For those bored of flat phones and looking for something more exciting, Samsung’s hi-tech flip phone, the Galaxy Z Flip4 comes with better cameras, a faster chip, longer battery life and more customisation options.
On battery lifespan, it is expected the Galaxy Z Flip4 will can last in excess of 500 full charge cycles with at least 80% of its original capacity.
The phone is generally repairable, and the battery is replaceable by authorised service centres.
Samsung offers trade-in and recycling schemes for old devices with several internal components made from 20% recycled nylon or plastic.
The Pros of the Galaxy Z Flip4 include great large screen that folds in half, good cover screen, IPX8 water resistant, good camera, OneUI 4.1 with five years of updates, nano sim and esim.
The Z Flip4 is also powered by the relatively new Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor. However, 8GB RAM continues to remain the only memory configuration for the new foldable.
Samsung also continues to utilise the durable Armor Aluminium material for the phone’s chassis while the Corning Gorilla Glass Victus+ from the Galaxy S22 Series has also been implemented on its Cover Screen and rear body area to ensure the durability of the IPX8-rated foldable.
The software side is covered by OneUI 4.1 on top of Android 12 as Samsung brings new FlexMode options with optimized UX for video calling apps like Google Meet, Zoom and Facebook Messenger.
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Z Flip4 gets a 3,700 mAh battery, up from the 3,300 mAh cell on the Flip3. You can also charge at up to 25W speeds, which is a welcome improvement over the 15W speeds of last year’s Flip.
Samsung has also revised its hinge mechanism for the Galaxy Z Flip4. Specifically, the metal elements connecting the two halves of the device to the hinge appear thinner.
The Galaxy Z Flip4 has a much thinner hinge casing, a smaller form factor and an overall lighter footprint.
At the August 10 Galaxy Unpacked, Samsung also introduced the Galaxy Watch5 series and the Galaxy Buds2 Pro.
The Galaxy Watch 5 series requires a smartphone with Google Mobile Services (GMS) to be activated, ruling out not only iOS but also devices that lack GMS, such as Huawei phones and custom ROMs without Google apps.
The Samsung Galaxy Watch5 is a smartwatch that was released in August 2022 runs on Google’s Wear OS, a departure from the Tizen operating system.
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It features a round super AMOLED display available up to 46mm, GPS to track wherever you find yourself, a heart rate monitor, and a variety of fitness tracking capabilities. It also has a built-in speaker and microphone, allowing you to make calls and send messages directly from the watch.
The Galaxy Watch5 is available in two sizes 40mm and 42mm and comes in five colors — Graphite, Silver, Pink Gold, Purple, and Sapphire.
The Samsung Galaxy Watch5 Pro comes in premium titanium casing with a long battery life and water-resistant up to 50 meters.
Galaxy Buds2 Pro
The Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro are a pair of wireless earbuds that were released in August 2022. They are the successor to the Galaxy Buds Pro and offer a number of improvements over the previous model. Some key features of the Galaxy Buds2 Pro include Active Noise Cancelling, improved sound quality, and a long battery life. They also have an IPX7 rating, which means they are water-resistant and can withstand being submerged in water up to 1 meter for up to 30 minutes.
The Galaxy Buds2 Pro is compatible with Android and iOS devices and can be controlled using the Samsung Wearable app or by using the touch-sensitive pads on the earbuds. They are available in three colors: Graphite, White and Bora Purple.
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The Buds2 Pro is arguably the most advanced Galaxy wireless earbuds to date. After it introduced the Galaxy Buds 2 in 2021, the Samsung waited for a full year instead of the usual six months to release a sequel.
Samsung has also equipped the Galaxy Buds2 Pro with features often found on high-end truly wireless earbuds, including automatic wear detection, touch controls, audio and control customizations. The earbuds also feature Bixby and SmartThings Find.
IPX7 rating for Water Resistance
Compared to the Galaxy Buds 2, the Galaxy Buds2 Pro offer better protection against water and sweat such that you can use them in the rain or during workouts without any worries.
Galaxy Buds2 Pro also supports AAC and SBC codecs, similar to previous Galaxy Buds. The Galaxy Buds 2 Pro also supports Auto Switching. This feature switches the connection of the earbuds between Galaxy devices (such as smartphones, tablets, laptops, or smartwatches), depending on which device you are actively using.
Samsung smart phones, smart TVs and smart wearable gadgets can be purchased at partner stores and Samsung distributor shops including Malcom Ghana, Compu Ghana, Telefonika Ghana and Electroland Ghana as well as designated Samsung centres.
by michael eli dokosi/www.blakkpepper.net
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