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A dream smartphone? Almost...

Displays

A few words about the image quality on the displays. The external one is a 6.2-inch SuperAMOLED matrix with a resolution of 2260x816 pixels, with a standard refresh rate. And actually - I don't expect anything more. The external display still - in my opinion - only plays an auxiliary role. It is useful for handling calls, quickly suspecting notifications or - possibly - for occasional use of certain applications, e.g. navigation in a car. Rather, the folded Fold fits most handles - I've tried five different ones.

The internal, folded screen is a 7.6-inch Dynamic AMOLED matrix with a resolution of 2208x1768 px, refreshing the image with a frequency of 120 Hz. Apart from its slightly wavy surface when folded and the camera, it actually looks like any other AMOLED screen. It gives high brightness, beautiful blacks and highly saturated colours (if we want). The only difference is the tactile impression - the matrix cover (just like in other assemblies) seems to be soft and warm, just pleasant. Of course, this softness is apparent, but I'm just trying to convey to you some indescribable feeling when using the touchpad, which - I will add - works well.

Of course, the options for modifying the colour balance and the blue light filter have not been forgotten. There is also, of course, Always-on-Display and a dark interface mode. The only thing I can complain about is screen cleaning. It is possible that I unknowingly pressed the cloth more gently against it, but it seems to me that UTG is more difficult to clean than ordinary glass. As I mentioned, you can see a distinct wave on the screen where it bends, but believe me - it doesn't bother you at all, after a while you stop noticing it. Plus, Samsung used them cleverly, but more on that in a moment...

Interface

…that is now. But first, two words about the interface itself. This is known to us well from other Samsung OneUI models with a few additions that allow you to fully use the potential of the folded screen. Maybe I will spare you a closer description of the interface (referring to other Samsung reviews), and I will focus on the details that differ the Fold version from the rest. As I mentioned, the hinge of the phone is designed so that it is possible to set the phone in the half-open position, as in a laptop.

Then, the lower part of the screen may, for example, display a keyboard, while the upper part has a text field. Similarly, a movie or game can be shown on the top and a control box on the bottom. There are many possibilities, and the refraction of the screen creates a natural dividing line. Importantly, the software automatically recognizes whether we want to use the full screen or its division, adjusting the interface depending on the degree of part of the housing. Importantly, the half-open phone stands steadily, does not wobble - you can easily conduct video conversations this way.

As in the previous model, you can also divide up three different applications on the flexible screen. Two are displayed in boxes roughly 1/4 of the large screen, and one can appear as a long vertical window. Naturally, we can change the division of the windows or make them float.

What is even more practical, in the case of some applications we can run them simultaneously in two windows - it will be liked by everyone who years ago got used to different types of "commanders" on the PC. Here - we can just open the file manager - and, for example, copy from one location to another, opened in the next window. Just like on a PC.

As in the previous Fold, in Galaxy Z Fold2 we can still use the function of moving applications between screens - when we close the housing, what we watched on the big screen will appear on the external display - and vice versa: the image viewed on a smaller screen can be easily shown in a larger format by simply opening the casing.

Just enable the appropriate option in the menu and choose which applications you want to work in this way. In addition, we can switch the view of the application between the smartphone or tablet type. In the latter case, care was taken to optimize the appearance of a number of popular applications, such as Fabebook or YouTube. Of course, Samsung also provides a full package of Microsoft applications that allow you to appreciate the advantages of a large, fold-out display.

Importantly, a large part of the application perfectly adjusts its proportions to both screens. Sometimes it is better, sometimes it is worse... For example, on Netflix we have black stripes at the top and bottom of the image, and on Instagram - on both sides. This is because the foldable display does not have the typical 16: 9 aspect ratio. Using maps on this screen is fabulous, just like manipulating text files, reading e-books or browsing the Internet. I love this screen!

Source GSMchoice.com

By: Monika Krasicka-Kulińska

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By: Adam Łukowski

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