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Motorola V557

Mar 10, 2005
Market status

US carrier availability

Discontinued: AT&T


No pros


  • Slow data means slow Internet browsing (EDGE)
  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion
  • It is so thick it needs a personal fitness trainer (0.91 inches inches)
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment




Motorola V557 is a quad-band GSM phone. It features 262k TFT main display, built-in VGA (640x480) camera with video capture, Bluetooth, WAP 2.0 Internet browser, Java Midp 2.0 support, GPRS/EDGE high-speed data and built-in Speakerphone.

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  • Dimensions:
    • 3.43 x 1.85 x 0.91 inches (87 x 47 x 23 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 3.35 oz (95 g)
      the average is 5.1 oz (147 g)


  • 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:
    • 262 144
  • Additional display:

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

      • OLED
    • Resolution:

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

      • 96 x 32 pixels


  • Camera:
      • 0.3 megapixels VGA
    • Settings:
      • Exposure compensation
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes


  • Built-in storage:
    • 0.005 GB


  • Talk time:
    • 6.00 hours
      the average is 14 h (828 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 8.3 days (200 hours)
      the average is 17 days (417 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 700 mAh


  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • Data:
    • EDGE


  • Bluetooth:
      • 1.1

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones (40 voices), Vibration, Speakerphone
    • Voice dialing, Push-to-Talk
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  • Officially announced:
    • 10 Mar 2005

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