Z Fold2 vs. Z Flip 5G: Find your perfect match

April 13, 2021

Thank goodness for Samsung.

For years now, phones have followed the same old design formula: a sleek cuboid with a glass screen on the front. Then, just when we thought we’d seen it all, along comes Samsung to rewrite the rule book.

The original Galaxy Fold released in 2019 and introduced us to the concept of foldable displays, ushering in a new era of phone design. Now, with the release of their second-generation foldables – the Z Fold 2 and the Z Flip 5G – Samsung has perfected the formula.

They’re both game-changing devices, but which one’s right for you? Let’s dive into the unique features of each to help you decide.

The Galaxy Z Fold2 – a multi-tasking masterpiece

The Galaxy Z Fold2 is perfect for power users. Folded, it works like a regular phone. Unfolded, it’s a 7.6-inch tablet big enough to let you get down to some serious work. And it’s not just cutting-edge hardware that keeps you going – the software’s also been fine-tuned to help you get more done.

With App Multi Window, for instance, you can have up to 3 apps open at once. That means you can browse your inbox, check your calendar, and Slack a colleague without leaving an app.

Many of these apps know when they’re opened in Multi Window too, so you can drag a file from the Files app into an email or drop an image from Chrome into a PowerPoint. Multi-tasking on a phone has never been so easy.

Thanks to App Pairs, you can also save your favourite app groups so they’re always accessible. At the tap of your home screen, you can launch an ebook next to Spotify, YouTube next to Chrome, or a Word doc, WhatsApp, and Waze all at once. The possibilities are endless.

Galaxy Z Fold2 key stats

  • 5G Ready – so you can start using the UK’s fastest network
  • Cover display: 6.2 inch Super AMOLED
  • Tablet display: 7.6 inch foldable Super AMOLED with a 120Hz refresh rate
  • Fast-charging 4500 mAh battery with wireless charging
  • 12 GB of RAM for seamless multi-tasking
  • 256 GB of storage space

Buy or upgrade to a Z Fold2 today.

The Galaxy Z Flip 5G – the one that’ll turn heads

The Z Flip 5G can be summed up in one word: snazzy.

Unlike the Z Fold2, which opens vertically like a book, the Z Flip 5G opens horizontally like the classic flip phones of yore. It’s super-stylish, compact, and snapping it shut to end calls feels oh so satisfying.

With phone screens ballooning in size lately, being able to fold the 6.7 inch display into a pocketable square is a stroke of genius. Gone are the days of stretching the pockets of your skinny jeans or taking a bag with you just to hold your phone.

Samsung’s cleverly included a small display on the outer shell of the Z Flip 5G too, so you can check your messages, skip a song, or answer a call while it’s closed on your desk.

But the real magic happens when you flip it open. The bright Super AMOLED display greets you with a pop. It’s big, but perfectly manageable thanks to the slim aspect ratio.

Keeping the phone flexible and sturdy is an advanced hinge that lets you use your phone in whole new ways. For example, you can half fold it at a right angle, then place it on a table to take steadier selfies or video your friends on Messenger.

Like the Z Fold2, the Z Flip 5G is smart enough to know how it’s folded and will automatically adjust content to match.

Galaxy Z Flip 5G key stats

  • 5G Ready – so you can start using the UK’s fastest network
  • Display: 6.7 inch foldable Dynamic AMOLED
  • Fast-charging 3300 mAh battery with wireless charging
  • 8 GB of RAM for speedy performance
  • 256 GB of storage

Buy or upgrade to the Z Flip 5G today.

So, which to pick?

Both are excellent devices. Both push the boundaries of phone design. So, what does it come down to?

Going to be using your phone for work or love the idea of taking big-screen entertainment on the go? We’d recommend the Z Fold2. Its huge screen and 12 GB of RAM will power through any task you throw at it, and the large battery means you’ll have plenty juice left over for some fun after work.

The Z Flip 5G is ideal for those who wants to flaunt the latest tech and look great doing it. Its pocketable form factor, edge-to-edge screen, and flexible positions make it easy to recommend to vloggers, fashionistas, or anyone looking for compact convenience.

Whichever you choose, it’s clear Samsung’s Flip and Fold devices are the best foldable phones on the market today. Take a look at the latest foldables, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 and Z Fold3. We can’t wait to see where this new flexible form factor will take the industry in the future.