Best Slide Phones 2018

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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Compare Technical Specs

Best Dumb Slide Phones 2018

PhoneLG Xpression C395Samsung SGH A777LG Extravert 2 VN280Samsung Intensity II SCH-U460
Approx. price$60$20$60$70
Battery1000mAh880mAh1000mAh1000mAh
Bluetoothv2.1, A2DPv2.0, A2DPv3.0, A2DP2.1, A2DP
BrowserYesYesOpera MiniYes
Camera2 MP1.2 MP2MP1.3MP
CarrierUnlockedAT&TVerizonVerizon
Dimensions4.3" x 2.1" x 0.7"4.0" x 1.9" x 0.6"4.4" x 2.15" x 0.64"4.9" x 2.9" x .7"
Display (ext)3" touch (400x240px)2.3", 176x220px3.2" Touch (240x400px)2.2", 240x320
Display (int)
E-mail clientYesNoYesYes
FlashlightNoNo
Form factorSlideSlideSlideSlide
FM RadioNoNo
GamesYesYesYes
GPSYesNoYesYes
Headset jack3.5mmProprietary2.5mm
Hearing aidM3 / T4M4, T4
Memory (RAM)50MB50MB512MB
MP3 playerYesYesYes
MP3 ring tonesYesYesYesYes
RuggedNoNoNo
SIM cardYesMini-SIMNoYes
SD card (max.)32GB4GB32GB32GB
Speed dial
SpeakerphoneYesYesYes
Standby time10 days12.5 days16 days12.5 days
Talk time2h20m4h30m6h5h
USBmicroUSB 2.0Yes (w/ adapter)MicroUSB 2.0MicroUSB 2.0
Vibration alarmYesYesYesYes
Voice dialYes
WaterproofNoNoNoNo
Weight (oz)3.44.154.09