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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 vs vivo X Flip

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 vs vivo X Flip: Which is Better

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 vs vivo X Flip: Comparing the fifth generation of the Galaxy Z Flip 5 with the first generation vivo X Flip foldable phone might seem unfair to the vivo X Flip. However, the vivo X Flip offers so much value for money and is a very good clamshell foldable phone. But, there is more to a foldable phone than just price and this is why this comparison article between these two phones is crucial.

In this Galaxy Z Flip 5 vs vivo X Flip comparison, I’ll share with you the similarities and differences between both smartphones. At the end of this article, you’ll know which is the better device and I’ll also explain which you should buy and why.

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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 vs vivo X Flip: Similarities

In the table below, I have highlighted the similarities between the vivo X Flip and Galaxy Z Flip 5. Both phones have a few similarities but lots of differences (the table after the one below highlights the differences).

FeaturesGalaxy Z Flip 5vivo X Flip
HingeNo GapNo Gap
Display6.7-inch6.74-inch
SoftwareAndroid 13Android 13
SpeakersStereoStereo
microSD CardNONO
3.5mm JackNONO

One of the first similarities between the Galaxy Z Flip 5 and vivo X Flip is when folded, there is no gap. This means that both devices are using a similar hinge mechanism. Also, from the table above, you can notice that both the Galaxy Z Flip 5 and vivo X Flip also have similar display sizes of 6.7 inches. Both smartphones have similar display features like 120Hz refresh rate, HDR10+, etc.

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Another similarity between the vivo X Flip and Galaxy Z Flip 5 is that both phones boot Android 13 out of the box (but the Galaxy Z Flip 5 will get more years of software updates). Both smartphones are equipped with stereo speakers and none of these phones have space for a microSD card and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

However, to know which is the better smartphone between the Galaxy Z Flip 5 and vivo X Flip, check out their differences in the table below.

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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 vs vivo X Flip: Differences

FeaturesGalaxy Z Flip 5vivo X Flip
Cover Display3.6-inch3.0-inch
ChipsetSnapdragon 8 Gen 2Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
GPUAdreno 740Adreno 730
Main Camera12MP50MP
Front Camera10MP32MP
Battery3,700mAh4,400mAh
Wireless ChargingYESNO
RAM8GB12GB
WaterproofYESNO
Weight187g198g
Audio Quality32-bit/384kHz audio
Tuned by AKG
24-bit/192kHz audio
Price$999$1099

The four most important differences between the Galaxy Z Flip 5 and vivo X Flip are the cover display, performance, battery, and camera. The Galaxy Z Flip 5 has a more useful cover display. It has a 3.6-inch cover display which is better than the 3.0-inch cover display of the vivo X Flip. Another area where the Z Flip 5 floors the vivo X Flip is performance.

The Galaxy Z Flip 5 features the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 5G chipset which is a newer and better-performing chipset than the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset featured in the vivo X Flip. Although both chipsets are made by Qualcomm, the chipset in the Galaxy Z Flip 5 has faster CPU cores and a more powerful GPU.

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So, in the areas of gaming, processing data, and rendering graphics, the Galaxy Z Flip 5 is better than the vivo X Flip. One area where the vivo X Flip is better than the Galaxy Z Flip though is the battery. The vivo X Flip features a whooping 4,400mAh battery which is larger and lasts longer than the 3,700mAh battery in the Galaxy Z Flip.

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When it comes to camera (i.e. photography and videography), the Galaxy Z Flip 5 is better. From our test in the studio, photos from the vivo X Flip are good but those from the Galaxy Z Flip 5 are better. And the Galaxy Z Flip 5 can record videos in 4K resolution using its back and front cameras while the vivo X Flip can only record 4K videos with its back camera.

The bigger battery in the vivo X Flip makes it a heavier smartphone than the Galaxy Z Flip. The base model of the vivo X Flip has 12GB RAM which is better than the 8GB RAM found in the base model of the Galaxy Z Flip 5. Other differences are, the Galaxy Z Flip 5 is waterproof but the vivo X Flip is not, the Z Flip supports wireless charging but the vivo X Flip does not, and the Z Flip 5 has better audio quality than the vivo X Flip.

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Galaxy Z Flip 5 vs vivo X Flip: Price

The price of the Galaxy Z Flip 5 starts at $999 for the base model with 8GB + 256GB storage while the price of the vivo X Flip starts at $1,099 for the 12GB + 256GB storage model. However, the vivo X Flip is currently selling for $899 in a new discount deal from Giztop which makes it $100 cheaper than the Galaxy Z Flip 5. Details of how and where to buy the Galaxy Z Flip 5 and vivo X Flip are available in the table below.

Buy vivo X Flip

vivo X FlipPrice
Buy on Giztop$899.00

Buy Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5

Galaxy Z Flip 5Price
Buy on Amazon$999.99
Buy on Amazon(UK)£1,049.00
Buy on Amazon(EUR)€1,199.00

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 vs vivo X Flip: Conclusion

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 is better than the vivo X Flip. The Galaxy Z Flip 5 has a better cover display, is lighter in weight, has better performance, is more durable, has a better camera system, and has other features like wireless charging and a better audio system.

The vivo X Flip is still a very good foldable phone considering its $899 price tag. Its base model has a bigger RAM and it features a bigger battery than the Galaxy Z Flip 5. However, for an overall better experience, I recommend you buy the Galaxy Z Flip 5 instead of the vivo X Flip. But, if you’re on a tight budget, you don’t mind the weight, and you need a big battery, then buy the vivo X Flip.


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