Sick of smartphones that only get bigger and heavier when all you want is for some new ways to use your phone? Samsung’s third go at a flip phone seems to strike the right balance of whimsy, technical prowess and price that make the Galaxy Z Flip 3 appealing to mainstream users.
the Galaxy Z Flip 3 is not a perfect phone (because there’s no such thing). But it’s a phone that absolutely nails what it sets out to: provide a premium-feeling folding phone that looks fantastic, feels great to use, and doesn’t cost the Earth.
The perfect version of this phone would probably have slightly better cameras – but then it would cost a few hundred more. Or maybe it would have longer battery life – but in that case it wouldn’t be half so compact.
Samsung made the right compromises, and the result is not only a fold-able that can stand toe-to-toe with its slab phone rivals, but is comfortably the most exciting phone this year.
For $999.99, this 4.2-inch pocket-able device can transform into a 6.7-inch 1080p OLED display that is bright and has a fast 120Hz refresh rate. The screen can also be used as a split screen for multitasking. When closed, you can use the 1.9-inch outer second screen, which displays handy widgets like app notifications and audio player controls without making you open the phone.
Should I buy the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 5G ?