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Motorola FLIPOUT for AT&T Review

Motorola FLIPOUT US

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Interface and Features:

The Motorola FLIPOUT is a full blown MOTOBLUR device, so love it or hate it, the customized experience should appease most people. Powered by a 720MHz processor, it obviously isn't the most responsive, but at least it'll get the job done in the end.

The homescreen and menu of the Motorola FLIPOUT - Motorola FLIPOUT for AT&T Review
The homescreen and menu of the Motorola FLIPOUT - Motorola FLIPOUT for AT&T Review
The homescreen and menu of the Motorola FLIPOUT - Motorola FLIPOUT for AT&T Review
The homescreen and menu of the Motorola FLIPOUT - Motorola FLIPOUT for AT&T Review


If for some odd reason you prefer not using the physical keyboard, you'll still have the option of the on-screen one. Yes, it's extremely cramped and not as responsive as we'd like, but the option is there if you need it.

The on-screen QWERTY keyboard of the Motorola FLIPOUT - Motorola FLIPOUT for AT&T Review


The email experience doesn't differ from other Android handsets as generic clients are easily configured. If you like instant messaging more, you'll have the choice of AIM, Windows Live Messenger, and Yahoo! Messenger.

The email inbox - Motorola FLIPOUT for AT&T Review
Motorola FLIPOUT for AT&T Review
Motorola FLIPOUT for AT&T Review

The email inbox

  


Multimedia:

You can overlook the FLIPOUT if you're into photos since it produces some soft and dull looking images outdoors with its fixed focused camera. Indoors shot don't get any better seeing that images look underexposed and somewhat more fuzzy.

The interface of the camera / video camera - Motorola FLIPOUT for AT&T Review
The interface of the camera / video camera - Motorola FLIPOUT for AT&T Review

Samples shot with the Motorola FLIPOUT - Motorola FLIPOUT for AT&T Review
Samples shot with the Motorola FLIPOUT - Motorola FLIPOUT for AT&T Review
Samples shot with the Motorola FLIPOUT - Motorola FLIPOUT for AT&T Review
Samples shot with the Motorola FLIPOUT - Motorola FLIPOUT for AT&T Review

Bright light - Motorola FLIPOUT for AT&T Review
Medium light - Motorola FLIPOUT for AT&T Review
Low light - Motorola FLIPOUT for AT&T Review

Bright light

Medium light

Low light



The same thing applies with its less than appealing video capture quality – which has a maximum shooting resolution of 352 x 288; so don't expect to witness any stunning visuals with this one.

Its music player is typical to other Android handsets, but the paltry audio quality emitted by its speaker won't blow you away.

Video playback should be sufficient for most people, aside from its low-res display, since it's able to run them smoothly without much slowdown.

Luckily, the handset comes preloaded with a 2GB microSD card which should be adequate enough for most people to get by with.


Connectivity and Data:

Global travelers probably won't mind taking the FLIPOUT abroad since it packs quad-band GSM and dual-band UMTS connectivity with Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g and Bluetooth 2.1.

With a slower processor in tow, it doesn't offer the most intuitive scrolling or zooming web browsing experience. And with its low resolution display, it makes text look garbled in an overview position.

Web browsing on the Motorola FLIPOUT - Motorola FLIPOUT for AT&T Review
Web browsing on the Motorola FLIPOUT - Motorola FLIPOUT for AT&T Review
Web browsing on the Motorola FLIPOUT - Motorola FLIPOUT for AT&T Review
Web browsing on the Motorola FLIPOUT - Motorola FLIPOUT for AT&T Review


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PhoneArena rating:
7Good
Display2.8 inches, 320 x 240 pixels (143 ppi) TFT
Camera3 megapixels
Hardware
TI OMAP3410, Single core, 720 MHz, ARM Cortex-A8 processor
0.5 GB RAM
Size2.64 x 2.64 x 0.67 inches
(67 x 67 x 17 mm)
4.23 oz  (120 g)
Battery1170 mAh, 5.9 hours talk time

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