Pros BATTERY COVER ISN'T THAT BAD, YOU JUST HAVE TO COMPLETELY SNAP IT IN. I thought it was crappy too, until I played with it and realized it DOES SNAP COMPLETELY CLOSED. Nice display. Loud speaker phone. Nice camera, doesn't lint up.
Cons I don't know what button I'm pushing, but the "my music" keeps popping up. I have to open the phone and hit end to get to regular phone functions. Not great sound quality, but better than most "cheap" phones.
Summary Really this review was to shut the "BACK BATTERY COVER SUCKS" people up. This phone doesn't quite live up to the hipe, but it surely isn't as bad as some of the reviews I have read here. Just snap the back shut all the way and it is great.
Durable phone. Used to have the Motorola 325i. That is the most durable phone ever. I put that phone through more duress than any phone should ever have had to endure (I have a somewhat stressful profession and the phone was sent into a wall or the floor more than a few times). Always came out without a scratch (well maybe a few gashes) and always worked perfectly. I don't know that the Adventure will be able to handle such misuse. Time will tell. Overall, I like the phone, but it's not quite the gearhead elitest phone is claims to be.
Pros Clear display. Voice readout. PTT. Decent voice recognition.
Cons Battery life (but not terrible). Speaker phone a bit fuzzy. Can't assign uploaded music as a ringtone (but I've hacked it to do so!)
Summary I've had PTT for about 4 years and this new generation is much better. The PTT alert tone is not great, but adequate. Connect times are significantly faster. I've seen several reviews about how their PTT network isn't as good as their standard network but it's been rare that I've not been able to use PTT. The coverage is still way better than Nextel (I used Nextel for 6 years at work and it was consistently horrible).
I don't care much about the multimedia features. After getting a 4GB miniSD card I can hold all my music. I don't do video and pic stuff so it doesn't matter how good or bad it is.
One thing I *do* like is that with the Motorola software updater and an application named P2KCommander, I can put my own MP3s in as ringtones, put on my own wallpapers, etc without incurring data charges. I have complete access to the phone's file system! Why is this good? In a stock phone, you can't just assign your music as ringtones (kinda sucky). Yes, using the software is a hack but it works fine. YMMV. As for problems w/ USB drivers... I've had none. I got a mini USB cable from Buy.Com and just grabbed the drivers from the web and it worked fine on my XP Home SP3 PC. BTW, I did my own phone software update using that Motorola Updater application. It actually fixed a little bug w/ the voice readout!
The bluetooth headset that VZW sells w/ it is decent too. Not something I'd want to wear for hours on end but it isn't bad and it's easy to use.
Overall I'm happy w/ the phone.
Pros Sturdy, Good looks, Light weight, Good reception
Cons Volume could be a bit louder, Hinge could be a bit tighter.
Summary Before getting the Moto Adventure V750, I had the GzOne type V. This phone is everything the Gz was except for two things. It wont go under water and the volume could be a little bit louder. The thing I like about this phone is that it is rugged and it doesn't feel like a heavy brick in your pocket like the Gz did.
As far as the battery cover being flemzy....it is a little, but you have to make sure you snap it in all the way. I've seen people complain about that but I've had no trouble with the battery cover. The cover is a rubbery plastic that is anti-skid. It doesn't slide off the console of my truck when I hit the brakes like my Gz did.
The speaker phone is really nice and clear as well.
I havn't got a blue tooth yet so I can't comment on that aspect.
I love the graphics and the layout of navigation. It's a new look from my other phones from Verizon. If you don't like the navigation layout, you can choose from a few others and change them over. I also like the video timing that you can set. On my Gz, I was only allowed 15 seconds of recording time. The Adventure has different time length settings.
There is no flash for the camera. But in the past when ever I took a pic with a camera phone in a situation where I needed a flash, the picture still came out grainy and blurred anyway. Night time pics and cell phones don't mix in my opinion.
For about 2 weeks, I read reviews and went to different phone stores to look at all my choices before getting a new phone. I came down to 2 choices and now I'm glad I chose the Moto Adventure. I've had this phone for over a week and I love it.
IF I COULD TELL EVERYONE "ONE" THING, IT WOULD BE THIS.
Before you decide on which phone you want to get. Do your homework. Read up on all the different phones and listen to what ALL the people say about each phone. What I like about my phone you may not want on yours. If I had to choose all over again, I would pick the Moto Adventure again, I love it.
I hope this review helps.
"Very Good Phone"on by DScott3049
Pros The phone is user friendly. The key pad and menu screens are easy to use. The phone calls and PTT calls are clear. I think the PTT works better than Nextel Direct Connect..
Cons The side buttons are sensitve to touch. Battery does not last as long as my last phone. The size of the phone.
Summary Overall I feel this is an great phone. Both the PTT and phone calls are clear. The PTT is a great feature. I have a Nextel phone for my job and could compare the PTT to the Direct Connect.
I have had no dropped calls. The key pad and screens are easy to read, especiall when I am mobile. The bottom line I feel this phone performs well.
Pros 2.0 mg camera isn't bad for a flip phone
vibrant screen (for a flip phone)
Cons 1 they use a "new" usb style charger - which is hard to find
2 headphones won't work - music only comes out of the speakers
3 phone is heavy - much heavier than my RZR
4 rugged? flimsy piece of rubber/plastic holds the battery and memory card in
Summary If you just using this a just a phone then its fine....however they advertise it as a music/web/camera phone.
This turns out to be poor offering in my opinion - I had a KRZR and a RZR and those phones were much better in my opinion even though they are 3-4 yrs older. I returned the V750 after 2 weeks of use.
1st thing I noticed is that the phone is kind of heavy
2nd thing is the charger is different - I had an old RZR phone and my wife had a blackberry and all the chargers were interchangeable
The phone may look rugged in the picture but when you see it in person its not
The main reason I returned it was that that headphones wouldn't work with it - I took it to the VZ store and they said it would work if I turned off the Bluetooth, but that only worked intermittently?
I hate to Flame something like this but Motorola should be able to do better