Galaxy Z Fold5 vs. Galaxy Z Flip5: Which foldable device is best for your business?

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 and Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 are here to power your workday in ways only a foldable smartphone can achieve. Introduced at the recent Galaxy Unpacked event, these foldables answer the need for business-ready mobile devices that enable greater productivity from anywhere, at any time. Both devices have innovative flexible display technology to deliver a larger mobile workspace in a compact form factor. But Galaxy Z Fold5 and Galaxy Z Flip5 are quite different devices, and each is designed with specific business users in mind.

As its name suggests, Galaxy Z Flip5 is the reincarnation of the flip phone. Ultra compact and pocketable when closed, it opens to give you a large 6.7-inch screen — similar in size to Samsung Galaxy S23+ and Galaxy S23 Ultra. Galaxy Z Flip5 also features a convenient flex cover screen for you to view notifications, respond to messages and make quick calls.

Galaxy Z Fold5 has a book-like form factor. When closed, it’s a compact and comfortable smartphone. Unfolded, it’s a spacious tablet that’s built for multi-window productivity. The internal screen is also compatible with Samsung S Pen technology and provides plenty of space for note-taking or sketching out ideas.

With these key differences in mind, which Galaxy foldable is best for you and your team? Read on for a full rundown of Galaxy Z Fold5 and Galaxy Z Flip5 to help you make your decision.

Galaxy Z Fold5: The true 2-in-1 device

Ideal for entrepreneurs, executives, and business owners, Galaxy Z Fold5 is a tablet and smartphone in one, without being bulky or heavy, thanks to its zero-gap design. As Samsung’s most powerful foldable yet, it addresses on-the-go business leaders’ most pressing needs, including:


Multitasking on a mobile device has been limited by the constraints of screen size for too long. With Galaxy Z Fold5, you can work on your phone much more like you would on a PC. Unfold the device to work in multiple windows with foldable-optimized apps. In addition to the convenient Edge Panel featured on other Samsung smartphones, Galaxy Z Fold5 has a refined taskbar that’s always visible when you have an app open. Use the taskbar to quickly toggle between apps, or launch up to three apps side by side, so you can work across documents and compare data with a tap of your finger. Plus, key productivity apps — including Microsoft Office, Outlook, and new to the lineup, GoodNotes — allow you to drag and drop content from one window to another.

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Screen size

Need to review a sales report on the go or make edits to a presentation between meetings? Galaxy Z Fold5’s expansive 7.6-inch screen gives you tablet-sized productivity in your pocket. The phone-to-tablet convertible form factor — in a pocket-sized device — sets the foldable apart as the most flexible mobile solution for business. With a nearly invisible camera hiding under the display, the entire screen is a dedicated workspace from edge to edge.

Hands-free videoconferencing

We’re all videoconferencing with customers, colleagues, and employees on a regular basis these days. In Flex Mode, Galaxy Z Fold5 can stand up on its own — literally — as a stable tool for mobile videoconferencing. Flex the phone and set it on any flat surface to go hands-free and get more done. Whether you’re talking with your hands or using them to take notes with the optional S Pen, Flex Mode makes it easy to stay connected on the go.

Device consolidation

Being productive on the go is a must, but traditional smartphones don’t enable optimal productivity, leading many business owners to lug around tablets and laptops. Galaxy Z Fold5 lightens your work bag and simplifies your tool kit with a phone, tablet, and PC all combined into one. From sleek smartphone to super-slim tablet to mobile-powered desktop computing with Samsung DeX, you have the ultimate in device consolidation: one device that can do it all.

You can extend Galaxy Z Fold5 into a desktop experience by running Samsung DeX wirelessly on any Miracast-enabled display, such as the Samsung Smart Monitor. Galaxy Z Fold5 can then turn into a trackpad — or, for even more multitasking, you can continue using it as a phone by pairing a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse.


When you add the S Pen Fold Edition to your Galaxy Z Fold5, you can take advantage of intuitive note-taking, annotating, editing, and many other productivity tricks on the large, tablet-sized screen. The S Pen rewrites your definition of efficiency.

Looking to do even more with S Pen? The S Pen Pro comes with Bluetooth connectivity for remote control functionality.

Microsoft integration

A more collaborative team is a happier and more productive team. But collaborating remotely proves challenging at times, especially from mobile devices. Samsung’s newest foldables are ushering in foldable-optimized business apps. Microsoft Office is outstanding on Galaxy Z Fold5. Work in PowerPoint, Excel, and Word to edit, review, and share documents with PC-like productivity. The menus closely resemble their desktop versions, while Multi-Active Windows make it easy to work across different documents. Drag and drop, including the new two-handed drag and drop feature, is also helpful for moving images or blocks of text in a single motion — no copy-paste required. Whenever you step away from your PC, all your apps are ready to go on Galaxy Z Fold5, so you won’t miss a beat.

Galaxy Z Flip5: Flip the script of the work phone

In a tight labor market, leaders are leaning into technology as a competitive advantage for recruitment and retention. Employees want the latest smartphone with the newest features and the intangible cool factor. Galaxy Z Flip5 answers the call for an attractive Choose Your Own Device (CYOD) option. Galaxy Z Flip5 enables business professionals to tap into:

Compact productivity

To pack in productivity tools, phone screens have maxed out the size that can comfortably fit in someone’s pocket. Galaxy Z Flip5 cuts the size of a smartphone in half and then unfolds to the bigger screen that users want and need. It’s equal parts flashy, functional, portable and powerful.


We all know work doesn’t stop when you close your phone. While smaller notification screens leave a “…” that requires you to unlock the device to view a full notification, Galaxy Z Flip5’s outer screen serves as a more informative notification center. The display allows you to swipe through and check your notifications in full, so you’re always in the know. Answer calls, respond to texts, and check the weather, all without even opening the phone.

Flex Mode convenience

Like Galaxy Z Fold5, Galaxy Z Flip5 is great for hand-talkers. Flex it to the perfect angle, set it down, and run conference calls hands-free from virtually anywhere.

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Flex mode is also great for photography and video capture. Whether you’re taking a group photo or producing social media content, you no longer need a tripod to get a super steady shot.


Galaxy Z Flip5 is made for multitasking. Unfolded, it allows for a split-screen view — either vertically or horizontally — so you can check your emails and your calendar availability simultaneously. And with an optimized Office experience also on Galaxy Z Flip5, you can even edit a document while referencing another, side by side.

Unfold new potential

Galaxy Z Fold5 and Galaxy Z Flip5 create new ways to work on a mobile device. If you need an ultra-compact smartphone that can keep you in the loop while closed, you might opt for Galaxy Z Flip5. On the other hand, if you’re a small business owner, startup entrepreneur or power user who’s always on the move, the advanced productivity capabilities of Galaxy Z Fold5 might be more your speed.

From productivity and flexibility to durability, privacy and enterprise-grade security, both Samsung flagship foldables are built with modern business users in mind. Whether you choose Galaxy Z Fold5 or Galaxy Z Flip5, you can see more, do more and worry less.

Sign up for a Samsung Business Account to get exclusive offers, including volume pricing discounts, on Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 and Galaxy Z Flip5 today. And see how much your company could save by replacing legacy tech with foldables using this simple cost calculator.

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Daniel Gordon became a full-time freelancer in 2015 after spending several years as an in-house and agency copywriter. His marketing experience spans from Fortune 500 companies and Forbes World's Most Valuable Brands to small businesses, startups and marketing agencies. Before he entered the marketing world, Daniel worked in the music business as a manager to producers and songwriters, and as an A&R/talent scout.

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