Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 (F926)
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256 GB
512 GB

Pro and cons Galaxy Z Fold 3

  • Best of 2 worlds
  • Now suitable for S Pen
  • Tougher & waterproof
  • Innovative UDC selfie cam
  • Camera not really an improvement

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 product details

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 is a foldable phone with 2 separate screens, one of which the size of a tablet. You can now also use it with an S Pen stylus. The Fold3 is also Samsung's first foldable that is waterproof. A great achievement considering the amount of moving parts it houses. Of course, all of this comes at a price, and a hefty one. We will find out here if that is justifiable.

High expectations

Samsung announced the Galaxy Z Fold 3 along with the Z Flip 3 at the end of the summer of 2021. Normally, that period is reserved for a new Note model. The Note has been retired and this Z Fold3 should take over its role. That raises expectations. The Fold3 should be both a better Fold2 and Note20 (Ultra). The first he succeeds easily, the second somewhat less well.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 black overview

New innovations

Samsung always innovated with the Note and thankfully so does this Z Fold3. It is the first Galaxy phone with a selfie camera under the screen. It is the first foldable with a waterproof casing and it is the first foldable with which you can use the S Pen. Moreover, this year both the inner and outer screen are capable of smooth 120Hz playback. This makes it a full-fledged successor to the Fold2 that is definitely worth your time. If you have the money, because despite a nice price drop, a copy still costs an awful lot. With sturdier aluminum, a more scratch-resistant screen and of course the waterproof casing, it should last longer.

Main Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Specifications

  • Foldable and waterproof IPX8 housing with reinforced Armor Aluminum Frame
  • 6.2 inch AMOLED display outside now also 120Hz
  • 7,6-inch Infinity Flex Display inside with FHD+ resolution, 120Hz and 1200 nits peak brightness
  • 12+12+12MP rear camera with wide angle, ultra-wide angle, 2x optical zoom and 4K video
  • 10MP front selfie camera with f/2.2 lens
  • Hidden 4MP Under Display Camera inside with f/1.8 lens
  • 5nm octa-core processor at up to 2.84GHz with large 12GB of RAM
  • Choose between 256 or 512GB of built-in storage
  • Dual SIM (2x nano SIM card + eSIM)
  • 4400 mAh battery with 25W fast charge and 10W wireless
  • Suitable for dedicated S Pen (use of other pens may damage screen)

Choose between 5 different cameras

You will find most of the high-end specifications that you can expect in the Galaxy Z Fold3. Except maybe for the camera. On the back is a triple 12MP camera with a wide angle, 123° ultra-wide angle and a telephoto with only 2x zoom. The latter in particular doesn't feel immediately flagship-worthy, something a periscope lens does. On the front is a 10MP selfie camera behind a punch-hole. We recommend that one especially for your selfies. The inner camera, the new Under Display Camera, counts 4MP and also has to look through the screen. This comes at the expense of quality, making it more suitable for video calls than razor-sharp selfies.

The future is foldable

Who is the Z Fold3 for? Certainly someone with a large bank account. But also someone who likes to be productive. Who wants to make notes or sketches. Who wants to read long texts on the large and foldable 7.6 inch screen. But also someone who is never far from a power outlet. The built-in battery has a capacity of 4400 mAh and that's not enough for a whole day of intensive use. Also if you are very focused on photography the Fold3 should not be your first choice. And if you really want a foldable one, you'd better take a look at the Flip3. It's a lot more affordable and also offers a certain wow-factor. However, if you fall into that specific target group and you have the money, then this Fold3 gives you a glimpse of the future.


Most important Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 specifications

Dimensions 158.2 x 67.1 x 16 mm
  • Unfolded
158.2 x 128.1 x 6.4 mm
Weight 271 grams
Item ID SM-F926
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Controls
Fingerprint recognition
Operating system
Android 11
Display
Color display 7.6 inch, Dynamic AMOLED Infinity Flex, hole-punch display
Hardware
Camera 12 MP, 12 MP, 12 MP
Dust and waterproof
Processor 1.8 GHz, 2.4 GHz, 2.84 GHz, octa core
Secondary camera 10 MP, 4 MP
Telephony
Dual SIM
Data network
4G (LTE)
5G
Build-in memory
Internal memory 12 GB (Size (RAM)), 256 GB (Storage), 512 GB (Storage)
Memory card slot
Power supply
Battery 4400 mAh
Fast charging
Wireless charging
Connections
Audio jack plug

All Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 specifications


Video's about the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3

Interesting but we hope for your sake that it never comes to that: taking apart the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3.

Not everyone will be able to spend $3449 on a phone, smartwatch and earbuds. And so this video will bring you the closest thing to that experience. Danny unboxts the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Thom Brown Edition

In this video, we unbox the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 5G. What's in the box, what's not and we get our first look at this new foldable device

It's nice to have a foldable screen, but what can you do with it? This video about the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Fold 3 explains it. And it shows how the One UI interface makes the most of it.

Do you really need the foldable Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3? No, but you still want it. Long live progress!


Alternatives of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 (F926)
Apple iPhone XR
Apple iPhone 11 Pro (A2160)
Apple iPhone XS (A1920)
Google Pixel 3a

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 Current product    
Fingerprint recognition
Android11
9.0 (Pie)
Color display7.6 inch, Dynamic AMOLED Infinity Flex, hole-punch display6.1 inch, IPS, notch5.8 inch, Super Retina XDR, notch5.8 inch, OLED, notch5.6 inch, OLED
Camera12 MP, 12 MP, 12 MP12 MP12 MP, 12 MP, 12 MP12 MP, dual camera sensor12.2 MP
Dust and waterproof
Processor1.8 GHz, 2.4 GHz, 2.84 GHz, octa coreApple A12 BionicApple A13 BionicApple A12 Bionic, hexa core1.7 GHz, 2.0 GHz, Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, octa core
Secondary camera10 MP, 4 MP7 MP12 MP7 MP8 MP
Dual SIM
4G (LTE)
5G
Internal memory12 GB (Size (RAM)), 256 GB (Storage), 512 GB (Storage)3 GB (Size (RAM)), 128 GB (Storage), 256 GB (Storage), 64 GB (Storage)4 GB (Size (RAM)), 256 GB (Storage), 512 GB (Storage), 64 GB (Storage)4 GB (Size (RAM)), 256 GB (Storage), 512 GB (Storage), 64 GB (Storage)4 GB (Size (RAM)), 64 GB (Storage)
Memory card slot
Battery4400 mAh2942 mAh3190 mAh2658 mAh3000 mAh
Fast charging
Wireless charging
Audio jack plug

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