11-03-2021 05:29 AM
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  1. Poshworld's Avatar
    So I've been using my N20 ultra for a while now. I absolutely love the phone and all its features but the size still bums me out. I have petite hands and I've been salivating over the cuteness of the Z Flip3. But I have questions... I've been a lifelong note user and it would suck to give that up but apart from that it just feels like I'll be giving up a lot. Compared to the Note 20 ultra, what's the screen, camera quality and battery life like? I especially watch Netflix on my phone a lot and take loads of pictures. Is it worth it switching over to the Flip?
    10-14-2021 05:46 AM
  2. wilsodw's Avatar
    IMO, I would not give up the 20 Ultra for a flip. I traded in the Note 9, just because of age and I never used the pen. Good luck on whatever you do.
    10-14-2021 09:19 AM
  3. bembol's Avatar
    We went out and our server saw my Flip3...

    She ask me if she should sell her N20U I said unless you need portability I wouldn't bother. I said I also had the N20U and only upgraded because of the bonuses Samsung gave.

    They're shocked when I tell them it's not worth it, WTF did you buy it look. LOL After I tell them the reason why I got it, they understand.
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    10-14-2021 08:36 PM
  4. Mike Dee's Avatar
    We went out and our server saw my Flip3...

    She ask me if she should sell her N20U I said unless you need portability I wouldn't bother. I said I also had the N20U and only upgraded because of the bonuses Samsung gave.

    They're shocked when I tell them it's not worth it, WTF did you buy it look. LOL After I tell them the reason why I got it, they understand.
    A ZFlip is not really compareble to a Note20U. A ZFold 3 would be a better comparison.
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    10-14-2021 09:50 PM
  5. buzzy3970's Avatar
    A ZFlip is not really compareble to a Note20U. A ZFold 3 would be a better comparison.
    I have both. Also have the N20U and the S21 Ultra. Right now I'm loving the portability of the flip 3 and find myself fiddling less with my phone while at work.
    10-14-2021 10:16 PM
  6. sulla1965's Avatar
    The flip 3 when open is just as big as the note 20 U. But it's so much more portable. So if you tired of carrying around a brick in your hand. The z flip is a great replacement. If you don't mind the traditional slab of a phone. Then no, the flip isn't an "upgrade" in any way.
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    10-14-2021 10:37 PM
  7. Bosbouer's Avatar
    If you can get by without the spen and live with the smaller battery the Flip3 can work. For me, the smaller package is convenient at present.
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    10-15-2021 12:15 AM
  8. Jhstewa016's Avatar
    I'd say keep the note 20... I know of a few people who got the flip and the fold... and they regret trading their notes for them. but that's just me.
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    10-15-2021 02:36 AM
  9. vimagreg's Avatar
    In my opinion, of portability is an absolute must for you, go Flip. But be aware you'll lose s pen, DEX and a couple of other features. If you don't mind them, it's a no brainer. If you want more features, DEX, s pen and a more work centred approach, I think the Flip won't satisfy you.
    10-15-2021 07:23 AM
  10. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    The Note 20 is no match for the Z Flip imo. Z flip 3 is my phone of the year.
    10-15-2021 11:26 AM
  11. AndroidFanboy8's Avatar
    So I've been using my N20 ultra for a while now. I absolutely love the phone and all its features but the size still bums me out. I have petite hands and I've been salivating over the cuteness of the Z Flip3. But I have questions... I've been a lifelong note user and it would suck to give that up but apart from that it just feels like I'll be giving up a lot. Compared to the Note 20 ultra, what's the screen, camera quality and battery life like? I especially watch Netflix on my phone a lot and take loads of pictures. Is it worth it switching over to the Flip?
    I made the switch bit honestly wasn't sure and had buyers remorse for a few days.
    HOWEVER, I'm glad I made the switch no looking back. I loooooove this phone. It's so compact it finally fits in a front pocket. The battery life is the biggest trade off for using a flip design. Solved it by using a thin and portable QI power bank with QC3.0 and PD.
    20-30min charge around 3pmish and I'm good to midnight or later.
    I am constantly on the phone,watching utube,music, podcasts etc and my phone so far has never died due to low battery. I'm still at about 60% battery around 3pm despite the smaller battery and long screen time.
    The flip 3 with the larger outer display makes the device as you can control quite a few things without opening your flip. You can even view email pictures on the outer display.
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    10-15-2021 12:55 PM
  12. tadpoles's Avatar
    The Note 20 is no match for the Z Flip imo. Z flip 3 is my phone of the year.
    That's an interesting perspective. Note-ably less battery. No dust resistance, less RAM (if I'm not mistaken). No S-Pen, and potentially, less storage. The Flip³ does fold in half and that's a neat trick indeed but that would have to be your only priority to say the Note 20 is no match.
    10-15-2021 05:14 PM
  13. mia_xoxo's Avatar
    I personally wouldn't give up my Note 20 Ultra for the flip 3. I have both and was supposed to do a trade in my N20U but decided against it.

    Battery life is so much better on the N20U. Just doing basic things on the flip 3 I can clearly see the drain.

    I think the cameras are pretty comparable minus the front facing on the Flip 3. I would have hoped for a faster shutter on the flip but moving targets are still difficult to catch.

    The display is for sure nicer on the Flip 3 compared to my N20U! Everything really pops on this phone where colors seem a bit more muted on my N20U. Size wise I think it takes some adjusting coming for the N20U to the Flip 3. The flip is much more narrow and tall. Holding it while open makes it feel fragile compared to the N20U.

    I've also noticed, it could just be my device, but signal strength is much better on my N20U than the flip3 indoors

    I absolutely love the portability of my Flip 3 and flipping it open still feels amazing. When I've reached hand fatigue using the note a switch over to my flip 3. If you watch a lot of videos and decide on the flip 3 be prepared to charge frequently.
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    10-15-2021 08:49 PM
  14. Mike Dee's Avatar
    That's an interesting perspective. Note-ably less battery. No dust resistance, less RAM (if I'm not mistaken). No S-Pen, and potentially, less storage. The Flip³ does fold in half and that's a neat trick indeed but that would have to be your only priority to say the Note 20 is no match.
    Exactly....two different vessels.
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    10-15-2021 10:17 PM
  15. sulla1965's Avatar
    Apples and oranges. The flip should only be compared with other flips. The flip IS the reason to get it. If a phone that folds in half isn't important to you. Yeah I suggest you look elsewhere for your next upgrade.
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    10-15-2021 10:50 PM
  16. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    That's an interesting perspective. Note-ably less battery. No dust resistance, less RAM (if I'm not mistaken). No S-Pen, and potentially, less storage. The Flip³ does fold in half and that's a neat trick indeed but that would have to be your only priority to say the Note 20 is no match.
    Depends on your needs. Nothing you mentioned is anything I need currently. What I do need to compactness and convenience.

    I find the Note unwieldy and and a lug to carry around, especially after using the flip.
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    10-16-2021 12:02 AM
  17. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Depends on your needs. Nothing you mentioned is anything I need currently. What I do need to compactness and convenience.

    I find the Note unwieldy and and a lug to carry around, especially after using the flip.
    They are just two different devices so it's a matter of buying what you like and need. There are no winners and losers.
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    10-16-2021 01:07 AM
  18. Ranjen617's Avatar
    Just me, I don't think my N20U is comparable to the Flip... It could just be me but in my mind I'm thinking it's a downgrade unless you just need it for the size. I'm probably going to buy 2 Folds next year and keep my N20U.
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    10-16-2021 06:31 AM
  19. tadpoles's Avatar
    Just me, I don't think my N20U is comparable to the Flip... It could just be me but in my mind I'm thinking it's a downgrade unless you just need it for the size. I'm probably going to buy 2 Folds next year and keep my N20U.
    I bought 2 Fold³s this year and still love them both. I love having the larger screens when I want them. I liked the Flip³ for the week I had it but the battery life and lack of dust resistance was a worry for me.
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    10-16-2021 08:57 AM
  20. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    They are just two different devices so it's a matter of buying what you like and need. There are no winners and losers.
    Absolutely correct.
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    10-16-2021 09:30 AM
  21. AndroidFanboy8's Avatar
    So I've been using my N20 ultra for a while now. I absolutely love the phone and all its features but the size still bums me out. I have petite hands and I've been salivating over the cuteness of the Z Flip3. But I have questions... I've been a lifelong note user and it would suck to give that up but apart from that it just feels like I'll be giving up a lot. Compared to the Note 20 ultra, what's the screen, camera quality and battery life like? I especially watch Netflix on my phone a lot and take loads of pictures. Is it worth it switching over to the Flip?
    Well there are teadeoffs.....smaller battery, no dex, no spen support. These are small issues.
    I use a portable Qi power bank.
    You can't compare to the note 20 ultra as it's too of the line premium. the cameras are still great on the zflip3.
    I switched without hesitation. Love the portability.
    10-16-2021 01:50 PM
  22. buzzy3970's Avatar
    As someone who has the S21 Ultra, Note 20 Ultra, Fold 3 and the Z flip 3 I'm using the flip as my daily driver and I love it. It has that awesome cool factor and can still do everything the other high end devices can(minus the better cameras/zoom and battery life). I carry 2 phones, but I'm still in my honey moon stage with the flip. Funny as I wouldn't have touched the first iteration due to the small screen and even though I wish the new one had a bigger screen like the razr it's perfectly adequate for simple task and having a watch makes task even simpler. All that said I'm enjoying my flip and it's only an experience you would know by having tried it yourself.
    10-17-2021 01:19 PM
  23. ShaggyKids's Avatar
    So funny. For years people (including me) were begging for "BIGGER BIGGER BIGGER" with regards to screens, batteries, mo'power - just about anything phone related they wanted bigger, better and more of. Now the Flip comes along and people are loving the smaller more convenient size and happily compromising on the less than stellar battery blah blah blah. Love it.
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    10-19-2021 03:01 PM
  24. Poshworld's Avatar
    Thanks everyone! I appreciate the perspectives. I took the leap and got the flip 3 but I'm still holding on to my Note 20 ultra lol. So far though, I find myself using my note less cos of the size! So far the only thing that bothers me about the flip is the lack of dust resistance, apart from that, I'm happy 😊 but I'll give it a week more before I decide with my note.
    10-19-2021 04:34 PM
  25. Mike Dee's Avatar
    As someone who has the S21 Ultra, Note 20 Ultra, Fold 3 and the Z flip 3 I'm using the flip as my daily driver and I love it. It has that awesome cool factor and can still do everything the other high end devices can(minus the better cameras/zoom and battery life). I carry 2 phones, but I'm still in my honey moon stage with the flip. Funny as I wouldn't have touched the first iteration due to the small screen and even though I wish the new one had a bigger screen like the razr it's perfectly adequate for simple task and having a watch makes task even simpler. All that said I'm enjoying my flip and it's only an experience you would know by having tried it yourself.
    I think you need more phones
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    10-24-2021 12:28 AM
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