"Talk about FACTS!"on by friday04
Pros slim, light, bright display, straight forward interface
Cons iTunes poorly executed
Summary Sift through all of the haters and get the opinion of someone who actually owns this phone.
It feels really solid and the buttons are raised a bit so they're easier to find than the RAZR. The screen is much, much, much, much, much better than the RAZR's screen. The photos look vivid and deep. The sound quality is excellent.
iTunes isn't the reason to buy this phone. USB 1.0 song transfer and no Audible audiobooks make for a poor experience. I've got some songs on there and I may use it from time to time but I have an iPod and this won't be taking me away from that (which, I guess, was Apple's plan). Too bad really, I would love an "all-in-one" device.
Overall I really like this phone. The most important aspect for me was portability. I can carry it in my front pocket with no discomfort. That's a big deal to me. The camera is only VGA but it's pretty nice still. I would recommend this phone to people looking for a stylish, easy to use phone.
"GREAT PHONE"on by dsm51182
Pros thin design, removable memory, nice screen, loud speakerphone, quad band
Cons Low resolution camera, earpeice is alittle low but not bad
Summary I cannot believe how many bad reviews this phone has gotten already, I give it a 9 but made it a 10 because it does not deserve the rating it has right now. I just recieved mine a week ago which i purchased from www.saberpoint.com and I LOVE IT!! I had the RAZR first then I went to the L6 but had to upgrade to the L7 once it came out. Screen is great, eye catching design. feels very comfortable in hand, removable memory, quad band for worldwide use, and great MP3 player! This phone is well worth it!
Pros Amazing looks, mp3 player, stereo headphones, expandable memory
Cons Software bugs, sluggish applications, poor camera, mp3 ringtones limited to internal memory of 5mb
Summary I've had this phone for about a month and I am fairly satisfied with it.
People will notice this phone.. guaranteed. It looks great. Having a mp3 player doesnt hurt either. Stereo headphones make for great talk clarity. Fits in trouser and shirt pockets quite nicely.
It seems like Motorola released this phone with quite a set of Software bugs. Probably rushed it to keep up with the intense competition.
1.The applications on the phone hang once in a while. Especially the music player. You have to restart the application or phone in such cases. This has happened 3 times in the last month with my phone.
2.While you can add a mp3 ringtone to the phone, there is a weird catch. Get this - mp3 ringtones can only be added to the miniscule internal phone memory- which is just 5mb. So even though you may have 100 mp3s on your removal 512 mb memory, you can load only a few sub minute mp3 clips for use as your ringtones. What a waste!!
3. "MPT" or mobile phone tools is a software that interfaces your phone with your PC. Has some cool features, but is buggy. The application which loads a phone directory from the PC to the phone, could not correctly parse a simple text file with my contacts (I tried all their text file templates). There is another application which handles multimedia stuff like creating mp3 ringtones from a regular mp3 file and loading it on your phone. But again, the software is buggy.
To sum up, buy it if you want a great looking phone with some cool features, and dont mind stepping around some bugs.
"Solid Hybrid Phone"on by xhadow
Pros Functions great as a phone with great reception even in areas where I had service problems with my old phone. Excelent Battery Life
Cons As a MP3 Player and still/video camera it is far from perfection. Old motorola interface which has needed updating for YEARS!!!!
Summary I was going to write this review the day I got this phone but I figured to give it the weekend and then give my opinion. This phone is wonderful after working out a few kinks the phone functions almost exactly as I need it to. As a standalone phone it functions great. Now I have heard complaints about having seperate entrys for each number for the same contact but this is easily fixed just buy changing the setting. The battery life is remarkable, and the signal stregth is stronger than any phone I have ever owned.
However, Itunes seems like an afterthought on this phone. While it functions, it does so a little sluggishly and you can't create an on the go playlist. The 100 song limit is frustating but understandable to a point. Espcially since you can have songs converted to smaller bitrates when being transfered to the phone. I have 100 songs on my phone and about 35 megabytes still free on my card... I woul really like to be able to make use of the empty space. Also the phones usb port is 1.1 so transfers are horridly slow. The interal speaker gives it an edge over a Ipod shuffle IMO I think the ablity to select your songs and listen without headphones is great. Also the batterlife while listening to MP3's is outstanding. I listend for almost 8 hours yesterday and the phone only dropped to half a battery. So its perfect for flights plus since it charges quickly by USB you may get off a long flight with a fresh battery.
The camera and video camera are what I have come to expect from cell phones. They arent great but they are good for catching the spur of the minute moments that happen every so often but I wouldn't replace an actual camera.
I am a longtime Sony Ericsson user and I was really skeptical about making the switch but as far as I can see the only thing that is missing is the conversation recorder.
Connecting with a Bluetooth headset is annoying. Not so much the connection aspect but the fact that it reconnects with my motorola headset every 10 minutes creating a loud ping sound in my headsets.
I would like to sum this up by saying that this phone proves that motorola has the capablities to creat a good Itunes phone but its apparent that something is holding them back. With a few improvement I could see this phone as a Nano replacement. However I think that apple knows that and they still want owners of this phone to purchase an Ipod which is keeping motorola from creating an Ipod killer.
Pros iTunes, style, thin
Cons weak reception, slow iTunes music transfer, small internal memory
Summary My previous phone was a Nokia and it's a give and take between the two. Nokia's interface was more intuitive but after getting use to Motorola's there's no big difference. Assigning buttons and shortcuts takes some time in the beginning but is worth it in the end.
The 100 song limit doesn't really matter to me as I would not be able to listen to that many songs during the day. At the end of the day I just hook it up to my computer and reload it with new songs to keep it fresh. I only fit about 80 songs at a time because all my songs are 192kbps and I still don't listen to all of them in a day.
The internal memory is too small for my taste. Since you can't use your iTunes songs for ringtones you have to save them to the internal memory. It's a good thing I'm not a big user of phone cam/video as there would be no room left.
The phone caps the limit on address book entries stored internally at 110 or 120, even though there is space remaining. The rest needs to be saved to the Sim card which can hold 250 more. Problem is that the entries stored internally are the only ones that can be customized into groups/id ringtones/phone # type/etc.
I have had no problems with battery life so far. Although, the phone charges through the USB connection everytime it's connected to a computer which I do every night to refresh my song list. This is a cause for shortened battery life since it's best to charge batteries when they're as close to empty as possible to limit the # of charges.
Even with all its pitfalls, this phone is perfect for me since I'm a hardcore music lover and a lite phone user. I find myself using the iTunes on this phone more than I make/receive calls. If you're occupation requires you to be on the phone constantly, the weak reception is a deal breaker. If you love all things music this is for you.