Of the two new phones that the brand has presented in July 2023, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 continues to remain the most accessible model to the general public , while the Fold 5 is designed for advanced and professional users. It hits the market with some notable improvements, including a larger 3.4-inch clamshell display and a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor in a slightly slimmer chassis.
Basic description Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 was launched at the Galaxy Unpacked event held on July 26, 2023 along with the Galaxy Z Fold5. The new foldable clamshell smartphone is the successor to last year’s Galaxy Z Flip 4 and offers improvements in the form of a new hinge that now folds the terminal completely, a larger cover screen that complements the 6.7 panel inches, and a new chipset, as well as improved night photography algorithms.
It works thanks to a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 modified for the Galaxy foldable line with overclocked CPU and GPU cores. It has an IPX8 waterproof construction and Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2 protection on the screen and rear glass. The phone is backed by a 3,700 mAh battery, like last year, with 25W charging and runs Android 13, with One UI 5.1.1 as the operating system.
Its cameras are the same as last year’s model, that is, a dual rear camera, which has a 12-megapixel primary sensor with an f/2.2 lens and a 123-degree field of view, along with a large camera 12-megapixel wide angle with dual-pixel autofocus and an f/1.8 lens, and a 10 MP selfie lens
Mobile price Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5
Samsung’s Flip style folding phone comes to the market in Lavender, Mint, Cream and Graphite colors and you can buy them both on its official website, with the possibility of adding covers and various accessories to get more out of it, and in classic stores such as Amazon or Media Markt.
It arrives with a price that starts at 1,209 euros for a complete 256 GB memory option. In addition, we have another purchase alternative, in case we need more storage, with 512 GB of memory, but which costs 120 euros more. Unless, of course, you buy the phone before August 10 and take advantage of the brand’s promotion that gives you the 512 GB version at the price of the 256 GB version.
- Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 (8 + 256 GB): 1,209 euros.
- Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 (8 + 512 GB): 1,329 euros.
Last year there weren’t that many, but this time the brands have stepped up and we already have something of another contender for this phone with a flexible Samsung screen.
- OPPO Find N2 Flip : The model that can be closest to this Z Flip 5, which has a slightly larger folding screen, but of similar quality, and a slightly smaller cover screen. It has a little less power, but its cameras and battery, as well as its fast charging, are better than that of the Samsung phone.
- Huawei P50 Pocket : A terminal that hit the market last year, weighed down by the absence of Google apps, but that boasts a larger internal panel, although the second screen is barely one inch. It also has a much more advanced camera and a larger battery and charging speed.
Review of Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 is, on the one hand, a minor update , as there are no real changes to the main screen, cameras or battery, while the overall design remains more or less the same as last year , grams up, grams down.
However, it is no less true that the external screen changes the experience of what we knew until now . It’s much more useful than the Flip 4’s small screen and has instant appeal that will catch consumers’ attention.
Ultimately, the small improvements that have been introduced in this phone serve to polish a smartphone that is positioned as the best in the catalog of phones with this format, but we continue to miss obvious innovations in terms of battery and camera, the two major weak points of the phone and we hope that Samsung will finally improve radically in the new Galaxy Z Flip6 model that we will see next year. The screen is great, the power overwhelming, the design exquisite, so the brand already knows where it has to work harder in the future .
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