6.5/10
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The Samsung Galaxy Fold currently has an Informr score of 6.5 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 16 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
No
Screen Size
7.3"
Camera
12+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


GSMArena

The Fold is like a prototype device you can buy a few months (or years) before its completely ready and it will show you a glimpse of the future. Perfect it is not. But a perfect show off it truly is.

- GSMArena
TechCrunch

In many ways, the foldable phone still feels like the future, and the Fold feels like a stop along the way. There are a lot of first-gen issues that should be/should have been hammered out before mass producing this device. That said, there are certain aspects that can only really be figured out in...

- Brian Heater, TechCrunch
USA Today

The design is impressive and so is the underlying technology. But even if Samsung didn't have screen problems, I'm not buying, I just can't justify spending anywhere near this much.

- Eli Blumenthal and Edward C. Baig, USA Today
Android Central

The Galaxy Fold has amazing potential, and if you're dedicated to being open-minded about a new form factor it is extremely compelling. But as a consumer-ready device, it comes up short with far too many compromises and poor app ecosystem support to justify a near-$2000 price.

- Andrew Martonik, Android Central
Engadget

Even after our testing was complete, we still found the Fold’s power and flexibility nothing short of intoxicating. As a commercial product, though, it leaves much to be desired. While closed, it’s chunky and clumsy, and we have serious concerns about how well its main screen will hold up over time....

- Chris Velazco, Engadget


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Samsung released the Galaxy Fold on April 26, 2019.


Samsung backs up the Galaxy Fold with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
7.3"

The Samsung Galaxy Fold's screen size is 7.3 inches with 1536 x 2152 pixels resolution.

Processor
No

There is a Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 (7 nm) Octa-core processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 9.0 Pie operating system (OS).

Camera
12+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 12+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 10+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
512 GB

Internal memory is 512 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
4380mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 4380 mAh battery.

Galaxy Fold Specs

Overview
Release date April 26, 2019
Regions available USA, Canada, UK
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1700/1900 /2100 MHz
LTE
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 9.0 Pie

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Processor Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 (7 nm) Octa-core
Internal Storage 512 GB
RAM 12 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Unknown
TTY/TDD Unknown
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 4380 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging Yes
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Design type Flip
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Glass
Colors Space Silver, Cosmos Black, Martian Green, Astro Blue
Weight Unknown
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology AMOLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1536 x 2152 pixels
Pixel density 362 pixels
Size 7.3 inches
3D No
Secondary Display Color Super AMOLED, 840 x 1960 pixels, 4.6 inches, 16.7 million
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer Unknown
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC, aptX
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot No
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support Unknown
NFC Unknown
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet Unknown
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 2.4
Resolution
12+ megapixels
Dual lens
Yes
Zoom
2x optical, 10x digital
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Brightness control, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, ISO, Multi-shot, Night mode, Panorama, Self-timer, Smile detection, White balance, 2nd camera feature (12 MP, F1.5/F2.4), 3rd camera feature (16 MP, F2.2), HDR, Time lapse mode, Slow motion recording
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 60 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
10+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
2nd camera feature (8 MP, F1.9)
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AMR, AMR-WB, MIDI, MP3, M4A, OGG, WMA, WAV
Radio Unknown
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, 3G2 / 3GPP2, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Unknown
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Unknown
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types XLS, PPT, PPTX, DOC, DOCX, PDF
Weather Yes
Stocks Unknown
Maps Yes
NotePad Unknown
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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Critic Reviews


GSMArena

An incredible piece of technology

The Fold is like a prototype device you can buy a few months (or years) before its completely ready and it will show you a glimpse of the future. Perfect it is not. But a perfect show off it truly is.

Read full review

The Fold is like a prototype device you can buy a few months (or years) before its completely ready and it will show you a glimpse of the future. Perfect it is not. But a perfect show off it truly is.

Read full review

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TechCrunch

Represents a potentially exciting future for a stagnant smartphone space

from TechCrunch

In many ways, the foldable phone still feels like the future, and the Fold feels like a stop along the way. There are a lot of first-gen issues that should be/should have been hammered out before mass producing this device. That said, there are certain aspects that can only really be figured out in real-world testing.

Read full review

In many ways, the foldable phone still feels like the future, and the Fold feels like a stop along the way. There are a lot of first-gen issues that should be/should have been hammered out before mass producing this device. That said, there are certain aspects that can only really be figured out in real-world testing.

Read full review

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USA Today

This is very much a first-generation product

from USA Today

The design is impressive and so is the underlying technology. But even if Samsung didn't have screen problems, I'm not buying, I just can't justify spending anywhere near this much.

Read full review

The design is impressive and so is the underlying technology. But even if Samsung didn't have screen problems, I'm not buying, I just can't justify spending anywhere near this much.

Read full review

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Android Central

A glimpse into the future

from Android Central

The Galaxy Fold has amazing potential, and if you're dedicated to being open-minded about a new form factor it is extremely compelling. But as a consumer-ready device, it comes up short with far too many compromises and poor app ecosystem support to justify a near-$2000 price.

Read full review

The Galaxy Fold has amazing potential, and if you're dedicated to being open-minded about a new form factor it is extremely compelling. But as a consumer-ready device, it comes up short with far too many compromises and poor app ecosystem support to justify a near-$2000 price.

Read full review

Less

Engadget

It's a taste of the future, a costly experiment and an uneven first step

from Engadget

Even after our testing was complete, we still found the Fold’s power and flexibility nothing short of intoxicating. As a commercial product, though, it leaves much to be desired. While closed, it’s chunky and clumsy, and we have serious concerns about how well its main screen will hold up ove...More

Even after our testing was complete, we still found the Fold’s power and flexibility nothing short of intoxicating. As a commercial product, though, it leaves much to be desired. While closed, it’s chunky and clumsy, and we have serious concerns about how well its main screen will hold up over time. The Galaxy Fold offers a glimpse at the future of smartphones, but almost no one should consider buying one.

Read full review

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Business Insider

An ambitious but flawed first attempt at what could be the future of smartphones

from Business Insider

The Fold is a promising glimpse at where smartphones are headed, but it's also clearly a first attempt. For a device like the Fold to truly be worth the money and time you're investing in it, Samsung needs to prove the screen malfunctions that plagued some review units are no longer a problem.

Read full review

The Fold is a promising glimpse at where smartphones are headed, but it's also clearly a first attempt. For a device like the Fold to truly be worth the money and time you're investing in it, Samsung needs to prove the screen malfunctions that plagued some review units are no longer a problem.

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The Verge

The future is still very fragile

from The Verge

Is that worth two thousand bucks? Is it worth all of the compromises and first-generation problems you run into with this device? No, it is not. But it is worth thinking about. Even though I would never buy the Galaxy Fold and wouldn’t recommend anybody else does either, I’m going to keep thi...More

Is that worth two thousand bucks? Is it worth all of the compromises and first-generation problems you run into with this device? No, it is not. But it is worth thinking about. Even though I would never buy the Galaxy Fold and wouldn’t recommend anybody else does either, I’m going to keep thinking about it. Because there might be the start of something really new here, something really different.

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Tom's Guide

This is what the future of phones looks like

from Tom's Guide

If you're someone who travels a lot and like the idea of accessing a big screen whenever you want it, the Galaxy Fold could be worth the splurge. Depending on how you work, the Fold may even replace your laptop for short stretches. For everyone else, the Galaxy Fold represents a substantial firs...More

If you're someone who travels a lot and like the idea of accessing a big screen whenever you want it, the Galaxy Fold could be worth the splurge. Depending on how you work, the Fold may even replace your laptop for short stretches. For everyone else, the Galaxy Fold represents a substantial first step away from the same old phone design for the last decade.

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Stuff

Solid fold

from Stuff

In the case of the Samsung Galaxy Fold, the issues are immediately noticeable. It’s awkwardly bulky, bezel-heavy on the front, and there’s a visible crease that runs down the phone’s middle. It’s hard to dress that up as premium. It’s also really, really expensive. But the Galaxy Fold i...More

In the case of the Samsung Galaxy Fold, the issues are immediately noticeable. It’s awkwardly bulky, bezel-heavy on the front, and there’s a visible crease that runs down the phone’s middle. It’s hard to dress that up as premium. It’s also really, really expensive. But the Galaxy Fold is also a foldable phone that actually works as you’d expect it to, which is nothing short of miraculous given that it was only unveiled a few months ago. It feels built to last, and using a feature like App Continuity for the first time provides one of those all-too-rare wow moments.

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T3

This truly feels like something that could truly change smartphone design...

from T3

Being able to carry around a small tablet in your pocket feels truly transformative. Granted, we're not sold on everything about the design – it's thick, and you can feel the crease as you run your fingertip across the display. However, the Galaxy Fold is ambitious and feels like it could compl...More

Being able to carry around a small tablet in your pocket feels truly transformative. Granted, we're not sold on everything about the design – it's thick, and you can feel the crease as you run your fingertip across the display. However, the Galaxy Fold is ambitious and feels like it could completely change smartphone design in years to come.

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