1. Rick Danger's Avatar
    Hi, I'm strongly tempted by the Galaxy Fold as a Passport alternative. Yes, it's a ****droid, and potential issues aside,(Jerryrigeverything video), the aspect ratio and pocket-friendly nature is tempting!

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    11-15-19 02:38 AM
  2. Zeddepher's Avatar
    You should get one then and report back.

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    11-15-19 05:31 AM
  3. conite's Avatar
    Hi, I'm strongly tempted by the Galaxy Fold as a Passport alternative. Yes, it's a ****droid, and potential issues aside,(Jerryrigeverything video), the aspect ratio and pocket-friendly nature is tempting!

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    The screen ratio is 4.2:3.
    11-15-19 06:44 AM
  4. Rick Danger's Avatar
    I'm very close to signing up for one through my carrier, a silver one.

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    11-15-19 07:08 AM
  5. the_boon's Avatar
    I'm very close to signing up for one through my carrier, a silver one.

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    If I were you, I would wait until a generation 2 Fold is released.
    11-15-19 07:35 AM
  6. Zeddepher's Avatar
    If I were you, I would wait until a generation 2 Fold is released.
    No, no, no. He should get one now. I want to know how long until it snaps in two. You never know, it might last a whole week.

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    11-15-19 07:38 AM
  7. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    If I were you, I would wait until a generation 2 Fold is released.
    Shh! If enough don’t buy the first generation, there won’t be a second generation.... that’s BBMo 101 ... duh
    11-15-19 10:19 AM
  8. Rick Danger's Avatar
    Plus it's a first..im not a consistent early adopter, but there is a buzz for buying the first of a new generation: and this may change phones forever, just like Blackberry has done! And remember, the Passport was a first too, and yet I love it, and no, I cannot give up on it! So 2 phones always!!

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    11-15-19 06:07 PM
  9. Bla1ze's Avatar
    Well, I know one thing... you won't be able to treat it the way you do a Passport. Be prepared to baby it.
    11-15-19 10:42 PM
  10. Crusader03's Avatar
    Well, I know one thing... you won't be able to treat it the way you do a Passport. Be prepared to baby it.
    Agreed! I am curious about it too, but durability is a big, big if!
    11-15-19 11:27 PM
  11. Hrishikesh Jadhav's Avatar
    Hi, I'm strongly tempted by the Galaxy Fold as a Passport alternative. Yes, it's a ****droid, and potential issues aside,(Jerryrigeverything video), the aspect ratio and pocket-friendly nature is tempting!

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    I think you should wait for the Moto Razr flip phone! Coming this Jan 2020!

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    11-16-19 12:07 AM
  12. Rick Danger's Avatar
    I have seen the early promo of the Motorola flip, and while it did give me pause, it doesn't convince me. I still use a Blackberry for emails and messaging and I swap back and forth for calling. Ugh, Blackberry contacts app..but Android is more of an entertainment hub. So having a small form factor that can transform to a media consumption device seems ideal. So the calling and messaging experience will have to be further judged. But the outer screen size is no issue after my Q10,(which I love too).
    It's an expensive experimental device, but so interesting, and it's going to be backed up by my carrier guarantee that I can trade it for a newer version or different phone after a year or when I am ready; for a small fee.
    Interestingly, here in Australia, they are $2999.00 retail, and in New Zealand where I am from, they are $3840.00!!

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    11-16-19 12:20 AM
  13. Rick Danger's Avatar
    Update: I have had the Galaxy Fold for nearly a week now. I lost my fear of damaging it within a day.

    It's a brick. Really, much heavier than imagined: likely due to all the extra hinge. It's redeeming feature is that it fits very satisfyingly in the hand when folded.

    I use the outside screen lots, it's a good size, and don't have to open the fold for calls or general emails, notifications. People have thought it's an old phone: 'is that a Nokia?', I have heard repeatedly.. because it's big and thick, with small screen.

    So, is it suitable as a large screen experience as good as the Passport?

    In some ways better because the screen is large and capable, with options for a split keyboard for typing. But- no, it's still not light enough for true ease of use. I'm kinda enjoying it, but I still carry a Blackberry..

    The Galaxy Fold is a fun device, but for media consumption mainly. What can I say about PKB that we don't already know??
    Maybe the mini portable PC...

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    11-25-19 01:20 AM

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