These were the classic flip phones that everyone used (and we miss them)

Many of the flip phones released from the mid 1990s to the mid 2000s are now regarded as classics. Here are some of them that we all miss.
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16 Comments

1. smoked_2na unregistered

Loved the StarTAC, if they made it today for the 3G network with just straight up calling and text only, I'd be on it for sure.

10. thxultra

Posts: 444; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

I agree it was such a solid phone too. Got at least a week on a charge and never had any problems with it dropping calls.

16. ZombieHunter

Posts: 265; Member since: Oct 13, 2013

Star Tac was awesome! And... Battery for days

2. libra89

Posts: 2271; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Omg these phones take me back! My sister had the Lg phone here. I also remember wanting the Razr, Nokias and Sidekick phones but those were on carriers that my parents weren't on, (I think the Razr was at some point but that was before I got a cell phone) so it was just lust.

3. RoryBreaker

Posts: 207; Member since: Oct 11, 2015

StarTAC is one of the best phones of ALL TIME...and it came with a holster!

5. libra89

Posts: 2271; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

My mom had one, it really was.

4. cncrim

Posts: 1586; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Still have one of my Razor v3 in closet and try it for a day got to switch back smartphone, text is clunky, picture quality is horrible, speaker is tiny, music is not great.

6. pimpin83z

Posts: 452; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

In order on this list I've had the T28 (first ever cellphone), the V60 (first phone I ever bought outright) & tnr V300 (first camera phone). Thumbs up to this nostalgic post.

7. Leo_MC

Posts: 7190; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Had 4 of them (well, I didn't actually had the V60i, I got the V180 instead, but I considered it)

8. Jrod99

Posts: 713; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

I had the V60g and RAZR. Had a v400 that was replaced with a v551 I think. It was blue like that v300.

12. monoke

Posts: 1156; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Had the v300 for free back then. Ahh. The days of actually taking calls and playing snake. That was about it. Lol. Had a 1 megapixel camera too. Lol.

9. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3122; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Had the MicroTAC back in '92 with the then-Bell South Mobility then a slew of Motorola iDEN Nextels for the next few years before ditching Sprint and getting a RAZR on GSM. It was a flip phone but not listed here that I also owned and one of my all-time favorites - BlackBerry Style 9670.

11. monoke

Posts: 1156; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

My buddy had the Startac. It was a huge deal cuz before then, phones only came installed in cars or the big expensive handheld bricks which nobody owned. Lol.

13. lJesseCusterl

Posts: 96; Member since: Apr 27, 2015

I never jumped on the RAZR 1 bandwagon, as I loved my Sidekick 2 at the time. I did get the RAZR 2 and thought it was borderline perfect as a device. It was slim, sleek, had an outstanding camera for the time with great battery life and was just a beautifully-engineered piece of kit. Probably my favorite flip phone of all time, but not a classic one like the listed ones.

14. Rocket

Posts: 641; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

The Sanyo SCP-5300 was my favorite back then.

15. ijuanp03

Posts: 566; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

I remembered being envious about my dad owning the Razr V3i and he only bought me a different Motorola phone - the SLVR L7 which is razor thin as well in its time.
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