Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 review: again

Samsung’s new device does not change what was offered on previous models. Both modules are still 12 megapixels. The main sensor has slightly larger pixels, going from 1.4µm on the Flip 3 to 1.8µm on the new generation. The ultra wide-angle does not move one iota.

Main module: 12 megapixels, f/1.8, eq. 24 millimeters

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (12 Mpx, eq. 23 mm, f/1.8, ISO 50, 1/50 s)

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 (12 Mpx, eq. 23 mm, f/1.8, ISO 80, 1/180 s)

By day, the Flip 4 performs quite well. The image is not as detailed as that of an S22 Ultra and the exposure is a little too strong, but the colorimetry is good. We can only regret a contrast that is not marked enough, which makes the image a little flat.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (12 Mpx, eq. 23 mm, f/1.8, ISO 50, 1/0 s)

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 (12 MP, 23 mm eq., f/1.8, ISO 1600, 1/20 s)

At night, the result is a little more pleasant than on the S22 Ultra. The image is quite faithful to reality and the exposure is much more satisfying. The sharpness is good, but once again the contrast is quite low. On the contrary, on the S22 Ultra, it is a little too marked.

Ultra-wide-angle module: 12 megapixels, f/2.2, eq. 13 millimeters

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (12 Mpx, eq. 13 mm, f/2.2, ISO 80, 1/100 s)

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 (12 Mpx, eq. 13 mm, f/2.2, ISO 40, 1/50 s)

The ultra wide-angle is also quite flattering for the retina. The tone of the image is a bit warmer than that offered on the S22 Ultra, but the level of detail is expected to be the same. The processing software therefore intervenes very little, which is a good thing. However, as with the main module, the contrast is a little too low, which is not the case with the S22 Ultra.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (12 MP, eq. 13 mm, f/2.2, ISO 2500, 1/16 s)

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 (12 Mpx, eq. 13 mm, f/2.2, ISO 2500, 1/20 s)

The ultra wide-angle at night is never really satisfactory, and that of the Z Flip 4 is no exception to the rule. The image is scrambled, completely smoothed out by the software and quite dull. A snapshot that is not very usable as it is, especially when compared to that of the S22 Ultra.

Front module, portrait and video mode

Inside, we find the same 10-megapixel module as that of the Z Flip 3. Its rendering is not the same as that of the external modules. The rendering is more saturated and it is better to focus on capturing selfies with the two 12-megapixel modules when the smartphone is closed. Son cover-display 1.9 inches, which serves as a small monitor for framing, allows it to be developed.

The portrait mode is rather preferable and does not differ from what we are used to seeing on the top models of the South Korean company. The clipping is good, without being breathtaking; some details of a subject do not turn out to be fully processed in the foreground and end up out of focus.

In video, the Z Flip 3 can shoot up to 4K at 30 or 60 fps. With the front module, you can enjoy 4K at 30 fps. The main module incorporates an OIS (optical stabilizer); the stability of your videos will therefore be practically perfect to erase your hand tremors.

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