Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 is a great phone if you are looking for a device with a unique design and superb overall performance. Where it fails to keep with the completion is in the battery department, the phone can only get you over the day if you’re a light user. It has a 3300 mAh Li-Po non-removable battery which is surely on the smaller side. The gadget supports 15W fast charging, 10W fast wireless charging, and 4.5W reverse wireless charging. These days, it’s not uncommon even for budget mid-range phones to feature an 18W fast charging feature.
Expectedly, it also lacks a charger. Much like its battery life, the phone can’t be praised for its pricing as well. It comes in at a starting price of $699. However, it can be easily argued that Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 is a high-end flip phone, and it’s not meant for price-conscious buyers. Apart from battery and pricing, the phone performs positively in every other department. First things first, the phone has a great design. The device has an aluminum frame, while the glass back is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass Victus. On the front, Samsung’s Ultra Thin Glass (UTG) is used. Hinge quality matters a lot when picking any foldable device.
Thankfully, the hinge is sturdy. Also, while the crease is easily noticeable, it would barely affect your multimedia experience. When closed, the phone easily fits into a pocket. It’s incredibly lightweight considering the weight of foldable phones. The phone measures 86.4 by 72.2 by 17.1 mm when folded and 166 x 72.2 × 6.9 mm when not. To make things better, the phone also has IPX8 certification for water resistance. Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 comes in Phantom Black, Green, Lavender, Cream, White, Pink, Gray, and Dream White.
There are multiple editions of the phone, namely, Thom Browne Edition, Bespoke Edition, and Wooyoungmi Edition. Its display quality is good. The phone has a 6.7-inch FHD+ Foldable Dynamic AMOLED 2X screen with a refresh rate of 120 Hz. Its screen-to-body ratio and PPI density are 84.7% and 426 respectively. It not only has support for HDR10+ but can also go up to 1200 nits of brightness, ensuring proper visibility outdoors. The device also has a 1.9-inch Super AMOLED cover display screen. The cover screen allows you to preview your notifications, but you won’t be able to reply to a message from there.
What you can do from the outer screen is answer a call. In the sound department, the phone has AKG-tuned high-resolution audio and stereo speakers, but no headphone jack. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G chipset handles the overall performance. Its gaming requirements are handled by the Adreno 660 GPU. As for the software, the device runs Android 11 out-of-the-box with One UI 4.1 on top. Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 will receive 4 major Android operating system updates, out of which it has already received the Android 12 update. Coming to the cameras, the phone’s overall performance is decent.
It has a 12 MP wide and ultrawide angle camera on the back. Up front, there is a 10 MP wide-angle camera for selfies and video communications. The phone’s camera features include HDR10+ while video recording is supported up to 4K@30fps. Connectivity options include, USB Type-C 2.0, Wi-Fi, Hotspot, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS, and NFC. Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 comes in two RAM/ROM combinations which are 8 GB/128 GB and 8 GB/256 GB. SD card isn’t supported but Nano-SIM, e-SIM, and connections up to 5G are.