The Z Fold 5 takes on a photographic alignment similar to the Z Fold 4 – which wasn’t already dislocated. Thus, the main module displays 50 megapixels. Along with this, there is also a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens and a 12-megapixel 3x telephoto lens. It’s good enough to offer shots almost as good as those offered by the Galaxy S23, at least according to the manufacturer.
It didn’t take us long to see it for ourselves. At wide-angle, the Z Fold 5 exhibits drift similar to the Galaxy S23, especially present at the periphery of the shot. The ultra-wide-angle behaves downright weird, with uncorrected distortion on the left side of the photo—where we have the faces in the scene. On the telephoto side, Samsung’s new folding model offers better colorimetry, but quality remains essentially the same.
Module principal: 50 Megapixel, f/1,8, eq. 23 mm
Considering the overall picture, Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 5 lags behind Huawei’s latest folding model. But vying at the center of the stage, both the smartphones sometimes produce quite close results.
For example, during the day, it is undeniable that the Mate X3 delivers an image with better sharpness as well as a color rendition that is generally faithful to reality. But, despite the slight overexposure from the South Korean manufacturer that we are well aware of, the Z Fold 5 manages to defend itself. Although we would have liked a bit more sharpness, the image quality is good, just like the Galaxy S23 and S23+.
In low light, it’s a little different. The Galazzi Z Fold offers us slightly more attractive results than its main rival by slightly increasing the sensitivity as well as the microcontrast. Even the colorimetry is better there, as the picture captured by the Mate X3 gives off a slightly reddish tone.
Module Ultra Grand-Angle: 12 Megapixel, f/2,2, eq. 13 mm
The ultra wide-angle case is quite complicated, as day and night, the Mate X3 offers much better shots than the Galaxy Z Fold 5. Unfortunately, the image from the Chinese manufacturer suffers from the problem of blurriness throughout the shot. , So the images are definitely more detailed, but it’s a “problem” to keep in mind.
Telephoto: 10 Megapixel, f/2.4, eq. 135 mm
At the zoom level, the Galaxy Z Fold 5 delivers more homogeneous results. By limiting itself to 3x magnification, this Met
Front Module, Portrait Mode and Video
On the external screen, the Galaxy Z Fold 5 carries over the 10-megapixel front module from its predecessor. Inside, the 4-megapixel camera is also making a comeback. And like the Galaxy Z Fold 4, it’s placed under the screen, which offers noticeably lower selfie quality, and remains particularly useful for video communication, for example. Which is fortunately not a lot in the case of the 10-megapixel module. The latter delivers good self-portraits in all conditions, but like last year, we’re sorry for the smoothing that appears to be a bit excessive.
Portrait mode meets current smartphone standards. Cropping is really nice whether at 1x or 3x using the telephoto lens. The level of detail is dependent on what is done at a higher level by the competition (for example Google or Huawei).
Finally, in the video, the formula doesn’t change compared to last year. The smartphone can shoot up to 8K at 24 fps. The presence of optical stabilizer on wide-angle and telephoto lenses will allow you to shoot movies without fear of shakes.