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Save up to £500 on the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 when trading in your old phone at EE

Trade in your old Samsung phone - regardless of its condition - for £500 off the slick new Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3

Foldable phones have been back in vogue for a while now, with enough iterations that manufacturers have started to really nail the design. For our money, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 is one of the best foldable 5G phones on the market right now, and you can currently get a great deal when you preorder the phone with EE.

Three of EE’s contract packages for the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 are offering a whopping £500 off the contract when trading in any old eligible Samsung phone. If you don’t have an eligible device to trade in, fret not, there are some deals for you here, too. Firstly, if you preorder the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 with one of EE’s Smart Plans, you will be eligible to claim a free Galaxy Note Accessory Pack, worth £80. Included in the pack is a Flip Case, an S Pen and a 25W travel adaptor.

Secondly, EE is including 12 months of Xbox Games Pass Ultimate when you preorder the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 with any Smart Plan. While Game Pass already has a deep library of exciting titles to choose from, including recent additions like 12 Minutes and Psychonauts 2, the upcoming year will see high-profile titles like Forza Horizon 5 and Halo: Infinite coming to the service the same day that they release. For a free inclusion, this has the potential to be very valuable indeed.

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What’s really exciting about this deal is that, as long as your device is included in the list below, it doesn’t matter what condition it’s in. EE are happy to take models with cracked screens, or ones that won’t power on, and still give you the discount.

The devices eligible for trade-in are as follows:

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 20 | Note 20 5G | Note 20 Ultra | Note 20 Ultra 5G
  • Samsung S20 | S20 5G | S20+ 5G | S20 Ultra 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10 | Note 10 5G | Note 10+ 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 | S10e | S10+ | S10 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 9
  • Samsung Galaxy S9 | S9+

With this discount, you can preorder the 256GB Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 model on the Essential Plan (unlimited texts/minutes, 10GB data per month) for £69/mth with no upfront payment, the Unlimited Plan (unlimited texts, minutes and data) for £78/mth with just £30 upfront, or the Full Works Unlimited Plan (unlimited texts, minutes and data, plus three Smart Benefits of your choice) for £87/mth, and again £30 upfront.

Alternatively, you can preorder for the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 512GB model and get the Essential Plan for £73/mth with no upfront payment, the Unlimited Plan for £82/mth with £30 upfront, or the Full Works Unlimited Plan for £91/mth and £30 upfront.

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So that’s the perks, but the main attraction here is, of course, the phone itself. In our Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 5G review, we gave the phone four stars and a Recommended award. We ultimately held off on giving it five stars, mainly because it was so expensive. While that was a problem before, the discounts offered here negate that issue nicely, so let’s talk positives.

It almost goes without saying, but the biggest draw of the Fold 3 is the unique and striking foldable design. Far more durable than its predecessors, the Z Fold 3 has a stronger inner screen for better protection against repeated folding, and it’s the first flagship foldable phone to be waterproof. Its IPX8-rating means it should survive being submerged up to 1.5m for up to 30 minutes.

Both the cover screen and the tablet-like inner screen have a maximum refresh rate of 120Hz, and while the former is solid enough, the latter is the real reason to consider this phone. With a 7.1in display when fully folded out, the inner screen is perfect for watching or playing HDR content on the go, delivering beautifully crisp and vibrant pictures, kept buttery smooth by that 120Hz refresh rate. We found the peak brightness of the inner screen to be nothing short of dazzling also, so it will stay clear even in direct sunlight.

The technology beneath the screen is equally impressive. Powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset, the Z Fold 3 scored among the best in our speed tests, and the battery life showed enough stamina to last you an entire day. And, of course, this phone is 5G capable, so with coverage growing by the day, you’ll be able to get the best speeds from your data plan.

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While still on the more expensive end of the market, the Z Fold 3 feels like a future-proof investment. The technology is snappy enough to keep up with the competition for years to come, and the foldable design is still relatively rare, so you can be sure that you’ll stand out. Add in the extra perks offered by EE, and this deal is absolutely worth considering.

Alternatively, if you fancy browsing some other phone deals, our roundup of the hottest Amazon deals going has some great bargains. Finally, if you’d rather just stick with the phone you have, for now, our selection of the best SIM-only deals can potentially get you more data for less money.

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