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Motorola MILESTONE 3

Aug 30, 2011
Market status


  • HDMI connector for TV-out (Micro HDMI (Type D))


  • Too little RAM memory (512 MB RAM)




The Motorola MILESTONE 3 is a dual-core smartphone powered by the Android 2.3 operating system. Its features include a 4-inch (540x960 pixels) display, a side sliding hardware QWERTY keyboard, 8-megapixel camera with 1080p video capture (1920x1080), Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and all Android OS features.

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  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Android (2.3.4)
  • Form factor:
    • Side-Slider
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.85 x 2.52 x 0.51 inches (123.3 x 64.1 x 12.9 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 6.49 oz (184 g)
      the average is 5.1 oz (146 g)
  • Design features:
    • Full keyboard


  • Physical size:
    • 4.0 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 540 x 960 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 275 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • TFT
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 55.94 %
  • Colors:
    • 16 777 216
  • Touchscreen:
      • Capacitive, Multi-touch
  • Features:
    • Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass


  • Camera:
      • 8 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • LED
    • Features:
      • Autofocus, Touch to focus, Face detection, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
    • Settings:
      • White balance presets
    • Shooting Modes:
      • Panorama, Scenes
  • Camcorder:
      • 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)
    • Features:
      • Continuous autofocus, Video calling
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 0.3 megapixels VGA


  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Dual-core, 1000 MHz, TI OMAP4430-1000
  • Graphics processor:
      • PowerVR SGX 540
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 512 MB RAM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 16 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB


  • Talk time:
    • 9.66 hours
      the average is 13 h (796 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 10.0 days (240 hours)
      the average is 17 days (419 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 1540 mAh
  • Type:
    • Li - Ion


  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, WAV, AMR, OGG, MIDI
  • Video playback:
    • Supported formats:
      • MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Loudspeaker
  • YouTube player:
    • Yes

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
    • supports:
      • HTML, Flash
  • Built-in online services support:
    • Facebook, YouTube (upload), Photobucket, MySpace, Flickr, Picasa/Google+, Twitter


  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • HSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s, UMTS, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, EDGE
  • Global Roaming:
    • Yes
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • A-GPS, S-GPS
  • Navigation:
    • Yes
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Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID
  • Organizer:
    • Calendar, Alarm, Document viewer, Calculator, World clock
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input
  • E-mail:
      • IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange, Push e-mail
  • Instant Messaging:
      • Hangouts / Google Talk
  • Games:
      • Let's Golf 2, N.O.V.A.


  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.1, EDR
    • Profiles/ Protocols:
      • Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Video Control Transport Protocol (AVCTP), Audio/Video Distribution Transport Protocol (AVDTP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Dial-up networking (DUN), Generic Audio/Video Distribution (GAVDP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Human Interface Device (HID), Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP), Serial Port (SPP)
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g, n
    • Mobile hotspot:
      • Yes
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • Headphones connector:
    • 3.5mm
  • HDMI:
      • Micro HDMI (Type D), 1.3
  • Charging connector:
    • microUSB
  • Other:
    • DLNA, Computer sync, OTA sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Service lights, Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Compass
  • Hearing aid compatibility:
      • M4, T3
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD

Regulatory Approval

  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - The exposure standard for mobile devices employs a unit of measurement known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR. The SAR limit stated in the international guidelines is 2.0 W/ kg*. Tests for SAR are conducted using standard operating positions with the device transmitting at its highest certified power level in all tested frequency bands. Although the SAR is determined at the highest certified power level, the actual SAR of the device while operating can be well below the maximum value.

    • Head:
      • 0.77 W/kg
    • Body:
      • 1.46 W/kg
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This device is also known as Motorola XT860, Motorola MILESTONE 3 XT860

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