Z Flip 4 vs Z Flip 5: A Comparison of Samsung's Flagship Flippables

Flip into the future

Samsung has shown the world its highly anticipated Galaxy Z Flip 5 and it has timed it perfectly, right around the one-year bash of the Galaxy Z Flip 4. The clamshell smartphone is sure to tickle your fancy if you like something that can fit in your palm yet have the latest tech to cater to all your modern-day requirements. Let’s break it down and see what sets the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 apart from its predecessor, the Galaxy Z Flip 4.

1) Design and Build:

The Flip 4 rocks a metal frame with flat sides and sharp edges. Plus, the glass panels have a smooth matte finish, making fingerprint smudges a thing of the past. The Flip 5  in terms of design and form factor, hasn’t changed much. And remember to not take it to the beach or pool, 'cause it's still IPX8 rated, so even the Flip 5 can’t be your swim buddy!

2) Display:

Both the Galaxy Z Flip 4 and the Flip 5 boast a 6.7in Foldable Dynamic AMOLED 2X main display with a 120Hz refresh rate. That means scrolling and gaming are going to be similar in the new device. But here's where the Flip 5 throws in a little extra sauce. It ups its game with a larger 3.4in Super AMOLED cover display, (the Flip 4 features a 1.2in cover display). That means more real estate for your quick glances and notifications.

3) Cover screen:

Galaxy Z Flip 5 comes with a major upgrade in the form of a larger outer cover display, which Samsung calls the ‘Flex Window. This 3.4in display is a significant 3.78 times bigger than its predecessor, the Galaxy Z Flip 4's 1.9in front display. With this enhanced screen real estate, you get a wealth of customization options, including new clock styles that can match the face design of your Galaxy Watch 6 series.

The larger cover display now supports Widgets, allowing you to check the weather, control music playback, and enjoy your favorite tunes. Not stopping there, you can also view notifications and access Quick Settings for Wi-Fi or Bluetooth.

But the real game-changer is the ability to browse through your call history, return missed calls, and reply to messages using 'Quick Reply' directly from the cover display. Additionally, Samsung Wallet is now accessible right from the cover display itself. All of these features were previously limited due to the smaller size of the Galaxy Z Flip 4's outer cover display.

4) Performance:

The Galaxy Flip 4 comes packed with a Snapdragon 8+ Gen1 processor, a 8GB RAM, and storage options ranging from 128GB, 256GB, all the way up to 512GB. Now, the Galaxy Flip 5 takes it up a notch with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Mobile Platform but we dont understand why it still rocks 8GB of Memory (even though rivals have started touching 16GB memory), and you can choose between 256GB and 512GB.

5) Camera:

Both the Galaxy Z Flip 4 and the Flip 5 boast similar camera setup. On the back, you'll find two 12MP sensors for primary and ultra-wide-angle shots, and for selfies, there's a 10MP camera embedded into the inner display. 

Samsung says the cool part about the Flip 5 is that it has worked some magic with that larger Flex Window. So you can snap high-quality selfies using the rear camera, thanks to that expanded screen real estate. Flex Mode, too, isn't just for show, you can capture hands-free photos from unique angles with FlexCam. And the cherry on top? Viewing and editing shots in Flex Mode is quite easy.

6) Battery and Charging:

The Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Flip 5 both sport a 3,700mAh battery. The Flip 4 offers the convenience of wireless charging and a 25W wired charging solution. On the other hand, the Flip 5 brings an upgrade with Fast Wireless Charging 2.0!

7) Software:

Galaxy Z Flip 4 runs on Samsung's One UI version 4.1.1 which is based on Android 12. The Flip 5 runs on One UI 5.1.1 based on Android 13, so there is a bit of an upgrade here.

8) Price:

The Z Flip 4 is priced at ₹89,999 while the price for Z Flip 5 is yet to be announced.  

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip series has come a long way, and the latest Galaxy Z Flip 5 takes it up a notch with a larger Flex Window, snappy Snapdragon processor, and enhanced camera capabilities. So if you have a Galaxy Z Flip 4 and want to upgrade the Flip 5 is a decent option, if you are new to flippables we hope this piece of information will help you decide between the two generations of the Samsung Flip smartphones.