The REFINED foldable: Galaxy Z Fold 3 review

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 foldable phone turns into an Android tablet that is actually nice to use. An objectively ridiculous selfie camera is offset by stylus support, water resistance, and an improved screen that is way nicer to the touch. Dieter Bohn has all that and more in this review.

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  1. Tim S

    Tim S


    The technology of foldable devices is only going to get better. I just think samsung needs to take in more regular people’s ideas, which would allow them to think outside the box and consider new ideas.



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    Getting this over the iPhone 13 pro

  3. cheeteriah


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    Waterproof and S pen upped the game for me. Wish there was a place ON the phone for the pen!! Great video!!

  4. newfnshow031


    5 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Get an ipad mini

  5. Fonzie


    7 दिवसांपूर्वी

    I predict, the Fold 4 will eliminate the crease, perfect underdisplay cameras and optimize the size of the phone. Samsung has perfected the design and infrastructure of the Fold. The next version will perfect the concept and I see Samsung introducing another form factor shortly thereafter. An even larger display!

  6. Davy Moon

    Davy Moon

    8 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Why didn't you just put the phone in the jug that was already full of water?

  7. Lucky Me!

    Lucky Me!

    11 दिवसांपूर्वी

    I just recently purchased my fold 3 this past week and honestly I can't put my phone down!! I enjoy watching INblow, movies, my stocks, play games and the list goes on and on!! This phone it's simply amazing!😆

  8. My Account __

    My Account __

    13 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Dieter is the only guy I like on verge

  9. J Pow

    J Pow

    13 दिवसांपूर्वी

    People make excuses but Bottom line. People don't want pay the price. 200 dollar price drop is not enough. I loved the fold 2 and now I have fold 3. I'm all for samsung foldables

  10. Jerome Gold

    Jerome Gold

    15 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Great review. The fold is nice, but it still isn't a note.

  11. Mistic DW

    Mistic DW

    17 दिवसांपूर्वी

    The fold 2 is actually unofficially water resistant too, and it stood up to dust tests

  12. emy2310


    17 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Gosh, I am OCD, but tech reviewers surpass me big time. Upset about the 'visible' camera in the inside screen? Come on people!!!

  13. rootlinux Productions

    rootlinux Productions

    18 दिवसांपूर्वी

    The remark about multitasking. Really? Try that on ANY apple phone or tablet right now.

  14. Cisco


    19 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Someone watches Evangelion.👍

  15. mena seven

    mena seven

    19 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Nice short review, The Samsung Z Fold 3 is a nice phone but it is missing the SD card slot.

  16. epoen2012


    19 दिवसांपूर्वी

    I don't have time to rewatch all the z fold 3 reviews so I'll ask this here.... I saw in 1 review someone using it as an ereader and the layout was 2 pages side by side. What app is this possible in? I've tried about a dozen and I can't reproduce it.

  17. Yaseen Muhammed

    Yaseen Muhammed

    19 दिवसांपूर्वी

    *Hot take:* 1) Multitasking in Fold 3 is better than in iPad. 2) iPad is way more fluid in what it does, though.

  18. Marc Donnellan

    Marc Donnellan

    20 दिवसांपूर्वी

    That crease though

  19. Max


    20 दिवसांपूर्वी

    😍😍 I love the Z Flip 3

  20. Ungal Naan

    Ungal Naan

    20 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Won’t stop talking about the fact that he’d reported the broken phone… every time!

  21. John Snake

    John Snake

    20 दिवसांपूर्वी

    This is the best review for the Fold 3. You make the best point at the end that no other reviewer has - this is what foldables will be until there is a technological breakthrough so no point holding out if you want a foldable

  22. Kanna Sai

    Kanna Sai

    20 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Honest review..!! But not ready to buy it yet..for this price ..!

  23. Matthew Hunter

    Matthew Hunter

    21 दिवसापूर्वी

    I do like mine quite a lot...

  24. JJ Reyes

    JJ Reyes

    21 दिवसापूर्वी

    The under display Camera is awesome 👌 this reviewer is picky lol 😆 I love everything about this fold 3 phone is awesome love everything about it +120hz refresh rate 😀 thanks Samsung

  25. Tommy Gazi

    Tommy Gazi

    21 दिवसापूर्वी

    I pre ordered mine. Can’t wait to get it!

  26. Heat Club 9

    Heat Club 9

    21 दिवसापूर्वी

    0:10 - They're not wrong for thinking that...

  27. cmair77


    21 दिवसापूर्वी

    you actually like it, cool

  28. How's Yomamaanddem

    How's Yomamaanddem

    22 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Horrible video who wants to listen to water pour into a vase? NOT ME 🤮

  29. Tirbo Max

    Tirbo Max

    22 दिवसांपूर्वी

    im sold at waterproof

  30. B Shah

    B Shah

    22 दिवसांपूर्वी

    The pre orders for the Fold and Flip are very high, so consumers like folding devices.

  31. d t

    d t

    22 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Apple try to copy the Fold and couldnt do it. Lol! Goes to show you Samsung is the best.

  32. Amir Feisal Ruzainee

    Amir Feisal Ruzainee

    22 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Im not buying it until they bring back/include the -notification light -heartbeat sensor with health app -fix invisible camera to proper version -proper intergration silo of s pen with air gestures -more durable main screen folding glass

    • Amir Feisal Ruzainee

      Amir Feisal Ruzainee

      22 दिवसांपूर्वी

      @Padsfan619 well if samsung wants sell their phone to right audience business class people, directors, CEOs. then they better get their product right with basics. they should stop focusing making phones with big screens just for kids/teens to play games better. 1800USD come on samsung. for this money make it a better tool people can use for productivity, work and leisure. then people will buy it more.

    • Padsfan619


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      I’ll let Samsung know 1 guy has a list nobody cares about

  33. vito libido

    vito libido

    22 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Great review I’m a big phone guy but I’m a little nervous being a iPhone guy and making the jump

  34. vito libido

    vito libido

    22 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Great review

  35. OXIR


    22 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Who else has saw the original thumbnail of this video before they changed it?

  36. Almer Ammar

    Almer Ammar

    22 दिवसांपूर्वी

    well its run out of stock, so foldable happening i guess

  37. Miz Parker

    Miz Parker

    22 दिवसांपूर्वी

    I miss my note ultra but loving this lil mini tablet 😍. Got mine for $826 total with freebies from Samsung.

  38. Austin Powell

    Austin Powell

    22 दिवसांपूर्वी

    The decision process is really helped (literally and figuratively) by the fact that you can finally go and fold one at your nearest carrier or Best Buy. Being able to see and hold one in person has given me enough confidence to skip the Pixel 6 launch. I'm ready for my foldable future. Besides, I look at a lot of PDFs every day.

  39. Linda Mora

    Linda Mora

    22 दिवसांपूर्वी

    your thoughtson surface phone?

  40. 123abc


    22 दिवसांपूर्वी

    zfold is selling like hotcakes, also the price you actually pay after trade in is much less than the MSRP since Samsung offers generous trade in values.

    • Samuel Manny

      Samuel Manny

      22 दिवसांपूर्वी

      @Padsfan619 dude, it's not even a month can't say I'm wrong already. Esp Xiaomi and others are about to release their versions too at lower price with better specs. More and more people are becoming budget conscious and choose durability and battery life at better specs than novelty.

    • Padsfan619


      22 दिवसांपूर्वी

      @Samuel Manny wrong

    • Samuel Manny

      Samuel Manny

      22 दिवसांपूर्वी

      Only from tech enthusiasts who preordered...after 1 month....ordinary people wont.

  41. migi rango

    migi rango

    23 दिवसांपूर्वी

    I think it's a cool phone 📱 and surprise samsung was able to make it this far with this phone. but it's still to big for me, and don't like when you fold it, it's not wide enough to be a normal phone screen size. if it was like the samsung 21 ultra screen size, now would be cool 😎. but if I needed one I would but it. but for everyday phone not yet. still like the s21 ultra

  42. Saman Monajemi

    Saman Monajemi

    23 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Plz give us note 21 and don't use us like lab rats 🤣🤣🤣

  43. GhostCoffee


    23 दिवसांपूर्वी

    I bought before the review but im excited to get it even more now

  44. GhostCoffee


    23 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Samsung > Apple

  45. cib227


    23 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Can't wait to get this new iteration. That phone in the vase.. wow!

  46. Rich Hughes

    Rich Hughes

    23 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Great concept, but only if you have cash to burn.

  47. Brootis Rinzler

    Brootis Rinzler

    23 दिवसांपूर्वी

    I got a Z Fold 3, and I noticed the IMEI number is printed on the back of the device in a micro-tiny font. Is this how retail mods are coming...??

  48. torpedob1


    23 दिवसांपूर्वी

    "Interior camera is super distracting". Do you prefer the black hole?..

  49. Nipun Sharma

    Nipun Sharma

    23 दिवसांपूर्वी

    “Photos are too-bright, too-vivid and still over sharpened” Nothing sums Samsung phones better. Since 2011.

  50. n


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    Pretty sure Z fold 4 will be better... So it isn't as good as it gets...

  51. T. Edwards

    T. Edwards

    23 दिवसांपूर्वी

    I just received mine today! I'm so excited 😊

  52. Pat Ozmanov

    Pat Ozmanov

    23 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Watching this video on fold 3. This phone is awesome.

  53. Android.A i Android.A

    Android.A i Android.A

    24 दिवसांपूर्वी

    I like the Samsung flip up phone 2020

  54. FlipMcFly


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    Thought the camera was the same as the s21????

  55. J Dominique

    J Dominique

    24 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Excited for this type of tech 3 years down the line when it's been refined!

  56. Lou Lou

    Lou Lou

    24 दिवसांपूर्वी

    I have the z flip 5G after having Notes for years and I hate it. I'm going to switch to this model. Thanks for the review.

  57. 2billion09


    24 दिवसांपूर्वी

    My z fold 3 was just delivered and no new sim card.. I thought all new phones come with new sim cards?

  58. John Tanzer

    John Tanzer

    24 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Splendid technology but not there yet. When it is the same thickness as my Note 20U5G and has a silo for the stylus I might be interested - as long as it was half the price. In the meantime I am happy to wait.

  59. UnboxTyler


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    I’m not hating but did Samsung just release a “me too” feature that the company hasn’t fully researched and developed well yet? I mean, it’s obvious. Don’t get me wrong, I am super excited for the ZF3, it’s a beautiful phone and can’t wait to pick it up tomorrow. Do I think they should have left this feature for the next iteration of the device? Yes. Why? Because the company (Samsung) just isn’t ready for the technology, even though they are so close to accomplishing it, I feel like they were working on other things like water resistance and other features rather than focusing on the big picture at the same time and when it came time to announce it, the technology was unfortunately premature still and they knew that and decided to roll with it anyway. In my mind, I think Samsung just wanted to be the first runner up to the competition of a folding phone with a UDC on the inner flexing display. Lastly, so I don’t get hated on, I understand that there may be a HUGE technological stand point in engineering a camera under a flexible display and also may be the reason for Samsung’s decision to pixelate the area. Who knows. And to make things clear, I am not saying Samsung should of just focused on the UDC, that’s not it. It’s the fact that they didn’t spend enough in R&D to really pull the trick off.

  60. WokeNFree


    24 दिवसांपूर्वी

    If you leave it in the vase for long enough, does it sprout a Note 21 Ultra?

  61. Tony C

    Tony C

    24 दिवसांपूर्वी

    great review thanks

  62. iTablet


    24 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Apple needs to push the envelope again. Samsung is more exciting. Even if the ideas are not fully baked yet.

  63. iTablet


    24 दिवसांपूर्वी

    How sad that Samsung does multitasking better on a phone than iPadOS on the iPad. iPadOS 15 is still too primitive.

  64. evdakker


    24 दिवसांपूर्वी

    A very sound review. And when even the somewhat Apple-centric Verge struggles to criticise it, Samsung must really be doing something right

  65. Erick Helena

    Erick Helena

    24 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Have you tried DEX ?

  66. Saad Islam

    Saad Islam

    24 दिवसांपूर्वी

    So a notch isn't distracting but the under display cam is...WTF GET OUTTA HERE

  67. JFK Author

    JFK Author

    24 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Waiting impatiently for FedEx, which currently has my phone package and should be delivering it today! Haven't been this excited about a new phone since--wait for it--the Galaxy S5, 7 years ago, and boy is this an upgrade! Thanks for a great video--obviously I have a lot to learn about how to use this new phone! Lots of new bells and whistles to play with!

  68. Bryan Torresdey

    Bryan Torresdey

    24 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Wait a year get it for half

  69. Joey Ortiz

    Joey Ortiz

    24 दिवसांपूर्वी

    U can tell Crapple fan boys anywhere!!

  70. Travel Stories

    Travel Stories

    24 दिवसांपूर्वी

    verge always try to nitpick, thats now how you review things.

  71. Alise


    24 दिवसांपूर्वी

    can you use the s pen to snap photos like the note 10?

  72. Aaron Crawford

    Aaron Crawford

    24 दिवसांपूर्वी

    I think those are made up reactions

  73. Rahul R

    Rahul R

    24 दिवसांपूर्वी

    ypu almost convinced me to get one...but my bank balance convinced me otherwise :p

  74. Jonas Svensson

    Jonas Svensson

    24 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Nice and good video, can you whatch streaming aps and INblow on the full big screen?

  75. Monarch


    24 दिवसांपूर्वी

    A little wider cover screen , a little tough inner glass & 1400$ price point. Your 2nd point will be no more.

  76. Ray Liao

    Ray Liao

    24 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Huawei Mate X2 maybe an even better folding phone

  77. Donny Stanley

    Donny Stanley

    24 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Honestly, at this point $1,800 is the only thing holding me back. Think I'll wait to see what the Suface Duo 2 brings to the table.

  78. Darwin Cruz

    Darwin Cruz

    24 दिवसांपूर्वी

    I always like it when you do reviews. There is a fun element in your delivery

  79. Pulak Trivedi

    Pulak Trivedi

    24 दिवसांपूर्वी

    The contrast and saturation is bit on the higher side in the B roll footage. I hope you have a solution to it. 🙂

  80. Anthony Banks

    Anthony Banks

    24 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Buy the Z fold 3 if you care more than just about camera's. This is why I left Apple. Apple just doesn't know how to connect with people who don't care about the latest camera upgrade. Also Apple is too afraid to take risks. Whilst Samsung just goes for it.

  81. Anthony Banks

    Anthony Banks

    24 दिवसांपूर्वी

    I just got my Z fold 3 and I love it

  82. Daniel Lee

    Daniel Lee

    24 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Just got mine today!

  83. Bluerocket94


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    Honestly. If they called it the note with a proper s pen slot in the phone, s pen works on both screen easily, and has expandable memory like a note. Would totally move from my current note to a note fold. As well, would be interesting to see a note size screen on the front screen. Only to open up into this massive and proper tablet. But will be a very large device unless they can make it thin as they make it wide. I think I want to wait a generation or two before converting.

  84. Abdulai Bah

    Abdulai Bah

    24 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Goodbye Note.

  85. felixplace2


    24 दिवसांपूर्वी

    No thanks.. I will stick with my LG V60 and my Note 10 Plus with expendable memory.

  86. Babak


    24 दिवसांपूर्वी

    S pen does not work with cover screen! Big deal breaker

  87. AJ


    24 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Anyone else get worried at 2:25?

  88. Godwin Bassey

    Godwin Bassey

    24 दिवसांपूर्वी

    What's wrong with Android devices? 😏

  89. protectorofillinois3


    25 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Since it doesn't come with the s-pen and has no option to expand memory, I'm not buying this phone at all, so I'll pass.

  90. celticfdguy83


    25 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Really? CNN? Smh lol

  91. anthony i

    anthony i

    25 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Got mine today can’t wait to start playing with it 😀

  92. Daryl Sample

    Daryl Sample

    25 दिवसांपूर्वी

    This was really great video!

  93. Kurt D

    Kurt D

    25 दिवसांपूर्वी

    I would like to see a video review of one with a case on it. How would it affect the phone fold and how much more bulk are we looking at here? A case is absolutely necessary for the environment I would be using it in.

  94. toofine9


    25 दिवसांपूर्वी

    I just wish it was big like the note plus when closed

  95. Moozilla Moo

    Moozilla Moo

    25 दिवसांपूर्वी

    These types of phones are needed for an aging population.

  96. E T

    E T

    25 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Should I order mine?

  97. Joel Gruber

    Joel Gruber

    25 दिवसांपूर्वी

    watching on my Z Fold 3 :)

  98. hj P

    hj P

    25 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Dieter's reviews are so on point, balanced and fair. Him being charming and watchable is icing on top. Thanks a lot the Verge!

  99. B. Merrill

    B. Merrill

    25 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Absolutely stupid how they are serializing the parts within the phone now and are not letting you mess with the bootloader without disabling the camera entirely. Because we all should know by now we don't really own the product. Do not support Samsung going down this path. The S10e is the last good phone that is made by Samsung and has all the features I want in it.

  100. Sumit Terkhedkar

    Sumit Terkhedkar

    25 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Cameras aren’t the point? WTF are you talking about?