Holy cow! Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 is $400 off right now at Best Buy

Galaxy Z Fold 5
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The Galaxy Z Fold 5 is the best foldable phone you can buy right now. It's particularly great if you're buying your first foldable or if you like the idea of owning a smartphone that can double as a tablet in a pinch. 

For a limited time, you can get the Galaxy Z Fold 5 for $1,399.99 at Best Buy. That's  $400 off and one of the best Galaxy Z Fold 5 deals we've seen. You'll even get a free month of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate with your phone purchase. 

Galaxy Z Fold 5: was $1,799 now $1,399 @ Best Buy

Galaxy Z Fold 5: was $1,799 now $1,399 @ Best Buy
The Galaxy Z Fold 5 is the best mobile for anyone looking for a phone and tablet combo. In our Galaxy Z Fold 5 review, we welcomed the phone's thinner/lighter design and multitasking capabilities, but find it's a good phone only if it's your first foldable or if you're upgrading from a much older foldable. It features a 7.6-inch QXGA+ (2176 x 1812) Dynamic AMOLED inner display w/ 120Hz refresh, 6.2-inch HD+ (2316 x 904) Dynamic AMOLED 2X outer display w/ 60Hz refresh, Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 CPU, 12GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage. On the rear you get a 50MP f/1.8 main wide-angle lens, 12MP f/2.2 ultra-wide lens, and 10MP f/2.4 telephoto lens. Selfie cams include a 10MP f/2.2 outer lens and 4MP f/1.8 inner lens.
Price check: $1,000 trade-in credit @ Samsung | $1,799 @ Amazon

Before we get into the details of the phone, it's worth noting that you can get up to $1,000 off the Galaxy Z Fold 5 at Samsung via trade-in. As part of its Labor Day sales, Samsung is also offering a free storage upgrade to the 512GB model. If you don't have a phone to trade in, Best Buy's deal is the lowest price you'll find. 

As for the phone itself, the Galaxy Z Fold 5 is the best foldable on the market. In our Galaxy Z Fold 5 review, we welcomed the phone's thinner/lighter design and multitasking capabilities. After spending more than a week with the phone, we also hailed it the ultimate gaming phone

For first-person shooters like Modern Combat 5, you're able to better see enemies hiding in the background because of the larger screen. Meanwhile, in strategy games like Age of Origins, you'll able to see much more of the world map than on traditional slates — all while rendering the cities and troops smoothly. Even when there's heavy action on the screen, it manages to keep a steady frame rate. Games also look buttery smooth thanks to its 120Hz refresh rate. 

It's worth noting that the Galaxy Z Fold 5 has the same camera specs as the Z Fold 4, but the image quality has improved and it more than holds its own against the Pixel Fold — except in low light. The triple rear camera system includes a 50MP main camera, a 12MP ultra-wide and a 10MP telephoto with 3x optical zoom. You also get a 10MP selfie camera up front and a low-res under-display camera on the inner display. 

Overall, we'd recommend this phone to anyone buying their first foldable or anyone upgrading from an older foldable. For more deals, check out our guide to the best Samsung promo codes.

Louis Ramirez

As deals editor at Tom’s Guide, Louis is constantly looking for ways to avoid paying full price for the latest gadgets. With over 10 years of deals-hunting experience, Louis price checks against multiple retailers and searches high and low for the best deals to bring readers. A born-and-bred New Yorker, Louis is also an avid swimmer and marathoner. His work has appeared on Gizmodo, CNET, and Time Out New York.

  • ArchangelRenzoku
    I'll say!

    I got a Fold 5 512GB but did not trade in my Note20U. I am impressed with the 50MP camera, given its specs, and if I didn't watch videos on how Samsung runs durability tests on this new foldable generation, I would not have gotten one at all. (https://youtu.be/5y7a1Eb6QR4) latest Fold5 durability test also cemented my decision. It's much tougher than the Fold 4.

    The chipset's battery efficiency is what attracted me hard-core though. Side-by-side with the Note20U, and while using the fold's big inner screen most of the time, the Fold gets 3 more hours of SOT easily. The Fold's standby drain is like 3% over 8 hours on wifi, vs the Note's 10% over the same period.

    I missed being able to use my Razor Kishi v1 (will definitely not fit anywhere on the Fold), but have since replaced with a Google Stadia controller for playing games via GeForce NOW... and there's no input lag due to the new Bluetooth version 5.3 updates.

    I don't miss the SD card since UFS 4.0 is ridiculously fast. But I definitely miss MST for Samsung Pay. Not as much of a problem, though, as NFC adoption has increased since 2020.

    I got the thin S-pen case. No bluetooth or cover screen functionality, but I never used the BT on my old Note20U's S-pen due to Camera app's voice function being used to capture shots far from the handset.

    The speaker setup is easily twice as loud as maximum Note20Ultra output. I have to literally turn down my notifications to the lowest volume level in order to not be scared when it goes off.

    The new Carrier Aggregation features of the Snapdragon Gen 2 processor is pretty darn fun, being connected to four 5G tower bands helps with connectivity like no other. Major game-changer for speeds in the same area vs my Note20U. But yes, you could literally still watch the battery drain happen while using it. I expect to get better service on the Fold in a lot more rural areas.

    All-in-all. I am impressed with the Fold5 but would still might sell it if the Honor Magic V2 foldable went global.
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