Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4: hands-on review

Samsung's finest foldable's back with Wacom pen technology and a two-in-one design.

A photo of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4
(Image: © Basil Kronfli)

Early Verdict

You'll notice there's a 0 here in the score box, don't fret, this hands-on pre-review is based on our first impressions of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 – check back in the coming weeks for our full review. While it's an incremental update, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 improves upon a winning formula, bringing back the water resistance, Wacom pen input, and styling that made the Z Fold 3 a mighty foldable, and adding hardware improvements and software flourishes.

For

  • Water-resistance
  • Flagship-grade power
  • Premium design
  • S Pen support

Against

  • S Pen not included with phone
  • Cameras aren't best-in-class
  • High price tag

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It's too early to post a full review of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4, though we've used the phone for a few hours, had a quick sketch on it, and have also been using last year's Z Fold 3 for months. We'd say we're in a good position to share a comprehensive first impression – and check back in the coming weeks for the full verdict.

If you want a foldable phone in the UK or US, your options are limited to Samsung or Motorola. Given Moto's yet to launch an easy-to-recommend RAZR – its foldable line, Samsung's Z Flips and Z Folds have the monopoly on your realistic choices. 

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The Verdict
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out of 10

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4

You'll notice there's a 0 here in the score box, don't fret, this hands-on pre-review