A foldable display and informative cover screen put the old school flip phone to shame. With Flex Mode functionality, you can take hands-free selfies, group pics and videos with the sound of your voice . With our strongest aluminum frame ever and an IPX8 water-resistant rating, Galaxy Z Flip3 5G is engineered to play as hard as you do and always ready for your big moves
Enjoy the freedom to capture from any angle with Flex Mode. Unfold your screen to your best angle for hands-free pics and video calls. Choose what you want to capture, set it down, stand back and shoot your best shot.
Hands-free Pics / Videos
Hold your Galaxy Z Flip3 5G any way you like —or not at all. Flip to Flex Mode for hands-free pics, video calls and group selfies without the need for an outdated selfie stick
Capture the best of every day with an intuitive camera that takes super-sharp, steady photos and videos. And snap your best selfies hands-free. Now you never have to hold a pose too long for a great shot.
Show off your style game without the tradeoffs. With a compact design that unfolds, you don’t have to compromise screen size for your favorite outfit
Array of Colors
Whether you’re into sophisticated neutrals or vibrant tones, you’ll turn heads with every take. Complete your look with statement-making color choices of Phantom Black, Lavender, Green or Cream.
Galaxy Z Flip3 5G charges fast so that all of your moments last. There's a right time for downtime and a low-battery signal, isn't it.
Informative Cover Screen
Control your phone, even when it's folded shut. Galaxy Z Flip3 5G notifies you on the external cover screen, so you can view notifications and check the weather.
All of your favorite things, twofold. Launch two apps simultaneously, so you can take selfies while browsing Gallery, watch movies while texting friends and shop multiple stores at once for your go-to products, on the go.
You’re always up to speed, you deserve a phone that can keep up. With 5G¹ and our fastest Galaxy processor, you don’t have to suffer through another buffer to get on with your big plans.
Live your best life with Galaxy Z Flip3 5G. Featuring premium craftsmanship and water resistance, it’s engineered to endure your busiest days and wildest nights.
Unfold a new world of benefits with exclusive Z Premier perks.
¹5G speeds vary and require optimal network and connection (Factors include frequency, bandwidth, congestion); see carrier for available.
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The phone works well. My spouse works in construction and its great because he can close the phone and i bought a case that clips on his belt and it doesn't drop. Also awesome that there is a protector on the screen.
I have been whining for years that modern smartphones had gotten big, ungainly, un-pocketable and just inconvenient. For perspective, my favorite dumb phone was a StarTac, and my favorite in the early text-and-picture world was the LG Env2. I liked my DroidMini all right, and I'll never enter the AppleVerse voluntarily, so there really hasn't been a phone for me in at least 5 years. That just changed.
This is the first truly pocketable smartphone I've seen. I routinely carry it in a front pocket of both jeans and slacks with no discomfort. And because the phone is folded shut, there's no risk that other pocket contents will scratch the main screen. In fairness it can get a bit dusty -- pocket lint and the like -- but a quick swipe across the sleeve when I open it is fine.
The display is brilliant, bright, and beautiful. I never have trouble reading it. The external display is very handy, and includes convenient widgets such as notifications, a clock, and controls for a media player, the (included when I bought 'em) Galaxy Buds, the timer. It also has a innovative selfie mode where you can use the phone's external camera for selfies without opening the clamshell, and the external screen provides the viewfinder.
On to the camera. It takes great photos in bright light, and decent photos in low light. I wouldn't call the camera world-class, but that's probably because my main camera is a semi-professional DSLR. I doubt any phone camera on the planet would earn "excellent" marks from me ... I certainly haven't seen one yet. But this is a decent, though not industry-leading, camera for a phone. I really would have preferred Samsung include a telephoto rather than the wide angle, as I think I'd use it more, especially since the wide angle camera has pretty significant barrel distortion at the edges. Colors are saturated, automatic face recognition is excellent, and the Pro mode even takes raw digital negative (DNG) files which can be run through post-processing to capture more detail in light and shadow. As I said though, low-light photos tend to be a bit grainy and much harder to get sharp focus.
One of the places the folding screen really shines is with the camera. When the camera is partially folded (say at 90 degrees), the viewscreen divides to have the image preview on half of the screen, and camera controls on the other half. This is, for example, really handy if you want to take a photo close to the ground ... by inverting the display, the camera can be looking across the ground and you can see the image on the lower part that's looking up at you, meaning you don't have to contort yourself to take a picture.
People complain about battery life, which is certainly the ZFlip3's greatest weakness. For my usage pattern, it doesn't matter -- with 4-5 hours of screen time a day, some photography, some navigation, some surfing, texting etc., I find the phone is down to 30-40% by day's end; only once have I seen it drop to 20 and that was a heavy (for me) usage day. In a truly normal day I find it rarely gets down to 60% though, so for me it's fine. I've achieved this partly by setting the screen brightness fairly low (but still very easy to read/see), and limiting what apps are allowed to access background data. However, if you're the kind of person who does a lot of gaming or video watching, you'll probably find this phone's battery is unacceptable. I'm not that person.
I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the Z Flip3’s fingerprint reader, which is hands-down the best I have ever used. It’s integrated with the power button on the side of the phone, and its use is as close to transparent as any security device I’ve encountered. It wasn’t always thus for Samsung … my venerable Galaxy Tab S has a reader that requires me to slide my thumb across the home button, and if it succeeds 50% of the time I consider it a good day. The little reader next to the camera in my previous Galaxy S8 phone was better, but this one is so snappy, so responsive, it amazes me. The power button is perfectly positioned for the phone in my hand, such that my thumb naturally hits the reader for a seamless experience.
The huge question -- and nobody can know this early -- is how durable the ZFlip3 will prove to be. Time will tell, but initial experience is pretty positive. The impressive hinge mechanism appears engineered to keep the phone's innards dry and protect the folding screen, and it feels really solid. The folding screen is purportedly rated for 200k folding cycles; we'll see if actual experience bears that out. I am a bit disappointed in the little plastic film Samsung preinstalls on the folding screen; though it's obvious the screen needs one, I've found that mine scratched on the first day. The scratch is only visible when the screen is off, and it doesn't seem to be getting worse, but it's still disappointing. I'm a little unclear on how Samsung will be about replacing that film ... I really would have preferred they design it with a user-replaceable protector. But I'm just going to have to see how that goes. As to the rest of the case, most of it is covered in Gorilla Glass which is still -- well -- glass. I'm not willing to risk that without a protective case. I frankly think it would have been wiser to do the whole thing in the very-solid aluminum of the phone's chassis. Be aware though, that the color finish on that aluminum is subject to wear. The aluminum color is already showing through a few scuffs on my phone after only four months of use. But that's a minimal, cosmetic issue and not something I'd make a big deal about.
Bottom line though ... if you are attracted to a small, portable, pocket-sized phone, Samsung got this one right. For me, it's the phone I've been waiting for.
I just bought this phone from Best Buy at a tremendous savings over what Verizon wanted to charge. My understanding is that this model has been reduced because Samsung is coming out with a newer model. It is actually the same lower price on the Samsung website, for all carriers, not just Verizon.
I am 65 and this is my first smart phone. It can be a bit intimidating at first but seems easy to catch on to. There are many similarities to my IPad but also a lot of differences, as this is Android based.
I activated my gmail account on this phone and that opened up a lot more opportunities regarding aps and usage.
It was very easy to set up my work e-mail account which is based on Microsoft Outlook 365. I have yet to set up my other Verizon.net e-mail but I don't think it will be that hard.
While I still miss my flip phone, I am very impressed with the clarity of this screen. It is as good as a Samsung TV in my opinion, of maybe even better. Very bright, crisp and clear and the colors are amazing.
I just downloaded the manual, and it is over 180 pages so I think it will take me quite a while to learn about everything this phone is capable of.
The phone is kind of heavy for it's size and the outside is a bit slippery. I ordered a textured case to put on it and also a pouch type belt holder to keep it in when I am mobile.
The little bit I have used this phone so far as an actual phone, everything seems to be loud enough, on speaker and not, it is not as clear as my flip phone but that has been the reason I stayed with flip phones to begin with. If I had nothing to compare with though, I would not even be mentioning this.
After purchasing at Best Buy, I brought the phone to Verizon with my flip phone, and they happily activated it and moved all my contacts from the old phone to the new one. They showed me how to use it and made sure everything worked ok.
As far as the fold in the phone, I do not see any distortion whatsoever when I am using the phone unfolded like a tablet. It is as if the fold is not even there. Very impressive.
My only negative comment is about the battery draining faster than the flip phone I have been using. I guess all smart phones have that issue as I have a feeling that I will have to charge this daily. Also, it is a C type USB charger on both ends and does not come with the part that you plug into the wall outlet. Fortunately, my PC has a C type that I was able to charge the phone with. I ordered a couple of chargers online, one for home and one for work.
I have a lot to learn about this phone, but my first impression is that Samsung hit a home run with it. And with the super low cost, this is a no brainer to be a top choice in a smart phone for those who are shopping for one. Not to mention the coolness factor of having a smart phone that folds like a flip phone. :)
11 months ago I purchased this flip phone at best buy. It's been a great phone anda great conversation piece especially at checkout in stores. Hard to believe that there are still people who have never seen it,especially with all the hype when it first came out.
Anyway the flip has been great. I was replacing my S21 and the flip did the job. I purchased a cover because the flip was a bit difficult to hold but the cover solved that problem. Could not ask for anything more.
But,,,,,,,,,,a few weeks ago the inside plastic shield started to lift at the fold. Only about 1/2 inch but I knew something was wrong. Went back to BB they agreed that this could not be corrected and flip s/b replaced. I walked out a few hours later with a brand new phone that didn't cost a cent. The only reason it took a few hours was because of the time it took to transfer info. I am not sure if my BB warranty or Samsung warranty was used but I was extremely happy with my new phone.
BB employees are the best. Cannot understand why people mess with other stores when bb comes to the rescue.
Bottom line, flip is a decent phone and BB makes it even better.
beautiful screen, good battery life, folds to be so nice and small. good amount of storage. Nice camera
No headphone jack, no micro SD card, screen has had an error where it gets lines it it and i had to reboot and it was fine. I hope that does not get worse. Its not the fastest phone out there but it does come at a pretty high price for not being super fast. its not bad but for the price it should be better.
Its a great size to work with. the screen looks awesome. Overall i like it, I wish the fingerprint reader was on the screen. on the side is not comfortable for me. I would recommend it to someone that wants a phone that can be small enough for a party purse or in almost any pocket. thats the really good thing about this is how small it can be.
The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about reliability, size, performance and design. Editors are less positive about battery and camera and have mixed opinions about durability. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 92/100 = Excellent quality.
gsmarena.comRating, 4 out of 54.0GSMArena Team on August 20, 2021
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G reviewFoldables for the masses, that's the direction where we're headed. Okay, maybe that's a bit of a stretch, but at $999/€1049 for the base version, the
Tom's GuideRating, 3 out of 53.0Jordan Palmer on August 10, 2022
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 review: The first foldable phone under $1,000The Galaxy Z Flip 3 is here and at $999 it's the most affordable phone yet. You get a bigger cover display, enhanced durability and better performance. But the battery life is bad.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 review: the first mainstream foldable phoneThe Z Flip 3 is finally a foldable phone that is not outrageously expensive and it also happens to bring welcome refinements with a sturdier, more durable design, water protection, faster processor and a larger Cover Screen up front
A:AnswerOnce you go through the settings and turn off the things that could potentially drain your battery throughout the day you'll be able to get through the day with no charge.... Quick perspective on judgements - I'm coming from an iPhone 11 Pro Max, never used an Android and I had the Smart Battery Case that gave you an extra 100% battery life (200% total battery life - your phone + the smart battery case)... I've had the Z Flip3 for about a month and I love it!! It's not bulky like an iPhone, runs the same apps, the cover screen access allows you to be able to answer calls without answering your phone so you DONT HAVE A BRICK ON YOUR FACE AND CAN ACTUALLY CARRY THE PHONE AROUND AND HAVE A CONVO (not yelling).... I held onto my iPhone for the full 30 days before I sent it back from Verizon juuuuust to make sure I was 3 trillion % going to like the Flip3 but if I would've known about the full functionality of the Flip3 and I would've felt a month later I would've left my iPhone 11 at the store Day 1 and I would take the Flip3 over the iPhone 13 - AND IVE NEVER USED ANYTHING BUT APPLE FOR THE PAST 20 YEARS (not yelling)... Last thing - anything apple outside of the watch syncs with the Flip3.. just use google, go to forms and without digging to deep you'll find articles/forms/videos on how to bring everything over without missing a beat! Hope this review helps everyone!! I have no problems answering any other questions just say my name so I know your're talking to me :)
A:AnswerI traded my S20+ for the flip. I am not sure if BB still takes trades but it would be to your advantage to at least go to the store and ask. I got about $600.00. It was in good shape and only a couple of years old.