Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2: Speaking of durability and fast performance, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 is it. Moreover, it now supports a S Pen + it brings an IPX8 rating (water resistant). All these juice you get on the Galaxy Z Fold 3 at an affordable price than previous generation. Let’s get down to the full comparison:

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Key Specs

  • 7.6″ Dynamic AMOLED (120Hz) when ( unfolded )
  • 6.2″ Dynamic AMOLED (120Hz) when ( folded )
  • 12 GB RAM
  • 256/512 GB ROM
  • 12 + 12 + 12MP
  • 10MP selfie
  • Snapdragon 888 5G
  • Android 11
  • 4,400 mAh battery (25W)

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 Key Specs

  • 7.6″ Dynamic AMOLED (120Hz) when ( unfolded )
  • 6.2″ Super AMOLED (120Hz) when ( folded )
  • 12 GB RAM
  • 256/512 GB ROM
  • 12 + 12 + 12MP
  • 10MP selfie
  • Snapdragon 865+ 5G
  • Android 10; upgradeable to Android 11
  • 4,500 mAh battery (25W)

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Display

The Samsung Galaxy Fold 3 has a 7.6-inch Dynamic AMOLED touchscreen with 120Hz refresh rate. It brings S Pen support and water resistant. The cover display measures 6.2-inch Dynamic AMOLED with 120Hz refresh rate. Compared to last gen, the Fold 3 is more lightweight.

While Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 on the other hand has a 7.6-inch Dynamic AMOLED touchscreen with 120Hz support. But the cover display with 6.2-inch Super AMOLED doesn’t feature high refresh rate.

By default, the Samsung Galaxy Fold 3 will natively enhance productivity because of its S Pen support and UI customization.

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Camera

These two foldable devices have similar camera setup. 12MP OIS main snapper, 12MP periscope 2x telephoto lens and 12MP ultrawide lens. While upfront, both devices have 10MP selfie camera. Also the rear cameras on both phones can record video in 4K resolution.

However, the Fold 3 has a 4MP under display camera on the native screen. It is noticeable and ineffective. Unlike the Fold 2 with a punch hole 10MP that is very useful.

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Performance | Storage | RAM | 5G

Samsung Galaxy Fold 3 is powered by Snapdragon 888 5G chipset. Paired with 12GB RAM and 256/512GB storage options. The Snapdragon 888 chipset is built on a 5nm process. It is faster and more battery efficient.

On the other hand, Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 is powered by Snapdragon 865+ 5G chipset. Paired with 12GB RAM + 256/512GB storage.

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Software

These two smartphones boot their respective skin software on top of Android OS out of the box. And according to samsung, 4 years major OS update is certain on both devices.

Battery

There is a slight difference when it comes to their battery life. The Samsung Galaxy Fold 3 battery is 4,400 mAh capacity. While that of Galaxy Fold 2 is 4,500 mAh capacity. Both support 25W fast charge. So yes, to spell it out, the Galaxy Fold 2 battery last longer but not much of a difference anyway.

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Price

The latest Samsung Galaxy Fold 3 is more affordable at launch with a starting price of $1,799 for the 12/256GB model. However, the Galaxy Fold 2 of 2020 was more expensive at launch. Although due to the arrival of the Galaxy Fold 3, the Fold 2 have started getting discounts in major stores.

Conclusion

With the latest Samsung Galaxy Fold 3 you’ll get a water resistant feature, a faster processor and a S Pen support. And impressively, you get all these features at a more affordable price.

So if I’m to score both foldable devices by percentage. I’ll score the Samsung Galaxy Fold 3 (55%) while the Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 gets (45%).

Where to buy Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3
Buy Galaxy Z Fold 3Price
Buy From Amazon UK£1,599
Buy From Amazon$1,800
Buy From Amazon Germany€1,799
Where to buy Galaxy Z Fold 3

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