Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Review: An exercise in ambition

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Review

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 is one of those couples of ‘wow second’ gadgets to show up in 2021. Not on the grounds that it’s a tremendous headway over its archetype – as it’s truly not – but since that monstrous foldable screen is presumably not normal for everything else you’ll have at any point seen. It resembles gazing into what’s to come.

Key to that show is the new underboard camera (UPC), which endeavors to stow away the selfie camera from view for a continuous visual encounter. It’s positively illustrative of the Smartphone Z Fold 3’s sheer desire, in spite of not being completely effective in its undertakings.

There are different changes trying to make this third-gen gadget more captivating than any time in recent memory as well: the asking cost, while still monstrous – don’t heave too boisterously, it begins from £1599/€1799/$1799 – isn’t quite as extensive as its archetype; in addition to there’s the expansion of S Pen pointer support.

What’s new?

S Pen pointer support
Somewhat slimmer (16mm)
All the more impressive processor
The more smoothed outback camera cluster
120Hz dynamic invigorate for a front screen
Under show camera for a foldable screen

On the off chance that you lay the Z Fold 2 close to the Z Fold 3 you’ll see they’re not greatly unique looking. Nonetheless, the fresher gadget smoothes out the camera game plan so it’s more modest – albeit that currently causes irritating ‘table wobble’ when popping it onto a work area or other level surface – and the front showcase is in reality somewhat less tall (it’s 24.5:9 viewpoint rather than 25:9 of the more seasoned gadget) however offers a 120Hz invigorate rate as well.

The greater action items are, as we previously brought up, the under-show camera (UPC) and the expansion of S Pen support – yet the pointer isn’t incorporated into the gadget so doesn’t make as critical a change as you may suspect. There’s another no-Bluetooth S Pen Fold Edition which, as its name recommends, just works with the Z Fold 3 (the S Pen Pro is additionally viable while being reasonable for other supporting contraptions in Samsung’s scope also). We’ve not been furnished with the pointer, notwithstanding, so can’t remark on its usefulness.

Design & Displays

Shadings: Phantom Black, Phantom Green, Phantom Silver
Aspects (collapsed): 67.1 x 158.2 x 16mm/Weight: 271g
Aspects (unfurled): 128.1mm x 158.2 x 6.4mm
Front presentation: 6.2-inch Dynamic AMOLED, 2268 x 832 goal, 120Hz dynamic invigorate
Spread out the show: 7.6-inch Dynamic AMOLED, 2208 x 1768 objective (XQGA+), 120Hz dynamic resuscitate

In its collapsed position the Z Fold 3 is a tiny smidgen slimmer than its archetype – at a slick 16mm on the collapsing edge; 14.4mm at the furthest edge – yet that is not really thin by any advanced Smartphone norms. It’s along these lines a major wedge to hold in this ‘ordinary phone’ design.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Review
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3

The front board is likewise imperceptibly unique to previously, presently conveying that 120Hz revive rate and that 24.5:9 perspective proportion, so it’s shaved a millimeter off the general impression stature. You will not actually feel that in the hand, however, yet basically this principle show fills most of the gadget’s front – something that wasn’t true with the original model. All things considered, the front showcase has a perplexingly little sense about it – it’s somewhat excessively restricted to truly feel like an extensive leader gadget in this collapsed sandwich design.

In any case, the genuine motivation to purchase the Z Fold 3 is a direct result of its gigantic foldable screen, included inside, which measures 7.6-crawls on the corner to corner when open, and conveys a high-goal and 120Hz invigorate rate as well. Sound recognizable? That is on the grounds that it’s basically indistinguishable from the Z Fold 2’s contribution. So it’s no greater, no more honed, no better.


Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor, 12GB RAM
4400mAh battery limit

In the wake of moving our applications and advanced life over to the Z Fold 3, we’ve tracked down it to work just as flawlessly as expected. It’s an enormously incredible gadget, because of a Snapdragon 888 processor in the engine, close by a substantial 12GB RAM as standard. That guarantees running various applications, including those advances for the bigger screen, work with little deferral, and exploring between them is a breeze.

Similarly, as we said of the previous Z Fold 2, when you become accustomed to this monster board you’ll start to see the value in its proficiency with various designs in certain applications – Outlook, for instance, is a parted screen insight with inbox on the left and review on the right – which is the reason this super uncommon perspective proportion and land bodes well.

With regards to gaming that a lot bigger angle proportion resembles an entirely different view onto virtual universes, as well, with our cherished games delighting in the extra tallness that is on offer here when playing in scene direction. There are likewise Game Booster controls to guarantee no undesirable interruptions from other applications become an integral factor, which is positively convenient.


Triple back cameras:
Primary: 12-megapixel, f/1.8 opening, Dual Pixel self-adjust
Tele (2x): 12MP, f/2.4, optical adjustment (OIS),
Wide-point (0.5x): 12MP, f/2.2
Cover camera: 10MP, f/2.2/Under show camera: 4MP, f/1.8

Samsung hasn’t essentially pushed forward as far as the Fold 3’s camera spec – as you’re getting a triple 12-megapixel offering, conveying a wide-point, super-wide, and 2x fax zoom (with up to 10x advanced zoom) – yet they’re genuinely nice cameras generally speaking.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Review
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3

The huge shift for this third-gen gadget is with the camera lodging plan. It looks a lot neater and tidier, in a more modest holder, and doesn’t distend an unattractive sum from the back of the telephone. It fits better into the Samsung family plan in general. Regardless, we’d like to have seen some more significant standard commitments in the mix this time around, to put the Fold up there with Samsung’s closest to perfect. This, certainly, will be the place where the cutting-edge Z Fold 4 will step things up in 2022.

At any rate, back to the current Smartphone. Utilizing the Z Fold 3 to take pictures can now and again feel somewhat bizarre, as the sheer size of the unfurled telephone causes it to feel more like shooting with a tablet. That said you don’t just have the telephone unfurled, similar cameras are accessible in its shut position, as well, yet the picture see is somewhat little with a ton of the screen passed out to keep up with the shooting viewpoint proportion.


By all accounts, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 isn’t endlessly unique to the Z Fold 2 that preceded it. However, that is okay, since it proceeds with its situation as the head honcho of foldable telephones. That gigantic collapsing show is a genuine eye-catcher, regardless of whether the under-board camera (UPC) isn’t in every case absolutely persuading.

That there’s been no cost increment for the Z Fold 3 is a genuine assertion of goal. It’s really a lower asking cost than when its archetype previously went at a bargain. Try not to misunderstand us, however, it’s not modest using any and all means – beginning at £1599/€1799/$1799 – thus you must truly need to put resources into this driven thought, including the perspectives that don’t feel very 100%. Claiming a collapsing gadget unavoidably accompanies its portion of flaws – here the screen reflections, the focal wrinkle, and the not continually persuading under-show camera being the undeniable ones – however for sheer hotshot factor the Z Fold 3 is a brilliant piece of present-day innovation. It will not be for everybody, except as far as sheer desire it’s bet everything.