top The 10 Best Basic Phones 2016 In UK

Best UK Basic Phones As Of August 2016



Did you mean UK smartphones? This list shows the best basic phones, but this one lists the best UK smartphones.

Phones shown here are basic models as well as feature phones having obtained the best ratings in the reviews we monitor around the web. Therefore, the best basic phones listed here will not be smartphones and can be either basic bar shape classic phones, regular flip phones, or very basic models that operate like smartphones without a popular smartphone operating system.

#1. The Samsung Galaxy S4 mini I9195I

Samsung Galaxy S4 mini I9195I picture.
Average Star Rating:
90%

Description

Roughly the same model as the 2013 Galaxy S4 mini, the I9195I (S4 mini 2015) offers a similar 4.3-inch qHD interface, an 8-megapixel camera, and a 1.5GB RAM. Its only key difference is the 1.2Ghz quad-core CPU, which is an update to the previous version's 1.7GHz dual-core system. The rest of its specs include a 1.9-megapixel selfie cam, a 1900mAh battery, and an 8GB internal memory expandable by up to 64GB.






#2. The Wileyfox Swift

Description

Released alongside the high-end Storm model, the budget-class Wileyfox Swift runs on Cyanogen 12.1, with a 64-bit quad-core CPU, a 2GB RAM, and an Adreno 306 GPU working together in the engine room. Among its key specs is a 13-megapixel camera with a BSI-sensor and a dual LED flash setup as well as a 5-inch HD display with Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It also comes with 16GB of native memory, which can be expanded by up to 32GB. Lastly, this dual-SIM, LTE-enabled model is powered by a 2500mAh battery.


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#3. The Nokia 222

Description

Nokia's 2015 222 has the specs of a handset that barely passes the feature phone classification, such as the Opera Mini (IPv6) web browser, a 2.4-inch 65K-color LCD screen, and a 1100mAh battery promising a 1200-minute maximum talk time (696 standby period). It also features a lone 2-megapixel camera, a 32GB microSD card slot, as well as preloaded apps like GroupMe and Facebook.

#4. The LG Watch Urbane

Photo of the LG Watch Urbane.
Average Star Rating:
68.3%

Description

LG unveils the first LTE-capable smartwatch during the MWC 2015 in the form of the Watch Urbane, which sports a 1.3-inch circular P-OLED screen accompanied by three dedicated physical side buttons. Its specs, which are shielded by a waterproof body, include a 4GB eMMC memory, a 1GB LPDDR3 RAM, and LG's proprietary Android-based Wearable Platform.

The Watch Urbane also boasts relatively robust battery powers for both 3G (410mAh) and 4G LTE (700mAh) variants. It is available with either a leather or stainless steel strap and comes with a silver-based design.

#5. The RugGear RG100

Description

This gritty basic phone from RugGear is powered by a robust (in this phone category) 2400mAh battery and is armed with a waterproof, dust-tight, and shock-resistant shell. The RG100 also sports a 2-inch 176 x 220 QCIF display, a 1.3-megapixel camera, and an LED torchlight. Joining its specs are an up-to-32GB microSD card support alongside Bluetooth v3.0 and a quad-band GSM network adapter. Thrown in the package are accessories like a cleaning towel and a screen protection foil.

#6. The Wileyfox Storm

Description

In essence, the Wileyfox Storm appears to bring just about enough specs to weather the high-end storm, rocking a 1.5GHz eight-core CPU and a 20-megapixel Sony Exmor IMX220 camera (Full HD, 90fps Slow-mo video), while an 8-megapixel LED-flash camera sits right above its 5.5inch FHD screen. Also, this Cyanogen 12.1 model comes with dual SIM card slots, 4G LTE connectivity, and 32 gigs of expandable (up to 128GB) storage. Housing those features is a matte Sandstone Black shell.

#7. The Emporia Euphoria

A picture of the Emporia Euphoria.
Average Star Rating:
80%

Description

This basic Emporia phone is geared towards a senior clientele, with specs like a 2.3-inch TFT screen with an adjustable font size as well as an emergency call function (up to 5 emergency contacts) in tow. It also has a substantial 1350mAh battery capacity, considering that a ton of other basic bar phones have below-1000mAh power caps. In addition, the Euphoria features a 2-megapixel camera, a microSD card slot, and its own charging cradle.

#8. The Nokia 130 Dual SIM

A picture of the Nokia 130 Dual SIM.
Average Star Rating:
80%

Description

The Nokia 130 Dual-SIM follows the single-SIM version very closely, apparently offering an on-the-go access to video and MP3 files from the lowest-specked category. It promises up to 16 hours of video playback and up to 46 hours of music-playing with its 1020mAh battery. It comes with up to 32GB of memory expansion support. The lack of a camera and Wi-Fi (3G) connectivity might translate to some drawbacks, though. The 130 Dual-SIM might see some action as a secondary mobile device, or simply a cheap gadget that plays your music or videos off a microSD card.

#9. The TTfone Venus 2

TTfone Venus 2 picture.
Average Star Rating:
80%

Description

The Venus 2 is a simple flip phone that is equipped with TTfone's traditional senior-oriented features such as a large keypad, a talking buttons feature, and an SOS button. It sports a standard 3-megapixel camera, a 2.4-inch QVGA main display, a dual screen feature, and an 800-mAh battery that offers up to 10 days of stand by and 210 minutes of talk time. It is also sprinkled with a few classic features such as Bluetooth, an mp3/mp4 player, a hands-free speakerphone, and an audio and video recorder.

#10. The Doro Secure 580

Doro Secure 580 picture.
Average Star Rating:
80%

Description

Doro's Secure 580 is clearly lower-specked compared to most basic phones, but might be just as convenient (possibly more) especially for housebound users. It comes with only four keys on its keypad, each of which is a speed dial button that you set personally. Instead of a camera, it sports an assistance button at the back. A safety timer that automatically sends an SMS alarm to or dials preset numbers also adds to its features, with GPS localization that tells your trusted contact where you are as well. The Secure 580 comes with its own charging cradle, holding it upright as it powers up from its 800mAh battery.



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