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|It's never cool! It was never cool stuffing too much into the pockets of your pants. It not only ruins your overall aesthetic look but also ruins your clothes by constantly stretching them. That's why it was needed to slim down everyday items such as a wallet, replacing a bifold or trifold with a much cleaner cardholder. But why can't the same happen to your phone? Breaking the smartphone bulge, the flip phones are unfolding after 15 years.|
|Here are 10 best flip phones that may revive the good old flip-peek days|
Motorola has always been a winner in repeating history. From being a company introduced the first mobile phone to the king of flip phones ruled the last decade, Motorola flip-jumps from time to time. It cannot be denied that Motorola Razr V3 was the most alive flip phone in the early 2000s. The Motorola Razr 2019 is the new and improved version of that classic model but this Motorola flip phone is unlike any other smartphone.
Motorola Razr 2019 looks very similar to the old but when you flip it open, you will get a wide 6.2-inch touchscreen display. The sleeky and shinny device runs on a Snapdragon 710 chipset, 6 GB of RAM, 128 GB of storage, a fast-charging 2,510-mAh battery, and Android 9.0 Pie out of the box. You may have the option to go for better ones out there but as a smart flip phone, the Motorola Razr 2019 gives you extra style and satisfaction.
Samsung Galaxy Z
Samsung's new Galaxy Z flip is the third folding screen smartphone in the family. It is equipped with a 6.7-inch flexible glass AMOLED display and a hinge that allows users to open-close with fun. The device comes with the latest versions of Android, so it supports the majority of apps. This model has a unique feature that lets users "split" various app's interfaces to interact with content in a whole new way. For instance, a user can watch the video on the top of the screen while the bottom portion display comments and other recommended videos.
The Samsung Galaxy Z flip boasts a 12-MP rear camera, a 10-MP front camera, and all the right frills and extras. Under the hood, it runs on a Snapdragon 855+ chipset and a 3,300-mAh battery. Despite it's one of the expensive flip phones in today's market, it can be a better pick than a similar Razr smartphone. Available in a trio of color, this Samsung flip phone is more durable and feels sturdier, has better specs, and supports wireless charging.
Perfect for minimalists, Nokia 2720 Flip is a treat to the brand lovers. Once held the highest position among cell phones, the brand is being resurrected through this latest Nokia flip phone. The company called HMD has been modernizing some classic Nokia phones in which Nokia 2720 flip phone got the highest upvotes.
The Nokia 2720 is among those few flip phones that let you use apps like Facebook, Google Maps, WhatsApp, and YouTube. The 4G LTE support phone also integrated with the Google Assistant for asking questions and dictating text messages. The device features dual SIMs, supports faster LTE speeds, and it can be used as a Wi-Fi hotspot.
Kyocera DuraXE LTE
If you're looking for the most rugged flip phone, look no further than this model from Kyocera. Its dual front-facing speakers give loud and clear sound, and it's equipped with a microSD card slot for storing all of your favorite songs. In addition, its integrated camera is can shoot 5 MP stills. Also, you'll get 9 hours of talk time and 16 days of standby time with this sturdy phone.
The Kyocera DuraXE LTE boasts a 2.6-inch internal display and a 1.08-inch external display. There is a 1,500-mAh battery under the hood, which can give you up to 9.4 hours of talk time and 16 days of standby time. It comes with a 5-MP rear camera, which also lets you capture video. In terms of memory, there is 1 GB of RAM and a MicroSD slot that supports up to 32 GB.
Surprisingly, another rugged flip phone people feel worth buying is the SONIM XP3. It is as tough as it is convenient. It's the only flip phone on this list that doubles as a two-way radio under Sprint's Direct Connect Plus plan. It's banged with an impressive 3-year warranty, supports LTE speeds, and has a loud 100 dB speaker. You'll get 8 GB of storage space, however, it's equipped with a memory card slot for media collectors.
SONIM XP3 flip phone comes with a 2.6-inch display and has a 1,500-mAh removable battery, which boasts a talk time of up to 8 hours. The device's USP is its two-way radio - perfect for all-around communication.
LG Exalt LTE
The LG Exalt is Verizon's first 4G LTE flip phone. It is carved with a sleek and compact design that'll easily slip into your pocket. This modern LG flip phone has one of the biggest and brightest displays. The 3-inch screen is ideal for users who are keen to read texts and watch videos/photos.
LG Exalt LTE is equipped with a 5 MP camera which is capable of shooting high-resolution photos and HD-quality video. Its 8 GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot keeps your worry about storage away.
Alcatel GO FLIP V
The Alcatel GO FLIP V is one of the newest Verizon flip phones in the market. Despite a Verizon Wireless exclusive (single provider usage), its close-to-smartphone offerings are unique. GO FLIP V comes with 2 MP camera, capable of capturing 720p HD videos, plus the phone is equipped with 8 GB of storage for media storers.
With an additional MicroSD card slot, GO FLIP V lets you store more photos, videos. Most importantly, the device is one of the few flip phones that can create a Wi-Fi hotspot since it supports 4G speeds. The device even has GPS and a web browser, which are rare to see among flip phones.
AT&T Z223 Prepaid
Customers in search of reliable and affordable prepaid flip phone should consider this option from ZTE. This AT&T flip phone offers built-in Bluetooth, so you can easily pair it with your favorite wireless headphones. This handy and reliable flip phone boasts a 2-inch display, a 0.3-MP single camera, and a 900-mAh battery.
On the downside, it does not support Wi-Fi connectivity and has a relatively thicker body. However, if you can get past those shortcomings, then the ZTE Z223 should make for a great flip phone.
The previous generation often confuses with sudden technological leaps. A mobile phone is one of them. Not to worry, the Jitterbug Flip phone-compatible with the GreatCall network-is the ideal flip phone for senior citizens. Designed for easy use, Jitterbug has a big keypad, and its menus have bold, large, and bright text that's easy to read. Additionally, there's a large earpiece that keeps conversations loud and easy to hear. The earpiece works with hearing aids, and it has an emergency button to get help 24/7.
The handset also comes with a sizable earpiece for those who are hard of hearing. Moreover, the earpiece even works with hearing aids. Other than that, this flip phone also boasts a dedicated emergency button. When pressed, you can easily connect to emergency services at any time of the day.
Samsung Galaxy Fold
Released back in September 2019, the Samsung Fold has a whopping 7.3-inch display that collapses on the horizontal. The cover screen measures 4.6 inches. With its massive screen size and compatibility with the Samsung S-Pen, this Samsung flip phone is basically a tablet.
It comes with a 10-MP selfie camera on the cover and a dual-camera setup for its front camera, at 10 and 8 MP. For its rear camera, the Samsung Galaxy Fold boasts a triple setup with two 12-MP shooters and another 16-MP, to boot. It also comes equipped with a 4,380-mAh dual battery with fast charging capabilities. For memory, it has 12 GB of RAM and 512 GB of internal storage. It also ships with Android 9.0 Pie out of the box, but you can easily upgrade it to Android 10.
Although folding phones are still in their infancy, flip phones like Motorola Razr and Samsung Galaxy Z look and feel like the future of phones. At first, they may look expensive for most flip phone lovers but the race has just been started. Many big companies are excited to participate in this nostalgic fever people are falling for.