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Motorola Bravo Review

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Motorola Bravo Review
Despite establishing a reasonable level of calling quality on both ends as voices sound generally distinct, there is some low toned interference through the earpiece. However, it doesn't particularly impact the overall experience seeing that it's very subtle. Thanks to its noise cancellation microphone, there are a bunch of voice quality options you can choose from during a phone call to modify or enhance your voice – thus enabling your callers to hear you slightly better. Finally, we're happy with the level of output presented by the speakerphone with its strong and deep tones.

The Motorola BRAVO is more than capable of retaining a solid connection to the network during our time testing it as we did not experience any dropped calls in the greater Philadelphia region.

For any smartphone users out there, the battery life with the BRAVO is average as it manages to work through an 8 hour work day on normal usage – but don't be surprised to see it requiring a nightly charge. Needless to say that heavy users will want to have a spare charger or battery at hand, but light users will find it lasting at least one day. The manufacturer has it rated for 6.8 hours of talk and 238 hours of standby time.


Conclusion:

Although it's not a bad phone overall, for $129.99 with a contract, there is very little that substantiates a purchase for the Motorola BRAVO over competing mid-end handsets like the HTC Aria, except for the larger screen. For a bit more, you can go with the Samsung Captivate, which is obviously a much better all-round package, while the iPhone is always there, if you feel you should part ways with Android and become friends with iOS. If we set our sight beyond AT&T's lineup, there aren't any alluring features to drastically set the Motorola BRAVO apart from other Motorola handsets – like the large screen of the DROID X or the ruggedness of the DEFY. Ultimately, there isn't something too wrong with the Motorola BRAVO, it's just that it doesn't bring anything new to the table, making it feel like any other generic Android smartphone.

Software version of the reviewed unit: Blur_Version.3.5.350.MB520.ATT.en.US


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Pros

  • High resolution display
  • Good calling quality

Cons

  • Low quality video capture
  • Android 2.1
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Motorola Bravo

Motorola Bravo

OS: Android 2.2 2.1
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Display3.7 inches, 480 x 854 pixels (265 ppi)
Camera3 megapixels
Hardware
TI OMAP3630, Single core, 800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A8 processor
512 MB RAM
Size4.31 x 2.48 x 0.52 inches
(109.5 x 63 x 13.3 mm)
4.52 oz  (128 g)
Battery1540 mAh, 6.8 hours talk time

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