The best phones of 2023: Expert tested and reviewed

After rigorous testing and too many phone calls, these are the best phones you can buy, including top models from Apple, Samsung, Google, and more.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 tech specs: Screen size: 6.7 inches | Storage: Up to 512GB | Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 | Panel type: Dynamic AMOLED | Color: Graphite, Bora Purple, Pink Gold, Blue | Battery life: 3,700mAh | Water and dust resistant: Yes 

Flip phones have made a (somewhat) triumphant return with the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4, once again letting you sassily hang up on someone by snapping the phone shut while also bringing the form factor up to speed with modern expectations. 

While the larger Galaxy Z Fold 4 is both flashier and more powerful, “most people are better served with the Galaxy Z Flip 4, which is more affordable, acts as its own selfie tripod, and disappears in your pocket,” says Avi Greengart, Lead Analyst at Techsponential.

The Flip 4 is incredibly compact when folded, about 3 inches square, making it perfect for slipping into your pocket, purse, or travel bag. It also features a cover screen to provide quick, easy-to-read alerts for phone calls, texts, and app notifications without needing to open your phone. 

Review: Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4

And not only is the Flip 4 compact, but it’s also water and dust-resistant, so rain, sweat, and everyday use won’t be an issue. The screen uses Corning Gorilla Glass to protect against cracks, scratches, and chips while still giving you complete control over your apps and phone. 

Can’t decide between the Flip 4 and Fold 4? You can read our full comparison to help you decide which is the right folding phone for you.

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