The Google Pixel Fold is a foldable phone that will blow your mind. I’ve had the chance to try it out and I’m here to tell you all about it. In this review, you’ll discover the amazing things this device can do, from its stunning design to its impressive performance. Of course, no device is perfect, so I’ll also mention some areas that could use some work.
Let’s start with the design, which is simply gorgeous. The Pixel Fold is sleek and slim, and it feels like a luxury item. It’s easy to hold and carry around, and it unfolds to reveal a secret: a beautiful folding OLED screen that turns your phone into a mini tablet. The display is bright, crisp, and a pleasure to look at. The screen doesn’t lie completely flat when unfolded, but you can adjust it with a gentle push. This might bug some people, but I didn’t mind it too much.
The Pixel Fold is also great for entertainment. It has dual speakers that produce immersive stereo sound no matter how you hold it. Whether you’re watching your favorite shows, playing games, or listening to music, the sound quality is superb. The camera system on the Pixel Fold is amazing too, taking stunning photos and videos that you’ll want to show off. It has the same camera quality as the Pixel 6 Pro, which is still one of the best cameras on the market. (I have included some photos and videos samples at the end of this blog post).
Now, some people might complain about the bezels on the Pixel Fold, which are a bit thicker than some other foldable phones. They might think this makes the device look less modern. But I think the larger bezels are a smart design choice rather than a flaw. They make the phone more comfortable to use in tablet mode, preventing accidental touches on the screen. To me, they show clever design rather than ruining the look.
The Pixel Fold runs on the Google Tensor G2 chip, which is Google’s own processor. It does a good job of handling most tasks smoothly, but it’s not the fastest or most powerful chip out there. For most users, this won’t matter much. But if you’re a hardcore gamer, you might notice that some games run slower or less smoothly than on other devices with the latest Snapdragon chips.
One area where the Pixel Fold could do better is its battery charging speed. It can be a bit slow, especially if you’re used to fast charging on other devices. Charging the phone from zero to 100% can take up to three hours, which is not great if you’re in a hurry. Also, when charging wirelessly or using the phone heavily, the phone can get pretty warm, which can be annoying and maybe even worrying.
On the bright side, one of the Pixel Fold’s best features is its excellent one-handed usability. Unlike some rivals like the Z Fold 4, the Pixel Fold is easier to handle and more comfortable to use with just one hand. This makes multitasking and doing things on the go much easier.
However, there are some issues with app compatibility and aspect ratios on the inner display. Some third-party apps may not fit well with the unique screen size, causing some visual glitches or poor experiences. For example, some apps may show black bars on the sides or cut off content along the edges. Luckily, Google’s own apps are perfectly optimized for the dual-pane layout, showing their commitment to making a smooth experience.
The Google Pixel Fold is a fantastic foldable phone that has a lot to offer and a lot of fun to use. It looks amazing, the screen is awesome, the camera is great, and the performance is decent. It’s not perfect, but it’s pretty close. If you want a foldable phone that can do almost anything, the Pixel Fold should be on your radar.
But if you care more about fast charging, cool running, and perfect app compatibility on all screen sizes, you might want to wait for the next generation of foldable phones.
Or you could stick with your reliable non-folding phone for now.