After falling in love with Samsung Galaxy Z Flip, and after a first look at the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2, no one denies that the new version of one of Samsung’s folding has many virtues to fall in love with, but it also has several reasons why we do not decide to have it as our day-to-day companion. Precisely the reasons for do not buy the Galaxy Z Fold 2 are the ones that we are going to use in this article.
Before following a clarification: We have not been able to test the Galaxy Z Fold2 in depth, which also changes our perception when using it on a day-to-day basis, but for now and after the brief glance we gave it, there are things that do not convince us. And this is what we are going to comment on next.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 is one of those phones that does not leave anyone unmoved, since its design is so different from what we know in the rest of the smartphones, which places it in a position where half measures do not fit, that is, Either you get excited or you dismiss it with all your might.
All these feelings, so contradictory, we experienced in the first edition (Samsung Galaxy Fold) that many of us were lucky enough to be able to test and whose experience we will tell you in this video:
But in this second, despite polishing many of the failures of the previous generation, there are still too many reasons to do not buy the Galaxy Z Fold 2. And that is what we are going to talk about here, going over point by point the reasons why we do not see it interesting, although maybe it will not matter to you …
|FIRST SCREEN||7.6-inch Dynamic AMOLED FullHD + at 2,208 x 1,768|
|SECOND SCREEN||6.2-inch Super AMOLED HD + at 2,260 x 816|
|PROCESSOR||Octa core 7 nanometers (model to be confirmed)|
|VERSIONS||12GB / 256GBUFS 3.1|
|REAR CAMERA||12 megapixels f / 2.2 OIS 12 megapixels f / 1.8 OIS Super Wide Angle 12 megapixels f / 2.4 Zoom|
|FRONTAL CAMERA||10 megapixels f / 2.2|
|OUTDOOR CAMERA||10 megapixels f / 2.2|
|DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT||Open: 159.2 x 128.2 x 6.9mm Closed: 159.2 x 68 x 16.88 mm Weight: 282 gr|
|BATTERY||4,500 mAh Fast charging Wireless charging|
|DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT||160.2×73.3×7.9 mm172 g|
Reasons not to buy the Galaxy Z Fold 2
In this article we are going to focus on everything that rejects the purchase of this Samsung terminal, many times to the detriment of other terminals of the South Korean brand such as a Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra or Galaxy Note 20 Ultra.
1. Very specific uses
The concept of this Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 is extremely specific, that is, with the screen closed it is a smartphone like the others, but we have the ability to open it and we get a screen like that of a tablet (7.6 inch).
This means that for those people who do not need a tablet associated with their mobile phone or who simply do not use a tablet it will be quite useless to have this phone and it is normal do not buy the Galaxy Z Fold 2.
Practicality wins it if we are people who usually use a tablet and want to have a “two in one” to take us anywhere … That which the Galaxy Z Flip did not have for example.
2. Thickness and weight
As we mentioned lines above, we can take this hybrid between mobile phone and tablet anywhere with it folded, even in a pants, but having clear that the 16.9mm thick The closed terminal can be quite uncomfortable and we intend to carry it in our pants pocket.
But not only that, in addition to having a considerable thickness, it is not a terminal that is considered small or light, since it weighs 282 grams, so we are not facing a comfortable phone to carry or manageable.
3. It has no water resistance
As you can imagine, this is not a precisely cheap phone, although we will talk about its price later, but we had to cut this point before you know that it does not have any type of protection against water, which makes it more vulnerable than many terminals much more cheap on the current market.
4. Screen fold
Another reason for do not buy the Galaxy Z Fold 2, it could be referring to your screen. It is true that we have an exterior of which there is not the slightest complaint and an interior that is foldable and where the fold is noticeable not only when we pass our finger, but when we are watching a video or surfing the internet.
It is true that it is less noticeable than in the previous generation, but we continue to notice with the naked eye and much more when we have to pass our finger through that area.
5. Power with limitations
The power of the Galaxy Z Fold 2 is one of its great assets thanks to the Snapdragon 865+, its 12 GB of RAM and the Adreno 650, as well as two storage possibilities (256/512 GB), although without the possibility of expanding them by means of a microSD card.
Such power is clear that it is not for all types of users, that is, we are in favor of each person having a mobile adapted to their possibilities both in money and in use and this Galaxy Z Fold 2 is a terminal that we would advise people with a Mobile use not only intensive, but higher than the average, because spending the money that this phone is worth to stop not taking advantage of it seems to us a very obvious reason for do not buy the Galaxy Z Fold 2.
6. It doesn’t have the best camera
Another reason that seems important to us for do not buy the Galaxy Z Fold 2 It is its photographic section, which does not seem to us to be worthy of its price, nor of the premium aura that permeates this phone.
Three 12 megapixel sensors (main, telephoto and ultra wide angle) each one for the rear camera is very far from terminals of its own family such as the S20 Ultra or others such as the Oppo Find X2 Pro or the Huawei P40 Pro, terminals that they are much cheaper than this Z Fold 2.
7. Your price
The last reason, and this one does have a very strong weight, for do not buy the Galaxy Z Fold 2 is the price at which Samsung sells this terminal.
And the fact is that the more than 2,000 euros that we will have to pay to be able to buy the folding of the South Korean brand is an extremely powerful and definitive reason for this terminal not to be part of those that become our personal phones.
It is clear that it is a prohibitive price and more for a terminal that, as you have been able to read, has enough points that are not too clear, as to invest such a large amount of money and more when any other high-end is at much cheaper prices, both in the competition as in the own brand, such as the Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra itself, so it seems to us that do not buy the Galaxy Z Fold 2 It is a success, at least for these reasons …
Now, if what everything that he offers you Galaxy Z Fold2 It seems ideal to you, because then yes, your time has come to buy a folding smartphone like this because among all the folding mobile options on the market it does seem to us the most complete, as we have told you in our video of first impressions: