Top 10 Best Samsung Flip Phones 2014
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Flip phones, also called clamshell phones, are convenient for consumers 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 4 ounces and include an external display. Then, we keep only the best flip phones, according to their average review score.
#1. The Samsung Gusto 2
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.Form-factor-related specs:
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#2. The Samsung Jitterbug Plus
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.Form-factor-related specs:
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#3. The Samsung Chrono 2
The upgraded Samsung Chrono 2 includes improvements over the first Chrono with a slightly bigger 2.2-inch display and a higher-resolution camera. It also has a memory card slot (MicroSD up to 32GB), something the original Chrono lacked.Form-factor-related features:
#4. The Samsung T159
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.Form-factor-specific specifications:
#5. The Samsung Rugby III
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:
#6. The Samsung DoubleTime
The DoubleTime, as its name hints, features a flip-out full keyboard and another large touch screen inside the flip, but it only has a 600MHz processor and a 3.2-megapixel camera.Form-factor-specific features:
#7. The Samsung Convoy 3
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.Form-factor-related features:
#8. The Samsung Galaxy Golden
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.Form-factor-related specs:
#9. The Samsung C3590
Samsung shows that the flip phone is considered a classic for a reason - by coming up with yet another one even in this day and age. The C3590 (which has a 3G and a dual-SIM version) runs on a 416MHz processor and is powered by an 800mAh battery with 720 minutes or 12 hours of talk time. It also comes with a 2.4-inch 320 x 240 TFT display and a 2-megapixel camera.Form-factor-related features:
#10. The Samsung E1270
Samsung was probably in no danger of overdoing it with the E1270, for it packed the camera-less 2.92-ounce flip phone (that is said to be easy to grip) with just the essentials: a 1.77-inch 160 x 128 TFT display, a 208MHz processor, and a 32MB storage memory. Its body SAR level is measured at 0.222 watts per kilogram and it reports a talk time of 660 minutes or eleven hours for its 800mAh battery (standby time is 610 hours or 25.4 days).Form-factor-specific specifications:
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