Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3
The Galaxy Z Flip3 is the best shot a foldable has had till date to become a mainstream product instead of a premium niche.
The Z Flip3 gets a 1.9 inches Super AMOLED outer display with 260 x 512 pixels resolution. The added functionality you get this time around is widgets. While these are helpful to some extent, we think most of these things are available via a normal Always-on Display.
The main display is a 6.7-inch foldable FHD+ Dynamic AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate support plus the crease is still visible. The screen is also HDR10+ certified and the HDR performance is commendable.
The battery on Flip3 is bad, the presence of a power-hungry 120Hz screen with the ever-thirsty Snapdragon 888 only makes matters worse for the 3300mAh cell. It takes almost 2 hours to charge the phone from 0 to 100%.
There’s a single SIM card slot on the left edge, while the power button and volume rocker both sit on the right edge. We get a Type-C port, a speaker grille and microphones on the bottom. There’s no 3.5 headphone jack, also you can’t use a microSD card.
Sound output here is done via a stereo setup with the earpiece doubling up as the second speaker. The speakers here are quite loud and sound quality is good enough.
The Z Flip3 is powered by Snapdragon 888 SoC and the performance here is top-notch, with no real stutters or lags at all, however, the Z Flip3 isn’t meant for power users.
The SD888 enables you to play the most demanding games at their highest possible settings here, and the extra tall screen comes in really handy in games like BGMI, but the Z Flip 3 isn’t meant to be a gaming powerhouse.
The Z Flip 3 runs on Android 11 with OneUI 3.1 on top. The first and probably most useful feature here is the ‘Flex Mode’. Other software features work like a charm.
It sports a 12MP main camera with OIS, coupled with a 12MP Ultrawide camera on the rear and a 10MP shooter on the front. The cameras on the Z Flip3 are more than sufficient for point and shoot usage. Selfies aren’t the sharpest but again, they will suffice for social media uploads and more.
The Z Flip3 is a start of something new, like what a Levi’s Jeans is to a Cotton County one, what a Starbucks coffee is over a CCD coffee. It’s about the feeling of being special, being able to stand out from the crowd.