The best phones-clamshell

In many of the shopping networks, you still can find phones-clamshell. In this collection we will tell you about the best of them.

To buy a flip phone at the nearest store that sells communications. This form factor is still very popular. Of course Samsung, LG and other large companies have long abandoned the production of such devices. But joined the Chinese and even the USssians.

Please note that it will be just about the phones. If you are interested in smart devices, check the best smartphones-beds, about which we wrote earlier. However, such devices very little left now to make the traditional the units is much simpler and cheaper.

LEXAND Simple A5

  • Display: 1.8 inches, TFT, 160 × 128 pixels
  • Popover: is missing
  • Battery: 600 mAh
  • Weight: 75 g

Price: from 789 RUB

The phone is made of metal painted in the familiar black color. While its cover is a pattern that makes the original device. Under the battery of this phone there are two slots for SIM-cards. They work in alternating mode — when you speak of one, the other will be busy. Even the structure of the device includes FM radio and even Bluetooth 3.0. If necessary, you can even go out into the Internet — it uses GPRS. Of course you will only WAP-sites — for something more is not enough RAM.


  • A WAP browser.
  • Embedded wireless module Bluetooth 3.0.
  • Is not forgotten FM radio.
  • there is a flashlight.
  • There is a slot to memory cards (up to 16GB).
  • Built-in two slots for SIM-cards.
  • a Tiny weight.


  • A short independent work.

Alcatel 2051D

  • Display: 2.4 inch, 320 × 240 pixels
  • Popover: is missing
  • Battery: 750 mAh

Price: 3 550 RUB.

the Simplest a flip phone. On the front cover, there is only the lens 2-megapixel camera and the manufacturer's logo. The creators have even refused to flash, saying it was unnecessary. Inside is a modest display and big keyboard, font it may be seen even people with a weak vision. Work the phone provides the processor with a clock frequency of 312 MHz. This is enough for reasonable operation menu and partition settings.


  • You can listen to FM radio.
  • You have access to WAP Internet.
  • In the set of supplied headphones.
  • Присутствует слот для memory cards.
  • You are connected wireless headset.
  • there is a flashlight.
  • There are two slots for SIM-cards.


  • Is not the longest Autonomous work.
  • Glossy and easily soiled case.
  • Each subscriber is allowed to assign only one number.

TeXet TM-400

  • Display: 2.8 inch, 320 × 240 pixels
  • Popover: is missing
  • Battery: 1000 mAh
  • Weight: 106 g

Price: 1 450 RUB

the Creators TeXet TM-400 has decided to increase the diagonal display. The resolution is standard, causing the pixelation immediately catches the eye. However, for older people it does not matter. They will even be happy large print which can be read with poor eyesight. Still this mobile is a flip phone has a powerful battery, in average use charger will have once a week. The manufacturer didn't forget about radio. Otherwise, this is a typical push-button gadget is endowed with minimal functionality.


  • the battery Capacity increased to 1000 mAh.
  • Присутствует слот для memory cards.
  • is Permitted to insert two SIM cards.
  • Used large fonts and icons.
  • You can listen to FM radio.
  • The phone has a flashlight.
  • There is a light indicator.


  • Poorly installed speaker.
  • Has no internal memory.
  • Does not reproduce all MP3 songs.

LG X Style X9 Flip

  • Display: 3.5 inch, 240 × 320 pixels
  • Popover: 2.5 inch, 240 × 320 pixels
  • Battery: 16800 mAh
  • Weight: 162 g (without battery)

Price: RUB 3 078

If the list of new models of cots, it is impossible not to mention LG X Style X9 Flip. This is a true monster, complete with which are supplied two batteries — capacity each, 16800 mAh! You can take your phone with you in a multi-day hike — be sure the charger you do not need! In standby mode the phone can work up to 160 days. And yet, the device is able to survive, falling in the mud or on rocks, as his body is protected. And this is one of the few cots, which is able to provide more or less sane Internet access (this uses the EDGE network).


  • Brutal and rugged design.
  • , you Can insert two SIM cards.
  • In the set there are two extremely capacious battery.
  • the Main screen is touch sensitive.
  • The amount of internal memory reaches 1 GB.
  • Work provides the powerful MediaTek MTK6252.
  • Present mode of the DVR.
  • is Relatively good for a standard phone camera (3 MP).
  • Has an Internet browser.


  • A very large weight of the phone.

Купить LG X Style X9 Flip


  • Display: 2.4 inches, TFT, 240 × 320 pixels
  • Popover: touchpad
  • Battery: 800 mAh
  • Weight: 110 g

Price: 1 300 RUB.

Normally, cell phones are equipped with only one keyboard. But LEXAND A2 Flip is an exception to the rule. On the top cover of this device is the second keyboard, made by sensor technology. Otherwise, this is a typical clamshell phone with very little memory and a simple battery. Such a device weighs a little, and in conversation he works about eight hours.


  • there is Bluetooth to connect a wireless headset.
  • The available Internet access via EDGE.
  • On the top cover there is an auxiliary keyboard.
  • Decent battery life.
  • the Creators did not forget about the FM radio.
  • You can insert a couple of SIM cards.


  • the Fine print on the menu.
  • In the sun the touch keyboard is almost not visible.

2807 Wonder BQ

  • Display: 2.8 inches, TFT, 240 × 320 pixels
  • Popover: touchpad
  • Battery: 1100 mAh
  • Weight: 99 g

Price: 1 889 RUB

BQ 2807 Wonder has got a stylish design, a slightly more increased for such models color screen, weak camera and an impressive battery of 1100 mAh. RAM — 64 MB. You can insert the memory card to 8GB inclusive. There is FM radio and polyphonic ringtones.


  • there is Bluetooth to connect a wireless headset.
  • Internet access.
  • Decent battery life.
  • the Presence of FM radio.
  • Support for two SIM-cards.


  • the Fine print on the menu.
  • The weak camera.
  • In the sun the touch keyboard is almost not visible.


Presented to your attention the rating does not contain all of the best phones in the yard. It so happened that the evolution of such devices is over. In nearby shops you can find other phones in its characteristics in no way inferior to the above models. We in any case will not dissuade you from buying them — it is possible that you will not be disappointed.

are Excluded from the collection

Trans X10

  • Display: 2.8 inches, TFT, 240 × 320 pixels
  • Popover: 1.77 inch, 128×160 pixels
  • Battery: 4800 mAh

Cost: 2 268 RUB

This is a new product that combines folding and protected form factor. The product is sold through the Chinese Internet-shops, at the end of 2017 the cot ordered thousands of customers. Importantly, almost all of them were satisfied! Negative feedback was expected, because it is one of the few modern devices with two screens, the rest of the producers to save it. Also this is a rare clamshell that can be used as powerbank. To please some customers and the logo of the transformers, located on the top cover.


  • Brutal appearance;
  • The case is shock protected;
  • Works with high-capacity battery;
  • the Phone has two displays;
  • The device has powerful MediaTek processor MTK6261D;
  • Is a support of two SIM-cards.


  • Neither of which guarantee there is no question;
  • The splash screen in the form of transformers, which I want to remove the;
  • ugly camera.

Buy Trans X10

And you no longer use a cot? Or maybe there is one in your family? Share your opinion in the comments.


4 review

  • the Clamshell is a very interesting form factor,is still popular,but the machines shown in this article — just nothing compared to the Japanese ‘clamshells’ from Sharp,Fujitsu,Kyocera.

    • Do not carry a good cot to USssia. There are new models from LG, Samsung, Panasonic, but they are a maximum of Kazakhstan get

      • You and the previous commenter is likely referring to the smartphone-clamshell. They have a separate article. Here we are talking about ordinary phones. Them in advanced form of already listed companies do not release. The easiest way a good cot bought in a pawn shop or on Craigslist. But this phone will be 10 years.

        • Yes, this is smartphones. I just want to buy a cot — tired of almost faceless bricks of modern smartphones, and anything worthwhile is not in USssia. Promised LG Wine H410 to bring — has not appeared, maybe Wine Smart Vmobile or will take))) by the Way, from simple cots are very actively sold by LG G360 — it's completely its own and you forget about it