Buried in email and notifications? Get a flip phone and escape
Less is more
Today, when the smartphone’s era is growing. The flip phone seems to have been forgotten for a long time. But in fact, there are still many people who love and believe in using them. What about you? Are you or your family member or friend one of the countless consumers loyal to this phone?
Samsung Galaxy Folder 2 (W2018)
Buyers in search of a smartphone in a flip-phone body should look no further than the Samsung Galaxy Folder 2. It is one of the few flip phones that runs Android. The phone comes unlocked to work on most GSM carriers — but note that it’s incompatible with AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint.
The device is equipped with a touch screen (which is a rarity among flip phones), and has the Google Play app store on board, meaning you can download popular apps like Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube.
Our only complaint about the phone is that its single speaker is on the back of the phone. We would have liked to see dual front-facing speakers to improve overall sound quality. Regardless, if you want one of the most powerful and feature-filled smart flip phones, this Samsung is your best option.
AT&T Z222 Prepaid Cell Phone
Buyers in search of a reliable and affordable prepaid flip phone should consider this option from ZTE. It offers built-in Bluetooth, so you can easily pair your favorite wireless headphones to listen to some music.
The flip phone is incompatible with Verizon and Sprint, but is designed for AT&T’s GSM network. It features a speakerphone and a built-in camera, and it comes with 2 GB of data.
Alcatel GO FLIP Flip Phone
This is one of the best, most modern flip phones you can buy. It has a 2.8-inch display, a quad-core processor, and built-in GPS. An outer display lets you get a glimpse at your incoming calls and messages. Additionally, the battery gets an impressive 16 days of standby time.
A 2.0 MP camera is capable of capturing video in HD, and because the phone has 4G LTE, you can still send video to your friends without the slow speeds of a past-generation 2G or 3G network.This is one of the best, most modern flip phones you can buy. It has a 2.8-inch display, a quad-core processor, and built-in GPS. An outer display lets you get a glimpse at your incoming calls and messages. Additionally, the battery gets an impressive 16 days of standby time.
A 2.0 MP camera is capable of capturing video in HD, and because the phone has 4G LTE, you can still send video to your friends without the slow speeds of a past-generation 2G or 3G network.
Jethro SC729 Flip Phone
This flip phone is affordable, and it’s ideal for kids or senior citizens. It’s one of the few that has an SOS button that lets you easily and immediately contact up to six people. The phone is compatible with AT&T and T-Mobile, but not Verizon or Sprint.
Its 2.4-inch display is bright, and the dial pad features large, illuminated buttons. The phone’s internal memory can only store 200 contacts, but fortunately, it supports Bluetooth, so you can use it with a headset or wireless headphones.
LG B470 Flip Phone
If you’re looking for a no-frills, bare-bones flip phone, the LG B470 is a great choice. It works with AT&T, but not Verizon or Sprint. It has a 1.3 MP camera and built-in Bluetooth, and it can play MP3s. Its outer display is black and white, which helps extend its already impressive weeklong battery life. Plus, it allows you to easily read texts without requiring you to open the phone.
Kyocera DuraXE Flip Phone
If you’re looking for the most rugged flip phone that can really take a beating, look no further than this model from Kyocera. The DuraXE (available on Sprint) and the DuraXV LTE (on Verizon) are waterproof, dust-proof, and shock-proof.
Its dual front-facing speakers are loud enough to comprehend a conversation at a concert, and it’s equipped with a microSD card slot for storing all of your favorite songs. Additionally, its integrated camera is capable of shooting 5 MP stills. You’ll get 9 hours of talk time and 16 days of standby time with this tough phone. If you opt for the Verizon variant, you get 16 GB of internal storage — plenty for all your photos.
LG Exalt LTE Flip Phone
The Exalt by LG is Verizon’s first 4G LTE flip phone. It sports a sleek and compact design that’ll easily slip into your pocket. This modern flip phone has one of the biggest and brightest displays we’ve seen. The 3-inch screen is ideal for reading texts and looking at photos.
Speaking of photos, the 5 MP camera is capable of shooting high-resolution photos and HD-quality video. No need to worry about storage space, either — the Exalt has 8 GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot.
Sports Car Model F15 Mini Flip Phone
If you’re one of the millions of people who follow Kim Kardashian on Snapchat, chances are you saw this super cool sports car flip phone on her Story. Unfortunately, for now the pink version is sold out, but red, white, blue, black, and gold are still available. The phone has a calculator, calendar, and 0.3 MP camera, and it works on GSM networks like T-Mobile but is incompatible with AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and Boost.
The Jitterbug Flip, which is only compatible with the GreatCall network, is the ideal flip phone for senior citizens. In addition to sporting a big keypad for easy dialing, its menus have bold, large, bright text that’s easy to read. There’s a large earpiece that keeps conversations loud and easy to hear, it works with hearing aids, and it has an emergency button to get help 24/7.
Other features include a camera, a flashlight, and enough memory to store over 1,000 contact entries. Note that the phone won’t work on Sprint or Verizon. It’s available in red or graphite colors.
LG Wine Flip Phone
LG is one of the brands that jumpstarted the revival of the flip phone. This one has a premium and stylish design that’s comfortable to hold and type with. Its 3-inch WQVGA display is thin and bright. There’s also a small LED display that lets you see incoming messages without flipping the phone open.
Also, on the outside of the screen, you’ll find a 5 MP camera that can zoom and record video. The phone supports Bluetooth and 3G data. Currently, the phone is only capable with CDMA networks like Verizon, Sprint, and U.S. Cellular. Verizon calls its variant the LG Exalt II, but unfortunately it is only available refurbished.