Unfold a world of possibilities with Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G. You can do it all on this incredible device that’s so much more than a phone — it’s a compact yet powerful tablet that helps you master your busy life. Bring your workspace anywhere with a foldable, expansive screen that gives you multiple windows that make multitasking a breeze.
See more and do more with the ultimate foldable screen that puts a super slim tablet right in your pocket.
Under Display Camera
Take in an incredible uninterrupted view with a true edge-to-edge viewing experience thanks to our first-ever Under Display Camera.
Smooth 120Hz Dynamic AMOLED 2X Screen
Ultra-vibrant, ultra-clear and ultra-smooth —we’ve put an ultra-dynamic display on a super-expansive screen for a mesmerizing viewing experience.
Work smarter not harder with three multi-windows that allow you to schedule, edit and build presentations in a snap —or take notes with the S Pen.¹
Live life in the fast lane with built-in 5G connectivity and hyper-fast processing power.
Do more of whaSt you love at the same time with Galaxy Z Fold3 5G Flex Mode. Fold it at any angle, and hold it any way you like —or go hands-free and not hold it at all.
Super Smooth Display
Enjoy a mesmerizing viewing experience with this ultra-vibrant, ultra-clear and ultra smooth dynamic display on a super expansive screen.
Super Fast Charging
Galaxy Z Fold3 5G charges super fast² so you can stay on top of what matters.
Because life happens, Galaxy Z Fold3 5G is water-resistant and made with our strongest aluminum frame for enhanced protection, making it as sturdy as it is sleek.
Unfold a new world of benefits with exclusive Z Premier perks.
¹Compatible with S Pen Fold Edition and S Pen Pro only, sold separately. Works with main display only.
¹Multi Active Window works with select applications; compatible apps growing through third party developers.
¹Drag and drop functionality works with select applications.
²Superfast (25 W) charger sold separately. Use only Samsung-approved chargers and cables; do not use any worn or damaged chargers or cables; incompatible charger or cable can cause serious injuries or damage to your device.
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Camera, Screen quality
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
I give this an A-
Owned for 1 week when reviewed.
I gave this a five-star review but what I really mean to do is 4.5. the reason that I take away 5 is that the battery depletes rather quickly. Other than that it is great to have a phone that then turns into something bigger. I love the fact that I can extend my screen and have two jobs running simultaneously on each side of the screen. I usually do zoom on one for school and then documents and other stuff on the other.
I have had a hard time finding a decent pace for this because the ones that I see have negative and are expensive at that. Also I had some connecting issues when I first tried to use an unlocked phone with Sprint it did not work, also the T-Mobile version do not work on my account, ultimately I found this Sprint version on bestbuy.com and this will work perfectly. This is q great piece of technology however the price is really high. I had to find a discount and then trade in my S20.
I wish the phone would cost like $1300 instead of $1800. An ipad pro is only $1.2k but it will outlive this phone for sure. I'm not sure that this phone will last for 5 years. For the price tag i sure hope so because I will not be able to afford an upgrade. My battery is a huge concern. However the phone itself is very reliable and is super fast. Not to mention the quality of the screen is amazing. The refresh rate is way better than the iPhone for sure. I didn't like that they removed the slot for the memory card because now I can't extend the memory.
I definitely don't regret buying this phone. If you do get it of insurance because if the screen breaks you're done. I put the best buy insurance that's for all my tech with total tech.
Ps the camera is amazing
I have used the Fold3 for about two days so far after receiving it on launch day. To me, it lives up to the hype.
The device itself feels sturdier than the Fold2 I used to have. The difference in materials used for the Armor Aluminum casing is noticeable. Its appearance is more refined as well, with a beautiful finish on the silver model and a slimmer, rounded camera array compared to the blocky array on the Fold2. The Addition of IPX8 is fantastic and quite a feat for a third-generation foldable device. This week was the first time where I brought my foldable outside in the rain and had no worries about it.
The main display is noticeably brighter on the Fold3 due to changes in the display technology. Colors are brilliant as well. The biggest improvement here is that the crease has almost completely disappeared! I have been using the S Pen Fold Edition heavily and can't tell the crease is there when I glide the Pen across it. Though it is still visible at different angles, it is less noticeable and allows better immersion with the main display. The cover display now features adaptive refresh up to 120 Hz just like the main display, which elevates the refined feel of the device.
The software upgrades are amazing, to say the least. Having the ability to keep a permanent taskbar on the side; being able to force applications to work with Flex Mode, split view, and pop-up view; and adjusting aspect ratios for individual apps is a godsend on an unconventional productivity-focused device.
I will go against the grain and say that the Under-Display Camera technology is well-implemented on the Fold3. Some reviewers harp on how terrible the pixels look over the camera lens. Unless your eyes will stay fixated on the camera the whole time you use the phone, you will not notice them most of the time. Usually your focus will be on the screen's content; I never notice the UDC pixels in my peripheral vision. To me, the viewing experience is uninterrupted. Besides, how are these pixels any worse than having a permanent black notch on the screen? In addition, the 4MP quality of the UDC is a moot point. Fold3 users will not be taking selfies with the main display because the phone will be too difficult to hold and operate when taking a selfie unfolded. 4MP is the kind of resolution used for video conferencing, which is the type of activity this camera is intended for anyway.
This is still an astoundingly expensive phone, easily double the price of other high-end flagships. The price alone is enough to deter casual phone users or users who would otherwise be interested in a productivity device. If you are not a user will be able to fully optimize the phablet experience, then this phone is not a good choice for the money you would be paying. It remains a niche option for power users.
A main downside that immediately comes to mind with this iteration is the S Pen implementation. Some reviews get this detail wrong -- the cover display DOES NOT support S Pen input. There are digitizers only under the main display. There may have been technological or financial limitations that prevented implementation on the cover display with this iteration. I would very much like to see Samsung work on rolling out S Pen support for both displays on the Fold4. Being able to whip out this masterpiece and jot down notes without having to unfold the device would further optimize productivity.
Similar to the S21, the Fold3 does not have a dedicated silo for the S Pen. It also works only with the S Pen Fold Edition and the S Pen Pro due to different frequencies and pen tips. This can be a bummer for Note fans who like the dedicated silo, but this was likely a compromise Samsung made to keep the phone from getting too large (both the S Pen Fold Edition and Pro are thicker than the phone itself). Samsung offers a case that will hold the Fold Edition, but there is no storage option for the Pro.
Case options are limited since the device just launched, but it would be nice to see a good-looking case that holds a Pen AND features a kickstand. This is important to me because my media consumption on the Fold3 is pretty heavy. The S Pen Flip case can kind-of work as a kickstand, but from my experience it is temperamental and depends on the kind of surface you set the phone on (smooth, low-friction surfaces like countertops don't provide enough resistance to keep the case flap from sliding). Some available cases have a kickstand, but as of writing there is precisely one case that can store an S Pen and it is the Flip Case.
Overall, whether this device works for you will depend mainly on how much value you need to get out of your phone. I do not recommend this device for most people simply because most people do not need this level of power and usability out of their phone. For those of you who need a tablet that can double as a phone, the Fold3 is definitely worth considering.
My wife dropped and broke her Samsung S20 and she went to replace it with another but all out of stock. Instead, she got this one. At first, she didn't know if she was going to like it. Its much heavier due to it folds. You can use it both ways. Great for watching movies on. But after a week, she loves it. For her to keep it in her purse its great, for me its too big and heavy for pocket.
I had the Galaxy Z Fold 3 5G phone for 2 weeks and I am still exploring all the options available, so far I am happy with my choice. I am looking forward for the S-Pen that we have ordered to even use the phone more efficiently.
The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about connectivity, design, durability and portability. Editors are less positive about sound and price and have mixed opinions about screen. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 93/100 = Excellent quality.
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A:AnswerI had the same issue as I was a Sprint customer. They told me my plan was not a full T-Mobile account. What I ended up doing was going to T-Mobile to make sure I had a full T-Mobile account then got the phone from Best Buy and took it to T-Mobile to activate.
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Once there, go to For You and check the Promotions tab. You should see an option to redeem your purchase for the Samsung Credit. Follow the instructions to complete the redemption. You should receive a response within 48 hours of submission. If it is successful, you will receive your Samsung Credit within 4-6 weeks.