Samsung Z Flip Hands On: a new form of folding screen deduces "alternative" play

ByOpalina Sanbuissho 2020-02-20 1215

"big screen" has become a trend in the mobile phone industry, and it is not easy to find a smaller phone. However, this does not mean that Samsung will give up users of small-screen phones. The new Samsung Galaxy Z Flip, takes care of some consumers who prefer small-screen phones through the design of folding screens, which may reflect the product strategy of Samsung, which has a firm grasp of the core technology of the screen in the coming years, that is, to create a variety of phone forms through folding screens, and then expand its user base.

 
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip.

 
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip.

If the previous Samsung Galaxy Fold was a phone in a folded state and unfolded into a tablet, the Samsung Z Flip relies on a folding principle similar to a flip machine, making it more like a smartphone. Thanks to this new folding method, the Samsung Z Flip is folded to the size of a makeup case. This design is very easy to accept, coupled with the overall weight of 183g, you can easily put it in your coat pocket, or in your bag, which is undoubtedly very friendly for users who pursue the ultimate portability.

 
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip in folded state.

After unfolding the phone, a 6.7-inch screen with a ratio of 21.9 to 9 was presented in front of us. This screen ratio is very suitable for watching movies, but when you watch the 16:9 video, you can still feel a clear black edge on the left and right sides. The only regret is that the phone only uses a single speaker design, and the top handset does not participate in audio playback. Its front lens is also located in the middle of the top of the screen, hidden under the screen glass, and this is the first time Samsung has used an open-hole design on a folding screen.

 
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip.

If we take a closer look, the design of Samsung Z Flip is similar to that of Fold, and all sides of the screen are well protected. The Galaxy Z Flip seems to be the first phone in the Android camp to achieve equal width on all sides, and we have finally ushered in the "really comprehensive screen" phone that we once dreamed of.

 
The crease of Samsung Galaxy Z Flip is faintly visible.

In addition to the morphological changes, Samsung Galaxy Z Flip's screen has also been greatly upgraded. The phone is equipped with an ultra-thin flexible glass screen. Yes, you heard correctly that the, Z Flip screen is made of glass, which means it is more sturdy and durable than other folding screen phones. However, Samsung Galaxy Z Flip's screen is still protected by plastic film, so you can still see creases after a long period of bending. As for longevity, officials say the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip can achieve a folding life of up to 200000 times, and even heavy phone users don't have to worry about screen damage.

 
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip.

Unlike other folding screen phones, Samsung Galaxy Z Flip uses a hidden hinge design, which means that we can get a more accurate opening and closing effect, while customizing the opening and closing angle to achieve more interesting games.

 
We can customize the screen opening and closing angle of Samsung Galaxy Z Flip.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip is equipped with a 10 million pixel front lens. When we take a selfie, we can directly put the phone on the desktop and capture various selfie composition by adjusting the folding angle of the phone. When shooting vlog or video chat, we just need to adjust the angle of the phone and put it on the desktop, completely liberating our hands and saying goodbye to the tripod.

In addition, Samsung has also made some optimizations for this folding screen. When we fold the phone, the phone automatically divides the shooting interface into two parts, the top half is the view frame, and the bottom is the camera mode and button control, which is undoubtedly an additional item for people who love to shoot.

This split-screen feature can also be applied to other scenarios, such as double-open applications in Galaxy Z Flip. And thanks to the screen ratio of 21.9 Galaxy Z Flip 9, you can also get more operating areas than other phones when you split the screen.

 
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip is equipped with 12 megapixelsdual-lens camera.

 
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip sample sheet.

 
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip sample sheet.

This time the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip uses a 12-megapixels dual-lens camera, to take photos. The performance is still Samsung's usual level. The staff at the scene said that the mobile phone we are experiencing is an engineering machine, the firmware will be further updated in the follow-up, and the photo quality will be better.

 
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip comes with a small 1.1in screen.

After closing the phone, what appears in front of us is the rear dual-lens camera and the 1.1in screen. This small screen can directly display time, simultaneous, incoming calls and other information. It can even take a selfie with a 12-megapixels dual-lens camera,. We only need to double-click the power button, and then press the volume button to complete the shooting, users who are familiar with Samsung mobile phones must be familiar with this operation. Most importantly, using a 1.1-inch screen selfie, you can directly open the phone to view, I have to say that Samsung has an excellent experience in switching between two screens.

 
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip.

Finally, let's take a look at the basic configuration of Galaxy Z Flip. The phone is equipped with 7nm process Qualcomm Snapdragon855 Plus mobile platform, supplemented by 8GB memory and 256GB storage. The only pity is that the phone currently doesn't support 5G networks, so friends looking forward to 5G might as well consider the S20 series or wait for a follow-up 5G version from Samsung.

 
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip.

In terms of battery life, Samsung Galaxy Z Flip has a built-in 3300mAh battery this time. The numbers look a little small, but given the special body structure of the folding screen, this battery capacity is understandable.

 
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip.

If you are a user who pursues the feel of a small screen, Samsung Galaxy Z Flip is undoubtedly your new choice. Through the folding screen design, we can grasp a larger screen with one hand. In this way, you can not only enjoy the good holding feel of the small screen mobile phone, but also complete the common operation under the big screen, why not do it?


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