We’ve tweaked the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G to bring you 10 tricks to get the most out of it. Do you know them all?
Did you get your hands on one of Samsung’s latest foldable phones? Well, here we tell you 10 tricks for Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G with which to get the most out of it. A terminal that boasts a 6.7-inch AMOLED folding screen really showy inside, but also a small 1.9-inch screen on the outside to perform many actions without deploying it completely. Do you know all these tricks?
Trick 1: The Best Selfies
Thanks to its foldable design and the resistant hinge of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G you can use its own body as a tripod. But how do you trigger the camera remotely to take a selfie with friends? It’s very simple: by waving your hand. Just activate the outer screen of the phone with the button in the upper right corner of the camera app.
Place the phone, pose and wave with an open hand. Or press one of the volume buttons. In an instant, the phone captures the picture using the best camera of the device (12 megapixels and f/1.8 aperture) and without the need for tripods.
Trick 2: Take Advantage Of The Flex Mode
Being able to half-fold this phone also has other advantages. One of them is the Flex mode that takes advantage of some apps like Google Duo or YouTube. It consists of folding the mobile and take advantage of each of the halves of the screen for a task. In this case, watching YouTube and reviewing comments or browsing related videos at the same time.
But be careful, you can use it with several apps at the same time. Just pull down the toolbar and choose the first app. Then repeat the process with the second app. You will see that each app occupies half of the screen, whether you fold the phone or not. This way you can watch YouTube videos and talk on WhatsApp at the same time, and much more.
Trick 3: Control Your Z Flip3 From The Samsung Galaxy Watch4
Samsung had already offered controls from the wrist in past editions. But the marriage of Z Flip3 and Galaxy Watch4 is another level. Not only can you control music or have notifications from different apps on your wrist, now you can also wear the external display of the Z Flip3 and the watch face as well.
What’s more, some features like do not disturb are synchronized on both devices so you don’t waste time when you activate it on one of them when you go to bed, for example. Of course, you will have to activate this feature in the notifications section within the Samsung Wearable app.
Trick 4: How To Take Advantage Of The Outer Screen
The outer screen of the Z Flip3 is now larger, at 1.9 inches in size, so you can use some functions without having to unfold it. You can directly see notifications.
But not only see if you have received a WhatsApp message. If you press you can also read it in full without having to unfold it. In addition, you can activate the camera with a double press of the power button and take selfies always seeing you on the screen to frame you.
Trick 5: Maps From Mobile To Wrist
The close work between the Z Flip3 5G and the Galaxy Watch4 is not just about shared control or customization. Some apps flow between one and the other device to work interchangeably on both at the same time. For example, you can set a route on Google Maps and ask it to guide you step by step.
When you fold the phone and put it in your pocket you will have the map available on the watch screen, the next turns and other useful information such as the approximate time of arrival. Very useful when you’re walking or cycling and can’t access your phone directly.
Trick 6: Fast Camera
A particularly useful trick in this Z Flip3 5G is the quick access to the camera, which improves in this edition. Now we can not only activate the main camera of the mobile by performing a double tap on the off / on the button, but we can perform different actions more.
By swiping left or right on the outer screen, we can switch between photo and video. Also, swiping up or down will toggle between the main lens of the phone and the ultra-wide-angle lens. Then, using the hand trick or the volume buttons, we can take the photo or record the video. All this without unfolding the phone.
Trick 7: Order The Widgets
Another novelty of this Z Flip3 5G is to use widgets directly on the outer screen. They are Samsung’s own tools such as countdown, weather, calendar appointments, music control … The good thing is that you can adjust it to your liking, to see and use the ones you need by simply sliding your finger left or right on this screen.
They are Samsung’s own tools such as countdown, weather, calendar appointments, music control… The good thing is that you can adjust it to your liking, to see and use the ones you need just by swiping left or right on this screen. To customize the widgets you can swipe to the right and click on the + button to add the one you need.
Otherwise, from the front screen settings, under Widgets, you can also choose which ones you want to see and, very importantly, in which order to display them. To make the experience even more comfortable.
Trick 8: Quick Access To Samsung Pay
Samsung doesn’t even want you to deploy the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G to use its NFC technology for mobile payments. Mind you, first you have to set up the Samsung Pay app and enter bank card details. When you have it, on the outer screen, you just have to swipe up from the bottom to activate this app. You must also use your fingerprint to activate the function for less than a minute. And now, bring your phone close to the dataphone. It’s super fast.
Trick 9: Forget About The Tripod
The Flex model of this Galaxy Z Flip3 5G is also useful to forget the tripod. Its body maintains the posture and tilt, and the special button on the camera app allows you to activate the external display. This allows you to take advantage of the main camera to take selfies. You place the phone on a flat surface and just wave your hand in front of it to activate the phone’s self-timer. There is no selfie or group photo that you can’t take with this technique.
By the way, this Flex mode is also useful for taking zenithal photos. Very practical for fooders or to take photos flat against the ground to dishes, still lifes or whatever. Fold the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G to 90 degrees, press the button in the upper right corner and turn it so that the cameras point downwards. This will give you the perfect perspective and a comfortable grip. You will be able to see on the screen in front of your eyes the scene, and take advantage of any portion to zoom or whatever you need. It couldn’t be more comfortable.
Trick 10: The Best Is Yet To Come
Samsung has taken great advantage of the technology of its folding screens and the design of its Galaxy Z folding phones. But you always have to look to the future. That’s why it continues to experiment with improvements that you can find in the Labs menu under Advanced Features. Here you can enable multi-window and Flex Mode, which we told you about earlier, for more apps. Even those that are not configured to work that way per se. This gives you even more options to take advantage of the internal display and its 120 Hz refresh rate.