Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Review | 24 Hours Later

by birtanpublished on January 9, 2021

I just can't get enough of doing this so you really can't so yesterday was Z flip launch day and after having this for 24 hours here's my five key takeaways from this first off number one I just loved the design of this it has this beautiful mirror finish to it that looks chic posh and also futuristic and then you have this hinge mechanism that just feels so satisfying through the full range of motion yeah so I want to give Samsung some props here because hinges on electronics are hard you've seen it with the surface laptop lenovo yoga laptop and the galaxy fold of course and even with the motorola razr which was known

For its creaky kind of floppy feel to the hinge this doesn't have that like it won't break adding to this build quality is of course the foldable glass it's Samsung's ultra thin proprietary kind of formula it feels like it could withstand a little bit of pressure more so than the others that have those plastic coatings yes there is a crease in the middle but when you're looking straight on it at the device it's not something you're gonna notice really at all and it's not really an issue when you're scrolling through the device either the Z flip isn't IP rated for

Dust or water resistance and Samsung's acknowledge this because it's more of a device that's focused on style than it is for durability but as far as flips go this is definitely the most durable flip that I've put my hands on the one quibble I do have about design though is that tiny front screen whereas the Motorola RAZR had kind of a full front screen this is just a one-inch little OLED touchscreen that really isn't gonna give you much information you can tap to see the time and date which is perfectly useful but when notifications come in you can pretty much only see what kind

Of notification and not a lot of information about it you can't answer phone calls with a swipe or reject them and you can kind of swipe through to see the notifications that you do have but again it's just the icon of the notification to stuff to open your phone to really interact with it and any real useful way so the next big area is the cameras and I'll just say right off the bat the biggest concession that you're making between this and the s20 series is the missing third camera which would be a telephoto lens that means you have the ultra wide-angle lens and the

Wide-angle for the main camera and in my short comparisons between the digital zoom on this versus two-time zoom on the iPhone 11 Pro for instance there really wasn't a huge difference in the level of detail err quality that you were getting there so it's a minor concession and what I'm more than happy to make especially since these two cameras are actually the same two cameras that you're gonna get on the s20 range you also have Samsung's new features single take which allows you to shoot about eight to ten seconds of footage that then pulls out wide-angle shots

Telephoto shots black and white portraits even depending on what the AI sees and deems necessary for the shot it's a fun nice easy way to get some cool content without having to think too much about it the third thing that we're keeping a close eye on is battery life I charge this to a hundred percent yesterday at about 5:00 p.m. and since then I've been playing around with it taking pictures calling ubers navigating with it doing pretty much everything that you could do in a relatively busy day now it's 11 o'clock the next day and we're at about 30% so if I continue to

Use it in a similar way it might last a couple more hours and get pretty close to that 24 hour time frame of course battery life changes slightly over time so we're gonna have to keep testing this but file appearances at first at least it looks like we have a decent start next we have performance and so far I have nothing but good things to report here two Snapdragon 855 plus with eight gigs of ram and 256 gigs of storage I haven't ran into any lagging any freezing or any sort of issue with all the multitasking that I've been putting this through and that's to be expected

Because the specs in here are just about on par with 2019 flagship devices so think of this as something like the s 10.5 maybe that just folded up into this form factor you don't have that super smooth 120 Hertz refresh rate that we have on the screens of the galaxy s 20's or the twelve or sixteen gigabytes of RAM that does offer but it's gonna be really hard to tell a difference maybe when you're gaming there might be some differences that you're gonna be able to tell but again this is a different kind of phone for a different kind of user Samsung's

And it'll be more than capable of playing most games in a very usable way and the last thing we have to talk about are the Z flip specific experiences in the user interface there's not a ton that's different here but Samsung's added something called flex mode which is where the phone recognizes when it's in anywhere between 90 degrees open and the full 180 essentially what happens is in the gallery for instance the bottom half becomes something of a trackpad for you to scroll through your photos while the top half shows you your photos same thing with the camera where the bottom

Half becomes controls and the top half the viewfinder so in conclusion I don't want to give it back I want to keep it but I don't want to pay for it it is still $1400 I'm hooked on opening and closing my phone and I don't want to give it up even though I know I'll have to even if only just for a little bit but I am so looking forward to the future of devices like this that offer premium feel looks and capabilities and they just close and open so beautifully hey everybody thanks for watching if you liked the video make sure to LIKE subscribe hit the notification bell

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