The Konka U3 is a simple, no-frills flip phone that trades complex features for convenience and accessibility.
In the age of the modern smartphone, it's all too easy to become overwhelmed by the elaborate features companies like Apple and Samsung want to sell you on. From hardware more powerful than yesteryear's supercomputers to software that teaches itself how to run more efficiently, there's no denying that these features are impressive, but they're also far beyond the scope of what a phone is ostensibly for. Making and receiving calls and texts doesn't require hundreds of dollars worth of bleeding-edge technology, making many modern smartphones overkill for folks who only want to stay in touch with family and friends.
Fortunately, companies like Konka have recognised that some people just want a basic mobile phone that recaptures the simplicity of the pre-iPhone era. The Konka U3 is a prime example of this. From its classic clamshell design to its large physical keypad, the U3 provides an accessible and affordable alternative to the modern feature-packed smartphone.
- Classic flip-phone design makes it easy to carry and use
- SOS button is an invaluable feature for mitigating emergencies
- Basic camera best suited for recording information you don't want to forget
- Sufficiently powerful for handling its basic functionality
- 900mAh battery is small, but should be suitable for infrequent use
Pricing and availability
A classic phone that covers the basics
If you miss the days when phones were made for talking and little else, the Konka U3 could be the blast from the past you've been waiting for.
- The Konka U3 is available from retailers like Catch, Big W and Target for around $80.
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