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Seeking simplicity? These flip phones can give you a dose of nostalgia and a break from your smartphone.

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Alcatel GO FLIP Flip Phone
Alcatel
Alcatel GO FLIP Flip Phone

from $19.99

available on Boost Mobile, Sprint, T-Mobile, and AT&T

This is one of the best, most modern flip phones you can buy. It has a 2.8-inch display, a quad-core processor, and built-in GPS. An outer display lets you get a glimpse at your incoming calls and messages. Additionally, the battery gets an impressive 16 days of standby time. A 2.0 MP camera is capable of capturing video in HD, and because the phone has 4G LTE, you can still send video to your friends without the slow speeds of a past-generation 2G or 3G network.

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Polaroid
Polaroid Link A2
$31.25

Buyers in search of a reliable and affordable flip phone should consider this option from Polaroid. It offers built-in Bluetooth and an FM radio, so you can easily pair your favorite wireless headphones to listen to some music. 

The smartphone comes unlocked to work on most GSM carriers, but note that it's incompatible with AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint. On the plus side, it has a micro SD card slot, an MP3 player, and a built-in camera. It comes in black or white.

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Jethro
Jethro SC729 Flip Phone

$84.99

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This flip phone is affordable, and it's ideal for kids or senior citizens. It's one of the few that has an SOS button that lets you easily and immediately contact up to six people. The phone is compatible with AT&T; and T-Mobile, but not Verizon or Sprint.

Its 2.4-inch display is bright, and the dial pad features large, illuminated buttons. The phone's internal memory can only store 200 contacts, but fortunately, it supports Bluetooth, so you can use it with a headset or wireless headphones.

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LG
LG B470 Flip Phone

from $55.99

available on AT&T

If you're looking for a no-frills, bare-bones flip phone, the LG B470 is a great choice. It works with AT&T, but not Verizon or Sprint. It has a 1.3 MP camera and built-in Bluetooth, and it can play MP3s. Its outer display is black and white, which helps extend its already impressive weeklong battery life. Plus, it allows you to easily read texts without requiring you to open the phone.

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Kyocera DuraXE Flip Phone

from $270.00

available on Sprint and Verizon

If you're looking for the most rugged flip phone that can really take a beating, look no further than this model from Kyocera. The DuraXE (available on Sprint) and the DuraXV LTE (on Verizon) are waterproof, dust-proof, and shock-proof.

Its dual front-facing speakers are loud enough to comprehend a conversation at a concert, and it's equipped with a microSD card slot for storing all of your favorite songs. Additionally, its integrated camera is capable of shooting 5 MP stills. You'll get 9 hours of talk time and 16 days of standby time with this tough phone.

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LG Exalt LTE Flip Phone

$144.00

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The Exalt by LG is Verizon's first 4G LTE flip phone. It sports a sleek and compact design that'll easily slip into your pocket. This modern flip phone has one of the biggest and brightest displays we've seen. The 3-inch screen is ideal for reading texts and looking at photos.

Speaking of photos, the 5 MP camera is capable of shooting high-resolution photos and HD-quality video. No need to worry about storage space, either — the Exalt has 8 GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot.

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NewMind
Sports Car Model F15 Mini Flip Phone
$35.95

If you're one of the millions of people who follow Kim Kardashian on Snapchat, chances are you saw this super cool sports car flip phone on her Story. Unfortunately, for now the pink version is sold out, but red, white, blue, black, and gold are still available. The phone has a calculator, a calendar, and a 0.3 MP camera, and it works on GSM networks like T-Mobile.

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GreatCall
Jitterbug Flip
$59.61

The Jitterbug Flip, which is only compatible with the GreatCall network, is the ideal flip phone for senior citizens. In addition to sporting a big keypad for easy dialing, its menus have bold, large, bright text that's easy to read. There's a large earpiece that keeps conversations loud and easy to hear, it works with hearing aids, and it has an emergency button to get help 24/7. Other features include a camera, a flashlight, and enough memory to store over 1,000 contact entries. Note that the phone won't work on Sprint or Verizon.

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LG Wine IV Flip Phone

from $180.00

available on Verizon and U.S. Cellular

LG is one of the brands that jumpstarted the revival of the flip phone. This one has a premium and stylish design that's comfortable to hold and type with. Its 3-inch WQVGA display is thin and bright. There's also a small LED display that lets you see incoming messages without flipping the phone open.

Also, on the outside of the screen, you'll find a 5 MP camera that can zoom and record video. The phone supports Bluetooth and 3G data. Currently, the phone is only capable with CDMA networks like Verizon, Sprint, and U.S. Cellular.