Foldable phones might be rare, but there are some great options you can buy right now.
Foldable phones have been with us for a good few years now. Though they haven’t hit mainstream adoption, these folding smartphones are seen as exciting, futuristic devices that stand out from regular phones. The market for folding phones is dominated by Samsung, with its Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 4 offering different folding forms to tempt you to part with your cash. But Samsung isn’t the only company in the game, with Motorola having launched a refreshed version of its folding Razr flip phone.
Then there are folding phones from Honor and Oppo, which we really like, and while they’re excellent options for those of you in Europe, there aren’t any plans for either phone to officially go on sale in the US. And though there’s still no sign of a folding iPhone, several leaks indicate that Google is working on a folding Pixel phone, which may even be shown off at Google I/O in May.
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 4 and Moto Razr 2022). Because of the still recent technology, all foldables are more expensive than their regular smartphone equivalents, but if you’re keen 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