top The 10 Best Flip Phones As Of December 2016

Top 10 Best Flip Phones 2016 (and 2017)



Even in 2016 (and 2017), manufacturers still make new flip phones and consumers still want them. They are mostly basic models (dumb phones), but a bunch of Android flip smartphones even appeared around 2015. Their convenience relies in their small size and the possibility to take or finish calls by opening or closing the flip cover. Rumor has it that flip phones were inspired by the Star Trek original series' Communicator.

Methodology
To select the best 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 ones, according to their average review score. New phones are given a slight advantage over older models, as part of our unique ranking system.

#1. The Kyocera DuraXE

A picture of the Kyocera DuraXE.
Average Rating:
90%


Description:

The 1st best flip phone apparently packs the processing potential of a full-blown smartphone, with a Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8909 1.1GHz quad-core CPU and a 1GB RAM on board.

Form-factor-specific specifications:

    External screen: 1.08 mono-color Transflective LCD

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#2. The TTfone Lunar

Photo of the TTfone Lunar.
Average Rating:
80%


Description:

No more than a basic flip phone for aging users, the TTfone Lunar lugs an SOS button, an up-to-16GB microSD card slot, and a 1.77-inch external screen opposite its 2.4-inch TFT main display.

Form-factor-specific features:

    External screen: 1.77-inch

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#3. The GreatCall Jitterbug Flip

GreatCall Jitterbug Flip picture.
Average Rating:
84%


Description:

Equipped with a 5Star button for emergencies and Yes/No keys for simplified navigation, GreatCall's Jitterbug Flip targets a senior clientele. It is loaded with 1780mAh's worth of power, which supports a 3.2-inch HVGA (320 x 480) TFT main screen and a 1.44-inch external display. Also among its specs are a 2-megapixel flash-equipped camera, a 1GB memory, and an M4/T4 hearing aid classification. This Jitterbug edition is available in Red and Graphite.

Form-factor-related specs:

    External screen: 1.44-inch (colored)

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#4. The Plum Polka

A picture of the Plum Polka.
Average Rating:
80%


Description:

Plum's Polka, with its polka dot design, is a typical flip phone equipped with a 32GB microSD card slot, a 1.3-megapixel camera, and a preloaded Facebook app.

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#5. The BLU Diva Flex

BLU Diva Flex picture.
Average Rating:
90%


Description:

Dressed with mostly low-tier specs, it seems quite unlikely for the BLU Diva Flex to steal the show. For its intro, it starts off with only 32MB of built-in memory, which can be expanded up to 32GB using a microSD card.

This flip phone carries on with only 24MB RAM and uses a 2.4-inch screen with a 240 x 320 display resolution. It also takes pictures with a VGA camera (yes, just VGA), coupled with an LED flash. For its encore, the Diva Flex houses a 600mAh battery, and is made available in gold, silver, gray, and black variants.

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#6. The LG B470

LG B470 picture.
Average Rating:
100%


Description:

The B470 is a senior-oriented clamshell phone that offers hearing aid compatibility, text-to-speech, and a Senior Mode that automatically enhances audio for elder users.

Form-factor-related specs:

    External screen: 0.98-inch

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#7. The Doro 6030

A picture of the Doro 6030.
Average Rating:
94%


Description:

Doro's 6030 is one of the brand's elder-oriented 2015 flip phones, coming with hearing aid compliance and an assistance button.

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#8. The Plum Boot 2

Plum Boot 2 picture.
Average Rating:
60%


Description:

Merely a re-release of Plum's Boot flip phone, the Boot 2 offers almost exactly the same specs, which include a 1.77-inch TFT (120 x 160) screen, a 1.3-megapixel camera, and a modest 600mAh Li-Ion battery. It comes with only 64MB of RAM and 128MB of memory, but at least a microSD card slot (for 32GB of external storage) is on board as well. This 2G quad-band model comes with dual SIM card slots, but apparently no external display.

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#9. The LG Gentle

Photo of the LG Gentle.
Average Rating:
65%


Description:

LG tinkers with the classic flip form factor for the LG Gentle (also known as the Wine Smart), a clamshell smartphone whose main specs include the Android Lollipop platform, an LTE adapter, and a 1.1GHz four-core processor. It offers a 3-megapixel main camera at the back and a 0.3-megapixel (VGA) one just above its 3.2-inch screen. It comes with a 4GB internal memory and 1GB of RAM.

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#10. The LG Terra

Photo of the LG Terra.
Average Rating:
92%


Description:

The LG Terra lands on a moderate flip phone shelf with a 2.4-inch (320 x 240) TFT 262K color display, a 1.77-inch external QQVGA (160 x 120) caller ID screen, and a 1.3-megapixel camera. It comes with 512MB of memory and 256MB of RAM, as well as a 950mAh battery that scores an up to 360-minute talk time. Other specs include Bluetooth v3.0, S-GPS location assistance, and preintegrated voice commands.

Form-factor-related specs:

    External screen: 1.77-inch 262K Color TFT

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