Honor Magic V Flip vs. Galaxy Z Flip 5: Which is Better?

Honor Magic V Flip vs. Galaxy Z Flip 5: Which is Better?

The Honor Magic V Flip vs. Galaxy Z Flip 5 battle has made an impact on the market since its early days. Honor introduced its first vertical foldable smartphone, the Magic V Flip, in China. So how does it stack up against one of the most popular flip phones on the market, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5? Let’s dive into this battle of vertically foldable phones.

Honor Magic V Flip vs. Galaxy Z Flip 5: Display

The Magic V Flip marks Honor’s first attempt at a clamshell foldable design, yet it offers a notable advantage in the display department. Both the main and cover screens are taller than those offered by the Galaxy Z Flip 5. The Chinese brand’s Magic V Flip features a 6.8-inch long LTPO OLED display with FHD+ resolution, a 120Hz refresh rate, and a 21:9 aspect ratio. It also supports HDR, 3000 nits peak brightness, and Dolby Vision. Meanwhile, its external panel is a 4-inch LTPO OLED with a 1200 x 1092 resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, HDR, Dolby Vision, and 1,600 nits peak brightness.

On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 sports a 6.7-inch Dynamic 2X AMOLED main display with HDR10+, a 120Hz refresh rate, FHD+ resolution, and 1,750 nits peak brightness.A smaller 3.4-inch Super AMOLED with a 720 x 748 resolution serves as its cover panel. This means the Honor device not only has a brighter screen but also a more practical cover display due to its larger size.


The South Korean player returns in the second round with a performance advantage. The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 comes with last year’s flagship processor, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. Meanwhile, the Honor Magic V Flip unfortunately features the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, released in 2022. In daily use, both chipsets are more than capable of handling most tasks. Even in performance-intensive processes, both models are competent, but the newer processor is still more advanced.

Honor Magic V Flip vs. Galaxy Z Flip 5:Camera

Honor’s latest flip phone and the Galaxy Z Flip 5 both offer a similar number of cameras, with two on the back and one on the front. However, there are many differences. The Magic V Flip has a 50-megapixel primary camera with an f/1.9 aperture, a 1/1.56″ size, and OIS (Optical Image Stabilization). A 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens complements this. For selfies and video calls, you get a 50-megapixel camera.

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 also comes with a dual-camera setup, but with two 12-megapixel sensors. The main camera offers an f/1.8 aperture, a 1/1.76″ sensor size, 1.8μm pixel size, and OIS, paired with a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens. On the front, it features a 10-megapixel selfie camera. On paper, Honor might seem better for photography, but higher camera resolution alone doesn’t guarantee better camera performance. Software algorithms play a significant role as well. However, we hope Samsung updates the camera setup in the next-generation Galaxy Z Flip 6.


The Honor Magic V Flip has been officially launched in China, starting at approximately $690 for the base configuration of 8GB+256GB. This is slightly cheaper than the Galaxy Z Flip 5, which Samsung initially announced at $999. With a price difference of over $200, Honor presents an impressive option. There are rumors that Samsung will make the upcoming Galaxy Z Flip 6 even more expensive, so the Magic V Flip is definitely a better option for those who can’t spend $1000 on a phone.


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