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Sold The Fold: Samsung's Innovative Device Has Room For Improvement

     I have been thoroughly enjoying the Samsung Galaxy Fold, see my full review, but over the past couple of weeks, I kept having to swap the SIM into another phone for a few reasons. At $2,000, I couldn't justify keeping it around if it wasn't capable of full-time use so I sold it via Twitter.
There are many reasons the Galaxy Fold can be an excellent daily driver for many people, but there are also some areas where compromises had to be made for today's folding technology. I may soon regret giving up the Fold, but here are a few reasons I decided to give someone else the opportunity to enjoy this future experience:
Samsung Galaxy Fold

  • Dust/water resistance: I ride my bike to and from the train, stand in line for a few minutes, walk from the train to the office, run with my phones, and often use my phone in light rain here in Washington State. I didn't want to risk the Fold in the rain so I missed a few phone calls, messages, and left it behind when I ran. This is not a compromise I'm willing to make and one reason I always preferred using phones with water resistance or the ability to be enclosed in a rugged case.
  • Camera usage: While the Fold has a 7.3-inch display that can be used as a large viewfinder, I found this a rather awkward experience and used the smaller outside display as the viewfinder. This experience wasn't that enjoyable and I never grew comfortable using the Fold for photos or video despite the solid triple rear cameras. I prefer something like the Note 10 Plus or Apple iPhone 11 Pro.
  • Limited utility of dual screen apps: While you can use three apps at once on the 7.3-inch display, having two stacked on the right is really a novelty. Even with an app open on either side in a dual-app setup, I rarely found much utility in this setup. The LG G8X with two full smartphone displays enhances productivity and is much more useful. I appreciate the capability, but 7.3 inches is still too small for serious work with two apps on one screen.
  • Size and weight: One reason I keep going back to the small Apple iPhone 11 Pro is it's size and form factor. I can easily place it into my shorts or shirt pocket for use in any situation. I don't mind big heavy phones, but you have to think about what you are wearing and where you are going when using the Galaxy Fold. The closed-form is great for phone calls and I found the outer screen very useful for quick tasks.

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    While I did let this Galaxy Fold go last week, I may not be able to hold out long and just might have to get another. Some of the reasons I might reconsider it include:
    Samsung Galaxy Fold

  • Innovative design: Everyone that saw and held the Galaxy Fold in person was awed by its stunning design and gorgeous large inner display. The stainless steel hinge piece and flawless design are one of the best ever on any smartphone and it is truly an amazing feat of engineering.
  • Small tablet use: I enjoyed reading magazines and Kindle books, watching TV shows and movies, and browsing the web on the large 7.3-inch display while commuting and travelling on aeroplanes. These experiences are definitely better with a large display and are compromised even on a 6.4-inch display of a large smartphone.
  • Performance, RAM, and storage: It's nice to see a high-end phone launch with core specs that don't compromise. The Snapdragon 855 with 12GB of RAM and 512GB of internal storage means that you can look beyond the specs when making a Galaxy Fold purchase.

  • Samsung did a great job improving the Fold in a few key areas and I never saw any failure in the display after a couple of months of use without taking any particularly focused steps to provide extra care in handling. I look forward to seeing the evolution of the Fold, especially if Samsung is ever able to add S Pen support to make it my ultimate mobile device.
    Samsung Galaxy Fold

    Key specifications of Samsung Galaxy Fold: 

                                                           Main display: seven.3-inch QXGA+ Dynamic AMOLED (4.2:3)Cover display: four.6-inch HD+ Super AMOLED (21:9)OS: humanoid nine.0 PieProcessor: 7nm 64-bit Qualcomm flower 855 octa-core processor (Max. 2.8 GHz + 2.4 GHz + 1.7 GHz) RAM:12GB RAM(LPDDR4x)Storage:  512GB (UFS three.0) User memory is a smaller amount than the full memory thanks to the storage of the software system and code accustomed operate the device options. Actual user memory can vary betting on the operator and will modification once code upgrades square measure performed. *No MicroSD slot cover camera:    10MP Selfie Camera, F2.2Rear triple camera: 16MP radical Wide Camera (F2.2 aperture) + 12MP camera lens Camera, twin pel AF, OIS, (F1.5/F2.4- variable aperture )+ 12MP telephotograph Camera (PDAF, OIS, F2.4, 2X optical zoom)Front twin camera: 10MP Selfie Camera, F2.2 aperture + 8MP RGB Depth Camera, F1.9Battery four,380mAh; quick Charging compatible on wired and wireless; Wired charging compatible with QC2.0 and AFC; Wireless charging compatible with WPC and PMAColors: Cosmos Black (in India), area Silver, Martian inexperienced, Astro BluePrice: Rs one,64,999

    Sold The Fold: Samsung's Innovative Device Has Room For Improvement Sold The Fold: Samsung's Innovative Device Has Room For Improvement Reviewed by NIL on November 18, 2019 Rating: 5

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