Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 vs. Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 vs. Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3

Samsung’s foldable phones are back and this time, they come with new improved features and specs. The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 and the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 are two of the most highly anticipated smartphones of the year. If you want to join on the foldable trend but are not sure which one to choose between the two, here are the specs and key points of both smartphones.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 is the more compact smartphone out of the two and it is the one that folds vertically. When the smartphone is folded, it measures 3.4 x 2.8 x 0.63 inches and when it is opened, 6.5 x 2.8 x 0.27 inches. At a mere weight of 6.5 ounces, the smartphone is so light that you will barely feel in your pocket.

The Galaxy Z Flip3 features a 1.9-inch cover display on the front and a 6.7-inch main display with a 120Hz refresh rate. The cover display is also a touchscreen display that allows you to interact with several widgets, without having to open the phone. You can also access the camera through the cover display to take photos and videos by pressing the power button.

As for the system’s specs, the smartphone is equipped with a Snapdragon 888 processor, like the Galaxy Z Fold3, so you are bound to receive the same, or similar, fast and efficient performance. The Galaxy Z Flip comes with 8GB of RAM with the option of either 128GB or 256GB of storage. The battery capacity of the smartphone is a decent 3300mAh but that should be enough for the average user. There is fast charging capability of up to 15W so you can still save on charging time.

Samsung has equipped the Galaxy Z Flip3 with dual rear cameras that are located beside the front display and one selfie camera on the inside of the phone. The dual rear cameras are both 12MP with one being a wide-angle camera and the other with an ultra-wide lens. The selfie camera is a 10MP lens, and when combined with the phone’s Flex Mode, you can use it to make hands-free video calls.

Pricewise, the Galaxy Z Flip3 is the cheaper option between these two smartphones, but it is still rather pricey. If you are looking for a quirky foldable phone and is not too hung up on the lack of certain feature, the Galaxy Z Flip3 might be worth it.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3

You have heard of a tablet doubling up as a laptop, but the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 is a phone that doubles up as a table. When it is folded, the smartphone measures 6.2 x 2.6 x 0.56 inches, but when it is opened, the display can stretch out to 7.6 inches, offering tons of space for all sorts of features. The smartphone weighs about 9.55 ounces, which can be pretty heavy.

Both the interior and exterior display of the Galaxy Z Fold3 feature 120Hz refresh rates, which offers a smooth and efficient viewing experience. Multitasking is the key feature of this smartphone, and you can simultaneously run up to three apps on the same interior screen. Samsung has also begun working with developers to optimize certain apps for the large display.

The Galaxy Z Fold3 shares the same processor as the Galaxy Z Flip3, a Snapdragon 888, but it comes with 12GB of RAM which promises more power to smoothly run multiple apps at once. Storage options are also better because you can choose between 256GB or 512GB. This smartphone also has a larger battery capacity than the other model, at 4400mAh. It can also support 25W of fast charging.

As for cameras, the Galaxy Z Fold3 is equipped with a triple rear camera setup, one camera on the front, and another under-display camera on the interior display. The rear cameras include a wide lens, an ultra-wide lens, and a telephoto lens and all three are 12MP cameras. The front camera is a 10MP camera while the camera for the interior display is a 4MP camera.

The Galaxy Z Fold3 may be pricier than the Galaxy Z Flip3 but there are more perks. For example, if you are an artist, you can unleash your creativity by using Samsung’s S-Pen on the drawing apps. If you are looking for a versatile phone and do not mind the premium price, the Galaxy Z Fold3 is a great choice for you.

Verdict

Both phones are great smartphones, so the choice is up to you and what your needs are. If you want a versatile phone that doubles up as a tablet, go for the Galaxy Z Fold3 but if you want something compact and light, the Galaxy Z Flip would be the better choice.

While the two models have their differences, they also share a few similarities outside of the device. For example, both models do not come with a charger in the box so make sure you already have a USB-C charger or a wireless charging pad on hand before purchasing either model. Also, as with most Samsung smartphones, both the Z Flip3 and the Z Fold3 are compatible with a wide range of Samsung accessories like the Samsung smartwatches and the Galaxy Buds.



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