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DxOMark: The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip delivers cameras unworthy of its US$1400 price tag

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip. (Source: Samsung)
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip. (Source: Samsung)
The Galaxy Z Flip is Samsung's contemporary attempt at a clamshell-style foldable phone. The phone starts at just under US$1400, and has now made the trip over to DxOMark where it posted scores akin to two-year-old flagship phones from the competition.

Samsung launched the Galaxy Z Flip alongside the Galaxy S20 series a few months ago as its second attempt at a foldable-type phone. The phone has now made the trip over to DxOMark, where it put up some less than satisfactory numbers.

The Galaxy Z Flip recorded an overall score of 105. That's in the same ballpark as phones like the Huawei P20 Pro, iPhone XS Max, and HTC U12+, all three of which were released back in 2018. That similarity continues in the photo and video scores, with the Galaxy Z Flip making away with scores of 109 and 96 respectively. 

It's interesting that the Galaxy Z Flip performs so unimpressively, as it supposedly uses similar camera hardware to the Galaxy S10 and Note 10 phones. The main sensor, at least, is also a 1/2.55" type, although the ultra-wide-angle sensor is lower-res than the S10's and a telephoto shooter is missing entirely. Yet, Galaxy S10 manages to score noticeably higher in both the overall and photo sections (113/120).

While it can be argued that the Galaxy Z Flip isn't a camera-centric phone, it is after all a US$1400 device that's designed to be a daily-driveable smartphone with an innovative form factor. That said, DxOMark's scores are hardly gospel, and there's been no widespread complaints over the camera capabilities of the Galaxy Z Flip.

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Ricci Rox, 2020-05- 2 (Update: 2020-05- 2)