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Motorola MOTOLUXE Review

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That megapixels don’t matter is something that we have reiterated countless times, and if you are still not convinced in our words, take the MOTOLUXE’s 8-megapixel auto-focus camera for example. When shooting outdoors, the photos that it takes are average at best: usable, but pretty dull in general due to their lifeless colors and the lack of fine detail. Furthermore, the camera struggles with finding the correct white balance on certain occasions, especially when shooting indoors, which produces cold-looking images. What makes matters even worse is that after taking a shot, the camera needs about three more seconds before it is ready to take the next one. Video can be captured at no higher resolution than VGA, and its quality is equally unimpressive. Oh, and by the way, that front-facing VGA camera is barely passable. It has a very narrow field of view, and the photos that it takes are awfully blurry.

Camera interface - Motorola MOTOLUXE Review
Camera interface - Motorola MOTOLUXE Review
Camera interface - Motorola MOTOLUXE Review

Camera interface


Outdoor samples taken with the Motorola MOTOLUXE - Motorola MOTOLUXE Review
Outdoor samples taken with the Motorola MOTOLUXE - Motorola MOTOLUXE Review
Outdoor samples taken with the Motorola MOTOLUXE - Motorola MOTOLUXE Review
Outdoor samples taken with the Motorola MOTOLUXE - Motorola MOTOLUXE Review
Outdoor samples taken with the Motorola MOTOLUXE - Motorola MOTOLUXE Review

Outdoor samples taken with the Motorola MOTOLUXE


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Low light - Indoor samples - Motorola MOTOLUXE Review
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Multimedia:


The Music+ audio player on the Motorola MOTOLUXE was a very pleasant surprise as it offers features that we rarely get to see out of the box. For example, it automatically downloads a song's lyrics and album art when it is played, and it can search YouTube for its video at the tap of a button. Additionally, the player has SoundHound music recognition built-in and comes with a ton of online radio presets, courtesy of ShoutCast. In two words, it's awesome! Sadly, the 1GB of on-board storage is far from enough for storing all your favorite tunes, so using a more spacious microSD card is highly recommended.

Sadly, playing back videos is something that the Motorola MOTOLUXE is not quite good at, it could run only our MPEG4 samples of resolution no higher than 800 by 480 pixels. Support for DivX video formats is missing.

Multimedia playback - Motorola MOTOLUXE Review
Multimedia playback - Motorola MOTOLUXE Review
Multimedia playback - Motorola MOTOLUXE Review

Multimedia playback



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posted on 19 Mar 2012, 11:04 2

1. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2927; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Harsh rating but hey if its not magical(Apple) that would explain it.

posted on 19 Mar 2012, 12:37 3

3. Mozarrt (Posts: 294; Member since: 08 Oct 2011)


So according to you, all Android phones need more than a 9/10

posted on 19 Mar 2012, 16:43 3

6. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2927; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Yep because thats exactly what I said.

posted on 24 Apr 2012, 13:04

10. csm71 (Posts: 6; Member since: 24 Apr 2012)


its not an i phone though?

posted on 19 Mar 2012, 11:48 5

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.

posted on 24 Apr 2012, 13:06

11. csm71 (Posts: 6; Member since: 24 Apr 2012)


LG less quality in my opinion

posted on 19 Mar 2012, 13:40 3

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

posted on 19 Mar 2012, 13:57

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.

posted on 24 Apr 2012, 13:14

12. csm71 (Posts: 6; Member since: 24 Apr 2012)


te its a good price smartphone i think u want tablet or small laptop

posted on 19 Mar 2012, 17:34 2

7. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5542; 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.

posted on 20 Mar 2012, 02:11

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.

posted on 24 Apr 2012, 12:59

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

posted on 24 Apr 2012, 13:17

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

posted on 24 Apr 2012, 13:41

14. csm71 (Posts: 6; Member since: 24 Apr 2012)


plus free landline and network to network u have got to negotiate

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Display4.0 inches, 480 x 854 pixels (245 ppi) LCD
Camera8 megapixels
Hardware
Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 MSM7227A, Single core, 800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A5 processor
512 MB RAM
Size4.63 x 2.38 x 0.39 inches
(117.7 x 60.5 x 9.85 mm)
4.36 oz  (124 g)
Battery1400 mAh, 6.5 hours talk time

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