Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G review: the masterpiece of the folding screen

Folding screen, this new mobile phone form that has only emerged in the past two years, is constantly advancing and developing at a rapid speed. After the Samsung Galaxy Fold was launched last year, although there were certain shortcomings, it opened a new window for us. When we thought that it would take several years of development for folding screen phones to reach the integrated level, Samsung brought us a folding screen integrated work this year, which is the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G.

Appearance-top quality

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G has a certain change in the body design compared to the first-generation Fold. The most direct thing is that the body looks more angular. At the same time, it matches with the external screen with a higher screen ratio to make the phone look. The texture is better.

The external screen size of Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G is 6.2 inches. This screen size is close to that of a normal mobile phone, but in terms of screen ratio, the external screen of Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G is more slender than ordinary mobile phones. Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G's external screen resolution is 2260×816, which has a more refined display effect. This external screen is more practical than the first-generation Fold external screen. We can use this larger for many daily operations. The size of the external screen is realized.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G also added a 10-megapixel front lens on the external screen, which can realize the Selfie function without unfolding the phone.

On the back of the phone, we can see a very obvious three-camera module. The three lenses are a 12-megapixel main camera, a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens, and a 12-megapixel telephoto lens that can achieve 2x optical zoom and 10 Times digital zoom.

The external screen of Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G uses the latest Corning Gorilla Glass Victus, which has excellent performance in anti-drop and scratch resistance, and the protection of the external screen is more in place. The glass on the back of the fuselage is Corning Gorilla 6th generation, which also has a good protective effect.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G has two color schemes: fog gold and pine smoke ink, to meet the different needs of different users for the appearance of the body.

Screen-more than just bigger

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G inner screen has a size of 7.6 inches after unfolding, which is close to a small tablet. Users who often use their mobile phones to watch videos or read will be surprised when they see such a large screen.

The internal screen of Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G is not only large in size, but also has a higher screen-to-body ratio, so it will bring more shocking effects in display.

A front lens is also added to the phone on the inner screen, so no matter what form the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G is in, it is very convenient if you want to take a selfie.

The internal screen of Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G supports a refresh rate of 120Hz, so it will have a better performance in terms of visual smoothness. Whether watching videos or playing games, the larger-screen Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G will bring users a more extreme experience.

Thanks to the large screen of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G, we can start three apps on the screen at the same time to achieve true multitasking. Not only can we view the content between the three apps at the same time, but also let the three apps For example, we can directly drag pictures into the notepad and directly into the chat window, which is very obvious for efficiency improvement.

The advantages of the large screen are not only that, thanks to the upgrade of the hinge, the screen of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G can be opened and closed at any angle, so that the phone is like a stand, and we can adjust the shooting angle. The upper half of the screen of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G shows the viewfinder, and the lower half shows the taken photos and some camera settings. Comes with a stand to make the photo more stable and clearer.

Performance-top flagship

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G is the current top flagship in terms of positioning and configuration. The phone is equipped with the Snapdragon 865 Plus mobile platform, with 12GB of LPDDR5 memory and a maximum of 512GB of UFS3.1 flash memory, with strong performance. Through the test, the score of the mobile phone exceeded 590,000 points, ensuring the continuous smoothness of the mobile phone.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G users may not use it to play games, but games can also reflect the performance of the phone, so we also used "Honor of the King" and "Peace Elite" to test the fluency of the phone.

Through testing, "King of Honor" can achieve an average frame rate of 58fps on Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G.

The average frame rate of "Peace Elite" has reached 59fps, and the smoothness of the game is no problem.

When using Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G to play games, the game screen fills the entire screen, and the screen is larger than that of ordinary mobile phones. However, due to the screen ratio problem, the vision on the left and right sides of the screen will be reduced, but the big screen is used for playing games. The effect is still very shocking.

System-Large screen brings higher efficiency

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G is equipped with One UI 2.5 version, which is optimized for the design of the large screen from the system level to achieve more efficient use.

There is a floating window on the right side of the screen. After you click it, you can see the quick start application icon. When we click on the two icons, we can directly perform the assignment operation, and two applications can be opened on the screen at the same time.

At this time, the two applications do not interfere with each other. We can look up the information online while watching the video.

The display sizes of the two APPs can also be customized, and we can adjust them according to needs.

If we click on the three icons in the floating window, we can open the three apps simultaneously to perform richer multitasking operations. The combination of these multi-tasks can be customized. We can set it in advance according to our own habits, and it can be quickly started by shortcut keys in the follow-up, which is very convenient.

When the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G is performing multitasking operations, the two APPs can also perform interactive operations, such as dragging and dropping photos in the album directly into the notepad, which is more convenient.

In view of the input problem of the large screen, the keyboard of Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G can be divided into two, and we can input text more conveniently with both hands.

Taking pictures-continuing Samsung's high quality

The main camera of Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G is a 12-megapixel wide-angle lens with a single pixel of 1.8μm, f/1.8 aperture, and 26nm equivalent focal length. The ultra-wide-angle lens is 12 million pixels, a single pixel is 1.12 microns, f/2.2 aperture, 12mm equivalent focal length, and can take 123° ultra-wide-angle photos. The telephoto lens is also 12 million pixels, with a single pixel of 1.0μm, and supports 2x optical zoom and 10x digital zoom.

Both the main camera and ultra-wide-angle lens of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G support OIS optical image stabilization and PDAF phase focusing, allowing you to obtain clearer photos when shooting.

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to sum up

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G shows us the brand-new experience brought by large-size folding screen phones. It not only has a cool and advanced design, but also makes us feel the convenience of large-size folding screen phones in daily use.

As for the durability that users are concerned about, Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G also provides a more mature solution. The hinges and screen modules of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G have undergone 200,000 folding tests, and the reliability of the phone under normal use is still very good.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G's price of 16,999 yuan (USD $2428) will be expensive for most users, but in fact, the mobile phone is at the current top level in terms of workmanship, materials and configuration, and the cost of the folding screen itself is much higher than ordinary For mobile phones, it seems that the price of 16,999 yuan (USD $2428) is still worth the money. If you are planning to buy a folding screen phone, then Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G will be a good choice.