[User Guide] A complete guide to using the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G – Samsung newsroom international



With its immersive display, S Pen, reassuring durability and productivity-enhancing features, who wouldn’t be eager to give the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G a try? The reluctance of users who have never used Foldables before is understandable, however, given the device’s range of cutting edge features.

For those users who don’t know how to get the most out of foldable devices, Samsung Newsroom has taken a close look at the device and the best way to use it. Check out the user guide below to learn more about using the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G, including the comfortable grip of the device, innovative features and the new S Pen, which is included for the first time with a foldable phone.

Question 1: Will users with smaller hands be able to comfortably use the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G?

The Galaxy Z Fold3 5G is lighter, thinner and narrower than its predecessor, giving it a more comfortable grip and better portability. The horizontal width of the phone when folded is 67.1mm, which is a reduction of 0.9mm compared to its predecessor. This means that the phone offers a comfortable and snug grip even for people with small hands.

Galaxy Z Fold3 5G’s fingerprint reader is also mounted where the thumb touches the device, allowing more convenient use of the device’s large cover screen. This means that users no longer need to place their fingers on the screen to unlock the phone. The top, bottom and sides of the phone have also been designed with bold and clean lines for smoother use.

Question 2: How durable is the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G in practice?

With its dramatically improved water resistance, users can use the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G with confidence, no matter where they are or what the weather is like. The phone has an IPX8 water resistance rating,[1] which means you can relax when using the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G to check your map app for directions while you’re out on a rainy day, or when searching for recipes with wet hands.

And the unwavering durability of the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G gives you added peace of mind. The new protective films on the main screens of the phone, for example, increase the durability of the screen by 80% compared to its predecessor.[2]. The device also includes ‘Armor Aluminum’ and ‘Corning’ upgraded® Gorilla® Glass Victus â„¢ ‘, which are among the strongest materials ever used in smartphones.

With this new resilience, you no longer have to worry about your phone scratching when you place it in a small bag with other items. Likewise, you can be sure to keep your phone in your pocket with other items so that you have it immediately at hand when you want to make calls or take pictures.

Question 3: Is the main large screen really useful for viewing things?

The Galaxy Z Fold3 5G’s large 7.6-inch main display really shines when it comes to watching videos, with the phone using an Under-Screen Camera (UDC) to deliver an immersive notch-free viewing experience. UDC is achieved by including light absorbing pixels in the camera area to increase light transmission and manage the distance between pixels. Plus, thanks to the phone’s screen around 29% brighter than its predecessor, it can be seen clearly outdoors and in direct sunlight without the need to shade or cover the screen.

In addition, the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G has a refresh rate of 120㎐ for its main and cover screens, which allows for a smooth experience when scrolling or playing media. In places where it is more convenient to use the phone’s cover screen, such as on congested public transportation, this allows users to comfortably view news articles and other media while enjoying smooth transitions and uninterrupted.

Question 4: How to best use the various productivity enhancing features of Galaxy Z Fold3 5G?

With “multi-active window” split-screen capabilities, Galaxy Foldables have a long history of helping users improve their productivity. This feature allows users to do things like check their schedules while reading emails and navigate to a meeting location while talking to friends on Messenger, among others.

Now the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G has added the “Taskbar” feature to help users move quickly and easily between apps. Not only does this allow users to launch the app they use most often without going to the Home screen, it also allows them to open their most used combination of apps at the same time.

” Flexible mode[3] panel ‘, which users can use after partially folding the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G, is another new feature. Go to the Labs menu (Settings → Advanced Features), then select the “Flexible Mode Panel” option to activate this mode. From there, when users launch an application compatible with the Flex Mode panel feature, a panel will automatically appear through which they can capture and adjust brightness and volume. This feature removes the need to fully open the phone to adjust these settings and is especially useful when the volume suddenly increases, when users want to capture their screens, or when their screen brightness suddenly drops.

Question 5: What camera features are exclusive to Galaxy Z Fold3 5G?

Now is the time to use the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G camera to take epic photos. “Capture View” on the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G allows users to view, delete and share the photos they have just taken without accessing the Gallery app.

After launching the camera, click on the capture view icon at the top left of the screen. If users take photos while the icon is on, they will be able to check the photos they just took on the left half of the screen. Tapping and holding an image allows them to easily delete or share images, which is handy both for getting rid of bad photos and for sharing good ones with friends. In addition, it is of great help when trying to capture the perfect image of fast moving subjects, such as children, pets or people playing sports.

Question 6: What are the advantages of combining the S Pen with a larger screen?

The Galaxy Z Fold3 5G is the first foldable phone to support the S Pen. Users can use the S Pen to draw or take notes by hand, further improving their productivity.

To take notes while watching lectures or online videos in Flex mode, simply launch Samsung Notes by double-tapping the bottom half of the screen while holding down the button on the side of the S Pen.

Characters that are difficult to type on a keyboard, such as Chinese and Japanese characters, are also easy to type with the S Pen. Additionally, if users hit the convert text button before starting to write, their handwritten notes will automatically be converted to typed text. Two types of S Pen are about to be released: the “S Pen Fold Edition”, which can be used exclusively on the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G, and the “S Pen Pro”, which has built-in Bluetooth and can be used with some tablets.[4]

And the cutting-edge features and usability don’t end there. In order to provide the best possible foldable smartphone experience, Samsung Electronics is continuously working with a range of partners to develop applications optimized for the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G’s big screen, such as “Microsoft Teams”, “Microsoft Office” and “Google Duo”.

Do you want to improve your efficiency while adding unique and pleasant experiences to your daily life? If so, the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G could be an answer.

Up to 31st October 2021, buy the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G to receive an RM500 e-voucher and a one-year Samsung Care + plan worth RM799[5][6]. In addition, until 30e November 2021, get 30% off the recommended retail price of up to three select accessories when purchasing the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G![7]

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[1] The IPX8 rating is based on submersion test conditions in up to 1.5m of fresh water for up to 30 minutes. Devices that carry this rating are not recommended for beach or pool use and are not dust resistant.
[2] Compared to Galaxy Z Fold2
[3] Flex mode supported at angles between 75 ° and 115 °. For your convenience, it may be difficult to maintain flex mode while moving due to jerking or other movement. It is recommended to keep the phone still in Flex mode.
[4] S Pen sold separately. Only the main screen of the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G is compatible with the S Pen stylus, and it is only compatible with the S Pen Fold edition and the S Pen Pro. All other S Pen and stylus not designed for the Z Fold3 5G (including those made by other manufacturers) and may damage the screen.
  • The S Pen Pro is compatible with devices that support the S Pen (Z Fold3, S21 Ultra, Galaxy Note series, Tab S7 FE, Tab S7 and S7 +, Tab S6 Lite, Tab S6, Tab S4, Tab S3, Tab Active Pro, Tab Active3, Tab Active2, Tab Active, Tab A 8.0 2019 with S Pen, Tab A 10.1 2016 with S Pen, Tab A 9.7 with S Pen, Tab A 8.0 2015 with S Pen, Note Pro – 12.2, Note 8.0, Note 10.1 2012/2014, Galaxy Book Pro 360, Galaxy Book Flex2, Galaxy Book Flex S Pen, Galaxy Book Flex 5G, Galaxy Book Flex α S Pen, Galaxy Book 10.6, Galaxy Book 12.0, Chromebook Plus V2, Chromebook Pro, Notebook 7 spin, Notebook S51 Pen, Notebook 9 Pen, Notebook 9 Pro)
[5] The delivery / collection date for the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G is from November 5, 2021 depending on stock availability.
[6] While stocks last. Additional charges may apply for repair requests, see www.samsung.com/my/offer/samsung-care-plus/for Samsung Care + for full terms and conditions.
[7] Please visit http://www.samsung.com/my/offer/mobile/galaxy-launch-2021/ for more information and full terms and conditions.


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