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Samsungs New Fold 5

(Topic created: 07-26-2023 07:06 AM)
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GaryB82
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The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 is the latest foldable phone from Samsung, and it's set to be released on August 11, 2023. The phone is rumored to have a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset, 12GB of RAM, and up to 512GB of storage. It will also have a 6.7-inch AMOLED display on the outside and a 7.6-inch AMOLED display on the inside. The camera lineup is expected to remain the same as last year's model, with a 50MP main camera, 12MP ultrawide camera, and 10MP telephoto camera.

One of the biggest changes to the Galaxy Z Fold 5 is the upgraded hinge. The new hinge is said to be stronger and more durable, and it will also allow the phone to close completely flat. This will make the foldable feel thinner and more pocket-friendly.

Overall, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 looks like a promising device. It has a powerful processor, a large and versatile display, and a durable hinge. If you're looking for a high-end foldable phone, the Galaxy Z Fold 5 is a great option.

Here are some of the pros and cons of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5:

Pros:

Powerful processor
Large and versatile display
Durable hinge
Improved camera
More pocket-friendly

Here are some additional details about the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5:

The phone will be available in three colors: Phantom black, Cream, and Ice Blue and 2 Exclusive online colors Gray and Blue
It will support 5G connectivity.
The battery will be 4,400mAh.
The phone will run on Android 13.

And a list of the full Specs 

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5
SoC Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
Display 7.6" 2176 x 1812 120Hz OLED primary, 6.2" 2316 x 904 120Hz OLED cover display
RAM 12GB
Storage 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB
Battery 4,400mAh
Ports USB Type-C 3.2, OTG
Operating System Android 13 (One UI 5.1.1)
Front camera 4MP f/1.8 under-display camera (80˚ FoV, 2.0μm pixels), 10MP f/2.2 cover display camera (85˚ FoV, 1.22μm pixels)
Rear cameras 50 MP f/1.8 wide-angle (85˚ FoV, OIS, 1.0μm pixels), 12MP f/2.2 ultra-wide (123˚ FoV, 1.12μm pixels), 10MP f/2.4 telephoto (36˚ FoV, OIS, 1.0μm pixels)
Connectivity 5G (inc mmWave), LTE, up to Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.3, NFC
Dimensions 67.1 x 155 x 13 mm folded, 130 x 155, 6.1 mm unfolded
Colors Ice Blue, Phantom Black, Cream + Samsung.com exclusive Gray, Blue
Weight 253g (8.92Oz)
Charging25W Super Fast Charging wired, 15W wireless (Qi)
IP RatingIPX8

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MercuriHG
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Smart Launcher 6, which I used for my s23 ultra. Front/ Main. I like to cram as much info as I can into one scree so I can cancel at it and don't have to tap and swipe around too much to find what I need. I feel like I done that here. There are some double tap options on some of the apps that will bring up a pop up widget or similar app. Does this look too clutered? I optimized the front and don't really care too much about the inside because I usually will have an app open. Not going to put a case on the phone like I didn't with my s23 because I like how sleek it looks and feels. I carry my S Pen pro in my pocket like a regular pen if I know I'm going to need it. If there's no storage slot for the s pen and the finger print reader isn't located on the volume buttons instead to be higher from false reads, it will be a letdown. Other things on my list which can be improved: Larger footprint to accommodate, larger battery for more efficient cooling on super fast charging, 10x Tele lens. Then the next two years focus on software again. 


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All4dom
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I had the fold 3, screen split, insurance covered it but then a little after the one year period my inside screen protector started pealing & my phone screen split again with one side not working. I traded it in for s23 ultra but I really did & still do love the fold. I just will wait til that issue doesn't exist anymore before I buy a fold again. Enjoy your phone.
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I purchased this product. I like the design of the product 1693202597161_1000116566_1693202597.jpg
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FreshTexan
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Anyone else loving their Galaxy Z Fold 5 as much as I am?!

Kdrewh
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I've been so tempted to try a fold -- and you're not helping.
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@FreshTexan I agree that the Fold 5 is incredible. Ever since the Fold 3 I have been sold on the Fold architecture and execution. Love the use of either narrow or big screen depending on scenario. I have found many scenarios where Flex mode is incredibly useful. 

I know that there are some people who still prefer the candy bar design but I probably won't go back. I have an S23U that I use now and then when I need the extra camera zoom. But the Fold 5 is my daily driver. 

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Zachary2021
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I have bought myself Galaxy z fold 5 for about 2 weeks ago, traded in my Galaxy s22 ultra phone for $1,000 off, I love my new z fold phone, can't say how much it helps me with work and multitasking makes it easier than before, ordered me a Z fold 5 case with z fold s pen for my z fold 5 on Amazon. I'm happy I made a great choice with the phone purchase.
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Which case did you buy? I bought the Spigen Tough Armor ProP case. It has a kickstand for the open phone and it internally stores an S Pen.
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Dr-green69
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Hello everyone, I've been considering purchasing a new phone, and the Samsung Z Fold 5 has caught my attention. I've been a long-time Android user and prefer sticking with Samsung over switching to an iPhone. I tend to keep my phones for at least three years, and I'm currently using a budget Realme phone that's served me for the past three years. Now, the Z Fold 5's unique design has piqued my interest as a departure from the conventional phone design.

 

I'm hesitant to rely solely on YouTube reviews since they often use phones briefly, and some tech reviewers may have biased opinions. So, I'm turning to real customers who use this phone daily for their insights. Would you recommend the Z Fold 5, or should I explore other options?

 

I plan to purchase Samsung Care+ with the phone, so I'm curious about the warranty and repair services Samsung offers. Are there any known defects or issues with the display or hinge of this phone? And finally, can I expect the Z Fold 5 to hold up well over three or four years of careful use? I'm proud to say that I've only dropped my current phone once in the last three years.

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Given the fact that you want to keep your phone for a prolonged period of time, and from my own personal expertise and knowledge, I think the Galaxy S23 Ultra would be a better long-term choice to suite your needs. Although the Fold 5 is an excellent device spec-wise, it does not have the durability of regular bar style phones. You can expect to replace the screen protector on the phone during your time with it at least once (probably more, but covered by Samsung Care+ and your warranty) and you have to be especially careful when it is unfolded to avoid damaging the inner screen. Parts on these phones are also often in high demand and limited, so if you need a repair for any reason you might have to ship it to Samsung, rather than have it serviced at a Samsung authorized center. Just a few things to think about. I am also very interested in obtaining a Foldable, but I'm not willing to trade in the superior camera and robustness of my S series for the cutting edge (yet delicate) folding screen technology the Z series offers (as tempting as it is).
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