Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G Review: Best Folding Smartphone!
We finally come to the third generation of the samsung galaxy z, fold, series, the z fold tree and all the minor changes come together to make this, possibly the best folding phone on the market. Right now, Music looks wise. It hasnt changed that much from the previous generation. The main display still falls in on itself and you get the cover screen on the outside. The cover screen is the same size, although samsung has now decided to use a dynamic, amoled 2x display with 120hz refresh rate, so scrolling on the cover screen is just as smooth as on the main display. Samsung has managed to make the phone chassis ever so slightly. Smaller with a 9 gram decrease in weight, despite the use of a new armored aluminum material in the metal frame and hinge that makes the z fold tree 10 stronger than the z fold 2.. The protective film on the main display is also claimed to be 80. More durable, although the phone still warns you during setup that pressing the screen with a hard or sharp object could cause scratches and other damage. You still cant, remove the protective film, so dont go mistaking it for a screen protector and yanking it off. Another. Great addition is that theres now ipx8 water resistance, which means the phone, can survive being submerged in water for up to 30 minutes. Unfortunately, theres no dust resistance, so you want to avoid bringing the phone to dusty or sandy areas where particles could possibly get in and cause damage.
We have the hero color here, the phantom black, which is absolutely gorgeous the matte glass back, feels fantastic in the hand and overall, it feels incredibly sturdy with the metal frame. The phone is also longer and thinner than most other phones out there, so holding it in one hand and using the cover screen feels absolutely natural, theres, very little difficulty to touch the far edge of the screen when using one hand to type. Even if your hand is on the slightly smaller side, there are two screens on this phone. The 6.2 inch dynamic, amoled 2x display with 120hz refresh rate on the outside, that we mentioned earlier, as well as the 7.6 inch dynamic, amoled 2x main display. Also, with 120hz refresh rate watching shows on the main screen is an absolute joy, youre, essentially getting a mini tablet and a phone all in one. The screen is also great for reading ebooks articles on the web and, more, you might think the crease in the middle is super distracting. But honestly, if youre looking at the screen dead on and not from an angle, the crease sort of just fades away, and you end up just not noticing it anymore after a while. Oh did you notice something interesting though the camera on the inside is now hidden. Well kind of instead of using the same punch camera as before, samsung has gone with an under display camera that somewhat blends into the background, its quite noticeable if youre staring at it.
But if youre focusing on content on the screen, it does fade away somewhat and it feels like theres. No black camera hold, which is nice. It is samsungs. First implementation of this tech so well definitely see improvements in the future. The z fold 3 comes with s pen support, which is pretty much a confirmation that samsung is looking to kill off the note series moving forward. That being said, we do think that the larger display of the c fold tree makes it a much more suitable device to use the s pen on as compared to the note or s 21 ultra. While we didnt get a unit of the s pen for this review, there are two versions: one is the s pen pro, which can be used with either compatible galaxy devices and comes equipped with bluetooth for air actions, and the other is the s pen fold edition, Which only works with the z fold tree and doesnt have bluetooth theres, also a built in fingerprint sensor on the side power button, its responsive and unlocks very quickly. The z fold tree is powered by a snapdragon 888 5g processor, which supports 5g and an adreno 660. on geekbench. Our units scored a single core score of 1099 and a multi core score of 3281, which is pretty close to the leaked scores of 1124 and 33.50. As for 3d mark, we ran two wildlife tests, one for the cover screen and one for the main display.
The cover screen is called 5263 with an average fps of 31.5, while the main display scored 46′ with an average fps of 27.8. Definitely interesting results and you might want to use the cover screen outside if youre planning on gaming, with the z, volt 3.. The phone supports wi, fi 6e bluetooth 5.2, as well as 5g, non standalone standalone and sub 6 or mm wave. So, if youre on a 5g mobile plan, youll definitely be able to get super fast speeds when youre out and about you, get stereo speakers on the z fold tree and they do get pretty loud. Although do pay attention to how youre holding the phone when the main screen is unfolded, as the two speakers could be blocked by your hands, its pretty easy to make sure youre not blocking the speakers just ensure that the rear camera bump is on the bottom. Half of the phone when using the phone unfolded and in landscape mode. As for cameras, you get a triple camera rear array with ultra wide wide angle and telephoto lenses. All 12 megapixels photos taken with these cameras are pretty decent with plenty of detail. Although you do get the typical samsung post processing, which does result in vibrant photos, even though it can get a bit too saturated at times, theres also a 10 megapixel selfie camera on the cover display and the under display camera we talked about earlier – comes in at Just 4 megapixels and photo quality is quite poor, blurry and lacking detail.
If you want a good selfie, just use the 10 megapixel camera on the cover display. Samsung has also brought back. This super convenient feature where you can turn on the cover display to let people youre taking photos of see how the photo is framed and such, which is nice. You can shoot up to 4k at 60 frames per second, with the rear cameras and theres. A stabilization feature called super steady, although we found that this introduces quite a bit of noise into the video, it is pretty effective at getting a steady shot, though so perhaps it would be best to use it only in brightly lit conditions. You can also shoot in hdr 10 plus, although its a labs feature and youre limited to using it only when shooting in 4 5 or 1 2 1 aspect ratio and locked at 1080p, 30 frames per second theres. A 4 400 milliamp battery inside which is a slight decrease from the 4500mah battery in the z42, but rest assured the z43 lasts for an entire day, even when switching between both screens for watching videos texting and more theres, 25 watt, wired, fast charging and 11 watt Wireless fast charging, which works great for when you only have a bit of time to charge your phone before heading out theres, also reverse wireless charging, where you can charge compatible accessories like the samsung galaxy, but 2 watch 4, or even other phones that might support wireless Charging speaking of the galaxy buds 2, if youre interested in hearing our thoughts on them, well leave the link to that review in the card above as well as in the description.
The default tree has two storage options: 256 gigs or 512 gigs of internal storage, and both models comes with 12 gigs of ram. As for pricing, though thats, where things get interesting, the z43 starts at 1 799 us dollars or 2 ‘8 sync dollars, which is actually cheaper than the z fold: 2s retail price of 1 999 us dollars or 2 588 sink dollars. Of course, its still not considered affordable by any stretch of the imagination, but it does indicate that folding phones will most likely start getting cheaper as the years go by once it hits a more affordable price point. We might start to see foldables really pick up and gain market share. So is this phone worth the price? It really depends on what you want the phone for. If you need a phone tablet combo, then this could really be right up your alley. If you watch a lot of movies and shows on your phone or browse the web, a lot, the largest screen is a game changer. If you want the newest and latest for bragging rights. Well, this is definitely the one to go for, but if youre, not a fan of babying your phone, you definitely wont enjoy the fragile mean display or the exorbitant price. So if youre dead set on getting a folding phone but want one thats more affordable, the z flip tree might be a better choice and you can check out our review of that here anyway.
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