Gadgetren – There are two unique features of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 that are not commonly found in other mobile phones, namely the shape that can be folded and the mini Cover Screen on the back of the cellphone. These two unique features make the Galaxy Z Flip 4 able to provide some interesting features that can be used.
These interesting features include Quick Shot for selfies using the rear camera easily, Flex Mode for taking pictures like using a stand, displaying funny photos or graphics on the Cover Screen, to easily adjusting cellphone settings without needing to open it.
Always On Display di Cover Screen
You are most likely already familiar with the Always on Display feature where the cellphone screen will be able to display information such as time and weather even when the screen is not active. Now this feature can also be used on the Cover Screen.
By default, the Cover Screen on the Galaxy Z Flip 4 that you use is only active if you tap on the screen or when a notification comes in. To activate this feature, you need to open the phone settings and then navigate to the menu Lock Screen > Always On Display.
There you just choose to have the Always On Display feature always active. You can also choose other options such as being active at a certain time or even turning it off. What is certain is that if this feature is activated, it will have a slight effect on cellphone battery power.
Quick Shot Selfie
If you want to take a selfie using the main camera of the Galaxy Z Flip 4, you can do it quickly and easily without needing to open the phone. Just press the power button twice and then press the volume button or make a hand gesture to take a picture.
Preview selfie photos will be displayed on the Cover Screen screen so you can see the results immediately. By default, a preview of the photo will be displayed on the Cover Screen and there will be a cropped area, although the result will still be of normal size. If you want the photo preview to appear at the original size, you can double-tap the Cover Screen screen.
You can also change the camera used between the main camera or the ultra wide camera by swiping the Cover Screen screen up or down. In addition, you can swipe your finger to the right to activate Portrait mode or swipe your finger to the left for video recording mode.
Shooting with Flex Mode
Taking advantage of the flexibility of the Galaxy Z Flip 4, you can take pictures like using a cellphone stand. It is enough to press the power button twice, then the cellphone is partially bent, and then placed on a flat area such as a table.
You can now immediately take pictures as you wish and simply make a hand movement so that the cellphone can automatically take pictures. You can also activate this feature through the default camera application of the Galaxy Z Flip 4 by pressing the Cover Screen Preview button and then placing the phone.
Get creative on the cover screen
As we know, the Cover Screen on the Galaxy Z Flip 4 can display information such as the time and condition of the cellphone battery at any time. Now interestingly, you can change the design of this Cover Screen as you want.
To change the design, you just need to go to the cellphone settings and then go to the menu Cover Screen > Clock Style. Here you can set the type of watch face on the Cover Screen, display your own Emoji, animated images, or even show a short video.
Setting the Cellphone Directly from the Cover Screen
You can access your phone’s quick settings by swiping down on the Cover Screen. Some of the settings that you can change include enabling wifi, bluetooth, airplane mode, and flashlight. In addition, you can also change the sound mode and the brightness level of the Cover Screen.
If you swipe your finger to the right on the Cover Screen, notifications will appear on your cellphone. And if you swipe your finger to the left, you can access the widgets installed on the Cover Screen.
You can change the order of the widgets displayed on the Cover Screen and also hide or show the widgets you want. Some of the widgets available on the Galaxy Z Flip 4 include a music player, weather information, today’s schedule, alarms, timers, calendars, to direct calls to contacts that have been set.
Flex Mode Panel
This one feature is still an experiment and you need to activate it manually by accessing your cellphone settings and selecting Advanced Features > Labs > Flex Mode Panel. Later it will be shown which applications you want to display the Flex Mode Panel.
One application that I think is suitable for the Flex Mode Panel feature is a music player such as YouTube Music. When I open this application and the top of the phone is bent, at the bottom of the screen will appear a special area to control music and buttons to open the notification area, take screenshots, adjust screen brightness, adjust volume, and bring up the touch pad.
Watching YouTube in a Unique Way
When you open the YouTube application, you can bend the screen at the top of the phone so that it is slightly upright. That way you can watch YouTube videos at the top of the screen while browsing information about the video such as comments and descriptions at the bottom of the screen.
Recording Instagram Videos with More Fun
When you want to record yourself with the camera app or Instagram, you can also bend the top of the phone. The layout of the app will automatically change where the video preview is shown at the top of the screen and the video controls are at the bottom of the screen.
Now, these eight unique features of the Galaxy Z Flip 4 will certainly make you more fun to be creative when using this cellphone. In addition, you will also look different than those who still use conventional cellphones.