Galaxy Fold ongoing review: What's good and bad about Samsung's new foldable phone

CNET | 4/17/2019 | Jessica Dolcourt
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It's my third morning with the Galaxy Fold, and the first day I'm going to really have to explore the finer details. The initial thrill of picking up Samsung's foldable phone for the first time is starting to gel and I'm getting the hang of using the phone every day. A few days ago I was fumbling my way through a new navigation system with its three active windows, and getting used to typing and taking photos with such a large screen. Today, even more than yesterday, my thoughts on Samsung's almost-$2,000 Galaxy Fold are taking shape. However, they're far from set.

I've passed the Galaxy Fold around to a lot of coworkers and friends in my time with it so far. I love watching their faces -- the act of bending and unbending the screen is such an "aha!" moment. For me, the first thing I noticed was its weight as I lifted the Fold off its stand. I appreciated the heft of it and the smooth, glossy glass backing. And then I bent it in half.

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That's the moment I had been waiting for. I wanted to understand the Fold on a physical level, to feel how much force you need to throw into it to close the device and open it again. To gauge the smoothness of that big hinge as the "wings" open and close. It isn't hard, but you do need to be deliberate, and I like the little bit of exertion the Fold demands from you.

It may have a large notch along with its plastic interior screen and bezel (not my favorite things), but overall the Fold still feels like a premium, cohesive device that's quickly building a case for why it exists, apart from the novelty. So far, I've used the Galaxy Fold...
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