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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G

Announced: August 2020.OS: Android 10 → 12L. VDRD-summary: It is better not to buy!
Starting price of $3000 after the release dropped by 64% and now the average price is $1088. Starting price of 185 640 ₽ after the release dropped by 64% and now the average price is 67 325 ₽. Starting price of 110 700 ₴ after the release dropped by 64% and now the average price is 40 147 ₴.
Status: Almost gone.
  • Screen 7.6" Dynamic AMOLED 2X
  • Second Screen 6.23" Super AMOLED
  • Rear сamera 12 MP Wide 3 modules
  • Selfie camera 10 MP Wide
  • CPU 8 cores Snapdragon 865+
  • Memory 12 GB RAM
  • Storage 256/512 GB ROM
  • Memory cards
  • Battery 4 500 mAh
  • Thickness 16.8 mm
  • Sim Cards 1 items
  • 5G network
  • Form factor Flip
  • Screen feature Flexible screen
All characteristics

Short description Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G

This is a smartphone on Android 10 with a very fast and productive processor, with a huge touchscreen size, with a good camera that has 3 modules (12 MP Wide, 12 MP Telephoto, 12 MP UltraWide), and the front camera here turned out to be absolutely ordinary. The body of Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G has received a non-standard form factor: folder (flip phone) with a flexible touch screen. This type of case began to be popular in 2019-2020, this became possible primarily due to the technologies, and, of course, marketers had to justify the inflated expectations of customers for new products. And Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G has such features: additional small screen with a diagonal 6.23" Super AMOLED, folding screen (so that the phone body can be folded), cut-out notch above the screen (so that a selfie camera, speakers and additional sensors are placed there).

Also known as: Samsung Galaxy W21 5G for Chinese market with dual SIM cards slot.

Versions: SM-F916B, SM-F916U, SM-F916U1.

Disclaimer. The table shows the main technical characteristics of the device. For a full list of features and capabilities of this model, see the manufacturer’s website. We can not guarantee that the information on this page is 100% correct.

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Important update: this model is updated to Android version 12L.
Check the availability of the update version in your region on the manufacturer’s website.

Android version and market relevance

Announcement! We need more new products from Samsung. This time these guys announced Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G. This is a 5G-smartphone on Android 10 in 2020.

More detailed characteristics of this smartphone you can see below on the page, and in short we will describe the most important of them. So, firstly, this model receives an update to the version Android 12L. And, secondly, Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G unfortunately, it does not support two SIM cards. Therefore, we advise you to look in the catalog all smartphones with 2 sim cards from different manufacturers, not only from Samsung. And thirdly, Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G it works in the fifth generation (5G) networks, so you can work on a smartphone in the mobile Internet with the same high speed as at home on a Wi-Fi connection (up to 100 Mb/s). Next about the screen, the camera and the processor with memory.

Screen, body and battery

Please note that the body of the smartphone has a flip-shape form. Yes, we were not mistaken. Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G is really a flip smartphone on Android. This feature of the body affects many other parameters of this model. Here is a list of the most important:

  • The diagonal of the main screen in the open position can be doubled, because the screen is flexible (see the catalog for all smartphones with flexible screens);
  • The smartphone has an additional 6.23-inch Super AMOLED-screen, which you need when the flip body is folded (all smartphones with two screens are also collected in our catalog);
  • Higher battery capacity because there is more physical space for the battery;
  • The weight of the device has become one and a half or even two times more than that of similar models;
  • The main camera can be used as a selfie camera, so you get better quality portrait photos;
  • And, of course, the high price of this model, because the cost of manufacturing technology for smartphones with flexible screens is still very high.;
  • But, the undoubted plus of such a flip smartphone is the uniqueness and interest of the friends, colleagues and partners around you, perhaps even some special status.

We advise you to immediately watch the video reviews and photos from real life of this smartphone. All promotional materials from the manufacturer will only show the pros of this flip smartphone. But with its high price, you need to find out both the pros and cons of this model before buying. Now let’s move on to describing other important characteristics in more detail.

Dynamic AMOLED 2X edge to edge flexible touchscreen with a diagonal 7.6″ and refresh rate 120 Hz mounted on the front panel Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G, thickness 16.8 mm.

The battery in Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G is installed on 4 500 mAh. It can be said that by today′s standards, such a volume is a very good indicator, of course there are models with even more volume, but they will probably be more expensive.

In addition to the described features of the body of this smartphone, we will add an important detail. To increase the screen area on the front panel, the producer added very small hole at the top of the screen to fit in a selfie camera and several additional sensors.

Main camera and selfie camera

A selfie camera is located in front of the screen with one lens: 10 MP Wide. Among all the cameras, this we attributed to the segment weak cameras.

The main camera got several modules (triple camera smartphones): 12 MP Wide + 12 MP Telephoto + 12 MP UltraWide, located on the back of the body. We defined it in the segment very weak cameras at the moment. If you have a little more money, then we suggest adding and buying one of the camera phones, which we sorted separately in our catalog. Why do you need a camera with multiple modules in a smartphone? And what are the advantages of such a camera? This allows you to take very beautiful portraits with bokeh (blurred background) effect. And an additional lens with a different focal length provides a high-quality approximation (zoom) for photography. In addition, software algorithms can improve the quality of the photo after processing frames from each camera module.

Processor and Internal Memory

The more cores the smartphone processor has, the faster it works. Of course, do not forget that the applications should be optimized for the version of Android. But if we are talking about technical characteristics, then the processor here 8-core on the chipset Snapdragon 865+. RAM 12 GB.

Built-in memory for storing different data (photo, video, applications, music, etc.) here 256 GB, but there are still options for 512 GB. You choose which version of the smartphone to buy, so it was comfortable to use it. Do not forget that the update of the software version will be available for your smartphone, and for this you need to download it first, and if the space is not enough, it will not be able to update. Therefore, we advise you before buying to think about how much internal memory you need.

Price for Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G: buy or not to buy?

In September 2020 begin sales of a new smartphone Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G. The manufacturer said the price of $1088 without taxes and fees. And what we get for this money, let′s summarize all the main characteristics. The smartphone has a huge touch screen, a normal main camera, a weak front camera, a very good battery and a cherry on the cake is a powerful processor.

As a result, in 2020 this was a good smartphone in terms of price-performance ratio, and now we advise you to see other smartphones from the same price segment “Flagships smartphones from $500” or go to DROID smartphones page, where we always keep the current (Android OS) models of smartphones on sale. And before buying, we always advise you to go to an offline electronics store to hold the smartphone in your hands and be sure that you like it. Why do we advise so? Because creating this catalog of smartphones and filling it with photos of models, we are very well aware of the differences between beautiful selling photos from real smartphones, which then the buyers hold in their hands.

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15 September 2022

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 gets Android 12L too

The F916BXXU2HVHA firmware based on the OneUI 4.1.1 interface with Android 12L is already starting to roll out over the air to Galaxy Z Fold2 smartphones. This is a special version of the operating system that is designed for devices with large screens.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2

The update size is 1.5 GB. It includes security patches, improved multitasking for smartphones with flexible screens, a new taskbar, improved search, interface changes.

21 December 2021

Full list of smartphones that will receive the update to Android 12 - December 2021

Throughout the fall, each manufacturer published their lists of smartphones and the schedule for the update to Android 12. We have compiled a single list of devices that have already begun to receive the new interface firmware based on Android 12. You are looking for your smartphone in this list.

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