Instead of offering a copy of the previous generation, Samsung has made some changes to its Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 4. Small improvements that make them great folding phones.
Samsung has just presented its fourth generation of foldable smartphones: Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 4. Foldable phones that are among the most efficient and affordable on the market. Refined design, more advanced photo performance, Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Z Fold 4 have what it takes to be essential.
The two new Samsung flagships are already available for pre-order on Rue du Commerce, with a trade-in bonus of up to 200 euros. Thus, if you take your Samsung Galaxy S21 FE back for 350 euros, a bonus of 200 euros is added to the envelope if you buy a Galaxy Z Fold 4. This means that this smartphone goes for 1,249 euros instead of 1,799 euros.
For the Galaxy Z Flip 4, the bonus increases to 150 euros. Still with the example of the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE, the Z Flip 4 drops to 609 euros instead of 1,109 euros.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4: a large smartphone… Thinner and more efficient
At first glance, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 appears to be the twin brother of the Z Fold 3. However, Samsung has made many small changes that make it a completely unique phone. Like a book, this horizontally folding smartphone has a 6.2″ outer screen and a 7.6″ inner panel. The first provides HD+ definition, while the second provides QXGA+ definition (2,176 × 1,812 pixels). Both are based on AMOLED technology with an adaptive refresh rate of 120Hz.
There are subtle and significant changes compared to the previous generation. The outer screen bezels are thinner, giving a larger viewing area. The selfie camera under the screen is more discreet, which does not spoil the view.
Years after the first Galaxy Fold, the “Wow” effect of the foldable screen is still there. Especially since Samsung continues to apply real know-how in terms of calibration with two superb and very bright panels.
The design of the Galaxy Z Fold 4 has also been slimmed down, with a less rounded hinge for a better grip. The Galaxy Z Fold 4 is also lighter than its predecessor with a small 263 grams on the scale. Not to mention that the Galaxy Z Fold 4 is water resistant since it is IPX8 certified.
Samsung has also revised its copier. The Galaxy Z Fold 4 has three rear cameras, but swaps the primary 12-megapixel camera in the Z Fold3 for a more powerful 50-megapixel one. This is accompanied by a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens and a 10-megapixel ×3 optical zoom, for a photography experience approaching that of the (excellent) Samsung Galaxy S22.
The technical sheet improves above all with the arrival of a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor, the most efficient chip currently available. Less energy consuming and more efficient, it withstands all use without melting the battery like snow in the sun. 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage (base) are also included.
If it sells for 1,799 euros in Rue du Commerce, it is possible to reduce the price of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 during the pre-order thanks to a trade-in bonus. In fact, 200 euros are offered on top of the buyback price of your old smartphone when you buy a Galaxy Z Fold 4. To take advantage of it, just download and fill out this PDF file.
Galaxy Z Flip 4: a folder to put in all pockets
Where the Galaxy Z Fold 4 spreads out to reveal a large screen, the Galaxy Z Flip 4 plays the discretion card. This vertically foldable smartphone is an ally for those whose pants have small pockets. Its truly compact format promotes excellent handling. Here, too, the hinge has been refined, giving the device a more luxurious character. Of course, the Galaxy Z Flip 4 is a rugged smartphone with Gorilla Glass and IPX8 certification.
With foldable smartphones, small size no longer means small screen. If the external screen measures 1.9 inches (for example to display notifications or scroll through music), the internal panel (Dynamic AMOLED 2X) shows a comfortable 6.7 inches. With its adaptive refresh rate of 120 Hz and its FHD+ definition, the Galaxy Z Flip 4 promises to be a treat for the retina.
The 1.9-inch screen, on the other hand, improves ergonomics. Thanks to it, it is actually possible to perform several actions without having to unfold your smartphone. Starting with contactless payment, as a fingerprint reader allows you to unlock Samsung Pay. The number of widgets has been increased to make it easier to access all the information that interests you.
On the photography side, the Galaxy Z Flip 4 uses a photo module essentially similar to that of its ancestor, namely two 12-megapixel cameras, one for wide-angle and the other for ultra-wide-angle. The difference is that the wide-angle sensor this year has photodiodes that measure 1.8 µm (versus 1.4 µm last year). A change that catches more light. The software aspect, meanwhile, has been improved, with an emphasis on nighttime images, of better quality.
Not content with gaining power, with the arrival of Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, the Galaxy Z Flip 4 also improves its endurance. A 3,700 mAh battery replaces the previous 3,300 mAh, while its processor ensures better energy optimization. Users, many of whom have reported the Z Flip 3’s lack of autonomy, will therefore have to enjoy their smartphone longer before recharging it.
If we have to wait a few more weeks before we can get our hands on a Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 in one of its 4 colors (Graphite, Lavender, Rose Gold and Blue), it is possible to pre-order it now. An approach that allows you to benefit from a trade-in bonus of 150 euros if you sell your old phone. Enough to drop the 1,109 euro price below the 800 euro mark.