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Motorola V557

Mar 10, 2005
Market status

US carrier availability

Discontinued: AT&T


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  • 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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  • Form factor:
    • Clamshell
  • 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 (146 g)
  • Design features:
    • Numeric keypad


  • 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

      • Color, 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 13 h (796 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 8.3 days (200 hours)
      the average is 17 days (419 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 700 mAh
  • Type:
    • Li - Ion


  • Music player:
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
    • supports:
      • WAP 2.0


  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • Data:
    • EDGE
  • Global Roaming:
    • Yes
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Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • 1000 entries, Picture ID
  • Organizer:
    • Calculator, Alarm, Calendar
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, Predictive text input (iTAP), MMS
  • E-mail:
      • IMAP, POP3, SMTP
  • Instant Messaging:
      • Yes
  • JAVA:

    JAVA - J2ME (Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition) is a technology that allows programmers to use the Java programming language and related tools to develop programs for mobile wireless information devices such as cellular phones and personal digital assistants (PDAs). J2ME consists of programming specifications and a special virtual machine, the K Virtual Machine, that allows a J2ME-encoded program to run in the mobile device.

      • Midp 2.0
  • Games:
      • JAVA downloadable


  • Bluetooth:
      • 1.1
    • Profiles/ Protocols:
      • Headset (HSP), Handsfree (HFP), Dial-up networking (DUN), File Transfer (FTP), Object Push (OPP), Generic Access (GAP), Basic Printing (BPP), Basic Imaging (BIP)

Other features

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


  • Officially announced:
    • 10 Mar 2005
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