What are the best flip phones?

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    #1TracFone LG L442BG

    TracFone LG L442BG

    The TracFone LG L442BG is a rugged and compact flip phone with a 4.5" touchscreen and 3G internet speed. The smartphone is an Android 5.1, Lollipop with 1.1 GHz Quad-Core Processor. 

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    Paul Graham
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "I recently bought a TracFone LG L442BG as a secondary phone, and I'm really happy with it! The phone is fairly fast, and I like how compact it is. I suggest it to everyone in need of a flip phone!"
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    #2TracFone Z233

    TracFone Z233

    The TracFone Z233 is a prepaid carrier flip phone that has internet access, 4G LTE-enabled and has a photo messaging feature. This phone has an internal memory 4 GB and supports microSD memory card up to 32 GB.

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    Marilyn Hawkins
    Written on March 30, 2018
    "Cheap and durable exactly what I like in a phone. I do a lot of physical labor so I need a cheap phone to use at the job site. This works perfectly since I am not afraid for it to get broken. "
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    #3BLU Diva Flip

    BLU Diva Flip

    The BLU Diva Flip is an unlocked dual sim phone that has a VGA camera with LED flash, a memory of 32MB and can support a microSD memory card up to 32 GB.

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    Henry Boyd
    Written on April 7, 2018
    "This is a great flip phone for those looking to roll back the clock and turn their phone back into just a phone. The sound quality is crisp and clear and the battery life is great. If you are tired of being tethered by your smart phone this is an awesome alternative."

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that Adele can be seen using a flip phone in her music video for her hit song "Hello"? Celebrities like Rihanna, Kim Kardashian, Scarlett Johansson and many more have also been spotted using the flip phone. The first flip phone can be traced back in 1996 when the Motorola StarTAC was released. It is the first ever clamshell (flip) mobile phone manufactured. Two decades later, we live in an age where the latest and greatest smartphones are regularly released. With faster processors and better cameras, these powerful mini-computers are the trend. However, some Americans still seem to be willing to give up many of the features that smartphones provide. This is true especially with the older demographic of society. In 2018, large electronics companies started releasing new devices like flip phones or a lessened version of a smartphone. These devices are sometimes referred to as a "dumbphone."

Some phone users prefer the small size of the device relative to bulky smartphones. Some also enjoy the angular build that conforms more naturally to the mouth and ear when using the device. Others love the long battery life of the feature phones, which can go for weeks of use on a single charge. The revival of the flip phone seems inevitable. More people seem to love the simplicity that it brings in a very digital world. People have started looking up the best flip phones for seniors that would cater for elder people. However, Canadian technology analyst Daniel Bader says we aren't going back in time. He simply believes demand for the top flip phones will increase because people are trying to do to spend more time in meaningful interactions. Flip phones seem to be revived not to replace smartphones, but to augment them. 

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    #4LG Exalt 2 VN370

    LG Exalt 2 VN370

    The LG Exalt 2 VN370 Verizon is a stylish flip phone with a display of 3.0 inches and a 5-megapixel camera. It GPS-enabled for turn-by-turn directions and a family Locator service.

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    Harini Nair
    Written on April 1, 2018
    "The LG Exalt 2 VN370 is a flip phone, which can be desirable when trying to disconnect. It's not clear that this flip phone helps you avoid notifications"
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    #5Motorola RAZR V3

    Motorola RAZR V3

    The Motorola RAZR V3 is a sleek flip phone with a 1.3-megapixel digital camera and an integrated music player and over the Air music downloads. This Motorola phone also has 1.5 GB of removal memory.

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    Justin West
    Written on April 8, 2018
    "Let's get real, flip phones are history. This phone is very delicate and while it looks nice, has none of the features of your average smartphone. Don't waste your money on a piece of history."
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    #6Samsung Convoy 3 SCH-U680

    Samsung Convoy 3 SCH-U680

    The Samsung Convoy 3 SCH-U680 is a rugged flip phone with a military tech design. The phone has dual microphones with noise cancellation technology and a push-to-talk feature for more convenient calls. 

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    Jack Brooks
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "The Samsung Convoy 3 SCH-U680 is a great flip phone with many features. The design of it is very sleek and it also has dual microphones as well for you to use."
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    #7Casio G'zOne Ravine 2

    Casio G'zOne Ravine 2

    The Casio G'zOne Ravine 2 is a rugged flip phone with 3G high-speed data, Bluetooth connection, and a 3-megapixel camera. The product also has a built-in MicroSD memory card slot. 

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    Carl Richardson
    Written on April 7, 2018
    "This is a great solution, based on the topic. It answers the question quickly and concisely, and picks a rather good product with important features to do so."
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    #8LG B470

    LG B470

    The LG B470 is a basic flip phone with a vibrant 2.2" main display plus 0.98" external display for information at a glance. It has a 1.3-megapixel camera and has an enhanced audio feature. 

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    Jeffrey Salazar
    Written on April 2, 2018
    "Another basic phone. It has a camera that works, but not high quality. The sound is okay and it works if you just want to talk to someone or text. It's definitely nowhere near as good as the top smartphones but you can communicate with it. "
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    #9Samsung Convoy 3

    Samsung Convoy 3

    The Convoy 3 is the latest member of the rugged Convoy line of Samsung. It is Verizon's upgrade from the Convoy 2, as it retains a color external display and music control buttons. It comes with stereo speakers, as well as a microSD memory card slot.

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    Patrick Weber
    Written on April 5, 2018
    "This is the best flip phone on the market. For those of you out there that still like to use a good ole flip phone then I would highly recommend that you check out this one. It's got the usual Samsung build quality and has very good battery life. I upgraded from the last model and think this one is even nicer."
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    #10Jitterbug Flip

    Jitterbug Flip

    Jitterbug Flip is an easy-to-use smartphone, with a simple, organized menu with easy 'yes' and 'no' menu big buttons and a large screen make it easy to see. Also, contains a dedicated 5Star button immediately connects you to highly-trained agents for help in an emergency.

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    Charles Scott
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "As a senior citizen, I'm not really a fan of modern phones. They're too complicated and annoying, what with all of their apps and pop-ups and what have you. All I really want out of a phone is just to dial a number and talk, and maybe on occasion send a text message. That's why I'm so glad to have my Jitterbug Flip phone. It has all of the basic features I need in a phone, and not any of that other junk. Highly recommended."
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    #11Samsung Gusto 3 B311

    Samsung Gusto 3 B311

    The Samsung Gusto 3 B311 is a basic flip phone that is designed to be easy to use. You can increase the text size for easy viewing, use a large keypad for dialing and see information on a 2-inch display.

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    Daniel Griffin
    Written on March 30, 2018
    "I bought the Samsung Gusto 3 B311 for my mom that's not really tech savvy, and she loved it for its ease of use! Then she was able to increase the size of the text to use it even without glasses, and the large keypad did the remaining. Nice phone!"
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    #12ZTE 222

    ZTE 222

    The ZTE 222 is a basic, sleek flip phone that is Bluetooth 2.0-enabled and operates on dual-band GSM 850/1900MHz wireless networks. The ZTE phone uses a standard sim card slot.

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    Sara Garza
    Written on April 7, 2018
    "The ZTE 222 is a very stylish flip phone, which can be hard to find in this era of smartphones. Sim card slot makes it usable by many carriers."
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    #13Nokia 6131

    Nokia 6131

    The Nokia 6131 is a basic flip phone that has a 1.3-megapixel digital camera, /camcorder, and a digital audio/video player. The device can run up to 3.4 hours of digital talk time and has a microSD slot that can be expanded up to 2GB. 

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    Scott Williams
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "Should say it is compatible with ATT and TMobile and other GSM networks not CDMA networks. Add 240 hours standby time, FM radio, bluetooth, stores and plays mp3 and mp4 music. Check email and text messages Flip phone but has smartphone features."

Summary

Best What are the best flip phones
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1TracFone LG L442BG Electronics 16 Paid
2TracFone Z233 Electronics 15 Paid
3BLU Diva Flip Electronics 14 Paid
4LG Exalt 2 VN370 Electronics 13 Paid
5Motorola RAZR V3Electronics 12 Paid
6Samsung Convoy 3 SCH-U680 Electronics 11 Paid
7Casio G'zOne Ravine 2Electronics 9 Paid
8LG B470Electronics 6 Paid
9Samsung Convoy 3Electronics 5 Paid
10Jitterbug FlipElectronics 3 Paid
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