It is difficult to agree that in the world of push-button smartphones the main thing is not autonomy, but software capabilities. As a rule, all push-button devices have good autonomy, so this parameter should not be considered initially when choosing a phone. In this article, we have selected the best similar phones for both style lovers and those who value the shock resistance and durability of the device.
Best push-button phones in 2020
Premium BlackBerry Key2 and Key2 LE
These are probably the most interesting devices on this list, and at the same time they are the most expensive. Key2 LE is a simplified version of the usual Key2 and is priced at 28 thousand rubles on the official website. Meanwhile, you can buy a regular Key2 in a metal case for 40 thousand – the choice is yours.
Key2 is a premium smartphone with a full Android and QWERTY keyboard. You won't feel deprived of functionality. In addition, Key2 offers a powerful Snapdragon 660 processor, 6 gigabytes of RAM, dual cameras, each with 12 megapixels, FHD IPS display, 3500 mAh battery.
In Key2 LE, the coprus is made of plastic, it received 4 gigabytes of RAM, a dual camera (12 + 5 megapixels) and a 3000 mAh battery. In addition, the LE lacks keyboard gesture control. In normal Key2, it is touch sensitive.
Are you a businessman looking to get a phone with an emphasis on the security of your data? Then Key2 and Key2 LE are your choice.
Since software is important to us, all the following devices on the list work on the advanced Ka operating system iOS. Its main feature is support for many popular applications. For example YouTube and WhatsApp. In addition, Ka iOS offers advanced functionality not even dreamed of with the Series 40 operating system familiar to push-button phones. For example, Google Assistant and a full-fledged app store are built into the system.
Nokia 2720 Flip – for clamshell lovers
The Nokia 2720 Flip will suit everyone who loves the Always On Display function in modern Android devices. The 2720 Flip offers an optional display to show the time and important information. The device supports 4G, Wi-Fi and can act as a modem for distributing the Internet. An emergency call button is located on the body of the phone.
The device is powered by a Snapdragon 205 processor, 4 gigabytes of internal memory and 512 megabytes of RAM, a 1500 mAh battery. There is a 2 megapixel main camera, but it is obviously for show. The Flip is priced at 6490 rubles, and, in my opinion, it is worth the money.
Protected Nokia 800 Tough
Technically, the 800 Tough is exactly the same as the 2720 Flip. It has the same operating system and similar hardware. However, it is distinguished by its body. The device is inside a kind of capsule. It is IP68 dust and water resistant, and MIL-STD-810G military-grade drop and shock resistant. The phone offers 4 days of use on a single battery charge, supports 4G, Wi-Fi, Google Maps can be installed.
It is priced at 7,990 rubles, which is just fine when you consider all its capabilities. In my opinion, this is the best rugged phone on the market.
Stylish Nokia 8110 4G
Of course we couldn't get past the 8110 4G. This is the sequel to the popular 'bananafon'! It technically replicates the 2720 Flip and Nokia 800 Tough. But its main feature is, of course, the stylish design and unusual form factor. Just look how awesome he is! 8110 4G is suitable for hipsters, teenagers and all those who want to get a fashionable push-button phone in order to get rid of Android / iOS – addiction at least for a while. I propose to discuss the device in Telegram.
Are there those among our readers who still use push-button phones? Share your impression of the list above or suggest better options, if you have them, of course. Although, in truth, I doubt it. The list could have included Light Phone 2, for example, but this is a startup project and it won't be so easy to buy such a device. E-Ink screens, in my opinion, are ideal for use in such phones, but so far, unfortunately, there are no decent options on the Russian market.