Would you rather spend $1.4k on the S20 Ultra or the Z Flip?

Would you rather spend $1.4k on the S20 Ultra or the Z Flip?
Samsung dropped both the S20 series and the Z Flip phone yesterday. They were revealed to be everything we expected them to be, thanks to a plethora of rumors and leaks, down to the price tag. And both the S20 Ultra and Z Flip are pretty much in the same ballpark.

The Galaxy S20 Ultra has an insane camera module on top of the most powerful hardware you can fit in an Android smartphone right now. It's big, its display is pretty, and its battery is humongous. It is the poweruser's dream.

The Galaxy Z Flip tones it down a notch when it comes to hardware, but hey — it's foldable! Having learned from past mistakes, Samsung made a foldable phone that looks and feels solid. Only time will tell if that's true, of course, but we are quite impressed by the fact that its screen is actual glass, instead of scratchy plastic.

Obviously, a ton of work has been put into these devices and we can't even begin to imagine how hard it is to produce them. So the price point is probably appropriate.

But we wonder — if you had $1.4k burning a hole through your pocket right now, which one of these phones would you get?

Would you rather spend $1.4k on the S20 Ultra or the Z Flip?

The Galaxy S20 Ultra, hands down!
I'm flippin' out over that Flip! Give me it!

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Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G
  • Display 6.9 inches
    3200 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 108 MP (Quad camera)
    40 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, 12GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 5000 mAh
  • OS Android 10
    Samsung One UI
Galaxy Z Flip
  • Display 6.7 inches
    2636 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Dual camera)
    10 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+, 8GB RAM
  • Storage 256GB, not expandable
  • Battery 3300 mAh
  • OS Android 10
    Samsung One UI




Posts: 40; Member since: Jun 11, 2011

Hmmm... $1,500 for an S20 Ultra sounds quite reasonable. :D Let's make a deal! ;)

15. Elvis358

Posts: 303; Member since: Mar 25, 2018

S20 Ultra all the way. At least I will be sure that it won't break in first few months and have more future proof specs!

14. Flynfree15

Posts: 36; Member since: Jan 16, 2020

I'll better grab the a51. That's price is too much.

11. Alvee1

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 05, 2020

I'll wait 6 months to a year and buy the z flip for half the price.

8. oldtymer

Posts: 75; Member since: Jan 31, 2020

see you have to consider who you are asking... Phone arena users.... this is not the target of the Z flip or RazR... please realize that there is a huge population of people who like the old flip phones.... and they are not super hung up on specs.

9. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1128; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

Had the Flip contained the 865 and had the same camera set up as the S20+ I could see paying the same as the Ultra, but reduced camera modules and a late 2019 processor for that price is too much. But hey, could be asking $1500 for mid range specs and banking on Nostalgia for sales

12. sgodsell

Posts: 7679; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

This Z Flip has the newer 855+ processor, not the 855. So that was only released the end of last year. The 855+ is still very fast, and it's even slightly faster than the 855, especially since it's only driving a FHD+ resolution display. The 855+ also has a bonus of reduced power consumption over the 855. Try and remember the battery is small in this foldable smartphone. The 865 would be Overkill in a device with only a FHD+ display. The Z Flip smartphone also has 8 GB of RAM, and 256 GB of storage.

6. cevon3239

Posts: 224; Member since: Jan 01, 2020

I'm leaning 2wards neither. They didnt need an Ultra. They could have just had the S and S+ and had them both have the same cameras, accept they could have put the 100x only on the plus model. Then as far as storage 256 or 512 is enough options and new colors would have been nice. At first I thought the Ultra looked really cool. Now it just looks big and boring.

5. ahmadkun

Posts: 711; Member since: May 02, 2016

Neither!!! because if I spent this amount on a phone I will kill myself

4. emvxl

Posts: 146; Member since: Sep 29, 2009

Neither. Too large and too expensive.

3. Guseingulievi

Posts: 18; Member since: Feb 28, 2019

I personally do not like big smartphones.

13. sgodsell

Posts: 7679; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

You can't get much small than the Z Flip.

2. DFranch

Posts: 569; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

Neither!!! $1400 is an insane amount of money for a phone.

16. libra89

Posts: 2354; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Thank you for speaking my language!

1. Phonehex

Posts: 778; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

I personally don't see a point with the Z flip. I'm sure many people might find the flip to be "cool" or the new "in" thing . Galaxy fold on the other hand - Yes. Not the Z flip.

10. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1128; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

Both variants of foldables serve their purpose. Someone who is fine with a standard smartphone but has small pockets will opt for the Flip. Whereas a power user who would benefit from having a larger display from time to time will benefit more from the Fold. Also what is nice about the Fold is when closed it has a fully functioning exterior display where the Flip doesn't

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