The current crop of mobile phones have functions that go beyond just making and receiving calls. These days, you can also play games, surf the internet, order food, monitor your activities, stream music and so on. Mobile phones are also capable of doubling up as digital assistants, giving way to the term smartphones.
For those old enough to remember, there was a time when design and style reigned supreme in the world of mobile phones, and attractive flip phones filled the marketplace. We’ve taken a look at what the market has to offer in terms of the classic flip design.
For those yearning to go back in time and wanting to stand out from the current crop of dreary rectangle slabs, check it out below.
Other than its 1.8-inch colour screen and MP3 support, the Samsung E1272 looks like it could have stepped out of the year 2002. Feature-wise, it is capable of call and receive, SMS, and has an FM radio function. It is also chargeable with a micro USB charger. In essence, the E1272’s cheap price, small size and long standby time make it a good backup phone.
Senior citizens often don't require a smartphone. Instead, they prefer to have all their applications hard-wired into their phones.
The WP-M838 boasts a list of must-have features often associated with senior citizens. This includes one press SOS dialling for up to 5 emergency numbers, torchlight and a rubberised shockproof outer casing. Other notable features include dual-SIM allowance, multi-language support, memory card support, camera, FM radio, calculator, MP3/MP4 player and 2G internet.
If you’re on the lookout for a cute, functional and affordable fashion phone, LG’s GD580 Lollipop might be the one for you. This phone is perfect for the teen that doesn’t need an Android. Its clamshell flip design keeps its display screen and keypad protected from shocks, dirt and grime.
There’s also a large 2.8-inch WQVGA inner screen, and a customisable hidden LED display on the outer case which activates when receiving calls. The phone also sports a unique silent mode feature which can be enabled simply by turning the phone on its back. This is particularly useful to silence unwanted calls quickly.
Other features include a 3MP camera, Bluetooth, SMS and MMS, built-in games, MP3 and MP4 support, Video Call Support, 3G internet, 1000 entry phonebook, calendar, personal organiser, hands-free speakerphone and support for micro SD card.
Best Android flip phone with touch-screen and good camera
The T2 Plus is VKworld’s take on how a flip smartphone should be. This Android-powered device features an impressive 3GB RAM, 32GB ROM (with support for up to 64GB of external memory) and a quad-core processor that provides on par performance with standard Android phones.
The phone also supports dual SIM card and is open for usage across networks. It incorporates a dual back to back 4.2-inch LED display that updates the traditional flip design with a twist. Use it like a regular Android phone or open up the clamshell to get access to the physical keypad.
Both WIFI and 4G- supporting, surf the internet at blazing speeds. The T2 plus also sports a 2MP front-facing camera and an 8MP rear camera.
Introduced in late 2016, the WP-G1650 features support for a micro SD card, 2GB of RAM, 16 GB of ROM, 3.8 inches internal LED display, 1.4GHZ Quad Core Processor, GPS, 4G, Bluetooth and WIFI support. It also has an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front camera.
Powered by Android 6.0, the phone has no problem running essential apps such as Whatsapp, letting you stand out from the crowd without sacrificing your favourite Android apps.
The Samsung F660 colour flip phone is a sturdy, reliable phone that is built to perform well in all of its functions. It features multi-language support, an HD camera, FM tuner, GPRS internet, voice recorder, TF card support, Bluetooth for hands-free and two built-in games. Battery life is also great with a standby time of up to 3 days when not in use.
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