The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G’s credentials as a bona fide multitasking powerhouse of a phone are indubitable as we’ve discovered in our review. The very qualities that endear it to power users also make it an exceptional gaming phone too with powerful specifications and the largest 120Hz folding display in the market.
Naturally, the Galaxy Z Fold 5G is easily capable of tackling business from 9 to 5 but after you clock out at the end of the day, it’s an impressively equipped phone that can tackle any game on the Google Play Store and then some. Here’s why the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G is an amazing phone for gaming .
Impressive specifications to handle any mobile game
Straight out of the box, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G packs the best hardware that money can buy crammed into its 14.4mm thin folding chassis. You’re getting one of the most powerful processors for 2021, the Snapdragon 888 CPU under the hood paired with a whopping 12GB RAM which is more than what most workhorse laptops have along with either 256GB or 512GB of storage which is absolutely massive by smartphone standards.
This lets it tackle any popular game in the market be it PUBG, Call of Duty Mobile and the demanding Genshin Impact at high settings with everything dialled in without issue. In fact, it’s sufficiently powerful enough and with enough pixel crunching capability to be able to function as a very effective emulator for earlier generation console games too though that’s outside the scope of this feature.
Massive, gorgeous 120Hz display for gaming
Once you’ve gamed on the massive 7.6-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X Infinity Flex display of the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G which features a luscious 120Hz refresh rate, a chart-topping 1,768 x 2,208 pixels resolution as well as luscious colour rendition, you won’t settle for less.
The additional screen real estate is a literal game changer for many mobile games, allowing you to plunk touchscreen controls out of the way while still having enough space to truly see more of any game you play. Games that support 120Hz refresh rates also look and feel wonderfully smooth while the enhanced colour reproduction and brightness of an AMOLED display make every gaming experience a visual feast for the senses.
All that extra visibility makes Genshin Impact look absolutely fantastic, more so the fact that you’re playing it on a smartphone no less and the ability to see more of the sides and top means that Call of Duty Mobile and PUBG players get additional situational awareness and a decisive advantage.
Better yet, Samsung has ensured that you get a full-on viewing experience to the point that they’ve even integrated an under-display camera that’s virtually invisible to the naked eye so that you get a full screen without cutouts or punch holes. Add in a wireless controller and you’re ready to dominate the leaderboards.
Beefy stereo speakers to make it a fantastic phone for gaming
Befitting its role as one of Samsung’s flagship phones, the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G makes a great phone for gaming as it doesn’t skimp on the hardware in any way. To accompany its luscious main folding Dynamic AMOLED 2X folding display, the phone features two surprisingly loud and detailed stereo speakers tuned by AKG with Dolby Atmos support.
With a pair of beefy stereo speakers, games take on a whole new level of immersion as you hear footsteps, incoming rounds and ingame music in a fashion that would give even dedicated handheld consoles from other brands a run for their money. If you don’t want to annoy everyone within earshot, the phone pairs well with the Samsung Galaxy Buds2 to offer a personal listening experience which is ideal for playing on the MRT.
Powerful Samsung Game Launcher
Nothing is more irksome than when you’re on a winning streak in a game before you’re distracted by an incoming message, call or whatnot that instantly pulls you out of the game or distracts you at that critical moment.
Fortunately, that won’t be the case on the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G as Samsung has a built-in Game Booster app that has a nifty Priority mode baked in that ensures that incoming notifications are temporarily shunted aside for later action. It also ensures that non-essential network traffic on your phone is turned off and more processor power shunted to the game to ensure an uninterrupted, high-performance gaming experience.
That’s not all as the Samsung Game Booster app is able to monitor memory usage, current device temperature and remaining battery life. It’s also able to handle other interesting tasks like recording your gameplay and taking screenshots for posterity which takes gaming on the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G to a whole new level.
Fast WiFi 6E
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G features support for the new WiFi 6E standard, which means that it supports faster Gigabit speeds, has less signal interference as well as lower latencies than WiFi 6.
Fortunately, it is backwards compatible with the more common WiFi 6 and older WiFi standards so it’ll play nice with existing routers in the market but WiFi 6E requires the provision of a WiFi 6E capable router in tandem with a device that supports it like the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G to make full use of its capabilities. In any case, this makes the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G effectively future proof for the next several years to come.
What games are great to play on the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G
There’s plenty of great gems on the Google Play store if you have a keen eye but here’s a few top games across multiple genres to get you started though some require you to purchase the game. You can also check out our free game guide that lists the best free games to download on Android here.
Here’s a list of great games that look fantastic on the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G:
Call of Duty Mobile
Player Unknown BattleGround
King of Fighters 2012
Open Dune 2
Deus Ex: The Fall
If you’re keen, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G is currently available with a free gift that consists of a free cover and S Pen worth RM339. You can check out the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G on Samsung’s official page here.