Cell phone customers tend to be loyal to a particular brand for a long time. Samsung users wait with bated breath for the next Galaxy to come out, and the one that everyone’s talking about now is the Galaxy Z Flip 4. Let’s find out all about it.
What is the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4?
It’s funny how things come back around. There was a time when everyone had a flip phone, and we all raced to replace them with block smartphones. Now flip, and foldable phones, are all the rage again.
Samsung has recently released its latest version of the Galaxy Z Flip, version 4. It’s a refinement to the previous version rather than a complete upgrade. The Galaxy Z Flip 4 is marketed toward the younger crowd, and the message is “fun.”
Let’s check out the specifications and details for this Samsung flip phone.
The Galaxy Z Flip 4 comes in four primary colors, Bora Purple, Graphite, Pink Gold, and Blue. Then they have another level of “Bespoke” colors: Gold, Black, Silver, Navy, and Yellow.
The phone’s dimensions are 71.99mm wide, 84.9mm tall (when closed), and 17.1mm thick. When it’s opened, the screen size is 6.7”. The phone only weighs 187g. Some additional specs include:
- 4nm 64-bit Octa-Core Processor
- 8GB RAM
- 120Hz refresh rate
- 10MP Front-Facing Selfie Camera
- 12MP Ultra-Wide Camera & 12MP Wide-Angle Camera
- 4K UHD Video Recording at 30 and 60 fps
- Super Fast and Wireless Charging
- SIM Card Slot
- Water Resistance IPX8
Not much changed with the rear-facing ultra-wide camera. It is essentially the same as the old version
. However, with the Flip 4, Samsung made the cameras a bit brighter so you can take low-light photos that look great. Night mode also is a big plus.
Battery Life and Hinge
The newer version also has a slimmer hinge, making it sleeker and thinner. Samsung loaded it with a larger battery that lasts longer so you can do more with your phone before charging it again.
The price of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 is $999, and you can buy one starting on August 26th. However, if you are itching to get your hands on the first models, you can preorder them now.
The phone has a whopping $128MB of storage to hold all your precious photos, videos, and songs. If that’s not enough space for you, you can upgrade to 256MB for $1,059 or 512MB for $1,179.
The edges are slightly flatter on the new model, and they are glossy and slippery, so you will want to put it in a case, so you don’t drop it. Due to the hinge, there is a slight gap between the two pieces when you fold the phone. Critics
would have liked to see a completely gap-less foldable phone
, but with this model, Samsung chose to make the hinge smaller instead.
The power button on the side also becomes your fingerprint reader. You also get a volume rocker switch on the side. Users say the fingerprint reader works great, very fast.
Overall, the new phone has some nice upgrades, but it’s not as much of an improvement as users had hoped. Maybe version 5 will include some new features to wow customers.
Samsung Warranty Considerations
If you are wondering if your new foldable phone needs an extended warranty
, consider this. The Samsung warranty, much like other smartphone warranties, lasts only one year. Furthermore, it only covers defects - no accidental damage caused by you. If you drop and break your screen even once, it can cost you upwards of $150. A few accidents will get costly quickly.
Foldable phones are more delicate in many ways than block phones, and a lot can go wrong with them. With an Upsie Smartphone Subscription Warranty, you are covered for manufacturing defects and damage you accidentally cause. You can rest assured your phone is protected against:
- Spills and liquid damage
- Drops and screen cracks
- Power failure
- Touchscreen issues
- Camera issues
- Headphone jack and audio problems
- Battery failure
- Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity issues
- And more!
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