As most of you should know by now, the V600 is a clamshell style phone. Even though is has almost identical physical dimensions as the Samsung E715, V600 is noticeably heavier – 4.4 oz (125 g).
The front and rear covers are metal and scratch resistant and can be changed. There is also highly polished bezel that goes around the front monochrome 96x32 display, camera and the mirror.
An interesting feature is the "Situational lights" - color lights that are situated in a circle around the Motorola's “M” logo. They can light up in different colors depending on events – if a Bluetooth headset is connected, they light in blue, if someone calls they can light up in different colors etc. Be advised that this is not a service light (which blinks when there phone is connected to a network). Those lights are on only for specific events.

V600 front
V600 back


Situational Lights

External key controls consist of a rocker switch on the left side for volume up/down. Below it is the multi-purpose key used as the right softkey, or while the flip closed can switch between the different ring profiles. The key on the right side activats voice-dialing and voice-menu shortcuts.

V600 right side
V600 left side


The bottom of the V600 has the connector featured in the most Motorola devices. The top has a small loop for a lanyard and the 2.5mm jack for a wired handset in case you have not jumped on the Bluetooth bandwagon. The rear cover has a small grill which hides the external speaker.

V600 bottom
V600 top

When Motorola V600 flip is opened it reveals very stylish keypad (again with chrome and highly glossy finish). There are two soft keys, menu key and four way directional keypad with a select key in the middle. I've seen some brags about the fact that there is not space between the keys – in my testing this was not a problem whatsoever. What I'd like to have is a little more response from the keys when they are pressed, but overall I am pretty happy with the keypad.

Size comparison
Size comparison

The Motorola V600 sports two displays – internal transflective TFT unit with 65,000 colors and resolution of 176 x 220 pixels. The screen colors are saturated and very pleasing for the eye. The display is viewed very well outdoors. The external display is monochrome blue-light 96x32 pixels and shows basic information such as caller ID, battery, signal, messages and missed calls status.

Out of box (at least from AT&T) you get the phone, manuals, 750 mAh Li-Ion battery, a headset/earbud and a battery charger.  

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