The best folding phones

Fold to neatly pop your phone away, unfold for a huge screen and cinema-style entertainment. Here's why a foldable phone could be the smart choice for you.

The latest folding phones

Why are folding phones so popular?

It's no surprise that foldable phones have grown in popularity in recent years. With the portability of generic mobile phones and the screen space of a small tablet, you really get the best of both worlds with a folding phone in your pocket. Jam-packed with cutting edge technology and hard-working batteries, the best foldable phones allow for immersive gaming, true-to-life video calls, and silky smooth streaming. If you’re working on the go, you can amend documents and browse mock-ups with ease, especially if your device is compatible with a stylus. Take a look at some of the latest and greatest folding devices, including the new Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 and Google Pixel Fold

The benefits of foldable phones

One of the more obvious selling points of a foldable phone is the extra screen space that comes with it. Improve the way you work and multitask with ease as a result of the split screen capabilities available on most fold phones. Also, thanks to the added space of the larger screens, there’s often a lot more room underneath for superb hardware. They’re home to cutting-edge tech, dual batteries, fantastic cameras, and jam-packed with plenty of RAM to keep up with your day to day activities. Whilst larger displays often mean larger demands, the batteries in recent foldable phones are built for busy days and nights, often able to fast-charge wirelessly, making them some of the best gaming phones in the market.

The disadvantages of foldable phones

With all of the benefits of folding phones, naturally there are some disadvantages to using them. If portability and comfort are musts for you, the added bulk of a foldable device in your pocket may be an issue. Their hinge design also brings a higher risk of water damage, foldable phones are more vulnerable to water droplets seeping in, increasing the risk of damage and internal corrosion. It’s also important to consider the higher price tag attached to most fold phones. With premium technology comes a premium price point, and its important to decide whether their features are worth the added cost.

How does a folding phone screen work

Currently, the screen folds inward on most folding phones, adding an extra layer of protection to your phone screen when its closed. Most devices can fold thanks to flexible display technology inside their plastic-based screen, bending without breaking unlike typical displays made of glass. However, Samsung have continued to develop their Ultra-Thin Glass, that allows a 180 degree bend without breaking or cracking.

Compare our latest folding phones

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5

Do lots more and have more fun doing it with the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5. As the latest device from the Z-series, you can take the big screen experience with you wherever you go using the vibrant 7.6 inch display, and enjoy having a cinema in your pocket. Getting things done has never been so slick and seamless using the S pen¹, drag and drop content between different apps and watch your productivity levels skyrocket. If you’re looking for peace of mind with your phone, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 delivers. It’s made from tougher² materials and a slimmer, lighter design that’s easier to carry on the go. The Gorilla Glass Victus 2 screen and Armour Aluminium are designed to provide robust protection to your device, while retaining the sleek Samsung look you’re used to.

Google Pixel Fold

Introducing the Google Pixel phone series’ first foldable. Powered by the brilliant Tensor G2 processor, custom-built for Pixel devices, the Google Pixel Fold is Google at its best. Experience more room for work, play, and everything in between. With a google app for almost everything, you can make the most of them using the 7.6 inch immersive display, split screen, and tabletop mode. A phone engineered for everyday is also at risk from everyday wear and tear, but with the durable stainless steel hinge and splashproof design⁴ , the Pixel Fold is designed to keep up with you. Using its all day battery⁵ , you can capture every moment using the fantastic triple rear camera system and Google Tensor G2’s advanced image processing. Would you expect anything less from the only foldable engineered by Google?

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5

Google Pixel Fold

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3

Rear camera

50MP + 12MP + 10MP

48MP + 10.8MP +10.8MP

50MP + 12MP + 10MP

12MP + 12MP + 12MP

Screen size

7.6-inch Main Screen, 6.2-inch Cover Screen

7.6-inch Main Screen, 5.8-inch Cover Screen

7.6-inch Main Screen, 6.2-inch Cover Screen

7.6-inch Main Screen, 6.2-inch Cover Screen


Snapdragon 8+Gen 2 Octa-Core

Tensor G2

Snapdragon 8+Gen 1 Octa-Core

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Octa-Core


4,400 mAh

4,821 mAh

4,400 mAh

4,400 mAh

Are folding phones worth it?

If you’re looking for immersive screens, fantastic cameras, and multi-tasking with ease, fold phones are definitely worth considering. They’re as powerful as they are expansive and offer fantastic features to make your life easier. If you’re a Samsung or Google user already, they’ll pair seamlessly to the devices you already own, and enhance the way you use them. However, if your focus is portability, durability, and a lower price tag, there may be a better smartphone out there for you. Alternatively, if you’re looking for a more portable device that still packs a punch, take a look at our range of the latest flip phones from the likes of Samsung and Motorola.

Frequently asked questions

Currently, the most advanced foldable phone we offer is the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5

Currently, the cheapest folding phone we offer is the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3.

The folding phones with the largest screen size are the Samsung Galaxy Fold3, Fold4, and Fold5, measuring at 7.6 inches when opened fully.

As the technology used to engineer folding phones is still relatively in its infancy, the full potential of the phone style is unknown, and we’re looking forward to seeing them reach their full potential, with the demand for foldable phones growing every year.

Terms and conditions

¹ S Pen Fold edition sold separately.

²Compared to the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4.

⁴ Designed to comply with water protection rating IPX8 under IEC standard 60529 when each device leaves the factory, but the device is not waterproof. The accessories are not water-resistant. Water resistance is not a permanent condition and will diminish or be lost over time due to normal wear and tear, device repair, disassembly or damage. Dropping your device may result in loss of water resistance. Liquid damage voids the warranty. See for details.

⁵ Estimated battery life based on testing using a median Pixel user battery usage profile across a mix of talk, data, standby, and use of other features. Battery testing conducted on a major carrier network. Battery testing conducted in California in early 2023 on pre-production hardware and software using default settings. Battery life depends upon many factors and usage of certain features will decrease battery life. Actual battery life may be lower.