Galaxy Z Flip vs. Galaxy Fold: Which foldable phone is tops?

Portability takes on power in our Galaxy Z Flip vs Galaxy Fold face-off

Galaxy Z Flip vs. Galaxy Fold

Our Galaxy Z Flip vs Galaxy Fold face-off pits two flagship against each other that are quite different.

By Philip Michaels

The $1,380 Samsung Galaxy Z Flip revives the flip-phone design that was so popular a decade and a half ago, and it could be the device that finally delivers a foldable phone that appeals to a wider audience.

But it has some company, in the form of the Samsung Galaxy Fold. That’s the first foldable foldable that Samsung rolled out last fall, which morphs from a 4.6-inch candybar phone into a 7.3-inch tablet.

The Galaxy Z Flip and Galaxy Fold represent two very different approaches to foldable phones. Which one best suits your needs? Here’s a closer look at how these two phones stack up in our Galaxy Z Flip vs Galaxy Z Fold comparison.

Galaxy Z Flip vs. Galaxy Fold specs

Galaxy Z FlipGalaxy Fold
Starting price$1,380$1,980
Main screen size (resolution)6.7 inches (2636 x 1080)7.3 inches (2152 x 1536)
Exterior screen size (resolution)1.1 inches (300 x 112)4.6 inches (1680 x 720)
CPUSnapdragon 855 PlusSnapdragon 855
Rear camerasDual: 12-MP main (f/1.8), 12-MP ultrawide (f/2.2)12-MP wide-angle (f/1.5 to f/2.4), 12-MP telephoto (f/2.4), 16-MP ultrawide (f/2.2)
Front cameras10 MP (f/2.0)Closed: 10-MP selfie (f/2.2) Open: 10-MP selfie (f/2.2), 8-MP RGB depth (f/1.9)
Battery size3,300 mAh4,380 mAh
Size (open)6.6 x 2.9 x 0.28 inches6.3 x 4.6 x 0.3 inches
Size (closed)3.4 x 2.9 x 0.61-0.68 inches6.3 x 2.5 x 0.62-0.67 inches
Weight6.5 ounces9.48 ounces
ColorsMirror Black, Mirror Purple, Mirror Gold (select markets)Space Silver, Cosmos Black


By Philip Michaels