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

  • 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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Comments • 1 197

  • David Young
    David Young 2 days ago

    Note 10 plus which I have or the fold?? I am really keen on the fold , but love the note

  • KrisPipes
    KrisPipes 26 days ago +1

    still waiting for the galaxy fold :(

  • reli:c
    reli:c 2 months ago

    I dig it

  • tommy brockman
    tommy brockman 2 months ago

    “Instead of exposing it to damage” lol that comment didn’t hold up well 😂

  • Ramir Duria
    Ramir Duria 3 months ago

    It would make much more sense if this was a Galaxy Note.

  • Youtube person
    Youtube person 3 months ago

    if these motherfuckers think I'm going to spend 2 fucking thousand dollars on a phone they are out of their mind
    I mean it's cool as hell but imagine how much avocado toast and lattes I could buy with that money instead!
    I think a more promising design is the one with the screen that wraps around the outside of the phone. The screen doesn't have as much protection but the crease is far more subtle and is probably less prone to failure

  • Oranagaming
    Oranagaming 3 months ago +1

    you sound and look a bit like Robert Downey Jr..

  • studivan
    studivan 4 months 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 4 months ago

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

  • buddyroach
    buddyroach 4 months 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 4 months ago +1

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

  • PureAwkwardness
    PureAwkwardness 4 months ago

    Axon M versus Galaxy Fold versus Mate X?

  • Nicholas Akinola-Ajayi
    Nicholas Akinola-Ajayi 4 months ago

    want to buy it

  • derekisthematrix
    derekisthematrix 4 months ago +1

    Nooooo! Tasha! 😓

  • uMADden
    uMADden 4 months ago

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

  • Banzi Fuq
    Banzi Fuq 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months ago

    Remember Nexus 7 that's more practical

  • Chris A
    Chris A 4 months 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 5 months 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 5 months ago


  • Justin Harrison
    Justin Harrison 5 months ago

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

  • Jason Thul
    Jason Thul 5 months ago +4

    Upvote for Star Trek TNG Skin of Evil clip.

  • Curly Whrly
    Curly Whrly 5 months ago

    Galaxy fold breaking day after unboxed

  • 5 months 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 5 months ago

    After the sponsor video he sounds like Robert Downey Jr.

  • Al Briano
    Al Briano 5 months ago

    Samsung innovates

  • Samuel Daley
    Samuel Daley 5 months ago

    When closed reminds me a little of the Nokia 9300

  • Vix
    Vix 5 months ago

    Unfinished experimental device. Not ready yet.

  • Ford raptor
    Ford raptor 5 months ago

    Are you going to review the Lg G8?

  • Catzilla
    Catzilla 5 months ago +8

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

    • Properso :D
      Properso :D Month ago

      You get 512GB anyways... and galaxy buds in the box

    • moonlitskies__
      moonlitskies__ 4 months ago

      Bluetooth headset and cloud storage.

  • Bawono Budi
    Bawono Budi 5 months ago

    I want more of the outtakes tbqh

  • Otaku Cho
    Otaku Cho 5 months 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 5 months ago

    i wonder what gaming like ?

  • lost worldhistory
    lost worldhistory 5 months 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 5 months ago

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

  • mursi kamaal
    mursi kamaal 5 months ago

    Samsung Father

  • Danny Kwan
    Danny Kwan 5 months ago +1

    This review doesn't age well, does it?

  • szewei85
    szewei85 5 months ago

    Goodbye S Goodbye Note if Fold is going norm soon

  • dcobley666
    dcobley666 5 months ago

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

  • Steel
    Steel 5 months ago

    Three users of dex😂

  • Grobee
    Grobee 5 months ago

    The display is plastic and not glass, right?

  • homunyan
    homunyan 5 months ago

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

  • Raazik Tech Universe
    Raazik Tech Universe 5 months ago

    First time in a video saw unscripted original MrMobile.

  • Derrick Arias
    Derrick Arias 5 months ago +1

    It easily breaks. And maybe explode too

  • Genya Lyons
    Genya Lyons 5 months ago +1

    did it break yet. lol

  • Club Go
    Club Go 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months ago

    I still say we are 3-5 years away.

  • iamtheman21412
    iamtheman21412 5 months ago +2

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

    • Joel Diaz
      Joel Diaz 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months ago

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

  • Real Cast
    Real Cast 5 months ago

    Samsung is always best !!!!

  • Barachel Ndionyenma
    Barachel Ndionyenma 5 months ago

    I love you @mrmobile

  • Adam Burns
    Adam Burns 5 months ago

    Really not liking this phone design - at all.

  • the_boon
    the_boon 5 months 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 5 months ago

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

  • Kamal Hans
    Kamal Hans 5 months ago

    Excellent review, Michael.