Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 Review

When I use the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4, something about it makes me feel more capable and productive. Maybe it’s the new taskbar, the ability to run apps simultaneously, or the ability to drag and drop files between windows that makes multitasking simple. It represents the ongoing improvement of something that was already impressive in and of itself. The best Samsung mobile phone ever made will benefit from a more focused implementation of a relatively new concept.

The super-smart Galaxy Z Fold 4 is the updated iteration in a line of Samsung phones that includes top-of-the-line hardware and an intuitive user experience. Let’s move on to the specifications review to explore the Galaxy Z Fold 4 features.

Display

The Galaxy Z Fold 4’s 7.6-inch main display is still a monster, but Samsung has increased brightness while keeping the 120Hz adaptive refresh rate. I can’t even begin to describe how difficult it was at times to type on the Fold 3’s outer display. With the wider outer screen on the Fold 4, it appears that is no longer the case. Additionally, it has an under-display camera that is now better concealed thanks to a new sub-pixel design. You would want it to feel almost nonexistent, which is how you would want the UDC to feel.

Design and Color

The Galaxy Z Fold 4 is slightly less substantial and heavy than its predecessor. This is partially attributable to Samsung’s slimmer hinge design. Samsung created its design language with the Z Fold 2 and has only refined it over the course of the subsequent two generations. The Fold 4 slims down and slightly squares off the sides, whereas the Fold 3 and Fold 2 were physically identical. When compared to the Fold 3, Samsung was able to lower the Z Fold 4’s height by 3mm. When unfolded, the device is also 0.3mm slimmer and 0.8mm wider than the Z Fold 3. In addition, it weighs 8 grammes less, which is only really noticeable when comparing the two devices side by side.

There are three color options for the Galaxy Z Fold 4: Gray green, Beige, and Phantom Black.

Camera

It begins with a 50MP main camera with a 23% brighter sensor, which tends to produce better-looking indoor images. A 12MP ultra-wide camera and a 10MP telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom and 30x Space Zoom are also included. For me, a dedicated macro camera or even an ultra-wide camera that also functions as a macro lens is preferable to the Fold 4’s 3x optical telephoto camera’s great macro lens. Photos and videos of your hyper children or pets will generally be clear and crisp because the optical image stabilization and video stabilization are noticeably better.

Performance

The new Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chip and 12GB of RAM power the Galaxy Z Fold 4. You can upgrade to 512GB or 1TB of storage from the standard 256GB. Much, much better performance is consistently delivered by the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 while also managing to avoid overheating. Therefore, no matter how frequently you multitask or play games on your phone, the Galaxy Z Fold 4 will keep up without tiring.

Battery

Battery capacity for the Galaxy Z Fold 4 is 4,400 mAh (dual 2,200 mAh batteries). The Galaxy Z Fold 4 performed better in our testing in terms of battery life, but the results were inconsistent. We observed an average of 9 hours and 28 minutes in standard mode (60Hz). The standby time is excellent, and even after a full 12-hour day of nonstop use of the camera, the Fold 4 still had a respectable amount of battery life.

 

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