It might be a generation old now, but the Z Fold 4 still ranks among the best book-style foldable phones out there – and during the Black Friday shopping season you can get one for a whopping 47% off. Right now Amazon UK will sell you the distinctive Greygreen handset with 256GB of storage for just £999, which is a massive drop from the original £1649 retail price.
The Galaxy Z Fold 4 had already dropped in price slightly since it was succeeded by the Z Fold 5, and unfortunately the earlier Black Friday price has come and gone, but this is still a sizeable discount. We called the phone ‘another unashamedly premium foldable with the price to match,’ in our four-star review, saying it was hard to argue with what was then top-tier performance and excellent cameras. We did also note, however, that its hefty asking price wouldn’t suit everyone’s pockets – which makes Amazon’s deal all the more enticing.
Compared to Samsung’s past fold offerings, the Z Fold 4 is much better for multitasking, while the battery life has been improved slightly. The ample screen size makes on the move viewing a joy, and the Z Fold 4’s outer screen is as good as any premium phone. That’s all thanks to a 120Hz adaptive refresh rate and a colourful, contrasty OLED panel. Oh, yes, it also suffers from a less noticeable crease too (although it is still there if you want to go looking for it).
No longer a tale of two halves
Any reasons not to buy? We weren’t a fan of the gap between the phone’s two halves, which Samsung addressed with the Z Fold 5 a year later. Performance isn’t going to match today’s flagship phones now, but the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor is still able to play games at great frame rates. You’re also looking at a £120 higher asking price compared to Black Friday – which will teach you for not clicking that buy button sooner.
That said, Samsung’s Fold easily still ranks among the best foldable devices out there, more than holding its own against contemporary rivals such as the Microsoft Surface Duo 2 and Honor Magic Vs. Unless you have the budget to stretch to the current generation handset, this is a fantastic buy.
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