Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 long-term review

17 June 2022

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After 2 years of using big screen is cracked..(((

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    • Neo
    • sxs
    • 10 Jul 2023

    Richard Marquez, 01 Jul 2023ZFold3 inner screen not working after 17months without phys... moreSame with me after 20 months, my inner screen stops working. For some reason, when i open it up, it restarts. Then my wifi won't turn on. I guess i will go back to huawei.

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      • Richard Marquez
      • th7
      • 01 Jul 2023

      ZFold3 inner screen not working after 17months without physical damage like dropping. Won't buy Samsung again.

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        • Anil
        • vcB
        • 20 Jun 2023

        Don't buy Fold 3, I bought and after 13 months the sound gone while unfold the phone. It was a manufacturing defect or they have sent some bugs while software update. Need Rs. 55000 to repair. So I am not using Samsung anymore....

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          • Anonymous
          • q9{
          • 29 May 2023

          After replacing the inner screens OEM screen protector for the fourth time I eventually gave up on it and just removed it and left it.... at hundred bucks a pop I'm not doing this again, I'm just waiting until August

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            • Tess
            • B{T
            • 01 Feb 2023

            Have had mine for a month now. Ok, not so long but long enough to impress! First feelings about my new friend were that he's a bit chunky & heavy compared with my previous single screen phone. Bit fiddly, opening the fold out while the case & pen in place, as the layers are then slightly offset against each other. ( Nearly broke a nail ;-)) Since then, he ain't heavy - he's my brother! Love the fold out to small tablet screen. No probs viewing with the very slight grey line down the middle. Love the pen feature for quick note taking - much better than typing - and great for capturing design ideas in the moment they come to you. Pen colour palette could be extended?? Battery life and charging, not an issue so far. I have a fast charge adapter - love that the phone tells me how long until fully charged, so I can take it off as soon as. . Also, I purchased a couple of packs of Newzerol screen protector kits in case of future screen lifting issues, so I have no complaints thus far!
            Hope you find this review a little more useful that comments like "get a Huawei" duhhh!! 🤦

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              • bob
              • IhZ
              • 01 Aug 2022

              when is apple going to cum out with something like this?

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                • Anonymous
                • 7k0
                • 30 Jun 2022

                That should the essence and hallmark of a vertical fold phone ie to be used as a nice handy Tab and take over the functions of a Tab in unfolded form. More sliming needs to be done , more Ram and editing softwares of a Tab requirements would definitely put this form into a coveted segment.

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                  • Anonymous
                  • TRV
                  • 28 Jun 2022

                  Like the phone except for the fact the motherboard died in less than 6 months of use. Overheated and froze and all Samsung service could do is leave me without a phone for over a week while they fixed it. A replacement would have been the decent thing to do but then Samsung customer service is horrendous.

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                    • Karar
                    • RNZ
                    • 27 Jun 2022

                    I have had this phone for 8 months and my screen is split down middle. It's crap for a $2500 phone....... phone works fine, but a disappointment

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                      • AHE
                      • 8fL
                      • 23 Jun 2022

                      My Fold 3 5G lasted for six months before I traded it for the S22 Ultra 5G.

                      One of my biggest complaints is the poor modem connectivity and the battery drain that goes along with it. I always used LTE on the Fold as wasn't as good as 5G on my iPhone.

                      The Z series will quickly become the standard to which all other devices will be compared.

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                        • JK
                        • uQ5
                        • 23 Jun 2022

                        Hi, just a feedback sharing. I have been using Fold 1 and Fold 2 for the past 1.5 years....and basically 2 years for the fold-1.

                        I have to speak frankly that I didn't encounter any of it...maybe at the moment..

                        But what I can only share some opinions, is that it might be cause by excessive hard closing of the Fold screen.......I definitely close with very cautious and gently......but so far after 2 years for the fold-1....there is no issue at moment....thanks

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                          • Dan
                          • swC
                          • 22 Jun 2022

                          I had samsung z fold 2 and screen was brooken after 7 months . Samsung refuse my warranty . Samsung z fold 2 have 2 years warranty and z fold 3 only 1 year ? Why ? Becouse us the Worsted phone i ever had. Dont buy this phone my friend got z fold 3 and after 3 months innej screen just stopem working and Samsung refuse warranty . Never again Samsung. Sealing bad phones with manufactury defect and dont want give u new phone .

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                            • Rakesh
                            • KAn
                            • 22 Jun 2022

                            Robbie, 19 Jun 2022Had mine since January this year, bought used off ebay for ... moreI am experiencing it now....slowly the crease turned into black and now in service center they say its the physical damage and cannot be covered under warranty and I am ending up paying INR 48.9k

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                              • Anonymous
                              • vxL
                              • 21 Jun 2022

                              YUKI93, 20 Jun 2022I wasn't even looking directly at it. The phone was lo... moreIf you use the phone, you look directly at it and the crease is not obvious. Isn't that is what matters?

                                Note7 owner, 21 Jun 2022Took my Fold 3 out to use yesterday and by 6pm I was wantin... moreThat is another part of the issue. Under most circumstances I do not notice the crease but recently I feel like the crease has been screaming at me when I watch movies on the train during my commute. It's not the dip. It's the light reflecting off the curve. I only notice this on the train.

                                Samsung might want to consider using a less reflective screen protector. The Oppo N does not have this issue.

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                                  • Abdul
                                  • rJq
                                  • 21 Jun 2022

                                  Since I purchased fold 3.. never recived any update

                                    Took my Fold 3 out to use yesterday and by 6pm I was wanting to go back to my Pixel 6 Pro. That crease is very annoying and the screen is very reflective making the crease much much worse. It's a very bad screen to watch movies on.

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                                      • hewa
                                      • S2S
                                      • 20 Jun 2022

                                      what a lie, tell me you are an apple fanboy without telling me you are!

                                        Way to make it seem it has decent battery life... when in reality it's a joke.