Samsung Galaxy Fold review: after the break


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  • The Verge
    The Verge   7 months back

    Hi friends, I see some of you are commenting about how we used a bit of clay to shoot some footage of the phone. To be super clear, we cleaned it off very rigorously. In my original article (, I just said it MIGHT be what caused the screen to break, just because it’s important to me to be very transparent and honest. But the truth is that:

    1. No fewer than five review units have been broken so far.

    2. I don’t really think it was the clay, but I might be wrong!

    3. No matter what, it is VERY troubling to worry that anything could get inside the device. Just like Lew said: “I’m fairly confident that some substance on this hinge component could possibly work its way into the device. ... Maybe you have to baby it.”

    Nobody wants to have to baby a phone!

    - Dieter

    • Kaloyan Vladimirov
      Kaloyan Vladimirov  6 months back

      Why out of five hundred devices all “broke down” only in one country of the world, one can only guess... :D

    • david park
      david park  7 months back

      ​@Brian The fact that he wasn't being honest was the point. Clear difference between reviews looking for headlines and honest reviews. If a disclaimer gets lost in the headlines... pretty obvious what kind of review it is.

  • Lyu Tanifuji Fernández
    Lyu Tanifuji Fernández  2 months back

    Intro music? Pleaseee

    • Xabier Granja
      Xabier Granja  3 months back

      Months later, I'm still so in love with that probe intro. Just, wow.

      • Kyle V. R
        Kyle V. R  3 weeks back

        Do you know the music?

    • PhilipDaMaster
      PhilipDaMaster  4 months back

      music in the beginning?

      • h8ahurta
        h8ahurta  4 months back

        no offense but this review is useless, u didnt even metion its camera features nor did u make reference to its actual perks. smdh

        • Aerial
          Aerial  5 months back

          Did this clown really say "SUPER NOPE?"

          • Elmir Azimov
            Elmir Azimov  5 months back

            This thing reminds me San Andreas Fault

            • rahman niggs
              rahman niggs  5 months back

              i dont really like the way he reviews but i guess i like the way he reviews... basically

              • Tech: Down to Earth
                Tech: Down to Earth  5 months back

                Song at 2:10?

                • Ian Wong
                  Ian Wong  6 months back

                  Anyone know what watch he is wearing?

                  • Albert Wesker
                    Albert Wesker  6 months back

                    I'm going to get This.

                    • Albert Wesker
                      Albert Wesker  6 months back

                      I want to get this.

                      • Hector Alvarado
                        Hector Alvarado  6 months back


                        • Mateo Valdes
                          Mateo Valdes  6 months back

                          Me, I don't have the device myself but if I did the reason I would really like it is that it replaces the tablet that Cant call that can now Call, (i will still probably ONLY use the tablet layout mode) but I am Really Disappointed that there isn't water resistance on this phone, and I really don't think it is a risk I am willing to take to buy myself that phone with a chance the screen will break till they fix the issue.

                          • Charles Simpson
                            Charles Simpson  6 months back

                            That opening song is so nice. Any one have a link? Seems like a cool alarm or ringtone.

                            • SACY VACHHAR
                              SACY VACHHAR  6 months back

                              So who’s here after MKBHD dope tech

                              • victor555117
                                victor555117  6 months back

                                2:10 for the Probe lens shot

                                • Fares Djebbar
                                  Fares Djebbar  6 months back

                                  Came here after mkbhd dope tech probe lens video :)

                                  • Ping
                                    Ping  5 months back

                                    Fares Djebbar same

                                • Derrick Feng
                                  Derrick Feng  6 months back

                                  The intro shot is dope!

                                  • SDU-Tango
                                    SDU-Tango  6 months back

                                    I like how he presentation.

                                    • Ayoub Faisal
                                      Ayoub Faisal  6 months back

                                      The most professional entertaining video I have ever watched. Please, please and please use the black background as usual as shown in this video. Thank you.

                                      • Ivan Hekli
                                        Ivan Hekli  6 months back


                                        • Wilson Wijaya
                                          Wilson Wijaya  6 months back

                                          Great, a 4:3 ratio. I can get to see VHS movies on a road trip. Thanks Samsung.

                                          • IRYL
                                            IRYL  6 months back

                                            it aint it chief

                                            • Richard McKenna
                                              Richard McKenna  6 months back

                                              Well that just made my mind up not to get it and to wait and see what else comes out. Thank you

                                              • Kaloyan Vladimirov
                                                Kaloyan Vladimirov  6 months back

                                                In the US, four journalists “broke down” Galaxy Fold, in three cases, the top layer of the display was deliberately torn off, one had something under the screen, but the smartphone continued to work. Why out of five hundred devices all “broke down” only in one country of the world, one can only guess. :D

                                                • Vasee karan
                                                  Vasee karan  7 months back

                                                  Apple: *REMOVES THE HEADPHONE JACK*

                                                  The internet: OMG! APPLE REMOVED THE HEADPHONE JACK! IPHONES ARE TOO PRICEY! THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE!

                                                  Samsung: Releases a phone that bursts into flames, releases a $2000 prototype foldable phone that breaks easily.

                                                  The internet: oh well, they tried..

                                                  BIASED MUCH?

                                                  • Pankaj Rai
                                                    Pankaj Rai  7 months back

                                                    Sponsored by samsung

                                                    • Zi jie Lim
                                                      Zi jie Lim  7 months back

                                                      It’s like the perfect own for iPhone SE uses and tablet users

                                                      • rahman baig
                                                        rahman baig  7 months back

                                                        Here because of mkbhd's live stream

                                                        • jspeaks
                                                          jspeaks  7 months back

                                                          Who is here after marques live stream?

                                                          • Sai Rishi Venkatesh
                                                            Sai Rishi Venkatesh  7 months back

                                                            Who is here after mkbhd's intStagram live

                                                          • Jay J
                                                            Jay J  7 months back

                                                            Why ordinary users got no issues, and never heard from their complaining for such problem? only called "tech reviewers" normally have paid from other tech companies and sponsors bash Samsung galaxy fold. It is this clear LOL

                                                            • Arriaga Two
                                                              Arriaga Two  7 months back

                                                              Just buy a tablet, goddammit

                                                              • jack sjsjs
                                                                jack sjsjs  7 months back

                                                                Yeah I dont buy the excuse that it's some protective layer problem, anyone else buy it?

                                                                • Yuhara
                                                                  Yuhara  7 months back

                                                                  No headphone jack lol

                                                                  • Kay Hud
                                                                    Kay Hud  7 months back

                                                                    "Android isn't where it should be in tablet mode" bro that goes for every platform out right now! Have you ever used an iPad? 😒

                                                                    • Terry Olay
                                                                      Terry Olay  7 months back

                                                                      Samsung really screwed up by releasing or attempting to release an unfinished product.

                                                                      • Terry Olay
                                                                        Terry Olay  7 months back

                                                                        @Sarah Dohring They were delusional. The thing is more fragile than a raw eggs.

                                                                      • Sarah Dohring
                                                                        Sarah Dohring  7 months back

                                                                        They spent 8 years on it and thought it was finished.

                                                                    • Adrienne McCue
                                                                      Adrienne McCue  7 months back

                                                                      Great review on the Galaxy Fold... some great things coming out of Samsung!

                                                                      • Seung Hyun Kim
                                                                        Seung Hyun Kim  7 months back

                                                                        Dear verge. The top layer of galaxy fold is a cpi film. U shldnt tear it or mess with it. Lmao tho. Pretty sure they would come back w better stuff. Samsung doubtless, has one of the top quality stuff in this industry for now. So i guess we have to believe them?

                                                                        • Suzy Siviter
                                                                          Suzy Siviter  7 months back

                                                                          Will samsung fold after this product?

                                                                          • gammelgun '
                                                                            gammelgun '  7 months back

                                                                            wait wtf? no headphoness??? can i use earpots or something?

                                                                            • Dispister
                                                                              Dispister  7 months back

                                                                              the wallpaper lives up to the screen

                                                                              • Debra Dukes
                                                                                Debra Dukes  7 months back

                                                                                Dieter Excellent Review. And I'm with you will definitely be thinking about it. And so hope they Correct it all. Because I love the whole Concept and if they fix the issues then maybe I won't think about it and just might get one.Thanks so much for sharing Deb.😉👍✌

                                                                                • GamingTV
                                                                                  GamingTV  7 months back

                                                                                  the verge really should stop reviewing things, they're bad at it

                                                                                  • Pnuttz Clark
                                                                                    Pnuttz Clark  7 months back

                                                                                    It would drive me crazy having to “baby” this device Everyday. I work outside in a shop with a lot of dust, there’s no way I could get the fold.

                                                                                    • Beautifully Blessed
                                                                                      Beautifully Blessed  7 months back

                                                                                      These seem like very small issues they will fix it like every phone the first release brings about changes. Im still in for it

                                                                                      • JenC
                                                                                        JenC  7 months back

                                                                                        boo ya samsung sell the fail product ....