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Motorola L7 SLVR Review

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SLVR L7 has a bar design with a thin profile (11 mm), being larger than a closed RAZR, but quite smaller than an open one. Because of that the display and the keypad are smaller. It is made out of metal and high quality plastic, such as the front panel is entirely made out of plastic, but there are no remarks on that. The left and the right sides, as well as the battery cover, which covers almost the entire back of the phone, are made out of metal. Because of its thin profile, the L7 is easily handled with either the right of the left hands and the side buttons are comfortable to reach with either one of the hands. The little size and weight make it easy to fit in a narrower pocket. Sadly the phone is easily stained and fingerprints as well as grease spots stick to it, and cleaning them is hard. The surface of the RAZR V3i was easier to keep clean besides the external display area – luckily there is no such area with the L7. The phone is solid and there are no loud and irritating noises as well as the body is well fit – a stable metal construction with good qualities. An Unpleasant feeling is left from the SIM card holder, which is under the battery and is hard to put in place so that it holds the SIM card, but once put in place there were no problems such as the card getting out of place during usage.

Motorola L7 SLVR Review
Motorola L7 SLVR Review
Motorola L7 SLVR Review
Motorola L7 SLVR Review
Motorola L7 SLVR Review
Motorola L7 SLVR Review
Motorola L7 SLVR Review
Motorola L7 SLVR Review
Motorola L7 SLVR Review

The display is beautiful and comparatively large (1.8”), but smaller than the one of the V3i (2.2”). It shows up to 262 K colors with a resolution of 176x208 pixels and is bright and contrasting. Sadly at strong light reflections are seen on it, which makes it distinguishably harder to see the image its showing. Even that it remains usable since it is quite contrasting.

Motorola L7 SLVR Review

The keypad of the SLVR is in a bronze shade. The laser cut technology is used on it again, same as the RAZR phones, and it beautifully reflects the light that falls on it. Sadly the size of it is smaller than the one on the RAZR and the keys are a bit harder to press, especially the 2, 5 and 8 keys. The green and the red headphones are large and comfortable unlike the soft and the menu buttons, which are reduced in size and quite often mistakes are being done trying to press them. The D-pad as well is not as comfortable as the one of the V3i and it is more poorly lighten up – and outer and an inner circle around it unlike the V3i, where the directions and the central button are lighten up as well. The whole keypad is light up in a good looking blue and the labels of all buttons are easy to see in the dark. Unlike the V3i, only one shade is used here both for the buttons and the lines between them. When the external light is more, the lighting of the keypad does not come on, which helps saving the life of the battery. The buttons are adequate and pressing them is a bit hard, and the surface is lightly lifted, which can be difficult to use if you are not looking at them. There are 4 side buttons – 3 on the left side and 1 on the right. They are of grey metallic color and are comfortably arranged but hard to press.

Motorola L7 SLVR Review
Motorola L7 SLVR Review
Motorola L7 SLVR Review
Motorola L7 SLVR Review
Motorola L7 SLVR Review

On the right side besides the button for the camera are located a few more things. The miniUSB port for connecting to a computer or charging the battery is there as well as the microSD memory slot, which is covered by a rubber cover. The slot is a hot-swap which allows for changing cards while the phone is on. The SLVR keeps the memory available to the user from the first RAZR, and has the memory slot in addition.

Motorola L7 SLVR Review
Motorola L7 SLVR Review
Motorola L7 SLVR Review

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55

1. Kalin (unregistered)


I would really like to say that this review helped me But it didnt

posted on 24 Jul 2007, 03:44

2. walter (unregistered)


Have it 2 weeks only and sold it. Bluetooth was a joke!

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 08:44

3. sarbjit (unregistered)


plz give tool spoot

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Display176 x 220 pixels TFT
Camera0.3 megapixels VGA
Size4.47 x 1.93 x 0.45 inches
(113.5 x 49 x 11.5 mm)
3.50 oz  (99 g)
Battery820 mAh, 6.66 hours talk time

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