Best Slide Phones 2019

Slide phones, or slider phones, are more compact than normal bar phones because they hide their keypad in the interior when closed, effectively preventing you from accidentally pocket-dialing or -texting someone. Whether you go for a full blown QWERTY keyboard or prefer a smaller alphanumerical keypad, these phones are typically great for texting.

While some flip phones do have a tendency to break at the hinge after a couple of years of use (their most vulnerable point), slide phones are generally sturdier. Also, sliding them open unlocks the phone, and after typing your text or making your call, just slide them shut and stow them away.


Samsung Intensity 2 dumb phone with slide-out QWERTY keyboard

Samsung Intensity II SCH-U460 QWERTY Slide Phone (Verizon)

The Samsung Intensity II is a slider phone that was designed with texting and social media in mind, making it a great dumb phone especially for kids and teenagers. It has a full number and navigation keypad on the outside, just like a typical bar phone. Sliding the phone open ...
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LG Extravert 2 QWERTY Slide Phone With Touch Screen (Verizon)

The LG Extravert 2 (VN280) is a versatile dumb phone that comes with a touch screen plus a full-blown QWERTY keyboard that slides out from underneath. The QWERTY keyboard is great for texting, while the 3.2" touch screen make it look and feel almost like a smart phone without actually ...
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Samsung SGH A777 Basic Slide Phone (AT&T)

The Samsung SGH A777 is a reliable, popular slide phone that's simple to use and doesn't come with a whole lot of unnecessary extras. It's very straightforward to place calls with, and it includes a basic music player. An alphanumeric keypad slides out from under the screen, making this phone quite compact ...
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LG Xpression C395 QWERTY slide phone

LG Xpression C395 QWERTY Slide Phone (Unlocked)

The LG Xpression C395 is a slide phone that comes with a 3" touch screen on the outside. The phone slides open to the left, revealing a full-scale QWERTY keyboard, ideal for those who dislike typing on tiny touch screen keys. This makes the C395 an ideal phone for texting, but the device also ...
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Best Dumb Slide 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-U460Blackberry KeyOne
Approx. price$90$100$75$60$60$20$70$100$20$75$80$15$80$60$23$60$25$70$300
Battery1150mAh1780mAh1300mAh950mAh1000mAh880mAh880mAh (ext. avail.)1150 mAh1900mAh900mAh1000mAh1000mAh800mAh1000mAh820mAh1000mAh900 mAh1000mAh3500mAh
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, A2DPYes
BrowserOpera MiniNoOpera MiniYesYesYesYesOpera MiniNoOpera MiniNoWAP 2.0Opera MiniNoYesYesChrome
Camera3.2 MP1.3MP3.2 MP1.3 MP2 MP1.2 MP2 MP3.15 MPVGA (.3MP)2 MPVGA (640x480px)1.3 MPNo2MP1.3MP2 MP2MP1.3MP12 MP
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"5.9" x 2.9" x 0.4"
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", 240x3204.5" touch, 1080x1620px
Display (int)2.2", 240x320px2.2"2.4" 240x320px2.2", 176x220px2.6", 240x320px3", 240x400px1.8", 128x160px
E-mail clientYesNoNoYesNoYesNoYesNoYesNoYesYes
Form factorFlipFlipFlipFlipSlideSlideFlipBarBarFlipBarBarFlipSlideBarBarBarSlideBar
FM RadioNoNoNoNoNoNoYesYesYesYesNoYes
GamesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesNoYes (1)NoDownloadableNoYesYes
Headset jack2.5mm3.5mmNo3.5mm3.5mmProprietaryNo3.5mm3.5mm3.5mm3.5mm3.5mm3.5mm3.5mm3.5mm2.5mm3.5mm
Hearing aidM4/T4 compatibleM4/T4 compatibleM3 / T4M4NoM4/T4M3/T3M4, T3M4M4, T4NoM3, T3
Memory (RAM)256MB256MB60MB50MB50MB100MB64MB32MB1.26MB55MB256MB512MB24MB262MB64GB
MP3 playerYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYes
MP3 ring tonesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoNoYesYesYesYesYes
RuggedIP67, 810FNo810FNoNoNoNoIP67, 810GNoNoNoNoNoNoNoIP67NoNo
SIM cardYesNoNoYes (included)YesMini-SIMNoMini-SIMDualNoYesNoYesNoDualDualYesYesNano-SIM
SD card (max.)32GBNo32GBNo32GB4GB32GB32GB16GB32GBYes16GB32GB32GB16GB32GB32GB2TB
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 days81h
Talk time4h40m5h6h30m3h20m2h20m4h30m5h10h16h5h30m5h6h5h6h12h6 h4.5h5h20h (3G)
USBMicroUSB 2.0MicroUSBMicroUSB 2.0MicroUSBmicroUSB 2.0Yes (w/ adapter)Yes (w/ adapter)microUSB 2.0NoYesCharge onlymicroUSBMicroUSB 2.0MicroUSBmicroUSB 2.0YesMicroUSB 2.0USB Type-C 3.1
Vibration alarmYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Voice dialYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
WaterproofYesNoNot 100%NoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNo
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