Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G Review: If You Are Rich Enough, This Is An Absolute Winner
had said it last year, and I’ll say it again. The foldable phones that we see and use here and now, are telling us exactly what most smartphones will be like, in the future. Not tomorrow. Not this year. Not even next year perhaps. But in a few years’ time, mark my words, you will be using a foldable phone. Or considering buying a foldable phone. Last year, when Samsung’s journey began with the first generation of the Samsung Galaxy Fold, it wasn’t the prettiest of starts. Mind you, what Samsung did next shows character. Instead of going into a denial mode and releasing videos of how everything is fine and that anomalies in the screen are normal (looking at you, Moto), they went back to the drawing board. The refreshed first-generation Galaxy Fold came out as something quite special. A phone that had our collective attention, whether folded or unfolded. The successor has now landed. The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G. The name is a mouthful, but that really has never been a problem for cool products.
Let us first start with the price. The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G will cost you Rs 1,49,999 which is a pretty penny, whichever way you look at it. That being said, this year’s phone requires considerably less monetary outlay than the Galaxy Fold from last year. That was priced at Rs 1,73,999. There are reasons why Samsung has been able to achieve a lower price point for this year. First is the comparative economies of scale, which 12 months allows you to achieve. Secondly, while the Galaxy Fold was sold in the 12GB RAM and 512GB storage variant, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G is available in the 12GB RAM and 256GB storage option. There is also the 5G bit added, mind you, which adds to the future proofing. Last but not least is the small matter of the wireless earbuds. While the Galaxy Fold last year bundled the Samsung Galaxy Buds wireless earbuds, the Galaxy Z Fold2 5G makes do with wired earphones.