Samsung Galaxy Fold hit or miss
Take yourself back to Mobile World Congress in 2019 when Samsung revealed the Samsung Galaxy Fold. People gathered at the Samsung booth in flocks to take a peek at the new technological marvel, deeply encased in glass and far from reach. Many people were left wondering whether this release was a publicity stunt from Samsung.
Samsung Galaxy Fold Quick Facts
The Samsung Galaxy Fold has a 7.3 inch screen that folds over itself, like a book, when you are ready to store it in your pocket. It is looking to set you back around £1,515/$1,980 but it does come with plenty of tech inside: starting with a high end processor, 12GB of RAM, and 512GB of storage. There is also a triple-lens rear camera 16MP+12MP+12MP, and a 4,380mAh battery split into two sections.
- Network: GSM/HSPA/LTE
- Body: Folded; 160.9 x 62.9 x 15.5 mm
- SIM: Nano sim, Electronic sim,
- Display: Dynamic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
- Size: 7.3 inches, 162.6 cm2 (~85.7% screen-to-body ratio)
- Platform: ANDROID Pie
- Memory: 512GB 12GB RAM
- Main Camera: 12MP (Triple)
- SELFIE Camera: 10MP (Dual)
Screen and Display
If popping bubble wrap is a satisfying sound to you then you are going to be thrilled by the snap of opening and closing the Samsung Galaxy Fold. When closed, the 7.3 inch Infinity Flex Display is held in place with some strong magnets. Unfolding the AMOLED display is very much like opening the pages of a paperback bestseller.
The Samsung Galaxy Fold is said to be able to withstand around 200,000 folds and unfolds but rest assured there is no issue of the Fold accidentally coming open in your bag.
The Samsung Galaxy Fold uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 platform with an impressive 12GB of RAM. There's also a huge 512GB of storage which will be handy as there is no support for a microSD card - this could also be the reason behind the cost.
There is no 3.5mm headphone socket but you are compensated with a pair of Samsung Galaxy Buds in the box - worth around £100/$120.
Should you buy the Samsung Galaxy Fold? There will be some people that are going to absolutely love this new device but there are also going to be those who will just not grasp the concept.
REASONS TO BUY
- Gorgeous 7.3-inch Infinity Flex Display
- An iPad Mini-like Experience In Your Pocket
- Screen Is Protected When Folded Away
- Beautiful Fit-And-Finish
- Six Cameras With A Plethora Of Modes
- Wireless PowerShare
REASONS TO AVOID
- Chunky Design When Folded
- No 3.5mm Headphone Port
- Bezels Around Cover Display Are An Eyesore
- Extremely Pricey
The Samsung Galaxy Fold is truly phenomenal. It has a stunning AMOLED display that brings playing games and watching movies to life. Being able to carry around, in essence, a small tablet in your pocket feels unreal and to hear the snap of the screen when you fold it open and close brings a sense of satisfaction.
It may be chunky and it may be new but this is definitely the future of smartphones.