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Compare the Samsung Galaxy Fold to the Z Flip

After the Samsung Galaxy Fold, Samsung brought out their second foldable smartphone with the Galaxy Z Flip. But the Z Flip isn't really the successor of the Fold. They're both different types of devices. For example, you use the Fold like a sort of tablet, while you easily carry the Z Flip when you fold it. In this article, we'll tell you more about the similarities and differences between these devices.

Samsung Galaxy Fold

512GB storage capacity | 7.3-inch Quad HD screen | Android 9.0
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  • The device has a large and wide 7.3-inch Quad HD screen when its unfolded, so you can use it as a tablet.
  • Thanks to the large 12GB RAM, you can smoothly switch between different apps.
  • You can also use the Fold when the phone is folded.
  • The Fold is heavier than other smartphones, and also fairly thick when you fold it.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip

256GB storage capacity | 6.7-inch Full HD screen | Android 10
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  • When you fold the Z Flip, the device is easy to carry in your pocket or bag.
  • You can fold the device into a 90-degree angle, which is handy when you make video calls or edit images.
  • Use the main camera combined with the smaller screen at the front of the device to take high-quality selfies.
  • The 3300mAh battery is a lot smaller than the one on the Galaxy Fold.

Design and screen

Screen difference Samsung Galaxy Fold Flip

Fold: vertical fold, can be used as tablet

The Samsung Galaxy Fold has a vertical fold. Unfolded, the device has a 7.3-inch Quad HD screen. This enormous screen is a lot wider and less rectangular than that of other smartphones. This way, you can use the phone as a sort of tablet. The large screen offers enough room for movies, series, and games. When you fold the phone, you see a 4.6-inch Full HD screen on the front. This screen is a lot smaller than the casing of the device. Yo use this screen on the front as you would use the screen of any other smartphone. When it's folded, the device isn't just heavier but also thicker than most other smartphones.

Samsung Z Flip vs Fold screen

Z Flip: horizontal fold, easy to carry with you

You fold the Galaxy Z Flip horizontally. The unfolded 6.7-inch Full HD screen has the same proportions as other smartphones. Unlike the Fold, you can fix the screen at a 90 degree angle. This is convenient when you're making a video call, for example. The software adapts to this position. On the top half of the screen, you see the image that you're editing with the controls on the bottom half. The folded devices easily fits in your bag or pocket. On the small 1.05-inch screen on the front displays, you can read notifications, operate your music, or see if you're looking good on your selfie.


Compare performance Samsung Fold or Flip

Fold: 12GB RAM, 4380mAh battery

The Fold has a powerful Snapdragon 855 processor, which opens demanding apps without difficulty. With the large 12GB RAM, you can also switch between different apps smoothly. Save your photos, videos, and files on the spacious 512GB storage. The device is powered by a substantial 4380mAh battery. This lasts the whole day, without needing a charge in between. You can charge the Fold wirelessly, but you can also use it to charge other accessories wirelessly. For example, you can provide your Galaxy Watch with power by placing it on the back of the Fold.

Samsung Z Flip performance

Z Flip: 8GB RAM, 3300mAh battery

The Snapdragon 855+ processor is slightly more powerful than the one in the Galaxy Fold. The 8GB RAM is less, on the other hand. Though it is still enough for you to multitask smoothly. The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip has a 256GB storage capacity for your photos, apps, and other files. The 3300mAh battery of the device isn't particularly large. That isn't surprising, since the fold in the middle doesn't leave much room for a battery. The Z Flip can also be charged wirelessly and can also be used to charge your smartwatch or Galaxy Buds, for example.


Camera Samsung Fold

Fold: 6 cameras, including a telephoto lens

You might need to look hard for them, but the Samsung Galaxy Fold has 6 fairly good cameras scattered over the device. The best cameras are on the back of the device. In addition to a 12-megapixel standard lens, you'll also find a 16-megapixel wide-angle lens and a 12-megapixel telephoto lens. This telephoto lens has a 2x optical zoom, which lets you bring objects 2 times closer without losing any quality. The front of the folded device has a 10-megapixel selfie camera. When you unfold the device, you'll also see 2 cameras for taking selfies. One of them is a 10-megapixel camera and the other a depth sensor. This adds depth-of-field to your selfies.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip camera

Z Flip: 3 cameras, no telephoto lens

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip has 3 reasonably good cameras. The back of the device has a 12-megapixel standard camera and a 12-megapixel wide-angle lens. This lens lets you photograph large groups and buildings in their entirety. When the device is folded, you also take selfies with these 2 cameras. On the small 1.05-inch screen on the outside you can check if you look good on the photo. Do you prefer to see yourself on a larger screen when you take a selfie? Use the 10-megapixel camera that is incorporated into the screen of the unfolded Z Flip.


Though the Samsung Galaxy Fold and Z Flip are alike because of their foldable screens, they're very different devices. It depends on your own preferences which device is the best fit for you. The Fold can be used as a small tablet, thanks to the large and wide screen. Compared to the Z Flip, this device also has a better battery and a larger RAM. The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip is very compact when it's folded, so it's easy to take with you. In addition, you can place the device in front of you at a 90 degree angle.

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