Galaxy Z Flip 3 things to consider before you buy?

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 is arguably the best folding phone available right now. Yet, it doesn’t provide any significant improvements over its predecessor.

It has a solid construction and a nice-looking screen, but the cameras aren’t fantastic, and the battery isn’t massive.

Some minor changes and a little cheaper price may sway individuals who were previously undecided about such phones.

If you are considering purchasing the Galaxy z Flip 3 smartphone, keep the following points in mind.

Let’s begin with a thorough examination of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 smartphone.

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LAUNCHAnnounced2021, August 112020, July 21
StatusAvailable. Released 2021, August 27Available. Released 2020, August 04
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BODYDimensionsUnfolded: 166 x 72.2 x 6.9 mm
Folded: 86.4 x 72.2 x 15.9-17.1 mm
158.3 x 73.3 x 8.2 mm (6.23 x 2.89 x 0.32 in)
Weight183 g (6.46 oz)184 g (6.49 oz)
BuildPlastic front, glass back (Gorilla Glass Victus), aluminum frameGlass front (Gorilla Glass 5), glass back (Gorilla Glass 5), plastic frame
SIMNano-SIM, eSIMDual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
 IPX8 water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
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DISPLAYTypeFoldable Dynamic AMOLED 2X, 120Hz, HDR10+, 1200 nits (peak)Fluid AMOLED, 90Hz, HDR10+
Size6.7 inches, 101.5 cm2 (~84.7% screen-to-body ratio)6.44 inches, 100.6 cm2 (~86.7% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution1080 x 2640 pixels (~426 ppi density)1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~408 ppi density)
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 5
 Cover display:
Super AMOLED, 1.9 inches, 260 x 512 pixels
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PLATFORMOSAndroid 11, One UI 3.1.1Android 10, upgradable to Android 11, OxygenOS
ChipsetQualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 5G (5 nm)Qualcomm SM7250 Snapdragon 765G 5G (7 nm)
CPUOcta-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 680 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 680 & 4×1.80 GHz Kryo 680)Octa-core (1×2.4 GHz Kryo 475 Prime & 1×2.2 GHz Kryo 475 Gold & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 475 Silver)
GPUAdreno 660Adreno 620
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MEMORYCard slotNoNo
Internal128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM64GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM
 UFS 3.1UFS 2.1
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MAIN CAMERAModules12 MP, f/1.8, 27mm (wide), 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS
12 MP, f/2.2, 123˚ (ultrawide), 1.12µm
48 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/2.0″, 0.8µm, PDAF, OIS
8 MP, f/2.3, 119˚ (ultrawide)
5 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
FeaturesLED flash, HDR, panoramaDual-LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video4K@30/60fps, 1080p@60/240fps, 720p@960fps, HDR10+4K@30fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, gyro-EIS
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SELFIE CAMERAModules10 MP, f/2.4, 26mm (wide), 1.22µm32 MP, f/2.5, (wide), 1/2.8″, 0.8µm
8 MP, f/2.5, 105˚ (ultrawide), 1/4.0″, 1.12µm
Video4K@30fps4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60fps
SOUNDLoudspeakerYes, with stereo speakersYes
3.5mm jackNoNo
 32-bit/384kHz audio
Tuned by AKG
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COMMSWLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspotWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth5.1, A2DP, LE5.1, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
Infrared portNoNo
USBUSB Type-C 3.1, USB On-The-GoUSB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go
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FEATURESSensorsFingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometerFingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
 Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
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BATTERYTypeLi-Po 3300 mAh, non-removableLi-Po 4115 mAh, non-removable
ChargingFast charging 15W
Fast wireless charging 10W
Reverse wireless charging 4.5W
Fast charging 30W, 70% in 30 min
Talk time
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ColorsPhantom Black, Green, Lavender, Cream, White, Pink, GrayBlue Marble, Gray Onyx (Gray Ash)
SAR EU0.86 W/kg (head)     1.58 W/kg (body)    
ModelsSM-F711BAC2001, AC2003
Price$ 939.00 / € 1,049.00 / £ 929.89 / ₹ 84,999$ 369.00 / € 298.00 / £ 349.00
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TESTSPerformanceAnTuTu: 596866 (v8) | 682223 (v9)
GeekBench: 3441 (v5.1)
GFXBench: 40fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)
AnTuTu: 315641 (v8)
GeekBench: 7844 (v4.4), 1953 (v5.1)
GFXBench: 19fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)
DisplayContrast ratio: Infinite (nominal)Contrast ratio: Infinite (nominal)
CameraCompare PHOTO / Compare VIDEO
Loudspeaker-25.8 LUFS (Very good)-29.6 LUFS (Average)
Battery life69h endurance rating
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Things to consider before you buy

1. Design and Display

The basic display seems to be the same FHD+ panel of 6.7 inches as the model for 2020.

However, its refresh rate has dropped to 120Hz. In contrast to the original Flip and all Fold versions, the folding mechanism was not too visible behind the display, but it was still not wholly covered by any means.

The outside display was increased further by 1.1 centimeters in the original Flip but is increased further to 1.9 centimeters.

The phone features a ‘Glasstic‘ plastic back with glass that surrounds the camera module instead of the entire glass original.

The dimensions and weight of the smart smartphone are practically the same as previously. Plastic is more drop-resistant than glass, and it is usually easier to grasp so that the Flip does not slip from a moist hand.

This latest version of the Samsung Z series comes in 7 different colors such as. Lavender, cream, white, pink, grey and fantom black or green.

It must be a beautiful item with so many colour variations. The back is fitted with only one dual Camera. The fingerprint sensor is positioned on the sidebar and is built with an aluminum frame.

The phone comes with the latest Li-Po 3300 mAh battery. A 25W fast charger, 11W fast wireless charging, and 4.5W reverse wireless charging are all included.

The battery portion is likewise underwhelming, with barely 5 hours of battery life. Furthermore, the company does not have a charger in the package, so you must purchase it separately.

2. Battery life and Camera

The backside is 12MP wide and 12MP ultra-wide cameras, but the sensors feature larger pixels than the original Flip, making images brighter and more vivid.

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The 10MP front-facing Camera is likewise basically identical, albeit we don’t know the sensor size. The assortment of camera modes appears to be the same as well.

3. Pricing

Folding telephones are costly, which is one of the great reasons a general audience still has to accept.

The original Galaxy Z flip cost close to $1.400, and a 5G flip phone variant costs as much as the Galaxy S21 Ultra, Samsung’s most costly flagship model, even after price reduction.

Samsung definitely wants more people to purchase foldable telephones since she took a couple of scissors at the price of Z Flip.

You can get a Galaxy Z Flip 3 for $999, making it the first one to fold for under $1000, if just a centime. Yes, there is still a lot of $999 to pay for a phone, but the price of the Galaxy Z Flip 3 is in the right way.

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