Pixel Fold vs. Galaxy Z Fold 4: Comparing Google and Samsung Foldable Phones



It is official. After months of rumors, Google launched its first foldable cellphone at its developer convention final Wednesday within the newest signal the tech big seems to be taking its {hardware} business severely. 

The Pixel Fold, which includes a book-style design, begins at $1,799 — the identical worth as its largest rival the Galaxy Z Fold 4 cellphone. It will additionally go up towards competing merchandise from Chinese language cellphone makers like Huawei’s Mate X3 and Oppo’s Discover N2 in worldwide markets. Regardless of the rise in choices, foldable telephones nonetheless comprise a small section of the general smartphone class (an estimated 1.2% in response to IDC). It is dominated by Samsung, which captured 62% of the market within the first half of 2022 with Z Fold telephones, in response to Counterpoint Analysis.

Show and design

Much like the Galaxy Z Fold 4, the Pixel Fold morphs from a cellphone when closed right into a pill when opened. The inside show takes the type of a 7.6-inch OLED panel, whereas the duvet show is a high-res 5.8-inch show. In comparison with the Z Fold 4, the Pixel Fold seems to be a extra pocket-friendly gadget because it’s shorter (by simply over half an inch) and should not stick out as a lot. That stated, the Pixel Fold can be heavier (by roughly 20 grams) and practically half an inch wider. With the broader show, Google’s aiming to supply a comparable expertise to a daily cellphone, albeit a shorter one, when utilizing the duvet show. The Galaxy Z Fold 4 has a narrower exterior show as compared, which may make it somewhat awkward to make use of when on cellphone mode, though it has widened since 2021’s Galaxy Z Fold 3.


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Digital camera

Just like the Z Fold 4, the Pixel Fold includes a grand complete of 5 cameras. Three on the rear, taking the type of a 48-megapixel foremost digital camera, a ten.8-megapixel ultra-wide digital camera and a ten.8-megapixel telephoto digital camera able to 5x optical zoom and as much as 20x digital zoom; one on the entrance, which is a 9.5-megapixel digital camera; and eventually an 8-megapixel digital camera on the inside display. For extra particulars on the way it stacks up towards the Galaxy Z Fold 4 on paper, scroll right down to our specs chart under. It is value noting that this is not essentially the most superior digital camera system on a Google flagship cellphone (that honor goes to the thicker Pixel 7 Professional), since Google was pressured to make some compromises to accommodate the lean folding design. 


Google says its Pixel Fold, which runs on a 4,821-mAh battery, can final past 24 hours based mostly on a median Pixel person battery utilization profile. Extra particularly, Google says its inner assessments confirmed battery life was roughly 33 hours utilizing default settings. In fact, that is simply what’s on paper, and I might suggest studying our Pixel Fold overview to search out out for certain whether or not that seems to be the case. The Galaxy Z Fold 4 has a 4,400-mAh battery, and CNET’s overview places its battery life at a couple of full day. 

Pixel Fold vs. Galaxy Z Fold 4

Pixel Fold Galaxy Z Fold 4 5G
Show measurement, decision Inside/Principal: 7.6-inch OLED, 2,208 x 1,840 pixels, 1,450 nits, Exterior: 5.8-inch; FHD+ (2,092 x 1,080 pixels), 120 Hz, 1,500 nits Inside: 7.6-inch AMOLED (2,176 x 1,812 pixels) Exterior: 6.2-inch HD+ (2,316 x 904)
Pixel density Exterior: 408 ppi; Inside: 380 ppi Exterior: 402 pp; Inside: 374 ppi
Dimensions (Millimeters) Folded: 139.7 peak x 79.5 width x 12.1 depth (mm) Unfolded: 139.7 peak x 158.7 width x 5.8 depth (mm) Folded: 155.1 mm x 67.1 mm x 15.8mm (Hinge) ~ 14.2mm (Sagging); Unfolded: 130.1 x 155.1 x 6.3mm
Weight (Ounces, Grams) 10 oz.; 283g 9.27 oz.; 263g
Cellular software program Android 13 Android 12L
Digital camera Rear: 48-megapixel (foremost), 10.8-megapixel (ultrawide), 10,8-megapixel (telephoto) Interior: 8-megapixel 50-megapixel (foremost), 12-megapixel (ultra-wide), 10-megapixel (telephoto)
Entrance-facing digital camera 8-megapixel (inside), 9.5-megapixel (entrance cowl) 4-megapixel (beneath show), 10-megapixel (entrance cowl)
Video seize 4K 4K
Processor Tensor G2 Snapdragon 8 Gen Plus 1
RAM/Storage 12GB + 256GB/512GB (US, UK, Germany) 12GB + 256GB/512GB/1TB
Expandable storage None None
Battery/Charger 4,821 mAh (30W wired charging, adapter offered individually) 4,400 mAh (charger offered individually)
Fingerprint sensor Aspect Aspect
Connector USB-C USB-C
Headphone jack None None
Particular options 5G (mmw/Sub6), IPX8, 5 years Pixel updates, 5x optical zoom, 20x digital zoom, twin sim,  Foldable cellphone, 30x optical, 30x area zoom, IPX8, 25-watt fast-charging (no in-box charger)
Value $1,799 (12GB + 256GB) $1,799 (12 + 256GB)