Are foldable phones better for multimedia? Here is how the Galaxy Z Fold3 and Z Flip3 stack up

06 September 2021
We've done some calculations of how well different content fits on their screens, e.g. a 4:3 photo, a 16:9 video and so on.

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Duck of death, 21 Sep 2021You don't have to be psychic to know Surface Duo is du... moreman, i have colleagues using ms duo's on daily, business basis. in engineering we need productivity tools, not fancy, good looking, 200mb frontal camera, +120hz refresh and stuff. the complains are related mainly, for the time being, to not sufficiently powerful soc. i don't give a mouse's fa..t on an un-interrupted screen or the size of 21:9 movie when i need (and i have) high resolution schematics on one screen and a meeting or the emailer on the other. so stop confusing your whims and theoretical wishes with other people's practical needs.

geek-a-contra, 21 Sep 2021since you can foresee the future.. could you, please, tell ... moreYou don't have to be psychic to know Surface Duo is dumb. You only need half of your senses partially functioning.

Duck of death, 15 Sep 2021Keep telling yourself that this is why a person buys a fold... moresince you can foresee the future.. could you, please, tell me the lottery gaining numbers for the next week?

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Dr. Stephen Strange, 08 Sep 2021Yes, because foldable has dual functionality. when u carry ... moreIt doesn’t. Folds can’t replace ipad. Ipads got an app store specifically for them ipad apps. On the fold by unfolding you would just get a overblown scaled up phony app.

geek-a-contra, 15 Sep 2021it seems you have difficulties in reading / understanding a... moreKeep telling yourself that this is why a person buys a foldable device, to only use half of it...
It was a failure last year, it's a failure this year. It's what Microsoft does when they release mobile devices. Homer Simpson solutions no one asked for.

Duck of death, 06 Sep 2021A crease you can't see when looking straight at it is ... moreit seems you have difficulties in reading / understanding a text. in order to help: watching movies on one half of the screen, as in no crease in the middle.

Jerry101923, 07 Sep 2021I do think the G8X is generally OK. I'm currently havi... moreCouldn't agree more with you. The real-world practicality that the LG DualScreen case gives is totally otherworldly, especially when considering that they both have the same smartphone aspect ratio.

GyariSan, 07 Sep 2021Is this even worth an article? It's like asking if an ... moreYes, because foldable has dual functionality. when u carry iPad mini with iPhone pro, weight will go around 500 gm. When you carry fold 3, it will weight around 280 gm. And it has functionality of both. I know they are asking premium price, but still.

Jerry101923, 07 Sep 2021I do think the G8X is generally OK. I'm currently havi... moreIf you are happy with it, then Im happy for you. I personally wanted to have a go with it few years a go, and would have bought it if it was available where im at, unfortunately, after the G6, LG just stopped caring about the middle east market, the G8X or the V50s werent even available in the local amazon.

I was even curious about the surface duo, but thats a whole different story.

However, for me, i prefer the crease over the black bars.

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Alpha, 07 Sep 2021Oh so the dual-focal camera, 360 spatial audio, HS Power Co... moreIn reality 4k, sd slot, headphone port, and included charger are all it has. Brightness matches the s5, speakers match the s10, battery is years behind, camera is lagging behind, front camera is cheap and outdated, etc.
Fancy names to other things to change that.

AresinUAE, 06 Sep 2021Yes, because those dual screens are such a hit that jumpsta... moreI do think the G8X is generally OK. I'm currently having the V50S (the Korean 5G variant of the G8X) as one of my daily drivers, and just can't imagine how I lived without it before. Yes something is not good, like using magnet USB adaptor instead of pin connector for the dual screen, but the whole detachable DS concept gives me a lot of flexibility. At least I don't have to worry about any crease when watching videos on any of my screens

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Jerry101923, 07 Sep 2021With more things being invented and created, the innovation... moreThe right hardware in that aspect....unfortunately in most aspects they are behind and severely over priced

Anonymous, 07 Sep 2021Aside from foldable screen nobody is innovating. It'... moreWith more things being invented and created, the innovation on smartphones are just shrinking. Fun to see people treating the headphone jack as "innovation", as Sony is just keeping the right hardware.

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The Fold 3 should have been compared to what has been done on a larger smartphone screen: Mate 20X (7.2 ", 18.7 / 9). Here the Fold 3 in 16/9 is clearly less good!

Dr. Stephen Strange, 07 Sep 2021Yes, because foldable has dual functionality. when u carry ... moreExactly Dr Strange! Im glad you mentioned that.

People will say why not get a tab and a phone instead but my daily commute to work has been made a little more comfortable when the Fold 3 enabled me to ditch the tablet which i use a lot for note taking and sketching. I know people will still have things to say about it but for me the 500g makes a lot of difference.

GyariSan, 07 Sep 2021Is this even worth an article? It's like asking if an ... moreYes, because foldable has dual functionality. when u carry iPad mini with iPhone pro, weight will go around 500 gm. When you carry fold 3, it will weight around 280 gm. And it has functionality of both. I know they are asking premium price, but still.

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GyariSan, 07 Sep 2021Is this even worth an article? It's like asking if an ... moreThe amount of people that I know that always watches cinema ratio movies on an iPad mini because they claim that it's "larger" than on their phone is too too too many

I'm sure this article gave insightful info to almost 90% of its readers and you're just one of the more tech savvy ones that already knew this info

Is this even worth an article? It's like asking if an iPad mini is better for multimedia than an iPhone.

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Anonymous, 07 Sep 2021Aside from foldable screen nobody is innovating. It'... moreOh so the dual-focal camera, 360 spatial audio, HS Power Control were probably innovated by someone else right?

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fren, 07 Sep 2021rather than such scientific article should just show actual... moreWell there are two. I definitely wish there was more. But I like it being both the screen shots and scientific.