Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 long-term review

17 June 2022


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  • Robbie
  • nw}
  • 19 Jun 2022

Had mine since January this year, bought used off ebay for £900.
So far, its been faultless although I'm very careful with it.
The crease isn't a problem for me, but the battery life leads alot to be desired.
Both screens are absolutely gorgeous though and the device itself is stunning.
I wouldnt be surprised if it failed on me at anytime though. I'm expecting a huge repair bill at some point.

    I am gonna be honest i bought a fold 3 just so that i can read Manga on that big screen while commuting or at home.

    The only complaint i have with it is that the battery life is just average and the charging speed is extremely slow . But overall its a really good phone if you can spend that amount of money .

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      • Anonymous
      • vtx
      • 19 Jun 2022

      Right on time to help get rid of the remaining unsold stock before the upcoming newer model launches.

        John, 19 Jun 2022Not entirely correct......the technology is here but only o... moreimagine being scammy, 4 years of lying to yourself and to your customers about how the folds are going to be mainstream and still make them overpriced junk, and comes some company and make a far better one in their first try. HA!

          *sigh*. I wish the outer displays aspect ratio wasnt so tall. It kinda obstructs your typing.

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            • John
            • gN0
            • 19 Jun 2022

            Anonymous, 18 Jun 2022It looks beautiful when unfolded but ugly when is unfolded.... moreNot entirely correct......the technology is here but only oppo, vivo and Huawei have made a successful folding phone with no ugly crease mark down the middle.

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              • Kev
              • 0Za
              • 18 Jun 2022

              YUKI93, 18 Jun 2022Just a few weeks ago, I have the chance to play with the Z ... moreI gotta say, it was the camera that soured the Fold 3 for me. The crease could be felt, but it was honestly not obtrusive versus an iPhone's notch.

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                • Anonymous
                • 7vR
                • 18 Jun 2022

                It looks beautiful when unfolded but ugly when is unfolded. It's like two phones one on top of the other. The ideal would be the phone to look as slim and seamless as a conventional phone when is folded but the technology is still not here for such thing.

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                  • EePee
                  • sXH
                  • 18 Jun 2022

                  YUKI93, 18 Jun 2022Just a few weeks ago, I have the chance to play with the Z ... moreAs a user of a fold3 for 9 months now, i can confortable say i barely notice the crease. Especially while gaming and watching videos. It was jarring at first because i was actively looking for it but after a few days i just stopped noticing or caring. The amount of times my finger even touches the crease is minimal

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                    • EePee
                    • sXH
                    • 18 Jun 2022

                    Anonymous, 18 Jun 2022the only problem is that it uses android. for that price, g... moreAny major leak of celebrities private info has always been through icloud. Google is secure. Grow up.

                      Anonymous, 18 Jun 2022the only problem is that it uses android. for that price, g... moreobvious bate is obvious

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                        • Anonymous
                        • raM
                        • 18 Jun 2022

                        the only problem is that it uses android. for that price, getting a phone with such horrible, ads filled, no privacy OS is a nightmare.
                        once apple comes with own foldable it will suck all the profits out of the market and bye bye chino-corean manufacturers

                          Eric20, 17 Jun 2022I still don't understand the need for a foldable displ... moreDifferent people have different use cases. I use mine for multitasking and media consumption. I may not use it every minute of every day, but when I want to it's there, anywhere, that's what matters for me.

                            YUKI93, 18 Jun 2022Just a few weeks ago, I have the chance to play with the Z ... moreIf you directly look onto the main screen you don't see the crease. I was also skeptical about it until I bought the zf3 and used it. Only way I notice it now is when I run my fingers over it

                              Just a few weeks ago, I have the chance to play with the Z Fold3 at an authorised Samsung centre. As much as I'm impressed with OneUI for this particular phone, the middle crease from the inside screen is a total turn off. There's no way you cannot notice it. Sorry, but I'd still take dual screen solution tqvm.

                                Eric20, 17 Jun 2022I still don't understand the need for a foldable displ... moreAgreed there is lots of compromise,smaller battery achieving at best 5h40min sot (pretty poor for a phone that targets technology enthusiasts),weird aspect ratio,fragile plastic inner screen with with crease that also brings in glare and so forth,for the price Samsung are charging this look more like a headache,rather get a s22 ultra and wait for Foldables to be mainstream if ever.Right now there’s too much compromise and no real tangible benefit.

                                  I still don't understand the need for a foldable display. If you want a bigger screen that is still portable, a 8" inch tablet is small & portable that will do the job.

                                  The number of times I want a big display yet I don't carry a bag with me is very small. During commute, I carry a bag that can hold even a 12" tablet.

                                  Same way I feel with curved displays. Pointless technology and I am a programmer.
                                  Go figure. 🙄

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                                    • Anonymous
                                    • sUS
                                    • 17 Jun 2022

                                    Anonymous, 17 Jun 2022the only problem is that it uses android. for that price, g... moreImagine using the words Apple and privacy in one sentence.

                                      I bought mine on pre-order. Been using it densely ever since with zero issues. I love the device and will probably never buy a non-foldable again. Would love to think that my next phone will be the fold 6 or another similar foldable in 3-4 years.

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                                        • Anonymous
                                        • raM
                                        • 17 Jun 2022

                                        the only problem is that it uses android. for that price, getting a phone with such horrible, ads filled, no privacy OS is a nightmare.
                                        once apple comes with own foldable it will suck all the profits out of the market and bye bye chino-corean manufacturers