Buying Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 or Flip 5?

Samsung has unveiled its next-generation devices with folding screens, including the popular Z Flip phone, alongside new water-resistant premium tablets and Galaxy Watch smartwatches.

However, they also demand a high price, and not everyone can afford it. But, did you know the repair cost is also pretty high if you accidentally break them? This aspect might not be surprising for those familiar with the high repair expenses associated with Apple iPhones, which may not be common knowledge for all. Yes, you read it, right. Let's dig a little deeper to know more about this.

1. Galaxy Z Flip 5

The market-leading Flip series has been upgraded with a much larger outside cover screen that be used for quick replies to messages, widgets and as a view finder for taking selfies with the pair of main 12-megapixel cameras.

But it is also £50 more expensive, costing from £1,049 in the UK or $999 in the US and will be in store on 11 August.

2. Galaxy Z Fold 5

The Z Fold 5 has the same improved water-drop hinge design as the Flip, allowing it to shut without a gap at the sides. The inside screen is brighter, 25% more durable and supports the use of a stylus.

The ultra-premium device is thinner, lighter and faster than its predecessor, fitted with five cameras on the back, front and inner screen. The Z Fold 5 will start at £1,749 in the UK or $1,799 in the US and be in store on 11 August.

3. Galaxy Tab 9

Samsung’s premium Android tablet line becomes some of the first with water resistance for its next generation. The Tab S9, S9+ and S9 Ultra all have the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip, slick AMOLED displays, stylus support and 5G options, differentiated by screen size ranging from 11in to 14.6in on the diagonal.

The Tab S9 series will start at £799 in the UK or $799 in the US and be in store on 11 August.

4. Galaxy Watch 6

Lastly, Samsung’s smartwatch line has also been upgraded with faster chips, more memory and larger batteries, which are expected to address one of the biggest pain points for the devices.

The watches have a new quick-release watch strap system similar to the Apple Watch and next-generation Wear OS 4 software with at least five years of updates.

The Watch 6 starts at £289 in the UK or $299 in the US and be in store on 11 August, making it significantly cheaper than Google’s Pixel Watch and the biggest competitor to the dominant Apple Watch, but for Android users.


Compared to Samsung, the repair cost of the iPhone 14 Pro models is even higher. If you accidentally break the glass back panel of the iPhone 14 Pro Max, then the estimated repair cost for this will be Rs 54,900, as per Apple's official website. The screen and battery damage will cost you Rs 37,900 and Rs 9,400, respectively.


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