Best Flip Phones 2018

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 rarity. While ...
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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)

* SOLD OUT * 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, ...
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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. Now ...
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Compare Technical Specs

Best Dumb Flip Phones 2018

PhoneCasio g’zOne C781 Ravine 2Samsung Jitterbug5Samsung Convoy 3 U680LG 450Samsung U750 Alias 2LG Exalt VN360Samsung a157
Approx. price$90$100$75$60$70$75$80
Battery1150mAh1780mAh1300mAh950mAh880mAh (ext. avail.)900mAh800mAh
Bluetoothv3.0, A2DPv2.1, EDRv2.1, A2DPv2.1, A2DPv2.1, A2DP3.0
BrowserOpera MiniNoOpera MiniYesYesOpera Mini
Camera3.2 MP1.3MP3.2 MP1.3 MP2 MP2 MPNo
CarrierVerizonGreatCallVerizonT-MobileVerizonVerizonAT&T
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"4.0" x 2.0" x 0.7"4.4" x 2.1" x 0.6"3.8" x 1.8" x 0.7"
Display (ext)1.38", 128x128px1.3"1.3", 128x128px1", 64x96px1.3", 128x128px7x15px
Display (int)2.2", 240x320px2.2"2.4" 240x320px2.2", 176x220px2.6", 240x320px3", 240x400px1.8", 128x160px
E-mail clientYesNoNoYesYes
FlashlightYesNoYesNo
Form factorFlipFlipFlipFlipFlipFlipFlip
FM RadioNoNoNoNoNo
GamesYesYesYesNoYes
GPSYesYesYesNoYesYes
Headset jack2.5mm3.5mmNo3.5mmNo3.5mm
Hearing aidM4/T4 compatibleM4/T4 compatibleM4M4/T4M4
Memory (RAM)256MB256MB60MB100MB256MB
MP3 playerYesYesYesYesYesYes
MP3 ring tonesYesNoYesYesYes
RuggedIP67, 810FNo810FNoNoNoNo
SIM cardYesNoNoYes (included)NoNoYes
SD card (max.)32GBNo32GBNo32GB32GB
Speed dialYesYesYesYes
SpeakerphoneYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Standby time21 days25 days19 days14.5 days14 days18 days10 days
Talk time4h40m5h6h30m3h20m5h5h30m5h
USBMicroUSB 2.0MicroUSBMicroUSB 2.0MicroUSBYes (w/ adapter)Yes
Vibration alarmYesYesYesYesYesYes
Voice dialYesYesYesYesYes
WaterproofYesNoNot 100%NoNoNo
Weight (oz)4.93.83.63.93.0