TECH & GAMING
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 is a two-for-one dream
Words by Nathan Irvine
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Half and half
We've almost reached a stage in time now where choosing a smartphone that isn't from Apple, is a hipster's choice. Pull a device out of your pocket that isn't running iOS and you'll be spending the next 10-15 minutes explaining what on Earth you have in your hand. But while the rampant sales of iPhone are dominant, there are alternatives. Not just that, but a raft of handsets that are genuinely technical marvels. The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 is a shining example of this.
Samsung had a tricky start to its foldable phone future. Early models were prone to screens cracking and a number of little errors that soured the launch. But with the Z Fold3, Samsung realises its dream.
At first touch, this Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 feels sleek and robust. Folded in half, it somehow manages to stay slim and slides into your pocket with ease. The front screen that comes alive with a double-tap is impressive looking and allows you to take a call or see messages with ease. But it's when you open it up, that the device comes alive.
Its screen is outstanding and you barely notice the groove that lives between the fold. It's quick and responsive to use, and you can soon be zipping between apps intuitively. One of the most impressive parts of it is how the typing out Word documents feels so natural. No laptop on your long journey? No problem, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 is a mighty word processor that's slick and straightforward to use.
But it's the entertainment side of things where it really excels. That huge screen is ideal for watching movies and TV shows, for example. And it's nothing short of magic when you see how it displays 4K videos - it's like having a tiny cinema screen in your hands.
The total combination really does bridge the gap for a need to own both a smartphone and tablet. This two-in-one device is certainly doing something that Apple is not. And for that, it's definitely worth the curious glances when you unveil the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 is your latest smartphone.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 is available now from AED 6,799
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