The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 is the third set of Samsung’s foldable phones. Samsung keeps improving on the foldable phones’ durability and performance and the Galaxy Z Fold 3 is the first foldable smartphone with support for the S Pen.
Now let’s look at some reviews of the latest Samsung foldable phone.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 price
The Galaxy Z Fold 3 price is less expensive compared to when Galaxy Z Fold 2 was launched but foldable phones are still more expensive than normal high-end smartphones like Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra or iPhone 12 Pro Max.
The price for Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 starts at $1,799 (£1,599), meanwhile, the price in Nigeria is about N750,000 for a model with 256GB of storage, and for a higher capacity, you can get a 512GB Z Fold 3 for $1,899 (£1,699 ), and the price in Nigeria is N780,000.
For those in the US, Samsung is offering a deal of up to $800 off if bring in an older device, which could be your phone, tablet or wearable device, or any combination of the three, you can also add up to four devices if you want to get the maximum value. This deal will let you get the latest Galaxy fold for just $999.
Samsung in the UK offering up to £250 if you can turn in your phone, and when you pre-order, you will get a Fold Starter Kit which comprises a charger, a case for your Z Fold 3, and an S Pen stylus.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Battery life and charging
The Z Fold 3’s battery life is not impressive. The dual 4,400-mAh batteries are actually smaller compared to the ones in the Fold 2 which is 4,500mAh. The 4,400mAh battery supports fast charging at 25W and also supports up to 10W wireless charging. Considering the fact that the phone works with the combination of 5G connectivity and two screens that run at 120Hz, better battery life should have been used. As it is, the battery life barely makes it through the day.
Another thing you should know is that there’s no charger in the Galaxy Z Fold 3’s box package, so to charge it, it’s either you use your existing charger or buy another one. This is something similar we saw with Apple when it released its iPhone 12 series.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Displays
The Galaxy Z Fold 3 has two displays features: a 6.2-inch OLED cover display and a 7.6-inch main (internal) screen that is shown once you unfold the device.
The Fold 3 has 2208×1768 pixel resolution Dynamic AMOLED 2X foldable display and it comes with a new protection film that is 80% stronger and the display is 29% brighter compared to Fold 2 and a refresh rate of 120Hz.
The front display has scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass Victus).
The screen-to-body ratio is 88.57 %.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Specifications
The Galaxy Z Fold 3 runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset with 12GB of RAM. It’s available in two configurations: 256GB and 512GB of storage both with 12GB RAM. It has no microSD card slot for more storage expansion. There is a fingerprint sensor mounted on the home button.
The rear camera setup includes a trio of:
- 12-megapixel f/1.8 primary sensor with Dual Pixel autofocus and optical image stabilization. 12-megapixel f/2.2 ultra-wide camera
- 12-megapixel 2x f/2.4 telephoto camera.
Another set of cameras are the 10-megapixel camera on the cover display and the under-display camera which is only 4 megapixels.