What color Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 should you buy?
One of the things that we like most about Samsung is that it's not afraid to introduce dynamic colors with its flagship phones. Over the years, we've seen gorgeous hues like the Phantom Violet of the S21 series to the Mystic Bronze of the Note 20 line. And who could forget the rainbow range of Cloud colors in the S20 FE lineup? Thankfully, Samsung's latest foldable, the Galaxy Z Flip 3, continues this bold trend with seven lively color options. If you're wondering, just what are the best Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 colors to choose from? We're here to show you what we think are the best shades featured on the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 that match a variety of lifestyles.
Over the past year or so, Samsung has truly perfected its take on purple with the lavender shades of the S20 FE and S21 series. If possible, this Lavender Z Flip 3 might be the best-looking iteration to date, especially with the striking contrast with the black camera housing. It's a look that is guaranteed to turn or flip a few heads in your direction.
Matte black everything
If you're more of a smartphone purist, or if you plan on protecting your Z Flip 3 in a case, then you'll be perfectly pleased with the Phantom Black colorway. It looks sleek and sophisticated without calling undue attention on itself. After all, the phone freaking flips open, which will bring enough attention to the device—no need to further complicate matters.
Call it panda, penguin, Stormtrooper, or zebra; this color variant stands out in a big way, but that's the point. With its black side rails and trim that wraps around the white body of the device, you're going to love this two-toned masterpiece. This is one version that you're definitely going to want to keep caseless.
This Green Z Flip 3 reminds us somewhat of the Pine Green OnePlus 9 Pro or Midnight Green iPhone 11 Pro. It's a little richer and darker than both, but when paired with the black camera housing, it looks striking and subtle at once. So if you're looking for a bold alternative to the Lavender model, this is the one to get.
If you saw the White Z Flip 3 above and thought, "that's nice, but it's too striking," then perhaps you might want to take a gander at this delicious Cream colorway. You get that same two-toned effect with the phone body and camera housing, but the cream color is a bit easier on the eyes, at least for some people. We can see this pairing quite nicely with natural-colored cases and accessories.
Don't be fooled by this cool color; the Gray Z Flip 3 is quite impressive, even if it's not imposing. It gives off the same stately elegance of the Phantom Black model, but just a bit lighter. We like it because it's grounded in good design principles and decidedly not a seasonal trend. So if you're a traditionalist, this is the color for you.
Some people may turn up their noses at this Pink version, but feel free to ignore them. Just about every phone we've seen in a pink variant has sold surprisingly well, and this should be no exception. Admittedly, it's a bit of a different take on the Cloud Pink or rose gold phones we've seen in the past, with its black side rails and trim. But it's one that your friends will remember and even envy!
Which color Galaxy Z Flip 3 is best for you?
While the Galaxy Z Flip 3 colors aren't as wild as some other recent Samsung phones like the Galaxy S20 FE series, there is an option for just about everyone. Our favorite is the Lavender version because it beautifully balances the pretty purple hues with the black camera housing for a striking two-toned look. Of course, you can get an even more extreme version of this look with the white and black phone, or you can go for a subtler vibe with the Phantom Black or Gray variants.
While the Lavender, Phantom Black, Green, and Cream versions will be widely available, the Gray, White, and Pink phones are Samsung.com exclusives. In addition to being exclusively available on Samsung's website, these three are also the only ones with a black frame around the phones. The others have color-matched metal bumpers.
Whichever option you choose, you're not only going to be getting one of the best Android phones of the year, but you're also going to be getting one of the best-looking phones.
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