Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 vs Samsung Galaxy Fold 5G – Analysis, specs and prices

The new Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 phone has a 3 camera setup with a main lens of 12 MP, Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus processor chipset and a battery of 4500 mAh. On other side, the Samsung Galaxy Fold 5G also has interesting features. The comparison for both models with new specs are detailed next.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 vs Samsung Galaxy Fold 5G
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 vs Samsung Galaxy Fold 5G

Processor and Operating System

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus chipset and the processor has a total of 8 cores composed by 1 core of 3.09 GHz Kryo 485, 3 cores of 2.42 GHz Kryo 485 and 4 cores of 1.80 GHz Kryo 485. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 3090 MHz (megahertz). Some other special features include 64 bit architecture. Running on One UI 2.5 operating system.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus is a better chipset processor than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 used by the first galaxy Fold. 

Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy Fold 5G has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, the second processor has a total of 8 cores composed by 1 core of 2.84 GHz Kryo 485, 3 cores of 2.42 GHz Kryo 485 and 4 cores of 1.8 GHz Kryo 485. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 2840 MHz (megahertz). Some other special features include 64 bit architecture. And it’s running on One UI 2.5 OS system.

Graphics Processor (GPU)

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 is carrying a Qualcomm Adreno 650 gpu in the interior and the Samsung Galaxy Fold 5G has the Qualcomm Adreno 640 graphics processor.

Battery

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 battery capacity is 4500 mAh which is a 6.2% (percent) more powerful than the 4235 mAh offered by the Samsung Galaxy Fold 5G. Some features include Wireless charging, Fast charging, Non-removable, Qi/PMA wireless charging – 15 W, Wireless reverse charging – 4.5 W, Dual-cell battery and Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0.
The Samsung Galaxy Fold 5G battery include Wireless charging, Fast charging, Non-removable and Qi/PMA wireless charging – 15 W.

Screen

The device is using a AMOLED display with 2208 x 1768 pixels and a screen size of 7.6 in (inches).

Meanwhile the Samsung Galaxy Fold 5G is featuring a Dynamic AMOLED display with 2152 x 1536 pixels and a screen size of 7.3 in (inches).

As we can see here, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 is a 4.1% bigger than Samsung Galaxy Fold 5G screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 Samsung Galaxy Fold 5G
120 Hz Always-On Display
Always-On Display Capacitive
Capacitive Cover Super AMOLED display – 4.6 in; 720×1680 pixels
Cover Super AMOLED display – 6.2″; HDR10+
Dynamic AMOLED 2X Display Main Infinity Flex Display
HDR10+ Multi-touch
Infinity Flex Display Scratch resistant
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Ultra Thin Glass
Y-OCTA technology

RAM Memory and storage

On the memory hardware side, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 is carrying a ram memory of 12 GB (gigabytes) with some features like 2750 MHz (megahertz), LPDDR5 and Double channel.

The Samsung Galaxy Fold 5G is coming with a 12 GB (gigabytes) and it has some features like 2133 MHz (megahertz), LPDDR4X and Double channel.
In the basic edition, both phones have the same ram capacity of 12 gigabytes.

How much built-in storage space you can get for apps and saving photos, files and video? The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 comes with or 256 GB (gigabytes) or 512 GB (gigabytes). In the basic edition, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 gives a 100% more storage memory capacity than Samsung Galaxy Fold 5G.

At the more expensive edition, both smartphones present the same built-in storage capacity:512 gigabytes.

Samsung Galaxy Fold 5G gets you or 512 GB (gigabytes) of internal storage.

Rear Camera

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 rear camera setup is composed by 3 lenses of 12/12/12 MP , the flash type is Dual LED , a focal length (35 , of 22 mm (#2) , carrying a sensor like Samsung , a pixel size of 1.8 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.8 f/2.4 f/2.2 respectively.

Samsung galaxy fold 2 cameras

Meanwhile the Samsung Galaxy Fold 5G rear camera comes with 3 lenses of 12/12/16 MP , the flash type is Dual LED , a focal length and 35 mm equivalent:4.32 mm ,26 mm , carrying sensor like Samsung SAK2L4 , a pixel size of 1.4 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.5 – 2.4 f/2.4 f/2.2 respectively.

Samsung galaxy fold 5g
Samsung galaxy fold 5g
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 Samsung Galaxy Fold 5G
1080p @ 240 fps 1080p @ 240 fps
10x digital zoom (#3) 720p @ 960 fps
2160p @ 60 fps Angle of view – 123° (#3)
2x optical zoom (#3) Angle of view – 45° (#2)
720p @ 960 fps Aperture size – f/2.2 (#3)
Angle of view – 123° (#2) Aperture size – f/2.4 (#2)
Angle of view – 76° (#3) Autofocus
Aperture size – f/2.2 (#2) Continuous shooting
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#3) Digital image stabilization
Autofocus Digital zoom
Continuous shooting Dual OIS
Digital image stabilization Dual OIS (#2)
Digital zoom Dual OIS (#3)
Dual OIS (#3) Exposure compensation
Exposure compensation Face detection
Face detection Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 12 mm (#3)
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 22 mm (#2) Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 52 mm (#2)
Geotagging Geotagging
HDR HDR
HDR10+ video recording (#3) HDR10+ video recording
ISO settings High CRI LED flash
OIS ISO settings
Optical image stabilization Object tracking AF
Panorama Optical image stabilization
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) Panorama
Pixel size – 1.12 μm (#2) Phase detection (#2)
Scene mode Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Secondary rear camera – 12 MP (ultra-wide angle) Phase detection with Dual Pixel
Self-timer Pixel size – 1.0 μm (#2)
Super Speed Dual Pixel AF Pixel size – 1.0 μm (#3)
Third rear camera – 12 MP (telephoto) Scene mode
Touch focus Secondary rear camera – 12 MP (telephoto)
Tracking AF (#3) Self-timer
White balance settings Sensor version – Samsung S5K3M3 (#2)
Sensor size – 1/3.1″ (#3)
Sensor size – 1/3.4″ (#2)
Sensor size – Samsung S5K3P9SP (#3)
Sensor type – ISOCELL (#2)
Sensor type – ISOCELL (#3)
Third rear camera – 16 MP (ultra-wide angle)
Touch focus
White balance settings

Front Camera – Selfie

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 comes with a 10 MP in the front.

The Samsung Galaxy Fold 5G has a 11 MP as a main front-camera.

Some other front camera features are detailed next:

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 Samsung Galaxy Fold 5G
10 MP 10 MP (cover display)
10 MP (cover display) 11 MP
Angle of view – 80° (cover display) Angle of view – 80° (cover display)
Angle of view – 85° (#2) Angle of view – 85° (#2)
Aperture size – f/2.2 (cover display) Aperture size – f/2.2 (cover display)
Aperture szie – f/2.2 (#2) Aperture szie – f/2.2 (#2)
Aperture:f/2.0.2 Aperture:f/2.2
Auto HDR Auto HDR
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 25 mm (cover display) Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 25 mm (cover display)
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) Phase detection with Dual Pixel
Phase detection with Dual Pixel Pixel size – 1.12 μm (#2)
Pixel size – 1.12 μm (#2) Pixel size – 1.22 μm (cover display)
Pixel size – 1.22 μm (cover display) Pixel size:1.22 µm /0.001220 mm
Sensor version – Samsung S5K4H7 (#2) Secondary front camera – 8 MP
Sensor version – Sony IMX347 Exmor RS (cover display) Sensor version – Samsung S5K4H7 (#2)
Sensor model:Sony IMX347 Exmor RS Sensor version – Sony IMX347 Exmor RS (cover display)
Sensor size – 1/4″ (#2) Sensor model:Sony IMX347 Exmor RS
Sensor type – CMOS (cover display) Sensor size – 1/4″ (#2)
Sensor type – ISOCELL (#2) Sensor type – CMOS (cover display)
Sensor type:CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor) Sensor type – ISOCELL (#2)
Sensor type:CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor)

Data network and speed connectivity/bandwidth

The mobile networks technologies improve the communication between devices, connectivity speed and files download/upload bandwidth depending of the place.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 Samsung Galaxy Fold 5G
5G NSA 5G NSA
5G SA EDGE
Built-in 5G modem GPRS
EDGE HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/s)
GPRS LTE Cat 18(221.0/1.2 Gbit/s)
HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/s) UMTS(384 kbit/s)
LTE Cat 20
UMTS(384 kbit/s)

Price

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 price is $2000 and the Samsung Galaxy Fold 5G price tag is $2090

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