Samsung Galaxy Z Flip: Display, Price, and Specifications in 2019.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip: Display, Price, and Specifications in 2019.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip: Display, Price, and Specifications in 2019.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip: Display, Price, and Specifications in 2019.



Samsung has released its adorable smartphone Samsung Z Flip, the first foldable smartphone from Samsung alongside the Galaxy Fold with many enhancements. Not just that, Samsung has brought this phone to the light to be the competitor to the Mate X, the best foldable smartphone from Huawei. In this article, we will give you a quick review regarding Samsung Galaxy Z Flip.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip: Display, Price, and Specifications in 2019.


Design & display.


Galaxy Z Flip is a combination of glass and metal smartphone. We have said that a plastic layer surrounds the top of the foldable screen on the front. A metal skeleton wraps around the edges. There are two glass plates at the back. These two glass plates are connected to the mainframe and this mainframe is also hinged together.

Even though it has a foldable structure, the Galaxy Z Flip is a sturdy enough phone and it feels like it. When using the phone open, the feeling of solidity it offers is not much different from a normal smartphone. Nevertheless, we recommend that you do not apply too much pressure when using the phone, as it has a fragile hinge structure and you could split the phone into two parts.

On the other hand, water and dust resistance, which is a standard feature in high-end phones, is not available in this phone. Galaxy Z Flip owners should be careful when using their phones in the rain or by the sea and pool in the summer.

The dimensions of the phone when open are 167.3 x 73.6 x 7.2 mm. It is a thin and long phone, and the thickness is reasonable. Since the screen is long, it is not easy to reach the top points when using it with one hand. The phone is 87.4 x 73.6 x 17.3mm when folded. it becomes a block of dimensions. In this way, it can take less space in the bag and fit more comfortably in the pocket. However, in our opinion, carrying the Galaxy Z Flip in the pocket offers less comfort than carrying a regular phone. Thickness creates a disadvantage for comfortable carrying in the pocket. Of course, there are habits at this point. Once you get used to the shape of the foldable phone, you may not have any trouble.

Strong magnets placed on the sides of the Galaxy Z Flip ensure that the phone's screen closes tightly. Of course, this also causes some difficulty when turning on the device. It is a bit troublesome to open the cover with one hand, and while applying force, it may be possible for your fingernail to touch the screen and damage it. For this reason, it would be better to use both hands while using the cover of Galaxy Z Flip.

Galaxy Z Flip's hinge structure allows the cover of the device to be held in different positions. In this way, it is possible to manage the phone more easily in different usage scenarios. For example, while taking a selfie photo, you can open the phone at a 135-degree angle and put it on the table and do your work comfortably. Or you can open the cover 90 degrees and put it on a table and shoot fast with the rear cameras.


On the edge of the Z Flip, the volume keys and the power button are placed on the top plate to the right. There is a fingerprint reader on the power button. On the bottom edge is the USB-C port, microphone, and speaker. The nano-SIM card slot is on the left, towards the top. There is a second microphone at the top. At the top of the main screen, there is a speakerphone on the bezel. On the back, two cameras are arranged horizontally in a slightly protruding module. Besides these, there is a flash. Next to the flash, we see the second screen.

As far as display is concerned, Samsung's most important point of the foldable phone is the screen, so in a separate title, it is useful to detail this first. Galaxy Z Flip's foldable screen has Dynamic AMOLED technology and is 6.7 inches from corner to corner. The screen has a resolution of 1080 x 2636 pixels, 425 ppi pixel density. Samsung's experience with the display is obvious, the company's AMOLED displays are very good in terms of brightness, color vividness and contrast. We see the reflections of this on Galaxy Z Flip. Full HD + resolution is also sufficient, we can say that we do not have any problems with sharpness and clarity.

The Z Flip's screen has an aspect ratio like 22: 9 that we don't see much on smartphones. In this case, there are rather thick black bars on the edges of 16: 9 videos. You can fully spread YouTube videos to the screen, but in this case, there will be considerable space losses at the top and bottom. In Netflix, the image does not fully spread to the screen, the finish line of the selfie camera is considered as the limit. We can say that the 22: 9 aspect ratio does not cause that much trouble in games.

We see that Samsung has carried the perforated screen approach used in Note 10 for the first time to Z Flip. So, at the top of the screen, there is a hole centered, and here is the selfie camera. This hole is not too big, naturally, it does not cause much trouble in full-screen use and does not spoil the visual.

The underlying feature of Galaxy Z Flip's foldable screen was that it had a thin glass layer. Plastic screens were used in foldable phones we have seen so far. This is natural because you cannot bend the glass easily. Samsung took an innovative approach to Z Flip. However, we have to say that this ultra-thin glass is not one of the tough glasses we see on regular smartphones.

The Z Flip's screen really feels like using a glass screen. Galaxy Fold, which we had the opportunity to experience last year, has a harder surface compared to the foldable screen. However, a layer of plastic also covers the Z Flip's screen. So the surface where the user interacts with the screen is plastic. This plastic surface is somewhat susceptible to scratches and bumps. Anyway, Samsung says that you should approach the screen carefully during the initial setup of the phone, and recommends that you do not apply too much force.

Apart from the screen, there are also notable innovations in the hinge structure. Last year, due to the original version of the Galaxy Fold, Samsung developed a brand new hinge design on the new phone. The covers on the hinge heads prevent foreign parts or dust from getting inside. When the device is turned off, the back is completely covered with a cover that says Samsung on it. Fiber bristles are also used inside, so even if something escapes, it is prevented from penetrating the screen. Of course, the screen also seems very willing to pull dust, as it has a plastic surface. If you see tiny dust particles in the edge areas of the hinge, blow them gently instead of removing them with your hand.

One of the most unpopular but inevitable facts of foldable phones is the wrinkle that appears in the middle of the screen. There is also such a wrinkle on the screen of Galaxy Z Flip. However, when you hold the phone in front of you normally and use it or watch something, the noticeability of this wrinkle is minimized. So, the feeling in a regular smartphone is captured. On the other hand, the recess and protrusion in the section where the hinge is located is not too much, so there is a relatively smooth transition. We see this when we run our fingers over the hinge, and we even liked to do it. Of course, what happens to the folding surface under which the hinge is located at the end of long use is discussed.

A relatively thick frame surrounds the foldable screen. Moreover, this frame is slightly raised compared to the screen. We see that this thick frame does not cause any trouble when using screen gestures. On the other hand, a small bumper is placed in the corners below. In this way, when you turn off the phone, the frame is prevented from hitting each other and wearing.

When you close the Galaxy Z Flip, there is a small gap in between. This situation is generally not disturbing. However, when carrying it in your pocket or purse, small parts may get in the way and damage the screen. Therefore, where you carry the phone, small dust particles, thrush, etc. It will be useful to pay attention to the absence of particles.

By the way, there is a second screen on the outside of the foldable phone. This screen, placed next to the camera, is generally used to display information such as time, date, battery status. You can wake up the screen by double-clicking your finger. We couldn't find the required setting to keep it on constantly. The same is true for settings that will also allow for customization. A 1.1 inch, 112 x 300-pixel resolution screen is used for functions such as displaying the caller when the phone arrives and displaying the charge level when you connect it to the charger.

The small screen on the outside works well when taking pictures. With the Z Flip closed, you can open the camera by pressing the power button twice and use this small screen as a viewfinder to quickly take a selfie. Or, if you want to take a photo while the phone is on, you can activate this second screen and let the person or people you are photographing see themselves here.

There is a single speaker on the lower edge of the phone. The sound output and quality of this speaker is good. We didn't feel too uncomfortable watching on Netflix or YouTube, we didn't feel the need to wear a headset or use a Bluetooth speaker. Just like the Galaxy S20 series, this phone comes with AKG headphones. Headphones with USB-C tips offer a very satisfying sound output. There is also support for Dolby Atmos. We recommend that you adjust the equalizer and other settings in the sound settings before using. The sound quality offered by the handset speaker is also at a satisfactory level.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip: Display, Price, and Specifications in 2019.


Operating System Processor


Samsung Galaxy Z Flip comes with Snapdragon 855+. the processor is built using a 7nm process for extreme power efficiency, this phone has a neural engine on board for AI-related tasks.

In Geekbench 5 test, the Galaxy Z Flip scored 764 points for the single-core and 2636 points for the multicore.

According to the operating system, Samsung Galaxy Z Flip runs on Android 10 with Samsung's famous UI 2.1, user interface that comes preinstalled on Samsung's 2020 model phones. One of the most striking features of One UI 2 are application icons that look stylish, the application menu with a page structure, the ability to find applications and games easily.

Samsung is introducing a screen called Samsung Daily to replace the Bixby Home screen on its first flagship phones this year. This page, located on the far left panel of the main screen, has weather, news, content recommendations from Spotify and Netflix. It's a handy space, but you can turn it off if you don't want to.

The edge drawer, which we see in other Samsung phones, but not used much, functions a little differently in Galaxy Z Flip. When you pull the drawer on the right of the screen, you will see the applications you use the most. When you click on the menu icon at the bottom of this bar, the multitasking applications menu will appear and you will be able to open the application you want with another application on the screen. Thanks to the foldable screen of the Galaxy Z Flip, it is possible to transform the device into different shapes, so it is possible to experience a different multitasking experience. Here, it is up to your creativity to develop different usage scenarios.

Game Launcher section is one of the remarkable applications. You can automatically add all the games you have installed on the phone here. Game Launcher contains settings like how long you played each game in total, YouTube videos about the game and so on. You can also access Game Booster settings, which increase game performance, from here.

Various Samsung and Microsoft apps are available on the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip. There is also a Smart Tutor application that offers remote service, exclusive to Galaxy Z Flip. It also comes loaded with Google applications. Spotify, Netflix and Facebook are also among the apps that come pre-installed. The good news is that you are asked if you want to install these applications during the initial setup. On the application store side, there are both Google Play and Samsung's own store Galaxy Store.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip: Display, Price, and Specifications in 2019.


Storage, Price, and, Available Colors


Samsung Galaxy Z Flip and iPhone 11 Pro Max price depends on the selected variant. The basic variant of the Z Flip and the only one with 8GB RAM and 128GB variant, it will cost you around 1,150.00USD on Amazon. The same variant will cost 1199.99USD on eBay, while it will cost you around 1,449.99USD on AliExpress. It supports either 2 SIM cards but it does not support an SD card. It is available in Mirror Black, Mirror Purple, Mirror Gold, and Thom Browne Edition colors.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip: Display, Price, and Specifications in 2019.


Security and Ports


For security, The Z Flip comes with a fingerprint sensor placed aside. Integrated with the power button, this unit is somewhat cumbersome to use. When you lift the cover of the phone, you must move the phone again in your palm and bring your finger to the contact point to access the fingerprint reader. The fingerprint reader is fast, but the hit rate is slightly below ideal. Fortunately, you can also use face recognition. Although you may compromise on security, it is a fact that you will be more comfortable. The Z Flip also supports the classical unlocking methods such as pattern and passcode.

As of ports, the Z Flip supports Bluetooth 5 and NFC. It supports VoLTE and WiFi Calling. It doesn't support a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip: Display, Price, and Specifications in 2019.


Battery and Charging


Samsung Galaxy Z Flip comprises a powerful Li-Ion battery with a capacity of 3330mAh.We are used to seeing batteries of 4000 mAh and above in flagship phones. That's why the battery capacity of the Z Flip is just below average. When we look at the performance it offers, we see that it can take a day off from morning to evening with normal intensity use. However, if you use the phone heavily for your job or if you overdo it with watching or playing games, you may need to charge it a second time during the day. The phone will provide the opportunity to watch videos on Netflix or YouTube for about 5-6 hours continuously at full-screen brightness. Let's make a note of this.
 And the phone offers fast charging.

A 15W charger adapter comes out of the box. There is no such fast charging facility as in the Galaxy S20 series. Still, it is possible to charge the Galaxy Z Flip relatively quickly with its own charging accessory. In just over half an hour, the phone's battery is 50 percent charged. It takes about one and a half to two hours to reach full capacity. Note that the phone is turned off during this test. If the phone is on, the times will increase a little more.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip: Display, Price, and Specifications in 2019.


Camera


Samsung Galaxy Z Flip also has a similar 12-megapixel dual-camera on the rear, 12MP( ultrawide with f\2.2), 12MP ( wide with f\1.8). On the front, you see a 10MP camera with f\2.4.

In still, In good light conditions, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip does well. We note all the same a certain tendency to overexposure and accentuation of contrasts. The colors are rather saturated and the shots lack a bit of naturalness. This will have the merit of being flattering.

In low light, Samsung's image processing is easily recognized. It combines a strong smoothing which loses a lot of small details and an emphasis which aims to restore a feeling of precision. The Galaxy Z Flip is quite a far cry from the best in the business, even though it manages to deliver fairly good overall stage exposure.

The ultra-wide-angle module does not rank among the best. Then again, the level of detail is not as high as you would expect from a high-end smartphone. Compared to the Galaxy Note 10+, the Z Flip displays overplayed saturation and overexposure of the stage.

The low-light shots from the ultra-wide-angle module are poor. Unfortunately, this is a defect that we find on a lot of smartphones. Even the Galaxy Note 10+ falls short on this point.

The Galaxy Z Flip offers a capture mode called Single Take. It allows you to capture a sequence from which several shots are taken with different effects, time-lapse, slow motion or loop videos ... A whole bunch of shots based on the best moments detected by the Z Flip's AI. The results of this mode are sometimes astonishing, sometimes disappointing. A function to be reserved for the most creative, no doubt.
No 8K video to eat with the Z Flip. Unlike the Galaxy S20s, Samsung's folding mobile has to be content with filming in UHD at 60 fps, which is more than enough for most users. Video rendering is like that of photos: satisfactory in good light conditions and rather poor in low light. The Z Flip is quite good at tracking subjects thanks to its powerful autofocus.
The front photo module and the 10 megapixels of its sensor are correct. The shots captured are pretty good overall, as long as the lighting is good. Otherwise, smoothing takes over and loses details on the faces

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip: Display, Price, and Specifications in 2019.


Conclusion


Last year, the Galaxy Folder has never been fortunate to see in many countries due to its hot price. This year, it is the other way around. It seems that Samsung has learned the necessary lessons from its experience last year. Galaxy Z Flip is a good example that reveals the point where foldable-screen phones have come. It is a highly robust, yet useful foldable phone. We can also say that a phone worth nearly 2,000USD with its design and material quality.

Apart from being a foldable phone, Galaxy Z Flip offers the performance expected from a high-end phone. The screen is of good quality, high performance, but lags behind its competitors at the same price level in terms of battery life. The software and some tools developed for the foldable screen are also useful. Its camera will also meet your needs.

Still, before purchasing the Galaxy Z Flip, you need to decide whether you can really handle this type of phone. It actually feels like a standard smartphone when using it normally. Sometimes we left the phone on and put it aside. However, you need to be more careful when carrying it in a pocket and bag than a normal smartphone. On the other hand, there is no water and dust resistant feature we see in such high-priced phones. In addition to these, it becomes thicker when it is closed and it is more uncomfortable to carry in the pocket compared to its shrinking size. At the same time, you have to manage with a wrinkle in the middle of the screen that becomes more obvious in certain situations. So are you willing to pay this high price to have the Z Flip? What do you think? Does it worth a shot? Do you recommend it? Tell us what you think in the comments.

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