Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 review

5 August 2023


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That's a really cool design, i like it!

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    • Aerni68
    • Ec7
    • 07 Aug 2023

    @ GSMARENA.
    Thank you very much for for in-depth review. What I'm confused about, is you "great camera experience" The output of the camera from the Flip 5 is only medium, but not great at all. While the main camera is one of the better ones, the zoom and the ultra-wide is nothing to praise. The parallel usage of the words "great", "camera" and "Flip5" is totally misleading and inappropriate. That is my statement after looking at the pictures being provided in the test (in 100% mode on an monitor), which shows the typical "Samsung illness" in terms of picture rendering & processing. Simply horrible!
    Greets
    Aerni68

      magnaroader, 06 Aug 2023For the price, it's almost criminal they did not inclu... moreYes, exactly! It is only toy without DEX.

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        • Akarius
        • CWd
        • 07 Aug 2023

        Syuser, 06 Aug 2023ZERO camera improvement! Xperia 10 class have better daylig... moreYou have an absolutely wrong perspective and are entirely unaware of it.
        The truth is somewhat different: majority of people are not interested in which Snapdragon gen their CPU is, how many cores it has, how many megapixels the camera has or how many mAh their batteries have.
        Our community here, comprising of individuals that like to thoroughly examine their purchase beforehand, are a minority. Vocal one, but a minority. Samsung sold enough z Fold4s to shower each of us in hundreds (if not thousands) of them on average, that's how small the engaged community is.
        Average human's perspective is that if a camera produces images that you are happy about, they absolutely don't care whether last model is 5% worse and 15% cheaper. When it's time to change their phone, they change it and mostly based on experience with brand and model they had previously.
        So you may be running around, screaming at the top of your lungs why this 12,1% increase in image quality is not enough of a progress to justify new model. It doesn't matter. Vast majority of cash is where the people you would call "tech ignorant" are. They drive the market. They represent the pulling buying force. You and I, with our thorough technical analysis and informed decision purchases, are not the core of Samsung's sales.
        The sooner you accept the reality for what it is, the better for you and your feeling of entitlement to be the oracle-of-all purchase criteria.

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          • Akarius
          • CWd
          • 07 Aug 2023

          James, 05 Aug 2023Samsung is asking consumers to pay $1,800 for the new Galax... moreI think you confused prices with z Fold 5.

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            • Anonymous
            • vjX
            • 07 Aug 2023

            Anonymous, 05 Aug 2023It is not about white only. Saturating colors make whites... moreSpreading wrong information again. Next, you are going to say black can turn into blue. White balance and saturation are independent of each other.

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              • Anonymous
              • vjX
              • 07 Aug 2023

              Syuser, 06 Aug 2023ZERO camera improvement! Xperia 10 class have better daylig... moreXperia 10? Nobody should touch that overpriced product.

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                • Anonymous
                • 05H
                • 06 Aug 2023

                magnaroader, 06 Aug 2023I thought the RAZR in that experiement died because of the hinge?The Razr+ died because of several terrible design issues. Its bad hinge was putting unhealthy strain on its folding glass display, causing it to get an early micro fracture and a few dead pixels.

                The final nail in the coffin for the Razr+ was when huge amounts of dust got stuck underneath the display when they did a dust resistance test at 100k flips. This exposed Motorola's fraudulent IP52 rating, falsely claiming it was dust resistant. The display bulged up around the hinge and cracked, causing the display to get a wide dead line of pixels across the whole display.

                During that dust torture test the Flip5 got a lot of dust stuck inside the hinge, causing the ovine to be unable to close properly. It did however not damage the display. When they got to 200k flips it was put through a water torture test. It was submerged in water for an extended time while they kept flipping the phone. This also didn't damage the Flip5, but instead cleaned out the dust inside the hinge, allowing it to close properly again. 😁

                That ongoing marathon test exposed the difference between a thoroughly tested design by Samsung and a terribly designed phone by Motorola.

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                  • Robertn
                  • 4qK
                  • 06 Aug 2023

                  Anonymous, 06 Aug 2023Check out the ongoing marathon durability test between the ... moreConsidering a fliphone. But I wonder about the durability of the screen. After enough bends back and forth, I think that any material would develop faults and stress weaknesses on the hinge line. Anyone have thoughts on this concern?

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                    • RicL
                    • kAW
                    • 06 Aug 2023

                    I pre-ordered a Flip 5. I got the $50 pre-order discount, plus $900 for my Flip 4, plus a free 512gb storage upgrade. So for $50, I got a new phone. The bigger screen will be great to have.

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                      • 3bm
                      • 06 Aug 2023

                      Anonymous, 06 Aug 2023Dont need 8 gen 2 chip in thid phone with inadequate coolin... moreyou can check z flip 4 with snapdragon 8+ gen 1, on wild life benchmark it goes down to 3200 score vs 4300 on the flip 5, snapdragon 8 gen 2 is much better and more efficient at low clocks and it will give the flip better battery life.

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                        • Anonymous
                        • mpg
                        • 06 Aug 2023

                        Dont need 8 gen 2 chip in thid phone with inadequate cooling the 7 gen 2 would made more sense as all performance wasted on throt

                          ZERO camera improvement! Xperia 10 class have better daylight sharpness and colors. Another sexy SS expensive flop! Still counting!

                            Anonymous, 06 Aug 2023Check out the ongoing marathon durability test between the ... moreI thought the RAZR in that experiement died because of the hinge?

                              raz, 06 Aug 2023There's no way I can get used to the crease, no friggi... moreDon't assume that you'll not get used to it. You'll need to feel to see.

                                For the price, it's almost criminal they did not include Dex Mode. There are a few mid range devices that have Dex Mode and this one doesn't?

                                  Previously was 92h for Z Flip 4, now 75h? I guess they had repeated the test as they were doubtful about the results.

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                                    • ncr
                                    • 06 Aug 2023

                                    Have the flip 4, nice hardware useless software,
                                    last Samsung ever.

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                                      • 0CN
                                      • 06 Aug 2023

                                      raz, 06 Aug 2023There's no way I can get used to the crease, no friggi... moreNo way? Don't lie.
                                      I did not sense it after one minute testing this phone in a store.

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                                        • blue
                                        • 0CN
                                        • 06 Aug 2023

                                        LoneOwl, 05 Aug 2023Next year Samsung, or maybe 6months later if this is half price.Keep waiting then. Even Z4 dropped only about 15 % of its price.