Motorola MILESTONE User Reviews
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Build quality8/10Text input9/10
Everyday usage8/10UI speed8/10
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posted on 07 Oct 2011, 09:55 (Posts: 0; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)
so good so far so what...
Darkops has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
This is phone has a really good design. QWERTY hardware is very usefull when you write article at word document, blog or something like thats...
Approximately i have used one year this phone. When i bought this, it has a 2.1 eclair operating system in the phone next couple months 2.2 froyo update surfaced. There is no big difference between 2.2 and 2.1 expect flash support. After froyo update daily battery life decreased significantly. Before the update, battery drains approx. 2 or 2.5 days (open wi-fi, open push mail, closed gps, auto screen light) after froyo update battery drains 1.5 and 2 days. i think short battery life is general problem for all smart phones.
Solid and metalic external design seems very strong and it is really strong. But it makes phone heavy.
İnternet connectivity is excellent i have used bb storm2 before this phone and milestone has a great android browser. its really fast and stable. i have tried opera in milestone. Opera and android browser almost same as.
5 megapixel auto focus cam is not satisfied me too much, but it works
Internal memory completely disaster. Lots of applications must running on memory card. İ didint root the phone. cause of this i couldnt remove orginal applications from the phone. Pre installed applications wasting phone memory.
Multimedia phone supports mp4 videos. i have experienced if you install another app from market you can play wmv videos.
After one year i didint understand what happend but phone regularly freezes...Build quality 8/10Reception 9/10Call quality 9/10Internet 9/10Multimedia 7/10Camera 6/10UI speed 8/10Everyday usage 8/10Text input 9/10Display 8/10Battery 7/10
- QWERTY hardware keybord
- Solid and strong design
- Internet connectivity
- Lots of applications
- Lovely 854x480 gorilla screen
- Heavy design
- Short battery life for overdaily usage
- Insufficient internal memory
- Cam may could be better
- Application advertisements
- Not support divx, xvid
- Overheating when long time browsing
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posted on 17 May 2010, 16:05
Loving it so far.
I've used Windows mobile back when it was CE and not actually networked. (I had a compact iPaq with a home soldered cable to do a dial up 14.4 connection through my cell phone. My latest phone being and HTC touch. Windows Mobile had really run it's course for me and I didn't feel I could tolerate it's slow development anymore. I had a very difficult time choosing between the Sony Experia X10, iPhone and Milestone. The Xperia will never have multitouch according to sony, and the iPhone only has a 3 MP camera and no Flash. I'm in Canada, so even if an iPhone 4 comes out, it will be a year or more before it is available here.
The first day I must admit was frustrating. Learning WHERE the settings were after having used Winmo, took some time. Now that I'm used to where things are, I like it better. The sensitivty of the screen is excellent and very "iPodish" which is important. With the 2.1 update, there are lots of home screens, and the 2.2 update is supposed to bring Flash support. Something iPod also lacks.
The device itself seems heavy on paper, but once in hand it doesn't feel like a whopping 170 grams as stated on the specs.On average, it is heavier than most but the screen is so big.
Keyboard is quite decent and with my large fingers I'm still able to type accurately at a decent rate. I simply could not accomplish this with the onscreen keyboards of the Xperia or iPhone. If you do heavy texting make sure you check out this feature.
Camea...Design 9/10Features 9/10Performance 8/10
- Very sturdy. Dropped mine on to concrete from about 4.5 feet and only got a small scratch.
- Great Screen
- Slider keyboard is great if you don't like onscreen.
- Dpad is awsome to use much like the TAB key on a regular computer.
- Anything that could be done to reduce weight would be great, but with such a large screen and slider keyboard........
- Wireless N would be nice.
- Album art only download for about 80% of my artists yet works on other devices. (Probably an Android thing)
- Very industrial looking. May have more mass appeal with colour options.
- A 1 GHZ process would have been nice.
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