What's futuristic about Samsung Galaxy Fold

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2: The 2000-franc mobile phone in the test


With the Galaxy Z Fold 2, Samsung is bringing its new folding phone to Switzerland. We gave the device to three people and asked what they thought of the futuristic and not exactly cheap device.

  • The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 costs 2000 francs.
  • The folding phone tested for 20 minutes.
  • The device left a lasting impression.

In addition to the Galaxy Z Fold 2, the predecessor looks like a prototype. Samsung has succeeded in revising its folding phone through and through with the new version. Displays, hinges, cameras, design: everything is better than its predecessor. The device still looks a bit like a clunky Nokia Communicator when folded, but unfolding it reveals a futuristic device that is second to none.

At over 280 grams, the Z Fold 2 is a heavyweight among smartphones. For comparison: The iPhone 11 Pro Max weighs 226 grams, the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 208 grams. Samsung has improved the design of the Fold 2 significantly. The hinge now looks much more stable and the protective layer on the foldable display is less noticeable. The hook? Because of its construction, the device is not protected against water and dust.

Even if you have opened the device several dozen times, it remains fascinating that the screen can simply be folded in the middle. The screen is anything but a gimmick: the colors are rich, the contrast is high, and everything runs smoothly and quickly. Practical: Samsung has made the outer screen of the Fold 2 significantly larger. In other words: Quickly write an SMS or just google something on the Internet has now become much easier. On the previous mini-screen, you needed a sure instinct to hit the small letters.

With a price of 2000 francs, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 is not a smartphone suitable for the masses. But it's the most exciting device we've tested in the past few months - by far. But it doesn't mean that you should buy a folding phone right now. Because the Fold 2 is not flawless either. This leaves the display prone to scratches and the question of how good the device feels after several months of use. Nevertheless, it is important that the device exists: Technologically, the new category of folding cell phones remains exciting. It is quite possible that we will look back ten years from now and realize what an important role Samsung has played here with its Fold.

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