Samsung’s New Flip Phone Is Even More Customisable Than Your Mid ’00s Myspace
POPSUGAR Australia has partnered with Samsung to convince you to consider flipping to a flip phone.
Though the product customisation trend kicked off in 2020, it’s showing absolutely no signs of slowing down. These days, you can monogram just about any item, and customise the colours on everything from your coffee cups and water bottles, to your bedding bundles and mobile phones — all to make them look exactly how you want them to.
Take the latest Samsung Galaxy phone, the Z Flip4, which was announced in August this year along with a suite of other new Samsung products, including the Z Fold 4, Watch5, Watch5 Pro and Buds2 Pro. In addition to the Z Flip 4’s slimmer hinge and straight edges, its design is now customisable, made to be the ultimate tool for self-expression.
In an easy-to-use bespoke online studio, you can choose colours like khaki, navy and white for your phone’s (265GB version, only) front panel, back panel and frame, so the resulting colour combo is completely your own. This is, of course, if you don’t want to choose from the phone’s ready-made colours: bora purple, graphite, pink gold and blue.
If you aren’t sure what colours to choose, browse popular design colour combos. Or, tap a shuffle button that’ll randomly assign colours to all three elements of your phone, so you can play with that until you find colours you like. Tap the heart icon and you’ll be able to save any designs you’ve created so you can choose between them at check-out.
The studio site works both on mobile and desktop, and will preview your phone’s colour combo in 360-degree view. Also, if you’re wondering whether designing your own phone will reduce or restrict its trade-in value*, you’ll be pleased to know it won’t.
In addition to being able to decide your phone’s hardware colours, you can also fully customise its cover, lock and home screen — changing its font and text colours, choosing from different clock styles and loading a photo or even a GIF or video for the wallpaper. Widgets and apps can also be added, removed or reordered, all to completely suit your preferences.
“Samsung Galaxy foldables are built on the foundation of our openness philosophy, enabling new possibilities with complete customisation both inside and out,” said Dr. TM Roh, president and head of mobile eXperience business at Samsung Electronics when the Z Flip4 was released.
Sure, being able to completely customise the Z Flip4 is great, but it’s an attractive phone for plenty of other reasons, too. Its clamshell design means you can open it up and easily prop it on a surface to film – no tripod needed. Its super fast charging capability means you can charge it up to 50% in around 30 minutes**. And the camera is now equipped with an incredibly bright sensor, helping to make photos or videos you take on it crisp and stable.
Those trying to reduce their impact on the planet will also enjoy the Z Flip4 because it was partially designed with elements made partially with ocean-bound plastics and recycled materials — some stemming from repurposed fishing nets or ghost nets — that could’ve otherwise ended up in the ocean. Plus, the phone was made to last, with an impressive battery life and durable hardware, meaning you’ll be holding onto it for a long time, too.