The folding phones are the new talk of the town.
Samsung became the first manufacturer to release the first consumer Foldable phone The Samsung galaxy fold
This review/overview will be about the Samsung Galaxy Fold
Starting with the looks, as the name suggests this phone Folds, basically this phone folds from the middle, kind of a book and has dual screens the main foldable screen and a small screen on the front to access messages and small things like that, the phone looks good but is bulkier and when folded feels like two small phones together, but you will get you used to it in on time, the main screen is not sturdy and is kind of fragile as it is made of a plastic OLED, is prone to scratches and damages and there is also no screen protection available for it as there are no foldable screen protectors, so you have to very careful while using it, The Screen is a 7.3 inch AMOLED display has a resolution of 1536X2152, the front display is also an AMOLED display with 720X1680 resolution, overall the screen is good produces good color, but is very fragile.
Coming to the performance it has a Qualcomm snapdragon 855 with Adreno 640 GPU coupled with 12 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage, and the performance is very good as the Snapdragon 855 is a flagship-level processor, in terms of performance there will be no issues.
For optics it has a triple camera setup, the primary camera is 12 MP f/1.5-2.4 aperture wide lens, the second one is 12 MP, f/2.4 aperture telephoto lens with 2X optical zoom, the third one is a 16 MP, f/2.2 ultrawide lens. the shots are good on this phone, however, it is to note that the primary motive of this phones is not a camera-centric phone so the camera performance is great but not one of the best, For video recording it can record up to 2160P at 60 FPS and at 1080P at 240 FPS with OIS enabled. for selfies it has 10 MP lens with f/2.2 aperture and a second 8 MP lens with f/1.9 aperture, the selfies shots give some great pics.
So now for the Extras.
First thing I would like to tell us more about the screen as it a foldable screen with gaps in between no IP rating is given, The Screen is very easy to break due to the plastic nature of it, and no screen guards are available for it in the market, so one has to very careful while using this phone.
The Hinge on this phones is also not very strong and after some usage gives out an unfamiliar sound from it and is very easy to let dust inside it.
The crease of the fold can be seen easily at angels.
The fingerprint sensor is on the side and it very small but is very responsive and good.
There is the option of wireless charging and Reverse charging on this phone
The speakers are very good, produce high volume and good quality audio.
Overall this phone is great for those who multitask on their phone, like opening youtube and another app side by side and many things like that.
At the price point of around 2000 USD, this phone is kind of a concept phone and hopefully, Samsung fixes all the issues with it in the upcoming generations.
- Foldable display
- Dual screen
- Great Processor
- Ample Amount of Storage
- Great Display
- Great Camera
- Great audio
- Fragile Display
- Damage Prone Hinge
- Video’s Not fully utilizing the Main screen leaving out almost 30% of the space