Galaxy Fold Hands-On: The Folding Phone Is Back!

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  • Published on Apr 15, 2019
  • There was a time when almost every phone was a folding phone, and you know what? I wish we’d never left those days behind. A folding phone is petite when you pocket it, full-sized when you flip it out - and as a bonus, it protects those important interior bits when you close it back up. The trouble is, no one’s been able to figure out how to give you the benefits of a big phone with the portability of a small one … until now. This is the Galaxy Fold from Samsung, and it’s about to flip the smartphone world inside-out.

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    MrMobile's Samsung Galaxy Fold Hands-On was produced following two hours with a Samsung Galaxy Fold review device on loan from Samsung. The hands-on took place at a limited media briefing hosted by Samsung. The Galaxy Fold review devices featured in this video ar European models being tested in the USA, running pre-release software.

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  • studivan
    studivan 9 days ago

    Oh that notch in the phone is nothing now, it has to be there for the front facing camera, when Apple did it it was a major problem, I wonder why?

  • KP3droflxp
    KP3droflxp 16 days ago

    This looks like a China knockoff when it's brand new. I don't want to know how this ages lol.

  • buddyroach
    buddyroach 21 day ago

    theres still some shit they can fix other than why they recalled it.
    especially for that price tag. it better be worth it.

  • kiwisoup
    kiwisoup 22 days ago

    I enjoyed the candid commentary at the end and would love to see more unscripted stuff like that.

  • ShittyQualityGuy
    ShittyQualityGuy 26 days ago

    Axon M versus Galaxy Fold versus Mate X?

  • Nicholas Akinola-Ajayi

    want to buy it

  • derekisthematrix
    derekisthematrix Month ago +1

    Nooooo! Tasha! 😓

  • uMADden
    uMADden Month ago

    Guys will you spend 2k on a device that can fold n have a tablet to go...

  • Banzi Fuq
    Banzi Fuq Month ago

    I have absolutely no interest in a foldable phone. Reminds me of the 3D TV hype we had 10 years ago that they tried to push on us

  • Amellia Mendel
    Amellia Mendel Month ago

    They should of put the camera on the front and got rid of the selfie camera. I am waiting for the note 10, can't live without a sdcard and can't stand that notch it would drive me crazy.

  • Aero PrimeHD
    Aero PrimeHD Month ago

    Remember Nexus 7 that's more practical

  • Chris A
    Chris A Month ago

    Less than impressive design. I can see so many lazy design ideas here and i see people looking back in a few year and asking themselves "what was samsung thinking?"

  • ghettocamp bootyexperience

    With the thick bezels and the small screen on front fold, why can’t that just be the selfie camera? Why is the cut out camera necessary on the inside. That could simply be one total screen.

  • Fred Clemons
    Fred Clemons Month ago

    Why is everyone so hyped up for a Samsung hybrid device when android is notoriously awful on tablets? Hard pass bro. I can’t be the only one that thinks this device looks awful. It looks rushed and unfinished. The tech is cool as hell but it juts isn’t ready

  • Josh Harper
    Josh Harper Month ago

    Garbage

  • Justin Harrison
    Justin Harrison Month ago

    Over the years I've watched you I just realised how similar to Tony stark you very cool

  • Jason Thul
    Jason Thul Month ago +4

    Upvote for Star Trek TNG Skin of Evil clip.

  • Curly Whrly
    Curly Whrly Month ago

    Galaxy fold breaking day after unboxed

  • rusty.gh
    rusty.gh Month ago

    Haha, I guess I'm one if three. DEX is awesome, and even better LoD and you can swap between DEX & LoD.
    Note 9

  • Thisura Dodangoda
    Thisura Dodangoda Month ago

    After the sponsor video he sounds like Robert Downey Jr.

  • Al Briano
    Al Briano Month ago

    Samsung innovates

  • Samuel Daley
    Samuel Daley Month ago

    When closed reminds me a little of the Nokia 9300

  • Vix
    Vix Month ago

    Unfinished experimental device. Not ready yet.

  • Ford raptor
    Ford raptor Month ago

    Are you going to review the Lg G8?

  • Catzilla
    Catzilla Month ago +8

    _" . . . the lack of a headphone jack or microSD card"_
    * brake screech sound *
    Ok, not interested anymore.

  • Bawono Budi
    Bawono Budi Month ago

    I want more of the outtakes tbqh

  • Otaku Cho
    Otaku Cho Month ago

    I like the moto Razr Redux. I love my moto razr. Can't wait to see it come back and hit a better price point.

  • derek mccalla
    derek mccalla Month ago

    i wonder what gaming like ?

  • lost worldhistory
    lost worldhistory Month ago

    Compared to an incremental upgrade, single screen phone with a notch like iPhone XS Max (512GB) costs almost $1,500, the Fold is definitely worth the price and cheap from technology (512 GB storage, three screens, etc,), usability, and novelty perspective.

  • Arquel Cudia
    Arquel Cudia Month ago

    You can run 8 apps at the same time without an issue.

  • mursi kamaal
    mursi kamaal Month ago

    Samsung Father

  • Danny Kwan
    Danny Kwan Month ago +1

    This review doesn't age well, does it?

  • szewei85
    szewei85 Month ago

    Goodbye S Goodbye Note if Fold is going norm soon

  • dcobley666
    dcobley666 Month ago

    Ga! I am upgrading my phone... Which do I get? Not this think it should be one plus 7

  • Steel
    Steel Month ago

    Three users of dex😂

  • Grobee
    Grobee Month ago

    The display is plastic and not glass, right?

  • homunyan
    homunyan Month ago

    The technology is cool, but this shouldn't be a commercial product. It's really not ready.

  • RaazikDawah Universe

    First time in a video saw unscripted original MrMobile.

  • Derrick Arias
    Derrick Arias Month ago +1

    It easily breaks. And maybe explode too

  • Genya Lyons
    Genya Lyons Month ago +1

    did it break yet. lol

  • Club Go
    Club Go Month ago

    Oh hey! He's wearing the H&M jacket! I have the same one, I think I got it back in 2008. Did they make a new version or did you just kept it in good condition?

  • Charles Mallory
    Charles Mallory Month ago

    I love your point that the outer screen is for one-handed use, thus the small size and UI. The problem is, I don't think anyone believes that's the thinking behind those bezels.

  • Max D
    Max D Month ago

    I still say we are 3-5 years away.

  • iamtheman21412
    iamtheman21412 Month ago +2

    Super pissed there is no expandable storage. Might be a deal breaker for me.

    • Joel Diaz
      Joel Diaz Month ago

      Bro it has 512 GB of storage with WiFi support for data transfer between devixes. Like every other current phone. Expandable storage is no longer needed for the average consumer. It's about convenience.
      Like MOST current phones.

  • Joseph Barney
    Joseph Barney Month ago

    I'm not trolling, I like this phone and agree this is the future, plus I also think the few that broke out in the wild are exceptions because even my S10 I'm sure had ones that broke in the wild but that isn't news. Everything that's manufactured has a few duds in comparison to what works. Just wondering your view?

  • Odis Clemons
    Odis Clemons Month ago

    This is only first gen. I'm sure in no time those bezels will he nearly gone. I'm very impressed with this and 20 year old me would have bought this on day 1 but I'm old now and I got kids and shit. I cant justify spending that much... unless somebody makes a dock that also makes this thing power a laptop. Then we in there.

  • Matthew Quinn
    Matthew Quinn Month ago

    I can't wait till this technology becomes the norm 😍 I absolutely love this stuff lol.

  • Real Cast
    Real Cast Month ago

    Samsung is always best !!!!

  • Barachel Ndionyenma

    I love you @mrmobile

  • Adam Burns
    Adam Burns Month ago

    Really not liking this phone design - at all.

  • the_boon
    the_boon Month ago

    I wish there was a physical keyboard on the front when unfolded, that way you could really have it all, instead of this wasted space below the screen

  • Im IT Freak
    Im IT Freak Month ago

    WOW not to the F..... FOLD!!! but for the quality of video Mr. fisher brings to tech reviews!!!

  • Kamal Hans
    Kamal Hans Month ago

    Excellent review, Michael.

  • BinPalPez
    BinPalPez Month ago

    Man.. your voice!!!! You are Don LaFontaine of TheXvid 👍🏻

  • Bonedatt
    Bonedatt Month ago

    I jumped on the Galaxy Note in 2011. Imported mine from China. Got the first OnePlus via invite. Unfortunately, I don't feel the same way about the fold. We'll see what it looks like in 2024 if it's still a thing 🤷🏿‍♂️

  • Abe Dillon
    Abe Dillon Month ago

    I want a phone that pops open like a Chinese fan. Flick it open, flick it closed.

  • Unknown Person
    Unknown Person Month ago

    love your bg music! all hail mrmobile lol

  • Nathan Locke
    Nathan Locke Month ago

    How long until we see videos of the breakage?

  • Oscar
    Oscar Month ago +1

    A tablet is better than fold!

  • edisangpresiden
    edisangpresiden Month ago

    Wow Amazing phone 😘

  • chemicalsam
    chemicalsam Month ago

    Spoke too soon

  • alcylon
    alcylon Month ago

    I will keep my note 9 fore now. The concept of the Fold is good but needs a few more years before i am buying

  • SYXX6_STREETWORKOUT
    SYXX6_STREETWORKOUT Month ago +4

    This phone is breaking , DO NOT BUY IT !!!!!!

  • Rebecca Putman
    Rebecca Putman Month ago +1

    Apparently they are already breaking...
    www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/ncna995761

  • Ethan Turner
    Ethan Turner Month ago +1

    It really doesn't protect it's inner display. If I had some sand in my pocket or even some little pieces of lint, they're gonna get in-between that pretty large gap and scratch it since it's plastic. And no screen protectors either, so no scratch protection.

  • Joey
    Joey Month ago

    Only review I care about

  • bensoflyyy
    bensoflyyy Month ago

    It's like you make content on a completely different perspective. Your identity bleeds out from cinematography to dialogue, sponsorship segment to how you end your videos. Like at the end of it I'm like, this is Michael Fisher's coverage of *insert a product name*
    edit: i also forgot your lifelong fanaticism on star trek and the likes of it.

  • bensoflyyy
    bensoflyyy Month ago

    I've been watching your content for almost 10 years now and I'm still interested in anything that you work on.

  • Riley Cyrus
    Riley Cyrus Month ago

    skip that gimme that cloth thing from after earth

  • Fellipe almeida
    Fellipe almeida Month ago +2

    The front screen is too small to be used in day to day, and the inside screen is not worth it to watch stuff, specially the strange aspect ratio to watch video and movies.
    Huawei did it better, in my opinion.
    But Samsung do look more premium tho.

  • John Smith
    John Smith Month ago +4

    Failed, not ready yet.

  • Herbert West
    Herbert West Month ago

    I don’t think I’ll ever buy a foldable smartphone. I’m satisfied with the way phones are right now

  • Michael B
    Michael B Month ago

    Forget the folding phone. Check out the new aspect ratio! 👌

  • Robert Clark
    Robert Clark Month ago

    Until the screen bleeds. It's happening. Hahahaha. Awesome vid MF!

  • Bidlley Bud
    Bidlley Bud Month ago

    It should be the note series

  • repe0
    repe0 Month ago

    4:3 ratio?

  • Hasan Ibn Husayn
    Hasan Ibn Husayn Month ago

    You should check out the Redmi Note 7 pro . It's the cheapest smartphone with a 48mp camera .

  • Orang3 Monkey
    Orang3 Monkey Month ago

    Imagine a full infinity-type-cover front display, no notch on the inside screen and a pen + IP68? Now that will be something.

  • neosrt10
    neosrt10 Month ago

    No S-Pen Included? Samsung screwed the pooch on that alone after demanding $2k with no S-pen for a Phablet phone.

  • Kylixion _
    Kylixion _ Month ago +1

    God this tablet is ugly

  • Copyrighted a
    Copyrighted a Month ago

    Finally Qualcomm sponser someone

  • Dr. Ieshitva
    Dr. Ieshitva Month ago +1

    I liked the post script part of video more. It seemed very personal for a change. Plus it highlighted the tidbits which usual reviews often miss.
    Thanks for bringing great content. Please hit a million subs soon. 👍

  • drifter4training
    drifter4training Month ago

    in other words, its like a first gen iphone..

  • PhoenixofSun
    PhoenixofSun Month ago

    It does really remind me of the LG env touch lol

  • TechCilium
    TechCilium Month ago +1

    i want to see a rollable smartphone before i die

  • Taneleer Tivan
    Taneleer Tivan Month ago

    No s-pen :(

  • Paul Marsden
    Paul Marsden Month ago

    Thank you Sir for making great video.

  • Classic Red Eye
    Classic Red Eye Month ago

    I'd rather sacrifice the internal cameras for a headphone jack and Sd card

  • Michael Lubrano
    Michael Lubrano Month ago

    Love that you're so pumped for this thing. Genuine excitement, nice to see in the world of tech again

  • Ambitionary
    Ambitionary Month ago

    rather wait for the 3rd or 4th gen fold phones lol

  • Keyan Williams
    Keyan Williams Month ago

    A nightmare waiting to happen.

  • Ulf Waschbusch
    Ulf Waschbusch Month ago

    Very ugly fat phone with a crap outside LCD for no reason. Way overpriced and seems to break easily too.

  • baq100
    baq100 Month ago

    am i the only one who is not excited for this concept? more expensive, more prone to damage and factory erroes, and when its folded its not better than the rest, just make bigger phones at better prices

  • Aaron Screwface
    Aaron Screwface Month ago

    Do you have to use any extra pressure to "press" any of the keyboard buttons that might happen to be right on the crease? Also how is this thing with heating up?

  • sour grapes
    sour grapes Month ago

    I love this idea so much but I am going to wait a few generations as they finesse the form

  • Happy Broski
    Happy Broski Month ago +1

    0:36 that pun made me want to flip out


    ... Pun intended

  • nate0
    nate0 Month ago

    Cmon Microsoft.....

  • boinik88
    boinik88 Month ago

    mr. mobile, still the best tech reviewer imho.

  • Tsepo Seretlo
    Tsepo Seretlo Month ago

    Wow LG BL40 and LG Envy, some real throwbacks at the end! Very nice

  • Matthew Moscotto
    Matthew Moscotto Month ago

    Rip Dex users lmap