Best Flip Phones 2019

Take calls like Captain James T. Kirk!

Rumor has it that flip phones were inspired by the sci-fi communicators of the first USS Enterprise’s crew, of the 1960s original Star Trek series. Short of going back to the good old cable-and-dial phones, can a cell phone get any more retro than that?

There’s nothing quite like taking and ending your calls by flipping your phone open or closed. Here we’ve compiled an overview of the most popular non-smart flip phones available today:


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Samsung a157 Non-Camera Flip Phone (AT&T)

Phones without a built-in camera are rather hard to come by these days. With all the talk about hacking going on, some may be aiming to ensure their privacy, while others may just wish to go as light as possible on technology with their phone. Whatever your reasons for desiring ...
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LG Exalt VN360 Simple Flip Phone (Verizon)

The LG Exalt VN360 is a simple, senior-friendly flip phone that's highly reliable, easy to set up, and intuitive to use. It is M4/T4 hearing aid compatible, and its easy-to-read 3" interior screen displays content largely and clearly. Call quality is very good. Keys are large and include a numeric ...
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Samsung SCH-U750 Alias 2 Two-Way Flip Phone (Verizon)

This is one of the most popular dumb phones ever, due to its unique two-way flip design (see the pictures below to find out what sets this phone apart from all the others). It has meanwhile gone out of production, so the Samsung Alias 2 can be considered a true ...
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LG 450 Simple Flip Phone (T-Mobile)

A light, small, and elegant phone, the LG 450 is basically made for texting, as well as for making and taking calls (really!). While it does also have a camera and browser, they're kind of basic, which is to be expected from a dumb phone at this price level. The 1.3MP camera can ...
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Samsung Convoy 3 U680 Rugged Flip Phone (Verizon)

The Samsung Convoy 3 is a great, ruggedized flip phone that can handle a lot of harsh treatment. It meets military standard MILSTD810F in terms of resistance to dust and sand, shock, vibration, and humidity. While it doesn't claim to be 100% waterproof (so you'd better not take it for a swim ...
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Samsung Jitterbug5: Easy-to-use Flip Phone for Seniors (GreatCall)

Reminiscent of the early 2000's clam shell style phones, the Jitterbug5 is a Samsung flip phone that was specifically designed for the elderly. This phone is available on GreatCall, a MVNO carrier on Verizon's network. The Jitterbug5 is an excellent phone for seniors, with large text on screen, big backlit ...
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Casio g’zOne C781 Ravine 2: Rugged Flip Phone (Verizon)

I have no idea how Casio came up with this name, nor how to pronounce it, but the g'zOne C781 Ravine 2 (shall we just call it Ravine 2?) rugged phone can definitely stand some punishment. It is IP67 and MIL-STD-810F certified to be highly dust, shock, and water resistant ...
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Best Dumb Flip Phones 2018

PhoneCasio g’zOne C781 Ravine 2Samsung Jitterbug5Samsung Convoy 3 U680LG 450LG Xpression C395Samsung SGH A777Samsung U750 Alias 2CAT B100BLU Tank II T193LG Exalt VN360Snapfon ezTWOSamsung R355CSamsung a157LG Extravert 2 VN280BLU Jenny TV 2.8CAT B30ZTE Z432Samsung Intensity II SCH-U460
Approx. price$90$100$75$60$60$20$70$100$20$75$80$15$80$60$23$60$25$70
Battery1150mAh1780mAh1300mAh950mAh1000mAh880mAh880mAh (ext. avail.)1150 mAh1900mAh900mAh1000mAh1000mAh800mAh1000mAh820mAh1000mAh900 mAh1000mAh
Bluetoothv3.0, A2DPv2.1, EDRv2.1, A2DPv2.1, A2DPv2.1, A2DPv2.0, A2DPv2.1, A2DPv2.0, A2DP, EDRYes3.0Yesv2.0, EDRv3.0, A2DP3.02.12.1, EDR2.1, A2DP
BrowserOpera MiniNoOpera MiniYesYesYesYesOpera MiniNoOpera MiniNoWAP 2.0Opera MiniNoYesYes
Camera3.2 MP1.3MP3.2 MP1.3 MP2 MP1.2 MP2 MP3.15 MPVGA (.3MP)2 MPVGA (640x480px)1.3 MPNo2MP1.3MP2 MP2MP1.3MP
Dimensions2" x 0.8" x 4.3"2" x 0.8" x 3.9"2" x 0.8" x 4.1"3.86" x 2.01" x 0.73"4.3" x 2.1" x 0.7"4.0" x 1.9" x 0.6"4.0" x 2.0" x 0.7"4.8" x 2.2" x 0.7"4.8" x 1.9" x .5"4.4" x 2.1" x 0.6"4.6" x 2.2" x 0.6"4.4" x 2.4" x 0.5"3.8" x 1.8" x 0.7"4.4" x 2.15" x 0.64"5.0" x 2.2" x 0.5"4.7" x 2.1" x .6"4.5" x 2.4" x .4"4.9" x 2.9" x .7"
Display (ext)1.38", 128x128px1.3"1.3", 128x128px1", 64x96px3" touch (400x240px)2.3", 176x220px1.3", 128x128px2.2", 240x320px2.4", 320x240px7x15px1.8" x 1.6", 320x240px2.2", 176x144px3.2" Touch (240x400px)2.8", 320x240px2", 176x220px2.4", 320x2402.2", 240x320
Display (int)2.2", 240x320px2.2"2.4" 240x320px2.2", 176x220px2.6", 240x320px3", 240x400px1.8", 128x160px
E-mail clientYesNoNoYesNoYesNoYesNoYesNoYes
Form factorFlipFlipFlipFlipSlideSlideFlipBarBarFlipBarBarFlipSlideBarBarBarSlide
FM RadioNoNoNoNoNoNoYesYesYesYesNo
GamesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesNoYes (1)NoDownloadableNoYes
Headset jack2.5mm3.5mmNo3.5mm3.5mmProprietaryNo3.5mm3.5mm3.5mm3.5mm3.5mm3.5mm3.5mm3.5mm2.5mm
Hearing aidM4/T4 compatibleM4/T4 compatibleM3 / T4M4NoM4/T4M3/T3M4, T3M4M4, T4NoM3, T3
Memory (RAM)256MB256MB60MB50MB50MB100MB64MB32MB1.26MB55MB256MB512MB24MB262MB
MP3 playerYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYes
MP3 ring tonesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoNoYesYesYesYes
RuggedIP67, 810FNo810FNoNoNoNoIP67, 810GNoNoNoNoNoNoNoIP67No
SIM cardYesNoNoYes (included)YesMini-SIMNoMini-SIMDualNoYesNoYesNoDualDualYesYes
SD card (max.)32GBNo32GBNo32GB4GB32GB32GB16GB32GBYes16GB32GB32GB16GB32GB32GB
Speed dialYesYesYesYesYes
Standby time21 days25 days19 days14.5 days10 days12.5 days14 days23 days30 days18 days5 days8.3 days10 days16 days25 days10 days10 days12.5 days
Talk time4h40m5h6h30m3h20m2h20m4h30m5h10h16h5h30m5h6h5h6h12h6 h4.5h5h
USBMicroUSB 2.0MicroUSBMicroUSB 2.0MicroUSBmicroUSB 2.0Yes (w/ adapter)Yes (w/ adapter)microUSB 2.0NoYesCharge onlymicroUSBMicroUSB 2.0MicroUSBmicroUSB 2.0YesMicroUSB 2.0
Vibration alarmYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Voice dialYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
WaterproofYesNoNot 100%NoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNo
Weight (oz)