Today, Samsung’s latest generation of the vertical folding flagship, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 folding screen, has been released, with significant performance improvements, folding hinges, and playability.
First of all, in terms of performance, Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 is equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen2 for the Galaxy mobile platform. Its maximum frequency reaches 3.36GHz, and the GPU frequency is upgraded to 719MHz. Compared with the standard version of 680MHz, in terms of games, theoretically, Will bring strong rendering capabilities.
Secondly, the folding hinge of Z Flip 5 has been reconstructed. For the first time, a water-drop-style ultra-closed precision hinge is used. With a larger bending radius, the screen can better fit the body when folded, reducing the appearance of creases. Due to the change in folding shape, the folding life is also greatly increased.
The secondary screen on the back of the Samsung Z Flip 5 has also been significantly upgraded. The size of this large-viewing smart external screen has been increased to 3.4 inches. The special-shaped OLED panel occupies nearly 80% of the area on the back of the fuselage. It has been optimized for several third-party apps. With deep adaptation, you can not only check the time, listen to music, set alarm clocks, and reply to WeChat through the secondary screen, but you can even use it to play with various independent apps and unlock more ways to play.
This test will focus on the interactivity, practicability, and adaptability of the secondary screen of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 to domestic third-party apps, and we have also investigated the actual performance of the high-frequency Snapdragon 8Gen2 in vertically folded mobile phones. Play, there is also its waterproof performance.
The front of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 uses a 6.7-inch second-generation dynamic AMOLED screen with a resolution of 2640×1080 and UTG ultra-thin flexible glass attached to the surface, which has super toughness and can provide the best performance under extremely harsh conditions. Best protection.
A 10-megapixel selfie camera is integrated into the middle of the top of the phone, supporting an 85° field of view. There are two rear cameras on the bintok of the fuselage. The biggest difference from the previous generation is that the two cameras are arranged horizontally instead of vertically. The single-color temperature LED flash on the right side is on the same level as the camera.
The 3.4-inch super large secondary screen on the back has a resolution of 720 x 748 and a PPI of 306. The entire secondary screen occupies about 80% of the back panel. The lock screen wallpaper of the secondary screen can not only be changed at will but also has rich built-in functions. widgets, and have undergone in-depth UI adaptation and optimization to improve the interactive animation transition and overall smoothness.
It is worth mentioning that the outer screen and back cover of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 are made of the hardest Corning Victus2 Gorilla Glass to date. According to reports, this glass can be dropped to a simulated concrete surface from a height of up to 1 meter and It remains intact, while ordinary aluminum silicate glass will be damaged when dropped from a height of 0.5 meters or less.
This generation of Z Flip5 adopts a water-drop-style ultra-closed precision hinge for the first time, which folds perfectly. The hinge cover and frame are made of the same armored aluminum material as in the S23 series. Its scratch-resistant and bump-resistant performance is also quite strong. , combined with Corning Victus2 Gorilla Glass, it can be called the hardest “small foldable” in history, making the whole machine no longer look so delicate.
The power fingerprint recognition module and volume adjustment buttons are integrated into the side of the phone. The opening on the top of Z Flip5 is the GPS antenna, and the opening on the bottom is the exhaust hole, microphone, Type-C interface and speaker. The handset of the phone also takes into account the capabilities of the speaker to form a set,reo field.
The back of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 is equipped with a 3.4-inch large-view smart external screen, which can not only display time, notifications and other information, but also customize the displayed widgets and even run independent APPs across the screen. In addition to the screen bar, and river, most functions of the inner screen can be realized with the help of the large secondary screen on the outside.
In the folded state, double-click the external screen to turn on the screen, and long-press and slide to switch dynamic wallpapers at will. The operation is simplified and does not require much learning cost. Even users who have never used it can get started for the first time. Easy to learn.
Through settings, you can customize the display wallpaper, clock style, and widgets of the external screen.
The pull-down is the function bar, which has the same control logic as the internal screen. The adjusted, brightness only takes effect on the external screen.
The external screen of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 has weather, map, recording, calendar, contacts, and other shortcut functions by default. There is no need to open the phone, and they are all accessible at one touch. Especially with the map function, we can directly use the external screen for navigation, which greatly improves the efficiency of use. times.
Of course, we can also set and sort the external screen widgets and independent apps in the settings, which also greatly improves the diversity and playability of the external screen.
If sliding back and forth is too troublesome, we can use two fingers to pinch to zoom the widget, which is similar to the background switching of mobile phones. You can directly select the widget to enter. We can use the built-in widgets directly.
When you open a third-party APP, you can control it like an external screen, such as Douyin. You can slide up and down to browse videos, like and post videos. NetEase Cloud Music has all the functions of searching for songs and playing/pausing songs. We can use this external screen just like the internal screen.
In the screen-off state, double-click the power button to quickly call up the rear camera. You can easily experience selfies without opening the phone. The selfie effect of the rear camera is much better than that of the front. Using the back screen to view real-time images brings us A more intuitive selfie experience.
Hover interactive experience
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 takes advantage of the multi-angle rotating foldable screen to give the phone more ways to use it. When we need to take a photo, fold the screen 90 degrees to enable the camera. At this time, the application will automatically be divided into upper and lower parts. The upper part can be used as a viewfinder, while the lower part transforms into an operation panel. After taking a photo, you can view it directly on the lower half, which can also be used as a sliding trackpad.
This design not only improves the practicality of the phone but also increases the fun of taking pictures. With multi-angle hovering, we can flexibly adjust the posture of the phone according to the actual situation and take photos at angles that are difficult to shoot with a candy bar phone.
When hovering to watch a movie, since the upper and lower screens do not interfere with each other, the upper half of the screen plays the video, and the lower half of the screen can immediately turn into a remote control to adjust the sound and picture brightness, and slide left and right with two fingers to adjust the video playback progress. Enable more efficient task processing.
We can even use the lower half of the screen to call the notification bar, open multiple tasks at the same time, and preview multiple tasks on the same screen.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 inherits the top chip in the Galaxy S23 series, built-in Qualcomm’s latest Soc-Snapdragon 8 Gen2 for Galaxy, supplemented by up to 12GB LPDDR5X + 512GB UFS 4.0 storage, The version we got is 8 + 256GB, and then We run a set of theoretical performance tests on the phone.
AnTuTu’s comprehensive test has a total score of 1.417 million+. Due to the folded form, its heat dissipation effect cannot be compared with that of a straight-screen phone. Therefore, the overall score is slightly lower than that of the Snapdragon 8 Gen2 model, but it is vertically folded. However, it ranks first in the screen field, with an improvement of about 45% compared to last year’s Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4.
The GeekBench 6 single-core score is 2022 points, and the multi-core score has exceeded 5000, reaching 5248 points. Compared with the full-blooded version of the Snapdragon 8+ carried by the previous generation Z Fold4, the single-core and multi-core scores have increased by 10% and 15% respectively.
In the Androbench flash memory test, the sequential read speed of 3.42GB/s and the sequential write speed of 2.39GB/s meet the UFS 4.0 standard.
In terms of entertainment, we tested the two mobile games Glory of Kings and Peace Elite in an indoor office environment of 28 degrees Celsius. During the test, we turned on the high-performance mode of the mobile phone and used the highest image quality + highest frame Test the frame rate, temperature, and power consumption in the game.
In the test of the Honor of Kings mobile game, the ultra-high resolution + extreme picture quality is turned on, and the game runs at a maximum of 60 frames. After a team battle, the average frame rate is stable at 59.9FPS, and the average fluctuation is only 0.1FPS.
The average power consumption reached 4.43W, the frame energy consumption was 74mW, and the energy efficiency ratio reached 13.52 frames/W. Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5’s performance in terms of energy efficiency is quite satisfactory.
The highest temperature on the front of the fuselage reached 41 degrees Celsius, and the back reached 40.6 degrees Celsius. Although this temperature is not high in late summer, combined with the actual performance of the game, there is still room for improvement in temperature control.
Then, we tested the Peace Elite mobile game with a relatively high load. Under the high-definition picture quality + extreme frame rate, the game runs at a maximum of 60FPS. After a fierce team battle test, the frame rate in the early stage was very stable, and it reached 5 minutes After that, small fluctuations began to occur, and finally, the average frame rate stabilized at 58.9FPS, with an average fluctuation of 1.5FPS.
The average power consumption reaches about 5.8W, the frame energy consumption is 99.2mW, and the energy efficiency ratio is 10.16.
Considering that the mobile phone has such a large secondary screen, a certain compromise must be made for the convenience of heat dissipation. After a game, the temperature of the front of the fuselage directly reached 44.3 degrees Celsius, and the temperature of the back also reached 43.2 degrees Celsius.
In 2021, Samsung launched the Galaxy Z Flip3, which for the first time introduced IPX8 waterproof performance in vertical folding phones, and it has continued to this day. Among the many vertical folding mobile phones, only Samsung has achieved IPX8 waterproof performance. Among many mobile phones, Be unique.
So what is its waterproof effect? Let’s put this to the test.
After testing, when rinsed with running water, the entire display and touch process encountered almost no obstacles. Even after soaking the phone in water, it can still be used safely, making calls, taking photos, etc. All functions can be used normally.
This technological breakthrough not only improves the durability and reliability of mobile phones but most importantly, allows users to use mobile phones with confidence and boldness in many scenarios. For example, on a rainy day or in a swimming pool, we can still use our mobile phones frequently at any time. , there is no need to worry about the phone being damaged. When traveling, camping, or hiking outdoors, users do not have to worry about the phone being affected by bad weather. Even when encountering sudden weather changes or unexpected floods, Z Flip5 can become the user’s first choice. A powerful assistant to help users obtain important information and contact information promptly.
To sum up, Z Flip5, a “small folding” mobile phone with an IPX8 level of almost harsh waterproof capabilities, greatly enriches the user experience in different environments, maintains good performance in various extreme environments, and can also fully reflect Samsung’s exquisite craftsmanship and high emphasis on user experience.
The rear dual camera module of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 remains the same as the previous generation. The main camera uses 12-megapixel Samsung S5K2LD CMOS, 1/1.765-inch photosensitive unit, 1.8μm single pixel, 83° field of view, and supports all Pixel dual-core focusing and OIS optical image stabilization.
Judging from the real shot proofs, in the daytime scene, the Samsung Z Flip 5 restores the color very accurately, which belongs to the realistic style and does not over-saturate and sharpen the picture.
Secondly, thanks to the blessing of computational photography, the edges of the picture are clear and sharp. Although there is no telephoto lens, the proofs do not lose too much detail in the 2x picture cropped by the main camera, and the resolution is still very good.
The ultra-wide-angle picture has distortion correction enabled by default, and the color saturation is higher than that of the main camera, which is more pleasing. The picture after zooming in is not distorted, and the whole proof looks very comfortable.
When shooting at night, under long exposure, the Samsung Z Flip 5 camera can effectively reduce the brightness of highlighted objects, but only in light-colored lights. Facing dark-colored lights, there will still be problems of whitishness and color cast. In terms of exposure control, its performance is at a relatively good level in the field of vertically foldable mobile phones.
In terms of glare control, it is slightly inferior to the direct light sign, but the restoration of the sky behind the light sign is still very good, without too much noise, and the black is very pure.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 has a built-in 3700mAh dual-cell battery that supports up to 25W wired fast charging and 15W wireless charging, as well as wireless reverse charging up to 4.5W.
For the battery life, we use the professional battery life testing tool – Battery Dog produced by Kuai Technology for testing.
For the test items, we chose the extreme battery life test and checked all test items including CPU high voltage, CPU multi-threading, AI recognition, picture browsing, video playback, and web browsing to simulate real-life usage scenarios and restore the real load to the greatest extent. Infinitely close to the real power consumption situation.
The screen of Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 uses an LTPO substrate, so it can adaptively adjust 1-120Hz. During the test, we set the brightness of the phone to manual 50% and turned off automatic brightness.
After battery dog testing, it took 4 hours, 45 minutes, and 5 seconds for the power to be consumed from 100% to 20%. After conversion, the full battery life is about 5.5 hours. For non-heavy users, it can be used for about half a day.
As the fifth generation of Samsung’s vertically foldable flagship phone, the Galaxy Z Flip 5 showcases Samsung’s most advanced technology and innovation in the field of foldable screen technology. This mobile phone uses the most advanced hinge technology, folds seamlessly, hovers at multiple angles, and has strong damping without a rebound. It shows us the ultimate exploration results of Samsung’s folding-screen mobile phones.
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In terms of the folding experience, due to the upgrade of the hinge, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 fits perfectly in the folded state. The creation of the comfortable hovering of the hinge has always been Samsung’s strength. The stop strength is moder and it does not rebound when folded at a large angle, and it does not procrastinate a all. Even the folding angle has reached close to 170 degrees. Among vertical folding mobile phones, there are only a handful of mobile phones that can achieve such a wide range of folding angles.
The high-frequency version of the second-generation Snapdragon 8 is the first to be used in a vertically foldable mobile phone. With 12GB of LPDDR5X memory and UFS 4.0 flash memory, the performance iron triangle of the overclocking version is formed. The performance is guaranteed, and it can face mainstream large-scale mobile games. Handling it with ease, although temperatures were a little warmer in our testing.
The newly upgraded 3.4-inch super large secondary screen realizes richer software interaction and a variety of small components add more ways to play on the mobile phone. We can even use the mainstream APP directly by using the secondary screen, avoiding the tediousness of flipping the cover to find applications. One-touch and convenient operation is realized, but the adaptation of this secondary screen to many domestic APPs is still flawed, and it is hoped that the follow-up OTA can be used to expand this deficiency.
Finally, the Z Flip5 has inherited the IPX8 waterproof rating from two generations. It is unique in the field of vertical folding machines and has become a leader in the industry.
Not only is it waterproof, but the internal and external dual Corning Victus2 Gorilla Glass and the armored aluminum alloy frame on Z Flip5 have excellent drop resistance and scratch resistance. Whether it is an accidental drop or scratches daily Both the glass and the frame can effectively protect the phone from damage, making the “small fold” no longer look so fragile.
In summary, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 is the only “small fold” on the market that is equipped with the latest SoC and has a 3.4-inch large secondary screen for smooth interaction. It is also Samsug ‘s first “small fold” that uses a water drop hinge. The performance of the mobile phone, the smoothness of the system, the folding expert, science, and the diversity of interactions have reached the top level.
In other words, the Galaxy Z Flip5 is currently the strongest vertically folding flagship phone you can buy, not one of them.
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