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Is anyone thinking about upgrading to the Fold 3 from Note 20 Ultra?

(Topic created: 09-14-2021 11:10 AM)
Odice
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Anybody think upgrading to Fold 3 from Note 20 Ultra is a good idea?

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Carterg
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I kept my Note 20 ultra the trade in value wasn't worth it. Plus my note 20 setup has 1 tb SD card.
I have however purchased the fold 3 because there was no note series this year and I was curious if the fold could be a note replacement seeing that it now had S-Pen support.
I must say so far I am surprised by how much I am liking it.
Let me share some of the differences that I am having to get used to.
1. No pen support on the front screen ( so no quick jotting down of phone number etc.)
2. Limited edge panels apps ( with no apps store available)
3. No built-in pen ( pens are sold separately and they are device specific and you will have to find a way to carry it)
4. The battery life is not as good ( for obvious reasons dual screens)
The thing the fold does better for sure and that is viewing content ( spreadsheets, documents and movies/ video )

Oh yeah, wireless Dex is a plus

Anyway, everyday I am discovering more like, dislikes and work around.

The fold is no note but I believe in about 2 or 3 more updates it will find its place... cheers :clinking_beer_mugs:

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LongHiker
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@Odice That is really a hard question to answer and the answer is different for different people.

My daily driver was a Note 20 Ultra. I decided that it was time to try the Fold so I bought the Z Fold 3. I have had my Z Fold 3 now for 2 weeks and it is my daily driver. The wide screen experience is just so amazing. Not only for watching content but also a big productivity lift having multiple apps open at once and working between them. The sound is just amazing, from content and even speaker phone mode. 

Some things that I miss from the Note 20 Ultra:

  • Zoom on camera -- The cameras on the Z Fold 3 are good but just don't have the monster zoom that the Note 20 Ultra does. 
  • Built-in S Pen. -- But the S Pen for the Z Fold 3 is bigger and feels more natural since it is more standard pen/pencil size. So it is a trade off. 
Odice
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I went and checked it out at the store today for the first time. I thought it was pretty cool. Now just trying to get input from Note users that made that jump.
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TheGalaxy
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Also
The Premium glass feel of the Note. Pen on plastic doesn't feel good
DickBee
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I actually canceled my $586.24 order for the Fold 3 (with two trade credits - including my Note 20 Ultra). My reasons were my mobile use, which includes considerable tablet time, and the requirement to make the Fold even larger to have a case that would hold the S pen.

I may change my mind for the Fold 4 depending on whether there is a Note 22 Ultra or if the Fold 4 houses the S pen.

I have not regretted that decision, but your mileage may vary.
Thronnos
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I refuse to. The fold is NOT for everyone. My day to day, a foldable phone just doesn't work. I'm not able to unfold the device while at work and use 2 hands to do stuff, plus if I need the stylus, that's an extra hand now for what amounts to a tablet. I won't reward Samsung for canceling the Note that had a perfect form factor and design.
TheGalaxy
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No!
userzLr3AWX3wR
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I did and I love it.
GaryFunk
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I bought the Z-Fold 3 and used it for five days. I'm now back on the Note20 Ultra 5G.
Note10plusAM
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I bought the fold 3 last Friday and returned it by Tuesday. Prior to the fold 3 I had the note 10 plus. I now have the note 20 ultra and ZERO regrets on returning the fold 3. 😊