Samsung Galaxy Fold 5G Review of Pros And Cons

Picture of the Samsung Galaxy Fold 5G, by Samsung

- Analysis by KJ David

The Samsung Galaxy Fold 5G obviously packs a huge pro over its mother model connectivity-wise, being one of the brand's earliest models to support the 5G-TDD N78 (3500) network band , rightly placing itself alongside some of the best smartphones around as of this specs-based review. That notwithstanding, we still caught a couple of cons within its feature set.

One of its biggest flaw is the absence of a memory card slot , although its 512GB native storage cap is by no means something to complain about. Also, it oddly reduces the original Fold model's 4380mAh battery capacity down to only 4235mAh -- even though it's just a slight drop, tech geeks like us will take all the power we can get, taking into account its foldable form factor and demanding hardware setup.

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Under the hood, it runs on a premium-class (as of this technical Phonerated write-up) triple-cluster engine consisting of a 2.8GHz single-core main cluster, a 2.4GHz tri-core cluster, and a quad-core 1.7GHz cluster for day-to-day tasks. Its engine, which, by the way, made it one of the fastest smartphones available when it debuted, is fittingly accompanied by a massive 12GB RAM -- one of the highest RAM counts among 2019-released Android devices.

Its exterior pros and cons are headlined by two facades -- the main one being a spacious 7.3-inch Dynamic AMOLED screen with a 2152 x 1536 QXGA+ definition , while the second one is a modest 4.6-inch Super AMOLED HD+ (720p) interface. Its expansive display challenges those of the best phablets and large-screen phones on the market.

The Galaxy Fold 5G also flexes some high-class muscles when it comes to photography, touting a total of six cameras. Its main camera setup is a rear-facing triple-lens system composed of two 12-megapixe lenses and a 16-megapixel lens, with a whopping 960fps slow-motion video capture mode leading its perks. Up front sits a 10- plus 8-megapixel dual-lens setup for selfies, while a single 10-megapixel shooter sits atop its aforementioned 4.6-inch cover screen.

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Overall, some of this foldable phone's pros and cons make it worthy of comparisons to a few premium-class models, although our analysis reveals that it's not exactly a flawless smartphone.

** This phone is also known as: Samsung Fold 5G, Samsung SM-F907B

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