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Back at CES 2012, we got the chance to check out this mid-range Android smartphone known by the name of Motorola MOTOLUXE. After getting up close and personal with it for a few minutes, we walked away with a generally positive impression as the handset was sleek and felt nicely made.
Today, the Motorola MOTOLUXE is once again in our hands, but this time we are giving it a full-blown review treatment. A 4-inch display, 800MHz processor, and an 8-megapixel camera contained within a slim, solid body are among the features that the smartphone has to justify its $380 off-contract price with. Care to know how it stood after we put it through its paces? Read along to find out...
Well, what do you know: the Motorola MOTOLUXE is actually one pretty good looking handset despite its relatively low price point. To start, it exhibits a slim profile, and although it is no RAZR, its waistline of under 10 millimeters is commendable. What makes the smartphone look even cooler is that it sports a soft touch finish, and the metallic elements that have been used in its construction add a dose of premium feel to the otherwise mid-range device. On top of that, the smartphone feels nice and solid, and its dimensions make it easy to operate with a single hand.
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Our fingers have no troubles locating the lock key or the volume rocker, which resides on the smartphone's top and right sides respectively. The capacitive buttons located underneath the device's display are also well positioned and accidental presses are pretty much absent.
microUSB port (left)
Camera and volume keys (right)
3.5mm jack and power key (top)
The sides of the Motorola MOTOLUXE
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1. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3075; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
Harsh rating but hey if its not magical(Apple) that would explain it.
3. Mozarrt (Posts: 297; Member since: 08 Oct 2011)
So according to you, all Android phones need more than a 9/10
6. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3075; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
Yep because thats exactly what I said.
2. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
lg optimus black outcompetes this phone in every category, including price point. nice try moto.
4. sheepygalaxy (Posts: 68; Member since: 10 Mar 2012)
why would anyone want this when the nokia n8 and sony ericsson arc s and around the same price handset only and next to nothing in the uk
5. A.aoudi (Posts: 125; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)
Not bad The overall design is nice but i think they should have clocked the processor to 1GHZ or a bit higher.
12. csm71 (Posts: 6; Member since: 24 Apr 2012)
te its a good price smartphone i think u want tablet or small laptop
7. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5688; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
the only things i like about this phone is the design and the widgets it comes loaded with. i hope they come to the future builds of ICS for all of Moto's phones.
8. fenixsama (Posts: 32; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
remember the old gold motorola razr flip phone? i wish motorola used that as an inspiration. if you want to associate the word "luxe" then it should look and feel like it. not another boring black brick.
9. csm71 (Posts: 6; Member since: 24 Apr 2012)
300 mins 300 texts unlimited internet android gingerbread unlimted internet for £12 a month i got upgrade for unbeatable i would give it high ranking as my wife had an acer phone very complecated
13. csm71 (Posts: 6; Member since: 24 Apr 2012)
8 megapixels and andriod amongst other features there a new htc with700ghz this has 800 and more expensive thec droid
14. csm71 (Posts: 6; Member since: 24 Apr 2012)
plus free landline and network to network u have got to negotiate
|Display||4.0 inches, 480 x 854 pixels (245 ppi) LCD|
Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 MSM7227A, Single core, 800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A5 processor
512 MB RAM
|Size||4.63 x 2.38 x 0.39 inches|
(117.7 x 60.5 x 9.85 mm)
4.36 oz (124 g)
|Battery||1400 mAh, 6.5 hours talk time|