The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 is the most affordable foldable device Samsung’s yet produced, and the first time we’ve had a foldable that sells for less than $1,000. That lower price tag is a key part of Samsung’s strategy for making foldable phones more accessible to mainstream audiences.
But $999 is still a lot to pay for a new phone. For context, that’s what Apple charges for its iPhone 13 Pro, and other phone makers charge similar amounts for their own premium handsets. Does the Galaxy Z Flip 3 offer enough to deliver the same value as those other $999 devices?
The answer depends on what you’re looking for in a phone. As we found when we tested the Galaxy Z Flip 3, the new version offers a number of improvements over the original Z Flip and continues to offer an innovative, eye-catching design. But there are some aspects of the Galaxy Z Flip 3 that make paying that $999 harder to justify.