Foldable smartphones have been around for a while now. And while we found them disappointing at times, their ingenious foldable screens provide a fun experience not found on regular smartphones.
The current market is dominated by Samsung, with its Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Z Flip 5 offering different folding shapes to entice you to spend your money. However, the Korean giant is not the only company in the race.
An increasingly competitive market
The Pixel Fold is Google’s first folding smartphone. Despite a few imperfections, this is still a solid first attempt. Motorola’s Razr 40 Ultra foldable flip phone also performed well in our test, offering solid specs and competitive pricing. There are also foldable phones from Honor and Oppo that we really like.
By contrast, there’s still no sign of a foldable iPhone. Sorry, dear Apple fans.
The folding phones we have come in two types: “book-size” models that open to become larger than the size of a tablet (like the Galaxy Z Fold 4) or “clamshell-size” models that fold in half to become smaller and easier to carry (like the Galaxy Z Flip 5 and the Moto Razr 2022).
Due to still recent technology, all foldable devices are more expensive than regular smartphones. But if you want to turn heads by pulling out your foldable screen and folding your phone in half, they’re worth looking into.
Here is our selection of the best folding smartphones available for purchase:
Samsung brings incremental improvements to a smartphone that turns into an amazing tablet
Motorola Razr 40 Ultra: read the test
With the Razr 40 and the Razr 40 Ultra, Motorola is trying to popularize folding phones with aggressive pricing. The Motorola Razr is back. And this time, it tackles two of the main flaws of current folding phones: cover screens that are too small and prices that are too high. The company announced the Razr 40 and Razr 40 Ultra. The latter has a large external screen which occupies almost the entire front of the device. It is sold at a price of 1199€.