The Phantom V Flip and the Galaxy Z Flip5 are two high-end 5G clamshell smartphones from both Tecno and Samsung. From our check and analysis, it seems every market where the one is sold, the older one is available there as well.

Now, the first thing most buyers will see when deciding between the Tecno Phantom V Flip and the Galaxy Z Flip5 is their price differences. In most markets, the Phantom V Flip is half of the price tag of the Galaxy Z Flip5.

Deciding between two clamshell phones, and seeing that one device retails for around $500, and the other touching almost a thousand Dollars is enough to increase buyers curiosity on what exactly the difference between the two device could be.

That is the exact focus of these article: What is the difference between the Tecno Phantom V Flip, and Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5? Before we get into details, let look at a tabular comparison between the two devices.

Tecno Phantom V Flip vs Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 Specification and Price Comparison Tecno Phantom V Flip Vs Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5

Tecno Phantom V Flip vs Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5

FeaturePhantom V FlipGalaxy Z Flip5
ChipsetMediaTek Dimensity 8050Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
CPUOcta-core (1×3.0 GHz Cortex-A78)Octa-core (1×3.36 GHz Cortex-X3)
GPUMali-G77 MC9Adreno 740
Display6.9″ LTPO AMOLED screen / 120Hz
with 1000 nits of brightness
6.7″ Dynamic AMOLED 2X / 120Hz
HDR10+ and 1750 nits brightness
Cover display1.32″ AMOLED 3.4″ Super AMOLED
RAM /
Storage
8GB / 256GB
No SD Support
8GB or 12GB / 256GB or 512GB
No SD Support
Rear cameraDual: 64MP, f/1.7, PDAF
+ 13MP, f/2.2, (ultrawide)
Dual: 12MP, f/1.8, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS
+ 12MP, f/2.2 (ultrawide)
Front camera32MP, f/2.5 aperture10MP, f/2.2 aperture
Battery4000mAh with 45W fast charger3700mAh with 25W fast charger
PriceN569,000 in NigeriaN971,000 (base model)

Phantom V Flip vs Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5: Comparison Summary

Display and Built Quality

Starting from the main screen, the Tecno Phantom V Flip comes with 6.9 inches, while the Galaxy Z Flip5 has 6.7 inches. Now, let’s push other branding terminologies aside and focus on the most important element, which is size and brightness. Those who believe that bigger is better should go with the V Flip since it is 0.2 inches more than its counterpart.

But if you need a device with a brighter and clearer display, the Z Flip5 is the way to go. Both phones are bright enough for use in any environment, but the Z Flip5 should do better in certain conditions, under direct sunlight for example.

How about when the device is closed? Well, while the Phantom V Flip has a larger main screen, the cover screen on the front is just 1.32 inches, which is notably smaller than the 3.4-inch cover screen on the Galaxy Z Flip5. This means you can do more with the screen on the Flip5 than that of the V Flip.

Tecno Phantom V Flip vs Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 Specification and Price Comparison Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 price and complete specifications

Performance

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 is powered by the more powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset, which offers a significant performance advantage over the MediaTek Dimensity 8050 chipset in the Tecno Phantom V Flip. This means that the Galaxy Z Flip5 will be faster and more responsive in everyday use, as well as when gaming and multitasking.

Camera quality

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 also has a better camera system than the Tecno Phantom V Flip. Some may argue for the 64-megapixel main lens on the Phantom V Flip. Well, if you are concerned about pixel count, then go with the V Flip.

But in real-life performance, the Z Flip5 should capture overall better stills and videos. It even comes with Dual Pixel PDAF and Optical Images Stabilization (OIS) which should aid a more steadier footage than its counterpart.

Tecno Phantom V Flip vs Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 Specification and Price Comparison Phantom V Flip

Samsung also went with a smaller 10-megapixel selfie on the Z Flip5, while Tecno slammed a larger 32-megapixel on the front of the V Flip. I would expect a 32-megapixel to outperform a 10-megapixels, so until proven otherwise, the section goes to Tecno.

Battery

Moving on to battery segment, the Phantom V Flip takes all the win here. First, it has a larger 4000mAh battery, and second, it is got a faster 45W charger. The Z Flip with with 25W fast charger, powering a 3700mAh battery.

Pricing

Pricing may be one of the major deciding factor when comparing the Phantom V Flip, and the Galaxy Z Flip. The base model of the Z Flip5 costs $899 or an equivalent of about N971 in Nigeria, while Tecno is just asking for $590 or N569,000 in Nigeria. Price wise, the Phantom V Flip is surely the winner since it offers the best price to performance ratio.

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Now, which should you buy

So if I am starting my journey with a clamshell device, and I don’t want to spend much, the Phantom V Flip is surely the way to go. However, if you prefer hardware power and robust built quality, the more premium Z Flip5 is surely the one to consider.

Aside the their hardware differences, and all the other differences mentioned above, there might be other subtle reasons for the cheaper and higher price tags of both device. For example, Tecno is just coming into the Flip smartphone game, so there will be a lot of reasons to start on competitive and affordability footnote.

Samsung on the other hand has been in the game for a while now. Remember we are talking about the Z Flip5, not the Flip1 of 2020, the Flip3 of 2021, or even the Flip4 of 2022. Samsung has literally used experiences gained from each preceding model to improve upon the design and built quality of the next one. So the $900 price tag is not just for the device and its hardware, it is also for experience, for brand name, and for its reliability. So decide well.

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