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Best basic phones of 2014

Updated

Sometimes you want a phone that's just a phone. These no-frills models make the top of our list. They aren't smartphones, so they won't offer many fancy features, but they won't require data plans either. We'll update our selections as we review new models, so sign up for our Mobile Weekly newsletter, and we'll let you know when the updated list appears. And to find other great phones, check out our list of the best phones overall.

Pantech Vybe

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

Price: $249.99 Check prices

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.

Price: $0.00 - $199.99 Check prices

3 stars Good

Kyocera DuraXT (Sprint)

Though its clamshell design isn't pretty, the Kyocera DuraXT is tough as nails, with great call quality, and a respectable camera to boot.

Price: $49.99 Check prices

3.5 stars Very good

LG Rumor Reflex (Sprint)

As a feature phone, the Rumor Reflex can do the basics well and its QWERTY keyboard and touch-screen display make it easy to use.

Price: $99.95 - $183.94 Check prices

3.5 stars Very good
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