The benefits of the best ‘dumbphones’ available
As more feature phones come out with smartphone-style capabilities, there are plenty of reasons to avoid the trappings of a true smartphone and grab these so-called “feature phones”. While they don’t offer the power of a small computer in your hand, they do offer enough features to make them worth owning.
For starters, dumbphones have loads of battery life. Without having to worry about connecting to Wi-Fi signals all day, the average dumbphone can last hours longer than your typical iPhone. Even if you grab this smartphone-esque Samsung Galaxy Pocket, you’ll find the battery worlds better a Samsung Galaxy S4, for example.
And if you feel like you’ve been adding way too many people to your phone, check out this Samsung GT-E1182L, which offers a max of 500 phonebook entries. Now you’ll be forced to trim off the people you don’t really talk to and leave only the more essential of your contacts.
The Samsung GT-E1205L features smartphone-style features like an organizer and voice memo software but doesn’t give up battery life as a result. It features 8.3 hours of talk time and an insane 720 hours of standby time. Users can even get MP3 ringtones just like a smartphone, and all for only $24.99, the same cost as a smartphone charging cable.
For a dumbphone with a few apps to make your transition from smart to dumb phone easier, there’s the Nokia 301. If you want to keep track of Facebook or Twitter, the 301 has your back. The 301 even has a 3.2 MP camera, giving it a nice smartphone-style feature for a great price.
Do these phones play the latest games or have cool fingerprint scanners? Not quite. But they’ll offer up some helpful features while keeping your mobile bill a lot more reasonable than it would be if you owned the latest Android phone.
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