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Galaxy Z Flip 3 vs Galaxy Z Flip 4, What’s The Difference?

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When we say Samsung, high quality with great technology immediately comes to mind. The Galaxy Flip 3 and Flip 4 have the unique build and construction of a smartphone that has been talked about for a long time, but which one is really worth buying? Which of them has better performance? And which one will people enjoy more? The Successor or the Predecessor?

The new Galaxy Z Flip 3 shares many genes with its successor, but makes many changes on its specs to make the most of the current design. As a result, it’s hard to find what’s key feature to entice a user of its Predecessor to upgrade, or someone who’s impatiently save money to get a new model instead of an older but cheaper one. If you are at the point of choosing between the two, we can help you as long as you keep on reading this article.

The design of the Samsung Galaxy Flip series has remained largely the same since it was first launched, with a few minor changes. The Z Flip 3 features a larger cover panel on the foldable device, which the Galaxy Z Flip 4 still has. If you look closely at the two smartphones, one is a newer device that has reduced its width and height by sub-1mm thanks to an innovative hinge design.

Both clamshells are almost the same, which has a 6.7-inch 2640 x 1080p Dual AMOLED FHD+ with a 120Hz refresh rate of display panel and 1.9-inch 260 x 512p Super AMOLED external Cover Screen display. But the minor differences that I saw between this two is the display, the display panel is also now tougher on the Z Flip 4 and the Galaxy Z Flip 4’s bezels are thinner compared to its predecessor, making it look more modern than the Z Flip 3 which is a good thing as an upgrade. With its back, the Z Flip 4 adds several functions that you can use without opening the phone, such as messaging or touching smart home devices. You can also customize its background. It still serves the primary purpose of showing alerts and notifications that the Z Flip 3 has.

As for their cameras and specs, the Galaxy Z Flip 4 has today’s flagship chipset Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 while Snapdragon 888 powers the Galaxy Z Flip 3. Both smartphones has a 8GB of RAM. So in this case, the Flip 4 can has it better when it comes to performance and speed. The two are also not far apart when it comes to the operating system as the Flip 3 will also be upgraded to Android 12 with the same One UI 4.1 OS as its Successor.

Both Flip 3 and Flip 4 have the same dual main camera, 12MP wide and 12MP ultra-wide. The upgrade provided by the Flip 4 has a larger sensor that helps in dim-light moments, allowing more light to enter the sensor for a cleaner signal to feed its processor. This can now provide better outputs for Night Photography. While on their front facing cameras, there is no changes between the two. The punch hole is located at the center and it still has a 10MP wide selfie cameras.

To better see the differences between the Flip 3 and Flip 4, here’s the rundown specs of the two smartphones.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 Specs:

  • Display: 1080 x 2640p dual AMOLED HDR10+ with 120 Hz refresh rate
  • Chipset: Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 5G
  • GPU: Adreno 660
  • OS: Android 12, One UI 4.1 (Updated)
  • Main Camera: 12MP wide, 12MP ultra-wide
  • Front Camera: 10MP wide
  • Battery: 3300mAh with 25W fast charging
  • Color Variants: Phantom Black, Green, Lavender, Cream, White, Pink, Gray, Thom Browne Edition, Bespoke Edition, Wooyoungmi Edition, Dream White

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 Specs:

  • Display: 1080 x 2640p dual AMOLED HDR10+ with 120 Hz refresh rate
  • Chipset: Qualcomm SM8475 Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
  • GPU: Adreno 730
  • OS: Android 12, One UI 4.1.1
  • Main Camera: 12MP wide, 12MP ultra-wide
  • Front Camera: 10MP wide
  • Battery: 3700mAh with 25W fast charging
  • Color Variants: Bora Purple, Graphite, Pink Gold, Blue, Yellow, White, Navy, Khaki, Red

It only shows that the Flip 4 offers a sleeker design than its predecessor. However, it still provides minor upgrades when it comes to camera features, functions, design as well as battery. If we are talking about the price, what is offered by Flip 4 is slightly bigger now unlike Flip 3 when it was released. The Flip 3 costs PHP48,990 with its minimum spec while the Flip 4 has a pre-order price of PHP58,990 with its minimum specs.

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