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  Month ago +413

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

    • Xavier Roberts
      Xavier Roberts Month ago

      Funny how everyone complained when Apple took away the headphone jack, made an iphone that had a notch, and had an iphone that costs a grand, but nobody complains when Samsung ends up doing the same with this phone.

    • Manuel Fontanilla
      Manuel Fontanilla Month 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 Month 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 Month 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 Month ago

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

  • なーらんまや
    なーらんまや 4 days ago


  • Rudy M
    Rudy M 6 days ago +4

    Absolutely terrible 😂😂🤦‍♂️

  • Sibin Chen
    Sibin Chen 17 days ago +3

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

  • Mizosoop
    Mizosoop 24 days ago

    That. Looks. Horrible.

  • Alex Pana
    Alex Pana Month ago

    More than a concept - a failure.

  • 작은나무
    작은나무 Month ago

    접히는 부분 진짜 신경 쓰인다 ㅋㅋㅋ

  • Jawad323 Cool
    Jawad323 Cool Month ago +4

    Guess we are going back to the flip phone era.

  • xdm24
    xdm24 Month ago

    *slightly smaller screen*

  • daveskillz91
    daveskillz91 Month ago

    How did you randomly turn black at 3:21

  • B Mcginnis
    B Mcginnis Month 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 Month ago

    where is the subtitles? :(

  • KB Anon
    KB Anon Month ago

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

  • Benjamin Podiyan
    Benjamin Podiyan Month ago +2

    Next Up: Galaxy Origami

  • uri black
    uri black Month ago +1

    Note to self : Do not Insert clay on Phone

  • Gábor Tóth
    Gábor Tóth Month 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 Month ago +5

    The screen is not flexible enough.

  • Factory051
    Factory051 Month ago +4

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

  • Anthony James
    Anthony James Month ago +1

    Can't fit it in your pocket? Are you wearing women's pants?

  • ojek bin kojek
    ojek bin kojek Month ago

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

  • Amro AlwajIh
    Amro AlwajIh Month ago +12

    you put a clay mold on the back of the phone and the screen broke, nevering trusting the verge again

  • Davey Smith
    Davey Smith Month 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

  • Menjamin Batlock
    Menjamin Batlock Month ago +4

    Introducing the phone that folds itself out of existence.

  • Muhamed Faraz
    Muhamed Faraz Month ago +1

    How we can install tempered glass in Samsung Galaxy fold

  • Month 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 Month 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 Month ago

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

    • ΛXORB
      ΛXORB Month ago

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

  • Juan Pablo
    Juan Pablo Month ago +1

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

  • juan camilo Salgado

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

  • Yme Brantjes
    Yme Brantjes Month ago

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

  • Ray Yip
    Ray Yip Month ago

    Is that a Withings watch you're wearing Dieter?

  • Delan Awinda
    Delan Awinda Month ago +1


  • Tv Land
    Tv Land Month ago +1

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

  • francesco biondi
    francesco biondi Month ago

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

  • Marcus Aurelius
    Marcus Aurelius Month ago

    and now screens are breaking on all review units. niiice

  • The Cat Man
    The Cat Man Month ago

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

  • Martha Mendoza
    Martha Mendoza Month 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 Month ago

    great phone ......

  • sing w
    sing w Month ago +1


  • miskavaa
    miskavaa Month 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 Month 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 Month ago

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

  • Alexander Tambovsky

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

  • Alexander Tambovsky

    $1,980 Prototype.

  • Greg Andrade
    Greg Andrade Month ago

    Is not broken yet?

  • Im Mer
    Im Mer Month ago

    can't wait to see this phone at jerryrigeverything lol

  • TJ Manou
    TJ Manou Month ago

    Can wait for foldable Note

  • izzad ibrahim
    izzad ibrahim Month 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 Month ago

    pause at 0:47 and you can see the crease

  • TEDdotcom
    TEDdotcom Month ago

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

  • Lisa Grochowski
    Lisa Grochowski Month ago +1

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

  • vnq
    vnq Month ago

    Weird. Clunky. Expensive. Bixby. No thanks.


    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 Month ago

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

  • Danger Zone
    Danger Zone Month ago +7

    Galaxy Fold is already broken.

  • Wait Huh
    Wait Huh Month ago

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

  • Mutahar Farooq
    Mutahar Farooq Month ago +1

    Flip phones be making a comeback

  • Proyeccion Astral Producciones

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

  • Lamar Taylor
    Lamar Taylor Month ago +2

    Samsung made sure to flood RU-clip by giving out the Galaxy Fold to RU-clip streamers and creating hype. A day later reports are flooding in that the Fold has screen issues including the Verge. Where is the follow up video?

  • Really Jayden
    Really Jayden Month ago

    I can’t wait to buy it

  • Darin Warren
    Darin Warren Month ago

    Fay and gake.

  • Sasuke
    Sasuke Month ago

    So its practically 3 screen on 1 phone. One of the folds is double sided, lol

  • TheNewGreenIsBlue
    TheNewGreenIsBlue Month ago

    I don't think it's a weird shape... it seems easier to handle in the hand.

  • Undertaker kane
    Undertaker kane Month ago

    Samsung Galaxy Fold is unveiled.....but but but let's wait for the review on Verge..... Coz I can still feel better bout having an iPhone. Smfho

  • MrMettwurst96
    MrMettwurst96 Month ago

    This thing looks so stupid. It's way too big for an everyday phone and both aspect ratios are completely useless for everyday use. This is going to be a really niche device. Maybe it's good for working at least.

  • Chic Chi
    Chic Chi Month ago


  • Chic Chi
    Chic Chi Month ago

    This student friendly actually and older people friendly. My dad will probably enjoy it.

  • Vikrant Patankar
    Vikrant Patankar Month ago

    03:51 Samsung Internet*

  • ModelFyre Deux!!
    ModelFyre Deux!! Month ago

    It's almost 60 in nyc!!!! yaaaayyyy

  • Obi Dark
    Obi Dark Month ago

    This Samsung Amoled display will have burn in (aka ghost images) in just a month of use if you do any gaming on it...(just like all of their phones)... Samsung won't repair it ..they will just degrade rest of the pixels and you will have burn in a week or less after their repairs...I am never buying another Samsung after what happend to my s8+ in their service centers...

  • gopal kalimuthu
    gopal kalimuthu Month ago

    Whether s pen works with fold?

  • Juls B
    Juls B Month ago

    guys it is the butterphone book

    • Juls B
      Juls B Month ago

      hey you there i is a way for me today i was a way for me today to come see y’all and i was the time i was the last night i is that a good night i is the weekend to come see pooped out

    • Juls B
      Juls B Month ago

      hey there are y’all you doing the work for me today and tomorrow night

  • Max
    Max Month ago

    n 2 years, there’s going to be videos titled “Why the Galaxy Fold Failed” lol

  • Morpheus x
    Morpheus x Month ago

    Just another spying device of google .

  • Morpheus x
    Morpheus x Month ago

    Flop .

  • lightning9
    lightning9 Month ago

    Would've bought if I had the $$..

  • That Dad Blog
    That Dad Blog Month ago

    Still blows my mind that this is a real thing

  • Charles In charge
    Charles In charge Month ago

    Drop it once and it’s a goner

  • Daniel Holmstock
    Daniel Holmstock Month ago

    DOA for me, 2k for it - forget it.

  • Andre Da Costa
    Andre Da Costa Month ago

    The middle crease is glaringly obvious.

  • 공돌이.
    공돌이. Month ago

    크...... 지린다 진짜 ㄹㅇ

  • LinkMaster64
    LinkMaster64 Month ago

    These phones won't be impressive until you can roll it up and snort a line with them. Q

  • Aron Figueroa
    Aron Figueroa Month ago

    But is it the truck of the month?

  • Court Mejias
    Court Mejias Month ago

    Wish you could fit it in your pocket?? What are you wearing kids pants or something.

  • Kobe Wild
    Kobe Wild Month ago

    well, I'm going to get one... only because i don't have to pay for it.. let's hear it for expense accounts.

  • philipp7pc
    philipp7pc Month ago +4

    You don't think 16:9 is kind of a standard for fullscreen?
    What rock are You guys living under?

  • Keribi
    Keribi Month ago

    That crease will not survive.

  • Johnryan Lanorio
    Johnryan Lanorio Month ago

    Good luck to those souls that will buy that phone. 😅✌🏼

  • Matthew Chavarria
    Matthew Chavarria Month ago +2

    we were supposed to have flying cars, instead we have this...
    TWICE AS GOOD!!!!!

  • CinePhil101
    CinePhil101 Month ago

    Good review. Stupid product.

  • GoogIe
    GoogIe Month ago +1

    Has a crease though. Too expensive. Hard Pass.

  • inkytbe26
    inkytbe26 Month ago

    Intentionally set the camera angle so that the glare can magnify the crease.. apple fanboys :( if it was apple it would have superb lighting ... need neutral reviews

  • Leon Guo
    Leon Guo Month ago +1

    Isn’t it half baked?

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  • 최민성
    최민성 Month ago

    👽: I want go home

  • Bruce lee
    Bruce lee Month ago +1

    Pocketnow and Mr. mobile is way more better in reviewing this phone.

  • John Sumner
    John Sumner Month ago

    I keep thinking this guy is going to drop it...what would that screen replacement cost?

  • RegiPegi
    RegiPegi Month ago

    Only issue is that front screen is so laughably small, that’s why it’s a prototype

  • Andrew Piecuch
    Andrew Piecuch Month ago

    terrible idea

  • Phoenyx
    Phoenyx Month ago

    HOW MUCH!?
    Nah, I’m good fam