Weekly poll results: fold in designs win a narrow victory over fold out alternatives

10 March 2019
Samsung and Huawei execs took turns proclaiming their design is the best, but our readers are keeping their options open.

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Manhurt, 10 Mar 2019IDK, but maybe the chasis will injured. The screen made by plast... moreShatterproof reminds me of Motorola Z/Z2 Force, that should be alright.

Delic, 10 Mar 2019Buy a case, problem solved. Just like you would do with fold. Ca... moreI never use any kind of casing on my phone to this day, so I'm not too bothered about it.

Anonymous, 11 Mar 2019It may be more durable, but its not more premiumYes it is, most of samsung flagship phones have that quality feeling in ur hands, you can feel that you are holding a machine in ur hands there's not enough words to express the feeling, am sorry i got carried away lol, bro its ur decision either you like huawei or any other Chinese phones that's ur choice, i won't force nobody to change,since I've been using samsung i have never regretted it, their devices worth the price am talking about their flagship phones.

  • Anonymous

chats, 11 Mar 2019And easy to brake, nah I'll pass, i rather Sammy's foldable 1: i... moreIt may be more durable, but its not more premium

PeterThePanda, 11 Mar 2019*"Scratches at a level 6, with deeper grooves at a level 7" FTFY.That phrase is permanently engraved in my brain.

Anonymous, 10 Mar 2019Samsungs fold doesnt fold properly, it leaves a bump on one side... morelooks futuristic but leaves a crease and basically a tablet that turns into a bigger tablet. also 2.6k$. at this current time, all foldables are just to "show" that its possible, not sure if ist actually consumer ready

  • Anonymous

m2k , 11 Mar 2019Samsung fold is just so bland, basic. The folded form is just us... moreThose sticky types of screen protector like I did for Nokia 5800 XpressMusic?

  • m2k

Samsung fold is just so bland, basic. The folded form is just useless with a screen that small it looks a quick glance screen of old flip phones. The design is more protective of the main screen but I've got no desire for the design.

I rather go for the Mate x, put a screen protector on and take my chances with scratches. The design is just so much more seamless, thin, ingeniously usable in both folded to unfolded form. I can see why it's priced higher. It's a more ingenuitive design. Plain and simple.

Anonymous, 10 Mar 2019Samsungs fold doesnt fold properly, it leaves a bump on one side... moreAnd easy to brake, nah I'll pass, i rather Sammy's foldable 1: is more premium of course and way more durable, but i respect ur opinion though no hard feelings;)

puta, 11 Mar 2019 normal scratch at level 6 with deeper groves at level 7 *"Scratches at a level 6, with deeper grooves at a level 7"

FTFY.

  • puta

normal scratch at level 6 with deeper groves at level 7

  • SmartFix

I will rather buy beautiful asus rog zephyrus with 8th intel and 2070 or 2080 rtx nvidia for 2 grands rather than this crap fold ...

  • Anonymous

Samsungs fold doesnt fold properly, it leaves a bump on one side and is uneven

The Huawei Mate X is leagues ahead. Looks way newer and more futuristic

  • Anonymous

Huawei's is best but should be used with a screen protector and while at it - put the hump on top instead - it makes the overall footprint a little smaller.

  • Anonymous

Shogun, 10 Mar 2019Fold in or fold out, we will know from the experience of users. ... moreYeah no, no they're not.

  • Gibby

How are you supposed to lay the Huawei version flat on a surface when folded out with the hump on the back & won't finger print pressure put pressure on the spine in the wrong direction? This format is completely flawed.

vrvly, 10 Mar 2019Not everyone holds the Cat phone and though phones are more frag... moreLots of words not explaining your non-argument that an exposed, flexible, ultra-thin plastic surface is somehow going to withstand the gruelling wear and tear a pocketed smartphone has to deal with. Remember when all phones were plastic? They used thick, hard plastic as they knew it scratches and breaks. They can't do that with a display. Especially not OLED, that stops working if an area breaks.

Samsung's design is made to last. Huawei's design is not made to be sold. It's pure vapourware. It can not be sold as it will break fast.

  • Anonymous

I think nobody (users) are taking care about this because apple is not inside this business yet, always happens in that way

No matter how much people stress on innovation... Foldable smartphones are completely unnecessary... Foldable displays are okay for various usages, but smartphones, nah forever will be a gimmick

  • Shogun

Fold in or fold out, we will know from the experience of users. One thing for sure, Huawei is ahead of Samsung lately when it comes to innovation and design phones.