A display screen to maximise your efficiency
If you’re one of those people that gets distracted by other apps every time you look at your phone, the Galaxy Z Flip5 is the answer. You know what it’s like – you go to check an email and before you know it you’ve been shopping on Amazon, watched a YouTube video and checked to see who’s posted on Insta. Meantime you’ve wasted half an hour and forgotten why you were opening your email.
The question is, are you disciplined enough not to open the screen to check you haven’t missed out on anyone’s TikTok posts?
When the phone is folded, the ‘flex window’ as Samsung call it, only shows you what you want to see. Samsung allows you to choose a limited selection of apps, such as YouTube and WhatsApp, but you have to activate these in settings. If you want a wider choice of Apps you’ll need to download Good Lock from the App Store – not ideal if you’re not tech-minded.
The handy qwerty keyword on the folded window means you can type messages without opening the phone, again avoiding those pesky distractions. But if you’ve been blessed with big hands you are NOT going to be comfortable using this keyboard. It’s fine for short responses to notifications, but try and send a long email and you’re going to get frustrated.
For larger screen viewing unfold the phone to experience a 6.7-inch AMOLED screen for everything from streaming videos to scrolling through social media or browsing the web. While it may seem a small thing, something to consider is whether you’re going to find opening the phone inconvenient. If you can handle most of your notifications on the cover screen all will be well, but if you find opening and closing the screen a hassle you’re going to get frustrated.
On the practical side, Samsung takes care of the durability of this flip phone by incorporating Ultra-Thin Glass (UTG) in the Galaxy Z Flip 5's design, making the display more robust while still maintaining its foldability. This ensures that the phone can withstand the rigors of daily use while still offering a smooth folding mechanism.