Is the Foldable Phone Worth It?



The foldable phone, something that sounds quite impossible in our world right now, is a modern day invention that’s ahead of its time.

Huawei, a Chinese telecommunications equipment company, created the Huawei Mate X. This is one of the biggest phone innovations to date, using bendable LCD technology to enable users to fold their phone screens in half without lag or delay.

Then, in April, Samsung came up with a much superior product: the Galaxy Fold. The foldable phone is undeniably an amazing product, but, like many products, it, of course, has its downsides. Are they worth it though?

“Ten years after the first Galaxy, we didn’t just change the shape of the phone. We changed the shape of tomorrow,” said Samsung.

The Galaxy Fold starts off as a one-screen phone but with a slimmer width than normal, having a 4.6-inch display, with the width being off proportion with the length. Once it is unfolded, the Samsung Fold is 7.3 inches. There is no delay when it unfolds. For example, if you have a video on the small initial screen, you just open the fold up and it is immediately on the full screen with no breaks or lag.

The Galaxy Fold has 16 gigabytes of RAM with 512 Gb of storage, with an extra slot of optional extra memory. Its internals have two times more space than what most phones have, making it one of the most internally advanced phones in the market. But there have been issues with the new Samsung.

Its screen was poorly designed and has what seems like a plastic pre-made screen protector that is really a key component to the actual screen itself. After a while, this plastic started to peel and people took it off. If the plastic was removed the whole screen would stop working, or, if they were lucky, it would just spaz out and glitch.

Now, for the other major foldable phone, the Mate X is even more worrisome. Instead of folding on top of itself, leaving some gap in between screen portions, the Mate X folds over itself backwards, making it incredibly obvious that there will be issues with the display. The phone has not even been released yet, but the dangers of a bendable LCD to the device are too great and such a risky move for Huawei, whose display bends 180 degrees.

After seeing the details, it’s obvious that a foldable phone, although sounding amazing, is ahead of its time. It’s one of those cases where it is too good to be true. Everything is set and ready except for the concept of incorporating bendable LCD to a device as small as a phone. After this, the public will be skeptical about the phone, which is good. Being skeptical doesn’t allow you to do something you might regret. Until we see something that has been thoroughly tested, the smartest move is to stick to our current phones for now.