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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip

Informr score
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip currently has an Informr score of 8 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 57 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

What's good

  • Novel design
  • Convenient size
  • Good performance
  • Stable, durable hinge
  • Wireless charging

What's bad

  • Expensive
  • So-so battery life
  • Camera quality
  • Screens scratch easily
  • No headphone jack

It seems that every veteran phone company is on a mission to make a folding smartphone in 2020. Several models have hit the market but they’ve been a bit hit or miss in terms of quality and performance. Will Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip change this trend?


The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip has the novelty folding screen and pocket-friendly sizing of a flip phone with the full power of a modern smartphone. Reviewers said the hinge seems to hold up well to the abuse of folding and unfolding repeatedly.


The display has a solid design concept and seems to have perfected what many reviewers felt were disappointments with more recent attempts at a flip-style smartphone. The seam for the screen is barely noticeable when unfolded and the outside has a small screen for displaying incoming calls and notifications.

There aren’t any detectable bumps or odd warping on the screen. It can handle the stress of being folded and remains responsive without any issues. The outside has a smaller display that shows the time, date, notifications, and incoming calls though reviewers said that unless the contact’s name was short it often did not fit on the screen.

The Guardian said, “The notification panel on the outside is enough to show me there’s something important waiting or the time, but I wish it was slightly longer so scrolling text was easier to read.”


Reviewers advised that the phone performs great. However, because of the folding design there are a lot fewer features on the device. Still, the feature set was okay and didn’t impact their enjoyment in any significant ways.

Software & Storage

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip ships with a modified version Android 10. The management of split screen multitasking was a favorite among reviewers. The phone offers 256GB of storage space, so you don’t need to worry about running out of room for your apps and games anytime soon either.


Camera quality disappointed reviewers. They felt that it simply lacked for the price paid for the phone. It did an okay job taking pictures with decent detail, but it cannot keep up with the latest top-tier phone releases. It just won't capture details, texture, and lighting nuances the way other similarly priced phones might.

Battery Life

Battery life was also only so-so, lasting about 8 hours on a full charge. You will need to carry your USB-C cable if you’re a heavy phone user and even casual users will want to plug it in every night.


While no reviewers mentioned anything about the speakers on the phone, they had a lot to say about the absent headphone jack. This is because many experienced issues using their Bluetooth earbuds with the phone. Songs would often stutter as if the connection between the phone and the earbuds wasn’t strong enough.

Specs at a Glance

  • Glass and plastic chassis
  • Folding 6.7-inch super AMOLED display
  • Octa-core 2.95 GHz Qualcomm SM8150 Snapdragon 855 processor
  • 8GB of RAM
  • Android 10
  • 256GB of storage
  • 12MP front-facing lens/ 12MP rear-facing lens
  • 3300mAh battery

Bottom Line

Whether or not folding phones will ever become mainstream and overtake flat smartphones is unknown. The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip has improved what was lacking with its predecessor the Samsung Galaxy Fold. Despite this, reviewers are torn on whether that’s enough to make the grade. To many, it seems more like a novelty at this time.

Android Police says, “It's a folding vision from the future, loaded with flaws and bent like a scythe in preparation of the Flat Phone Reaping. Even if you don't buy the Z Flip (and you shouldn't), your current phone's days are numbered.”

The Verge states, “Samsung’s brand-new Galaxy Z Flip is the third folding screen phone that I’ve reviewed. It happens to also be the best folding screen phone I’ve reviewed — but don’t let that fool you. As with the Galaxy Fold and the Motorola Razr, the Z Flip is more of an expensive experiment than a real product anybody should buy.”

Tom’s Guide remarks, “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 [price], it’s hard to recommend this phone over more traditional flagships like the iPhone 11 Pro and Galaxy S20 Plus.”

Operating system
Operating system
2.95 GHz
2.95 GHz
Screen Size
Screen Size
12+ MP, f/1.8
12+ MP, f/1.8
3300 mAh

What the Critics Are Saying...

Tom's Guide
Tom's Guide

The Galaxy Z Flip was the best foldable phone, at least until the Galaxy Z Fold 2 came along. As clever as the design of the Flip is, 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
Hitech Century
Hitech Century

If you aim to make a decisive fashion statement while seeking one of the most compact phones that money can buy, the Galaxy Z Flip is your best bet with its ultra-compact clamshell design that unfurls into a massive 6.7-inch phone with respectable hardware and cameras. It’s not cheap but if you aim...

- Hitech Century

Sure, you can get better hardware, a better display, faster charging, longer battery life, a better camera, and all the rest of it, for the same money. But the Galaxy Z Flip has something that none of those alternatives can offer. That's why you'd buy this. If you want a clamshell phone with smartph...

- David McCourt, AndroidPIT

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

It isn’t the perfect device as the cover display could be improved, the raised bezels take a bit of time to get used to, it’s hard to find a protective case, and it is pricey, retailing for RM5,888. However, if you can look past that, this is more than enough for a daily driver. But more than anythi...

- Aiman Maulana, Pokde.Net

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

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Screen Size

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

2.95 GHz

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


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

12+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 12+ MP, f/1.8 camera.

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

256 GB

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


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

Release Date February 14, 2020
Regions Available USA, Canada, United Kingdom
Operating System Android 10

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Processor Qualcomm SM8150 Snapdragon 855+ (7 nm) Octa-core 2.95 GHz
Internal Storage 256 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.26 W/kg
Body: 0.96 W/kg
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Mobile / Cellular Data
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Memory Expansion Slot No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
12+ Megapixels, f/1.8
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
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 60 fps
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
10+ Megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
Aperture F2.4, HDR
Video Recording Parameters
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
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen, Infinity Flex Display
Power & Battery
Battery Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 3300 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging Yes
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Up to 1020 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to 780 minutes
Internet Use (Cellular) Up to 780 minutes
Talk Time Up to 2160 minutes
Standby Time Unknown
Mixed Usage
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Flip
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
Headset Jack No
External Speakers Yes
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Input / Keyboard Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Additional Information Other Names (AKA): Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4G
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