The newest flip-style foldable phone, the Galaxy Z Flip 5, has a cover screen that is significantly more functional and useable. Read our review of the Galaxy Z Flip 5 here.
- Design & Build
- Accessory support
- Software & Performance
- Weak haptics
- Battery backup needs improvement
As long as businesses like Samsung continue to bring foldables into the mainstream, the future of the technology appears to be in good hands. Its most recent attempts at doing so this year are the Galaxy Z Fold 5 and the Galaxy Z Flip 5. Today, we’re here to evaluate the latter so that we can determine whether the flip phone, which costs Rs 99,999, is worthwhile.
What the Galaxy Z Flip 5 has that we like
The cover screen is undoubtedly one of the features of the Galaxy Z Flip 5 that we appreciate the most, so let’s start there. I want to discuss the build quality first though, so that’s what I’ll do.
It is quite premium due to its thin form factor when unfurled and compact feel when folded.
The transparent case fits perfectly and has a respectable appearance. When used as a stand for the phone, the tight, strong holding at the back can easily support its weight.
A black border surrounds the top half of the case, but once it’s on, it doesn’t really stand out. The ring module can be disconnected if the middle circle is pressed and the outer portion is turned to the left.
The buttons on the right are sufficiently tactile. The fingerprint sensor also performs admirably, and Samsung has added a pleasant feature by letting you choose whether you want to keep it constantly active on the cover screen, main screen, or both.
The gadget fits comfortably in your hand and is lightweight. The new tint of mint also has a minimalistic but appealing appearance. Our Flip 5’s hinge feels flimsy, although it most likely only affects our model. Flex mode functions admirably at a 90-degree angle since it can still remain rigid at most angles. Overall, the phone has a stunning design and a pleasing appearance.
The cover screen also includes a number of features to keep an eye out for. This screen can handle everything, from different clock styles that can be thoroughly customized to the majority of your programs running without issue on the 3.4-inch outside display via GoodLock.
Most actions, including making calls, reading messages from different apps, checking notifications, managing music playback, and even replying to messages, can be done directly from the cover screen. Emojis are available on the full QWERTY keyboard, allowing you to chat without opening the phone. The display operates at 60Hz refresh rate and 720p resolution. It could be a little challenging to read messages or other material on it in direct sunlight.
The Galaxy Z Flip 5’s haptics are the last aspect about it that I disliked. A more powerful haptic motor would have enhanced the overall experience and made it much better.