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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3

Announced: August 2021.OS: Android 11 → 12L. VDRD-summary: We advise you to buy!
Starting price of $999 after the release dropped by 30% and now the average price is $700. Starting price of 61 818 ₽ after the release dropped by 30% and now the average price is 43 316 ₽. Starting price of 36 863 ₴ after the release dropped by 30% and now the average price is 25 830 ₴.
Status: Almost gone.
  • Screen 6.7" Dynamic AMOLED 2X
  • Second Screen 1.9" Super AMOLED
  • Rear сamera 12 MP Wide 2 modules
  • Selfie camera 10 MP Wide
  • CPU 8 cores Snapdragon 888 5G (5 nm)
  • Memory 8 GB RAM
  • Storage 128/256 GB ROM
  • Memory cards
  • Battery 3 300 mAh
  • Thickness 6.9 mm
  • Sim Cards 2 items dual sim
  • 5G network
  • WaterProof
  • Form factor Flip
  • Screen feature Flexible screen
  • Selfie camera under screen
All characteristics

Short description Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3

This is a smartphone on Android 11 with a very fast and productive processor, with a huge touchscreen size, with a good camera that has 2 modules (12 MP Wide, 12 MP UltraWide), and the front camera here turned out to be absolutely ordinary. The body of Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 has received a non-standard form factor: folder (flip phone) with a flexible touch screen. This type of case began to be popular in 2019-2020, this became possible primarily due to the technologies, and, of course, marketers had to justify the inflated expectations of customers for new products. And Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 has such features: additional small screen with a diagonal 1.9" Super AMOLED, a slot for two SIM cards, folding screen (so that the phone body can be folded), cut-out notch above the screen (so that a selfie camera, speakers and additional sensors are placed there), dust and water protection.

Also known as: Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G.

Disclaimer. The table shows the main technical characteristics of the device. For a full list of features and capabilities of this model, see the manufacturer’s website. We can not guarantee that the information on this page is 100% correct.

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Important update: this model is updated to Android version 12L.
Check the availability of the update version in your region on the manufacturer’s website.

Android version and market relevance

In August 2021 Samsung company introduced its new smartphone Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3. This is a new model with support for two SIM cards and 5G-network, which is running on 11 and, according to the manufacturer, will be updated to a more recent version Android 12L.

If you think that for today such an android smartphone on the version 11 already outdated, then we advise you to look DROID-smartphones in our directory, where we collected a list of devices on the latest version of Android.

Screen, body and battery

Please note that the body of the smartphone has a flip-shape form. Yes, we were not mistaken. Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 is really a flip smartphone on Android. This feature of the body affects many other parameters of this model. Here is a list of the most important:

  • The diagonal of the main screen in the open position can be doubled, because the screen is flexible (see the catalog for all smartphones with flexible screens);
  • The smartphone has an additional 1.9-inch Super AMOLED-screen, which you need when the flip body is folded (all smartphones with two screens are also collected in our catalog);
  • Higher battery capacity because there is more physical space for the battery;
  • The weight of the device has become one and a half or even two times more than that of similar models;
  • The main camera can be used as a selfie camera, so you get better quality portrait photos;
  • And, of course, the high price of this model, because the cost of manufacturing technology for smartphones with flexible screens is still very high.;
  • But, the undoubted plus of such a flip smartphone is the uniqueness and interest of the friends, colleagues and partners around you, perhaps even some special status.

We advise you to immediately watch the video reviews and photos from real life of this smartphone. All promotional materials from the manufacturer will only show the pros of this flip smartphone. But with its high price, you need to find out both the pros and cons of this model before buying. Now let’s move on to describing other important characteristics in more detail.

In the case Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 thickness 6.9 mm is placed battery for 3 300 mAh and a very large flexible Dynamic AMOLED 2X touchscreen with a diagonal 6.7″ and refresh rate 120 Hz. As you can see in the official photos, the body has a neat little cutout in the screen that houses the selfie camera. Thus, the manufacturer decided to increase the screen area without increasing the physical size of the smartphone body. The screen is very close to the edges of the case, which also improves the ergonomics of using the phone with one hand. In addition Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 still has dust and water protection.

Main camera and selfie camera

Let′s briefly describe the cameras in Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3. The main camera got several modules (dual camera smartphones): 12 MP Wide + 12 MP UltraWide. Why, for example, has multiple lenses in a smartphone camera become the absolute norm on the market today? Because with these smartphones you can take beautiful portraits with blurred backgrounds (this is called the Bokeh effect). And manufacturers have also learned to make software enhancements to photography based on the analysis of frames from each lens. It seems that this is exactly the case when it is better to see once than read about it a hundred times. Therefore, we advise you to take a few shots yourself with the camera of this smartphone.

The front camera has one module: 10 MP Wide. Do not say that this is very much, is in our catalog selfie smartphones, whose frontcamera will be an order of magnitude better.

Processor and Internal Memory

After a lot of leaks, we now know all characteristics of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3. The smartphone received 8-core processor on the chipset Snapdragon 888 5G (5 nm). RAM is built-in 8 GB.

But the most interesting is the built-in memory of 128 GB and plus another option for 256 GB. But memory cards, unfortunately, with this smartphone, you can not use, because the manufacturer did not provide for them a slot.

Price for Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3: buy or not to buy?

The smartphone Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 got into our price segment “Flagships smartphones from $500” and began to be sold in August 2021 at a price of $700. Evaluation of the characteristics, probably, you have already folded, and if not, here is our result. Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 is a very smart smartphone with a huge screen and a conventional main camera, and the front camera did not turn out super cool. And to all this we add that the battery here is absolutely normal.

Is it worth buying now this model of the smartphone, we are talking about our status “Droid-or-Junk”. Of course, at the beginning of sales, almost every smartphone becomes a Droid, and we advise buying such models. But over time, the situation is changing, no one updates the Android version in the smartphone, and in six months or a year this smartphone can already become a Junk. In this case, we advise you to go to the DROID smartphones page in our catalog, where we always show the most current models on sale for today. There are variants from different price segments, so you will have plenty to choose from.

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15 September 2022

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 and Z Fold3 start receiving Android 12L update with One UI 4.1.1

The update size is 1.5 GB. It includes security patches, improved multitasking for smartphones with flexible screens, a new taskbar, improved search, interface changes.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3

To learn more about all the improvements and changes in the new firmware, take a look at the screenshot with a detailed description of One UI 4.1.1 based on Android 12L.

Android 12L update with One UI 4.1.1 for Samsung smartphones

21 December 2021

Full list of smartphones that will receive the update to Android 12 - December 2021

Throughout the fall, each manufacturer published their lists of smartphones and the schedule for the update to Android 12. We have compiled a single list of devices that have already begun to receive the new interface firmware based on Android 12. You are looking for your smartphone in this list.

11 August 2021

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 announcement: improved case and foldable screen durability, added water resistance, reduced price by 25% (now from $999)

Every August, Samsung holds the Unpacked presentation to showcase its new devices. The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 smartphone was announced at the event. This is a modified and improved version of last year’s Samsung Galaxy Z Flip. Let’s take a look at the list of improvements.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 with flexible screen

The Galaxy Z Flip3’s form factor remains the same as the previous model. The weight of the device remained unchanged (183 g), and the dimensions also remained almost the same with a maximum difference of 1.4 mm, which is not noticeable at all (166×72.2×6.9 mm).

The diagonal of the external display has been increased from 1.1 to 1.9 inches. The smartphone has improved the strength of the case: added IPX84 water protection, added Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protective glass to the external screen (the strongest one on the market now), and the internal flexible 6.7-inch screen was protected with a film coating from Samsung (thanks to this, the screen became on 80% more durable), the overall frame of the device is assembled on a frame made of durable aluminum (Armor Aluminum).

The main screen is made using Dynamic AMOLED technology, received Full HD+ resolution and 120 Hz refresh rate, which was not in the previous model. But the set of cameras in the Galaxy Z Flip3 remained the same as it was: inside there is a 10 megapixel selfie camera, outside there is a dual camera 12 + 12 megapixels.

In our opinion, Samsung has done a good job of fixing the bugs. In February 2020, I did not want to buy the first model because of fears that the smartphone would be quite «raw», but today it seems that Galaxy Z Flip3 can already be considered as a potential purchase option. Moreover, Samsung has reduced the price by 25%. If you remember the price was $1,449 for the Galaxy Z Flip 5G model, and now the same smartphone with an improved body is on sale for $999).

1 April 2021

Galaxy Z Flip3 is expected to be announced this summer, and the Flip2 index will be skipped

Don’t expect the Galaxy Z Flip2 to be announced, as rumors have revealed that Samsung is announcing the Galaxy Z Flip3. The announcement will probably be in early July 2021, the price will be around $1380.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3

What specs will the Galaxy Z Flip3 have? It is only known about the screen size (6.7-inch internal, 3-inch external display), 3300 mAh battery, Android 11, Snapdragon 888 processor (5 nm), internal memory 128/256 GB.

This is all the information that is known today. More rumors will emerge closer to the announcement. But the most interesting thing we will learn, of course, at the official presentation this summer.

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