TPOL always has the latest electronic gadgets including a functioning Blackberry (see My Travel Technology). When my other phone, the Samsung S9+, stopped working I decided it was time for a change. No longer wanting to carry a phone with a 10-inch display, I was looking for something more compact. I thought I had found it in the Samsung Z Flip. I should have known better. First, the phone was supposed to be ‘mystic bronze.’ It is actually rose gold. Second, the phone is not water-resistant nor is it dust-resistant, something that doesn’t bode well for someone living on an island oasis (see July 28th: TPOL’s Victory Over Life Anniversary). Finally, the expected battery life was for less than one day.
After one month of using the device, I noticed air bubbles on the screen. How could a bendable ‘glass’ screen have air bubbles? As it turned out, the screen is not glass, it’s plastic. After another month, a mysterious line showed up in the middle of the phone. After yet another month, the bottom half of the phone gave out. And now almost the entire display is not working.
So long you pos phone. I hope the next one justifies the $1200 sticker price. Until then, it’s back to carrying a boombox phone with a gigantic display- Samsung S21 Ultra.