08-18-2021 03:37 AM
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  1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    I was under the impression that the Fold phones were standard phone size but could be unfolded to the size of a tablet. Yet on videos/pics Ive seen people are cradling the phone in one hand unfolded. I wouldnt call that tablet sized at all. accoding to the specs its barely an inch bigger than a Note. Tablets screen in comparison to phones are far bigger than an inch in difference. If thats all you get why even have a fold when you can get a Note and pay $1000 less?
    06-23-2021 10:54 PM
  2. mustang7757's Avatar
    Well think of it as having 2 Note 20U phones when the fold open then back to a single Note when closed , pretty neat no? Please share more your thoughts.

    I'll leave a Link to register so you can communicate here as a guest account you can only post questions but can't reply

    https://forums.androidcentral.com/sh...d.php?t=409154
    06-23-2021 10:59 PM
  3. duomaxwell007's Avatar
    Id say 2 Notes would be pretty big. No way the average human could hold 2 notes side by side in one hand. So the pics/videos Ive seen make them seem smaller than 2 notes
    06-23-2021 11:04 PM
  4. mustang7757's Avatar
    Id say 2 Notes would be pretty big. No way the average human could hold 2 notes side by side in one hand. So the pics/videos Ive seen make them seem smaller than 2 notes
    Hi, welcome to AC!
    Have you had a chance to play with one in a store?
    06-23-2021 11:07 PM
  5. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! To give you an idea of the comparison in terms of area, the Z Fold2 when unfolded has a total screen area of about 20350 mm^2. Compare that with my Lenovo Tab M8 FHD (an 8" tablet), which has a total screen area of 18511 mm^2. I'd say that makes it a tablet. But keep in mind that the screen ratio is different -- the Z Fold2 is more square than the typical tablet.
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    06-23-2021 11:42 PM
  6. mustang7757's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! To give you an idea of the comparison in terms of area, the Z Fold2 when unfolded has a total screen area of about 20350 mm^2. Compare that with my Lenovo Tab M8 FHD (an 8" tablet), which has a total screen area of 18511 mm^2. I'd say that makes it a tablet. But keep in mind that the screen ratio is different -- the Z Fold2 is more square than the typical tablet.
    And more compact then tablet with my hands on time that i had with it .
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    06-23-2021 11:43 PM
  7. mustang7757's Avatar
    [I moved this to Fold Forums , for specific traffic]
    06-23-2021 11:44 PM
  8. Morty2264's Avatar
    Well think of it as having 2 Note 20U phones when the fold open then back to a single Note when closed , pretty neat no? Please share more your thoughts.

    I'll leave a Link to register so you can communicate here as a guest account you can only post questions but can't reply

    https://forums.androidcentral.com/sh...d.php?t=409154
    I like your analogy of having two Notes in one when the Samsung Fold phone is open. Never would have thought of it that way. That's pretty cool!
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    06-24-2021 07:09 AM
  9. mustang7757's Avatar
    I like your analogy of having two Notes in one when the Samsung Fold phone is open. Never would have thought of it that way. That's pretty cool!
    Thanks , im leaning towards it later this year
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    06-24-2021 09:56 AM
  10. Morty2264's Avatar
    Thanks , im leaning towards it later this year
    That's so cool! Any news on the screen? I feel like last time, it was way too fragile - but that was when folding screens were in their infancy. Can't point too many fingers when the tech is new!
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    06-25-2021 07:11 AM
  11. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    I like your analogy of having two Notes in one when the Samsung Fold phone is open. Never would have thought of it that way. That's pretty cool!
    So it’s like a folded or unfolded note……. I’ll see myself out now….
    06-25-2021 08:07 AM
  12. ROE_HUNTER's Avatar
    So it’s like a folded or unfolded note……. I’ll see myself out now….
    Well, unfolded I would say yes, but folded the display is much narrower, but still perfectly usable.
    06-25-2021 10:06 AM
  13. mustang7757's Avatar
    That's so cool! Any news on the screen? I feel like last time, it was way too fragile - but that was when folding screens were in their infancy. Can't point too many fingers when the tech is new!
    I think fold 2 was improved and waiting on fold 3 which is said to be more durable.
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    06-25-2021 10:18 AM
  14. L0n3N1nja's Avatar
    I somewhat agree with the OP. The fold seems almost pointless, it's like it exists only to experiment with new technologies but doesn't represent the future of phones.

    The issue is the aspect ratio of the screen. While the screen area is much larger due to the aspect ratio most of it goes to waste on most tasks.

    I do however like the design of the Flip and Moto Razer. The clamshell design that opens the screen into something much more useful makes sense to me.
    06-25-2021 01:11 PM
  15. Morty2264's Avatar
    I think fold 2 was improved and waiting on fold 3 which is said to be more durable.
    That's awesome to hear! Waiting for the 3 sounds like a very prudent idea.
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    06-25-2021 10:00 PM
  16. mustang7757's Avatar
    That's awesome to hear! Waiting for the 3 sounds like a very prudent idea.
    I think fold2 or 3 would be great choice , newer definitely if they drop the price like rumored
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    06-25-2021 10:05 PM
  17. vimagreg's Avatar
    Well for me it’s all about having a phone and a reasonable sized tablet in the same gadget. I always had iPads 9,7 as my tablets and always thought about it as too bigger fir my usage. To have a little smaller tablet sound very interesting for me. That, plus the s pen capabilities will, probably, make the Fold 3 a winner for me. If it come with water resistance and more durability, I’m afraid I’ll make my wallet suffer for the next few months…
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    06-26-2021 07:42 AM
  18. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    I somewhat agree with the OP. The fold seems almost pointless, it's like it exists only to experiment with new technologies but doesn't represent the future of phones.

    The issue is the aspect ratio of the screen. While the screen area is much larger due to the aspect ratio most of it goes to waste on most tasks.

    I do however like the design of the Flip and Moto Razer. The clamshell design that opens the screen into something much more useful makes sense to me.
    The same thing was basically being said about the note when it first released.
    07-07-2021 07:00 PM
  19. mustang7757's Avatar
    I don't think the fold is pointless, between the Note and Fold they should be for different buyers for sure .
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    07-07-2021 07:55 PM
  20. recDNA's Avatar
    I was under the impression that the Fold phones were standard phone size but could be unfolded to the size of a tablet. Yet on videos/pics Ive seen people are cradling the phone in one hand unfolded. I wouldnt call that tablet sized at all. accoding to the specs its barely an inch bigger than a Note. Tablets screen in comparison to phones are far bigger than an inch in difference. If thats all you get why even have a fold when you can get a Note and pay $1000 less?
    Saves me buying a new laptop. I already do everything on my Note9.

    The price isn't my problem. It is the weight. My current phone can practically pull my jeans down when added in with keys, wallet etc. It is kind of thick to carry in the back pocket too.

    If there were a new Note scheduled I wouldn't even be tempted... but since there isn't it is kind of in my head to buy one.
    08-11-2021 11:18 AM
  21. swarlos's Avatar
    I was under the impression that the Fold phones were standard phone size but could be unfolded to the size of a tablet. Yet on videos/pics Ive seen people are cradling the phone in one hand unfolded. I wouldnt call that tablet sized at all. accoding to the specs its barely an inch bigger than a Note. Tablets screen in comparison to phones are far bigger than an inch in difference. If thats all you get why even have a fold when you can get a Note and pay $1000 less?
    Finally someone asking the real questions!

    I don’t get it either. I mean almost the entire time Sʌᴍsᴜɴɢ was showing the Z flip 3 (such stupid names BTW) they basically talked about the external screen the entire time LOL. So if you’re using the external screen so much, what’s the point of the phone folding?

    Sʌᴍsᴜɴɢ and these other manufacturers are seriously searching for a solution to a problem no one has except “boredom” with phones.
    08-11-2021 11:25 PM
  22. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    Finally someone asking the real questions!

    I don’t get it either. I mean almost the entire time Sʌᴍsᴜɴɢ was showing the Z flip 3 (such stupid names BTW) they basically talked about the external screen the entire time LOL. So if you’re using the external screen so much, what’s the point of the phone folding?

    Sʌᴍsᴜɴɢ and these other manufacturers are seriously searching for a solution to a problem no one has except “boredom” with phones.
    Again, when the note first came out it was ridiculed also and look at it now, people are whining that it might go away because people love it now. Every year people moved to the note because it got better and better. People want bigger screens, the note reached it's limit of size, the fold answered that want, and most people use the fold open most the time, they use it closed for on the go replys, quick search, it brings best of both worlds to a phone, smaller one handed option and big screen when you want it.

    As for the worry of losing the note, I don't think it's going anywhere, just renamed to the S series, probably S Pro. The note and S series have basically been the same phone for several years now. Samsung has made it clear they are moving the Spen to a accessory and not built in, which is a mistake IMO.
    08-12-2021 06:02 AM
  23. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    Saves me buying a new laptop. I already do everything on my Note9.

    The price isn't my problem. It is the weight. My current phone can practically pull my jeans down when added in with keys, wallet etc. It is kind of thick to carry in the back pocket too.

    If there were a new Note scheduled I wouldn't even be tempted... but since there isn't it is kind of in my head to buy one.
    I ridiculed the fold very hard when it came out. Decided to buy fold 2 on swappa to try it out, worse case I wouldn't like it and resell it, maybe lose a $100. It took some getting used to the front screen, but I love the fold. One handed use on the front screen, just flip it for a bigger screen when I want it. It will definitely be a learning curve to the thicker when it's folded, but it was also why the wider body on the notes.

    I will activate my note 20U to change it up, I don't make it a day before going back to the fold. That's me though, I hated the note as they were getting to wide, so everyone is different. I think note users need to just accept it's getting rebranded to the S series, it really isn't going away, which they were basically the same phone anyway, Spen was basically the difference between the 2 anymore. I don't see Samsung releasing 3 flagship phones, just my opinion
    08-12-2021 06:11 AM
  24. spARTacus's Avatar
    How does the fold work in terms of seamless screen extension? Is it not possible to just have two phones that work to extend their screen space together, or maybe one master and one slave, and then have some sort of folding case to contain them, to achieve some of the same results?
    08-12-2021 06:22 AM
  25. eshropshire's Avatar
    I have ZERO interest in a foldable phone. First I don't like the size of the phone folded or unfolded. Second just seems like another point of failure. I am pretty sure that Samsung is going to miss their Fall revenue boost they normally get from the Note Series. I just don't see anywhere close to the interest in the Fold series.

    I guess my next phone will probably be the PixelPro if the rumored memory options are true. Since Samsung has now returned to 6 series folly of going Apple by removing SD Cards so they can force users to pay for more expensive options, I might as well move to Google. I see nothing compelling anymore from Samsung.

    Who know, maybe after they lose their Fall revenue boost they will get rid of the clown who suggested doing away with the Note series and provide a Note 21 next year.
    08-16-2021 07:23 PM
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