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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G Specs, review, opinions, comparisons

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G Specs, review, opinions, comparisons
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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G Top Specs

  • Release Date: 2021, August 11
  • Dimensions: 158.2 x 128.1 x 6.4 mm
  • Weight: 271 g
  • Screen: 7.6", Foldable Dynamic AMOLED 2X
  • Main Camera: Triple, 12 MP
  • Selfi Camera: Single, 16 MP
  • Memory: 256GB 12GB RAM, 512GB 12GB RAM
  • CPU:
  • Battery: 4400 mAh
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer

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Technical specifications

General specs
Brand and model Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G
Release date 2021, August 11
Dimensions (HxWxD) 158.2 x 128.1 x 6.4 mm | 6.23 x 5.04 x 0.25 in
Weight 271 g | 9.56 oz
Body build Glass front (folded), plastic front (unfolded), glass back, aluminum frame
Colors Phantom Black, Phantom Silver, Phantom Green
Battery 4400 mAh, Li-Po, non-removable
Approximate price$ 1799
Screen
Technology Foldable Dynamic AMOLED 2X
Touchscreen capacitive touchscreen
Display colors 16M
Screen size 7.6" inc
Screen area 179.9 cm2
Screen format 25:9 (height:width)
Screen to body ratio88.8%
Screen resolution 1768 x 2208 px
PPI /points per inch/ 374 PPI
Screen protection Corning Gorilla Glass Victus
Other - 120Hz
-HDR10+
-1200 nits (peak)
-Cover display: Dynamic AMOLED 2X, 120Hz, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus, 6.2 inches, 832 x 2268 pixels, 25:9 ratio
Camera and Video
Rear camera, main 12 MP, Triple
Camera specs
-12 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/1.76'', 1.8µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS
-12 MP, f/2.4, 52mm (telephoto), 1/3.6'', 1.0µm, PDAF, OIS, 2x optical zoom
-12 MP, f/2.2, 123˚, 12mm (ultrawide), 1.12µm
Functions LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video 4K@60fps, 1080p@60/240fps (gyro-EIS), 720p@960fps (gyro-EIS), HDR10+
DxOMark Main Score124
DxOMark Photo134
DxOMark Video103
Front camera, selfie 16 MP, Single
Specifications 4 MP, f/1.8, 2.0µm, under display
Cover camera:
10 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), 1/3'', 1.22µm
Functions HDR
Video 4K@30fps, 1080p@30fps, gyro-EIS
DxOMark Selfie Score98
DxOMark Photo103
DxOMark Video92
Performance
Operating system OS Android 11, One UI 3.1.1
Chipset - Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 5G (5 nm)
Processor CPU
- Octa-core (1x2.84 GHz Kryo 680 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 680 & 4x1.80 GHz Kryo 680)
Graphics processor GPU - Adreno 660
External memory No
Internal memory 256GB 12GB RAM, 512GB 12GB RAM
Antutu 9 score780874
GeekBench 5 Single Core942
GeekBench 5 Multi-Core3035
Communication and Connectivity
SIM card Nano-SIM and eSIM
Network GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G
Show all network frequencies:
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (7CA) Cat20 2000/200 Mbps, 5G
GPRS Yes
Edge Yes
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6e, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
NFC Yes
USB USB Type-C 3.2
Bluetooth 5.2, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
Music and Audio
Radio No
Headphone jack No
Others
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
-Tuned by AKG
Other features
- Sensors - Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
- Bixby natural language commands and dictation
-Samsung DeX (desktop experience support)
-Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
-Ultra Wideband (UWB) support
- Fast charging 25W
-Fast wireless charging 11W
-Reverse wireless charging 4.5W
- IPX8 water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
-Stylus support
-Unfolded: 158.2 x 128.1 x 6.4 mm
-Folded: 158.2 x 67.1 x 14.4-16 mm

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G Review

The third attempt of the South Korean company to provoke the interest of the mass consumer to the new format of the smartphone is called Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G. It is a folding tablet. This generation is not cheaper, but there are improvements that give another reason to make the transition to it.

Design

The design of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G has remained unchanged compared to the previous generation. However, the technical characteristics have been improved. The smartphone is thinner and lighter. The huge area of ​​the almost square display has a diagonal of 7.6 inches and is one of the factors that attracts the most users.

You should know that the dimensions of the model do not allow you to unfold it with one hand, as well as to fold it. You need to at least help yourself with the finger of the other hand. Its body is made of modern materials and the panel is made of strong glass of the latest generation Corning Gorilla Glass Victus. The side frame is made of brushed aluminum and creates a pleasant impression.

Due to the presence of a special coating, the surface is difficult to collect traces of prints. So Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G always looks representative.

On the market you will find the model in three colors - black, silver and green. Its housing is protected against moisture according to the IPX8 standard. In other words, you can immerse the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G to a depth of up to a meter and a half for a maximum of half an hour.

Display

The smartphone is equipped with a flexible main AMOLED display with a diagonal of 7.6 inches. It has a resolution of 1768 x 2208 and has physical dimensions of 12 x 15 cm. The pixel density per inch is high. The screen is updated with a frequency of 120 Hz, which is very good and speaks of the level of user satisfaction.

The external display, in turn, is AMOLED, covered with protective glass and measuring 55 x 144 mm. Its form does not predispose to convenient reading of textual information. It has rather an ancillary function.

Productivity

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G is based on an 8-core single-chip Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G system. The graphics processor is GPU Adreno 660. You will find two modifications on the market - with 12 GB of RAM and 256 or 512 GB of storage. UFS 3.1. No memory card space is provided. Carefully consider your needs for memory space, given the inability to expand it later.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 can be said to be one of the most powerful mobile platforms in 2021. It is made of 5 nm process technology. Thus, Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G demonstrated high test results. Among the disadvantages is the serious energy consumption. You will enjoy smooth operation using all kinds of applications and games.

The smartphone works with Android 11 operating system and OneUI 3.1.1 company interface. You can switch between the small screen and the big screen without closing the programs.

Cameras

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G has a triple rear camera, optical stabilization, a module with double optical zoom and wide-angle with a visibility of 123 degrees to accommodate more objects and people. In general, the set of cameras remains unchanged from the one we know in the Galaxy Z Fold2.

In portrait mode, it is super convenient to create a selfie on the main camera, looking at the small screen. This is an advantage typical of folding smartphones.

Autonomous work

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G has a built-in battery with a fairly large capacity. However, the device continues to demonstrate less autonomous operation than desired. It is difficult to compete with market leaders on this indicator.

The smartphone has a battery with a capacity of 4400 mAh, which provides up to 16 hours of continuous reading from the screen or watching videos. In 3D game mode, you will need the charger after about 6 hours.

It takes 1 hour and 50 minutes to fully charge the battery from 0 to 100%. Support for wireless charging is provided, as well as technology for reversible charging of other devices. Thus, Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G can act as an external battery for watches, headphones and more.

Conclusion

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G is not a phone for everyone. Its price contributes to this to some extent, but also to the consumer's willingness to change their habits. The smartphone definitely offers something that many others do not. Its advanced functions and workmanship are inviting. The body is stronger, there is now protection against moisture and dust, a non-standard camera is used in the screen and a function for working with the stylus has been added.

5G support is also a reason to consider the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G when considering buying a new smartphone. We also see an improvement in productivity. What remains at the same level before is the autonomous operation, sound quality, screens and cameras.


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Frequently Asked Questions

The base approximate price of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G was around $ 1799 after it was officially announced. At this point, the price may be lower.
The official release date is 2021, August 11.
The weight of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G is 271 g.
The screen size of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G is 7.6" inches.
The size of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G is 158.2 x 128.1 x 6.4 mm (HxWxD).
Yes, it supports the services of Google Play store, gmail, youtube, etc.
There is Triple main camera and Single selfi camera.
To turn on the phone, press and hold the power key until the logo appears on the screen, then release the key. If the phone does not turn on after a few seconds, connect the charger and try again in a minute.
To turn off the phone, press and hold the power button until the power icon appears, then tap the power icon.
To restart the phone, press and hold the volume down key and the power key at the same time until the logo appears on the screen, then release them. This may take up to 30 seconds.
To take a screenshot, press and release the volume down button and the power button at the same time. A thumbnail of the screenshot will appear immediately after that.