Samsung’s new Galaxy Z Flip 5, debuted on the firm’s Unpacked occasion final week, revealing design modifications that embrace a wider cowl display screen and a redesigned hinge. The new Z Flip 5 faces competitors from Motorola’s Razr Plus and the Oppo Find N2 Flip, each of which use an identical flip-phone design mixed with bigger cowl screens of their very own.
The Galaxy Z Flip 5 has a brand new cowl display screen that extends throughout a lot of the cellphone’s entrance panel, apart from a digital camera bump cutout. Samsung has ditched the comparatively minuscule display screen seen on the Galaxy Z Flip 4, which was simply 1.9 inches vs. 3.4 inches on the Z Flip 5. This change helps you to use sure apps and widgets with out having to open the cellphone, and it is massive sufficient to accommodate a full keyboard, permitting you to ship a fast textual content.
Unlike the Razr Plus, which permits for practically any Android app on its cowl display screen, Samsung takes a extra curated method by solely permitting apps and widgets which might be tailor-made to be used on its smaller display screen. Some of the supported apps embrace YouTube and messaging apps like WhatsApp. Other apps can solely be used when the Z Flip 5 is unfolded. Whichever method you favor will seemingly come down to private choice, however extra apps might make their technique to the Z Flip 5’s cowl display screen later this 12 months.
Out of the trio, the Oppo Find N2 Flip is the one one with a tall, vertically oriented cowl display screen. In February, I had the chance to make use of Oppo’s flip cellphone and located its cowl display screen to be handy for fast scans of the climate and studying notifications with no need to open up the cellphone. However, the Find N2 Flip is extra restricted in performance than its rivals since there is a smaller choice of widgets to select from and no app assist in any respect.
Apart from the quilt display screen expertise, the principle areas these three flip telephones differ embrace sturdiness, processor and software program updates.
The Galaxy Z Flip 5 has an IPX8 ranking for water-resistance, which means it could stand up to water submersion as much as 1.5 meters (roughly 5 ft) for half-hour. As spectacular as that’s, it lacks dust-resistance. To that problem, Samsung says the Z Flip 5’s hinge has tiny brushes that ought to assist push away particles of mud.
The Razr Plus, by comparability, is the primary foldable cellphone that has an precise IP ranking for dust-resistance. It has a ranking of IP52. The first digit, refers to mud safety, and the second digit refers to water-resistance. Based on its ranking, the Razr Plus can stand up to restricted mud ingress and stand up to splashes and maybe gentle rain. It cannot deal with immersion, nevertheless.
The Z Flip 5 makes use of the most recent and quickest processor of the three, operating on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy chipset. The Razr Plus as an alternative makes use of final 12 months’s Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1. The Find N2 Flip makes use of Mediatek’s Dimensity 9000 Plus, which was additionally launched final 12 months.
All three gadgets run on Android 13, with the Z Flip 5 and Find N2 Flip providing 4 years of software program updates. Motorola’s Razr Plus is one 12 months shy of the opposite two telephones, with a promise of three years. It’s a lot the identical for safety updates, with Samsung and Oppo offering 5 years of assist whereas Motorola is committing to 4.
For extra specifics on how the three flip telephones stack up in opposition to one another, check out our specs chart beneath.
Galaxy Z Flip 5 vs. Razr Plus vs. Find N2 Flip
|Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5||Motorola Razr Plus||Oppo Find N2 Flip|
|Display dimension, tech, decision, refresh charge, brightness||Cover: 3.4-inch AMOLED (728 x 720 pixels); inside: 6.7-inch AMOLED (2,640 x 1,080 pixels), 1-120Hz||Cover: 3.6-inch OLED (1,066 x 1,056 pixels); inside: 6.9-inch (2,640 pixels x 1,080)||Cover Screen: 3.26-inch AMOLED; Main Screen: 6.8-inch AMOLED (120Hz), 2520×1080 pixels|
|Pixel density||Cover: 306 ppi, Internal: 425 ppi||Cover: 413 ppi, inside: 413ppi||Cover: 250ppi, Internal: 403ppi|
|Dimensions (inches)||Open: 6.5 x 2.83 x 0.27 in; closed: 3.35 x 2.83 x 0.59 in||Open: 2.91 x 6.73 x 0.28 in; closed: 2.91 x 3.48 x 0.59 in||Open: 2.96 x 6.54 × 0.29 in; Closed: 2.96 x 3.37 × 0.63 in|
|Dimensions (millimeters)||Open: 71.88 x 165.1 x 6.89 mm; closed: 71.88 x 85.09 x 14.99 mm||Open: 73.95 x 170.83 x 6.99 mm; closed: 73.95 x 88.42 x 15.1 mm||Open: 75.2 mm x 166.2mm × 7.45mm Closed: 75.2 mm x 85.5mm × 16.02mm|
|Weight (grams, ounces)||187 g (6.6 oz)||189 g (6.64 oz)||191g (6.73 oz)|
|Mobile software program||Android 13||Android 13||Android 13|
|Camera||12-megapixel (fundamental), 12-megapixel (ultrawide)||12-megapixel (fundamental), 13-megapixel (ultrawide)||50-megapixel (fundamental), 8-megapixel (ultrawide)|
|Front-facing digital camera||10-megapixel||32-megapixel||32-megapixel|
|Processor||Snapdragon 8 Gen 2||Snapdragon 8 Gen 1||Mediatek Dimensity 9000+|
|RAM/storage||8GB + 256GB/512GB||8GB + 256GB||8GB/12GB +128GB/256GB|
|Battery||3,700 mAh||3,800 mAh||4,300 mAh|
|Special options||5G-enabled, IPX8 water-resistance, 25W wired charging, wi-fi charging, wi-fi energy share, twin SIM||IP52, 5G-enabled, 30W wired charging, wi-fi charging, largest flip cellphone cowl display screen||5G-enabled, twin sim, bundled charger, 44W charger|
|US value off-contract||$1,000||$1,000||Not within the US. Starts at £849 which converts roughly to $1,080|