Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 vs Z Fold 2

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2

If you are thinking of buying yourself the new Z Fold 3, you probably want to know whether or not the new device is worth the extra money or how it’s different.

Here’s how the Galaxy Z Fold 3, compares to its predecessor, the Z Fold 2.

The new Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 will be released on Friday, August 27 in the US and September 6th in Nigeria. 

For interested buyers, the third generation Z Fold can now be preordered on Samsung’s website and will be available for sale from August 27th at a starting price of N900k in dollars $1,799.99.

Design and Display

Both Z Folds look similar, but Samsung has made the Z Fold 3 much tougher. Its water-resistant, something the Z Fold 2 doesn’t offer, and the combination of an “Armor Aluminum” body, Gorilla Glass outer screen and a new PET layer on the inner screen means the Z Fold 3 should be much more resistant to scratches and drops too. The Z Fold 3 is even a little slimmer and lighter than the Z Fold 2 as well.

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While the cover displays of Z Fold 3 and the Z Fold 2 are nearly identical, the new Z Fold 3 screen now refreshes at 120Hz compared to 60Hz. And for the inner panel, Samsung is using an under-display camera, allowing them to provide users with a full-screen experience.

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The Z Fold 2 featured the Snapdragon 865 Plus chipset, whereas the Z Fold 3 features this year’s top-of-the-line Snapdragon 888. The new chipset brings 25 percent better CPU performance and a 35 percent improvement in graphics. The Z fold 3 comes in 12GB of RAM and 256GB or 512GB storage.

Camera Specifications

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Both the Z Fold 2 and Z Fold 3 feature a rear setup consisting of a 12MP ultra-wide, a 12MP wide and a 12MP telephoto and 2x Zoom. The front camera has a 10MP camera.


Samsung took a small step backwards according to the specs. The Z Fold 2 offered a 4,500 mAh battery, but the Z Fold 3 offers 4,400 mAh instead. Nevertheless, both phones support wireless charging and the Z Fold 3 comes with a 25W wire fast charger.

I know you thinking the changes are not enough, but one thing you should know is the new Z fold 3 is compact, water-resistant, tougher, scratch-proof, has a better camera than the Z Fold 2 and the starting price is lower.

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