Motorola MILESTONE 2 ReviewMotorola MILESTONE 2 8.5
This is a global GSM phone. It can be used with T-Mobile USA and AT&T, but without 3G.
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?
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.
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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.
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.