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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 - Smartphone Battery Performance

Updated: Oct 31


SMARTPHONE TIER: FLAGSHIP/PRO

Battery Capacity mAh: 4400

 

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 - Transform Your Smartphone into a Tablet-Sized Canvas



Smartphone Battery Performance

Score: 45/100


Overall Battery Performance

Ranking: #76


Based on Price

Flagship/Pro Tier

Ranking: #4


 

All you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 smartphone.


Quick Summary


The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 has an updated design that builds on its predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4. It offers significant enhancements, including an aluminium frame and Gorilla Glass Victus 2 cover, creating a sleek and premium feel, and the phone can now fold flat, resulting in a thinner and lighter profile when folded. The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 maintains familiar button and port placements, including a USB-C port, speaker grills, microphones, and a physical SIM slot, ensuring convenience for users. For security, users can choose between facial recognition and a fingerprint reader.


The design of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 is distinctive and may or may not be convenient to carry in pockets or purses, depending on their size and shape. When folded, it is relatively small and can fit into many pockets, particularly those with extra space. However, it becomes considerably wider when opened up, making it difficult to fit a mini tablet into a pocket.

Good Points

​Not So Good Points

  • Excellant battery performance 44/100 one of the highest tested in 2023 in the Flagship/Pro tier.

  • ​Lacking camera quality and set-up

  • Thinner and flatter in design and lighter in weight

  • S Pen not included

  • Improved performance with newer Snapdragon processor

  • No charging adapter

  • ​Smartphone and mini tablet in one

  • It is one of the more expensive Flagship/Pro smartphones available

  • 1.5 days of use, good battery life. Offering 'Super Fast Charging' 65W

 
 

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 Overview


What's it like to Use?

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 improves on the previous version by eliminating the unattractive V-shaped gap when closed, resulting in a seamless exterior design. It is built with a sturdy Armor aluminium frame and Victus glass exterior, making it highly durable.


However, the external 6.2-inch Dynamic AMOLED display lacks S-Pen support, and the camera technology remains largely unchanged, relying on upgrade enhancements from the new Snapdragon chipset. The battery life is consistent with the previous model. Although the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 addresses previous shortcomings, it feels like a minor upgrade, focusing on refining existing features and design elements.


With a 7.6-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X screen inside the fold, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 has an appreciated 120Hz high refresh rate. This display boasts a brightness of 1,750 nits, a 30% improvement over its predecessor, making it suitable for outdoor use. This smartphone offers vibrant colours, wide viewing angles, and better colour accuracy than the front display, though a noticeable crease remains, particularly in direct sunlight.

 
 

How does it Perform?

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 features two distinct displays. The front screen is a 6.2-inch OLED panel with a 120Hz refresh rate, delivering clear visuals and smooth scrolling.


However, its 23.1:9 aspect ratio might feel narrow for certain tasks, and it has a brightness of 703 nits, lower than some competitors. The colour accuracy is also slightly inferior.

The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset powers the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 and has an enhanced storage capacity, ensuring fast and high-performance processing. Its 7.6-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X foldable display provides a vivid visual experience with a 120Hz dynamic refresh rate and HDR10+ support. It also features a discreet under-display 4MP camera and is compatible with the S-Pen.


The small black box has a mini version of the handset, matching the colour of the real one inside.


What's in the box?

  • Mobile Phone

  • USB-C charging cable

  • SIM ejector tool

  • Quick Start Guide

 
 

Should I buy the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5?


Being a Flagship/Pro Tier foldable smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 has unique folding and powerful software. It's versatile with the S-Pen Slim Case water resistance, excellent displays, strong performance, and a decent camera setup. Faster charging would be nice, but it still offers reliable battery life. Samsung's timely updates enhance the user experience. If you value multitasking and innovative software, it's a compelling choice, considering the limited competition.


However, it's a modest upgrade from the Fold4, with room for charging speed and ultrawide camera improvement. Design-wise, it may not stand out. Budget-conscious buyers can consider the similar Fold4. Ultimately, your choice depends on prioritizing software features and multitasking over hardware upgrades.

 

Smartphone Battery Performance Score

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ViserMark Labels for the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 are detailed here.


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ViserMark Labels for the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
 

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Battery Performance


What is the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 Battery Performance Score?

ViserMark Label showing Smartphone Battery Performance Score for the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
ViserMark Label showing Smartphone Battery Performance Score for the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5

The results of our testing showed the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 scored 45 out of 100 as a smartphone Battery Performance score for a ViserMark Flagship/Pro Tier (700€) smartphone.


How does the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 compare to other Flagship/Pro smartphones?


With comparative foldable smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 and the OPPO Find N2 Flip now available, we can see that the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 is comparable in battery performance to other foldable smartphones.


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Battery Life


How long will the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 battery last?

ViserMark Label showing Smartphone Battery Life for the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
ViserMark Label showing Smartphone Battery Life for the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5

An average battery performance lasting 1.5 days with 42 hours between charges for the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5.


How does the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 compare to other Flagship/Pro smartphones?

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A chart showing Smartphone Battery Life Ratings for Flagship/Pro Tier Smartphone
 

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During the ViserMark testing, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 reached 32 hours, translating into 1.5 days, while the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 reached an even better battery life of 42 hours, translating into only 1 day.


It is worth noting that the previous model of Samsung Galaxy Z Flip, namely the Z Flip4, had a battery capacity of 3,700 mAh, which remains the same for the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5. On the other hand, the new Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 features a 4,400 mAh battery, just like its predecessor, but with a thinner and more compact design.

 
 

Now, looking at the charging. It's great that battery life has improved, but it's disappointing that Samsung has not increased the wired and wireless charging speeds beyond 25W and 15W, respectively.


Also competing in this area is the OPPO Find N2 Flip, which has a slightly lower battery capacity of 4300mAh, and the cells are positioned on either side of the smartphone hinge. It can last 1.5 days of usage, translating into 36 hours. OPPO does state that the batteries can maintain at least 80% of their original capacity for a minimum of 800 full charge cycles and offers a repairable battery service with replacements available and trade-in options. Additionally, OPPO supplies the 44W SuperVOOC charging to provide a 50% charge in 24 minutes and a full charge in an hour.

 

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Power Efficiency


What is the Battery Efficiency of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5?

ViserMark Label showing Smartphone Battery Efficiency for the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
ViserMark Label showing Smartphone Battery Efficiency for the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5

How does the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 compare to other Flagship/Pro smartphones?


The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 was awarded 1 out of 5 as a smartphone battery efficiency score, the same as the OPPO Find N2 Flip and the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5.


A chart showing the Smartphone Battery Efficiency Ratings for Flagship/Pro Tier Smartphones
A chart showing the Smartphone Battery Efficiency Ratings for Flagship/Pro Tier Smartphones
 

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Annual Energy Consumption


How much energy does the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 use?

ViserMark Label showing Smartphone Annual Energy Consumption for the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
ViserMark Label showing Smartphone Annual Energy Consumption for the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5

How does the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 compare to other Flagship/Pro smartphones?


Our results calculated that the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 would use only 3.4 kWh per Annum. When tested, it has slightly lower usage than the OPPO Find N2 Flip and the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5.


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A chart showing the Smartphone Annual Energy Consumption for Flagship/Pro Tier Smartphones
 

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VERDICT


Should I buy the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5?


Being a Flagship/Pro Tier foldable smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 has unique folding and powerful software. It's versatile with the S-Pen Slim Case water resistance, excellent displays, strong performance, and a decent camera setup. Faster charging would be nice, but it still offers reliable battery life. Samsung's timely updates enhance the user experience. If you value multitasking and innovative software, it's a compelling choice, considering the limited competition.


However, it's a modest upgrade from the Fold4, with room for charging speed and ultrawide camera improvement. Design-wise, it may not stand out. Budget-conscious buyers can consider the similar Fold4. Ultimately, your choice depends on prioritizing software features and multitasking over hardware upgrades.

 

Watch the Video Review



Check out our video review of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 smartphone. Our battery performance overview will explain the ViserMark Labels in under 10 minutes so you can decide about your next smartphone purchase.

 
 

Product Features and Specification

Release Date July 2023

Display

Unfolded: 154.9 x 129.9 x 6.1 mm. Folded: 154.9 x 67.1 x 13.4 mm. Resolution: 1812 x 2176 pixels

Processor

Android 13, One UI 5.1.1. Qualcomm SM8550-AC Snapdragon 8 Gen 2

Memory

256GB 12GB RAM, 512GB 12GB RAM, 1TB 12GB RAM

Protection

PX8 water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 min)

Main Camera

Triple Camer set up. 50 MP (wide), Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS

10 MP (telephoto), PDAF, OIS, 3x optical zoom

12 MP (ultrawide), LED flash, HDR, panorama. Video: 8K@30fps, 4K@60fps,

Front Camera

4 MP (wide) HDR, Video: 4K@30/60fps

Battery

4400mAh, with 25W wired, 50% in 30min (advertised). 15W wireless, 4.5W reverse wireless

Communications/Audio

Stereo Speaker, USB Type-C 2.0, NFC supported, Fingerprint sensors. Uses Bixby for language commands and dictation

Samsung DeX and Samsung Pay are supported.

Weight

253 g

Colours Available

Icy Blue, Phantom Black, Cream, Gray, Blue

 

Extra Insights

Q: Does the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 support 5G?

A: Yes, it does

Q: Does the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 have a headphone jack?

Q: Does the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 have wireless charging?

Q: Does the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 have dual-SIM capabilities?

Q: What storage and RAM variants is the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 available?

Q: Does the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 have stereo speakers?

Q: Does the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 have a microSD card slot?

Q: Is the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 VoLTE enabled?

 
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Background


The Samsung Group is a South Korean multinational conglomerate headquartered in Samsung Town, Seoul. It comprises numerous affiliated businesses, most united under the Samsung brand. Samsung Electronics has assembly plants and sales networks in 74 countries and employs around 290,000 people. Samsung is a major manufacturer of electronic components such as lithium-ion batteries, semiconductors, image sensors, camera modules and displays for clients such as Apple, Sony, HTC and Nokia.

 

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