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The 6 best phones for 2022

Technical Specifications: Screen Size: 6.7 inches | storage: up to 512 GB | Healer: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 | Panel type: Dynamic AMOLED | the color: Graphite, Purple Pura, Rose Gold, Blue | battery life: 3700 mAh | Water and dust resistance: yes

Flip phones made a (somewhat) triumphant return with the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4, letting you once again put a hold on calling someone by closing the phone while bringing the form factor up to speed with modern expectations. The Flip 4 is incredibly compact when folded, about 3 inches square, which makes it perfect for slipping into your pocket, purse, or travel bag. It also features a cover display to provide quick, easy-to-read alerts for phone calls, texts, and app notifications without having to unlock your phone. The foldable form factor is also great for aspiring content creators, influencers, and photographers; You can use the phone as its own tripod when taking group photos, shooting TikTok dance challenges, or making time-lapse shots of nature or cityscapes.

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. And if you can’t live without a virtual assistant, the Flip 4 is compatible with Samsung’s Bixby as well as Alexa, and Hey Google to give you hands-free control of your new phone.

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The only disappointing feature of the Flip 4 is its battery life. While it gives you up to 9 hours of use on a full charge, you’ll likely have to keep the charging cable handy to keep your phone powered up during your commute and evening use. It has a fast charging feature, so you can quickly charge your phone’s battery on your lunch break or while you’re in a meeting, which is great if you forgot to charge the night before.

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