Have you ever considered your life without that smartphone of yours? Would be boring right? Indeed, smartphones have become the closest companions for most people. In the United States, a staggering 77% of the population own and use a smartphone. But smartphones can’t offer the simplicity of flip phones. That’s why we’re taking an analytical look at the best flip phones in the market today in 2019.
Considering how helpful and multipurpose your smartphone is, you might wonder why you should get a flip phone. The benefits of getting a flip phone are legion. We’ve highlighted a few:
- With a flip phone, you spend less time looking at Blue Light. See the adverse effects of blue light here.
- You break the addiction. Yes, smartphones are addictive and flip phones can help.
- You seem in charge. A flip phone shows people you’ve mastered the art of keeping technology in check.
- You can switch off but stay connected. With a flip phone, you can remain accessible whenever you decide to switch off from work and the internet.
- Flip phones are mostly affordable.
If you’re thinking of getting a flip phone already, we’ve prepared this helpful guide just for you.
Best Flip Phones in the Market today
|Flip Phone||Basic Features||Price|
|Prime A1||Flip to answer calls,|
3G/2G GSM, 2MP Camera,
FM radio, Hearing aid compatible, MP3 and SD card support
|Kyocera DuraXV||2G/3G/4G LTE support,|
Android 5.1 OS
|Jitterbug Flip||3G support,|
M4/T4 hearing aid support, 2MP Camera
|Samsung Rugby 4|| 3G/2G GSM,|
Dust and water resistant
|Jethro SC729|| 3G/2G support,|
FM radio, 2MP Rear Camera
|Blu Diva Flex||VGA Camera,|
SD card support, 2G GSM support, FM radio,
MP3 and MP4 player
|LG Exalt 2||5MP Camera,|
SD Card support
|LG A380||1.3 MP Camera,|
3G and 2G GSM,
SD Card Support
|LG B470||1.3 MP Camera,|
|Plum Flipper||2G GSM,|
FM radio, MP3 player, SD Card Support
Table of Contents:
- Easyfone Prime A1, best flip phone in the market
- Kyocera DuraXV, a 4G flip phone with a touch of smartness
- Jitterbug Flip, classy but simple
- Samsung Rugby 4, rugged and efficient
- Jethro SC729, sleek phone with powerful battery
- Blu Diva Flex, the most affordable flip phone
- LG Exalt 2 (VN370), forget your smartphone
- LG A380, black, beautiful, simple
- LG B470, simple and affordable flip phone
- Plum Flipper, effortless dialling and display
- FAQs on flip phones
- Final thoughts
Easyfone Prime A1, Best Flip Phone In The Market
Prime A1 from Easyfone tops our list because of its simplicity and cool features. We also see the price as fair for this beautiful little monster device.
The phone has a 2.4-inch color screen display. It features an MP3 player, FM radio and a 2MP camera. We liked the fact it has M4/T4 hearing aid compatibility which works fine. Besides, it allows you answer calls by simply flipping open the phone which we think is really cool.
Other features you might like on the phone are the beautiful font face, the pretty audible speaker and the soft buttons.
- Multiple features
- Impressive design
- Factory unlocked.
- Supports 2G/3G networks
- The camera isn’t great. But who cares, it’s a flip phone after all.
If you’re looking for a smallish device with enough features to keep you less occupied and away from the internet, here you are.
Kyocera DuraXV, a 4G flip phone with a touch of smartness
You’ll find it hard to get a flip phone with as many features as the Kyocera DuraXV. But we put it in the second position because we think it’s quite pricey. However, if you consider its capability and rugged design, you may find it worth every dollar.
The phone comes with a 5-megapixel autofocus camera. It runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop OS and is equipped with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage capacity.
Given the device operates on AT&T 4G network with GSM support, we weren’t surprised connectivity wasn’t a problem for the DuraXV.
- Powerful battery
- Strong build
- Impressive speaker and call volume
- Camera image not so impressive
If you’re looking for a rugged flip phone that doubles as a smartphone look no further.
Jitterbug Flip, classy but simple
For the love of flip phones, Jitterbug Flip is one that that should meet all your demands. It did for us.
The phone has a sleek shape with a prominent red skin that makes it looks quite classy. You’re sure to like the big buttons which make the phone easy to use.
The device features a 3.2-inch display. It has a flashlight. A 2-megapixel camera. Working loudspeaker and supports 3G network.
The phone doesn’t come with an SD slot or internet capability, but these are no deal-breaker for a simple flip phone
- Portable and simple
- Flawless display and audible sound
- No SD card slot
- No internet access;
Perfect for you if you’re looking for a simple, sleek and affordable flip phone.
Samsung Rugby 4, rugged and efficient
Samsung’s Rugby 4 is indeed a rock among flip phones. The device features a 2.4-inch display, a 3.15 MP camera, MP3 player and pretty loud speakers. It’s the only water resistant phone on our list.
A cool feature we found is that the phone allows you to restrict incoming calls to phone numbers not stored on your SIM card. We must add that the sound quality from its speakers is pretty loud.
- The toughest flip phone we reviewed
- Long-lasting battery
- Can restrict unwanted calls better than most smartphones.
- Doubles as the most expensive phone we reviewed
- The rugged design might be a turn off for some
Perfect phone for people who do lots of field work. With this, you don’t have to worry about your device falling and crashing.
Jethro SC729, sleek phone with powerful battery
Jethro SC729 will meet most people’s demand for an easy to use flip phone with long-lasting battery. You’re allowed to forget about charging it for a couple of days and still have a few bars of talk-time.
The device uses a 2.4-inch display. It comes with a 2MP rear camera, built-in FM radio and hearing aid compatibility.
- Powerful battery
- Sleek build
- No SD card support
- Low memory
One of the portable flip phones on the market. Affordable and easy to use.
Blu Diva Flex, the most affordable flip phone
The Blu Diva flip is a dual SIM flip phone with large buttons and a 1.8-inch display.
The phone’s speakers can get quite loud which is great because the phone supports both MP3 and MP4. It has a battery life of about six hours talk time. You could also listen to your favorite radio station with this smallish device.
We weren’t happy the device only supports 2G SIM cards but that shouldn’t be a deal-breaker.
- Packed with interesting features
- The most affordable flip phone we reviewed
- Strong battery life
- Doesn’t support 3G SIMs
- The VGA camera isn’t so great
This phone is drop dead affordable. It does a flip phone’s job nicely.
LG Exalt 2 (VN370), forget your smartphone
The LG Exalt 2 is a flip phone with enough features to make you forget your smartphone for a minute. With a three-inch multicolor display, this device almost passes for a smartphone until you look closer.
The Exalt 2 comes with a 5-megapixel camera which is a massive upgrade on Exalt (I) VN360. The phone has an SD card slot, expandable to 32GB. We had no problem with the battery life either.
- Impressive display
- M4/T4 hearing aid support
- Quite affordable
- Sleek design
- Low internal memory, but 256MB should be enough for you
Affordable and sleek for a flip phone.
LG A380, black, beautiful, simple
You will admire the LG A380 because of its sleek build and shiny black case.
The phone has a 2.4-inch screen like most flip phones but features a multicolor display and a 1.3-megapixel camera. If you want an affordable flip phone with the ability to access the internet, LG A380 has you covered with its 3G and 2G GSM network support.
It has good audio quality so you can play MP3 songs with the device. The phone supports up to 32 GB SD Card. But the device slows down if you insert an SD card with that much data. Otherwise, it’s a great flip phone.
- Flashy for a flip phone
- Beautiful design
- Internet support
- Pictures taken are mostly blurred. But we wouldn’t expect more from a 1.3MP camera.
Perfect flip phone to flaunt. Everything checks out nicely.
LG B470, simple and affordable flip phone
The B470 is another great option for simplicity on the market today. The phone can fit into any pocket and just about checks all the boxes for a flip phone.
The device features a 2.2-inch display. It has a 1.3-megapixel camera and supports 3G connectivity.
The only notable drawback is that the device doesn’t support SD card.
- Easy to use
- Good speakers and sound quality
- Far from fragile
- Doesn’t support SD card
- LG could’ve done better for the battery
If you’re looking for a portable flip phone with hearing aid support, it’s a good choice.
Plum Flipper, effortless dialling and display
This beautiful device makes typing and dialling as effortless as possible. The phone features a 2.4-inch display and supports FM radio. You can add and play MP3 songs with the device. It has an SD card slot with a capacity of 16GB.
In terms of functionality, the Plum Flipper supports 2G GSM and connects well with T-Mobile, AT&T and MetroPCS. The speaker sounds pretty loud for a phone its size. There’s no muffled sound problem with the earpiece either. We think it’s quite affordable.
You might fall for the Plum Flipper gold color. It’s one cool piece.
- Stylish design
- Easy to use
- Good speakers
- Good price
- A little fragile
Buy it if you’re looking for an affordable flip phone with basic features and stylish build.
FAQs on flip phones
Are these flip phone unlocked?
Our list only features phones that are unlocked. You can double-check to be sure.
What is an unlocked phone?
With an unlocked phone, you can use any carrier or plan you wish. There’s no restrictions or bottleneck. Simply insert your SIM and enjoy.
Flip phones are a great escape from a world saturated with smartphones. The simplicity and portability they offer aren’t rivalled by other mobile devices.
The best flip phones in the market appeal to individuals with varying needs. We’ve discussed them. If you’re looking at getting something affordable, rugged, portable, or a phone with lasting battery, there’s something here for you.
Use our comment section to tell us what you think about this list. Have you used any flip phone on here? Which would you go for?