Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 review – an undercover photography champion

The Galaxy Z Fold 4 is Samsung's finest foldable and a photographer's dream with its S22 cameras & big-screen features

A photo of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 foldable Android phone
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Digital Camera World Verdict

A world-beating camera phone the Z Fold 4 is not, but with its polished performance, S Pen support, powerful internals, and refined, durable styling, it's still the best foldable you can buy in the West. If you can get past its high price, the phone's still a Swiss Army Knife for photographers, with an improved camera and that big screen showcasing tools like Lightroom and camera companion apps to perfection.

Pros

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    Powerful and feature-rich

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    Expert RAW compatible

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    S pen support

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    Water-resistant

Cons

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    Crease in main display

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    Hinge gap still prominent

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    S Pen not included

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    Screen clings onto fingerprints

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The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 was the landmark phone that introduced water resistance to foldables, and the Z Fold 4 brings it back, along with a healthy set of upgrades and refinements across the board. 

While folding phones are still an indulgent luxury with their high prices, Samsung proved that they could be life-proof, which was a huge feat. Confidence in foldables, and specifically, Samsung foldables, has, as a result, skyrocketed in the last year. In fact, the Galaxy Z Flip 3 was the most successful foldable ever, thanks to its style, relative affordability for a foldable (costing $999 / £949), and some smart BTS K-pop collaborations.

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Basil Kronfli

Basil Kronfli is a freelance technology journalist and content creator with a number of specialisms. He started his career at Canon Europe, before joining Phone Arena and Recombu as a tech writer and editor. From there, he headed up and runs Tech[edit], a technology YouTube channel, and has worked alongside this role at Future as a Senior Producer, sharpening his considerable video production skills. 


His technical expertise has been called on numerous times by mainstream media, with appearances and interviews on outlets like Sky News, and he provides Digital Camera World with insight and reviews on camera phones, video editing software and laptops, on-camera monitors, camera sliders, microphones and much more.