Samsung is drawing two devices for its new generation of foldable smartphones: the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and the Z Flip 4. Two very high-quality phones that appeal to two very different target groups. We explain why.
Samsung used the month of August to refresh its range of folding smartphones. The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 4 therefore aim to improve on the formula of the previous generation. Thinner, better in photo, chip of the latest generation, these smartphones do not lack arguments to become the new benchmark in the segment of ultra-high-end folding phones.
Samsung in particular has managed to adapt its folding smartphones to the different user profiles. Given the high price, we’ll help you decide which of the Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Z Fold 4 is right for you.
Good to know before you make your choice: Samsung is setting up a trade-in bonus on your old smartphone when you buy a Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 or a Galaxy Z Flip 4. 200 euros extra for the first and 150 euros for the new second, which can save you up to 730 euros when reselling your old phone. Enough to push the price of the Galaxy Z Fold 4 down to 1,069 euros instead of 1,799 euros, for example.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4: less clunky than a tablet
Between its large screen and its technical sheet, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 does not lack arguments to seduce mobile professionals. The 6.2-inch AMOLED outer panel allows you to quickly retrieve your information or navigate between applications like a traditional smartphone. Its internal 7.6-inch screen, on the other hand, offers an optimized viewing surface for taking notes or multitasking, especially when you combine it with a Samsung S Pen stylus. We therefore find all the advantages of a touchpad without suffering from the bulk.
Especially since Samsung has refined the design of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4. The hinge is less rounded, which offers a better grip. It’s also lighter than its predecessor, weighing just 263 grams. Finally, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 is not afraid of water thanks to its IPX8 certification. So you can easily use it in the rain.
Its technical sheet also makes it an ally for very active users. Characterized by the arrival of a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chip, this generation is quite simply the most efficient mobile processor on the market. It consumes less energy and is more efficient than its predecessors, allowing it to easily support the most demanding applications. It is supported by 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.
Finally, the manufacturer has improved the photo dimension of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4. It packs three rear cameras, namely a 50-megapixel main camera, a 12-megapixel ultra-wide lens and a 10-megapixel x3 optical zoom. A configuration that ensures image quality similar to that of a Samsung Galaxy S22.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 is already available for pre-order. Samsung also offers some bonuses when you book this promising folding smartphone. You benefit from a one-year offer of Samsung Care+ insurance and a trade-in bonus of 200 euros (300 when reselling a Samsung Galaxy smartphone), with which you can save up to 730 euros on the final bill. . There is also a protective case, an S Pen stylus and a free charger.
The Galaxy Z Flip 4: a pocket phone
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 is aimed at all those who find compact smartphones nostalgic but want to benefit from the latest technological innovations. This vertically foldable smartphone manages the feat of slipping into small pockets without sacrificing the size of its screen. The internal plate provides a diagonal of 6.7 inches. An excellent dynamic AMOLED screen as it has FHD + definition and an adaptive refresh rate of 120 Hz.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 is folded // Source: Arnaud Gelineau – Frandroid
The 1.9 inch screen allows access to multiple information without opening your smartphone. And thanks to many widgets. Even contactless payment is possible, since a fingerprint reader enables Samsung Pay to be unlocked.
Like the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 has become slimmer. Its hinge is less pronounced, making it easier to grip. It doesn’t lose anything in terms of durability, because it benefits from Gorilla Glass and an IPX8 certification.
Of course, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 wouldn’t be a very high-end smartphone without a solid spec sheet. That’s why it can count on a powerful Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor, 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. Above all, it relies on a 3,700 mAh battery, which makes it more enduring than its predecessor.
For the market launch of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4, the manufacturer is launching a very interesting pre-order offer. A trade-in bonus of up to 150 euros (250 euros for a Samsung Galaxy) can be claimed, with which you can save up to 540 euros when buying a Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4. Not to mention a year of Samsung Care+ insurance and coverage offered on the Bespoke edition of the phone.