Everything You Need To Know About Samsung's New Devices: Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Fold 3: All About the Flagships
Published by Maaz at Turtleback on Mar 17th 2022
Are you skeptical about foldable phones? Well, you won’t be for long because Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Fold 3 are durable and offer features that are not expected from a foldable phone.
Let’s get into the nitty-gritty of these underestimated phones!
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3
Its standout features include a more durable design, S Pen support, water-resistance qualities, and dual 120Hz displays. The display is up to 80% tougher while offering an immersive experience at the same time.
That said, it comes with a hefty price tag of $1,799 though. But if you are looking for a phone that’s titled “looks like the best foldable phone yet,” then price shouldn’t be a big issue for you.
On the flip side, if you are looking for a more affordable option, go with the Flip 3. Keep reading to find out about that.
Now, let’s get into the details of Fold 3!
Even though it may feel bulky, it’s more than fine in the durability department. It is IPX8 water-resistant, meaning it can withstand being in up to 1.5 meters of water for up to 30 minutes. The new protective PET film can offer up to 80% more durable screen.
A Multitasking Powerhouse!
You won’t find this feature on many phones. The Multi-Active Window feature allows you to run two apps side by side (dragging and dropping content between them) or run up to three apps at once. The phone also lets you create shortcuts for two apps later in the same way you had them open.
Like the Windows taskbar on your PC? If so, a similar feature called Taskbar lets you switch between apps on the fly.
Let’s say you are browsing products on Amazon. If you find a good product, you can just drag it to the right to open it in a new window. This way, you can compare this product with other products opened in the left window. A few apps like Samsung Message, Amazon, MS Office, and One Note support this useful drag and split feature.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3
Fold it in half, flip it open with your wrist one-handed, use the outside screen when it’s closed, and place it almost anywhere you want. Sounds like a dream retro phone with all the cool features? Well, it’s not a dream anymore because Samsung has recently launched Galaxy Z Flip 3 that offers all those features and a whole lot more.
Samsung has reduced its price to $1000 and launched it in 7 colors. It’s the first foldable phone from the company that people are eager to buy.
120Hz refresh-rate screen, an "aluminum armor" body, and an improved cover screen are a few of its prominent features. Cnet calls it “the first foldable you may actually want to buy.”
Coming up with a different type of phone that didn’t compromise people’s daily phone routines was not easy. But Samsung did a pretty good job. That said, the phone does have its quirks. Let’s find them out along with its top features!
The Flip 3 Doesn’t Feel Much Different From A Normal Phone
To make its body and hinge, Samsung used a material called Armor Aluminum, which gives it a uniform feel. It’s unlike some other phones, like the Motorola Razor, which gives you a feeling that your phone is made of different materials. With the Z Flip 3, that feeling is gone.
And because of its strong, durable materials, it is rated for water resistance. The new protective film on the screen also gives a smooth feel. However, you’ll have to wipe the screen often because it captures a lot of fingerprints. Otherwise, the main screen is right on par with other phones at this price.
The Flip 3’s Cover Screen Is Useful And Fun
When you single-tap on the cover screen, it gives you time. If you double-tap, it gives you the image of an animal that won’t do much except jumping up and down – I bet it will lighten up your mood!
The cover screen is also four times larger than the original Z Flip, giving a lot of space for accessing useful functions.
Swipe left to see the notifications with four lines of text at a time. Swipe up to change the cover screen brightness or volume. Swipe down to use Samsung Pay. Swipe right to use cover screen widgets for the weather, alarms, a timer, music controls, and more.
The Z Flip 3 Offers Decent Camera Quality
The company didn’t innovate the camera this time. In brightness, the quality of photos is good. In medium and low-light conditions, your photos may look rough.
You may find similar camera quality on a $700 phone. But this phone doesn’t cost $1000 because of its camera quality: It does so because it folds in half.
This build makes taking pictures and videos a unique experience. You can put it just about anywhere to get a truly one-of-a-kind shot.
Peace Of Mind Solution For Your Phone’s Protection
You can choose the $1800 Fold 3 or $1000 Flip 3 according to your budget and taste. But whichever phone you end up getting, it will need protection from dirt, dust, and most importantly, accidental falls!
We haven’t come across an unbreakable phone yet. So your best bet is to cover your phone with a high-quality holster. The kind that looks stylish and doesn’t break the bank!