The Galaxy Z Fold 2’s foldable screen is so, so good for typing

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Last updated: October 25th, 2020 at 17:57 UTC+02:00

Recently, I received the Galaxy Z Fold 2 from Samsung India for a few days of testing. I never used the Galaxy Fold, so this is the first time I’m using Samsung’s top-of-the-line foldable. Since I haven’t had it for long, I haven’t really formed a proper opinion on it. However, right from day one, there’s one thing that I love about the Z Fold 2, and that’s typing on the main screen.

Writing with a keyboard is my bread and butter, and thanks to all the years of doing so, my typing skills are quite good. I don’t use autocorrect on my phone’s keyboard, and a lot of the time, I can type without looking at the keys directly, which is not something everyone can do on a virtual keyboard. Still, no matter how big your phone’s screen may be, typing on a virtual keyboard is never as good as doing it on a real keyboard. Tablets, meanwhile, are usually so big and heavy that despite the increased screen estate, typing on them isn’t very convenient, either.

But the Galaxy Z Fold 2 has challenged my notions in these few days that I’ve been using it as my daily driver. In fact, believe it or not, my favorite thing about the Z Fold 2 till now is how good the 7.6-inch inner screen is for typing. The foldable display is large but not too large, and with both Samsung Keyboard and Google’s Gboard, the keys are spaced just right and enable me to type quickly and without errors. And, in my opinion, anyone who spends the day shooting emails and sending messages on WhatsApp and other messaging apps will have a similar experience should they get themselves a Z Fold 2.

Naturally, fast-paced key presses without making plenty of mistakes is not very easy on the outer screen because of its narrow design. I haven’t found it to be as much of an issue as I had expected, but not everyone will like it. And you can’t ignore the cover display, either, as the foldable display is too big for one handed use. Still, when you can use both hands, the foldable display is great for typing, and that may end up being a major factor in helping me decide if i should empty my pockets and get a Z Fold 2 for myself, warts and all.

Are you using a Galaxy Z Fold 2 or a Galaxy Fold? How do you find the typing experience on the foldable screen?

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