Galaxy Z Flip 3's New Hardware Review

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  • A quick review of Galaxy Z Flip 3
  • Review Galaxy Z Flip 3 About new hardware
  • Conclusion

The Galaxy Z Flip 3 marks a major change in Samsung's strategy for foldable phones. The company has pledged to make them more accessible and they have kept their promise. With new hardware, is the  Galaxy Z Flip 3 convincing enough for customers to buy it? Let's find out together in our detailed Galaxy Z Flip 3  hardware review below.

A quick review of Galaxy Z Flip 3

This is a smaller, more affordable foldable phone from Samsung. While the Galaxy Z Fold 3 is a phone that can be turned into a tablet, the Galaxy Z Flip 3 is a phone that can be reduced in size to make it easier to pocket.

Coming to the third generation, the Galaxy Z Flip series contains all the features we liked on its predecessor. In addition, there are meaningful upgrades to enhance the user experience without losing the characteristics of this phone line.

I wouldn't say this is a folding phone for the poor because it's still expensive. However, the Galaxy Z Flip 3 could be your gateway to the world of foldable phones thanks to its affordable price tag and elegant design.

Galaxy Z Flip 3 has two versions of internal memory and seven color options for you to choose from. However, Phantom Gray, Flora White, and Bloom Pink are available exclusively at Samsung.com. Phantom Black is the only color option with a matte finish back. Comes in the box with only cable and SIM tree, no charger.

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Review Galaxy Z Flip 3: About new hardware

The formula for creating the hardware of the Galaxy Z Flip 3 is similar to that of the Galaxy Z Fold 3. Samsung has overhauled the chassis inside and out with new materials and looks. From a hardware perspective, the Galaxy Z Flip 3 is much better than its predecessor.

You need to know that Galaxy Z Flip and Galaxy Z Flip 5G are two almost identical devices. The difference lies in the processor and the ability to support 5G. As for the rest of the aspects, the two machines are the same. In other words, the difference between these two phones and the Galaxy Z Flip 3 is much more significant.

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In the first review, let's talk about materials. Galaxy Z Flip 3 uses Armor Aluminum and Gorilla Glass Victus similar to Galaxy Z Fold 3. This has made Galaxy Z Flip 3 much more sturdy. Samsung says Armor Aluminum is stronger than 7,000 series aluminum and Gorilla Glass Victus is the best Corning has to offer at the moment with improved shatter and scratch resistance.

Samsung also changed the shape of the outer glass panels. The glass of the Galaxy Z Flip 3 is flattened and fits snugly into the metal frame. The overall shape has been redesigned. Samsung just rounded the corners a little. Therefore, the Galaxy Z Flip 3 looks more square than its predecessor. But thanks to the slightly reduced overall size, the machine is considered slim even when closed.

The hinge is stiffer than ever. The basic design of the hinge remains the same, meaning it disappears completely when the phone is fully unfolded. You can open the Galaxy Z Flip 3 at any angle. This makes the phone model can turn into a small laptop or tripod when taking pictures. It will be quite difficult to open the machine with one hand because the hinge has no spring. On the other hand, with just one hand, we can pull out the phone quite easily.

Of course, Samsung has improved the durability of the main screen. It is coated with a highly stretchable PET (polyethylene terephthalate) film. As a result, the main screen is up to 80% more durable. Therefore, the Galaxy Z Flip 3 is no longer as fragile as its predecessor.

Galaxy Z Flip 3 meets IPX8 water resistance standard. This is a big upgrade and has really increased the appeal of the Galaxy Z Flip a lot. However, like the Galaxy Z Fold 3, the device is not dust-resistant. The IPX8 rating means that the phone can be submerged in water to a depth of 1.5m for 30 minutes. So sweat and rain are definitely not an issue for the Galaxy Z Flip 3. Just be careful to keep it away from dust and dirt.

Galaxy Z Flip 3 has a power key cum fingerprint reader on the side. It is quite submerged so it is difficult to locate in a hurry. But the reader works very quickly and is amazingly accurate. The volume keys have great travel and responsiveness.

The Galaxy Z Flip 3 uses the USB-C port for charging and data transfer. The device supports 1 Nano SIM + 1 eSIM and does not have a memory card slot.

You will experience Dolby Atmos stereo sound technology due to the dual speakers. This is a great upgrade over the single speaker on its predecessor. However, the Galaxy Z Flip 3 does not produce a balanced and lively sound like the Galaxy Z Fold 3 (which has more space for the speaker). But that doesn't mean it has bad speakers. The Galaxy Z Flip 3 sounds loud and has decent quality for the price.

Conclusion

Samsung has made all of the above changes without changing the design intent of the Galaxy Z Flip 3. It's still a normal-sized phone but can be folded to make it easier to pocket. When folded, the device only measures 10.67cm diagonally. This is really the point where the Galaxy Z Flip 3 is most appreciated. If your pocket space is limited, the Galaxy Z Flip 3 might just be the phone you're looking for.

 

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Content
  • A quick review of Galaxy Z Flip 3
  • Review Galaxy Z Flip 3 About new hardware
  • Conclusion