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[Poll] A week later, what do you think about the Galaxy Fold?

It has been a week since Samsung announced the Galaxy Fold at its Unpacked event in San Francisco. The much-awaited device will go on sale on April 26 for $1,980 in select markets. So far, the company hasn’t allowed the press to play with the device, thereby leaving many questions unanswered. However, quite a bit of information about the Galaxy Fold has emerged online in the last few days, including a four-minute video from Samsung which gave us the closest look at the device so far.

Since the Galaxy Fold announcement, a lot has happened in the smartphone market. Companies like Huawei, Oppo, and TCL showed us their vision for foldable smartphones at the MWC. None of them, however, are going to hit the market anytime soon, leaving the Galaxy Fold as the only foldable smartphone that customers can actually buy. Taking all this into account, we are curious what our readers think about the Galaxy Fold a week after its announcement.

Vote in the poll below and then let us know more about your thoughts on the Galaxy Fold down in the comments section!

How do you feel about the Galaxy Fold now?
  • Model: SM-F900F
  • Dimensions: Unfolded: 160.9 x 117.9 x 6.9 mm Folded: 160.9 x 62.9 x 15.5 mm
  • Display: 7,3" (185.4mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  • Camera: 16 MP, CMOS F2.2 & 12MP, CMOS F1.5/F2.4Wide & 12MP, CMOS F2.4 Telephoto

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Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

Actually looking at the food design again. I m actually starting to like the way it looks. It does look elegant and really do like the size specifically the width dimensions when the phone is folded. As it’s something small and easily manageable as a normal day to day phone. What I would like to see in next gen version before looking to buy one are: 1. Need to reduce the thickness of the phone when folded to be max 10mm thick. keep the width size of the phone as it’s rare now to get a phone to hold easily… Read more »

PookiePrancer
PookiePrancer

Looking back at some of the videos of both, I just realized: you can actually hold the Fold IN the palm of your hand, no matter how it’s used. The Mate X is HUGE, no matter how it’s used.

Biransahin
Biransahin

We could buy them in future for our business if it has an sPen and a bigger front screen. It’s the one thing I don’t like about it. The front screen will be in use more and it should have been an S9 or S10 design.

Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

That will happen in 4 generation time and the phone hopefully will be thinner and can close flat.

The notched inside would disappear

HGStamm
HGStamm

I hope for two things for the next generation. A bigger display on the front and spen support.

stondec
stondec

No S Pen, no buy!

JazzyJayBEE
JazzyJayBEE

I need it to have a pen, sd card slot, and headphone jack. Add those, then we can talk.

PookiePrancer
PookiePrancer

The Fold actually answers a problem by providing a tablet in a small form factor. Yes, it’s 6mm thicker than the Mate X, but it’s much narrower and shorter, making it easy to use for quick phone needs. The smaller screen on the front helps in that regard as well, and will certainly help battery life. The Mate X, OTOH, makes a weak case for itself. It leaves the screen fully exposed and vulnerable to damage. It can’t be placed in a car mount. It doesn’t charge wirelessly. It is 50% thicker than a phablet, at least an inch wider,… Read more »

Yousef206
Yousef206

Why didn’t they make a 128/8gb without galaxy buds version for 450$ less that would make it affordable for more people !

FARSTRIDER
FARSTRIDER

Not sure if that would matter since it is based on their newer nand

superg05
superg05

I ASK JOHN LEDGER OF T-MOBILE IF THEY COULD INFLUENCE THEM TO MAKE A T-MOBILE ONLY EXCLUSIVE VERSION THAT SIZE TO BRING DOWN THE PRICE TO THAT OF A IPHONE CURRENT MAX 512GB PRICE / BUT YOU ALSO HAVE TO REMEMBER IT’S STILL FRESH TECH THERE ONLY MAKING 1 MILLION DEVICES THE FIRST WAVE

Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

where is the other option of “the mate x looks much sleeker and sexier than the fold”?

Its hard to explain but when comparing the fold to the mate x slim and simple design the fold does reminds me of a phone ideal for a 90’s business man from japan. hahahaha but i guess this is what its aimed at right now, the 40+ rich business users to show off in their meetings, but normally they have their omega, Tag heuer, rolex or brietlings for that instead…. just seems very “grey” and doesn’t jump out at you with burst of colour.

locarno
locarno

Martin told me that Fold is better.

Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

It’s better definitely in terms of software and robustness but the concept design of the mate X compared to that of fold

martindale
martindale

@Bobbingalong
Were you planning to come back and finish your comment at a

Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

Yes sorry, some reason when posting it cut off half of my comment. I was saying that if you take aside the build and software quality. The mate X design looks at lot more polished, even dare say futuristic and more appealing aesthetically. It gives you a sense that this is gearing more to a final version 1 of a true product. Where as the fold looks very chunky and clunky and more prototype and like a version 0. The notch was a shock at first and definitely very ugly. Samsung took the route of over engineering and gearing to… Read more »

martindale
martindale

I can see the initial appeal of the Mate X, and equally I can see how the Galaxy Fold looks dated because we live in an age obsessed by the size of the bezel.
However, the X’s screen is so exposed that it will be scuffed and scratched just as much as any plastic bodied phone – which is what it effectively is. Just find an old plastic bodied phone at the back of your junk drawer and turn it over – now imagine that is the screen you are looking at.
The Fold just needs smaller front screen bezels.

Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

There is also wringles on the fold screen in the middle too