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Motorola C975 review

 Review: March 2005  
 

Last updated April 2006

Rating: 4 stars

In a nutshell: The Motorola C975 is an entry-level 3G mobile with a traditional "candy bar" shape, and is available on the 3 network.



 

Review

Featurewise, the C975 is a good all-rounder with everything that you would expect from a 3G phone: video calling & video content downloads, integrated mp3 player, integrated speakerphone, a good quality display, and an expandable memory. The expandable memory is a very useful feature, enabling you to store content like video clips and MP3 tracks on a TransFlash card (up to 256 Mbytes), although you shouldn't expect to be able to store as much as a dedicated mp3 player.

There are two cameras on the C975. The first points inwards and is used for video calling. The second faces outwards and is intended for taking pictures of people or scenes. The quality of both cameras is fine, and the screen is large with 65k colours. It compares favourably with rival 3G phones.

Usefully, the C975 comes with an integrated speakerphone and voice dialling - ideal for video calls.

The build quality of the C975 is not really up to scratch and it does have a tendency to break. The joystick is badly designed and is not easy to use. The battery life is also poor, and the phone cannot be recommended. The Motorola V975 has virtually the same specification as the C975, but is a clamshell design.

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The mot c975 that I bought for my mum is locked to three..fine..but says sim not registered?

Asked by Tee from Preston on 10th Sep 2016
I took out a contract with three. I planned using my new j3-WITH MY OTHER SIM-ONE PAY MONTHLY SIM-and using the summer that was sent with the J3, putting that in an easy phonefor my mum.



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Reviewed by Matt from England on 14th May 2012
I have had this phone for ages and it is by far the best I've ever had, it's easy to use, the joystick hasn't broken since I've had it. The interface is simple and nice. The camera is low res, but I would expect this from a old phone. Lots of space for games, pics, themes, anything. Overall it's a great phone and does what it's supposed to.
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Reviewed by maneswa e from UK on 13th Apr 2010
has no bluetooth which makes it inadequate and sometimes switches off when starting to charge.looks good in outward appearance though.
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Reviewed by Jamie davidson from UK on 27th Jan 2010
Motarolla 3g c975 pay as you go was good idea to start,Then the phone whent down hill very qickly had problems with softwhere ,The charger became faulity & the battrie does not last,Im lucky if i can get 5min use out of the phone.Wish id picked a more sutible & relieble phone.
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Reviewed by daniel from UK on 6th Dec 2009
this is the best phone i have ever had
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Reviewed by Nunu from UK on 31st Aug 2009
Umm so far i think this phone is pretty good actually. I got it just to practice with having a phone, and when i get used to having 1 i'll get the LG KS360. IT IS AMAZING
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Reviewed by farrah from UK on 26th May 2009
rubbish phone wouldnt recomend it to any1.. battery life runs out quick charger broke.
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Reviewed by Ellis from UK on 18th Mar 2009
Motorola c975 is much better than the nokia 6300
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Reviewed by thomas from UK on 21st Sep 2008
the phone is excelence the only features that the phone hasn't blue tooth and radio..now a days too many peaple want to have a instant copy of thier picture ..blue tooth can has able to make it.connectivity find a hardway in developing machine and other mobile... but still usable for communication means.....
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Reviewed by Gopinath from UK on 8th Aug 2008
Hi, The Navigation key of C975 is very poor. I am even unable to replace it coz I dont know where to buy. MOTOROLA refused to send this to me even I was ready to pay. So I never recommend MOTOROLA. If any one can help me to replace my C975s Navigation key set, Plz let me know. Write to gope_nath@yahoo.com.
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Reviewed by COUPER from UK on 12th Jul 2008
THE PHONE BIG BUT COMS WIV LOTS OF STUFF GO ODF M8 BECAUSE GOT U PHONE BAD THING NO BLUETOOTH
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Reviewed by Hugh McDaniel from UK on 22nd May 2008
I have had a C975 for about 3 years, its a very advanced 3G phone at a discount price. Since I set it up with the PC driver I have not seen another phone that can do as much. I've got Live TV, Instant Messaging (IM) on the phone for free, Bibo, Ebay, all on my phone,I can create and send video and slide shows, Internet access in vivid colour, all for a measly 35. The Video call feature is ok, but makes me look tubby, but otherwise its a brilliant phone, buy one now!
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Reviewed by asiya from UK on 28th Mar 2008
tis phone isnt good enogh i was gona say something bad but nuts i cant no bluetooth!
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Reviewed by Ikechukwu Nwanwo from UK on 22nd Mar 2008
The Phone has improved in its performance kudo to Motorola Inc.
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Reviewed by mike from UK on 12th Mar 2008
dis is a mint fone but way too big.i bought it ages ago 4 5.AMAZING but memory is terrible wat memory card does it need!!!!!!!!!!!
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Reviewed by norman from UK on 28th Feb 2008
i love it.very cheap.buy it now
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Reviewed by faisal from UK on 6th Feb 2008
good to use having all 3g functions
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Reviewed by umer from UK on 12th Jan 2008
this is the worst phone in my life
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Reviewed by Ali Raza from UK on 7th Dec 2007
very bad sell phone
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Reviewed by Charles from UK on 4th Dec 2007
The phone is o0kay but it's been difficult getting my MMS to work...Can somebody help me out Charles(tooblessedtofail@yahoo.com
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Reviewed by Heidi from UK on 13th Nov 2007
I bought this phone for my 10 year-old son about 18 months ago. Yes I agree that the battery life is very short but other than that we have had no problems whatsoever. Considering that 10 year-old boys tend to be heavy handed the joystick is still in one piece; all the buttons are there; and he gets alot of usage out of the camera which in my opinion takes much better quality pictures than the newer RAZR phones!!! All in all a great little phone
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Reviewed by Hugh McDaniel from UK on 12th Oct 2007
Had mine since 2006, got everything i need and more, Clear calls and good video quailty. Was really cheap and has never let me down. Just installed Microsoft Instant Messenger, amazing
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Reviewed by chris from UK on 8th Sep 2007
these phones are well rubbish
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Reviewed by tj from UK on 28th Aug 2007
this is quite simply the best 3g phone on the uk market for, the most simple yet amazing feature has to be two cameras, one t either side of the phone expandable memory memory if you are going to buy one one of these get it on three network as internet access costs just 2.50 per week and with blueapple.mobi you can download all sorts of stuff i lost mine almost a year ago and hunted for one ever since i have bought two faulty ones from e bay so my advice hunt out a brand new one
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Reviewed by Imran from UK on 24th Aug 2007
i like it
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Reviewed by kayode williams from UK on 23rd Aug 2007
The C975 at first use, came across as a quality phone, but after using it to surf the net, the charging port became bad and subsequently the battery life could not be sustained. Right now when I get a call, the phone just goes off and on until the battery is exhausted. I have become really frustrated.
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Reviewed by Irfan Saeed Ahmad from UK on 2nd Aug 2007
this mobile is extremly heavy in poket its looks like a block
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Reviewed by Jerry from UK on 27th Jul 2007
NIce phone but no games inbuilt
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Reviewed by Paul Campbell from UK on 12th Jul 2007
Battery standby = 150 hrs...! No way Jose! More like 50hrs. Otherwise an ok multifunction phone for the money, 50 in 2004. Easy to unlock and useful features but battery life is 'pants'!
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Reviewed by Jake from UK on 24th Jun 2007
I recieved my Motorola phone last October as a present, and it's still in good use. It has a few good points but many bad points about it. I like the way that how ever many times you drop it, it won't break and still works fine. But it's way too big for my pockets and the joystick gets stuck when it's in my pocket for too long, so i have to use my teeth to pull it back out again! Which isn't very good, as people wonder why i'm standing there eating my phone. I also like the internal camera, so i can take pictures of me and my friends without using a small little mirror on the back. The buttons are hard to push after a few months of use, and the screen often freezes. (It's only done it about 2 or 3 times so far!) The sound is pretty good, but the storage space is limited. My memory card only holds up to about 5 or 6 songs. The camera is very clear, so I can take excellent pictures with it. It's a shame it doesn't have Bluetooth on it so I can't share them with my friends!
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Reviewed by Basanta Raj Gautam from UK on 22nd Jun 2007
problem with LCD, Rest are all good
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Reviewed by Karishma from UK on 22nd Jun 2007
It is a good phone.Its heavy but convienient.The voice of the loudspeaker is also good.
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Reviewed by digrizr from UK on 17th Jun 2007
agree about the battery life and the joystick split on mine after being carried in my pocket. 3g services on 3 often not available due to local infrastructure.
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Reviewed by simon from UK on 13th Jun 2007
its so nice to have the phone... most usefull than nokia... its telling u about personality
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Reviewed by lew from UK on 10th Jun 2007
had this phone for one month and hated it. it looked like i was carrying a brick in my pocket, the 3 network charges you for things you didnt buy, camera quality was poor, memory is low and it turns on and off when you dont want it to, in the end i ended up smashing it up NEVER BUY THIS PHONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
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Reviewed by Sarah from UK on 26th May 2007
My C975 user guide does not tell you how to connect your phone to your computer but, it says you can, yet i have not yet managed to do this. I think the user guide should include how to use all functions of the phone
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Reviewed by Ellie from UK on 16th May 2007
This phone sounded good on the spec but it isnt actually after the first week or so it gets boring. ive had it a few months and the battery always dead, the battery inner bit snapped off from charger overheating the phone, spec didnt say it had n bluetooth. Overall this phone is poor, my joystick snapped 2 and i t is very prone 2 damage, scratching and freezing aswell as terrible in the rain! 1 only good point is its cheap so it doesnt reeli matter if u get mugged and you'd feel it as the phone is very heavy!!
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Reviewed by nick from UK on 13th May 2007
Disastrous phone, wish I hadn't considered it. First saw a 3G phone advertised for a very small price, cheap is certainly NOT chearful here. Battery life maximum 2 days without even being used, mobile phone tools software doesnt know what phone is plugged in, and it won't transfer any files to/from the pc. weight is a BIG problem, like carrying round the phone book everywhere you go, except you need big jeans to fit this in the pockets. 3 absolutely rip you off for your money. there are no games, or bluetooth, or infared. I bought the phone from amazon and once I opened the seal I could not return it so I'm quite screwed with that one. Just do not buy this phone, listen to these reviews.
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Reviewed by VIKRAM R.AGARWAL from UK on 4th May 2007
THIS PHONE IS BEST FROM SOME OTHER PHONE,I AM USSING THIS FROM LAST 6 MONTH.SOME TIME BEFORE I LOST PHONE BOOK,MAXIMUM ENG.CANT FIND IT TIL TO I NOT FOUND THE PHONE BOOK. SO I THINK DOWNLOAD THE SOFTWARE & ADJUST THE PHONE BOOK. BUT I CANT LOAD THE SOFTWARE. SO I PUT THIS PHONE TODAY FOR SALE IN ANY RATE.
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Reviewed by gggfdsgdghfd from UK on 1st May 2007
it is great
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Reviewed by Deogratias Temy From Tanzania from UK on 17th Apr 2007
IT COULD BE JUST BETTER IF IT HAS BLUETOOTH ON IT. BUT THAT IS THE THING WHICH MAKE ME HATE MY C975
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Reviewed by Bill Gates from UK on 13th Apr 2007
Excellent phone
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Reviewed by folaby2002@yahoo.com from UK on 13th Apr 2007
The battery easily flat any time i charge within few minutes after any call will went off, then internet connectivity on the phone is not always available.This is phone number 2348038489021
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Reviewed by Hazza from UK on 11th Apr 2007
joystick is rubbish
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Reviewed by mahesh patidar from UK on 11th Apr 2007
this phon could have more usefulli if the phon has blue tooth and powerfull batery.
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Reviewed by bhati from UK on 3rd Apr 2007
very beautiful mobile. this mobile use my best brother .
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Reviewed by hamid from UK on 3rd Apr 2007
i have had it for two years. its really a terrible cellphone that i have ever seen in my life
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Reviewed by DFawkes from UK on 28th Mar 2007
The build quality of this phone is outstanding - with day-to-day usage you'll never get so much as a scratch unless you hate phones and live to see them damaged. It does everything thats asked of it to an acceptable level, with the games working particularly well compared to some phones I've used. With the memory cards coming in sizes of upwards of 1GB, I use mine as an MP3 player frequently, whcih it does fine although the Java application built-in does tend to not see some folders. The thumb stick does kill your thumb tip when used a lot - it is a stupid design but you can get used to it. The battery life is also poor. Overall, I'd recommend this phone completely. I got it for free anyway, which makes it fantastic value for money by default, but it just works - like a toaster just toasts.
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Reviewed by torba from UK on 25th Mar 2007
good phoneeeee
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Reviewed by bobby from UK on 17th Mar 2007
the fact that this phone has no bluetooth is a big turn off for me, i think is also a bit bulky and due to its size one would at least expect a little more than 2mb of internal memory, i think that this phone has a long way to go before being desirable by me
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Reviewed by jburton from UK on 14th Mar 2007
AVOID THIS PHONE -HERE's WHY: Undeveloped primitive phone. It promises all sorts of pointless novelties, but cant do the basics, such as recieve calls whilst charging, or in the case of mine even switch on. It has two modes: off and charging. Charging holds it paralysed and connected to the wall socket, so off is a more useful mode, at least then it's portable and I can take it to place it up the 3 salesmans rear end. Yes it's a brick and people are saying the joystick breaks. The menu system is poor too. It prioritises internet browsing over basics like text messaging and your contacts list. It may be cheap if you're buying, but the message is clear; it's a false economy and you can get much better. Given this mobile as a 'loan phone' whilst my normal mobile was being repaired. I have the most frustrating problem of all, the thing keeps dying and failing to work, even after 12 hours of recharge. All I wanted was a mobile phone which could send and recieve calls. I may have a duff example, but that's not good enough, they should all be good. I suggest to anyone, get a nokia, get it on o2 network, and get it pay as you. (Unless you really do use it a lot, and you never use your landline at home) My opinion of 3: it's all smoke and mirrors, they want to sell you gimmicks for teenagers so they can spend it on redesigning their logo again. Not on giving you a cheap and efficient mobile service. AVOID THE MOTOROLA C975: ITS RETARDED
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Reviewed by George Clews from UK on 13th Mar 2007
Terrible. It resets itself, the buttons easily fall off and the thumb- stick always jams.
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Reviewed by ronald from zimbabwe from UK on 10th Mar 2007
i really love this fon coz it is a user friend device but i hv a problem, i did damaged it's chaging jack and really need a replacemend of it coz this fon iz my office.
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Reviewed by Yahya from UK on 9th Mar 2007
Good phone.... nice looks except no Bluetooth either infra...
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Reviewed by x- masta from UK on 5th Mar 2007
this phone has good browser and internet service although it is slow! the camera is good but the video recording is terrible. (only 30 secs max rec time) the memory is not too bad and it doesn't have infrared or bluetooth although it has USB connection.it also is very heavy so Iwould give this phone a rating of 2 and a 1/2!
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Reviewed by the c975 review from UK on 25th Feb 2007
well its ok but the battry is poor and there is no bluthoof or infared so it allright like an avrage fone but da internal cam can be sued for taking pic its a good fone for some1 how is not into fones that much thanks c u 8a
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Reviewed by HARUNA IBRAHIM KHALIL from UK on 23rd Feb 2007
THA PHONE WILL BE BETTER IF IT HAS MORE THAN USB AS THE ONLY MEANS OF CONNECTIVITY BUT OTHER FEATURES ARE HIGHLY ENTERTAINABLE
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Reviewed by Tomasz from UK on 23rd Feb 2007
Very goooooooooooooood !!!!!! Bardzo dobry telefon !!!!!1
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Reviewed by Robert Muyige M from UK on 14th Feb 2007
Hello Moto My compliment is your technology is real much as i have an old c975 not a new one- am a happy uganda who has struggled to buy this Phone, am still learning how to make it 100 percent used, However, the battery is letting me down. it can keep me on for only one day. By the way, is it normal for it to behave like this. I will contact you to get a jack and battery to avoid scratches. Also try to annex the african market, dont let Nokia dominate- power problems is serious in a country like Uganda so batteries need to be improved. Thanks Robert Muyige M robert@changeitfoundation.com +256772349190
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Reviewed by Henry Munatsi from Zimbabwe from UK on 30th Jan 2007
The phone is good but it has got a battery problem. The battery only lasts for a few hours.The covers scratches easily. Its a good phone though. I enjoy it. Good sound and picture quality
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Reviewed by abhimanyu from UK on 28th Jan 2007
its gr8
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Reviewed by John from UK on 27th Jan 2007
THE WORST phone i have EVER had and this includes about 10 mobiles. battery life is about 20 mins talk time and the joystick in middle is useless. its loaded with features but with no capacity to properly serve those features, the phone becomes near useless, not to mention its THE biggest phone i have had in 6 years. it truly is a BRICK! if anything pick one up and keep it on you as a weapon in case you have to walk home alone in a bad neighbourhood!
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Reviewed by 0liver from UK on 26th Jan 2007
Great Great phone, it is very old now , and i have got another phone, but i use the C975 to listen to music, and store pictures and useful files onto its Memory Card . I think the phone is built very well *apart from joystick* and it is a very strong phone. Its design is great, but i have noticed, when switched on this phone takes along time to start up properly , meaning you have to wait about 1 minute and a half to access most features like Multimedia and Messages.
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Reviewed by paulo from UK on 22nd Jan 2007
this phone is a bit big but it has great features.i totally like it :)
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Reviewed by Mike from UK on 17th Jan 2007
I have a C975, and its quite good. I hate it a bit becouse of the weight, so instead of the C975 I take my NEC e313. So BUY IT, but if you have a bike you ride on, don't buy it.
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Reviewed by ulfat from UK on 17th Jan 2007
the battery of the fone is so bad it time is only 2 hours
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Reviewed by Dillon from UK on 16th Jan 2007
This fone is all right but no buletooth and the photos are bad. u can record up to only 3.00 mins. When u buy the fone there are no games on it u have to buy them, the fone is not light to carry about and it's bulkey looking. The speekerphone is not good. Ok good part now this fone is good when u are calling u can hear what people are saying on the fone. I wonldn't buy this fone if i was u.
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Reviewed by jonny from UK on 15th Jan 2007
practically useless
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Reviewed by patchell from UK on 15th Jan 2007
this phone is so frustrating i hate it so bad constantly shuts itself off.. always braking rubbish camera faulty charger with eveyone.. motorola need to get into the 21st century
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Reviewed by oliver Newman from UK on 11th Jan 2007
I loved this phone! the standby time was good, but if you are talking, or surfing it goes down quickly. Have had to stop using it (i have had it about a year) because the joystick just fell apart.....into lots of pieces so i couldn't even try and glue it back together. I am now after an NEC e808 - quality phone, built like a brick, does everything i want and has a full quirky keyboard......and it is the old phone i had before i got this. It is a good phone, if you rap it in bubble rap.
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Reviewed by me from UK on 5th Jan 2007
not good
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Reviewed by R.S.Dhillon from UK on 29th Dec 2006
I have very bad experience with C975 .Whenever there is a call or i am calling someone it goes off with a sound Shhhh...and the link breaks away .After few seconds set comes in to normal position automatically .This Motorola C 975 has given me so much tension and frustation with heavy bill also as you are to connect again and again . Can some one remove this ununderstood snag? Dr. Rattan Singh
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Reviewed by Bilal Mussa, England from UK on 30th Apr 2006
This is a brilliant phone , love the 3g feautures, but the main reason why i adore this phone is due to the WMA playback, on my 32mb transflash card i managed to put in there 32 songs , so each tune was 1mb each. isnt that a great achievment? thanks Motorola!
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Reviewed by > from UK on 12th Mar 2006
Hi, I have had this phone for 11 months and it is been quite annoying. I can't tell for sure whether its 3G's network or the phone itself that is the real problem. Battery life is poor as mentioned, sometimes the phone doesn't ring at all, it crashed about once every 2 weeks - if i didn't catch on I would not get any calls till switched off, etc., and so on. this after 3 attempts to repair the phone which meant no phone for 1 week each. One of the 3G engineer outright said I am wrong and insisted on this. I paid every month 35-40. Yetmy phone got disconnected without any information or even recourse after going abroad and making 160 of phone calls. So my experience was sour however I do know friends who had much better experience.
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Reviewed by > from UK on 11th Mar 2006
PLEASE DON'T BUY THIS CRAB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Reviewed by Thomas from UK on 6th Mar 2006
Although the handset is relatively chunky compared to other models, size is not an issue (particularly if you have been an owner of the nokia 8800!). The phone does not feature Bluetooth or IRDA, but does however support TransFlash memory which only works out at about 20 for a 512mb chip. Included in the phone's preloaded firmware is a Java-based Motorola media player allowing you to manage and play your music in a stylish and simple interface. The joystick is a little clumsy, but you get used to it after about a day. On the '3' network, the handset enables you to manage up to five simultanious calls, which support conferencing but unfortunately not call transfer. The handset allows you to be in one or more calls and still use the phone at the same time, including scrolling through your phone book, browsing the web (although video features are disabled whilst in an active call), sending/receiving SMS messages and emails and managing your active calls. The hands-free kit is a decent quality and has a well-calibrated gain on the microphone. Calls are all carried at a decent quality on the '3' network due to the higher bandwidth on '3' transmitters. Any complains about poor call quality probably relates to the network the phone is using (note that '3' will roam to the O2 network, even though it is still branded as '3', when out of service). Video calls are surpsingly good quality with an impressive frame rate, and very easy to use. The handset is a little quiet, but this is corrected in noisy areas by plugging in the supplied earpiece/microphone and taking the volume up to full. Preloaded to the handset is a Java-based Motorola Media Player. The player is simple and stylish allowing you to manage playlists, albums and songs in an ipod-style manner. An adapter can be plugged into the earpiece socket on the handset allowing you to plug in a normal pair of stereo headphones, since the supplied hands-free is only 1 earpiece. You can get one of these adapters for about 8 from The Link or about 5 from eBay. The phone battery life is frankly appalling and does not last a full day, but undoubtedly motorola's excuse would be the fact that the handset maintains a constant connection to the 3G/GPRS network which is a significant drain on battery life. However, all is not lost. You can purchase 2 batteries and a desktop charger for 10 from eBay, which is probably a better option to the shops as they charge around 25 for a single official Motorola Original battery supplied with no charger. The firmware is a substantial improvement over phones such as the Motorola V500, as any annoyances have been worked out (such as the slow menus). Texting is particularly efficient on these handsets for previous Motorola users but will most certainly take some getting used to for Nokia users and such. In conclusion, this handset will cost you about 40 on '3' with 30 credit included and is a fantastic deal. So far I have not experienced any physical faults with the handset or anything to make me regret my purchase. Indeed, the phone isn't going to be the best build quality in the world for a 10 handset, but considering the price - what are you waiting for?! (p.s. I'd grab one of these phones before '3' start gluing in the SIM cards as they plan to do with future models!)
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Reviewed by A Person from UK on 28th Feb 2006
My m8 has this fone n the joystick can only move 2 ways n she cant look at any of her texts unless shes been sent 2 txts. It's rubbish. DO URSELF A FAVOR N STAY AWAY FRM THIS FONE!!!!
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Reviewed by Bluff Tony from UK on 5th Feb 2006
What a horrible horrible phone. I've never had any problems with mobiles until I got this one. Within 3 days the joystick under no pressure came off, wasn't a problem because navigation using the joystick was a knightmare anyway. Ok, a few months in and I stop receiving the odd text, the odd call drops... Not such a problem seeing as though it was free and if I stayed within my minutes it didn't cost me anything... Anyway i'm now 6 months down the line and not receiving texts or phone calls would be a luxury! The abomination won't even switch on.. It stays on for about 5 seconds and fades.... It did work for 2 weeks when constantly connected to the charger but now after 3 attempted to fix it, all it'll do is ask for my Sim card.... If its pressed in hard it'll turn on but you can't stand there for 5 minutes until it finally connects to 3's deplorable network with your thumb turning red due to the pressure... Move your thumb and off it goes.... It also has to be in the charger too... Anyway stay away from this phone even if its the last phone available!
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Reviewed by David McMillan from UK on 30th Jan 2006
I first got this brick of a phone last June & reviewed it on here in July. Since then I've persevered with it as I can't get rid of it without it costing me, but it's got worse. Battery life still abysmal, & now if I use it without the hands-free kit the person on the other end can't hear me for static. & Motorola won't change it, they want to fix it which will take a week - I reckon I'll fix it myself, with a hammer, in seconds. This phone is the pits, the worst ever!
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Reviewed by Nathan from UK on 14th Jan 2006
thought this phone was good. it is ok. good thing is expandable memory, although hard to find. Like the gui (like the menus and stuff), simple to use although lacks in features. Only can check email once every 30 mins automatically. can be a pain in the but, although the phone was good i had a few problems: 1) missing card holder for transflash card, so i had to return in to get fixed 2) dead pixels had lcd replace (at same time as fixing transflash card 3) after a few drops (yes i did drop it a few times at work) the phone made a fuzzy noise when calling, so then i got a new phone the k806i hopefully never to drop it this phone 4) three cusomter service - stay away if you can although some people can be very helpful, some people can be rude and uniformative also lack of features, expensive usb cable and not sported by 'three', no bluetooth, infrared ect ect spend the extra money and get a better phone
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Reviewed by Sam from UK on 1st Jan 2006
i have had the mobile for 4 months and wen i read the instructions on the first day it said charge the battery until it says battery complete. so i did that. it sed complete after 2 and a half hours.for the rest of my time with the phone it has had exremly low battery. somebody help me. however i like the idea of having two cameras so that means i can film my body
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Reviewed by CEM0 from UK on 28th Dec 2005
I HAVE HAD DIZ PHONE FOR 7 MONTHS.I THINK IT IS TERRIBLE IT HAS NO BLUETOOTH AND NO INFRARED ITHINK MOTOROLA HAS DISGRACED THEM SELVES.I MEAN WHAT KIND OF STUPID THING IS THAT MAKING IT AN MP3 PLAYER IF IT HAS NO CONNECTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Reviewed by muppet from UK on 18th Dec 2005
amazing for da price i would highly reccomend dis fone. YA MAN.peace
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Reviewed by Shejo from UK on 2nd Dec 2005
Well after 10 months with this phone , what can I say but brilliant , never a call dropped , its got lots of stuff I have not used , and probably never will , cos a phone is for talking , and after 10 months which hasnt cost me a penny due to the free minutes and texts well what more do you need, yes the "3" content is exclusive and you cant really go anywhere else but to their grace , they are getting better , content improving all the time and for a minimal amount you can surf to where you like , so stop whinging about what it has and hasnt got , if you want to play music get a MP3 player , if you want to take pics get a camera , lets face it , a phone is for TALKING, and anything else is a bonus for maybe the odd emergency or that on the spot never to be seen again moment .So all in all a good phone and a good tariff on contract...full marks.
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Reviewed by legend from UK on 1st Dec 2005
Appauling. Constantly resets itself and screen has constant spasms resulting in me having to take the battery out and put it back in every 5 minutes. Terrible build quality, poor camera and a brick. Battery life is poor and phone has hardly any memory. DONT BUY IT!!!
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Reviewed by AJUBIGA CALEB from NIGERIA on 28th Nov 2005
IT COULD HAVE BEEN MORE BETTER IF THE PHONE HAS BLUETOOTH,AND THE BATTERY RUNS DOWN SO FAST.MORESO, ONE CAN NOT DOWN LOAD PICS FROM ANOTHER PHONE TO THE C975.
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Reviewed by scott gilley from wales on 25th Nov 2005
These phones aren't very good. They are very prone to water damage and the "joystick" in the centre gets jammed often. Also the buttons fall off easily. This has happened not only to my phone but 19 other people I know with these phones.
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Reviewed by SEAN from UK on 22nd Nov 2005
I have had this phone for a month, the navigation button has snapped off. When speaking to 3 network all i got was a load of un-understandable call center drivell. Motorola would not entertain me because i was with the 3 network. battery life is pants, so is browsing.
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Reviewed by Ching Lee from China on 14th Nov 2005
I really enjoyed this phone. With the two monthes i've had it i have been impressed by the phone every day. i would recommend it to any one.
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Reviewed by Jason from UK on 14th Nov 2005
Pro (yes, just one): The camera is an acceptable quality for viewing on the phone's screen (if I want a good quality photo I use a real camera). Cons: Poor battery life (needs charging EVERY day), poor signal strength, dire call quality - keep getting cut off and every conversation I have is 'bitty'. The menus are largely uninspired, the contact list isn't exactly easy to use, text messaging is a pain in the rear end, the joystick is clumsy - it's easy to select things by mistake.... need I go on? Conclusion: I wouldn't have another one if I was paid to use it.
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Reviewed by emstarcat from england on 13th Nov 2005
1 week of use and very good results. No problems at all and it all works. Was very good value for money. Like the speaker phone and easy to use buttons. Three has been quick and clear with the contract terms. A content customer
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Reviewed by manj from london uk on 12th Nov 2005
yea this c975 is fab ... luvin tha fone a lil heavy though but great features!
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Reviewed by A Person from A Country on 10th Nov 2005
wow what a dudey phone i mean 35 quid on orange and 80 quid on 3 i think there is a big difference. i read the specs has no bluetooth that was a put off but i is getting it anyway cos my m8 has one and the camera is gd. also i am getting it coz all of the phones i had were motorola's my last phone was a moto v220 what a load of junk tht was but C975 is gd buy it now
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Reviewed by Lloydy from LIVERPOOL on 3rd Nov 2005
tis an alreeeeeeeeeeeeeeet fone not to good an takes a while to load up wen u turn it on alright tho the media on it is quite good :-)
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Reviewed by Andy from england on 2nd Nov 2005
THe phone broke within two weeks of getting it. the buttons 0 and 5 don't work. The Volume buttons dose not work and the joy stick don't work. DON'T BUY IT
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Reviewed by Daniel from UK on 1st Nov 2005
The phone is ok, not excellent, but I think it should at least get a "good" rating. Yes, it is heavy, but it doesn't really matter to me. I am very very careful with the joystick now since I have read some comments saying the joystick broke after 2 weeks. So I seldom play around with it, just do the simple thing, calling and texting. But I do run into a problem now, I tried to do msg texting today, after writing the text, I press the "send", it went into the phone book, and you should be able to choose a name from the phone book and press "send" again, but the "send" is grey, meaning it's disabled. Any idea what's wrong? Any idea where to get "technical support"? Another thing is the battery life, really rather short. Less than 1 hour of total talk time, the battery is flat.
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Reviewed by big guy from UK on 31st Oct 2005
An excellent phone. Who are these morons who say "dissapointed no bluetooth" etc.? READ THE SPEC - if it says no bluetooth on the description then don't buy it!! Anyway, back to the point. It is possible to get this phone rediculously cheaply. OK so the camera isnt 2MP but who cares? Buy a camera! This phone does everything a phone should do like have great signal for voice calling, a BRILLIANT set of buttons for texting that even my big gorilla fingers can cope with, and a simple camera for taking a few pics. Why worry about a few extra grams in weight? I bet your keys weigh more.
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Reviewed by mrs wong from uk on 31st Oct 2005
I just got this phone for 29 (pay as you go) from the Orange Network. It is cheap for the phone that has many features like this. How on earth people can broke the joinstick within two weeks. You guys should be more gentle with it - nothing will last if you are rough with it. I have this phone partly I want to use it when i go out at night, just in case i got rob so i don't mind to give it away as it is cheap.
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Reviewed by Lewis from England on 30th Oct 2005
well wen i first saw this i though it's a bit big and bulky but hey im not getting it on 3 so i decided to get it unlocked wen i get it so over and out ps. joystick is a pain on all motorola's my dad has the E1000 i think its worse sticking it in the middle of the buttons
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Reviewed by Pete from UK on 28th Oct 2005
Advantages: 1) It's one of the cheapest 3G mobiles. Disadvantages: 1) The phone is large and heavy 2) The joystick is sensitive - it is easy to accidentally click it down (select something) whilst trying to scroll left/right/up/down - a major annoyance 3) It is not very user-friendly - navigation and functionality are frustratingly poor.
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Reviewed by singh from uk on 25th Oct 2005
junk-phone is useless joystick is rubbish get the v975 instead
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