Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4: unboxing and first impressions

Samsung has announced the Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Galaxy Z Fold 4 as its new foldable smartphone offerings for 2022. They are expected to hit the market at the end of August with major upgrades.

The Galaxy Z Flip 4 has a slightly different design with flatter edges, a new processor for better performance and battery life, and a few other tweaks to refine the user experience. If you’ve decided to buy the new Galaxy Z Flip 4 and are wondering what’s in the box, you’ve come to the right page.

I already got my hands on the foldable phone to try it out, so here’s a quick peek at the unboxing of the Galaxy Z Flip 4 to see what you get in the box.

What’s in the Galaxy Z Flip 4 box?

The Galaxy Z Flip 4 box sold in France contains the following items:

  • The Galaxy Z Flip 4 in the color you want
  • A USB-C to USB-C data and charging cable
  • A SIM card removal tool
  • Region-specific safety documentation

The Galaxy Z Flip 4, as you can see, comes in a pretty thin box with little content inside. Like the Galaxy S22 series, the Galaxy Z Flip 4 does not have a charger. It will offer support for 25W charging, but you’ll need to buy a charger separately.

Samsung’s new foldable smartphones are now available for pre-order, so take advantage of the special offers during this time.

What do we get?

The Galaxy Z Flip 4 is designed to simulate the feeling of using a flip smartphone from years past. Instead of folding vertically like the Galaxy Z Fold 4, the Flip 4 folds horizontally. When folded it has a smaller footprint, and when opened it is the size of a traditional smartphone. Compared to the previous generation Galaxy Z Flip 3, the design of the Z Flip 4 hasn’t changed much.

When opened, the internal screen is a 6.7-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X Infinity Flex panel with full HD+ resolution, which is 2,640 x 1,080 pixels. The refresh rate can jump from 1Hz to 120Hz, and it gets brighter too, at around 900 nits. The cover screen has also not changed, it measures 1.9 inches in diameter and has a resolution of 512 x 260 pixels. Samsung has talked a lot about the new software features for the cover screen, and I’ll cover that throughout the review.

The edges of the Z Flip 4 are slightly flatter, and the weight has increased slightly, likely due to the larger battery. Weight distribution is good, and the device features an Armor aluminum frame, which should offer better protection. The volume buttons and the fingerprint sensor are on the right side. The USB Type-C port and speaker grille are on the bottom edge. Antenna cutouts are located on all sides, and the smartphone is still water resistant to the IPX8 standard. Finally, the hinge is 1.2 mm thinner.

The internals have been upgraded similar to the Galaxy Z Fold 4. Inside, the Z Flip 4 is equipped with a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 mobile chipset, 8GB of RAM and a storage capacity of 128, 256 or 512 GB. The battery is about 10% larger, rated at 3,700 mAh, it can charge faster at 25 W and will offer reverse wireless charging support. According to Samsung, the smartphone can charge from 0 to 50% in about 30 minutes.

The camera hardware remained the same. For rear cameras, there’s a 12-megapixel (f/1.8) wide sensor with OIS, and a 12-megapixel (f/2.2) ultra-wide sensor with a 123° field of view. The front camera is the same 10-megapixel sensor with f/2.4 aperture. There are several new software features in the Z Flip 4, such as Flex Mode, Multi-Angle Camera and Night. I will test all the capabilities of the camera in my detailed test.

The Galaxy Z Flip 4 comes standard in Lavender, Graphite, Rose Gold and Blue. Samsung also announced that a Bespoke edition is coming soon that will allow customers to customize the rear glass panel and frame of their Galaxy Z Flip 4 in more colors.

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