Last year, Samsung wowed the public when it launched the Galaxy Fold. Yes, it took a couple months to work out the kinks after several tragic production flaws were found in the first batch of devices. Nonetheless, the Galaxy Fold proved to be one of the landmark gadgets that would forever change the industry.
The Galaxy Z Flip is the second-generation folding device for Samsung and the Galaxy Z first-generation product. The Galaxy Z Flip is a remarkable tool in both situations-merging the retro form factor of nearly two decades ago with the ingenuity of the second-generation Samsung Hideaway Hinge and versatile panel technology.
What’s with Samsung Galaxy Z Flip?
Samsung’s new phone operates a bit like clamshell phones that predated the era of smartphones. Folded up, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip resembles a compact makeup mirror, with a tiny screen on the outer shell displaying notifications of the time and the app. Unfolded, it shows a vertical panel measuring 6.7 inches. The machine depends on a hydraulic hinge and a transparent glass plate for folding.
The most significant benefit of this design: it takes up less space in your pocket while having all of a typical smartphone’s functionality.
Unfolded phone? Not cool.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip on paper looks like a good idea. But this is lacking in implementation. Some people got used to the flipping idea as a previous owner of the Motorola Razr, the famous mid-2000s flip-phone. It felt good to quickly flip open the phone to respond to a call and then hang it up.
Yet the Z Flip did not conjure up the coolness of the Razr. An alert label warns consumers not to click too hard on the button or to position the unit alongside coins or house keys.
In other words, it’s so fragile that you’re going to want to unlock it gently with two hands to answer a request, not a simple one-handed motion, as the old clamshell phones did.
There was also a noticeable crease in the center of it, with the device opened. When scrolling through an app, the mark remains an eyesore and unpleasant to swipe on.
Folded up? Impractical.
The Z Flip’s exterior shell shows a tiny panel mainly showing the date. Swiping right on it lets you see thumbnail alerts for the app, like notifications for text message. While several users enjoyed the device’s overall design folding up, some of them skipped text messages because the phone was too tiny to tell them a thing.
Some users also typically silence their phone from ringing and producing text noises to be respectful in public. They usually rely on the screen alerts and vibrations. Having the Z Flip closed and the clock displayed by chance, some users claim still didn’t know when they got an email. There were a few days where they swipe on the tiny screen and found their bosses had sent messages hours ago.
Everything else is a-ok
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip‘s camera is adequate and has taken photos on a par with the Samsung Galaxy S10 camera from last year. But the cameras on the new high-end models, such as the iPhone 11 or the Pixel 4, are not quite as elegant.
The battery life was okay enough that you could get through the day. Calls made with the Z Turn, as you might anticipate with any new mobile phone, sounded simple and of good quality too.
There is currently no such device on the market as the Galaxy Z Flip by Samsung. Yeah, there’s the Razr. However, it has inadequate specifications. The reliability is too small for anything other than a mobile phone, in my view.
The Flip is lovely enough to be a tool of the day. It has some scope for development, including a clamshell-style folding handset, which is anticipated from a revolutionary product. Samsung did not skimp on the specifications and made a fantastic foldable handset in first-generation clamshell-style overall.