You know how the world’s first 5G smartphones debuted at what felt like obscene prices a couple of years ago before becoming more and more affordable and eventually expanding to cover everything from the sub-$600 to the sub-$300 segment?
Something similar is about to happen with foldable devices, and although we obviously don’t expect the Galaxy Z Flip 3
to be quite as cheap as the Galaxy A22 5G or A32 5G
when it finally breaks cover, last year’s Z Flip 5G can be currently purchased at roughly the same price as the “inexpensive” Galaxy S20 FE
Granted, that comparison is not entirely fair since we’re talking about renewed Galaxy Z Flip 5G
units here, available at $500 less than the $1,199.99 list price of the same phone in brand-new condition. Then again, the Snapdragon 865-powered foldable handset originally went on sale at a whopping $1,450, so no matter how you look at it, you stand to save a lot of money here without cutting too many corners.
Amazon’s official renewed gadget program includes pre-owned products inspected and tested by qualified suppliers to work and look “like new”, shipping in “generic” boxes alongside “compatible and fully functional” accessories that “may not be original.”
If that sounds… risky, you should also know the cheaper than ever renewed Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G
is eligible for a free replacement or full refund within 90 days of receipt if you’re in any way dissatisfied with your purchase, which basically means you have nothing to lose if you decide to give this killer deal a try.
Just to make the killer aspect pop out more, we’d also like to direct your attention to a renewed 4G LTE-only Galaxy Z Flip
, which is currently available for a measly 10 bucks less than the 5G-enabled edition while packing an inferior Snapdragon 855+ SoC as well.
The factory unlocked Z Flip 5G can be had in both Mirror Black and Mystic Bronze colors at its new all-time low price at the time of this writing, supporting all major (and minor) US carriers and sporting an occasionally handy 1.1-inch Super AMOLED cover display in addition to a beautiful 6.7-inch foldable Dynamic AMOLED screen with a resolution of 2636 x 1080 pixels.
Compared to the much costlier Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G
, the Z Flip 5G feels far less refined and, well, convenient, so we wouldn’t exactly recommend you choose this thing over any of 2021’s overall best phones
or even the best budget 5G phones
available today. That’s if you’re looking to make a sensible decision, because the heart wants what it wants and it sometimes wants shiny, impractical, futuristic products like this bad boy.