I want to try a foldable smartphone for my next phone(most likely the Pixel Fold 2 or 3) but I probably won’t!
Why I want a foldable smart phone
Smartphones and gadgets have become part of our soul. As sad that sounds it is the truth we can’t escape.
We are surrounded by devices: phones, tablets, office laptops, personal laptops, e-readers.
Foldable smartphones present an opportunity to reduce the devices even if it is by just one. I like the idea of the smart phone opening to a 7inch tablet. It sounds odd isn’t to when I say 7inch is a tablet form factor, but that is the size the tablets start with. And now when we think of tablet we think of 10, 11, 12inch tablets.
I have been using my iPad Mini mostly for media consumption. I think having the smart phone double up as a lrage media consumption device is not that bad of an idea.
I usually hit bed with my kindle and smartphone(just for the alarm ;) ). But occasionally I do want to consume some media and that is when I feel like having the smart phone open to a bigger screen would be nice. Because I am too lazy to walk past the hallway to fetch my mini.
… But I don’t think I would get it
Keeping aside the hefty price tag there are things that would keep me from buying them.
- The fold crease, maybe you would get used to it over time but the short time that I used them in the shop I just couldn’t unsee it.
- Apps support, I fear that not all apps may not be optimized to utilize the full size. I talked about the state of android tablets in a post in past. And I am not confident it has gotten any better.
The biggest reason of all I am deep in the weeds of Apple eco-system. I rely on couple of preinstalled apps(notes, reminders, password manager mainly) that a switch to Android without a compelling option for those is near impossible. And I can tell you as of this writing there isn’t one.