Samsung Galaxy Fold Phones Are Breaking

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  • Published on Apr 18, 2019
  • Some Samsung Galaxy Fold smartphones are having issues. The Galaxy Fold is likely more delicate than a typical smartphone.
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  • Lew Later
    Lew Later  Month ago +2531

    Subscribe for more long-form discussion like this... if you're into it.

    • Andrew Roy
      Andrew Roy 16 days ago

      @Lew later , I LOVE SAMSUNG TV’s...but the love affair stops there. You’ve never unboxed a Samsung dishwasher, refrigerator or washing machine on Unbox Therapy, maybe you have those appliances at home though i don’t know. What I can tell you, however, as guy with contractor accounts at both Lowe’s and Home Depot....you stay AWAY from ANY Samsung branded item that contains moving parts! The home center reps have shown me numerous returned Samsung appliances where the the moving parts failed due to OVER-engineering. Samsung has a habit of over-complicating tough engineering problems (or fixing things that aren’t broken) and consumers ALWAYS pay the price when a company does that.
      When I saw this phone announced I knew immediately that they had done it again. The folding mechanism just looked over complicated from the get-go...it didn’t look right, it felt.....dangerous. I think the additional screen layer is a dubious addition to the problem as well. What happened to the layer that caused those other reviewers to pull it off? Did it bubble up or peel up in a corner like factory applied screen protectors tend to do ? I can’t tell you how many times I’ve bought a piece of tech and ignored the screen protector until bubbles appears or a corner got lint under it and it started to remove itself from the screen. What about those gaps in the hinge that make dust ingress so easy that the Verge had that bump under the screen in their unit ?
      The waway unit looks sturdier but, like you’ve said...we won’t know till you touch it. I’d be willing to bet it’s a helluva lot less over-engineered than the Samsung and you’ll find pretty novel solutions to the hinge issue that will make you go “that was simple. Why didn’t Samsung just do that “?

    • Aaron Smith
      Aaron Smith 28 days ago

      Lew, is this going up on podcast networks for us? Harder to listen to RU-clip at work

    • ROBERT FRIEND
      ROBERT FRIEND 29 days ago

      I don't call'em Bendy phones, I call'em snappy phones.

  • ellie williams
    ellie williams 2 days ago

    consumers: yay folding phones!
    phone manufacturers: new form factors!

    android dev: great, new resolutions to support... fml

  • ExclusiveBats 1-800-859-BATS 2287

    Lew that screen thing polymer on my s10 chipped on mine so what now? So I have a messed up one? Do they replace it lol I’m confused lol

  • WhiteEuphoria74
    WhiteEuphoria74 7 days ago

    Tim Cook himself removed the "screen protector" and then laughed maliciously. 🤭

  • burnalive91
    burnalive91 10 days ago

    Cause idiots are taking the film off of the screen. Its what's really effecting

  • otwieraczoczuw
    otwieraczoczuw 14 days ago

    Smartphones are not for dumb people...

  • Andrew Roy
    Andrew Roy 16 days ago

    @Lew later , I LOVE SAMSUNG TV’s...but the love affair stops there. You’ve never unboxed a Samsung dishwasher, refrigerator or washing machine on Unbox Therapy, maybe you have those appliances at home though i don’t know. What I can tell you, however, as guy with contractor accounts at both Lowe’s and Home Depot....you stay AWAY from ANY Samsung branded item that contains moving parts! The home center reps have shown me numerous returned Samsung appliances where the the moving parts failed due to OVER-engineering. Samsung has a habit of over-complicating tough engineering problems (or fixing things that aren’t broken) and consumers ALWAYS pay the price when a company does that.
    When I saw this phone announced I knew immediately that they had done it again. The folding mechanism just looked over complicated from the get-go...it didn’t look right, it felt.....dangerous. I think the additional screen layer is a dubious addition to the problem as well. What happened to the layer that caused those other reviewers to pull it off? Did it bubble up or peel up in a corner like factory applied screen protectors tend to do ? I can’t tell you how many times I’ve bought a piece of tech and ignored the screen protector until bubbles appears or a corner got lint under it and it started to remove itself from the screen. What about those gaps in the hinge that make dust ingress so easy that the Verge had that bump under the screen in their unit ?
    The waway unit looks sturdier but, like you’ve said...we won’t know till you touch it. I’d be willing to bet it’s a helluva lot less over-engineered than the Samsung and you’ll find pretty novel solutions to the hinge issue that will make you go “that was simple. Why didn’t Samsung just do that “?

  • Francis Gabriel Abordo

    R.I.P Galaxy Fold

  • masterpig5 S
    masterpig5 S 19 days ago

    Have a yellow paper band with the warning printed on it wrapped around the unit in the box. Have the customer take that as the last thing they do in the unboxing.

  • masterpig5 S
    masterpig5 S 19 days ago

    Wrap yellow paper band around the unit with the warning printed on it. Having the customer take it off before use.

  • Na8o.
    Na8o. 21 day ago +1

    Make this a podcast!

  • Bryan Weber
    Bryan Weber 22 days ago

    There's a big difference between folding a phone 200,000 times in a dust free controlled environment,.. and folding the same phone 200,000 times at the sandy, wet and unpredictable beach party where you are showing off your brand new $2000.00 phone.

  • A Son Of The Sun
    A Son Of The Sun 22 days ago

    The time has come for starting reading the manual of this futuristic gadgets.

  • M van Drunen
    M van Drunen 22 days ago

    Yea.... Yea..
    Is Micheal Jackson back.... :)

  • Aktarouzzaman Sohan
    Aktarouzzaman Sohan 24 days ago

    Nc

  • Mike
    Mike 24 days ago

    Obviously their braking their is probably a jumper in the phone and you know when a copper pipe moves back and forth it will eventually break and also what you are saying

  • St. Batu
    St. Batu 24 days ago +1

    They exaggerate minor Apple issues which are so minor they only a firmware update or in snow store repair because very few people are affected.
    On the other hand, they play down Samsung's, make excuses or even blame customers for Samsung's issues which are bad enough to warrant a recall.

  • Itsnot mine
    Itsnot mine 24 days ago

    Love seeing my favourite tech boys jamming

  • Bryan Kelly
    Bryan Kelly 25 days ago +1

    If you don't think this is a disaster of a rollout, then you might be biased.

  • Random Human
    Random Human 26 days ago +4

    “I doubt anyone has folded it 200,00 times at this point”
    Mr Beast: Hold my money

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    Marian D. 26 days ago

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  • Kevmk
    Kevmk 26 days ago

    The iPhone Xs Max 512gb costs about 2 000$ in norwegian NOK (16 790kr)

    Imagine what the galaxy fold is going to cost here...

    • konrad rothenburger
      konrad rothenburger 25 days ago

      well probably 2k as well.
      get a note 8. i got mine (germany) for 350 bucks. for what it is... thats basically a gift

  • Irwan Yanwari
    Irwan Yanwari 26 days ago

    samsung need to learn from "Sony Tablet P"
    that is the REAL first foldable android :D

  • donnie osseloppo
    donnie osseloppo 27 days ago +1

    Another trash product come from samsung

  • Toned Bronzed
    Toned Bronzed 27 days ago

    SAMSUNG ... PRODUCT RECALL KING

  • vinod sangtani
    vinod sangtani 27 days ago

    moral of the story is all moving parts face problems

  • o3MTA3o
    o3MTA3o 27 days ago

    200k folds sounds impressive till you realize that people can pick up their phones up to 300 times a day. Let's say you're a heavy user and we knock that number down to 200 because it does have that outside screen for quick access. If you open that phone 200 times a day, it'll be broken within 3 years.

  • Lord Sandwich
    Lord Sandwich 27 days ago

    I really hope the Huawei fails. They stole Samsung's baby and they don't deserve to take the credit for it.

  • Allin7days
    Allin7days 27 days ago

    FIRST PROBLEM SOLUTION: Forget about the warning message. Samsung, just extend the outer film all the way around "under" the bazel. If people don't see the edge, they won't peel it. Fool proof it!!!

  • VonBoyka
    VonBoyka 27 days ago

    THIS IS A SHOW.. A BIG LIES SHOW!! ..that’s all!! ..pair of BRAND MUPPETS!! ..that’s it!!! ...we are not lambs!! Your are a muppets ..period!!!

  • Arched Phoenix
    Arched Phoenix 27 days ago +1

    You want to know what I'm angry about? Those damn GALAXY FOLD phones. Hazardous, unreliable, cheap materials, rip off phones. Yes, I said it. Boom!😂

  • Herald Nibre
    Herald Nibre 27 days ago

    great

  • scarcesense
    scarcesense 27 days ago

    There's another way to look at this risky purchase. If it does fail spectacularly, but you look after it - or don't even open it - your functional one will prove an incredible investment.

  • Aghil Taghia
    Aghil Taghia 27 days ago

    Hey bro look I got a futuristic phone, peels off the screen right away
    This is very stupid by Samsung

  • Aghil Taghia
    Aghil Taghia 27 days ago

    I personally can't resist the urge for peeling the screen off.

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  • daniel zastrow
    daniel zastrow 28 days ago

    that could have been done in 5 min.. they are just going in circle

  • i vdub
    i vdub 28 days ago +2

    Props to Samsung for holding back the release after they became aware of problems.

  • Dobromir Dombek
    Dobromir Dombek 28 days ago

    Samsung has released the review samples and has given it to the reviewers... the reviewers managed to breake the phones, revealing the major flow in design and manufacturing.... the oficial phone release has been delayed. So... it’s good! Isn’t it? It is so much better then: „it’s a feature”, „you are holding it wrong”, „the small number of units fails”...

  • smcfadden1992
    smcfadden1992 28 days ago

    I think people need to pay attention, this phone is a fund raiser for the next one.

  • Facts Only
    Facts Only 28 days ago +5

    "May cause damage"???? More like don't peel it or your phone is now a cup coaster.

  • Milorad Menjic
    Milorad Menjic 28 days ago

    They got it :
    ru-clip.com/video/Xj0eR09MqPM/video.html

  • Aaron Smith
    Aaron Smith 28 days ago +1

    Why is this not a podcast so can listen at work?

  • Milorad Menjic
    Milorad Menjic 28 days ago

    You are defending Samsung and he is pretty real in all of that.

  • That One Dude
    That One Dude 28 days ago

    Actually, it was probably because you took off the protective seal? It’s protected. Read the website.

  • humoongus
    humoongus 28 days ago

    Someone has to say this: folding phone is an incredibly stupid idea. After decades of refinement we received perfect product with perfect form factor and now somehow those companies are willing to move away from this great achievement. Folding phone is a clear step back from the correct direction which entire market agreed on (the final solution is still yet to come). I can't believe anybody can support this idea: it is less reliable for obvious reasons, less elegant and refined, bigger, more vulnerable for mechanical damages and imho plain ugly. It has no utility whatsoever it's just a gimmick and there will be no more folding phones after few quarters of disappointing sales reports. I mean just look at this video it is like the last journey of Fold or wake with the long faces where everybody just realized this idea could not have worked like EVER. Deep down all reasonable people know this is the end.

  • Clayton Woodcock
    Clayton Woodcock 28 days ago

    its stupid

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  • Jona Yosores
    Jona Yosores 28 days ago

    the idea that a screen protector could be a critical component of a smartphone made me laugh. it reminded me of an episode of the simpsons: "don't touch that painting! it's a load bearing device." i think it was the episode where the neighbors rebuilt ned's house.

  • Chen Wang
    Chen Wang 28 days ago

    I have some sort of OCD that to peal protector/film off of new products....I just want to do it....on screens new PC, new stuff....i bet a lot of people have the same thing.

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  • Ahmed Salih
    Ahmed Salih 29 days ago

    Even if it is a screen protecter I will till keep it coz well keeping is best coz they put it on best

  • ROBERT FRIEND
    ROBERT FRIEND 29 days ago +1

    I KNEW IT FROM THE START. When you keep bending plastic it snaps. To make it in the UK it needs to pass a standard test and have at least one year guarantee. Great new SNAPPY PHONES.

  • Seven Digitz
    Seven Digitz 29 days ago

    200,000 folds?! That’s like a year worth of folds. I wouldn’t pay $2,000 for a phone that after that many folds it will break. Shame on Samsung

  • Azerate's Diggy's Adventure Help

    It is kind of troubling that your only video about the issues with this phone is on a second channel that no one watches.

  • GameBossBot
    GameBossBot 29 days ago +1

    Don't forget these are review phones to give to the reviewer's so they can see what to fix for Samsung

  • GameBossBot
    GameBossBot 29 days ago +7

    They should make it to where when you boot up the phone it says "do not remove protective layer of main screen"

    • konrad rothenburger
      konrad rothenburger 25 days ago

      ive seen the removed protective layer.
      if you are STUPID enough to remove something that hard to get off you deserve your phone broken.

  • Md A Amin
    Md A Amin 29 days ago

    It could be worst . You can get hit by lightening the same day your galaxy fold screen stops working.

  • SuperModel Atlanta
    SuperModel Atlanta 29 days ago

    6:10 for the disabled who cant read it. def not in Braill.

  • Gustavo Rodríguez
    Gustavo Rodríguez 29 days ago

    is not ready to the market.

  • RAAAYOS
    RAAAYOS 29 days ago

    be honest dude... if this shit happen to apple you will be the happiest man alive talking shit about the brand

  • ShawN shawN
    ShawN shawN 29 days ago +1

    Obviously, Samsung didn't fully test this out 1000 times of use before rolling it out. What a sh** show roll-out!

  • A-THE- 1ST
    A-THE- 1ST 29 days ago +1

    IQ☝ 21:104 “The day that we fold the heavens like a folding of books (completed),- even as we produced the first creation, so shall we produce a new one; a promise we have undertaken; truly shall we fulfil it"

  • Dr Dear Sal
    Dr Dear Sal 29 days ago

    you said futuristic, people are too fucking stupid now to be given a phone like this, I told the fuckers in samsung that you will see this, they said let's try, well, here the fuck you go.

  • aniktapader
    aniktapader 29 days ago

    lews later. white monkey slut!

  • aniktapader
    aniktapader 29 days ago

    Not sure if it is lew or lewser,haha!

  • eby mathews
    eby mathews 29 days ago

    Samsung evangelist

  • eby mathews
    eby mathews 29 days ago

    in my words
    I like it
    I fear it
    I need it
    I need to spend for it
    it will damage
    I'm going mad

  • April Hays
    April Hays 29 days ago

    Thanks

  • Achilleas Labrou
    Achilleas Labrou 29 days ago +2

    Naturally glass isn't very flexible. For a foldable screen, the glass isn't the first choice. Also common glass screen is usually more durable to scratches than a common plastic screen.
    Most mobile phones before iPhone had plastic screens and scratches were common then. But that wasn't something very serious because there weren't many things you could do with a mobile phone except sending SMS and making calls.
    The buyers of the first Samsung Galaxy Fold are investing for the development of the following cheaper and more durable foldable phones.
    I don't have a Samsung galaxy fold phone. It is obviously a phone that needs care. It not a phone that you will put in a bag or a pocket which has keys or coins. It is not a phone that you will place it on the sand of a beach. It is not a phone that you will use your nails on the screen. This phone must be babied.

  • Kayden Lockwood
    Kayden Lockwood 29 days ago

    I had a samsung ad before this

  • Chris Adler
    Chris Adler 29 days ago

    Stop playing with your mic!

  • YungstarProd
    YungstarProd 29 days ago

    The iPhone 6 folds better than this.

  • Aeiyr Al'Tiare
    Aeiyr Al'Tiare 29 days ago +3

    "sounds like user error", because God forbid Samsung do anything wrong right? Don't fuckin defend them. There's another picture of that same layer being removed by pocket wear/dust. Stop defending a shit product, that's not how you get better products. Don't accept mediocrity, challenge it. Especially when that mediocrity costs you $2,000.

  • tony motorrad
    tony motorrad Month ago

    I cannot believe you fucking idiots are buying such bullshit

  • Bmwmotorsportguy
    Bmwmotorsportguy Month ago

    wait until apple take the design, improve it and release it at a higher price.

    • Bmwmotorsportguy
      Bmwmotorsportguy 27 days ago

      +Dobromir Dombek I'd say that everyone knows that they don't usually invent new tech, they just reinvent failed product.

    • Dobromir Dombek
      Dobromir Dombek 28 days ago

      ...and claim that they invented folding phones... after tearing the screen they would say „it’s a feature”...

  • Sonic Mobian
    Sonic Mobian Month ago

    Personally if People cannot read a Do Not Remove Warning, Then they have such a low IQ they should not even be using High End Tech. They are too dumb to use a device such as this. There Intelligence Level is at 5

  • Wojciech Krawiec
    Wojciech Krawiec Month ago

    Boring.

  • A R
    A R Month ago

    At the beginning you two reminded of two guys getting into a hot tub with no girls present.

  • Jose S
    Jose S Month ago

    *Galaxy folded like my wallet after the price reveal*

  • Mad Max
    Mad Max Month ago

    He unfolded n folded the phone for 1000 times and nothing happens...what did you do peeps? Mmm.., real test is in the hands of the user not in the lab especially not to the host of this channel. Tip : avoid buying 1st Gen products it is very expensive and prone to failures..

  • karanv44
    karanv44 Month ago

    Hey, just so you know, the layer that everyone is talking about. I saw Lew's unboxing video of the Samsung Fold and he literally takes off the "screen protector" in the video. So, the 'screen protector' that everyone's talking about has already been taken off. People need to realize the fact that. why would there be another screen protector under the screen protector that people have already taken off. People are making a big deal about Samsung not disclosing it properly, or at all. But the truth of the matter is, you need to realize that it's not supposed to be taken off, especially after you've already taken the 'screen protector' layering off. FYI.

    • Jona Yosores
      Jona Yosores Month ago

      that's right! just because the screen protector is peeling doesn't mean you should peel it off. stupid users.

  • WellzTheDude
    WellzTheDude Month ago +1

    Why would you remove a free screen protector? Wow I should be a YT reviewer and get free tech sent early cause the people out there now including Marquez Brownlee who peeled on his as well are idiots

  • Dirtyd23
    Dirtyd23 Month ago

    I like the idea but I could never own a phone that is that fragile cause things happen and phones get dropped all the time and if dust can get in it that easy you can forget about putting in your pocket

  • Rando Rider
    Rando Rider Month ago +1

    Shill?

  • Calisthenicsnoob
    Calisthenicsnoob Month ago +2

    Huawei x looks way better

  • Calisthenicsnoob
    Calisthenicsnoob Month ago

    the standard of 2019, they shouldn't even release the flip phone without it being robust. wtf would people spend over 2k for a delicate phone? suckers I guess

  • D
    D Month ago

    I kept my screen film on my laptop for years and I let someone type something out and print it. They took the film off and the technology specs of the laptop that I kept on because I liked seeing them. The stickers looked brand new and they even said that it was cool to see those stickers on a older laptop but for some reason they took them off. With my laptop it was a minor disappointment but I am sharing this because if you let someone use your phone to call a tow truck, you may get your phone back broken. This is the stupidest thing i've ever seen. This screen should be glued on alot better at this price. Hopefully they will fix this issue.

  • Lisa Allsop
    Lisa Allsop Month ago

    star gate

  • Mr. no original name

    Takes the phone and snaps it in half

  • gavin de wee
    gavin de wee Month ago

    Great tech

  • Chris topher
    Chris topher Month ago

    What's the advantage of the folding? I dont get why you think everybody would have holding phones eventually?

  • GhostRapter
    GhostRapter Month ago +1

    Folding phones are not going to work for those who keep their phones for a couple years. At some point they will crack due to everyday use.

    • Piet ice-only.de
      Piet ice-only.de 28 days ago

      like it does on a regular phone because every smartphone I had, i did manage to get the screen cracked after 2 years - latest.

  • yehoshua dusowitz
    yehoshua dusowitz Month ago

    Looks like a Nintendo ds

  • Fangasour
    Fangasour Month ago

    Big oof Samsung

  • Karel Carbonneau Montpellier

    Wasn't expecting my man Lew to reference the Toyota Corolla, king of reliability and durability. Best car ever.

  • jones5311
    jones5311 Month ago

    I think it’s possible for RU-clip reviewers to intentionally cause issues for views. I remember when Line-x bed liner came out. People would pick at the edge and peel the coating up and then complain saying the product was crap.
    If I was a manufacturer, I wouldn’t send another product to a “reviewer” if they can’t follow instructions. Otherwise just throw the phone to a hobo and video the results! I personally expect these “reviewers” to be more than a talking head.
    or does the old adage “any publicity is good publicity?”
    How do you think manufacturers are going to react? Do these “reviewers” not believe that they are to be held at a higher standard for the privilege?

  • Gucci T
    Gucci T Month ago

    Really user error! First off Samsung didn't say not to remove until after the fact and I guess it's the users fault for the devices that had the bumps under the display to

  • David Desrosiers
    David Desrosiers Month ago +1

    LOL Early adopters of especially first generation tech are total morons with more money than sense.