Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 Review From A To Z

And much like the rest of these products, Samsung has chosen to improve upon the Galaxy Z Flip 4’s award-winning design rather than designing anything entirely new. The adjustments in this year’s model are still quite positive, although they aren’t as noteworthy as those in earlier models.

Review of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4’s design and main features

The Huawei P50 Pocket is still unavailable in the UK, while the upcoming Moto Razr launch is in doubt. As a result, the Z Flip 4’s folding design continues to be unique in our small corner of Europe. The Z Flip 4 transforms from a ‘regular’ sized handset to a pocketable square with half-size dimensions when folded in half, acting as a more contemporary version of the classic clamshell phone design.

This gimmick still works beautifully, and I personally like it better than the Galaxy Z Fold 4’s flip-to-enlarge design. I greatly like having something that can contract in size and fit in a constrained location, like a handbag or a little pocket on a pair of pants.

The Z Flip 4’s design has changed a little this year, however it’s difficult to see the changes with the unaided eye. Samsung claims that the phone’s hinge is a little bit smaller and that the bezels have shrunk to make using it with one hand simpler. Again, I didn’t see this while I was testing the phone, but the frame is now reflecting silver rather than matte plastic, and that is something you can see.

Review of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4: Displays

The internal Dynamic AMOLED 2x display has a diagonal measurement of 6.7 inches, a resolution of 2,640 by 1,080 pixels, and an adjustable refresh rate of 120 Hz. The Galaxy Z Flip 4’s secondary “cover” screen, meanwhile, is a narrow 1.9-inch, 512 x 260 touchscreen bar that spans the width of the device and is located below the phone’s two back cameras.

In the Flip 4, this secondary display provides a number of new capabilities and customization choices. Now, in addition to choosing between analog and digital clock designs, adding AR emoji characters, setting your own photographs as the background, and replying to messages with a selection of pre-programmed responses, emojis, and text-to-speech without having to open your phone, you may also do so.

The inside display of the phone is quite impressive when you open it up. It generates 95.6% of the sRGB color gamut and achieves an average Delta E colour variance score of 1.13 in the phone’s “Natural” mode, which is a significant gain over the previous version in terms of color accuracy.

With the auto-brightness option on and a torch shining on the phone’s ambient light sensor, the brightness has also been improved, measuring at 800cd/2. The inside display of the Z Flip 4 peaks at roughly 1,200cd/m2 during HDR playback as well, which is about as good as it gets right now.

Review of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4’s functionality and battery life

The Galaxy Z Flip 4 has 8GB of RAM and either 128GB, 256GB, or 512GB of storage. It is powered by the most recent Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 engine. Choose carefully because this cannot be expanded.

The Galaxy Z Flip 4 performs equally well in CPU and GPU-related processing workloads, as we’ve seen with other 8 Plus Gen 1 smartphones. The Z Flip 4 significantly outperformed the previous model, with multi-core performance increasing by up to 16% and single-core performance reaching 1,298 and 4,025 respectively on the Geekbench 5 test.

Review of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4: Cameras

The Galaxy Z Flip 4 has two cameras: a primary 12MP (f/1.8) sensor with optical image stabilization (OIS) and a secondary 12MP (f/2.2) 123-degree ultrawide. The main sensor, according to Samsung, is allegedly better this time around, thus this layout is comparable to that of the model from last year. The selfie camera has the same 10MP (f/2.4) resolution.

There are still many things to admire about the Z Flip 4’s photography talents despite the minimal update. Each photo has a nice level of clarity, efficient HDR utilization, and fairly muted saturation and contrast. With great skill in low light, you can take fantastic photos that burst with color.

In fact, I liked the nighttime photos from the Z Flip 4 better than the more expensive iPhone 13 Pro Max. Samsung’s foldable was better at piercing the night without losing much detail or adding an overly warm tone. I favored the blurred backgrounds of the Z Flip 4 in portrait photos, although the iPhone had somewhat more detail.

However, there is a significant loss of clarity when using the 12MP ultrawide camera, and pictures appear somewhat washed out. Since the trade-offs are typically too great for the tiny advantage you gain from being able to fit more things in the frame, I rarely find much use for wide-angle cameras, although the Z Flip 4’s ultrawide photos are usable in a pinch.

Conclusion of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 review

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 looks remarkably identical to its predecessor, as do all of Samsung’s August 2022 devices, with a few minor changes thrown in here and there for good measure. In general, this is a good thing.

In fact, the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1’s performance enhancements may be its finest new feature. Considering that one of our main issues with the previous model was its subpar battery life, the stamina gain is worth the upgrade on its own.

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