I think the main issue is the screen material, until now there is no material durable to protect the screen from scratched/cracked (drop down impact.. ) for the foldable phablet, therefore a monolithic design is the best for now, monolithic design has better durability and easy design with the water-resistant feature. Foldable phablet still doesn't have water-resistant as a protection while it even heavier than a normal phablet, example a foldable phablet around 300g a normal phablet is around 200g, if you find the 200g phablet held in single hand is heavy then the foldable phablet is around 300g and it doesn't count on the protective case. If you carry foldable phablet in your pocket a big swing while you walking due to it weight.
When comes to beauty factor and the way hinge was managed to catch as low debris from outside as possible the razr is a very easy winner.
Two screens like LG and Microsoft, i think that's better than foldable screens.
Anonymous, 24 Nov 2019The Mate X is still the best looking after all this time and the most powerful to.. no competitionIt is also the least durable.
Anonymous, 24 Nov 2019Small screen outside for calls... are you dumb? You dont use the screen when your on a call... moreSo you don't have to search for a contact to call or dial a number? You can do all that without a screen? Genius!
ali0017, 25 Nov 2019Because it is the first version. Something new. Same goes like other folding smartphones - tha... moreI would say, eventually, the design of the Huawei Mate X Fold will win over. It's more logical, and it just makes sense: have a rectangle phablet become a square tablet.
They just need to get it right, in terms of, IP68 waterproofing the fold AND having the display be made out of a glass that bends. The Samsung design is the worst-of-both-worlds because the plastic display gets scuffed easily by fingers, and the hinge is susceptible to clogged by sand, grain, particles, and water.
what is so special about the razr is that they just "modernize" their line up... it means that those people who used to have razr before will definitely love it... it is a good reincarnation...
galaxy fold also seemed like a nokia communicator so it will also attract people who used to have it...
at my end, the solution of zte and microsoft pose little damage risk... and lg's second screen accessory is the safest... have it when you need it, leave it otherwise... but these three defeats the purpose of continuous folded display...
anyway, you take what makes sense to you...
Clamshell still the best.
Ever since laptops appear, its the best way to protect the weak display and provide a stable platform to work with.
dbjungle, 24 Nov 2019The clamshell design is bad. It doesn't offer anything useful. It just adds complexity and j... moreBecause it is the first version. Something new. Same goes like other folding smartphones - that's why the prices are like that. By next 2 years, the price will decrease drastically as more supplies for folding phone :)
Damn i love that Razr signature flip! Flip it to make a call and flip it to close a call. One-handed. It's so cooooooooooool!
i vote for no foldable at all
They remove headphone jack to save space as what they said, but add foldable wth?
JohnW1981, 25 Nov 2019There's not much talk about the somewhat awkward aspect ratios from the big players. How many ... moreWhen they watching youtube they won't call the "hefty letterboxing" is a super huge bezel lol.
There's not much talk about the somewhat awkward aspect ratios from the big players. How many videos can be watched on the Fold for example without hefty letterboxing?
Anonymous, 24 Nov 2019I don't get why clamshell is so popular, it doesn't make any sense, it makes smaller what alre... moreI guess most people has no clue what is clamshell when they vote or just voting because to troll, inward is probably best one, you have huge screen once unfolded and protects it once folded
I'll take the microsoft neo method. dont need a fragile screen that will break in no time