Pros awsome call quality, great battery life and a ton of fun features
Cons a little slow through the menus at times
Summary I've been looking for a phone for a couple months or two now, this is the best thing i've found hands-down. Love it so far.
It seems a lot of the new phones with their touch screens and big digital cameras get so focused on doing the gadget-fun-stuff that they forget to simply make a good phone with decent battery life 1st and foremost.
Not the E8 ... the "crystal talk" sounds perfect, always loud enough, and the battery life is the best of any phone i've ever had.
I've read some reviews about the quirky slide control wheel. And it's completely true that you'll whiz right past the thing your aiming for with the smaller menus and such. But what those reviews didn't tell you was that it still has the traditional North-South-East-West pad that ALSO works for menu navigation. So you can you the slide wheel arc to get through huge lists easily like your music or phone book and then switch to the directional pad once you get close. It's the best of both worlds!
And while it a good phone 1st, it's still a lot of phone too. The 2GB internal memory let's you store a ton of music comparable to most phones and the music player is predictably fantastic.
The morphing keypad is bad ass.
And it has a fun Voice Recognition that doesn't even have to be programed! Anyone can use it and if spoken clearly, it will guess what you said right the time.
The camera isn't great, but who cares, there isn't a really good camera phone out there anyway. All the ones that are good cameras have other issues. It's 2MP and serviceable in daylight at least.
I don't need internet on my phone since i have it all day elsewhere, so i almost searched out a 2G-edge phone. DOn't want to pay for the 3G-capable if i'm not going to use it right?
The only negative is the occasional slow menu lag, which isn't a big deal to me because everything else is so great.
Just wanted to stick up for this phone because it's better than some of the ones rated higher than it.
Hope this helped someone! Cheers!
Pros very good call quality, music sounds fantastic through external speaker, cool morphing keys, very sleek, compact, slim, descent camera, excellent battery, lasts a long time, vibrant display
Cons it seems to lag during menus, slow reaction time, even when it morphs it takes sometimes 4 seconds, squeaks when you hit the key pad
Summary I have been waiting for this phone since April, and finally I can say it is a good phone. It has the best music I have ever heard through a phone, very clean, loud, rich bass sound. The phone also morphs depending on what function you are using, overall it works very well, but it does lag sometimes, but very unique and cool to look at when you see it. Battery Life is awesome on this phone, It will easily last all day, and then some one one charge. The display, while small is very clear, and pictures look very clear and vibrant. The call quality is very good as well, it uses Motorolas crystal talk, which works really well, especially if your in a loud area, you can hear it adjusting the earpiece to allow you to hear more clearly. Everyone talks about the half circle scroll wheel, I my self think it works well, but takes patience, but a nice touch to make this phone stand out. Overall, a very good phone with a few minor or major drawbacks, depending on if you like a snappy interface, or more interested in the music aspect of the phone. Anyone looking for a good phone from Motorola, I recommend this phone to anyone into music and likes crystal clear calls.
Pros Very sexy look, Fantastic music player, vibrating feedback, Crystal Talk, Beautiful vibrent screen with gorgeous colors, Morphing key pad, Decent battery life.
Cons Poor camera/picture quality, Not very E-mail friendly, Sometimes can be a bit sluggish through menus & messaging.
Summary The Rokor E8 is hands down the most attractive phone I have ever owned or seen. I've owned it for about 2 months now, and I can say I am very pleased witht the over all product.
First and formost it's a great phone for making calls and texting. It's made by motorola and so it has Moto's 'Crystal talk' technology which really makes it a winner in my book. I have hardly any problems with the phone since I have owned it. There was maybe two times where it did freeze but it hasn't happend since.
The E8 is all about it's music player and such delivers on that front. It holds 2GB of internal memmory which is just as much as my regular mp3 player and of course allows and Micro SD card for additional storage. I am more then pleased with the way it organizes music files as well (Just as an Ipod would organize music) The E8 also offers an FM radio when the headphones are plugged in which is nice too.
As far as multimedia goes, it's excellent except for the camera. Pictures on the E8 have alot of noise and and not very clear at all unless you have Very good lighting. (outside in day time I would say it's decent) Although this is not such a big con for me, because I am fine with going out and buying a camera, but for others a good camera on thier phone is essential.
Messaging and email are easy enough though the E8 doesn't offer full email cappablites, it does alert me and let me know when I have a new email and does give me the option of checking it. The E8 also offers instant messaging which I found worked just fine.
All in all the E8 is a great phone. Again very sexy with very decent features. I give this phone a full 4 out of 5 simply because it can be somewhat slow and isn't much for messaging but is with out a doubt a TOP choice for a music phone.
Pros i LIKEd it when it worked
Cons The phone has some issues, read summary
Summary I got this phone In june of 2009. I really loved it and babied it, If i could have protected everything on it with a cover I would. I had a full body screen protector on it and never dropped it a lot of times, I only remember like 2 times. It was running low on battery one day and then just shut off and i tried to get it to power back on, but the music buttons were all that lit up. I COULDNT get the keys over to the number-style and i couldnt get it on. The battery worked, it was tested in another friends E8 and then his battery but into my phone, and my phone still didnt turn on. Don't know about what happened to the phone, but did anybody else have this problem?
Pros sort of attractive, decent music play
Cons Everything. It shuts itself off all the time, it doesn't let you answer calls sometimes, short battery life, stupid synchronizing goes on all the time but never actually works, it is VERY slow, scroll wheel keeps going, etc.
Summary My boyfriend and I both got these phones because we thought they looked cool, but have had problems from day 1. I could go on and on about all the problems this phone has, but it's not worth it. We both simply hate this phone. I would never recommend it to anyone, EVER.