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The Advantages of a Feature Phone

Community Manager

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Smartphones have become part of our daily lives, but they can also become overwhelming – what with the number of alerts many of us receive on a daily (if not hourly) basis. So, it's no wonder that some of those among us are switching back to feature phones – devices that give us the access we need to our friends and family, without all of the worldly intrusions into our daily lives.


In fact, a 2017 interview with Warren Buffet on CBS Sunday Morning revealed that the mogul doesn't use a smartphone. His reason: "I don't need to know things instantaneously." And to be honest, neither do I – and neither do a lot of us. So, if you're considering trading in your smartphone for a basic phone, here are some options that might suit you just fine:


  • Kyocera DuraXTP: Not only is the DuraXTP Bluetooth enabled, but it also has a camera (still and video), and features a durable, water-resistant build that's also dustproof and even rated Military Standard 810G for protection against shock and vibration.
  • Sonim XP Strike: This might look like a basic phone, but with its Military-grade certification to 810G for resistance to dust, shock, salt, fog, vibration, extreme temperatures, humidity and more, the Sonim XP STRIKE is goes far beyond what you'd probably expect. In addition, it features a camera and a flashlight, and scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass for added protection.
  • Alcatel GO FLIP: Designed to fit perfectly in your pocket, the Alcatel GO FLIP features a rear-facing camera, FM radio, audio player, voice recorder, speakerphone, call timer, conference calling, a vibrating alert and a 2.8-inch display for easy viewing.
  • Feature phones come and go all the time, so you can always browse online for a new phone to see what’s currently available.

Of course, if you already have a feature phone that you love, you can bring it with you to Sprint. To find out if your device will work on the Sprint Network, browse our list of eligible devices, then choose the plan that works for you.