WAS a steaming heap of dung, but a root and flash changed it completely!
20 July 2012
Summary: Every negative thing written about the Backflip was true, when it was running Motoblur software on top of a crippled and outdated Android 1.5 OS. It took a lot of concentration and digging on my part, but with the help of several web forums and tutorials, I eventually figured out the proper steps to get it upgraded to a modded, unbranded version of Gingerbread, (2.3.7 cooked with Cyanogen 7) and now it's a totally different phone!
If you are stuck with this phone, check this post out.
A. Caron, Amazon
25 June 2012
Summary: I was the same way with this phone, until I changed out the software I thought it was a pile of crap. Only thing this phone is good for is texting and sometimes internet browsing. The keyboard is pretty good, probably the best feature of this phone. If you are stuck with this phone I highly recommend installling different software like cyanogenmod. Here's a link that helped me out big time with this: [...] After I changed the software, I am okay with this phone.
Summary: Interface is not intuitive and not easy to use especially if you are new to Android touch screen phones. Photo and video will not function without micro SD card. Motoblur must be set up to use all of this smartphones features. Scrolling is very sensitive and requires patience to master. This Motorola smartphone was AT&T first Android Google phone first released in May 2010 for over $400 retail. The phone comes with Android 1.5 OS which can be updated to 2.1.
Summary: I guess I should have listened to the other reviews before I purchased this. The Motorola Backflip is less than I had hoped for. One, it wouldn't let me do anything hardly until I got a MicroSD for it. I can't download apps from the market directly, I have to download them from the android website on my PC and it sends it to the phone, and it still sometimes doesn't work. The keyboard is a little awkward to type on, but I guess I'll get used to that eventually.
Excerpt: I had boost mobile, & wanted to switch to AT&T I wanted another android, my friend recommended the Motorola Backflip- that's what phone he is. I got it, liked it at first. Once I started texting on it- I realized the damn thing lags hardcore. I can put it down for a minute & it can turn off and on by itself without being touch- what the heck? I do like the camera and the fact that it has a flash & I can take pictures at night the quality of the pictures is GREAT.
Summary: Touch sensitivity is not great. It is ok and one bad thing about it is keypad and screen both are facing outside when you close the flip. this is a very bad design. Good thing about it is economic android phone. Camera quality is ok.
Excerpt: I've owned seven cell phones and this one is the most unreliable, with frequent lack of signal, force closings, counterintuitive features and bugs. I also had to replace the phone because of shoddy antenna quality eventually making it unuseable. Too bad, because some of the design features are innovative and this SHOULD have been a great phone.
Pros: Interesting design
Cons: VERY buggy, signal eventually disappeared permanently
Excerpt: I liked the features.. in the city it will get 4-5 bars. but give it up if you want to use it anywhere else.. do yourself a favor... dont buy this phone.. Last motorola I had got not signal either.. Noticed even the JUNK 29 dollar phone I baught when my last phone got smashed gets reception in this area.
Pros: LOOKS GOOD...
Cons: NOT usable... ATT will not back it up., Bad Signal.. Worse than any other phone I have had. Its bad when ATT shows me something I can buy that will let me create an antena from the internet, when my friends and family are using other cell phones next to me.