Samsung Z Flip5 vs Flip4 – how do they compare?

August 14, 2023

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 front view of display and Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 front view of display.

The recent release of Samsung Foldables phones, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 has taken foldable phones to a whole new level. But what makes the Galaxy Z Flip5 so special, and how does it compare to the 2022 Galaxy Z Flip4. We give you a rundown of the Galaxy Z Flip5 and Flip4 specs, so you can see what the 2023 launch is all about.

Galaxy Z Flip5 vs Flip4 display

One of the best features of the new Galaxy Z Flip5 is the cover screen. When the phone is folded you get a 3.4in display – the biggest cover screen yet. It comes with Flex Window, so you can personalise the screen with photos and GIFs and add your widgets. Check the weather, buy things using Samsung Pay and make calls – all without opening the phone.

In comparison, the cover screen on the Galaxy Z Flip4 is only 1.9in. You can see key notifications, but it doesn’t have the same Flex Window features that you get on the Flip5.

Both the Galaxy Z Flip4 and the Flip5 have a 6.7in main screen, so when the phone is open you can immerse yourself in movies and games. The main display on both phones is FHD+ (Full HD). It delivers 1080p image resolution –double the pixels of 720p standard HD screens – to give an even more enhanced image quality.

The display is Super AMOLED and the Flip5 is Dynamic AMOLED. Dynamic AMOLED offers several advantages over Super AMOLED, including better contrast, improved colour accuracy, and reduced blue light emission

Galaxy Z Flip5 vs Flip4 camera

The Galaxy Z Flip5 and Flip4 both have a dual rear camera system made up of a 12MP wide camera and a 12MP ultra-wide camera, with a digital zoom up to 10x​. Nightography is available on both phones, but thanks to the power of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor, it’s improved on the Galaxy Z Flip5. That new processor also makes for smoother videos and more detailed images.

Both the Galaxy Z Flip4 and Flip5 have a 10MP front-facing camera, with FlexCam. This offers a versatile, hands-free camera experience. So, you can capture group shots, selfies, and videos from new and innovative perspectives.

Galaxy Z Flip5 vs Flip4 battery

There’s a large 3700mAh battery on both models but the Z Flip5 sports the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset, making it more efficient. That means you’ll be able to call, text, and scroll for even longer.  And when you need more power, you get 25W fast charging and versatile 15W wireless charging on both the Galaxy Z Flip4 and Flip5

Galaxy Z Flip5 vs Flip4 design

The Galaxy Z Flip5 and Flip4 are both super robust. The Flip4 uses Ultra Thin Glass and the Flip5 uses Gorilla® Glass Victus® 2 and Armour Aluminium. So, they both withstand bumps and scrapes.

And both models have an IPX8 water resistance rating. That means they can survive 1.5 meters of water for up to 30 minutes.

Galaxy Z Flip5 vs Flip4 performance

The new Galaxy Z Flip5 outperforms the 2022 Flip4 with its Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset. The previous Z Flip4 model has a Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chipset. Overall, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 is faster and smoother when you’re streaming, gaming and multi-tasking.

Get your Galaxy Z Flip on Three

If you’re looking for a Galaxy Z Flip5 contract, our Z Flip5 prices start from £42 a month and only £55 upfront. And when you trade in your old device, we’ll give you a guaranteed £300. On top of this, you can experience the best of Samsung on the UK’s Fastest 5G Network. It’s the perfect partnership.
Or if the Flip5 is not for you, why not take a look at the Z Fold5 or the Samsung S23 series.

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