We spent some time with the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 in for review during the Galaxy Unpacked proceedings and you can read our hands-on review to get a sneak peek at the new foldable flagship. However, there were things we couldn’t and didn’t try at the time.
Our usual detailed tests are about to start as a test unit is already in the office. It’s in the standard Phantom Black colorway instead of the Graygreen we initially ran (which Samsung designated as the hero color for this generation).
The retail package includes the phone itself, a USB-C to C cable, and a SIM ejector. No, not even the $1,800/€1,800/£1,650 phone has a charger in the box. The only reason the box is so big is because the phone arrives open, keeping its internal 7.6″ screen stretched out.
The Galaxy Z Fold4 has a charging capacity of 25 W, just like its predecessor. However, thanks to some adjustments, the phone now charges faster: according to official numbers, it will go from zero to 50% in half an hour. In our tests, the Z Fold3 only went up 33% in the same period Z Fold4 in for review. Note that you’ll need a 25W USB Power Delivery charger to get the fastest charge possible (or a 15W wireless charger if you don’t feel like plugging it in).
Another thing we’re excited to test is the camera. It still doesn’t meet the standard set by the S22 Ultra, but it should at least match the S22/S22+. It uses the same 50 MP GN3 sensor as the two S22 models (1/1.57”, 1.0 µm pixels) and the same telephoto camera with a 10 MP sensor and 3x lens.