Top 8 Best Texting Phones 2015



Phones and smartphones with a physical keyboard are increasingly rare, so this best Texting phone list may also include smartphones with a display larger than 4.5 inches (because they make it easier to use the on-screen keyboard) and some models with wet-finger tracking or water-resistant smartphones, a definite plus when you have to text with moist or wet hands. However, if any good regular phone includes a physical frontal or slide-out keyboard, it will also be listed.

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#1. The LG Extravert 2

Description

The LG Extravert 2 is less heavy (down 0.15 ounces, to 4.15 oz) than the previous Extravert, but still a texting slider, obviously for the talkative extravert in you... However, it offers a larger main display, which grew to 3.2 inches (from its previous 2.8 inches) and a few more minutes of talk time (365 minutes instead of 350). That said, it still comes with a 2-megapixel camera, a 1000 mAh battery and a memory expansion limit of 32 GB.

Surprisingly, the LG Extravert 2 has a shorter stand by time (from 550 to 380 hours) and higher head and body SAR ratings (from 0.96 to 1.03) (from 0.77 to 1.3).

Texting-specific specifications

  • Display size: 3.2 inches
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#2. The BlackBerry Classic

Description

Released alongside the BB Passport is this square-screened (3.5-inches, 720 x 720) model sporting the classic BlackBerry full QWERTY keyboard and navigation panel. The BlackBerry Classic's specs include a 1.5GHz dual-core processor with 2GB worth of RAM to match. Probably in anticipation of business and multimedia use, its 16GB internal memory can be expanded to up to 128GB with a microSD card. This LTE-ready model also comes with BlackBerry's 2014 feature set, including the BB Hub, BB Assistant, and BBM video calling.

Texting-specific features

  • Display size: 3.5 inches
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#3. The Pantech Vybe

Description

The Vybe might have been intended as a starter phone, as it features an Easy mode that converts the UI into a simple list of features on a single home screen. It also sports a user-set command button on the side, providing quick access to your favorite app. A physical QWERTY-pad hides under its 3.2-inch touchscreen, making it one of the rare remaining feature phones equipped with a physical QWERTY keyboard. Pre-installed Facebook, Twitter and AT&T services also add to its features, with a low-tech 3-megapixel (CMOS) camera to boot.

Texting-specific specifications

  • Predictive text input: Yes
  • Display size: 3.2 inches
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#4. The LG Optimus Zone 2

Description

The Optimus Zone 2 is an entry-level smartphone which features LGs QuickMemo (lets you capture and share personalized screen images) and Guest Mode (restricts guest user access to private data) and sports a Smart LED with colored light alerts. It can be used as a mobile hotspot capable of sharing 3G data connection with up to five compatible devices. It also runs the latest Android version (4.4.2 KitKat) powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor and a 1700mAh battery.

Texting-related features

  • Display size: 3.5 inches
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#5. The NEC Terrain

Description

A texting smartphone seemingly designed for heavy duty field work, the NEC Terrain encases an array of mid-level features within a military-grade body and a Corning Gorilla glass frame. It is powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core processor as well as a 1900mAh Lithium-ion battery, which are both relatively better than what others within this class have to offer. Touchscreen usage (along with a physical qwerty keyboard) allows navigation through its enterprise software (for business), 5-megapixel camera and 4G internet capability as well as other typical mobile features.

Texting-related specs

  • Predictive text system: Yes
  • Display size: 3.1 inches
  • Water resistance: Military 810-G, IP-67
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#6. The LG Xpression 2

Description

The LG Xpression 2 might have been an attempt to remedy the setbacks of the first model, coming with a 230MHz single-core Qualcomm processor this time around. It also adds a Night Mode to the 2-megapixel camera, presumably for taking better stills during night time. It offers a pretty old version of Bluetooth (v2.1) and does not offer any Wi-Fi connectivity. Its video and music features also manage to level with what is commonly observed on other feature phones. This device also comes with M3/T4 hearing aid ratings, for users with delicate hearing. It contrasts its red predecessor, coming in a two-toned blue-and-white finish.

Texting-specific specifications

  • Predictive text input: Yes
  • Display size: 3 inches
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#7. The Kyocera Contact

Description

Kyocera's Contact combines the classic candybar facade (a 2.4-inch screen atop an alphanumeric keypad) with a slide-out QWERTY form factor, probably to target users who still prefer to type text on a physical keyboard. Its low-level specs also include a BMP 1.0.4 operating system, a QSC 6155 chipset, and a 2-megapixel camera. It offers a 512MB internal memory matched by a 256MB RAM. The Contact's battery is rated at 1100mAh, scoring a 6.3-hour talk time and a 261-hour maximum standby time.

Texting-specific specifications

  • Predictive text input: XT9
  • Display size: 2.4 inches
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#8. The BlackBerry Porsche Design P9983

Description

This Porsche-inspired square-screened (3.1-inch) BlackBerry model runs the brand's proprietary OS version 10 atop an iconic 35-key QWERTY keypad, and targets a business-inclined clientele with its specs. It offers BMM, which is an encrypted instant messaging client, as well as its Skype-like BBM Video counterpart. The Porsche P9983 also comes with BB Assistant, BB Browser, and BB Link for PC syncing. Other perks include an expandable 64GB internal memory, a Full HD 8-megapixel rear camera, and a 2100mAh battery.

Texting-specific specifications

  • Display size: 3.1 inches
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