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Motorola WILDER Review

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Motorola WILDER Review
The Motorola Wilder fares average in call quality, the volume is strong enough, and the voices are clear in the earpiece. On the other side of the conversation, though, they said we sound a bit muffled and unclear, plus a lot of the background street noise was filtering in.

The handset's 910mAh battery is rated for the excellent 9 hours and 40 minutes of talk time, and it goes for many day on standby – battery life is definitely one of the huge advantages of featurephones over their smarter brethren.


Conclusion:

The Motorola Wilder isn't worried that you will toss it around on a sand beach, or use it to talk in the rain, which might be the main reason for obtaining it in the first place.

Also, for around $80 on prepaid plans at Carphone Warehouse, the phone couldn't get much cheaper for what it offers. Even though it is priced as a disposable handset there, it has its virtues like the splash-resistant shell, and an extra OLED notification screen for bragging rights. Getting it SIM-free at Carphone costs about $110, though, and on other places like Amazon UK it can go up to $140, erasing the price advantage before the cheapest Android phones.

Still, the low-ball Carphone offer makes it priced at least $50 less than the cheapest decent Android handsets like the Huawei IDEOS, for example. If you prefer to save the cash, and don't care about the thousands of applications Android Market offers, the Motorola Wilder comes to the rescue as a rather affordable rugged handset, making it ideal for giving to your kids, or using as a spare phone without hesitation.

At its lowest price you can hardly find a match for the Motorola Wilder in the name brand value-for-money realm, but spending those extra $50 could net you the HTC Smart featurephone also with Brew MP, but more upscale design, or, if you are looking to smarten up, you can grab the Samsung Galaxy Mini, or the LG Optimus Me P350 with Android and capacitive touchscreens.

Software version of the reviewed handset: Brew MP AVON_03.00.00.70R

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Pros

  • Dust- and splash-resistant chassis
  • Affordable name brand phone

Cons

  • Virtual keyboard is hard to type on
  • Low-quality pictures and video
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Display2.8 inches, 240 x 320 pixels (143 ppi) TFT
Camera2 megapixels
Hardware
Qualcomm ESC6240, Single core, Qualcomm ESC6240 processor
64 MB RAM
Size4.02 x 2.28 x 0.53 inches
(102 x 58 x 13.4 mm)
 
Battery910 mAh, 9.6 hours talk time

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