Why doesn’t anyone buy flip phones? The latest smartphone innovation only accounts for 1% of the market, according to the Korean electronics industry site. the elect, reporting on Samsung. Compared to flagship phones like the Galaxy S22or best-selling budget phones like the galaxy a13foldable phones are a blip on the market’s radar. That doesn’t make sense, considering how great they are.
If you’re thinking of buying a new phone during the black friday offer season, are you going to hold it in your hand first? Normally, I’d say you don’t need to try a phone before you buy one. That’s why we’re here, to lay hands on everyone and then tell you what the best phones to buy. Unfortunately some of you are ignoring my adviceSo now I’m telling you to go out and fold a phone.
Go to your local Best Buy or favorite wireless carrier store and insist on folding the phone in half. I highly recommend folding the Samsung Galaxy ZFlip 4but Galaxy Z Fold 4 it’s also a delightful phone to fold. Don’t just look at pictures on the phone and don’t let someone else fold it for you. Go to the store, take the phone and fold it.
Try to make sure the screen is on, because only then will you get the full effect. That effect is not so much magic as the feeling of living a paradox: I have a big phone. The phone is glass. The phone works. I fold the phone. Does not break. The phone works.
Don’t believe what I say, believe what you feel
I can say “You won’t believe it!” but the experience is much more than that. It will feel impossible in your hands. Your arms will resist putting force on the phone to close it. You’ve trained your muscles for this to break a phone. Then go ahead and do it anyway. You break the phone.
The phone does not break. It is solid and rigid. Samsung flip phones don’t open or close with a flick of the wrist, like old-school flip phones used to. You must apply pressure and they can hold their shape at any angle.
That means you can use a partially closed Galaxy Z Flip 4, for no good reason, just because you like the way it looks. Actually, for long-threaded social networks like Twitter, splitting my screen into a top and bottom part helps me focus on what I’m reading at the top, while keeping the view larger.
It’s more fun to use the phone that way, but you won’t believe me if I tell you. You have to see it. You have to go and try it. You have to go and fold a phone.
Mind you, bending may not be your thing
There’s an obvious risk to phone manufacturers when I tell them to go and hold phones and bend them. Some phones feel better than others. If you’re a US reader, there’s a better than average chance you have an iPhone. The iPhone feels better.
The iPhone is incomparable in the hand. Apple leaves no holes in its phones. There are no offensive wrinkles. You can turn the phone over and over in your hand and your palm will never catch on a sharp edge. The same is not true of almost any other device manufacturer.
The Galaxy Z Flip 4 has a crease. There’s no way to hide it, but somehow it never bothers me. I don’t mean it the way I mean the iPhone 14 Notch doesn’t bother me, which means he totally bothers me, but I get over it.
Not only does the crease of the Galaxy Z Flip 4 never bother me, but it also adds some character to the phone when I swipe across the surface. I hope future phones don’t have the crease, but it won’t get in my way, not in the slightest.
Only Samsung would bother to keep folding phones
Until I borrowed the Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Galaxy Z Fold 4 from AT&T, I never used a flip phone. I never wanted to buy one, or check one out in person. The original flip phones were fun and useful, but not practical for everyone. I ignored them, like most buyers, so even when the fourth generation of Samsung foldables hit the market, the foldable market is only one percent of all smartphones.
That’s small. That’s so unbelievably small that I wonder why Samsung still bothers. Samsung dedicates half of its phone release cycle to foldable phones. The entire Galaxy Note family, a device that spawned a flotilla of loyal fans, has been merged with the flagship. Galaxy S22 Ultraand the Fold and Flip devices get the entire second half of the year.
Samsung is not wrong to pay so much attention to foldables. Until we get to face phones, the foldable is the next step in the evolution of smartphones. If foldable phones don’t sound exciting, I might suggest that hearing about them isn’t a convincing argument. Even seeing them is not quite believing. You have to go and fold one.