting for an under-display option.
Galaxy Z Flip4 cameras vs. Z Flip3
- Galaxy Z Flip3: Dual rear camera (12MP f/1.8 1.4μm wide angle and 12MP 1.12μm f/2.2 ultra wide angle) and 10MP f/2.4 1.22μm front camera
- Galaxy Z Flip4: Dual rear camera (12MP f/1.8 1.8μm wide angle and 12MP 1.12μm f/2.2 ultra wide angle) and 10MP f/2.4 1.22μm front camera
The only camera that has changed is the main rear camera. In the Galaxy Z Flip4, it has a 12MP sensor that is 65% brighter, with pixels whose size has increased from 1.4 to 1.8 μm. This increase in size allows better night shots since more light is captured.
Samsung has also made some improvements when it comes to taking selfies with the outer screen, as it now includes Portrait mode and a preview that reflects the actual aspect ratio of the photo (instead of just seeing part of it). The rest of the improvements are minor, such as the fact that Tracking Shot, which allows you to choose the person you want to keep in the center when recording video or using video call apps, now offers a tracking range of 5 meters / 10 people (Flip4 ) in front of 3.5 meters / 4 people (Flip3).
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 offers some improvements in terms of design / durability, performance, photography with the main camera and autonomy / fast charging. These improvements, without being substantial, especially affect the points that were identified as having the most room for improvement in last year’s model — camera and battery — so they are very welcome improvements. What do you think of the improvements of the Galaxy Z Flip4 compared to the Galaxy Z Flip3?