Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3: Ready to flip your experience

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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 is ready to flip user Experience, your opinion about flip phones, whatever you say.

Samsung has done mastery in making Flip and Fold phones. Samsung introduced 3rd generation Z Fold and Z Flip phones. Here we will talk about Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3. You can also read our review about Galaxy Z Fold 3.

There are many options for flip and fold devices but if you want a Flip phone, Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 is most practical Flip phone you get. Samsung continues the legacy of making best foldable devices.

Galaxy Z Flip 3 is for users who want to be in flip phone world or looking small phone. Z flip 3 is small yet big screen, cute looking phone with small form factor. Looks may be deceptive, Yes, it is strong and durable phone. Not at all Flimsy.   

In the process of evolution Z Flip 3 got better from previous generations, though it looks similar to 2nd generation Flip phone. Galaxy Z flip 3 has lots of improvements and its more durable. We can comment on durability on the basis of previous generations user experience, no complaints for such issue.

On top of that Z Flip 3 has more durable screen, armor Aluminum frame, water resistant, corning Gorilla glass victus protection. So, on papers it looks more durable we will learn more about build and design in later section.

If you don’t want to read much, go through Quick review and Opinion section, later in this post we are going to discuss in detail.

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Our Opinion:

Fold or Flip phones are meant for another level experience, we shouldn’t compare them with normal phone. Z flip 3 has different set of users, and it has slightly different user experience. This phone worth its price, and if you are looking for flip phone you must buy it. You can use it as your daily phone with no hiccups.

Galaxy Z Flip 3 is premium phone on premium pricing and you will get premium features of Samsung flagship phones.

Positives

Folded or unfolded Great Looks slim design, premium feel.

IPX8 rating, world first water resistant foldable series.

Bigger secondary screen.

Tougher and Durable, aluminum frame.

Flex mode, will flip your experience of using a phone.

Brighter and tougher display.

What could be improved?

Crease is visible on screen but you will be habitual

No S pen support

Battery life could be better, 15-watt charger support and not included in package.

Z Flip 3 specifications:

Variants and Price – 8GB/128GB – 84999, 8GB/256GB – 88999.

Network – 5G

Processor – Qualcomm Snapdragon 888

Storage – 256GB, 512GB UFS 3.1

Sim – Single Nano-SIM and e-SIM

Display- Dynamic AMOLED, 120 Hz6.7 inches 2640 x 1080 pixels

Secondary Display – SAMOLED 1.9 inches 260 x 512 pixels

Camera – 12 MP, wide OIS f/1.8,

                12 MP, ultra-wide f/2.4,

Selfie camera – 10 MP, punch hole

Sound – Stereo speakers

Battery – 3300 mAH

Charging – Fast charging 15W, wireless charging 10 W, reverse wireless charging 4.5W

Colors – Phantom Black, Cream

Weight- 184 g

Quick Review of Z Flip 3

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3is most practical flip phone, this is a premium phone, ok for the price as you will get some offer and discount on credit cards at launch. Launch price is less as compared to 2nd generation Flip Phone

Z Flip 3 has tougher and brighter display, Samsung claims it 80% tougher and more durable from prom previous generation.

Peak brightness of displays is 1200 nits. Each display offers good visibility in outdoor harsh lighting conditions.

Secondary display has much productive use, can be used as always on display, to read notifications, as a view finder while taking selfies or recording through main camera.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 is the part of Samsung’s, the first water resistant foldable phone series.

No Fancy high mega pixel cameras. Video quality is better, Good exposure balance and sharp video quality. Photo are good, with better dynamic range and details are sharp. Selfie camera is also good.

Z Flip 3 comes with one UI 3.1, which is based on Android 11, clean UI. I really like this. This comes with all premium camera features which any Samsung flagship phone offers.

Flex Mode is most interesting part in this phone, which allows you to perform multitasking. In half folded condition you can use this mode for video calling, video recording, doing other stuff while watching content. Many apps are optimized according to flex mode.

Battery life of Z flip 3 can be improved, as 3300 mAH is not sufficient for heavy user. Needs charge before day end. Supports 15 w charger but it is not included in package.

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 may look bulky because of the Gap near hinges when folded. When unfolded its truly a slim phone.

S pen support is not available.

Good to see good number of productivity apps are optimized according to the device.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 – Price and availability

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 is launched on 27th August 2021 along with Z fold 3, it is available for pre booking and will be released on 10th sept. 2021. Come in two storage option and only one RAM option – 8GB. Z flip has 2 color variants Cream and Phantom black available for booking as of now (7 sept.) in India.

128 GB is priced at 84,999.

256 GB is priced at 88,999.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 – Design and Build Quality

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Cute, tiny box having beautiful thing inside. As you know Z flip 3 is small when folded and slim and narrow when unfolded. It comes in small size box, by seeing you will come to know that charger is not there. It has type C data cable and few leaf inserts in the package.

This is s 6.9 mm slim phone, built on small form factor and can easily operated by single hand. At first flip looks delicate and you tend pay extra care while unfolding. Later on, you will enjoy its folding and unfolding. You will be in love with the tap sound when it folds.

Z flip 3 is improved in evolution process. With sturdy hinges it is, not at all flimsy. Not like other Flip phones you need two hands to open initially, than you will used to it.

Build quality of Z flip 3 is strong and have premium feel in touch and finish. Back is Glass with protection of Corning Gorilla glass victus, build on armor aluminum, which Samsung claims strongest metal used in smart phones.

When folded it has 1.9-inch secondary display near camera island on top flap. At the bottom you will find speaker grill, type C port and 2 mics. On top noise cancellation mic.

Right side volume rocker at upper end finger print sensor is given below volume rocker, which is also a power on/off button. Left side sim card tray is located, which has single sim option and another sim is e-SIM. Over all sturdy fit and finish and premium look, having tough screen protection, water resistant rating and strong aluminum frame. When unfolded it has glimpse of Pixel 2 XL.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 – Display and Sound

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Z flip 3 has 2 display, primary display is 6.7 inches, Dynamic AMOLED with 120 Hz refresh rate further enhanced the quality of user experience. Phone looks narrow and tall content experience is better with this screen.

At first crease on fold area is visible, from front and you can feel it while touch and operations. But you will not notice it with the time passing, and it doesn’t have impact on your media experience.

Main screen comes with protective thick polymer film, which Samsung claims 80% harder than previous generation. You don’t need to peel that film Samsung does not recommend that.

Screen is bright enough and produces bright colors which are easily visible in day light, while playing HDR video no color shifting was seen from sides or no color loss. Better display quality.

Secondary display is little big compared to previous flip phone. It can be customized by one UI for multiple use. Like to read notification of social media usage and always on display. it can also be used as viewfinder or secondary screen while recording or taking selfie from primary camera.

This secondary screen can be helpful for taking pictures from distance when alone. It has multiple utility you will find your own best.

Z flip has stereo speakers, sound output is loud enough, having base and treble, music experience is good. Which is like s21 ultra or s21. Doesn’t have 3.5 mm jack.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 – Flex Mode

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You can use this phone with half folded, this is called flex mode, multiple apps are optimized to work with flex mode. Flex mode allowed multi-tasking, like replying while watching video on upper half of phone. Scrolling while doing something else it is a different experience.

Flex mode works fine with camera, video, YouTube etc. multiple apps like google are optimized to work in flex mode. You can do some other work while on video call.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 – Camera

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Z Flip 3 has dual camera setup which each one is 12 MP, one is wide lens with aperture 1.8 and other is ultrawide lens with aperture 2.4, wide lens has optical image stabilization. Camera video quality is better with good exposure balance, sharp image and dynamic range.

Photo have decent picture quality, with dynamic range and sharp details. Low light images are also sharp and have details. In some situations, noise level increases.

Selfie camera is good images are sharp. Z flip camera have all the options of One UI, which can be accessible while unfolded. For camera lovers S21 and iPhone 12 are better in some tight spots where this camera lacks. Rest of the times camera takes good pictures.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 – Performance

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chip set, which is in most of the flagship devices. This phone comes, loaded with features like other flagship phones by Samsung.

Out of the box Z flip 3 comes with One UI 3.1 based on Android 11, which is the clean UI and has better resource management makes it fast.

Heating issues are with snapdragon 888 and it is across. Z flip 3 teds to heat day to day functions like, video call, recording in outdoors, but it doesn’t create problem.

You can easily use it for day to day use without problem. Games can be played easily; you know these devices not meant for hardcore gaming so comparing with normal screen gaming phone is not right. Though the chipset is capable of gaming. Both the are meant for different utility. It heats in outdoors near camera mount area, but acceptable. Battery performance is optimal, if you are a heavy user you need to charge it before day ends. For normal functionality it is sufficient for a day. Still a greater battery size expected.

Conclusion

After experiencing this phone, my mind is changed about foldable phones, I really liked it. Samsung Galaxy Z flip 3 is not for camera enthusiast, it performs ok in camera functionality. Fold or Flip phones are meant for some different experience, we shouldn’t compare them with normal screen phones.

This phone worth its price, and if you are looking for flip phone you must buy it. You can use it as your daily phone with no hiccups.

Galaxy Z Flip 3 is premium phone on premium pricing and you will get premium features of Samsung flagship phones. For this price, it worth it to have such experience.

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