Would you buy a flip or slider phone with Android?

Samsung Galaxy Golden 3 with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop

Samsung Galaxy Golden 3 with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop


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.

These specs are nothing to sniff at, that is why we wanted to ask you if you would buy an Android flip phone or a slider in today's world of thin phones with large displays. After all, 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. Take a pick in the poll below, and tell us why in the comments.

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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29 Comments

1. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I would like a slider that had a game pad instead of a keyboard. Having something like that would completely change my opinion on mobile gaming. LOL.

4. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Xperia Play has the game-pad slidder and it's over 3 years old

6. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Yeah, looks cool... for a three year old phone. Something like that with modern specs and an up to date OS would be awesome.

11. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

My friend had the Xperia Play and the software update situation was so bad, he gave up on Android and bought an iPhone. Got that? Slider game pads destroy lives.

15. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Friends don't let friends buy iPhones! Sent from my iPhone 6s

17. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Your story made me get all depressed. :( Thursday is ruined... RUINED I SAY!!!

20. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

He bought his second iPhone in September.

23. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Typical... Well, there goes my Friday.

5. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

I don't really like a mechanical part in a smartphone. It reduces a smartphone's life.... Although i loved my Nokia 5700 which had a swivel design.

7. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I don't really have an opinion on moving mechanical parts of a phone, I had the original Droid which had a slid out keypad.... I just never really used it so if I were to spend money on one it would have to have slide out features that I actually would use.

9. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

All my old slider and flip phone had a much longer life than any smartphone i had so i dont beleive its the case.

24. QWERTYphone

Posts: 654; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Sliders keyboards are the superior design. (Samsung EPIC). If you disagree, then explain why EVERY executive works on a laptop PC.

28. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

lol, your logic makes no sense. You cannot say that a tiny slider keyboard is better because people prefer full sized keyboards over touch interface. Full sized keyboards and little itty bitty slider keyboards are nothing alike.

2. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

I would love to have one.

3. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

PA, why don't you enable polls-voting via your mobile site? Most people do not browse via PC! Or are your polls just a gimmick? *meh*

21. skips

Posts: 458; Member since: Oct 04, 2015

stop whining and enter the desktop site. spoiler alert - bottom of the page.

26. Rager722

Posts: 617; Member since: Jan 30, 2013

I'm on my phone and browser PA via PC site

8. der_damo

Posts: 213; Member since: Sep 16, 2014

Flip, just for the coolness-factor.

10. Cheezwiz

Posts: 496; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

"Depends on the price" neeeded to be one of the options. The answer is yes, if they can keep the cost of it down.

12. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Swype and SwiftKey obsoleted hardware keyboards.

13. acruzlu unregistered

I like the look of the flip hone, so if coupled with good specs I would be okay to buy one.

14. warrenellis93

Posts: 527; Member since: Jul 21, 2011

an android flip phone doesnt make sense to me but a portrait slider does. please no more landscape sliders

16. GreenMan

Posts: 2694; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Well, I'd love to see a Nokia Series 60 OS based Flip Phone... But that's not going to happen any time soon (if ever), correct? Thing is, Clam-shell phones can't hold bigger batteries (2000mAh+), hence running a full-blown OS would be a pain... P.S: Still 'rocking' my ANCIENT Nokia!!!

18. ryq24

Posts: 873; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Flip phone are ideal for the elderly coz they are simpler to use.

19. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3089; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

A BlackBerry Style running Android with the touch-capable keyboard would be awesome. But not on Sprint.

22. skips

Posts: 458; Member since: Oct 04, 2015

I wish for at least one OEM to release a phone with a sideways slide out keyboard, like Nokia E7, Motorola Milestone. It's horrible to write on a tiny screen, especially on my 4inch phone and going into landscape mode covers up hella lot of stuff on screen. And no, I don't want to carry around a 6 inch tablet with me, as I already have one.

25. HTC_ONE_MAX

Posts: 161; Member since: Feb 06, 2015

Instead of Android, i would prefer it runs on other OS,platform.

27. Saafa

Posts: 37; Member since: Mar 20, 2013

if any manufacturer release it internationally (specially in ME) i switch from Sony to that...!

31. ososucre

Posts: 25; Member since: Aug 12, 2013

Always love flip-phones, when I watched korean-drama while they're flipping their phone after making a call. So cool :)

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