At first glance, it is nothing more than a thick phone, with a narrow screen and poor ergonomics, but if you opt for this Fold 2, it will not be to have it closed, but because of what it can do when you unfold it.
When you open it, the story changes completely. The slightly over 15cm tall screen goes from 6.8cm to 12.8cm wide, making it really feel huge. If you have small hands, it will feel even bigger, but unlike the first generation, this delivery feels better and more robust.
At first glance it looks like any thick phone, the story changes when you open it
When thinking of a folding phone, distrust and the feeling that it is fragile is the first thing that crosses the mind, but this Fold 2 tells us the opposite. LThe hinge is very well executed, with good finishes and allowing a fluid movement. We do not know how much wear and tear it can withstand in 3 or 4 years of daily use, but At first glance, it gives the feeling of durability and quality.
When the phone is unfolded, the two parts make a perfect match; However, the division of the screen is very noticeable due to the indentation that is formed due to the folding that is made. When the panatlla is black it can be a bit annoying but with the passage of time and use, that detail goes into the background.
The quality of assembly is very good, it allows a fluid movement when opening or closing it Sandowalsky
With more experience of use, we also got used to its size, so much so that we only folded it to store it repeatedly. Viewing applications in a size like that has its charm, especially if we are playing multimedia content, playing games or even reading. This is definitely awkward on the front screen.
Another issue to consider is writing. With short hands, the ability to change the keyboard or adapt it to the natural movement of the fingers is very necessary, and even then, it does not feel as fluid. If we are writing or having a constant flow for a long time, it can be tiring.
– You can adjust the display frequency between 60 and 120 Hz depending on what you are doing, this will save battery. Sandowalsky
Additionally, the dual display can be folded 90 degrees and held, allowing the phone to be the same base. In this position all functions can be used, and some applications optimized for this phone, such as the camera, allow us to view the shot in one and the functions in the other.
You have to accept it, it has that je ne sais quoi that makes us think that something like this for day to day could be interesting. Until we may no longer need a tablet or iPad; however, we feel that something is still missing, but that something is perhaps more development. The fact that it is not waterproof is understandable but not forgivable. We’re not sure if it’s worth it at this point, that it’s a great product, it is.