Compare Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3

7.6” Foldable dynamic AMOLED 2x display

5 cameras including ultra-wide, telephoto & under-display lens

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888, Android 11, 5G

4400mAh, Fast wireless charging & reverse charging

Galaxy Z Fold3

Double up on features with this premium quality 5G smartphone. The innovative fold screen opens to present a huge 7.6” flexible display so you can watch, work and play wherever you are.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3
Unlimited Plan - 12 months
Available in
Black
256GB
Size
12 months
Contract
Unlimited
Minutes
Unlimited
Texts
Unlimited
Data
€1,479
Upfront cost
€45 p/mfor 6 months, then €65 p/m
Go to site
3 Bill Pay 100
Available in
Black
256GB
Size
24 months
Contract
50
Minutes
50
Texts
Unlimited
Data
€1,429
Upfront cost
€35 p/m
Go to site
Upgrade to 5G for €5 p/m
Unlimited Three to Three calls
Unlimited Plan - 18 months
Available in
Black
256GB
Size
18 months
Contract
Unlimited
Minutes
Unlimited
Texts
Unlimited
Data
€1,239
Upfront cost
€45 p/mfor 6 months, then €65 p/m
Go to site
3 Bill Pay 300
Available in
Black
256GB
Size
24 months
Contract
150
Minutes
150
Texts
Unlimited
Data
€1,289
Upfront cost
€45 p/m
Go to site
Upgrade to 5G for €5 p/m
30 International Minutes/Texts
Unlimited Plan - 24 months
Available in
Black
256GB
Size
24 months
Contract
Unlimited
Minutes
Unlimited
Texts
Unlimited
Data
€999
Upfront cost
€45 p/mfor 6 months, then €65 p/m
Go to site
3 Bill Pay Unlimited
Available in
Black
256GB
Size
24 months
Contract
Unlimited
Minutes
Unlimited
Texts
Unlimited
Data
€1,169
Upfront cost
€60 p/m
Go to site
5G Enabled
300 International Minutes/Texts
3 Bill Pay Unlimited Plus
Available in
Black
256GB
Size
24 months
Contract
Unlimited
Minutes
Unlimited
Texts
Unlimited
Data
€989
Upfront cost
€80 p/m
Go to site
5G Enabled
Unlimited International Minutes/Texts

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 key features

A premium foldable 5G phone with a durable Armour Aluminium frame and stunning display. Simply unfold to expand your screen or split it for immersive, hands-free fun. Perfect for watching, working and playing.

  • Foldable 7.6” dynamic AMOLED display for a crystal clear viewing experience
  • Five cameras including an under-display camera for unrivalled snaps, movies and selfies
  • 5G connectivity for ultrafast downloads, lag-free streaming and seamless real-time video
  • S-Pen support to effortlessly convert handwriting to type or sketch and paint with precision
  • Adaptive 120Hz refresh rate for smooth scrolling and clear, responsive motion
  • Flex mode for handsfree photos, video calls and vlogging

What cameras does the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 have?

Capture the moment, create movies and make video calls with five different cameras and experience the hands-free freedom of Flex mode.

You’ll get all these cameras and five different modes from Selfie to Night mode.

  • 12MP Telephoto camera
  • 12MP Wide-angle camera
  • 12MP Ultra wide camera
  • 4MP Under display camera
  • 10MP Cover camera

What colours are available in Ireland?

The handset is available in three colours: Phantom Black, Green or Silver if you buy from the Samsung website.

If you go for a bill pay phone to spread the cost, the colour choice depends on what’s available from your network.

Other Galaxy Z Fold3 features

  • IPX8 water resistance
  • Gorilla Glass Victus screen & back
  • Side-mounted fingerprint scanning
  • Bixby natural language support
  • 256 & 512GB storage with 12GB RAM

How much does the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 cost?

To buy direct from Samsung’s website the Fold3 costs:

  • €1,899 for 256GB
  • €1,999 for 512GB

You could also save up to €705 with the Trade-in option.

If you’d prefer to spread the cost and bundle in data and minutes, take a look at our comparison of bill pay deals.

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The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 and Flip3 compared

Apart from cost, the main difference is the folding design.

The more expensive Fold3 opens like a book whereas the Flip3 opens like a flip phone. In effect, the new Galaxy Z Fold3 unfolds to make the screen bigger and the new Galaxy Z Flip3 is a phone that folds in half to get smaller.

Here’s some other key differences:

Device Display Body Memory Cameras Battery Colours S Pen compatible  
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 7.6” Glass front Up to 512GB (12GB ram) Five 4400 mAh Black Silver Green Yes  
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 6.7” Plastic front Up to 256GB (8GB ram) Three 3300 mAh Cream Black Green Lavender No  

To find out more about the Flip3 and compare deals, visit our page Compare Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3.

How to find the best Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 deal

If you’ve decided that the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 is the right for you, you’ll want to find the best deal, so think about:

  1. Budget: Work out how much you can afford to spend each month and what you can you pay upfront. You may be able to find a deal with a free handset but you’ll have to pay more per month.
  2. Data allowance: SIM-only unlimited data plans are gaining popularity. If you opt for a cheaper, data-limited plan make sure the monthly cap is enough. The average smartphone user gets through about 5GB per month.
  3. Length of contract: Bill pay phones are often on 24-month contracts, whereas SIM-only plans usually last 30 days or 12 months.

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Are there any Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 offers available?

For a limited time, some networks are offering a free Note Pack worth €89.90. The pack contains a Flip Case, S pen and 25W Travel Adapter.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3

Buy a Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and claim your free gift with a Flip Case, S Pen & Travel Adapter. T&Cs apply.

If you buy the device upfront from Samsung, you can claim your free bundle within 30 days of purchase.

Any cheaper Samsung Galaxy alternatives?

The latest foldables from Samsung come with a hefty price tag, so if you’re looking to upgrade for less, you could check out these options.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 FAQs

Does the Galaxy Z Fold3 come with an S-Pen?

No, although it is compatible with the S-Pen, it is not provided in the box. You can purchase one at the Samsung website.

Does the Galaxy Z Fold3 come with a charger?

No, new Samsung Galaxy devices no longer come with a charger in the box although a USB-C cable is included.

Does the Galaxy Z Fold3 have a 3.5mm headphone jack?

No, it doesn’t have a headphone jack, so you’ll have to supply your own set of wireless earbuds.

You can buy Galaxy Buds+ on their website for around €150 but you can also purchase generic earbuds for a lot less.

Does the Galaxy Z Fold3 support eSIM?

Yes, you can use an electronic SIM, known as eSIM.

The eSIM allows you to activate a mobile network plan on your phone, so you can switch data plans without a physical SIM.

Is the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 waterproof?

Yes, the Galaxy Z Fold3 holds the IPX8 standard which means it’s protected in water up 1.5 meters for 30 minutes.

When was the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 released?

The Galaxy Z Fold3 was launched mid-August 2021 and in shops in Ireland from 27th August 2021.