Samsung Galaxy Fold Hands-On: Satisfying despite the crease

  • Published on Apr 15, 2019
  • Samsung is gearing up to launch its long-teased foldable flagship and after months of hype, we're finally getting a chance to actually touch the Galaxy Fold. If you're interested in dropping the cool two grand that Samsung is asking for the Fold come April 26th, you're probably wondering what it looks like and whether it's worth the money. Well, at first glance, I can tell you that it definitely has a crease and seems quite sturdy.
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Comments • 365

  • Re Pe
    Re Pe Month ago

    No way! Not going near this

  • 3rdman
    3rdman Month ago

    No headphone jack. No business from me.

  • Alberto aka Turtleman

    damn it now i want one

  • Arch Yeomans
    Arch Yeomans Month ago

    Is it ready for porn?

  • Keyshawn #IsSnatchedAsf

    The fugliest reviewer out there. You should fire this person, she doesn't sound credible.

  • stephen Kobby
    stephen Kobby Month ago

    Some people are complaining about the foldable phone meanwhile nothing is perfect in the world so big ups to Samsung Company because it's not easy to do stuff like this

  • Adonis Top of Men
    Adonis Top of Men Month ago

    great phone .......

  • mao jjinping
    mao jjinping Month ago

    Made in China is the worst

  • vnq
    vnq Month ago +1

    $1980 ... lol okay bud

  • B Moon
    B Moon Month ago

    Apple will come out with foldable phone om 2030.

  • Justin DeMatteo
    Justin DeMatteo Month ago

    FOLD phones are going to be the new thing! Crazy. This is the future

  • ImN0tInsane
    ImN0tInsane Month ago

    There's something really satisfying about seeing your app opened in the front facing screen and then enlarged in the full unfolded screen inside.

  • Dewa Ruci AB
    Dewa Ruci AB Month ago

    Expensive tablet with crease

  • Tech guy
    Tech guy Month ago

    It looks really cheap with that crease, like a toy tablet.

  • Ed Towel
    Ed Towel Month ago

    I want one so bad but that price!

  • Roborav
    Roborav Month ago

    The 4'7 display is small and squashed they fucked it up. And also not worth it too expensive. It's just a gimmick phone after a year the crease will be very visible, I mean you can already see it.

  • planetzito
    planetzito Month ago

    Good thing about Galaxy Fold is that a protective case is in works by companies like Spigen. Since it folds inwards, you can use it open or closed seamlessly. Samsung must of considered this when deciding to make it inward folding. As for Mate X, due to outward folding, there isn't a practical solution for a protective case unless you have to take out of the case each time if you want to use it unfolded as tablet. That sounds quite cumbersome for $2600 investment. Galaxy Fold is the smarter investment for $600 less.

  • IMHO
    IMHO Month ago

    plastic screen with crease - no, thanks.

  • Overbite Games
    Overbite Games Month ago +1

    I'm going to be honest - I own an S9+ and I don't really see a need for my phone nor this one. I'm glad that I can replace a laptop and most non-expensive cameras with my phone but with the screen that small it's clear that the nearly only use-case for this is a tablet. So.. it's a really expensive phablet that can fold to fit into your pocket. If it gets much bigger it'll be hard to type on (or use one handed in general) and multitasking on a phone is, let's face it, only really useful for taking notes or + Video watching (which doing over a data network isn't great currently but maybe data caps will get less painful).. so why not just get (this hurts me) an iPad to go with your phone?

    I just gotta be honest. If you're in any way usefully productive with tech you need a keyboard and the equivalent of more than one screen - whether that's multiple screens, ultra-wide, 4k, whatever - and a decently powerful machine powering it. I guess if you're a social media warrior and prefer to be out and about ?

    This clearly isn't for me. And for that reason, I'm out. c;

    But in all seriousness it's a damn shame that desktops are falling out of favor due to a lack of exposure. Stepping down from a workstation isn't a thing that I can do. You could give me an all-powerful laptop and I'd still just shove it off into a corner, plug in the power cord, and hook up keyboard + Mouse and multiple displays. It's just not terribly ergonomic or very helpful to have a "lap" top. Not for long-term use. And as someone with a partner who fought me tooth and nail when it came to replacing her laptop with a desktop, I'm comfortable in saying that this is definitely a "try it first" scenario. The long term productivity gains easily allow for being productive enough to leave your work behind (or just take a phone) and take real breaks instead of "I'm constantly working but I exist in different spaces" (which, imo, doesn't make sense except for social media workers - whether that means twitter or emailing a client as a support / assistant).

  • Martin Ong
    Martin Ong Month ago +1

    Thought she's from CNET? and I am seeing a video from Engadget now? hmmm...

  • tony
    tony Month ago

    So when apple finally copies and comes out with their imitation version they will look so stupid saying we have new emojis and new colors and new ridiculous old innovations and the i-sheep will all oooh & ahhh like fools. Galaxy's are #1..

  • kevin kevin
    kevin kevin Month ago +9

    Samsung is available for purchase. Mate X is still not production ready due to technical issues.

    • kevin kevin
      kevin kevin Month ago

      Giovanni John-Blackett ....more like user issue. Need to make the screen fool proof.

    • Giovanni John-Blackett
      Giovanni John-Blackett Month ago

      Samsung has technical issues now

  • kevin kevin
    kevin kevin Month ago

    That’s crease is small compared to mate x which has huge crease.

  • tonebonetones
    tonebonetones Month ago +2

    I truly despair at the number of so called serious TVclip tech reviewers totally clueless about the engineering reason for the small gap at the hinge. It's actually frightening. We are going to be nations of morons here in the west within a generation.

  • Malik Number 12
    Malik Number 12 Month ago

    Sorry gonna close my wallet for this one

  • CuzitoLGD shhnhh
    CuzitoLGD shhnhh Month ago

    Obviously in not gonna close entirely there is a display

  • Per Nicolaisen
    Per Nicolaisen Month ago

    I've watched numerous fold reviews by the 'big' youtube reviewers. This one has the best run through. Well done.

  • Christopher Evans
    Christopher Evans Month ago

    One half can be the on screen keyboard and other the document screen.

  • Tavares Melton
    Tavares Melton Month ago

    How do you stand that muthafuka up to watch movies it got a kickstand or wat

  • chicho
    chicho Month ago

    can someone else review the phone?

  • mrk107
    mrk107 Month ago

    As time goes by it will in-crease in value.

  • Lamar Taylor
    Lamar Taylor Month ago +3

    Giant crease, giant notch, no headphone jack, no expandable memory, and very limited app support...once Samsung can solve those issues by year 2 then this device will be great. Right now it's a mid range phone and a Galaxy Tab that isn't water resistant and is easy to break.

    • Roborav
      Roborav Month ago

      Not worth spending money on.

  • Chen Liang
    Chen Liang Month ago +1

    I use apple and android device, but this .... prove samsung is now the leader in innovation. Its actually not too expensive tho if you consider they are both a phone and tablet at the same time. Well a flagship phone and tablet if you purchase each alone will cost almost the same.

    • David Big
      David Big Month ago

      Yes, comparing to $200 unfolding Iphone without any innovation

  • Everton C
    Everton C Month ago +5

    Do yourself a favor and go see Mr. Mobiles video.

  • Manoj Kale
    Manoj Kale Month ago +1

    No excitement in tone? Bad reviews

  • HipHop Viray
    HipHop Viray Month ago +15

    If Apple made this device all the tech reviewers would be splooging themselves. Let's be real lol

    • HipHop Viray
      HipHop Viray Month ago

      +aotero u and it would be the year 2025 when Apple would show their brand new foldable tech

    • aotero u
      aotero u Month ago

      at least it would't stop working after one day I suppose

  • friedrich nietzsche

    Cellphone is a toxical and radioactiv Device!!! Not for Childrens!!!

  • friedrich nietzsche

    One Cellphone today, Smartphone is extremely toxicals Material, very danger Device!

  • friedrich nietzsche

    The PROFIT closed our critical opinion about Cellphones and their toxics Material!!!

  • friedrich nietzsche

    The Profit and big Money, are the only last Language the World today!!! We don,t tal king with Friends more, ( people with people together ) only with Cellphones! The mo
    dern Technology killing us, around the World! Nikola Tesla,s Tehnology! No Tesla, no
    Cellphones, no Satelits, no Tablets, no Electricity, no Wifi, no Drones, nothing!!!

  • Kotoko !
    Kotoko ! Month ago

    2:14 we need better reviewers

  • friedrich nietzsche

    The Cellphones kills the people too, with Wifi and cancer! 10 Fish today, 7 Fish are full
    with Plastic, but Microplastic! And We eatn this Microplastic today. Bumerangefect!!!

  • friedrich nietzsche

    Our Cellphones today, Worldwide are nothing more, than toxics Trash!!! Same witch
    Company, samne witch Name of Company. The Cellphones are very dangerous, Wifi
    Technology - Cancer and toxics Material too. And the Oceans are full with our Trash!

  • Bernard P. Spiteri Meilak

    Did Samsung provide a reason as to why the front screen is so small? Why couldn't it be a full screen?

  • Adam Smith
    Adam Smith Month ago +1

    Is it cool? Yes. Is it $2000 cool? No

  • Eman M
    Eman M Month ago +2

    All that hype about the headphone jack only to drop it

    • Genya Lyons
      Genya Lyons Month ago

      drop it in water. Woops. its died. this phone is not even water proof but that is to be expected

  • Kamikaze Hound
    Kamikaze Hound Month ago

    Bruh I been waiting for this phone since 2011. I was in 9th grade then now Im Junior in college. I couldnt be any happier about this phone. Cant wait to test designing shirts on here.

  • Nik
    Nik Month ago +2

    FACT: Anyone criticizing the crease can't afford buying it.

    • Nik
      Nik Month ago

      +Chad Smalley Nah- You confirmed it you are.

    • Kamikaze Hound
      Kamikaze Hound Month ago

      Chad Smalley well actually a lot of people who complain about the phone also comment they cant afford it and its not a huge wrinkle on the screen plus you would be more inclined to complain about something if whatever it is you are buying will put a dent in your wallet. I did buy the galaxy fold and Im glad I did. This phone is for tech people and die hard fans not so much normies hence the limited supply.

    • Chad Smalley
      Chad Smalley Month ago

      And you confirmed my thoughts of you being a moron.

    • Nik
      Nik Month ago +1

      +Chad Smalley That's same statement. You can't afford it. Period.

    • Chad Smalley
      Chad Smalley Month ago +1

      That is a moronic statement. I'll just assume you are a 13 year old and your parents buy you everything. Perhaps people that are spending $2000 on a phone think it should be a clean screen and not a giant wrinkle down the center of the screen.

  • Mounir Sk
    Mounir Sk Month ago +1

    Stop talking about the crease! We do not care.

    • BoxHead 42
      BoxHead 42 Month ago

      Yes we do. Stop being a Samsheep. Sent from my Note8.

  • injong yu
    injong yu Month ago

    wow... Samsung & BTS ..

  • Daniel Lai
    Daniel Lai Month ago

    Notch, bezel, crease, heavy, chunky, useless front screen, not water resistant and expensive.... not gonna buy it

  • 梁浩
    梁浩 Month ago

    The crease is more wider on Mate X but more deeper on Galaxy Fold

    • David Big
      David Big Month ago

      Yes, cuz it's infolding and That crease on Samsung and Huawei is common sense

  • Anthony N/A
    Anthony N/A Month ago +14

    She is an iPhone user by her tone and focusing on the obvious. The phone is the greatest thing if this time give credit where it's due.

    • Anthony N/A
      Anthony N/A Month ago +1

      +aotero u thanks for replying. Again the greatest thing yet. Check the story on those that broke and reply lol. Apple fell behind and she hates that I guess u do to.

    • aotero u
      aotero u Month ago

      I can tell you wrote that comment before all those phones started breaking lol... you were saying?

    • MrPacMan36
      MrPacMan36 Month ago

      That's Engadget as a whole.

    • Sam Pomare
      Sam Pomare Month ago +1

      Anthony N/A it works both ways. Us Android users state the obvious as well.

    • HipHop Viray
      HipHop Viray Month ago +1

      I thought the exact same thing. She's holding back as directed by her superiors lol.

  • The world
    The world Month ago

    BTS :P

  • Michael Cortright
    Michael Cortright Month ago

    Wtf are phone companies going to try to just sell you pods and other bluetooth headphones?! That's bs

    • Vincent
      Vincent Month ago +1

      You get the galaxy buds with the phone.

  • Frankie Cuellar
    Frankie Cuellar Month ago

    Okay this is video number #19! I think I seen on TVclip about this dam phone!? Lol and it's amazing how all the TVclipr do all on the day! Lol I always wonder how they did it? Like how does a TVclipr get a phone at very expensive phone that's not even out yet have it in their hands physically? Like does Samsung the company send out the phones to all the TVcliprs that do reviews on tech. cuz it's amazing how every TVcliprs are doing THE SAME REVIEW ABOUT THE SAME THING ON THE SAME DAY!? LOL it's JUST so funny to me?🤔 because I wake up and open up my TVclip and my homepage is just like 20 review TVcliprs all with the same exact device on the same day at the same time!? What i'm guessing the company has a send theses devices to everyone that does reviews and then make them do it on the same day because Samsung wants to promote the hell out of this thing and it's good for their channel so it's works both ways it's good for the TVclipr and it's good for Samsung so everyone wins!? Smart 👍youth Samsung sends out to them to do the review after they do the review send it right back don't think they actually pay for those things cuz they don't. this is Samsungs commercials pretty much?

  • J T
    J T Month ago

    No headphone jack
    Tiny outer screen
    Super thick
    Physical crease

  • glitch gamer
    glitch gamer Month ago

    They couldn't squiz fp sensor?? Wrong Qualcomms ultrasonic sensor is very very thin the reason why fp is on side is bcz it has two screens they wont put 2 fp sensors in two screens

  • HonestHedgehog Life
    HonestHedgehog Life Month ago +3

    Really cool! The multitasking is the best element about this. And the camera looks really good too. That price though, yikes.

  • Derek Jones
    Derek Jones Month ago

    I’ll Pass🥴

  • Jarin Tasnim
    Jarin Tasnim Month ago

    I don't know why I am not satisfied with the design.

  • Will S
    Will S Month ago

    I just wish it had a stylus.

  • The View From The South

    It’s just common sense...Now, I do have an idea how to solve this issue.🧐

  • The View From The South

    🤣😂🤣😂I called it a while back!!!

  • ExZed
    ExZed Month ago

    Huawei left the chat.

  • Dale Gribble
    Dale Gribble Month ago

    Cause thin folding phones never broke.

  • M I C H
    M I C H Month ago

    Notch and bezels galore. No thnx. Failed design.

  • friedrich nietzsche

    Cellphones, a same witch Name, are extremely toxic Plastic, and we eatn this Plastic!!!

    • Adam Smith
      Adam Smith Month ago

      What else are you going to make it out of? Glass and metal don't bend as easy as plastic

  • friedrich nietzsche

    2.000 Dollars for what? For cheap Samsungs Plastic?!!! LG-Plastic?!!! PROFIT!!!

  • friedrich nietzsche

    Dear Lady, if you want talking about Samsung Cellphone, look first the Worldsoceans?
    The Oceans are full with our Plastic, Bottle, Cellphones, Tabletsplastic, Notbooks, TV!!!

  • Dionisio Rodriguez Nazario

    Suga tho!😍3:46 BTS

  • friedrich nietzsche

    The first are very bad! Wait 5 Years more!!! And you have a much better Plastic!!!

  • Aysei
    Aysei Month ago

    The book doesn't have information on the fold...

  • Just Chill Guys
    Just Chill Guys Month ago +1

    IPad pro can do this to it can baaand yo

  • soft dreams
    soft dreams Month ago +1

    phones advancement is supposed to be smaller not bigger id just get a flip phone

  • soft dreams
    soft dreams Month ago

    oh no this phone is to confusing builky and easy to damage i think one screens hard for people to take care of with out screaching and smougging but 2 sided foldable clam slell. thats not going to fit in a pocket good it will probably look like everyones got a erection sicking out of there pants

  • dr.nefario
    dr.nefario Month ago

    Looking for the laugh emoji 🤣

  • ibarjo1
    ibarjo1 Month ago

    I’m worried about scratch resistance on the inside screen being that it is plastic

    • Vincent
      Vincent Month ago

      that's why it's on the inside prob.

  • maykelsGamez
    maykelsGamez Month ago +1

    What $2000 are they out of there mind. Well what can you expect from garbage Samsung lmao 😂. iPhone will always be iPhone the king. This crappy Samsung phone well just look at it it’s junk within a few weeks watch nothing but problems then their stock drops

    • David Big
      David Big Month ago

      And now Iphone user wholly cry and deny the reality
      Watching this epic moment is always fun and exciting😉

  • Theater of the Absurd

    Huawei dis this first but samsung and iphone wont let thw number 3 competition into the US

    • Logan Hoalcraft
      Logan Hoalcraft Month ago

      Samsung has been making this phone since before Huawei was even a thing

    • J D
      J D Month ago

      And how did huawei do this before samsung?

  • Oscar Ramirez
    Oscar Ramirez Month ago +1

    So $2000 for a 4.6 inch phone and a 7.3 inch tablet? Hard fn pass

  • Vs_ TRASXH
    Vs_ TRASXH Month ago

    Ewww bts gay

  • Giniel Villacote
    Giniel Villacote Month ago

    It looks long because of the width being only 62.9mm vs 77mm of the galaxy note 9, i havent heard anyone calling the Note 9 long despite it longer in length than this device. Jez stop calling this phone long.

  • Pyrogue
    Pyrogue Month ago +2

    Silly design. As if smartphones these days aren't already much like a tablet.

  • winter mute
    winter mute Month ago

    3:41 SNL BTS MIC DROP!!!

  • Helder De Almeida
    Helder De Almeida Month ago

    No thank you I'm happy with my s9+

  • Guy VanBuren
    Guy VanBuren Month ago

    Love this concept. It’s almost there. Would probably get a 2nd or 3rd gen once its sleeker

  • Muhammad A.
    Muhammad A. Month ago

    Of course, she will play BTS video 😑

  • Amy Ridout
    Amy Ridout Month ago +1

    Meh it’s cool but idk... not like crazy for it 🤷🏻‍♀️

  • Bubby Frost
    Bubby Frost Month ago

    nice ipad, ugly phone. sorry

  • 烟花花
    烟花花 Month ago

    I wanna live.I don't want Samsung

  • _ rezardiansyah_
    _ rezardiansyah_ Month ago

    oh gosh...this lady... AGAIN -_-

  • 김리뷰
    김리뷰 Month ago

    Wanna get one, but can't afford it. :(

  • Krystian Stępień
    Krystian Stępień Month ago

    Samsung Fold is the ugliest smartphone so far.
    Mate X is the sexiest :)

  • zhou yong
    zhou yong Month ago


  • ricoviii1
    ricoviii1 Month ago

    I don't know what's worse the crease on the phone or moon craters on this girl's face

    • A.R
      A.R Month ago

      LMAO 😂

    • A.R
      A.R Month ago +1

      LMAO 😂

  • Ajaysingh Jasrotia
    Ajaysingh Jasrotia Month ago +15

    I think bixby is not as bad as youtubers reacts

    • Bruce Wayne Trades
      Bruce Wayne Trades Month ago

      It used to be quite useful but the last update on the note9 is not as good. Completely useless for my Galaxy watch, especially since the Samsung SMS app is extremely buggy on my phone. So I can't text using my voice via my watch.

    • Envengerx
      Envengerx Month ago

      Its okay, i use it to switch on and off the flashlight, do not disturb and alarms. Apart from that meh. Some times i use it to locate my phone as well.

    • vnq
      vnq Month ago

      Actually bixby is horrible

    • Porky Minch
      Porky Minch Month ago +2

      Chad Smalley, I like my note 9, but seriously, bixby....
      well, I hate bixby.

    • Chad Smalley
      Chad Smalley Month ago

      No, Bixby is that bad. Just awful. Love my s10 plus, but Bixby can suck it!

  • Cholloway01
    Cholloway01 Month ago +2

    I dont think the phone will get thinner until the charging port and other input slots get removed from the phone.

  • Hakeem Adjei
    Hakeem Adjei Month ago

    The comment section is so annoying. Cool video. The phone is expensive so we clearly not the target market

  • nuyou21
    nuyou21 Month ago

    Don’t believe the hype! The Flop, sorry, Fold is just another rushed Galaxy product with a giant notch, that crease, no water resistance rating and no headphone jack that cost $2,000 for dummies. 📵🤦‍♂️🤣💯