* Also exists for all brands.
Flip phones, also called clamshell phones, are convenient for users who don't want to have to lock their keypad to prevent unwanted keypresses. They are also usually not as tall as candy bar phones and fit easily in your pockets. Rumor has it that clamshell phones were inspired by the Star Trek original series' Communicator.
To select the best LG Flip phones, we make a list of flip phones that weigh less than four ounces and include an external display. Then, we keep only the best flip phones, according to their average review score.
The LG KEYBO opens to a full QWERTY keyboard, as its name hints. It sports a QVGA 320 x 240 internal display that will cather both to the text messaging enthusiasts as well as web addicts using the EV-DO data connection. The KEYBO also bundles a USB Cable, a 1GB microSD memory card and a headset.
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LG's flipper series continues with the Revere 3, this time coming with a menu readout function that plays audio prompts as you select items. It still sports a 1.3-megapixel camera (with Night Mode) and the classic monochrome readout external display. Opening it up, you will find a 2.2-inch TFT 262K screen. Its memory caps off at 256MB, while RAM is at 128MB - both pretty typical for clamshell models. It slightly reduces the battery power to 950mAh (Revere 2: 1000mAh), but still promises roughly the same usage time with six hours of calling and up to 15 days on standby.
The LG A340, made of recycled materials, is outfitted with the functionality of a basic phone: 3G connectivity, 2.4-inch QVGA internal display, a 1.3-megapixel camera for both photos and videos and Bluetooth. It comes with an energy-efficient charger.
This second incarnation of the LG Revere has a respectable weight of 3.42 ounces, and comes with a 1.3-megapixel camera, a TFT display with 176 x 220 pixels, and 108.5MB of storage memory. Its 1000mAh battery can last more than three weeks (26 days, or to be precise, 630 hours) in stand-by mode. Its SAR rating of .78 is quite lower than the legal limit (body rating is .58). It also has GPS capability, courtesy of the pre-installed Verizon's VZ Navigator.
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