Highly rated basic cell phones as of 2015 include Pantech Vybe, Sprint Kyocera Kona, Sprint Kyocera DuraXT and LG Rumor Reflex, as rated by CNET. While these are not smartphones, some models do have slide-out QWERTY keyboards and decent cameras.
The Verizon LG Cosmos 3, Verizon Samsung Gusto 3, Verizon LG Revere 2, AT&T LG Xpression, AT&T Pantech Renue, AT&T Samsung Rugby 4, AT&T LG A380, Sprint Sonim XP Strike, U.S. Cellular LG Wine III and Boost Mobile Samsung Array are also good basic phones, as noted by Phone Arena. Other phones rated high include Samsung Convoy 3, AT&T ZTE Z222, Sprint Alcatel OneTouch Retro, T-Mobile LG 450, Verizon Kyocera Dura XV, notes ZDNet. These phones lack the features of smartphones, but most of them rank high in battery life, call quality and durability.