The Galaxy Z Fold 3 and the Galaxy Z Flip 3 bring numerous upgrades that make them worthy sequels to the Galaxy Z Fold 2 and the Galaxy Z Flip. However, if you look at their spec sheets and feature set, it’s clear that the Z Fold 3 gets the majority of big changes. The Galaxy Z Flip 3, other than having water resistance and a larger cover display, is mostly just catching up with other high-end Galaxy phones when it comes to features, like a 120Hz refresh rate and stereo speakers.
Galaxy Z Flip 3’s charging speed tops out at 15W
Plenty of things have remained the same as before, like the cameras, battery capacity, and, well, battery charging speed. Yes, the Galaxy Z Flip 3 supports the old 15W fast charging instead of 25W. We’re not sure 15W is even worthy of being considered ‘fast’ anymore, but Samsung still thinks so, and the company believes it’s more than enough for the 3,300 mAh battery powering the Z Flip 3.
If you’ve used the Galaxy Z Flip, you’ll know that even its small battery takes a fairly long time to charge with a 15W charger and doesn’t last very long, so it’s certainly disappointing that Samsung has made any changes on that front. What’s more, Samsung is not giving you a charger with the Galaxy Z Flip 3 (or the Z Fold 3), though there’s a good chance most customers will probably have a 15W charger lying at home already.
And hey, Samsung has also reduced the price of its clamshell foldables by a whopping $450 (compared to the Galaxy Z Flip 5G, which retailed for $1,449) to make up for it. The Galaxy Z Flip 3’s pricing starts at $999, which makes it a lot more affordable than its predecessor.