Samsung Galaxy Z Fold, analysis and opinion | in 2023!

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The versatility of this is clear, being able, for example, to write notes while watching a video or browsing the web and social networks while making a video call. The key to this is the accessory tab, like the Edge Screen that we see on curved phones like the Samsung Galaxy 10+, with which we can “launch” floating apps by bringing the icon that interests us closer to the intersection of the divided screen.

Something that we have already anticipated is that what remains to be refined is that some sections are missing to include in the automatic screen flip, upcoming mobiles in Bangladesh, such as the lock screen or the desktop. There is still work to be done in terms of optimization so that the user has a “more tablet” experience when using the Fold open in landscape orientation.

Despite this, unlocking is usually fast as soon as we have placed our finger correctly. Although what is most comfortable is facial unlocking, although it is not an advanced system like Face ID or other similar ones .

Face unlock works on both the external screen and the 7.3-inch screen. It doesn’t work in absolute darkness, but usually the active screen produces enough light for it to work.

Photography: cameras everywhere, but little surprise

The cameras of the Samsung Galaxy Fold are practically a clone of those that the Samsung Galaxy S10+ had at the hardware level, although the Fold adds a third camera for that external part that thus accompanies the 4.6-inch screen. We do a brief review of the specifications and the app before showing you the results.

  • rear cameras
    • 16-megapixel sensor with an ultra-wide-angle lens with a 123-degree field of view and f/2.2 aperture.
    • 12-megapixel Dual Pixel sensor with wide-angle lens, dual f/1.5-2.4 aperture and optical image stabilization.
    • 12-megapixel sensor with a telephoto lens with f/2.4 aperture.
  • front cameras
    • 8-megapixel depth sensor, a lens with f/1.9 aperture.
    • 10-megapixel sensor with f/2.2 aperture lens.
    • 10-megapixel sensor with f/2.2 aperture lens (external display).

The camera app maintains the interface, style, and fonts that we know if we have a Samsung smartphone, with the feature of being able to sort and delete tabs in ways that interest us. The HDR is still hidden among the options and depending on what resolution we activate the video we can activate or not the stabilization.

Indoors it behaves quite well, although here the lack of 

sharpness in close-ups begins to appear when we talk about a portrait (without the dynamic focus mode). What we will see is that the automatic white balance can vary quite a bit when using the wide angle at night, tending to the reds.

Ultra -wide angle and zoom are well-behaved, Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra 5G Price in Bangladesh, with no evolution from previous flagships. Detail is what is most lacking at wide angle, but the lens curvature compensation is noticeable and we see no exaggeration or edge aberrations.

Good zoom performance also in general, even at night and using it as a magnifying glass or telescope indoors. Speaking of the 2x optical zoom , the result is quite good, with losses if we go further (although for convenience it usually ends up using the optical one mainly).

Autonomy: two screens and flexibility do not intimidate the 4,380 mAh

The curious chassis of the Galaxy Fold has given engineers space to put a 4,380 mAh battery . It is not a record capacity taking into account the diagonal of the main screen, but it passes that kind of psychological barrier that we sometimes have with at least 4,000 mAh in a top-of-the-range Android of more than 6 inches to understand that it will give a acceptable experience.

Has it been like this? In the absence of being able to test it for longer, such as two weeks, what we have seen on a day-to-day basis is that one charge gives more than a day of autonomy . Normally a day of relatively intense use consumes around 50-60%, so we arrive at night with a battery to spare to start the next if we have started from 100%, and towards the remaining 25% if we have started the day with 70-75% of the charge.

With the charger that comes with the terminal, the full charge of the device is completed in less than two hours , which is also appreciated. We have not noticed differences between the use with dark mode and light mode in terms of the system theme.

In the end, what we have done is leave the house calmly without thinking about an external battery or a nearby plug. Even with hours of play, we see a more than acceptable autonomy and it does not seem that having two screens penalizes, perhaps also due to a good result of heat dissipation.

Audio: stereo sound and Galaxy Buds for a complete experience

The Samsung Galaxy Fold is not a slim terminal, but despite this it does not integrate a 3.5-millimeter jack . We can use USB type C headphones, or the Galaxy Buds that are delivered with the mobile.

Now we’ll talk about the headphone experience, but first a few notes about the external speakers. As we have anticipated, we are talking about stereo sound and two speakers placed at the upper and lower ends (or left and right, if we have the mobile horizontally) of the half that incorporates the external screen.

It is not the best location because they are covered, but at least the sound they emit is of quality and has a very good dynamic range. We have been able to measure about 103.2 decibels at the output of the speaker, speaking of the maximum volume (thus being about 70 ambient at a distance of one meter, more or less), although the experience is much better if we do not exceed 85% volume, especially talking about podcasts and radio shows.

There are a few tweaks to improve the audio experience, but they mostly focus on headphones. Without touching anything, we quite liked the Galaxy Buds , since taking into account their dimensions, it seemed to us that the audio is very good with them.

Speaking in general of these and other headphones, it is worth taking a look at the audio options, especially since they allow us to activate Dolby Atmos and because we can customize the hearing profile . It is the usual software that emits a test of beeps at different frequencies, which in the end gives us a personalized profile, compensating for what best suits our hearing, and there are also some profiles according to age (in our experience, the result of our profile compared to the one offered for our age range it was quite similar).

Samsung Galaxy Fold, Xataka’s opinion

The general feeling with a mobile like this is a mixture of expectation, skepticism and the feeling that “with more screens everything will be better”, but this has not been the case decisively and clearly in the Samsung Galaxy Fold. The concept is still interesting now that it is a reality, with this a first draft definitely launched on the market, but the experience with the folding screen (or dual screen) has varied between adequate, improvable, indifferent and complementary.

The big screen has satisfied us above all when viewing content, as well as in games like ‘COD’ and for reading books. It has allowed us to get more out of a standard mobile in tasks that normally take more time, such as writing more elaborate emails or doing a more intensive search, but the side effect of this is what has been evident in the five experiences that we have collected: The outer screen is used very little and ends up being forgotten .

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