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Motorola Backflip

alaTest has collected and analyzed 458 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the size and design are overall positive. The screen and camera also get good opinions, but many are negative about the apps and features.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Motorola Backflip is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Motorola Backflip

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 5 user reviews of Motorola Backflip from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Mobile Phones on Amazon.co.uk.

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60% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Amazon.com review summary for Motorola Backflip

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 51 user reviews of Motorola Backflip from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

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76% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Motorola BACKFLIP with Motoblur Phone

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Motorola BACKFLIP review: Back and forth

 

Android elders must be staring at this one in disbelief. Looking down at it for all we know, measuring it up. What about the BACKFLIP? We guess it's exactly the kind of gadget to stare back, humble but defiant. Android was a life...

Unique form factor and sturdy build quality ; Quad-band GSM and quad-band 3G support (7.2 Mbps HSDPA) ; 3.1" 256K-color 320x480 pixel capacitive touchscreen ; Android OS v1.5 (upgradeable to later versions) with MOTOBLUR UI and Live Widgets ; Folding...

Poor sunlight legibility ; No multi-touch ; One-finger zoom works only on the BACKTRACK touchpad ; No smart and voice dialing ; Limited camera features, lens on the QWERTY keyboard ; No free GPS navigation solution ; No Flash support for the web...

Android was a life-saving blood transfusion for Motorola. Not only did the MILESTONE put them back on the map – it gave them a license to experiment. They didn’t think twice to take it. So here we are, watching the BACKFLIP do the robot dance. This one...

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Motorola Backflip (AT&T) Review

 

At $99, the price is right but too much else is wrong. Although we like the Motoblur interface and appreciate that Motorola is trying to push the form factor envelope, ultimately the Backflip is more confusing than exciting. The touchpad feels...

Motoblur aggregates social networking updates, Good call quality, Wealth of available apps

Awkward design, Runs older version of Android, Flat keyboard, Lackluster AT&, T services, No multitouch support

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Motorola's Backflip Will Make You Come Unhinged

 

Despite some of forward thinking hardware, Moto's Backflip is hampered by a horrid Android skin.

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Motorola BACKFLIP review

 

After a slow start, Motorola have taken off running with Android smartphone development. Only last week we were reviewing the Motorola DEVOUR for Verizon, and this week we've had the Motorola BACKFLIP in our hands, headed for AT&T's network in the US....

As another Android handset to add to the growing ranks, the Motorola BACKFLIP isn’t a bad device. As the first Android handset to (officially) reach AT&T’s network, however, we’re left disappointed. T-Mobile has long been known for cornering the...

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Motorola Backflip (platinum silver, AT&T)

 

We can't say this was a complete surprise, but AT&T made it official in February and introduced the Motorola Backflip as its first Google Android device. The Backflip made its grand debut at CES 2010, where we awarded the smartphone with our Best of...

The Motorola Backflip features a fresh design with a trackpad behind the display for navigating the phone. The Android device also offers a 5-megapixel camera, extra AT&T services, and the full spectrum of wireless options

The Backflip is sluggish at times and spontaneously rebooted once during our review period. The smartphone is only running Android 1.5. Screen size is a bit small, and we worry about the keyboard's durability since it's exposed on the back

As AT&T's first Android phone, the Motorola Backflip offers a unique design but it's rather lackluster in the features and performance department. It's a decent choice if you're upgrading from a feature phone, but anyone looking for speed and power...

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Motorola Backflip (AT&T)

 

The Motorola Backflip, AT&T's first Android phone, is weird for the sake of being weird. It is a transporter accident. It is an abomination of design, encrusted with bloatware and built on top of a platform that should have been retired six months ago....

Good keyboard. MotoBlur integrates e-mail and social networking well. Solid battery life

Design renders it nearly unusable. Last year's specs. MotoBlur still running at Android 1.5. A boatload of bloatware

The Motorola Backflip is a mediocre Android phone with one of the worst designs I've ever had to suffer through using.

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Motorola Backflip with MotoBlur

 

AT&T's first Android smartphone, the Motorola Backflip, is unlike other Android cell phones currently available. Yes, it runs the Google Android 1.5 operating system and has WiFi like many other models, but the real difference is the cell phone's...

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Motorola BACKFLIP Review

 

There's a lot to say about AT&T's undeniably slow gallop in joining the Android table, but nonetheless it's finally here to some degree with minimal fanfare surrounding its launch. For a brief time we saw AT&T seemingly knock on Android as they...

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Motorola BACKFLIP

 

The Motorola BACKFLIP, which combines the social saviness and personalization of MOTOBLUR with the multitasking performance of a smart phone.

The Motorola BackFlip has an RRP of RM1699, but we only recommend the device to the text-heavy or social networking crowd. While the phone does come with an interesting design, we have trouble looking past its dated Android UI and the lack of...

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Motorola BACKFLIP

 

It wasn't that long ago that some cell phone pundits had written off Motorola as a major player in the industry. The introduction of the Backflip may prove some of them wrong. The Backflip offers up an honest and modern cell phone experience, meeting...

Product Specifications

Motorola Backflip with Motoblur syncs contacts, posts, messages and more, automatically delivering them to your home screen. The reverse flip design puts BACKFLIP in table top mode and transforms it into a hands-free video player, music player, digital picture frame or alarm clock.

Antenna

Antenna Type:Internal

Battery

Capacity:1400mAh
Standby Time (PB):315hours
Talk Time (PB):350minutes
Technology:Lithium ion

Calculator

Type:Basic

CE Input Device

Type:Touch sensitive screen / QWERTY keyboard

Cellular

Band:WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Integrated Components:Digital camera / Digital player
Phone Form Factor:Folder
Service Provider:Not specified
Technology:WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
Type:Smartphone
Voice Recorder: Yes
Wireless Interface:IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b / Bluetooth 2.0

Communicator Features

Operating System:Google Android 1.5

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.6in
Height:4.3in
Weight:4.7oz
Width:2.1in

Display

Color Depth:18-bit (262000 Colors)
Diagonal Size:3.1in
Diagonal Size (metric):7.9cm
Type:LCD display

Flash Memory

Supported Flash Memory Cards:microSDHC

Header

Manufacturer:Motorola
Model:BackFlip with Motoblur
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Motorola

Messaging & Data Services

EDGE (Enhanced Data Rates For Global Evolution): Yes
HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access): Yes
Internet Browser: Yes

Miscellaneous

Color:Platinum silver

Optical Sensor

Sensor Resolution:5Megapixel

Organizer

Alarm Clock: Yes
Calendar: Yes
Reminder: Yes

Telephone Features

Voice Dialing: Yes