[REVIEW] The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 Is Reimagined For Convenience And Style

Taking flip phones to the next level.

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In a landscape teeming with smartphones, Samsung's latest unveiling, the Z Flip5, has undeniably grabbed the spotlight

Packed with a plethora of features designed to elevate usability, convenience, and sophistication, the Z Flip5 beckons us into a realm where form meets function.

In this in-depth review, we delve into the world of this foldable wonder, while also addressing nuanced aspects that you should keep in mind.

First things first, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 offers convenience with a larger screen

The Z Flip5 makes life more convenient with its larger screen, allowing users to use phone without having to flip it open entirely. We truly love how this upgrade significantly improves one-handed usability and quick access to essential functions.

Next, the Flex Window is a game changer; it lets you do different things with different apps on the small cover screen

Samsung Wallet Integration: Accessing cards, memberships, digital keys, passes, and tickets becomes effortless, making daily routines a whole lot easier.

Palm Mute Function: Ever wanted to mute an alarm just by covering the screen with your hand? The Z Flip 5 lets you do just that. This feature has proven to be dangerously effective and useful, so be sure to proceed with caution if you're a habitual alarm snoozer.

Enhanced Notifications Management: Managing notifications, typing replies, and dealing with messages is a breeze with the bigger cover screen. The ability to utilise a full-sized keyboard is one of the biggest improvements, considering we were only limited to quick replies and emojis with the previous Z Flip model.

Effortless Selfies and Wefies: Taking pictures has never been this fun, as the cover screen serves as an amazing tool for taking selfies and group photos. I've also noticed that I'm snapping a lot more pictures; the convenience of a simple press on the cover screen, without the need to fully open the phone, has made a significant difference.

Samsung's flagship flip phone also brings a new dimension of fun for gaming and entertainment

Who would've thought you could play games on the cover screen? While a limited number of apps are functional on the Z Flip5's cover screen, the possibilities are endless with the help of third-party apps like Good Lock. Find out how to play more games on the cover screen here.

While we loved the device, we did come across a few minor hiccups while testing it out

Despite its improved design, the Z Flip5 is not without its flaws. No, it's not the hinge or the crease on the screen that all you normie phone users are talking about. It's a really minor issue where dust accumulates around the camera, making it slightly challenging to maintain the device's pristine appearance.

Another hiccup we encountered was that while the Z Flip5 is powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset, the Z Flip5's cover screen tends to heat up when you're playing games on the phone. This may raise concerns about prolonged gaming performance and the battery life's longevity.

While minor issues like dust accumulation and heating during gaming exist, they don't overshadow the device's overall appeal

For those who appreciate the blend of old-school aesthetics and modern functionality, the Z Flip5 is a worthy investment. Basically, it's a huge vibe for us. We love it. However, if you prioritise a traditional smartphone experience without the unique features of your phone being foldable, this is probably not the device for you.

What are your thoughts on the Z Flip5? Let us know if you're planning to get one yourself!

This article was written by Amanda Louis, an earthling minion that does social media stuff in the morning and dabbles into anything artsy by night. She's also a moomin to two pets, called Mia the cat and a bunny named Sabby.

Her review was originally published on IGN Southeast Asia, with rights to be republished on SAYS.

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