Samsung's Android 12-equipped folding smartphone 'Galaxy Z Flip 4' overseas review summary, there is no noticeable evolution, but the design and battery are slightly improved
Galaxy UNPACKED 2022 '' held on August 10, 2022. Hands-on reviews that actually touched the Galaxy Z Flip 4 have been published in various media overseas, so I summarized them.
Samsung announced the foldable smartphone `` Galaxy Z Flip 4 '' at the new product launch event ``
Introducing Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 and Galaxy Z Fold4: The Most Versatile Devices, Changing the Way We Interact With Smartphones – Samsung Global Newsroom
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 hands-on: Flippin' gorgeous | Android Central
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 review in-progress: The fun foldable gets refined | Tom's Guide
Galaxy Z Flip 4 Hands-on: Under the radar and impressive
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 Hands-on Review - PhoneArena
Below is a table summarizing the specifications of the Galaxy Z Flip 4. Compared to the previous generation model Galaxy Z Flip 3 , the size is slightly smaller, but the weight is slightly increased. Although the display and memory capacity have not changed, the SoC will be Snapdragon 8 + Gen 1 announced in May 2022, and the battery capacity will also increase. The previous model was compatible with Bluetooth 5.1, but the Galaxy Z Flip 4 supports Bluwtooth 5.2. In addition to the models with 128 GB and 256 GB of built-in storage, it is also a point that a 512 GB model has been added.
|Galaxy Z Flip 4|
(When folded: 84.9mm x 71.9mm x 17.1mm)
|SoCs|| Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1|
・CPU: Cortex-X2 x 1 core, Cortex-A710 x 3 cores, Cortex-A510 x 4 cores ・Aderno 730
|internal storage||128GB, 256GB, 512GB|
|Display (main)|| 6.7 inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X|
Resolution: 2640 x 1080 pixels, 426ppi
Refresh rate: 120Hz
Brightness: 1200 nits HDR10+
|Display (sub)|| 1.9 inch Super AMOLED|
Resolution ・260 x 512 pixels
|Camera (rear)|| Wide-angle 12 megapixel, f/1.8, size 1.12 μm|
Ultra wide-angle 12 megapixel, f/2.2, angle of view 123 degrees, size 1.8 μm, optical image stabilization
|camera (selfie)||10 megapixel wide angle, f/2.4|
|movie||4K/30/60fps, 1080p/60/240fps, 720p/960fps|
|Waterproof and dustproof performance||IPX8|
|colour||Bora purple, pink gold, graphite, blue|
|price||From $ 999 (about 133,000 yen)|
Regarding the design, smartphone-related news site MobileSyrup said, ``Galaxy Z Flip 4 covered with glass and metal has a very luxurious feel, and the glass has a matte finish, so fingerprints do not stick to it. It's slightly better than the model.' However, it is said that there is no big change in appearance except that the glass has a matte finish. Phone Arena , a smartphone-related news site, said, ``There is nothing new in the design of the Galaxy Z Flip 4. Unfortunately, it is very difficult to open the Galaxy Z Flip 4 with one hand (as with the previous model), and in most cases You have to use both hands to do it,” he said.
Also, Phone Arena said, ``There was a rumor that the folds on the screen were less noticeable on the Galaxy Z Flip 4, but to be honest, there was no improvement. It looks unchanged,' he said.
Android Central said, 'When I first saw the Galaxy Z Flip 4, my eyes were glued to its incredibly glossy and glittering design. We took the classic aspect and completed the iPhone-like look with a gold and silver gloss finish.' Android Central also mentions that the display on the cover side has not changed in size and shape from the previous model, but adds widgets and camera functions.
Android-related news site
The camera of the Galaxy Z Flip 4 has hardly changed from the previous model, but of the dual lenses on the back, the sensor size of the ultra-wide-angle lens has increased from 1.4 μm to 1.8 μm, so if it is an ultra-wide-angle lens, the front It is said that it is possible to take a slightly brighter picture than the model. Tom's Guide , which reviews various gadgets, compared photos taken with theiPhone 13 Pro in the same price range, saying that it was just a matter of taste, and said, ``Galaxy Z Flip 4 can shoot brighter than the iPhone 13 Pro. However, the iPhone 13 Pro has more faithful colors, and the Galaxy Z Flip 4 may be the winner for selfies.'
Also, Tom's Guide said, ``The previous model Galaxy Z Flip 3 lasted only 5 hours and 43 minutes in the default adaptive refresh rate mode, which is the worst I've ever seen. It's one of the results,' he said. The battery capacity was 3300mAh on the Galaxy Z Flip 3, but increased to 3700mAh on the Galaxy Z Flip 4. Furthermore, the evolution of SoC has improved power efficiency, so it is possible that battery life has improved.
Phone Arena has been tested to compare continuous play time for video streaming. As a result, the Galaxy Z Flip 3 was 7 hours and 10 minutes, while the Galaxy Z Flip 4 was extended to 9 hours and 45 minutes. However, the battery test was insufficient and it is under verification at the time of writing the article.
Galaxy S22 , and iPhone 13. In both cases, the higher the number, the better the result. Galaxy Z Flip 4 has evolved SoC from Snapdragon 898 to Snapdragon 8 + Gen1, and shows higher scores than the previous model in every benchmark test. In addition, the Galaxy Z Flip 4 almost exceeds the score of the Galaxy S22 equipped with Samsung's own Exynoss 2200 or Snapdragon 898, but the score of the Galaxy S22 is higher in 3D Mark Extreme (Low). .
Meanwhile, Tom's Guide also has a Galaxy Z Flip 4 battery life test. At the time of writing the article, it seems that the results are not yet available during the test, but it is said that the battery level decreased by about 15% in just a few hours of operation, despite the setup and taking a few pictures. About. As a result, Tom's Guide rated the Galaxy Z Flip 4's battery life as unimpressive.
Phone Arena has released the following results comparing benchmarks with Galaxy Z Flip 4, Galaxy Z Flip 3,
However, Phone Arena said, ``The speed of the Galaxy Z Flip 4 decreased in just 3 to 4 minutes after running the benchmark test.The performance has also decreased by more than 50%, and the game performance is better than the Galaxy S20 released in 2020. It is inferior to the Fan Edition , because it is difficult to exhaust heat from the SoC due to its miniaturization,' he said, evaluating it as a device that plays games.