Aug 27th, 2021

With the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip hitting store shelves and showing up on people’s doorsteps today, we’ve put together an unboxing and camera test with the new device to give you an idea of what you can expect if you’re among those who decide to purchase the new foldable smartphone.

At $999, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 is the most affordable foldable to hit the market, coming in at roughly $400 less than what the Galaxy Z Flip 5G sold for last year. It’s still not a cheap phone, but I think we can all agree that it’s a much more appealing price point when you take a look at the flagship segment overall.

Similar to the Galaxy S21 lineup from earlier this year, the Galaxy Z Flip 3 comes in a much thinner box. The reason for this is that Samsung has chosen not to include a charging brick with the phone. Anyone who buys the device will need to use an older charging brick or purchase a new one (the UGreen 100W multi-device charger is a great option). You do get a USB C charging cable in the box, SIM card tool, quick start guide and a few other papers (mostly from AT&T).

The camera hardware on the Galaxy Z Flip 3 doesn’t really stand out in any way, but the device does offer a few unique ways to use them since it offers a cover display right next to the main and ultrawide cameras on the outside. This setup will give users a lot of versatility in how they frame their shots, allowing them to take selfies with the exterior cameras which are dramatically better than the 10MP selfie camera on the inside.

To give you an idea of the photo and video quality, we also put together a camera test with the Galaxy Z Flip 3. Take a look and the video and the photo gallery to see what the cameras on the Z Flip 3 can deliver.

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