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The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 is 25 percent off for October Prime Day

You can also take 15 percent off the clamshell-folding Z Flip 5.

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Amazon’s Prime Big Deal Days event has an all-time low on the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5. Usually $1,800, the October Prime Day deal can get you the foldable phone for $1,400 — 25 percent off and an all-time low. Or, if you prefer a clamshell design, Amazon also has the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 for $800, record pricing for the more compact foldable. Both devices launched in August, so you’re getting relatively new gear for less.

The Z Fold 5 folds like a book with a 7.6-inch display when fully expanded. It also has a narrow 6.2-inch Cover Screen outside for when you want to do something quickly without opening the device. Although the handset is an iterative update over its predecessor, it subtly refines Samsung’s five-year foldable formula with a Flex hinge that eliminates the device’s gap when closed.

The foldable uses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy chip for faster benchmark performance than the Pixel Fold. Its screen is also brighter (1,750 nits vs. the Pixel’s 1,450 nits) than Google’s alternative. The Z Fold 5 supports stylus use, and its 4,400mAh battery lasted an impressive 19 hours 48 minutes (main display) and 23 hours 10 minutes (Cover Screen) in Engadget’s video rundown test.

Photo of the Samsung Z Flip 5 sitting on a surface that looks like rough metal with rusty spots. The phone is partially open with its camera view visible on the top half of the screen.
Cherlynn Low / Engadget

Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 is still considered the best phone that folds lengthwise. The handset has a 6.7-inch internal display and a 3.4-inch “Flex Window” external one. It also uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy for impressive performance, and it bends into a compact device that should slide easily into a pocket or purse.

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