Poll results: Would you buy a flip or slider phone with Android?


Nothing says "this conversation is over" better than the satisfying click of a flip phone, while the BlackBerry Priv is already proving there is a market for decked-out sliders, too. That is why we asked you  yesterday if you would buy an Android flip phone or a slider in today's world of thin phones with large displays. Well, well, well, it looks like these ancient form factors still have plenty of fans, as only 27% of our respondents said a resounding "no," so manufacturers might want to take note, and issue a richer variety.

The rumor mill on Samsung's next clamshell with Android, the Galaxy Golden 3, is in overdrive, as the flip leaked today from the Chinese certification agency TENAA, flaunting pretty great specs for what has been a nearly forgotten form factor. 

With a 3.9" exterior and the same diagonal interior display of 1280 x 768 pixels resolution, as well as a 2.1 GHz Exynos 7 Octa processor and 3 GB of RAM, the Golden 3 can take on any Android, more so that it is said to ship with 32 GB or 64 GB storage options from the get-go. It should arrive with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out of the box, and a hearty 16 MP camera on the back, perhaps the same high-end unit that is in the Galaxy S6.

Would you buy a flip or slider phone with Android?

Absolutely, I love those form factors
42.69%
Depends on the specs
30.26%
No
27.05%

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21 Comments

1. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

I would buy one if Apple made one ;)

3. legiloca.v2 unregistered

Here folks is how Apple simply brainwashed the entire human race that a certain product would only matter if it has an Apple logo attached.

4. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Here folks is how haters are so single minded that he doesn't even recognize sarcasm. Like Apple would even consider a flip phone

7. skips

Posts: 479; Member since: Oct 04, 2015

like how the hell are you supposed to know when a person is using sarcasm in text format. honestly. at least use "/s" next time.

9. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Common sense

10. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3137; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Not so common it would seem.

11. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

I expect too much ;)

15. avalon2105

Posts: 352; Member since: Jul 12, 2014

"Common sense is like a deodorant. It is least used by people that need it the most." I just wish I knew whose saying is it.

12. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Besides... a ;) would indicate as well I might not be entirely serious about what I said

14. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3137; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

You're right, you expect too much.

18. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2354; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I think the wink should have tipped you off.

2. Roshendren

Posts: 12; Member since: Sep 16, 2015

I would buy the android one. Like the flip style answering call.

5. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1245; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

There's always a ridiculous amount of yes's on these polls. We all know that these people are lying.

6. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

ironically, many want the bar form factor but they cover their devices with flip covers. why not just have a flip phone in the first place?

8. skips

Posts: 479; Member since: Oct 04, 2015

*quietly waiting for a sideways slideout full qwerty smartphone* p.s. is there a better term for that form factor? lel

16. avalon2105

Posts: 352; Member since: Jul 12, 2014

Usually people refer to them as side-sliders. Is also going to be full qwerty (aside from Xperia Play) since alphanumerical keyboard would made no sense in that orientation.

13. Conkreet908

Posts: 8; Member since: Nov 13, 2015

I think tmobile should try the sidekick one more time... miss having a slide out keyboard but a flip phone would be cool to have as well. Something that can slide into my pocket as opposed to having it hanging off my belt. I am a big guy that tends to bump into things lol

22. zxylady00

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 08, 2014

If T-Mobile did a Sidekick with Android and the original circle slide around style- I would get one and so would my kids- They recently found all of my old sidekicks and wanted me to activate them for them. I told them they don't really work anymore. Shame, As I miss that specific form factor- Sidekick D Wade edition anyone...???

17. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Is that Samsungs latest flip phone with the Exynos 7420? The previous design looked nicer.

21. assassinsaad

Posts: 11; Member since: Dec 29, 2012

So...No one noticed that the top votes are "666" ?

23. Edubarca

Posts: 7; Member since: Mar 16, 2010

Definitively, QWERTY keyboards are much, much better than those hard to use touch keyboards. I know touch were introduced to lower costs and make phones more reliable, but when one has enormous fingers, you simple write: tttttttjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjkkkkkkkkkkkkkk. So hard to use them and so much waste of time. And APPLE isn't as good as people say. They just have brand name and extremely expensive phones performing almost the same as a good USD60.00 one.

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