Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5
It's easy to dismiss the new Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 as a minor upgrade. Yes, it's definitely an incremental improvement, but one of an already solid, well-established foldable: the Z Fold 4.
The centerpiece is still the main foldable display, which is brighter than the one on last year's Z Fold 4.
The basics of the Z Fold 5 are essentially the same as the Z Fold 4 in terms of the overall design, screen sizes, buttons, software support, S Pen support and, of course, that $1,800 price.
The Z Fold 5's new hinge changes things. With previous Z Folds, the main screen experience was excellent, but when closed, it was an awkward phone. It was bulky, and the previous hinge didn't allow it to close completely flat, leaving an actual wedge-shaped gap between the folded sides.
Another view of the Z Fold 4's gap on the left and the Z Fold 5's minimal gap on the right.
An animation of the inner workings of the Galaxy Z Fold 5's new hinge.
The only things that come in the box of the $1,800 Galaxy Z Fold 5 are the phone, a USB-C cable and documentation. That's it.
The Galaxy Z Fold 5 is an excellent mini-tablet.
Zoom calls over the main screen's under-display camera were awkward and not because of the poor image quality. Truth is, most people on the call had no idea I was on the Galaxy Z Fold 5 aside from the strange camera angle that looked up my nose (unless I put the phone on a pile of cookbooks).
The Z Fold 5 has the same 50-megapixel main camera, 12-megapixel ultrawide and 10-megapixel telephoto as the Z Fold 4. It can also be its own tripod.
Taking photos and videos with the Fold 5 is fun. When it's closed it's rather discreet.
The Z Fold 5's USB-C port.
Enjoy some more photos of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5.