Hot Pepper Tabasco Flip Phone Review

Back when we only had a minimalist communication device for daily use? Why not? With this Hot Pepper Tabasco review, you might find the reason!

Hot Pepper Tabasco Review

The Hot Pepper Tabasco flip phone was released on 16th March 2023. Looking old, but it is fresh from the oven! Flip phones are returning from their hibernation in a world full of smartphones from the entry-level to the flagship one. Bold move, but is it actually worth it today?

This phenomenon not only happens to a small scope of brands but more than that. The recent release is the Hot Pepper Tabasco flip phone. This brand comes right at your nose to fulfill users’ need for a minimalist yet functional communication device.

At the very moment, we would like to tell you about the Hot Pepper Tabasco. Not only on its surface but deeper below that. Not only what you can judge visually but also the depth of knowledge of its processors, systems, and so on will be told here. Catch us up and make sure you don’t miss a thing.

Key Specs

Hot Pepper Tabasco key specifications:

Dimensions167 x 76.3 x 9.8mm
Screen size2.8-inch
Resolution240 x 320
ProcessorMediaTek MT6761
CPUQuad-core (4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A53)
Battery2,000mAh, Removable
FeaturesHearing Aid Compatibility M4/T4, USB Type-C


Hot Pepper Tabasco
Hot Pepper Tabasco

The flip phones out there mainly focus on their compactness, as do the Hot Pepper Tabasco. This phone has perfect ergonomic measurements, even though it is small. It comes with 167 x 76.3 x 9.8mm of dimensions. The 143g also plays an important role in keeping it lightweight and easy to carry.

If you are looking at the outer part. There is no difference from other flip phones, even from just a glance. It looks ordinary with the tiny outer screen between the camera and the logo.

There is also no wow factor inside the Hot Pepper Tabasco. When you flip on the device, the main screen will be instantly shown. Below is a big, puffy and tactile keypad for easier access to the phone.


Hot Pepper Tabasco Display

The dual display is also a common standard for a flip phone. It applies the same to the Hot Pepper Tabasco flip phone. The main display screen is what you can find inside the phone. It has a 2.8-inch screen. It seems small for you who aren’t used to it but trust us, it will be enough for you.

This main screen has a 240 x 320 pixel resolution. The quality here is not quite good to look at. This specification makes the screen not accurately fine in the color manners. It is dull and pixelated.

Meanwhile, from the outside, an external screen display can instantly take out our attention. It has a 1.77-inch screen, which is more than the bare minimum. This screen is responsible for showing all of the phone’s important notifications.


Hot Pepper Tabasco Camera

As a minimalist phone, the camera quality is the very least they will be concerned about. On the Hot Pepper Tabasco, the camera only comes in single and is placed outside the secondary screen.

The camera only has a 2MP resolution. You may notice it is a low-quality camera but high for a flip phone. Besides, you won’t need the camera as much as you did with a smartphone. This camera is only perfect as a practical tool for you, though.


The Hot Pepper Tabasco flip phone’s most shocking feature is its 8GB of internal storage. With such a generous capacity, you can get as many files as you want to be stored on your device. 

Some of you may already feel the same; you want more and more space available. Thankfully, this phone also treats you better with external card options.

The external card, like the MicroSD card, comes separately; you need to buy it yourself to get it. You can buy up to 128GB of external storage and put it into the slot.

Read also: Hot Pepper Chilaca Review: Entry-Level Smartphone With Decent Specs


Hot Pepper Tabasco Side View

The Hot Pepper Tabasco flip phone relies on MediaTek MT6761, 2GHz Quad-core processor to run its device. It performs smoothly and has a nice fluidity even though you can’t go the extra mile with it; it doesn’t support multitasking.

The best spec we’ve found on this phone is that it has a big 1GB RAM (Random Access Memory) under the hood. It is entirely fresh since most flip phones use 512MB for their RAM.

The operating system, Hot Pepper Tabasco, uses the AOSP one. AOSP stands for Android Open Source Project. This operating system is openly used for every vendor, so they can modify it by themselves according to their needs.

The AOSP is commonly used in a flip phone because it offers a lightweight performance with its minimal user interface. Anyhow, the interface goes bad because it looks dull, outdated, and boring.

The features inside are very limited, but some essential apps can be found here to communicate with others. You can also spot additional features for entertaining purposes, like browsers, radio, and music.

The Hot Pepper Tabasco flip phone is not built for highly demanding games, but surely you can still enjoy the ones that don’t need extra powers.


As for the network, the Hot Pepper Tabasco flip phone supports 4G LTE technology. It also becomes a common network in flip phones. However, we clearly don’t see it as a burden since 4G LTE is still dependable if you call or access the internet from different parts of the world.

Wi-Fi connections are also available on this phone. Not only can you use Wi-Fi for networking but also for calling. It is perfect for those who don’t want to sacrifice their battery and data connections.

On the other hand, if you want to share your network with your friends, the Hot Pepper Tabasco can also be turned into a mobile hotspot.

The Hot Pepper Tabasco is equipped with Bluetooth 5.0. This feature allows you to easily transfer files to the other device quickly. Bluetooth can also connect with other Bluetooth devices like speakers and headsets.


The Hot Pepper Tabasco has an impressive battery in its range. It depends on a 2,000mAh battery capacity to do your daily operations. This size is definitely more decent than the average, and for a small gadget, you can expect it to last until the end of the day.

The device promises to enjoy up to 10 hours of talk time, and when it is in standby mode, it definitely can last longer than that.

The Hot Pepper Tabasco has a battery type that can be changed every time it goes broken; it is a removable type. It can be a plus point. The battery can be easily taken off while it freezes or hangs. You can also bring some spares if you are outdoors and can’t charge the device.


The Hot Pepper Tabasco can be bought for $99. Honestly, it is pricey for a small device like a flip phone. However, you can get this phone for free if you subscribe to Metro by T-Mobile for the first time.

To close the Hot Pepper Tabasco review, the device will be a great choice of substitute phone for you who want to go minimalist and simple with your daily life. It packs up all of the necessary features that may work for you.

Hot Pepper Tabasco Pros:

  • Big RAM and ROM capacity
  • Large battery

Hot Pepper Tabasco Cons:

  • Average design
  • Not camera-oriented