Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 5G vs Z Flip 5G: What's the difference?

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(Pocket-lint) - Samsung announced the Galaxy Z Flip 3 during its Galaxy Unpacked lawsuit connected 11 August, succeeding the Galaxy Z Flip and Z Flip 5G that went earlier it.

Though the main plan remains similar, determination are a mates of upgrades successful the caller model, arsenic you would expect.

Here is however the Galaxy Z Flip 3 5G compares to the Galaxy Z Flip 5G.

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Design

  • Z Flip 3: 86.4 x 72.2 x 15.9-17.1mm folded, 166 x 72.2 x 6.9mm unfolded, 183g, IPX8
  • Z Flip 5G: 87.4 x 73.6 x 17.4mm folded, 167.3 x 73.6 x 6.9-7.2mm unfolded, 183g, nary h2o resistance

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 5G retains a akin clamshell plan to the Galaxy Z Flip 5G and the archetypal Z Flip, with a horizontal fold, but it makes much of the beforehand display.

The dual cameras connected the extracurricular of the instrumentality are much prominent, and determination is simply a larger screen display, with a much seamless plan overall. The Z Flip 3 is also IPX8 h2o resistant and has a tougher aluminium frame.

There are 7 colour options for the Z Flip 3, including Cream, Green, Lavender, Phantom Black, Gray, White and Pink. It besides has a solid back, similar the erstwhile models, though the Z Flip 3 has Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection.

The Galaxy Z Flip comes successful Mystic Bronze and Mystic Gray colour options, portion the LTE exemplary has beauteous overmuch identical measurement to the Z Flip 5G but comes successful Mirror Purple, Mirror Black and Mirror Gold. The Z Flip 3 is somewhat shorter and narrower than its predecessors, but weighs the same.

Neither the LTE oregon 5G model are h2o resistant, and they some person a tiny screen show that is positioned alongside the dual camera.

Display

  • Z Flip 3: 6.7-inch main, Full HD+, 120Hz refresh rate, 1.9-inch screen (260 x 512)
  • Z Flip 5G: 6.7-inch main, Full HD+, 1.1-inch cover

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 travel with a 6.7-inch main show - which is the aforesaid arsenic the Z Flip 5G and archetypal Z Flip. The Z Flip 3 offers a 120Hz refresh rate, however.

Resolution is Full HD+ (2640 x 1080), which the Z Flip 5G and Z Flip besides offer, delivering a 425ppi.

It's the screen show wherever things alteration much substantially betwixt the caller and aged models though. The Z Flip 3 comes with a 1.9-inch screen display, portion the Z Flip 5G and archetypal Z Flip person a 1.1-inch display. 

Resolution for the Z Flip 3's 1.9-inch surface is 512 x 260, delivering a pixel density of 302ppi, portion the 1.1-inch show connected the Z Flip 5G and Z Flip is an AMOLED sheet with a 300 x 112 resolution, resulting successful the aforesaid pixel density of 302ppi. The summation successful size is precise welcomed though.

Hardware and specs

  • Z Flip 3: Qualcomm SD888, 8GB RAM, 256GB storage, 3300mAh battery
  • Z Flip 5G. Qualcomm SD865 Plus, 8GB RAM, 256GB storage, 3300mAh battery

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 sports the Snapdragon 888 nether its hood, coupled with 8GB of RAM and either 128GB oregon 256GB storage. It offers 5G connectivity and the artillery capableness is 3300mAh.

The Galaxy Z Flip 5G runs connected the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus chipset, supported by 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. It has a 3300mAh battery. The archetypal Z Flip runs connected the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus chipset, again supported by 8GB RAM and 256GB storage. It excessively has a 3300mAh battery. 

The Z Flip 5G is of people 5G compatible, portion the archetypal Z Flip is LTE.

Cameras

  • Z Flip 3: Dual rear camera (12MP main + 12MP ultra wide), 10MP selfie
  • Z Flip 5G: Dual rear camera (12MP main + 12MP ultra wide), 10MP selfie

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 5G comes with a dual camera connected the extracurricular with 2 12-megapixel sensors, comprised of a wide space lens with f/1.8 aperture and an ultra wide-angle lens with an f/2.2 aperture.

A 10-megapixel selfie camera with f/2.4 aperture is besides contiguous connected the wrong and it's a punch spread camera, similar the Z Flip 5G, alternatively than an under-display camera similar the Z Fold 3.

Both the Z Flip 5G and the archetypal Z Flip travel with a dual camera connected the outside, with a 12-megapixel main sensor offering an aperture of f/1.8, and a 12-megapixel ultra wide-angle sensor with an aperture of f/2.2 - the aforesaid arsenic the Z Flip 3. 

They besides some person a 10-megapixel selfie camera with an aperture of f/2.4, truthful determination isn't overmuch alteration successful the camera section successful presumption of hardware.

Conclusion

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 sees immoderate plan improvements compared to its predecessors, chiefly successful presumption of the larger screen show and h2o resistance, and it besides sees a much precocious processor.

The artillery capableness stays the same, and the cameras stay the aforesaid too, though the main show does person a faster refresh complaint and determination are much colour options successful the caller model.

Writing by Britta O'Boyle. Originally published connected 27 July 2021.

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