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Best Flip Phone 2016

Updated on November 16, 2015

Flip phones have become very popular because they are compact, stylish and flip phones have their screens on the inside, protecting them from scratches. Traditionally flip phones weren't as powerful as other phones, but with the newest generation you can get all the powerful features you see in standard cell phones, in your flip phone.

In best flip phone 2016 I will shortly review 4 very different flip phones, each for a different kind of consumer. Hopefully you will find one that fits your needs.

Buying a high end flip phone can be a little pricey. If you go to Amazon and get a phone contract with one of these phones, it can work out much cheaper.

Top rated flip phone 2016
Top rated flip phone 2016

BlackBerry Style Phone, Grey (Sprint)

The intuitive Blackberry 6 OS has a rich graphical interface and touch menus. The new ‘application’ switcher gives the appearance of multitasking. The WebKit browser accesses HTML pages and emails quickly and is described by RIM as a ‘great browsing experience. Tabbed browsing allows multiple pages to be open at the same time.

The universal search software allows you to search through e-mails, messages, contacts, music, videos, and more quickly and easily.

The device is Sprint TV enabled it gives GPS directions with Sprint Navigation.

Unfortunately battery life on this model isn't as good as I hoped for.

For the Blackberry fan who want more features without losing the functionality of a Blackberry will love this flip phone.

LG Octane Phone (Verizon Wireless)

LG-Octane-Phone-Verizon-Wireless is a slim and sleek ‘candybar’ style flip phone. Its back flips open to reveal a full QWERTY keyboard with 2.6 inch color LCD. An HTML web browser is built in with a favourites key for your ten most frequent contacts. The LG Octane seamlessly integrates with Facebook, MySpace and Twitter. This is not for the basic ‘phone fan. The LG Octane is compatible with V Cast Music and Rhapsody service to buy and download songs. V Cast Video on Demand gives access to full length TV shows; news; sport; weather. The phone has a built in GPS navigator.

The LG Octane Phone has a 3.3 megapixel camera/camcorder; supports music streaming as well as Bluetooth for hands free devices. You can buy a MicroSD memory expansion that will take you up to 16GB, which is very high for a phone. The phone doubles as a MP3 player and personal organizer. the LG Octane also supports Skype Wi-Fi calling.

Bluetooth connectivity includes profiles for communication headsets, hands-free car kits. The A2DP profile—lets the user wirelessly stream music to a pair of compatible stereo headphones, that are Bluetooth capable or a speaker dock.

In flight mode allows offline listening when the phone not in use. USB connectivity allows use with mass storage devices.

In my opinion the LG Octane is an excellent all round phone with lots of extras and flexibility.

Best budget flip phone 2016
Best budget flip phone 2016

LG Accolade VX5600

LG-Accolade-VX5600-Verizon-Wireless has a pleasant compact design with a large numeric pad. Voice quality is good and the battery life is tops. There is no music player or video recorder and very little internal memory.

It’s probably the best basic ‘phone for voice and text which is what a basic ‘phone is for! If you need it for more than this it’s not for you. A lot of people are crying out for just a basic ‘phone. It's compact, feels durable and costs little. Has a camera to take pictures but no unnecessary bells and whistles.

Design and Call Quality

Measuring only 3.6 x 1.8 x .7 inches (HWD) it weighs only 3 oz. It’s small in the hand even when open but has sturdy hinges.

The Product description says the Accolade is blue but to be honest it looks charcoal grey. It looks quite stylish in glossy plastic and tinted chrome, although it is susceptible to fingerprints. The LG Accolade VX5600 has 64 x 96 pixels on a 1 inch colour LCD showing, date, time, and call info. If you are looking for a basic, sturdy and reliable phone, this is it.

Best selling flip phone 2016
Best selling flip phone 2016

Motorola Barrage V860 Phone

Built to military and ruggedized specifications this model is certified to withstand extreme weather and environmental conditions, including being submersed for 30 minutes in one meter of water. It’s highly suitable for on the move users. The phone's GPS will keep you on course and you can talk to other WiFi phone users, within range, without placing a call.

You can use the VZ Wireless Field Force Manager to track employees and colleagues. The Motorola Barrage can also download and replay high quality music.

The Motorola Barrage is obviously a highly specialised but highly useful application of mobile technology.

What makes it so robust? It’s made of; chrome; glass; mesh and rubber. This protects it from; blowing rain; humidity; solar radiation; high and low temperatures; blowing dust; salt; fog; altitude; shock; vibration and dropping during transit.

Besides all this it offers all the features of a Smartphone with the ability to operate in the extreme conditions above.

There are obviously a wide range of applications and environments highly suited to the Motorola Barrage.

I hope you enjoyed best flip phone 2016.

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