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Does the Google Pixel Fold have a crease?

Did Google solve the crease issue?
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Published onJune 18, 2023

Google Pixel Fold opened up in garden

Foldable phones are fun, but they do suffer from various issues; the crease in the middle of the screen is one of them. Google has recently launched its own foldable phone along with the budget Pixel 7a, and a lot of people are wondering if the Google Pixel Fold has a crease and how visible it is.

Creases on foldable phones happen to be an eyesore for me, but many may not mind it. Regardless, it’s important to know if it’s there.

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Google Pixel Fold
Excellent cameras • Comfortable displays • Pixel-exclusive features
MSRP: $1,799.00
Google enters the fold
Google is hitting the foldables market in style with the Google Pixel Fold. The pricey book-style phone brings Google's elite photography smarts to the folding form factor, plus the Tensor G2 chip, an IPX8 rating for water resistance, and a huge 7.6-inch AMOLED 120Hz internal display.

QUICK ANSWER

Yes, the Google Pixel Fold does have a noticeable crease down the middle. In fact, we mentioned in our Pixel Fold hands-on video that it might be even more pronounced than the one on the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4.

How does the Google Pixel Fold crease compare to the competition’s

Google Pixel 7a and Pixel Fold opened up on table 2

As mentioned in the quick answer above, we think the Google Pixel Fold’s crease may be even more noticeable than the one on the most popular foldable smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4. This means that, at least so far, Google isn’t solving the crease issue. You can see the Pixel Fold above, and the Galaxy Z Fold 4 in the image right below. We also have a Google Pixel Fold vs Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 full comparison if you want to know how else these phones differ.

samsung galaxy z fold 4 main display laying down

The device that has come the nearest to getting rid of the dreaded foldable crease so far is the OPPO Find N2. OPPO did a similarly fantastic job hiding the crease with the OPPO Find N2 Flip, which is virtually invisible, in our opinion. This is thanks to OPPO’s implementation of the hinge mechanism, which folds the screen less drastically. Take a look at the image below to see what we mean.

OPPO Find N2 no screen crease

FAQs

Yes. Google’s foldable has a noticeable crease down the middle, where the display folds.

While so far we don’t believe the crease in the Pixel Fold is a total deal-breaker, we think it’s more noticeable than the one on the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4, the most popular foldable phone out there.

So far, OPPO has done the best job making the foldable screen crease as invisible as possible. This applies to both the OPPO Find N2 and Find N2 Flip.

A crease shouldn’t really be the ultimate deciding factor when picking a smartphone. If you really care about this factor and still want a foldable, you should probably go with an OPPO Find N2, which has a nearly unnoticeable crease. Otherwise, pretty much all other foldables right now will have a somewhat noticeable crease. Maybe you’re better off going with a Pixel 7 Pro. We have a Google Pixel Fold vs Pixel 7 Pro comparison if you need some help picking.

The Google Pixel Fold is tested to handle 200,00 folds through its life cycle. That is enough to unfold the device 273 times a day for five years, so it’s made to last.

Are you getting yourself a Google Pixel Fold? You can already pre-order it, so it may be time to start looking for some accessories. Check out our list of the best Pixel Fold cases to protect it. Additionally, you should look into the best Pixel Fold chargers.