top The 6 Best Basic Phones 2017 In UK

Best UK Basic Phones As Of April 2017

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 Wileyfox Swift

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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.

#2. The LG K3


While LG's K-series has produced a few decent mid-level models, the LTE-ready K3 steps down to an entry-level shelf, with a 0.3-megapixel frontal camera with gesture shooting and Selfie Light leading its specifications. It is fitted with a low-end 4.5-inch FWVGA screen, a 1.1GHz quad-core CPU (1GB RAM), and a 5-megapixel rear-facing primary camera. Signature LG perks like Knock Code and QuickMemo+ are met by an 8GB memory expandable by up to 32GB and an unimpressive 1940mAh battery.

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#4. The Nokia 230

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Nokia's family of basic monoblock phones welcomes the 2015 230, which sports a 2.8-inch LCD Transmissive screen (with the Glance Screen feature), two 2-megapixel cameras, as well as preloaded FM and music players. Also on board are must-have (as of 2015) apps like Facebook and Twitter, backed by a 1200mAh battery that scores a 23-hour maximum talk time and up to 27 days on standby. Unlike a few other Nokia models, the 230 sticks to the classic Black-or-White finish.

#5. The Emporia Euphoria

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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.

#6. The SpareOne Emergency Phone

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The world's only AA-battery-powered mobile phone (as of its release), the SpareOne Emergency Phone's crisis-ready specs include a Locate and Alert button that alerts up to five guardians, a panic siren, and a flashing LED light function that signals for help in Morse code. It also comes with a glow-in-the-dark keypad as well as M3/T4 hearing aid compliance, with a White-Red dual-color shell tying everything together.

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