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Motorola V500 / V525 / V505

Oct 14, 2003
Market status

US carrier availability

Discontinued: AT&T Wireless


No pros


  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion
  • It is so thick it needs a personal fitness trainer (0.94 inches inches)
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment




Motorola V500 shares the same platform as the V600, but does not play video clips. The V500 has built-in camera, Bluetooth, Java, global roaming, MMS and voice controls.

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  • Form factor:
    • Clamshell
  • Dimensions:
    • 3.50 x 1.92 x 0.94 inches (89 x 49 x 24 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.33 oz (123 g)
      the average is 5.1 oz (146 g)
  • Design features:
    • Numeric keypad, Soft keys (2)


  • Resolution:
    • 176 x 220 pixels
  • 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
  • Colors:
    • 65 536
  • Additional display:

    Additional display - Shows specs of the phone's additional display

      • Black & White
    • Resolution:

      Resolution - Refers to the width and the length od the additional display

      • 96 x 32 pixels


  • Camera:
      • 0.3 megapixels VGA


  • Built-in storage:
    • 0.005 GB


  • Talk time:
    • 6.50 hours
      the average is 13 h (800 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 8.3 days (200 hours)
      the average is 17 days (412 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 700 mAh
  • Type:
    • Li - Ion

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
    • supports:
      • WAP 2.0


  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • Data:
    • GPRS
  • Global Roaming:
    • Yes

Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • 1000 entries, Multiple numbers per contact, Picture ID
  • Organizer:
    • Calendar, Alarm, Calculator, Currency converter
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, MMS, Predictive text input (iTAP)
  • E-mail:
      • IMAP, POP3, SMTP
  • Instant Messaging:
      • Wireless Village
  • Games:
      • Yes
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  • USB:
      • Yes

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Polyphonic ringtones (22 voices), Vibration, Speakerphone
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 14 Oct 2003
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        IHDT56DR1 link
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