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Motorola MILESTONE XT720 User Reviews

8.2 Based on 5 Reviews

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Call quality8.6/10
Build quality9.4/10
Text input7.6/10
Everyday usage8/10
UI speed7.2/10

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posted on 09 Aug 2014, 10:14 (Posts: 0; Member since: 09 Aug 2014)


I will never buy another Motorola product

drdrf has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review

I bought this back in 2011, and enjoyed it for a little then, but soon found the problems with reception, poor battery life, out-of-date OS, etc., so this is *not* a comparison of an old phone with newer ones. It's just a review that is three years overdue.
I should have realised it was crap about two weeks after I bought it, when it refused to wake from sleep mode, although fully charged, and I had to call my provider's tech support line. With very little delay, they told me to take out the battery and reinsert it after waiting for 60 seconds. Really? Seriously?

Build quality 7/10
Reception 3/10 really hard to connect *ever*
Call quality 3/10 lots of gaps, lost calls
Internet 1/10 I get about 12 minutes of internet access before the battery goes down to 20% from 90%. okay, maybe 13.
Multimedia 6/10
Camera 5/10 often blurred. 8 megapixels? doubt it
UI speed 2/10 takes maybe up to 2 seconds for the camera to take a picture. by then, the subject is gone
Everyday usage 4/10
Text input 4/10 letters are hard to select when phone held vertically (and therefore virtual keyboard is small) (my fingers are average size for a man)
Display 6/10 okay indoors, hard to see outdoors
Battery 1/10 conks out after maybe 8 hours of use, mostly because it's constantly trying to reconnect because of the crappy reception quality


  • it also has an FM radio


  • very little memory (yes, 12GB on the micro SD, but you can't store any apps there with this version of Android)
  • poor battery
  • poor reception
  • fuzzy camera
  • Android version way out of date and cannot be upgraded
  • occasionally refuses to come out of sleep mode, although it is fully charged. only recourse is to yank out the battery, wait 60 seconds, reinstall the battery and then turn it on again. especially annoying if it's ringing at the time!

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posted on 09 Jun 2014, 10:51 (Posts: 0; Member since: 09 Jun 2014)


Ehh its ok. Not nearly as good as the others say it is, compared to today's phones.

Tatertots has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review

This phone is ok for everyday use if you don't play a lot of games. Its pretty laggy, taking pictures is a pain despite the quality. Pictures turn out badly in the dark, and the phone often crashes. Has a REALLY small system memory, only 30 MEGABYTES for you to use, and many apps can't be saved to the sd card.

Build quality 10/10
Reception 9/10
Call quality 10/10
Internet 7/10 A bit slow, default browser lacks features
Multimedia 8/10 Fairly good, sometimes lags or glitches when playing music
Camera 6/10 Good quality sometimes, dark pictures turn out badly. Often glitches out and restarts phone when taking pictures. also really slow so you miss the moment.
UI speed 4/10 Lags a lot, really slow, often crashes
Everyday usage 6/10 ehh its ok. get an alcatel instead.
Text input 5/10 small keys, not very user friendly
Display 9/10 no problems, but you can sometimes see fingerprints which are annoying
Battery 10/10 Better than any modern phone


  • Battery life
  • feels nice in hand


  • laggy
  • slow

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posted on 29 Nov 2010, 21:49 (Posts: 0; Member since: 29 Nov 2010)


xt 720

Mospeada71 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

excelent smart phone ,The original MILESTONE was the lifeline by which Motorola pulled themselves out of their deathbed. And now the once ailing giant breathes again – but is in no mood to rest or make peace. Instead, it’s breathing fire on the enemies.

Motorola had itself a true droid army in almost no time – and the best thing is it’s not an army of clones. Creative designs and rich equipment helped the company make an emphatic comeback, and the XT720 is focused on keeping up that momentum.

It’s not as simple as calling it a sequel – a QWERTY-less alternative of the original MILESTONE. 8 megapixels and a Xenon flash for a physical keyboard is a trade-off many users would be delighted to accept. But the Motorola XT720 is keen to offer more. It packs its punch with character and personality.

Build quality 10/10
Reception 10/10
Call quality 10/10
Internet 10/10
Multimedia 10/10
Camera 10/10
UI speed 10/10
Everyday usage 10/10
Text input 10/10
Display 10/10
Battery 10/10


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posted on 15 Jul 2011, 18:10



avocato has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

vey good phone i like it very much excelent smart phone ,The original MILESTONE was the lifeline Motorola MILESTONE XT720 is an Android 2.1 smartphone, ready to take great images with its 8MP camera with Xenon flash. This really looks to be the most camera-centric Android handset to date, especially when you throw 720p HD video recording into the deal. Other than that, the Motorola MILESTONE XT720 seems to be a very good looking handset with characteristic design, large 3.7-inch, 480x854 resolution capacitive screen, HDMI interface, 3.5mm jack, and all other kinds of stuff.

Build quality 10/10
Reception 10/10
Call quality 10/10
Internet 10/10
Multimedia 10/10
Camera 10/10
UI speed 10/10
Everyday usage 10/10
Text input 10/10
Display 10/10
Battery 10/10

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posted on 14 Mar 2011, 21:44


very good phone but needs excellent.....

Jigar.P has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

Love this phone except internal memory, everything else excellent........
Touch screen keypad is not that gr8.........
battery I have to charge twice in one day.......
other than that overall phone is very good.......
Slim and sturdy.... Oh yeah do not put any screen protector on the screen..... thats my personal opinion, it doesn't work gr8 with protector........

Build quality 10/10 very fine built slim and sturdy...
Reception 10/10 Depends on the network otherwise excellent...
Call quality 10/10 crystal clear....
Internet 10/10 picks up wi-fi fast, love it
Multimedia 9/10 Internal memory needs upgrade... very low memory ( Friends I am not talking about MicroSD card).
Camera 10/10 love 8 MP camera with 720 fps video
UI speed 10/10 excellent
Everyday usage 10/10 camera, camcorder, computer, office, internet, phone all-in-one love it
Text input 9/10 no keyboard, touch screen keyboard just okay.
Display 10/10 nice 3.7 in screen
Battery 7/10 Need to update some battery settings or batter one b'c it last just half a day... I charge twice in one day,everyday


  • overall i can give this phone 9 out of 10
  • camera and camcorder all in one


  • Internal memory should be at least 1gb
  • keyboard is only touch screen no good for FAT fingure like mine...Lol

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