1. droidntn's Avatar
    Having the previews of messages on my front screen has really changed how I engage with my cellphone.
    I don't have a smart watch and don't want one, right now. Maybe one day. IDK.
    But right now, this is a perfect solution for me.
    I love how I can see previews of the messages or alerts and swipe em away and go on with my day. If I want to address them, I open it up and reply right then.
    I can scroll right to the music and operate it from there, and then check the weather. Then pop it back in my pants pocket where it's barely noticed now.
    All without the need to deal with the phone.

    In short, I seem to have more control over what I, ME, want to do with my phone instead of having to do what IT wants.

    Some complain that they want to answer texts and so forth from that outside screen. I don't want that. Opening it to answer a text is not a big deal. But I really love how I can get a glimpse of what's going on and keep moving without having to just get all in my phone's business.

    The size of the front screen is perfect to me. Can't really think of anything else I'd like for it to do.
    Maybe have a cool cat .gif instead of that stupid cartoon. Apparantly there is a way to do that but IDK how.

    ANYWHO...
    This phone is making me really happy.
    Can't imagine lugging my Note 10 around now.
    1raygin, mellyf, Morty2264 and 1 others like this.
    09-16-2021 05:39 PM
  2. buzzy3970's Avatar
    I like having the outside screen as well, but having a smart watch it isn't as useful as it could be for me. Guess it's also good if I don't feel like wearing my watch. Kind of wish it was as big as the screen on the razr though. Guess you can't have everything exactly how you want. Still a great phone despite the external screen size.
    09-17-2021 03:07 AM
  3. Morty2264's Avatar
    That sounds like a really convenient and innovative setup! Makes you know whether or not you need to answer/use your phone right away!
    09-17-2021 06:46 AM
  4. droidntn's Avatar
    That sounds like a really convenient and innovative setup! Makes you know whether or not you need to answer/use your phone right away!
    EGGGGGACTLY!
    Truth is that you can do all of that with a normal phone, yes, but it's just better to be able to do it on a device that is folded in half. Somehow that smaller footprint, at least to me ,makes it less demading that I tend to those messages and so forth.
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    09-17-2021 08:32 AM
  5. Morty2264's Avatar
    EGGGGGACTLY!
    Truth is that you can do all of that with a normal phone, yes, but it's just better to be able to do it on a device that is folded in half. Somehow that smaller footprint, at least to me ,makes it less demading that I tend to those messages and so forth.
    That makes a ton of sense, especially from a psychological perspective. Folded-up phone = not in use, so when you get a message, it's not paramount you answer it. With a slab of glass = it vibrates, you can unlock it much faster than flipping it open to see what the fuss is about.
    09-19-2021 07:03 PM
  6. mustang7757's Avatar
    Im still getting use to that front screen size and screen ratio , seems fine for quick things but majority of the time im in the main display.
    09-19-2021 08:17 PM
  7. bkdodger2's Avatar
    It's great to swipe across see if anything needs full attention..
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    09-19-2021 08:22 PM
  8. wilsodw's Avatar
    Im still getting use to that front screen size and screen ratio , seems fine for quick things but majority of the time im in the main display.
    Being semi retired and in 2 weeks completely retired its perfect for me, no more work emails or messages! Woot
    bkdodger2 likes this.
    09-19-2021 08:28 PM
  9. mustang7757's Avatar
    Being semi retired and in 2 weeks completely retired its perfect for me, no more work emails or messages! Woot
    Yeah must be need more adjusting to it being more narrow compared to my other phones.
    09-19-2021 08:31 PM
  10. mustang7757's Avatar
    Sorry guys i thought was in zfold 3 forums lol
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    09-19-2021 08:33 PM
  11. Morty2264's Avatar
    It's great to swipe across see if anything needs full attention..
    That's gotta be a cool feature to use!
    bkdodger2 likes this.
    09-20-2021 10:27 AM
  12. ShaggyKids's Avatar
    Is there a section in the Settings dedicated to the front screen? I have not yet seen it.
    09-20-2021 03:10 PM
  13. rjack22's Avatar
    Yes indeed! Settings-Cover Screen
    ShaggyKids likes this.
    09-20-2021 03:29 PM
  14. tadpoles's Avatar
    The front screen isn't useful to me yet. I have a GW Active 2 with this phone and it seems like that negates the cover display utility for me but it does look nice.
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    09-22-2021 03:49 PM
  15. Morty2264's Avatar
    The front screen isn't useful to me yet. I have a GW Active 2 with this phone and it seems like that negates the cover display utility for me but it does look nice.
    I can see what you are saying. Having a smartwatch kind of makes the front screen a bit redundant in a way. But it must still be pretty cool!
    tadpoles likes this.
    09-22-2021 04:20 PM
  16. droidntn's Avatar
    I can see what you are saying. Having a smartwatch kind of makes the front screen a bit redundant in a way. But it must still be pretty cool!
    FOr those of us with dumb watches, happily, I love the front screen. I like being able to separate my tech from real life. Put it back in my pocket. (comfortably). But if my job or something dictated my having a smartwatch, I'd get one. I'm just not that important. lol
    Morty2264 likes this.
    09-23-2021 07:10 AM
  17. tadpoles's Avatar
    FOr those of us with dumb watches, happily, I love the front screen. I like being able to separate my tech from real life. Put it back in my pocket. (comfortably). But if my job or something dictated my having a smartwatch, I'd get one. I'm just not that important. lol
    I work with technology for a living and love it in my personal life. I am a "Technophile" according to my family. I'm a "Get technology now and THEN see if it's useful for me". ... and I'll let go of technology that disappoints or if I find it's not worth the costs but I do believe "You gotta pay to play."

    I have 4 phones (2 of them being Fold³s) and I like them all for their purposes. The Flip³ is auditioning for a spot in the stable, so we'll see. . It is neat tech.
    bkdodger2 likes this.
    09-23-2021 11:56 AM
  18. Morty2264's Avatar
    FOr those of us with dumb watches, happily, I love the front screen. I like being able to separate my tech from real life. Put it back in my pocket. (comfortably). But if my job or something dictated my having a smartwatch, I'd get one. I'm just not that important. lol
    I'm not either LOOL, I use my Fitbit for working out!
    09-23-2021 12:09 PM
  19. sulla1965's Avatar
    Definitely room for improvement. The Moto Razr still has a much better front screen. So the tech is there and just a matter for Samsung to find a way to mimic what Moto has done.
    09-23-2021 03:22 PM
  20. tadpoles's Avatar
    Definitely room for improvement. The Moto Razr still has a much better front screen. So the tech is there and just a matter for Samsung to find a way to mimic what Moto has done.
    I think Samsung was trying to balance price, battery life, and features. I think they did a pretty good job.
    1raygin likes this.
    09-23-2021 05:37 PM
  21. TheMiz's Avatar
    Is there a "Trick" to swiping right ?

    If I get a notice I can't always check them.

    Also can the time length be changed ?
    10-02-2021 05:38 PM

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