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Samsung Galaxy Z: Should You Buy a Fold or Flip Now? Check These Deals


Samsung’s top-of-the-line Galaxy Z family is already established with five generations on the market. Despite that, the über-flagship models still feature only in the premium segment of the South Korean brand product line, which means they are not cheap. So if you are in the market for a new Galaxy Z Fold or Flip phone, check the best deals on the market with this nextpit guide.

Is it the right time to buy the Galaxy Z Flip 5, Fold 5, Flip 4, or Fold 4?

We checked the price drops on these four models via several online price comparison sites. Please note that this is not a change in the recommended or “official” price, but rather the street prices of the Galaxy Z Flip & Fold 4 & 5. nextpit will update this list as more models are released, or the existing phones are replaced.

Price reductions for the Samsung Galaxy Z phones usually happen a few months after the release of the devices. And since both Flip and Fold models are updated at the same time, each Galaxy Z generation has its price drop at similar times of the year.

Galaxy Z Fold 5 price drops

Announced in July 2023, the Galaxy Z Fold 5 reached store shelves at the beginning of August, with a steep MSRP of $1799.99. Despite being new to the market, there have been a couple of nice deals for the flagship foldable.

Galaxy Z Flip 5 price drops

Released together with the Fold 5, the Galaxy Z Flip 5 brought a big screen on the outside, at the same time it ditched the low-capacity 128 GB version at the same MSRP as its predecessor: $999.99.

The Flip 5 is powered by the same Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip found on the Galaxy Z Fold 5 and the Galaxy S23 family, promising flagship-level performance.

Galaxy Z Fold 4 price drops

Even after the fifth-generation Galaxy Z launches in 2023, the 2022 models can still be found for sale, both on online shops and phone carriers. Depending on the discounts, it might be worth taking a look at the Galaxy Z Fold 4, especially after so few upgrades on the Fold 5. For more details check the specs table below.

Galaxy Z Flip 4 price drops

The Flip 4 may look outdated after the Flip 5 has gotten a much bigger external display. However, the compact foldable can be frequently found for sale on online stores, so keep an eye on Galaxy Z Flip 4 discounts if the newer model isn’t necessarily a must buy for you.  

Galaxy Z line technical specifications

  2023 Galaxy Z models 2022 Galaxy Z models
Product
Picture Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 Product Image Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 Product Image Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 Product Image Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 Product Image
Review

Read the Galaxy Z Fold 5 review

Read the Galaxy Z Flip 5 review

Read the Galaxy Z Fold 4 review

Read the Galaxy Z Flip 4 review
Display
  • Internal: 7.6-inch OLED
    2176 x 1812 pixels
    1~120 Hz refresh rate
  • External: 6.2-inch OLED
    2316 x 904 pixels
    48~120 Hz refresh rate
  • Internal: 6.67-inch OLED
    2640 x 1080 pixels
    120 Hz refresh rate
  • External: 3.4-inch OLED
    720 x 748 pixels
     
  • Internal: 7.6-inch OLED
    2176 x 1812 pixels
    1~120 Hz refresh rate
  • External: 6.2-inch OLED
    2316 x 904 pixels
    48~120 Hz refresh rate
  • Internal: 6.67-inch OLED
    2640 x 1080 pixels
    120 Hz refresh rate
  • External: 1.9-inch OLED
    260 x 512 pixels
     
SoC
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
Memory
OS
  • One UI 5.1, based on Android 13
  • Four years of Android upgrades
  • Five years of security updates
  • One UI 4, based on Android 12
  • Four years of Android upgrades
  • Five years of security updates
Camera
  • Main: 50 MP, f/1.8, OIS
  • Ultra-wide: 12 MP, f/2.2
  • 3x telephoto: 10 MP, f/2.4
  • Main: 12 MP, f/1.8, OIS
  • Ultra-wide-angle: 12 MP, f/2.2
  •  
  • Main: 50 MP, f/1.8, OIS
  • Ultra-wide: 12 MP, f/2.2
  • 3x telephoto: 10 MP, f/2.4
  • Main: 12 MP, f/1.8, OIS
  • Ultra-wide-angle: 12 MP, f/2.2
  •  
Selfie Camera
  • External: 10 MP, f/2.2
  • Internal: 4 MP, f/1.8
  • External: 10 MP, f/2.2
  • Internal: 4 MP, f/1.8
Battery
  • 4,400 mAh
  • 25 W wired charging
  • 10 W wireless charging
  • 3,700 mAh
  • 25 W wired charging
  • 10 W wireless charging
  • 4,400 mAh
  • 25 W wired charging
  • 10 W wireless charging
  • 3,700 mAh
  • 25 W wired charging
  • 10 W wireless charging
Connectivity
  • 5G | eSIM | Wi-Fi 6E | Bluetooth 5.3 | NFC | UWB
  • 5G | eSIM | Wi-Fi 6E | Bluetooth 5.3 | NFC
  • 5G | eSIM | Wi-Fi 6E | Bluetooth 5.2 | NFC | UWB
  • 5G | eSIM | Wi-Fi 6E | Bluetooth 5.2 | NFC
IP Certification
Dimensions and weight
  • Closed: 6.1 x 2.64 x 0.53in
    154.9 x 67.1 x 13.4 mm
  • Opened: 6.1 x 5.11 x 0.24in
    154.9 x 129.9 x 6.1 mm
  • 8.92 oz | 253 g
  • Closed: 3.35 x 2.83 x 0.59in
    85.1 x 71.9 x 15.1 mm
  • Opened: 6.5 x 2.83 x 0.27in
    165.1 x 71.9 x 6.9 mm
  • 187 g | 6.6oz
  • Closed: 155,1 x 67,1 x 15.8 mm
  • Opened: 155,1 x 130,1 x 6.3 mm
  • 263 g
  • Closed: 84.9 x 71.9 x 17.1 mm
  • Opened: 165.2 x 71.9 x 6.9 mm
  • 187 g
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How does nextpit track price drops of smartphones?

Starting from the launch price of each smartphone when it was released, we started by listing chronologically the first notable price drop followed by the lowest price ever, then the last notable price drop, and finally the current price.

For our listings, we compared prices between Amazon, the official stores, BestBuy and Google Shopping.

When the price observed on the day of the publication of this article and each update is lower than the “official” or recommended price by the manufacturer, we recommend you buy the smartphone via an affiliate link. If the current price is lower than the last price drop or even the lowest price ever, we will also recommend you buy the smartphone. Note that this data is manually extracted from the price histories of several online price comparison sites.

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Article updated in November 2023 with new prices and a new comparison table.



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