Motorola BACKFLIP Review

Welcome to the Motorola BACKFLIP MB300/ME600 review. Released early 2010 the BACKFLIP along with the other Android based phones by Motorola.  Using Android as the basis for their mid-range and up phones was probably one of the best moves by the company since the V3.  As a result their phones now have a consistent, stable, fast and customizable and supportable user interface as well as all the latest functionality.

To prevent too much repetition from the Motorola DEXT/CLIQ review, the BACKFLIP is the same phone in a different case. The design of the BACKFLIP is different.  The keypad is always on the outside of the phone and to use it just flip it to the correct angle.  It is different but it does work.  The keypad being on the outside will be subject to rough surfaces but from the materials used it should remain scratch-less for some time.

In terms of battery life – we do not really know but signal strength appears to very good. (We couldn’t test the phone for long!) The screen itself is on par with any other smart phone certainly the same as the benchmark iPhone 3.

In terms of functionality the BACKFLIP has the lot, everything you could need in a mobile phone in 2010. It is also a design statement yet works.  You will stand out from the crowd in a good way and worth the questioning looks and comments.  However the only thing that does not attract up to the phone is the chunky design.  Better looking materials would help!

There’s not much else to say really.  The BACKFLIP has all the stuff you could want in a 3G internet connected phone.  Like all the latest Motorola phones based on the Android OS it works really well.


  • Motorola DEXT
  • Network
    Quad-band GSM 850/900/1800/1900
    Tri-band 3G 900/1700/1900/2100 or  (Dependent on country)
    HSDPA 7.2 Mbits data speed (download)
  • Design
    Touch screen QWERTY slider
  • 108 x W53 x D15.3 mm
    Weight 163 grams
  • Display/s
    External TFT 320 x 480
  • Camera
  • Video Camera
    640 x 480 pixel main video camera 15FPS
    144 x 176 video call 15FPS
  • Connectivity
    Bluetooth V2
  • CPU
    Qualcomm MSM7200A 528Mhz
  • Memory
    Up to 256MB available to user
    MicroSD up to 32Gig
  • Ring tones
    MIDI, MP3, Video, vibration and others
  • Features
    Android 1.5 OS
    Motoblur integration
    Proximity sensor
    Light Sensor
    Magnetometer (Compass)
    Music and Media player
    SMS, MMS, IM, Email
    JAVA MIDP 2.0
    Speaker Phone/Hands free
    3.5mm AV/headset
    3.7V 1420mAh
    Up to 14 days Standby
    Up to 6 hours Talk Time
  • Price history
    From $xxx AUS 2010 (Outright)