Recently, Samsung unveiled two new foldable smartphones, and we’re here to compare them. The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 should be contrasted. Although both of these phones are foldable, they differ greatly from one another. They undoubtedly have a variety of customers in mind. The Galaxy Z Flip 4 is mainly geared toward everyday customers who desire a foldable phone. Definitely, the Galaxy Z Fold 4 is more geared for power users.
Although they have entirely distinct form factors, they also have a lot in common. They share several internal components, and their software builds are rather comparable. Of course, there are differences. In this comparison, we’ll discuss those topics in order to potentially assist you in selecting the gadget that best meets your needs. We’ll start by outlining their specifications before moving on to a comparison of the two phones in a variety of areas.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 Specifications Display size Display: 6.7-inch fullHD Dynamic AMOLED (foldable, 120Hz) 1.9-inch Super AMOLED display as a backup (cover) (flat, 60Hz) The main display is a 7.6-inch fullHD Dynamic AMOLED 2X. (foldable, 120Hz) 6.2-inch HD Dynamic AMOLED 2X display, secondary (cover) (flat, 120Hz) display resolution Main: 2640 x 1080 260 x 512 for the secondary (cover) Main: 2176 x 1812 Secondary (Cover): 2316 x 904 SoC First-generation Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 8GB (LPDDR5) 12GB RAM (LPDDR5) 256GB/512GB/1TB (UFS 3.1), non-expandable storage 128GB/256GB/512GB backup cameras OIS, Dual Pixel PDAF, f/1.8 aperture, 24mm lens, 12MP, 1.8um pixel size 123-degree field of view, f/2.2 aperture, 1.12um pixel size, 12MP Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS, f/1.8 aperture, 24mm lens, 50MP, with 1.0um pixels 10MP, f/2.4 telephoto lens, 67mm focal length, 1.0um pixel size, PDAF, OIS, and 3x optical zoom 12MP (1.12um pixels, f/2.2 aperture, 123° field of view) entrance cameras 10MP (1.22um pixels, f/2.4 aperture, 26mm lens) f/1.8 aperture, a 26mm lens, a 2.0um pixel size, and an under-display for the main: 4 MP Secondary: 10MP (1.22um pixels, f/2.2 aperture, 24mm lens) 3,700mAh non-removable battery with 25W wired, 15W wireless, and 4.5W reverse wireless charging. 4,400mAh non-removable battery with 4.5W Wireless PowerShare, 15W wireless charging, and 25W cable charging. Dimensions: 165.2 x 71.9 x 6.9 mm when unfolded 84.9 x 71.9 x 15.9–17.1 mm when folded 155.1 x 130.1 x 6.3mm when unfolded 155.1 x 67.1 x 15.8 mm when folded Size 187 grams 263 grams Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.2, USB Type-C, 5G, LTE, NFC, and other connectivity options Security fingerprint scanner on the side fingerprint scanner on the side OS Android 12One UI version 4.1.1 Android 12One UI version 4.1.1 cost $999.99 $1,799 Buy Samsung Samsung DESIGN DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE SAMSUNG GALAXY Z FLIP 4 AND Z FOLD 4 Both the Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Fold 4 have a glass back and an armor metal frame. On the backs of both of them as well as the tops of their cover displays, Gorilla Glass Victus is present. While the Galaxy Z Fold 4 folds horizontally, the Galaxy Z Flip 4 is clamshell foldable and folds vertically. The Galaxy Z Fold 4 is obviously a larger phone here; it can be used as a tablet when fully opened and a huge phone when folded.
Advertisement It’s intriguing, though, how much higher the Galaxy Z Flip 4 is when opened up. At 187 grams, it is significantly lighter. The Galaxy Z Fold 4 is still fairly heavy despite weighing 263 grams less than its predecessor. Both gadgets are fairly slippery and have IPX8 certification for water resistance. That is not surprising given that they are made of both metal and glass.
They are intended for entirely different kinds of consumers, as was already mentioned. Unless you’re a tech enthusiast, people interested in one device are unlikely to be interested in the other. The Galaxy Z Fold 4 is a better option for you if you want big phones in all configurations. Get the Galaxy Z Flip 4 if you want something more useful but still extremely spectacular.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip vs. Z Fold: Display Comparison There are some sizable display-related variances here. The main display on the Galaxy Z Flip 4 is 6.7 inches fullHD (2640 x 1080). That has a 120Hz refresh rate and has a foldable Dynamic AMOLED 2X display. With a peak brightness of 1,200 nits, it supports HDR10 content. The phone’s 1.9-inch cover display is a 260 x 512 Super AMOLED LCD with Gorilla Glass Victus covering it.
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On the other hand, the Galaxy Z Fold 4 has a main 7.6-inch 2176 x 1812 Foldable Dynamic AMOLED 2X display. This display has a peak brightness of 1,200 nits, a 120Hz refresh rate, and it does support HDR10 content. The phone’s 6.2-inch cover display has a resolution of 2316 x 904 pixels. That display is likewise a Dynamic AMOLED 2X model, and it boasts a refresh rate of 120Hz. It is shielded by Victus Gorilla Glass.
For what they are, each of these displays is pretty interesting. They have excellent viewing angles, are sufficiently crisp, and are pretty bright. There isn’t much to criticize here, and they are also pretty colorful. The foldable panels’ wrinkle is still discernible, although it is unquestionably less prominent than on their predecessors. Instead of using a waterdrop hinge, which would have further reduced the visibility of the crease, Samsung chose water resistance.
Advertisement Performance Comparison of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Galaxy Z Fold 4 Hardware-wise, both phones are both really powerful. Does that equate to effective performance? Yes, that is true, of course in conjunction with software optimization. Both of these smartphones are powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC. That is Qualcomm’s most potent chip to date, and it significantly outperforms the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 in terms of performance. Although it is slightly more powerful, it uses less energy and heats up less.
Additionally, both phones use UFS 3.1 flash storage and LPDDR5 RAM. Although the Galaxy Z Fold 4 has greater RAM, you won’t notice it in normal use. The Galaxy Z Flip 4 has more than enough RAM (8GB). Given the fairly identical performance-related internals and software builds, their performances are actually quite close, which is not surprising. The Galaxy Z Flip 4 comes with Android 12 on top, while the Galaxy Z Fold 4 has Android 12L already pre-installed.
They are highly quick in normal, everyday performance. Really, it doesn’t matter what you do, whether it’s web browsing, streaming material, shooting pictures, altering images, or anything else. In fact, the same is true in gaming. These two phones will operate about as well as other phones in their class, so you probably won’t notice any lag. You may anticipate generally smooth and dependable functioning, with the rare hitch here and there.
Advertisement Battery Comparison of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Galaxy Z Fold 4 How long does the battery last? The Galaxy Z Flip 4 significantly improves on the Galaxy Z Flip 3’s battery life, though. With the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Samsung included a 400mAh larger battery this time around, which makes a significant difference. There is a 3,700mAh battery in that phone. On the other hand, the Galaxy Z Fold 4 has the same 4,400mAh battery as its predecessor.
The Galaxy Z Flip 4 now has significantly longer battery life. Even if it’s not the finest we’ve ever seen, this phone can now easily get you through the day. I mean, for the most part. For the most part, at least, such was not the case with the Galaxy Z Flip 3. The battery life of the Galaxy Z Fold 4 is adequate and is somewhat better than that of its predecessor. If you use the phone heavily and rely primarily on the main display, you can still kill it before the end of the day.
Although neither phone ships with a charging brick, both enable 25W wired charging. If you don’t already have one, you’ll need to buy that separately. Both smartphones feature 5W reverse wireless charging as well as 15W wireless charging. Therefore, their charging specifications are essentially the same this time. The smaller battery will, of course, allow the Galaxy Z Flip 4 to charge more quickly.
Advertisement Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Galaxy Z Fold 4 both have better cameras than their predecessors thanks to the Cameras Samsung update. The fact is that the setups on these two phones are really dissimilar. Despite an improved primary sensor, the Galaxy Z Flip 4 still has two 12-megapixel cameras on the back. It features a new lens and bigger pixels. Now that the visuals are brighter and more colorful, it is easier to see them in dim light.
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The main camera of the Galaxy Z Fold 4 has, on the other hand, experienced a significant improvement. A 50-megapixel main camera with an f/1.8 aperture, OIS, and Dual Pixel PDAF is now part of it. That translates to visuals that are more detailed, and they also appear to be more evenly balanced than before. The telephoto camera also performs admirably, while the software has largely improved the ultrawide camera.
Advertisement Overall, the Galaxy Z Fold 4 is a more capable photography smartphone than the iPhone X, but both of them perform admirably. Although these are not the best camera smartphones available, few people will object to them. The 10-megapixel selfie camera on the cover display more than makes up for the Galaxy Z Fold 4s’ 4-megapixel selfie camera on the main display, though.
AUDIO The stereo speakers of the Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Fold 4 are both separate. They were adjusted by AKG, and they sound rather rich. Those speakers are likewise excellent. Even at the loudest volumes, the distortion is barely audible. They also have very clear vocals and are quite well-balanced. We can’t really grumble too much about this place.
Both phones lack an audio jack, so your options are Bluetooth or the Type-C port on the bottom of each device. Both devices support Bluetooth 5.2, A2DP, and LE. By the way, aptX HD is also available on the Galaxy Z Fold 4.