Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 Review : Darn Good Value!

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Battery Life + Recharging, Performance

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 : Battery Life

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 comes with a small 3,300 mAh battery.

To test its battery life, we turned off Automatic Brightness, and set its display brightness to 50%.

Why 50%? That is actually slightly higher than the average indoor brightness level of 40% during the day, and is what we usually use in all our mobile battery life tests.

It is important to fix the brightness level, to make sure the screen brightness does not change as the ambient brightness changes.

We then ran the PCMark Work 3.0 battery life test until its battery capacity dropped to 20% several times, and this was the best result we obtained with 60 Hz and 120 Hz refresh rates :

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 battery life

Work 3.0Galaxy A52
(60 Hz)
Galaxy A52
(90 Hz)
S21 Ultra
(60 Hz)
S21 Ultra
(120 Hz)
Note20
Ultra
Z Flip 3
(60 Hz)
Z Flip 3
(120 Hz)
Battery Capacity4,500 mAh4,500 mAh5,000 mAh5,000 mAh4,500 mAh3,300 mAh3,300 mAh
Battery Life15 hrs 33 mins12 hrs 30 mins11 hrs 22 mins10 hrs
26 mins
10 hrs
9 mins
8 hrs
11 mins
6 hrs
44 mins
Utilisation
per min.
3.86 mAh4.80 mAh5.87 mAh6.39 mAh5.91 mAh5.38 mAh6.53 mAh

This is the biggest problem with the Galaxy Z Flip 3 – a relatively short battery life, because it pairs a powerful processor and a very large display with a small 3,300 mAh battery.

Even with the display set to 60 Hz, it only lasts just over 8 hours. If you set the display to dynamically adjust its refresh rate up to 120 Hz, that drops to just over 6.5 hours.

 

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 : Recharging Speed

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 PCMark battery charging speed

S21
Ultra
Note20
Ultra
Galaxy A52Z Flip 3Redmi 9T
Battery Capacity5,000 mAh4,500 mAh4,500 mAh3,300 mAh6,000 mAh
Charger Output25 watts25 watts15 watts15 watts18 watts
Recharging Time64 mins66.5 mins84.5 mins88.5 mins184 mins
Recharging Speed
(per minute)
62.5 mAh54.1 mAh42.4 mAh29.8 mAh26.1 mAh

The Galaxy Z Flip 3 recharges very slowly, even using the same 15 watt Samsung fast charger as the Galaxy A52.

It actually took longer to recharge its smaller 3,300 mAh battery than the Galaxy A52 which has a much larger 4,500 mAh battery!

Its only saving grace – it was able to recharge slightly faster than the Xiaomi Redmi 9T.

 

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 : Work Performance

We first tested the Galaxy Z Flip 3 using PCMark, which simulates work applications like web browsing, playing video, writing text and editing photos.

Samsung Galaxy Flip 3 PCMark performance

Work 3.0Galaxy
Z Flip 3
Galaxy
S21 Ultra
Note20
Ultra
Galaxy
A52
Redmi
9T
Mobile PlatformSD 888Exynos
2100
Exynos
990
SD 750GSD 662
Performance Score13317125351052378745986
Web Browsing1163710185886570215844
Video Editing77626336623256933423
Writing15316152471111274546657
Photo Editing2535737847307891581212031
Data Manipulation119388310682564244799

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 lets the Galaxy Z Flip 3 easily handle anything you throw at it, whether it’s just posting your latest Instagram pictures or editing a 4K video.

 

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 : Gaming Performance

For gaming, we tested the Galaxy Z Flip 3 using 3DMark, with these results :

Samsung Galaxy Flip 3 3DMark performance

3DMarkGalaxy
Z Flip 3
Note20
Ultra
Galaxy
Note10+
DeviceSD 888Exynos
990
Exynos
9825
Sling Shot Unlimited924880263327
Wild Life Unlimited395245043288
Wild Life
Extreme
Unlimited
11741387528

Look at that – the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 packs a serious punch when it comes to gaming.

It may seem unbelievable because the Galaxy Z Flip 3 is so slim and stylish, but it will easily handle any game you throw at it. Easy peasy, lemon squeezy!

The only problem is that because it’s so thin – it can get real toasty when you game on it. The back of the chassis can get as warm as 42°C.

 

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 : Overall Performance

We then tested the Galaxy Z Flip 3 using AnTuTu, yielding these results :

Samsung Galaxy Flip 3 AnTuTu performance

AnTuTuGalaxy
Z
Flip 3
Galaxy
S21 Ultra
Note20
Ultra
Galaxy
A52
Redmi 9T
DeviceSD 888Exynos
2100
Exynos
990
SD 750GSD
662
AnTuTu Score696767624411522735341908173559
CPU20622816629014678310509864505
GPU2425732589952152058806831734
Memory133586120805893766064240377
UX11438078321713718810036943

The AnTuTu benchmark confirms that the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 is a beast of a performer, beating even the very fast Galaxy S21 Ultra.

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