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The coolest Android flip-phones in the market right now




Flip-phones or phones with clamshell designs have come a long way. From being the most popular form factor for feature phones, they have also entered the realm of smartphones. Although now a niche product, flip-phones still carry a certain appeal that are wanted by a lot of people. So for this article, we compiled a list of the coolest Android flip-phones in the market right now.

The LG Wine Smart is the company’s first flip-phone which was announced in September 2014. It features a 3.5-inch display, quad-core CPU, LTE connectivity, and Android KitKat.

LG Wine Smart (LG-F480) specs:
3.5-inch HVGA (480 x 320) True IPS display, 165ppi
1.2GHz quad-core CPU
1GB RAM
4GB internal storage
up to 32GB via microSD
8 megapixel rear camera
VGA front camera
4G LTE, HSPA+, 3G
WiFi
Bluetooth 4.0
DMB (Digital Multimedia Broadcasting)
FM Radio
USB 2.0
1W speaker
Android 4.4 KitKat with UX interface
1,700mAh battery (removable)
118.6×59.4×16.9mm
140.8g
Black, White

Following the Wine Smart is the LG Ice Cream Smart that was announced just recently. It sports similar specs to the Wine Smart and also features a dedicated KakaoTalk button.

LG Ice Cream Smart specs:
3.5-inch LCD display (480 × 320), 165ppi
1.2GHz quad-core CPU
1GB RAM
8GB internal storage
up to 32GB via microSD
8 megapixel rear camera
VGA front camera
LTE
WiFi
Bluetooth 4.0
USB 2.0
DMB
FM Radio
Android 4.4 KitKat
1,700mAh removable battery
118.6 × 59.4 × 16.9mm
138g

Samsung isn’t a stranger when it comes to flip-phones and have released a number of Android-powered ones in the past like the Hennessy. But looking at Samsung’s Chinese website only two phones are listed, the Samsung W2015 and its predecessor the Samsung W2014.

Samsung W2015 specs:
3.9-inch Super AMOLED WXGA (768 x 1280) display (front and back), 383ppi
2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core CPU
2GB RAM
16GB internal storage
up to 128GB via microSD card
16 megapixel rear camera w/ LED flash
2 megapixel front camera
Dual-SIM, Dual-Standby
4G LTE TDD/FDD, 3G UMTS/CMDA
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
NFC
Bluetooth 4.0
GPS, GLONASS, Beidou
Android 4.4.4 KitKat
2,020mAh battery
121.3 x 62.9 x 15.9mm
187g

Samsung W2014 specs:
3.7-inch WVGA (480 x 800) Super AMOLED display (front and back), 252ppi
2.3GHz Qualcomm Snadpragon 800 quad-core CPU
2GB RAM
32GB internal storage
microSD card support
13 megapixel rear camera w/ LED flash
2 megapixel front camera
Dual-SIM, Dual-Standby
3G CDMA
WiFi
Bluetooth 4.0
USB 2.0
GPS, GLONASS
Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
1,900mAh battery
116.75 x 59.45 x 15.79mm
173.5g

Japanese companies are not to be left behind when it comes to flip-phones. One good example is the Sharp Aquos K (SHF31). It has Android KitKat, 4G LTE, and an IP57 rated body.

Sharp Aquos K (SHF31)
3.5-inch qHD (960 × 540) display, 315ppi
1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core CPU
1GB RAM
8GB internal storage
up to 32GB via microSD
13 megapixel rear camera
4G LTE
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0
USB 2.0
GPS, A-GPS
IP57-certified body
Android 4.4.4 KitKat
1,410mAh battery
51 x 113 x 16.9mm
128g

Lenovo won’t be left behind when it comes to flip-phones with the launch of its Lenovo A588T smartphone. This phone doesn’t boast much specs compared to the other phones listed here but it’s affordable at around $150 as listed on eBay.

Lenovo A588T specs:
4-inch IPS 480 x 800 display, 233ppi
1.3GHz MediaTek MT6582M quad-core CPU
512MB RAM
4GB internal storage
microSD card support
5 megapixel rear camera w/ LED flash
Dual-SIM, Dual-Standby
3G HSPA+
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 2.0
USB 2.0
GPS, A-GPS
Android 4.4.2 KitKat
2,250mAh battery
62.58 x 120 x 16.8mm
188g

This flip-phone from Gionee is yet to be officially unveiled but based on the specs available it is set to be a very promising device. The Gionee W900 is powered by a MediaTek processor, Android KitKat, and features two 4-inch Full HD displays.

Gionee W900 specs:
4-inch AMOLED Full HD display, 551ppi
1.5GHz MediaTek MT6732 quad-core CPU
2GB RAM
16GB internal storage
microSD card support
13 megapixel rear camera
2 megapixel front cmaera
Dual-SIM, Dual-Standby
4G LTE-TDD
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetoot 4.0
USB 2.0
FM Radio
GPS, A-GPS
Android 4.4.4 KitKat
2,050mAh battery
62.7 x 121.3 x 15.5mm
181g

And there you have it. Unfortunately, these flip-phones are currently exclusive to their home country. But you can cross your fingers that one day some of them make its way here.

Did we miss anything on the list? Feel free to add by writing it down at the comments field below.



This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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10 Responses

  1. Justin says:

    Seriously, who uses KakaoTalk???

    • Ex-Alodian Knight says:

      I do. Plus some of my ESL students na koreana, but the madla, I can’t say for them.

      @Topic
      The most affordable FlipPhone you can buy is the Lenovo Flip (you can buy this from Ebay), same goes for the Wine Smart (P20,000).

      I’d want to buy one too.

  2. roiji says:

    Sana lenovo and gionee bring them here..
    I’ve been itching to upgrade my dad’s phone.. He can’t learn to use a touch screen for some reason..

    • Ex-Alodian Knight says:

      Most of the manufacturers here in PH don’t realize the Senior market, they will never sell a FlipDroid here.

      You could get the lenovo through Ebay and Dragonpay.

  3. Lorenz says:

    kelan kya tau magkakaroon ng smart flip phone sa local market? hehehe!

  4. b says:

    only the amsung W2015 has the nfc

  5. Ann says:

    Well, can you please tell me how to order one? T.Y ^^

  6. shay says:

    How to order? Omg Is there any city or what here in Philippines that is selling flipdroids? Its like that I need one ????

  7. Jane says:

    How to order po?

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