Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G

Released August 2021

Ultra-Premium (>$800)
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G

Summary


Pros

  • Detailed images in close and medium-range tele photos
  • Screen brightness when watching video contents in HDR10
  • Smooth display performance in most use cases such as playing video games, web browsing or scrolling the gallery app
  • Impressive no-notch design, hiding the selfie camera under the screen
  • Audio recording in loud environments

Cons

  • Low light video capture performance
  • Display not very readable outdoors, especially in direct sunlight
  • Display features oversaturated colors in most tested conditions
  • Poor autonomy overall
  • Weak charging experience

Scores


120
camera
Overall Camera Score i
120
46
Oppo A57
BEST 149

Sub-scores

Photo i
129
50
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S 5G
BEST 152
Bokeh i
65
25
Crosscall Core-Z5
BEST 80
Preview i
71
34
Fairphone 4
BEST 91
Zoom i
101
15
Oppo A77 5G
BEST 151
Video i
105
31
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
BEST 149

Use Cases

BEST 142

Friends & Family

Portrait and group photos and videos

BEST 122

Lowlight

Photos and videos in lowlight conditions

129
display
Overall Display Score i
129
52
Realme C21
BEST 149

Sub-scores

Readability i
128
40
Realme C21
BEST 160
Color i
122
49
Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro
BEST 163
Video i
156
40
Realme C21
Motion i
118
54
Realme C21
BEST 155
Top score
Huawei P40 Pro
Touch i
136
40
Realme C21
BEST 165
Top score
OnePlus 9
Artifacts i
113
40
Crosscall Action-X5
BEST 149
Top score
LG Wing
120
audio
Overall Audio Score i
120
86
Vivo X60 Pro 5G (Snapdragon)
BEST 161

Sub-scores & Use Cases

Playback i
121
74
Nokia 7.2
BEST 163

Use Cases

BEST 172

Listening to music

Through the smartphone's integrated speakers

BEST 161

Watching videos

Through the smartphone's integrated speakers

BEST 156

Gaming

Through the smartphone's integrated speakers

Recording i
119
88
Fairphone 4
BEST 157

Use Cases

BEST 156

Friends & Family videos

With the smartphone's main camera

BEST 164

Selfie videos

With the smartphone's selfie camera

BEST 156

Concert videos

With the smartphone's main camera

92
battery
Overall Battery Score i
92
75
Samsung Galaxy S22 (Exynos)
BEST 147
Top score
Honor X7a

Sub-scores

Autonomy i
88
55
Xiaomi 12 Pro
BEST 188
Top score
Honor X7a
Charging i
101
72
Wiko Power U20
BEST 181
Top score
Realme GT Neo 3
Efficiency i
87
47
Xiaomi 12 Pro
BEST 154
Top score
Oppo Reno6 5G

Key performances

Battery Life
1 days 19h
Battery Life
0-80% Charge
0h57
0-80% Charge
Full Charge
1h59
Full Charge
after 5-minute charge
2h19 Autonomy
after 5-minute charge
83
selfie
Overall Selfie Score i
83
25
Intex Aqua Selfie
BEST 145

Sub-scores

Photo i
79
18
ZTE Axon 20 5G
BEST 147
Video i
89
38
Intex Aqua Selfie
BEST 154

Specifications


158.2 x 67.1 x 16mm

Dimensions

5G
Dual SIM

Network

Water resistant
IPX8

Protection

Wireless

Charging

256/512 GB

Storage

Wide, Ultra-Wide, Tele

Main camera
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