Three months into using the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G and it’s hard to remember what life was like without it. The light and foldable phone lets you enjoy a big phone experience without technically carrying one and this opens up a whole new world of convenience. You can slip it into any small pocket, micro bag, hang it from a chain and wear it as a necklace, or even go bag-free if you want to.
Having used it for several months now, I can share that the Flip3 does hold up over time. I’ve folded and opened up the phone practically hundreds of times by now (it truly is addictive) and the hinges prove to be reliable.
I’ve previously mentioned the Flex Mode here; this feature is one of my favourites and the one I end up using the most. Whether I’m on YouTube, typing a message, on a video call or taking a selfie, all I need to do is set the Flip3 up on any surface and the phone will act as a stand. You can bend the phone at almost any angle you want, too.
One accompanying camera feature that’s great with Flex Mode is Show Palm, where you hold up your hand to the camera to start recording or taking photos. I find it to be much more useful and reliable than using a timer. There’s also the split-screen feature, which splits the interface of various apps in half. This is great for multi-tasking – I can take notes while on a video call or reply to messages while watching a long video.
Another favourite feature of convenience is the cover screen. You can swipe to the side and access a bunch of widgets that you can customise – whether it’s your schedule, today’s weather, time or the music you want to hear. On top of that, you can also change the interface design to your preference or mood.
In terms of scrolling, the Flip3’s adaptive 120hz refresh rate gives you a smoother and silkier experience as you browse through it. This results in high brightness, contrast, natural-looking colours and great outdoor visibility. Alternatively, there is also a 60hz option to save battery life.
The foldable and thin design meant Samsung had to use a dual-battery system installed on each side of the display and with a small capacity of 3,300 mAh, you’ll have to charge your phone every single day or more frequent than that if you’re a heavy user. I would say that this is the only complaint I have on the Flip3. The device supports 15-watt fast charging, which takes one and a half hours to complete. Aside from the sub-par battery life, the phone is a great device overall and is one of the most exciting phones to launch in the past several years.
To learn more about the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G, click here.