Tech specs: Screen size: 6.7 inches | Storage: UP to 512GB | Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 | Panel type: Dynamic AMOLED | Color: Graphite, Gora Purple, Pink Gold, Blue | Battery life: 9 hours | Water and dust resistant: Yes
Flip phones have made a (somewhat) triumphant return with the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4, once again letting you sassily hang up on someone by snapping the phone shut while also bringing the form factor up to speed with modern expectations. The Flip 4 is incredibly compact when folded, about 3 inches square, making it perfect for slipping into your pocket, purse, or travel bag. It also features a cover screen to provide quick, easy-to-read alerts for phone calls, texts, and app notifications without needing to open your phone. The folding form factor is also great for content creators, influencers, and aspiring photographers; you can use the phone as its own tripod when taking group photos, filming TikTok dance challenges, or setting up time-lapse shots of nature or cityscapes.
And not only is the Flip4 compact, it's also water and dust resistant, so rain, sweat, and everyday use won't be an issue. The screen uses Corning Gorilla Glass to protect against cracks, scratches, and chips while still giving you complete control over your apps and phone. And if you can't live without a virtual assistant, the Flip4 is compatible with Samsung's Bixby as well as Alexa, and Hey Google to give you hands-free control over your new phone.
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The one disappointing feature of the Flip4 is the battery life. While it does give you up to 9 hours of use on a full charge, you'll likely have to keep your charging cable handy to keep your phone powered up for your commute and evening use. It does have a fast-charging feature, so you can quickly top up your phone battery on your lunch break or while you're in a meeting, which is great if you forgot to charge the night before.
Can't decide between the Flip 4 and Fold 4? You can read our full comparison to help you decide which is the right folding phone for you.