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Motorola MOTOLUXE Review

Motorola MOTOLUXE

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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

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

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Medium - Indoor samples - Motorola MOTOLUXE Review
Low light - Indoor samples - Motorola MOTOLUXE Review
Darkness with flash - 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


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PhoneArena rating:
5Average
Display4.0 inches, 480 x 854 pixels (245 ppi) LCD
Camera8 megapixels
Hardware
Qualcomm Snapdragon S1, Single core, 800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A5 processor
0.5 GB 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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