Best flip phones in a smartphone world

LG Exalt (Verizon Wireless) | CNET Rating: 3

LG Exalt (Verizon Wireless) | CNET Rating: 3 out of 5 stars (good)

The good: It has a large screen, expandable memory and a price tag of zero under contract.
The bad: The handset's slick coating is slippery; the camera lacks a flash.
The cost: $129.99
Bottom line: A top contender in Verizon's line of basic phones.

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Yes, flip phones don't sport the bells and whistles of most modern handsets, but these charming phones have superb call quality, and they're simple to use. Here are some of CNET's recent favorites. ©2014 CBS Interactive Inc., a CBS Company. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

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