Galaxy Fold Broken Screens: Should You Buy it?

by birtanpublished on August 21, 2020

This video is brought to you by Squarespace some of you may have heard about what's going on with the broken Galaxy fold displays and it's not out in the public yet it's in the hands of a few youtubers reviewers and some journalists so I was just scrolling

Through Twitter the other day and I was looking at one post after the other after the other about full devices breaking in 48 hours or even as little as 24 hours so immediately I was concerned because I pre-ordered the

Other night because Samsung didn't send me a device so this has nothing to do with Samsung but I was willing to spend that $2,000 because it's really expensive but this is a brand new form factor this is a Gen 1 device I'm

Genuinely excited to test this out because I think this is the future I think this is where smartphones are gonna go so after looking at all of the posts I think there's a pretty simple explanation of what happened and I think

It's a mixture of miscommunication and some hardware failures so I'm gonna break down what actually happened and then if we should be afraid as customers of buying a Galaxy phone as of this moment the galaxy fold is not available

To the public quite yet it's coming out at the end of the month so only a few reviewers and some journalists have them and what I saw was the common miscommunication was is that there is a thin protective layer that's on the top

Of the Galaxy fold and a lot of people thought that they were screen protectors so they were peeling them off it was a little bit harder to peel off than normal but people were doing that and that would break the screens because

That's a part of the screen so here's the miscommunication part of it des from t-mobile posted out that there is a warning sticker on the front of the display on the retail boxes but all the reviewers ended up getting a box that

Didn't have that on there so they didn't know they had no clue that this wasn't a screen protector so when they pulled it off it broke the screen so if you gain anything from this video do not remove that plastic film layer that looks like

A screen protector when you buy your fold leave it alone so this was confirmed by more than a few people like mark Berman and even marques Brownlee mkbhd that after appealing that protective

Lay off it broke the screen and now they're on a replacement and there was a lot of people that actually posted that their Galaxy fold is doing just fine people like Jaime Rivera from pocket now bored at work and also people like the

Unlocker David Cogan and plenty of people out there that were saying that their Galaxy fold has been holding up just fine so that made me feel a little bit more comfortable and just this morning Lou from unbox therapy puts out

His video where he opens and closes the galaxy fold 1000 times in a row and spoiler it does well and it holds up so I'm going to leave that link down below because that was a really cool test but that gives me a lot more confidence as

Well Samsung is obviously aware of this they put out their public statement yesterday and they're gonna be thoroughly reviewing these units to see why they failed so here's the concerning part there were a few incidences where

They didn't remove that protective film and their device still broke in 24 hours The Verge post by dieter bone I think was the first one that I actually saw where there was what was suspected to be maybe a piece of dust or some kind of

Debris that got stuck underneath I'm not sure how that happened I don't know if that's a manufacturing defect or whatever happened cuz I don't think that display is open to air by any means so not sure what happened there but that

Was a little bit concerning and I think the second post that I saw was by Todd Hazleton that unit just broke with just regular use just opening and closing it and using it for a day you can see the screen flickering and just freaking out

Right there you can see the seam this is only after 24 hours of use and this thing is supposed to be rated for I think like a hundred thousand closes and opens over a longer period of time so what does this actually mean I'm going

To 100% admit that when I first saw this on social media I thought Samsung is in so much trouble here because after that note seven battery blow-up thing and then now with the fold like is this really going to

Just destroy this launch and is this phone now just dead off the bat but the more I think about it I really don't think that this is anything to be really concerned about just yet because this is not happening

Retail units I think if this is happening to customers after that the fold has been shipped and this is happening in the wild that's something that we need to be concerned about but you know how the news is I felt like it

Was blown a little bit out of proportion like they were acting like this was happening and it's gonna happen to you when you get your unit it's just gonna break in 24 hours I don't think that's necessarily true this is just a small

Batch of maybe pre-production units that we're out so if this does happen in the wild then I think we should be concerned but I think for right now we really need to just see what happens so don't get me wrong there is some

Evidence here that should raise some eyebrows and if you are concerned about it I don't blame you at all and if we're having a real discussion here we knew that Samsung wanted to be the first of the foldable market because that's one

Thing about tech companies right they need to flex and they need to be the first they're bringing out tech like this and they want it to be tois way to the market I thought something like this and publicity like this would actually

Kick back launch a little bit but it looks like Samsung is moving forward with their launch and they want to get this into people's hands and they're confident about it so I think that we should wait to see what happens because

I have not canceled my pre-order I'm waiting for it to come in I'm still excited and pumped about getting the Galaxy fold so I think that if this is widespread through the customers hands we definitely have something to be

Concerned about but if this gets released and these problems don't happen out there we should be just fine so I am hoping that this does not happen to the customer devices so I want to know from you guys are you concerned about the

Galaxy fullscreen issues and do you think this is an epic fail or are you gonna just press on with your pre-order because this is the coolest device you've ever seen let me know in the comment section below and I want to

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