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Galaxy Z Fold 4 vs Galaxy Z Fold 2: The obvious upgrade

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Last updated: August 10th, 2022 at 16:37 UTC+02:00

Samsung finally unveiled the Galaxy Z Fold 4 today at the Galaxy Unpacked 2022 event. The new phone comes with a few improvements over its predecessors, but are those improvements enough to warrant an upgrade from the Galaxy Z Fold 2?

Let us find out the answer through a specifications comparison of both foldable phones.

Galaxy Z Fold 2 vs Galaxy Z Fold 4: What to expect?

The Galaxy Z Fold 4 looks similar to the Galaxy Z Fold 2, featuring a bezel-less cover display and a triple-camera setup on the rear. However, a lot has changed internally. The new phone has a thinner and stronger hinge. It even features an IPX8 rating for water resistance. Overall, the new phone is lighter and easier to use.

Unlike the Galaxy Z Fold 2, which has only one 120Hz Super AMOLED display, both screens on the Galaxy Z Fold 4 feature a 120Hz refresh rate. The new phone is also compatible with an S Pen, which means you can jot down notes on the big screen. Both phones feature a side-mounted fingerprint reader, stereo speakers, and fast charging speeds.

Obviously, the newer device comes equipped with the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor, which is much faster than the Snapdragon 865 chipset in the Galaxy Z Fold 2. Both foldable phones use the same amount of RAM (12GB) and storage (256GB/512GB).

The Galaxy Z Fold 4 comes with Android 12L-based One UI 4.1.1 onboard, and it will get four major Android OS updates (up to Android 16), while the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update will be the Galaxy Z Fold 2’s last major Android OS update.

The newer phone has a slightly smaller battery than the Galaxy Z Fold 2, but a more power-efficient processor will likely make up for it. Both phones feature 11W fast wireless charging and 4.5W reverse wireless charging.

The most significant upgrade the Galaxy Z Fold 4 brings is its better camera setup. The 50MP primary sensor offers more details and better lossless zoom capabilities. The 12MP ultrawide cameras on both phones are the same, but the newer phone brings a 10MP telephoto camera with 3x optical zoom. It is an upgrade over a 12MP telephoto camera with 2x optical zoom.

You can look at their in-depth specifications comparison in the table below.

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Galaxy Z Fold 2

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General Information

  • Model Name

    Galaxy Z Fold 2

    Galaxy Z Fold 4

  • Model type

    Foldable

    Foldable

  • Colors

    Bronze (Bronze)Black (Black)Thom Browne Edition (Thom Browne Edition)

    Gray (Gray)Green (Green)Phantom Black (Phantom Black)Beige (Beige)Burgundy (Burgundy)

  • Announced

    2020, August

    2022, August

  • Released

    2020, September

    2022, August

Physical specifications

  • Dimensions

    Folded: 159.2 x 68.0 x 16.8 mmUnfolded: 159.2 x 128.2 x 6.9 mm

    Unfolded: 155.1 x 130.1 x 6.3 mmFolded: 155.1 x 130.1 x 6.3 mm

  • Weights

    282g

    263g

  • IP rating

    IPX8

Operating system

  • Operating system

    Android 11

    Android 12L

  • One UI version

    3.0

    4.1.1

Networks

  • SIM

    Single SIM

    Dual SIM model

  • SIM card sizes

    Nano-SIM (4FF)

    Nano-SIM (4FF)

  • Networks

    2G3G4G5G

    5G2G3G4G

  • eSIM support

    Yes

    Yes

Display

  • Kind

    Main Display

  • Name

    Infinity Display

  • Technology

    Dynamic AMOLED 2X

  • Size

    7.6 inch / mm

  • Resolution

    QXGA+ / 2176x1812 pixels

  • Pixel density

    374 PPI

  • Refresh rate

    120Hz

  • Kind

    Cover Display

  • Name

    Infinity-O Display

  • Technology

    Dynamic AMOLED 2X

  • Size

    6.2 inch / mm

  • Resolution

    HD+ / 2316x904 pixels

  • Pixel density

    387 PPI

  • Refresh rate

    120Hz

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