Best Handset Phones


The history of mobile communications began with push-button phones. They were in great demand for a decade and a half or two. It was only in the late 2000s that they began to be replaced by touchscreen smartphones. But the "button" has not completely disappeared until now. In the world there is a large number of people who do not want to switch to a touch control. It is for them created today's rating, which includes the best phones with a physical keyboard.

Best classic button phones


  • Display: 2.31 inches, 320 × 240 pixels
  • Battery capacity: 1400 mAh
  • Weight: 103 g

Price: from 1,900 rubles

Many buy button phones for the elderly. In that case, one of the important criteria are large buttons and a quality display with good readability. The F+ Ezzy 2 has it all. The device is simple, with large keys, the SOS button and a clear interface. The device has 2 sim cards, Bluetooth and allows you to insert the microSD which allows you to listen to music.


  • Good battery life.
  • Comfortable big buttons.
  • Comfortable display with large print.
  • Good sound quality and high volume.
  • SOS button.


  • You cannot assign multiple numbers to one contact.

Nokia 5310 (2020)

  • Display: 2.4 inches, 240 × 320 pixels
  • Battery capacity: 1200 mAh
  • Weight: 88.2 g

Price: from 4,300 rubles

The popular music model from Nokia re-released in 2020. The phone has two front speakers, a handy player, music control buttons on the body and support for radio without headphones. The device is released in a classic case and the same colors as the first version. Otherwise, this is a fairly typical push-button device with a minimal set of features and battery life of about 8 hours during calls. The device is available in single or dual sim version.


  • The classic look of Nokia music phones.
  • Convenient operation.
  • Two front speakers.


  • High price tag given the features.
  • Modest autonomy.

Philips Xenium E590

  • Display : 2.8 inches, TFT matrix, 320 × 240 pixels resolution
  • Battery capacity : 3100 mAh
  • Weight : 184.1 g

Price: 5,790 rubles

Xenium E590 from Philips - a stylish phone equipped with a bright screen and a solid battery. The battery cover is made of metal, which gives the device solidity and reliability. For a pushbutton phone Xenium E590 has received sufficiently large 2.8-inch screen, occupying half of the front panel. The display delights with a high level of brightness, allowing easy use of the device in bright sunlight.

In spite of the small size, the physical keyboard is very convenient to use. The keys have a nice stroke and a bright backlight.

The handset features a 3100 mAh battery, a respectable capacity for a pushbutton and a reverse charging function. The Philips Xenium E590 can also be used as a power bank to charge other devices if necessary.

Also the Philips Xenium E590 has a 2 megapixel camera and a loud speaker, and the LED camera flash at the same time acts as a flashlight.


  • Bright display.
  • Covetable design.
  • Metal details in the case design.
  • Two SIM card support.
  • Capacious battery with reverse charging function.


  • High price for a button phone.
  • Battery takes long to charge.

Nokia 125

  • Display : 2.8 inches, TN matrix, 320 × 240 pixels resolution
  • Battery capacity : 1020 mAh
  • Weigh : 91.3 g

Price: 2 490 rubles

If you require a budget, very simple phone exclusively for communication, you should consider the Nokia 125. This model - minimalism in its purest form. It has no camera, no memory card support and Bluetooth. There is a bright flashlight on the back, FM-radio, and the legendary game "Snake". The body is slightly elongated, with good ergonomics, and the keyboard is rubberized, with rather large keys.


  • A quality screen.
  • Comfortable rubberized keyboard.
  • Two SIM support.
  • Good voice quality.
  • Small size and weight.


  • No volume volume up/down keys on the case.

Philips Xenium E185

  • Display : 2.8 inches, matrix TN, resolution 320 × 240 pixels
  • Battery capacity : 3100 mAh
  • Weight : 133g

Price: 3,690 rubles

The Philips Xenium E185 push-button phone with a very high capacity battery and a large screen will be a reliable companion for the avid traveler or outdoor enthusiast who needs to be constantly in touch. This compact and lightweight enough unit does not take up much space, with good functionality. The phone is equipped with a 2.8-inch screen, a bright flashlight located on the top edge of the body and a 0.3 megapixel camera. The back panel has a textured surface, which gives the Xenium E185 a good grip in your hand and does not slip on the table.

The 3100mAh capacity battery not only gives the phone a great battery life, but also allows you to use it as a powerbank to recharge other devices. For this purpose, the device offers a USB Type-A connector.


  • The large screen.
  • The keyboard keys are large.
  • The battery has a solid capacity.
  • Possible to use for charging other devices.


  • Tight battery compartment cover.
  • Only one number can be added per contact.

Itel It2590

  • Display : 2.2 inches, TN matrix, resolution 320 × 240 pixels
  • Battery capacity : 1900 mAh
  • Weight : 125 g

Price: 2099 rubles

A robust push-button phone for the elderly Itel It2590 features a large red SOS key. In an emergency, when you press this button the unit will automatically call an ambulance or call the numbers of relatives or loved ones. The keyboard with large, clearly legible keys is also particularly convenient for the elderly.

The model also features the docking station included with the device.

Itel It2590 is equipped with a high-capacity 1900 mAh battery, ensuring the best possible operation time without recharging.


  • Comfortable keyboard with large keys.
  • Docking station included.
  • Capable battery.
  • Loud speaker.
  • SOS button.


  • Non-mute phone on/off sound.

Best button flip phones

Alcatel 3025X

  • Display: 2.8 inches, 320 × 240 pixels
  • Battery capacity: 970 mAh
  • Weight: 108 g

Price: from 3,300 rubles

The flip phone from Alcatel has many positive feedbacks. Users note the high-quality assembly, good sound, simple and logical menu, which for push-button devices is usually a sore subject. Own memory is 256 MB, you can put microSD up to 32 GB. The 2 megapixel camera shoots modestly even by the standards of handheld devices. The device supports 3G, but there is no special point in this case. The 970 mAh battery does not last very long, so for those looking for a standalone mobile this model will definitely not do.


  • Good build.
  • Good quality large display.
  • User-friendly interface.
  • There is an event indicator.
  • Illuminated keypad.
  • Bright flashlight


  • Only supports one sim card.
  • Weak battery life.
  • The camera is weak even for a handset.

Philips Xenium E255

  • Display: 2.4 inches, 320 × 240 pixels
  • Battery capacity: 1050 mAh
  • Weight: 105.6 g

Price: from 3 299 rubles

Button phones Philips is famous for its excellent battery life, but in recent years the company has expanded the line. This model is a clamshell, its main features - beautiful appearance (available in four colors) and quality build. Otherwise it is a normal dual sim card device with microSD support, Bluetooth 2.1 and a simple 0.3 megapixel camera.


  • A good quality screen.
  • Good build quality.
  • Uncomplicated interface.
  • Good speaker.
  • Ability to set different ring tones per SIM card.


  • For a push-button phone the battery life is mediocre.
  • Glossy plastic case - easy to scratch.

Panasonic KX-TU456RU

  • Display: 2.4 inches, 320 × 240 pixels
  • Battery capacity: 1000 mAh
  • Weight: 110

Price: from 3,900 rubles

This flip phone may seem expensive, but if you look more closely at its parameters, the price tag becomes clear. Firstly, it is a device from the famous brand, which is famous for its good build quality. Secondly, despite its rather modest appearance and plastic housing, the device has passed certification MIL-STD-810G.516, which means that falls and bumps are not almost afraid of him. For the elderly, this is a strong argument for the purchase.

The model also has a fairly large display with good readability and will please you with convenient buttons, pressing which is accompanied by a voice. The handsfree phone's back button is also helpful - pressing it activates a hands-free phone call to a preset number. This is useful if the user is in a dangerous situation. Otherwise, the device is quite standard - its own memory of 32 MB, but you can install microSD, there is support for Bluetooth. The model supports a single sim card.


  • Protected housing.
  • Button for quick call.
  • Good ergonomics.
  • Quall display.
  • Understandable interface.
  • Hearing aid compatible.


  • Weak vibration.
  • Quite quiet speaker.
  • Only one sim supported.
  • Camera is symbolic.

Philips Xenium E255

  • Display : 2.4 inches, TN matrix, 320×240 pixel resolution
  • Battery capacity : 1050 mAh
  • Weight : 105.6 g

Price: 3 289 rubles

Xenium E255 belongs to the devices rare form-factor phones folding. The device captivates with its stylish design and is aimed largely at female users. This is a simple device without frills, equipped with only the most necessary. Xenium E255 has a bright and contrasting 2.4-inch screen, the keyboard with large keys, a simple camera, FM-radio and audio player. Of the useful features is a blacklist and automatic recording of conversations. It should be noted that the available user memory in the phone does not, so to store photos and music you need a memory card.

One of the strengths of the model - a large battery. The Philips Xenium E255 is certainly no battery monster, but it will last a couple of days without recharging.


  • Peasant design.
  • Comfortable keyboard with large keys.
  • Good battery life.
  • Two SIM support.


  • Not very loud speaker.
  • Marky glossy housing.

BQ 2446 Dream Duo

  • Display : (main) - 2.4 inches, TN matrix, 320×240 pixels resolution, (secondary) - 1.77 inches, TN matrix, 128×160 pixels resolution
  • Battery capacity : 800 mAh
  • Weight : 111g

Price: 2,400 rubles

A handsome phone of the Russian brand in the clamshell form factor is interesting not only for its pleasant appearance, but also for the presence of two screens. The main one with a diagonal of 2.4 inches shows a good level of brightness and contrast, while the external 1.77-inch display can display the time, notifications and information about missed calls.

As with most clamshells, BQ 2446 Dream Duo is aimed primarily at a female audience. This is hinted at by the colors of the phone - it comes in red and gold. The phone's compact size and light weight make it easy to carry in small women's handbags.

Slightly annoying in this model is the battery with a capacity of only 800 mAh. Its power is enough for a day or two of work in active use, so that the phone has to be charged at least 3-4 times a week.


  • Style design.
  • Compact size.
  • Two function displays.
  • Large keyboard keys.


  • Low battery life.
  • Quiet speaker.

BQ 2822 Dragon

  • Display : (main) is 2.4 inches, TN matrix, 320 × 240 pixels resolution, (secondary) is 1.77 inches, TN matrix
  • Battery capacity : 2000 mAh
  • Weight : 126 g

Price: 3,699 rubles

The phone in the clamshell form factor BQ 2822 Dragon stands out among other push-button devices with its original design and the presence of two screens. The main diagonal is 2.4 inches, and the outer - 1.77-inch. The additional display shows the date and time, battery level, calls and messages. The phone has a convenient keypad with large keys and a plastic body, styled as carbon fiber. Externally, the device looks protected due to the brutal design, and the imitation carbon will hide scuffs and scratches that can appear in the course of using the phone. The bright orange trim won't let your phone get lost among your belongings.


  • Original appearance.
  • Comfortable keypad with large keys and switchable backlight.
  • Functional external display.
  • Good battery life.


  • Cannot set own ringtone.

Best button phones with large battery

BQ 3586 Tank Max

  • Display: 3.47 inches, 480 × 320 pixels
  • Battery capacity: 2500 mAh
  • Weight: 185 g

Price: from 2 100 rubles

BQ 3586 Tank Max is an inexpensive phone with a strong battery, large screen and loud speaker. It has got a brutal appearance and a lot of weight, so it will be more like men. The device is designed for two SIM and allows you to put a memory card up to 64GB. Among the nice things - a powerful dual flashlight and a radio without headphones (a jack for them is not provided). The camera one - 0.3 megapixel, its presence is nominal because it can not shoot anything with it.

Worth noting that the device has rubber and metal pads, as well as a plug on the connector for charging, but no protection against shock or moisture here is not declared, so do not conduct experiments with its survivability.


  • Powerful flashlight.
  • Loud speaker.
  • The radio works without headphones.
  • Big battery.
  • Adjustable button on body.


  • Very weak camera.
  • Long battery life.
  • No headphone jack.
  • Inconvenient lock.

Digma LINX A230WT 2G

  • Display: 2.31 inches, 320 × 240 pixels
  • Battery capacity: 6000 mAh
  • Weight: 226 g

Price: from 4 290 rubles

Describing the characteristics of this model makes little sense, as they are quite typical. So we should proceed immediately to the points that distinguish the gadget from the others.

Model has received protection IP68, armored body, built-in VHF radio, a huge battery capable of providing autonomy at 1-1.5 weeks and with the function of the Power Bank. The phone will be a godsend for those who love extreme sports or who often travel for long periods in nature where there is no access to the benefits of humanity.


  • IP68 protection.
  • Excellent autonomy.
  • VHF radio.
  • Excellent build.
  • Due to weight the device is not very comfortable to carry in a pocket, therefore a belt holder is provided.
  • Excellent speaker volume.


  • Radio with small range.
  • Low power return to charging device when used as external battery.


  • Display : 2.8 inches, TN matrix, 320×240 pixel resolution
  • Battery capacity : 5000 mAh
  • Weight : 201g

Price: 2,490 rubles

The brutally designed INOI 286Z pushbutton phone got a huge 5000mAh battery. Given the modest stuffing it may well run 5-6 days on a single charge, and standby - more than a month.

Poorly, despite the impressive appearance, full-fledged protection from all sorts of trouble, such as water, the phone does not possess.

In spite of its impressive looks, the phone has no real protection against all kinds of trouble, like water, but the protrusions on the chassis can still serve as shock absorbers when the device falls on a hard surface.

The screen is typical for devices in this segment - 2.8 inches diagonal and a resolution of 320 × 240 pixels. In the sun he behaves without criticism - the maximum brightness allows you to distinguish the information on the display.

At the phone and a simple camera with a resolution of 0.3 megapixels. It is there rather "to be" but can be used for document shooting.


  • Excellent autonomy.
  • Two SIM card support
  • Bright flashlight.
  • Loud speaker.


  • High weight.

BQ 2817 Tank Quattro Power

  • Display : 2.8 inches, TN matrix, resolution 320 × 240 pixels
  • Battery capacity : 5000 mAh
  • Weight : 244 g

Price: 3,990 rubles

One of the most interesting pushbutton phones to make the list of the best mobile phones with a physical keypad is the BQ 2817 Tank Quattro Power. It has an impressive battery capacity and four SIM cards. It is difficult to imagine why so many SIM cards are needed in one phone, but the device turned out to be unique. In addition, the phone has a brutal body, reinforced the sides of special inserts, a large speaker, which guarantees a loud sound, and a powerful flashlight. The phone doesn't have a full-fledged water protection, but getting splashed on the body won't hurt it. The huge 5000 mAh battery provides an excellent autonomy, but the apparatus had to pay for it with an impressive thickness. It also weighs a respectable 244 g.

BQ 2817 Tank Quattro Power - the ideal phone for travelers and lovers of outdoor activities. It is not afraid of falls and splashes, works for a long time without recharging and is equipped with a bright flashlight. In addition, the solid battery allows the device to be used as a Powerbank for other devices.


  • Rugged housing.
  • Big screen.
  • Long working time on a single charge.
  • Support 4 SIM cards.
  • Loud speaker.
  • Powerbank function.


  • Large weight and thickness.
  • Long charge time.


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