Motorola Flipout review

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Motorola Flipout review: Internet

The small screen is not designed to do the internet any favours, and its TFT technology means web pages don't really shine out.

The low resolution of 320 x 240 pixels means fullscreen views of web pages are pretty much useless.

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The capacitive screen supports pinch to zoom, but we found this quite hit and miss. Zooming was jerky, and the text reflowing is more or less non-existent.

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There's an accelerometer in the Motorola Flipout, and you can use this to switch to a slightly taller screen mode if you like when web browsing, though it probably won't do you much good. You're still going to have to do a lot of panning around to read most web pages.

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Adobe Flash Lite 3 gives some chance of viewing embedded video, but there will be plenty that you won't be able to see, and the Flash abilities compromise the viewing experience too.

A dedicated YouTube client provides some respite, and over Wi-Fi we found video was quite smooth. As ever, though, the low resolution and small screen mean viewing isn't the pleasure it could be.

Tech Specs

Product TypeSmartphone
Network BandQuad Band
Service ProviderAT&T
Input MethodQWERTY, Touchscreen
Wireless LANYes
Maximum Memory Card Size Supported32 GB
Built-in Memory512 MB
Memory Card SlotYes
Cellular Data Connectivity TechnologyGPRS, EDGE, HSDPA
SAR Value0.62 W/kg
GPS ReceiverYes
Cellular Generation3.5G
Cellular Network SupportedWCDMA 1900
Rear Camera Resolution3.2 Megapixel
Memory Card SupportedmicroSD
Phone StyleSwivel
Operating SystemAndroid
Brand NameMotorola
Battery Talk Time5 Hour
Product ModelMotorola Flipout
Screen Size7.1 cm (2.8")
Screen Resolution320 x 240
Weight (Approximate)110 g
Processor ManufacturerTexas Instruments
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 2.1
Operating System VersionAndroid 2.1 Eclair
Messaging TypeEmail, Instant Messaging, SMS (Short Message Service), MMS (Multi-media Messaging Service)
USB StandardUSB 2.0
Height67 mm
Width67 mm
Depth16 mm
Radio TunerYes
Battery Standby Time11278.08 Hour
ManufacturerMotorola, Inc
Product NameMotorola Flipout Smartphone
Processor Speed600 MHz
Screen TypeLCD
Sensor TypeAccelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor
Manufacturer Part NumberATTFLIPOUTBLU
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

MOTOROLA FLIPOUT with MOTOBLUR is a compact smartphone with a touch screen that rotates, exposing a full QWERTY keypad. And while everyone's talking about its cool design, its insides will be busy using MOTOBLUR, a service that syncs your friends, messages and more with continuous updates and back-ups.