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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3
  • Operating system

    Android 11

  • Screen size

    7.6 in

  • Processor frequency

    2.84 GHz

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Samsung persists and signs with a new device between the smartphone very large format and the book or not far. The Z Fold 3 is heavy, almost disproportionate, but it also has qualities that go with its size, or at least that's the positioning that the Korean firm wants to give it.

Big and heavy, this smartphone does not go unnoticed and is not easily forgotten. It is obviously perfectly finished, winning the waterproofing in the process, but you will still have to be careful about dust on the hinges. In closed mode, the slab seems very narrow, but when it is opened, there is a nice space and we are not very far from a mini tablet. The general ergonomics are well done and logical, even if it will take some time to adapt to this Z Fold3. The hinge allows you to use it in "tent" mode to put the device down and watch a video for example.

The large screen measures 7.6 inches diagonally, which is impressive but still retains the quality to which Samsung has accustomed its followers. It looks more solid, and remains very richly defined (1768 by 2208 pixels) with a 120 Hz refresh rate. It has just a less faithful rendering than normal for Samsung but a small passage in the settings will limit the breakage and will benefit from well rendered colors. The good surprises are the camera embedded under the slab, which produces its little effect when you take in hand the Z Fold 3 unfolded, and the compatibility with the stylus is a significant plus. On the other hand, in terms of software, the display of applications is not always optimal on the screen once opened, given its non-standard format. The more "classic" screen that is used when the phone is closed measures 6.2 inches diagonally, it is excellent as always with Samsung, with a nice definition (2268 by 832 pixels), very faithful in its color rendering with a little trick in the settings and readable in all circumstances. Its refresh rate goes up to 120 Hz for an optimal comfort.

If, as always, there is no mini-jack port, and Bluetooth or USB-c is essential to connect a headset, the speakers are well made. Be careful when you have the smartphone in your hand not to obstruct them!

The power is there with a very generous RAM (12 GB) that makes multitasking very efficient and always fluid, and the same goes for games. Games are always fluid, even with a great deal of detail, making the Z Fold3 a very nice gaming device.

As on the Z Fold 2, it is a configuration with three photo sensors that we find here. The main one, with its 12 million pixels, does an honest job: you have to like the bright colors, not to say unrealistic, but there is plenty of detail, even in the dark. There is also an ultra wide-angle sensor, which does well in the center of the image, but then it deteriorates significantly on the edges of the screen as often. And the good surprise is that the telephoto lens benefits from the contrast a little too accentuated to ultimately retain details. For selfies, there is a choice, such as using the sensor under the foldable screen, but it is mediocre. On the classic screen, there is a good sensor, but the must is to deploy the screen and use the single screen as a monitor and benefit from the main photo sensor!

The battery of this Z Fold 3 is not huge and this is reflected in the autonomy, but it remains correct given the type of device that is this smartphone. The charge on the other hand would have benefited from being faster, and the missing charger remains a bit annoying.

Review of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 done by Julien Hany the 2022/06/07

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Key points

Screen size

7.6 in

Processor frequency

2.84 GHz

RAM

12288 MB

Internal storage (Version 512GB 12GB RAM,dual sim)

512 GB

Capacity

4400 mAh

Video resolution

1080 p

Rugged

Yes

CDMA

Yes

Qi wireless charging

Yes

Barometer

Yes

eSIM

Yes

Thickness

6.4 in

Weak points

Removable storage

No

Audio

No

SAR

1.036 W/kg

Weight

271 oz

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Technical specifications

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 has several versions, you will find the features of the 256GB 12GB RAM,dual sim version then on the (512GB 12GB RAM,dual sim) alternative version, only with features that are differents form the principal sheet.

General
Operating system Android 11
Available Yes
Released (US) August 2021
Original price (US) 1799.99 $
Released (FR) August 2021
Street price (EUR) 1799 €
Design Candybar
Color
Black
Silver
Green
SAR 1.036 W/kg
Rugged Yes
Type Waterproof
Ingress Protection IP X8
Display
Screen type Dynamic AMOLED 2X
Resolution 2208x1768 pixels
Screen size 7.6 in
Touchscreen Yes
Touchscreen type Capacitive
Multitouch Yes
Colors 16 777 216
3D No
PPI 372
Network
GSM Yes
GSM frequencies 850
900
1800
1900
GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes
UMTS Yes
UMTS Frequencies 850
900
1700/2100
1900
2100
HSPA Yes
HSPA+ Yes
Maximum theoretical bandwith 42 Mbit/s
CDMA Yes
CDMA Frequencies 800
1900
2000
4G LTE Yes
LTE Frequencies 700
800
850
1800
1900
2100

2600
5G Yes
WiMAX No
Digital Camera / Video
Back camera Yes
3D No
Photo resolution 12 MP
Video resolution 1080 p
Flash Yes
Flash type LED
Features High Dynamic Range Mode (HDR)
Panorama
Front camera Yes
Photo resolution 4 MP
Front Flash No
Sensor
Accelerometer Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Compass Yes
Barometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Fingerprint Yes
Size and weight
128.1 in
6.4 in
158.2 in
271 oz
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3
Height 158.2 in
Width 128.1 in
Thickness 6.4 in
Weight 271 oz
Hardware
CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SM8350
Processor frequency 2.84 GHz
Core number Octo Core
RAM 12288 MB
Internal storage 256 GB
Removable storage No
Connectivity
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi Standard 802.11a
802.11ac
802.11ax
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
Wi-Fi hotspot Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth version 5.2
Profiles Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP)
Low Energy (LE)
GPS Yes
GPS type A-GPS
USB Yes
USB version 3.2
USB connector type Type-C
USB features USB charging
Mass storage device
Audio No
HDMI No
DLNA No
NFC Yes
Dual SIM Yes
eSIM Yes
Infrared No
Multimedia
Music player Yes
Video player Yes
Radio No
FM Transmitter No
Battery
Battery type Lithium-Polymer
Capacity 4400 mAh
Qi wireless charging Yes
Type Embedded
Quick Charge Yes
Hardware
Internal storage 512 GB



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