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Best UK Basic Phones As Of January 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 Doro 6030


The Doro 6030 is a no-nonsense senior flip phone, offering nothing more than an M4/T4 hearing aid compliance, a dedicated physical assistance button, and a 0.3-megapixel camera. Its open-lid interface features a 2.4-inch 320 x 240 screen atop a classic alphanumeric keypad with separated keys, while under the hood, it houses specs like a 32GB microSD socket and an 800mAh battery.

#2. 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.

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#3. 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.

#4. The Alcatel 10.16G

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Alcatel's 10.16G is a basic monoblock phone rigged with specs like a 1.8-inch screen, an FM radio, and a music player -- despite its lack of a memory card slot for multimedia files. It is powered by a 400mAh battery, which scores a 3-hour talk time and lasts up to 160 hours on standby. Sadly, it does not offer a camera nor Bluetooth, but does have a flashlight built into its 63g body.

#5. The Wileyfox Storm

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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.

#6. 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.

#7. The Cat B30

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Cat's B30 is a basic bar-type phone whose specs include a 2-inch 176 x 220 (QCIF) screen, a waterproof and dust-tight IP67 rugged casing that can also withstand falling from up to 1.8 meters, and a 1000mAh battery scoring up to 6 hours of talk time. It sports a 2-megapixel camera at the back and has a 1GB memory expandable by up to 16GB via its microSD socket. Also part of its low-cost offering are USB-OTG support, Bluetooth v2.1, and 3G-WCDMA network compatibility.

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