Over the years, Samsung has established itself as the camera king in the smartphone space. Its flagship phones regularly set benchmarks that competitors struggle to match. And while iPhone models have come very close in the past, Samsung’s recent launches have re-established the company’s dominance in the segment. We are talking about Samsung Galaxy Fold4 and Galaxy Flip4. Many people find it difficult to choose between Samsung’s high-end foldable phones or iPhones for camera performance, but we’re going to give you a brief rundown of which brand’s phones come out on top in this category.
Pro-grade cameras – High-resolution cameras for detailed shots
While the specs on paper aren’t everything, they give the Samsung Galaxy Fold 4 an advantage even against the high-end iPhone 14 Pro Max. It comes with a high-resolution 50MP main sensor that lets you capture perfect masterpieces in all kinds of lighting conditions. While the iPhone 14 Pro models come close with 48MP primary camera sensors, the regular iPhone 14 models fall a mile short with just 12MP primary sensors. Samsung Galaxy Fold4’s pro-grade camera makes it easy to add extra detail to your photographs. And its exclusive Detail Enhancer technology works to increase depth and sharpness to bring out the best in your shots.
The Galaxy Fold4 also has a competent set of telephoto and ultra-wide cameras. The former has a 10MP sensor and offers 3x optical zoom, while the latter offers a 12MP sensor with a lens that can go up to 123 degrees. Both of these cameras are equipped with the same pro-grade Brilliance, enabling them to always return professional-looking shots. As for the Galaxy Flip4, it has two 12MP cameras on the back that excel in capturing breathtaking photos and videos. Its competitor in the Apple realm, the iPhone 14, also has similar resolution cameras, but they lack Flex Cam, Quick Shot, and other technologies, which we’ll talk about a little later. To conclude, the Samsung Galaxy Fold4 and Flip4 ship with feature-rich camera hardware that allows for extra details that are hard to match.
A foldable utility for innovative photography
As you already know, these Samsung phones are one-upping iPhones with their foldable nature. The Galaxy Fold4 folds vertically to offer two full-size displays, while the more compact Galaxy Flip4 folds horizontally and offers an additional smaller display on its outer cover. Both of these design choices are used beautifully to help phones offer innovative ways to capture photos and videos.
For example, the Galaxy Fold4 comes with a path-breaking 4MP under-display camera and a 10MP cover camera, while you can use its high-resolution rear camera setup to capture selfies. With the cover open, you can use the second screen as a viewfinder and click high-resolution selfies. Let us tell you that selfies captured using the phone’s 50MP main camera are of impeccable quality. And if you’re going for a group selfie, you can switch to the 12MP camera to make the most of the phone’s capabilities.
Another great feature is Dual Preview, which lets you take control of framing your subject before capturing their photograph. And then there’s Capture View, which fills your phone’s large internal display with a quick preview of the photos you’ve clicked so you can check them out while the camera is running without going into the Gallery app. Once you get used to all these features, photography on the Galaxy Fold4 is an absolute treat.
And the same applies to the Samsung Galaxy Flip4, which is all about its FlexCam feature. It offers a versatile, hands-free camera experience by allowing you to take advantage of the phone’s active angles. Those who are used to carrying Gorilla Pods can forget about having this device. The Galaxy Flip4 can tilt its screen at any angle and set it on any surface to capture shots from truly mind-blowing perspectives. Flexcam feature a group photo where you can see how everyone looks. And this type of photo can be taken with rear cameras as well, as the outer cover screen acts as a viewfinder.
If FlexCam is enabled, certain apps will automatically adjust their interface to become more user-friendly. The camera app turns the top of the screen into a viewfinder, while the bottom has icons for clicking photos and switching modes. Similarly, FlexCam also allows the Gallery app to show photos and videos at the top of the screen and use the bottom as a surface where users can swipe left or right to move through them. And then there’s Quick Shot, which lets you capture selfies without even opening the foldable device. Press the power button twice to turn on the camera and use the cover screen as a viewfinder. As you can see, Samsung has made the most of the foldable nature of these devices, enabling innovative features that you won’t find on any other phone on the market, let alone iPhones.
Nightography Brilliance – Capture low-light shots like a pro
Not surprisingly, both the Galaxy Fold4 and Galaxy Flip4 ship with the Nightography suite that’s gotten a lot of love since it hit Samsung’s phones. When capturing shots at night, Nightography automatically selects the ideal frame rate to capture as much light and detail as possible. It also takes the help of Samsung’s Super Night solution to reduce noise. The end result is that shots look great despite being captured with very little artificial ambient light. Apple’s Night Mode can produce some decent shots as well, but Nightography combines several techniques to produce an overall better output.
Additionally, Nightography is made even better by the phones’ improved OIS and VDIS capabilities as well as the new AI-powered ISP powered by the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chip inside them. According to Samsung, Nightography results in 23 percent brighter images on the Galaxy Z Fold4. Nightography illumination means you’ll get bright, detailed and life-like photographs even in dark environments, and it’s no wonder this cutting-edge technology found its way into Samsung’s foldables.
Amazing Space Zoom – Nothing is too far away
One of the biggest advantages of owning Samsung flagships is Space Zoom. It’s a feature that combines the power of the main camera with the telephoto camera to get you super close to your subjects without moving an inch. On the Galaxy Fold4, the 10MP telephoto camera already has 3x optical zoom capability, allowing you to zoom in and capture lossless photos with the main 50MP camera. Adding a 10MP telephoto camera to the mix lets you achieve 30x space zoom.
And advanced algorithms ensure that there is as little loss in quality as possible. The result is stunning shots of distant subjects that you never thought possible to capture without owning a professional camera-lens combo. The rare birds you spot while hiking or the beautiful sunsets that are usually spoiled by digital zoom are all thanks to Space Zoom. Compared to this, the basic iPhone 14 models only offer digital zoom, and while the Pro models offer 3x optical zoom, none of the iPhones currently have anything comparable to the amazing space zoom feature.
A new form factor for new-age photography!
With all the points we have discussed above, it is clear Samsung Galaxy Fold4 And Galaxy Flip4 Especially attractive for photography lovers. Their flagship camera features are too good to ignore even for iPhone loyalists.
The Galaxy Fold4 comes with 12GB of RAM as standard and its 256GB storage version costs Rs. 1,54,999, while its 512GB storage version costs Rs. 1,64,999 and its 1TB storage version at Rs. 1,84,999 asking. Get Samsung Galaxy Watch4 with purchase at just Rs. 2,999 and there are various offers to avail. As for the Galaxy Flip4, it comes with 8GB of RAM as standard and its 128GB storage variant costs Rs. 89,999 and demands Rs 94,999 for its 256GB storage variant. The latter model will be available as a bespoke edition priced at Rs. 97,999 can be bought with snazzy customization. All buyers pay only Rs. 2,999 will get you the option to buy the Galaxy Watch 4 at an additional cost. Visit www.samsung.com to learn more.