When Samsung announced its Galaxy Z Flip 5 this summer, the device was an impressive update to its Z Flip 4 predecessor. Both offer folding displays and are exceptionally thin and light, but when it comes to comparing the two devices, there are a few key differences.
The Galaxy Z Flip 5 has a slightly larger display than the previous Z Flip: 6.7 inches compared to 6.4 inches. It also comes with a slightly larger battery capacity of 3300mAh, compared to the Z Flip 4’s 3300mAh battery. However, the Galaxy Z Flip 5 is slightly thicker and heavier than its predecessor at 7.2mm and 180 grams, respectively. This is due to a few internal upgrades, including a flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor, a newer and faster MicroSD slot, and improved wireless charging capability.
One of the biggest differences between the two is the camera. The Z Flip 5 features an upgraded triple camera system with a 12MP ultra-wide angle lens, a 12MP wide-angle lens, and a 12MP telephoto lens. This camera system is capable of capturing 4K video at up to 60 frames per second and supports Samsung’s AI-based Scene Optimizer to improve photo quality. In comparison, the Z Flip 4 featured a dual-camera system with a 12MP wide-angle lens and a 12MP ultra-wide lens, and was only capable of capturing 4K video at 30 frames per second.
The Z Flip 5 also supports 5G connectivity, while the Z Flip 4 is limited to 4G networks. The 5G connection is capable of delivering download speeds up to 3.6Gbps, depending on the network. And, lastly, the Z Flip 5 has a new Infinity Flex Display that makes it easier to open the device up into tablet mode. It’s also designed to minimize creasing on the hinge. So, it’s clear to see that the Z Flip 5 offers a few key upgrades over the Z Flip 4, making it the more advanced option of the two devices.