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Motorola MOTOLUXE Review


Posted: , by Nick T.



The in-call audio quality that the Motorola MOTOLUXE delivers is way over the average. Just like we could hear the other party loud and clear in the earpiece – with no hints of digitizing or background noise present, we were easily heard and understood on the other side of the line. The built-in loudspeaker is also loud enough for a pleasant hands-free conversation.

Out of the 1,400mAh battery that the MOTOLUXE comes with, one can expect getting four and a half hours of talk-time on 3G, or a little over 16 days in stand-by. The stand-by time figure does not bother us that much, but the amount of talk-time that you get is well below today's standards, which is quite disappointing.


So, is the Motorola MOTOLUXE worth the $380 or so that it retails for off-contract? Well, it may be a good-looking smartphone with a solid construction and a slim profile, but the poor performance of its hardware is something that we cannot overlook. Frankly, we think that you will be better off picking a smartphone from yesteryear. For example, the LG Optimus Black or Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc, both of which have slim bodies, spacious displays, and better hardware specs, currently cost more or less the same as the MOTOLUXE.

Motorola MOTOLUXE Video Review:


  • Catchy looks
  • Solid feel
  • Notification light


  • Slow
  • Mediocre camera
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posted on 19 Mar 2012, 11:04 2

1. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3117; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)

Harsh rating but hey if its not magical(Apple) that would explain it.

posted on 19 Mar 2012, 12:37 3

3. Mozarrt (Posts: 301; Member since: 08 Oct 2011)

So according to you, all Android phones need more than a 9/10

posted on 19 Mar 2012, 16:43 3

6. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3117; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)

Yep because thats exactly what I said.

posted on 24 Apr 2012, 13:04

10. csm71 (Posts: 6; Member since: 24 Apr 2012)

its not an i phone though?

posted on 19 Mar 2012, 11:48 5

2. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)

lg optimus black outcompetes this phone in every category, including price point. nice try moto.

posted on 24 Apr 2012, 13:06

11. csm71 (Posts: 6; Member since: 24 Apr 2012)

LG less quality in my opinion

posted on 19 Mar 2012, 13:40 3

4. sheepygalaxy (Posts: 68; Member since: 10 Mar 2012)

why would anyone want this when the nokia n8 and sony ericsson arc s and around the same price handset only and next to nothing in the uk

posted on 19 Mar 2012, 13:57

5. A.aoudi (Posts: 125; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)

Not bad The overall design is nice but i think they should have clocked the processor to 1GHZ or a bit higher.

posted on 24 Apr 2012, 13:14

12. csm71 (Posts: 6; Member since: 24 Apr 2012)

te its a good price smartphone i think u want tablet or small laptop

posted on 19 Mar 2012, 17:34 2

7. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

the only things i like about this phone is the design and the widgets it comes loaded with. i hope they come to the future builds of ICS for all of Moto's phones.

posted on 20 Mar 2012, 02:11

8. fenixsama (Posts: 32; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

remember the old gold motorola razr flip phone? i wish motorola used that as an inspiration. if you want to associate the word "luxe" then it should look and feel like it. not another boring black brick.

posted on 24 Apr 2012, 12:59

9. csm71 (Posts: 6; Member since: 24 Apr 2012)

300 mins 300 texts unlimited internet android gingerbread unlimted internet for £12 a month i got upgrade for unbeatable i would give it high ranking as my wife had an acer phone very complecated

posted on 24 Apr 2012, 13:17

13. csm71 (Posts: 6; Member since: 24 Apr 2012)

8 megapixels and andriod amongst other features there a new htc with700ghz this has 800 and more expensive thec droid

posted on 24 Apr 2012, 13:41

14. csm71 (Posts: 6; Member since: 24 Apr 2012)

plus free landline and network to network u have got to negotiate

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PhoneArena rating:
Display4.0 inches, 480 x 854 pixels (245 ppi) LCD
Camera8 megapixels
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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