The One Trick Dumbphones Are Still the Best At

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We all love our smartphones. Who could ever go back to a time before having an all-knowning internet brick on hand at all times? But there is one trick dumbphones were better at: flipping. I don't know about you, but I miss it to this day.

Lolnein sums it up expertly.

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A killer feature if ever there was one. [lolnein]

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robertsorokanich
Bob Sorokanich

Best thing about flip phones was, you could hang them up with feeling. A rageful WHAM after an argument, a cradling gentle fold shut after talking to a lover. Ending a smartphone call has all the expressiveness of blinking — you can only do it one way.