It’s still too expensive at $1,799.99/£1,749, but the Galaxy Z Fold 5 is the best book style foldable on the market. It’s not the thinnest and slimmest, but Samsung’s superior foldable software means it’s still the best to use, with advanced multitasking options and thoughtful new additions.
Software support in general means the high price is more justifiable, with four OS updates promised alongside five years of software updates.
The outer display is thin so a little hard to type on, but it does mean the Fold is usable one-handed, unlike the wider Google Pixel Fold. The inner screen is of a great quality despite the visible crease down the middle, and really does present anything you’re doing with clarity and vibrancy. It’s more durable than previous generations, and is compatible with Samsung’s S Pen, which is now slimmer and comes in an optional, useful case.
Battery life is decent considering that large screen is a power drain, and you also get Samsung’s DeX mode for plugging into a monitor and using a desktop setup. The cameras aren’t the best, but they are solid, and this is altogether a cutting edge, kitchen sink of a phone.