Motorola W755 Review

Performance:

The Reception on the W755 was excellent and about equal to that of the higher-end V9m. We were able to place and receive calls in fringe areas where the VX8350 could not maintain a signal. However, the Call Quality was somewhat disappointing. The earpiece volume had to be set to medium, since raising it to high would cause noticeable distortion to be heard. This was also true while using the speakerphone. Call quality was also not as clear as on the U550 or V9m, with some background noise being heard. Because of this, we would suggest the U550 for those looking for a mid-level device with good call quality and reception.

The included 940mAh battery is rated to have 3.6 hours of talk time or 15 hours of talk time on a full charge. Our testing showed that the 3.6 hours of talk time is accurate, but the phone only got 4 days of standby time on a full charge. This leaves us wondering how Motorola can rate it at 15 days.

Conclusion:

The Motorola W755 is a modest upgrade from the V3m with most changes being limited to the styling, better build quality, and updated themes. However, most other features remain unchanged, such as the displays, camera, and music player. The touch sensitive buttons are very useful, as it is the only flip phone to offer Bluetooth power and ring/vibrate control on the front flip. Even though the reception was excellent, the call quality was a disappointment and not as good as from the Samsung U550. Because of this, we would recommend the U550 over the W755, since it offers better call quality and about equal reception, build quality, and comparable features.


Pros

  • Build quality
  • Reception
  • Touch sensitive buttons
  • Updated themes
  • Loud music playback

Cons

  • Call quality
  • Camera is useless
  • Small external display
  • WAP browser has problems displaying large HTML sites

PhoneArena Rating:

5.5

User Rating:

7.4
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