Flip phones are preferred by Generation Z due to their mental health

In a world where smartphones have become an extension of our bodies, it’s hard to imagine life without them. 

The Trend

The rise of flip phones, or “dumb phones,” as they are sometimes called, is not a full-blown revival, but rather a response to the negative effects of excessive screen time.

Although the ‘dumb phone’ trend has not taken the world by storm, the desire to disconnect is real, as evidenced by the growing reddit community, r/dumbphones.

The Trend

According to CNBC, a moderator of the subreddit r/dubphones said “I think you can see it with certain Gen Z populations — they’re tired of the screens.”

One community member in the subreddit said that his son became a dumb phone user ‘because he has an addictive personality and will waste countless hours surfing the net when he has a smartphone.'”