Motorola MOTOLUXE hands-on

Motorola MOTOLUXE hands-on
US consumers surely have something to be jealous about, well, that’s because Motorola will be bringing to market one sleek looking Android powered smartphones in markets outside of the US – like Europe, China, and Latin America. Rather than bringing to market another device that seemingly incorporates the distinctive design elements found in recent devices like the Motorola PHOTON 4G, DROID RAZR, and DROID XYBOARD 8.2, the Motorola MOTOLUXE totally bucks the trend with its fresh and chic looks.

Crazy to believe it at first, but we’re absolutely stunned to even believe that the Motorola MOTOLUXE is packing a 4-inch display – that’s because it seems more like a device packing a smaller 3.7-inch panel instead. Nevertheless, the minimal bezels that surround its 4” qHD LCD display enables the handset to keep a very low profile appearance, and admittedly, we smitten over the handset’s svelte looks and solid construction. In fact, it’s so different from most of the recent Motorola devices we’ve seen, which makes it so enticing to hold and look at. With its display, it’s more than detailed when you factor in its resolution and screen size, but it appears to be merely your typical LCD panel – so colors tend to look washed out at times.

Towards the bottom corner of the handset, there’s a groove that one might overlook, but interestingly enough, it’s yet another standout amongst other things. Referred to as the dedicated groove spot by Motorola, not only does it allow you to keep the smartphone tethered to you with a strap of some sort, but it also acts as the notifications system as well – lighting up in a palette of colors to specific notifications. Pretty neat indeed and it actually splashes a hint of sparkle to the handset.

Overall, this beauty is being positioned as a mid-range device since its specs consists of an 800MHz single-core processor coupled with 512MB of RAM. Beyond that, everything else is pretty much the usual fanfare – like its 8-megapixel camera, VGA front-facing camera, 1,400 mAh battery, Bluetooth, aGPS, Wi-Fi, and the usual customized BLUR skin running on top of Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Frankly, this one boast one impressive design that’s guaranteed to attract a lot of attention.

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  • Display 4.0" 480 x 854 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S1, Single core, 800 MHz
  • Battery 1400 mAh(4.50h 3G talk time)



1. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

I have a question. I am fifteen so would this phone be suitable for me if it ever launches stateside? Or should I just vouch for the Epic touch 4g so I can bankrupt my mommy's pocket? Tough choice. lol Some one answer me.

2. Nathan

Posts: 85; Member since: Jul 14, 2011

The Samsung Galaxy S2 Epic Touch 4G is the far superior option IMO. I have the Samsung Galaxy S2 Skyrocket in white and I wanted the Epic Touch because of the proccesor and notification light, but I'm on at&t so I went with Skyrocket and I love it and your expirence should be the same if not better. Plus the Epic Touch also is came out in white too on Jan. 8th btw.

3. asimo

Posts: 41; Member since: Jan 05, 2012

I've been waiting for a 4" qhd to fulfill my small hands for ages, I hope more brands will step back from the 4.3+ hugeness of smarttablets

4. asimo

Posts: 41; Member since: Jan 05, 2012

EDIT: There's a mistake here, the presentation video (and one of your previous articles) says: FWVGA which is 854x480, not qHD!!! please correct this typo. The wait continues...

5. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1253; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

...and why would we US consumers be jealous? I missed that part.

6. fonegeek

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 05, 2012

One Question... What Company Has This Phone (AT&T, Verizon, Sprint)?

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