Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 review

Has Samsung finally cracked the fold phone? We take the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 out for a spin to find out

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 review
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Digital Camera World Verdict

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 is the first foldable to feel fully baked. At $1,999 / £1,799, you’re certainly paying for the privilege of owning one, but thanks to its eye-catching design and smart utility, there’s a lot to love about it. Unfortunately, there’s nothing pioneering about its cameras. The competent 12MP trio struggles against 2019 flagship challengers – and struggles with strong backlighting and dark scenes. The reality is, if you’re eyeing up the Z Fold 2, it won’t be for its cameras, and one thing that doesn’t disappoint is its foldable design.


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    Most polished foldable available

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    Very powerful

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    Exquisite design


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    Incredibly expensive

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    Cameras good, not great

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    Thick when closed

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Samsung has been leading the foldable charge for over a year now, with the original Galaxy Fold was announced in September 2019. Since then, the likes of Huawei and Motorola have touted their flexible wares with varying degrees of success, and more noteworthy failures. Even Samsung’s seminal foldable made headlines for the wrong reasons, but second time’s a charm… or is this the third? The Galaxy Z Fold 2 certainly hopes it has something that is worth of competing with the best flip phones, as well as being the best fold phone.

Indeed, the specs of the Galaxy Z Fold 2 read impressively - flagship power, bigger screens, more mAh, and a better ultrawide camera. Sure, we wish the other cameras were beefed up in line with those of the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G, for example, but you won’t buy this phone on the merits of its cameras. In fact, you probably won’t buy this phone at all - it costs $2k. If you do though, it’ll be down to that futuristic, foldable two-in-one design. 

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Basil Kronfli

Basil Kronfli is a freelance technology journalist, consultant, and content creator. He trained in graphic design and started his career at Canon Europe before moving into journalism. Basil is also experienced in video production, independently running the YouTube channel TechEdit, and during his time at Future, he worked alongside the Digital Camera World team as a senior video producer.