Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip 5 is among the best foldable phones we’ve come across, and with a starting price of $1,000, it’s surprisingly affordable when you remember the tech involved. But who wants to pay full price? Not us, and we’re willing to bet you don’t, either. That’s why we’ve been on a hunt to find the best prices around. We’ve laid them all out here so that you never pay more than you have to. The deals include free phones with new lines, discounts on unlocked models, and more. Just pick the deal that best fits your needs and enjoy your new phone.
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The Galaxy Z Flip 5 is one of the hottest things in mobile tech right now, and it’s a great buy even at full price. With a fast Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip, a larger 3.4-inch outer display and a 6.7-inch foldable inner one, you’re going to get a lot of phone for your money regardless — and a notable upgrade over the older Galaxy Z Flip 4.
What colors does the Galaxy Z Flip 5 come in?
The Galaxy Z Flip 5 comes in a ton of colors, although some are Samsung-exclusive. Every retailer should offer the graphite, lavender, cream and mint colors. But those looking to pick up a new Galaxy Z Flip 5 in gray, blue, green or yellow are going to have to buy direct from Samsung.
How much does the Galaxy Z Flip 5 cost?
The starting price for the Galaxy Z Flip 5 in the US, before you add any trade-ins or take advantage of any discounts, read as follows.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 (256GB): $1,000
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 (512GB): $1,120
Best Galaxy Z Flip 5 deals
Samsung isn’t offering any direct discounts on its latest Z Flip 5 at the moment, but you can save up to $600 when you trade in your old phone. Recent models from Apple, Samsung and Google will net you the biggest discount, but even old phones will score you at least $200 in savings.
Carriers are also offering extra savings when you purchase your new phone through Samsung. AT&T customers will save up to $1,000 with an eligible trade-in and purchase on an installment plan, while Verizon customers will save up to $200 with a trade-in (as long as you have or switch to an eligible unlimited plan). And T-Mobile customers can save $600 with a new line — no trade-in required.
Samsung is also offering some additional savings on other devices when bundled with this purchase, including $114 off a Galaxy Watch 6 and $130 off a pair of Galaxy Buds 2 Pro.
You can save $200 on all unlocked configurations of the Z Flip 5 right now at Best Buy, which drops the 256GB model to $800 and the 512GB model down to $920. And you can save even more if you have an old phone to trade in. Best Buy says trade-ins will net you as much as $450, but you can actually save up to $525, with the latest iPhones scoring you the biggest discount.
There are some extra savings available for Verizon customers, too. You’ll save $150 with same-day activation, and you can save up to $1,000 with an eligible trade-in as long as you have, or switch to, an eligible unlimited plan.
Like Best Buy, Amazon is currently offering at least $200 off some configurations of the Z Flip 5 right now, which drops the starting price to $800. The graphite 512GB version is also $200 off, though the other colors have less substantial discounts on offer.
You can also bundle them with a pair of Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro, which saves you an extra $40 compared with buying them separately.
If T-Mobile is your carrier of choice, read on.
There are basically four options available here:
Trade in your old phone and have or switch to a Go5G Next or Go5G Plus plan and get your new foldable for free.
Add a new line on Go5G Next or Go5G Plus plan and get the phone for free.
Save $600 off when you add a new line on a different qualifying service plan.
Just trade your old phone in and save up to $350 if you have a Go5G plan, or up to $200 if you’re on a different qualifying service plan.
You can get the new Galaxy Z Flip 5 for free when you purchase it on an installment plan and trade in an eligible phone. You’ll get the full discount for any device valued at just $95 or more, and even old and damaged devices worth at least $35 will still net you $800 in trade-in credit. The discount will be applied as bill credits over 36 months.
Both new and existing customers can score some Z Flip 5 savings at Verizon. If you’re adding a new line of service on a qualifying 5G unlimited plan, you can save up to $1,000 with an eligible trade-in, which scores you the basic 256GB model for free. Or, if you’re an existing Verizon customer who qualifies for an upgrade, you can still save up to $800 with just a trade-in.
Verizon is also offering some other bonuses, including $400 off a Google Pixel Watch 2, $170 off a Samsung Galaxy Watch and $550 off a Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE 5G, though you’ll need a new line of service for these devices as well. And new Verizon customers will get a free $200 gift card when they switch their existing number over from another carrier.
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