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Motorola E1000 review

 Review: February 2005  
 

Last updated September 2006

Rating: 2 stars

In a nutshell: The Motorola E1000 is a very powerful 3G mobile that combines the functionality of a phone with an MP3 player / media player.



 

Review

The E1000 supports the full range of 3G services. This includes video calling, video messaging and downloading video content such as sports or music. It also has Assisted GPS for accurate location-based services on the 3G network.

It has one of the best quality screens in any 3G mobile with 262k colours and an ultra-high resolution of 240 x 320 pixels which is even more than the best smartphones currently available. It's a superb platform for any kind of video content. The integrated 1.2 megapixel digital camera is also one of the best available in any current phone, making the E1000 almost unbeatable when it comes to imaging.

As if this was not enough, the E1000 is also one of the best MP3 player phones around. It features twin 3D stereo speakers for high quality sound, and with its removable TransFlash™ memory cards, it can store a decent number of MP3 tracks. At the time of writing (February 2005), TransFlash™ memory cards are available in sizes up to 256 Mbytes. A stereo headset can also be used with the phone.

The Motorola E1000 is an exceptionally well-featured phone that's not too expensive. When it comes to multimedia its simply one of the best phones on the market today. The high weight and poor battery life are definitely a disadvantage, and some may find the Motorola user interface unintuitive, but for those looking for the functionality that the E1000 offers and who are prepared to live with these shortcomings, its a great phone. The E1000 has now been replaced by the E1070.


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Reviewed by Parvesh Kapoorbin from Punjab, India on 25th Jul 2015
Thank God that Motorola is gone and forgotten. How did these guyes have cheek to release this piece of junk? What a useless brick! I updated from iPhone 5S to Motorola E1000 and now wait for the end of my contract to go back to Apple, preferably iPhone 6 Plus. I hope Motorola is 6 feet under and will not return like a zombie with E1000-like 'smartphones'.
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Reviewed by Austin otieno from UK on 24th May 2011
Its a nice phone i have ever owned. I like its 3D stereo speakers and the 3G internet. Surfing is faster.but the battery life is what has let it down.
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Reviewed by waad jerjis from UK on 2nd Nov 2010
very good phone
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Reviewed by Roy from UK on 8th Feb 2010
If they only prolong the life of battery this is the best phone i ever had and add some application too like pdf for ebooks.
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Reviewed by easmawi from UK on 18th Dec 2009
this phone provide u with satisfaction and style. The best motorola model that i`ve had.i like it and the 3g application is superb.
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Reviewed by Alvynne from UK on 7th Sep 2009
Well,This is the moment of truth , If it suppose to have Nvidia installed as rumoured before, it is cheaper than Nokia 6700 elegant stainless steel design, better than N6300, as good as IPhone 3Gs, so it is the daddy of the 3G technology at the pinnacle of IT&Science sector. My friend of mine also own a reliable Motorola E1000. So instead of trade in for The expensive N6700, so the move for Cheaper American's product is went ahead of Migrating to USA.
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Reviewed by Alex Ritchie from UK on 5th Sep 2009
I love it its the best but i would keep on useing it if i could buy a new charger for it but i cant anywere
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Reviewed by Ang from UK on 14th Jul 2009
I have had this fone, (the same handset) for 4 1/2 years now! It has performed well. This is a very "tech" fone, (Motorola lists the functions but does not explain how to use them). I went around a few Voda shops until I met a salesman who knew how to set up the phone for yahoo emails. Unless you go through the menus and customise it you will have problems because the default settings arent the top options. Problems like short battery charge, poor camera resolution, 10 secs video recording time, etc. If you check the settings you can change it up to 3 minutes recording, switch off the backlight for saving battery, change menus from icons to lists, activate the password option to prevent the internet switching on accidentally, etc. I dropped it several times in the road but it always resisted the shocks. My friends are very impressed with the picture quality and do not believe I used the phone to take them. BUT downside. The camera is fantastic in daylight but produces very poor, (grainy picts) indoors with artificial light or in dusk. Battery talk time is short, but the specifications tell you that. During charging the fone changes itself the screen light and volume settings, (but so other makes do too) The alarm is not reliable it has a mind of its own. When the battery runs out or is removed, (e.g. to remove the memory card to download the files to computer) the organiser, (calendar with appointments) erases completely, so it is not point having it. Very reliable on its original network, (Vodafone before and after unlocking it) but after unlocking, it was prone to crashing on other networks, (networks fault...?). The charger plug does not always slots well in the socket, the problem is now so serious that the phone is unchargeable. Hence I am replacing it. Pity because everything else still works well. Veredict: Being one of the earliest 3G its defects are forgiveable. Very good value if you use the 3G internet, email, pictures, videos, etc. Most bad reviews come from the 3 Net; remember each network customises the software and features; example I could only send emails because pay as you got customers can only send.
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Reviewed by Dan from UK on 25th Jun 2008
This phone is absolutely shocking in terms of quality. Mine doesnt even work now. The camera is all grainy. so in conclusion if you are looking to buy this phone then i recommend you dont simple as that.
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Reviewed by cristina from UK on 15th Feb 2008
this is very beaufiful and interesting telephone.I liked this.
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Reviewed by sn from UK on 23rd Jan 2008
good
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Reviewed by mazouzi from UK on 22nd Dec 2007
i have problem whith my motorola phone E1000 I c'ant open games AND c'ant downlowding any games because I D'ont find repertories where I download it
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Reviewed by charzz from UK on 6th Nov 2007
its a nice product but hard to repair
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Reviewed by Ben from UK on 10th Oct 2007
PLEASE DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE! it must be the worst phone to buy. I bought it for £120 over 2 years ago and since then its been useless. The phone cover works as a vacuum cleaner and is impossible to see outdoors. Battery life is useless and charger breaks and have to wiggle around to get it to charge. I found myself wedging the phone underneath the charger and the ground to get it to charge. Scroller button in center doesn't work. Keypad is also erratic and flickers sometimes. BUY A DIFFERENT PHONE TRUST ME!
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Reviewed by lil azn boi from UK on 29th Aug 2007
this fone sucks it looks like a brick its a piece of junk dnt buy it
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Reviewed by dan from UK on 9th Jul 2007
this fone overall is good. the battery life is dredfull but it is easer to use than a nokia (i have one)it is now 3 years old but going strong. i havent had any problems with my one. they are quite robust for a 3g phone. good things: features are outstanding for age camera is good for photos call quilety is quite good and more!! bad points: battery life weight and size and thats about it. i recomend this phone to anyone. if you need a very robust fone that is dirt cheap standby time is over a week and is tiny then go for a nokia 6100 otherwise this is a choise worth considering!
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Reviewed by adam from UK on 17th Apr 2007
so smart
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Reviewed by TrImZZ from birminggham from UK on 16th Apr 2007
this fone iz da most poor fone my brova had i broke it but it broke easy ova fones would not break like dat
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Reviewed by daniel from UK on 31st Mar 2007
great fone is quit stong and robust but could do with better battery mine lasts for abot 4 hours before it dies camera is ok screen good videocapture is very pixelated ive had some problems with the joystick but it allways fixes itself but overall its good
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Reviewed by Ian Borg from UK on 20th Mar 2007
poor battery & short video recording time
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Reviewed by Mario from UK on 1st Mar 2007
Thank god I didnt pay for it, a friend works at vodaphone and gave it to me and I can see why they were giving them away! Have never felt compelled to write a review before in my life but this is such a piece of junk that I just felt it my duty. The battery life is dreadful would last 1.5 days just on standby less than a day if I actually used it! The volume was too quiet for me to hear at loudest.The screen filled up with dust and I had to unscrew the cover off from the back to get to it, then a stupid little piece of plastic behind the on/off switch fell out which i lost and i couldnt get it to switch on after that! Didnt bother trying to fix it but just threw it in the trash. Went back to Nokia
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Reviewed by ben from UK on 8th Feb 2007
this is the worst phone ever!!
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Reviewed by cris from UK on 31st Jan 2007
nice fone
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Reviewed by steve o from UK on 18th Jan 2007
I would have to agree that the battery life is very poor, other than that i cannot fault this phone. The vibrate and ringing alerts on both message and call are fantastic compared to most other phones i.e Samsung which only vibrate for a few seconds. Picture and video quality are very good also due to the twin stereo speakers the sound quality is second to none. If you are after a phone with simple technology dont buy this phone, if you can handle something abit more flash then this is the phone for you!!
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Reviewed by terry from UK on 15th Jan 2007
my phone only has 6 megabytes on it and it is not working i need the firmware update or flash the phone can some one send me the software at motorolae1000terry@gmail.com
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Reviewed by Alana from UK on 26th Dec 2006
This phone must be the WORST phone I have EVER owned. So many problems: battery life is awful and needs to be charged every 4 hours, photo/camera/video quality is rubbish - can't take a decent video or photo, battery has LEAKED a few times, very easily damaged by water, joystick (toggle) hardly ever works (can't go 'DOWN' while using joystick). So many other problems with this phone; good thing it's just a loan phone while my LG is getting repaired. Would 100% recommend a Nokia; they are by FAR the BEST phones I have EVER owned! Please, do waste your money on these phones as they are such POOR quality and such a waste of money!
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Reviewed by Cirpian from UK on 24th Sep 2006
Man i'm having a VERY BIG problem with my E1000..i can't call or receive a call!! What can i do..?! The setings are OK but since i had this problem..i've managed to make only 2 calls..PLS HELP ME!
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Reviewed by Felicity from UK on 21st Aug 2006
The Battery Life Is Extremely Poor But I Could Live With It. The Noise It Makes When It's On Low Battery Is Appauling. The Light Staying On When It's Charging Is Very Annoying & I Dunno How To Work The MP3 Player? The Camera Quality - Well, I Have Seen Better But It Is Ok I Suppose! Tbh I Would Not Reccomend It To Buyers. You May Think It's Exciting At First But Then It Gets Boring..
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Reviewed by shake n bake from UK on 2nd Aug 2006
hunk lunk o junk ugly fat poo
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Reviewed by T from UK on 18th Jul 2006
If you think you can use all features of this fone, forget it! Some features are really slow. Camera's not clear. Battery life's low. If you always have to call or receive calls, you need at least 2 batteries. Internal memory is sufficient, but you got problem if you use external memory. I never recommend my friend to buy this E1000.
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Reviewed by M from UK on 8th Jun 2006
I've had the phone for 13 months now on an 18 month contract, and up to a few weeks ago I was quite happy with it .... with the exception of it being a bit of a brick! But it has started to refuse to charge not matter which of the 3 chargers I now own I use (even though the chargers themselves are fine as they happily charge my friends new e1000). So fine for first 12 months, but after that it just gives up the will to live!!!
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Reviewed by Andrew Grosvenor Brisbane QLD AUS, from UK on 3rd Jun 2006
After the 3rd week the joy stick started to have problems, then the charger lead did not conect properly & would not charge, the lastested problem who ever I'm talking with can't here me as they get an echo I get constant complaints from almost every one I talk with.It also collects dust in the screen although I have a phone cover. I'm now on my 2nd replacement phone witch also had a problem with the joy stick the day the 3 planet sent a refurmtshed replacment & had them both in for repairs regulary.I have 11 months left on my contract and 1 month warranty I AM IN A JAM AS IT IS VERY LIKLY THE PHONE WILL HAVE MANY MORE PROPBLEMS & THE 3 COMPANY WILL NOT RELEASE ME FROM THE CONTRACT. IF ANY ONE SAYS THE ARE A GOOD PHONE THEY MUST HAVE A FINANCIAL INTREST IN THE COMPANY OR TALKING ABOUT A DIFFERANT PHONE (DO NOT BUY A MOTOROLA E1000)
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Reviewed by Daniel from UK on 19th May 2006
Firstly i'll start by backin motorola up before hackin them for bein idiots.i only purchased this phone yesterday because it looked good with all those features.before this i owned a motorola v3 razr which wasnt bad unless you include the two replacement chargers. took them 6 weeks to figure out wat i told them in the shop (it wont charge).but anyway who ever designed this phone interface was either 4yrs old or absolutley no idea how awkward a pho like this is. it doesnt come with usb cable unlike the v3. the joystick has a mnd of its own,wen charging at night you must switch it off or else the screen light stays on. also, the charger has difficulties in stayin in the phone.i must say i cant see much good from the camera and the digital audio player doesnt work. now for the good part large easy to read screen nice speaker sound i like the idea of the light for the camera +flash card. if the joystick was moved up, it would be addequite.all in all not a bad phone for 90euro. i would recommend v3X for an alternative
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Reviewed by Andy Picton from UK on 24th Apr 2006
Really good phone, internal memeory reasonable able to be expanded. photos great, so are moveies, pity it records for 30secs. (will record for 3mins with 256mb card) battery life a bit rubbish, bit heavy but sits in hand well. screen really good and clear for photos/movies. anyone who shames this phone needs a taste of the bussiness end of my shoe!!
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Reviewed by Allan from UK on 23rd Apr 2006
This fone is rubbish. I have had it for 3 months and am sick to death with it. The camera is naf, it weighs a ton, and it is bigger than a breze block. Don't buy!
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Reviewed by Nicola from UK on 16th Apr 2006
Fantastic phone but the battery life lets it down! Needs to be charged every 12 - 20 hours.
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Reviewed by andré from UK on 17th Mar 2006
i have had this phone for like 3 mouths and i realy like it it has quite good internal memory its as a good camera the photos on pc are fab!!***** mp3 player bluetooth and pc cable the down side is it is a bit heavy!! but i love it;)!!
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Reviewed by Magnus from UK on 24th Feb 2006
I have had this phone for the full 12 month contract, so I have seen it through the honeymoon period on to when the domestics begin. The best things I would mention are: Screen size - being approx double the resolution of most phones Stereo speakers with "3D" effect - sound is good, although I hardly use the speakers beyond the ring tone. The 3D effect is only really noticeable with their pre-programmed Moto theme tune, everything else sounds like most other phones. Design - I like the screen cover and colour, which reminds me slightly of a Black Audit (the latest ones with the rounded nose). Keys are a reasonable size, but key number 5 after a while would work less consistently. Build quality - overall is pretty good, and robust, although as mentioned the 5 button has become temperamental, and the joystick is sometimes tricky to navigate without depressing it (which selects what ever the cursor is currently highlighting) Reliability - the E1000 has crashed only twice (I think) in the 12 months, which was easily remedied by restarting the phone. I have also dropped this a couple of times - once on to the pavement and apart from a minor chip in the screen, it worked just as before. Short-cut keys to the web - I used this with 3's service to web pages such as eBay. This saved me time navigating my way through numerous screens, instead I would press top left button, and then 6 - hey presto! I did the same thing for connection to my Bluetooth devices. The worst things to mentions are: Battery - this is no surprise to many of us who have used phones on the 3G network, but I would have to charge it every day to ensure I was left stranded. The wear and tear on button 5 - after three months this would need additional force to get is to work. Size and weight - marginally too bulky, which would be forgivable if it was thinner, and the weight makes it more noticeable in your pocket than most current 2.5G phones. Charging - the charger doesn't always get recognised by the phone first time you plug it in, giving an "Unable to charge" notice. This is particularly frustrating if you do not wait/forget ten or so seconds for this notice to appear and then wake up the next day with nearly no battery power! The operating system in Motorola is really slow. When comparing this to Nokia's Series 40 3rd edition, it is suicide inducingly slow at scrolling up and down web page menus. Camera - overrated in my opinion, certainly by 2006 standards, but works fine none the less. No radio - such a simple feature which in my opinion should be an industry standard for any phone touting a msic player ability. Overall: This has some good features, in a reasonable compact package. However, the camera is a little average, so too is the media player, and all in a marginally too large and heavy phone. It does look pretty good, and even impressed a friend of mine who wouldn't even date Ms Joulie if she was wearing an average dress, but this does not make up for a frustratingly slow operating system and unreliable battery charger connection. In 2006 however most people will go for what's fashionable (latest), but for those who have fallen in love with this Audi look-a-like, then bare my words of warning before proposing.
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Reviewed by omz from UK on 21st Feb 2006
Okay okay, im sure after all these horrible reviews whoever is deciding to buy this phone has given up. But read this one before you do. I got this phone for about 250 US dollars. Before this phone i had a Sony ericcson k500i. I am a fan of the SE interface and love their phones. Unfortunately, their phones cost twice the price for similar features so i settled for motorola. First point i wanna make is that the phone is EXCELLENT! The camera is only slightly grainy as you would expect from a simple 1.3 mpx phone. Its excellent for taking random shots when you dont have a real digital camera around. The camera does sometimes have contrast problems at night, for example if you have a bright structure outside at night, the structures details may not come out as well. But hey, this camera is just to show that you've been there, not to give every detail of what happened. So it more than does the job. The flash is also great and i do like the second camera on the front, its fun for self portaits with friends. Havent used it for 3G video calls yet. The screen on this phone is also amazing! Its beautiful and the backgrounds i put on it look fantastic. I think the camera even looks better cuz of the screen quality. You can also play movies on this phone in 3gp format and they look excellent. I also like that motorola went with a normal analog headphone connection instead of some stupid propriety plug that the other phone companies use for headsets. The phone also plays mp3s as ringtones and as a full fledged mp3 player. If you dont want to use headphones, the stereo speakers on the phone are the best i have ever seen. The quality is just amazing and its actually enjoyable to hear it out loud. Ive actually put a podcast on the phone and then listened to it while taking a shower, the speakers are that good. The video camera i alright, although i dont think it handles jerky motions very well, then again, no video camera on any phone is really amazing. You can also have the LED light on during taping although it can only light maybe 3 inches in front of the phone and thats it, also a very normal thing for cell phones. The shape of the phone is also beautiful and the fact that it has a memory slot (although the slot is inconveniently located underneath the batter, which means you have to reset the phone every time you take out the card) is excellent for watching movies. I have these medical tapes that I watch on their when i have some free time. good quality. Now, onto the bad features. This phones is like some brilliant child that was unfortunately born to some idiot parents who never taught it anything. The idiot parents in this scenario is Motorola. At some points when im using the phone i honestly think i should find the person who designed the interface and just kill him. The guy must have been a TOTAL IDIOT. First of all let me just say the good stuff about the interface before i tear into it, it is VERY customizable, especially the home screen. You can customize every soft key to be a shortcut for something. its excellent in that sense. Also, the main menu system is easy to use and understand. But it all goes downhill from there. 1) NO AUTO LOCK, which is more bothersome than anything else. Im willing to manually lock the keys, but why in the world would you not include that as a feature, i mean what in the hell would make you leave it out, it doesnt cost anything extra!!!! 2) The screen stays on the ENTIRE time you're charging the phone. So try sleeping while your charging it, it lights up the whole place. Also, im sure that its not good for the screen to be on for several hours. Also a very simple issue that could easily be resolved. 3) Besides the home menu and the main menu, when you really get into the submenus, the interface becomes very unintuitive. Sometimes i feel like im trying to enter in a cheat code in a video game just to turn off the A-GPS system (which is NOT the same thing as GPS, although it can somewhat work that way, long story, figure it out yourself) 4) the motorola program for you comp is EVEN WORSE. WHY MOTOROLA WHY!!! first of all the transfers to your phone are very very slow, i really want to just take the tflash card out and put it directly in my card reader but that would require me to take out the battery which would cause the time and date to reset itself which would mean that i would have to use the unintuitive system to try to fix it. AHHHH!!! Everything the program offers basically sux. There is a melody composer that formats your songs to such a LOW SOUND QUALITY before sending it to the phone. If you cut your mp3s using another program and then just send them to the phone as a file, there is a definite sound difference. Second, when it sends movies to your phone,it also converts them horribly where the lipping is not in sync with the sound. I had to use another program to convert the file and once again used the phone to transfer it, which takes forever, so i usually just take out the tflash card. Now, there are a lot of ways to make loading stuff onto your phone easier thanx to independent developers on the net and NO THANX to motorola. You can do everything from change the skin on your phone to add themes to load java games, you just have to look for it. The only purpose the motorola program serves is to be able to use the USB cable on your phone, xcept i think bluetooth would actually be faster. Anyways, the phone itself is great. The interface from motorola is bad. If you can learn to love it like you would a retarded step child, then it shouldnt be a problem. But if you dont have the time to play around with and you just want a straightforward phone with no big quirks, then stick with nokia or sony ericcson; unlike motorola both those companies have learned from their past mistakes and every successive phone is better than the last. I still like the phone, im just not sure you will. Good luck
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Reviewed by brian from UK on 26th Jan 2006
OMG!!! what an awfull phone i never knew a phone would have such a disgusting battery life, be able to switch off during a phone call, require duct tape to keep the charger pins connected while it charged, does not allow backlight to be on to play a java game after you forked out 5 quid for it!! For the love of god do not even mug someone for it, give it back to them and tell them they are an idiot for buying it. will not be buying motorola ever again... ghastly phone
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Reviewed by jonny from UK on 17th Dec 2005
Amazing phone i just can't say how good it is because it would take to long!!!!!!!
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Reviewed by drmendes from UK on 13th Dec 2005
this phone is poor, lets put it this way!!! I had to change chargers twice and now it is not charging properly!! it collects more dust than a hoover and it becomes difficult to use. Its software is rubbish!! i do not recommend motorola to anyone!!! I will go back to Nokia definitely!!!
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Reviewed by Natalie from UK on 8th Dec 2005
My partner has this phone and its awful, not only does it look like a brick it feels as heavey as one too. The screen collects so much dust and its impossible to get into, unless you have a tiny crow bar handy, to clean it out. Even then it has to be cleaned every week! Also if you use your mobile as an alarm clock - i definetely do not recomend this one. All we recieve is one alarm ring and then a high pitch squeal where it obviously cannot cope with life at that time in the morning! We never get reception and when we do we still always recieve this silly 'call failed' sign. Once in a blue moon you can actually make a call on this phone. Apart form this, photo and video side of it is good, but i think we'll be going back to Nokias now!
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Reviewed by Michael from UK on 1st Dec 2005
2 - I gave it a 2 because i think my previous phone (the original LG) was perhaps a little bit worse (although in it's defence it did come with a sensible interface, ample memory and a USB cable)... Oh yes, Sorry, the E1000. Main Gripe: Battery lasts for 24hrs if you are lucky. If you actually have friends you will be charging 3 times every 2 days. Actually getting it to charge is even more of a task as the charger fitting is hopeless and also has a tendancy to break. There's not enough memory for a phone with so many features. (although this is expandable, at extra cost of course) Cannot add multiple numbers for a single contact: So if you have a home, work and mobile no for each one then your address list will=x3! The little navigation stick in the middle is also be pushed down as a button, which is essential for some functions. However as well as clicking the button, you will also go in at least one of the four directions aswell - useless!! The bluetooth function is not that easy to work around - there is no way to search for devices without having to try and send a pic/vid first. The 'automatic' camera mode is not great and it is a fiddle to manually set the options.. garr!! that blinki ng stick! It also has an annoying habit of failing when it dials. Anyone who owns this will be familiar with the phrase; 'call failed. retry? cancel?'... All that said, it does have a nice big hi-res screen, sounds good, mp3 etc and esentially does the job. It is just infuriating having to carry a charger around with you and plan your calls around access to the next powerpoint.
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Reviewed by Robmac from UK on 21st Nov 2005
Thank the lord, I've finally got rid of my E1000. I've had to put up with this slippery brick for 11 months. I should have sent it back but I was made up with watching trailers on the big screen at first, trying to stay posititive about the huge bulk sticking out of my jeans pocket. I think Motorola designed this mobile one Friday afternnon after a works do. Simply stick all the features available together and then cover with a big shiney case. No point thinking it through, just get it out there. Problems I've found with the phone: - Its too big, 5 years ago this would have been ok, the market was full of bricks. - Battery Life, this is really poor, almost laughable. - Charging, this was the most annoying problem for me. Because the battery life is is so poor I had to charge every night. However, there is a common problem with these phones in that the connecton to the charger is faulty so you have to mess about with the wire to try and get it to charge. - Key pad sticks - Software lacking - Memory too low - When charging screen light stays on? - Screen freezes Apart from that its superb so go and buy one!
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Reviewed by Dougie from UK on 30th Oct 2005
Poor battery is the biggest gripe, I use it a lot and usually need to charge more than once a day! My phone on three network is very tempramental, drops calls and displays no network signal when I know it should be getting one, switch it off and on again and bingo full signal! Like the big display, excellent for playin videos, pictures etc. This is the 3rd phone I've had on the Three network and this phone is nearly as bad as the 1st, an NEC e606. My LG8120 is far better..
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Reviewed by Ben from UK on 12th Oct 2005
This phone has to be the worst phone I have ever owned. The amount of problems is endless, on paper it looks like a excellent phone but in realality its apalling. The battery life is dreadful, the camera is grainy and poor quality and the videos are even worse. The joy pad is very temperamental and often doesn't work, the address book saves a contacts different numbers as seperate entries. It often resets without reason, the reception seems to just go sometimes but this could be my operator (Three). The menu is aimed at 3 year olds with stupid icons, also underneath the screen it collects more dust than a duster. There are more problems but too many to list. I only have two postitive comments, the screen quality is really good when you upload your own photos and also when playing music the speaker quality is high. I definitely would not recommend anyone buying this phone.
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Reviewed by Kev from UK on 11th Oct 2005
Poor battery life, easy to accidently activate browser, confusing menu system. Prefer Nok or SE any time.
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Reviewed by Carlos from Espana on 7th Oct 2005
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Reviewed by Sandra from UK on 4th Oct 2005
Absolute pile of rubbish.... I was recommended this phone because of all the wierd and wonderful things it can do and because I'm on a contract that I cant get out of i am now on my 3rd handset! (Vodafone wont let me have another make so im stuck with it) Where do i begin.... Battery life is awful, if you make any calls it has to be charged every day, the picture quality is grainy, video quality is grainy and to get any decent pictures you have to faff about in the menu to get the correct light settings. Not good when you want to record something on the spur of the moment. You can leave the automatic setting on but whats the point when you want the best quality you can get and automatic certainly doesnt provide that. The screen keeps locking and the only way i can get it back to normal is to take the battery out and turn it back on that way. Apparently Vodafone have had no other customers complain about this phone, if thats the case and theyre such good phones why dont they sell them anymore???? My hubby has a nice Samsung Z500 and although the texting seems to be a bit long winded it seems like a much better phone and not a housebrick like the E1000. Im expecting my new replacement E1000 to arrive tomorrow, lets see what thats like!
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Reviewed by oliver sanders from england on 13th Sep 2005
excellent mobile phone, suits me great. screen and camera quality unbelieable especially once downloaded to your computer. able to watch films with the correct software on your pc then upload it to the phone. (got a load of converted vids already!)
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Reviewed by ROSSA from UK on 9th Sep 2005
JUNK....worst phone i have had in 10 years , battery life less than 24hrs . have had phone repaired twice and replaced once only to discover that the replacement which was meant to be fully tested was faulty on reciept . i dont know if its just the 3 dedicated phones , coz the customer service is appauling as well . motorola should get a sony errikson and take it to pieces to find out how to make a phone . state of the art ? as for the person who said to change the settings...why ? my setting were as it came out of the box , surely the factory settings are the ones that you can attain the fictitious battery life . this is my second motorola the first was a v66 , i would gladly swap the e1000 for the mitsubishi trium i had about 6 years ago... and that was rubbish as well . must appologise for the rant but i wouldn't like anyone to waste hard earned cash on the e1000
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Reviewed by Alan Breen from United Kingdom on 5th Sep 2005
I have had this phone for some time now and I just cannot get alogn with it. I got the phone because of all the features it boosted and the 3G coverage. Problem is 3G does not work well at the moment. Charging can be a nightmare as the charger does not fit easily. There is no reassuring click that the charger is actually in place. After 6 months of usage the phone buttons are now falling off which is not what I expect as my last phone a Sony Ericsson T68i lasted years. As with the features I just do not use them. My provider constantly sends me messages with nice pictures but it is noe getting tedious. This phone is pretty cheap looking and very heavy.
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Reviewed by carlos from uk on 1st Sep 2005
this phone is great its got everything you need in a phone, bluetooth, 3g, mp3 player. I would recomend this phone to anyone who wants it!
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Reviewed by shaun from england on 29th Aug 2005
this has to be the best phone in the world its better then the d500
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Reviewed by Colin from UK on 27th Aug 2005
I have just read the reviews of the E1000 and can't understand them. This is the best phone I have had. No problems with bluetooth, charging, using it when on charge either in the car or at home. The battery life could be better but I have turned of all the bling and everything is fine. My only gripe is with contract im on and im going to change that very soon.
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Reviewed by Haz from UK on 21st Aug 2005
great phone, i've had it for 6 months. The video only records for 30secs but it does zoom in alot. The colour is great and the phone looks really good. Its got bluetooth and you can download videos,pictures,games and mp3. If your thinking of buying it buy it.
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Reviewed by Sambob from UK on 20th Aug 2005
Had this phone since febuary till last week when i broke it. I was pretty impressed with the ease of use and the general 3G technology implimented. Connectivity with other phones is difficult and will make you cry after a while since motorola have figured out a quite obsqure way of doing it. I was dissapointed with its camera abilities even though it has quite a high resolution the picture produced was grainy and dithered. The video recording ability was awful, i think something was wrong with the video encoder software on my phone im not sure but the frame rate fluctuated constantly between 1fps and the manufactures 15fps plus the quality justified why you should use this phone to record video. My final complaint is minor and major at the same time...i beleive the screen is mounted too close and tight to the main case since i have managed to crack the screen within the phone and not cover. Apart from that is was an alright phone lets see how my nokia 8830 goes.
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Reviewed by Josh from England on 19th Aug 2005
whats up with the charger? you have to wiggle it bout to get it in the correct place, then stick it with some tape! other than that and the battery life, i would say the phone is great! but whats a phone when it has no battery?
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Reviewed by Tony Grant from UK on 17th Aug 2005
If I had kmown that my e1000 battery would last less than two days I would not have taken out the twelve month contract (or any contract). to make matters worse the phone will NOT work when it is on charge. Give me back my LG
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Reviewed by Dave from UK on 16th Aug 2005
should be a no-star rating. had the fone since april now on the 5th 1. there is no battery life. it cuts out all the time, keypad sticks,poor reception need i go on? even vodafone are giving me a completely different fone tomorrow. WARNING DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE
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Reviewed by Gene from UK on 12th Aug 2005
Battery life is horrible in 3G areas. In 2G areas (i.e. like USA), will last up to one week. It's heavy. The joystick starts wearing down after a few months. Can't unlock it. Can't turn off the backlight during recharging - it will finish charging after a few hours, but leave the backlight on until YOU unplug the phone from the mains. So if you leave it charging overnight, the phone battery will be pretty weak in the morning, since the backlight will be on for hours after the charging has finished. The ring setting changes to Loud (and stays that way sometimes) during charging. Bluetooth functionality is poor - you can't find other phones; they must find you. So two e1000's can never talk to one another. File management is absurd - files that do not have specific extensions will not show up in the picture, sound, or video menus. Therefore, if you upload or receive them, you will never be able to delete them. Think twice before buying.
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Reviewed by Baz from UK on 10th Aug 2005
1) Battery life ain't great but if you read the specs for the phone before you buy it then you will expect this. Personally I don't use all the 3G services, keep the bluetooth off for most of the time and use the battery saving features and I have no problem with it. 2) Phone is easy and simple to use, though the contacts could do with something like a T610 interface. 3) Can't comment on the Three network customer service yet, however I get better coverage where I live & work with 3 than I did with my old service provider Vodafone. 4) Great add on's and great offers available on the phone currently. 5) Camera and Video quality is good 6) Reasonable storage capacity, memory card helps a lot. Basically if you don't do your research on the phone and the network providers then you're asking to be disappointed. If your prepared to put up with the (very few) shortcomings of the phone then I would recommend.
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Reviewed by Tom from UK on 10th Aug 2005
This is by far the best phone i have ever owned. the picture quality is great if you size down the pictures slightly, the sound is great, you can lock the keys despite what everyone says, with a 256mb transflash card installed (£18) you can record 3mins of video (and no transflash are not hard to get ahold of), and store and watch entire movies on the phone encoded on computer!
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Reviewed by James from UK on 9th Aug 2005
great phone, read my review further down, but the 3 network is appauling when it comes to customer service. They refuse to repair manufacturers fault and are insistent on you paying them more money to upgrade. The lack of communication skills from the call centres and constant repetition during long calls makes the 3 service the worst i have ever encountered. Its a nightmare to find someone who actually understands what your trying to say and then they seem knowledgeless as to offer a suitable solution and instead repeat useless comments that didnt help me the first time they said it, what makes them think saying it 5 more times in a minute will solve anything. Good phone though, shame about 3 network, if u can handle high levels of stress and resist the urge to punch the phone in frustration when ringing customer service then this phone is great.
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Reviewed by Sajid from UK on 8th Aug 2005
The Moto E1000 on paper is a very good phone with the kind of features that stand out, such as the mp3 player,camera etc but comes with three distinct problems. The first is that the battery life isnt poor its beyond belief! i cant seem to go a day without having to charge it and even after a 10-12 hr charge the battery still cannot manage to get through more than two calls! Secondly the coverage is appalling and i live in the centre of london! with calls cutting out sometimes after just a minute, resulting in a lot of calling back. The third problem is the customer service. It is appalling with the call centres not understanding anything, resulting in repeating everything twice, and being put on hold a lot, one call lasted 50 minutes! Once my phone had a problem, after 3 months, i sent the phone to them and a resulting letter stated that i had to pay them £50 to upgrade the software! They wouldnt repair the phone otherwise, stating it was because i had dropped the phone that the problem had occured. It took 3 months to resolve this and i had to get a pay as you go resulting in extra cost. Just dont go with three stick to a network that knows how to treat customers.
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Reviewed by Tim from Uk on 8th Aug 2005
Dont buy this words cannot describe how bad it is!
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Reviewed by Mintie Todd from Manchester England on 7th Aug 2005
Great this phone is Mint ! used the 3G Video calling contact my brother Jess while on missions. The Video calls are luxury ! A great phone packed with features. I could recommend it for anyone associated with the security services, the MP3 ringtones are Mint ! Don't be a sucker and buy a Razer, this phone is the top of the range for Motorola ! Buy it now !
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Reviewed by Jonathan from England on 2nd Aug 2005
This phone may look big and heavy but it has great features. The video calling is outstanding and it's mp3 player is just like an ipod i recommend this phone to anyone upgrading.
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Reviewed by James from UK on 31st Jul 2005
This phone has an excellent camera with a very good video recording capability (10 seconds). Theres a huge screen and excellent colour display. The joystick is easy to use and the keys are the ideal size for texting. The memory is good and the battery time is god if you dont use the camera all day, but chargnign takes a couple of hours at least which when charging can still be used. Camera on front of phone means u can take a picture of yourself and see the screen aswell. It does however have an average memory but that isnt a problem if u keep deleting old texts. Great phone in total, money well spent.
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Reviewed by Jonathan from UK on 31st Jul 2005
0 out of 5! In it's favour are good sound. Nice looking screen. MP3 ringtones and video. But that's where it stops. If this is all you want just get yourself an MP3 player, if you want a phone then look elsewhere. The negative things about the phone are: 1.) The battery life is very poor. If it is not used for any calls it will only last 48 hours before the battery packs up. This is true even when the phone is put in "Power saving mode"! If it is used then the battery will last even less. You will find that you have to leave the phone on charge every night and if you forget or want to go away for the weekend without a charger you won't be able to user your phone after the first day as the battery will be flat! It reminds me of when I first had a mobile phone over 10 years ago and that also had to be charged every day. 2.) The phone is quite bulky and heavy. This is 2005 and phones shouldn't be built like bricks any more. 3.) Although it may look like a brick it is in fact very fragile. The case over the screen is made of soft plastic. If you put it in your pocket and lean against a table the plastic covering on the screen will bow into the LCD display and break it. The cost for this repair is £135 and is not covered by the warranty even though it is a design fault. 4.) The ringtone seems to change itself from loud to vibrate and ring to vibrate only and silent. You will find you miss a lot of calls or they will be answered in your pocket while you are totally unaware. 5.) Although this phone boasts a 1.3 Mega pixel camera the quality of the shots is appalling as you will see when you download them to you PC. This is due to the tiny cheap lenses that are installed in the phone.
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Reviewed by Tayo from England on 29th Jul 2005
Appalling. This is an excuse for a phone, coupled with the fact that I am on the 3 network, makes this phone a nightmare. I've read all the reviews on this site and I've used this phone for 4 months now, cursing it everyday. Battery life is non-existent. WHen charging the phone (even when it's put off), the screen is permanently lit. It has no infra-red (don't tell me it's got bluetooth, because a bluetooth is not mutually exclusive to an infrared - learn from Nokia on that). The blue-tooth is cumbersome to put it mildly (I know how to use it, but I've used easier ones). The memory is hardly expandable (go look for a Transflash - I'm yet to find one) and is awkwardly located - BENEATH THE DEAD BATTERY. The connectivity is depressing. A simple USB port might have solved this problem. The phone freezes of its own accord. There is no auto-lock feature, for crying out loud, this is the 21st Century. My Nokia 3130 had autolock! Who says I need pictures I can't delete? The phone comes with some utterly useless pictures that take up space, which I can't delete! I can't record more than 30seconds! - 3G my foot! Pictures are given some weird names automatically by the phone and doesn't give me the option of renaming before I save. So I need to scroll through a myriad of meaningless picture names to get to the one I want to rename it. Contacts? I'd rather rely on my old paper addressbook. Why would I need to enter my pal's name five times just to save his email, cell, land, work and fax numbers? Need I go on? This is the worst phone to be sent to the market. If you are paid to be given one, please decline.
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Reviewed by chaza from england on 22nd Jul 2005
ive had my motorola e1000 for a week now. there is so much to do on this phone. the mp3 player is set up just like an i pod.the video quality is oneof the best that i have seen on a phone.the bluetooth on this phone is great. it takes a matter of secconds to send a picture or a song.ITS THE BEST PHONE I HAVE EVER HAD!!!!!! GET ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Reviewed by Steve from England on 21st Jul 2005
Brialliant phone all round !!! GET ONE
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Reviewed by Antony from UK on 13th Jul 2005
This phone looks very flash, i prefer clamshell phones but this one almost changed me but...... The texting on this phone is absolutely terrible, the iTap software is just in no uncertain terms - rubbish. On a positive the sound from this phone is fantastic and it would make a great mp3 player, the screen is very clear and is somehow even clearer than my LG 8120 which is already a fantastic colour screen.
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Reviewed by Karen from UK on 13th Jul 2005
This is the first Motorola I have owned, I previously had a Nokia 6610i which I adored but I must say that I am so pleased I upgraded to this phone! What can I say, I love everything about it - it is so easy to use, the camera is excellent and the MP3 player is astounding. The only draw-back is the battery life. I usually need to re-charge my phone every other day but I tend to do this on a night so it's not a problem. I would highly recommend this phone!
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Reviewed by Karen from UK on 13th Jul 2005
This is the first Motorola I have owned, I previously had a Nokia 6610i which I adored but I must say that I am so pleased I upgraded to this phone! What can I say, I love everything about it - it is so easy to use, the camera is excellent and the MP3 player is astounding. The only draw-back is the battery life. I usually need to re-charge my phone every other day but I tend to do this on a night so it's not a problem. I would highly recommend this phone!
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Reviewed by Daniel from UK on 11th Jul 2005
what are you all on the is the best phone ever, you can do every thing on it and i think it is even better than the samsung D500
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Reviewed by Mark - Wirral from United Kingdom on 11th Jul 2005
Suprisingly compact for all it's features, this phone has to be one of the best on the market. Easy navigation of menus and services, so well laid out that you really don't need to read the manual. Excessive use does lower the battery life, but it's not a major problem as this phone re-charges very fast. Blue tooth reception is excellent, I purchased a Jabra blue tooth ear piece and the quality when used with the E1000 is first rate. I purchased this phone through Vodafone, and the customer service has been fantastic. All in all a good alround phone system, well priced and stylish.
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Reviewed by rocky from great britain on 10th Jul 2005
just got my new e1000 what a phone!!!!! the picture is so crisp and clear better than my old siemans s65 the mp3 player is ace very good speakers" very easy to use aswell all this rubbish about the battery not lasting long rubbish what do ya expect with this many functions being used all the time!! the 3g is good also dont be put of very good phone buy it now
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Reviewed by jam from uk on 7th Jul 2005
ive had this phone for 2 days the best phone ever made it has 3g 2 face 2 face video calling buy this phone its the best n it has very battery life buy buy
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Reviewed by Russ from Devon Enlgand on 4th Jul 2005
Nice fone, and if you peeps mess about with yer settings on it, the battery will last lots longer than u are gettin.. Firstly. Turn off Bluetooth when not needed. Turn off the AGPS when not needed. and disable any screensavers ect..just set the screen time out to 1 min and the backlight to 10 seconds. Love the media quality on this phone. I gave up my XDA II for this. and dont regret it yet, all tho i still carry me xda in the car. Like some other people said on here as well, 3's customer service is the worst i ever came accross, Phoned em up to try and disable call divert to me mail/video box, and they had NO idea what i was on about. so.. E1000.... nice phone, but avoid 3's network
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Reviewed by Tommy d from England on 4th Jul 2005
i think this phone ias awesome i have had it for a bout 2 months and i have nothing to complain about. It has awesome video footage great camera and it gots bluetooth this phone has everything for such a good price. the only slightlty bad thing about it is the battery like it will only last about 3 nights but if you have a charger what is the problem, it has perfect weight at slips in your pocket beautifully. i love at i wish there where more phones like it!
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Reviewed by james bond from uk on 4th Jul 2005
first i fought this fone woz da best but once ma dad got it,it turned out to be rubbish.the only good features r its mp3 its 2 camers. the phone has a light with the camera but it does not do anyting and the blootooth is only for motarola phones the last thing is the battery life its only 5 hours if yor lucky. oh year the phone keeps crashin when u put 2many pictures,mp3 or videos init u will only like this phone if ur a child
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Reviewed by rebekah from birmingham on 29th Jun 2005
this is a okay phone. the pixel from the camera is superb, it is like a real phone. the only problem is couldn't use 3 sim so had to go out and get another one. b******************
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Reviewed by Kayne from England on 28th Jun 2005
How do u use the mp3 player on this fone ? ma frend tried to send me akon lonely to ma fone and the fone dont recognise it ( and its an mp3 ). And also ma pc dont recognise the usb port that goes onto the fone so u cant transfer ur music to the fone. there was sum cd with it but i dont think it is anything to do with the usb cos it is a user guide
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Reviewed by Ian from UK on 21st Jun 2005
This phone really is great, ive had it about 6month's now, and the screen has got dust under it, which cannot be removed and is a bit of a pain, the joystick is very sticky and sometimes does not work and lastly, there is now a constant crackling in the call's which is not network related. at the moment its just getting fixed by the trusty people at 3. now to the good bits, the camera is SUPERB!, the hifi speakers really do sound great and the screen quality is really good, although difficult to see in sunlight. Video recording is limited to under 60seconds which is quite poor in my opinion, and the internal memory is limited (although you can expand), on holiday i filled it with pictures and the phone was constantly crashing and very very slow! overall this phone is ok, but there need's to be a lot of improvements for the next one!
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Reviewed by Sam from England Of Course on 16th Jun 2005
I love this fone. I got it delivered dis morning and have not been able to put it down. As most people have said, the fone has poor battery life but im not sure if I can buy a new battery. Anyway I am loving the camera and i think the video quality is brill. I am glad that this fone has an mp3 player and it has a memory card up to 256mb u can put into the fone. The bluetooth is easy to use and the 3G service is up to scratch. One downside I am bothered about is the battery life cos it has to always be on charge as u cant do much without a full battery. Another downside is the weight as it cums in at 140g and most newer fones ( Like Samsung D500 ) weigh less than 100g. Therefore I am giving this fone an excellent rating cos it has evrything u need on a fone these days except good battery and low weight.
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Reviewed by Sam Buckstone from England Of Course on 15th Jun 2005
Dis fone is excellent. It has evrything u need with mp3 player, 1.2 megapixel camera, video recording, playback and download and it has 16mb memory that u can expand with a memory card. I ordered this fone not long ago and i was hearing it was gd. ma frends got it and he says its gd and from what ive heard, i dont think its gd, but outstanding. The camera might not be as gd as samsung D500 1.3 megapixel camera or hav the same amount of memory but this fone is da best anyhow, and at such a low price.
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Reviewed by Joe from Ye Old England on 14th Jun 2005
Well i bought this phone online and when it arrived i was amazed. It has all the awsome features like Mp3 player and 1.2 megapixel camera but that fact that the main feature of a phone is to be a phone(ie. Make and recieve calls) and this it does well it doesnt lack sound quality and coverage is good worldwide, i have this phone on Vodaphone pay as you talk and its Awsome ! I highly recomend it.
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Reviewed by Rob Irving from England on 12th Jun 2005
Phone is O.K at best. Had it for six months now and can't hack it anymore so have bitten the bullet and gone back to Nokia and Vodafone. Battery life is terrible, as is Three's Network coverage and customer Services. The phone drops calls when moving from a 3g to non 3g area, i hardly ever have a signal and usually only know i've recieved a call by getting a text telling me i have voice mail. definately not user friendly. Heavy and cumbersome. Avoid the phone, and more importantly THREE like the plague.
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Reviewed by Disgruntled Phone User of the Month! from England on 10th Jun 2005
Looks Good - In the palm of your hand it feels like quality. It does enough to impress you so much when you are looking to make you want one. That is as good as it gets. Heres the flaws: Battery. Need I say anymore. Can't make or recieve calls whilst phone is in car charger!!! If you assign a ringtone to a contact in your address book - the entire ringtone will play if that person text messages you, so you could have a 2 minute tune for a text message. The phones Bluetooth capability is amateur at best in comparison to a Sony Ericsson. This is 2005 and Dust gets under the screen! and can not be cleaned out! If the phone is in your pocket it can answer itself! The phones memory is terrible. If you are lucky to find a memory card you have to take the battery out to insert and retrieve the said card. Wonderful. The alarm clock has a mind of it's own. Phone does not come with any software, games etc... It does come with loads foolish pictures that can not be erased which take up memory. The phones contact layout is primitive. I pray for SONY ERICSSON to introduce a 3G phone on the 3 network. DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE!!!!!!!!
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Reviewed by Roland Fearnley from Australia on 31st May 2005
I think that's a load of tripe about the Motorola E1000 having a short battery life. An example to prove this is that on one long weekend (ie 3 days) where I went rock climbing I forgot my charger, I was still able to make around 60 1.2 megapixel photos before the battery was empty. A tip for people with low experience with phones who are having troubles with short battery life is to turn the bluetooth function to off. I've rarely had that on and I haven't had any dramas so far.
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Reviewed by Andrew from UK on 21st May 2005
Good phone on the outside, looks brilliant - big and bulky but nice finish. First negative is battery life. Lasts 8 hours if you like messing with the camera and mp3 player, and about 16 hours on stand-by. Very poor. The mp3 player is good, with cd-player features like skip repeat and shuffle - you can also customise your own playlists. Speaker quality is good, but not a patch on what I was expecting considering its "3D stereo" - no better than my previous phone (Motorola's V525). The screen is nice and bright with rich colour and a clear menu. I just don't understand why the camera is so poor - its identical in quality to my V525 which I got nearly two years ago and when you go into the media album to view the pictures they look even worse. On this basis I have taken the phone back because I was expecting something with a more advanced camera than my V525. Got a Sharp GX30i which is outstanding and has a screen that rivals TFT computer monitors - no joke. Nice phone Moto, the two stars are for the screen quality and mp3 player, just get the camera, battery life and size sorted.
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Reviewed by Sulla from England on 19th May 2005
Battery life is poor but that is the only downside to the phone. I have had it since December and i can report no faults what so ever. Firstly you should charge the battery for at least 15+ hours when you ANY phone brand new. Secondly let the battery completely die the first couple of times you use the phone then Completely charge, you will get the most out of the battery on any phone. The phone is well featured and its camera is ace sound is brilliant and Bluetooth is really fast. Select whatever you want to 'copy' then you have two options 'phone' or 'bluetooth' select 'bluetooth'. Simple. Battery life is a pain hence the 4 stars. i have a memory card which cost £20 and i can record for 3 minutes with a 128mb card that is. A 256 card will allow one record for longer. A class phone!!
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Reviewed by Tom from UK on 17th May 2005
This phone has lots of great features: mp3 player, camera, bluetooth, video calling to mention a few highlights. However, the battery life is poor and inconsistent, a full charge gives between 6 hours to a max of 18hours, before it switches off. The joystick jams frequently. To top it all '3' customer service is exceptionally bad. I would advise waiting for another 9-12 months until better battery life 3G phones come out, and avoid '3'.
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Reviewed by Jay from UKAY!! on 16th May 2005
Ppl on ere must b really retarded, dis phone as it all and to peps who cant use bluetooth properly i suggest u read the intructions coz it works fine 4 me with pc and ova fones, buy it u wont regret it
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Reviewed by Mark from England on 16th May 2005
This is my first 3G phone and im pretty impressed with it, not least by the fantastic smooth metallic black finish. Texting on this phone couldn't be more perfect, the keys are well spaced and feel nice under your fingers - don't be put off by the positioning of the joystick in the middle of the keypad, trust me you'll easily adjust. One thing that I never actually considered but find very useful is the positioning of some buttons up the side of the phone, gone are the days of accidentally cancelling out of something!! The mp3 player is fairly standard in terms of operation, but the sound quality resembles more of a small hifi than a phone, the best i've heard from a mobile phone but don't expect the volume of a hifi. Another plus you can build your own playlists as well as use mp3s as loud vibrant ringtones. The earphones provided are superb, they're not your average tinny handfrees earphone, sound is rich in both treble and bass. Two downsides to point out - firstly the camera isn't quite as good as i'd expect from a phone with a 262k screen, but its still pretty good (smooth enough and has plenty of colour). I recommend you take full advantage of the 1.2megapixel imaging, the pictures look brilliant when you upload them onto your computer (this phone actually comes with a USB lead, thank you motorola - no more searching on ebay for a cheap USB lead). Secondly as other reviews have pointed out the battery life is quite poor, it needs charging every night if you use it heavily during the day, but to be honest it doesn't bother me coz i don't use the phone while im asleep. A pretty dam good phone, would recommend it to anyone who loves feature rich mobiles
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Reviewed by nikki from london on 11th May 2005
hello well i bought this phone on 3 g i was really excited even though i had heard about the battery life. well LISTEN to that advice do not get the phone it is a piece of junk reall i have managed to talk on it for 40 mins then it died even though it had been charging all night it seems the further you go into the city the more power it takes up when i have used it at home i can get 1 hour if im lucky also bluetooth on this is rubbish and only works with motorola head set do not buy it there is no other battery you can buy so remember that when you feel you need to make a purchase and buy this phone
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Reviewed by mark from UK on 11th May 2005
battery is a joke, forgot people being able to get hold of you on the weekend, about 3 10min cals and the battery is dead......think of all them calls you could have had.......and im not joking about the battery life!
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