Samsung Galaxy Z Flip review: The weird and wonderful foldable
A clamshell foldable that’s designed for the masses and made me fall in love with foldable phones.
Foldable phones are mostly fantastic. I use a Galaxy Fold every single day, and while it’s a great phone, it’s too big for most people. Like a lot of flagships, the Galaxy Fold pushes the boundaries of what is pocket-friendly, and it’s a problem affecting more people with every launch, especially as phones like the Galaxy S20 Ultra feature even larger screens than before.
Many of my friends lament the days of old where phones were smaller and fit in your pocket. When I showed one of them the Motorola RAZR recently, they fell in love with the small size, before immediately being turned off by the camera and battery life. It’s for these types of people that a new wave of flip phones has launched, and the Galaxy Z Flip follows the Motorola RAZR in attempting to put big screens in a pocket-friendly phone.
Yet, as I discovered, small phones and early generations of foldable tech come with their own compromises. The Motorola RAZR has a great design, but misses the mark with so many areas. Thankfully, the Galaxy Z Flip proves that it was the phone, not the form factor, that was the issue.