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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G review: The unrivaled folding smartphone

All-weather foldable. With the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G, Samsung has presented the third generation of its folding smartphone along with many detailed improvements. The foldable leaves a mature impression now, it looks more stable, and it has also become more affordable.
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After the debut of the Galaxy Z Fold in 2019, Samsung had to put up with a lot of criticism for its first own folding phone. As early as last year, the Fold2 appeared to be more mature, and with the new Fold3, Samsung finally wants to reach a broad audience, which isn't only reflected in the build quality, but in the price as well, since this latest addition has become even more affordable starting at an MSRP of 1,799 Euros (~$1,799).

The concept has remained unchanged. The Galaxy Z Fold3 is very similar to its predecessor in terms of looks, but it's available in more color variants, and it's also a bit lighter and slimmer. In addition to a current high-end SoC, the lower-priced version comes with 256 GB of storage. You'll have to pay an additional $100 if you want to double that.

The Galaxy Z Fold3 no longer has any real competition in its device class, since Huawei's smartphone division has been politically eliminated for the time being. Other manufacturers have yet to introduce similar devices.

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G (Galaxy Z Fold Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G 8 x 1.8 - 2.8 GHz, Cortex-X1 / A78 / A55 (Kryo 680)
Graphics adapter
Memory
12288 MB 
, LPDDR5
Display
7.60 inch 3.75:3, 2208 x 1768 pixel 372 PPI, capacitive touchscreens, 10 multitouch points, native pen support, Dynamic AMOLED, Gorilla Glass Victus, glossy: yes, HDR, 120 Hz
Storage
256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash, 256 GB 
, 216.96 GB free
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: USB-C, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: accelerometer, magnetometer, gyroscope, rotation, orientation, pressure, OTG, Samsung DeX
Networking
Wi-Fi 6E (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.2, 2G (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), 3G (Band 1, 2, 4, 5, 8), LTE (Band 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 28, 32, 38, 39, 40, 41, 66) 5G Sub6 (Band 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40 , 41, 66, 77, 78), Dual SIM, LTE, 5G, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 6.4 x 158.2 x 128.1 ( = 0.25 x 6.23 x 5.04 in)
Battery
4400 mAh Lithium-Ion
Charging
wireless charging, fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 11
Camera
Primary Camera: 12 MPix 12 MP (f/1.8, 1/1.76", DPAF, OIS); 12 MP (ultra wide, f/2.2, 1/3.21", FF); 12 MP (2x opt. zoom, f/2.4, 1/3.6", AF, OIS); Camera2 API level: Level 3
Secondary Camera: 10 MPix (outside; hole punch, f/2.2; 1/3.24"); 4 MP (inside; under-display camera, f/1.8, 1/3.1")
Additional features
Speakers: dual, Keyboard: on-screen, USB cable, SIM tool, Quick Start guide, One UI 3.1, 24 Months Warranty, IPX8, head SAR: 0.803 W/kg; GNSS: GPS (L1, L5), GLONASS (L1), Galileo (E1, E5a), BeiDou (B1, B1C, B2a), fanless, waterproof
Weight
271 g ( = 9.56 oz / 0.6 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
1,799 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible contenders in comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Drive
Size
Resolution
Best Price
88.7 %
09/2021
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G
SD 888 5G, Adreno 660
271 g256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash7.60"2208x1768
87.4 %
10/2020
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G
SD 865+ (Plus), Adreno 650
279 g256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash7.60"2208x1768
86.2 %
09/2021
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
SD 888 5G, Adreno 660
183 g128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.70"2640x1080
82.4 %
04/2020
Huawei Mate Xs
Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16
300 g512 GB UFS 3.0 Flash8.00"2480x2200
88.6 %
12/2020
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
A14, A14 Bionic GPU
228 g128 GB NVMe6.70"2778x1284
89.1 %
06/2021
Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra
SD 888 5G, Adreno 660
234 g256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.81"3200x1440

Case - A more robust panel and IPX8 for the Fold3

Instructions for use
Instructions for use

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G is a bit lighter and slimmer than its predecessor. When folded, it measures 158.2 x 67.1 x 16 mm (~6.2 x 2.6 x 0.63 in), which makes it comparatively thick, but also quite narrow and very comfortable to hold. When it comes to the height, Samsung specifies the highest point on the hinge side, while the opposing side is flatter at 14.1 millimeters (~0.56 in). This is also where the camera hump is located, which protrudes 2.1 millimeters (~0.08 in) from the case, making this the thickest part of the foldable (16.75 mm/~0.66 in).

The smartphone's IPX8 certification is new, and it indicates that the device is water-resistant. However, it's still not dust-proof, which turns out to be difficult due to the hinge. Opening the smartphone is very easy, and the angle can be adjusted almost without any restrictions. Only the last few millimeters cause the Fold3 to close completely. When closed, the Samsung folding phone leaves a robust impression and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass Victus on the outside. A protective film has again been applied to the folding display on the inside, and it shouldn't be removed. The corresponding instructions are displayed when the smartphone is set up. Still, the flexible panel leaves a much more stable impression, which can be attributed in part to the fact that the Fold3 is now compatible with the S Pen. The latter's variants have a retractable tip in order to absorb excess pressure applied to the panel. However, we had to exert a surprisingly firm amount of pressure for this to happen in our initial tests (see video below).

Workmanship is very good as well, with gap dimensions being snug and the hinge moving smoothly. We no longer get the feeling of holding a raw egg in our hands, which we had with the first Galaxy Z Fold. Nonetheless, the foldable smartphone should be handled with care, which is why we decided against making stronger twisting attempts or applying more pressure.

The Fold3 5G is available in Phantom Black, Silver, and Green.

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Size comparison

166 mm / 6.54 inch 72.2 mm / 2.84 inch 6.9 mm / 0.2717 inch 183 g0.4034 lbs164.3 mm / 6.47 inch 74.6 mm / 2.94 inch 8.38 mm / 0.3299 inch 234 g0.516 lbs161.3 mm / 6.35 inch 146.2 mm / 5.76 inch 11 mm / 0.4331 inch 300 g0.661 lbs160.8 mm / 6.33 inch 78.1 mm / 3.07 inch 7.4 mm / 0.2913 inch 228 g0.503 lbs159.2 mm / 6.27 inch 128.2 mm / 5.05 inch 6.9 mm / 0.2717 inch 279 g0.615 lbs158.2 mm / 6.23 inch 128.1 mm / 5.04 inch 6.4 mm / 0.252 inch 271 g0.597 lbs

Connectivity - The Galaxy Z Fold3 5G comes with UWB but lacks microSD support

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G has a fairly comprehensive connectivity, which includes NFC and UWB, in addition to the latest Bluetooth 5.2. The only thing it lacks is the option to expand storage via a microSD card.

The USB 3.2 port (Gen 1) not only provides higher data rates, but it also enables wired image output to HDMI- and DisplayPort-enabled devices. The Samsung DeX desktop mode is also back on board, and can it be displayed on external screens using an appropriate cable or wirelessly via Miracast. However, the latter alternative is much slower and results in lag.

A notification LED is not available; the customizable always-on display handles this task.

Top (opened): Speaker, microphone
Top (opened): Speaker, microphone
Left (opened): SIM slot
Left (opened): SIM slot
Right (opened): Volume rocker, function button/fingerprint
Right (opened): Volume rocker, function button/fingerprint
Bottom (opened): USB, microphone, speaker
Bottom (opened): USB, microphone, speaker
Top when folded
Top when folded
On the left side, the hinge is visible when the device is folded
On the left side, the hinge is visible when the device is folded
The right side when folded
The right side when folded
Bottom in sandwich mode
Bottom in sandwich mode

Software - Android 11 with long-term updates

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G ships with Android 11 and One UI 3.1, and the security patches are at the level of August 1, 2021 at the time of testing and consequently quite up to date. Updates are supposed to arrive on a monthly basis and will be available for three to four years.

As with other Samsung products, third-party apps like Microsoft, Facebook, Netflix, and Spotify are also included alongside the company's in-house apps, but they can now be completely uninstalled if they aren't needed.

 

Communication and GNSS - Galaxy smartphone with accurate positioning and 5G Sub6

The communication features of the Samsung smartphone are cutting-edge. The only thing you have to do without is 5G with mmWave. The frequency range is broad, so the smartphone can connect to data networks worldwide. The reception quality didn't show any problems in the test.

The Galaxy Z Fold3 also picks up speed when it comes to Wi-Fi networks, and it now supports Wi-Fi 6E with VHT160. In combination with our Netgear Nighthawk AX12 (Wi-Fi 6) reference router, high transfer rates are achieved especially when sending data, and they're also very stable.

Networking
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1368 (671min - 1409max) MBit/s ∼100%
Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1190 (1121min - 1230max) MBit/s ∼87% -13%
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
A14 Bionic GPU, A14, 128 GB NVMe
848 (822min - 881max) MBit/s ∼62% -38%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
816 (736min - 883max) MBit/s ∼60% -40%
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G
Adreno 650, SD 865+ (Plus), 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
671 (626min - 693max) MBit/s ∼49% -51%
Huawei Mate Xs
Mali-G76 MP16, Kirin 990 5G, 512 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
542 (479min - 631max) MBit/s ∼40% -60%
Average of class Smartphone
  (5.59 - 1599, n=285, last 2 years)
453 MBit/s ∼33% -67%
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Huawei Mate Xs
Mali-G76 MP16, Kirin 990 5G, 512 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
963 (471min - 1110max) MBit/s ∼100% +8%
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
893 (428min - 917max) MBit/s ∼93%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
800 (421min - 886max) MBit/s ∼83% -10%
Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
779 (363min - 824max) MBit/s ∼81% -13%
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G
Adreno 650, SD 865+ (Plus), 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
766 (468min - 808max) MBit/s ∼80% -14%
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
A14 Bionic GPU, A14, 128 GB NVMe
575 (364min - 613max) MBit/s ∼60% -36%
Average of class Smartphone
  (15.5 - 1414, n=285, last 2 years)
448 MBit/s ∼47% -50%
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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Qualcomm Adreno 660; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø877 (428-917)
Huawei Mate Xs HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, ARM Mali-G76 MP16; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø947 (471-1110)
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Qualcomm Adreno 660; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1346 (671-1409)
Huawei Mate Xs HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, ARM Mali-G76 MP16; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø542 (479-631)

The Galaxy Z Fold3 supports all common satellite navigation systems. The satellite signal is obtained quite quickly and accurately outdoors, but it could have been a bit faster indoors.

The Samsung smartphone faces a comparison with the Garmin Edge 500 on our test drive. The Fold3 doesn't show any weaknesses here either, and it tracks the route more accurately than the bike computer.

GPS Test: Outdoors
Outdoors
GPS Test: Indoors
Indoors
GPS Test: Supported GNSS
Supported GNSS
GNSS test ride: Lake
GNSS test ride: Lake
GNSS test ride: Turning point
GNSS test ride: Turning point
GNSS test ride: Summary
GNSS test ride: Summary

Telephone and call quality

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G can handle up to two SIM profiles at the same time. You can use two nano SIM cards or an eSIM can be used instead of the second card. VoLTE and Wi-Fi calling are also supported.

When held to the ear, the Samsung smartphone's call quality is very good. Even loud ambient noise is suppressed reliably. However, the user of the Fold3 sounds a bit muffled on main streets or in even louder places, but they can still be understood clearly. The speaker function doesn't work as well because the microphone range is very short, and the user can actually only be heard clearly when the device is held in immediate proximity to the mouth.

Cameras - UDC included for the first time in a Samsung phone

Selfie taken with the UDC
Selfie taken with the UDC
Selfie taken with the front-facing camera
Selfie taken with the front-facing camera

For the first time, Samsung has hidden a UD camera (UDC: Under-Display Camera) under the main display, which is meant to provide an uninterrupted view of the whole panel. Samsung uses the same principle as the ZTE Axon 20 (32 MP), but it manages to hide the camera a bit better under the subpixels. In return, it only has 4 MP at its disposal. However, the image quality is acceptable for video calls, but it's better to use the external display's 10 MP lens for selfies. Not only does it have a higher resolution, but it also enables much more detailed pictures, especially in difficult lighting conditions.

The triple-camera setup on the back includes an additional ultra wide-angle lens as well as a 2x optical zoom (maximum digital magnification of 10x). As with the predecessor, all three lenses have a resolution of 12 MP, and both the wide-angle and telephoto lenses can make use of autofocus and optical image stabilization. Nominally, nothing has changed compared to the predecessor, which is a bit of a shame because we would have at least wished for a better ultra wide-angle sensor considering the price. Nevertheless, the main camera takes very good photos.

Videos are recorded in Ultra HD at up to 60 frames per second at best. Compared to the Galaxy S21 Ultra, though, users will have to do without 8K video.

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

Wide angleWide angleUltra wide-angle5x zoomLow light

We subject the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G's main camera to further tests under controlled lighting conditions. It also captures our test chart sharply up to the edges, and color gradients are no challenge for the camera.

The Samsung smartphone stands out with a fairly balanced color reproduction in the ColorChecker test. Green tones are the only ones that are a bit off, showing a strong degree of oversaturation.

ColorChecker
11.5 ∆E
9.1 ∆E
11.4 ∆E
16.4 ∆E
7.9 ∆E
5.1 ∆E
11.9 ∆E
8.2 ∆E
9.9 ∆E
3.8 ∆E
7.6 ∆E
8.3 ∆E
6 ∆E
12.5 ∆E
8.3 ∆E
3.7 ∆E
6.2 ∆E
8.6 ∆E
5.8 ∆E
3 ∆E
6.5 ∆E
4.5 ∆E
1.7 ∆E
2.9 ∆E
ColorChecker Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G: 7.53 ∆E min: 1.67 - max: 16.41 ∆E
ColorChecker
29.1 ∆E
52.6 ∆E
39.4 ∆E
34.8 ∆E
44.8 ∆E
61.1 ∆E
50.6 ∆E
34.8 ∆E
40.8 ∆E
29 ∆E
63.2 ∆E
62.6 ∆E
29.4 ∆E
47.2 ∆E
36.1 ∆E
71.6 ∆E
42.8 ∆E
41.9 ∆E
67.4 ∆E
67.8 ∆E
51.5 ∆E
36.9 ∆E
23.8 ∆E
13.3 ∆E
ColorChecker Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G: 44.7 ∆E min: 13.35 - max: 71.56 ∆E

Accessories and warranty - Boxes keep getting slimmer

The box of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G is suspiciously slim, and it only contains a SIM tool and a USB-C cable. The power adapter and the AKG headset have been dropped.

Needless to say, Samsung offers suitable accessories in its online store. These include wired or wireless chargers, cases, as well as two different S Pens.

Samsung provides its smartphone with a 24-month warranty, and the Care+ insurance package is also included by default for one year. Although the latter is a nice thing, since it has to be purchased separately for other smartphones, it's also available for two years in those cases. Unfortunately, with the Fold3, an extension is not possible so far.

Input devices and handling - Galaxy Z Fold3 with S Pen support

Incorrect S Pen
Incorrect S Pen

While the external display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass Victus, the large main display with the ultra-thin, foldable glass is forced to depend primarily on its film. However, since it's transported in a folded state, this isn't that bad, especially since both touchscreens convince with very good gliding properties and accurate responsiveness. The system is also displayed particularly smoothly thanks to the high refresh rate.

Unfortunately, the support of the S Pen, with which we're familiar from the Galaxy Note20 Ultra in a smaller version and which is now also optionally available for the S21 Ultra, only covers the large main screen, so that the handy function of writing directly on the lock screen unfortunately doesn't work. Two optional variants of the stylus are available for the Fold3: The S Pen Pro and the S Pen Fold Edition. The latter can only be used with the Fold3, while the other has a small toggle and can also be used with the current Galaxy Tab S models and Galaxy Books. With the exception of gestures and remote control functions, all the familiar features are available, and the S Pen provides the usual accurate input on the display. If another S Pen is used, the system will refuse to work with it, displaying the corresponding warning.

The fingerprint sensor is integrated into the multifunctional button on the side, which is easy to reach and allows the smartphone to be unlocked quickly and reliably. Alternatively, two-dimensional face recognition can be used, and it works well in combination with the external front-facing camera, but it takes another try if you use the UDC.

Display - Brighter, faster, better-looking!

Subpixel structure of the 7.6-inch display
Subpixel structure of the 7.6-inch display
Subpixel structure of the 6.2-inch display
Subpixel structure of the 6.2-inch display

The centerpiece of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G is the 7.6-inch (19.3 cm) foldable Dynamic AMOLED display. This doesn't sound all that large at first, but it's a considerable 181.8 cm² (~28.2 in²). In comparison, the Galaxy S21 Ultra only has 111.6 cm² (~17.3 in²). Furthermore, the form factor provides an appealing writing surface for all S Pen users. The Galaxy smartphone's panel aims to be even more frugal thanks to further optimizations in AMOLED technology, and indeed, a structure with round instead of angular subpixels can be observed under the microscope.

In terms of brightness, the Fold3 is even brighter than its predecessor, and it achieves an average of around 820 cd/m², which is only slightly below the capabilities of other current high-end smartphones. With a uniform distribution of bright and dark areas (APL50), the brightness even climbs up to 1,059 cd/m² in the center of the display. Without the ambient light sensor enabled, up to 411 cd/m² is possible.

This makes the OLED panel optimally equipped for displaying HDR content, and it also includes the required support for HLG, HDR10, as well as HDR10+. In addition, the display works with an adaptive refresh rate of up to 120 Hz. The system can lower this down to 10 Hz depending on the content being displayed.

The UD camera blends well with the display most of the time; it's only very visible against black and white backgrounds. Compared with the Axon 20, this is certainly an improvement, but ZTE does an even better job in the latter's successor, the Axon 30 5G.

Like all OLEDs, the one in the Fold3 also flickers, but Samsung has come up with something here to protect users' eyes. At minimum brightness, the display automatically switches to DC dimming mode, which allows it to work at a fairly constant 120 Hz. The amplitude curve only becomes more erratic at higher brightness levels. An adaptive eye comfort mode is also available.

Minimum brightness: 119.0 - 122.0 Hz
Minimum brightness: 119.0 - 122.0 Hz
Brightness > 2%: 120.2 - 223.2 Hz
Brightness > 2%: 120.2 - 223.2 Hz
Brightness > 5%: 233.6 - 245.1 Hz
Brightness > 5%: 233.6 - 245.1 Hz

The external display is even brighter

The smaller 6.2-inch Dynamic AMOLED panel is found on the outside, and it's very narrow with an aspect ratio of 24.53:9; it uses an enhanced HD Plus resolution (2268x832 pixels), but it still offers a high pixel density (387 PPI).

The external display is actually even brighter and in fact the brightest of its kind among those that we've tested so far, reaching an average of around 925 cd/m² with a pure white background, and even 1,303 cd/m² in the APL50 test. Like the larger panel, it supports HDR and works with a refresh rate of up to 120 Hz.

Once again, differences are apparent when it comes to PWM control. Here, the 6.2-inch display works with a frequency of 235.8 to 245.1 Hz across the entire brightness range. Although this isn't particularly high, the amplitude curve is quite flat.

OLED flickering: 235.8 - 245.1 Hz
OLED flickering: 235.8 - 245.1 Hz
Response time (black to white): 3.2 ms
Response time (black to white): 3.2 ms
Response time (50% gray to 80% gray): 10.4 ms
Response time (50% gray to 80% gray): 10.4 ms
1) 7.6"-Panel (X-Rite i1Pro 3) 2) 6.2"-Panel (X-Rite i1Pro 3)
828
cd/m²
828
cd/m²
829
cd/m²
819
cd/m²
808
cd/m²
814
cd/m²
816
cd/m²
816
cd/m²
818
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
7.6"-Panel (X-Rite i1Pro 3)
Maximum: 829 cd/m² Average: 819.6 cd/m² Minimum: 2.08 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 97 %
Center on Battery: 808 cd/m²
Contrast: ∞:1 (Black: 0 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 2.9 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.5
ΔE Greyscale 2.5 | 0.64-98 Ø5.7
97.3% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.01
923
cd/m²
920
cd/m²
941
cd/m²
923
cd/m²
918
cd/m²
934
cd/m²
923
cd/m²
910
cd/m²
931
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
6.2"-Panel (X-Rite i1Pro 3)
Maximum: 941 cd/m² Average: 924.8 cd/m² Minimum: 2 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 97 %
Center on Battery: 918 cd/m²
Contrast: ∞:1 (Black: 0 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 3.1 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.5
ΔE Greyscale 1.8 | 0.64-98 Ø5.7
96.9% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.09
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G
Dynamic AMOLED, 2208x1768, 7.60
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G
AMOLED, 2208x1768, 7.60
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
AMOLED, 2640x1080, 6.70
Huawei Mate Xs
OLED, 2480x2200, 8.00
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
OLED, 2778x1284, 6.70
Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra
AMOLED, 3200x1440, 6.81
Screen
-2%
18%
-25%
26%
19%
Brightness middle
808
637
-21%
832
3%
417
-48%
855
6%
891
10%
Brightness
820
635
-23%
842
3%
418
-49%
857
5%
888
8%
Brightness Distribution
97
96
-1%
97
0%
99
2%
98
1%
99
2%
Black Level *
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
2.9
2.25
22%
1.9
34%
2.6
10%
1.1
62%
1.9
34%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
4.2
4.12
2%
3.3
21%
7.7
-83%
2.51
40%
3.7
12%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
2.5
2.2
12%
1.4
44%
2
20%
1.4
44%
1.3
48%
Gamma
2.01 109%
2.17 101%
2.1 105%
2.31 95%
2.187 101%
2.3 96%
CCT
6359 102%
6689 97%
6453 101%
6276 104%
6337 103%
6527 100%

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 245.1 Hz ≤ 100 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 245.1 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 100 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 245.1 Hz is relatively low, so sensitive users will likely notice flickering and experience eyestrain at the stated brightness setting and below.

In comparison: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 17043 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.

We examine the image quality with a spectrophotometer and the CalMAN analysis software. In the default profile "Vivid", the larger DCI-P3 color space is targeted and almost completely covered. The reproduction is a bit cooler in this case, but this can be adjusted in the settings to get a more natural image. In terms of grayscale and white balance, this is actually a bit closer to the ideal than when the "Natural" profile with the smaller sRGB color space is used. However, the latter shows its strengths with a slightly more true-to-life color reproduction, even though both settings are very close to each other. This applies to both displays, although the external panel is still calibrated a bit more accurately than the main display when it comes to grayscales.

If you adjust the settings for one display, you should be aware that they will always apply to both panels, regardless of whether the change is related to the use of the ambient light sensor, to the color reproduction, the refresh rate, or the eye comfort mode.

Grayscales (7.6-inch panel, profile: Natural, target color space: sRGB)
Grayscales (7.6-inch panel, profile: Natural, target color space: sRGB)
Colors (7.6-inch panel, profile: Natural, target color space: sRGB)
Colors (7.6-inch panel, profile: Natural, target color space: sRGB)
Color space (7.6-inch panel, profile: Natural, target color space: sRGB)
Color space (7.6-inch panel, profile: Natural, target color space: sRGB)
Saturation (7.6-inch panel, profile: Natural, target color space: sRGB)
Saturation (7.6-inch panel, profile: Natural, target color space: sRGB)
Grayscales (7.6-inch panel, profile: Vivid, white balance: Warm, target color space: DCI-P3)
Grayscales (7.6-inch panel, profile: Vivid, white balance: Warm, target color space: DCI-P3)
Colors (7.6-inch panel, profile: Vivid, white balance: Warm, target color space: DCI-P3)
Colors (7.6-inch panel, profile: Vivid, white balance: Warm, target color space: DCI-P3)
Color space (7.6-inch panel, profile: Vivid, white balance: Warm, target color space: DCI-P3)
Color space (7.6-inch panel, profile: Vivid, white balance: Warm, target color space: DCI-P3)
Saturation (7.6-inch panel, profile: Vivid, white balance: Warm, target color space: DCI-P3)
Saturation (7.6-inch panel, profile: Vivid, white balance: Warm, target color space: DCI-P3)
Grayscales (7.6-inch panel, profile: Vivid, white balance: Warm, target color space: DCI-P3)
Grayscales (7.6-inch panel, profile: Vivid, white balance: Warm, target color space: DCI-P3)
Colors (6.2-inch panel, profile: Natural, target color space: sRGB)
Colors (6.2-inch panel, profile: Natural, target color space: sRGB)
Color space (6.2-inch panel, profile: Natural, target color space: sRGB)
Color space (6.2-inch panel, profile: Natural, target color space: sRGB)
Saturation (6.2-inch panel, profile: Natural, target color space: sRGB)
Saturation (6.2-inch panel, profile: Natural, target color space: sRGB)

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
2.4 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 1.2 ms rise
↘ 1.2 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 1 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (23.8 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
10.4 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 5.2 ms rise
↘ 5.2 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 12 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (37.7 ms).

Outdoors, the Samsung Galaxy Fold3 5G leaves a very good impression, and it remains legible even in direct sunlight, although the external display shows minor advantages when it comes to reflection properties.

If you don't use the ambient light sensor, you will still get a brightness boost when the sensor is exposed to a correspondingly high amount of light in order to ensure the best possible readability at all times.

In sunlight
In sunlight
In the shade
In the shade
External display in sunlight
External display in sunlight

Thanks to the OLED technology that is used, the viewing-angle stability of both displays is very good. The screen looks a bit cooler at flat viewing angles, and the brightness decreases, but we didn't find this to be bothersome.

Viewing-angle stability
Viewing-angle stability

Performance - Slowed-down Snapdragon 888

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G is powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 888, which is supported by 12 GB of LPDDR5 RAM. The integrated Adreno 660 is responsible for graphics processing.

We found the benchmarks to be a bit weaker than expected. While the CPU still performs as expected in Geekbench's single-core test, it's 3% below the average when all cores are being used, which is definitely tolerable. The 3DMark benchmark shows that the GPU performance is the biggest problem. Due to the high pixel count, the SoC is put under more strain in the on-screen tests, and it even generates results in the older Sling Shot benchmarks instead of returning "Maxed Out!" as the score, which is the case with other smartphones that use the SD888. However, the stress test will show that significant performance losses are to be expected over time, and the Fold3 is at least 23% below the target in GFXBench's offscreen tests as well.

In everyday use, however, the slowed down performance of the Snapdragon chip isn't noticeable; its capabilities are too great for that.

Geekbench 5.3
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
1135 Points ∼86%
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ (Plus), Adreno 650, 12288
983 Points ∼74% -13%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
1107 Points ∼83% -2%
Huawei Mate Xs
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
766 Points ∼58% -33%
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
Apple A14 Bionic, A14 Bionic GPU, 6144
1326 Points ∼100% +17%
Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
989 Points ∼75% -13%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G
  (989 - 1156, n=21)
1121 Points ∼85% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (58 - 1755, n=249, last 2 years)
596 Points ∼45% -47%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
3485 Points ∼97%
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ (Plus), Adreno 650, 12288
3012 Points ∼84% -14%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
3471 Points ∼96% 0%
Huawei Mate Xs
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
2972 Points ∼83% -15%
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
Apple A14 Bionic, A14 Bionic GPU, 6144
3476 Points ∼97% 0%
Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
3462 Points ∼96% -1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G
  (3379 - 3810, n=21)
3599 Points ∼100% +3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (248 - 4829, n=249, last 2 years)
2028 Points ∼56% -42%
Vulkan Score 5.3 (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
4362 Points ∼91%
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ (Plus), Adreno 650, 12288
3545 Points ∼74% -19%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
3926 Points ∼82% -10%
Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
4287 Points ∼90% -2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G
  (3894 - 6176, n=20)
4777 Points ∼100% +10%
Average of class Smartphone
  (72 - 6524, n=146, last 2 years)
2188 Points ∼46% -50%
OpenCL Score 5.3 (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
4663 Points ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ (Plus), Adreno 650, 12288
3533 Points ∼76% -24%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
3100 Points ∼66% -34%
Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
4599 Points ∼99% -1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G
  (3100 - 4764, n=20)
4582 Points ∼98% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (255 - 7514, n=148, last 2 years)
2273 Points ∼49% -51%
PCMark for Android - Work 3.0 (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
12103 Points ∼82%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
12374 Points ∼84% +2%
Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
13982 Points ∼95% +16%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G
  (11705 - 17085, n=15)
14724 Points ∼100% +22%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4436 - 17085, n=68, last 2 years)
9959 Points ∼68% -18%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
8055 Points ∼96%
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ (Plus), Adreno 650, 12288
8272 Points ∼98% +3%
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ (Plus), Adreno 650, 12288
8272 Points ∼98% +3%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
7991 Points ∼95% -1%
Huawei Mate Xs
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
4076 Points ∼48% -49%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G
  (7991 - 9221, n=3)
8422 Points ∼100% +5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (68 - 11256, n=236, last 2 years)
3483 Points ∼41% -57%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
10261 Points ∼92%
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ (Plus), Adreno 650, 12288
11107 Points ∼99% +8%
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ (Plus), Adreno 650, 12288
11107 Points ∼99% +8%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
10111 Points ∼90% -1%
Huawei Mate Xs
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
4044 Points ∼36% -61%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G
  (10111 - 13263, n=3)
11212 Points ∼100% +9%
Average of class Smartphone
  (54 - 16670, n=236, last 2 years)
4066 Points ∼36% -60%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
4597 Points ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ (Plus), Adreno 650, 12288
4369 Points ∼95% -5%
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ (Plus), Adreno 650, 12288
4369 Points ∼95% -5%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
4609 Points ∼100% 0%
Huawei Mate Xs
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
4192 Points ∼91% -9%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G
  (4462 - 4609, n=3)
4556 Points ∼99% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (607 - 5301, n=236, last 2 years)
2816 Points ∼61% -39%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
8257 Points ∼82%
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ (Plus), Adreno 650, 12288
8709 Points ∼87% +5%
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ (Plus), Adreno 650, 12288
8709 Points ∼87% +5%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
8320 Points ∼83% +1%
Huawei Mate Xs
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
4213 Points ∼42% -49%
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
Apple A14 Bionic, A14 Bionic GPU, 6144
8333 Points ∼83% +1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G
  (8257 - 11302, n=15)
10026 Points ∼100% +21%
Average of class Smartphone
  (149 - 11895, n=259, last 2 years)
4237 Points ∼42% -49%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
10491 Points ∼48%
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ (Plus), Adreno 650, 12288
11617 Points ∼53% +11%
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ (Plus), Adreno 650, 12288
11617 Points ∼53% +11%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
10551 Points ∼48% +1%
Huawei Mate Xs
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
4064 Points ∼18% -61%
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
Apple A14 Bionic, A14 Bionic GPU, 6144
22052 Points ∼100% +110%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G
  (10491 - 16863, n=15)
14739 Points ∼67% +40%
Average of class Smartphone
  (122 - 31940, n=259, last 2 years)
5444 Points ∼25% -48%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
4731 Points ∼98%
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ (Plus), Adreno 650, 12288
4642 Points ∼96% -2%
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ (Plus), Adreno 650, 12288
4642 Points ∼96% -2%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
4782 Points ∼99% +1%
Huawei Mate Xs
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
4836 Points ∼100% +2%
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
Apple A14 Bionic, A14 Bionic GPU, 6144
2622 Points ∼54% -45%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G
  (3562 - 5344, n=15)
4792 Points ∼99% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (620 - 5784, n=257, last 2 years)
3019 Points ∼62% -36%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
6140 Points ∼85%
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ (Plus), Adreno 650, 12288
7224 Points ∼100% +18%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
Points ∼0% -100%
Huawei Mate Xs
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
5689 Points ∼79% -7%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G
  (6140 - 7596, n=2)
6868 Points ∼95% +12%
Average of class Smartphone
  (78 - 9138, n=233, last 2 years)
2678 Points ∼37% -56%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
6816 Points ∼76%
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ (Plus), Adreno 650, 12288
9008 Points ∼100% +32%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
Points ∼0% -100%
Huawei Mate Xs
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
6265 Points ∼70% -8%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G
  (6816 - 9436, n=2)
8126 Points ∼90% +19%
Average of class Smartphone
  (62 - 11573, n=233, last 2 years)
2836 Points ∼31% -58%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
4557 Points ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ (Plus), Adreno 650, 12288
4266 Points ∼94% -6%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
Points ∼0% -100%
Huawei Mate Xs
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
4305 Points ∼94% -6%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G
  (4514 - 4557, n=2)
4536 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (435 - 5318, n=233, last 2 years)
2835 Points ∼62% -38%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
8804 Points ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ (Plus), Adreno 650, 12288
7909 Points ∼90% -10%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
7074 Points ∼80% -20%
Huawei Mate Xs
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
4422 Points ∼50% -50%
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
Apple A14 Bionic, A14 Bionic GPU, 6144
7294 Points ∼83% -17%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G
  (6110 - 9839, n=16)
8738 Points ∼99% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (91 - 9839, n=260, last 2 years)
3460 Points ∼39% -61%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
11775 Points ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ (Plus), Adreno 650, 12288
10043 Points ∼85% -15%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
7930 Points ∼67% -33%
Huawei Mate Xs
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
5672 Points ∼48% -52%
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
Apple A14 Bionic, A14 Bionic GPU, 6144
11824 Points ∼100% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G
  (7930 - 12914, n=16)
11691 Points ∼99% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (73 - 16221, n=260, last 2 years)
3993 Points ∼34% -66%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
4675 Points ∼91%
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ (Plus), Adreno 650, 12288
4536 Points ∼88% -3%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
5134 Points ∼100% +10%
Huawei Mate Xs
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
2497 Points ∼49% -47%
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
Apple A14 Bionic, A14 Bionic GPU, 6144
3115 Points ∼61% -33%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G
  (2579 - 5366, n=16)
4723 Points ∼92% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (620 - 5793, n=260, last 2 years)
3055 Points ∼60% -35%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ (Plus), Adreno 650, 12288
5960 Points ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
Points ∼0%
Huawei Mate Xs
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
3948 Points ∼66%
Average of class Smartphone
  (426 - 6977, n=198, last 2 years)
2620 Points ∼44%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ (Plus), Adreno 650, 12288
7613 Points ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
Points ∼0%
Huawei Mate Xs
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
4046 Points ∼53%
Average of class Smartphone
  (349 - 11259, n=198, last 2 years)
2940 Points ∼39%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ (Plus), Adreno 650, 12288
3386 Points ∼93%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
Points ∼0%
Huawei Mate Xs
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
3638 Points ∼100%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1786 - 4061, n=198, last 2 years)
2641 Points ∼73%
Wild Life Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
5381 Points ∼95%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
3958 Points ∼70% -26%
Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
5689 Points ∼100% +6%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G
  (3958 - 5942, n=20)
5653 Points ∼99% +5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (153 - 9386, n=113, last 2 years)
2968 Points ∼52% -45%
Wild Life Unlimited Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
4418 Points ∼77%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
3959 Points ∼69% -10%
Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
5734 Points ∼100% +30%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G
  (3959 - 5925, n=20)
5574 Points ∼97% +26%
Average of class Smartphone
  (174 - 11700, n=109, last 2 years)
3100 Points ∼54% -30%
Wild Life Extreme (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
1503 Points ∼97%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
1236 Points ∼80% -18%
Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
1552 Points ∼100% +3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G
  (1236 - 1559, n=15)
1503 Points ∼97% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (83 - 3059, n=61, last 2 years)
953 Points ∼61% -37%
Wild Life Extreme Unlimited (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
997 Points ∼67%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
1077 Points ∼72% +8%
Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
1498 Points ∼100% +50%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G
  (997 - 1555, n=15)
1417 Points ∼95% +42%
Average of class Smartphone
  (101 - 2864, n=58, last 2 years)
931 Points ∼62% -7%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
112 fps ∼93%
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ (Plus), Adreno 650, 12288
114 fps ∼95% +2%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
116 fps ∼97% +4%
Huawei Mate Xs
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
58 fps ∼48% -48%
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
Apple A14 Bionic, A14 Bionic GPU, 6144
60 fps ∼50% -46%
Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
120 fps ∼100% +7%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G
  (60 - 143, n=15)
103 fps ∼86% -8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (8.2 - 143, n=204, last 2 years)
61.7 fps ∼51% -45%
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
173 fps ∼55%
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ (Plus), Adreno 650, 12288
171 fps ∼54% -1%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
175 fps ∼56% +1%
Huawei Mate Xs
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
139 fps ∼44% -20%
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
Apple A14 Bionic, A14 Bionic GPU, 6144
313.8 fps ∼100% +81%
Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
281 fps ∼90% +62%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G
  (173 - 290, n=15)
248 fps ∼79% +43%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4.3 - 417, n=204, last 2 years)
117 fps ∼37% -32%
GFXBench 3.0
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
73 fps ∼74%
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ (Plus), Adreno 650, 12288
75 fps ∼77% +3%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
90 fps ∼92% +23%
Huawei Mate Xs
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
47 fps ∼48% -36%
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
Apple A14 Bionic, A14 Bionic GPU, 6144
59.8 fps ∼61% -18%
Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
98 fps ∼100% +34%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G
  (55 - 120, n=15)
92.3 fps ∼94% +26%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4.5 - 120, n=202, last 2 years)
49.3 fps ∼50% -32%
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
108 fps ∼61%
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ (Plus), Adreno 650, 12288
110 fps ∼62% +2%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
104 fps ∼59% -4%
Huawei Mate Xs
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
81 fps ∼46% -25%
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
Apple A14 Bionic, A14 Bionic GPU, 6144
170.4 fps ∼96% +58%
Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
177 fps ∼100% +64%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G
  (101 - 177, n=15)
143 fps ∼81% +32%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1 - 229, n=203, last 2 years)
68.1 fps ∼38% -37%
GFXBench 3.1
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
44 fps ∼62%
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ (Plus), Adreno 650, 12288
46 fps ∼65% +5%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
61 fps ∼86% +39%
Huawei Mate Xs
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
26 fps ∼37% -41%
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
Apple A14 Bionic, A14 Bionic GPU, 6144
59 fps ∼83% +34%
Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
62 fps ∼87% +41%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G
  (36 - 105, n=15)
70.9 fps ∼100% +61%
Average of class Smartphone
  (3.1 - 106, n=201, last 2 years)
38.3 fps ∼54% -13%
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
75 fps ∼62%
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ (Plus), Adreno 650, 12288
75 fps ∼62% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
75 fps ∼62% 0%
Huawei Mate Xs
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
51 fps ∼42% -32%
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
Apple A14 Bionic, A14 Bionic GPU, 6144
106 fps ∼88% +41%
Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
121 fps ∼100% +61%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G
  (69 - 121, n=15)
98.9 fps ∼82% +32%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.4 - 151, n=201, last 2 years)
46.8 fps ∼39% -38%
GFXBench
on screen Car Chase Onscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
26 fps ∼58%
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ (Plus), Adreno 650, 12288
29 fps ∼64% +12%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
35 fps ∼78% +35%
Huawei Mate Xs
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
17 fps ∼38% -35%
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
Apple A14 Bionic, A14 Bionic GPU, 6144
42.9 fps ∼95% +65%
Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
35 fps ∼78% +35%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G
  (26 - 61, n=15)
45 fps ∼100% +73%
Average of class Smartphone
  (3.3 - 61, n=200, last 2 years)
24.1 fps ∼54% -7%
off screen Car Chase Offscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
44 fps ∼59%
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ (Plus), Adreno 650, 12288
46 fps ∼61% +5%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
44 fps ∼59% 0%
Huawei Mate Xs
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
32 fps ∼43% -27%
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
Apple A14 Bionic, A14 Bionic GPU, 6144
75 fps ∼100% +70%
Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
71 fps ∼95% +61%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G
  (42 - 72, n=15)
59.5 fps ∼79% +35%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.8 - 96.6, n=200, last 2 years)
28.2 fps ∼38% -36%
Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
32 fps ∼53%
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ (Plus), Adreno 650, 12288
34 fps ∼57% +6%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
43 fps ∼72% +34%
Huawei Mate Xs
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
60 fps ∼100% +88%
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
Apple A14 Bionic, A14 Bionic GPU, 6144
53.5 fps ∼89% +67%
Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
44 fps ∼73% +38%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G
  (32 - 73, n=20)
55.1 fps ∼92% +72%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.5 - 73, n=267, last 2 years)
24.1 fps ∼40% -25%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
54 fps ∼33%
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ (Plus), Adreno 650, 12288
46 fps ∼28% -15%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
46 fps ∼28% -15%
Huawei Mate Xs
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
165 fps ∼100% +206%
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
Apple A14 Bionic, A14 Bionic GPU, 6144
85 fps ∼52% +57%
Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
85 fps ∼52% +57%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G
  (46 - 87, n=21)
71 fps ∼43% +31%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.95 - 257, n=267, last 2 years)
28.4 fps ∼17% -47%
Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
27 fps ∼59%
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ (Plus), Adreno 650, 12288
23 fps ∼50% -15%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
32 fps ∼70% +19%
Huawei Mate Xs
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
46 fps ∼100% +70%
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
Apple A14 Bionic, A14 Bionic GPU, 6144
40 fps ∼87% +48%
Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
26 fps ∼57% -4%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G
  (25 - 46, n=20)
37.4 fps ∼81% +39%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 60, n=268, last 2 years)
16.2 fps ∼35% -40%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
22 fps ∼32%
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ (Plus), Adreno 650, 12288
22 fps ∼32% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
19 fps ∼28% -14%
Huawei Mate Xs
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
68 fps ∼100% +209%
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
Apple A14 Bionic, A14 Bionic GPU, 6144
30 fps ∼44% +36%
Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
30 fps ∼44% +36%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G
  (19 - 32, n=20)
27.7 fps ∼41% +26%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.35 - 101, n=268, last 2 years)
11 fps ∼16% -50%
Antutu v9 - Total Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
714178 Points ∼89%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
636471 Points ∼79% -11%
Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
801983 Points ∼100% +12%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G
  (636471 - 815441, n=12)
774425 Points ∼97% +8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (121238 - 815441, n=58, last 2 years)
502616 Points ∼63% -30%
AnTuTu v8 - Total Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
575515 Points ∼82%
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ (Plus), Adreno 650, 12288
589249 Points ∼84% +2%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
569595 Points ∼81% -1%
Huawei Mate Xs
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
470692 Points ∼67% -18%
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
Apple A14 Bionic, A14 Bionic GPU, 6144
510245 Points ∼72% -11%
Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
705684 Points ∼100% +23%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G
  (569595 - 740847, n=11)
683568 Points ∼97% +19%
Average of class Smartphone
  (53335 - 727247, n=178, last 2 years)
346046 Points ∼49% -40%
VRMark - Amber Room (sort by value)
Huawei Mate Xs
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
4980 Score ∼100%
Average of class Smartphone
  (421 - 7649, n=52, last 2 years)
3216 Score ∼65%
AImark - Score v2.x (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
254430 Points ∼97%
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
Apple A14 Bionic, A14 Bionic GPU, 6144
92533 Points ∼35% -64%
Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
262983 Points ∼100% +3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G
  (171404 - 264766, n=11)
240122 Points ∼91% -6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4293 - 273221, n=78, last 2 years)
69094 Points ∼26% -73%
Basemark GPU 1.2
1280x720 OpenGL Simple Offscreen (sort by value)
Huawei Mate Xs
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
275.84 (45min - 1209.83max) fps ∼100%
Average of class Smartphone
  (38.8 - 537, n=15, last 2 years)
228 fps ∼83%
1920x1080 OpenGL Medium Offscreen (sort by value)
Huawei Mate Xs
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
63.9 (19.8min - 113.76max) fps ∼84%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4.7 - 1902, n=49, last 2 years)
76.3 fps ∼100%
OpenGL Medium Native (sort by value)
Huawei Mate Xs
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
21.38 (8.63min - 39.25max) fps ∼31%
Average of class Smartphone
  (5 - 1736, n=48, last 2 years)
69 fps ∼100%
1280x720 Vulkan Simple Offscreen (sort by value)
Huawei Mate Xs
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
265.49 (28.03min - 1953.21max) fps ∼88%
Average of class Smartphone
  (36.2 - 2982, n=43, last 2 years)
302 fps ∼100%
1920x1080 Vulkan Medium Offscreen (sort by value)
Huawei Mate Xs
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
54.41 (22.66min - 105.26max) fps ∼69%
Average of class Smartphone
  (8.79 - 1962, n=47, last 2 years)
78.4 fps ∼100%
Vulkan Medium Native (sort by value)
Huawei Mate Xs
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
22.56 (9.84min - 36.21max) fps ∼33%
Average of class Smartphone
  (10.5 - 1746, n=47, last 2 years)
68.1 fps ∼100%
BaseMark OS II
Overall (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
6252 Points ∼96%
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ (Plus), Adreno 650, 12288
5480 Points ∼84% -12%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
5908 Points ∼91% -6%
Huawei Mate Xs
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
4640 Points ∼71% -26%
Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
6365 Points ∼98% +2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G
  (5908 - 6959, n=15)
6507 Points ∼100% +4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (615 - 7123, n=189, last 2 years)
3806 Points ∼58% -39%
System (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
10837 Points ∼96%
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ (Plus), Adreno 650, 12288
9196 Points ∼81% -15%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
11319 Points ∼100% +4%
Huawei Mate Xs
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
8823 Points ∼78% -19%
Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
9696 Points ∼86% -11%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G
  (9696 - 11774, n=15)
10888 Points ∼96% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1160 - 11774, n=189, last 2 years)
6883 Points ∼61% -36%
Memory (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
6933 Points ∼93%
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ (Plus), Adreno 650, 12288
6141 Points ∼82% -11%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
6208 Points ∼83% -10%
Huawei Mate Xs
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
6453 Points ∼87% -7%
Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
7453 Points ∼100% +8%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G
  (5352 - 9044, n=15)
7341 Points ∼98% +6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (522 - 9044, n=189, last 2 years)
4527 Points ∼61% -35%
Graphics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
13750 Points ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ (Plus), Adreno 650, 12288
11992 Points ∼87% -13%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
9399 Points ∼68% -32%
Huawei Mate Xs
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
8570 Points ∼62% -38%
Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
12776 Points ∼93% -7%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G
  (9399 - 15739, n=15)
13581 Points ∼99% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (349 - 15739, n=189, last 2 years)
5945 Points ∼43% -57%
Web (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
1479 Points ∼80%
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ (Plus), Adreno 650, 12288
1331 Points ∼72% -10%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
1845 Points ∼100% +25%
Huawei Mate Xs
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
950 Points ∼51% -36%
Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
1782 Points ∼97% +20%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G
  (1434 - 1983, n=15)
1699 Points ∼92% +15%
Average of class Smartphone
  (10 - 2169, n=189, last 2 years)
1302 Points ∼71% -12%

The browser performance is really good, but in view of the powerful configuration, it could have been a bit faster. Only the iPhone is in a league of its own.

Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max (Safari 14)
158.281 Points ∼100% +85%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G (61.3 - 119, n=10)
94.5 Points ∼60% +10%
Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra (Chrome91)
94.324 Points ∼60% +10%
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G (Chrome 92)
85.621 Points ∼54%
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G (Chrome 85)
75.493 Points ∼48% -12%
Huawei Mate Xs (Huawei Browser 10.1)
55.781 Points ∼35% -35%
Average of class Smartphone (12.4 - 182, n=177, last 2 years)
52.7 Points ∼33% -38%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max (Safari 14)
375.22 Points ∼100% +148%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G (Chrome 93)
197.67 Points ∼53% +31%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G (119 - 210, n=14)
167 Points ∼45% +11%
Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra (Chrome91)
160.92 Points ∼43% +7%
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G (Chrome 92)
151.08 Points ∼40%
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G (Chrome 85)
131.53 Points ∼35% -13%
Huawei Mate Xs (Huawei Browser 10.1)
103.59 Points ∼28% -31%
Average of class Smartphone (10.8 - 414, n=187, last 2 years)
95.6 Points ∼25% -37%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max (Safari 14)
188 runs/min ∼100% +201%
Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra (Chrome91)
98 runs/min ∼52% +57%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G (54.7 - 114, n=9)
84 runs/min ∼45% +34%
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G (Chome 85)
73.3 runs/min ∼39% +17%
Huawei Mate Xs (Huawei Browser 10.1)
63.1 runs/min ∼34% +1%
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G (Chrome 92)
62.5 runs/min ∼33%
Average of class Smartphone (9 - 244, n=163, last 2 years)
52.2 runs/min ∼28% -16%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max (Safari 14)
191 Points ∼100% +22%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G (Chrome 93)
156 Points ∼82% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G (Chrome 92)
156 Points ∼82%
Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra (Chrome91)
141 Points ∼74% -10%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G (103 - 166, n=13)
140 Points ∼73% -10%
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G (Chrome 85)
114 Points ∼60% -27%
Huawei Mate Xs (Huawei Browser 10.1)
98 Points ∼51% -37%
Average of class Smartphone (20 - 252, n=193, last 2 years)
80.9 Points ∼42% -48%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max (Safari 14)
58632 Points ∼100% +76%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G (Chrome 93)
36969 Points ∼63% +11%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G (23491 - 46075, n=15)
34811 Points ∼59% +4%
Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra (Chrome91)
33423 Points ∼57% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G (Chrome 92)
33404 Points ∼57%
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G (Chrome 85)
26906 Points ∼46% -19%
Huawei Mate Xs (Huawei Browser 10.1)
20917 Points ∼36% -37%
Average of class Smartphone (1986 - 64222, n=201, last 2 years)
18720 Points ∼32% -44%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (414 - 29635, n=203, last 2 years)
3764 ms * ∼100% -292%
Huawei Mate Xs (Huawei Browser 10.1)
2219.3 ms * ∼59% -131%
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G (Chrome 85)
1930.7 ms * ∼51% -101%
Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra (Chrome91)
1782.32 ms * ∼47% -86%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G (919 - 1841, n=15)
1368 ms * ∼36% -43%
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G (Chrome 92)
959.3 ms * ∼25%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G (Chrome 93)
950 ms * ∼25% +1%
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max (Safari 14)
467 ms * ∼12% +51%

* ... smaller is better

The UFS 3.1 storage's speed is extremely fast, but some competitors can do even better, especially when it comes to small data blocks.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5GSamsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5GSamsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5GHuawei Mate XsXiaomi Mi 11 UltraAverage 256 GB UFS 3.1 FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
1%
9%
-8%
21%
11%
-45%
Sequential Read 256KB
1933.52
1681
-13%
1619.57
-16%
1766.63
-9%
1928.39
0%
1768 ?(1330 - 2037, n=24)
-9%
807 ?(41.9 - 2037, n=273, last 2 years)
-58%
Sequential Write 256KB
789.71
756.6
-4%
749.82
-5%
402.67
-49%
756.12
-4%
827 ?(552 - 1559, n=24)
5%
365 ?(11.9 - 1321, n=273, last 2 years)
-54%
Random Read 4KB
215.54
232.1
8%
276.6
28%
202.85
-6%
259.29
20%
252 ?(181 - 325, n=24)
17%
142 ?(13.5 - 325, n=273, last 2 years)
-34%
Random Write 4KB
195.67
220.6
13%
250.56
28%
259.08
32%
329.72
69%
258 ?(180 - 370, n=24)
32%
132 ?(5.5 - 330, n=273, last 2 years)
-33%

Games - Great visibility with the Fold3

The technical specifications make the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G ideal for gaming: A fast SoC, plenty of storage, excellently positioned stereo speakers, and a large 120 Hz OLED display.

Despite the somewhat sluggish Snapdragon, there's nothing to complain about in terms of gaming performance either, something that we verified with GameBench. A constant 60 FPS is possible in PUBG Mobile in the HD setting, and even with the highest detail settings enabled, the Fold3 doesn't experience any stuttering. Asphalt 9 runs smoothly as well.

It's particularly positive that the titles that we tested are able to use the complete area of the 7.6-inch display, which provides great visibility, especially in shooters or tactical games, and it's much lighter than a tablet.

Asphalt 9
Asphalt 9
PUBG Mobile
PUBG Mobile
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