The Galaxy Z Fold 2 itself comes with two screens, a Super Amoled (25:9) cover screen that has a 6.2-inch elongated display and a 7.6-inch Dynamic Amoled 2X main screen.
Samsung uses Ultra Thin Glass (UTG) materials such as the Galaxy Z Flip, with Flex Mode support, making it open at any angle, as the user desires.
Indeed in the center of the main screen there is a line of used folds of the screen. But when the device is used well for gamer, working with multi active windows, to watch content, these folds do not provide interference.
Based on our experience, the durability of this Infinity Flex display is also noticeably sturdier than in the Galaxy Fold released last year.
On both screens, Samsung pinned punch holes for selfie cameras with a resolution of 10MP f2.2 at an 80-degree angle.
Switching on each side, Samsung provides a stereo speaker and a USB type C port on the lower side of the device.
Speakers are also applied on the top side of the device. In addition, on the lower and upper sides, we can easily see how this Galaxy Z Fold 2 hinge works.
Then on the right side of the device there is the volume and power buttons, where the power button is also the fingeprint scanner panel.
Then on the left side of the device, there is a SIM card slot that can be opened with an ejector. Just for information, this SIM card slot can contain one eSIM and one Nano SIM card.
Furthermore, on the rear body, Samsung presents a camera frame whose shape is somewhat prominent, similar to that of the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra.
Here, there are three cameras that the Galaxy Z Fold 2 also looks big and savage, complete with an LED flash.
The weight of this smartphone is quite heavy, which is 282 grams, with the thickness when the device is folded is 13.8mm. While when opened as a tablet, the thickness is 6mm.
With a cover screen that is much larger than before, we are quite comfortable using this screen for everyday use.
The main screen is also very beautiful, clear, and pampering eyes so it is comfortable to play games, enjoy content, to do various jobs with multi windows support.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 is not just a smartphone with an innovative folding screen design, the features that are used also reflect that this device is indeed a flagship, including the camera.
The Galaxy Z Fold 2 features three main cameras. Each is a 12MP ultra-wide camera with an aperture of F2.2 and an angle of 123 degrees.
Next there is a 12MP wide angle camera with super speed dual pixel AF, OIS, and apreture f1.8 support. Then there’s the 12MP telephoto camera with PDAF support, f2.4 aperture, dual OIS, and 2x optical zoom support and 10x digital zoom.
As mentioned, for the front camera also Samsung has two selfie cameras on each screen. The resolution is the same, which is 10MP with an aperture of 2.2 and an angle of 80 degrees.
Uniquely, with the Galaxy Z Fold 2, users can take selfies using the main camera that has better quality. This is possible thanks to the Mirror Selfie feature.
In the condition of a folded smartphone, the user only needs to open the camera app and find the Selfie option at the top right of the screen. Select the option, then open the smartphone screen, and the user can take a selfie with the main camera.
The device also offers Auto Framing recording options that can shoot photos and videos hands-free and keep objects in focus.
The Galaxy Z Fold 2 camera also supports Capture View Mode, where users only need to take advantage of Flex mode while opening the camera.
The top screen will show a preview of the image, and the bottom screen shows the previously recorded photos.
To test performance, we try playing games on this device. We play a nonstop COD Mobile game for about 2 hours, both on the main screen and the cover screen.
The game goes well on both screens. Users only need to adjust their controller so that it doesn’t miss when squeezing the controller, so the game control takes place easily.
Elite Gaming support on Snapdragon 865 Plus makes this device able to produce realtime gaming capabilities. Moreover, coupled with a screen refresh rate of up to 120Hz.
As with the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, the Galaxy Z Fold 2 brings a refresh rate of up to 120Hz through the adaptive refresh rate function. The game is smooth and the graphics shown are the highest version.
Speaking of adaptive refresh rate of 120Hz, Samsung here automatically applies a 120Hz refresh rate when users open applications that support it. For example, for gaming apps, Samsung uses a refresh rate of 120Hz.
However if the applications are open lightly, the refresh rate is offered between 1-120Hz. This makes using the device’s battery frugal.
Just for information, we use the device from 8 am to night for various purposes.
For example, to play games, stream YouTube and Netflix, open social media, open chat apps, go to the camera, for most of the day, the battery enters 15 percent around 11 p.m.
The 4,500mAh charge is also done in a fairly short time, about 1 hour less to the full.
Galaxy Z Fold 2 puts not only the design first, but also its multitasking capabilities. In addition to gaming and camera needs, we tried the multitasking features it has.
One of them is the Multi Active Windows capability that allows users to open three apps at once in a home screen that resembles a tablet.
The way you just have to open one app then open another app by sliding the Edge Panel menu, select the second app you want to open and place it on the next side of the app you’ve opened. Next, open the third app the same way.
All three apps can run simultaneously. For example, when we want to type in Notes while opening an email and listening to a song on Spotify. This can be done simultaneously.
Not only that, Galaxy Z Fold 2 allows the use of drag and drop options, where we just need to drag text or images and documents from one app to another.
Users can also screen capture all three applications opened through Split Screen Capture.
Interestingly, because it has two screens, the Galaxy Z Fold 2 delivers an App Continuity look. Where, when we open the app on the cover screen we can immediately continue opening the app with realtime, when the main screen is opened. And vice versa.
Let’s say we’re watching YouTube on the cover screen and then want to continue watching on a wider screen. We just need to open the smartphone screen and the youTube view can be enjoyed directly on the main screen.
But according to Samsung Mobile Product Marketing Manager SEIN Taufiqul Furqan, to enjoy the same thing from the main screen to the cover screen, users should choose the apps they want.
Galaxy Z Fold 2 comes to target users in the luxury tech class, namely those who want the latest technology but also want innovative devices and stand out.
The Galaxy Z Fold 2 should not only offer future design on a device, but also a powerful performance.
As the successor to the Galaxy Fold, various improvements exist on this device.
For example in terms of larger cover screens, the infinity flex folding screen is more physically robust, and supports multitasking.
Not only that, it feels when it is held, this device is more sturdy and durable. The hinge feels more protected and sturdy.
The multitasking capabilities of Galaxy Z Fold 2 are also felt to support the daily activities of users, both for work and entertainment support.
1. Improvements on the cover screen as well as a larger, sturdier home screen
2. Flex mode that allows users to use the device in various ways
3. Savage performance, whether for games or multitasking needs
4. Slick camera, both main camera and selfie camera
1. Fingerprint scanner part is somewhat less responsive
2. When the user uses the front screen, the smartphone body feels very thick and heavy
3. Not yet supported water resistance feature