The return of the classic flip phone is a welcome sight for many smartphone connoisseurs who are looking for a device that is highly functional but also easily portable. When it comes to flip and fold smartphones, Samsung is undoubtedly the global frontrunner. There is no other smartphone provider that delivers the same features and durability in foldable phones. The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 represents the most affordable option without skimping on performance.

What does the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 have to offer?

Released alongside Samsung’s other foldable smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3, the two devices provide practical and durable options for folding phones. Both devices can be used in two separate modes, folded and unfolded, depending on preference and the task at hand. The 6.7” foldable display on the Galaxy Z Flip 3 has received upgrades in size and brightness for a more enjoyable viewing experience. The Flip3 has also undergone several other useful upgrades making it the best option available for a clamshell-style smartphone.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 Specs – TELUS

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 is currently available at TELUS, along with a wide selection of other top of the line smartphones to meet your needs for business, pleasure, or both. The Flip 3 has received several impressive upgrades and improvements to make it a more practical and durable device than its predecessor.

Design

One major concern regarding the previous Galaxy Z Flip 3 models was the relative fragility of the design. Not only was the display itself vulnerable to scratches and cracks, it was also susceptible to intruding dirt and dust. Measures have been taken to improve the overall design to make it more sturdy and durable.

The frame on the Flip 3 is now constructed with tough Armor Aluminum and the exterior film has been upgraded to Gorilla Glass Victus. The phone is now more scratch resistant as well as water resistant, with an IPX8 water resistance rating.

Not only is the cover more durable, it is also significantly larger, it is four times bigger than the previous model offering greater functionality without having to open the device. The smooth finish is available in four colours: Cream, Green, Lavender, and Phantom Black.

Display

A highly attractive feature of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 is the versatility of its display. When in folded mode, the device measures in at a tiny 3.4” x 2.8” making it easy to fit into any pocket or pouch you need it to. Unfolded, the phone offers a 6.7” Super AMOLED display with 2640 x 1080 resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate. The exterior display provides a 1.9” touchscreen to conveniently control music selection and volume, check the weather and messages, and also allows for taking selfies without even opening the phone.

Sound

The sound system on the Galaxy Z Flip 3 has also received a considerable upgrade. The stereo speakers now put out clear and ample sound without the need for connecting it to a portable speaker.

Cameras

Although the cameras have not really been upgraded from previous models, the Flip 3 still offers two very effective camera systems. The exterior camera has two lenses, a wide and ultra-wide angle. The wide lens offers 12MP, 1.4μm, OIS, Dual Pixel AF, ƒ/1.8 and the ultra-wide lens specs include 12MP ultra-wide, FF, 1.12μm, ƒ/2.2. The internal selfie camera features include 10MP, FF, 1.22μm, ƒ/2.4.

Video

The Galaxy Z Flip 3 is capable of taking great videos with clear and vibrant colours. Video is recorded at up to 4K resolution at 60 frames per second.

Performance

Ample power and performance is delivered with the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor provides abundant power for multi-tasking and entertainment. It also comes with 8GB of RAM so it won’t slow your device down even when using multiple apps simultaneously. The base storage for the Flip 3 is 128GB. The phone comes with a 3,300mAh battery which may make it more practical for people not overly concerned with all day battery life. Flex Mode allows users to split UI elements between the two displays providing better overall performance.