Foldable phones have been around for a while now. And although I’ve found them disappointing at times, their clever bendable displays offer a fun experience that you simply don’t get on regular smartphones. The market is dominated by Samsung, with its Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Z Flip 5 offering different folding forms to tempt you to part with your cash. But Samsung isn’t the only company in the game.
The Pixel Fold is the first folding phone from Google. Despite a few quirks, it’s still a solid first effort. Motorola’s folding 2023 Razr Plus flip phone also scored well in our review, offering solid specs and competitive prices. Then there are folding phones from Honor and Oppo, which we really like. However, though they’re excellent options for people in Europe, they’re not on sale in the US.
There’s still no sign of a folding iPhone. Sorry, Apple fans.
The folding phones we do have come in two main varieties: candy bar phones that open up to become larger, tablet-size foldable devices (like the Galaxy Z Fold 4) or candy bar phones that fold in half to become smaller and more pocketable (like the Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Moto Razr 2022). Because of the still recent technology, all foldables are more expensive than their regular smartphone equivalents. But if you’re looking to turn heads when you whip out your foldable display and bend your phone in half, they’re worth investigating.
Here, then, are our picks for the best foldable phones available to buy now.