Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 features: Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy | Display sizes: 6.2-inch exterior and 7.6-inch interior | RAM/Storage: 12GB with up to 1TB | Battery: 4,400mAh
Samsung's new Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Google's Pixel Fold went tooth and nail for the top spot on this list, but key feature advantages put the former ahead. With both devices priced the same, the Z Fold 5 is arguably the better of the two thanks to its more refined and durable design, productivity-inducing software, and after-sales support.
Review: Samsung's Galaxy Z Fold 5
The Z Fold 5 features a competent Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy chipset that's proven to yield day-long battery life and better AI processing when taking photos and videos. Samsung's also upgraded the hinge this year, making the Fold notably thinner and lighter yet still durable enough to withstand 200,000 bends -- maybe more -- during its lifespan.
"The hinge, battery, and photography updates are nothing flashy, but they're things you'll benefit from every day when using the Fold 5," says ZDNET's Jason Hiner, who tested out the phone.