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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 Review Rundown

Samsung Electronics | Published on 21 Mar 2021 | Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer

Overview

Photo of Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2
  • Stylish design
  • Foldable screen is easy to open
  • Good battery life
  • Folding screen can be fickle
  • Camera module is fickle

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

digitaltrends[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 77%
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.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Stylish design
  • Flexible screen
  • Foldable cover display
  • Long battery life
Cons[**]
  • Screen is a little on narrow side

nextpit[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 74%
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[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 81%
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[4]

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[5]

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'
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Beautiful 120Hz screen
  • Foldable and foldable
  • Fast 11W wireless charging
Cons[**]
  • Expensive for a foldable phone

tomsguide[6]

Sentiment Score[*] 82%
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

  1. 1. ^ Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 review: A fully functional foldable. Digitaltrends. 14 September 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  2. 2. ^ Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 review: my precious Cinderella!. Nextpit. 09 October 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  3. 3. ^ Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 Review. Pcmag. 04 September 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  4. 4. ^ Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G review: the cool Communicator. Phonearena. 04 September 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  5. 5. ^ Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 review. Techradar. 22 September 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  6. 6. ^ Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 review: A truly amazing foldable phone. Tomsguide. 01 February 2021. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  7. *. 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.
  8. **. 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.
  9. ***. 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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