The price consumers pay for new and future devices such as foldable phones exceeds the literal price. The longevity of these devices, given their youth, also needs to be involved in the decision-making process. Not really surprisingly, the Galaxy Fold fails nearly amazingly in its durability and repair, but Samsung now has over a year to fix things or at least improve them this time. . Fortunately for the Galaxy Z Fold 2, that appears to be the case, but iFixit still has some reservations about it.
The width of the outer shell and the glass back blew off almost easily, it was just too good to be true, and it really was. With just the right amount of heat and a lot of tingling, the outer surface of this Samsung 3rd foldable folds apart without any resistance. Unfortunately, this reveals a large number of emotions to test your patience.
The modular components of the Galaxy Z Fold 2 make life a little easier if you get to those parts. Having fewer cameras helps reduce anxiety when unlocking the phone. Unfortunately, the battery will be the battery and Samsung will be Samsung so remove both battery packs, and fortunately now compared to the first model it’s still a difficult and dangerous task.
However, Samsung has new systems introduced to improve the durability of foldable phones. The hinge system has been redesigned for fewer parts, but it actually provides more corners, while the frame surrounding the foldable screen has become more integrated into the design. Instead of foldable screen plastic, it now also uses foldable glass, making it less fragile than before.
Despite these improvements, the Galaxy Z Fold 2 hardly climbs the repairability index compared to its predecessor. With a score of 3 out of 10, that’s one more point than the previous Galaxy Fold plus Microsoft Surface Duo. This isn’t the most expensive phone, but given what you pay for, there’s an improvement in the longevity calculation of the device.