Samsung has always bene one of the leaders in the smartphone space when it comes to capturing photos and videos. The new Samsung Galaxy S20 lineup has just hit store shelves, preceded by the foldable Galaxy Z Flip. While there are many differences between each of these devices, those who are interested in imaging experience of the phones should note that the Galaxy Z Flip is essentially rocking the same camera hardware that last year’s S10 lineup had to offer.
Samsung Galaxy S20+ versus Pixel 4 camera shootout
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip is equipped with two 12MP cameras on the back with standard and ultra-wide-angle lenses while the front-facing camera using a 10MP sensors. All three of the cameras are capable of recording 4K video at 60fps. On the Samsung Galaxy S20+ side, you have a quad-camera setup on the back with a 12MP main camera, 64MP 3x telephoto, 12MP ultra-wide and a 3D ToF sensor to help with depth sensing for portrait shots and AR effects. The sensors on the back are capable of capturing 8K video at 24fps and 4K video at 60fps. The front-facing camera on the S20+ is similar to that of the Z Flip with a 10MP sensor and 4K video capture at 60fps.
This Galaxy Z Flip versus Galaxy S20+ camera comparison will give you an idea of how Samsung’s hardware and image processing have evolved since last year. While there’s not a huge improvement across the board, it’s clear that Samsung is moving in the right direction with the Galaxy S20 smartphone this year.
Based on the photo gallery and the video, let us know which device you’d rather have in your pocket to capture those special moments.
Samsung Galaxy S20+ versus Galaxy Z Flip gallery
The new Samsung Galaxy Z Flip is currently the best foldable-display smartphone on the market, featuring similar camera tech to last year’s Galaxy S10 lineup. On paper, the Galaxy Z Flip should take decent pictures, but to see if it’s any good in the real world, we decided to match it up against the Google Pixel 4.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Review: a great phone few should buy
For its two main cameras, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip sports two 12MP sensors, paired with f/1.8, 27mm (standard) and f/2.2, 12mm (ultrawide) lenses. Up front, Samsung has given the phone a 10MP front-facing camera with an f/2.4, 26mm lens. All three of the cameras can capture 4K video at 60 fps. On the Pixel 4, the main camera also features a 12MP sensor with an f/1.7, 27mm lens and a 16MP sensor paired with an f/2.4, 50mm (telephoto) lens. The selfie camera up front features a 8 MP, f/2.0, 22mm setup. On the video side, the Pixel 4 is at a big disadvantage since its rear cameras can only record 4K video at 30fps while the front-facing camera is limited to 1080p at 30 fps.
Take a look at the video and gallery below and let us know which phone you think takes better photos. Do you think the $1,380 Samsung Galaxy Z Flip is worth the price based on its camera alone?
Pixel 4 versus Galaxy Z Flip image gallery
The new Samsung Galaxy Z Flip is our new favorite foldable display smartphone for 2020. While it may not have all the bells and whistles found on 2020 flagship smartphones, it a much better device than the new Motorola Razr, packing a high-end processor, an amazing foldable display and flagship-tier cameras.
on the back, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip features two 12MP sensors, paired with f/1.8, 27mm (standard) and f/2.2, 12mm (ultrawide) lenses while the 10MP front-facing camera sports an f/2.4, 26mm lens. All three sensors are capable of recording 4K 60/fps video, though you will need to bump down the resolution and frame rate to take advantage of OIS and the phone’s HRD10+ video capture mode.
Hands-on with the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
To give you an idea of how the cameras on the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip will form in the real world, we took the phone out and captured more than 70 images and video clips with the device. Check out the embedded video and sample gallery to see if the Galaxy Z Flip’s camera lives up to your expectations.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip camera samples