Motorola C350 Review
Review: July 2003.
The Motorola C350 lets you download and remix your own polyphonic
ringtones, using the unique MotoMixer
to create your own tones. Download ringtone tracks created by top DJs,
select the tempo, and start mixing!
Features of the Motorola C350 include:
- 4096 CSTN colour display
- 16-voice polyphonic ringtones
- Ringtone re-mixer
- WAP 1.2.1, GPRS
- EMS (add graphics, animations & sounds to messages)
- Downloadable wallpaper & screensavers
- 3 preloaded games
- Phone book (100 names)
- SMS chat
- Group SMS
- Clock, calendar, calculator, currency converter
- Size: 98 x 43 x 17 mm
- Weight: 85g
- Battery standby: up to 215 hours
- Battery talktime: up to 4.5 hours
- Vibration alert
- Dual band
Motorola C350 User Reviews
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Average rating from 100 reviews:
Reviewed by Sam from UK on 5th Jul 2004
Great phone, lots of useful features, anyone who gave it a poor rating
should learn to cope with the fact that they are WRONG and that maybe
they should go back to their Nokias
Reviewed by Liam from United Kingdom on 29th Jun
this phone is ok but the composer is really poor and the reception quality
is bad and when you go on the internet to get a ringtone you cant compose
it into your phone but its a handy little thing i enjoy it its reaally
fun to play with but its not so loud you see when theres something loud
you cant hear it even when im sitting at home i leave it in my room
and im in the itting room and i still cant hear it i rate it 4 cause
i got it for 30 quid so theres my reiew.
Reviewed byRebelF from Finland on 26th Jun 2004
I was really disappointed... I was buying a new phone with melodic ringtones
and colourscreen, and this one was cheap that i bought it. Nokia 3510i
is better than this and it is cheaper. The battery of c350 doesn't last
too long and those ringtones are awful.
Reviewed by sarah from scotland on 15th Jun 2004
when i go the phone there was no ringtones at all.
Reviewed by Dre from US on 13th Jun 2004
I just got the motorola c350 and I believe it is an o.k. phone. I mean
what do you expect it is not the expensive. The screen is small and
the color are not all that but still who cares, all these people are
winers and expect too much. If they wanted a real phone they should
have payed a real phone price. All these people want a little too much,
also this phone is not the difficult to use once you have had a motorola
before, but if you have had a nokia it is totally different. If you
do not have a lot of money and are a teenager and want a stylish small
lightweight phone then get. But if you really want a solid buiilt phone
with all the latest feature spend the money and buy a nokia or more
Reviewed by Dre from America on 8th Jun 2004
At first i heard many bad reviews about this phone but then others seem
to love it. And due to me having a c331 the predecessor to this phone
I have decede to get this phone which in america almost nobody has.
Not only that but the problem with the first phone was just the battery
life, and now that they have improved the battery life made the phone
in color and T-mobile(wireless provider) is replacing my old one due
to battery life now I have decied to take it and not buy a nokia. Even
though nokias definetly have a certain well-built feel to them I prefer
my phone to be light and small and I do not mind the plasticky fell
because i buy I new phone every year anyway when my contracts ends.
And also everybody and their mother has a nokia so I prefer to buy some
Reviewed by Emma-marie from England on 2nd Jun
I think that The motorla c350 is gr8 if you are looking for a small
compact little phone which has lots of style! The only bad point I can
think of is that the buttons are really small and are not very good
if you have large fingers. I got mine when they first came out in about
July 2003, Since then I take it everywhere with me because it is so
good to use. I luv downloading ringtones and wallpapers on the wap service
because it is so easy to use. I also think the games are brill but I
wish there aws a facillity so you could download games. Shame! Thanks
4 your time luv Emma xxx
Reviewed by ??? from ENGLAND on 1st Jun 2004
IT GOOD BUT THE GAMES R DEMOS AND I CANT GET THE FULL GAMES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
BUT ITS A SMALL NIFTY LITTEL PHONE
Reviewed by Nuno from Portugal on 28th May 2004
I got a C350 mobile phone and all i can say is that this mobile has
a good software, made with inteligence, and with a lot of setup options.
Don't buy Nokia phones just for the commercials, buy the features! Good
menus? Read and learn! Are you a baby to don't understand motorola menus?
I dont think so!
Reviewed by Vince from Nigeria on 20th May 2004
I got the phone 'cos' I thought it looked and felt great, but in action
the phone messed up. The battery to be exact. After about a month of
usage, I realized I couldn't depend on the battery power for a whole
day without it running out on me. I am just an average phone user, maybe
about four to five calls a day of not more than three minutes average.
Phone design is good, weight is great but battery power is a disaster.
Reviewed by Van from England on 14th May 2004
Where to start? Battery life could be better - but then if I could leave
all the features alone I reckon it would last a lot longer. Not loud
enough, but depends where you're listening to it! Fiddly to text - YES!
Not so much the predictive text (which I've got the hang of now), it's
the key size. Not a phone for serial texters perhaps? Having ggot all
that out of the way. It's a fun phone - only two base tracks on the
MotoMixer - but go online to the Motorola site and access a lot more
for free (just a WAP call to download). There's a lot of features there
for a small price. It's not the fastest of phones, but for the price
be willing to put up with that. Virgin network, who I'm with, seem to
be slow anyway compared with O2 who I used to be with. Can't get the
voice dial to work - guess that's an operator problem , not a phone
fault. But I like it. The menu system is fine, don't understand the
complaints - but then, I've never owned a Nokia though my daughter has
(don't unde rstand their popularity - fussy articles!). Modem capability
with the PC220 software a big bonus for the price.
Reviewed by Xtort from South Africa on 11th May
Odd that some people can't seem to come to terms with the fact that
this phone is not a Nokia.If you want a Nokia go buy one! I got a C350i
(Upgraded C350) Has an alarm with snooze function.Best predictive texting
i've ever seen.Battery life around 5 days,and i make/recieve about 10
calls a day.Just remember network problems can also make a phone look
Reviewed by Abay from Australia on 10th May 2004
C350, great look, good features, but bad build quality. pros -price
(cheap for a colour phone), polyphonic ringtones,easy to use user interface
and its small. cons -plasticky feel (seriously), small buttons, hard
to type smss, dust under the screen and low volume of polyphonics. but
overall, this is a great phone for the money. serves well. only thing
is, poor build quality and a few other cons wreck it.
Reviewed by Van from UK on 4th May 2004
Bit of a mixed reception for this one from what I've read here. It's
not perfect - not very loud, the (16 voice) ringtones are very tinny
compared with my daughter's (40 voice) Samsung A800, which has a lovely
melodious sound, the vibrate alert isn't all that strong, the texting
fiddly with the small slippery keys. But hey... the colours are good,
the wallpaper, animation and download ability are great. The games are
fun - incidentally, I think it's because the games are addictive that
the battery doesn't last very long!! I find I'm always fiddling with
the phone - either SMS, games or playing with the Motomixer so not surprising
that the tiny battery soon runs out of juice. I'm waiting for the data
suite software to arrive which will allow me to edit and download wallpaper,
animations, music etc without using WAP, and best of all with the software,
I'll be able to use the phone as a modem for my laptop when I'm out
and about - not bad for a budget buy. Think I'll still hang on to my
old handsets for texting though - don't laugh, a Philips C12 and Siemens
A36, both indestructible little gems, even though they're so basic.
Go on - buy one, you know you want to!
Reviewed by skillz from uk on 27th Apr 2004
Nokia and Motorola are 2 different phone company's. So of course it
will look and feel different to a nokia. I thought the phone was only
okay at the begining, but once u get used to its mature outlook on how
mobiles SHOULD be, it suddenly becomes 10000% better than any sh&^Ty
Nokia could ever dream of... and it was only 70 beans when i got it
so for what it is its good.
Reviewed by Vickesh from UK on 24th Apr 2004
I got the phone in September 2003 and at the time it was great! It had
color, polyphonic ringtones and it was tiny! But after christmas i started
looking at my friends phones (samsungs n nokias) and they have even
better features! Downloadable stuff at the push of a button and they
have a computer style layout. The range of backgrounds on this phone
r poor and theres about 50 faces which look stupid. Not enough moving
graphics. The EMS is good and so is the moto mixer, but i cant seem
to find websites with motorola composer tones ANYWHERE! At the moment
the only thing i'm happy about it is the size, the fact you can change
the covers, and that it Has colour. Why dont motorola invent a camera
attachment for this fone because if u set ur theme 2 grafiti and look
at the screensaver, it seems capable to view actual pictures, and talking
of themes, there should be a lot more instead of downloading them. I
would recomend this fone but PLEASE MOTOROLA invent more accsesories
n stuff 4 this fone!!!
Reviewed by Jeff Armlong from Jersey on 19th Apr
This is a good overall phone. the pricks at motorola make you pay more
for the extra levels of the games which is crap. people say cool phone
and stuff like dat. the ringtones are good but the motomixer is crap.
all your mixes sound the same. some of the good points are the crisp
colour screen, its size, its weight an its price. i recomend it but
not to people who want to use it for loads of games 4 stars
Reviewed by karthik from India on 19th Apr 2004
low volume ringtones excellent screen best quality ringtones as they
are of same timbre as actual instuments....unlike nokia or samsung polys
which may be loud, but sound like a kid playing his 12 key casio. great
screensavers can be downloaded. mail me @ firstname.lastname@example.org if
u wanna share names of wapsites for polyphonic ringtones or wallpapers
Reviewed by UNNAMED from Serbia on 16th Apr 2004
Motorola C350 is a really good phone.Price of this phone is very small.I
haven't nothing more to say about this phone.It's fantastic!
Reviewed by "FUgy" from Serbia on 16th Apr 2004
Reviewed by John Evans from uk on 13th Apr 2004
S@*T, Battery lasted less than 40 hours from fully charged to dead and
I only wrote 3 short text messages and read 4. Worst phone I've ever
had. T'mobile even admitted that they new battery life was a big problem
with the phone.
Reviewed by Nobody you know from UK on 11th Apr
I have mixed feelings about this phone. Bought it before Christmas.
And in the Value for Money stakes on PAYG it was hard to beat at the
time. Nice range of polyphonic tones and the Motomixer is a nice touch,
even though I'd like more than 2 base tracks to play around with. Still,
I've got a half decent drumbeat ringtone tone and a separate piano one
that I mixed. And I didn't waste £6 on something that sounded like it
was mixed by somebody even more tone-deaf than me. I like the compact
little handset, but I reckon they've been a bit stingy with the screen
space, especially with the 'ph book' and 'messages' commands taking
up valueable space. And it's a bit of a scrollathon to do more than
a 2-lined text message or some WAP browsing. I think the newer C450
has a slightly bigger screen as well as downloadable Java applications.
Also on the minus side, the navigation around the menus is poor. Took
me ages to learn how to launch a WAP session. If anyone could tell me
how to do a quick lock of the phone without going through a zillion
menus to do it, I would be eternally grateful. There must be a shortcut,
but try telling the phone manual writers that. Here's a couple of tips
to stop you all going crazy: to combat the low ringing volume (even
when set to max), you have to set the ring style to ring and vibrate.
Problem is, the vibrate kicks in way, way before the ringtone. To stop
the noisy key tones, go to ring styles, change ring detail and scroll
down to key volume to alter it. To switch off the music when you turn
the phone on/off, keep pressing the left arrow key until you get to
vibrate or silent. But remember to switch it up again to get the ring/vibrate
mode up when you need to take calls in noisy environments, cos you'll
never hear that ringtone. My Nokia and Siemens-owning mates admire the
C350's nice range of backgrounds and colour schemes, but as I've learnt
with phones, there's more to mobile life than a pretty face. So, to
recap, I do n't hate this phone by any means, but I'm so glad I haven't
got this on contract. I'm sure I'll be trading it in for a better and
more user friendly model (probably a colour Nokia or Siemens) before
too long. Or wait that bit longer until more 1 mega pixel camera-phones
appear on the UK market.
Reviewed by Ado from Canada on 8th Apr 2004
This phone is a piece of junk, just DON'T BUY IT!!!
Reviewed by Emily Nisbet from England on 5th Apr
i have to say, this is a very cute phone, but it isnt really the best
bussiness phone, as its just really to use for texting,calling and showing
off your new polyphonic ringtones. as i am still at school, that is
really what i just need it for since i dont really want anything too
fancy. the buttons get a bit fiddely when you first get it, but you
get used to it after a while. if you hav a nokia phone at the moment,
and wanting to buy this phone, i would not really advise it, since the
select button is on the opposit side to what your used too.although
this has composer on it, you cannot find any ringtones that you can
dial in, since this is a rare phone. The good thing about this phone,
is that you can change its style completely, which i love, as it can
be for girl, boy, man or women. so i would go out and get it!
Reviewed by jo piercy from uk on 30th Mar 2004
what a fab phone, had it since it came out and had no problems. to all
you out there that complain have you nothing better 2 do, its great
for the money you pay for it. go back to your sad little nokias, as
i had lots of trouble with them. id recommend thi 2 any1..
Reviewed by Clare from UK on 20th Mar 2004
I have had this phone for 1 month now. It was a present so I gotta keep
it. This phone is nice and compact and pretty but it's driving me crazy.
I can't write texts properly because the keys are just too tiny and
also the predictive texting is like playing scrabble with a 3 year old.
The battery only seems to last 5 minutes, the screen is covered in scratches
already, I can't figure out how to turn off the annoying key tones,
you can only store 20 text messages and the menus are exasperating.
I could go on but I don't think I can be bothered to waste any more
time on this phone.
Reviewed by Sanjay from India on 11th Mar 2004
Well I do agree with some problems on this phone like ringing volume
at its highest settings still sounds too low to hear , and also some
problem with alarm. But then same time looking at its cost isnt too
bad. The colours are nice , ringtones are nice , games are also good
, ofcourse composing ringtones are not as easy as Nokia. But some guys
are compaining about battery which I never found , I have been using
this phone for 6months now , its weighing lightest , smallest in size
, I think costwise its okay. but the guys those complaining hell about
it , seems like to pay for peanuts , but want to eat cashewnuts.
Reviewed by Sean from South Africa on 11th Mar
For all the critics of this phone, you will find the alarm functon in
your datebook.I think a lot of you come from Nokia cr@p to a phone with
a different interface then it is automatically cr@p.Go back to your
blessed Nokia's if you must.I know I definatly won't which reminds me
that I must pick up my wifes Nokia 3410 from repairs today.It's only
the third time it has gone in and it only took 7 weeks to repair this
Reviewed by Lewis Perry from Australia on 1st
This phone is too quiet has poor battery life . You can't send EMS pictures
in Australia because of some dumb copyright laws.But it looks nice !
Reviewed by firdousi bin daniel from Ipswich on
29th Feb 2004
I can't believe i bought this phone. At first glance the phone looks
like a real catch! But after using it for few days i realised that it
had a really plasticky feel to it. I'm so dissapointed in Motorola.
Despite big brand names, you can't always trust the product. The processor
is really slow and not to mention poor reception at areas which are
suppose to have good reception. My advice to y'all is to just go NOKIA.
NOKIA phones are userfriendly and from my experience, once you use a
nokia this makes this piece of junk something you'ld throw in the trash
once you start realising it's just a beauty clothed in junk. All the
best mates and hope you make the right choice. Firdousi bin daniel.
Reviewed by hecatae from England on 26th Feb 2004
It only cost me £49.99 and Virgin unlocked it for free and after removing
the start up tone and virgin start up logo it is absolutely gorgeous,
silver cover is lousy though.
Reviewed by Asad Sadar from Pakistan on 26th Feb
I brought this phone 4 months ago. This is light weight sleek phone.
With a color lcd screen, polyphonic ring (toneswhich sucks)GPRS and
lot of other functions which most of the people never use. If u are
planning to buy this phone i advice u to go for some other model. Do
not impress by its funtions and specs.
Reviewed by Ben from England on 19th Feb 2004
im in the position were im reading these after making up my mind 2 bye
it and by looking all over the net i hav found that it is a good phone
and i dont know were you getting all this C**p from!
Reviewed by Julie from Wales on 19th Feb 2004
What are you all harping on about? The texting is much better on this
than on a Nokia (I had one for 3 years). You just need to learn how
to do it (piece of @%&$^). I have had my Moto since it first came out.
It's a cheap phone but looks really smart. However I do agree about
the covers. I bought a red one as I don't like the stupid C350 on the
original cover and is now in a drawer covered in scratches. I would
have liked an alarm clock, but hey, 70 quid and all the other features.
I sticking with Motorolla from now on!
Reviewed by Daniel Ma from Australia on 19th Feb
The motorola C350 from the my experience and reviews i've received is
that the C350 is a really crappy piece of junk. Whilst it might look
good, from the box, in reality it is really an ugly duckling. The phone
has such a major plastiky feel to it that it almost seems fragile and
likely to break if you drop it a few times. Not the mention, due to
the fact that it's a multimedia phone with colours and all, all the
more such a complicated piece of equipment with tons of features will
spoil easily in such a flimsy casing. MMS phones are good, however only
if the processor of the phone can handle the functions to function at
an appropriate speed. Motorola has tried to create a highly featured
budget phone, resulting with an overloaded phone without a proper processor
to handle such efficiently. Try it for yourself and you'll see what
i'm talkin about. Till then, see ya and happy takin mates.... daniel
Reviewed by Maria from Mexico on 17th Feb 2004
Poor battery, lack of obvious functions. Waste of money.
Reviewed by Thomas Fionn from UK on 11th Feb 2004
The phone had its advantages and its disadvantags. The phone was small
and light with a reasonable battery life without recharge. The colour
screen was quite flashy and it had a few good preset ringtones. I enjoyed
the MOTOMIXER but the fact that you only had 2 base tracks made it abit
boring after a while. The alarm clock was quite a good polish and I
think MOTO GP had very good graphics. The phone is FLIMSY, which is
the main point,every time I drop it, even just a few inches of the floor
it automaticly switches of for some reason. It is VERY PLASTICY and
looks like it costs 10p for every case to be built. The screen is extremly
vunerable to scatches so I had to spend another £10 on a phone case
which is also crappy. Astrosmash and Snoods are BAD and I think that
the games should have soundtrack to them, Beep Beep is like putting
cow pat into perfect trifle. The speed of the WAP services is absolutly
appaling, and so you get charged something like a FIVER for about 1
page that you have read. I did enjoy the fact that you could make your
own monophonic ringtone I made a lot of themes of popular films and
TV shows. The wallpapers and screensavers are very rusty and there are
a very crap choice of them. Over all I'd reccomend this phone for young
teenagers without alot of savings but the quality of the phone is not
so good as alot of NOKIAS that I've seen. I think that you could of
put a camera in that one Motorola. YOU HAVE PRODUCED A CHEAP FLIMSY
Reviewed by Fionn from UK on 4th Feb 2004
I suppose its cool quite stylish. Oh what the hell its Excellent but
not no top notch that you can take pictures and videos but if you want
a phone thats cool enough to show off to your friends its the one for
Reviewed by Nix from India on 1st Feb 2004
Ppl who have given dis fone 4 n 5 stars haf obviously sumthin rong goin
wid dem...This fone is awful...its plasticky...ugly.awful keybad..horendous
color display..user friendliness=0...in oder words this fone sux...BIG
TIME!!!Ppl who havent seen real technology haf given dis fone a 4-5
Reviewed by sara from england on 17th Jan 2004
This phone has a good look, but not too fancy. I wouldn't recomend this
phone to anyone though. Even though it's a good price, there are quite
a few things wrong with it! Even on the highest volume it's still v.
quiet....takes ages to txt....the inbox gets filled up quickly.....you
get voicemails ages after they are left.....you have to be connected
to WAP to recieve anything, which you SHOULD be told when first recieving
your phone...it's hard to use the MotoMixer.....and the battery life
is poor! Sorry if you've already purchised this stupid phone like I
have - waste of money - go back 2 Nokia!
Reviewed by Aam from Indonesia on 27th Jan 2004
I have no idea, but this phone is really poor. Too low respon, and uncomfort
while using its keypad. I've throw it to my room wall, and it was a
puzzle game for me. But i didn't finish this game,.. Just because i
hate this phone.
Reviewed by Aaron from Australia on 25th Jan 2004
Don't do what I did and spend too much time being impressed with the
specs/features for the money and not enough time reading reviews such
as this. I purchased one thinking it had such nice specs for the price,
but that soon all came to an end. I wasn't already attending anger management
classes like some other guy posted, but I'm almost at the stage now
with this phone that I think I need to go!!! arfgh!!! This phone really
p*sses me off completely. But funnily enough, I'm certain its already
off the market in Australia. My girlfriend and I bought this phone in
the space of about 3 months and not long after that they have disappeared
from all shops! And we bought the phone just when it was released. Problems
are: - - Extremely slow response, its seriously under powered with its
processor chip. You can finish a game of cards before the phone has
responded to whatever you pressed. This I think was the most frustrating
thing, the shocking response and lag. I like to be on the ball and think
quickly, and this phone can't keep up with how quickly I like to press
the buttons and quickly find my info or ring people etc. This leads
to you waiting around for the piece of technology all day long, frustrating.
- SMS is a pain, over complicated, not as nice as Nokia predict-text.
- Why should I need to go through like 5 confirmation stages to send
a messages once I've typed it. "Yes send", "finished", "please send",
"Are you sure?", "really sure?", "ok" etc. ridiculous programmers at
motorola who thought this was user friendly? shame on you. - Why did
they bother putting those dud games on there, the style of games would
be fun if the processor could handle it. You press the keys and wait
patiently for the phone to respond, which results in bad lag and you
always get killed by the aliens. Its a rort so the phone always wins.
- There is an alarm, but its called "datebook" and its the most cryptic
anti-userfriendly thing I've ever been punished with using. Even after
you select today's date, and then set the time, it has an error and
tells you "PLEASE SELECT A FUTURE DATE". So you have to select today's
date again. Then say you have the "datebook" alarm set for 7am tomorrow
morning but you turn the phone off deliberately because it was annoying
you. Then at 5pm the next day you turn it back on, as soon as you turn
it on, it screams the alarm in your face because its logic says "5pm
is after 7am, and I haven't sounded the alarm yet, so I will just play
the alarm now". seriously flawed logic. - I also got the intermittent
beeps that just stayed on when the phone was new. I also had to remove
the battery for it to shuddap. Some serious bug there. - It has some
stupid bit called "my numbers" which is like a text file. Once you put
numbers in there you can't do anything with them, why is this separate
and less functional than the main phonebook!? - The volume is very poor.
I can never hear it ring when I have a nice polyphonic ringtone selected,
I need to change it to both vibrate and some piercing ringtone so that
I know its ringing. And the vibrate is weak too. - The battery doesn't
last very long at all now either. - Dust under the screen was yes a
terrible problem!!! Within 1 week from brand new, it was covered with
dust that you couldn't easily clean out. So I took it apart for a clean
out, but soon enough its back. I mean, did any idiots from motorola
actually ever test this junk heap? No way, its had to real usability
testing, they just made it and said "lets make money now, get it out
in the shops!" On the bright side, its compact, very nice size but buttons
are too small and plasticy, and it seemed pretty strong until I damaged
it in fits of rage. Its feature packed for the money, but its just tricks
to get you to buy, yes it is feature packed, but nothing had been properly
tested, plenty of software bugs and speed issues. As a result, once
I threw my C350 out of my garage onto the pavement which scratched it
all. Then another time I squeezed the hell out of it which permanently
put a pile of red pixels on my screen, so now I cannot read everything.
And squeezing it also broke the microphone, people can't hear me now.
So its a new phone for sure.. Now Motorola will never take my phone
back because its scratched etc, but really its their fault. This is
corporate bullying, design and make money from a pile of crap, people
damage it on purpose, then they lose their money: stupid me. I to am
going back to a simple clunky NOKIA. NOKIA seem to have done so much
more user-friendliness design and consideration with the phones, buttons
and menus. OH AND THE BIGGEST problem how could I forget. You know how
its some legal requirement that mobile phones now have to let you ring
out emergency (911 in US, 000 in Australia) even while the keypad is
locked? Well on every other phone it will only register that you've
dialed 000 after the keypress of the third zero. On this phone, even
with the keypad locked, if you bump 9 or 0 or 1, it will beep while
in your pocket. So 0-0-0 will go "beep beep beep" and then wait for
you to press "CALL". On a smart NOKIA it won't beep until after you've
gone 000. So the result, is that I walk around all day with the phone
in my pocket locked, it beeps all the time and I go "oh crap did I forget
to lock my keypad, am I accidentally ringing up people and costing me
money now?" BUt no, it beeps continuously even while locked, so you
will never know will you. How annoying you idiots. - The colour screen
is very very hard to read without the backlight. So I can never look
at the phone and go "what's the time?" I Have to unlock it, then that
makes the backlight come up, then you can read it. I hate this phone
so much, that I am prepared to keep paying it off for the remainder
of my contract and pay for a new phone just to not be angry any more.
Reviewed by 4dr14n from Poland on 15th Jan 2004
I would like to write that telephone is very bad and it brokes all the
time. i must change the telephone for e.g. nokia because nokia is the
best telephone of the world. motorola is ugly.
Reviewed by Brent from Aus on 15th Jan 2004
This is a great looking asnd stylish phone. The people who reviewed
this phone and gave it a poor rating should hang their heads in shame.
This is a more stylish looking phone than any of the nokias. It has
good backrounds and fantastic ringtoned. It hase the moto mixer function
what alows you to make great polyphonic ringtones. " A feature that
the nokias dont have"
Reviewed by Shawn from Malaysia on 8th Dec 2003
Well as far as i know this phone is ok ,just that it need Wap to download
its ringtones and colour wallpaper.Im using it for 6 months,it seems
ok to me.For receiving and making calls,its ok but the speakers are
to low.Otherwise its affordable,compact,looks better then the latest
NOkia phones,its fun to own one,looks cool and funky rather that purchasing
a Nokia.Motorola has a alot of cool design compared to Nokia whatever
design.Nokia totaly sucks.
Reviewed by ben from england on 3rd Jan 2004
The txt is so rubbish it takes to long to send messages also hard to
see screen through dust behind it (phone is 6 days old) and very hard
to get phone to ring loud . stay with nokia iv had no problem and iv
had it for 3 years
Reviewed by Herman from South Afriva on 30th Dec
First of all the buttons are too small, and if you are a frequent sms'er
then the buttons tend not to always function as intended. Second, the
battery life after 6 months are appalling, I have to recharge the phone
every day! Third, the colour screen is poor in comparison to other phones.
Fourth, the menu speeds are quite slow. Fifth, if the message memory
is full, eg you are using the Outbox and Quick Notes, it only informs
you the memory is full after you have typed th message and is ready
to send it. However the MyMenu, your own menu system, is quite useful.
Overall though, I would not recommend the phone at all.
Reviewed by Jess from England on 29th Dec 2003
This phone is great, what are some of you people on about?? My texting
is fine and the colour screen is really good.....so far!! My advice
to anyone whose getting this phone and is worried bout the texting is
to press each button in the shop n see wether it sticks or not, you'll
soon be able to tell what the texting will be like. Anyone who wants
a new phone this is really good,just don't expect it to be like a Nokia,cos
its not,its a Motorola!
Reviewed by CHICKEN from UK on 29th Dec 2003
WHEN I FIRST SAW THE MOTOROLA C350 I THOUGHT IT LOOKED REALLY STYLISH,
A NICE LITTLE GADGET! SO I BOUGHT IT AND TOOK IT HOME,TO MY DISAPPOINTMENT
THE PHONE HAD A PLASTIC FEEL TO IT AND THE POLYPHONIC RINGTONES SOUNDED
REALLY TINNY, NOT THE QUALITY I EXPECTED, ONE MAJOR LETDOWN I FIND WITH
THIS PHONE IS WHEN YOU DOWNLOAD A WALLPAPER ONTO THE PHONE YOU CANNOT
SEE THE PICTURE CAUSE YOU CAN'T REMOVE THE TIME,DATE,AND SERVICE PROVIDER
LOGO....BUT THEN AGAIN WHAT DO YOU EXPECT FOR £70!!!!
Reviewed by Dan from Liverpool on 26th Dec 2003
Lets be honest, this aint a top of the range nokia or samsung, its a
cheap an cheerful piece of kit. Yes it has faults (Poor message memory,
quite slow, poor signal in some places, not very loud). But at the end
of the day you get what you pay for, its got a few nice features and
for £80-100 its not a bad little fone.
Reviewed by Weallrule from jersey on 18th Dec
it is a great fone with cool ringtones and a color screeen
Reviewed by Bizzy from Nigeria on 17th Dec 2003
This phone is a lovely Phone it attracts every onlooker and is the cheapest
colored phone around. Its functions are ok though they should have included
an alarm clock. The battery life isn't fantastic but serves. The phone
is actually stronger than it looks. There's not even a scratch when
it falls (accidentally). The motomixer is fun to play with. But they
should have made the ring volume louder. A nice package and not a mistake
but I must warn if you are pig headed and to impatient to learn you
won't enjoy it. Still this is the best phone for the modern day adventurer
who doesn't have much spare cash to go for the big boys.
Reviewed by paul from england on 13th Dec 2003
well i must say after owning a nokia 3510i the first brick with a colour
screen i fancied a smaller fone the c350 is a small reliable fone managed
to get one on virgin for 59.99 with 15 quids worth of airtime excellent
poly tones games are a rip off though having to upgrade them after the
first level but im pleased with mine
Reviewed by ~~Mysterious~~ from India on 9th Dec
The phone is really cool.. except the messaging... its kinda hard to
get used to this after my Nokia.. the sms'in it was so easy.. here u
have to go through hundred charecters just to find a fullstop or a space.!
Otherwise.. it has a great Media Center.. with The Motomixer(which by
the way is really nice).. and not to forget the 5000 colors and the
Games.. Overall a great buy for a cheap price!
Reviewed by Guna from India on 9th Dec 2003
Hello People.. I bought this mini computer i would say..3 days back
and it's an amazing set.. who ever didnt like the mobile are people
who hate gizmos.. i think it's a truely awesome phone.. " You can Not
get a Nokia with colour display and GPRS at the price of this phone...
no way dude.." .. The Motorola C350 is an AMAZING mobile.. it's made
for people who are gizmo freaks and not for Nokia babies.. who want
the mobile to be very simple.. Grow up guys!![nokia lovers]..anyways..
i'm a proud owner of a motorola mobile Regards >>Guna
Reviewed by Don from England on 4th Dec 2003
The best phone ever!
Reviewed by jezz from uk on 4th Dec 2003
Not a bad fone. The SMS function is not the best. You have to press
about 5 keys just to send a message! The battery life is ok but not
the best. The thing that bothers me is that in the instuctions it tells
you how to reset if it freezes! Not a good thing! Apart from that not
a bad little gadget.
Reviewed by Fat Andy from England on 3rd Dec 2003
This is an absolutely brilliant phone. I've not had any of the problems
other people mention, and I think it's fair to say that if you can get
one for under £80 there is absolutely nothing that can compare to it.
As for the quality, I just don't believe people who say it's cheap -
I've had Nokias and Panasonics before and this one is at least as good
as any of them. Poor battery life? I don't think so, this beast lives
for over a week if you only text/call a few times a day. Definitely
buy it, it really is great.
Reviewed by QUAZ from uk on 1st Dec 2003
i like the advert for it but not the actuall thing.......
Reviewed by John Davies from Wales (UK) on 29th
I think that it's a great phone. I've found loads of covers for it on
the net. Downloadable wallpaper and screensavers and games. I admit
that it does take a while for menus to show at times, but that's the
only downfall. The Motomixer is great. You can see the time when it's
locked, but when locked the backlights doesn't show. All in all a truly
Reviewed by Craig from UK on 28th Nov 2003
After many different over the last 10 years, and many of them NOKIA'S
I found this difficult to use at first, but with a little time things
have got a lot easier. Texting is a little more difficult than I am
used to, as there are key strokes to perform than on a Nokia (something
for Motorola might fix on there next generation of phone). The screen
is colourful, if a little dark when not back lit. All in all I am fairly
impreesed with this little phone, and a good retail price for the specification
Reviewed by sucker from india on 26th Nov 2003
got it yesterday and am returning c350 for a nokia 3100, even if there
is a loss. its a pain all over to use it. No alarm clock! wonder what
these so called geniuses of technology are upto to come up with a most
convoluted gizmo i ever came across..Advise..dont even gift it to anyone
to avoid curses..Strongly suggest that motorola should come out of this
mobile phone business..
Reviewed by Akil from India on 25th Nov 2003
Hi, I just bought the simple,slim,attractive,cheap mobile. Yeah.It is
one and only C350. It looks good for the price i gave. Sad thing is
Alarm feature is not as expected. Others are fine. Packed wiht Nokia
features in less price. Hope Motorola will give a downloadable firmware
with alarm feature for existing users.
Reviewed by Vishu from India on 24th Nov 2003
Guys..I wouldn't say its the best phone to buy but then comparing the
cost of the phone and its features I think its an excellent choice.
Agreed there are some shortcomings like low volume, but you can't demand
everything to be just perfect when you are buying a phone on low budget.
So people who want to enjoy facilites with some compromise, its the
Reviewed by Alan from England on 14th Nov 2003
The buttons are a little awkward and the display is very dark when not
illuminated - but then all phones are... I don't think it's the best
phone you can buy, but I don't think it's as bad as other reviews are
suggesting. Sure, it took me two days to work out how to type upper
case letters (was it necessary to make it that awkward, Motorola?) It
took me one day to get the cover off (in contrast to another reviewer
who said theirs' kept falling off). Also, the ringing volume is quite
low even on it's loudest settings. The menu isn't that easy to navigate
but after a while you get used to it. For £80.00 it's ok if you just
want a phone. If you want a phone that does everything - you're probably
still a teenager and oh, if only life was so simple that a good phone
meant everything. It's fine once you get used to it.
Reviewed by Jason from India on 14th Nov 2003
Hey Guys I think you all are over reacting here. The C350 is fairly
cool in its appearance as well as the quality of its cover. The keypad
looks simply stunning and is easy to use. The other features u know
about. Aren't you guys just having a nokia hangover or simply afraid
to handle something new.
Reviewed by James from United Kingdom on 13th
I have heard a lot of good things about this phone and a lot of bad
things aswell. I havent got this phone but i am going to buy it because
i have just got rid of my other phone. This phone is cheap and affordable,
so i can just get it as a replacement. I think its a nice looking phone
with lots of things to do on it. This is going to be my next phone.
Reviewed by Mitch from England on 11th Nov 2003
I've had the C350 for about 2 months now and as far as I am concerned
it is an OK phone. I've owned Nokias up to now, but they always seem
to have problems with the screen and need you to keep pressing it to
see the display. So thought i'd go for the C350. I must say i am impressed
with its features for the price. I don't find texting too bad, once
you get used to it, but then i don't spend all day texting .... I have
a life! In use it is fine, shame about the alarm clock function though,
I miss that, but you can set it up through the datebook. The games are
poor, but if I want to play a game I'll use my PC! I've doenloaded a
great mix from hellomoto.com and think the polyphonic tones are good.
The vibrate is very weak though. Need to be wearing tight trousers to
feel it! The keypad could be a bit more responsive, sometimes you need
to press the buttons twice. My main complaint is the cheap plastic used
to cover the screen, it is very easily scratched and doesn't look pr
etty after a while. You can replace the covers so its not a total disaster.
All in all, for the price, its a good buy. Not as well made as my old
Nokia though, but isn't that the same with everything today. Make it
as cheaply as possible for maximum profit.
Reviewed by Vicky from London on 4th Nov 2003
Extremely disappointed with the Motorola C350. Its small and light but
the battery has just completely died on me and I've only had it for
4 months. The text messaging is rubbish, there is no daily alarm clock
and it just feels so cheap and plastic. I am going to back to a trusty
Reviewed by Ravi from India on 4th Nov 2003
This is what I observer. +points 1) light weight (70g) 2) good color
display (6 colors) 3) has alarm clock -points 1) sounds are very low
2) battery life was low but has increased a bit after 3 months usage
3) dictionary does not store most frequently used words 4) cannot download
any ring tones from Nokia or other sets. 5) not many ring tones 6) MotoMixer
is tooooooooooo low to hear (ad shows differently) 7) lot of dust settles
inside the phone and below screen which makes visibility low. 8) till
date could not find any cover. 9) no buyers. 10) does not display date
when locked 11) Expensive for its features 12) No speaker phone although
manual says it has
Reviewed by Mart from Australia on 28th Oct 2003
I got this phone on a new contract. The added features- colour sdcreen,
polyphonic ringtones, etc, are fine. However, I've set the phone up
with screensaver disabled (I like to be able to see the time without
unlocking the keypad) and I tend to use unobtrusive rings. My problem
with the phone is: no alarm clock, even though the manual describes
it, and the menu in which it is (not) found. Also no way to send phone
numbers from the phone list as an sms . Also the phone seems to have
feedback on calls (squealing). I'm thinking of trying to get it exchanged
for a Nokia 2100, which seems much more simple and functional.
Reviewed by john from england on 25th Oct 2003
The motorola c350 is the worst phone I have ever owned. Texting is useless.
The screen saver is a pain in the arse because you cant see how much
reception or battery life you have. And on the subject of battery life,
on a full charge the battery lasted 44hours and was only used to write
3 texts and read 6. And that was after going for repair twice, it's
now on its way back for a third time. Trust me you're better of with
two yoghurt pots and a piece of string!
Reviewed by stephen barnes from uk on 23rd Oct
i have just bought this phone and the case keeps on fallin of and the
screen moves up and down.
Reviewed by Moacyr from Brazil on 23rd Oct 2003
It's a good cell phone, nice signal reception quality, nice look, and
good accessories and applications. The bad points are: it feels too
plastic when you hold it, it's seems to be kindda flimsy and the keys
are someway not sensitive. To access something you have to get into
several menus and sub-menus, but with My Menu option and the virtual
keys you can make it work just perfect by accessing some areas with
no more than 2 key pressings. One more thing that Motorola failed in
this phone is the lack of a key that turns of the ringer and makes it
just vibrate... It's very usefull to people who needs to turn off the
ringer quick and very often... You can just turn off the ringer by decreasing
its volume until it gets to off... It works, but there should be a faster
way you to do it. In a nutshell it's a great phone, it's worth of it's
price but you should also consider Siemens C55 that is also a great
Reviewed by Tim from UK on 22nd Oct 2003
Prashanth! You are obvioously paid far too much by Motorolla. This is
by far the worse rip off Britain product I have ever bought. DON'T BUY
A C350 THEY ARE RUBBISH AND DEFINATELY NOT FUN TO USE. Where do I start
- well it takes ages to text, very complicated and not user friendly,
don't leave it in your pocket too long because the screen blanks out
and you have to send it back to Motorolla, it's not very loud i.e. I
had to really squash it into my ear to hear my friend when I was in
the City even though it was at full volume, no MMS is useless for a
phone with colour screen technology, oh yes the games are crap and very
slow and boring, the buttons are very awkward to administer, I'm afraid
Motorolla the list goes on and unfortunately I am stuck with this heap
of crap for another year now. I will be changing my service provider
and buying a Nokia next year. bad call Motorolla, you will pay for this
piece of rubbish as you are obviously trying to save money I guess this
phones cost 5p to make in Japan. Tim
Reviewed by Bizzy Iweha from Nigeria on 14th Oct
This is the first time i'm trying out a motorola phone and i won't say
i'm disapointed. the colored screen is cool and whats even more cool
is the price it's cheap even over here though they could have worked
on the text messaging and made the sound louder as well as vibrator
it could be in your pocket and you won't fell a thing. Not a phone for
the impatient but it is efficient.
Reviewed by Laura from Ireland on 13th Oct 2003
It is samll and light, I sure don't do much but for those of you who
just use your phone for its origional intended purpose it is fine ...
sill can't figure out how to put it on silent though!
Reviewed by amy from uk on 11th Oct 2003
i used to have a motorola t191 the best fone ive ever had but unfortunatly
it died on me so i thought id go for the motorola c350...not as good..ive
been on my comp now for nearly 3 hours trying to find a decent site
to download ringtones and wallpapers..ive gave up now...but trust me
its ok but dont go out your way to buy one!!!
Reviewed by fc love machine from cuba on 10th
i'm currently taking anger management classes at the momment and when
i recieved this phone it did me no favours. I GOT THE RAGE. its cheap,
its fiddly, its flimsy and only a real arse could appreciate a phone
as cr#p as this.
Reviewed by allan from australia on 8th Oct 2003
Judging a phone isn't very easy basically because it depends on the
purpose and what you really expect from it. There are obviously many
complaints about the keypad and how it is hard to send a message, but
if you ain't going to send many messages then that aint obviously a
problem for you. I dont have the phone myself but i know much about
it, and yes i would say the phone is generally pretty good.
Reviewed by neil patel from london on 7th Oct
The phne is preety poor because it is hard to text, When i bought it
it said Downloadable games NExt to it it said Games Preloaded 3 Downloadable
ones No Whats that all about. THis was on a virgin mobile box.
Reviewed by sarah from scotland on 7th Oct 2003
Yeh its a dinky lightweight phone with colour screen. UNFORTUNATELY
unless you like menus and spending money on ringtones that you cant
bl**** download then DON'T
Reviewed by Nicola+Sarah from Scotland on 2nd
The phone has good points but also its fair share of bad points. At
first i, was overwhelmed by the great colour screen and cool games,
then realised it had an ever changing maximum capcity for the number
of text messages it could hold. Then i found out that it takes at least
5 steps to send a simple text message. Im finding it hard to use the
internet where no clear instructions were given. I have to say that
my old phone ( a samsung which I didnt intentionally drop down the toilet)
had less graphics and probably was more bulky and ugly, but it was simple
quick, clear and the internet was easy to use and was able to access
my email with ease. Sorry..
Reviewed by Dan from UK on 28th Sep 2003
The Motorola C350 is a gr8 fone 4 wat u get. a small very light weight
colour screen mobile. Wat more could u ask 4 mms would be nice who needs
mms its a phone 4 christs sake 4 £100 its a bargin Buy it trust me its
Reviewed by Sumeet Kumar from India on 20th Sep
Originally i thought the C350 to be a high quality sophisticated colour
phone. Quite the contrary. The phone may have a colour display, but
one which isn't bigger than an average sized postage stamp. The worst
part of the phone is it's keypad. It isn't responsive enough. If you
have a type out a quick message, you can forget it, cuz you'll end up
hitting all the other keys as the keypad is so small. Whats the use
of a colour display if the phone doesn't have MMS ?? Absolutely nothing.
Apart from the price, the phone lacks everything. I'd recommend the
Nokia 3100 and the Nokia 3530 instead of the C350 anyday. Nokias rule
and there is simply no questioning that fact !
Reviewed by CK. Chang from Sri Lanka on 19th Sep
I think this is a pretty good phone cus the main thing is its small.
It's really worth for the price. The build in wallpapers and the screen
savers are also really artistic.
Reviewed by Nick from Uk on 15th Sep 2003
Within a week there was a lot of dust under the screen. this problem
just got worse until the graphics were significantly impeded. Texting
was a nighhtmare, there was no alarm clock, games were slow. Eventually
it was stolen, putting a miserable end to my phone hell.
Reviewed by harry from england on 7th Sep 2003
well i bought this fone about a month ago and it was really gd wen i
saw it den i searched all over the fone and its not that gd in my view!txt
is a bugger!the buttons r tiny!hardly any free wallpapers!iv bought
a motorola t720i now!much beta!save up £150 and buy a motorola t720i!
Reviewed by Al La Pointe from Canada on 5th Sep
Really light and brillant with its coloured screen. Said simply, I like
it. Moto has done a great Job with this one. Amar
Reviewed by Kyle from Spain on 2nd Sep 2003
I was in the market for a new phone and got a boner when I saw the C350!
A color screen. Sweet! When I got home I checked some reviews and became
quite scared. My first problem was the buttons. They wouldn't work.
Pressing them only gave me blisters. Despite the color screen I think
I may have to go with the Nokia 3510i. When I asked the attendent in
the store what people said about the C350, she replied "some people
have difficulty with the menus". Well, I figured with my pea brain I
could navigate my way around the menus, which I did, but it takes awhile.
Sending a message is a pain as well. Taking off the cover requires a
bit of strength as well. Not for the weak!
Reviewed by Jon from UK on 1st Sep 2003
yes agree with most of the bad reviews I am afraid, I replaced my broken
phone with this one and it is the worst phone I have ever had, everything
just takes ages, I never notice it when it rings outside (the vibrate
is piddly!) and I can't even be bothered to use it as an alarm clock
you have to make a meeting entry, unfortunately I am stuck with it but
I might accidently drop it soon (from a great height) just so I can
justify buying another brand!! Are all Motorola's this bad?
Reviewed by Skin from England on 31st Aug 2003
Have just sold a Nokia 8210 to get the only half decent color phone
I can afford on Pay as you Go. For £80 it is a pretty good buy. It doesn't
feel the same quality as some of the Nokias but you are getting a smart
and small up to date phone for a FAIR price. The Nokia 3510i still looks
like a BRICK in comparison. The menu system is quite good but the texting
takes a bit of getting used to for some. The sound could be louder but
it's ok for most. The GPRS WAP capability is very good too. OK, if I
was on a pay monthly I may well opt for something else, but at this
price for Pay and Go customers...it's a little GEM.
Reviewed by Paul from England on 30th Aug 2003
This phone is not as bad as people say for 70 to 100 pounds you can't
go wrong. Fair enough it can be agrovating sending a text after using
a nokia but face it most of the nokia's are a tad on the expensive side.
For a low cost budget phone you get a colour screen, polyphonic ringtones
and a wap browser you would never find a nokia of this standard for
this price. So come on people give motorola some respect.
Reviewed by Sally Thornely from UK on 26th Aug
Personally, I find this the worst phone I have ever used, considering
on average I use a mobile for approx 6 hours a day, it really doesn't
compare to a BASIC Nokia!!
Reviewed by Prashanth from Bangalore, India on
21st Aug 2003
I am really thrilled to own this phone. +s : -- The color display is
really beautiful & keypad is well lit. Looks superb in dark. -- The
phone is very sleek & stylish. ITZ GORGEOUS. -- Signal reception is
excellent. -- Has WAP(GPRS), polyphonic ringtones, a nice game-MotoGP,
interchangeable menus, SMS to multiple addresses, voice dialling & hell
lot of other features which is impossible to find in phones in that
range. -- This is the best user interface i've ever seen. -s: -- SMS
storage capacity is very less when compared to nokia phones. -- Screen
is comparitvely smaller -- Processing is a bit slow -- When you switch
ON/OFF the phone, you get a music which I believe is not possible to
remove. -- Ringtones not that loud even the ringtone volume is full.
THE PHONE IS REALLY WORTH BUYING. IT HAS A VERY GOOD VALUE FOR MONEY.
EVEN FOR SUCH A LOW PRICE, YOU CAN ENJOY MOST OF THE FEATURES OF HIGH-END
Reviewed by Bob from America on 16th Aug 2003
U all smell motorola peoples!!! get a nokia 35 10i
Reviewed by howsyourplums from essex on 12th Aug
i love this phone its great if your bored you can play a game on your
own SITE! You can see your horiscopes, info on singers and stars, weather,
cinamas and play different games that have different ratings like ive
said, these games can really get you hocked though!! even if i drop
this phone it fine no chips no scraches kool huh? ive even thorwn my
phone across a steet (i dont no why ... i fink it was anger!!)but still
it didn't crack open or nothing!! when im on my phone i like to change
my back grounds, coulors, screen savers, sounds and ring tones or other
options. the only bad thing about this phone is that when you get it
u need to get used to writing on it for txt and stuff ive said that
because i used to have a nokia and its quite different. id deffinaly
stay with motorola's there fun, exciting, your all ways busy with it!!
Reviewed by pinkduck from england on 10th Aug
I have to agree with Staffies, this is a very poor phone. I have now
returned it to the shop. I made sure i correctly charged the battery
and all I had out of a full charge was 4 mins and 57 secs talktime before
it went totally flat. Another issue is the organizer you have to scroll
through all the dates week by week to get to the one you want, which
takes for ever. It would be far easier just to have a 'go to date' option.
Another thing which i didnt like was the case, every time i pressed
the keypad the case would squeak and move as if it was going to fall
off, it seemed very flimsy. All in all i would give this phone a wide
berth, there are other better models out there for the same amountof
Reviewed by - from - on 1st Aug 2003
The Motorola is the 8th mobile phone that I've had and its by far the
best phone that I've had so far!!! It's well worth the money, even if
its relativly cheap (to me thats just another excellent feature)! For
ringtones and graphics it pretty good and the menu is fairly quick and
easy once you figure it out!!! Overall well worth £100!!!
Reviewed by dSb from UK on 30th Jul 2003
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lmfao! Thanks mate, u just made my mind up! ;)