Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 review – style and substance

The Galaxy Z Flip 4 gets a much-needed camera boost with a new sensor and smart Flex Mode shooting software

A photo of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4
(Image: © Basil Kronfli)

Digital Camera World Verdict

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 will be Samsung's more popular foldable of 2022 versus the pricier Fold 4, and while it isn't the photography tool the Z Fold 4 is, it's a competent camera phone. Thanks to a new, larger camera sensor, flagship performance, and improved battery life, there's plenty the phone gets right. Maybe one-day Western foldables will get across-the-board flagship cameras complete with periscope optical zoom lenses, but until that day comes, the Z Flip 4 is the best flip phone you can buy.


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    Stylish and IPX8 water resistant

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    Flex Mode's great for long-exposure shots

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    Much-improved camera performance

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    Excellent screen quality


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    No telephoto camera

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    Occasionally inconsistent ultra-wide

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    Very visible crease in screen

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The Galaxy Z Flip 3 was a landmark phone, making its way into more pockets than any other foldable, and a year on, no doubt Samsung's hoping for even greater success with the Z Flip 4. What we really want, though, is a better camera system. After all, the Z Flip 3's 12MP camera had a tiny sensor that missed the mark when the lights went down. 

Costing $999 / £999, the Z Flip 4 still shaves the underside of that $1,000 dollar mark, making it affordable for a foldable, but that doesn't mean you should expect dialled-back performance 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.