7 reasons not to buy the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2

7 reasons not to buy the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2


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)
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
SOFTWARE Android 10OneUI
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.