The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 is coming to the Philippines soon and it’s now up for pre-order in case you want one and thankfully, we were able to get a very short hands-on at a store where we found a demo unit of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2. So what do I think of the smartphone?
First, let’s talk about the design and hardware of the Galaxy Z Fold2. The design? It might have the same form factor of the original Galaxy Fold but this one has a more solid feel and of course, a better hinge. The hinge lets you do different angles on the smartphone instead of the fixed angle that you can do on the Samsung Galaxy Fold.
The hinge is so much better and it feels really sturdy but it’s not as hard to fold unlike the Galaxy Z Flip and I think Samsung has finally made the hinge and folding mechanism of their smartphone nearly perfect.
We’re not getting here an in-display fingerprint scanner and instead, we still got here a side-mounted fingerprint scanner which makes sense since we’re using here two displays. Speaking of displays, the cover display of the smartphone is bigger now and it’s way better than before as we got here a larger display and it’s even more usable now and it displays more content than before. Aside from that, both displays also pack an Infinity-O display with both houses punch-hole cameras on each display.
For the foldable display, it’s a lot better now and the bezels on this one is a lot thinner which is really noticeable but of course, it still has the crease but the ultra thin glass on the display does feel a lot better and more responsive than before and of course, we also got here a 120Hz refresh rate which offers a really smooth experience on the display.
The feel of the smartphone is more boxy than the previous generation but it does feel good in the hand and it doesn’t feel heavy. The feel and build of the smartphone is similar to the Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra and at the back, we can also see a protruding camera module but thankfully, it isn’t as thick as the one on the Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra.
We also got to try the Flex mode on the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 and it’s a game changer, the foldable display of the smartphone works better and has more functionalities now. In my usage, I was able to try out the camera in Flex mode and I was able to maximize the display of the smartphone with one of it showing the live view while the other one is the gallery. This also lets us use the smartphone to take a video or photo of ourselves when folded which is really cool.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 is truly a big change from the original Samsung Galaxy Fold and it has refined the features that were a miss on the previous generation however, this one will still come with a price. The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 is now available for pre-order for Php109,990.