The morning after: our verdict on Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4

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The morning after: our verdict on Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4

We’ve spent some time with Samsung’s latest foldable phones and both continue to get refined and improved. The Galaxy Z Fold 4 still unfolds into a square tablet for more web browsing, Google Maps browsing and more, but it has improved multitasking. The main screen is brighter and the battery life has improved a lot, but it’s still very expensive: $1800. Read our full review here.

If you’re looking for a smaller price and a smaller device footprint, the Z Flip 4 is another foldable that’s very pocket-friendly and, well, stylish. Its versatility makes it more fun to use, but you’ll have to live with shorter battery life than traditional smartphones. Despite that, Engadget’s Cherlynn Low says she’s ready to ditch her Pixel (gasp!) for Samsung’s newest foldable phone.

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