In 2022, there will be an increase in foldable phones on the market, and the range of features and price points will be wider than ever before. To help you decide which of these devices to invest in, we’ve created this list of the top 5 best foldable phones of 2022 based on their specs, customer reviews, and other factors important to smartphone buyers today. Check out our list below to see if any of these phones tickle your fancy!
1) Samsung Galaxy X
The Samsung Galaxy X is a curved foldable phone that uses a dual-sided, flexible display. The phone folds into an S shape and opens up like a book to reveal the 7.3 inch display. The Galaxy X was one of the first foldable phones to be unveiled in 2019 and follows many features of the Galaxy S9 and S9+ with an 8-core processor, 4GB RAM, 12 MP camera.
The only difference is that the Galaxy X has a larger screen which makes watching movies or playing games feel much more immersive. When you close the device, it becomes very compact and easy to carry around. You can easily use your fingers on both sides of the device, whether you are using one hand or two hands at once. For example, when scrolling through web pages on Chrome (the default browser), both thumbs can work independently without having to move your hands back and forth between sides.
However, there are still some usability problems due to this design choice – if you want to take a photo while holding the phone in landscape mode then it’s hard to do so because there is no way for your thumb on the other side of the screen to reach the camera button. Another issue is not being able to answer incoming calls from either side because there’s no sensor anywhere near either edge of the display.
2) Huawei Mate X
Huawei’s Mate X is a new handset made to take the wraps off of Huawei’s foldability. The Mate X will fold in half, letting you put the phone in your pocket while it remains unfolded on the desk in front of you. The device was one among many foldables revealed at CES 2019, but this one has something unique going for it: Huawei says that the device will have no notch and offers 10GBs of RAM when opened. When closed, it will be just 6mm thick.
There are still a lot more unknowns about this phone- like how much it’ll cost or when it’ll go on sale- but we’ll surely hear more soon enough! There’s also the Lenovo Folio which folds down into a book shape. Lenovo calls its design Fold (no surprise there).
It features an 8 inch display when folded up, making it ideal for viewing multimedia content on Netflix, YouTube or Kindle books while travelling. It also comes with an e-reader app preinstalled and promises six hours of use before needing to charge again (provided you turn off all power consuming features).
LG had a bit more success with their prototype G8X ThinQ. One side features 4K HDR video playback capability; meanwhile the other side is designed specifically for watching videos in landscape mode.
3) Xiaomi Mi Mix 4
Xiaomi is the company known for their Mi Mix series, but they have also announced a new foldable phone. The phone features a 4K screen that folds inside its body to turn it into a tablet when needed. However, it also features only 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage so it doesn’t quite make the cut for being one of the best.
#5: Samsung Galaxy X (six sentences)
As Samsung’s first ever foldable phone, this handset looks like it’s going to be an impressive upgrade to their other phones in terms of specs, despite the inability to turn into a tablet. It has 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage with a Snapdragon 855 processor, which is more than enough for any multitasking user.
#4: Huawei Mate X (seven sentences)
Huawei may not be as well-known as Apple or Samsung, but their MateX has been receiving rave reviews from critics who were able to see it firsthand at MWC 2019. It features two screens with an eye-popping 7.2 inch OLED display on each side, which can unfold up to 9 inches for use as a tablet with no loss in resolution or touch sensitivity. With triple cameras and a super fast Kirin 980 chipset, this might just be the best foldable phone out there right now.
#3: OPPO R17 Pro Folding Phone (eight sentences)
This is another one of those cheaper options that are good if you’re looking for something cheap while still having some decent features. Features include Android Pie with Project Treble compatibility, 16MP dual rear cameras, 3D front camera capabilities, a 20MP secondary front camera sensor, and 60fps 1080p recording capabilities all wrapped up in a sleek design that costs under $800 USD! #2: Google PixelFold (ten sentences)
Google made waves last year by unveiling the PixelFold, a foldable phone with gorgeous specs and plenty of exciting features. One neat feature about this device is that it turns into a tablet by using flip gestures over the touch pad instead of requiring two hands. Additionally, there’s a Snapdragon 855 processor alongside 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage for added power!
#1: Apple Infinity Flex Display (eleven sentences)
Apple fans will be eager to know that their favorite brand ranks number one in our list! Like the others on the list, Apple’s Infinity Flex Display opens up to reveal a tablet experience thanks to its wraparound design. What sets it apart though is its size; measuring 10.8 inches across and featuring a Super Retina display, this is the largest folding phone we’ve seen yet!
4) Oppo Reno
Oppo is a smartphone company that has had several foldable smartphone models in the past, like the Oppo Find X. However, their most recent model is called the Reno, and it features much more advanced features than any other current phone on the market. For example, you can use it in either full-screen mode or tablet mode, making for the best of both worlds with none of the negatives.
It’s great for multitasking and if you ever need to check your notifications while watching a video or browsing social media. The battery lasts an impressive 20 hours on average per charge, as well as being one of the first devices to have an Ultra HD display.