What you need to know
- Over the weekend, we polled AC readers to see if the Galaxy Z Fold 3 or Z Flip 3 announcement (re)ignited their interest in foldables.
- The majority of respondents said they would stick with more traditional form factors.
- Even though more people said they weren't interested in foldables than those who were curious about one or the other device, the answers were actually quite close.
The big buzz over the past week has been about the newest upgrades to Samsung's smartphone lineup — specifically, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3. Reviews of both devices are still forthcoming, but the tech world is already fawning over the upgrades, iterations, and enhancements that make each the class of the premium Android phone space.
Nearly 39% of poll respondents said they'd prefer to stay with more conventional form factors (even like the Galaxy Note series). However, when you combine the responses of those who said they were thinking about picking up a Galaxy Z Fold 3 (37%) and a Galaxy Z Flip 3 (25%), there were technically more respondents who were interested in a foldable phone, which is quite interesting and bodes well for the success of this third generation of innovative Samsung smartphones.
Here's a sample of what some of our readers had to say about their choices:
I am tech addicted and swap flagships about every 6 months, going back and forth between iOS and Android. Foldables are a nope for me. Hate the creases and the screwy aspect ratios of the displays.I am tech addicted and swap flagships about every 6 months, going back and forth between iOS and Android. Foldables are a nope for me. Hate the creases and the screwy aspect ratios of the displays.— Cory Z (@2muchcoffee4me) August 14, 2021August 14, 2021
Z Flip seems OK, but generally I don't see me getting a foldable phone in near future...unless I get it for free.Z Flip seems OK, but generally I don't see me getting a foldable phone in near future...unless I get it for free.— Zdravko Skeledzic (@ZSkeledzic) August 15, 2021August 15, 2021
Our poll is closed, but we still want to hear from you in the comments or on social media. Do these phones make you want a foldable now?
Jeramy is proud to help *Keep Austin Weird* and loves hiking in the hill country of central Texas with a breakfast taco in each hand. When he's not writing about smart home gadgets and wearables, he's defending his relationship with his smart voice assistants to his family. You can follow him on Twitter at @jeramyutgw.
Has promise but is too pricey. Get them to $500 ish and people will bite.
So half the price of the S series? That seems like a huge ask.
223/583 total votes.. Yup, that's definitely enough people to suggest foldables are dead. 🙄🥱 You used to be better than this. For instance, 38% is not a majority. The majority of people ARE interested in one or the other foldables, and 25% of people are interested in the flip itself! Those are not small numbers..
I've already ordered my Flip3. The candy bar form factor is still comfortable in my hands, even my Note 10+, but it's not so comfortable in my clothes. It's too long for my front pants pocket and at my size, if I put it in my back pocket and sit down, it's a goner. That leaves my shirt pocket and while that works, it doesn't look very good especially when you're in a business meeting. Getting the Flip, which can fold down relatively small and fit into my front pants pocket, is exactly what I need right now.
Bought the Fold 2 and loved it. Just pre-ordered the Fold 3. Not going back to a candy bar phone. My life has changed I got so much use out of it. It was worth every penny.
I like little phones; the Flip is almost all the way there ---- not enough memory. If no sdcard, no buy.
"However, when you combine the responses of those who said they were thinking about picking up a Galaxy Z Fold 3 (37%) and a Galaxy Z Flip 3 (25%), there were technically more respondents who were interested in a foldable phone ..." So in other words, the title is totally misleading and nothing but clickbait.
Ife would like the Z Flip 3 but she can't justify the price.
I won't bite until Samsung gets serious with the cameras on these things.
I currently have a S20 Ultra. Was considering the S21 Ultra. Decided to hold out to see what the Fold 3 brings.
The large screen is a priority for me but also has to be pocketable and durable. Camera specs are not that important for me.
With Samsung's Trade-in offer, $100 discount for the 512GB, $100 instant discount, $100 accessory coupon, one free year of Samsung Care, plus some Samsung points, it was too good a deal to pass up for me and I ordered the Fold 3.
I don't like that there isn't a case that holds the stylus that does the front screen yet. Why bother with a front screen if you're not going to show it off (I'm talking to you Samsung). I do like the in-button finger print scanner. Sony did this year's ago and I loved it. They need to ditch the in-screen scanner and use this on and their phones. The foldable screen could be useful for me for taking notes during meetings as the larger size (than my Note). But I wouldn't use it enough to justify the cost.
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