On August 11, Samsung officially presented the new folding smartphones Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3. But which one to choose for you? Here are some cross-comparisons that should help you make your choice.
Foldable smartphone: Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 or Z Flip 3, which one to choose?
The South Korean giant was able to unveil all the technical and physical features of its new folding smartphones, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3. But before looking at the purely technical part, it is interesting to notice that the two devices offer a different approach. Indeed, if they are both folding, they are not in the same sense. Indeed, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 offers a vertical folding direction, which allows you to “open” it as you would a book, for example. Thus, the device offers a very large screen with a diagonal of 7.6 inches, equivalent to some touch tablets. This mode of use is conducive to the consultation of maps, photos or, for example, digital books and many other activities such as games, for example. The Galaxy Z Flip 3, for its part and like its predecessor, offers a horizontal folding direction. It is very small when closed, but can unfold its screen to a diagonal of 6.7 inches in full. The consultation of pages of social networks is then particularly adapted there.
Very different photo configurations
Both devices offer the possibility to open their screen partially, which allows you to put them in front of you to take a selfie, for example. The Galaxy Z Flip 3 has a 10-megapixel sensor, while the Galaxy Z Fold 3 has a 4-megapixel sensor under the screen. The Galaxy Fold is the only one to have the ability to use the Galaxy Fold in a way that is more than a little bit different from the rest of the world. The Galaxy Fold is the only one to have the ability to use the Galaxy Fold in a way that is more than a little bit different from the rest of the world. The Galaxy Fold is the only one to have the ability to use the Galaxy Fold in a way that is more than a little bit different from the rest of the world. Both are capable of filming with Ultra HD definition at 60 frames per second as they are powered by the same chip, a Snapdragon 888 providing some of the best performance on the market today. The Galaxy Z Fold 3 will be more fluid with 12GB of RAM versus 8GB for the Galaxy Z Flip 3.
One is rather bulky while the other knows how to be more discreet
The Galaxy Z Fold 3 is more bulky than the Galaxy Z Flip 3, which can easily slip into a pocket. The former measures 158.2 mm high against only 87.3 mm (folded) for the latter. The latter is also lighter with its 183 grams on the scale against an imposing 271 grams for the Galaxy Z Fold 3 which is clearly felt in the pocket. This size allows the integration of a more durable battery, here 4400 mAh for the Galaxy Z Fold 3 against 3300 mAh for the Galaxy Z Flip 3. Both enjoy the same connectivity with Wi-Fi 6 and 5G, not to mention Bluetooth 5.2 and NFC for contactless payment. Both mobiles are also IP68 certified which means they can be fully immersed under water for several minutes but beware, they are not protected against dust.
The new Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 smartphone is offered cheaper than its predecessor since it is available for pre-order at €1059 for the 128GB version and €1109 for having 256GB. The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 is available for pre-order at €1799 for the version with 256 GB of storage space and at €1899 with 512 GB of internal memory.