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SAMSUNG Galaxy Z Fold 5

picture of SAMSUNG Galaxy Z Fold 5
  • Released: 2023, August 11
  • Display: 7.6 inches
  • Processor: Octa-core 3.36 GHz 2.8 GHz 2.8 GHz 2.0 GHz
  • RAM: 12GB
  • Storage: 256GB
  • Battery: Li-Po 4400 mAh
Launch
Announced 2023, July 26
Status Available. Released 2023, August 11
Network
Technology GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
CDMA 800 / 1900
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
4G bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 38, 39, 40, 41, 66 - International
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 38, 39, 40, 41, 48, 66, 71 - USA
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 29, 30, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 66, 71 - Canada
5G bands 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 77, 78 SA/NSA/Sub6 - International
2, 5, 48, 66, 77, 78, 257, 260, 261 SA/NSA/Sub6/mmWave - USA (Verizon)
2, 5, 38, 41, 66, 71, 78 SA/NSA/Sub6 - Canada
Speed HSPA, LTE-A (CA), 5G
Body
Dimensions Unfolded: 154.9 x 129.9 x 6.1 mm Folded: 154.9 x 67.1 x 13.4 mm
Weight 253 g (8.92 oz)
Build Glass front (Gorilla Glass Victus 2) (folded), plastic front (unfolded), glass back (Gorilla Glass Victus 2), aluminum frame
SIM Nano-SIM and eSIM or Dual SIM (2 Nano-SIMs and eSIM, dual stand-by)
IPX8 water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 min) Armor aluminum frame with tougher drop and scratch resistance (advertised) Stylus support
Display
Type Foldable Dynamic AMOLED 2X, 120Hz, HDR10+
Size 7.6 inches, 183.2 cm2 (~91.1% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1812 x 2176 pixels (~373 ppi density)
Cover display: Dynamic AMOLED 2X, 120Hz, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2 6.2 inches, 904 x 2316 pixels, 23.1:9 ratio
Platform
OS Android 13, One UI 5.1.1
Chipset Qualcomm SM8550-AC Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (4 nm)
CPU Octa-core (1x3.36 GHz Cortex-X3 & 2x2.8 GHz Cortex-A715 & 2x2.8 GHz Cortex-A710 & 3x2.0 GHz Cortex-A510)
GPU Adreno 740
Memory
Card slot No
Internal 256GB 12GB RAM, 512GB 12GB RAM, 1TB 12GB RAM
UFS 4.0
Main Camera
Triple 50 MP, f/1.8, 23mm (wide), 1.0µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS 10 MP, f/2.4, (telephoto), PDAF, OIS, 3x optical zoom 12 MP, f/2.2, 123˚, 12mm (ultrawide), 1.12µm
Features LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video 8K@30fps, 4K@60fps, 1080p@60/240fps (gyro-EIS), 720p@960fps (gyro-EIS), HDR10+
Selfie camera
Single 4 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 2.0µm, under display Cover camera: 10 MP, f/2.2, 24mm (wide), 1/3", 1.22µm
Features HDR
Video 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60fps, gyro-EIS
Battery
Type Li-Po 4400 mAh, non-removable
Charging 25W wired, 50% in 30 min (advertised) 15W wireless 4.5W reverse wireless
Sound
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack No
32-bit/384kHz audio Tuned by AKG
Communications
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6e, tri-band, Wi-Fi Direct
Bluetooth 5.3, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
Positioning GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
NFC Yes
Radio No
USB USB Type-C 3.2, OTG
Features
Sensors Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Bixby natural language commands and dictation Samsung DeX (desktop experience support) Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified) Ultra Wideband (UWB) support
Miscellaneous
Colors Icy Blue, Phantom Black, Cream, Gray, Blue
Models SM-F946B, SM-F946B/DS, SM-F946U, SM-F946U1, SM-F946N, SM-F946W, SM-F9460
SAR 1.16 W/kg (head)
SAR EU 1.24 W/kg (head) 1.19 W/kg (body)
Price $ 1,720.00 / € 1,529.00 / £ 1,558.99 / ₹ 154,999

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 Review

Samsung has been the leader in foldable phones for several years now, and the Galaxy Z Fold 5 is no exception. It's the best foldable phone on the market, with a large and vibrant display, a powerful camera system, and long battery life.

Display

The Galaxy Z Fold 5 has a 7.6-inch foldable AMOLED display on the inside, and a 6.2-inch AMOLED display on the outside. Both displays are bright and colorful, with sharp resolution. The foldable display is particularly impressive, with a crease that is less visible than on previous generations.

Camera

The Galaxy Z Fold 5 has a triple-lens rear camera system, with a 50MP main sensor, a 12MP ultrawide sensor, and a 10MP telephoto sensor. The camera system takes excellent photos and videos in most lighting conditions. The front-facing camera has been upgraded to a 10MP under-display camera, which is a significant improvement over the previous generation.

Performance

The Galaxy Z Fold 5 is powered by the latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor, which makes it one of the fastest phones on the market. It can handle even the most demanding tasks with ease, and multitasking is a breeze.

Battery life

The Galaxy Z Fold 5 has a 4500mAh battery, which is larger than the battery in the previous generation. This results in excellent battery life, even with heavy use. You should be able to get through a full day on a single charge without any problems.

Pros:

  • Large and vibrant foldable display
  • Powerful camera system
  • Long battery life
  • Fast performance
  • S Pen support

Cons:

  • Expensive
  • Heavy
  • Crease is still visible on the foldable display
  • Under-display camera is not as good as the front-facing camera on other phones

Overall, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 is the best foldable phone on the market. It has a large and vibrant display, a powerful camera system, and long battery life. However, it is expensive and heavy, and the crease on the foldable display is still visible.

Is the Galaxy Z Fold 5 worth buying?

Whether or not the Galaxy Z Fold 5 is worth buying depends on your needs and budget. If you're looking for the best foldable phone on the market, then the Galaxy Z Fold 5 is the way to go. However, it is expensive, so if you're on a tight budget, you may want to consider a different phone.

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