Excerpt: The Motorola Flipout offers a uniquely designed, rotating keyboard on a small 2.8 inch screen. This Android powered phone from Motorola is a welcome breath of fresh air to a market flooded with phones with similar designs. But is the design enough to...
Conclusion: If you want a smartphone that doesn't look like everyone else's, the Motorola Flipout has its appeal. The hardware keyboard is surprisingly good and the build quality is solid. But the QVGA display holds this device back. That said, it's an extremely affordable entrance to Android and the phone is well made and has decent battery life.
Motorola Flipout review: The Motorola Flipout is an Android phone with a quirky design
Good Gear Guide.au
10 March 2011
Summary: Motorola has tried something different with the Flipout Android smartphone, but the end result is a clunky-feeling handset that is awkward to use. The Flipout is relatively cheap, but its display has a low resolution and an odd aspect ratio. There are much better alternatives on the market for a similar price.
Pros: Five-row QWERTY keyboard, responsive touchscreen, full benefits and functions of Android OS
Cons: Low-res display, awkward design, questionable build quality, odd screen aspect ratio has a negative effect on some apps
Summary: With other similarly priced smartphones (namely £150 or less) having similar resolution screens, the Flipout isn't any worse than its peers. Besides the camera, you're still getting a lot of bang for your buck — but the design won't suit all tastes.
Pros: Android 2.1 OS, highly usable keyboard, fast 720MHz processor and ample operating memory, innovative battery and data saving options.
Cons: Low-resolution display, disappointing camera and awful video capture resolution, plus a controversial design.