The Morning After: Which Samsung foldable should you buy?

And be warned: Disney+ will soon crack down on account sharing.

Photo by Cherlynn Low / Engadget

Samsung’s newest foldables, the Z Flip 5 and Z Fold 5, have been put through their paces by Engadget’s team of skilled reviewers. If you’re wondering which of these two you should lay your cash down for, then we’ve got all the information you need.

Cherlynn Low tested the Z Flip 5, which she calls the “best flip-foldable” thanks to its newest innovation. The latest Flip has a 3.4-inch external display — not the roomiest of screens, but one big enough for you to check your notifications and run key apps like Maps and WhatsApp. And as much as the design isn’t dramatically different, its new hinge lets the device fold shut without a gap. If there’s a downside, it’s that the battery life isn’t great, and the settings menus are a bit fiddly — fairly small objections if you want an excuse to jump into the foldable world.

Sam Rutherford’s time with the Z Fold 5 was slightly testier despite an improved hinge that lets the phone fold flat. And that’s really the only really new feature on Samsung’s most expensive handset. Sure, the screen is brighter, the battery is hardier and there’s plenty of grunt under the hood, but these are table stakes for an ultra-flagship. Sam compared it to the S23 Ultra, which costs $600 less and has, at the very least, far superior photography – so if you’re not already sold on foldables, there’s not enough here to woo you over.

And, once you’ve read both reviews and made your decision, head over to this link to see a sweet deal that’ll save you some cash.

—Dan Cooper

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