Samsung has just made official, along with the new Galaxy S20 family, its Galaxy Z Flip, a new high-end phone that comes to offer a different alternative to the Galaxy Fold and that strengthens Samsung’s commitment to the world of folding. With him, there are already four folding tables that large firms have put on the table.
It must, therefore, be compared to the Galaxy Z Flip with his brother the Galaxy Fold the recent Motorola Razr and the familiar (but not for sale) folding Huawei Mate X. Four folding devices, some similar to each other, and others with notable differences. Let’s see how the current folding catalog looks.
Four mobiles, four different concepts
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip is a mobile that folds horizontally in the middle of its screen. This means that we obtain, after the fold, a closure of the two halves. It is something very similar to “shell phones” or flip from a few years ago. The Motorola Razr follows this line , also folding in half and designed to be used comfortably with one hand after deployment.
Both the Razr and Z Flip have secondary panels that allow you to see notifications. In the case of the Razr, the panel is somewhat larger and more complete
At the notification level, the Razr has a secondary panel covered in plastic, while the Z Flip integrates a small screen of just over an inch in the case. The Z Flip is the most affected of the four when it comes to consulting notifications , due to the size and possibilities of said secondary panel.
The Galaxy Fold and Huawei Mate X are a completely different concept. Unfolded they resemble a tablet more than a phone , thanks to panels of more than seven inches (eight in the case of Huawei). The folding mechanism, yes, is different in both. The Huawei Mate X, when folded, leaves its screen exposed, while that of the Fold is protected by the body of the terminal itself. To keep seeing information when folding, the Fold has a 4.6-inch secondary screen.
The latest technology targets the high-end
Bringing a folding to the mobile market involves talking about prices far above the usual, so they are usually accompanied by specifications at the height of the set. The most damaged here is the Motorola Razr , which has a Snapdragon 710 , mid-range processor and not even one of the best in its family. The same is true of its battery, at just 2,510mAh.
As far as Samsung is concerned, both models bet on high-end processors , such as the Exynos 9820 and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+. The memories here reach 512 GB in the case of the Fold and 256 GB in the case of the Z Flip. If we talk about the Huawei we also reach 512 GB along with 8 GB of RAM, while the Motorola is again the meanest, with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage.
Generous battery for the Fold , with 4,380mAh. In both cases the charge is 15W by cable, 9W in the case of the Z Flip in wireless charging.
The clear winner at the numerical level in battery is the Huawei Mate X (it is also the one with the most screen and, therefore, the most energy it needs). Here we find 4,500mAh with 55W fast charge. A load much higher than the rest of the rivals.
Various photographic bets
The most complete in the photographic point is the Galaxy Fold, with triple rear sensor (wide angle, ultra wide angle and telephoto) and double front camera. It is followed by the Huawei Mate X, with its already proven 40-megapixel sensor accompanied by telephoto and ultra-wide angle. Of course, the Mate does not have a front camera, a curious fact.
The Motorola is the simplest bet at the photographic level, with a front and a rear camera. It is followed by the Galaxy Z Flip, with a double rear camera and a single front sensor
The Galaxy Flip has just two cameras on its back, main sensor and ultra wide angle. As for the selfie, a sensor not too bright. The Motorola loses again, with a single 16-megapixel camera and a front of 5. Two cameras in total for the American set.
The Samsung Galaxy Flip against its competition: the specifications
|SAMSUNG GALAXY Z FLIP||SAMSUNG GALAXY FOLD||MOTOROLA RAZR||HUAWEI MATE X|
|DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT||Unfolded: 167.9 x 73.6 x 7.2mm|
Folded: 187.4 x 73.6 x 17.3mm
|Unfolded: 160.9 x 117.9 x 6.9 mm|
Folded: 160.9 x 62.9 x 15.5 mm 200g
|Unfolded: 72 x 172 x 6.9mm|
Folded: 72 x 94 x 14mm
|Unfolded: 161.3 x 146.2 x 5.4mm|
Folded: 161.3 x 78.3 x 11mm
|SCREEN||6.7 inches AMOLED FullHD + (22: 9)|
Secondary 1.06 inches
Resolution 300 x 116 pixels
|7.3 “QXGA + Dynamic AMOLED (4.2: 3)|
4.6″ HD + Super AMOLED (21: 9)
|6.2 inch pOLED HD + (21: 9)|
2.7 gOLED (4: 3)
|8.0 inch AMOLED FHD +|
6.6 inch AMOLED FHD + (19.5: 9)
|PROCESSOR||Snapdragon 855+||Snapdragon 855 / Exynos 9820 (depending on market)||Snapdragon 710||Kirin 980|
|RAM||8 GB||12 GB||6 GB||8 GB|
|INTERNAL STORAGE||256GB UFS 3.0||512 GB UFS 3.0||128 GB||512 GB|
|REAR CAMERA||12 MP f / 1.8|
12 MP f / 2.2 (ultra wide angle, 123º)
|16MP f / 2.2 (ultra wide angle)|
12MP f / 1.5 / f2.4 (wide angle)
12MP f / 2.4, 2X optical zoom (telephoto)
|16 MP f / 1.7||40 MP f / 1.8|
8 MP f / 2.4 (zoom)
16 MP f / 2.2 (ultra wide angle)
|FRONT CAMERA||10 MP f / 2.4||10 MP f / 2.2 8 MP f / 1.9 (depth sensor)||5 MP f / 2.0||Does not have|
charge 9W wireless charge
fast charge 9W wireless fast
charge Reverse wireless charge
15W fast charge
USB type C
USB type C
USB type C
|OPERATING SYSTEM||Android 10 with One UI 2.0||Android 10 with One UI 2.0||Android 10||Android 10 with EMUI 10|
|PRICE||1,500 euros||2,020 euros||1,599 euros||2,299 euros|