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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3: how does it perform?

Foldable design meets a huge display and an attractive price tag: that’s the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 in a few words. But let’s take a look under the hood of this futuristic clamshell handset and find out what really makes it tick—as well as what extras you can choose from.

A foldable tour de force: the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 specs

For a relatively compact phone, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 truly packs a punch in terms of performance, display, and design. Released in August 2021 to great fanfare, the handheld has easily managed to hold its own against other foldable phones in its segment, making it a fantastic choice if you’re looking to upgrade your handset to something more cutting edge.

Special features

The standout feature of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3? It’s obvious: the phone can be folded in half for a more compact carrying experience—and that’s without skimping on the size of the display, which is a 6.7-inch Dynamic AMOLED screen with a resolution of 2640 x 1080. It can also be part-folded (called ‘Flex Mode’), which handily splits the screen and allows you to prop up the phone when making video calls. There’s a 1.9-inch cover display on the exterior, too, so you can see the time without having to open the phone.

At least as impressive is the ultra-fast Snapdragon 888 CPU. This, paired with 8 GB of RAM, makes the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 a truly formidable machine that can handle every app, game, and operation under the sun. The 5G capability is another plus, as is its toughness: the handheld comes with IPX8 water resistance, Gorilla Glass Victus to protect the cover display, and an Armor Aluminum frame. The result: fewer scratches for the screen and a frame that is likely to survive at least a few accidental drops.


Speaking of cameras, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 has a 12 MP main camera and a 12 MP ultra-wide camera on the rear—both of which feature optical image stabilization—as well as a 10 MP camera on the front. All offer a strong color balance in daylight and are ideal for casual use. The flexible clamshell phone comes with Samsung’s own high-performance photo software, which can be used to sharpen photos, enhance colors, add filters, and more.

Battery life

The battery in the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 is large enough to get you through a full day of operation, and it’ll recover nearly 50% of its charge within 30 minutes when using a powerful wall charger. It is more than capable of handling video and apps without seriously draining the battery—good to know given that the powerful built-in speakers in the handheld will have you booting up your favorite streaming services whether you’re at home or on the go.

The full palette: Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 colors

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 comes in a range of stunning colors. Have a lust for luxury? The glossy Cream hue or mirror-shine Lavender are your colors. Prefer to take an understated approach to all things technology? The subtle Green variant exudes quality without going over the top. You could also paint it black with low-profile Phantom Black—a tone that goes with everything. The finishes are all sleek and glossy, so you don’t have to worry about fingerprints or smudges showing up on your new handset.

Rent your latest handset from Grover

Ready to switch to a foldable phone and find out what all the fuss is about? At Grover, you can rent a Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 with 256 GB of storage or 128 GB of storage for a low monthly price (with your choice of color), have it shipped to you within 3–5 business days, and take advantage of our free Grover Care policy into the bargain. Not bad for a few minutes’ work.

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