Not all flip phones are created equal. In most flip designs, you’ll find the basic features with the added convenience of a vertical-flipping display, but the Samsung Galaxy Flip5 combines all the elements of a state-of-the-art smartphone with a clever flip-up design that actually improves daily tasks.
Samsung has done an exceptional job in creating an eye-pleasing design in pastel colourways. The device is definitely designed with heavy-wear in mind and there’s something about the sturdy hinge that snaps satisfyingly when closed. The design may look similar to the Z Flip4, but on the flip side, the new model comes with enhanced features and a slight upgrade in the screen display size.
What we like:
This is a smartphone designed for those who yearn for easy accessibility, with its quick view notification and widgets on the front display. What’s great about this feature is the ability to customise the widgets on the front display, meaning if you wish to hide those Whatsapp group notifications after working hours and replace them with your Spotify app to easily access your stress-free playlist, all these can be set-up with just a few simple clicks.
In this day and age, what is the use of a smartphone if it can’t snap agreeable selfies for the Instagram feed? The Z Flip5 obviously takes this feature very seriously with its 10MP lens front camera that snaps selfies even when the phone is closed. It’s worth noting that Samsung has crafted a 3.78 times larger front display than the previous Flip model, offering a straightforward display interface, perfect for selfie-taking. We especially found the quick reply keyboard an immensely convenient feature.
When it comes to the visuals, the display graphics on the Galaxy Z Flip5 is as good as it gets. Samsung has always done exceptionally well in crystal clear and colour-enhanced displays. The 3.4-inch Super AMOLED external screen and 6.7-inch Dynamic AMOLED internal display paired with the 120Hz refresh rate, make for pleasurable viewing, especially if you’re into gaming and streaming or, like us, having to edit videos on a smartphone.
All in all, we think the Galaxy Z Flip5 is crafted to withstand the pressures of those with an on-the-go lifestyle. It may look diminutive in comparison with the larger smartphones in the market, but make no mistake, this is a solidly built device that’s sophisticated enough to slip into your pocket or even your evening clutch.