I know you know it’s hard, listen, sometimes it’s hard for us guys and you don’t admit you’re wrong, and you may not know this, but i definitely had my doubts about foldables right at a distance i’m. Like you know what i don’t see the cost. All these reasons – and i think those reasons are still somewhat valid – i don’t think this is going to be this full it’s still so weird to do that. I don’t think they’re going to be mainstream per se, but i think there’s still a place for it and that’s where i was wrong just because it may not be for someone else or maybe it’s not for me and we’ll get to that a minute. It doesn’t mean that it’s not for someone, and so i like that, samsung and even apple, to an extent they offer devices that fit different people’s needs once desires, right and so i’d, rather see something like affordable, be available for those me and you that may want It um, and rather than just kind of this well, you know: listen it’s, not gon na appeal to 99 of people. So therefore, we shouldn’t make it uh because you never know maybe this will take off, but i think right now, because of the price, the fragility or fragile. If you get that reference um, that is probably going to keep most people away. But what i can say is i was wrong. I changed my mind about the whole concept of foldables.
If you will, i think, there’s a place for them, which i didn’t before, and i never did a video about hating on them, because i’m not going to get any foldables, are dumb, i’ve, never used one but here’s. Why they’re stupid? We have enough of that commentary on youtube. Am i right uh and again i bought this with my own money. I know people sometimes ask. Did you was this given to you i’m? Like listen, you probably didn’t see my channel yeah i’m, not i’m, not sponsored by anyone and if their sponsors out there, probably uh. Probably the last channel you’re gon na want to consider, because you know i’m gon na be honest. I’M, not a tech influencer where it’s like hey play ball with me. I’Ll play ball with you. I don’t want to play with you as weird as that sounds looking at the camera uh. So anyway, let’s go through a few things now i’m torn right, because i could do like top five things. I, like you, know five things i dislike and kind of keep that going back and forth as it ages or i could do reviews but listen, listen on youtube tech reviews that are less than 10 minutes i’m, like how how i don’t know how’s the thing so I’M gon na give you some things that i like you. Let me know if you like this format or another one. Maybe i can do listen if i did a full, deep dive review, not even a deep dive, because now that’s now deep dive means it’s more than 10 minutes.
A full review would be literally probably two hours and listen that’s, a lot of footage and that’s a lot of expectation for really you guys right. What are you gon na do for two hours sitting there look at me. You probably already checked out if you didn’t, i’m happy you’re here, i need to believe in myself more than youtube allows me to uh anyway, let’s get into it fold and give you guys context if you’re new here i’ve been using ios for a long time. I got the s21 ultra the galaxy watch, the the tam, the tab s7 plus some of these names. I have all the stuff now right, the buzz pro loving it. But again i wanted. I wanted to try the fold out and and and see if it lived up to the hype and it does. But there are some there’s some things that i would still be tepid about recommending, but anyway number one is: can you guess screen right? So, for me, the screens are actually really really nice. Now the front panel, which is a lot bigger than it used to be, is 120 it’s, not i’m. Sorry it’s, not 120 hertz. I noticed that, but it’s not a deal breaker right and here’s the thing i actually find this. This is where it gets kind of weird for me, because it’s almost like you’re getting a tablet and a phone at the same time and you get the convenience of a smaller phone right these days with the 12 pro max, and these massive 6.
5 to 7 inch Screen phones like that’s, it it’s finite in its eyes, so you know you’re getting a brick right. This is nice because it’s, like you, get that pocketable smaller, like screen size on one hand literally, then you open it up, and then you have a 7.6 inch screen. So it’s like oh, this is kind of nice because you know day in day out just kind of using it cool. I don’t need to open it up all the way, but then, when you’re sitting down relaxing chilling, you can open that thing up and you got like a tablet. So from a price perspective, you can justify it that way, and rightfully so you know, if you’re looking at getting a tablet and a phone well, both of those combined depending what you’re looking at it’s going to be 1500 bucks more or less on the on the Low end so again for this, you can get this for around that price. Again, it could replace your tablet very much so the one thing i did wish it had, though, was s pen support. I know why it doesn’t, but i think in the future it will that’s going to be that’s going to be insane. Having a tablet unfortunately have a pen – and hopefully they can embed it or even in the case like they do with the s21 ultra i’d. Be a fan of that, and so both displays are great inside display.
Obviously, the main display 120 hertz is so nice uh. Listen. If you don’t see it, you should figure out a way to see it. I don’t know how to put it. It looks fantastic uh and then again on the front. It doesn’t have 120 hertz, but it’s definitely good enough for what you need to do. The keys are kind of tiny but again it’s. Not ideally they want you to open this thing up and use it. So both screens are serviceable, but man, the inside screen’s, super bright it’s right up there with the pro max uh. I think the color i’m a little i’m more of a saturated fan than i am like one of those. No, the muted color profile. No. Give me that, like i want to see the colors uh, so the screens are great uh and a few other things here, i’ve written down, because i got to write them down as i find because i’ll forget my mind. If you can’t tell it’s all over the place, um design, i kind of touched based on that again. This thing feels like like art. I don’t know how you i don’t know how it feels like art, but if you go, what i’m saying it’s like you hold this and you’re like this is solid, like there’s, no there’s, no creaks there’s, no, like ah, like you, remember, the motorola, razer foldable phone. Probably most of you don’t, because i i don’t even remember if it stayed out, i think after a month they were giving them away.
Kinda um, if you have it hey that’s great i’m, just saying there was like a lot of like noisiness like he’s, like i don’t, have confidence in this thing being reliable and for that much money it better, be and so design wise. I am a fan of this. I love that it has type c. I love this industrial kind of design. They have yes it’s a little bit chunkier than a normal phone, but you know that going in these aren’t surprises and so that’s. Why i’m not gon na you know i’m, not gon na beat that to death uh but again design wise great, no design flaws that i can see. I left the screen protector on there. I know some people feel a certain way: there’s, no white stone, dome for obvious reasons, but uh. You know, hey, listen, just be careful with this. You know and that’s kind of a point i do have here again talking about some of the things i’d be nervous recommending this, for is the durability aspect of things right. There is no ip rating granted even for ip rated phones. I still don’t treat them as such. Like i’m, not yes, you’re less concerned about water, but i still don’t go out of my way like i know, there’s tests of dunking it and having it scuba dive thousand leagues under the sea; that’s not i’m, not going to proactively expose my stuff to water. Just because here’s the thing guess what happens any phone that has an ip rating if it breaks from water, it doesn’t matter they’re not going to do anything it’s it’s up to there’s, all these ambiguous.
Oh, you could resist water i’m like dude. In my mind, no electronic device is is completely resistant to any type of damage right so to me, that’s i’m, not going to use this differently than i would a waterproof phone right, they’re all they’re all gadgets that have the propensity to break uh so but again Fragility right, depending on your work, environment, a bunch of other things. This is something that you still, i would you’re gon na baby it, even if you don’t mean to you’re gon na baby. It now i know flossie just when he had the z flip. He was like i’m gon na i’m gon na flip. This i go. Listen it’s meant to be used so i’m in between right i’m. Not on that end, where i’m, like you know, first of all, you do you see this looks like flossy but i’m. Also now, on the other end, where i’m like holding this like it’s, a piece of glass right so it’s, definitely it it’s. It can be used it’s, probably the best way to put it um, but just just throwing that out there for some people that maybe are interested in it if you’re, even if you’re, if, if you’re considering it, but your one question is hey. I need it to be durable, i would probably skip it. I know speaking makes a nice case, but then that adds bulk, so you got to figure that out on your own um.
The one thing i do really like is uh the app side by side right and i don’t understand this aspect. I’M gon na go in a little bit of a rain here. I don’t understand the commentary from like ios you and i am where is it hold on? I got just so. I have proof because people are like. Oh you just hate on apple literally sitting here, charging on the hot f and magsafe charger holy cow. This is george foreman girl, um that’s. What my one complaint about max safe and again, if you like to cook eggs on back your phone, absolutely go for it, it actually died. So i got to charge it um. I can critique both and i’m going to criticize apple here for a phone size, that’s, 6.7 inches. You should be able to split screen. You should be able to have pip in every app that you could remotely want it in. You should be able to have floating windows like those things shouldn’t be for pro users, but they’re, not even because on the ipad pro you get the same limitations kind of uh. They do have split screen. I know but i’m just saying like for especially again the inside screen the size having two apps side by side. It feels like you have two phones in one, because the apps don’t look weird like i know on some phones when you do split screen it’s there and you can it’s definitely functional, especially if you’re just trying to get information or whatever, but on this phone it’s.
Like oh wow, i have two phones in this one tablet. I don’t know it since you guys have to try it. If you can, i know some places are weird with trying phones out, especially these like to have them in glass cases. If you can, it is awesome to have two things open. I am a huge huge, huge fan of that um and the next thing really for me is overall, the app support is there for my apps. I know i there’s still some right, like instagram but i’m, not like a massive believe it or not. Huge social media guru like instagram for one like they don’t update their friend unless it’s an iphone they’re, not gon na update it facebook’s a lazy. I mean look at dark mode on ios. They still don’t offer it or they do, but you got ta like it’s, weird, like here’s the rain. If, if you, if there’s dark mode, enabled especially system just follow system settings any app system, why do i have to go into the app and then like that makes zero sense to me? I think reddit is like that, where you have to go in and either toggle system setting or just system setting. If i went on dark mode, why on earth would i want one particular app? No, no. I want my retinas to be seared from reddit or facebook. You insert the app uh, so i really enjoyed that, and the next thing is battery life i’m, actually pretty impressed.
Now i will say my first day or so using it. I didn’t have the 40 fold open all the way using all the time, but like again battery life to me and cameras are two things that are weird to report on. I understand like. Maybe you want to see someone’s personal experience with it, but i can’t i get i’m scared of doing that because i don’t want to set a wrong expectation because listen there are so many variables on these phones. How many apps you have installed background processes? How like? How much memory do you have on your phone? What are your screen brightness settings? What are your email sync set like? Does all those things play into it, and so for me to just get in front of you, yeah battery, life’s horrible or, on the other end to say, it’s terrible, well, it’s hard to quantify that or qualify it, because you might be entirely different that’s. Why battery life has always been like you’ll see the comments i get. I get 15 days out of mine. Another person like mine, dies in an hour it’s really hard to gauge. All i can say is it makes it through a day for me, setting aside percentages and two day battery life, which let’s be honest, you guys are all charging this every day. At least i am. I don’t know why who wants to live and listen? That would just send me to be like 55 percent uh and wake up that way with 50.
Oh that i’m just chills even thinking about that, i need it to be juiced up in the morning because you never know what’s gon na happen throughout the day. I want battery and it lasts the whole day, so i got ta give them credit for that. You know again large screen thin profile. Overall battery life is pretty good um, i would say the pro max from a standby perspective is a hair better, just giving credit where it’s due but again, when you look at what each phone can do and yeah like it makes sense like i wouldn’t, be upset. You might have some of you guys. I wouldn’t be upset if this battery life was like 10 to 15, worse than the pro max, because like look at what it can do, um and so that’s kind of a few things right now, i know i’ve been all over the place but that’s my impressions. If you will, you know some people would call this review because that’ll hit seo well and maybe i’ll call an initial review. I don’t know, but those are the things i like again. The displays are all great now. Do i wish the external one if you want to call it that the main front one was 120 hertz sure, but i understand why they didn’t um. That display is bright enough. You can do a lot right. I find myself using it just like that which speaks volumes to its execution right.
I don’t feel like i have to open the phone to still enjoy the phone that’s that’s great right, uh, and i know the other one. The original one was super tiny. I was like okay, what is this? It looks like it honestly looked like one of the a hot uh jet pack like verizon those little and they the tiny screen is what the first full screen look like uh, so they’ve done a good job there again. The inside 120 hertz is great uh. The battery life has been great uh, the app support all the apps i’ve used so far, which granted again anecdotal to me. I don’t have a ton of third party apps i’m, a lean mean machine when it comes to my phone man, if i’m not using it, get it out of there uh. So all the stock apps, obviously work um. The one thing that is odd – and i don’t know if i’ve said anymore, so you let me know in the comments below is you’re supposed to be able to like use the app on the front screen open the phone and go right to that app. For some reason, there’s, like a delay or it’s like a little bit of like a realignment, it could be something i have wrong in the settings. I haven’t really dope deep into some of these settings here, but i really enjoyed it. Man having two apps side by side that appear to be full screen.
Apps is super nice i mean just having youtube and reddit or twitter and safari safari. Yeah let’s put safari on a samsung phone that will. That is not a thing. Um samsung internet browser – they both start with ask so you’ve got to give me pass uh having those options. There is great and you’re not sacrificing like legibility or functionality, it’s like they’re running independently, which is super nice, and so this could i’ll wrap it up here. This could potentially replace a tablet, and i was wrong. I was like this is this is it’s, neither one you know some people. They feel that way. It’S like well it’s a bad tablet and it’s, not a great phone i’m like honestly it’s, a great phone and a great tablet. I think i’m, the exact opposite i’ve changed my mind about it. You know and again not that i hated on it, but i definitely was skeptical. I chatted with some people on some twitter spaces i’m like yeah, i don’t think it’s the future um, but you know what i’m glad that it’s here, even if it’s, not the future, even if it’s not something that’s going to be mainstream, i still think there’s a Place for it and i’m glad those people get to have that choice, and so you, let me know in the comments below how you feel about foldables. I know there’s. Other companies out there making let’s be honest. Samsung is the most popular one um.
I know gadget goddess has the me: is it it’s the xiaomi, whatever one folds for that other company, i can’t pronounce half the names from china, i’m, not being ignorant? Listen if you don’t i’ll, let you know so. You don’t think i’m being ignorant. I’M. Actually, like 27 korean, my great or no, my grandma was one of those so uh, not that that gives you know uh any credence to what i’m saying but i’m just saying i can’t pronounce half of the phone names coming out of those countries. Just saying i can’t pronounce apple zone iphone 12 pro max minus equals mc squared. Why can’t it just be that 2021 iphone anyway. Let me know in the comments below what you think and uh any tips or tricks. You know again, even with the full two i didn’t even get to fully learn the s21 ultra i’m, still figuring that out, let alone adding flappy foldy flat but uh. Well, you let me know in the comments below how you feel and do you think foldables are the future. Do you think they uh the future is now or are you waiting to see uh what the next generation of phones are and uh? Well, let’s chat.