Pre-ordered the Samsung Galaxy Fold 4, my first Android phone

Yesterday on the 10 of August, Samsung announced a slew of new products, mainly the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 and the Z Fold 4. At the end of the product announcement, the pre-order page went up and I immediately placed an order for a Samsung Galaxy Fold 4, in black with 256Gb RAM. This is my first foray in the whole Android ecosystem.

The phone that I pre-ordered will be available for collection on 26 August 2022, a little more than two weeks from now. I chose the in-store collection option and I will be collecting at 10am at Causeway Point Samsung Experience Store.

I am feeling very excited, and at the same time feeling very bankrupt. The phone costs a whopping S$2400 for the 256Gb version. I have never owned a more expensive phone or gadget in my entire life. Even my iPad Pro does not cost that much. Nevertheless, I am looking forward in putting my foot out of Apple’s walled garden. For 15 years, since the time when Apple released their iPhone 3G back in 2008, I have been an Apple user. You can say that I am an Apple fanboy of sorts. Always in pursuit of the latest phone that Apple releases every year. This time, however, I am breaking tradition and taking a brave leap to wean myself off Apple and its tight integration of hardware and software that I have come to enjoy all these years.

Hopefully, my efforts in learning my way around the Android ecosystem will warm me up in embracing the entire ecosystem. Only time will tell. Even if I may not enjoy it in the end, I will have learned a few things about Android in a way that I will not feel alienated or lost when using an android device. Being flexible and comfortable in operating both mobile OS will be an advantage in the long run.

To prepare myself, I have been watching a few Youtube videos on the basic operations of Android software, and neat tips and tricks to operate it more efficiently. All these will come in handy when I have the actual Z Fold 4 in my hands in roughly two weeks’ time.

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