I should really do something about the schedule slip. Last week has been pretty exciting.

Can’t promise that it won’t happen again, but I’ll try to keep on schedule.

Previously on Lemmy:

Past Discussions:

Now we get to the fun part, the 700 USD+ range of phones. Go wild with your recommendations, showcase the excellence in the top end Android ecosystem and your favorite features that people don’t know about.

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  • @d3Xt3r
    9 months ago

    Galaxy Fold 4/5. I know, I know, it’s not for everyone, being so niche and expensive, but hear me out: as someone who spends a LOT of time reading books, manga, and browsing desktop-mode sites, it’s so worth it. In addition, I use it for emulation/gaming, and it excels at that - I pair my Fold with a telescopic controller (Gamesir X2) and run emulators like Dolphin, which is an amazing experience on the large 4:3ish screen. Even if I’m not carrying a controller with me, I can use an emulator like Citra and play Nintendo 3DS games, and with the right skin it feels like you’re gaming on an actual 3DS!

    On to the productivity stuff, the multitasking features is the main reason as to why I’d prefer a Samsung foldable over others. For starters, the ability to turn any app in to a floating window, and being able to set it’s transparency level is real handy - I could be say, reading a manga in full-screen and have a small, translucent Uber Eats window on top to keep an eye out on my order; or I could use it’s triple-split feature to have say Lemmy on one half, and a video player + Discord on the other half. And when I’m working, I might have Word on one side, and Outlook and Teams on the other (or just have Teams as a floating window so that I can keep an eye on the chat, instead of being bombarded by continuous notifications). Of course, the large screen in itself is handy for stuff like group video calls, or viewing maps and browsing desktop versions of websites.

    Finally, I’m one of the few people who actually likes the narrow front-screen: it makes it easy to type and use the phone one-handed, and I like that I can actually reach the other edge of the screen with my thumb, without having to do some hand gymnastics. The grip on the back on the official case also makes this a lot easier, so if you’re planning on getting a Fold, I’d higly recommend getting a case with a grip.

    I’ve been using my Fold 4 for close to an year now and it’s been great so far. It was an impulse buy, but I reckon it’s been probably one of my best purchases in recent years in terms of utility, and this is coming from someone who’s been a Stock Android fanboy all this time and avoided Samsung like the plague.