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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 Review Rundown

Samsung ElectronicsPublished on 21 Mar 2021Last Edited on 27 Sep 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*

Overview

Photo of Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 Foldable Smartphone
Neoscore* 77%
  • Foldable screen is great for multitasking
  • Great battery life
  • Excellent cameras
  • Expensive
  • Screen protector feeels mushy

Summary

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 has a stunningly high price tag. It follows the same concept as its predecessor: a mini tablet-sized device, bisected by a big hinge, with a folding screen on the inside and an additional “cover display” on the outside. To use the form factor better, Samsung has implemented an "App continuity" feature that allows most apps launched on the cover screen to switch almost seamlessly to the dual main screen.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

ndtv[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 71%
Reviewers from ndtv have found the following[***]:
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 offers a redesigned hinge mechanism. It tucks the display in further than before to protect it from dust and other particles. Both the outside and the inside displays get 10-megapixel selfie cameras. At the back, you have three 12MP sensors with wide, telephoto, and ultra-wide lenses. Under the hood, you get flagship specs, including a Snapdragon 865+ processor.
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Pros[**]
  • Beautiful AMOLED display
  • Superb battery life
  • Decent camera performance
Cons[**]
  • Fingerprint sensor isn't as good as it used to be

androidauthority[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 83%
Reviewers from androidauthority have found the following[***]:
The Z Fold 2 is a phone for those who want a powerful smartphone and a tablet in one device. It's also for people who can afford nice, expensive things and don't mind paying for the absolute in premium experiences. At $2,000 it costs more than many laptops. Is it the right phone for you?
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Pros[**]
  • Gorgeous design
  • Stable hinge
  • Solid build quality
  • Excellent battery life
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

digitaltrends[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 74%
Reviewers from digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
The new Galaxy Z Fold 2 follows the same concept as its predecessor: A mini tablet-sized device, bisected by a big hinge. With the screen open, you can hold the phone in one hand, shake it around, hold it vertically or upside down, and it doesn't budge. The main issue is reaching the top of this very-tall screen while balancing a hefty and thick phone.
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Pros[**]
  • Stylish design
  • Flexible screen
  • Foldable cover display
  • Long battery life
Cons[**]
  • Screen is a little on narrow side

laptopmag[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 83%
Reviewers from laptopmag have found the following[***]:
It has been nine months since the release of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2. With rumors suggesting it could arrive by the end of the summer, we wanted to take a last look at this high-profile foldable. While it's mostly great, there are a few things I would like to see addressed.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Gorgeous design
  • Beautiful 120Hz display
  • Excellent battery life
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

nextpit[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 73%
Reviewers from nextpit have found the following[***]:
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 has been available since September 18 from Samsung and its e-merchant partners at the insanely high price of £1,799. This package will come with a Snapdragon 865+ chipset mated to 12GB of RAM, a triple rear camera module (12MP + 12MP +12MP), a dual 7.6-inch AMOLED screen, a 6.23-inch cover screen, and a 4,500 mAh battery.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Stylish design
  • Foldable cover screen
  • Fast SoC
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Flex mode can be fickle

pcmag[6]

Sentiment Score[*] 75%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following[***]:
Samsung's third folding phone, the Galaxy Z Fold 2, costs $1,999. The 5-by-4 aspect ratio lets you fold the phone into an L shape, which Samsung calls Flex Mode. The phone's "ultra-thin glass" isn't as durable as the Gorilla Glass Victus on the outside.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Flex Mode lets you fold the screen into an L shape
  • Good battery life
  • Good camera performance
Cons[**]
  • Not as durable as other folding phones

phonearena[7]

Sentiment Score[*] 68%
Reviewers from phonearena have found the following[***]:
Does's finally keep the foldable phones' biggest promise of an everyday display and a larger one when you need it all in one pocketable device? If it did, that would make the Z Fold 2 the current best foldable phone given its display and hardware specs.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • s finally keep the foldable phone promise? If it does, it's a great value for money
Cons[**]
  • Display could be better

techradar[8]

Sentiment Score[*] 86%
Reviewers from techradar have found the following[***]:
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 is the one piece of tech that has truly wowed us in 2020. Its adaptive 120Hz refresh rate kicks in when you're playing games or watching movies, offering more fluidity compared to the 60Hz screen on last year's Fold. We experienced all-day battery life in our testing, and the phone comes with a 25W charger in the box for what Samsung calls ‘Super Fast Charging'
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Pros[**]
  • Beautiful 120Hz screen
  • Foldable and foldable
  • Fast 11W wireless charging
Cons[**]
  • Expensive for a foldable phone

theverge[9]

Sentiment Score[*] 71%
Reviewers from theverge have found the following[***]:
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 has a tablet-sized screen. Samsung's system for making Android work on two screens is both impressive and irritating. Lots of apps look great on the big screen, including browsers, reading, video, games, maps, and so on. There's not a big standout, either using the Fold 2 as a videoconferencing phone bypping one side up.
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Pros[**]
  • Sleek, lightweight design
  • Split screen is great for multitasking
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

tomsguide[10]

Sentiment Score[*] 81%
Reviewers from tomsguide have found the following[***]:
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 isn't just better than the original Galaxy Fold — its a quantum leap better. The interior display is also bigger at 7.6 inches, compared to 7.3 inches for the previous model. Samsung's other foldable phone, the Galaxy Z Flip, is much cheaper, especially after Samsung cut the price on the 5G version to $1,199.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Flex Mode lets you flip the screen in multiple positions
  • Long battery life
  • Great cameras
Cons[**]
  • Expensive for a foldable phone

references

2. ^ Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 review: Proving the concept. androidauthority. 2020-09-11 Retrieved 2021-10-14.
3. ^ Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 review: A fully functional foldable. digitaltrends. 2020-09-14 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
5. ^ Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 review: my precious Cinderella!. nextpit. 2020-10-09 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
6. ^ Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 Review. pcmag. 2020-09-04 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
7. ^ Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G review: the cool Communicator. phonearena. 2020-09-04 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
8. ^ Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 review. techradar. 2020-09-22 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
9. ^ Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 review: an extravagant success . theverge. 2020-09-09 Retrieved 2021-06-29.
10. ^ Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 review: A truly amazing foldable phone. tomsguide. 2021-02-01 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
*. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher\'s own rating, if available, as a result.
**. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher\'s own bullets points, if available, as a result.
***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher\'s own, if available.

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