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Motorola MILESTONE 2 Review

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Motorola MILESTONE 2 Review
This is a global GSM phone. It can be used with T-Mobile USA and AT&T, but without 3G.

Introduction:


The Motorola MILESTONE 2, the European release of the Motorola DROID 2 is an update of the original MILESTONE with a fresh spec sheet as well as a few other tweaks. Often credited with bringing Motorola out of the dark ages, the original MILESTONE was generally considered a success, but has Motorola rested on its laurels with the MILESTONE 2, or is this a welcome update with some fresh appeal?


Design:

Sporting Motorola's grade A build quality, the Motorola MILESTONE 2 feels similar to its predecessor and solid to the touch, with a wonderfully secure sliding mechanism that inspires confidence with every glide up and down. It adopts Motorola's classic bevelled bottom styling as found on the Motorola MILESTONE XT720 and the original MILESTONE, with the same metal back cover.

The Motorola MILESTONE 2 has great build quality - Motorola MILESTONE 2 Review
The Motorola MILESTONE 2 has great build quality - Motorola MILESTONE 2 Review
The Motorola MILESTONE 2 has great build quality - Motorola MILESTONE 2 Review

The Motorola MILESTONE 2 has great build quality


Motorola MILESTONE 2 Review

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The Motorola MILESTONE 2's capacitive touch screen measures in at 3.7 inches with a resolution of 480x854 pixels. As expected, it's crisp, with a great level of detail, though is slightly dull when compared with both S-AMOLED and S-LCD displays such as that found on the HTC Desire Z (T-Mobile G2). Nevertheless, viewing angles are on the whole good. The screen is also responsive on the whole.

The phone has a 3.7 inch display - Motorola MILESTONE 2 Review

The phone has a 3.7 inch display


 
Build quality is for the most part good and there’s a great sliding mechanism on board, inspiring confidence in the phone’s moving parts. While there’s no spring, it’s nevertheless solid and well constructed. The physical QWERTY keyboard is too flat, with keys having little differentiating them. The £ key on the review handset we have also pulls up a $ symbol. Nevertheless, despite these issues, the QWERTY is a usable feature on the MILESTONE 2.

The Motorola MILESTONE 2 (left) and The HTC Desire Z (right) - Motorola MILESTONE 2 Review
The Motorola MILESTONE 2 (left) and The HTC Desire Z (right) - Motorola MILESTONE 2 Review
The Motorola MILESTONE 2 (left) and The HTC Desire Z (right) - Motorola MILESTONE 2 Review

The Motorola MILESTONE 2 (left) and The HTC Desire Z (right)


On the back is the 5MP camera - Motorola MILESTONE 2 Review
Motorola MILESTONE 2 Review
Motorola MILESTONE 2 Review

On the back is the 5MP camera

  


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posted on 30 Nov 2010, 09:19

1. cristianer (Posts: 40; Member since: 20 Aug 2010)


Thank you for the review. I want to buy one of this but now I have many
doubts.

posted on 30 Nov 2010, 09:37

2. protozeloz (Posts: 5378; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


you might want to go with Droid world instead unless you have a lot of 900mhz 3G service (like i currently do) and you will probably be updated faster and have less issues

and PA more cons instead of the slider mechanism(witch i think should not be a con)
-Motoblur

posted on 30 Nov 2010, 12:15

3. henkholland (unregistered)


What the heck? These are your words: ''...Build quality is for the most part good and there’s a great sliding mechanism on board, inspiring confidence in the phone’s moving parts. While there’s no spring, it’s nevertheless solid and well constructed. ..."

and then you mention the sliding mechanism under "Con's"??

posted on 30 Nov 2010, 15:36

5. protozeloz (Posts: 5378; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


and put the score in 8.5 whit that sole reason

posted on 30 Nov 2010, 12:31

4. fslg9 (unregistered)


"Cons
Manual sliding mechanism"

What shit is that???

Mannnn,

You guys have no shame at all. Most of your user feedback I read is negative, and still go on reviewing with all the shit talks. Only keeps telling about aesthetics and build quality and which is completely child's talk. I only go through phonearena for pictures and videos. Praise the photographer for providing nice decent pictures. Nevertheless, you guys are the most worst reviewer that could be found on net.

posted on 30 Nov 2010, 16:08

6. 2intrigued (Posts: 1; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)


i realize that the phone has flash player that mean i can watch youtube with wifi. Do you know of any other phones with flash player that gives smooth videos?

posted on 30 Nov 2010, 17:56

7. cristianer (Posts: 40; Member since: 20 Aug 2010)


Anyway this will be my next phone.

posted on 30 Nov 2010, 18:47

8. Wardski (unregistered)


Cons: Manual Sliding Mechanism????

WTF? Every phone out there has a manual sliding mechanism. I think what you want to say is "No spring loaded sliding mechanism" - but even then who really cares? Are you that lazy that you can't push it open?

I agree with the others. If this is the only Con, what about all the other negatives you spoke about - eg. Motoblur, flat keyboard, LCD quality, etc..

posted on 17 Dec 2010, 08:00

9. christo michael (unregistered)


the ips panel of milestone is actually much better than the s-lcd on the desire,it has higher brightness and contrast than the latter.it won displaymates award for the best picture quality.

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Display3.7 inches, 480 x 854 pixels (265 ppi) TFT
Camera5 megapixels
Hardware
TI OMAP3630, Single core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A8 processor
512 MB RAM
Size4.58 x 2.38 x 0.54 inches
(116.3 x 60.5 x 13.7 mm)
5.96 oz  (169 g)

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