Nowadays, there aren’t many smartphones that can be deemed distinctive, and even fewer offer an experience as specialized as the Galaxy Z Fold 4. On paper, it appears to be only a slight advance over the gadget from the previous year. It is a little lighter, shorter, wider, and slimmer. The processor is faster, the camera is better, and the hinge is sleeker.
However, the experience as a whole is much greater than the sum of its components. It’s the continual improvement of something that was already quite outstanding. A more focused application of a relatively new idea that keeps making more and more sense to a segment of consumers that won’t accept anything less than the biggest and best Samsung phone ever produced.
The Galaxy Z Fold 4 maintains the feeling of using a product from the not-too-distant future. Every time I use it, it still draws attention, and the Fold 4 reasserts Samsung’s dominance in the foldable market thanks to the redesigned taskbar and a few other improvements made possible by incorporating Android 12L into Samsung’s One UI. It’s still the best phone I’ve ever used, despite a few minor drawbacks. And I’ve utilized numerous phones.
There haven’t been any software updates since we began the review. The July 2022 security patch was installed on the Samsung One UI 4.1.1 on my review Z Fold 4. Android Central received a review copy of the Fold 4 from Samsung. For my wallpapers, I usually use Backdrops, which is available for free download(opens in a new tab) on the Google Play Store.
The Galaxy Z Fold 4 is available on all major U.S. carriers, unlocked, and worldwide starting on August 26, 2022, after preorders started on August 10, 2022. Samsung offers the customary array of trade-in incentives to help down the price of the Galaxy Z Fold 4 in the United States, where it is sold for $1,799 unlocked.
Similar offers are being made by US carriers and shops like Best Buy. The best Galaxy Z Fold 4 deals(opens in a new tab) frequently result in a trade-in that cuts the cost in half. Three color options are available for the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4: Gray-green (which doesn’t appear green at all), Phantom Black, and Beige.
|Category||Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4|
|Display||7.6-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2x, LTPO (1-120Hz), 2176×1812, 21.6:18|
|Cover display||6.2-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2x, LTPO (48-120Hz), 2316×904, 23.1:9|
|Chipset||Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1|
|Storage||256GB, 512GB, or 1TB|
|Rear Camera 1||50MP, ƒ/1.8, 1.0μm, 85-degree FoV (main camera)|
|Rear Camera 2||12MP, ƒ/2.2, 1.12μm, 123-degree FoV (ultra-wide)|
|Rear Camera 3||10MP, ƒ/2.4, 1.10μm, 3x optical zoom|
|Cover Camera||10MP, ƒ/2.2, 1.22μm, 80-degree FOV|
|Inside Camera||4MP, ƒ/1.8, 2.0μm, 80-degree FOV|
|Battery||4,400mAh (dual 2,200mAh batteries)|
|Charging||25W fast charging, 10-15W fast wireless charging 2.0, 4.5W reverse wireless charging|
|Dimensions (folded)||67.1 wide x 155.1 tall x 15.8mm thin|
|Dimensions (unfolded)||130.1 wide x 155.1 tall x 6.3mm thin|
|Water and dust resistance||IPX8|
|Colors||Gray-green, Phantom Black, Beige, Burgundy (Samsung.com exclusive)|
As was the case with Fold 2 and 3, Fold 4’s outside (left) edge no longer has a thick bezel; instead, it is significantly thinner and is just slightly wider than the bezel on the right side. Samsung has made the outside screen’s bezels smaller in order to better utilize the Fold 4’s substantial physical space.