Think about getting rid of the smartphone’s complexity and prefer a no-hassle phone for everyday life. Read this AT&T Cingular Flex flip phone review to learn about the device.
The AT&T Cingular Flex was launched in February 2022. A flip phone has ever been a hype gadget as people’s communication device. You must think the flip phone era is already dead. But surprisingly, you can still find them easily, and it still becomes a favorite device for more simple features.
As a flip phone, there must be some limited features compared to smartphones. But as their main purposes, flip phones are focused on being a minimalist gadget for people who look for simplicity.
The AT&T Cingular Flex has many interesting features under the hood. That’s why we provide you the AT&T Cingular Flex (ATTEA211101) review to discover what those are. And, you can make a decision whether it’s a good choice for you or not.
AT&T Cingular Flex (ATTEA211101) flip phone specifications:
|Dimensions||105 x 56 x 19mm|
|Screen size||2.8-inch (internal), 1.77-inch (external)|
|Resolution||320 x 240|
|CPU||1.2GHz Quad-core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 MSM8909|
|Features||Hearing Aid Compatible M4/T4|
Most flip phones, indeed, look no different. But the AT&T Cingular Flex has a few differences. Despite the ordinary clam-shell flip phone styles, this phone has more rigidity in its appearance, making it more masculine to look at.
There is nothing much on the outside of the device. You will see the bare minimum of the external screen with the camera at the back of the phone. Below the external screen, there is an AT&T logo on it.
The inside part is where the main screen is. Above it, you will see a tiny speaker. You will also see the keypad and every shortcut button on it. The keypad feels tactile and easy to press.
Read also: AT&T Cingular Flex Flip Phone User Manual
Like ordinary flip phones, the AT&T Cingular Flex has a dual screen; internal and external. The internal screen is where every phone’s operation will be processed. It’s a 2.8-inch screen with 320 x 240 resolution. Even though it’s a tiny screen, we feel very comfortable with the phone’s colors and font size.
The other screen is the 1.77-inch external screen. It comes larger than the other flip phones we’ve reviewed before. Thanks to this, the phone’s battery status, data signal, and notifications can be more visible to look from afar.
The AT&T Cingular Flex flip phone comes with a 2MP single camera. It is commonly found on most flip phones. This camera is placed in a usual spot of a flip phone; in the external area.
Nevertheless, the camera quality is another thing to be concerned about. Since it is only 2MP resolution, you won’t get a high-quality result. The pictures tend to be blurry and have a lot of noise.
This camera is also reliable to record up to 480p video resolutions. But you will be surprised with the cracked and blurred video’s quality. So, don’t expect a professional-looking result from this.
The AT&T Cingular Flex flip phone provides their users with 4GB of internal storage. We know some of you need to get used to the small spaces. But the storage capacity is fairly spacious for a flip phone. You can still save more contacts and messages with this space.
The other problem is you will need more space to save the photos. You only get less than 4GB for the actual capacity. Fortunately, to outsmart this, the AT&T Cingular Flex can add more space by inserting a MicroSD card of up to 32GB into the device. Indeed, a true lifesaver.
The AT&T Cingular Flex flip phone utilizes the 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 MSM8909 to run the phone. It is a bare minimum for flip phones, but it guarantees the device to be more efficient in its power performance.
The AT&T Cingular Flex comes with 512MB of RAM. This is below our expectations since the minimum RAM – especially for a flip phone, is 1GB. Below it, the device won’t even work properly. Some of you must not be very aware of how important RAM is. It is used to store any temporary phone’s data, and the bigger, the better.
With 512MB, you are limited to any operations. Opening heavy apps such as browsing the internet will take some effort. Multitasking? Don’t even think about it because this phone is incompatible with that. Launching the apps will also take some time.
The AT&T Cingular Flex Flip runs on KaiOS 2.5.4 as its brain. This is a specific operating system for a feature phone. You must not be familiar with this OS, but it has a little resemblance in its features with Android.
For example, the KaiOS has a modern user interface that pleases our eyes. It also has some Google apps pre-installed on the phone, such as Google Maps, Youtube, and Google Chrome. Moreover, you can still add more apps to the device with the help of the KaiOS Store.
Getting connected to the internet is possible with the AT&T Cingular Flex flip phone. It supports 4G LTE connectivity. This network is accessible in most parts of the world with fast and stable connections. We have used it in most areas, and we found no problem with that.
On top of that, the AT&T Cingular Flex flip phone has Wi-Fi connectivity available. It will be useful if you are not using the data connection. The other connectivity option is Bluetooth for transferring files to other devices.
The AT&T Cingular Flex flip phone has a removable 1,500mAh battery capacity to boost the phone’s operations. This is considered a small battery, so don’t expect the device to last longer than the other with a larger capacity.
The battery withstands up to 5 hours of talk time. But, if the device is not in working mode, it can last up to 19 days in standby time. Practically speaking, it will be different in real-time usage.
A removable battery can be a good advantage for you, who often work outside. You can always bring a battery spare. So, whenever your battery gets drained or damaged, you can replace it immediately.
The AT&T Cingular Flex flip phone can be a perfect choice for you who seek a simple communication device. For $30, you will get a flip phone with a camera, 4G LTE connectivity, and an acceptable processor.
However, there are cons to every pro. The AT&T Cingular Flex flip phone has some flaws, such as low RAM and internal space. In the end, it is up to you to decide.
AT&T Cingular Flex Pros:
- 4G LTE connectivity
AT&T Cingular Flex Cons:
- Low RAM
- Low internal space
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