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Motorola L7 SLVR Review

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Interface (Rating: 3.5 of 5):

The interface is the typical for Motorola with slight changes from the older models. The main menu is built by a number of 3x3 icons screens. The places of the icons can be changed and shortcuts for them can be set up. It would be more comfortable if the shortcuts were automatically programmed, so that every icon is linked to the corresponding key on the keypad (the one in the upper left corner linked to the 1, the next to the 2, etc.), which is used with other phones. The main menu could be viewed as a list as well, like some of the submenus are built. The whole menu view can be changed, using Themes. A little confusing is that the menu button not always has a function associated with it, unlike the soft keys, but overall the navigation through the menu is comfortable, logical and fast.

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


Phonebook (Rating: 4 of 5):

By default the phone book, with a capacity of 1000 entries, shows all available numbers, saved in the phone or in the SIM card. On one name there is one number (the numbers saved in the phone have lots of fields), and besides a full address, self pictures and melodies can be attached, which will notify when there is an incoming call from that number. There is a birthday field, but there is no way to automatically add a reminder for that date. The different contacts can be divided into categories, and a personal melody can be added to that category. The phonebook can be viewed one category at a time. After entering multiple numbers for one contact the user can decide if one of them to be designated as primary. Then depending on a setting, the primary number is shown in the main menu, and the additional numbers can be viewed by pressing right on the D-pad or all the numbers are shown in the main menu. The searching in the list is easy, as you directly from the keypad enter text, for which you can search in the saved contacts. The uncomfortable part to that is, that if a name has more than one words to it, you cannot search for them and you can only search by the first word, which means that you will not be able to search for a second name for example.

Motorola L7 SLVR Review
Motorola L7 SLVR Review

The phone book can be viewed as a list of names, or a list of names with pictures next to them. All entries in the list can be put in different order (by name, by email, by speed dialing number). On incoming calls, the name of the contact will show on the external display along with the type of the number (home/mobile/work). To answer you can simply open the shell (if you have the “Smartflip” option activated, which is used to answer automatically when the flip is opened), but the bad part to that is that you will not be able to reject the call in that situation. If the phone is open when a call comes in, you need to use the answer/reject buttons. If you close the shell in the middle of a call, that call will be disconnected, unless the speakerphone is turned on.

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


Organizer (PIM) (Rating: 3 of 5):

L7 SLVR does not have a very rich organizer, but it is good enough. It has up to 5 alarms and all of them can be active at the same time. Each one of them can be set up with a different hour as well as a different melody and ring level, and you can assign name to them.

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

The calendar can be viewed for the week or for the month, and different to-do events can be added for each day, with a reminder. Every day that has an event added to it is marked with a check on the calendar itself.

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

SLVR comes equipped with the same amount of memory as the original RAZR but also adds a slot for memory expansion. It is microSD and it is located on the right side of the phone, covered by rubber lid. Because it supports hot-swap, the memory cards can be switched without the need of powering down the phone. Pre-packaged with the phone is a 64 MB card, but it can be replaced by a higher capacity one.

Motorola L7 SLVR Review
L7's miroSD slot


Regarding the messages, everything is standard. Entering text is powered with iTap, which is quite comfortable and works fine with a variety of languages. Short pre-saved phrases can be used, as well as templates for multimedia messages, containing pictures for different situations.

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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