Hands on: Samsung Galaxy Z Flip review

Bendable glass, foldable phone and RAZR-beating specs. But is the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip any good?

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
(Image: © Basil Kronfli/Digital Camera World)

Early Verdict

It’s finally here, a folding phone that’s convinced us foldables are past the proof of concept phase. The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip’s durability is still up for debate, but on first impression, it’s a cracking looking smartphone with a competent spec sheet. It’s cameras are a tad middle of the road on paper, but still better than that of the Motorola RAZR, the Flip’s main competition, making it the most attractive clamshell camera phone money can buy right now.


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    Premium styling

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    Solid flip mechanism


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    Not class-leading camera spec

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The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip, the second foldable from Samsung and the third mainstream flexible display phone to launch in the west is finally here. Leaked aplenty, specs and pictures are one thing, but there's nothing quite like getting anything with moving parts in your hands. 

While we can't speak to the Z Flip's durability, and it's certainly not going to climb into our best camera phones of 2020 list with its dual-camera setup, we're still very impressed with what Samsung has achieved here. 

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Basil Kronfli

Basil Kronfli is a freelance technology journalist, consultant, and content creator. He trained in graphic design and started his career at Canon Europe before moving into journalism. Basil is also experienced in video production, independently running the YouTube channel TechEdit, and during his time at Future, he worked alongside the Digital Camera World team as a senior video producer.