Motorola Backflip

  • Motorola Backflip
66
Based on 22 scores, 48 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    0
  • Good:
    5
  • Average:
    8
  • Bad:
    9

Pros:

  • Seems well made, Interesting design, Android on AT&T, Decent call quality, Good battery life, Nice big keyboard
  • Motoblur aggregates social networking updates, Good call quality, Wealth of available apps
  • An Android phone with a keyboard and solid features for a nice price. Unique design.

Cons:

  • QWERTY keyboard and touch screen are exposed when phone is closed or not in use, Sometimes it is sluggish when sending a text message or email, Autocancels user out of programs when internet connection is slow, Poor quality of photos, Poor battery life co
  • Crashes/Errors often for some reason, Odd backflip style, Yahoo search?!, AT&T junk installed, Rather slow overall

Expert reviews and ratings

By Mobile88 on

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...

By RegHardware on 65

Motorola's new form factor is less than a revolution but still a rather clever design that makes for a versatile handset. It's just a pity that, for territories outside the US, it seems destined to run an antediluvian version of Android. ...

By Evergeek on 70

Motorola recently released three new mobile phones based on Google's Android operating system (OS). In terms of industrial design and functionality, the Motorola Backflip is hands down the most daring, most innovative and riskiest phone design seen...

By Canadian Reviewer on

Of the three recently released Motoblur-enabled Android phones, the Motorola Backflip has received the most attention and rightfully so. In terms of industrial design and functionality, it is hands down the most daring, most innovative and riskiest...

By PC Advisor on 60

Motorola scores points for trying to differentiate the Motorola Backflip from the wealth of other Android smartphones on the market, but its design isn't as practical as the company intended it to be. Ross Catanzariti, PCWorld.idg.com.au...

By The Inquirer on

The Backflip comes with a few design features that are first seen in this mobile phone and could very well be rolled out to Motorola's other upcoming handsets. The first of these design initiatives is in the keyboard, or rather the way it opens out...

By Phones.com on 70

AT&T introduced the Motorola Backflip in February 2010 as its version of Google’s Android device. The grandest feature ever to be known about this gadget is its unique QWERTY keyboard and a trackpad or what they call the Backtrack navigation pad...

By Skatter Tech on

While Motorola tried with the Backflip, it simply isnt a viable option for AT&T customers. Unless theres a person that absolutely needs the Android OS and cant leave AT&T, theres no reason to buy this. For instance, the 8GB...

By AsiaOne on

A good choice if you are looking for a one-stop social networking and smartphone at an affordable...

By The Lobe and Mail on

Google’s flexible operating system for mobiles lets phone manufactures do some funky things with their devices, but you probably won’t find a quirkier Android handset than the Motorola Backflip. As its name hints, this smart phone has a...

By CNET Australia on 60

The innovative design fails to hide some fatal flaws in the implementation and performance of the Backflip. Even its predecessor, the Dext, seems like a better...

By G4tv.com on 60

Video Review: The flip phone could be back with the Motorola Backflip. Kevin Pereira and Olivia Munn review its 3.1" touch screen, full keyboard, Android OS and reverse hinge mechanism which comes free with a...

By Brighthand on

My feelings about the Motorola Backflip are mixed. It has some nice features, like the Backtrack navigation pad, the nice keyboard, and a fairly good camera, but those good features are heavily outweighed by the slow processor and sub-par voice...

By HardwareZone.com on

You might find the Motorola Backflip to be ordinary-looking at first glance. The device comes with the usual 3.2-inch capacitive screen and three touch panels below it. Top it off with the usual volume buttons at the side, a 3.5mm audio port paired...

By Dev Hardware on

The Motorola Backflip is the first Android phone from AT&T. As with most initial ventures, the Backflip has some growing pains, particularly in the speed and performance department. But there is much to like about it, too. Keep reading for a closer...

By Tom's Hardware UK on

Some people just need a tactile keyboard on a smartphone. Motorola comes up with an interesting successor (or alternative) to the Droid in the Backflip. It seems like everyone's gotten a taste of the Android platform, except AT&T, home of the...

By Testfreaks on 70

The Motorola Backflip is a unique and interesting phone for sure, but there are much better examples of Android out there today. The phone is running Android 1.5, and supposedly its upgradable, but I havent seen it happen yet.The phone is...

By MobileWhack on 60

So the folks out at Puremobile sent me a Motorola Backflip to try, and there were plenty of reasons to be impressed by this one, but it’s not all good news.The Motorola Backflip offers a five megapixel camera that handles still photos and video, a...

By pz10 on

We can almost hear some users say thinking out of the box is overrated. We understand that and more importantly the Motorola BACKFLIP can get over people doubting it. Its a bold design, eccentric indeed, but it works. The Motorola...

By GSMArena on

We can almost hear some users say thinking out of the box is overrated. We understand that and – more importantly – the Motorola BACKFLIP can get over people doubting it. It’s a bold design, eccentric indeed, but it works. The Motorola...