Most people don’t need to pay a premium for a foldable smartphone. But if you have some cash to burn and are looking to take the plunge, this is it Google Pixel Fold is one our favourites, and the latest deal brought it down to $1,399. It’s still far from “affordable”, but it closes the biggest discount we have seen $400 off Google’s list price for the unlocked 256GB model. The offer is available at several retailers including Amazon, Target, Best Buy and Google’s online store. If you need more storage space, there’s Google 512 GB model $1,519, another $400 off. Company he says this contract will last until February 24.
The Pixel Fold is the second choice in our guide to the best foldable phones, and Engadget senior writer Sam Rutherford has it 85 points in his opinion last June. similar Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5our top choice, it’s a “book style” folding, one that functions like a traditional 5.8-inch smartphone when folded in half, but reveals a larger 7.6-inch display when unfolded. Next to the Samsung phone (and OnePlus Open), although the Pixel’s displays are shorter and wider, which generally makes the device easier to use as a traditional phone. When the phone is folded, there’s more room for your fingers to breathe while texting, and apps and videos will look more natural on the cover screen. Samsung’s screens are generally brighter and more vibrant, but the 120Hz OLED panels here are still no slouch. However, you can see a crease in the middle of the internal display.
Additionally, we found the Pixel Fold’s cameras and image processing to deliver more accurate and dynamic photos than the Galaxy Z Fold 5 or OnePlus Open, especially in low-light conditions. It’s a bit thicker than a flip phone, but it’s also thinner than a Samsung phone. Like other Pixel phones, the Fold runs on a relatively clean and simplified version of Android. Many of Google’s own apps have been tweaked to better fit the larger screen, and you can run two phone apps side by side. Google he says it will provide OS updates until June 2026 with an additional two years of security updates. However, the Z Fold 5’s UI has more powerful tools for multitasking. As with most Android tablets, it won’t take long to find apps that aren’t optimized for large screens.
There are other caveats. The Pixel Fold isn’t slow at all, but its Tensor G2 chip does it’s a bit dated now, so the Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Open provide better raw performance. Battery life also suffers by a few hours, plus it has larger bezels around the screen. Then there’s the elephant in the room: All foldable phones have a higher durability risk. The Fold has way more Break despite costing more than the best “normal” phones, so you should be especially careful with it. It should also be noted that Google probably works On the Pixel Fold 2, though, it’s not expected anytime soon. All that said, if you’re set on a foldable phone today, the current Fold is a lot to like, and this deal makes it at least a little more affordable.