The Galaxy Fold Not a Viable Product

Posted by Matt Birchler
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Samsung Galaxy Fold review: The future is an ugly disappointment | Ars Technica

Should you buy a Galaxy Fold? NO! God no. Are you crazy? The sky-high price, durability issues, nascent form factor, and new screen technology should rule the phone out for just about everyone. (Save your bendy tech dreams for Westworld season three.) Rather than a viable product, right now the Fold feels more like a publicly available prototype device that demonstrates an experimental new form factor.

I know some tech reviewers will disagree, but I really think the Galaxy Fold was always a prototype that Samsung let you buy. It’s clearly not ready for prime time and people got a thrill from using something early. It was like a concept car: it looks cool, it shows you some features that are coming down the road, but it doesn’t have air conditioning, handles poorly, and gets 9 miles to the gallon. It has cool elements, but giving it a “car of the year” award or suggesting anyone actually buy it would be stupid.