Samsung phones are a force to be reckoned with, encompassing 33.1% of the global mobile phone market. Their host of impressive features and functionality even put their competitor Apple to shame.
And it seems Samsung phone users agree. In 2021, Samsung reclaimed the top spot, shipping out 271 million units compared to Apple's 237.9 million units.
Now, with the release of the Galaxy Z Flip 4 and the Galaxy Z Fold 4, Samsung is looking to dominate the market once more. But just what does the Galaxy Z Flip 4 have to offer in terms of features and design?
In this guide, we'll detail 10 things you want to know about this all-new Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4. Keep reading below for more information.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 comes in 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB models.
The 128GB model boasts a price tag of $999 US. The price of the 256GB model is $1,099.99 in the U.S. The 512GB model Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 will carry a price of $1,219.99 in the U.S.
The Galaxy Z Flip 4 is thought to be a more affordable variation of the flip phone compared to its counterpart, the Galaxy Z Fold 4 which has a starting price of $1,799 for its basic 256GB model, $1,919 for the 512GB, and going as high as $2,159.99 US for its 1TB model.
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The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 is an innovative variation on the flip phone, incorporating a unique clamshell design for opening the phone vertically to reveal two screens that join into one larger screen display. It pops open when in use and folds away to stow in a purse, bag, or pocket when not in use.
The Galaxy Z Flip 4 measures 6.5" x 2.83" x 0.27" (165.2mm x 71.9mm x 6.9mm) when it is unfolded, not including the main screen frame. Folded up, it measures 3.34" x 2.83" x 0.67" at the hinge (84.9mm x 71.9mm x 17.1mm at the hinge), about the size of a standard square powder compact for reference. Sagging, it measures 0.63" (15.9mm).
It also has a lightweight design of 6.60 oz. or around 187 grams. It fits easily in your hand for comfortable all-day use. It is a sleek and stylish phone that also features a more squared design and redesigned hinge with a Gorilla Glass Victus exterior and an Armor Aluminum frame for durability.
An IPX8 rating ensures that the Galaxy Z Flip 4 provides 30 minutes of water resistance for up to 1.5 meters.
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The Galaxy Z Flip 4 features a 6.7" main screen display when fully unfolded and measured diagonally. With the rounded corners and camera hole, the full screen measures 6.6".
The main screen contains an FHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X display offering a 2640 x 1080-pixel resolution with 425 ppi for a crisp, clear dynamic picture. The ultra-thin glass is also 45% stronger compared to the Flip 3 model of the Samsung phone with a smaller bezel design.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 main screen is HDR10+ certified, meaning it meets the high standards for image brightness, contrast, detail, and colors that are true to life for superior picture quality. It has a refresh rate of up to 120Hz.
The cover screen measures 1.9" and contains a Super AMOLED Display. It has a 512 x 260-pixel screen resolution with 302 ppi.
There were many Galaxy Z Flip 4 rumors involving the improvement of its cameras over the Z Flip 3 model. There are 3 cameras total on this phone. A 10MP Selfie Camera on the front and 2 dual cameras on the back, a 12MP Ultra Wide Camera and a 12MP Wide-Angle Camera with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS).
Super clear Corning Gorilla Glass with a DX sensor for the Wide-Angle Camera and up to 10x digital zoom function. The primary camera can also be used as a selfie camera simply by tapping the power button twice and using the front screen for your viewfinder.
While these specs are still similar to the cameras on the Flip 3, Samsung claims that the 12MP has a 65% brighter sensor with 1.8-micron pixels. The result is better photography in low light.
As for the camera modes and features, it contains intelligent features like Scene Optimizer, shot suggestions, and the ability to scan QR codes. Scene Optimizer supports 30 different modes such as Face, Baby, Food, Dog, Cat, People, and more. Use AR features like AR Doodle and AR Emoji Camera, and camera settings like Motion Photo, Low Angle, and Selfie Color Tone.
For video recording, 4K UHD video records at 30 and 60 fps for 3840 x 2160 resolution, 1080p FHD video records at 30 and 60 fps for 1920 x 1080 resolution, and 720p HD video records at 30 fps for 1280 x 720 resolution.
The Samsung FlexCam feature utilizes the cameras on the Galaxy Z Flip 4 when the phone is half-closed.
5. Battery Life and Charging Capabilities
The Galaxy Z Flip 4 battery is a vast improvement over the Flip 3 model, upgraded from a 3,300mAh to a 3,700mAh larger capacity. It also supports much faster 25W charging capabilities.
Samsung says you can expect a 50% charge on the Z Flip 4 in just 30 minutes using a 25W adapter. You should be able to fully charge it in less than one hour or less versus the Flip 3's 1 hour and 40 minutes.
The Flip 4 has Fast Wireless Charging 2.0 at 15W. You can expect the battery life to last around 11.5 hours of total use with continuous video play without the lower power interval feature enabled and 9 hours total without it.
The Galaxy Z Flip 4 also phone supports reverse wireless charging so you can use it as a power bank for charging compatible Samsung accessories, like the Galaxy Watch 5. It does not come with a charger in the box.
6. Software and OS
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The imaginative CoverScreen OS lets users launch apps and games right on the cover screen. A feature that can not only save precious time spent responding to texts but also by limiting the wear, since you don't have to unfold it every time you want to use it.
Featuring a full-fledged app drawer, third-party widget support, and a dedicated media card for playback, the software is a full-featured launcher for your cover screen.
The screen can also convert into an Edge Lighting indicator for notifications, a caller ID for apps like WhatsApp and Telegram, and support for navigation gestures and full-size QWERTY keyboards. Using Samsung’s Flex Mode allows the use of the Z Flip 4’s cover screen even when the main display is in use.
The Galaxy Flip 4 comes with One UI 4.1.1 software installed. It runs on the Android 12 OS.
7. Network and Connectivity
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 5G phone operates on 5G Non-Standalone (NSA), Standalone (SA), and Sub6/mm-Wave connectivity as well as LTE Enhanced 4x4 MIMO, 7CA, LAA, LTE Cat.20 across all major cellular wireless networks. It offers download speeds of Up to 2.0Gbps and upload speeds of up to 200Mbps.
Wi-Fi connectivity permits your home, office, or to link through the 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, HE160, MIMO, or 1024-QAM connection.
Bluetooth® v 5.2 (LE up to 2Mbps) allows you to connect with and charge all Samsung-compatible devices. A location-enabling feature is for use by GPS, Galileo, Glonass, and BeiDou services.
The (NFC) Near Field Communication technology also allows your phone to transmit data, such as wireless payment information, to another unit nearby for use with the Samsung Pay feature.
8. Performance and Storage
Like its Galaxy Z Fold 4 phone model mentor, the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chip from Qualcomm powers the Galaxy Z Flip 4 as well. This provides CPU and GPU power efficiency, as well as a boost for faster CPU processing and GPU speeds.
There is no micro SD option to expand the existing storage. You should choose the best option from the existing 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB model options to fit your app and storage needs.
All price levels of the phone come with 8GB of RAM. Universal Flash Storage (UFS) 3.1 is specially designed to keep up with the demands of 5G operations.
9. Accessories and Other Features
For the audio options, it features surround sound with Dolby Atmos technology. It includes Dolby Digital and Dolby Digital Plus. There is no 3.5mm headphone port.
The SIM design is a single nano-SIM tray with eSIM support. The USB port is Type-C.
It comes with a side-mounted capacitive fingerprint sensor to lock and unlock the phone for extra security. You can also use facial recognition, password, PIN, and pattern security.
The Galaxy Z Flip 4 is also compatible with the following accessories:
One of the coolest features of the Galaxy Z Flip 4 is its array of color choices. There are 4 standard colors that come with the phone. They are Bora Purple, Graphite, Pink Gold, and Blue.
However, those who order directly from Samsung can access the Bespoke Color collection for the 256GB model. Browse through pre-selected color combos or create your own through the Bespoke Studio.
Choose from black, silver, or gold for the frame. For the front and back, you can pick from red, navy, white, green, and yellow. In total, this gives you 75 different color combination possibilities.
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