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Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Flip 5 Have Best Cameras, Displays, and Batteries in Their Class

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In late July, Samsung, the South Korean tech giant, introduced its latest innovations in the world of foldable smartphones: the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 and Galaxy Z Fold5. These devices represent an evolution, and in the case of the Flip model, a partial revolution, when compared to their predecessors.

Shortly after their launch, the specialized website DxOMARK conducted comprehensive reviews of both smartphones. They assessed their photographic capabilities, display quality, and battery performance. The results revealed significant improvements over the 2022 models, signaling the gradual maturation of the folding smartphone segment.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 Under the DxOMARK

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 is a clamshell-style folding smartphone powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy (4 nm) SoC, replacing the Snapdragon 8++ used in the Galaxy Z Flip4. It introduces a new hinge design that eliminates the gap when the device is closed, along with a more generous external display.

Externally, the smartphone features a 3.4-inch Super AMOLED display, while internally, it houses a 6.7-inch Dynamic AMOLED panel with a 120 Hz refresh rate (with variable refresh rate support). The battery, split into two cells, maintains a capacity of 3700 mAh, and fast charging capabilities (wired at 25 W and wireless at 15 W) remain unchanged. The camera setup consists of dual 12-megapixel sensors (one primary and one ultra-wide-angle). The DxOMARK review unit came equipped with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.

Photographic Assessment

As anticipated, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 features a dual rear camera system with the following key specifications:

  • 1/1.76′′ main sensor with 12 MP resolution, 1.8 m pixels, f/1.8 aperture, PDAF, and OIS
  • 12MP Ultra-Wide Sensor with 1.12 m Pixels and f/2.2 aperture
  • Video recording capabilities: 4K @ 30/60 fps, 1080p @ 30/60/120/240 fps, HDR10+

DxOMARK awarded the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 a total score of 127 points, derived from an average of 132 points for general photographic qualities, 60 points for bokeh effect quality, 65 points for the fidelity of the preview compared to the captured shot, 95 points for zoom capabilities, and 128 points for video recording quality.

Specifically, the smartphone achieved a score of 147 points for outdoor shots and videos in good lighting conditions, 127 points for indoor shots and videos in acceptable lighting conditions, 94 points for low-light shots and videos, and 125 points for group shots and portraits.

Despite advancements, foldable smartphones, particularly clamshell designs, continue to face challenges in photography. DxOMARK confirms that the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5, while improved, is not a camera-focused smartphone.

In the overall DxOMARK rankings, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 sits in forty-fifth place (with the Huawei P60 Pro at the top). In the “Ultra-Premium” category, which includes the most expensive smartphones, it ranks thirty-ninth.

Pros:

  • Good exposure, dynamic range, and white balance, especially in indoor and outdoor conditions.
  • The ultra-wide-angle camera is consistent.
  • Praise for video performance, including noise control and stabilization.

Cons:

  • Challenges in managing white balance in low light.
  • Presence of noise and artifacts in certain conditions.
  • Lack of a dedicated telephoto lens.

For a detailed review of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5’s camera capabilities by DxOMARK, refer to their dedicated page.

Display Quality Assessment

Let’s summarize the technical specifications of the internal display of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5, which DxOMARK evaluated:

  • Display Technology: Dynamic AMOLED 2x.
  • Display Technology: AMOLED
  • Diagonal Size: 6.7 inches (with an 86.7% display-to-body ratio).
  • Resolution: 1080 x 2640 pixels (425 ppi density).
  • Aspect Ratio: 22:9.
  • Refresh Rate: Variable (1 to 120 Hz).

In the display quality test, DxOMARK awarded the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 a total score of 149 points, which reflects a weighted average of various aspects. The device ranks fourth in both the general and ultra-premium rankings.

Breaking down the individual scores:

  • Readability: 160 points.
  • Color accuracy: 155 points.
  • Video playback: 159 points.
  • Motion handling: 152 points.
  • Touchscreen performance: 168 points.
  • Halos and artifacts: 83 points.

Pros:

  • Good color accuracy and brightness, suitable for HDR10 video content.
  • Versatile performance across various contexts.

Cons:

  • Reduced visibility in direct sunlight.
  • Display may exhibit unnatural colors in such conditions.
  • Polarization makes it challenging to use the smartphone with polarized sunglasses.

For an in-depth review of the battery quality of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 by DxOMARK, please refer to their dedicated page.

Battery Test Results

Let’s briefly summarize the technical specifications of the battery in the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5, along with its charging capabilities and the crucial SoC that influences energy efficiency:

  • Total Battery Capacity: 3700 mAh
  • Charging: Wired at 25W, wireless at 15W
  • SoC (System on Chip): Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy (octa-core, 4nm) with Adreno 740 GPU

During the battery test conducted by DxOMARK, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 exhibited impressive performance. It achieved a battery life of 1 day and 22 hours, and the device could be charged from 0% to 80% in just 48 minutes. For a full charge, it took 1 hour and 33 minutes. Even a quick 5-minute charge provided an additional 3 hours and 19 minutes of battery life.

In terms of scores, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 received an overall rating of 109 points. This score is the result of an average calculation, considering 96 points for battery autonomy, 115 points for charging technology, and 141 points for energy efficiency (both during charging and discharging).

These results position the smartphone in the one-hundredth spot in the overall rankings (with the HONOROR Magic5 Lite 5G leading with 152 points) and twenty-first place among “Ultra-Premium” smartphones (with the OPPO Find X6 Pro at the top with 151 points).

Pros:

  • The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 boasts decent battery life for a clamshell-style foldable device.
  • The smartphone exhibits low power consumption while indoors.
  • Wired charging is efficient with low power consumption.

Cons:

  • Battery performance suffers, especially when using GPS, making calls, or listening to music on the go.
  • Wireless charging efficiency is lacking, with the charger consuming a significant amount of power.
  • The additional battery life gained after a 5-minute charge is relatively low.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 Under the DxOMARK

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5, the premium flagship in Samsung’s folding lineup, sports a book-to-book design with a substantial external display and a massive internal one. In comparison to its predecessor, the Galaxy Z Fold4, Samsung has focused on optimization, particularly concerning the hinge, while keeping other aspects largely unchanged.

Under the hood, the Galaxy Z Fold5 is powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, a successful choice. The DxOMARK review unit boasts 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.

Photography Test Results

The Galaxy Z Fold5 features a triple rear camera system with the following key specifications:

  • 50MP main sensor with 1 µm pixels, f/1.8 aperture, Dual Pixel PDAF, and OIS.
  • 12MP ultra-wide-angle sensor with 1.12 µm pixels, f/2.2 aperture, and a 123° viewing angle.
  • 10MP telephoto sensor with f/2.4 aperture, PDAF, OIS, and 3x optical zoom.
  • Video recording capabilities: 8K @ 30 fps (main sensor), 4K @ 60 fps, 1080p @ 30/60/240 fps, HDR10+.

In DxOMARK’s photography test, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 achieved a score of 128 points. This score reflects an average weighted calculation, including 127 points for overall photographic qualities, 70 points for bokeh effects, 76 points for preview fidelity compared to the captured shot, 128 points for zoom capabilities, and 123 points for video recording quality.

In specific shooting scenarios, the smartphone received a score of 144 points for outdoor shots and videos in lighting conditions exceeding 1000 lux, 128 points for indoor shots and videos in acceptable lighting conditions, 96 points for low-light shots and videos, and 122 points for group shots, portraits, and videos.

In the overall DxOMARK rankings, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 stands at forty-third place and thirty-seventh place in the “Ultra-Premium” smartphone category, with both rankings dominated by the HUAWEI P60 Pro.

Pros:

  • Good exposure, wide dynamic range, and accurate color rendering in photos and videos.
  • High detail level in videos.
  • Effective exposure management in video recording.

Cons:

  • Noticeable noise in both photos and videos.
  • Occasional focusing errors in low-light conditions.
  • Challenges in white balance management during the day.

Display Quality Assessment

DxOMark focused on analyzing the huge internal display, of which we now briefly report the specifications, not considering the 6.2inch 2x Dynamic AMOLED external display instead.

  • Display Technology: Infinity Flex Dynamic AMOLED 2x (Foldable AMOLED).
  • Diagonal Size: 7.6 inches (with a display-to-body ratio of 91.0%).
  • Resolution: 1812 x 2176 pixels (373 ppi density).
  • Aspect Ratio: 10.8:9.
  • Refresh Rate: Variable (1 to 120 Hz).

The Galaxy Z Fold5 received a display quality score of 152 points in DxOMARK’s evaluation, ranking first in both the overall and “Ultra-Premium” smartphone categories. It surpassed competitors like the Google Pixel Fold and HONOR Magic5 Pro, which both scored 151 points.

Taking a step back, the individual scores that make up the result obtained by the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 are as follows: 159 points for readability, 152 points for colors, 159 points for video playback, 147 points for the reproduction of moving objects/subjects, 168 points for touchscreen and 116 points for the presence of halos/artefacts.

Breaking down the individual scores:

  • Readability: 159 points.
  • Color accuracy: 152 points.
  • Video playback: 159 points.
  • Motion handling: 147 points.
  • Touchscreen performance: 168 points.
  • Presence of halos/artifacts: 116 points.

Pros:

  • Excellent color fidelity and sufficient brightness for HDR10 video content.
  • Good readability in all lighting conditions.

Cons:

  • Visible crease in the display.
  • Color unnaturalness under direct sunlight.

Battery Test Results

In terms of battery performance, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 boasts a dual-cell setup with a total capacity of 4400 mAh. The SoC and charging methods mirror those of the Galaxy Z Flip5.

  • Total Battery Capacity: 4400 mAh
  • Charging: Wired at 25W, wireless at 15W
  • SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy (octa-core, 4nm) with Adreno 740 GPU

During the battery test conducted by DxOMARK, the Galaxy Z Fold5 achieved an impressive battery life of 2 days and 6 hours. It could be charged from 0% to 80% in just 51 minutes, and a full charge took 1 hour and 44 minutes. Even a quick 5-minute charge provided an additional 3 hours and 43 minutes of battery life.

The overall battery score was 114 points, resulting from an average calculation of 113 points for battery autonomy, 114 points for charging technology, and 118 points for energy efficiency during both charging and discharging.

In the DxOMARK rankings, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 is placed eighty-seventh overall and seventeenth in the “Ultra-Premium” smartphone category.


Aastha is a Author of Samlover.com. With a degree in Engineering with IT, Aastha is deeply immersed in the realm of technology. Specializing in Android and Hardware. She is Passionate about technology at the service of digital entertainment that can be used through any platform. Music, movies and video games have always taken up a good part of his free time, but he doesn't give up outdoor activities, from simple walks to cycling and skiing. He has been producing editorial content for SamLover since 2022 and has run a computer and telephony store for 3 decades.

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Galaxy Z Fold 6’s Latest Image Leak Highlights Wider Cover Screen and Thinner Bezels

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 6 is the active part of leaks and rumors in the tech market for now. A new leak is showcasing the Galaxy Z Fold 6 from the back. Let’s take a closer look at the leaked design. 

Recently, the leaks suggested the Galaxy Z Fold 6 from the front side, and now the new leak reveals the back design of the phone. However, in both leaks, the overall design does not appear, but that’s enough to confirm some of what we have heard regarding the design of the upcoming foldable so far. 

Noticeably, this new leak confirms a new ridged design for the rings that surround the rear-facing camera lenses. This ridged design was first seen in a leaked photo of one of the camera lenses a couple of days ago, and it slightly looks cheap and completely out of place on a flagship smartphone that will cost over $1500. The leaked image also seems to be wider than existing Galaxy Z Fold devices. This suggests that Samsung is working on offering a bigger display. 

It is reported that the Korean giant is keeping the big display size upgrade for the Galaxy Z Fold 6 Ultra and Galaxy Z Fold 6 Slim models that are expected to debut alongside the standard Z Fold 6 by the end of this year. The first hands-on image of the Galaxy Z Fold 6 shows that the Korean giant will introduce something Galaxy Z Fold users have demanded for years. 

The forthcoming foldable phone has a wider cover screen than the Galaxy Z Fold 5. Previously, the rear camera design leaked, and now a well-reliable tipster, Ice Universe, has shared the first full image of the Galaxy Z Fold 6. It suggests the phone will have a wider cover screen and sharper edges on both the phone’s body and the cover screen than the Galaxy Z Fold 5. 

Reportedly, the Galaxy Z Fold 6 is expected to feature a foldable screen with a negligible visible crease and the same camera arrangement as the Galaxy Z Fold 5, so no major upgrades are expected. Samsung could power the device with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor. It could also have a titanium frame as well as Gorilla Glass Armor screen protection, similar to the Galaxy S24 Ultra. 

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Samsung Prioritizes AI in 2024 Smartphone Lineup

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Samsung is dedicated to focusing on artificial intelligence (AI) in the upcoming phones of 2024; the key reason behind this is to lead the AI market. 

Samsung is now looking forward to planning a significant change in strategy, as it is now positioning itself as a pioneer in AI technology and even wants to leave the traditional “smartphone” behind. The Korean giant has already taken legal action to register terms like “AI Smartphone” and “AI Phone” as trademarks, showing that it does not want to leave the traditional designations completely, even if a different posture is publicly held. 

Samsung took an initial crucial step with the recently launched Galaxy S24 series, which brought a wave of AI functions under the title “Galaxy AI.” However, however in some scenarios, they rely on Google’s AI technology, and the Galaxy S24 boasts more AI functionality than Google’s own Pixel smartphones. Samsung executives reflect on its AI push as significant as the debut of the very first iPhone, highlighting their top hopes for the AI technology. A recent report from Korea hints that Samsung is even prioritizing its new AI strategy over the advancement of its camera technology. 

With the world’s highest sales among Android manufacturers, the Korean giant is in a unique position to bring AI tools to a broad user base. The question of whether the term’smartphone’ is still up-to-date is rising under debate. Maybe “AI Phone” will be the new title. However, it will be interesting to see whether the Korean giant can meet the high expectations, especially when Google is presently trying hard for similar challenges.

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 6 Live Image Surfaces Online

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For Samsung’s foldable enthusiasts, especially those who are eagerly waiting for the upcoming Galaxy Z Fold 6, here’s a small glimpse for you. 

Leaks and rumors always spoil the surprises regarding upcoming Galaxy devices that Samsung hides for its big events, such as Galaxy Unpacked. The same case has happened for the Galaxy Z Fold 6 unit since rumors unveiled a small glimpse of what looks like a real Galaxy Z Fold 6. A leaked image showcases the actual look of the device. 

However, in the image, only the top of the smartphone is visible, so there’s not enough to guess more here, but something is better than nothing, as this image confirms that the Galaxy Z Fold 6’s design will be flatter and also have sharper edges and corners as compared to the Galaxy Z Fold 5. It seems that the phone has a wider cover screen. That could just be a result of the angle at which the photo was taken, but there have been tons of indicators that Samsung is putting a certain extent of a of a larger cover display on the next Fold, and now the image appears to confirm that.

The Korean giant is also rumored to be working on a Galaxy Z Fold 6 Slim that will have a fair measurement of larger displays on the inside and outside while also having a thinner profile. This variant is expected to arrive by the end of this year. The Galaxy Z Fold 6 and Galaxy Z Flip 6 are on their way to make their debuts at the Galaxy Unpacked Event on July 10. 

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