Galaxy Z Fold 3 Review 


This is the galaxy z fold three the latest and most advanced foldable smartphone from Samsung yet it's hey what's up guys we're here for the best phone can we get someone over here my turn now and i'm here to tell everyone about the greatest foldable phone. Me hey fold hey flip the best but what do you mean my selfie camera takes way better pictures than yours newsflash.

I can still see your under display camera from here take that back at least i have a real cover screen and you're so small people say sizes and everything but don't believe it. 


Why do I waste my time arguing with you let's see what great things will has to say about me um okay sure there are a lot of great things but it's not all roses i'm will for gsm marina and let's break it all down in our galaxy z fold 3 review  you won't find many devices that look like this e-fold 3. using foldable screen technology it fits a large tablet, like display into a form factor similar to that of a normal smartphone. 


While it's folded it's usable pretty much like a normal phone but from the bottom or the side it looks like two phones lying on top of each other connected by a hinge and sharing an inner display overall the z-fold 3 is a bit trimmed down and lighter than last year but is far from compact this year samsung has taken extra steps to make its new foldable devices even more durable the frame and hinge are reinforced by something called armor aluminum which is supposed to be tougher and more lightweight and you get ip rated water resistance. Now too it's ipx8 meaning that you don't get any dust protection but the phone can handle splashes and even being submerged in water and on top of that you have a new plastic layer on the inner screen to protect from scratches and you have gorilla glass victus protection on the cover screen.

The cover screen is a tall and narrow 6.2 inch amoled with an 832 by 2268 resolution there's a punch hole for the selfie cam and a fast 120hz refresh rate new this year the inner screen is much larger of course like last year it's a 7.6 inch foldable amoled with a 1768 by 2208 resolution and it brings a variable 120 hertz refresh rate too it makes swiping and scrolling much smoother and the refresh rate will dial down when you stop interacting with the screen or if the content doesn't need it in order to save energy, high frame rate gaming isn't as well supported here as on the z flip you can't enable a global high refresh rate for games here so the results can vary for each particular title as far as quality goes the cover display is quite good the panel is brighter than last year maxing out at 480 nits with a slider and a thousand nits in auto mode in bright sun plus colors and brightness settings are tuned to be quite similar to those of the inner screen. But it's the inner display which makes the z-fold 3 so attractive is considerably brighter than last year's model 490 nits with a slider and 920 nits in auto mode when in bright sun colors are decently accurate and there's hdr10 plus support the picture looks crisp and uniform across the two sides and it's extra immersive because the phone hides the selfie camera under the display this tech isn't perfect but if you don't look too closely it can blend right into the background when the camera is active.

The display pixels become transparent and there's an animation too this display isn't perfect of course, there is a crease where the screen folds and it can be quite visible depending on the angle you can feel it when swiping too. But once you start looking beyond the phone itself and focus on the content you'll stop noticing it, this year the z-fold 3 brings stylus support you can use either samsung's s-pen pro or the new s pen fold made specifically for this phone. There's even support for air commands to trigger various features whether or not you use them it's still a big deal that samsung is spreading the stable features of the galaxy note series across the whole portfolio now on to audio the z-fold 3 has a pair of stereo speakers which sit at the bottom and the top of the frame or left and right depending on how you're holding the device they are impressively loud earning a very good score on our loudness charts and they have great clarity and frequency response too plus there's dolby atmos support you can wake up and unlock the z-fold 3 with the side mounted fingerprint readers power button it's super fast and accurate and works whether the phone is open or closed and you get options for 256 or 512 gigs of storage on board but it isn't expandable.

The interface of the z-fold 3 is samsung's one ui 3.1 based on android 11. in many ways it's the same as on other samsung phones but there are plenty of unique features here too one classic feature you get is an edge panel which you can store shortcuts in and you also get support for samsung's decks for connecting to a pc or monitor but there are also plenty of ways in which the interface has been tweaked to take advantage of the folding screen some apps are able to continue between the cover screen and the main screen rearranging to fit within the two spaces. 


There's a big emphasis on multitasking here since there's so much more space to make use of you can customize the split into whichever orientation you want and save the pair for later there's even support for 3-way splits the more the merrier with the phone folded the keyboard lies naturally on the bottom half so you can use the z-fold 3 like a mini laptop it's a little too cramped for easy typing though. There's a similar feature called flex view within supported apps like the media player or the gallery folding the screen will split the app into a top and bottom half with the bottom holding settings or navigation controls. This is also quite handy within, the camera app as it lets you place the phone on a stable surface for your shooting and you have easy access to the controls at the bottom and while you're in this mode the camera can even follow you as you move around under the hood of the galaxy z fold 3 is a top of the line snapdragon 888 chipset. 


Which provides top tier performance as well as 5g connectivity things run smoothly as you'd expect from a flagship but compared to other phones that are running the same chip the z-flip 3 falls. Behind, on the charts especially in graphics tests this could be because it's more difficult to render things on that large display.

The z-fold 3 also struggles when it comes to thermal management under stress the phone quickly heats up and the cpu performance throttled down within just five minutes after starting our stress test of course real world use isn't as intensive as our testing but this phone isn't built for sustained performance during long gaming sessions. The z-fold 3 has a 4 400 milliamp hour battery capacity that's actually split into two packs one for each half of the phone.

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