The fun-looking Kyocera Verve delivers the bare-bone basics of a feature phone well, and its ability to easily transfer its photos will satisfy casual shutterbugs.
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ZTE Altair ( Aio Wireless)
Consider Aio's ZTE Altair if you need an inexpensive QWERTY phone, but if you want a typical smartphone experience, shop around.
Huawei Pal ( MetroPCS)
With its limited features and poor call quality, the Huawei Pal isn't worth your time, even as a basic phone.
Sonim XP Strike Sprint
While the Sonim XP Strike is tough as nails, Sprint has other rugged devices that are better not only in performance, but in price too.
Huawei Verge ( MetroPCS)
The Huawei Verge gets points for simplicity, but there are better basic phones in MetroPCS' stable.
Pantech Swift ( AT&T)
The Pantech Swift is the most appealing Pantech handset on AT&T with a keyboard, but sufficient flaws keep us hesitant about recommending it widely.
Samsung SPH-M370 ( Sprint)
The comfortable Samsung SPH-M370 is a basic flip phone that does what it says, unadorned and unembellished, and at the right price.
Kyocera DuraCore ( Sprint)
Up to military specifications, the durable Kyocera DuraCore runs on Sprint's fast Direct Connect push-to-talk network, but those who prefer a camera and a phone they can dunk in water will want the DuraMax.
HTC Freestyle ( AT&T)
For the right user, the HTC Freestyle offers a beginner smartphone experience without the high price.
Huawei M735 ( MetroPCS)
If style is what you're after, the Huawei M735 could fit your aesthetic, but the throwback stylus and resistive touch screen aren't as user-friendly as a capacitive touch screen.