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 20 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...


finder.com.au

I've been keen on the concept of the Galaxy Fold, and indeed foldable phones as a category for some time. However, the Galaxy Fold's early issues had rather soured me on it as a specific device. The good news here is that Samsung seems to have done a lot of very solid work, because I walked out of m...

- Alex Kidman, finder.com.au
Expert Reviews

My time spent with the Galaxy Fold may have been brief, but it was certainly an interesting experience. The market is saturated with identikit devices at the moment, so it’s rather refreshing to try something completely different from the norm – even if I do think it’s a little bit silly at this ear...

- Nathan Spendelow, Expert Reviews
Digital Trends

Yes, there’s still a seam down the middle. Yes, the price is still astronomical. Yes, it’s still the coolest thing to happen to phones since Neo and Morpheus phoned home in The Matrix. Yes, the Samsung Galaxy Fold is back: fixed, and finally ready for you.

- Jeremy Kaplan, Digital Trends
Tom's Guide

The Galaxy Fold is an amazing example of what foldable phones can do, but questions about its durability make it a tough sell even for early adopters.

- Mark Spoonauer, Tom's Guide
The Inquirer

On the one hand, we loved it; it's new, it's different and it sort-of made us feel like there might be a future to this whole foldables thing. On the other hand, it feels rushed. Though Samsung claims the design has been in the works for the past eight years, the screen's visible crease is impossibl...

- Carly Page, The Inquirer


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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


finder.com.au

A really solid handset

from finder.com.au

I've been keen on the concept of the Galaxy Fold, and indeed foldable phones as a category for some time. However, the Galaxy Fold's early issues had rather soured me on it as a specific device. The good news here is that Samsung seems to have done a lot of very solid work, because I walked out...More

I've been keen on the concept of the Galaxy Fold, and indeed foldable phones as a category for some time. However, the Galaxy Fold's early issues had rather soured me on it as a specific device. The good news here is that Samsung seems to have done a lot of very solid work, because I walked out of my test session with the Galaxy Fold very impressed indeed. This is a premium-priced handset, and then some, but it feels the part. It's pretty tough not to spend some time with one and not walk away wanting one.

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Expert Reviews

An intriguing gimmick

from Expert Reviews

My time spent with the Galaxy Fold may have been brief, but it was certainly an interesting experience. The market is saturated with identikit devices at the moment, so it’s rather refreshing to try something completely different from the norm – even if I do think it’s a little bit silly at...More

My time spent with the Galaxy Fold may have been brief, but it was certainly an interesting experience. The market is saturated with identikit devices at the moment, so it’s rather refreshing to try something completely different from the norm – even if I do think it’s a little bit silly at this early stage. Is this where smartphone design is ultimately headed? Well, I have my reservations at the moment. The Galaxy Fold is functional enough, but I'm not entirely convinced that other manufacturers will follow suit with such a costly design overhaul. I’m willing to make do with my bog-standard rectangular slab of a smartphone for just a little while longer.

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Digital Trends

The foldable phone still feels fabulous

from Digital Trends

Yes, there’s still a seam down the middle. Yes, the price is still astronomical. Yes, it’s still the coolest thing to happen to phones since Neo and Morpheus phoned home in The Matrix. Yes, the Samsung Galaxy Fold is back: fixed, and finally ready for you.

Read full review

Yes, there’s still a seam down the middle. Yes, the price is still astronomical. Yes, it’s still the coolest thing to happen to phones since Neo and Morpheus phoned home in The Matrix. Yes, the Samsung Galaxy Fold is back: fixed, and finally ready for you.

Read full review

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Tom's Guide

A bold bet that is not ready

from Tom's Guide

The Galaxy Fold is an amazing example of what foldable phones can do, but questions about its durability make it a tough sell even for early adopters.

Read full review

The Galaxy Fold is an amazing example of what foldable phones can do, but questions about its durability make it a tough sell even for early adopters.

Read full review

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The Inquirer

The future of foldables doesn't look all that bright

from The Inquirer

On the one hand, we loved it; it's new, it's different and it sort-of made us feel like there might be a future to this whole foldables thing. On the other hand, it feels rushed. Though Samsung claims the design has been in the works for the past eight years, the screen's visible crease is imposs...More

On the one hand, we loved it; it's new, it's different and it sort-of made us feel like there might be a future to this whole foldables thing. On the other hand, it feels rushed. Though Samsung claims the design has been in the works for the past eight years, the screen's visible crease is impossible to ignore, and the smaller cover display cheapens what could have been a luxurious smartphone. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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