Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 - The Second Generation is Always the Better One. 11

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 – The Second Generation is Always the Better One.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 is here.
The Samsung Galaxy Fold was the first smartphone from Samsung, which was foldable, and it was just not a simple thing, it made one thing clear, that now the screens are foldable, but it had its own flaws like a crease in the middle of the phone and some other, and that was ok, as it was the first generation smartphone, and the flaws were acceptable, now we have the Galaxy Z Fold 2, and man it has fixed almost all the flaws from the first generation and it’s here now.

Sorry due to my poor internet connection I was not able to put a Specification overview, but here we have a Detailed Review of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G Specification Table

SpecificationsSamsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G
Display7.6-Inch Foldable Dynamic AMOLED 2X,
~89% Screen to Body Ratio.
1768 x 2208 pixels Resolution,
373 PPI Pixel Density.
120Hz Refresh Rate
HDR10+
Cover display: 6.23-inch Super AMOLED,
816 x 2260 Pixel Resolution
25:9 Aspect Ratio,
Corning Gorilla Glass Victus
CPUQualcomm Snapdragon 865+
Octa-core (1×3.01 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 585)
GPUAdreno 650
Memory12GB LPDDR5 
Storage256/512GB UFS3.1 Storage
Camera/Optics12 MP, f/1.8,(Wide), Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS
12 MP, f/2.4,(Telephoto), PDAF, OIS, 2x optical zoom
12 MP, f/2.2,(Ultrawide)
Video Recording Options4K@60fps, 1080p@60/240fps (gyro-EIS), 720p@960fps (gyro-EIS), HDR10+
Front Camera10 MP, f/2.2,(Wide)
Cover camera:
10 MP, f/2.2,(Wide)
Battery4500mAh Battery
25-W Fast Charging
11W Wireless Charging
ConnectivityWiFi 6
Bluetooh 5.0
SecurityFace Unlock
Side-Mounted Fingerprint Sensor
Headphone JackNo.

Specification Details
https://www.samsung.com/in/smartphones/galaxy-z-fold2/

Design and Build Quality

The Build Quality is very different from the previous generation, now the back is made of glass, and has a premium finish similar to that of the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, it has an aluminum frame, as for Design the bezels are removed, and now has a punch-hole camera, also the cover display is now much better than the previous model, upto the point that many people may use the cover display most of the time instead of the regular display, and again a camera module same as that of the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra.
Also, Now the Hinge is much better, its sturdier, and tight at the right points.

Overall it is much better than the old Galaxy Fold, and many people will surely like it.

Display

Galaxy Z Fold 2 has 2 Display, one main display, and one cover display.
The main display is a 7.6-Inch Foldable Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with ~89% Screen to Body Ratio, 1768 x 2208(2K) pixels Resolution, and 373 PPI Pixel Density, also now the refresh rate is bumped up to 120Hz, and is supports HDR10+ content.
The cover display is a 6.23-inch Super AMOLED display with 816 x 2260 Pixel Resolution, a 25:9 Aspect Ratio and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass Victus, unfortunately, it just a 60Hz display.

In the end, one can easily say that its the best foldable display out there, it still has a noticeable crease in the middle of the phone, but that is now acceptable.
the Cover display is also much better than the previous generation, with al the bezels removed and only housing the punch hole camera, its amazing.

Performance

Galaxy Z Fold 2

Galaxy Z Fold 2 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus Second-half flagship of 2020, its an Octa-Core SoC with 1×3.1 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 585 core and is coupled with Adreno 650 GPU(OverClocked), Its the most powerful android processor out there, so performance should not of any issue.

Memory and Storage

It has 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and two storage options 256/512GB of UFS3.1 Storage.

Camera/Optics

Galaxy Z Fold 2 has a triple camera setup very similar to that of Note 20, the only difference is the Telephoto lens.
12 MP, f/1.8,(Wide), Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS
12 MP, f/2.4,(Telephoto), PDAF, OIS, 2x optical zoom
12 MP, f/2.2,(Ultrawide)
The Shots are from the main camera are very similar to that of the Note 20(powered by the 865+), so they are pretty high level,

Video Recording Options include
4K@60fps, 1080p@60/240fps (gyro-EIS), 720p@960fps (gyro-EIS), HDR10+

For Selfies, it has a punch-hole camera on both the main display and cover display both the same lens and performs the same
10 MP, f/2.2,(Wide)
Cover camera:
10 MP, f/2.2,(Wide)

Battery

It has a 4500mAh battery with 25W Fast wire charging, and 11W wireless charging, and 4.5W reverse wireless charging.
it should easily last you for a day with normal usage.

Audio

Galaxy Z Fold 2 has a Stereo speaker setup with the speaker being on the top and bottom, and it has the best speaker on a foldable smartphone, and overall one of the best speaker setup out there.

Security

It has a Physical Side-Mounted Fingerprint sensor and also has face-unlock options.

User-Interface

It running on OneUI2.5 On top of Android 10.0 and also is pretty well optimized for tablet-like apps.

Extra

Foldable Display.
It has WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, and 5G options.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G Pricing

It start at a whooping $2000 for the base variant.

Conclusion

Looking at the price Galaxy Z Fold 2 is not a smartphone everyone can buy, but if you can afford it then you can go for it, and its a pretty good option for business professionals and those are looking to do more productive work on there smartphone cum tablet.

Initial Verdict

  • One of The Best CPU/GPU(Best For Android)(Snapdragon 865+)
  • Excellent Camera Setup
  • Great Selfie Camera
  • Ultra Premium Build Quality and Design
  • Excellent Display(2K, 120Hz)
  • Great Battery life
  • UFS 3.1 Storage
  • LPDDR5 RAM
  • Stereo Speakers
  • WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC Support, 5G

Visual Image Credits
samsung.com/in/smartphones/galaxy-z-fold2/
https://www.samsung.com/in/smartphones/galaxy-z-fold2/design/
https://www.samsung.com/in/smartphones/galaxy-z-fold2/experience/

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