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Samsung Galaxy Fold Hands-On Review: Digging Deep Into The Fold

Published on Apr 16, 2019 136,009 views

Samsung’s first-ever foldable phone feels like it’s from the future, but also stuck in the past. The Galaxy Fold is packed to the brim with all the latest, and it works seamlessly — but the thick design and chunky bezels around the front reminds me of the T-Mobile Sidekick.

That’s part of the trade-off that comes with a phone this different. It’s unlike any other, and it will drastically change the way you use your phone. Foldable phones will usher in a new world of multitasking on the go, and though its design isn’t perfect, Samsung’s first step is promising.

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  • Digital Trends
    Digital Trends 1 month ago Are you interested in buying a foldable phone? What do you think of Samsung's?
  • Daniella Rose
    Daniella Rose 1 month ago Yas n awesomeness
  • Dreamstate
    Dreamstate 1 month ago no
  • Webinatic
    Webinatic 1 month ago Yes but not the first three iterations.
  • Leon Jimenez
    Leon Jimenez 1 month ago It's a foldable tablet, unfolding phone. There will be phones that fold to a smaller form factor so we should start using the descriptions correctly.
  • I LightenStar I
    I LightenStar I 1 month ago The Galaxy Fold is way more practical than the Mate X.
  • Obi Dark
    Obi Dark 1 month ago I think burn in and ghost images in less than 3 months
  • dandydan01
    dandydan01 1 month ago hello and what is up guys
  • parsona nan grata
    parsona nan grata 1 month ago Too exp.
  • Dave M
    Dave M 4 weeks ago Yes
  • Chepoi Izzy
    Chepoi Izzy 3 weeks ago Huawei folding phone is better.... far more better than samsung. sorry samsung fanboy!!!!
  • Optillian
    Optillian 2 weeks ago The Fold is the superior device.
  • Faiz Hussein
    Faiz Hussein 4 days ago I want to but I can't afford it.Please give me one so I can give my wife as a gift for our 16th wedding anniversary.Thanks
  • Eric Valentino
    Eric Valentino 1 month ago This is about the sloppiest unboxing I've seen for the Fold.
  • W McB
    W McB 1 month ago Lol
  • Calvin Green
    Calvin Green 1 month ago Nope...CNET had one that was worse before they reuploaded. It was embarrassing, but at least it was shorter!
  • Elias Benlahbib
    Elias Benlahbib 1 month ago 2:26 : "I am going set this aside for just a second" You lied you set it aside for almost a minute
  • Gamer Prestige
    Gamer Prestige 1 month ago Seen a dozen of these review. By far the worst yet. Super cringe watching you fumble with everything.
  • Phillip Pugh
    Phillip Pugh 1 month ago He's a crabapple fan boy
  • Michele Pineda
    Michele Pineda 1 month ago wow, all that packaging lol. But the phone seems pretty neat though I think the price seems high, but considering this is a new design and kind of unique I expected the higher prices. Eventually if this style of phone catches on, more manufacturers will jump on the bandwagon and the price will drop. Thanks for the review.
  • RoCk-N-PaRtY
    RoCk-N-PaRtY 1 month ago 8 is the max for multitasking. Not 3
  • Circulars
    Circulars 1 month ago Agreed
  • Marvin Solano
    Marvin Solano 1 month ago Big fan of DT. But this guy isn’t the best for this unboxing.
  • Ian Bell
    Ian Bell 1 month ago Why not?
  • Virdin Barzey
    Virdin Barzey 1 month ago I agree. Dude is all over the place with the product.
  • happy together
    happy together 1 month ago very nice negative hands on video...keep up the good work!!
  • Mike R
    Mike R 1 month ago Annoyed that it took u almost 8 minutes to turn it on
  • KevinDaGoat
    KevinDaGoat 1 month ago Thanks for letting me know I need to skip 8 minutes. The review time seemed a bit long
    KEN BEE 1 month ago I guess the words "unboxing experience" can be pretty confusing
  • Kay Hud
    Kay Hud 3 weeks ago KEN BEE still took too long
  • Mike R
    Mike R 3 weeks ago @KEN BEE didn't say that in the title. I don't care about that. I want to see the phone, like most of us
  • Mike R
    Mike R 3 weeks ago @Kay Hud exactly!
  • XXtheJUMPoffXX
    XXtheJUMPoffXX 1 month ago Cool but way too expensive
  • romain h
    romain h 1 month ago 25 min 😔 u could have done this in 3 min with time to spare 🤦‍♂️ I’m just say🤫
  • Obi Dark
    Obi Dark 1 month ago Don't peel the protective layer it may break. Don't try to close it the wrong way it may bulge. Don't keep the phone on because this ultra thin amoled will burn in quick. Just don't buy 😂
  • Kevin Taylor
    Kevin Taylor 1 month ago (edited) I cannot see a thing, all too black!!!
  • Cityboy
    Cityboy 1 month ago Please don't let this guy do anymore unboxing.
  • Good guy Greg
    Good guy Greg 1 month ago (edited) 6:58 wipe it 20:09 drop it Prooopaaaa reviewed 😭🤣
  • Mohammed S
    Mohammed S 1 month ago Try to avoid getting a mentally challenged person to do unboxings next time.
  • jujurawks
    jujurawks 1 month ago (edited) 20:12 Idiot doesn't know to open a phone.
  • I LightenStar I
    I LightenStar I 1 month ago 😂
    KEN BEE 1 month ago "Idiot" has a YouTube platform with 5K subs.....and you're watching him
  • jujurawks
    jujurawks 1 month ago @KEN BEE Came into my algorithm feed. Never again.
    KEN BEE 1 month ago @jujurawks Lol I hear you. Hate when that happens but hey.....discovered many, many channels that way
    KEN BEE 1 month ago Anyway, you gotta cut the guy some slack He has never opened a Galaxy Fold before. No one has. If he dropped it, it's a big indicator any average consumer probably will
  • jujurawks
    jujurawks 1 month ago @KEN BEE This device won't even be remotely affordable for average consumers because i don't see anyone dropping $1000 as a down payment
    KEN BEE 1 month ago @jujurawks That's a rational thought I guess... But consumers have never been rational. And even less so when it comes to tech. You make it, people will buy it And trust me, short of falling apart to micro pieces or *koff blowing up, it will be bought
    KEN BEE 1 month ago It's more than "remotely affordable" It would be bought. And so would Huawei's attempt. And that one adds on an extra 200? 300? to the Fold's asking price
  • I LightenStar I
    I LightenStar I 1 month ago I like how you took your time to unbox the Galaxy Fold.
  • Dreamstate
    Dreamstate 1 month ago 2 grand... lol.
  • Not Andrew
    Not Andrew 3 weeks ago Thanks for saying "let's put the case on it" and then never putting the case on. Great.