Motorola Flipout review

Can a lower price tag flip this phone up the popularity charts?

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Motorola Flipout review: Battery

Motorola flipout

The 1130mAh battery was not the great powerhouse it might have been considering the small screen it has to power. It did keep our Flipout going for a day between charges, but our usage pattern was quite light.

Motorola flipout

If you're hot on using the Connected Music Player features – which will mean 3G data or Wi-Fi, or want to try the Motorola Flipout for GPS-assisted navigation, you may find juice running low by mid-afternoon.

Maps

With GPS on-board and the obligatory Google Maps sitting on the Motorola Flipout too, you might be tempted to do a bit of sat-nav tomfoolery. The small screen is again a let down, though in this case we found the TFT technology worked well enough for showing maps.

Motorola flipout

Apps

Should you want to use the Motorola Flipout for mobile email attachment editing, then you might find the copy of QuickOffice that's on board handy, but really, if document editing is your bag we suggest you look for a more appropriate device with a bigger screen and better text entry capabilities.

Tech Specs

Product TypeSmartphone
Network BandQuad Band
Service ProviderAT&T
Input MethodQWERTY, Touchscreen
BluetoothYes
Wireless LANYes
USBYes
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
ColourBlue
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 Addresshttp://www.motorola.com/uk
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.