The best Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 deals for September 2022on September 14, 2022 at 10:21 Tech Advisor

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If you’re hoping to splurge for a tricked-out Galaxy Z Fold 3 then you’re in luck – with the Z Fold 4 out now, the Fold 3 is cheaper than ever. 

Samsung launched the flagship folding phone in August last year, alongside the smaller Z Flip 3. The phones launched together with the Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Buds 2, refreshing Samsung’s mobile, audio and wearable lines for 2021.

The premium Galaxy Z Fold 3 benefitted from some cracking discounts last year, especially during Black Friday, but whether you’re looking to buy SIM-free (unlocked) or on-contract, there are now some even more sizeable offers out there worth considering – the best of which we’ve cherry-picked in this article.

Why not also check out our coverage on the best Galaxy Z Flip 3 deals and where to buy the Galaxy Watch 4, plus what to expect from Galaxy Z Fold 4 if you’d rather buy the newer model.

How much does the Galaxy Z Fold 3 cost?

The Galaxy Z Fold 3 is available in the following configurations and price points across the UK, Europe, the US and India:

12GB RAM/256GB storage – £1,599/€1,799/$1,799.99/₹149,99912GB RAM/512GB storage – £1,699/€1,999/$1,899.99/₹157,999

The Z Fold 3 is available in Phantom Black, Phantom Green and Phantom Silver.

Here’s everything there is to know about the Z Fold 3, if you want to learn more about the handset’s cameras, display and specs.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 deals

Retailer
Price
Delivery
Laptops Direct UK
£1299.00
£1499.00
Free
£1568.99
Free
Samsung
£1599
Not Available
Free

Save £300 in the UK

The best offer by far right now comes from Amazon in the UK, where it’s currently £1,299 for the black model with 256GB storage – a saving of £300. Laptops Direct in the UK is the same price, and has discounted every colour: you can save £300 on the 256GB model, getting it for a ‘mere’ £1,299, or you can pick up a Z Fold 3 with twice the storage (512GB) for £1,399.

If you prefer, it’s still £1,599 from Samsung directly, but there are steep discounts for trade-in, and 12 months of free Disney+ on offer among other perks.

Save $850 in the US

US Samsung fans don’t get left out in the cold either. If you buy directly from Samsung, the phone is available with $750 off, making it just $1,049, with further discounts available if you trade in an older phone.

It’s even cheaper elsewhere, with Best Buy offering as much as $850 off if you want a phone locked to AT&T, making the phone just $949. Verizon customers can get it for $999, while T-Mobile customers get it for $1,099, and if you want the phone unlocked it’ll cost $1,499.

Where to buy the Galaxy Z Fold 3 SIM-free

UK retailers

Samsung
Amazon
Laptops Direct
AO.com
John Lewis
Argos
Selfridges
Very
Currys

US retailers

Best Buy Amazon Samsung US Target Newegg

Where to buy the Galaxy Z Fold 3 on contract

Currently, the biggest contract offers in the UK are boosting data allowances so you can get anywhere from 100GB to unlimited data with the handset. US contract deals are offering the phone upfront for free in some cases when you trade in your old device and sign up to an unlimited plan.

UK networks

EE – Select plans currently come with £10 off the upfront cost and £10 off the monthly cost. Some plans also come with a free Note Pack, which includes a Flip Case, S Pen and 25W fast charger
O2Best plan: 30GB data for £70.98 per month, £50 upfront
Sky MobileBest plan: Get 50GB data for £72 per month, £36 upfront
ThreeBest plan: Get unlimited data for £83 per month, £99 upfront 
Virgin – Get unlimited data for £72 per month, no upfront cost
Vodafone – Plans start at £68 per month, with £49 upfront
Affordable MobilesBest plan: 100GB data for £58 per month, £199.99 upfront
Carphone WarehouseBest plan: Unlimited data for £93 per month, £99 upfront
Mobile Phones Direct Best plan: Unlimited data for £77 per month, £99 upfront

US networks

Verizon – Get a $200 Verizon gift card
AT&T – Unlimited data for $85 per month w/ HBO Max included
US Cellular – Unlimited data for $49 per month w/ 2x Redbox movie nights

What’s new in the Galaxy Z Fold 3?

With a focus on productivity, one of the biggest updates on the Z Fold 3 is S Pen support, which Samsung already offers on its Note and Galaxy Tab S tablet range. Now, customers can choose between the S Pen Fold Edition or S Pen Pro to use with the Z Fold 3. Both S Pens have special retractable tips designed to protect the screens from excessive force. Samsung is offering customers a free S Pen with purchase in some markets.

See our review, where it received 4/5 stars and an Editor’s Choice badge.

Other productivity highlights on the Fold 3 include a new taskbar for faster and easier access to apps, and ‘Flex mode’, which allows users to multi-task across the two screens. Fold 3 owners can, for instance, use one half of the phone for video calls (with optimised support for the likes of Microsoft Teams) and the other half for notetaking.

There’s greater durability too. Samsung promises the Fold 3 can withstand folding up to 200,000 times, while new IPX8 water resistance, an “Armour Aluminium” chassis – which Samsung claims is the strongest aluminium used on a phone – and a Gorilla Glass Victus display that’s “80% more durable than previous devices”, also join the list of durability upgrades.

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