the galaxy z flip is a work of art. it’s nice. we have been using this phone for several months now and we find that this phone attracts people’s attention. it’s because a lot of people don’t know that a flip phone exists. and those who do, have not seen one in real life. We love our galaxy flip and encourage others to buy one. However, here we are going to illustrate all the features and issues of galaxy z flip. so you can make an informed decision before making your z flip purchase.
table: here are the full specifications of the z flip 5g.
Reading: Samsung flip phone headphone jack
what’s in the z box.
the galaxy z flip has two versions. z flip lte and z flip 5g. the lte version comes with the following accessories.
- a usb-c headset.
- two pairs of different sized eartips.
- an otg adapter.
- a travel adapter from 15 w .
- sim eject tool.
- one usb-a to usb-c cable.
- one transparent cover.
However, the galaxy z flip 5g comes without any transparent cover, usb otg adapter and earphones. So if you don’t need a 5G phone, we suggest you order the LTE Z Flip. Not only will you get additional free accessories, but you’ll also save $150 on the purchase price. however, apart from this, there is no difference in functionality and features between the lte and 5g versions.
screen protector without cover z:
samsung ships every z flip from the factory with a free pre-installed screen protector. Samsung strongly recommends that you do not remove this screen protector yourself. doing so may damage the flexible screen. Instead, take your Z Flip 5G to a Samsung authorized repair technician to remove or apply a new screen protector. Also, only use a screen protector that is made of thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU). It is a soft and flexible material and perfect for flexible display.
however, please note that the z flip has a plastic polymer covered display with glass underneath. it’s a fingerprint magnet and not easy to clean.
swivel headphone jack z.
the galaxy z flip does not have a 3.5mm headphone port. however, you do not need one. Samsung ships all Z Flip LTE phones with a USB-C earpiece and various ear tips in different sizes. Unfortunately, the 5G Z Flip version does not come with a USB-C headset. so you need to buy usb-c headset or usb-c to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter.
z flip has reverse wireless charging.
z flip supports both wireless charging and reverse wireless charging (power sharing). With the Z Flip 5G’s wireless power sharing feature, you can recharge another device that supports wireless charging.
Samsung Financing to purchase the Z Flip 5G.
samsung offers a 0% interest rate for 24-48 months to purchase the z flip if you buy it on samsung.com. however, you must pay the full amount within the specified months that you agreed upon during purchase. Otherwise, Samsung would charge you 29.99% interest on the purchase price.
z flip is hdmi compatible.
the z flip has integrated mhl support. With a USB-C to HDMI cable, you can mirror your phone’s screen to a TV, monitor, or projector. follow these three easy steps.
- plug the usb-c end of the cable into your phone.
- plug the hdmi end of the cable into the input port on your TV, monitor, or projector.
- switch input signal source from TV or monitor to hdmi.
- now enjoy movies, music, etc. on the big screen.
Warning: Please do not root or install a third-party OS on your galaxy z flip. will void the warranty.
free offers with z flip:
samsung offers 4 free months of youtube premium and 6 free months of spotify premium with every galaxy z flip purchase. Spotify Premium allows you to listen to unlimited ad-free music and download music for offline listening. youtube premium will allow you to watch youtube videos without ads. In addition, you can also download high-quality videos on the YouTube app for offline viewing. Plus, if you buy a Microsoft MOGA controller, Samsung will give you 3 months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for free.
how many times can we double the z flip?
according to samsung, we can fold the z flip 200,000 times. it means we can open and close this phone 100 times a day for 5 years.
z flip has dual sim support.
the z flip supports one nano-sim and one esim (embedded sim). If you insert a nano-sim and activate an esim, you may have two phone numbers or service providers. it is beneficial for those who want to carry only one device but want two phone numbers. one for business and one for personal use.
the front screen with z cover is small.
the front screen type z flip or cover screen is very small. it’s only 300 x 112 pixels. therefore, the functionality of this screen is minimal. however, we can perform the following task on the cover screen.
display date and time:
If the cover screen is off, double tap on the screen. alternatively, you can press the side button once.
Whenever you receive a new notification, it will appear on the cover screen. To see the notification, swipe right on the clock and click the notification icon.
controlling the music:
If music is playing, the music controller will appear on the cover screen. to show the music controller, swipe left on the clock.
Even when the z cover is folded, you can still take photos with this device. first, double-tap the side keys. the camera app will launch on the cover screen. now press the volume key button to take a selfie.
however, we wouldn’t be surprised if samsung decides to add a larger cover screen on the next generation z flip.
z flip expandable memory:
the z flip does not have any expandable memory card slot to insert an sd card. but there is a way to use an external memory card with the z flip. You can connect your USB OTG adapter (comes free with Z Flip LTE) to the Z Flip’s USB-C port and connect a USB card reader to the OTG dongle. now, insert an sd card into the card reader. This way you can use an expandable memory card with your Z Flip when needed.
support z flip dex:
the z flip is not compatible with samsung dex. it’s just a software issue, not a hardware issue. so samsung may release an update later and add this dex support to their z flip line.
z flip is not waterproof or dustproof.
the z flip does not have any ip rating. therefore it is not waterproof or dustproof or even water repellent like motorola razr 5g. therefore, care must be taken before taking this phone to the beach or near a swimming pool.
z dead pixel issues:
We found numerous reports from our readers that the z flip flexible display develops dead pixel issues. here is a photo of the dead pixel.
appears in the fold of the phone most of the time, but can sometimes appear in other locations on the phone screen. If you encounter this problem and you are still under warranty, immediately contact Samsung customer service or your phone retailer and ask them to replace your device. it’s a common problem, and this dead pixel problem can get worse over time because the panel could be faulty.
z flip makes noise:
We received several reports from users that the z flip makes a clicking noise when opening or closing the phone. we also get numerous reports that the z flip makes a sticky noise when you move your fingers over the fold. here is a video of the crease noise.
this issue arises when the glue behind the z flip flexible display becomes loose. According to our readers, Samsung refuses to fix this issue at their service centers claiming that it is only a cosmetic issue, not a functional issue. So if your Z Flip develops this issue, Samsung may not fix it even if your phone is under warranty. also, we’re not sure how the z flip will hold up after several years of use.
precautions regarding samsung care plus.
During purchase or within 60 days of device activation of a new Samsung phone like Z Flip, you can enroll in the Samsung Care Plus program. Under this program, Samsung would repair your phone damaged due to drops, liquid spills, or hardware failure due to normal wear and tear. Additionally, Samsung promises a $29 screen replacement under this warranty. care+ also extends the manufacturer’s warranty 12.
However, please remember that if you cancel your care plus subscription, you will not be able to re-enroll the same samsung device in the care plus program.
z flip 5g battery problem:
samsung is terrible at optimizing software and battery. Because of this, the Z Flip has poor battery life on the 5G network. We know different people use their phones differently, but we found the Z Flip to have 5-6 hours of battery life. In addition, the device gets very hot if we play video games. we also found that fast charging makes the phone run hot. it’s irritating. we’ve used numerous iphones, and those phones never get hot.
z flip 5g camera autofocus problem:
if your z flip camera has autofocus issue then it is a camera hardware issue. contact samsung to replace your camera module. is covered by the manufacturer’s warranty as long as your device has no visible damage.
how to take a screenshot on the z flip?
To take a screenshot on the z turn, simultaneously press the “side key” and the “volume down key”.
how to disable flip z?
To turn off flip z, press and hold the “side key” and “volume down key” simultaneously. Alternatively, open the notification panel and tap the power icon.
how to force reset the z flip?
If your z flip is frozen and unresponsive, please press and hold the “side key” and “volume down key” simultaneously for more than 7 seconds to restart it.
does z flip have a fingerprint sensor?
yes. The Z Flip has a fingerprint sensor on the side of the phone. it’s on the “side key”.
does z flip come with a case?
z flip has two versions depending on the region. z flip lte and z flip 5g. the lte version comes with a transparent case in the box; however, the 5g version does not.
troubleshooting: flex mode stopped working.
We found that if the device is too hot, it won’t run two apps simultaneously. let the phone cool down a bit. the problem will fix itself.
then the final question is:
is it worth buying the galaxy z flip?
the z flip does not have a stereo speaker. mono speaker is not good for watching videos; the 60hz screen is noticeable if you come from 120hz, you will also notice the much smaller battery. another problem is plasticized glass; scratches easily and appears torn in sunlight from some angles. if you’re looking for power, don’t go with the z flip. it’s more like a top-tier mid-range phone.
this phone looks great and is beautiful. however, we still don’t know how reliable the 5g flip will be in the long run. the technology is too new to know how long the hinge will last without loosening or if the flexible screen will fail.