Motorola Evoke QA4 User Reviews
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I love it. :D
Most people have been saying this phone sucks, but I love it! I've had mine for about two months now and I've been using it constantly. It's only froze about, twice. The texting it great, sometimes it'll press a letter didn't press, but that's no bother. And the web browsing is amazingly fast! Maybe I just got lucky and got a good one. :) Haha, but I love it. I hardly ever use the keypad. Unless I'm dialing to someone I don't have saved. But overall, this phone is amazing!
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Not as "cool" as you may think
This Phones is a pain in the ***. its too small to be a touch screen, if you txt a lot this is NOT the phone for you-- i spend a lot of time re-writing my messages due to the touch not being accurate. Tends to freeze, no mms--- for it to be a touch screen phone it's other features are extremely basic, looks like a cool phone but dont waste your money on it cause it's functions arent as "cool" as you may think.
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I have had this phone for about 2 1/2 months now. It is a decent phone. I was very excited when I first got the phone. I upgraded from the Motorola Hint, and I do miss the physical full QWERTY. The virtual full QWERTY on this phone is extremely innacurate, especially if you have large fingers. There is a youtube application preloaded, but the phone does not support youtube videos. The camera is decent, but the Motorola Hint's camera was better. In my opinion, there needs to be a calibration option for the screen, because most of the time the screen is completely innacurate. I hardly ever use to web browser. Even when I have full service the browser is extremely slow, barely useable. It has bluetooth, but does not support file transfers. I pay an extra fee on my bill so I can send MMS, but this phone does not support picture or video messages either. Despite all of these cons, it has been one of my favorite phones, but I miss my Hint.
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I wish people a stop Hating & Bitching.
I've had my evoke since tuesday,and i'ma say first hand this phone is pretty good,Surely like alot of people say it does'nt have MMS,but at the same time.Theres alot of work arounds if you wanna get your pictures and media to someone else you may know.The phone is kinda slow somewhat,But hey,people you keep forgetting,Its not a Godly phone that could be comparible to a IPhone or HTC touch,its a basic touch screen per say.Most of the features on this phone you wont even find on most TouchScreens or normal phones.The internet is pretty great,Myspace,youtube,rss feeds,along with the weather widget loads up pretty well for a 3g since this is my first time being on it.Then to find out if you own a laptop you can flip the phone to be use a a modem,so i would assume you could use the 3g connection to grant a connection.Now how many phones from cricket or attel let youdo that?The design is pretty lovely,only thing i could honestly say that kinda tripped me out is that you cannot use a stylus of any kind for it.Even if the sensitivity is set to high it still wont go.Picsa is kinda a joke to me,but at the same time,you could upload your pictures to your email address if you a myspace user you could still create you a email for your myspace and have your pictures uploaded from the phone which is pretty quick.Being able to put your own ringtones on from a laptop itself just drag and drop is always a plus for me,lets face it people,We do not wanna just go on myxertones and just find something...
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Liked it but had to return it
I bought this phone, didn't talk on it because I wanted to be sure I liked it before my 30 minute return limit was up. Good thing, They claim it does e-mail but if you have e-mail on any .net carrier it doesn't work. Only on .com so it doesn't support the biggest carriers here like comcast ATT or bellsouth.net. I guess you have to have some freebee e-mail to work. The YouTube worked fine, I didn't have a problem with the full query texting key board but who 's goin to pay and extra $15.00 a month for e-mail and webb that won't work. MIne never froze up either but the battery seemed to drain quickly while I was on the phone for 6 days talking to every tech support foreigner that Cricket had and nobody could make it work. What's worse, they charged me a restocking fee to return a phone that didn't do the features they advertised and I was out of service for 6 days while they tried to figure out the problem. OH, yea, Cricket corporate told me they'd talk to the Motorola rep and let me know what they found out before I returned it. No return calls of course!!
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Evoke is Ajoke
I just got my Motorola Evoke QA4 yesterday, September 10, 2009, and I have had so many glitches on this phone that it isn’t funny! I’ll turn my phone sideways to activate the QWERTY touch screen and when I’m finished with my message and I go to tap the green check mark to send, it freezes up and I’ll push the main button that’ll take you to your app’s and somehow the main screen with be tied up with my text message that I tried to send. THey’re both froze together and then I have to take that battery out and put it back in and turn the power back on and wait 2-3 minutes for it to surface. I do love this little phone, but it had WAY too may glitches and I’m considering returing it just for that matter. No one wants a phone that doesn’t work correctly, right?
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HUNK OF JUNK
I gave up my blackberrry for this thing. It is rediculous. There is NO good thing about it, at all. It freezes, sucky battery, just shuts off for no reason. I know your thinking its a defective phone, but i've went thru 2 of them in one week. its not worth it, at all. don't waste your time.
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Evokes Pleasure and Pain
This phone did excite me when i first learn of it's arrival. After purchasing, I can say I'm pretty much pleased with it's overall performance. There are times when some applications run way to slow for me and my expectations are severly challenged. Especially when I experience a phone freeze......uuugggghhh!
Most of the time the phone responses well and I am Happy. Please continue to improve on the builds and services and you will have a winner!
I HATE this phone.....
..and here's why. It is by far the most sluggish, incredibly frustrating phone I've ever had. The reason I bought was due to my Z6 Rokr faceplate falling off. I loved that phone otherwise. I was able to import mp3's and use them as ringtones all without using Phone Tools. I was able to edit a song down to a few seconds using Cool Edit Pro 2 and import the file into the Z6. Can I do this with the QA4? Not hardly. Why did Motorola choose not to support the QA4 in Phone Tools including all updates so far? It's the only way to make custom ringtones.
Then there's the speed of the device. It never responds quickly then when it does respond it has "stacked" every command you may have tried to get it to respond. It will then execute them one after another.
The touch screen is a joke. It will run a command that I did not instigate. And why the hell does the screen lock after placing a call.
I'm telling you I've really had to hold myself back from throwing this phone against a brick wall. I may do just that before it's over.
I've played with I-Phones before and they have NONE of these issues. If Apple can make a phone that works well surely Motorola can.
If you want frustration and have to exercise self control then buy this phone.
Run, not walk away from this Phone
All the things from prior reviews is absolutely the truth. Here's my take:
Before I start with the bad, I'll give credit for the good. The speaker and clarity features that are a given on Motorola phones is still there, as well as outstanding screen quality. The threaded text messaging is very nice and I enjoy the newsfeeds. However, for everything that is good, there is even more that is bad. Speed dial should be a given on any numeric keypad phone. Voice dial does not work well at all, and typing part of the name brings up everything but what one is looking for. Speed dial was a key feature for me as I often need to make a quick call to family while driving and 'one key' and bluetooth allowed me to keep my eyes on the road. The ability to sideload personal ringers for contacts (my own created) was also a needed feature as I am not always near the phone and it allowed me the discretion of choosing whether to answer right away, or give a call back later. If I want ringers now, I must pay for each one and not get the ones I want or need. I would gladly trade my you tube access for features such as these. This phone is being promoted as the touch screen for the "average Joe"; it's everything but. The most important features have been omitted. I have been reading through many threads and noticing how customers are hoping for improvement. Replies have been aimed at "future smartphones". Well I say, what about those of us that just dropped over 300 dollars for this...
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YES AND NO
I like this phone... then again i HATE it. You cant send or recieve pictures... yet it has a camera??? I dont understand that. It has good sound and my internet is pretty fast... but thats about it. I should have NEVER bought this phone.
Paul B. Houston, TX.
Dont be fooled by the description
I waited and waited for this phone to be released and finally bought the it a few days ago. The description made this phone to be an iphone competitor. I got it home I was shocked at the garbage that Cricket sold me!! It is suppossed to be 3G internet, which I paid an extra $15 upfront and its recurring charge, and it doesn't even work most of the time. The applications it has such as youtube (doesn't work), accuweather(doesn't work), and picasa (the only way to share photos. I called Cricket atleast 10 times about this and everytime they said...we have to refresh your settings. About the non working apps...youtube for one...isnt even supported by the phone. Why waste the money on their programming of the phone and my money and it doesnt even work. When I am lucky enough to get an internet connection, it is soooo slow and freezes after a few pages. I later called Motorola about this and they said it doesn't support these features and there are no plans for a software flash.
Now...about using the phone as a phone. The volume really sucks and most everyone I talk to on it, can barely hear me. Texting is a real pain because of it being so sensitive. You will find you hit the delete key to correct mistakes more than actual texting. Forget sending photos. Oh...and the phone is advertised about the 5.5 hours of battery life. Yeah right!! I understand using the camera, internet(when...
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might as well buy an i phone!
I got to admit I did anticipate this phone for a long time, but now that I own it it really has limited me from doing what I used to do on my previous phone. I am very disappointed that you cant aven send mms msgs and that its not even a true web phone. Why the heck does cricketr make us pay for web browsing every month. this phones best feature is probably just the touch screen but thats it! boy did cricket set its self back with this phone! dont buy it its not worth it! guess ill go to the i phone now!
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AWESOME...This phone rocks. IPHONE forgot how important taking piking picks and video...not to mention being able the ability to share it my my girlfriends. Can't wait to use some of the mind blowing apps.Thanks for finally making this available who do not necessarily sit behind a desk conducting business all day...I like my fun to be as fun as flexible as my friends and I are...I guess yiu can say business with pleasure. THIS PHONE CAN DO IT ALL....)
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