Samsung Galaxy Fold hands-on: more than a concept

  • Published on Apr 15, 2019
  • Samsung’s Galaxy Fold is a $1980 folding phone, but you should think of it as a tablet. In the very first real hands-on video, Dieter Bohn explains what this Android device is all about.
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  • The Verge
    The Verge  9 months ago +412

    What do you want to know for the review? - Dieter

    • Cheeseburger Mac Pac
      Cheeseburger Mac Pac 9 months ago

      Battery life, gaming, photography, Can it play Elder Scrolls Blades?, Music playback, any screen protectors or cases in the box?

    • Athan Condax
      Athan Condax 9 months ago

      For the review, I'd like to know how a foldable phone holds up in everyday usage. How often are you really pulling it out and unfolding it? How long until the novelty wears off and you find the folding behaviour slows you down?

    • Obi Dark
      Obi Dark 9 months ago

      @Karsten Von Fjellheim You are crazy for asking. This is ultra thin amoled screen and gaming will cause overheat and artifacts in no time.

    • Leon Guo
      Leon Guo 9 months ago

      I want to know the thing Samsung don’t want you to know

    • nishant abraham
      nishant abraham 9 months ago

      Try using it for productivity all day and see if it can replace anything

  • Reggie Turner
    Reggie Turner 3 months ago

    Mine wouldn’t charge and got very hot 🥵!!!!! RETURN!!!!!!!

  • roxanardh
    roxanardh 3 months ago

    I can't wait to get this phone!!!

  • Josh Maguire Creative
    Josh Maguire Creative 6 months ago

    although this is an expensive phone its fun to see this kind of tech finally making it into the consumer market and being seen as normal is the next step im quite exited to see this develop more.

  • havΘc
    havΘc 6 months ago

    Hey you know how you can grab a piece of carton board and just bend it over and over and how it'll break pretty quickly? Do you also know that even strong materials will break pretty quickly if you keep bending it back and forth? Now imagine a phone where the gimmick is that it bends! So *in theory* you have a regular size phone which you bend open to have a pretty big screen! .. yep no, in *reality* it'll just break really really quickly. There is no foldable phone that will even last a fraction of time of your current smartphone. Buy this if you have money to spare and don't mind replacing the phone in a few weeks. Yes, it's that bad. F*ck it's physics, if you cause friction and bend something all the time it'll break pretty quickly. Who ever thought foldable phones was a good idea?

  • なーらんまや
    なーらんまや 8 months ago


  • Rudy M
    Rudy M 8 months ago +6

    Absolutely terrible 😂😂🤦‍♂️

  • Sibin Chen
    Sibin Chen 8 months ago +14

    People: Hey Samsung. We need affordable phones!
    Samsung: a foldable phone? Gotcha
    People: 🤦‍♀️.....

  • Mizosoop
    Mizosoop 9 months ago

    That. Looks. Horrible.

  • Al Pa
    Al Pa 9 months ago

    More than a concept - a failure.

  • 작은나무
    작은나무 9 months ago

    접히는 부분 진짜 신경 쓰인다 ㅋㅋㅋ

  • Jawad323 Cool
    Jawad323 Cool 9 months ago +4

    Guess we are going back to the flip phone era.

  • xdm24
    xdm24 9 months ago

    *slightly smaller screen*

  • daveskillz91
    daveskillz91 9 months ago

    How did you randomly turn black at 3:21

  • B Mcginnis
    B Mcginnis 9 months ago

    Wonder how much longer till they have 48 and 60 month leases on these things... they will never make a new $300 phone that is affordable because nobody would buy the expensive ones since they do the same thing.

  • Sandro Soares
    Sandro Soares 9 months ago

    where is the subtitles? :(

  • KB Collisionヅ
    KB Collisionヅ 9 months ago

    What an awkward size and shape. No interest in this new trend

  • Benjamin Podiyan
    Benjamin Podiyan 9 months ago +2

    Next Up: Galaxy Origami

  • uri black
    uri black 9 months ago +1

    Note to self : Do not Insert clay on Phone

  • Gábor Tóth
    Gábor Tóth 9 months ago

    Interesting idea but it's not practical yet. We need quite a few years until the form factor gets slim and handy enough for everyday use. But we have to start somewhere. Think about where regular cell phones started and how far we've come.

  • Arabella Clark
    Arabella Clark 9 months ago +5

    The screen is not flexible enough.

  • Factory051
    Factory051 9 months ago +4

    When a reviewer starts off saying 'its not too bad' constantly, I'm out.

  • ojek bin kojek
    ojek bin kojek 9 months ago

    I have no money,, should I sell my kidney to buy this thing?

  • Davey Smith
    Davey Smith 9 months ago

    The one thing I need to have in any product I buy , is trust . Trust it won’t break . I just don’t have trust in this thing

  • BenMatlockFan
    BenMatlockFan 9 months ago +4

    Introducing the phone that folds itself out of existence.

  • Muhamed Faraz
    Muhamed Faraz 9 months ago +1

    How we can install tempered glass in Samsung Galaxy fold

  • 9 months ago +1

    which will CRACK first, the flexible display fold line from flexing it, or the outer display from dropping it??? .... either way, Samsung has greatly increased their cracked display revenue cash flow.

  • douglas steel
    douglas steel 9 months ago

    I'm confused why these people make a deal of split screen and popup apps when it's available on my ancient android tablet and phone. Bizarre

  • LackHapeLuis
    LackHapeLuis 9 months ago

    Imagine paying 2k for an Android LMAO.....

    • Axorb
      Axorb 9 months ago

      Yeah... it's also breaks easily. Not worth it for $2000.

  • Juan Pablo
    Juan Pablo 9 months ago +1

    iPhone 8 4.7-inch display $599 + iPad mini 7.9-inch display $399 = Do not waste your money

  • juan camilo Salgado
    juan camilo Salgado 9 months ago

    That crease is a little bit worrying. Hopefully a second gen will be better.

  • Yme Brantjes
    Yme Brantjes 9 months ago

    If you can pay $2000 you have deep pockets right? 😜

  • Ray Yip
    Ray Yip 9 months ago

    Is that a Withings watch you're wearing Dieter?

  • Delan Awinda
    Delan Awinda 9 months ago +1


  • Tv Land
    Tv Land 9 months ago +1

    And after two days it’s broken already !!!!!!! Try Huawei they are much better

  • francesco biondi
    francesco biondi 9 months ago

    Found out your Fold phone just broke after 2 days of use. Good call on this video, DIeter

  • Marcus Aurelius
    Marcus Aurelius 9 months ago

    and now screens are breaking on all review units. niiice

  • The Cat Man
    The Cat Man 9 months ago

    "It doesn't feel like you're going to break it". lol

  • Beatriz
    Beatriz 9 months ago +3

    The review is great but background sound was a bit distracting. Found myself at times tuning you out and trying to figured out what the conversation in the back was about. As for the phone I think most people agree we should wait until future generations.

  • Adonis Top of Men
    Adonis Top of Men 9 months ago

    great phone ......

  • sing w
    sing w 9 months ago +1


  • miskavaa
    miskavaa 9 months ago

    I'd like to see this chunky phone put in your pocket. 283grams and 15,5mm is not really ideal if you like to wear tight jeans...

  • Genya Lyons
    Genya Lyons 9 months ago

    buyer beware. dont buy the phone. multiple reports and on the news that the phone display breaks after days of use. spread the word.

  • Vegas Element
    Vegas Element 9 months ago

    Wow. Freaking awesome. I have been envisioning something like this for years too, should have patented the idea!

  • Alexander Tambovsky
    Alexander Tambovsky 9 months ago

    Don’t you think just making a foldable tablet a better idea than a phone with multiple screens?

  • Alexander Tambovsky
    Alexander Tambovsky 9 months ago

    $1,980 Prototype.

  • Greg Andrade
    Greg Andrade 9 months ago

    Is not broken yet?

  • Im Mer
    Im Mer 9 months ago

    can't wait to see this phone at jerryrigeverything lol

  • TJ Manou
    TJ Manou 9 months ago

    Can wait for foldable Note

  • izzad ibrahim
    izzad ibrahim 9 months ago +4

    The amount of skeptical opinions on the comment section showed that people have no idea how revolutionizing this is. Sure this is look rather prototype-y, but its far more post-production that was expected from it. this is the future of smartphones/tablets/laptops/smartwatch, maybe even more.

  • Aarit Gupta
    Aarit Gupta 9 months ago

    pause at 0:47 and you can see the crease

  • TEDdotcom
    TEDdotcom 9 months ago

    And I’ve read some Galaxy Folds already damaged after 2 days of normal use.

  • Lisa Grochowski
    Lisa Grochowski 9 months ago +1

    What’s great is I can not even afford any phone ( including Nokia’s and other old phones)

  • vnq
    vnq 9 months ago

    Weird. Clunky. Expensive. Bixby. No thanks.

    VIDEOSUPERHIGHWAY 9 months ago +1

    That hard slap does not look good for the longterm life of the screen. Those magnets are too powerful and slamming the screen at that speed seems risky.

  • Andy Fetzer
    Andy Fetzer 9 months ago

    It has a nice snap to’s a $2000 bad idea

  • Danger Zone
    Danger Zone 9 months ago +7

    Galaxy Fold is already broken.

  • Wait Huh
    Wait Huh 9 months ago

    $2k android..... ya. ok.

  • Mutahar Farooq
    Mutahar Farooq 9 months ago +1

    Flip phones be making a comeback

  • Proyeccion Astral Producciones

    Some media are reporting the glass broke in his reviews 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂