Best Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 plans in Australia (April 2024)

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The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 is now available to buy, so what does this mean for last year’s Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4? Is it still worth your money? For the time being the answer is no, we strongly recommend you do not sign up to the Flip 4 on a plan.

Currently, the major telcos aren’t offering a significant discount on the Flip 4, and because of that, it’s actually cheaper to get the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 on a plan from some providers. On top of that, we’d argue that the Flip 5 is just a better phone, and at the moment, Optus and Vodafone are offering worthwhile deals on the latest model. So we don’t recommend signing up to the Flip 4 on a plan, unless a big discount comes along.

Alternatively, you could buy the Flip 4 outright, but we’d only recommend doing so if you can save at least 30% or more. The lowest price we’ve seen the Flip 4 drop to was AU$849 in April 2023, and it was available on Amazon. Buying outright will also let you pair the device with one of the best SIM-only plans, as there’s lots of money to be saved in the long term if you’re not tied to Telstra, Optus or Vodafone.

Noteworthy Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 deals

Before signing up to the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 on a contract, here are the deals you should know about:

Best Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 plans: our picks

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Best overall Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 plan

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 (128GB)40GB data24 monthsAU$107.45p/m

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 (128GB) | 40GB data | 24 months | AU$107.45p/m

Vodafone has the 'cheapest' plan on the Flip 4, but we’d argue you’re actually better off opting for the newer Flip 5. The Flip 5 is currently AU$105.36 a month at Vodafone, which is AU$2 less per month than this Flip 4 plan. Because of this, we strongly recommend you opt for the Flip 5 on a plan from Vodafone instead.

Total cost over 24 months is AU$2,578.80

Best premium Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 plan

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 (256GB)40GB data24 monthsAU$113.70p/m

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 (256GB) | 40GB data | 24 months | AU$113.70p/m

If you want a Flip phone with more storage, we’d strongly recommend that you pick up the Flip 5 instead of last year’s Flip 4. This is because the Flip 5 with 512GB of storage is available for AU$113.70 a month at Vodafone, while the older Flip 4 with only 256GB of storage is the same price. Why wouldn’t you opt for the latest model if it costs the same?

Total cost over 24 months is AU$2,728.80

Cheap Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 plans

Samsung’s flippable phone is firmly priced in the premium category, so if you want to get it for the lowest monthly price possible, you’ll be looking at the 128GB model on a 36-month contract. While a 36-month contract will shrink your monthly bill, you will end up paying more in the long run because you’ll be tied to your chosen telco for longer – we’d suggest a 24-month contract if you can. Below is an automatically updated list of the cheapest monthly options from the major telcos:

Outright Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 deals

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 is available to buy outright from these major retailers:

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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 at a glance: what you need to know

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4: specs

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OS: Android 12 | Screen size: 6.7-inch AMOLED, 120Hz | Resolution: 2640 x 1080 (main) 512 x 260 (cover) | CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 | Memory: 8GB | Weight: 187g | Storage: 128GB / 256GB / 512GB | Battery: 3,700mAh | Rear camera: 12MP wide / 12MP ultrawide | Front camera: 10MP

Given the amount of leaks that came out in the days and weeks before its release, there wasn’t much left for us to learn about the new Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4, but here’s a rundown of what you can expect from this handset.

Overall, the Flip 4 is a fairly iterative refinement to the brand’s clamshell devices, and it looks very similar to the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 at first glance. It’s worth mentioning though that there are plenty of updates internally, which add up to the most polished and powerful device in the range so far.

One notable change is the new Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chipset, which is at the heart of both the Flip 4 and the Fold 4. As of late 2022, this is right up there with the very best mobile processors on the market, giving the phone plenty of grunt for intensive apps, gaming and everyday scrolling. Keep in mind though that the Snapdragon chip in the Flip 4 comes with 8GB of RAM, while the Fold 4 has a version of the processor with 12GB of RAM.

So what else has changed? Well, there’s been some small design tweaks. The Flip 4 has a slimmed-down bezel, so it’s a little bit smaller (by 1.5mm) when folded. The inside screen now has ultra-tough-glass 2.0, which Samsung says is 20% tougher than previously. As with before, the display is a 2640 x 1080 6.7-inch AMOLED screen with a refresh rate up to 120Hz. Internally, the Flip 4’s battery capacity has increased to 3,700mAh (up from the Flip 3’s  3,400mAh), which is great news considering a middling battery life was one of our gripes with the previous iteration.

When it comes to the cameras, you’re not getting any headline improvements to the glass or resolution, but there are a few sensor upgrades that Samsung claims will result in better lighting in stills and videos. By bumping up the number of pixels to 1.8µm (up from 1.4µm), Samsung claims you’ll now get up to 65% more brightness. Image stabilisation has been improved too, so it should be easier to capture steady shots.

Jasmine Gearie
Ecommerce Editor

Jasmine Gearie is an Ecommerce Editor at TechRadar Australia, with a primary focus on helping readers cut through the jargon to find the best mobile and internet plans for their needs. She crunches the numbers to maintain dedicated guides to the latest phones, NBN and broadband plans of all types, and covers the important telco industry news. She also hunts down tech deals on laptops, phones, gaming consoles and more, so readers know where to buy the products they want for the cheapest prices.