Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 vs Galaxy Z Flip 3 battery drain test: does the new foldable solve Flip 3’s battery issues?

Is Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 'greater than' last gen?

Highlights
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 goes up against its predecessor in a battery drain test. 
  • The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 has 12 percent (on paper) more battery capacity than the Galaxy Z Flip 3.
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 supports faster charging than the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3. 

Samsung recently took wraps off its fourth-gen foldable smartphones: Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4. The latter is claimed to offer more battery life and is in for a battery drain test. In a 4 minutes and 44 seconds YouTube video, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4, with 12 percent more battery capacity (on paper), is up against its predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3. To recall, the third-gen Samsung Galaxy Z Flip, although loved by fans and one of the most selling foldable smartphones, saw complaints of poor battery life.

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Another criticism of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 was its slow charging speed. It supports only 15W charging, while the newer Flip 4 gets the same treatment as Samsung’s top-of-the-line Galaxy S22 series’ 25W fast charging technology. While both smartphones share almost identical body dimensions and cases of the Flip 3 fit the Flip 4, the Flip 4 has a 400mAh more battery than the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3’s 3,300mAh battery.

But does this extra 400mAh battery help the Flip 4 solve the most crucial problem of short battery life? Let’s find out.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 vs Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 battery test

Both smartphones are set on the same brightness and connected to WiFi to keep this comparison apples-to-apples. These handsets undergo two rounds of battery drain tests: web browsing and watching YouTube videos.

ModelWeb browsingYouTube videos
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 310 hours and 13 minutes7 hours and 10 minutes
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 411 hours and 40 minutes9 hours and 45 minutes

In the web scrolling test, the good old Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 lasts 10 hours and 13 minutes, and the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 lasts 11 hours and 40 minutes. The latest Flip 4 serves one hour and twenty-seven minutes more than its predecessor in web browsing.

The next round is watching YouTube videos till the battery dies. In this test, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 survives 7 hours and 10 minutes, and the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 runs for 9 hours and 45 minutes. This means the Flip 4 gave 2 hours and thirty-five minutes more screen time than the Flip 3.

Key Specs

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 | 8 GBProcessor
6.7 inches (17.02 cm) Display
12 MP + 12 MPRear camera
10 MPSelfie camera
3700 mAh Battery
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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 5G Price
Rs. 73,990
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Rs. 89,999
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Review Summary

Expert Rating4/5

Design
★★★★★
★★★★★
Display
★★★★★
★★★★★
Software
★★★★★
★★★★★
Camera
★★★★★
★★★★★
Performance
★★★★★
★★★★★
Battery
★★★★★
★★★★★

Pros

  • Unique and stylish design
  • Improved cameras
  • Snappy performer
  • IPX8 rated

Cons

  • Slow battery charging speeds
  • Susceptible to throttling
  • Display crease is still noticeable
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