Early impressions were mixed. The South Korean firm has picked up lots of praise for doing something different but, just like Huawei’s Richard Yu, OnePlus’ Carl Pei, and even Lego, people haven’t been shy about drawing attention to a number of the device’s… potential shortcomings.
And then, several tech journalists’ review units started breaking. You can read up on why here.
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In his hands-on review, Trusted Reviews’ own Max Parker wrote: “I spent about an hour playing with the Galaxy Fold and while I don’t think it does everything right, it has certainly got me excited about the uses foldable phones can offer.”
While he was impressed by the Fold’s high-end feature list, its bulk, screen crease, comically small outer display, and £1799 price tag left a lot to be desired. In short − lots of potential, but clearly a first-gen product.
THE INTERNET, unsurprisingly, has had no shortage of opinions to share on the Galaxy Fold − #foldgate is now a thing − and, though we don’t necessarily agree with all of them, we’ve rounded up some of those that have made us chuckle.
(Apologies in advance for any offence caused by bad language).
Saying what everyone was thinking:
Spare a thought for Samsung’s PR team:
One way to get rid of the crease:
No longer such a pressing worry:
Say what you really think:
Black hole or notch?
Do it yourself:
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