Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3: Grab a former flagship foldable phone for less

The iconic folding tablet phone just dropped below £1,000

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 5G foldable phone
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If you're looking to pick up one of the best foldable phones, hunting for a great Black Friday deal – or a great Cyber Monday deal, now – is the best place to look. Foldable phones are notoriously costly, but a great deal can bring them back within reach of most people.

I've already written about a top deal which brought the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 into affordable phone territory. Now, its bigger brother, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3, gets the Black Friday treatment.

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Samsung's Fold series is the pinnacle of foldable phone technology, but often comes with a price befitting its status. This deal sees it get a 38% price drop, bringing the cost down to just £989!

At less than £1,000, the Z Fold 3 has a lot to offer. Of course, the primary benefit is that you get access to Samsung's iconic fold-out phone-cum-tablet design. A 6.2-inch display adorns the front cover, while the internal folded screen is a 7.6-inch unit. Both are AMOLED, and both feature a 120Hz refresh rate. That massive internal display is perfect for multitasking, allowing you to have multiple windows open with ease.

The device is powered by a Snapdragon 888 processor, with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage – there is a 512GB option too, but that doesn't get the same great deal as the smaller unit.

A 4,400mAh battery keeps things going all day long. When we tested the Z Fold 3, our reviewer was able to get 20 hours of battery life with intense usage, which is a stellar result.

Traditionally, the Samsung Galaxy Fold models run around £1,600, which is simply out of reach for most people. At a cut below £1,000, though, it's a much more palatable offering. For similar money, you'll find handsets like the iPhone 14 Plus or the Samsung Galaxy S22, which are great phones in their own right.

But the benefits of a foldable phone make the Z Fold 3 a better option right now. It's a great opportunity to experience new technology without the price tag, and should be top of the list for any tech lovers looking for a smartphone upgrade.

Sam Cross
Staff Writer

Online news writer at T3.com, Sam has five years of experience in online and print journalism, with work featured in publications like Metro and Last Word on Sports. After years writing about music and football, Sam now turns his hand to bringing you news about new phones, smart home products, smart watches, laptops and TVs. Sam is a longtime fan and user of Apple products, including iPhones, MacBooks and Apple Watches.He’s also T3’s resident football expert, bringing you everything you need to know about the big games, including how to watch them. In his spare time, Sam is a keen guitarist, watch lover and (very) amateur golfer.