June 25, 2022

Foldable phones used to be a far-flung concept from science fiction, but the latest in foldable smartphones brings the ideas of the future to the here and now. Most foldable phones can still be considered a bit clunky, but favorites like the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 (opens in new tab) help bring a giant screen to a body that’s about half the size of a modern slab-style smartphone.

However, the beauty of the foldables market is that you don’t just have to have a “normal” shape phone that folds in half. What if you’d rather have a normal size phone that unfolds into a tablet, instead? Or maybe a book-style foldable makes more sense, giving you two screens instead of one. Either way you fold it, there’s a great foldable in your future.

Let’s get to unfolding the best foldable phones

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The best foldable phone for most users

Reasons to buy

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More durable main screen

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120Hz refresh rate

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Larger cover screen is more useful

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IPX8 Water resistance

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More affordable than most foldables

Reasons to avoid

No telephoto lens

Battery life is pretty bad