Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 and Z Flip3 Hands-on Review

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 are 2 foldables that have finally found their place in the market. They are something more than a development of the earlier Z Fold 2 and Z Flip 5G; these are the evolution of an industry which Samsung essentially founded two years back.


It’s more like a polishing of the Galaxy Z Fold2 5G than a significant step ahead, with the goal of assuaging any residual doubts about folding smartphones’ longevity and establishing itself as a true everyday car in the sight of a far broader audience.


The diameter of the cover panel on the rear of the Flip 3 is one notable modification. Gorilla Glass Victus protects the phone’s back, while a ‘glasstic’ transparent plastic screen protects the device’s interior screen. Just on right, there’s a pulsatile manner and power button that also serves as a fingerprint sensor, and on the left, there’s a SIM tray. You don’t have additional storage, so the 256GB model could be a better choice. On the top, there’s now a microphone, and on the bottom, there’s a USB Type-C port, speakers, and mic.

The Galaxy Z Fold 3 has a similar appearance to its predecessor, the Z Fold 2, with a few small differences such as the back cameras, that now make a straight line rather than a square box. When holding the Z Fold 3, the very first thing that struck  was how much tougher it felt than the Z Fold 2, particularly while folded or unfolded.

The Z Fold 3 seemed sleek and well stayed together while folded closed. It’s a pleasant sensation. According to Samsung, the Z Fold 3 sports a narrower hinge, which may have allowed the panels fold nearer together. However, modest changes to the cover glass composition and the curve of the display screen added to the enhanced design.

A two-tone texture with Creamy and Shadow Black color combinations is available on the rear. Fingerprints are easily avoided owing to the matte texture. The inside display has a hole-punch cam design, while the back panel includes two vertical alignment cameras.

Besides the huge secondary display, Samsung has achieved to get an IP8X water resistance grade, indicating that the gadget can be immersed in 1.5 metres of water for up to 30 minutes.


The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 isn’t a slouch while it’s about to functionality. Samsung has powered this slim folding with a Snapdragon 888 SoC, rather than an Exynos processor this time. The SoC is combined with up to 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage and 8GB of RAM. Simply put, the Galaxy Z Flip 3 is a quick phone that can manage multitask and gameplay without even a hitch.

Furthermore, the chip could boost fps above 60fps in games, allowing you to fully utilise the 120Hz display. However, despite its speed, the benchmark scores fall short of those of other flagship devices such as the Asus ROG Phone 5. The Snapdragon 888 chipset, on the other hand, makes no compromises in terms of effectiveness. Both smartphones’ overall user interfaces have been upgraded. Apps have downloaded quickly so far, and screen shifts from folded to unfolded to flexible mode have been smoother. Owing to Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 processor’s hardware improvement, and also Samsung’s better optimization ability for small form factors.


The Galaxy Z Flip 3 features a dual-rear camera system with a 12 MP primary camera with f/1.8 aperture Dual Pixel PDAF as well as OIS and a 12 MP, f/2.2 ultrawide camera with a 123-degree field of view. A 10 MP selfie camera with an f/2.4 aperture is available on the front. The Z Flip 3’s rear lenses can capture 4K video at 60 frames per second, but the ultra – wide cam can only record at 30 frames per second in both 4K and 1080p resolutions. The selfie camera could also shoot 4K video at 30 frames per second.

Battery life

The Z Flip 3 has a 3,300 mAh battery, which isn’t particularly large for a flagship. Based on the job at it, the 3,300 mAh battery provides 4 to 5 hours of display on time. It’s almost enough for a whole day’s use, but you’d have to reach for the charging late in the evening or settle for a 5 percent battery to carry off to the next day. The only thing in the box is a USB Type-C cable, not a charger. You can decide whether you want to save money or improve the planet.

The device has 15W and 10W wireless rapid charging capabilities, and also reverse wireless charging. Although charging is sluggish, one might claim that charging at a faster rate would raise the temperature. It’s amazing to have seen the Z Flip 3 last a whole day, but keep in mind that this product folds in halves, so there’s not a lot of area to deal with.


The Z Flip 3 comes preloaded with Android 11 and Samsung’s OneUI interface. The interface isn’t as clean as standard Android and can appear cluttered at times, but it comes with a lot of functionality and customization options. The Flip 3 also has a smooth user interface and can run almost any software that a regular phone can. It acts as a conventional Samsung gadget once it has been unfolded. A few modules can also be used to customise the exterior display.

Samsung too has collaborated with 3rd party programmers to expand the number of apps that may use the horizontal foldable modular design. For the time being, you receive all the multitasking capabilities of a standard Samsung phone.


With things considered, to use the Galaxy Z Flip 3 is a fascinating experience; it harkens back to the times of Flip cellphones while maintaining the usual mobile experience. You get to have a full-fledged mobile experience and more thanks to the secondary screen on the rear. The Flip 3 is double the thickness of a typical smartphone when folded, but it’s a tiny price to be paid for the creativity on exhibit.

You can divide the two screens while holding the phone at a 90 ° angle (Flex Mode), however only a few apps enable split-screen operation. It comes in handy for conducting video calls and snapping selfies.

The slit in the midst of the smartphone is an unavoidable feature of the Z Flip 3. It’s observable each time you scroll down to read it, and it’s even more observable when light hits it. In most cases, though, you will not realize it while watching films.

Whereas the Galaxy Z Flip 3 is just less expensive than the Fold 3, it is not yet inexpensive; you are indeed paying a high price. When it comes to distinguishing it from a standard flagship, though, there aren’t many compromises. The Z Flip 3 does an outstanding job of imitating a premium phone, from appearance to hardware. It’s easy to overlook about the ingenuity and hard work that goes into developing a great horizontal folding smartphone now that Samsung has went so far to normalise the encounter. And it’s ideal, with robust performance, a complete day’s battery life, a great camera arrangement, a fast and stable display, and dependable software.

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