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Motorola MILESTONE Review

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Motorola MILESTONE Review
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The Motorola MILESTONE comes with impressive functionality, but it´s about time we checked on its performance during calls. Fortunately, the in-call quality is really high – our callers sounded loud and clear, albeit a tad sharp. They didn’t have any complains either and claimed the in-call quality was nearly perfect. The handset utilizes the manufacturer´s proprietary noise cancellation technology called Crystal Talk. Voices get slightly monotonous when it´s activated, but remain perfectly intelligible, which is great really. The loudspeaker is useable as well, but just like if you use it to listen to music, there is noticeable crackling with the volume going at full blast.

Now it´s about time we told you about a really important aspect of any smartphone, the battery life. The one the Motorola MILESTONE is equipped with has 1400mAh capacity. As a whole it performs properly and provides about a day of continuous use if you don´t abuse the device, which is acceptable for a smartphone with huge display. If you talk a lot, you better prepare to charge the phone at your earliest convenience. According to the manufacturer, the battery of the Motorola MILESTONE should be able to provide 6.5hrs of continuous talk time and keep the device operational for 350hrs in standby.


Conclusion:

Hands down, the Motorola MILESTONE is one of the best smartphones on the market today. Even if a tad heftier than what we would have liked, the build quality is great and the device sports awesome functionality, including capable browser and probably the best camera found on Android phones today. On the other hand, the MILESTONE is not exactly exemplary in terms of advanced software, due to the fact it lacks certain extra features that make the CDMA version more attractive (Facebook integration, Google Maps Navigation etc.)

People who love customizing their handsets themselves and like solid devices will definitely find the Motorola MILESTONE quite appealing. But we believe that seekers of sophisticated and elaborately developed interface and proper integration of social networks would be better off opting for the HTC Hero. Finally, we do have high expectations of the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 that is to roll out soon and has the potential to become more than a match for any technologically advanced Android handset.

All told, the Motorola MILESTONE is an excellent device that is one of the first steps in the comeback of the manufacturer, a true milestone device for a troubled, former majesty that has lived without glory long enough. The cell phone got sold out pretty quickly after its official release in the UK, which proves the great interest that customers seem to take in the device. Still, we doubt the Motorola MILESTONE will win the almost religious popularity that its CDMA version for Verizon, the DROID, has gained in the US.


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Pros

  • Proper build quality and overall design
  • Excellent display with great sensitivity
  • Very good in-call quality
  • Very good snapshot and video quality
  • Multitouch-capable browser

Cons

  • Relatively short battery life
  • Touch-sensitive keys with inconvenient arrangement
  • Good QWERTY keyboard with clattered layout
PhoneArena rating:
8.5
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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55

1. aakin (Posts: 1; Member since: 29 Dec 2009)


Do you think its worth waiting for the Google Nexus one or HTC bravo?

posted on 31 Dec 2009, 04:39

2. solidkevin (unregistered)


Bravo is the nexus but better imo

posted on 08 Aug 2010, 11:57

3. Kittu (unregistered)


Your Cons says short battery life and u give 9 for battery, and reverse for the camera... R u joking??

posted on 14 Sep 2010, 18:07

4. Marianitem (unregistered)


I`m getting this model in replacement to Dext/Cliq. Should i expect better performance in connectivity on wifi and gps antennas, overall speed, sound quality? I had 2 Dexts during a month and couldn`t get any of those to work properly, having to take twice each to a tech for wifi and gps problems, and system freezing. I prefer to be prepared. Thx. Great reviews BTW.

posted on 18 Feb 2011, 16:14

5. shashwat (unregistered)


compare the camera of milestone to dat of iphone??

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 21:45

6. aundre (unregistered)


i just bought an unlock motorla milestone but i am not sure how to find my contact on my sim and also i dont know how to set a pic that i have taken to my main screen without a small part showing

posted on 08 Jan 2012, 22:11

7. shashivydyula (Posts: 4; Member since: 08 Jan 2012)


This is My first android mobile and loved it.
Though there are many features missing compared to other devices I just love this phone.

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Motorola MILESTONE

Motorola MILESTONE

OS: Android 2.2 2.0
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Display3.7 inches, 480 x 854 pixels (265 ppi) TFT
Camera5 megapixels
Hardware
TI OMAP3430, Single core, 600 MHz, ARM Cortex-A8 processor
256 MB RAM
Size4.56 x 2.36 x 0.54 inches
(115.8 x 60 x 13.7 mm)
5.96 oz  (169 g)
Battery1400 mAh, 6.5 hours talk time

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