Top 6 Best Flip Phones 2014

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 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.

#1. The LG Exalt

Description :

LG sticks to the basics with the LG Exalt (stylish and simple, as they put it). The Exalt is outfitted with an LCD screen that LG touts as one of the largest for flip phones (measures 3 inches diagonally). It features a Voice Clarity Mode designed to improve audio quality for the hearing impaired. It has a LED external display, a 2-megapixel camera, 260MB storage memory, and a 900 mAh battery that can service up to 430 minutes of phone conversations.

Form-factor-specific features:
  • Weight: 3.88 ounces
  • External screen: Monochrome LED
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#2. The Kyocera Kona

Description :

A very simple flip phone, the Kyocera Kona (also known as Kyocera Coast) limits itself to simple features like large keys, an external display for notifications, a basic camera, and an ergonomic design with round edges and that is about it. But perhaps it is all you need, is it?

Form-factor-related features:
  • Weight: 3.7 ounces
  • External screen: TFT
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#3. The LG Revere 2

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Description :

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.

Form-factor-specific specifications:
  • Weight: 3.42 ounces
  • External screen: Monochrome STN
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#4. The LG Envoy II

Description :

The LG Envoy II seems to wear its simplicity like a badge of honor. It does not feature a camera (although a 1.3-megapixel variant is available) and its 2.2-inch TFT screen has a pixel resolution of 220 x 176 and a pixel density of 128ppi. It has a native memory of 129MB and its 950mAh battery has a talk time and standby time of 300 minutes (5 hours) and 300 hours (12 and a half days), respectively.

Form-factor-related features:
  • Weight: 3.66 ounces
  • External screen: 2 Monochrome MSTN (0.98-inch)
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#5. The Samsung Rugby III

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Description :

Aside from its durability (Military Standard Rating against shock, dusts, and rain), the Samsung Rugby III also offers an aGPS feature with turn-by-turn directions, call restriction functionality that gives you control on how the phone is used, and Push-To-Talk technology.

Form-factor-specific specifications:
  • Weight: 4.64 ounces
  • External screen: CTSN
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#6. The Samsung Convoy 3

Description :

Robust feature phone designed to withstand most environmental conditions, with a feature designed to dilute background noise, push-to-talk (typical of these work-oriented phones), a 3.2-megapixel camera, and basic internet capability. It has a processor speed of 480 MHz, 256MB RAM, and 512MB internal memory. At 4.4 ounces, it´s relatively lightweight and pocket-friendly, but heavier than the previous Convoy 2.

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