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Reasons why you should buy the Samsung Galaxy Fold

If you have been wondering why you should buy the Samsung Galaxy Fold, you must have poured over countless specs comparisons by now. You will have also watched many videos on YouTube and read a dozen blogs just to make up your mind. While there are quite a few reasons one should opt for this device based on just specs alone, let’s discuss some other reasons.

After all, this won’t be a decision that many will make lightly. The Galaxy Fold is perhaps the most expensive smartphone on the market right now, not counting outrageous custom creations that include pristine leather and jewels. Ideally, you’d not want to feel buyer’s remorse after picking up the Galaxy Fold.

Why you should buy the Galaxy Fold

You wouldn’t need much convincing if you are someone who always likes to be on the bleeding edge of technology. The Galaxy Fold represents the best in smartphone display technology. If you’re someone who appreciates technological advancements, you’ll likely be the first in line to pick one up.

Smartphones have also become an extension of our personalities. That’s why the accessory market has become a billion-dollar industry. There are all kinds of skins, covers, cases, pop sockets, rings, etc that you can attach to your device just to make it stand out. If you’re someone who likes to be unique, who wants to stand out in a crowd, be the person with a foldable smartphone among the sea of people with their boring old candy bar form factor smartphones.

The Samsung Galaxy Fold is going to be a conversation piece at least for the foreseeable future. Not only because of its price but because of how limited the supply is going to be. Nobody is going to double back to look at a brand new Galaxy Note or iPhone in your hand. But you can bet good money that they will do that for the Galaxy Fold.

You need to be absolutely sure of what you’re going to get with the device so that you don’t feel buyer’s remorse later. The app situation has been improved since the device was first unveiled. Samsung has worked with partners like Facebook, Twitter and Google to optimize their apps for the foldable experience. It continues to work with other developers as well. What you get with the Galaxy Fold is a perfect compact tablet device.

You can use it fine with the external cover display and when you open it up, you have a fully capable 7.3-inch tablet. It’s perfect for getting work done, watching content and playing games. You wouldn’t want to take your eyes off it. If you only need a smartphone to mindlessly text with people all day then going through the motions of folding and unfolding the device every time you want a more comfortable typing experience might not make you like it very much.

Granted, this is a first-generation product, and it did have a rocky start. So perhaps don’t get rid of your current smartphone when you buy it just in case you spill your drink on it. The Galaxy Fold isn’t water-resistant.

Ultimately, it comes down to money. The Galaxy Fold costs $2000 and you’re getting a very capable smartphone and tablet combo for that price. If you have the money and can understand the reasons mentioned above, then there’s no reason why you shouldn’t be ordering one right now.

What other reasons do you have for reaching the conclusion that you should buy the Galaxy Fold? Share them with us in the comments below.

  • 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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kfzhu1229
kfzhu1229

I’m sure such a first generation product is gonna worth a fortune a decade down the line. However, this is probably only gonna be as much as the asking price right now (provided it actually survives that long), thus if one plans to do that (like me), buy it when the price tag is at the bottom of the bathtub curve

Ian Grech
Ian Grech

Far from being ready to be sold tbh. It is very fragile and as Jerry showed, it is still susceptible for everyday dust to find it’s way in the mechanism gears. At present, Samsung should invest more on 3 years of major software updates, 120fps, cameras and more than the rush on this fold. They should take the necessary time to perfect it before launching it.

TheSparda
TheSparda

Expensive.
Damages very easily, not water/dust resistant on top of that.
Almost the same specs as the Note 10+ with NO snapdragon 855+.
Front screen is a joke.

Yup, not worth for the price they are asking. Kick rocks, samsung…

golways
golways

Well, I love technology, but I’am not going to buy a non 5G phone while 5G is coming soon in France ! Unfortunately, the Galaxy Fold sold in France is NOT 5G…

Tuinpad
Tuinpad

France doet even have a full coverage of 4G.
5G, if you find it next year, try not to walk.

himssa
himssa

you should watch Jerry rig everything’s recent video on samsung galaxy fold for “unbiased” opinion. you will get pretty much idea on durability and fragility of this product.

cabbe86
cabbe86

Reasons why you not should buy
Expensive like hell
Very fragile
Only hype 😀

bayfisher
bayfisher

2000.00 USD, not! hell no. Just to have the display get destroyed unless you wear gloves or never have it in contact with not even a sharp fingernail. I am not rich enough and don’t own a lamborghini or a mansion. We in the states get taxed enough anyways, and a Note 10 plus does just fine. Even for 1000.00 one can get a real nice tablet and many accessories.

VIRGIN KLM
VIRGIN KLM

3 letters. DOA. Dead on arrival.

Gunter2
Gunter2

Well, not actually. They sold out in a few hours in S. Korea and people are paying up to $5,000 to resellers just to get one. Enough people will buy it to make it worthwhile for Samsung to sell. Whether the buyers are making the right decision or not is another question. If they sell only half a million of them at $1980 each……that’s almost a billion dollars. They’re reckoning on a million devices minimum. I wouldn’t call that DOA.

jlangner1964
jlangner1964

I would be shocked if sale 1M of them. High price, defective history. Selling out doesn’t mean much if you don’t know how many were for sale.

Gunter2
Gunter2

It’s nice but not worth buying, at least until there have been a few iterations to see improvements. I drew up a schematic on my PC and compared the 6.8″ Note10 plus with the 7.3″ Fold. The difference, when you take away the bezels (small though they are), isn’t very substantial. It’s only the shape of the Fold screen that gives the impression that it is significantly more. However, it would definitely have novelty appeal for first adopters. But novelty appeal doesn’t last very long and you’re left with a $2,000 phone with a plastic screen that chances are, unless… Read more »