A pioneer in foldable smartphones, Samsung has struck again hard by launching the new generations of its two series, the Galaxy Z Fold3 and Galaxy Z Flip3. In two years, the Korean firm has made gigantic progress and aims to democratize these phones of a new kind. But what are the differences between the Galaxy Z Fold3 and the Galaxy Z Flip3, and most importantly, which one to choose? If these devices bend over backward, SFR Actus bent over backward to help you make your choice!
GALAXY Z FOLD3 AND Z FLIP3: A DIFFERENT FOLDING DIRECTION
The main difference between the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 and the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3, the one that allows you to immediately distinguish which device it is, is quite simply the direction of folding, and therefore opening, of the ‘screen. The Z Fold3 is the one that opens like a book, with two screens placed against each other in the folded position. This does not prevent you from being able to use the device when it is closed, thanks to the imposing external screen, measuring 6.2 inches, and allowing the Z Fold3 to be used as a classic smartphone.
For its part, the Galaxy Z Flip3 has a clamshell opening, that is to say vertically. It’s smaller, and in a closed position, its external 1.9-inch mini-screen will only allow you to read notifications, or take a selfie. The style is therefore very different between the two models, because although both are foldable, their use differs a lot, as we will be able to see later.
GALAXY Z FOLD3 AND Z FLIP3: A BIG DIFFERENCE
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 is, therefore, larger than the Galaxy Z Flip3. This is very logical because it ultimately has 2 screens, the external 6.2 inches, and the internal, which in the unfolded position measures 7.6 inches and becomes worthy of a tablet, allowing multifunction use: it is thus possible to accomplish up to 3 tasks simultaneously, by opening windows on the big screen. The Z Flip3 for its part only has a single screen, with a very comfortable 6.7-inch diagonal. Folded up, the device is just 87.3mm tall, while the Z Fold3 peaks at 158.2mm. If your preference is for space-saving smartphones, then the Z Flip3 is simply a must-have. Be careful not to forget it in your pocket: the Z Flip3 weighs only 183 grams,
GALAXY Z FOLD3 AND Z FLIP3: PHOTO CONFIGURATIONS
The photo configuration of the two devices also makes the difference. The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 benefits from a nice innovation, with the 4 Megapixel sub-screen camera, allowing the image to occupy 100% of the panel, as well as a 10 Megapixel sensor in the bubble, for selfies in the folded position. For the Z Flip3, the selfie camera is also 10 Megapixels, but it appears in a typical punch of Samsung’s Galaxy smartphones. The advantage is that with the Z Flip3, you can easily put your phone on a table or desk:
Outside, the Z Fold3 has three 12-megapixel sensors (ultra-wide-angle, wide-angle, and telephoto), the Z Flip3 also has two 12-megapixel sensors (ultra-wide-angle and wide-angle). , and ignoring the telephoto lens. In both cases, the photo configuration is therefore solid, and the foldable side of the devices allows new uses.
GALAXY Z FOLD3 AND Z FLIP3: TECHNICAL SHEETS
In terms of technical sheets, the Z Fold3 and Z Flip3 again have many points in common. The screens of both models are Dynamic AMOLED 2X with a refresh rate of 120 Hz, for top picture quality. The onboard processor is also the same, namely a Snapdragon 888. Where the difference will be made is in terms of RAM, the Z Fold3 having 12 GB of RAM, against 8 GB for the Z Flip3. The storage capacity also differs, with models at 256 and 512 GB for the Z Fold3, against 128 and 256 GB for the Z Flip3. The Z Fold3 necessarily requiring more energy, with its imposing dual-screen, the battery is also more substantial: 4400 mAh, against 3300 mAh for the Z Flip3. For optimal protection, both models are covered with Gorilla Victus glass,
Another difference, which also explains the different possible uses for the two models: the Z Fold3 is compatible with the S Pen, the Samsung stylus, which allows it to be more easily used in work mode for creatives. Very clearly, the Z Fold3 seems to be a modern-day Blackberry, in a much-improved version and designed for fast, efficient, and intuitive use, while the Z Flip3 is more of a “handbag” model, thanks to its magnificent look. giving it the appearance of a fashion accessory. Moreover, the colors offered do not deceive: the Z Fold3 is available in Black, Green, and Silver, and the Z Flip3 in Black, Cream, Olive, and Lavender.