Galaxy Z Fold 2 review: an extravagant success

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Samsung's back with the Galaxy Z Fold 2. Good news: no durability drama! It's well-made, fast, and feels sturdy. Bad news: it's still super expensive at $2,000 in the US. In this review, Dieter Bohn breaks down all the pros and cons to this little tablet phone thing.
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0:00 Intro
0:40 What Samsung fixed
2:27 Screen
4:32 Jelly scroll
5:12 Outer display
6:00 Big screen experience
8:25 Samsung’s system
10:00 Specs
10:45 Cameras
12:06 Outro
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The Verge 4 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
How much should a folding phone cost?
Chrisgalante45 8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
However much people are willing to pay for it.
Sandy S
Sandy S 20 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Depends. Anything too cheap I question how good it is. I also realize any newer model made from a successful company will be overpriced. That being said, I just received mine and so far I love it. I am not a techie just an average 60 yr old who likes the big screen, the option of using it opened or closed and knowing that I am getting a quality product. Did I mind paying the price? Of course, but was in need of a new phone and the Z Fold fit the bill.
blaster915 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
1-1.3K MAX!! otherwise it's out of the range of most folks EXTREME spending money and into the realm of the unreachable for the average consumer
Techquicky Tv
Techquicky Tv ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
1900 to 2100 depending on specs.
Rebi Jay
Rebi Jay 2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
@Chaitanya Patil how do u do that?
Edna Sanwen
Edna Sanwen 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
how much here in ISRAEL
Martyn Nevarez
Martyn Nevarez 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I have the first fold, I love it no regrets! I have dropped it many times and no problems. Had it for over a year. I love it! I'm waiting to get this second one.
Jason Elliot
Jason Elliot 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I don't know what happened but I was watching a utube video on the front display and I full screened it and opened it and now when I pinch out the big display it goes full screen!!!! This just made this phone worth it i hated those huge black bars yaaaay
Total irrelevancy
Total irrelevancy 6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Waiting for the foldable camera
Tyrannical Spirit
Tyrannical Spirit 6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Awesome thanks for sharing
creepysubss 15 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
i just wanna emulate ds games
thezerogforce ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
untile the galaxy z fold 10 s x or whatever they will get it right. see you in 10 years
Bình Phạm
Bình Phạm ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Lol and apple still can not divide their ipad screen by three piece
Karen Yates
Karen Yates 2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
My husband bought me this phone, for my birthday. Its a fantastic phone.
Jimmy Perris
Jimmy Perris 2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
That crease in the middle triggers my ocd....
Alfred Cook
Alfred Cook 2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Stop complicating things ...Just let it be...Human are very petty about everything
Fishless Rambo
Fishless Rambo 2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
The problem with waiting for the 4th or 5th version of a phone such as this, is new technology will be implemented onto it making it the first of some kind of new tech. The problem is that you can never keep up with technology and by the time the price drops for this phone years from now, it won't be supported lol. So I say go for it and buy this phone and enjoy. Just don't drop it 👍🏼
Artist Bodoor
Artist Bodoor 2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I believe they could have done better especially with all the technology we have now..its huge and heavy I believe it can fall easily
Nived Manoj
Nived Manoj 2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Wry sense of a few seconds
Lucky Dude
Lucky Dude 2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Facebook ruined landscape mode on my Kindle
Meir Gabay
Meir Gabay 2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I think that's the best review I've ever watched. Thank you for that
Another Gamer
Another Gamer 2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Every Samsung phone can open two apps at once. I know it because I'm doing now on my s8.
Rafal Matysiak
Rafal Matysiak 2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
apple fold...realase date..2045🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
Ivie Goldsmith Lifewell I.N.G
Ivie Goldsmith Lifewell I.N.G 2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Wow this is an awesome gadget, i cant wait to get a touch. from Zambia
Davi Rocha
Davi Rocha 2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Let's count how many times this guy says "but" ... always very negative with Android devices
Davi Rocha
Davi Rocha 2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Why this reviewer is always much more critical to Android? Always highlighting only bad things
Romeo G
Romeo G 2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Im getting the escabar fold 2. Costs much less, and comes with a sample gram of coke.
Itzy Zaza
Itzy Zaza 2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
This is a boring review geezus!
£1600 in England. For just the fold. And I love it .
Andy Swain
Andy Swain 3 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Hey Dieter. I can get it from Samsung for £1400. Should I?
samal90 3 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
problem is the thickness when folded. Just too thick. The motorola Razr folding concept is just much better.
Dr Dean Kos
Dr Dean Kos 3 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
3 grand in australia
RJay790 3 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Cant wait until they throw a S Pen into it and get the camera behind the screen. I'm ready to pay for that.
Greg Poe
Greg Poe 3 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I have a tablet exclusively for comics, so I'm excited to replace it with a phone like this when it's affordable and has a better camera. Maybe in 3 years.
Samara Silva
Samara Silva 3 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
democracy now
Dozierboy 3
Dozierboy 3 3 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I see that Microsoft Surface Duo in the background.... LOL!!!!
pooh herd
pooh herd 3 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Dude, I don't usually comment, but let's just say I had to like and comment this video!
ሀዩነኝ የአንችውነሽ አፍቃሪ ማማዬ ኑሪልኝ
ሀዩነኝ የአንችውነሽ አፍቃሪ ማማዬ ኑሪልኝ 3 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
How much pls tellme
Manuel Vega
Manuel Vega 3 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Well yeah, that's what we expected
karina xavier
karina xavier 3 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Love from my heart
Agus Hariyanto
Agus Hariyanto 3 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Harga samsung z fold 2
Matthew Klees
Matthew Klees 3 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
$2k for a crease ....Ummmm No !!!
Sofia Peixoto
Sofia Peixoto 3 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I wanna watch this video all day
Gregg Suits
Gregg Suits 3 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I have watched/read dozens of reviews on this phone, and this is, by far, the best!
carla brieba
carla brieba 3 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Aint no body watch this!
Murilo Sampaio
Murilo Sampaio 3 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Love this video
nate berna
nate berna 3 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
So in phone form, its too thick and the screen is too thin. And in tablet form, its got a big crease down the middle and the software is kinda bad. Meanwhile you can get a really good phone and a really good tablet for around a grand. Why buy this thing?
aSpicyCow 3 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
its a total gimmick i love it and I'm buying it, its a total waste of money but its mine now
crew of the normandy
crew of the normandy 3 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I just want to know what phone cases are gona protect it. Of if they will have a special one made?
Nazeha ahmed
Nazeha ahmed 3 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
:[ :[ :[
Charles Conklin
Charles Conklin 3 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Love jit
rahul mehra
rahul mehra 3 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Best phone of 2020
Prison Mike
Prison Mike 3 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I got the fold 2 for 1500 with a trade in. I'd say totally worth it
Satan is a Communist
Satan is a Communist 3 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Great phone + Fortnite! Nice
João Reis
João Reis 3 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Is this a case of “my phone is bigger than yours” ? What a waste of money! Looks bad, the fold is noticeable, seems like a beta project , a work in progress, not a finished and solid nodes. Having a mobile phone and saying “it’s good for videos” it’s a bit weird . People are buying those huge TVs and is there really a reason to have a huge phone you carry on the pocket with such a screen? I have a 10 inch tablet and I always try to watch videos on my tv ... for gaming it’s nice ... for kids who won’t have this phone at all (at least mine won’t )... for reading ok, i find that is the main reason... although aren’t those 6 plus inches phones enough ? Honestly ? Too thick, too heavy , too expensive... unnecessary phone
EternalDestiny48 3 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
This was a really fun & informative review. Thanks man
Kristen Moon
Kristen Moon 3 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Ive had my galaxy fold simce launch. It's been fantastic. The only major complaint that I have is the phone deactivates my debit cards constantly because of the magnets. -_-
alejandra miranda
alejandra miranda 3 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Safe and sound
Nunya Biznazz
Nunya Biznazz 3 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Great video 👍
Il Italiano
Il Italiano 3 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
It’s just a weird big object. Hah! That’s what she said.
CIMA Dream
CIMA Dream 3 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Awesome review, Dieter.
ShyGuy 3 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
flex mode is a major flex.
BenBenOy 3 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Putting a Microsoft duo in the background is a very nice attention to detail.
Lee Sun
Lee Sun 3 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Me complaining about the price of the phone Also me telling myself to get a better paying job
Alex Castillo
Alex Castillo 3 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Feel like I want the Surface Duo hardware design with Samsung internals if that makes sense.
guest 3 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Those who gripe about the price of the Fold are the same people who would gripe about the price of a Bentley or a Rolex or an Armani suit. Its a luxury item, for image and prestige. You buy it to be one of the first to have one like it.
Brandon Veverica
Brandon Veverica 3 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
If you could buy the Fold2 for 1250 then would you consider this phone a buy?
Gregory Yentz
Gregory Yentz 3 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
What white analog watch does Dieter wear in his videos?
Matt Kimball
Matt Kimball 3 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Bohn with Verge is like Tong with CNet, or Kai+Lok with DigitalRev, theres no replacing him...
ARKV î 3 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Who cares about Facebook and its others apps? It is just stupid to buy a phone to use that stuff.
Cade Michaels
Cade Michaels 3 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Would be a half way decent review if it wasn't interrupted with a bunch of cameos of you virtue signaling. Take off the mask you tool
J L 3 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
This needs a stylus like the Note and I will definitely purchase this. But not until then
Lars Frost
Lars Frost 3 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Carlo de Guzman
Carlo de Guzman 3 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
i rather have a clam shell fold, but i also want a fold that opens up the size of mate 20x. yes, a folding (7.2 inch) mate 20x...
Glenn Creech
Glenn Creech 3 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Don't look at it as $2000. If your in market for flagship device which averages $1200 to $1400 anyhow, your only justifying what is it you are getting for the extra $600 to $800? That made my ordering easier to swallow.
Kevin Parker
Kevin Parker 3 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
So strange, the Mate X 2 From Huawei was so much better than this in every regard... Damn you China Spyware and Trump Blockade!
USMC MSgt 3 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
$2000.00 I could get 2 PlayStation 5’s and 2 Xbox series X and a games... then sell one of the Xbox series x and PS5 for 800.00 each... so no that fold is not worth it.
Brandon 3 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
No thanks.
Nathan Sparks
Nathan Sparks 3 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
"Should you buy this phone? No! Because price!" *laughs in 800 dollar trade in on my note10+ and carrier offers*
Nathan Sparks
Nathan Sparks 23 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
@Sugar & Hunneeyy if you think you'll like it its worth it. I got mine when I made this comment, and im in love with it.
Sugar & Hunneeyy
Sugar & Hunneeyy 24 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
And my trade in 600, if I go to tmobi it might be cheaper but I cant customize the hinge like I want to.
Steve Giardini
Steve Giardini 3 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Well yeah, that's what we expected
mr xavier
mr xavier 3 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Best phone to me ever just say stretch the screen a little bit more and pls pls pls add the spen🙏 it would compete the phone to me
cim888 3 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Even the apple fanboys at verge are hailing a Samsung product, gee took your time lads only took you guys 5 years...Welcome to the future. Commenting from me Z fold 2.
Ryan Low
Ryan Low 4 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Honest opinion... is it worth swapping from a Note 10+? I've looked at the specs for both and both are fairly identical, reviews for the Z fold are majority of the time positive with few issues and most sound like nit picking. I love my Note and I'll probably stay with it as long as Samsung continues to produce them. But the Fold is a nice flex 😉
Timothy Graffius
Timothy Graffius 4 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
It’s too small. Maybe a Z Fold Plus Plus...
poikatiikeri 4 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I'd love to see how selfies compare with the zenfone 7 pro
Alfredo Durán
Alfredo Durán 4 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
This version of SGS Fold is better achieved, but I see a downside to this phone, especially when the screen is displayed, it leaves a groove mark in the middle of it that is too noticeable and I don't like that, apart from its great and excessive daring price. I would rather lean towards the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. IMHO! 😉👌🏻📱💯
Norbert Mayer
Norbert Mayer 4 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I got it with upgrade plus and I'm going to pay about 1/3 of the price in 12 months. Additionally I'm getting a free watch 3 as a preorder bonus. I'm going to sell it which will effectively push down the cost to 1/5 during 12 months.
Mistah Mann
Mistah Mann 4 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Is it just me or is the audio out of sync?
Mike Ivsin
Mike Ivsin 4 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I'd take a couple of guys, one using a reg phone 6 1/2" long and the second one with GFold2. Then run and see the best multi-screen solutions on both phones. Oh, a very good review.
Yak Attack
Yak Attack 4 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
But if you get a great deal on a trade in, it'll be worth it. My s10+ was worth $550 at best buy, making the fold 2 much cheaper. Still expensive, but not horribly bad
e marr3
e marr3 4 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Eliminate the gap when closed and i'll pay $2000. Safeguarding the plastic top layer is the most important consideration next to battery life(not 2 selfie cameras). I think they've got a winner. It looks polished and well-engineered. I wish Apple was the company it used to be, where they'd they be the one's to create this. They execute well but no more cutting edge. It use to be a thrill to see what they cooked up next. I don't think they are worth their valuation and I own stock.
Syker Vang
Syker Vang 4 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Was going get the z but I bought the note 20 ultra.
Jorj Torres
Jorj Torres 4 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
does the call forwarding work on this one?
Sportster Sickness
Sportster Sickness 4 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Should you buy it... NO. Are you kidding, it's the most innovative phone since the iPhone One and of course the price is going to be high, there isn't a decent competitor in this category yet. Use the phone for a week and then tell me you wouldn't buy it!
Jeikun 4 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
2k for a phone is too much but ngl, Samsung is really killing it with the pre-order bonuses/trade in program. Traded in my s20 ultra, got a student discount, sold an old iPhone. ended up paying 900$ for it. wasn't planning on getting one but for 900$, which is still A LOT A LOT of money, isn't that terrible for something so innovative. edit: the pre-order bonuses ended last night but trade ins are still there and hasn't changed.
Muhammad Furquan
Muhammad Furquan 4 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Can't really see a price drop.....unless they launch a "lite" version with a sluggish processor and mediocre cameras, which won't really be a good purchase either. So, just like the communicators of old, only the rich businessmen or extravagant techies are the target segment for this phone :(
KoKane 4 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
No thanks. Not at all practical or useful really.
Buff Barnaby
Buff Barnaby 4 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
that crease looks awful !
Objective & Diligent
Objective & Diligent 4 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
"weird big object" 😂
john.carimero lee
john.carimero lee 4 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
this phone is good ,however,why don't just buy an ipad instead?
Jabran 4 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Video is good but you sound like a android hater🤨 which makes your points a bit biased😑😑
Nicholas Fitchett
Nicholas Fitchett 4 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I've just decided to stay on AT&T next that way I don't feel bad trading in phones every year. Decision came down to Note 20 Ultra or Fold 2. Figured I would check out the folding scene.
studivan 4 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
The main display is not made out of glass, you can believe what you want but you can’t scratch glass with your fingernail and this phone you can.
zoiuduu 4 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
i wonder how a american like him would flip if they lived in my country, where a iphone 7 256gb is sold at 4.5 times the minimum wage, that would be the equivalent to him fliping on a iphone 7 for 5400 dollars lol
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