Best basic phones of 2016


Sometimes you want a phone that's just a phone. These no-frills models make the top of our list. We'll update our selections as we review new models. Meanwhile, sign up for our Mobile Weekly newsletter.

Pantech Vybe

The Vybe is a competitively priced device that'll please messaging enthusiasts and smartphone neophytes who don't want high-end features.

3.5 stars Very good

Kyocera Kona

Though it's devoid of even midlevel features, the Kyocera Kona manages to be an excellent flip phone.

3 stars Good
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