7.9/10
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The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip currently has an Informr score of 7.9 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 53 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
2.95 GHz
Screen Size
6.7"
Camera
12+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Stuff

While the Flip doesn’t pack the utility of a phone that turns into a tablet, like the Galaxy Fold, when it comes to wow-factor, the Z Flip still has it in spades. Is it worth the hefty asking price? Definitely not if you want maximum bang for buck; but if you can afford it and crave a compact clamsh...

- Basil Kronfli, Stuff
Expert Reviews

With the Z Flip, things have most definitely moved forward. This is a whole generation of newer technology and lessons have been learned. It’s a wholly usable product, brimming with clever technology and capabilities. Most users would have few issues using it as a daily smartphone.

- Jon Honeyball, Expert Reviews
Ausdroid

The phone is good, really good. But I just have too many niggly concerns about the durability of the device. There is a market segment that will buy one without hesitation. If you love Android and having the latest gadgets plus, have the budget for a Samsung Galaxy Z Flip, then absolutely – have at...

- Phil Tann, Ausdroid
The Guardian

It is the most interesting and exciting smartphone I’ve used in all my years of reviewing hundreds of the things, and more than just an expensive proof of concept. Having lasted far better than I expected, it bodes very well for the next generation of foldable devices due this year and next.

- Samuel Gibbs, The Guardian
Tom's Guide

The Galaxy Z Flip is the best foldable phone we’ve seen so far, topping the Galaxy Fold and Motorola Razr. But at a still-high $1,380, it’s hard to recommend this phone over more traditional flagships like the iPhone 11 Pro and Galaxy S20 Plus.

- Philip Michaels, Tom's Guide


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Common Questions


Samsung released the Galaxy Z Flip on February 14, 2020.


The Galaxy Z Flip price will vary depending on retailer, age, special offers and whether or not it's purchased with a service plan. If purchased with a 2 year service contract for example, you would likely pay much less for the phone itself up front. You can compare Samsung Galaxy Z Flip prices from around the web here on The Informr.


We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip user manual here.


Samsung backs up the Galaxy Z Flip with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your Galaxy Z Flip has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Samsung support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Samsung's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.



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Screen Size
6.7"

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip's screen size is 6.7 inches with 1080 x 2636 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.95 GHz

There is a Qualcomm SM8150 Snapdragon 855+ (7 nm) Octa-core 2.95 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 10 operating system (OS).

Camera
12+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 12+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 10+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
256 GB

Internal memory is 256 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
3300mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 3300 mAh battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 2160 minutes, 780 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

Galaxy Z Flip Specs

Overview
Release date February 14, 2020
Regions available USA, Canada, United Kingdom
Mobile / Cellular Data
4G/LTE
Networks
LTE:
700/850/1500/1700 /1900/2300/2500/2600 MHz
CDMA:
800/850/1900 MHz
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/1700/1900 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card size
Nano-SIM
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 10

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Processor Qualcomm SM8150 Snapdragon 855+ (7 nm) Octa-core 2.95 GHz
Internal Storage 256 GB
RAM 8 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.26 W/kg
Body: 0.96 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Power & battery
Battery Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 3300 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Up to: 1020 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 780 minutes
Internet Use (Celluar) Up to: 780 minutes
Talk Time Up to: 2160 minutes
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Design type Flip
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Aluminium
Colors Mirror Purple, Mirror Black, Mirror Gold
Dimensions [H x W x D] 16.73 x 7.36 x 0.72 cm (6.6 x 2.9 x 0.3 in)
Weight 183 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology Dynamic AMOLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 2636 pixels
Pixel density 425 pixels
Size 6.7 inches
Secondary Display Super AMOLED, 300 x 112 pixels, 1.1 inches
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Digital Compass
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen, Infinity Flex Display
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot No
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC Yes
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet Yes
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 1.8
Resolution
12+ megapixels
Multi-camera
Yes
Zoom
No
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, Multi-shot, Night mode, Panorama, Self-timer, 2nd camera feature (12 MP, F2.2, Ultrawide), HDR
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 60 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
10+ megapixels
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
Aperture F2.4, HDR
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AMR, MIDI, MP3, M4A, OGG, WMA, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, 3G2 / 3GPP2, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, MPEG-4
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack No
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps Google Apps, Outlook, LinkedIn, OneDrive, Facebook, Netflix, Spotify
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Critic Reviews


Stuff

Flipping heck, an almost durable foldable!

from Stuff

While the Flip doesn’t pack the utility of a phone that turns into a tablet, like the Galaxy Fold, when it comes to wow-factor, the Z Flip still has it in spades. Is it worth the hefty asking price? Definitely not if you want maximum bang for buck; but if you can afford it and crave a compact c...More

While the Flip doesn’t pack the utility of a phone that turns into a tablet, like the Galaxy Fold, when it comes to wow-factor, the Z Flip still has it in spades. Is it worth the hefty asking price? Definitely not if you want maximum bang for buck; but if you can afford it and crave a compact clamshell that unfurls into a full-screen smartphone, it’s the only phone worth considering right now.

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Expert Reviews

The best foldable phone yet

from Expert Reviews

With the Z Flip, things have most definitely moved forward. This is a whole generation of newer technology and lessons have been learned. It’s a wholly usable product, brimming with clever technology and capabilities. Most users would have few issues using it as a daily smartphone.

Read full review

With the Z Flip, things have most definitely moved forward. This is a whole generation of newer technology and lessons have been learned. It’s a wholly usable product, brimming with clever technology and capabilities. Most users would have few issues using it as a daily smartphone.

Read full review

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Ausdroid

It’s a flippin’ good phone, but I wouldn’t buy one yet

from Ausdroid

The phone is good, really good. But I just have too many niggly concerns about the durability of the device. There is a market segment that will buy one without hesitation. If you love Android and having the latest gadgets plus, have the budget for a Samsung Galaxy Z Flip, then absolutely – have at it!

Read full review

The phone is good, really good. But I just have too many niggly concerns about the durability of the device. There is a market segment that will buy one without hesitation. If you love Android and having the latest gadgets plus, have the budget for a Samsung Galaxy Z Flip, then absolutely – have at it!

Read full review

Less

The Guardian

Still the most interesting phone of the year

from The Guardian

It is the most interesting and exciting smartphone I’ve used in all my years of reviewing hundreds of the things, and more than just an expensive proof of concept. Having lasted far better than I expected, it bodes very well for the next generation of foldable devices due this year and next.

Read full review

It is the most interesting and exciting smartphone I’ve used in all my years of reviewing hundreds of the things, and more than just an expensive proof of concept. Having lasted far better than I expected, it bodes very well for the next generation of foldable devices due this year and next.

Read full review

Less

Tom's Guide

Currently the best foldable phone you can buy

from Tom's Guide

The Galaxy Z Flip is the best foldable phone we’ve seen so far, topping the Galaxy Fold and Motorola Razr. But at a still-high $1,380, it’s hard to recommend this phone over more traditional flagships like the iPhone 11 Pro and Galaxy S20 Plus.

Read full review

The Galaxy Z Flip is the best foldable phone we’ve seen so far, topping the Galaxy Fold and Motorola Razr. But at a still-high $1,380, it’s hard to recommend this phone over more traditional flagships like the iPhone 11 Pro and Galaxy S20 Plus.

Read full review

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Tech Advisor

Looks great, offers solid performance and flagship features

from Tech Advisor

The Galaxy Z Flip is the first foldable phone that I really think you should buy - if you can afford it. It's not perfect - the camera, battery, and fingerprint sensor all have their flaws - but Samsung has nailed the form factor, making the Z Flip a joy to use.

Read full review

The Galaxy Z Flip is the first foldable phone that I really think you should buy - if you can afford it. It's not perfect - the camera, battery, and fingerprint sensor all have their flaws - but Samsung has nailed the form factor, making the Z Flip a joy to use.

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DxOMark

There are better performers for serious selfie shooters in this price range

from DxOMark

Overall image quality from the Z Flip’s front camera is quite a ways off the performance of other recent flagships we’ve tested. Although indoor and outdoor exposure, dynamic range, and color are more than reasonable, they’re not excellent. Add to that limited range of focus and low texture...More

Overall image quality from the Z Flip’s front camera is quite a ways off the performance of other recent flagships we’ve tested. Although indoor and outdoor exposure, dynamic range, and color are more than reasonable, they’re not excellent. Add to that limited range of focus and low texture, mediocre bokeh shots, as well as generally poor low-light results, and selfies from the Z Flip won’t blow your socks off. With its folding screen the main selling point, you may be prepared to sacrifice a bit of camera quality for its convenience and portability, but there are better performers for serious selfie shooters in this price range.

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Ausdroid

It feels normal and that’s amazing

from Ausdroid

Folding devices are coming of age before our eyes and the future looks pretty darn good. At the moment though, folding phones are a yet to be proven technology. As good as they have become in a short space of time, it still feels like first generation technology and as a result, not quite ready for everyday use by “average” users.

Read full review

Folding devices are coming of age before our eyes and the future looks pretty darn good. At the moment though, folding phones are a yet to be proven technology. As good as they have become in a short space of time, it still feels like first generation technology and as a result, not quite ready for everyday use by “average” users.

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Cnet

For most people it is still far more of an experiment than a dependable daily driver

from Cnet

I know the Galaxy Z Flip isn't the perfect phone or the most powerful. It doesn't have the best cameras or battery life. It is laughably expensive. And yet I can't stop using it. After three months, is the Galaxy Z Flip worth $1,380? Yes. The high price reflects that it is a phone that can physic...More

I know the Galaxy Z Flip isn't the perfect phone or the most powerful. It doesn't have the best cameras or battery life. It is laughably expensive. And yet I can't stop using it. After three months, is the Galaxy Z Flip worth $1,380? Yes. The high price reflects that it is a phone that can physically fold in half. Should you pay $1,380 for this phone? No. But for those of you who want to flirt with the Wild West of mobile phone design, the Z Flip offers much to enjoy.

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PCWorld

Killer form-factor, lethal price-tag

from PCWorld

Early foldable devices like the Fold and the Z Flip make a great argument for why foldable screens and the form-factors they enable are cool but they struggle to convey a rationale for why they’re worth the trouble - let alone the money. When spending less money gets you a better display, longe...More

Early foldable devices like the Fold and the Z Flip make a great argument for why foldable screens and the form-factors they enable are cool but they struggle to convey a rationale for why they’re worth the trouble - let alone the money. When spending less money gets you a better display, longer battery life, sharper optics, 5G connectivity and less worries, being able to fold a 6.7-inch screen in on itself doesn’t seem nearly so tempting. With the Galaxy Z Flip, the future isn’t quite here but it feels like Samsung are so very close.

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