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Motorola Entice W766 Review

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There has been little change to the main menu and it continues to be categorized by media center, messaging, contacts, recent calls, and settings & tools. The Entice W766 only includes 3 themes (Urban, White, and Entice) instead of 5 themes that come on the W755. All three of them have slight animations, but aren’t interactive like the FlashUI themes we’ve seen on some Samsung phones. You can have the theme layout displayed in tab, list and grid view, and can even change the icon locations on the grid. Regardless of which theme or layout you choose, the response times are fast and there is no noticeable lag when navigating between menus.

The main menu and the 3 themes of Motorola Entice W766 - Motorola Entice W766 Review
Urban - The main menu and the 3 themes of Motorola Entice W766 - Motorola Entice W766 Review
White - The main menu and the 3 themes of Motorola Entice W766 - Motorola Entice W766 Review
Entice - The main menu and the 3 themes of Motorola Entice W766 - Motorola Entice W766 Review
 

Urban

White

Entice

The main menu and the 3 themes of Motorola Entice W766


Tab view - The theme layouts - Motorola Entice W766 Review
List view - The theme layouts - Motorola Entice W766 Review
Grid view - The theme layouts - Motorola Entice W766 Review

Tab view

List view

Grid view

The theme layouts



Both the Entice W766 and older W755 have the same phonebook layout, which allow up to 1000 entries to be stored, each with their name, 5 phone numbers, 2 email addresses, group, PictureID and RingtoneID. After a contact is saved, you can assign them to one of 99 speed-dial locations.

Phonebook layout - Motorola Entice W766 Review
Phonebook layout - Motorola Entice W766 Review

Phonebook layout



The 2MP camera used by the Entice is an improvement over the 1.3MP camera found on the W755, but it is still not without its faults. When we tested the W755 last year, the images it produced while outside were dark, dull, and underexposed. The Entice has corrected these issues, as outside images are significantly brighter and have slightly better detail, but at the same time the automatic white balance is problematic, causing a “purple hue” to be seen in some images. When moving indoors, most images taken by the Entice are brighter than when using the W755, but both suffer from a lot of grain being shown. The camera also lacks a flash, so low-light images are impossible to take. The Entice can also record videos up to 320x240 resolution, where the W755 was limited to 176x144, but the quality is still lacking and isn’t anything more than a novelty.

Outdoor photos taken with Motorola Entice W766 - Motorola Entice W766 Review
Outdoor photos taken with Motorola Entice W766 - Motorola Entice W766 Review
Outdoor photos taken with Motorola Entice W766 - Motorola Entice W766 Review
Outdoor photos taken with Motorola Entice W766 - Motorola Entice W766 Review
Outdoor photos taken with Motorola Entice W766 - Motorola Entice W766 Review

Outdoor photos taken with Motorola Entice W766


Strong light - Indoor photos - Motorola Entice W766 Review
Medium light - Indoor photos - Motorola Entice W766 Review
Low light - Indoor photos - Motorola Entice W766 Review
Darkness - Indoor photos - Motorola Entice W766 Review

Strong light

Medium light

Low light

Darkness

Indoor photos



Since the Entice is not a music-centric device, it should come as no surprise that it has the same “red” music player that is used by the W755. Music playback quality was generally good and the volume was plenty loud that some vocal distortion could be heard at times. When the flip is closed, the front music control icons are illuminated white and allow you to rewind/skip-back, play/pause, and fast-forward/skip-ahead. You can also listen to music by connecting wired 2.5mm earbuds or through a Bluetooth headset.

The music player - Motorola Entice W766 Review

The music player



Other software features include two game demos (PAC-MAN and Tetris Pop), Mobile Web 2.0, Mobile IM, VCast Music download with Rhapsody, VCast Video streaming, and VZ Navigator for GPS guided directions.  You can also download a wide variety of other games and applications using the Media Center.

Motorola Entice W766 Review
Motorola Entice W766 Review
Motorola Entice W766 Review
Motorola Entice W766 Review


One area of disappointment is that the Entice only comes with 67MB of internal memory, of which 31MB is available out of the box, where as the W755 has 83MB of internal memory and 66MB available to the consumer. We’re not sure why the Entice has less internal memory, but you can use microSDHC memory cards up to 8GB.

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55

1. secondcor517 (Posts: 94; Member since: 06 Oct 2008)


to be honest, I don't think I would consider the Alias2 and the w766 to be in the same catergory.

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Display2.2 inches, 176 x 220 pixels (128 ppi) TFT
Camera2 megapixels
Size3.80 x 1.90 x 0.70 inches
(97 x 48 x 18 mm)
3.60 oz  (102 g)
Battery940 mAh, 5.5 hours talk time

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