Motorola MILESTONE ReviewMotorola MILESTONE 8.5
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.
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.
Motorola MILESTONE Video Review:
- 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
- Relatively short battery life
- Touch-sensitive keys with inconvenient arrangement
- Good QWERTY keyboard with clattered layout
Motorola MILESTONE Review - Performance and Conclusion
|Display||3.7 inches, 480 x 854 pixels (265 ppi) TFT|
TI OMAP3430, Single core, 600 MHz, ARM Cortex-A8 processor
0.25 GB RAM
|Size||4.56 x 2.36 x 0.54 inches|
(115.8 x 60 x 13.7 mm)
5.96 oz (169 g)
|Battery||1400 mAh, 6.5 hours talk time|