Did The Galaxy Fold Kill Foldable Phones?

  • Published on Apr 25, 2019
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    During the first four days I used the Samsung Galaxy Fold in public, the two questions I got most often from strangers were “what is that?” and then “is that the Samsung folding phone?”
    By the *last* four days of my review period, those two questions had become: “is that the Galaxy Fold?” and “ ... so did yours break too?”
    As Samsung knows all too well from its Galaxy Note 7 experience, it doesn’t take long for a flawed product to go from setting the world on fire to getting caught in its own combustion. The Galaxy Fold has a major issue with its folding display, one that caused Samsung to put an indefinite hold on releasing the device while it works to solve the problem. To see a defect this widespread, so soon after Samsung told the world it had redoubled its efforts on Quality Control following the Note 7 fiasco … it’s disheartening. Almost unbelievable.
    But all those saying this issue will be the death of foldable phones? I think they’re wrong. Because after ten days using the Galaxy Fold, I can’t wait to get mine back. Here’s 4 reasons I think Foldables are still the future … (and 4 other reasons why your next phone will probably still be fold-free).


    MrMobile considers a Samsung Galaxy Fold review to be premature until the world sees final production hardware following any changes Samsung makes to the design in the coming weeks. As such, this video is a combination of editorial opinion with impressions gathered across ten days with a Samsung Galaxy Fold review device, since returned to Samsung. When and if the Samsung Galaxy Fold sees retail availability, MrMobile may follow up with a proper Galaxy Fold Review.
    Samsung's statement concerning the Galaxy Fold review device failures is below:
    "We recently unveiled a completely new mobile category: a smartphone using multiple new technologies and materials to create a display that is flexible enough to fold. We are encouraged by the excitement around the Galaxy Fold.

    While many reviewers shared with us the vast potential they see, some also showed us how the device needs further improvements that could ensure the best possible user experience.
    To fully evaluate this feedback and run further internal tests, we have decided to delay the release of the Galaxy Fold. We plan to announce the release date in the coming weeks.
    Initial findings from the inspection of reported issues on the display showed that they could be associated with impact on the top and bottom exposed areas of the hinge. There was also an instance where substances found inside the device affected the display performance.
    We will take measures to strengthen the display protection. We will also enhance the guidance on care and use of the display including the protective layer so that our customers get the most out of their Galaxy Fold.
    We value the trust our customers place in us and they are always our top priority. Samsung is committed to working closely with customers and partners to move the industry forward. We want to thank them for their patience and understanding.”

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Comments • 980

  • Caden Dewet
    Caden Dewet 17 days ago

    When do will you get huawei mate x

  • Gentleman Fox
    Gentleman Fox 18 days ago

    One question, what does the app ‘bacon reader’ do?

  • E
    E 23 days ago

    I don't think these are gonna catch on. Sure you get more screen real estate, but that's why you have this trend with an 18:9 aspect ratio, plus accessories are gonna be nearly impossible to get. Can't imagine how a case and screen protector are gonna work, and most people need those, and with something as fragile as this device they're gonna be breaking left and right just because of the clumsy-ness of the typical user. They're cool, but I'm not interested.

  • the_boon
    the_boon 29 days ago

    2:39 - 2:43 that moment when you wish you were typing on your BlackBerry

  • James marshall
    James marshall Month ago

    why do we need this Fordable Phones? pcs are the future

  • RacerC45
    RacerC45 Month ago

    They should put a headphone jack on the thing.

  • mahavpm
    mahavpm Month ago

    What a pleasure to hear an intelligently written and expertly presented review.

  • Cbiz 210
    Cbiz 210 Month ago

    Wait! They've written two books about The Galaxy Fold? Wow! 🤯

  • Aaron Katz
    Aaron Katz Month ago +1

    Found the wallpaper! It's called "Bolted Up" in the Backdrops wallpaper app in the play store

  • Dillon Brosius
    Dillon Brosius Month ago

    Not surprised at all

  • siegfried greding
    siegfried greding Month ago

    I'm waiting for AR glasses.

  • Philip Leech-Ngo
    Philip Leech-Ngo Month ago

    Star Trek jacket!?

  • David Hamilton
    David Hamilton Month ago

    Wow video is on point!

  • Beryl Firdaus
    Beryl Firdaus Month ago

    Your way producing this video is so nice i feel like watching the old school nokia demo video

  • 의사양반
    의사양반 Month ago

    Why are people insisting outfolding is higher level tech than unfolding.
    It might look cool, but in reality, it is not. And here are some reasons...
    1. Color of OLED gets yellowish as time goes because outfolding sometime uses half, and sometimes all, the color eventually will burn unevenly.
    2. Higher risk of getting damage, well, of course, the screen is directly exposed
    3. The outside of the device or the screen is not safe if you are in the unfolded mode, and exposed to scratches while you put your device on something.
    -It's not even a glass on the screen, but some plastic-ish material that is extremely easy to catch scratches
    And here are some problems that Mate X particularly has...
    1. Crappy hinge. I MEAN WHAT IS WRONG WITH THAT RUBBERY HINGE. Doesn‘t even hold properly in a tablet mode.
    2. The plastic on the the folded side seems too long or looks like improperly applied screen protector(you know what I mean)
    3. HUAWEI processors and communication modules. If you don’t know what this means, basically what happened is HUAWEI put a backdoor on their phone and collected data and personal information from HUAWEI phone users without any consent

  • Gabriel Sanchez
    Gabriel Sanchez Month ago

    I know Samsung have a setback and it's a setback, but foldable phones must be done precisely and fluent with the software it runs on.

  • JJ Animations
    JJ Animations Month ago

    What’s that background if the phone in the thumbnail lol

  • Johnny Thao
    Johnny Thao Month ago

    If folding phones are the future as you think, then we are looking into a future with inherently bad design principles. Your production levels in your videos are good, but I am afraid I have to thumbs down as the concept of folding phones is not one that I can agree with.

  • Cyba IT
    Cyba IT Month ago

    With the thin, tall phones that we have now landscape mode is only really good for media consumption. It is hopeless for scrolling social media and websites. The fold overcomes this and I'm sure will be the future.

  • AzuMentch36
    AzuMentch36 Month ago

    I'm willing to guess one of the "three more" that you have mentioned will be what Motorola is making! I hear they are reviving the Razr name with a foldable phone that will compete with Samsung. Combined with better software, Samsung will have a good competitor in their midst, even when quality control fixes their issues.

  • mena seven
    mena seven Month ago

    Nice first try by Samsung, The folding phone to tablet form is part of the future of the cell phone industry.

  • Lydia L. Garner
    Lydia L. Garner Month ago

    Love it!! Awaiting your next review, Great Informative, Thank You.

  • PlastaSin
    PlastaSin Month ago

    At $2000, the phone was a zombie to start with

  • Aqeel !!
    Aqeel !! Month ago

    There is no doubt that the Galaxy Fold is an inspiring piece of smartphone technology and being a first gen product, it will getter better and better. It takes heart to come out with such a piece of tech in this ever watchful world that is hell-bent on criticising anything and Samsung did show heart.

  • Aaditya Pratap Singh

    Teething problems do occur on bleeding-edge technology. Think of the losses Samsung is facing, for rectifying a naturally occurring mistake/bug. Other than the very small outer display (when folded), this phone looks to be a really desirable package. Stop hating Samsung and please give them some kudos for at least launching it first into the market. Most of you may haven't even bought the phone, so there is no need for unnecessarily harsh criticism.

  • Ya Dad
    Ya Dad Month ago +1

    Say what you want...but no matter your opinion, you've gotta admit:
    Mr. Mobile is classy.

  • GamingSmartVideos
    GamingSmartVideos Month ago

    Because I'm watching this video on an IPad mini 2 I cannot tell on the quality of the Samsung Fold's display so ya'll know its good

  • Captain Brigs
    Captain Brigs Month ago

    im guessing he likes ds9

  • TheKushMn
    TheKushMn Month ago

    Imagine playing ds games there

  • Unicorn Workhorse
    Unicorn Workhorse Month ago

    You're the best Micheal, keep up the great reviews

  • ruzzell907
    ruzzell907 Month ago

    I want it. I don't have. I can't afford it.

  • Luka
    Luka Month ago

    How about a case, because it's that expensive..

  • Christopher Finn
    Christopher Finn Month ago

    I guarantee that the grayliens have foldable communicators that don't have creases. The must be laughing telepathically.

  • abhitechie
    abhitechie Month ago

    Dude is handsome.

  • awgg919
    awgg919 Month ago

    A little late to this video, but it's so cool to see all of the Norfolk photo references! Shouts out to the 757! Great video!

  • Temy Nator
    Temy Nator Month ago +1

    Great honest review!

  • Mike Ackerman
    Mike Ackerman Month ago

    Whoa! Is that the Naro in Norfolk, VA?! That's my hometown! :D
    Edit: I kept watching and saw so many places I knew! Moved away 4 years ago after living most of my life there. It was nice to see back home :)

    FORD FRS Month ago

    Michael, You can't compare the quality control of Galaxy Fold to the same fate as the Note 7. Yes the device breaks, but it's NOT something that can fatally hurt you! If you don't want the fold to break, DON'T peel off the "screen protector". Like Jaime Rivera said in his recent recap video, the fold breaking is pretty much users fault. Hopefully Samsung fixes this by making it not visible or other way to keep the screen flexible, or at least put a disclaimer on the box. Yes I watched the video.

  • nuyou21
    nuyou21 Month ago

    Well, the twice recalled for exploding Note 7's back on the market called the Fan Edition and some dummies have bought it. So maybe there's hope for the Galaxy Fold, Fan Edition. 🤦‍♂️😂

  • 21minute
    21minute Month ago

    WTF, I got a Galaxy Fold ad before the video started. 😂😂😂

  • andrew sseruyange
    andrew sseruyange Month ago

    0:50 this reminds me of the first galaxy edge screens, they were easily susceptible to screen damage even without having to man handle the device at all. The fold was bound to be plagued by such disastrous calamity because I honestly think they released it too soon. It needs to be perfected a little bit longer. Sometimes a race to get there first can also be the cause of a major fail.

  • Norfatimah Jamilah
    Norfatimah Jamilah Month ago

    This is a new technology foldable phone and still not mature yet.
    Once the foldable mature, you can see others company like Xiaomi, Vivo and Oppo will mass produce these new foldable phone.
    Sorry for my bad english

  • UzY3L
    UzY3L Month ago

    ffs, Nokia E90 could handle switching an app from small to big screen and that was 12 years ago! #E90

  • Apollus
    Apollus Month ago

    Kinda disappointed that this phone didn't really "work" it was such a cool concept

  • Justice Forall
    Justice Forall Month ago

    This phone is the future.It's obvious to see that! Well, unless you have your head in the sand. We, the people, are so quick to focus on what a company is doing wrong -vs- what they're doing right. And Samsung, has got alot right so far. I'm sure that Samsung will get the kinks out, no doubt. The only thing I would say about this phone is, when they get the kinks out, just don't forget to lower the price a bit and "Throw in and s-Pen!" Hey! Just Sayin'! 🧐 We can call it, the Galaxy Note Fold. Hey! Samsung, right me a check! I just gave you an idea!

  • fatproduce
    fatproduce Month ago

    A good byproduct of the Fold issues and delay is that it gives us an opportunity to further discuss the future of folding devices after finally having hands on an example.

  • Arif Kamarudzaman
    Arif Kamarudzaman Month ago

    There's a reason why it's called the future, but not the present.

  • Helping Mind
    Helping Mind Month ago

    Hope Galaxy Fold Kill Foldable Phones.

  • fnl aldpfm
    fnl aldpfm Month ago

    I've been lucky to use both the Mate X and Galaxy Fold. I felt that Galaxy Fold was more fantastic.
    Infolding is easier to carry and more stable. In particular, Samsung fold user interface was amazing.
    in spite of the controversy over durability.

    • sam u kuci
      sam u kuci Month ago

      Huawei mate x is much better

  • holyduck
    holyduck Month ago

    2000$ perfect kindle replacement

  • Shashwat Thakur
    Shashwat Thakur Month ago +1

    Your voice and presentation is just outstanding Michael! The best tech reviewer on TVclip hands down!

  • RadicalxEdward
    RadicalxEdward Month ago

    I seriously don’t understand why everyone hates the inner bezel lip. Would you rather the screen get scratched to hell every time a piece of dust is inside while it’s closed and the two sides are rubbing together?

  • tommy aronson
    tommy aronson Month ago

    Why the fk this guy using it half folded on the table. Damn hipster don't understand anything except looking good...useles

  • Clark Riggins
    Clark Riggins Month ago

    Awesome stuff Michael, you just keep getting better. I love the idea of the fold. It is here to stay. When they perfect the fold it will be fantastic.

  • João Linhares (Polipogas)

    Unbox therapy reference 😂

  • Stefos Christodoulidis

    1:26 whaaaatt!!!! Galaxy s5 wallpaper!?!?!? Retro vibes.. xD

  • Mark D
    Mark D Month ago

    On a related note, I learned yesterday that Samsung's Galaxy Note 9 manufacturer warranty doesn't cover water damage, despite being heavily advertised as the most water resistant phone ever made. If you happen to get one that isn't, they won't replace it. Ask me how I know.

  • vexorian
    vexorian Month ago

    I just don't get why the screen itself needs to be foldable? Why not just put two normal phone panels together in that book configuration? Then using stuff would be just like having a computer with two screens. It would still be a major boost to productivity and screen real state. And yet it wouldn't have all the issues that make it vulnerable.

    • vexorian
      vexorian Month ago

      Also I don't really want a large phone that turns into a tablet. I want a small phone that turns into a large phone.

  • incendie21
    incendie21 Month ago

    No mention of huawei mate x. Samsung got his guy by the balls.

  • Arash Sadeghian
    Arash Sadeghian Month ago +1

    Very cool sunglasses, what make are they?

  • Aarav Anand
    Aarav Anand Month ago

    What if that happened to the mate x?

  • Ricardo Russo
    Ricardo Russo Month ago

    I can't wait to get a foldable in ten years time when they become mainstream xD

  • Love Life
    Love Life Month ago +1

    Samsung has too much riding on this fold not to fix it

  • zector45
    zector45 Month ago

    My personal #1 reason for why foldable phones are not dead:


  • Lot Dominguez Castellón

    I notice that you never talk bad about Samsung, any other phone are garbage and have something to say about them but a Samsung never

  • Julie Nguyen
    Julie Nguyen Month ago

    Finally ~ an optimistic review ❤️

  • Jousten
    Jousten Month ago

    If it was flatter and the single screen was larger i would buy it and i would take less battery life for a flatter version, but the small front screen is just a no-go

  • Corinn Heathers
    Corinn Heathers Month ago

    I hope this kills folding phones, I can't honestly imagine why I would want my phone display to be EVEN WIDER.

  • Satanspy
    Satanspy Month ago

    This came too soon after the Note 7 fiasco that was just in 2017..Foldable phones are dead and so is Samsungs reputation!

  • Saurabh Parmar
    Saurabh Parmar Month ago

    O man! Your script writing skills beats all others ❤️👏🏼

  • HDose
    HDose Month ago

    These failures takes me back to Tesla's haydays.

  • Menace Guy
    Menace Guy Month ago

    No. Huawei still has one that has yet to be released. Samsung doesn't set the standard in my book.

  • royalbangal101
    royalbangal101 Month ago +1

    Hideous side notch. I thought Samsung wasn't for it?

  • DAr00d sandstrooom
    DAr00d sandstrooom Month ago

    I wish Samsung gave a proper warning to tell ppl not to peel the plastic layer
    Because then there wouldn't be many idiots complaining that Samsung had a design flaw than admitting they fucked up
    Honestly I wanna see how it goes 2-3 generations later

  • Sunnys
    Sunnys Month ago

    Honorable mention to iPhone 6 plus.

  • GuuzakaTube
    GuuzakaTube Month ago

    7:22 a diss to those obnoxious clickbaiters! 🤣😂

  • TSM_Hangman
    TSM_Hangman Month ago

    This guy is my cousin

  • sydjaguar
    sydjaguar Month ago

    nah, Folds are passe.

  • makasete30
    makasete30 Month ago

    Dude, the iPad may be many things but it certainly is never “clunky”...

  • Doc Johnson
    Doc Johnson Month ago

    Samsung why the tiny front screen 😬

  • Hobojo153 alt
    Hobojo153 alt Month ago

    It's almost like it's a public beta for a new technology. Seriously people this happens with everything, there will always be growing pains.

  • D J
    D J Month ago

    What’s wrong with your hair?? 🤣

  • Tejas Pophale
    Tejas Pophale Month ago +1

    Best example of, Never celebrate too early!
    Well done Samsung 😂👌

  • Goodparley
    Goodparley Month ago

    I didn't know we went to the same University!

  • Goodparley
    Goodparley Month ago +1

    Norfolk Scope!

  • SteveMorgan14
    SteveMorgan14 Month ago

    Holy crap, you were in my old stomping grounds (Norfolk, VA).

  • JeFF Parks
    JeFF Parks Month ago

    5:39 KENNEDY SPACE CENTER! Hawesome. You get rickrolled next time, potnuh!

  • Tahir's Cam
    Tahir's Cam Month ago

    For a youtuber, MrMobile is World Class...love ur videos

  • Nicholas Akinola-Ajayi

    are you waiting for a phone

  • cedrictheM
    cedrictheM 2 months ago

    Exploding batteries didn't stop Samsung, bendgate didn't stop apple. I see this folding phone as the future, I would not need a tablet and a phone so the price doesn't matter as much if you getting a 2 for 1 product.

  • Renwick C
    Renwick C 2 months ago

    No, it didn't kill Foldable Phones. It's still at a developing stage to ready it for mainstream consumer.
    I mean c'mon it is not a perfect design stage yet and we can all see it's screaming prototype all over the place unlike normal smartphones that's in the verge of all glass, aluminum body etc.etc. to the point that they all look the same and their differences are just so close to each other.
    This will be a lesson also for other companies that are currently developing the same technology/product now that they saw this they will be cautious and will re-evaluate their product so they can deliver it for the future of folding devices.

  • Good guy Greg
    Good guy Greg 2 months ago

    Man, I can’t wait another month 😑

  • Michael Reynolds
    Michael Reynolds 2 months ago

    I just wonder how they will overcome dirt and lint getting in the hinge.

  • Jakob
    Jakob 2 months ago

    are not gonna buy it, simply to much here in my Scandinavian taxed part of the world where we are closer to 3k USD then 2K.
    but thats the name of the game as an old iPhone Xs 512GB cost 2K USD here at Apple-dk official site, but Im fully fold on the foldable phones and one of the most interesting evolutions on the mobile scene for many years, imo.
    atm I use an old Huawei P8 Max 6.8" which I got back in 2015 or something like that, and also an Ipad 2018 and an Xperia Z2 tablet as my main tablets though the latter it's simply too weak in today's scene. (so it would in my case' be ideal to summon my usecase with a foldable phone., the novelty price-aspect just needs to rub off and simply drop in price, then im gain to bend it with the rest.)

  • Ben Fearn
    Ben Fearn 2 months ago

    Can't wait to give it a try. The fact that Google is officially supporting foldables in Q makes me think this tech isn't going anywhere. This feels like real progress in an industry that's really started to slow down over the last few years. Very excited to hear your thoughts on the Huawei foldable

  • Re Pe
    Re Pe 2 months ago

    Notch too big, front screen far too small, price tag far too high, too thick, screen ....... won’t last

  • Re Pe
    Re Pe 2 months ago

    Moving parts in a smart phone is no good for long use IMO

  • Weekend Warrior
    Weekend Warrior 2 months ago

    They should it make it fold 3 times to make it laptop size... Then 4 times... Then..

  • GrimReaper4383
    GrimReaper4383 2 months ago

    Reasons I'm not buying one.
    1. Price ($1400)
    2. No headphone jack
    3. No expansion slot (micro sdcard)
    4. Not unlocked

  • Derral Gerken
    Derral Gerken 2 months ago

    Jesus fucking Christ! I felt like I instantly got hit by a douchebag train in the first second of the video. It was jarring to say the least. Hey! Is it bright on planet Cool?