Hands-on with Polaroid Flip 5.5-inch Android 5.0 Smartphone at CES 2015

by Chetan Bhawani 5

Polaroid Flip Hands on

Polaroid is a name not many might have heard, but even if they did, it was for the imaging solutions. Smartphones section is where the name is rarely seen, but they are trying to make some impact at the CES 2015 with a series of smartphones, focusing on different target buyers as the Polaroid Flip, Polaroid Selfie and Polaroid Snap gets official and showcased at the event.

We got to play around with one of them, the Flip with quite a large screen and standard specs that might not look attractive, but the fact that all the smartphones in this series are running Android 5.0 Lollipop, might still be a cool factor to consider against the top-tier brands, launching devices with previous OS versions.

If the Polaroid Selfie has the single swivel camera (just like in Oppo N1, or Gionee Elife E7 mini a few others), the Polaroid Flip is a more standard device that is intended for phablet users. Quad-core processor is all it says on the spec sheet, and we don’t really know the details about that right now, but that is supported with 1GB RAM.

The camera combo here isn’t great as well, with a rear 8-megapixel camera and a front 2-megapixel shooter, removing the swivel system that the Polaroid Selfie is coming with. The quality looked good but not extraordinary, considering you might expect something amazing from a company that has been known for the camera specials.

Android 5.0 is running not just in the Flip, but in the other two smartphones that are showcased, as well. We won’t be able to say much about the pricing and availability, but this isn’t going to cost a lot. We’ll pull in a few more details about the smartphone, especially the pricing which should be the most interesting point to know about it.

Chetan Bhawani

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  • Shanky Yadav

    Well waiting for more information to be available soon ? and you are right that it’s rarely been seen, as I am too heard about it first time, actually nowadays at CES 2015 I am seeing lots of new brands which are present from years but still unknown like this.

  • vivek ganeriwal

    Every company thinking to step in into the smartphone market due to rapidly growing profit in smartphones lot of company start making smartphones thats why we are able to get them at lesser price.thats nice

  • Im interested in this phone especially since it will probably be a low cost big size device with lollipop. Other devices Luke nexus 5 and 6 with lollipop are much more expensive so it probably won’t get to the budget customers. Is this device pure stock lollipop or will it have a small skin of some sort? The pictures look like a pure stock experience but you never know. If so that is even better as the phone will run better skinless and the ram will have more of a break. I like the design of this phone as well and it looks really nice in white but the cameras are a bit dissapointing for a company focused and imaging. Other than that it is an interesting device. Would love to find out more about the specs !

  • Jugal Mudoi

    Oh.. Another company made their entry into the mobile phone world just like the Kodak. Design wise it just looks like the iOcean x7 and other specs just average but it’s great if they already given the Lollipop update to all these devices. I think for a new brand eeverything is depend on their pricing and service…hope they would sensibly make the pricing of these devices. Btw a nice hands on.. Photos are looking very sharp and clear. Great work.

  • Suraj Racharla

    Wow a pretty decent phone from Polaroid and i really love the design also it looks kinda tacky. The size of the phone is huge and looking at the phone from here it looks like they have really never payed attention to making the bezels smaller. If Lollipop is on this phone that makes it a pretty sweeet deal and a phone for people to buy with a low budjet with big tastes. Polaroid has done great with this phone but dont you think they came a bit late to the party!!