Best 5G flip phones

8 March 2024

There’s now a huge number of 5G phones, but what about flip phones? In recent years these haven’t been very popular, but with the rise of foldable phones they’ve started entering the limelight again, with new foldable screen designs.

Old school flip phones still exist too, but they’re not typically smart, let alone packing 5G. So at the time of writing, all the best 5G flip phones are ones with foldable screens.

Even within that category there aren’t many, but there are some excellent ones, such as the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5. Below then you’ll find the best 5G flip phones you can buy in 2024.

4. Motorola Razr 40

Along with Samsung, Motorola has been arguably the main brand focusing on foldable flip phones, and the Motorola Razr 40 is the company’s latest affordable model at the time of writing.

It has a 6.9-inch 1080 x 2640 foldable AMOLED screen with a 144Hz refresh rate – which is higher than even most top end phones, allowing for super smooth scrolling.

It also has a small 1.5-inch 194 x 368 AMOLED cover screen for when you just want to glance at key information like the time or the remaining battery percentage.

Other specs of the Motorola Razr 40 include a mid-range Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 chipset, 8GB of RAM, 256GB of storage, a 64MP main camera, a 13MP ultra-wide one, and a 32MP selfie camera, and it also has a 4,200mAh battery.

So the specs are mostly middling, but with a SIM free launch price of £800 – and with it often being available for a lot less than that – this is also very much a mid-range phone, especially as foldables go.

3. Oppo Find N2 Flip

Oppo isn’t a big name in the UK, but it makes some impressive phones, and its foldable flip phones are among them.

The Oppo Find N2 Flip is one such phone, and it has a 6.8-inch 1080 x 2520 foldable AMOLED screen along with a 3.26-inch 382 x 720 AMOLED cover screen. While small, that cover screen is large enough to use as a viewfinder for photos, or use to control music, among other basic tasks.

The Oppo Find N2 Flip also has a decent if slightly dated Dimensity 9000+ chipset, 8GB of RAM, 256GB of storage, a 50MP main camera, an 8MP ultra-wide one, a 32MP selfie camera, and a 4,300mAh battery.

2.  Motorola Razr 40 Ultra

The Motorola Razr 40 Ultra is currently Motorola’s top foldable flip phone, and it’s quite an upgrade on the standard Razr 40.

The biggest change arguably is to the cover screen, which here is a much larger 3.6-inch one, making it one of the largest cover screens you’ll find on a foldable flip phone.

It has a decent 1056 x 1066 resolution too, and you can run full apps on it, making it far more useable than the cover screens on most rival phones. But while it’s big enough to use for all sorts of things, you’ll still mostly probably want to use the foldable main screen.

This is a 6.9-inch 1080 x 2640 AMOLED screen, much like the standard Motorola Razr 40 has, but here the refresh rate is even higher, at 165Hz.

The Motorola Razr 40 Ultra also has a 12MP main camera, a 13MP ultra-wide one, a 32MP selfie camera, a fairly powerful Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset, a 3,800mAh battery, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage.

1. Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 is the best 5G flip phone you can buy, and like the others in this list it’s a foldable phone.

Samsung has mastered the art of foldable phones, and this is its best clamshell one yet at the time of writing, with a 6.7-inch 1080 x 2640 AMOLED screen packing a 120Hz refresh rate, along with a 3.4-inch 720 x 748 AMOLED cover display. Neither of those are quite the biggest around, but they are both high-quality, and the main screen does get brighter than most rivals, topping out at 1,750 nits.

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 is also more powerful than key rivals, as it has a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset, along with 8GB of RAM. So if you want flagship power, this is the phone to choose.

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 is more water resistant than most foldables too, so it’s more durable in that sense.

Plus, it has a pair of capable 12MP cameras on the back, a 10MP selfie camera, up to 512GB of storage, and a 3,700mAh battery.


So there you have it. The selection of 5G flip phones might be small, but as you can see there are still some great options.

In fourth place we have the Motorola Razr 40, which is a relatively affordable option with a surprisingly high refresh rate. Then in third there’s the Oppo Find N2 Flip, which ups the cover screen size, and in second place it’s the Motorola Razr 40 Ultra, which has the biggest cover screen of the bunch and a 165Hz refresh rate.

In first place though it’s the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5, which has flagship power, great screens, a durable yet stylish build, and a surprisingly affordable – though still high – price. Unless you can get one of the others on an excellent deal it’s hard to recommend them over the Galaxy Z Flip 5, but any one of these handsets will serve your 5G flip phone needs well.

James Rogerson
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James has been writing for us for over 10 years. Currently, he is Editorial Manager for our group of companies (, and and sub-editor at TechRadar. He specialises in smartphones, mobile networks/ technology, tablets, and wearables.

In the past, James has also written for T3, Digital Camera World, Clarity Media, Smart TV Radar, and others, with work on the web, in print and on TV. He has a film studies degree from the University of Kent, Canterbury, and has over a decade’s worth of professional writing experience.

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