If you’re looking to switch from the regular slab-style smartphone and join the dark side that is the foldable smartphone space, then you’re spoilt for choice in the country – yes, I’m talking about what you can get right here.

2023 has been the year of clamshell-stye and book-style foldables in the country and here are the best foldable smartphones to buy in Kenya right now.

The range goes from the most affordable foldable to the most expensive foldable in the country.

OPPO Find N2 Flip – Ksh 115,500

The OPPO Find N2 Flip brings with it very solid performance, a compact and attractive design, a more than capable camera smartphone and great battery life. All these features of the N2 Flip take the fight to the industry leader while upstaging everyone else in the clamshell foldable market.

Read our full review here.

  • 6.8-inch AMOLED main screen with 120Hz refresh rate and peak brightness of 1600 nits.
  • 3.26″ AMOLED cover screen with Gorilla Glass 5 protection with 60Hz refresh rate and brightness peaking at 800 nits
  • plastic back and aluminium frame
  • Dimensity 9000+ (4 nm) processor paired with 8GB of onboard RAM and up to 8GB of virtual RAM courtesy of ColorOS 13.
  • 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage
  • Android 13 and 4 years of major Android OS updates and 5 years of security patches.
  • 4300mAh battery with 44W SuperVOOC charging
  • 32MP selfie camera(Sony IMX 709 sensor) – 1080p 30fps video
  • 50MP main(Sony IMX 890 sensor) and an 8MP ultrawide(Sony IMX 355 sensor) – 4K 30fps video

It is also the most affordable as well.

TECNO Phantom V Fold – Ksh 128,699

As a first-generation product from TECNO in the foldable space, the Phantom V Fold gets a lot of things right. Flagship design, flagship performance, quality cameras, fast charging and long-lasting battery. 

Read our full review here.

We now have a really good and affordable competitor in the foldable smartphone market in Kenya and globally as well.

  • 6.42″ LTPO AMOLED cover screen at 1080p resolution with 1100 nits, 120Hz refresh rate and protected by Gorilla Glass Victus.
  • 7.85″ foldable LTPO AMOLED main screen at 2K resolution with 1100 nits and 120Hz refresh rate
  • Dimensity 9000+ 5G processor
  • 12GB of RAM with an additional 9GB virtual RAM. 
  • 512GB of onboard storage 
  • Android 13 and HiOS 13 Fold upgradeable to Android 14
  • 50MP main, 50MP telephoto with 2X optical zoom(20x Digital Zoom) and 13MP ultrawide – 4K 60fps and 4K 30fps for ultra steady
  • 32MP lens on the cover screen while the inner display has a 16MP lens – 1080p 30fps video
  • 5000mAh battery and supports for 45W wired charging which can juice up the V Fold to full in 55 minutes.

PHANTOM V Fold Review: First Gen Excellence

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 – Ksh 130,000

The Z Flip5 took all the attention at this year’s Galaxy Unpacked. Samsung put in a new large cover screen and a new Flex Hinge that allows the phone to shut completely when folded.

Read our full review here.

  • Android 13 and One UI 5.1.1 upgradeable all the way to Android 17.
  • Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy
  • 8GB of RAM and an additional 5GB of Virtual RAM with 256GB storage.
  • 3700mAH battery that supports 25W wired charging and 15W wireless charging. It can also do 4.5W reverse wireless charging.
  • 3.4-inch cover screen – 720p(60Hz) Super AMOLED screen protected by Gorilla Glass Victus 2
  • 6.7-inch Dynamic AMOLED screen rocking a 120Hz refresh rate and 1200 nits peak brightness. It is also protected by Gorilla Glass Victus 2.
  • IPX8 rating
  • Two 12MP dual cameras: a wide with OIS support and an ultrawide – 4K video at 60fps
  • 10MP selfie camera – 4K 30fps video

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 – Ksh 216,000

The Fold5 is my favourite and gets the same premium treatment as the Flip5. It has the Flex Hinge, glass front and glass back protected by Gorilla Glass Victus 2 and Armor aluminum frame.

Read our full review here.

  • IPX8 rating
  • 6.2-inch Dynamic AMOLED cover screen with a 120Hz refresh rate, HDR10+ support and 1750 nits brightness
  • 7.6-inch Dynamic AMOLED main screen with a 120Hz refresh rate, HDR10+ support and 1750 nits brightness
  • Slightly overclocked Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy processor
  • 12GB of RAM with UFS 4.0 storage options starting from 256GB, 512GB and 1TB.
  •  Android 13 and OneUI 5.1.1 with up to four major Android OS updates
  • 50MP with OIS, 12MP Ultrawide and 12MP telephoto with OIS and 3x optical zoom – 8K 24fps and 4k 60fps with support for HDR10+ video recording
  • 4MP under-display in the main screen and a 10MP selfie camera in the outer screen – 4K 60fps video
  • 400mAh battery with support for 25W charging. It also has 15W wireless charging and 4.5W reverse wireless charging.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 – Ksh 90,000(128GB)

While it was released last year, the Z Flip4 is still a great buy this year as you can get it for under 100K – whether you are picking the 128GB or 256GB storage option.

Besides tehnew processor, large screen and waterdrop hinge, the Z Flip5 and Z Flip4 share a lot of similarities:

  • 6.7-inch main AMOLED screen with 120Hz refresh rate, HDR10+ support, 1200 nits brightness protected by Gorilla Glass Victus+
  • 1.9-inch AMOLED cover screen protected by Gorilla Glass Victus+
  • Glass back with Gorilla Glass Victus+ protection, Armor aluminium frame, IPX8 rating, stereo speakers, side-mounted fingerprint reader and NFC
  • Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor, 8GB RAM, 128GB or 256GB RAM.
  • Android 12 and One UI 4.1.1. It recently got updated tp Android 13 and One UI 5.1.1 and Samsung has opened up One UI 6//Android 14 Beta for it.
  • 12MP main with OIS and 12MP ultrawide – 4K@30/60fps video recording
  • 10MP selfie camera – 4K@30fps
  • 3700mAh battery with 25W wired charging, 15W wireless charging and 4.5W reverse wireless charging

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 – Ksh 184,000

Just like the Flip4, the Fold4 is still great a year later. It had a new design and software for the huge screen and uprades to its battery life, cameras and processor.

The Fold4 is still a really good foldable and showcased refinement over its predecessor. 

  • A much wider cover screen at 6.2” and a 7.6” main screen – both of which are Dynamic OLED screens with 120Hz of variable refresh rate and 1200 nits brightness
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 plus gen 1 and Adreno 730 GPU
  • 12GB of RAM that you can expand upto 20GB with the additional 8GB Virtual RAM.
  • You also get 256GB UFS 3.1 fast storage.
  • Android 12L and OneUI 4.1.1. It recently got updated to Android 13 and One UI 5.1 and is eligible for the Android 14 and One UI 6.0 beta program.
  • 10MP selfie camera and 4MP under-display camera – 4K 30 and 60fps and 1080p 30 and 60fps.
  • 50MP main, a 10MP telephoto with 3X optical zoom and a 12MP ultrawide – 8K 24Ffps, 4K 60fps, 1080p 60fps and 240fps and 720p 960fps.
  • 4400mAh battery that uses 25W fast charging and 15W fast wireless charging.

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