After the launch of Milestone, Motorola has come out with another Android based mobile phone;- the Motorola BACKFLIP…
I was lucky enough to get hold of this latest mobile of theirs and have a go at it Let’s have a look at what’s new, great, exciting about the Android Motorola BACKFLIP.
Firstly, the Motorola BACKFLIP is sturdy and has a good flip mechanism, unlike some of the HTC mobiles such a Tytn/ Tytn 2 which had a somewhat delicate slide mechanism and scratched the keyboard in certain areas after a couple of slides. The BACKFLIP is cool and the QWERTY keyboard which flips is definitely sturdy on this one.
The BACKFLIP has dimensions of 108 x 53 x 15.3 mm and weighs 133 grams. The screen is 3.1 inches, slightly smaller than the iPhone 3Gs and the Google Nexus One Android mobile phone which is even bigger than the iPhone 3Gs..
Coming down to the keyboard, although the BACKFLIP has a sturdy QWERTY keyboard, it is a bit hard to type on. The keys are a bit hard to press and isn’t as soft as some of the other phones I’ve used. However, they key’s are well lit up with a white back-light and towards the left hand side of the QWERTY keyboard lies the camera Flash, something I’ve not seen before
With regards to performance, the BACKFLIP is powered by Qualcomm MSM7201A 528 MHz processor which is a bit slower than the iPhone 3GS and way slower as compared with the Nexus One’s 1Ghz Snapdragon processor
The 5 MegaPixel Camera is cool and captures images at a resolution of 2560 x 1920 pixels. Additionally it also has auto-focus and LED flash.
All is all, the phone is value for money as compared with the Google Nexus One and definitely leads the line where Android phones are concerned.