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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2

Informr score
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 currently has an Informr score of 8.6 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 52 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

What's good

  • Fast 120hz display refresh rate
  • Better hinge
  • Useful cover display

What's bad

  • Very expensive
  • Lacking camera quality

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 is Samsung’s second attempt at a foldable phone that has it all. But their first attempt at folding phone had its fair share of issues. Does the Galaxy Z Fold 2 prove that folding phones are here to stay or are there still issues to work out?


If it’s not obvious by the name, the phone folds open. But instead of doing so vertically like the flip phones of yesteryear, it opens horizontally like a book. When closed, the phone also has a display on the exterior. This means you can use the phone like a standard smartphone when you’re not feeling the more tablet-like interface. Reviewers found the approach surprisingly effective. The phone is a little on the chunky side when folded up but not in such a way that it’s a true negative thing. It will still fit in your pocket or bag with ease.

The Guardian says, “It is easy to hold with lots of edges to grip. In two weeks of use not once did I feel I could drop the phone using it in one or two hands despite weighing a not inconsiderable 282g.”


When folded the cover display acts as a typical smartphone albeit a little skinnier, but for updating statuses, doing a bit of google searching, and queuing up a favorite playlist, reviews indicate it’s pretty perfect.

When you unfold it, it has two modes: a larger magnified version of the cover display and a more natural tablet mode which makes things smaller and allows more to fit on the screen.

While there aren’t the durability concerns of previous folding displays, reviewers noted an obvious crease when the screen is off or occasionally at certain angles. But most claim that sort of thing is unavoidable when you have a folding display.


The Galaxy Z Fold 2 snappy and without lag, thanks to its 120Hz refresh rate. Reviewers also said it doesn’t seem to miss a beat while multitasking and switching between apps. It’s no different when the phone is folded closed and the cover display is used as a smartphone. Both methods offer flawless performance that is near the top of the Android performance charts.

Software & Storage

You cannot expand the storage in this phone. However, with 256GB of internal storage, that shouldn’t be a worry for most people. Samsung also optimized the Android 10 software to allow split-screen use in tablet mode. Reviewers mentioned that the split-screen was not always obliging and that only certain apps took advantage of the feature.


The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 has a lot of cameras. While the cameras are good, reviewers also said they were a let down for the price of the phone. They were also unimpressed with how the pictures seemed to be brightened and smoothed. The amount of overprocessing took detail from otherwise great pictures.

The Verge comments, “... When it comes to basic image quality, Samsung is still overzealous with brightening things up and with smoothing faces.”

Battery Life

If you’re worried about how having three screens might impact battery life, don’t be. The charge on Samsung’s Galaxy Fold 2 impressed reviewers who. Software optimizations and a large internal battery allowed reviewers to hit a full day of typical usage with ease.

CNet tested the battery life and declared, “... The day I exchanged my laptop for a Z Fold 2, I used resource-hungry live maps navigation for 2 hours in 28 hours, browsed and messaged nonstop, watched hours of Netflix, took dozens of photos and so on. Even on this heavy day, I still managed to get from morning to evening on a single charge.”


The sound is big and impressive with the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2. Louder, reviewers said, than any other phone they experienced on the market right now. The only issue is where the speakers are located on the phone. They’re placed perfectly for hands-off use but once your hands rest on the edges of the phone, the sound is dampened.

Specs at a Glance

  • Aluminum chassis
  • AMOLED 7.6-inch display
  • Octa-core 3.1 Snapdragon 865 Qualcomm SM8250 processor
  • 12GB of RAM
  • Android 10
  • 256GB of storage
  • 12MP triple-lens cameras and two 10MP selfie lenses
  • 4500mAh battery

Bottom Line

There’s a lot to love with Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2. Samsung improved their hinge design, allowing the phone to be positioned in several different ways for watching and playing. When it works the split screen is a lot of fun and a useful tool. It’s a big plus that the phone can also be folded up and used as a regular smartphone. It seems like Samsung has improved the things that went wrong with the first incarnation of the phone.

CNet says, “I still don't think this [expensive] Z Fold 2 with its fragile screen is worth it for most, but it's a lot closer to the kind of device everyday people might have and want than last year's inchoate edition.”

The Guardian states, “Following a bit of a false start with the original Fold last year, Samsung has hit a home run in its second attempt to make cutting-edge folding phone-tablets a reality – like the Galaxy Z Fold 2 is something really quite special.”

Tech Radar comments, “The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 is the only foldable phone you should consider buying in 2020 if you want to maximize that satisfying ‘wow’ factor when showing it off. It feels like you own a smartphone from the future when you collapse its tablet-sized screen in half, and the larger front display and stronger hinge fix the biggest Gen 1 issues.”

Operating system
Operating system
3.1 GHz
3.1 GHz
Screen Size
Screen Size
12+ MP, f/1.8
12+ MP, f/1.8
4500 mAh

What the Critics Are Saying...


The Z Fold2 is one of the more futuristic devices I have used. It performs adequately when compared to other smartphones, is far more durable than expected, and though the camera leaves something to be desired, I don’t know if I want to go back to a regular sized smartphone.

- Dayna Eileen, CGM

Overall, the Galaxy Z Fold2 is a great device that brings a cool form factor to the market but it’s still relatively priced out of reach for most people, especially considering you can get similar features on Samsung’s other phones.

- Sachin Bahal, TheCanadianTechie
G Style Magazine
G Style Magazine

Once again while I love the Z Fold 2 ever so much there are a few things I hope get better. While you can load up every possible app on here it can come with some caveats. Whether its Cover or Main screen some apps just size up weird. This is most notable with social apps such as Instagram, Facebook...

- Jason Million, G Style Magazine
Android Central
Android Central

The Galaxy Z Fold 2 improves upon nearly every aspect of its predecessor, with a firmer hinge and a much larger cover display. It's an outstanding device for multitasking, and its three rear cameras make it great for photography, as well.

- Hayato Huseman, Android Central
Laptop Mag
Laptop Mag

After almost a month using the Galaxy Z Fold 2, I’m convinced that foldables aren’t going to be a fad, which made me consider what I want from the Galaxy Z Fold 3.

- Sean Riley, Laptop Mag

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Samsung backs up the Galaxy Z Fold2 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

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Screen Size

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2's screen size is 7.6 inches with 1768 x 2208 pixels resolution.

3.1 GHz

There is a Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865+ (7 nm+) Octa-core 3.1 GHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on the Android 10 operating system (OS).

12+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 12+ MP, f/1.8 camera.

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

256 GB

Internal memory is 256 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.


The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 4500 mAh battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 2100 minutes, 660 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

Galaxy Z Fold2 Specs

Release Date September 18, 2020
Regions Available USA, Canada, United Kingdom
Operating System Android 10

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Processor Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865+ (7 nm+) Octa-core 3.1 GHz
Internal Storage 256 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.35 W/kg
Body: 1.14 W/kg
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Headphones, Data Cable
Mobile / Cellular Data
5G, 4G/LTE
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.1
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC, aptX HD
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Memory Expansion Slot No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
12+ Megapixels, f/1.8
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Multi-shot, Night mode, Panorama, Self-timer, 2nd camera feature (12 MP, F2.2, Ultra-wide), 3rd camera feature (12 MP, F2.4, Telephoto), HDR
Video Recording Formats
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 60 fps
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
10+ Megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
Aperture F2.2, Cover camera feature (10 MP, Aperture F2.2), HDR
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 60 fps
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology AMOLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1768 x 2208 pixels
Pixel Density 372 pixels
Size 7.6 inches
Secondary Display Color Super AMOLED, 816 x 2260 pixels, 6.23 inches, 16.7 million
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Digital Compass
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen, HDR10+, 120Hz refresh rate
Power & Battery
Battery Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 4500 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging Yes
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Up to 1080 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to 660 minutes
Internet Use (Cellular) Up to 660 minutes
Talk Time Up to 2100 minutes
Standby Time Up to 12 days
Mixed Usage
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Flip
Material Aluminium
Colors Mystic Bronze, Mystic Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.92 x 12.82 x 0.69 cm (6.3 x 5.1 x 0.3 in)
Weight 279 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Headset Jack No
External Speakers Stereo
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Input / Keyboard Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
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