Main Differences Between Samsung Z fold 5 and Samsung Z Fold 4
Samsung has recently unveiled its latest devices, the Galaxy Z Fold5, and you might be curious about the key differences between Z fold 4. The highly anticipated Galaxy Z Fold 5, the fifth iteration of the Galaxy Z Fold series, is set to launch on August 4th in Singapore, priced at $2398, maintaining the same price point as last year’s models. This premium price tag gets you a device that looks like a regular smartphone until you unfold it, transforming into a compact tablet. While the Galaxy Z Fold 5 comes with several improvements over the Z Fold 4, it is more of an evolutionary upgrade rather than a revolutionary one.
One notable enhancement in the Galaxy Z Fold 5 is the new Flex hinge with fewer moving parts, allowing the phone to close entirely flat. Unlike its predecessor, there is no longer a gap between the two sides when shut, eliminating the risk of debris entering.
Comparing the specifications of the two devices, it’s evident that Samsung has retained the form factor of the Galaxy Z Fold 5. Both devices have similar display specs, storage options, and battery size. The Z Fold 5 also offers IPX8 water resistance, making it suitable for water submersion up to 1.5 meters for 30 minutes.
The Galaxy Z Fold 5 has a few significant improvements over its predecessor. It is thinner, lighter, and more compact, weighing 8.9 ounces and measuring 0.53 inches thick when closed. Additionally, the peak brightness of the internal display is 1,750 nits, 30% brighter than the Z Fold 4, enhancing the viewing experience in various lighting conditions.
Regarding performance, the Galaxy Z Fold 5 boasts the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor, which could potentially bring better performance and battery efficiency compared to the Z Fold 4’s Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chip.
In terms of cameras, both devices have similar setups, with minor improvements in the Z Fold 5’s image quality, especially in low light and zoom capabilities. The Z Fold 5’s under-display camera also delivers better detail and contrast for selfies.
The Galaxy Z Fold 5 enables users to run three apps simultaneously, with some upgrades, such as a more straightforward way to engage the rear camera selfie mode and a more extensive taskbar displaying the most recently used apps.
The inclusion of the S Pen enhances productivity, featuring a 41% slimmer design and a sleeker case compared to the Z Fold 4.
Although the Galaxy Z Fold 5 is very similar to its predecessor, the sleeker design, gap-less closure, upgraded processor, and camera improvements make it an enticing choice, especially for those new to foldable devices or seeking an upgrade after a few years. However, if you already own the older foldable, the Galaxy Z Fold 5 may not offer enough significant changes to warrant an upgrade.
GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
CDMA 800 / 1900
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4G bands LTE
5G bands SA/NSA/Sub6/mmWave
Speed HSPA, LTE-A (CA), 5G
Dimensions Unfolded: 154.9 x 129.9 x 6.1 mm
Folded: 154.9 x 67.1 x 13.4 mm
Weight 253 g (8.92 oz)
Build Glass front (Gorilla Glass Victus 2) (folded), plastic front (unfolded), glass back (Gorilla Glass Victus 2), aluminum frame
SIM Nano-SIM and eSIM or Dual SIM (2 Nano-SIMs and eSIM, dual stand-by)
IPX8 water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 min)
Armor aluminum frame with tougher drop and scratch resistance (advertised)
Type Foldable Dynamic AMOLED 2X, 120Hz, HDR10+
Size 7.6 inches, 183.2 cm2 (~91.1% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1812 x 2176 pixels (~373 ppi density)
Dynamic AMOLED 2X, 120Hz, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2
6.2 inches, 904 x 2316 pixels, 23.1:9 ratio
OS Android 13, One UI 5.1.1
Chipset Qualcomm SM8550-AC Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (4 nm)
CPU Octa-core (1×3.36 GHz Cortex-X3 & 2×2.8 GHz Cortex-A715 & 2×2.8 GHz Cortex-A710 & 3×2.0 GHz Cortex-A510)
GPU Adreno 740
Card slot No
Internal 256GB 12GB RAM, 512GB 12GB RAM, 1TB 12GB RAM
Triple 50 MP, f/1.8, 23mm (wide), 1.0µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS
10 MP, f/2.4, (telephoto), PDAF, OIS, 3x optical zoom
12 MP, f/2.2, 123˚, 12mm (ultrawide), 1.12µm
Features LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video 8K@24fps, 4K@60fps, 1080p@60/240fps (gyro-EIS), 720p@960fps (gyro-EIS), HDR10+
Single 4 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 2.0µm, under display
10 MP, f/2.2, 24mm (wide), 1/3″, 1.22µm
Video 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60fps, gyro-EIS
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack No
Tuned by AKG
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6e/7, tri-band, Wi-Fi Direct
Bluetooth 5.3, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
Positioning GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
USB USB Type-C 3.2, OTG
Sensors Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Bixby natural language commands and dictation
Samsung DeX (desktop experience support)
Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
Ultra Wideband (UWB) support
Type Li-Po 4400 mAh, non-removable
Charging 25W wired, 50% in 30 min (advertised)
4.5W reverse wireless
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