Motorola Q9h Review


The Motorola Q9h was very adequate and fast-operating  for a smartphone, which was easy to notice after just a few minutes of usage.  Even loaded with more applications in the RAM, the phone didn’t lag and remained very usable. It works excellent as a computer, but will it be so as a phone?

The Reception test gave mediocre results, and the score of the Q9h is average 5 out of 10. We would have like to see a 7 or more, but that’s all.

The Sound Quality during a call is better and as a whole it is good in both directions. The voices you hear are thick which makes them not realistic, but otherwise clear and comprehensible. The other party hears you very close to the real thing and with strong volume, which gives for excellent calling experience.


Is that a flawless phone? The lack of WiFi shows it is not. Is it very good – definitely yes! Targeted as a rival of the BlackBerry phones, the Q9h offers excellent QWERTY keyboard that beats almost everything on the market and proves to be best in its size class.  The functionality is as good as you can expect from a WM6 Smartphone and from a smart phone as a whole, and the system performance is also excellent. The best thing is that all this is packed into a slim and sexy body with excellent construction and feel. The Q9h is a brilliant messaging device or smartphone with extended messaging functionality (depending on the way you will use it) and we highly recommend it!


  • Excellent keyboard
  • Very good display performance thanks to a light sensor
  • Solid construction with sexy look and slim profile


  • Lack of WiFi

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1. argonnj unregistered

"BlackBerry has been the leader in this market segment for years and this is a fact that the major manufacturers don’t like." Well start with dropping Win Mobile. Blackberrys are popular, not just for their hardware design, but for their rock solid OS. Unlike Win mobile which tries to cram a regular PC into a phone (which isn't need) Blackberry OS is designed for easy, reliable operation. Win Mobile is overly complex and buggy to be any use on a mobile phone. You take the greatest hardware design, add Win Mobile and what you are left with is CRAP.

2. Christopher Cox unregistered

I love BlackBerry devices because I send and receive A LOT of messages. What do you have to do under Windows Mobile to send and receive rapidly? It takes a lot of clicks to do something. On a BlackBerry, sending an email, sms, mms, pin, or anything is done with literally 2 clicks after typing in the first few letters of the persons name from the home screen. As long as WM remains as inefficient as it is, it will never surpass BlackBerry as a messenger/email system of choice for most people who email a lot.

3. unregistered

You guys have obviously not worked with WM 5 or later. It also take only 2 button presses to send a message to someone in WM. WM is also very stable. Since i got my phones (HTC Wizard, Samsung i600, HTC Tytn), the only time some of them needed a reset was to do the WM 5 to 6 upgrade.

4. timothy unregistered

hey guys my name is tim and i work for at&t, if you have any questions about any of our phones our service or rate plans fill free to come to my page and send me a message and i will get back to you asap!

5. sandeep unregistered

thanks for the nice and informative review. helped me.

6. bernard unregistered

this is the best phone i have ever had. gps, 2.0 megapixle w/ flashm wm6, best qwerty ever, bluetooth 2.0, automaticaly adjusts screen brightness based on outside light and battery life. the moto q9h manages all this w/out making the device bulky at all. lacks ony WiFi.

7. Mark Fowler unregistered

This device has the Blackberry connect software available from AT&T. I recently got this phone and I get the benefits of Balckberry mail and the flexibility of Windows Mobile. Great phone for business users with most of the multimedia features that most consumers want.
  • Display 2.4" 320 x 240 pixels
  • Camera 2 MP
  • Battery 1170 mAh(6.50h talk time)

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