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« on: December 07, 2022 @671.97 »

A topic of conversation between some of my irls and me is phone ergonomics, particularly an article that InvisibleUp wrote https://invisibleup.com/articles/39/

To summarize my topic of conversation, basically modern day phones are wayy too heavy and way too big! I mean seriously, think about how much the iPhone weighs in your pocket.. **it sags my pants just having it in my pockets** its so baaad.. :ohdear: :sad:
Me and a few of my friends have been considering getting flip-phones and im wondering what you guys think! When I was much younger I remember my aunt having a flip-phone that also could shift to the side and have a fully-fledged keyboard! (Perhaps some model of a blackberry, im unsure)
If anyone has flipphones or is an avid flip-phone enthusiast please let me know whats best and affordable, or if you are just a flip phone haver in general i would love to see what your phone looks like! :ozwomp:
To be honest, I would probably get the samsung flipphone if it werent for the price...
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« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2022 @708.24 »

I just got a flip phone a couple days ago, but it sadly broke in less than a week. I probably won’t get one again and trade it in and get a keyboard phone.
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« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2022 @0.65 »

I think flip phones deserve a proper comeback, the latest line of modern flip phones just feel like smartphones that are flexible, I love the feeling of slamming a phone closed to end a phone call
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« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2022 @531.30 »

I love the feeling of slamming a phone closed to end a phone call

I got one of the flippy smartphones and I make it a point to be the first one to end a call just so I can do that :ha:
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« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2022 @939.24 »

So much agreed. I never liked how big those things get and I've always preferred having a physical keyboard over touchscreen (those smudges. UGH.).

I'm actually considering getting a CAT s22 flip or something similar sometime soon. It's basically like a classic, durable flip phone with features of a smart phone!
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« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2023 @633.69 »

Since my smartphone doesn't do calls anyway, I use an old Nokia sliding phone to make calls and SMS instead. It's very ergonomic and discourages using it uselessly.
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« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2023 @851.86 »

Funny enough I had a flip phone right around until 2015, until it stopped working i worked almsot for a good decade :sad:
I was actually late than most in adopting the smartphone.

The idea of flip smartphone is apealing though, if anything it probably saves space in your pocket.
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« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2023 @871.26 »

So much agreed. I never liked how big those things get and I've always preferred having a physical keyboard over touchscreen (those smudges. UGH.).

I'm actually considering getting a CAT s22 flip or something similar sometime soon. It's basically like a classic, durable flip phone with features of a smart phone!
The good thing about CAT flip phones is that they are flip phones and have a keyboard but from what I have seen in this video they are still much bigger than the original flip phones from back in the day. So are they really ergonomic?

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« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2023 @9.50 »

The good thing about CAT flip phones is that they are flip phones and have a keyboard but from what I have seen in this video they are still much bigger than the original flip phones from back in the day. So are they really ergonomic?



Just to update on this, I didn't get it. I got a Unihertz Titan Pocket instead.
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« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2023 @556.88 »

What does youtube look like on there? I wanna get one but i’m worried the apps will be messed up looking.
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« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2023 @936.67 »

What does youtube look like on there? I wanna get one but i’m worried the apps will be messed up looking.
Try to see that as a challenge, the way it was back in the day when you had to struggle navigating on a non mobile-responsive site using your phone buttons. :dive:
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« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2023 @150.37 »

A topic of conversation between some of my irls and me is phone ergonomics, particularly an article that InvisibleUp wrote https://invisibleup.com/articles/39/

To summarize my topic of conversation, basically modern day phones are wayy too heavy and way too big! I mean seriously, think about how much the iPhone weighs in your pocket.. **it sags my pants just having it in my pockets** its so baaad.. :ohdear: :sad:
Me and a few of my friends have been considering getting flip-phones and im wondering what you guys think! When I was much younger I remember my aunt having a flip-phone that also could shift to the side and have a fully-fledged keyboard! (Perhaps some model of a blackberry, im unsure)

Man oh man, I'm so glad someone finally said it! Felt like I was going crazy there for a bit. No one ever talks about how big phones have gotten this past decade. For a while, I gave the Unihertz Atom a try, but it just wasn't for me. It's extremely small, but very, very durable. It's ideal for outdoor activities and things like that, just not so much for YouTube. I just wish there was the perfect blackberry-like phone out there, or a simple flipphone that was small with android on it.

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« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2023 @676.68 »

I totally want one--maybe the Sunbeam F1? Both for the convenience/coolness factor and to get further away from social media notifications and all that stuff. I would absolutely love it if technology went back to a 2007 level, with flip phones, iPods and Windows XP! I really think the smartphone has had mostly negative effects on society, since it feels like everyone my age is addicted to being on social media/whatever 24/7, and I want to get away from that.
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« Reply #13 on: March 06, 2023 @515.25 »

I have this little beast now these days: the Nokia E90 Communicator from 2007!

It's absolutely wild what this can do. 3G internet, a physical keyboard, calls and SMS of course, video conferences, themes, TV, a camera, analog radio, music, video, bluetooth, walkie-talkie connections, office suites including spreadsheets, presentations and a proper word processor, games (Temple Run anyone?), and much more.

It runs Symbian OS, which is really solid on this device.

Never want to go back to a touch "smartphone".


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« Reply #14 on: March 06, 2023 @645.57 »

@/home/user: Oh, that is an absolutely beautiful device! I would absolutely use something like that! Does the cell service run on modern networks? I know older devices sometimes used protocols that are no longer in use and can't be put on a network anymore. Really impressed that it runs modern internet though!
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