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What do you improve on a phone that's already the default option in its class and competition is either very region-limited or, if widely available, just not popular enough to be a serious threat? Well, not a lot, Samsung says with its Galaxy Z Flip5.
The latest-gen foldables from the Korean company tread carefully, but the Flip does still feel like the more meaningful generational step up. That's mostly due to the fact that the clamshell is treated to a much-needed cover screen upgrade, the new larger unit greatly improving usefulness (with some caveats). The other major development is in the hinge design, so the Flip5 finally folds flat, as opposed to forming an edge. And that's mostly it.
Sure, the Flip5 comes with a new chipset - the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 goes without saying. The base storage has been doubled to 256GB, which is also a most welcome change. Minor tweaks can be spotted in the camera system, but it remains essentially the same. Similarly, the internal display may have gotten a brightness boost, but that too is hardly a groundbreaking update.
But perhaps expectations for disruptive changes are unrealistic, and the Z Flip5 brings just the right amount of differences and improvements to make it a worthy successor. That's what we'll be trying to find out on the following pages.
The Z Flip5's retail package packs no surprises. The half-height black box features a small stylized likeness of the handset, color-matched to the actual unit inside.
The list of accessories included is predictably short, too. After the removal of the charger from the box with the S21 generation, Galaxies typically ship with just a USB-C cable and nothing else. Well, that, and a SIM eject pin, of course. But let's shift our focus where it belongs - on to the handset.
You only need 8Mpix to achieve 4k. It's 3840 X 2160 pixels.
I have the flip 5 also and im enjoying it just that samsung didn't try with the battery life, it should have be given a 4700-5000MA battery
Okay, so I bought the flip 3, and I loved it till it broke. Then I got the 5 and I'm loving it. A friend of mine has the 23 and he loves his. Pros and cons. Flip is small more compact and will give you an icebreaker if needed. The 23 has alot mo...