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Top 7 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.

Methodology
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

Samsung Gusto 2 picture.

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Average Rating:
77.5%

Description :

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:
  • Weight: 3.9 ounces
  • External screen: yes
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#2. The Samsung Jitterbug Plus

Samsung Jitterbug Plus picture.

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Average Rating:
80%

Description :

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:
  • Weight: 2.86 ounces
  • External screen: CSTN
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#3. The Samsung Chrono 2

Samsung Chrono 2 picture.

Average Rating:
70%

Description :

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 specs:
  • Weight: 3.6 ounces
  • External screen: yes
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#4. The Samsung T159

A picture of the Samsung T159.

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Average Rating:
60%

Description :

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:
  • Weight: 2.9 ounces
  • External screen: yes
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#5. The Samsung Rugby III

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 DoubleTime

Photo of the Samsung DoubleTime.

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Average Rating:
53.3%

Description :

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.

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#7. 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, its relatively lightweight and pocket-friendly, but heavier than the previous Convoy 2.

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