Compare Vivo X Fold3 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5: which is better? | NR (2024)

87 out of 100

VS

81 out of 100

Vivo X Fold3 Pro
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5

Here we compared two flagship smartphones: the 8.03-inch Vivo X Fold3 Pro (with Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3) that was released on March 26, 2024, against the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5, which is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 and came out 9 months before. On this page, you will find tests, full specs, strengths, and weaknesses of each of the devices.

  1. Differences
  2. Review
  3. Specs
  4. Benchmarks
  5. Battery life
  6. Camera
  7. Comments

Key differences

An overview of the main advantages of each smartphone

Reasons to consider the Vivo X Fold3 Pro

  • Comes with 1300 mAh larger battery capacity: 5700 vs 4400 mAh
  • 48% better performance in AnTuTu Benchmark (2159K versus 1461K)
  • Supports higher wattage charging (100W versus 25W)
  • Has 33% more RAM: 16GB versus 12GB
  • Newer Bluetooth version (v5.4)
  • Has a 0.43 inch larger screen size
  • Compatible with the latest Wi-Fi 7 wireless networks
  • The phone is 9 months newer
  • 10% higher pixel density (413 vs 374 PPI)
  • Has a built-in infrared port

Reasons to consider the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5

  • Slow-motion recording at 960FPS
  • Better grip in hands – the body is 12.5 mm narrower
  • The front-facing camera can record video at 4K
  • Ready for eSIM technology

Review

Evaluation of Vivo X Fold3 Pro and Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 crucial features

Display

Screen quality, color accuracy, brightness

X Fold3 Pro

90

Galaxy Z Fold 5

86

Camera

Photo and video recording quality

X Fold3 Pro

74*

Galaxy Z Fold 5

82

Performance

CPU and memory performance (apps, system)

X Fold3 Pro

97

Galaxy Z Fold 5

81

Gaming

Capabilities for playing modern games

X Fold3 Pro

98

Galaxy Z Fold 5

83

Battery

Battery life, charging type and speed

X Fold3 Pro

88*

Galaxy Z Fold 5

73

Scores with a red asterisk (*) are approximate and may change in the future as we gather more data.

NanoReview Score

Final comparison evaluation

X Fold3 Pro

87*

Galaxy Z Fold 5

81

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Tests and specifications

Comparison table of technical specifications and tests

Phone:

X Fold3 Pro

vs

Galaxy Z Fold 5

Display

TypeAMOLEDDynamic AMOLED
Size8.03 inches7.6 inches
Resolution2200 x 2480 pixels1812 x 2176 pixels
Aspect ratio1.13:110.8:9
PPI413 ppi374 ppi
Refresh rate120 Hz120 Hz
Adaptive refresh rateYesYes
Max rated brightness4500 nits600 nits
Max rated brightness in HDR - 1750 nits
HDR supportYes, HDR10+Yes, HDR10+
Touch sampling rate300 Hz -
Screen protectionArmor GlassGorilla Glass Victus 2
Screen-to-body ratio90.6%91.1%
Display features - DCI-P3
- Always-On Display
- DC Dimming
- DCI-P3
- Always-On Display
Display tests
RGB color space - 94.7%
PWM - 120 Hz
Response time - 4 ms
Contrast - ∞ Infinity

Peak brightness test (auto)

X Fold3 Pro

n/a

Galaxy Z Fold 5

1265 nits

Sources:NotebookCheck[3]

Design and build

Height159.96 mm (6.3 inches)154.9 mm (6.1 inches)
Width142.4 mm (5.61 inches)129.9 mm (5.11 inches)
Thickness5.2 mm (0.2 inches)6.1 mm (0.24 inches)
Weight236 g (8.32 oz)253 g (8.92 oz)
WaterproofIPX8IPX8
Advanced coolingVapor chamberVapor chamber
Rear materialGlassGlass
Frame materialMetalMetal
ColorsWhite, BlackWhite, Black, Gray, Blue
Fingerprint scannerYes, in-displayYes, in-button

Screen-to-body ratio

X Fold3 Pro

90.6%

Galaxy Z Fold 5+1%

91.1%

Performance

Tests of Vivo X Fold3 Pro and Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 in the benchmarks

SoC
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
Max clock3300 MHz3360 MHz
CPU cores8 (1 + 3 + 2 + 2)8 (1 + 2 + 2 + 3)
Architecture- 2 cores at 2.27 GHz: Cortex-A520
- 2 cores at 2.96 GHz: Cortex-A720
- 3 cores at 3.15 GHz: Cortex-A720
- 1 core at 3.3 GHz: Cortex-X4
- 3 cores at 2 GHz: Cortex-A510
- 2 cores at 2.8 GHz: Cortex-A710
- 2 cores at 2.8 GHz: Cortex-A715
- 1 core at 3.2 GHz: Cortex-X3
L3 cache12 MB8 MB
ManufacturingTSMCTSMC
Lithography process4 nanometers4 nanometers
Neural processor (NPU)HexagonHexagon
GraphicsAdreno 750Adreno 740
GPU shading units30722560
GPU clock770 MHz680 MHz
FLOPS~4435.2 GFLOPS~3481.6 GFLOPS

Benchmarks

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Galaxy Z Fold 5

2062

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

X Fold3 Pro+24%

6681

Galaxy Z Fold 5

5396

AnTuTu Benchmark 10

X Fold3 Pro+48%

2159512

Galaxy Z Fold 5

1461703

CPU465624378453
GPU893977518958
Memory453448305820
UX346463258472
Total score21595121461703

3DMark Wild Life Performance

X Fold3 Pro

n/a

Galaxy Z Fold 5

11959

Max surface temperature - 48.9 °C
Stability - 52%
Graphics test - 71 FPS
Graphics score - 11959

PCMark 3.0

X Fold3 Pro

n/a

Galaxy Z Fold 5

15509

Web score - 14155
Video editing - 7896
Photo editing - 33605
Data manipulation - 13075
Writing score - 19187

AnTuTu 10 Ranking List (10th and 78th place)

Sources:3DMark[3]

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Memory

RAM
RAM size12, 16 GB12 GB
Memory typeLPDDR5XLPDDR5X
Memory clock4200 MHz4266 MHz
Channels44
Storage
Storage size256, 512, 1024 GB256, 512, 1024 GB
Storage typeUFS 4.0UFS 4.0
Memory cardNoNo

Software

Operating systemAndroid 14 Android 13 (Can be upgraded to Android 14)
ROMFuntouch 14One UI 6.1
OS size - 34 GB

Battery

Capacity5700 mAh4400 mAh
Max charge power100 W25 W
Battery typeLi-PoLi-Po
ReplaceableNoNo
Wireless chargingYes (50 W)Yes (15 W)
Reverse chargingYes, (wireless)Yes, (wireless)
Fast chargingYes (50% in 14 min)Yes (50% in 30 min)
Full charging time0:32 hr1:24 hr
Battery life tests
Web browsing - 08:04 hr
Watching video - 12:40 hr
Gaming - 05:13 hr
Standby - 126 hr

General battery life

X Fold3 Pro

n/a

Galaxy Z Fold 5

22:55 hr

*We have updated our battery testing methods to better reflect real-world usage.

Main camera

Matrix50 megapixels50 megapixels
Image resolution8192 x 61448160 x 6120
ZoomOptical, 3xOptical, 3x
FlashDual LEDLED
StabilizationOpticalOptical
8K video recordingUp to 30FPSUp to 24FPS
4K video recordingUp to 60FPSUp to 60FPS
1080p video recordingUp to 60FPSUp to 60FPS
Slow motion240 FPS (1080p)960 FPS (720p)
Angle of widest lens119°123°
Lenses1) Standard: 50 MP
2) Telephoto: 64 MP
3) Ultrawide: 50 MP
1) Standard: 50 MP
2) Telephoto: 10 MP
3) Ultrawide: 12 MP
Camera features - Bokeh mode
- Pro mode
- RAW support
- Bokeh mode
- Pro mode
- RAW support
Standard lens
Image resolution50 MP50 MP
Aperturef/1.7f/1.8
Focal length23 mm23 mm
SensorOmnivision OV50HSamsung GN3
Sensor size1/1.3"1/1.57"
Pixel size1.2 micron1 micron
AutofocusPhase autofocusPhase autofocus (Dual Pixel)
StabilizationOpticalOptical
Telephoto lens
Image resolution64 MP10 MP
Aperturef/2.6f/2.4
Focal length70 mm -
SensorOmnivision OV64BSamsung S5K3K1
Sensor size1/2.0"1/3.94"
Pixel size0.7 micron1 micron
StabilizationOpticalOptical
Ultra-wide lens
Image resolution50 MP12 MP
Aperturef/2.0f/2.2
Focal length - 12 mm
SensorSamsung S5KJN1Sony IMX258
Sensor size1/2.76"1/3.06"
Pixel size0.64 micron1.12 micron
StabilizationDigitalDigital

DxOMark main camera tests

Photo quality

X Fold3 Pro

n/a

Galaxy Z Fold 5

127

Video quality

X Fold3 Pro

n/a

Galaxy Z Fold 5

123

Generic main camera score

X Fold3 Pro

n/a

Galaxy Z Fold 5

128

Bokeh - 70
Preview - 76
Zoom - 128
Samples - Photo samples of Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 from DxOMark

Selfie camera

Megapixels32 megapixels10 megapixels
Image resolution - 3648 x 2736
Aperturef/2.4f/1.8
Focal length - 26 mm
SensorOmnivision OV32DSony IMX374
Sensor size1/3.6"1/3.2"
Pixel size0.61 micron1.22 micron
AutofocusNoNo
StabilizationDigitalDigital
Video resolution1080p (Full HD) at 30 FPS2160p (4K) at 60 FPS
Additional lens32 MP10 MP, Sony IMX374, f/26, 1/3.2"
Depth sensor (TOF 3D)NoNo

Connectivity

Wi-Fi standardWi-Fi 7 (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax/be)Wi-Fi 6E (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax)
Wi-Fi features - Dual Band
- Wi-Fi MiMO
- Wi-Fi Direct
- Wi-Fi Hotspot
- Wi-Fi Display
- Dual Band
- Wi-Fi MiMO
- Wi-Fi Direct
- Wi-Fi Hotspot
- Wi-Fi Display
Bluetooth version5.45.3
Bluetooth featuresLELE
USB typeUSB Type-CUSB Type-C
USB version3.23.2
USB features - Charging
- USB-Storage mode
- OTG
- Charging
- USB-Storage mode
- OTG
DisplayPortYesYes, DP 1.2
GPSGPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, NAVICGPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS
NFC*YesYes
Infrared portYesNo
Network
Number of SIM*22
Type of SIM cardNanoNano
Multi SIM modeStandbyStandby
eSIM support*NoYes
Hybrid slotNoNo
LTE Cat* - 20
5G supportYesYes

Sound

SpeakersStereoStereo
Headphone audio jackNoNo
FM radioNoNo
Dolby AtmosYesYes

Speakers test

Max loudness

X Fold3 Pro

n/a

Galaxy Z Fold 5

88.4 dB

Other

CategoryFlagshipFlagship
AnnouncedMarch 2024July 2023
Release dateApril 2024August 2023
Launch price$1499$1799
SAR (head) - 1.24 W/kg
SAR (body) - 1.19 W/kg
Sensors - Hall-effect sensor
- Proximity sensor
- Gyroscope
- Accelerometer
- Ambient light sensor
- Compass
- Fingerprint
- Barometer
- Proximity sensor
- Gyroscope
- Accelerometer
- Ambient light sensor
- Compass
- Fingerprint
Bundled chargerYes, 100 WNot included

*Disclaimer! NFC, GSM network support, and some other specs can be different depending on the country.

Conclusion

If the performance, gaming, battery life, and connectivity are more important to you, then choose the Vivo X Fold3 Pro. But if the camera, software, and sound are more of a priority – go for the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5.

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