OUR TAKE
Have you Imagined having a phone and a tablet in one smartphone? Though it looks a bit fat when folded but considering how rear foldable smartphones are to come by, one shouldn’t hesitate to get the Samsung Fold 2.

It features the Snapdragon 865+ which is the latest chipset from Qualcomm, 5G network, high RAM size, lasting battery. Though it’s pricy and lacks the IP68 water & dust resistance rating and heavy too.

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PROS

  • A phone and tablet in one
  • High RAM size for hitch-free multitasking and performance
  • A true upgrade of its preceding version
  • Fast charge feature
  • Excellent battery life
  • It features the 5G network
  • Alluring outward appearance and feel

CONS

  • It is not water resistant
  • It is pricy
  • Inner screen is not so solid
  • It is heavy and fat
  • Not all apps support Multi-window

z fold 2


REVIEW

Introduction

The Samsung Fold 2 was announced on August, 5 2020 alongside the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and it is the third foldable smartphone from Samsung’s current lineup.

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It is arguably the best foldable smartphone coupled with its improved design and premium performance featuring the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ processor and a whooping 12GB RAM size for optimal multi tasking. It is available on all of the major carriers, the unlocked version is also available.

Body

Samsung retained the form of the preceding Fold and features a dimension of 159.2 x 128.2 x 6.9 mm when unfolded and 159.2 x 68 x 16.8 mm when folded. Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 is a two-in-one device (phablet) though it will look a bit fat when folded but unfolding it automatically makes it a tablet.

Zold 2 comes with a sturdy hinge which props up to 75° – 115° thereby making it to stand on its own and high fluid multitasking skills as display is split into two or three zones for multiple apps usage. It comes in two colors basically which are mystic bronze and mystic black.

Z fold 2 is quite heavy and has a weight of 9.95 oz. It has a glass front when folded and plastic front when unfolded; glass back and aluminum frame. The Z fold 2’s front is made of ultra-slim sandwiched glass of plastic then the back is made of gorilla glass, an aluminum frame and then nylon fibers for the hinge.

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Display

The Galaxy Z Fold 2 features a Dynamic Amoled 2X Infinity and display screen of 6.23 inches when folded and 7.6-inch display when unfolded. It has a screen resolution of 816 x 2260 pixels when folded and 1768 x 2208 pixels when unfolded (pixel density of 373 ppi).

Also featured is a fascinating 120Hz refresh rate though Samsung phones are intelligent enough that they drop the refresh rate quality when performing task that require less graphics. When folded, Z Fold 2 has a crease in the middle of the screen but this suddenly disappears when it is being used.

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Performance

It features the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ chipset which is currently the latest and best for an Android smartphone. It also features Adreno 650 graphics card together with a powerful 12GB RAM for an exquisite multitasking experience.

Z fold 2 scored 3,193 in the Geekbench 5 multi-core portion and scored 1,461 frames on the GFXBench graphics test which is still excellent. It also features the Android 10 Operating system and the Samsung’s One UI 2.5 for mirroring your phone screen to a supported TV so as to use it as a touchpad to control your TV with multi-finger gestures and this can only be accessed via the Samsung DeX icon.

Camera

It also has a total of five fascinating cameras. It has two selfie cameras; each having 10 megapixel, one located in the internal screen while the other in the cover screen.

Then at the rear, you will find three cameras of 12-megapixel each; one wide, one ultra-wide angle with a 123° field of view and one telephoto featuring 2x optical zoom, 10 digital zoom can capture images while unfolded and previewing images on the cover display.

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Network

It is also 5G enabled featuring the sub-6 and mmWave 5G for an ultrafast browsing and streaming experience though the browsing speed varies from location to location.

Battery

Samsung Galaxy z fold 2 has a 4500mAh battery capacity which is a slight improvement when compared to the preceding Z fold which has a 4380mAh. It also features fast wireless charging, reverse wireless charging and fast charging and could charge up to 46% in 30 minutes.

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SPECIFICATIONS AND PROPERTIES

General

ManufacturerSamsung
ModelGalaxy Z Fold 2
Launch DateAugust 05, 2020
Release DateSeptember 18, 2020
WarrantyTwo (2) years

Operating System

OS typeAndroid
Version10
User InterfaceYes

Performance

ChipsetQualcomm 865+ Snapdragon SM8250
ProcessorOcta-core (3090 mHz Kryo 585 plus tri-core 2420 mHz Kryo 585 plus quad-core 1800 mHz Kryo 585)
Architecture64 bit
Visual/Graphics processorAdreno 650
RAM size12GB

Storage

Internal
Storage
256GB and 512GB
ExpansibleNo

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Display

Screen Size7.6 inches, 6.23 inches (cover)
Resolution1768 x 2208 pixels
TypeFoldable Dynamic AMOLED 2X, Super AMOLED (cover)
Colors16M Colors
Aspect Ratio25:9
Pixel Density373 ppi
Screen To Body Ratio88.6%
Refresh Rate120Hz
Screen protectionCorning Gorilla Glass Victus
Touch Screen Type
Capacitive touchscreen
Other featuresHDR10+,

Camera

Rear Camera

Number of camerasThree (3)
Video4K @60fps, 1080p @ 60/240fps (gyro-EIS), 720p @ 960fps (gyro-EIS)
Image2160p
FeaturesLED flash, panorama, HDR,
WideUltra wideMacro
Pixel16 MP8 MP2 MP
Aperturef/1.7f/2.2f/2.2
Sensor sixe1/2.8"1/4.0"
Unit cell size1.12µm1.12µm
Other featuresPDAF118˚

Selfie camera

Pixel10 MP
Aperturef/2.2
Field Of View26mm
Unit Cell Size1.22µm
FeaturesHDR, EIS
Video4K @ 30fps, 1080p @ 30fps, gyro-EIS

Battery

Battery TypeLi-Polymer
Battery Capacity4500 mAh
Battery Placementnon-removable
Charging RateUp to 46% in 30 minutes.
Charging FeaturesFast charging 25W, Fast wireless charging 11W, Reverse wireless charging 4.5W

Features

Features and sensorsFingerprint, accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity, compass, barometer, ANT+
Bixby natural language commands and dictation
Samsung DeX, Ultra Wideband support

Sim

TypeNano SIM
QuantityDual

Dimension

LengthUnfolded: 6.27 inches (159.2mm)
Folded: 6.27 inches (159.2mm)
WidthUnfolded: 5.05 inches (128.2 mm)
Folded: 2.68 inches (68 mm)
ThicknessUnfolded: 0.27 inches (6.9 mm)
Folded: 0.66 inches (16.8 mm)
Weight9.95 oz (282.0 g)

Design

TypeBar
ColorMystic Bronze, Mystic Black
IP RatingNot water resistant
KeysRight side: Volume adjustment, Lock/Unlock key

Body Material

FrontGlass (folded)
Plastic (unfolded)
BackGlass
FrameAluminum

Network

Technology2G, 3G, 4G and 5G
Browsing Speed5G, LTE-A Pro Cat 20 with 2000/150 Mbps, HSDPA+ (4G) with 42.2 Mbps, HSUPA with 5.76 Mbps

Connectivity

WiFiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
USBType-C
BluetoothVersion 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
3.5mm Headphone JackNo
GPSYes, A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
NFCYes

Media

MediaWireless screen share, Video Playback, Handsfree, Video Out, Loudspeaker, Additional microphone for cancelling noise

Z fold 2


POSSIBLE QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Q: What country is the Samsung Galaxy Z fold 2 manufactured in?
A: Fold2 is manufactured in its home country, South Korea

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Q: What’s the size of this smartphone?
A: It has of size of 159.2 x 128.2 x 6.9 mm when unfolded and 159.2 x 68 x 16.8 mm when folded


Q: Please explain what a smartphone being locked and unlocked mean?

A: Being unlocked simply means that the phone isn’t restricted to a network provider while locked versions use only a specified network provider.


Q: Is the fold2 dual or single sim?
A: It features the nano and esim

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Q: Please tell me the mechanism behind the folding and unfolding
A: Z fold 2 has a sturdy hinge that props up to 75° – 115°, this makes stand on its own. Also, a high fluid multitasking skills as display is split into two or three zones for multiple apps usage. Then finally, a crease appears in the middle of the screen when unfolded but this suddenly disappears when in use.


Q: What’s the battery capacity?
A: The Samsung Galaxy Z fold 2 has a battery capacity of 4500mAh


Q: Does this support the wireless charging feature?
A: Yes, the Z fold 2 does. It also support reverse wireless and reverse charging.


Q: Is the fold2 5G enabled?
A: Yes, the Samsung Galaxy Z fold 2 is 5G enabled.


Q: How heavy is the fold2?
A: It’s quite heavy and weighs 9.95 oz


Q: What’s the RAM size of the Fold2?
A: It has 12GB RAM.


Q: What’s the Android version?
A: The Z fold 2 features the Android 10 operating system and one One UI 2.5


Q: What about fast charging, please what’s the charging rate?
A: Yes it features the fast charge and charges up to 46% in 30 minutes.


Q: Does the Fold2 use the exynos or the snapdragon chipset?
A: Z fold 2 makes use of the snapdragon 865, it doesn’t have the exynos version.


Q: How many cameras does the fold2 have?
A: It has five cameras. 2 front (10MP each) and 3 rear camera (12 MP wide, 12 MP ultrawide and 12 MP telephoto).


Q: Is the fold2 water resistant?
A: No, the Samsung Galaxy Z fold 2 lacks the water and dust resistance rating.


Q: Apart from black, does the Fold2 have any other color variant?
A: Yes, it also has the mystic bronze variant.

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