Samsung's latest and greatest folding phone is as powerful as a PC with a pro-grade camera. Get it for less with the best Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 deals.
Folding phones offer a genuinely new mobile experience, rather than the same old same old. And Samsung’s Galaxy Fold5 is one of the most exciting models around.
You can compare deals above, or find out more about the phone below.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 at a glance
- Android 13 – The Z Fold5 runs the latest version of the Android operating system, giving you access to all the best apps and games
- Samsung extras – It also comes with Samsung’s own extras like Knox security software
- Cameras – The Z Fold5 has powerful cameras, and the unique ability to show your subject what you’re shooting (using the front screen folded out), so they can get the perfect pose
- Battery life – The phone can adjust its power usage depending on what you’re using it for, optimising its efficiency and lasting for longer
- Clever design – The Z Fold5 folds open like a book to give you a big screen, and folds down small enough to fit in a pocket
- Multi-tasking – The Z Fold5 lets you multi-task with ease thanks to its PC-style taskbar
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 Availability
The Z Fold5 starts at £1,749 for the 256GB model, but at time of writing, the 512GB version costs the same as part of an introductory deal. The 1TB model is £1,849.
These prices are if you buy the handset outright. You can also spread the cost of the phone out over the course of a contract and pay a small amount each month.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 comes in various colours, including Icy Blue, Phantom Black, Cream, Grey and Blue – though these last two are exclusive to Samsung.com.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 Design
This is the lightest and most compact Z Fold phone that Samsung has ever made. It’s both thinner and lighter than its predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4. Unfold it, and the main screen measures 7.6 inches across – that’s the size of a small tablet. Fold it back up, and you’ve got a still impressive 6.2-inch front screen to play with.
The main screen has a resolution of 1812 x 2176 pixels, while the front screen offers 904 x 2316 pixels. Both screen sizes and resolutions are the same as the Z Fold4, so it’s impressive the phone manages to be lighter and slimmer without compromising. That’s possible thanks to a new type of hinge Samsung has developed.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 Camera
The Z Fold5 has the same rear camera arrangement as its predecessor: a 50MP wide-angle camera, a 12MP ultra-wide and a 10MP telephoto with a 3x optical zoom. There’s also a 10MP front-facing camera for selfies and a 4MP camera beneath the main display.
It has plenty of photography features to play with. The Z Fold5 features a night mode for making your snaps clearer in low light, while Multiple Exposure lets you combine up to nine photos into a collage-style work of art. Flex Mode lets the phone become its own tripod so you can shoot hands-free, and Dual Preview lets your subject see what you’re seeing through the viewfinder, so they can adjust their pose accordingly.
What’s the difference between the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 and the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4?
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 has plenty of improvements over the Z Fold4. It’s slimmer, thanks to its new hinge, lighter, the screen is a little brighter and it has a newer and more powerful processor which helps with performance and battery life.
It also promises better image quality, even though the photographic hardware remains the same.
Is Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 worth buying now?
If you want a foldable phone, you could also opt for the Google Pixel Fold, which is a little slimmer and features a wider front screen. Some people think the Pixel Fold’s camera fares better in low light conditions too.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 is another option. It’s cheaper, smaller, and has a classic ‘clamshell’ design (i.e. it flips open like a make-up mirror rather than a book). It has the same processor as the Fold5, but has less RAM (so will be a little slower), less powerful cameras and smaller screens.
For a non-foldable Samsung phone, check out the Galaxy S23 Ultra. It’s cheaper than the Z Fold5, and has a 200-megapixel camera which takes stunning photos.
Can I get the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 with poor credit?
You can if you buy the phone outright, as no credit check will be required. You could then take a cheap SIM-only deal, which also doesn’t require a credit check.
If you’re unable to afford the phone outright, it’s unlikely you’ll be able to buy the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 on a pay-monthly contract with a poor credit score. This is because it’s one of the most expensive handsets available – you’ll have better luck getting approved for a mid-tier or older handset.
For more info, see our guide to phone contracts for bad credit.
Galaxy Z Fold5 5G specs
|Sim Card Type||Nano|
|Size||67.1mm x 13.4mm x 154.9mm|
|Battery Type||Lithium Polymer|
|Display Size||7.6 inches|
|Resolution||1812 x 2176 inches|
|Pixels Per Inch||373 ppi|
|Touch Screen Type||Capacitive|
|Processor Cores||Octa Core Cores|
|Internal Storage||256, 512|