Samsung Galaxy Fold Review
Samsung Galaxy Fold Review Hey this looks familiar and that’s because it is this is the new updated fixed Samsung Galaxy fold what’s up guys to be here so a little refresher for those who may not have heard or may have forgotten the original story so as it goes Samsung announced a crazy folding phone in February Galaxy fold later in the year it starts the press cycle so I got my hands on one I did my first impressions video and then I got the phone in the studio did an unboxing the whole deal I’ll chop all the links below in case you want to go watch those so there were a small handful of review units in the wild and then one by one including mine they started breaking for various reasons so Samsung recalled all those review units they took mine back everyone else gave theirs back and they took them behind closed doors and started working on figuring out what went wrong and trying to fix it and of course during all this there’s all the the doubters and the haters of course like all there’s no way they’re gonna actually try to relaunch this phone it’s doomed it’s just nothing should happen like this it’s canceled maybe maybe it’s canceled but all that brings us to right now as you can see it isn’t canceled its back they’ve fixed it and I’m actually starting to ship this thing so even though I already reviewed the original Galaxy fold and all its quirks and all the things I liked and disliked about it we’re gonna take another look at it what’s different with this fixed one and I want to show you the updates and some extra thoughts and opinions.
Samsung Galaxy Fold Display
I’ve had so just looking at the new fold you know you can tell of course it’s very similar in fact even if you paid super close attention to the original you might not be able to tell exactly what is fixed about this new version so here we go number one that thin layer that appeared to be a screen protector but is actually part of the display that may have been peeled off by some people that’s now extended all the way to the edges and it’s tucked underneath the display bezel right up to the corners and the sides so not only don’t you mistake it as a screen protector and try to peel it but you physically can so that’s good then too they’ve added these t-shaped caps at the top and bottom of the display right at the hinge to prevent any dust or debris from basically getting into the hinge itself so if you look at footage of the old Galaxy fold it doesn’t have these and honestly it’s a I guess a little surprising in hindsight that it didn’t have this or that they didn’t think of this I mean it was kind of wild that the fold had big gaps here basically before and it looked crazy that you could just have stuff get into the phone so it’s good to see that these are sealed off now now it’s not like liquid or water resistant or anything with these caps but it’s just a little bit more protective than it was before and then there’s other very subtle things like the gap the hinge makes when the phone is closed is a little bit smaller so you can see a crack still through the middle but just barely I don’t think this has as much of an effect on durability as people might say but this is true about it and the hinge mechanism itself is a little more firm and I realize this comparison means pretty much nothing to anyone because almost nobody has felt the hinge of the original Galaxy fold.
But I am noticing it has a more firm snap to placing it flat and then unsnapping it from flat other than that it’s still the same you know the same wild phone that is a thin screened mini phone when it’s closed and a seven inch square mini tablet when it’s open the same folding phone with a wireless charging reverse wireless charging it’s the same phone with six cameras three on the back all really high-end two on the inside and one on the front cover and all that means it’s still fun and it’s still a unique experience for gaming for web browsing it’s awesome for email.