Samsung Galaxy Fold review: after the break

  • Published on Apr 19, 2019
  • Samsung is still launching the Galaxy Fold on April 26th, despite reports about problems with the screen. Despite those issues, our review answers the most important questions: does the screen, camera, performance, and software experience hold up?
    UPDATE: Samsung is delaying the Galaxy Fold release due to issues with review units that technology reporters have revealed:
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  • The Verge
    The Verge  9 months ago +976

    Hi friends, I see some of you are commenting about how we used a bit of clay to shoot some footage of the phone. To be super clear, we cleaned it off very rigorously. In my original article (, I just said it MIGHT be what caused the screen to break, just because it’s important to me to be very transparent and honest. But the truth is that:

    1. No fewer than five review units have been broken so far.

    2. I don’t really think it was the clay, but I might be wrong!

    3. No matter what, it is VERY troubling to worry that anything could get inside the device. Just like Lew said: “I’m fairly confident that some substance on this hinge component could possibly work its way into the device. ... Maybe you have to baby it.”

    Nobody wants to have to baby a phone!

    - Dieter

    • Kaloyan Vladimirov
      Kaloyan Vladimirov 8 months ago

      Why out of five hundred devices all “broke down” only in one country of the world, one can only guess... :D

    • david park
      david park 9 months ago

      ​@Brian The fact that he wasn't being honest was the point. Clear difference between reviews looking for headlines and honest reviews. If a disclaimer gets lost in the headlines... pretty obvious what kind of review it is.

  • Ben Tolosa
    Ben Tolosa Month ago

    Could you please make a review on the Venus Laowa 24mm f/14 Macro Probe Lens or a behind the scenes on how you shot the first clip of this review with it?? Thank you so much 😊

  • Lyu Tanifuji Fernández

    Intro music? Pleaseee

  • Xabier Granja
    Xabier Granja 5 months ago +2

    Months later, I'm still so in love with that probe intro. Just, wow.

    • Kyle V. R
      Kyle V. R 2 months ago

      Do you know the music?

  • PhilipDaMaster
    PhilipDaMaster 5 months ago

    music in the beginning?

  • h8ahurta
    h8ahurta 6 months ago

    no offense but this review is useless, u didnt even metion its camera features nor did u make reference to its actual perks. smdh

  • Aerial
    Aerial 7 months ago

    Did this clown really say "SUPER NOPE?"

  • Elmir Azimov
    Elmir Azimov 7 months ago

    This thing reminds me San Andreas Fault

  • rahman niggs
    rahman niggs 7 months ago

    i dont really like the way he reviews but i guess i like the way he reviews... basically

  • Tech: Down to Earth
    Tech: Down to Earth 7 months ago +1

    Song at 2:10?

  • Ian Wong
    Ian Wong 8 months ago

    Anyone know what watch he is wearing?

  • Albert Wesker
    Albert Wesker 8 months ago

    I'm going to get This.

  • Albert Wesker
    Albert Wesker 8 months ago

    I want to get this.

  • Hector Alvarado
    Hector Alvarado 8 months ago


  • Mateo Valdes
    Mateo Valdes 8 months ago +1

    Me, I don't have the device myself but if I did the reason I would really like it is that it replaces the tablet that Cant call that can now Call, (i will still probably ONLY use the tablet layout mode) but I am Really Disappointed that there isn't water resistance on this phone, and I really don't think it is a risk I am willing to take to buy myself that phone with a chance the screen will break till they fix the issue.

  • Charles Simpson
    Charles Simpson 8 months ago

    That opening song is so nice. Any one have a link? Seems like a cool alarm or ringtone.

    SACY VACHHAR 8 months ago

    So who’s here after MKBHD dope tech

  • victor555117
    victor555117 8 months ago +4

    2:10 for the Probe lens shot

  • Fares Djebbar
    Fares Djebbar 8 months ago +134

    Came here after mkbhd dope tech probe lens video :)

    • Ben Tolosa
      Ben Tolosa Month ago

      I wish he can make a behind the scenes on how he shot the opening shot with the Venus Laowa 24mm f/14 Macro Probe Lens

    • Ping
      Ping 6 months ago +1

      Fares Djebbar same

  • Derrick Feng
    Derrick Feng 8 months ago

    The intro shot is dope!

  • SDU-Tango
    SDU-Tango 8 months ago

    I like how he presentation.

  • Ayoub Faisal
    Ayoub Faisal 8 months ago

    The most professional entertaining video I have ever watched. Please, please and please use the black background as usual as shown in this video. Thank you.

  • Ivan Hekli
    Ivan Hekli 8 months ago


  • Wilson Wijaya
    Wilson Wijaya 8 months ago

    Great, a 4:3 ratio. I can get to see VHS movies on a road trip. Thanks Samsung.

  • IRYL
    IRYL 8 months ago

    it aint it chief

  • Richard McKenna
    Richard McKenna 8 months ago

    Well that just made my mind up not to get it and to wait and see what else comes out. Thank you

  • Kaloyan Vladimirov
    Kaloyan Vladimirov 8 months ago

    In the US, four journalists “broke down” Galaxy Fold, in three cases, the top layer of the display was deliberately torn off, one had something under the screen, but the smartphone continued to work. Why out of five hundred devices all “broke down” only in one country of the world, one can only guess. :D

  • Vasee karan
    Vasee karan 8 months ago

    Samsung: Releases a phone that bursts into flames, releases a $2000 prototype foldable phone that breaks easily.
    The internet: oh well, they tried..

  • Pankaj Rai
    Pankaj Rai 8 months ago

    Sponsored by samsung

  • Zi jie Lim
    Zi jie Lim 8 months ago

    It’s like the perfect own for iPhone SE uses and tablet users

  • rahman baig
    rahman baig 8 months ago

    Here because of mkbhd's live stream

  • Jatish Singla
    Jatish Singla 8 months ago

    Who is here after marques live stream?

  • Sai Rishi Venkatesh
    Sai Rishi Venkatesh 8 months ago +115

    Who is here after mkbhd's intStagram live

  • Jay J
    Jay J 8 months ago

    Why ordinary users got no issues, and never heard from their complaining for such problem? only called "tech reviewers" normally have paid from other tech companies and sponsors bash Samsung galaxy fold. It is this clear LOL

  • Arriaga Two
    Arriaga Two 8 months ago

    Just buy a tablet, goddammit

  • jack sjsjs
    jack sjsjs 8 months ago

    Yeah I dont buy the excuse that it's some protective layer problem, anyone else buy it?

  • Yuhara
    Yuhara 8 months ago

    No headphone jack lol

  • Kay Hud
    Kay Hud 8 months ago

    "Android isn't where it should be in tablet mode" bro that goes for every platform out right now! Have you ever used an iPad? 😒

  • Terry Olay
    Terry Olay 8 months ago

    Samsung really screwed up by releasing or attempting to release an unfinished product.

    • Terry Olay
      Terry Olay 8 months ago

      @Sarah Dohring They were delusional. The thing is more fragile than a raw eggs.

    • Sarah Dohring
      Sarah Dohring 8 months ago

      They spent 8 years on it and thought it was finished.

  • Adrienne McCue
    Adrienne McCue 8 months ago +1

    Great review on the Galaxy Fold... some great things coming out of Samsung!

  • Seung Hyun Kim
    Seung Hyun Kim 8 months ago

    Dear verge. The top layer of galaxy fold is a cpi film. U shldnt tear it or mess with it. Lmao tho. Pretty sure they would come back w better stuff. Samsung doubtless, has one of the top quality stuff in this industry for now. So i guess we have to believe them?

  • Suzy Siviter
    Suzy Siviter 8 months ago

    Will samsung fold after this product?

  • gammelgun '
    gammelgun ' 8 months ago

    wait wtf? no headphoness??? can i use earpots or something?

  • Dispister
    Dispister 8 months ago

    the wallpaper lives up to the screen

  • Debra Dukes
    Debra Dukes 8 months ago

    Dieter Excellent Review. And I'm with you will definitely be thinking about it. And so hope they Correct it all. Because I love the whole Concept and if they fix the issues then maybe I won't think about it and just might get one.Thanks so much for sharing Deb.😉👍✌

  • Pnuttz Clark
    Pnuttz Clark 9 months ago

    It would drive me crazy having to “baby” this device Everyday. I work outside in a shop with a lot of dust, there’s no way I could get the fold.

  • Beautifully Blessed
    Beautifully Blessed 9 months ago

    These seem like very small issues they will fix it like every phone the first release brings about changes. Im still in for it

  • JenC
    JenC 9 months ago

    boo ya samsung sell the fail product ....

  • Manoj Ramesh Shastri
    Manoj Ramesh Shastri 9 months ago +1

    Lighting on this video is nailed to its fullest. The best lighting i have ever seen in any RU-clip video.

    MFORCE1 9 months ago

    2 grand is a complete joke these won't sell well

  • Vincent F Yue
    Vincent F Yue 9 months ago +1

    Samsung tried to copy Apple on applying cutting edge technology but failed

  • Zylice Liddell
    Zylice Liddell 9 months ago +1

    Samsung are stupid for releasing this product so soon. Delays would have been better so that they could test it!

  • bersem tech
    bersem tech 9 months ago

    I always worry about it folds by itself when I using . Maybe that is my problem ,heheh e

  • MickyAvStickyHands
    MickyAvStickyHands 9 months ago +1

    Stacking two phones together is not innovation. Apple put the damn smart phone in your pocket 12 years ago and that was our gen's version of the car innovation. We'll know it if it happens again, but this ain't it.

  • Mr. Round2
    Mr. Round2 9 months ago +2

    Crease and Dings ..mmkay Samjunk

  • Sean Verso
    Sean Verso 9 months ago

    Wait it will be standard in 2 years

  • TJ T
    TJ T 9 months ago +1

    Honestly, the Huawei fold design is much smarter.

  • kcb5150
    kcb5150 9 months ago

    I love how the thickness of this when closed is all good but they won't make a thicker normal phone and dump in a massive battery.

  • RageJ
    RageJ 9 months ago +23

    I think it would be cool if you guys tried building a computer

  • 3 8
    3 8 9 months ago

    How do you review a product like this and ignore the problems of the screen? Isn't that just giving it a free pass.....