Motorola Flipside (AT&T)
Manufacturer: Motorola Part number: 4980394
- Bottom Line:
- Despite its uninspired look and feel, the Motorola Flipside has a well-rounded feature set that balances a socializing agenda with corporate e-mail. That is, if you can look past the troublesome call quality.
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CNET editors' review
price range: $89.99
- Reviewed by: Jessica Dolcourt
- Edited by: Kent German
- Reviewed on: 12/02/2010
- Released on: 11/08/2010
The good: The Motorola Flipside has a trackpad, a good keyboard, and up to 32GB of expandable memory. In a nod to business professionals, it also supports corporate e-mail through Microsoft Exchange. We appreciate the camera's post-production editing options.
The bad: It's heavy and bulky, and the Flipside's microSD card is inconveniently placed behind the back cover. The Android smartphone is hobbled by poor call quality.
The bottom line: Despite its uninspired look and feel, the Motorola Flipside has a well-rounded feature set that balances a socializing agenda with corporate e-mail. That is, if you can look past the troublesome call quality.
by ByeBye12345 on August 10, 2011
Pros: Keyboard, Camera isn't to bad
Cons: Everything Else
Summary: When I first bought this phone I loved it. After a few months it started sucking now it totally sucks. Some of the problems are: there is no memory so ...
Summary: When I first bought this phone I loved it. After a few months it started sucking now it totally sucks. Some of the problems are: there is no memory so you can't utilize the phone and the apps; when charging you can't use the phone to even check a text message; when talking on the phone, if your cheek hits the screen it disconnects or it will take you to the dial screen and hit a number then freeze (the person on the other end love that) and, worst of all, the phone freaks out, when going to check a message or make a call it will go to a different screen then starts selecting things without touching anything and the only way to get out of it is turning the phone off. Shame on Motorola for making such a crappy device and the cell phone carrier for carrying it. I will NEVER buy another Motorola product and after my contract my cell phone company is gone too (after numerous terrible phones & terrible service I am done!).
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READ THIS BEFORE YOU MAKE THE SAME MISTAKE I DID!
by FlipsideSucks on April 29, 2013
Pros: It hasn't literally brought death upon me yet, I can still use my eyes, it hasn't single-handedly brought upon the "End time". That's about it
Cons: It never works when I need it to. It always glitches. I have to restart it multiple times a day to get it to work. As we speak, I have taken the battery out to send a text message. NOTHING WORKS AS ADVERTISED.
Summary: I have had a phone literally burst into flames in front of my very eyes. Generally, I have had bad luck with phones, but nothing compares to the monstrosity that ...
Summary: I have had a phone literally burst into flames in front of my very eyes. Generally, I have had bad luck with phones, but nothing compares to the monstrosity that is the Motorola Flipside. The Wifi is rudimentary, it doesn't download the app store, the touch screen is ****, and it always glitches. Death to the makers of this phone.
Computer tards Don't overload mem!(&Free backup online)
by tommyhndl on January 23, 2013
Pros: Gets a solid signal
Allows a couple apps before you get your 16gb SD card in mail
Sweet easter egg: at night, the keyboard makes trim light like xmas
Music player (or do Winamp) ~upper average camera
Yahoo.com Minime Blackjack works
Cons: ~Its no supercomputer but does its job--unless you dont know how to "stop your cheek from clicking" (uh "LockButton?!")
~Doesn't play the in-browser based MMO games
Summary: All of these reviews were from people who wanted HTC/ tablet
& they don't know how to keep a computer clean.
~No pron unless youtube & clear your phone ...
Summary: All of these reviews were from people who wanted HTC/ tablet
& they don't know how to keep a computer clean.
~No pron unless youtube & clear your phone hardware occasionally.
No more than 1-2 tabs open (Munu Button >Windows >X).
Worst mistake of my life: Buying this phone
by JapicoChip on February 19, 2012
Pros: The outer look of the phone. Nice speakers for playing music out loud. Phone charges pretty fast.
Summary: The list of cons is endless. To start, when you make calls if you touch the phone with your cheek, it either hangs up the call, puts the phone on ...
Summary: The list of cons is endless. To start, when you make calls if you touch the phone with your cheek, it either hangs up the call, puts the phone on mute so the person you're talking to can't hear you, or puts the call on speaker. This phone is also insanely slow and it freezes alot. The largest issue I had with this phone was the spazzing of the screen. It will start doing it out of nowhere. I click one thing, and the screen starts clicking a thousand different things and twitching. You can't stop this unless you turn off the phone and restart it. When turning the phone back on, it takes about 2 whole minutes to start up. The "trackpad" (large button in the middle) does absoloutly nothing and is completely unneccessary. There is also barely any storage area on the phone and always tells me I need more space. The camera sucks too. Another problem I have is sometimes for no reason, the internet and any apps that require internet won't work for like two days. Battery life sucks too. The phone will die in less then 24 hours if not charged, even if not in use. Also, almost all of the apps that come with the phone aren't even anything you would actually use.
Don't get this phone. Your life will suck if you do. After 6 months of having it, the phone just completely broke and was unuseable. I went to AT&T with this problem and they sent me a new phone. Guess what? Another "LOVELY" Motorola Flipside. This one worked for about 24 hours before I started seeing some problems. After 1 month of having this one, all the same problems are back, besides the screen spazzing (THANK GOD!) Guess what else? AT&T refuse to replace this phone because I have gotten my phone replaced two times in the past year (a Motorola Backflip and a Motorola Flipside, which both stopped working due to numerous problems) and they say they won't replace anymore phones since I have replaced too many, so I'm stuck with this worthless piece of ****, even though it's completely their fault for sending me **** phones. I honestly don't understand why AT&T hasn't recalled this **** phone and continues to sell and replace it, even though they KNOW of all these problems. I've talked to other people who've had this phone and they all have had the same problems. DON'T BUY THIS PHONE!!
Shame on Motorola for making such a crappy device
by Mhoon on February 15, 2012
Pros: The display looks good. Too bad you can use any of the apps.
Cons: Everything. No memeory so you can't use any of the apps. Call quality is poor. Mosst expensive paper weight I ever bought.
Summary: It has all been said, here is a ncice review:Some of the problems are: there is no memory so you can't utilize the phone and the apps; when ...
Summary: It has all been said, here is a ncice review:Some of the problems are: there is no memory so you can't utilize the phone and the apps; when charging you can't use the phone to even check a text message; when talking on the phone, if your cheek hits the screen it disconnects or it will take you to the dial screen and hit a number then freeze (the person on the other end love that) and, worst of all, the phone freaks out, when going to check a message or make a call it will go to a different screen then starts selecting things without touching anything and the only way to get out of it is turning the phone off. Shame on Motorola for making such a crappy device
I regret ever buying this phone. Absolutely worthless.
by edit5151 on February 9, 2012
Pros: It's an Android phone. Android is pretty awesome. Too bad this phone did a horrible job of implementing it.
Cons: Everything else.
Camera sucks. Phone locks up, battery life is short, keyboard is crap, big square button doesn't actually do anything, and worst of all, the guys that sold it to me, AT&T don't even care.
Summary: In the first week I had it, it had a memory leak, had to root the phone and fix it on my own because AT&T refused to believe ...
Summary: In the first week I had it, it had a memory leak, had to root the phone and fix it on my own because AT&T refused to believe there was a problem.
The camera BLOWS. It's not even good enough to read QR codes. How could Motorola release a phone that is that awful?
Almost no storage. Want to play Angry Birds? Too bad, not enough storage for games.
It overheats when you use the GPS. Phone becomes unusable after an hour.
It quit working completely after 9 months. It no longer receives calls, which is fine, because the battery doesn't even last long enough to make a call anymore.
Worst Phone Ever on the Market
by hungrypoet on January 30, 2012
Pros: The size of the phone is okay
Cons: Literally EVERYTHING else. It has been malfunctioning since the day I got it.
Summary: The touch screen never works properly and must constantly be reset. When typing and reading texts, the phone starts going into menus on its own, copying contacts, deleting things, calling ...
Summary: The touch screen never works properly and must constantly be reset. When typing and reading texts, the phone starts going into menus on its own, copying contacts, deleting things, calling people...absolutely a rip off. STAY AWAY FROM THIS PHONE
Piece of crap!! >;(
by disturbedshadowgirl on November 9, 2011
Pros: Keyboard expandable memory earphone jack
Cons: EVERYTHING ELSE!!
Summary: i am very disappointed in this phone for many reasons!! first off it HAS A MIND OF ITS OWN... u don't have to push anything and it just starts ...
Summary: i am very disappointed in this phone for many reasons!! first off it HAS A MIND OF ITS OWN... u don't have to push anything and it just starts randomly pushing things! two WHY DOES IT TAKE SO LONG TO TURN ON AND LOAD...it freezes up if u try to use it right away!! three the BATTERY LIFE IS ABSOLUTE CRAP... sometimes it last for a good little bit but it mainly heats up for no reason and dies within an hour and a half even if you only use the music player! four NOT ENOUGH MEMORY if the phone heats up say good bye to the memory you have on your phone! five sometimes it has a bad habit of FREEZING UP OR RESTARTING IF YOU ARE USING CERTAIN THINGS LIKE THE VIDEO PLAYER!! what is the point of the little track pad or whatever it is...and why couldn't they make the home button and stuff regular buttons because they stop working when the phone starts randomly pushing things!! ok i understand that motorola was trying to make a fast phone but they made it so fast to a point that it is slow and unstable ...it's like a person trying to run on a freakin tight rope! with a contract i had to pay 79.99 plus activation and blah blah blah for this stupid paper weight they call a phone!! wow i am mad...thanks motorola you have totally screwed up and i am not ever planning on getting another of you phones again UGH!! >;(
I HATE THIS PHONE
by MotorolaSucksAlOT on October 27, 2011
Pros: Uploading pics
Cons: pressing letters for you, loading takes forever, slow, camera, falls apart easily
Summary: i got this phone last december and within two months i was miserable. lately it has been pressing the w button nonstop and i cant delete them. the w and ...
Summary: i got this phone last december and within two months i was miserable. lately it has been pressing the w button nonstop and i cant delete them. the w and the e on my keyboard dont work as well as its inability to load within five minutes. the battery life is worthless. i went to work with 100% battery. it sat in a locker for four hours on batter saver mode and when i came back it had 5% left. that same day i blew a tire and tried to call for help. too bad my phone died in mid conversation and my parents got the lovely job of searching for me at 8 o'clock at night. not only is this phone unreliable and incredibly stupid, it never has enough storage space, my alarm never works, and the way you save contacts is a stupid. all of your contacts save to your phone, never your sim and when you try to put them on your sim and they are also linked to fb, they wont save.
have fun if you feel like buying a useless piece of metal and plastic
The one reason I am having a bad day
by rosieposie910 on September 21, 2011
Pros: Slide out keyboard.
Cons: Glitchy. Slow. Moody. Short battery life. Tiny memory. Everything else.
Summary: I have owned this phone for eight months now. The first few months it worked fine for the most part, but the battery sucked. I got a new battery but ...
Summary: I have owned this phone for eight months now. The first few months it worked fine for the most part, but the battery sucked. I got a new battery but it still sucked. Frequently I would have it in my pocket fully charged, and then I would feel it heating up. I would be burning a hole through my pants and after an hour of being really warm I would check it and the battery would be down to 15%. I continue to have this issue. Storage is an issue, obviously. I have very few apps and yet I still get reminded that I nee to delete some to make space for others.Another thing that has always been an issue is how slow it is after you turn it on. Once it turns on, if I want to use text messaging, I have to clock on the app, and then wait for at least five minutes for all the messages to load. I just LOVE that little spinning "loading" circle that never seems to end. In the most recent months, I have had issues where it thinks I am touching something or moving an app around when I am not, and to fix this I try pressing the lock button a few times, which sometimes works. Similarly, it will call people because it thinks I pressed on them when I am not even touching the screen at all. In the past week, the glitching has been terrible. The scree will freeze in one place and the only way to fix it is to take the battery out and put it back in again. However, as it takes a while to load everything after turning it off and on, this is time consuming. This was working for a while until yesterday when I turned my phone back on and the screen became totally pixelated an multicolored, the way a TV screen looks when it has no input. Sometimes when this happened, if I waited, it would go back to the regular screen. Most of the time it didn't, and as a result I would take the battery out once more. Finally this morning it got to the point where the phone was unusable, so I called ATT. After going through a series of questions they finally determined that I need a new phone, and I will be getting a replacement in about a week. I would be a little more pleased with this if it weren't for the fact that the phone I am getting will STILL be a Flipside, and therefore it will still suck. Since as I type this my phone screen is entirely pixelated and unusable, it means that for the next week, I will essentially be without a phone. Congrats, Motorolla, you outdid yourself this time.
- Manufacturer: Motorola
- Part number: 4980394
- Description: Motorola FLIPSIDE is a powerhouse at work or play, with enhanced Motoblur to not only sync social media, but now to help prioritize - with filters and resizable widgets to keep you in line. It features CrystalTalk PLUS technology and rich web browing, so you can enjoy thousands of downloadable apps and games.
- Packaged Quantity 1
- Product Type Smartphone
- Form Factor Slider - Full keyboard,
- Phone Design PDA
- Integrated Components GPS receiver,
- Width 2.2 in
- Depth 0.59 in
- Height 4.3 in
- Weight 5.11 oz
- Body Color Silver
- Technology WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
- Band WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900
- Mobile Broadband Generation 3G
- Service Provider AT&T
- Operating System Android 2.1
- User Interface Motorola MOTOBLUR
- Input Device(s) QWERTY keyboard,
Touch sensitive screen (multi-touch)
Messaging & Internet
- Cellular Messaging Services MMS,
- Instant Messaging Services Yes
- Supported Email Protocols POP3,
- Supported Social Networks and Blogs MySpace,
- Messaging & Data Features Text messages,
Multimedia messages (MMS),
- Mobile Services YouTube,
- Data Transmission GPRS,
- Wireless Interface IEEE 802.11b/g,
Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
- Bluetooth Profiles Object Push Profile (OPP),
Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN),
Hands Free Profile (HFP),
Headset Profile (HSP),
Basic Printing Profile (BPP),
Human Interface Device Profile (HID),
Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP),
Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP)
- Communication Features Internet browser,
Mobile Email client
- Phone Functions Voice control,
- Polyphonic Ringer Yes
- Sensors Proximity sensor,
Ambient light sensor,
- Additional Features CrystalTalk PLUS technology (noise reduction),
Intelligent typing (iTAP),
Software updates FOTA (Firmware Over The Air),
- Personal Information Management Synchronization with PC,
- Supported Digital Audio Standards eAAC+,
- Supported Digital Video Standards MPEG-4,
- Clock Speed 720 MHz
- RAM 512 MB
- ROM 512 MB
- Supported Flash Memory Cards microSDHC - up to 32 GB
- Sensor Resolution 3 megapixels
- Features Video recording,
- GPS Navigation A-GPS receiver
- Navigation Software & Services Google Maps
- Type LCD display - Color
- Technology TFT
- Diagonal Size 3.1 in
- Display Resolution 320 x 480 pixels
- Features Wallpaper,
- Connector Type Micro-USB,
Headset jack - Mini-phone 3.5 mm
- Technology Lithium ion
- Capacity 1150 mAh
- Run Time Details Talk - up to 360 min,
Standby - up to 372 hour(s)
- Included Accessories Power adapter , Power adapter
- Also Included microSD - 2 GB