As shown in the list above, a couple of foldable phones offer a phone and mini-tablet experience while the others offer a big phone/small phone experience. The first decision you must make is what else you want and a standard phone form factor.
After figuring out your intention for the foldable, we can look at your use case. If you want water resistance, then two Samsung foldables are available for you. If you love using a stylus with your device, then the Z Fold 3 is the clear choice.
Price is a factor, but with Samsung launching its latest generation foldables at a starting price of $200 less than last year, the price difference is not as high as we've seen in the past.
Choose this foldable phone...
If you want...
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3
The best overall option
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3
A budget-friendly foldable phone
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2
An alternative to the Z Fold 3
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G
An excellent flip phone for second-hand pricing
Huawei Mate X2
A foldable phone that's not made by Samsung
An iconic foldable phone design
Royole FlexPai 2
A foldable tablet-type phone