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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 Samsung 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.
Samsung slaps on a Push-to-Talk function and Wi-Fi connectivity to the fourth member of their Rugby basic flip phone series. The Samsung Rugby 4 also comes with an IP67-certified waterproof and dust-tight casing, making it potentially more durable than older basic models. Other features include Bluetooth (v3.0), A-GPS navigation, and M3/T3 hearing aid ratings. The Rugby 4 comes with a 3-megapixel camera that records QVGA (320 x 240) videos, the same resolution as that of its 2.4 TFT main display. It is powered by a 1300mAh battery.
The Gusto 3 succeeds the previous Gusto models from Samsung, retaining the convenience of a large and simple UI and a one-touch speakerphone button. The new version runs a Qualcomm QSC6055 192Mhz processor and a 1000mAh battery deemed able to yield 771 hours of stand-by time (roughly a month) Its flip lid sports a 1-inch external display (showing the time and notifications) and a 1.3-megapixel camera for snapping quick pictures on the go. The M3/T3 hearing aid ratings and its expanded array of fonts also add to the convenience of Samsung's third attempt in the Gusto series.
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Typical basic phone attributes merge with an array of health and security services in the Samsung Jitterbug 5. For emergencies or accidents, it lets you connect to on-call assistance using the special 5Star key. It also has a 24/7 line with registered nurses or board-certified doctors, in case you need medical advise. To complement its customer service, it relies on a battery that lasts for up to 25 days of mixed usage on a single charge. Like most clamshells, it comes with separated and backlit keys to make texting and phone navigation easier.
The Samsung Contour 2 is a simple clamshell phone. Essential features aside, it also offers some additions like basic web browsing, a music player, and GPS navigation.
The Samsung Galaxy Golden is a flip phone that you don't have to flip. It has the same 800 x 480 sAMOLED touchscreen on its exterior that it has inside (although the external display measures 0.2 inches less than the 3.7-inch internal one). The Android 4.2 flip phone also features a dual-core 1.7GHz Snapdragon 400 processor, an 8-megapixel camera, a 16GB internal memory, a 1.5GB RAM, and a 1820mAh battery with a 3G talk time of up to 11 hours or 660 minutes.
The Samsung Gusto 2 is a sturdy flip phone suitable for those who focus mostly on calls. It has noise-cancellation features, Hot Keys, and buttons are easy to locate. It is Bluetooth capable and has enhanced social network support for Facebook and Twitter.
Designed for use in tough working environments, the Convoy 2 is military certified for durability against sand, dust, vibration, shock, etc. It also sports dual-microphone noise cancellation.
The Samsung S2750G is a minimalist flip phone with an emphasis on ease of use. It features a keypad with large buttons, a colored 1.76-inch main screen, and a 1-inch external display for notifications. A basic 1.3-megapixel camera is also included.
This seemingly basic clamshell phone includes advanced features, such as 3G data technology and an HTML browser. Its large buttons are designed to make texting and dialing easier.
Simple or uncomplicated could be used to describe the Jitterbug Plus. Its features seem to center on ease of use (e.g. a large keypad and an external screen for notifications), which can be great for the elderly or those who prefer a streamlined phone. Samsung also claims that its battery is long-lasting and can run up to 25 days on standby.
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