The best clamshell phones

In many retail chains, you can still find clamshell phones. In this collection we will talk about the best of them.

You can buy a clamshell phone in the nearest store selling communications. This form factor is still very popular. Of course, Samsung , LG and other large companies have long abandoned the production of such devices. But the Chinese and even the Russians joined.

We draw your attention to the fact that the discussion in the rating will be about phones. If you are interested in smart devices, then check out the best clamshell smartphones that we wrote about earlier. However, there are very few such devices left - now it is much simpler and cheaper to produce traditional monoblocks.


LEXAND A5 Simple

  • Display : 1.8 inch, TFT, 160 × 128 pixels
  • Sub screen: none
  • Battery: 600 mAh
  • Weight: 75g

Price: from 789 rub.

The mobile phone from the Russian manufacturer is painted in the usual black color. At the same time, there is a pattern on its cover that makes the device original. Under the battery of this phone are two slots for SIM cards. They work in alternate mode - when you speak one at a time, the other will be busy. The device also includes FM-radio and even Bluetooth 3.0. If necessary, you can even go online - for this GPRS is used. Of course, only WAP sites will be available to you - for something more, there will be insufficient RAM.


  • There is a WAP browser.
  • Built-in wireless module Bluetooth 3.0.
  • Not forgotten FM radio.
  • There is a flashlight.
  • There is a slot for a memory card (up to 16 GB).
  • Built-in two slots for SIM-cards.
  • Tiny weight.


  • Short battery life.

Alcatel 2051D

  • Display: 2.4 inches, 320 × 240 pixels
  • Sub screen: none
  • Battery: 750 mAh

Price: from 3 550 rub.

The simplest clamshell phone. On its front cover there is only a 2-megapixel camera lens and the manufacturer’s logo. The creators even abandoned the flash, considering it unnecessary. Inside is a modest display and a fairly large keyboard - even a visually impaired person can see the font on it. The telephone is powered by a processor with a clock frequency of 312 MHz. This is quite enough for the tolerable functioning of the menu and the settings section.


  • You can listen to the FM radio.
  • There is access to the WAP Internet.
  • Headphones are included.
  • There is a slot for a memory card.
  • A wireless headset connection is available.
  • There is a flashlight.
  • There are two SIM card slots.


  • Not the longest battery life.
  • Glossy and easily soiled body.
  • Each subscriber is allowed to assign only one number.

TeXet TM-400

  • Display: 2.8 inches, 320 × 240 pixels
  • Auxiliary screen: none
  • Battery: 1000 mAh
  • Weight: 106g

Price: from 1 450 rub

The creators of the TeXet TM-400 decided to increase the diagonal of the display. At the same time, the resolution remained standard, which is why pixelation immediately catches the eye. However, for the elderly it is completely unimportant. They will even be glad of the large print, which can be read without problems with poor eyesight. This clamshell mobile phone has a capacious battery - on average, you will have to use a charger once a week. The manufacturer did not forget about the radio. The rest is a typical button gadget, endowed with minimal functionality.


  • The battery capacity is brought up to 1000 mAh.
  • There is a slot for a memory card.
  • It is allowed to insert two SIM cards.
  • Large fonts and icons are used.
  • You can listen to the FM radio.
  • The phone has a flashlight.
  • There is a light indicator.


  • A low-quality speaker is installed.
  • There is no internal memory at all.
  • Not all MP3 songs play.

Land Rover X9 Flip

  • Display: 3.5 inches, 240 × 320 pixels
  • Auxiliary screen: 2.5 inches, 240 × 320 pixels
  • Battery: 16800 mAh
  • Weight: 162g (without battery)

Price: from 3 078 rub.

If you list the new clamshell models, then you can not help but mention the Land Rover X9 Flip. This is a real monster, which comes with two batteries - the capacity of each of them is 16800 mAh! You can take your phone with you on a multi-day trip - rest assured, you will not need a charger! In standby mode, the device is able to work up to 160 days. And the device is able to survive by falling into the mud or stones, as its body is protected. And this is one of the few clamshells that can provide more or less sane access to the Internet (for this, EDGE networks are used).


  • Brutal and protected case.
  • You can insert two SIM cards.
  • Included are two extremely capacious batteries.
  • The main screen is touch.
  • The amount of internal memory reaches 1 GB.
  • Operation is provided by the powerful MediaTek MTK6252 processor.
  • There is a DVR mode.
  • Relatively good camera for a regular phone (3 megapixels).
  • There is an internet browser.


  • Very heavy phone.

Buy Land Rover X9 Flip


  • Display: 2.4 inches, TFT, 240 × 320 pixels
  • Auxiliary screen: touch keyboard
  • Battery: 800 mAh
  • Weight: 110g

Price: from 1 300 rub.

Typically, cell phones are equipped with only one keyboard. But LEXAND A2 Flip is an exception to the rule. On the top cover of this device is a second keyboard made by touch technology. The rest is a typical clamshell with an extremely small amount of memory and a simple battery. Such a device weighs a little, and in talk mode it works for about eight hours.


  • There is Bluetooth, allowing you to connect a wireless headset.
  • Internet access is available via EDGE.
  • There is an auxiliary keyboard on the top cover.
  • Decent battery life.
  • The creators have not forgotten about the FM radio.
  • You can insert a pair of SIM cards.


  • Fine print on the menu.
  • In the sun, the touch keyboard is almost invisible.

BQ 2807 Wonder

  • Display: 2.8 inch, TFT, 240 × 320 pixels
  • Auxiliary screen: touch keyboard
  • Battery: 1100 mAh
  • Weight: 99g

Price: from 1 889 rub.

The BQ 2807 Wonder got a stylish design, a slightly larger color screen for such models, a weak camera and an impressive 1100 mAh battery. RAM - 64 MB. You can insert a memory card up to 8 GB inclusive. There are FM radio and polyphonic ringtones.


  • There is Bluetooth, allowing you to connect a wireless headset.
  • Internet connection.
  • Decent battery life.
  • The presence of FM radio.
  • Support for two SIM cards.


  • Fine print on the menu.
  • Weak camera.
  • In the sun, the touch keyboard is almost invisible.


The rating presented to your attention does not contain all the best clamshell phones. It so happened that the evolution of such devices is over. In nearby stores you can find other phones that are in no way inferior in their characteristics to the models discussed above. In no case will we dissuade them from buying - it is possible that you will not be disappointed in it.

Excluded from collection

Trans x10

  • Display : 2.8 inch, TFT, 240 × 320 pixels
  • Sub screen: 1.77 inches, 128 × 160 pixels
  • Battery: 4800 mAh

Price: from 2 268 rub.

This is a novelty that combines a folding and protected form factor. The product is sold through Chinese online stores, according to the results of 2017, thousands of customers ordered the cot. Importantly, almost all of them were satisfied! Negative reviews were not expected, because this is one of the few modern devices with two screens , other manufacturers save on this. It is also a rare clamshell that can be used as a power bank. Transformers logo located on the top cover can also please some buyers.


  • Brutal appearance;
  • The case is shockproof;
  • Works with a capacious battery;
  • The phone is equipped with two displays;
  • The device has a powerful processor MediaTek MTK6261D;
  • Supports installation of two SIM-cards.


  • There is no question of any guarantee;
  • A screensaver in the form of transformers that you want to immediately remove;
  • Disgusting camera.

Buy Trans X10

Have you been using a cot for a long time? Or maybe your relatives have such a phone? Share your opinion in the comments.



  • The clamshell is a very interesting form factor, still popular, but the devices shown in this article are simply nothing compared to the Japanese 'clamshells' from Sharp, Fujitsu, Kyocera.

    • They don’t carry good folding beds to Russia. LG, Samsung, Panasonic have new models, but they get the maximum to Kazakhstan

      • You, like the previous commentator, most likely mean clamshell smartphones. We have a separate article devoted to them. Here we are talking about ordinary phones. They are already in advanced form and the companies you have listed do not release. The easiest way to buy a good clamshell at a pawnshop or by ad. But such a phone will be 10 years old.

        • Yes, these are smartphones. I just want to buy a cot for myself - I’m tired of the almost faceless bricks of modern smartphones, and there is nothing worthwhile in Russia. They promised to bring LG Wine H410 - it didn’t appear, maybe Wine Smart or Vmobile will bring it))) By the way, LG G360 is very actively sold from simple clamshells - it’s quite for yourself, but you forgot about it