Is Samsung Trying To Impress Me?? – Galaxy Z Fold3 5G Early Look

– Samsung’s Unpacked 2021 phenomenon is happening right now. We’re gonna have it linkedin the video description so you guys can check outall the big advertisements. There’s the new Galaxy Watch4 sequence, Galaxy Buds 2, there’s a new flip-flop, but for me, the big one is the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G. This is their thirdgeneration flagship foldable, and if you’re a long timeviewer, you will know that I am absolutely jackedto get my hands on this thing. And an ultimate first, Iactually get to look at it early. Although I exclusively have a coupleof hours to get through it in as much detail as possible before Unpacked is gonna go live.So without further ado, weare gonna rip this thing open and take this child foras hard a test drive as I maybe can. Plainly one of the big highlights is the under screen camera. Okay, it’s not turned on more, but I’ll show it to you in a sec. Oh right, after I tellyou about our patronize, GlassWire. With GlassWire, you can instantaneously see your current and past network activity, spy malware and blockbadly behaving apps on your PC or Android device. Use offer code LINUS andget 25% off GlassWire at the link down below.( upbeat music) Conspicuously absent-minded fromthe unboxing know is an included charger.That’s right, my friends. Just a cable andinstructions for how to use either the single SIM or dual SIM tray, depending on what your phone has. So if we’re gonna praise Apple for it, then we have to hold Samsungto the same standard. Though, to Samsung’s credit, they do have some launching sheaves with some pretty good value. Now I have a bit of a concern. I have not actually shot this up yet. Jake prepped the device, and I don’t see anythingabout this externally that would indicate thatI actually got a brand-new Fold. This looks- Oh no, oh, it’s got awider speaker grill here.Okay. Had a little, I had alittle panic instant there. I contemplated perhaps they situated a Fold2 a Z Fold2 in the box, but no, you can see we’ve got aclearly different camera regalium. And we ceased up with the pitch-black edition. Now the hinge, that was one of the biggest increases from the first gen to the second gen, was the hinge was course more robust. This time, I’d say it’s got, if anything, actuallyeven a slightly tighter, springier feel to it, it feels even better. But the big improvement is thatthe hinge is now waterproof. Actually, I lied. Samsung gave up and decidedthat it was impossible to waterproof the hingebecause of the moving percentages, and I can see what the fuck is aim, but since they are wantedto give the Galaxy Z Fold3 a waterproof rating of IPX8, they separately waterproofed the two separate parts of the phone. Then they actually treatedthe internals of the hinge with both an anti-corrosiveand lubricating agent are responsible for ensuring that even though they are waterdoes naturally leak inside it, it will to operate.So let’s go ahead, they rateit for one and a half hours, 30 meters down. So theoretically, everything should be fine. Wow, that is extremely dirty water. I probably should havewashed out this receptacle before I articulated it in there, but, I convey, should I go for gold? Should I fold it? Holy shnikeys. World’s first waterprooffoldable, ladies and gentlemen. Okay, with its biggestchallenge out of the way, let’s dry it off and talkabout the under screen camera. Wanna get the big questionsanswered first now, Andy. I represent, I didn’t have todo the spray demo first, but you know, I like tolive dangerously, right? Okay. You more can get a great phonedrying shirt, lttstore.com. All liberty. So when you’re watching classic appearances, you’re either put with a puncture punch in your four-by-three content, or you’ve got a black barand you’re not compel utilization of that giant screen thatyou paid so much for.I’m hoping that thiswill completely eliminate that trouble. So let’s go ahead and fire upsome four-by-three content. There it is, yup. It goes well over top. Interesting. So Samsung has made a bitof a different approach than I might’ve expectedwith their defect punch camera. Like it doesn’t have the full resolution of the display in frontof it.Not even close. Come take a look at this. So they’ve actually gota much, much less dense matrix of pixels now. Can you be understood that, Andy? So you can actuallyclearly see through it, which actually concludes ability, because that’s exactly how the transparent Xiaomi TV too made. Where the pixel concentration was much lower, “theres only” 1080 P, whichby modern standards is pretty small-minded for a 55 inch exhibition, but that decrease indensity allows it to be more see-through andit was more transparent one direction than the other, which is probably exactlyhow this one’s formatted. So it’s more transparent from the back, and then we participate the illuminate pixels. Now I can recognize it, apparently. Like I can see it from this interval apart, but what it isn’t is nearly as distracting as a flaw in the contents. Off-axis, I are genuinely see it, but when I look at it straight-from-the-shoulder on, like if I’m just watching, I’m not gonna notice it.Especially with SDR content like this, where the resolution’s pretty low-grade regardles. That is a crazy big difference, extremely when youconsider that the screen’s only a little bit bigger at 7.6 inches, but that image, because we’re not lodge with that stupid blackbar, it’s practice bigger. Whatever, I’m jacked. I’ll rewatch the whole”DuckTales” series now. Of trend, under screencameras with good opennes have existed for some time now.The real question is how does that camera that’s hiding in there act? Now back when the Z Fold2 came out, I questioned the inclusionof this camera at all,’ campaign I was like, well, ifyou want to take a selfie, you can use this one and justuse the screen on the front. And if you don’t want to take a selfie, then you are able to use the main camera.But there are lots of applicationsthat do kind of require a camera on the screen that you’re using. And one of Samsung’s bigfocuses with this device was use suits like this. So whether you’re in a video convention and you’ve got all theparticipants down here and then you’ve got whateveryou’re presenting up now, or “whether youre”, I mean, really a video seminar would be one of the primary applications for that, you are going to needa front-facing camera. So let’s go ahead and move itaround and see how it does. And it’s not perfect. In fact, one of the weaknessesis immediately noticeable. Hold on, I’m gonna record video. So, okay, this is for sync so you guys can see what I’m talking about is you can actually examine twisting. So that violet incandescence is there, that’s real. But this deformation from this light source is not something thatI would expect to see on a normal selfie camera, and in fact, we’re gonna use the oldSamsung Galaxy Z Fold2 to compare to it.So you can see, you can actually interpret the colour, lettuce, and off-color pixels falsifying this luminou lightsource as it’s coming in, and you can see the markeddifference in sharpness between these two cameras. Of direction , nobody’s buying a phone with an under screen camera for, you are familiar with, the very best in word-painting caliber, but it is something thatyou guys should know. Okay , now let’s set it in a situation that’s a little bit more favorable, like now, where I don’t have a particularly brightlight source behind me and I’m kind of sittingat my table expending my phone as a, yeah, okay. Interesting. Huh. Now that is cool. Samsung is clearly doingsome kind of post-processing to increase the sharpnesshere and you could tell, it couldn’t do it when ithad that strong backlight, but now the difference in sharpness between these two cameras , not that is something that when I’m not in motion. When I hold still, you cansee it kind of sharpens up. That’s really cool. Huh. Don’t you cherished engineering? I sure do.How much thinner is it? It is almost exactly the same. I wouldn’t describe it asnoticeable in day-to-day use, but they managed toget the external screen ever so slightly largerwhile also slightly reducing the width of the phone as a whole. Man, it’s scarcely see though. Can you even tell? The one at the backshould be a touch taller. -[ Andy] Yeah, it’s like somewhat taller. – Not much. – Andy] Not much. One of the other thingsSamsung was really proud of was the score of aluminumthat they used on the machine. It does feel really nice to the touch, but one of the demos they did was they banged it against aregular case of aluminum and goes to show that simply theregular raw aluminum was stigmatized by that interaction. Regrettably, they didn’tcompare it to any of the other thickened aluminum composites that we are all aware of. So I don’t know, you are familiar with, how it compares to alloys because no onewould use raw aluminum in a maneuver like this. Now let’s talk about oneof the other big upgrades.Both the Fold2 and Fold3 have 120 Hertz high refreshrate flaunts on the inside, but simply the Fold3 has a 120 Hertz display on the outside. So if, like me, you find yourself utilizing it inlike, well, they call it candy bar mode. In candy bar mode, a fairbit when you’re just sort of abruptly in an answer to a messageor something like that, you’re gonna get that niceresponsive experience, regardless of whichdisplay you want to use. Man, this is somethingthey’ve really improved since the original Fold a lot, the accomplishments of goingfrom the outside display to the inside one. That’s the more common use case where you’d have an app open, like now, let’s say the Play Store, and you just go like this.Boom. Now we are in the folded ordeal. Now commonly apps willclose when you close it, but “youre supposed to” noticed on my Fold2 that Plex continuedplaying that video earlier. That’s because you canconfigure certain apps to stay running when you fold the design. It just assumes that in mostcases you’re folding it up because you’re ready to put it away, and you crave the display to turn off. There’s lots of things that just search, that only transition somuch better, like here. Okay, so here we go. Let’s transition. Boom. Look at that. And Samsung talked alot about the associations and how they’re optimizingapps for the Fold3 experience. So YouTube, for example, has obviously gotten anoptimization where you can, do, do, do, go like this. Hey, there “theres going”. You can watch on herewhile you move explains, because you want tosubject yourself to that for whatever reason. Down on the bottom screen, and let’s see, is impossible to even reply? Look at that.We can type our little reply. Hello. Now, if I bought a invention like this, I really don’t think that I would end up watching material like that very often. I’d be all about thatbig screen experience, but your mileage may differ. One thing your mileage may diversify about is whether you like Samsung’svivid expose chart. Come on, guys. Look at mine and Riley’s lips.We look like we’re wearing lipstick. Can you be understood that? Ridiculous. Let me get that fine tuned. I realize we’ve gotten this far without genuinely talking moves and feeds. So in the US, it’s gonna havea Snapdragon 888 processor, 12 gigs of RAM and 256 or 512 gigs of non-expandable storage. It’s gonna have wireless charging, fast blaming, but not likecrazy, super fast accusing. And then outside of the US, it’s gonna have an Exynos 2100 processor. Now, according to sometesting from GSMArena, they found that the Exynosand Snapdragon this generation are pretty close in terms of performance, but the Exynos variant does tend to thermal throttle faster and harder.So that’s something that, regrettably, I don’t have enough hands-on time with it in order to experiment right now, but could be something to watch out for if you’re outside of the US. Other key specs, it’s got a4 400 miliamp superpower battery, nano SIM slot, fingerprintsensor over here on the right, just like the Fold2, and of course, a wholewhack ton of cameras. So on the back, we havethree 12 megapixel shooters, a wide, an ultra wide, and a telephoto. Then on the coating, we have a 10 megapixel, and on the inside, thatis just a four megapixel built into the display.So it’s really intendedfor video conferencing where it’s gonna end updestroyed by compression anyway, and not for, you are familiar with, taking the most, you are familiar with, beautiful duck face selfies. You know what I “ve tried”? I should try all thedifferent cameras here. Oh, you can choose apps that will continue on your plaster screen whenyou close your phone. Look at that, it evenprompts “youre going to” do that thing I was telling you about. Well, camera for one. Clearly Netflix and Plex. Choose a complexion colour for your selfie. Natural, yeah. Oh, they have a littlemotion photo feature now, kind of like the iPhone. That’s cool. I’m expecting this to be much better. Did I get onto? Oh yeah, I got it. I look ridiculous. Oh yeah, you can really tellon that under display one. Check this out, Andy. So there’s under showing and there’s not under display. That’s a lot sharper. And that’s the main shooter. Now something they didn’t talkabout much in the instruct, actually really at all, now that I think about it, but that was a bigdifference from the Fold 1 to the Fold2 was screen brightness.It was certainly dim onthe Fold 1 to the point that it was kind ofdifficult to use outside, and that’s something that I’d like to see if they improved now. Oh, wow. That examines a lot better. I’m surprised they aren’ttalking about this. Tres interesting. Let me made to ensure that both spectacles are actually defined the same,’ motive right, this one’s probably still in colourful state. Oh, this is cool. Right. Here’s yet another largescreen optimization that they’ve do. Even something as simpleas the sets menu now has the sub menu over on one side. See that? So if you’ve got your, oh, I don’t know, let’s say flaunt locateds. If I can find the bloodything, there “theres going”. Now it would just show itto you on the whole screen, and then you’d have to go back. Now you can just click through all these different menus and sub menus and then you can go ahead andplay around with them in now. So let’s go ahead and changescreen procedure to Natural.There we go. Now they’re actuallylooking very, very similar. It looks a little brighterto my gaze , not a ton though. I wouldn’t think. Yeah, I “know what youre talking about” theywouldn’t talk about it if it’s that close. Another big-hearted aspect, harmony with the S Pen. Now there are two different versions of the S Pen. There’s the Fold edition andthen there’s the S Pen Pro and it looks like they’vesent me the S Pen Pro, though they didn’t have pictures of them in my pre-briefing cloths, so I’m doing my best with it. But given that the S Pen Prohas an integrated artillery, and this has a category C porton the back for charging, I’m assuming that it’s this one. By the style, as soon as Ichange it over to Natural, the colouring evaluating on thisvideo is all well and good, just fine.So thank you very much, Samsung, for at least just establishing it one click to go back to a proper screen state. Okay, exclusively S Pens designed- Oh, interesting. Exclusively S Pens designed for your Galaxy Fold. Other S Pens will damage the screen. Set it to Z Fold mode beforeusing it on your Fold. Okay. So there’s a little button now. Boop. Okay. Okay, and so that immediatelystarts time passively working. This is another perfect example of, I is absolutely hear thecamera if I look for it, but if I’m not lookingfor it, I don’t notice it. Hello. Wow, responsiveness is extremely high. So most light-headed strokesit does struggle with a little bit, but. Wow. Wow, my- I investigate why I never write anything. My penmanship , not the very best, but. That is really accept. Now, clearly beings are gonna wanna know will an old-fashioned S Pen work, so-( mumble) Oh, it bawls at you. It says no , no you may not. Okay. What if I have this one close and then I touch it with this one? No, it no likey.I think there’s a writingto text thing now. Let me try this, actually. Testing, okay, yeah, it cultivates. Writing to text is a featurethat they talked about a lot in the pre-briefing. I don’t see it as usefulfor myself personally. I type highly quicklyusing the onscreen keyboard, specially the excellentone that Samsung includes with a really well thought-out split. But for people who, you know, let’s say, write in Chinese or Korean, where it can be a littlebit more challenging to input textbook with a keyboard, it looks like a great feature. It’s just one that’s notthat applicable to me. So here’s their separate keyboard.You can use SwiftKeywith the split keyboard. There are other third-party keyboards, but this was a case ofa first-party keyboard actually not being important to me, so I culminated up preserving it with the Z Fold2. Let’s see, I signify, this is kindof an interesting use case. So you can kinda, okay, I’m trying to write upside down. It’s gonna be really confused. Type. It administered it.( titters) But that’s kinda neat. -[ Andy] Does the Fold3 come with a screen champion this time? – Okay, that’s a complicatedquestion to answer. So, the Fold2 came with a screen champion that formed the screen feelreally plasticky and distressing. And I actually removed it and did not end up beingable to scratch it at all in my daily call of it. So I was, But it does still have aprotective layer on it, so it doesn’t feel relatively like glass because it’s more of a plasticthat has to fold, you know? The 3 does appear to have a bit of a crest right at the edges.But what I will sayabout it is that it feels just as good to myfinger as the raw Fold2. So I wouldn’t recommend removing it. Here’s why I needed most. This was another bigpartnership message for Samsung. So how they optimize the Spotify app for either their normal boundary. So you go, your search is over here, your library is over here. Or, da da da da da, Fold interface. So now if you’re looking at your library or probe or whateverelse, that’s over here, and then you’ve got Now Playing and you’ve got your media insures right accessible to your left thumb. Now, of course my biggest issue, and the reason that I have not has been unable to daily drive exclusively a Fold device up until now, is that the YouTube apphas not been fully peculiarity on previous Fold designs. So now is the moment of truth where I find out if Ican switch to this thing by opening up YouTube.Of course consumption, the uptake suffer is excellent. But what about the creators? There’s literally millions of us, okay? Create. Okay, allow access, come on. Record and Is living, is the fact that it? Okay. That is not a good clue. Even on the older Fold2, when I sounds Create, I amallowed to post a community post. But where reference is contrastthat with what happens on my trusty Note9, I can upload a video, create a short, go live, are additional to my fib, or create a post. I don’t know how tocommunicate this more clearly. Samsung, Google, both of you, you have to fix this, particularly with the rumoredupcoming foldable Pixel device. I can’t have such a dramaticallydifferent suffer from one Android device to the next, when I sounds the samebloody button in an app. Three different behaviorsfor the same app. No , no , no , no , no , no.Bad. And before 100 of you start bleeding at me that I it is necessary, you are familiar with, get it on in sugar prohibit procedure or something like that, let’s try that, all right? No project. I symbolize, the truth is that Irecord most of my video times on the iPhone that I keepin my back pocket anyway, but like , not being able toaccess basic functionality, like posting a communitypost from a device, I don’t understand how Googleconsiders this acceptable. I don’t understand whythey don’t time hurry up and confirm this device.I don’t know why Samsungconsiders it acceptable, especially because they have to know that a lot of the mostinfluential reviewers out there, guys like MKBHD or Mr Whose The Boss, like if they had any hope whatsoever of reassuring influencerslike that to use this manoeuvre, I mean, YouTube, right? It has to work for pioneers, right? But, there’s other good material. Let’s fire up some recreations, shall we? Now that is big screen mobile gaming. -[ Andy] Wow. That is a whopping 2268 by 832. Like what? Oh my God, that is something else. Now I’m never actuallyplayed COD Mobile before, so you’ll have to forgive me, I don’t even know how to run.This is pathetic. They’ve really nailed down theactual fold in the presentation. Like certainly, if I’m looking for it, it’s like the under screen camera, right? Like I can find it. But when you are justimmersed in content like this, you’re not gonna notice that. Oh, that’s how you run. Okay, cool. It’s so large-hearted, like, it’s like clicking ongiant blown up foes. Man, this thing draws even someone like me functional at this competition. Aah! Nice. Okay, are these bots or something?’ Cause I’m pretty sureI’m not that good at this.Oh man. That, that is a differentexperience right there. Yeah, it’s pretty good. One thing I was surprised to see was Samsung encouraging users to dig into the Labs Featuresunder Advanced Features here. So this allows you to havemulti window for all apps. Like say for example, you wanted to shop on one side and thenread inspects on another side. Let me just open up another app here. Interesting, okay, I didn’t get the browsing thing wielding immediately, but I found another thingwhere you can enable apps that don’t natively patronage it for this viewing experienceand check this out. Plex. So you’ve got your regulates down now and your media playback there. And it just like wreaked. It was this flex mode, flex mode body thing. So you can just, you know, the phone appobviously patronizes it by default, but not everything does. This multi opening for all apps thing. I want to figure out how you, how you multi window things. While I was figuring outthe side-by-side view thing, I noted the aspect to precisely led any app in a little window like this on top of whatever else you’re doing, so I’ve got the YouTubeapp running like that.You just go into your multitasking. Oh, okay, I guess itturns it into a bubble when you go into that, that is super cool. So here’s how we be disposed of it, and then we go, oh yeah, okay, it’s dead. Well, that’s fine, let’sdo it with this one. So we just drag it here for pop-up view and then we can resize it, alittle something like that, and we can precisely have ourlike, browser right over here or wherever the heck elseit is that we want it. That’s pretty neat. I will figure out this side-by-side thing. Bloody hell, it’s the same as the old one. So you swipe in from the side and then you can actually havepre-configured side-by-sides. Like, say for example, youwanted to watch a YouTube video while you’re shop theweb, you were able to do that. Or could just grab YouTube and go.Um, hello? What did I click? Oh, shoot, I accidentallyclicked that first one. Okay, let’s try that again. So I’ve got my web browser open. Boop. Doop, boop. I don’t know, maybe here. Ah, yeah, you know what? Let’s go up top. There “theres going”. We can go ahead and watchan LTT video up there while we’re browsinglttstore.com down now. We’ve got mouse pads instock right now, guys. We’ve got these cool new retro GPU shirts, Linus plushies, underwear in stock. Look at all that good trash we got there. Freaking superb. You can easily resize things if you’re more into that kind of thing.And I thinking you only please click here, yep. That’s right, you can switch them around if you want to focus onyour video for a little bit. There we go. And we are capable of addadditional items as well. So let’s go ahead and check, I don’t know, let’s do some messagingmaybe on this side. Now, clearly our keyboard is gonna kind of complicate the experience a bit. But hey, at least thefunctionality is there even if 7.6 inches might be alittle tiny for three apps. Another supermarket orcomparison pertained feature is the Chrome browser natively substantiates opening in a side-by-side windownow, which is pretty cool.So let’s just … Here you go. Open a new opening. So you are eligible to, you know, readreviews of the product or whatever while you’re still looking at the part catalog. Pretty, pretty sick. -[ Andy] What if you revolve it? – That’s a good question. Probably it will simply keepdoing what it’s doing. Yeah, just like that. -[ Andy] That’s cool. – Yeah. It’s pretty intelligent. Man, how Gen Z am I right now? I can’t even stop watchingmy YouTube video here for long enough to make some paints. I don’t even know whatto take a picture of to be perfectly honest with you. I can tell immediatelythat it’s over-saturating the blues a little bit. But that kind of is what it is. Samsung wouldn’t be theonly mobile camera maker to perpetrate that special sin.I convey, this isn’t thekind of phone that you buy for the best photography performance. You’d go for somethinglike an S Series or a Note or something like that ifyou really craved that. But it’s not like it won’tbe perfectly functional. Now we’re gonna turn things around and I’m gonna record the cameraman instead of the cameraman recording me. It’s like a Mexican standoff. Overall, it’s doing a really good job of dynamically overcompensating for me moment at something brighter versus something not so radiant. I represent it’ll be perfectly, perfectly acceptable in spite of the factthat you gotta remember in order to make this thingnot ridiculously thick, right? Each half of the phone has to be thinner than a conventionalphone, even a good phone. Like this is an iPhone 12 Pro.Oh yeah, it like, AI saw I was taking a picture ofa vehicle, that’s cute. And that articulates us prettymuch at conclusion time, except I actually exactly noticedsomething else really cool. You can actually receive, it does struggle a littlebit, two Chrome windows. You can be found in the framerate plummets a little bit when it does that living. But that is such a minor issue, and this thing is going to be in my pocket the second Samsung and Google get together and conclude the creation experience as good as everything else about this phone is.Then if you miss one, it’s gonna be a little bit trickier, because these puppies aregoing for $ 1799 starting at, and in Canada, around $2250. So boy is it expensive. But it’s a phone experience that’s unlike anything else on the market quite frankly. This, yeah, it’s just- It’s awesome. So pithy, so edgy. And this video is introduce into you by a classic sponsor, dbrand. This is a little awkward though. Did dbrand send a skin? -[ Andy] Nope, they justasked you to make one. – Oh, that’s what “its for”. Okay. I will make my own dbrand skin.I necessitate, if they can do it, it couldn’t be that hard. – Okay, what do you think interms of coloring palette, Andy? This is very LTT themed. Is that purposeful? Did you settled this together for me? I knew I can count on you. 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They attain scalps for all kinds of stuff , not only the Z Fold3 once they can get their hands on it and get it all precisionmeasured and make a skin for it. -[ Andy] You taped the screen! – That’s fine, I likethe big screen anyway. Who needs the thinner little one? You know, this is why Iwear throbs with big-hearted pockets. Eh? What’s up, Andy , now, lad? Thanks for watching, chaps. If you enjoyed this video, maybe check out my fullreview of the Fold2, which was having spent weeks with it instead of merely a couple of hours ..

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