1. droidntn's Avatar

    I thought I'd give an immediate review rather than try it for a week or two and then post one. Because immediately we usually expect certain things from our new toys. Here is my new flip beside my Note 10+ for comparison.
    First few hours with the flip-img_1265-small-.jpgFirst few hours with the flip-img_1261-small-.jpgFirst few hours with the flip-img_1260-small-.jpg

    • Immediately the size of it, folded up is so much nicer than carrying around the 10+. We are so used to making arrangements for these larger phones that we don't pay any attention to it anymore. Sure, just sit it here, or do this or that and it'll be fine. But really, just folding your phone in half and sticking it in your jeans pocket...that's right on.


    • The camera is NOWHERE as good as my Note 10+. It's a 12 and it takes decent pix. But you have to digital zoom if you want to get some good closeups. It'll do, but when you're used to making some amazing photos with the Note, well..something has to give here with the Flip.

    • Dual speakers...you can't have a rave to it, but you'll find yourself needing to turn it down.

    • Lots of customizing available, but really, I'm just using this as a minimalistic attempt. I didnt' bring anything over from my old phone except my contacts and documents. I've became an e-clutter packrat. I spent a little time customizing it mainly to get that ginormous flower off the background.

    • I LOVE that you can sit it up like a little laptop and use it.

    • It makes phone calls and texts like any other phone. nothing to say there.

    • Battery life, it's not fair to say anything yet because a few hours just gets it going good. it'll take a few days for the phone to learn my habits. But I can say that I don't see anything yet that shakes me up about a bad battery.


    • Crease? what crease


    • It is hard to explain but I found myself just not paying much attention to my cellphone. It's 'off'. Closed. Incommunicado. Not lying there like a puppy waiting to be picked up and oogled. Yes, you get those notifications on the front screen that you can see and swipe away. Open it up and tend to em if it's important. If it's Bob saying he just caught a fish, then Bob can wait. That front screen is very handy. some may want a bigger one where they can reply and order Waitr, but for me I like the size of the front screen. Gets the point across easily.
      I don't care about needing to reply that badly. If I do, I'll just open the phone and do it there like we always did.

    • Scrolling is incredibly smoothe...downright sexy, even.
    • Fingerprint (on the side now) and facial recognition are spot-on perfect and super quick.



    Just some notes for the first few hours. I really like this phone, I expect I'll keep it but you never know. What I DO know is this is NOT a phone for a 'power user'. You'd waste your time and money and effort getting something to fold in half. And you'd enjoy the better zoom camera. This camera is ok, but it's not what the others are now. But then again?
    What are we doing with these literally millions of pictures we're collecting. Nothing. Maybe a few, but I have more pictures of my granddaughter on my Note doing nothing but breathing. I love them, but in reality, there are so many, it's like trying to find a needle in a haystack to find the one you're looking for. we just snap, snap and snap now.

    The wife and I went out for dinner. After dinner, I pocketed the hip zip. It was nice to not have to take it out and lie it somewhere in the vehicle. Whereby, I'll undoubtedly pick it up if it rattles or makes a noise or just lies there looking needy like it needs me to touch it.

    Today's alerts/notifications/bings/bonks/shakes and constant cell phones connectivity (audibly and visually) have elevated us all to being on-call 24-7 when we really?
    Are just people.

    Yes..I'm old. My first phone was a bag phone. I'm getting in life where I don't really care about the hues, contrast and hDD whatever.
    I'm not getting paid to take and print pictures on my cellphone.

    So it was nice not to have to accommodate the amazing Note 10+ brick in my jeans pocket. Just roll on. And it was nice to have a phone that appears that it's 'off' when it's closed.

    I'm not knocking people that use their cellphones like a ventilator to keep them alive. I used to be that way. But, lately...I've grown to where I'd like a little less plates to juggle in my life.

    For the first time in IDK when..I drove all the way home and didn't look at my cell phone at all because it was bent in half and resting very comfortably in the pocket of my blue jeans out of sight and out of mind.

    And guess what...

    Nobody died because I didn't check my cellphone like I used to feel compelled to do at the redlight when it was lying there looking all lonely and needy in the console like one of Jack's painted French girls.
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    08-31-2021 08:56 PM
  2. wilsodw's Avatar
    My first phone=bag phone also, however your quick assessment was spot on!
    droidntn likes this.
    08-31-2021 11:36 PM
  3. droidntn's Avatar
    My first phone=bag phone also, however your quick assessment was spot on!
    Do you think guys our ages are buying these flips to simplify our lives as we get older? Initially I just thought it was cool. But in the end, i think attempts to simplify and detach a little electronically are reasons why also.
    SultanJazz likes this.
    09-01-2021 06:10 AM
  4. gvndeb60's Avatar
    Great assessment, I agree that this could help us break our digital leash.
    droidntn and SultanJazz like this.
    09-01-2021 06:41 AM
  5. Smokeaire01's Avatar
    I thought I'd give an immediate review rather than try it for a week or two and then post one. Because immediately we usually expect certain things from our new toys. Here is my new flip beside my Note 10+ for comparison.
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    • Immediately the size of it, folded up is so much nicer than carrying around the 10+. We are so used to making arrangements for these larger phones that we don't pay any attention to it anymore. Sure, just sit it here, or do this or that and it'll be fine. But really, just folding your phone in half and sticking it in your jeans pocket...that's right on.


    • The camera is NOWHERE as good as my Note 10+. It's a 12 and it takes decent pix. But you have to digital zoom if you want to get some good closeups. It'll do, but when you're used to making some amazing photos with the Note, well..something has to give here with the Flip.

    • Dual speakers...you can't have a rave to it, but you'll find yourself needing to turn it down.

    • Lots of customizing available, but really, I'm just using this as a minimalistic attempt. I didnt' bring anything over from my old phone except my contacts and documents. I've became an e-clutter packrat. I spent a little time customizing it mainly to get that ginormous flower off the background.

    • I LOVE that you can sit it up like a little laptop and use it.

    • It makes phone calls and texts like any other phone. nothing to say there.

    • Battery life, it's not fair to say anything yet because a few hours just gets it going good. it'll take a few days for the phone to learn my habits. But I can say that I don't see anything yet that shakes me up about a bad battery.


    • Crease? what crease


    • It is hard to explain but I found myself just not paying much attention to my cellphone. It's 'off'. Closed. Incommunicado. Not lying there like a puppy waiting to be picked up and oogled. Yes, you get those notifications on the front screen that you can see and swipe away. Open it up and tend to em if it's important. If it's Bob saying he just caught a fish, then Bob can wait. That front screen is very handy. some may want a bigger one where they can reply and order Waitr, but for me I like the size of the front screen. Gets the point across easily.
      I don't care about needing to reply that badly. If I do, I'll just open the phone and do it there like we always did.

    • Scrolling is incredibly smoothe...downright sexy, even.
    • Fingerprint (on the side now) and facial recognition are spot-on perfect and super quick.



    Just some notes for the first few hours. I really like this phone, I expect I'll keep it but you never know. What I DO know is this is NOT a phone for a 'power user'. You'd waste your time and money and effort getting something to fold in half. And you'd enjoy the better zoom camera. This camera is ok, but it's not what the others are now. But then again?
    What are we doing with these literally millions of pictures we're collecting. Nothing. Maybe a few, but I have more pictures of my granddaughter on my Note doing nothing but breathing. I love them, but in reality, there are so many, it's like trying to find a needle in a haystack to find the one you're looking for. we just snap, snap and snap now.

    I will finish by saying the wife and I went out for dinner. After dinner, I pocketed the hip zip. It was nice to not have to take it out and lie it somewhere in the vehicle. Whereby, I'll undoubtedly pick it up if it rattles or makes a noise or just lies there looking needy like it needs me to touch it.

    Today's alerts/notifications/bings/bonks/shakes and constant cell phones connectivity (audibly and visually) have elevated us all to being on-call 24-7 when we really?
    Are just people.

    Yes..I'm old. My first phone was a bag phone. I'm getting in life where I don't really care about the hues, contrast and hDD whatever.
    I'm not getting paid to take and print pictures on my cellphone.

    So it was nice not to have to accommodate the amazing Note 10+ brick in my jeans pocket. Just roll on. And it was nice to have a phone that appears that it's 'off' when it's closed.

    I'm not knocking people that use their cellphones like a ventilator to keep them alive. I used to be that way. But, lately...I've grown to where I'd like a little less plates to juggle in my life.

    For the first time in IDK when..I drove all the way home and didn't look at my cell phone at all because it was bent in half and resting very comfortably in the pocket of my blue jeans out of sight and out of mind.

    And guess what...

    Nobody died because I didn't check my cellphone like I used to feel compelled to do at the redlight when it was lying there looking all lonely and needy in the console like one of Jack's painted French girls.
    I thoroughly enjoyed your impressions and observations, spot on. It is one of the best reviews of any phone I've read.
    I'm a Pixel owner and probably won't switch for now but I love the flip phone concept. My all time favorite just plain cell phone is still the Moto Razr V3. Still have it.
    I'll be looking forward to your further reviews.
    Great job.
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    09-01-2021 06:50 AM
  6. J Dubbs's Avatar
    Do you think guys our ages are buying these flips to simplify our lives as we get older? Initially I just thought it was cool. But in the end, i think attempts to simplify and detach a little electronically are reasons why also.
    I've never been that connected to my phone.... only look at it when making/receiving a call/text, checking emails, and banking. No social media, no internet browsing... I do that on my tablet/Chromebook/pc at home for leisure time on the bigger screens. I do get frustrated having to squirm around trying to comfortably carry an almost 6.4 inch phone in my jeans pocket. The flip does look very tempting giving me the bigger phone screen I want in a package half the size

    Thanks droidntn for giving us the first side by side pictures of the flip vs a comparable sized traditional phone. VERY informative....and it's changed my viewpoint quite a bit
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    09-01-2021 07:03 AM
  7. Morty2264's Avatar
    I really love your detailed, real-life review! I totally agree with you that we make certain arrangements/concessions for our phones (especially when they're so big) that we don't even realize how it affects us. Having your phone folded and not "puppy accessible" (awesome analogy, by the way) must be a stress reliever too!

    So glad you are enjoying your new toy!
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    09-01-2021 08:04 AM
  8. bkdodger2's Avatar
    Very good! Thank you for sharing
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    09-01-2021 08:29 AM
  9. wilsodw's Avatar
    Do you think guys our ages are buying these flips to simplify our lives as we get older? Initially I just thought it was cool. But in the end, i think attempts to simplify and detach a little electronically are reasons why also.
    Absolutely, a screen I can see when open and closed its compact. Also its a little unique and my grandkids are now jealous!
    09-01-2021 08:58 AM
  10. Morty2264's Avatar
    Absolutely, a screen I can see when open and closed its compact. Also its a little unique and my grandkids are now jealous!
    What a perfect review! And I especially loved that last sentence!
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    09-02-2021 08:00 AM
  11. jmartin's Avatar
    Great review! I purchased the Flip 3 for my wife to try out, as she often has an issue with fitting her S20 in purses, pockets etc. My only concern is battery life as she uses her phone quite a bit for work. We'll see how she likes it next week. LOVING my Fold 3, but for different reasons as it is a brick!
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    09-04-2021 05:26 PM
  12. droidntn's Avatar
    Great review! I purchased the Flip 3 for my wife to try out, as she often has an issue with fitting her S20 in purses, pockets etc. My only concern is battery life as she uses her phone quite a bit for work. We'll see how she likes it next week. LOVING my Fold 3, but for different reasons as it is a brick!
    I will be interested for you to post how this phone works for her for work. Because I really don't see this as a work phone if someone is needing it as like a power user. But it is an amazingly well put together and convenient cell phone. I worked with the fold some and it is an incredible phone, yes. But I cannot even possibly begin to imagine all of the accommodations you have to make if you are going to carry that thing around all day like we do typically with our cell phones. Next to a bag phone that is the biggest chunk of phone that I have ever seen. Magnificent display, yes. But awkward to have in your pocket at the very least. This flip just slips down in the pocket and rock on not even knowing that it's there. But if I need to do some surfing seriously then I will either use my tablet or my PC. Keep us posted on how you're two phones are working out for you 2.
    J Dubbs likes this.
    09-05-2021 07:37 AM
  13. ShaggyKids's Avatar
    Great review! I purchased the Flip 3 for my wife to try out, as she often has an issue with fitting her S20 in purses, pockets etc. My only concern is battery life as she uses her phone quite a bit for work. We'll see how she likes it next week. LOVING my Fold 3, but for different reasons as it is a brick!
    She could put a charger on her desk and set the phone on it between uses. Problem solved.
    09-10-2021 08:16 PM

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