Galaxy Foldable Face-Off: How Samsung's Z Fold 5 Compares to Its Predecessors – CNET


Samsung unveiled the most recent model of its flagship foldable cellphone, the Galaxy Z Fold 5, in July. It incorporates a new, gapless hinge and a speedier processor, nevertheless it retains the identical $1,800 price ticket as final 12 months’s mannequin, the Galaxy Z Fold 4

The newest Galaxy Z Fold 5 comes within the lighter and slimmer design teased by T.M. Roh, the president of Samsung’s cell division. The Z Fold 5 weighs 253 grams (8.92 ounces), which represents a 10-gram lower from final 12 months’s Z Fold 4 and an 18-gram lower from the Galaxy Z Fold 3.

The Z Fold 5 is 13.46 mm thick when folded closed, making it 2.44mm slimmer than its predecessor. Regardless of Samsung’s progress, the world’s thinnest foldable cellphone is the Honor V2, made by Huawei’s former subsidiary Honor. The Honor V2 is 9.9mm thick when in cellphone mode, however that foldable is barely accessible in China.

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The important thing to the Fold 5’s extra moveable design is what Samsung calls the flex hinge, which permits for a extra streamlined building with fewer shifting elements. The brand new hinge additionally makes means for each shows to fold utterly flat. 

The brand new gapless hinge for the Z Fold 5 obtained essentially the most consideration at Galaxy Unpacked.

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Aside from this, the Galaxy Z Fold 5 obtained a collection of incremental enhancements akin to the most recent Snapdragon processor and a brighter inside display screen (1,750 nits). It is the brightest display screen on any Z Fold. There’s additionally help for 3 SIMs, and the upgraded hinge. For extra specifics, be at liberty to take a look at the small print in CNET’s specs chart under for a side-by-side comparability.

Z Fold 5 vs. Z Fold 4 vs. Z Fold 3

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 5G Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 5G
Cowl: 6.2-inch AMOLED (2,316 x 904 pixels), 1-120Hz; inside: 7.6-inch AMOLED (2,176 x 1,812 pixels), 1-120Hz Cowl: 6.2-inch (2,316 x 904; inside: 7.6-inch AMOLED (2,176 x 1,812 pixels) Cowl: 6.2-inch AMOLED (2,268 x 832 pixels); inside: 7.6-inch AMOLED (2,208 x 1,768 pixels)
Cowl: 402 ppi, inside: 374 ppi Cowl: 402 ppi, inside: 374 ppi Cowl: 387 ppi, inside: 374 ppi
Open: 6.1 x 5.11 x 0.24 in; closed: 6.1 x 2.64 x 0.53 in Open: 6.11 x 5.12 x 0.25 in; closed: 6.11 x 2.64 x 0.62 in Open: 5.04 x 6.22 x 0.25 mm; Closed: 2.64 x 6.22 x 0.63 in; hinge ~0.57in (sagging)
Open: 154.94 x 129.79 x 6.1 mm; closed: 154.94 x 67.06 x 13.46 mm Open: 155.1 x 130.1 x 6.3 mm; closed: 155.1 x 67.1 x 15.8 mm Open:128 x 158 x 6.4 mm; closed: 158 x 67 x 16 mm; hinge: ~14.4mm (sagging)
253 g (8.92 oz) 263 g (9.27 oz) 271 g (9.56 oz)
Android 13 Android 12L Android 11
50-megapixel (important), 12-megapixel (ultrawide), 10-megapixel (telephoto) 50-megapixel (important), 12-megapixel (ultrawide), 10-megapixel (telephoto) 12-megapixel (ultrawide), 12-megapixel (large), 12-megapixel (telephoto)
4-megapixel (below show); 10-megapixel (cowl display screen) 4-megapixel (below show); 10-megapixel (cowl display screen) 4-megapixel (below show); 10-megapixel (entrance cowl)
TBD 4K 4K
Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Snapdragon 8 Gen Plus 1 Snapdragon 888
12GB + 256GB/512GB/1TB 12GB + 256GB/512GB/1TB 12GB + 256GB/512GB
None None None
4,400 mAh (dual-battery) 4,400 mAh 4,400 mAh
Aspect Aspect Aspect
USB-C USB-C USB-C
None None None
5G-enabled, IPX8 water-resistance, S Pen help, 25W wired charging, wi-fi charging, wi-fi energy share, triple SIM 5G, 30x area zoom digital camera, IPX8, 25-watt fast-charging (no in-box charger) 5G-enabled; Foldable show, 120Hz refresh fee (entrance cowl and important show), water-resistance, S Pen help
$1,800 (256GB) $1,800 $1,800 (256GB); $1,900 (512GB)
£1,749 £1,549 £1,599 (256GB); £1,699 (512GB)
AU$2,559 Converts to AU$2,970 AU$2,499 (256GB); AU$2,649 (512GB)





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