Samsung just sent me their new Galaxy Z Flip 5 foldable smartphone, and here is my unboxing video, as well as my first impressions!
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 Unboxing : What’s In The Box?
I managed to get my hands on the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 foldable smartphone BEFORE it actually ships! Take a look at my unboxing video, and share it out!
In our unboxing video, you can see that the Galaxy Z Flip 5 package is sparse, and only consists of:
- Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 smartphone
- Set of documents – quick start guide in two languages, and a warranty card
- USB Type C to Type C cable
- SIM card extractor pin
As the unboxing video shows, the Galaxy Z Flip 5 does not come with any charger, or earphones. Not even a TPU case to hold you over until you get a better case.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 : My First Impressions!
Just before the launch, I was one of the few who had the rare opportunity to get my hands on not one, but four Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 smartphones, which allowed us to do a proper colour comparison.
And now, I present to you – my own hands-on experience with the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 in all four key colours!
I apologise for the poor focus in the video – we are not allowed to use smartphones, and the Sony RX100 Mark IV camera I had to rely on has trouble focusing on close-up subjects.
Samsung maintained the same design from last year’s Galaxy Z Flip 4, so you may not be able to distinguish between the two models… until you turn it on.
Then you will realise that it has a much larger 3.4-inch front display, which is now called the Flex Window, instead of the Cover Screen. It is now much more useful. Not only can you check notifications, and send quick replies to text messages, it comes with 14 essential widgets out of the box!
The Galaxy Z Flip 5 has the same large 6.7-inch foldable display as the Galaxy Z Flip 3 and the Galaxy Z Flip 4, which supports a Full HD+ resolution, and a dynamic refresh rate of up to 120 Hz. The difference this year lies in its No-Gap Flex Hinge and improved Ultra Thin Glass with a droplet fold, allowing the Galaxy Z Flip 5 to fold completely flat.
Like the previous models, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 is IPX8 water-resistant, even though it is still not dust-resistant due to its hinge mechanism. It is protected on all sides by a tough Armour Aluminium frame, and on the back by Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2.
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On the left side, you will find the SIM card tray, which only supports a single nano SIM card. The Galaxy Z Flip 5 also supports an eSIM, so you can use up to a total of two SIMs.
At the bottom, you will find the USB port, as well as the speaker and microphone ports. On the right side are the Power button with a built-in fingerprint sensor, and the Volume control buttons.
In the front, the Galaxy Z Flip 5 has a punch hole camera hidden at the top of its foldable display. This is the same 10 MP camera from Galaxy Z Flip 4, albeit with a slightly larger f/2.2 aperture. So you can expect it to perform slightly better in low-light conditions.
At the back are the same two 12 MP cameras from the Galaxy Z Flip 4 – a main camera with f/1.8 aperture, and an ultra-wide angle camera with a 123° field of view, and f/2.2 aperture.
The Galaxy Z Flip 5 also comes with the same 3,700 mAh dual battery as the Galaxy Z Flip 4. But it now supports 25 watt fast wired charging, with a suitable charger.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 : Specifications
Here are the key specifications for the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 smartphone :
|Specifications||Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 5G|
|Main Display||6.7-inch Infinity Flex Display
Dynamic AMOLED 2X panel
1080 x 2640 pixels, 425ppi
120 Hz adaptive refresh rate
|Flex Window||3.4-inch Super AMOLED display
720 x 748 pixels, 306 ppi
|Protection||IPX8 Water Resistance
No Dust Resistance
|OS||Android 13 with One UI 5.1.1|
|Platform||Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 5G (SM8550)|
|CPU||1 x Cortex-X3 core (3.36 GHz )
2 x Cortex-A715 (2.8 GHz)
2 x Cortex-A710 cores (2.8 GHz)
3 x Cortex-A510 cores (2.0 GHz)
|GPU||Qualcomm Adreno 740|
|Storage||256 GB / 512 GB UFS 3.1|
|Front Camera||10 MP camera (f/2.2)|
|Main Cameras||12 MP Dual Pixel camera, f/1.8
12 MP ultra-wide camera, f/2.2
|Audio||Stereo speakers tuned by AKG
Surround sound with Dolby Atmos
UHQ 32-bit and DSD64/128 support
|Connectivity||Network : 5G / 4G
Wi-Fi : 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6E
Bluetooth : BT 5.3
USB : USB-C 3.2
|Fingerprint Sensor||Capacitive, Side-Mounted|
|Other Sensors||Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyroscope,
Geomagnetic, Hall, Proximity, Light
|GPS||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BDS|
|Battery||3,700 mAh Li-Po battery|
|Charging||Wired : 25 watt
Wireless : 10 watt
Reverse wireless : 4.5 watt
|71.9 mm wide
85.1 mm tall
15.1 mm thick
|71.9 mm wide
165.1 mm tall
6.9 mm thick
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 : Price + Availability
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 comes in four main colour options:
- Graphite – legacy colour
- Lavender – similar to Bora Purple, their signature colour for the Z Flip 4
- Mint – new colour
- Cream – new colour
In addition, Samsung will offer these four colours exclusively on their online store:
These are the available models and launch prices for the Galaxy Z Flip 5 :
- 8 GB + 256 GB : US$999.99 / £1,049 / A$1,649 / RM4,499
- 8 GB + 512 GB : US$1,199.99 / £1,149 / A$1,849 / RM4,999
Just in case you are wondering, the launch prices for the Galaxy Z Flip 5 only went up by RM100 (~US$22 / £17 / A$33 / S$29) over the launch prices for the Galaxy Z Flip 4.
Here are some online per-order and purchase options for the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 :
- United States : Amazon
- United Kingdom : Amazon
- Australia : Amazon
- Singapore : Shopee | Lazada
- Malaysia : Shopee | Lazada
Read more : Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 : Colour Comparison!
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