Having g gone through the dumb to smartphone progression, until Nokia got left behind, then I got the 3gs and pretty much been Samsung since. A couple Sony's now n again!
Yes, I have the super dooper S8 now, but I'd go for a dumber phone, so long g as it had a decent camera.
I don't care if it went back to 3.5/3g (which I still think was a more stable network, even if not that quick). I could still FB back then, n Google as needed, I had a decent calander n email package, the music function seems better (although headphone have really.imoroved sound) although I don't use so.mich now (I'm not living alone now),.
I just couldn't cope with not being g able to take pics.... Cameras have really improved. Take this picture taken tonight inside with side lamp n TV as.only light.source.
Now with powerbanks, getting a day or three from your phone is not a serious issue (I had a "smartphone" Moto A100 (I think) in 2002. It was a brick and came with a spare battery. Would never go all day (even with both batteries) as always searching for a THREE signal (even in the center of some major British cities) which is why my.contract last just 3 ½ months (got CEO to cancel the contract). Even tried a strange pear shaped.nokia, but nothing was reliable.
So I couldn't cope with a dumb phone now, unless it had .... Decent screen, decent ringtone volume, calander n email, obvs ring n text, and a decent camera! Oh bollox, I want a smartphone still! lol