One Call Away: Pre-Order the Suga-Approved Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 & More Gen Z Favorite Flip Phones

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Touchscreen flat smartphones are the it cell phone to own, but newer models have continued to grow in size, unlike our pocket space. Since the ’90s have made a sweeping comeback in fashion, there’s a new accessory everyone (especially Gen Z) is scrambling to own: a flip phone. Celebrities such as Billboard Hot 100 chart topper Ed Sheeran, “Alone” singer Kim Petras and now BTS’ Suga have hopped on the trend, with Sheeran even preferring the old-school model, as it helps him limit social media usage, which he shared on The Collector’s Edition podcast.

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Petras even remembers growing up with the phone during the early 2000s. “In the early 2000s, people I looked up to had the iconic pink Razr and it was the coolest accessory,” she said in a statement for Motorola.

Owning a flip phone doesn’t mean completely giving up all the features a smartphone carries — newer models are bringing you the best of both worlds with touchscreen capabilities, HD cameras, app usage and more. All paired with the famous screen flip feature, of course.

Whether you’re looking to cut down your screen time or want a more compact, portable phone to carry in your tote bag, flip phones make it easy to stay connected — without having to lug around a tablet-sized smartphone in your hand.

In anticipation of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 being released on Aug. 11, we rounded up a list of flip phones to shop in a range of versions from styles with just the basics to new flip phones featuring the latest tech. Check below to shop our picks for the best flip phones to own in 2023!

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Galaxy Z Flip5

Price: $999.99

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Suga has partnered with Samsung to announce the latest iteration of the brand’s flip phone. It’s currently available for preorder and will be shipped by Aug. 11. The Galaxy Z Flip5 features upgraded tech and a sleek and modern design that’ll even make your flat smartphone jealous. The foldable model makes for easy storage and simplifies capturing photos, video and more since you can angle and place it however you desire. Plus, it comes in eight colors to choose from.

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Samsung – Galaxy Z Flip4

Price: $999.99

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Get all the characteristics of a smartphone shrunk down into a portable flip-phone design with the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4. It comes in four colors to customize to your liking and comes with flex mode allowing you to use the top portion to video call friends while browsing the Internet on the bottom half.

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Nokia 2780 Flip | Unlocked | Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile | Blue

Price: $89.99

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Go back to basics with the Nokia 2780 Flip Phone, which is not only an affordable option, but comes with all the necessities including talk, text and a camera. Just note that a SIM card is not included.

Motorola razr+ flip phone bent open with camera and keypad lit up

Motorola razr+

Price: $999.99

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The Motorola Razr+ is not only Petras-approved, but aims to be the phone for content creators, and it already has rave reviews. It turns your smartphone into a fashionable accessory you can carry with you and shoot video, snap pictures, text, call, use social media and more.

Gray Alcatel flip phone flipped open with time and apps on display screen

Alcatel – My Flip 2 Prepaid Tracfone

Price: $43

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Flip on over to Alcatel’s prepaid flip phone featuring only the essentials. Whether you’re traveling or just want to declutter your accessories, this phone will enable you to call, text, surf YouTube and even use a maps feature.

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Consumer Cellular Verve Snap

Price: $69

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Keep things simple and under $100 with this flip phone from Consumer Cellular. It’s compact enough to throw in your purse, pocket or backpack and will allow you to call and send text messages without the distraction of social media.

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