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Samsung Galaxy Fold

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy Fold
Samsung Galaxy Fold
Graphics adapter
Memory
12288 MB 
, LPDDR4x
Display
7.3 inch 12.6:9, 2152 x 1536 pixel 362 PPI, Capacitive, Supper AMOLED, Fold-able, Cover Display 4.6'' HD+ Super AMOLED Display (21:9), glossy: yes
Storage
,  GB 
, 512GB
Connections
Sensors: Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass. ANT+
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.5 x 160.9 x 117.9 ( = 0.3 x 6.33 x 4.64 in)
Operating System
Android 9.0 Pie
Camera
Primary Camera: 12 MPix Triple: 12MP (Telephoto Camera, f/2.4, 1.0um, FOV: 45°, PDAF, OIS) + 12MP (Wide-angle Camera, f/2.4, 1.4um, FOV: 77°. Super Speed Dual Pixel AF, OIS) + 16MP (Ultra Wide Camera, f/2.2, 1.0um, FOV: 123°)
Secondary Camera: 10 MPix Dual: 10MP (Selfie Camera, f/2.2, 1.22um, FOV: 80°) + 8MP (RGB Depth Camera, f/1.9, 1.12um, FOV: 85°)
Additional features
Keyboard: Virtual
Weight
263 g ( = 9.28 oz / 0.58 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
1800 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 63.5% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 31 reviews)
price: 65%, performance: - %, features: - %, display: 90% mobility: 89%, workmanship: 79%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Samsung Galaxy Fold

Galaxy Fold Review: A Bold Bet That Is Not Ready
Source: Tom's Guide English
The Galaxy Fold is what can happen when you try to be first to market with a new innovation. It’s not accurate to say that the Galaxy Fold was rushed, as Samsung says this design was 8 years in the making. But it is fair to say that Samsung didn’t spend enough time doing quality control testing with real users.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/12/2019
Hands on: Samsung Galaxy Fold review
Source: Techradar English
The Samsung Galaxy Fold ushers in an exciting new mobile form factor. It may have its negatives, which for some will rightly be a deal-breaker, but for those seeking the latest in cutting-edge technology the Fold should be top of your list.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/28/2019
Galaxy Fold Review: A Bold Bet That Is Not Ready
Source: Tom's Guide English
The Galaxy Fold is what can happen when you try to be first to market with a new innovation. It’s not accurate to say that the Galaxy Fold was rushed, as Samsung says this design was 8 years in the making. But it is fair to say that Samsung didn’t spend enough time doing quality control testing with real users.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/24/2019
Samsung Galaxy Fold ‘review’: The future is (almost) here
Source: Sam Mobile English
There’s no doubt that the Galaxy Fold shows us the future of mobile devices, where we could have a tablet masquerading as a phone in our pockets. However, it’s not perfect at the moment, and Samsung has delayed the launch in order to fix the problems with the Fold. We believe Samsung was so focused on the complexities of folding a display and putting it in the hands of consumers that it lost sight of the basics and overall quality control somewhere along the way.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/28/2019
Samsung Galaxy Fold review
Source: GSM Arena English
It's rather easy with the Fold - if you want to own the next big thing on the mobile market in spite of its hefty price, many caveats, and potential issues lurking within - you either buy the Galaxy Fold or the Mate X. It's up to you to decide which folding form factor you like better. The Fold is like a prototype device you can buy a few months (or years) before its completely ready and it will show you a glimpse of the future. Perfect it is not. But a perfect show off it truly is.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/26/2019
Hands on: Samsung Galaxy Fold Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Galaxy Fold was originally supposed to be released on April 26 in the US and May 3 in the UK. This is no longer the case as Samsung has delayed release. We’ll update this page when we know more about a new release date.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/23/2019
Galaxy Fold Review: A Bold Bet That Is Not Ready
Source: Tom's Guide English
The Galaxy Fold is what can happen when you try to be first to market with a new innovation. It’s not accurate to say that the Galaxy Fold was rushed, as Samsung says this design was 8 years in the making. But it is fair to say that Samsung didn’t spend enough time doing quality control testing with real users.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/23/2019
Samsung Galaxy Fold hands on review
Source: Techradar English
The Samsung Galaxy Fold ushers in an exciting new mobile form factor. It may have its negatives, which for some will rightly be a deal-breaker, but for those seeking the latest in cutting-edge technology the Fold should be top of your list.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/22/2019
Galaxy Fold review: A lot of money for a prototype
Source: Engadget English
Samsung’s Galaxy Fold is one of those devices that inspires adoration and annoyance at the same time. Its foldable design means you can carry around a tablet in your pocket and get plenty of work done along the way. Even after our testing was complete, we still found the Fold’s power and flexibility nothing short of intoxicating. As a commercial product, though, it leaves much to be desired. While closed, it’s chunky and clumsy, and we have serious concerns about how well its main screen will hold up over time. The Galaxy Fold offers a glimpse at the future of smartphones, but almost no one should consider buying one.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/22/2019
40% Samsung Galaxy Fold Review: Broken Dream
Source: The Verge English
But it is worth thinking about. Even though I would never buy the Galaxy Fold and wouldn’t recommend anybody else does either, I’m going to keep thinking about it. Because there might be the start of something really new here, something really different.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/19/2019
Rating: Total score: 40%
Galaxy Fold Hands-on Review: Should You Buy or Skip?
Source: Tom's Guide English
The Galaxy Fold is a status symbol for people who want to be on the cutting edge of phones. And that's not necessarily a bad thing. If you're someone who travels a lot and like the idea of accessing a big screen whenever you want it, the Galaxy Fold could be worth the splurge. Depending on how you work, the Fold may even replace your laptop for short stretches.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/18/2019
Samsung Galaxy Fold hands-on: Amazing, and equally concerning (Update: Video!)
Source: Android Authority English
I quite enjoyed my time with the Galaxy Fold and it did indeed feel like the future of mobile devices. However, it would be an understatement to say these issues are a bit concerning. Swarms of people have already pre-ordered the device set to launch on April 26, and we’re eager to hear if these issues are widespread before we can recommend the device.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/17/2019
Samsung Galaxy Fold hands-on review
Source: Stuff TV English
But the Galaxy Fold is also a foldable phone that actually works as you’d expect it to, which is nothing short of miraculous given that it was only unveiled a few months ago. It feels built to last, and using a feature like App Continuity for the first time provides one of those all-too-rare wow moments.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/17/2019
Samsung Galaxy Fold review (early verdict): we're sold on the fold
Source: T3 English
Samsung Galaxy Fold is a phenomenal first foray into folding smartphones. It has a gorgeous, pliable 7.3-inch AMOLED display that makes reading ebooks, playing mobile games, and bingeing Game Of Thrones an absolute pleasure. Being able to carry around a small tablet in your pocket feels truly transformative. Granted, we're not sold on everything about the design – it's thick, and you can feel the crease as you run your fingertip across the display. However, the Galaxy Fold is ambitious and feels like it could completely change smartphone design in years to come. If you're willing to put up with some of its charmingly clunky first-generation foibles, this really is the future.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/17/2019
Samsung Galaxy Fold hands-on review
Source: GSM Arena English
There's certainly a dumb pun that involves folding and wrapping waiting for us somewhere in there, but let's spare ourselves the embarrassment. Let's just say that we really enjoyed the time we spent with the Galaxy Fold and it was a nice glimpse into the future of smartphones - a future you can experience now (or in a couple of weeks, same thing).
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/16/2019
Samsung Galaxy Fold Hands-On: Make Peace With a Crease
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
Perhaps the lesson from the first folding phone will be about the value of making devices smaller. Instead of doing origami on a tablet, imagine folding in half the phone you already own. "I don't just want bigger screens, I want being smart with the screens you have," Milanesi said. Welcome back, flip phones.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/16/2019
Samsung Galaxy Fold First Look: A Crease, a Click, and It's Thick
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
Samsung spent eight years developing the Galaxy Fold. Still, there are questions about durability. Samsung is trying to remove a crease that appears on the protective film above the screen after it's been folded about 10,000 times, Bloomberg News reported last month. The company has since released footage of machines repeatedly opening and closing the phone in what it dubbed an “extremity test” to assert its durability.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/16/2019
Making peace with a crease: hands on with Samsung's Galaxy Fold
Source: Sydney Morning Herald English
Samsung was right years ago about the trend toward larger-screen phones, which not that long ago we used to jokingly call "phablets." The Fold combats the distressing trend of people needing handles, like those stick-on circular PopSockets, just to firmly grip their phones. If it catches on, the Fold could be the beginning of an era where big phones really are just tablets. Perhaps the lesson from the first folding phone will be about the value of making devices smaller. Instead of doing origami on a tablet, imagine folding in half the phone you already own. Welcome back, flip phones.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/16/2019
Samsung Galaxy Fold Hands-on: Not just a tech demo
Source: Mobile Syrup English
Overall the device is far more polished and stable than I expected, both in terms of hardware and software. Android Pie and Samsung’s One UI seem to handle the Fold’s multiple displays with ease, the camera performance is top notch, and in general, the Fold feels well-made, despite its noticeable bulk. Still, it’s impossible to ignore the fact that the Fold is an incredibly pricey smartphone. While Canadian carriers and the final price haven’t officially been confirmed by Samsung yet, the Fold will likely cost somewhere in the $2,600 CAD ($1,980 USD) range.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/16/2019
Samsung Galaxy Fold review: Hands-on
Source: PC Advisor English
The Samsung Galaxy Fold is a bleeding-edge example of new technologies that is stunning on first glance. It is better than a prototype, but it’s also very much a first-generation device. We’re not sure whether to call it a smartphone or a tablet. The display on the outside of the Fold is comically poky and it doesn't fold flat but the inside is where the party’s at: that unfolded 7.3in OLED is stunning. But there is a notch and an always noticeable crease and bump. Spending this much money on the Galaxy Fold instead of a smartphone is like buying a first-class train ticket. It’s a fancier seat, but the experience is basically the same as everyone else’s and it’ll cost you two or three times as much.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/16/2019
Samsung Galaxy Fold initial review: Foldy McFoldface is here
Source: Pocket Lint English
In the Galaxy Fold, Samsung has created a really compelling first foldable device. We came away from our time with it wanting more, not worried about its issues at all. Perhaps the one thing that will put people off is that £1,800 price point. It's expensive.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/15/2019
Samsung Galaxy Fold hands-on: 10 minutes with this futuristic beauty
Source: Sam Mobile English
I wished I had more time to play with the Fold, because it felt like a device straight from the future. I was quite surprised by how refined everything felt for a first-generation product, including the software that Samsung has worked on directly with Google. Seeing a smartphone display fold and unfold in your hands is really something else, and I feel the Galaxy Fold is totally worth the asking price. In fact, I’m regretting my decision to buy the 1TB Galaxy S10+ after my Galaxy Fold hands-on; it’s that good!
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/15/2019
Galaxy Fold, one of the most exciting devices we've seen, arrives in two weeks
Source: CNet English
Samsung may have been the first major brand to announce a foldable phone, but the Galaxy Fold isn't in a field all its own. Unlike the Note family with its large screen and stylus, competing foldable phones are about to flood in.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/11/2019
Galaxy Fold: Samsung's foldable phone is one of the most exciting devices we've seen
Source: CNet English
The last two weeks have been incredible for phones. Life-changing, even. First, Samsung announced the Galaxy Fold, its first foldable phone. Then, Huawei let us go hands-on with its foldable Mate X, which made the foldable phone concept so much more real. But for me, the Galaxy Fold is still the one that started it all, and the one that has me so intrigued. It didn't help that the only real-life glimpse we got of it was behind exceptionally reflective glass.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/05/2019
[Review] Galaxy Fold: um começo difícil para um futuro brilhante
Source: Gizmodo English
No entanto, apesar de dar todos esses avisos, eu percebi uma coisa. Toda vez que eu tive que colocar o Fold de lado para testar alguma coisa ou fazer outra tarefa, eu mal podia esperar para abandonar meus trabalhos e voltar a usar o aparelho dobrável. Talvez ele não cause a mesma impressão em todo mundo, mas todo mundo que o recebeu ficou bastante impactado. O Galaxy Fold é um dispositivo que é difícil de curtir até que esteja realmente em suas mãos e, embora a Samsung tenha muito a fazer, ele já é um feito e tanto.
Positive: Big screen; support waterproof.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/28/2019

Foreign Reviews

Samsung Galaxy Fold, primeras impresiones: la sensación continua de sostener el móvil del futuro aunque quede trabajo por hacer
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; nice display; impressive design.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/17/2019
87% Recensione GALAXY FOLD lo SMARTPHONE PIEGHEVOLE
Source: Andrea Galeazzi Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/25/2019
Rating: Total score: 87% price: 65% display: 90% mobility: 89% workmanship: 79%
Samsung Galaxy Fold, la nostra prova
Source: Panorama Italian IT→EN
Negative: Heavy and bulky; expensive.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/18/2019
Обзор Samsung Galaxy Fold: сгибаем первый складной смартфон
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Positive: Impressive design; solid workmanship. Negative: Expensive.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/16/2019
Đánh giá nhanh Samsung Galaxy Fold: Sự khởi đầu của kỷ nguyên smartphone màn hình gập
Source: Cell Phones VN→EN
Positive: Impressive design; powerful hardware; excellent cameras; solid workmanship. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/22/2019
Samsung Galaxy Fold thiết kế ấn tượng, nhỏ gọn như một cuốn sổ tay
Source: Sac Pin VN→EN
Positive: Impressive design; powerful hardware; nice performance; slim size. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/25/2019

Comment

Model: Smartphones as we know them might have come a far way from what they used to be: from the O2, Palm and Dopod days to the first iPhone days and to the latest bunch with notches and bezel less displays. However, they have been looking pretty boring for the past few years. They might be curved and made of different materials, but smartphones today are pretty much the standard candy bar designed phones. Not long ago we had a variety of designs and styling like the Motorola RAZR, Nokia N series, and the sleek Sony Ericssons but there is nothing much to differentiate from various different brands and models these days. The flexible display has opened up a huge potential of designs for the future smartphone. The two first companies to release their models with flexible display to the mass market are Samsung and Huawei and they can’t be any more different in terms of design.

For a start, this technology doesn’t come cheap. The Galaxy Fold costs twice as much as the iPhone Xs. The Samsung Galaxy Fold has two screens. The outer screen is a 4.6 inch AMOLED screen with quite huge bezels around it. When unfolded, the inner 7.3 inch AMOLED Infinity Flex display can be seen. The Infinity Flex display is covered with an ultrathin polymer (plastic) that uses a new adhesive that Samsung developed to laminate the phone's many display layers so they can flex and fold hundreds of thousands of times. According to Samsung the hinge is constructed with interlocking gears, which is placed away in the casing. From its appearance, the Galaxy Fold doesn’t fold flat. When folded, a small gap remains at the hinge end. When unfolded, the apps go in full screen tablet mode. This works for many of the in-built apps and with Google’s native support for foldable displays coming soon, it may soon be available for all apps. In tablet mode, up to three apps can be fitted at the same time.

In total, the Galaxy Fold has 6 cameras, three in the back, two on the inside and one on the cover. The cover camera is a 10 MP sensor. At the rear is a 12 MP wide angle sensor with OIS, a 12 MP telephoto sensor with OIS, and a 16 MP ultra-wide angle lens. On the front is a 10 MP sensor and an 8 MP RGB depth camera. In terms of specs, the Galaxy Fold comes with the very best. Inside is a Snapdragon 855 processor with 12 GB of RAM and 512 GB internal memory. Unfortunately, it doesn’t feature an under display fingerprint scanner like many of today’s flagship but considering the design, it may not be so practical after all. It has 2 separate batteries in each side to provide a total of 4,380 mAh of battery power. The Galaxy Fold also supports wireless charging and fast charging. Like all foldable phones, the Samsung Galaxy Fold is not a phone aimed at the mass market yet. It remains as a futuristic phone made for tomorrow. Nevertheless, it is a bold attempt by Samsung to enter this market while it’s still in the research and development phase.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Qualcomm Adreno 640: Graphics chip for smartphones and tablets that is intergrated within the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC. Qualcomm claims that it is 20% faster than the Adreno 630 in the Snapdragon 845 SoC and offers 50% more compute units (ALUs). Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
855: High-end SoC for smartphones that was introduced in late 2018 and manufactured in 7 nm at TSMC. Integrates one “Prime Core” based on a modified ARM Cortex-A76 architecture clocked at up to 2.84 GHz. Three more performance cores are also based on the A76 but clock up to 2.42 GHz. Furthermore, four energy saving cores are integrated that are based on the ARM Cortex-A55 architecture and clock at up to 1.8 GHz. In addition to the processor cores, the SoC integrates a X24 LTE modem (up to 2 Gigbit download), a new Wi-Fi modem (Wi-Fi 6 ready, 60 GHz mmWave), Hexagon 690 DSP with new Tensor cores for AI processing, a Spectra 380 ISP with an integrated computer vision engine and an integrated LPDDR4x memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
7.3":

This display size is a threshold between tablets and smartphones. Most tablets have larger screen diagonals but a lot of smartphones offer such a big screen.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
0.263 kg:

This weight is typical for smartphones.


Samsung: The Samsung Group is composed of numerous international businesses, all united under the Samsung brand in South Korea. The meaning of the Korean word Samsung is "tristar" or "three stars". The Samsung brand is one of the most important brands of South Korea. Samsung is an international notebook manufacturer of medium size according market shares and reviews.

In 2015 and 2016, Samsung had a market share of around 24-25% in the global smartphone market and was undisputed market leader. In the laptop sector, Samsung is on the 8th place in the global manufacturer rankings from 2014-2016 with 1.7-2.7%.

In 2016 Samsung slipped into a crisis due to exploding smartphone batteries and a failed recall action.


63.5%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.
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Stefan Hinum, 2019-04-13 (Update: 2019-04-13)