Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 Review



The latest technology trend is a foldable phone that can extends its screen size by unfolding it, and the latest Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 does a great job at it, by fixing most issues that have been found in the Samsung galaxy Z fold 1 the first of its kind.

While the current price might seen a little high, with hight prices at the moment, it is a great phone that is working fine and has solved previous issues.

Available in several colors, mystic bronze or mystic black, it is a great gift for the upcoming black friday, cyber monday or Christmas that will arrive very soon.

Samsung galaxy Z fold 2 price

While you will most likely spend around US$2700 if buying in the United States, you could actually get it for cheaper by buying in other countries, did you know?

How much will the Samsung fold 2 cost? Between US$1800 in France to US$2700 in USA

That is right, you could pay your Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 phone nearly 35% cheaper simply by ordering in another country. And while it is actually difficult to travel anywhere, you could actually get it using a parcel forwarding service that will receive the package on your behalf and forward it to your own address.

But let's have a look at the phone itself now!

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 unboxing

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 phone is sold in a beautiful looking black package, and includes of course a phone, a phone charger with and USB-C adapter cable for charge or connection to a computer, in-ear USB-C headphones, that are apparently not included in US models but only in EU models as it is mandatory to do so according to European laws, and a SIM tool to extract and insert your SIM cards.

And that's it, actually a pretty complete package, one of the main advantages of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 being fully USB-C compatible, both for charging and for headphones usage, which allows in the future to plug in other external products and allows for a large compatibility with plenty of devices that are yet to come using the slick new USB-C format.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 Review : Unboxing a Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2
Unboxing a Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2   

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 usage review

It first sight, there is a wow effect in using the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 fully opened, as the screen is much larger and make the phone better than a tablet, not only by having the same touch zone, but having it separated in two and allowing for multitasking on your phone.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 Review : Using the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 as a tablet
Using the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 as a tablet  

It is possible to use the phone with both fold screens visible while half folder, making it looking like a small computer, with one screen displaying videos or other kind of presentations, and one screen that can be used as a keyboard or to browse the Internet while watching a presentation online.

It therefore makes the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 a great phone to use for business use and to follow online conferences in full screen while being able to interact with a Zoom meeting for example.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 Review : Multitasking on a Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2
Multitasking on a Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2  

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 case


However, as a silicon case isn't given with the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 you will need to get your own, and there are plenty of colors and styles avaible!

While in our example we got a leather looking like brown color, you can easily find for about US$20 a different silicon color case for your phone in order to personalize it and show your style.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 cases selection
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 Review : Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 brown leather cover case
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 brown leather cover case  

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 accessories

While there is not at the moment so many custom accessories for the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 available, it will soon be the case, with hard cases, phone grips or maybe even wireless chargers coming for the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 soon from other retailers.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 accessories to come

However, as the phone is USB-C compatible, you can already use plenty of standard accessories that are already available for any kind of USB-C compatible device.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 USB-C accessories:

How many times can the Galaxy fold fold?

According to an independent test by the website chip.de it seems like that the Galaxy fold can fold 200000 times and still work, which is great for most standard usage, as you will probably fold it an average of 10 to 100 times a day at best, you can then use it for years without fearing for it to brear.

Folded 200,000 times: What the Samsung Galaxy Fold now looks and sounds like

Is the Galaxy Z fold 2 waterproof?

The Galaxy Z Fold 2 isn't waterproof, but it has an anti-erosion coating that allows it to survive water droplets such as usage under rain - however, do not swim with it and avoid putting it under water as this would most likely damage the phone.

Is the Galaxy Z fold 2 worth it?

Past the wow effect, there isn't much for this phone that explains its very high price currently, but it is surely one of the most interesting gadget of the year.

If you have a strong business usage on mobile that includes multitasking between presentations and interaction, it surely is a great way to solve that issue. However, for a private usage, it might not be worth the price - except to show off your latest gadget!

Enjoy all the possibilites of your Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 and think about it as an amazing 2020 gift for end of the year celebrations, cyber monday and more!

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