Top 5 cell phones

Not smartphones, dumb phones. Just plain, great cell phones.

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You don't have to want a smartphone. It's OK to just want a phone that is really good at calling and texting. In fact, it's kind of refreshing. So here are five that let you simplify with excellence.

The list of great dumb phones is always evolving, so keep an eye on the latest models at CNET's pick list of great basic phones.

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Brian Cooley joined CNET in 1995 and always comes at technology from the real consumer's point of view. He brings his high energy, often skeptical style to all avenues of CNET coverage, with an emphasis on car tech. You'll also find him frequently on television, radio and the TV screens at Costco!

 

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