Motorola E1070 review
|Review: September 2006|
Last updated March 2007
In a nutshell: The Motorola E1070 is an upgraded version of the E1000.
It's a clamshell 3G phone with a good range of features, including an excellent quality screen, a 1.3 megapixel camera, video calling and an MP3 player. The flat keypad can take a little bit of getting used to, and navigation is typically Motorola - it may take users of other brands a while to get used to. The battery life of the E1070 is much better than that of the E1000, but the phone is not very reliable and isn't recommended.
Motorola E1070 features include:
- 3G video calling 1.3 megapixel camera
- Video camera
- Internal display: TFT, 262,000 colours, 240 x 320 pixels
- External display: CSTN, 65,000 colours, 96 x 80 pixels
- Stereo MP3 Player with bass boost
- MP3 ringtones
- Messaging: SMS, MMS, Email
- Memory: 64 Mbytes plus SD TransFlash memory card
- Connectivity: Bluetooth, USB GPRS
- Triband plus 3G
- Size: 96 x 50 x 24 mm
- Weight: 129g
- Talktime: 260 minutes
- Battery standby: 230 hours
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Motorola E1070 user reviews
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Average rating from 64 reviews:
Reviewed by Ade from Nigeria on 3rd Jul 2010
I have been using it for year and My bluetooth does not receive file agian
Reviewed by bbb from uk on 22nd Apr 2010
old now but still good phone
Reviewed by CSRMVF from Portugal on 3rd Mar 2010
I Have a Motorola E1070. For what I use Itīs a perfect phone. Strong Reliable And a good number of Features.
Reviewed by Tracy from UK on 12th Jul 2009
I am a motorola fan-or like them as i know how to use them.I do like the style also. However, when i first recieved this-3 years ago brand new. From the start when 'recording' i would get a fuzzy noise along side of it. Unfortunately i didnt want to bother to returnit and just kept it. After about a year it would occasionally turn off on its own, and when trying to use the music player with the songs i had bought, it would just say; "unable to play track. your phone does not have the proper license to play... Even though i had paid for the songs. In the end i just bought a new phone. Motorola of course...
Reviewed by sandra from England on 23rd Mar 2009
ive used the motorolaE1070 for around 3years,i found no problem with the flat keypad and photo quality is very good,it also has a diital audio player with exellent sound with earphones,this phone has everything i need in an exeptionally good mobile and would recommend it to anyone.
Reviewed by Holly from England on 3rd Sep 2008
The back broke. But it can go through a lot of dropping. Ive had it for 3 years and its still working fine. Some of the messages dont come through but it has lasted, and the sound doesn't work as well as it used to.
Reviewed by Dean from Malaysia on 27th Feb 2008
this phone not giving me any problem. i'm using 2 motorola's phone. one is V360 and E1070. about the sound in E1070, i can make it loud by using my pc then transfer the song to my phone then make it as a ringtone or sms tone. For me, this phone not make any problem to me. i like this phone.
Reviewed by stupid motorola from very stupid motorola
on 18th Feb 2008
First I cant connect it to my computer.Second sometimes it isnt taking photos.Third once I couldnt see my missed calls and I send it to the repair center and I waited 2 WEEKS until they repair it.Fourth it is very stupid phone.
Reviewed by Bryan from UK on 6th Nov 2007
omg how are some people giving so many bad reviews about this phone??!! i have had this phone for over a year now and, after reading some of the reviews below, had none of the issues stated except for the constant buzzing noise from the keypad. also the memory card doesn't seem to want to stay in the phone. the tab that keeps it in pops out. has anyone else had this problem? and if so, is there a solution other than getting a replacement phone? maybe i got this phone after the bugs were repaired? no white/freezing screen, battery life is average, phonebook completely fine, no currupt photos. solution to 'sometimes not taking pitures'. when the phone is recharging while switched on some functions do not work. turn off and on and they will be fine. just need to know your phone.
Reviewed by Gordon Carter from UK on 24th Oct
this phone is by far the worst phone i've ever had, and i used to have one of virgins very 1st phones. After 2 or 3 songs it stops playing,the screen constantly goes white and i have to turn off the phone to get it working again. In my honest opinion DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE. I only give 1 star because it's the lowest allowed if i could i'd give it -5 stars.
Reviewed by Abi from England on 22nd Oct 2007
I've had this phone for 18 months now and cannot wait to get rid of it. Here are some things that it has done to me in the past: - Blocked many of my phone contacts and doesn't allow me to edit, text or call them - refuses to tak photos or produces corrupt images - when playing back a recorded video, there is a constant and very loud buzzing sound - It says i have new answerphone messages and texts when I do not - Will not let me get onto my missed calls list - Deletes any new numbers added to my phonebook These are just some of the things that have really put me off of this phone and i would advise people not to buy it.
Reviewed by john from england on 1st Sep 2007
well i brought this phone a couple of years ago and i really like it but my problem is for some reason when i brought it from ARGOS it came with 30 pounds free credit and suddenly i didnt even touch the credit it went i even had a lock pin no one took my credit the mobile just took it away and it dosent work in diffrent countrys
Reviewed by K from Uk on 19th Aug 2007
Had this phone a while now. Apart from a loud buzzing initially, It seemed like a good phone. I like the size/weight,the keypad and its easy to use. But, recently I started having major problems with it. It freezes alot of the time - usually when i get a call or text and when i am playing music. The only way i can get it working again is to remove/replace the battery, which frankly, is a pain in the bum and is starting to push me over the edge - if it does it again I think I might break something. The camera frequently doesnt work and when it does the photos are often corrupted. It gets unbelievably hot after I have been using it for even a short length of time. I am a first time motorola user and I would certainly think twice about buying another one.
Reviewed by BKK from Thailand on 28th Jul 2007
I recommened my friend to buy this phone as a second hand phone. Then she bought it and she have no problem with this phone at all. I suggest you guys tranfer songs or others via a card reader because sometimes you will experience your things in T-Flash gone after you use the data link. The MP3 sound is very fantastic and the screen is cool. We don't expect much about the camera because she used it as a music phone, also no 3G service in our country.The bad thing she met is MP3 ringtones is not lound enough, when cored with V360 or E680i.
Reviewed by dan from uk on 9th Jul 2007
by kerry marsh all for battery life average twenty six hours even when not used at all my e1000 doesnt last 4hours
Reviewed by agmagryb from uk on 9th Jul 2007
this is the worst phone i've ever had! during the last 8 months that i've had it it had to be sent off to a repair centre as it didn't work, switch itself off, not connect calls. load of RUBBISH. never buying a motorola again. only samsungs and sony ericsons are worth having.
Reviewed by Nicholas from Malawi on 8th Jul 2007
I got my E1070 in Octeber 2006 and it is already giving me problems. The screen sometimes just goes white like a plain paper and you have to switch it off for it to come back to its senses. Video recording is only for a max 3 mins!!! Or don't I know how to use it? Volume is not very high either, abd I have to recharge every after 18 hrs - regardless of the no. of calls! If I listen to music, I recharge every after4 songs.
Reviewed by ameen sumais from india on 5th Jul
phone is cooooooooooooool but the problem is after puting memory crd it became damn slow
Reviewed by Sue from U.K on 19th Jun 2007
I had a motorola before & wasn't impressed. After 4 I thought that I would give the E1070 an opportunity to prove me wrong, unfortunately it hasn't.The camera freezes causing you to switch it on & off which takes ages.It is so slow.Yes it does buzz v.loudly & if you use it for the alarm do a few txts plus a short phone call then the battery is low or dead.I will never buy a motorola again.
Reviewed by Mark from United Kingdom on 3rd Apr
The 3G function & text capabilities are fine but thats it. The camera does not work half the time & when it does there is a yellow hue to the pictures. It makes a loud buzzing sound alot of the time. And the battery life is extremely poor. AVOID!
Reviewed by rob from england on 22nd Mar 2007
this phone is exalent no problems with it at all and i have had it ages now cnt go wrong with it it is better than some of the other phones motorola has made it is a lot better than most of my mates phones more feutures better screen and camera
Reviewed by Chess from England on 18th Mar 2007
This phone is wicked stuff...when it works. I doubt many other people have had this problem with it but sometimes when people call it crashes...i still recommend it cos its just so damn pretty!
Reviewed by Tara from Scotand on 16th Mar 2007
It's ok, the screen is big and clear but I found that if u play games too much the screen freezes and u need to take the battery out and put it back in again. I'm also annoyed that I didn't get the cd to load my pics onto the net.
Reviewed by Bobby from SCOTLAND! on 14th Mar 2007
dis fne is coooooool !!!
Reviewed by Susana from Portugal on 10th Mar 2007
I recomend the Motorola E1070. In my opinion it is very funcionable and easy to use. I love it, and it is the best phone that I ever had!
Reviewed by becky from london on 1st Mar 2007
i have not had any problems with this phone yet i think it is a really good phone the internet works. and i have it on a 3 contract and i have loads of minutes and video callings great way better then the pink razer. also it has memery card !!
Reviewed by Christina from England on 1st Mar
I've had so many problems with this phone I gave up getting it replaced. The clam shell sticks It cuts off calls on its own Decides not to send txts sometimes I permanently have a '1' next to my icon of a txt If I miss a call, will not let me see who it is. Will not let me view received calls. A lot of photos are 'corrupt' but still won't even let me delete them. I've had nothing but problems with this phone.
Reviewed by bob from england on 21st Feb 2007
i like phone
Reviewed by Ratko from Bosna and Hercegovina on
9th Feb 2007
This phone is fantastic.I sped a lot of time on internet and wach tv on phone.
Reviewed by Donna from UK on 7th Feb 2007
Anyone know how to set delivery reports on this phone? Other than that I've had no problems so far.
Reviewed by Kerry Marsh from UK on 7th Feb 2007
This is by far the worst phone I have ever had. The handset was replaced four times, and the battery replaced twice, all for battery life average twenty six hours even when not used at all. The camera didn't take pictures half the time on two of the handsets, and on the last one the microphone didn't work properly. I'm so glad to get rid of this horrible phone!
Reviewed by Donut from UK on 7th Feb 2007
I just recieved this phone and think its ok. Not had it long enough to rate it properly but wondered if anyone else was disapointed to find that the data cable/CD-Rom was not included. Headphones are included for using the MP3 options, but without the cable I cant really download any MP3s from my PC! The data cable id the same as the data cable on my camera, and this does connect the phone to my PC but without the software its no good. Plus plugging in in this way doesnt charge my phone? Other than that it all seems ok.........for now.
Reviewed by Ian from GB on 1st Feb 2007
Quite simply the worst phone I have ever had, because:- 1) Clamshell sticks 2) Always lots of background noise at the start of a call 3) Seems to have trouble sending texts 4) Battery life rubbish 5) etc etc etc......
Reviewed by Lisa from Scotland (UK) on 28th Jan
im almost at the end of a 12 month contract with this phone and i have to say.. WHAT A NIGHTMARE.... it sends out texts when it feels like it, doesnt take photos hald the time and they all seem to end up coming up as "corrupt"... it doesnt even accept phone calls sometimes. The buzzing sound you hear almost EVERY time you flip the phone give me migraine, its so loud! DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE.. YOU WILL REGRET IT... thats a promise!!!
Reviewed by frances from uk on 24th Jan 2007
this phone is absolute rubbieh i thoyught it was brilliant wen i got it but then the flip started styickin and the battery kept running down after 12 hours ive had the battery replaced once and the phone replaced 3 times and they sent me the third replecment faukty but then wouldnt send me a new one because my months i could replace the phone had run out!!! so now i am stuck wit a fone that turns itself off if u dnt close it extremly carefully and i have 2 put on speakerphone half the time to hear people on the call and the flip sticks!!! it also feels quite cheap and tacky as it made out of cheap plastic avod this fone at all costs!!! i have to keep my contract untill octber and cannot terminate it so now i am starting a new contract at the same time jus so i can have a phone that works!!
Reviewed by Jason from UK on 7th Jan 2007
This Phone Is Amazing!!! I Think That It is the Best Phone Ever! Go To Your Nearest Mobile Phone Shop And Buy One!.
Reviewed by Gareth from Wales on 15th Dec 2006
I've had a few phones in my time from Nokias, Motorolas and Samsungs. I purchased the E1070 10 months ago and my rating shows that this is phone, really is of average status. The features are pretty standard and Motorola still have phone memory issues. After a couple of days use, pictures do not save; I have to turn it off remove and replace the battery and restart. I remember my old MPX200 had memory issues, so come on Motorola sort it out. Thinking of getting a Samsung D900 or E900 next.
Reviewed by SOmeone from England on 8th Dec 2006
This phone is da best man, it is sik and i think dat it can be quite rich lol
Reviewed by Em Serjeant from England on 21st Nov
I've had 3 replacements for this phone since June, and I am not impressed. Bad points: With all 3 phones, the flip has broken, and I have heard this is a common problem with other flip motorolas. Two of my phones constantly turned themselves off, or froze. (One turned off and never turned back on again) Another phone lost the speaker (in the flip) so I couldn't answer any calls unless on speakerphone. The Mp3 player doesnt work unless you open the songs directly. Good Points: The phone has a large amount of memory, great for storing photos or songs. The display looks good, and I like the customizable menu. Sound quality is good. Overall, I wouldn't get this phone, its unreliable.
Reviewed by Dave from England on 4th Nov 2006
I have had this phone for 10 months and haven't had a single problem with it. Ok the camera isn't great but it does everything a phone should. It doesn't take long to get use to the menu layout, i had nokias for years but soon got use to the motorola. All in all a great phone
Reviewed by liam wilkinson from united kingdom on
2nd Nov 2006
this phone is the worst piece of junk ever!!!! it is heavy the camera is rubbish and it buzzes all the time not to mention the battery life is poor. if you don't mind charging your phone up evey day then get it!!!! i'm so pleased i went to the d600 fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by Lara from Portugal on 21st Oct 2006
A very bad phone with lot of noises on call beginings, on the first mobile phone. On the second a lot of software problems. After 2 phones I asked my money back. I still haven't found positive points.
Reviewed by Dixon Kwok from Hong Kong on 19th
It is very good indeed as a 3G phone with so good a size, a screen, music player and takes T-Flash card. I have no problem recommending it to others. The phone is well constructed and the i-Tap function needs time to accustom to. Well, it can be disabled. Chinese input is fine but not excellent. Navigation is a little bit difficult. But, alarm setting and disabling is clumsy. Cameras are OK. Songs are sorted in reverse order which is totally strange. But, it offers stereo sound effect and bass boost in 7 steps. Quite nice indeed. Remind you that the T-flash card must be in FAT format as the phone cannot write files in it with FAT32.
Reviewed by Neil Baldwin from Scotland on 18th
I thought it was me who couldn't use it properly - but after six weeks of struggling I phoned my service provider Orange's customer services and they eventually said they were working with Motorola on a 'known issue' for the E1070 - that known issue was the fact that software didn't work properly on quite a lot of phones........ I have never been so frustrated by a phone..... so, just make sure that the known issue is cleared up before you purchase.....
Reviewed by wesley from england on 1st Sep 2006
this phone is the best. ive had it about two months now and ive not had any of the problems other people are haveing. i reconend this phone to anyone how is thinking of buying it. the internal memory is fantastic (64mb) and with a memorycard reader of up to 512mb the memory is very good. the camara is a 1.3mp(external) and vga(internal) so the camaras are very good. your usb conection is a mini usb it is the only accsesory port on the phone wich means when you put things onto your phone useing the usb cable you are also charging your phone at the same time. the sound qualty on the phone is very good and is pritty loud. so all iall a very good phone so get one today!!!
Reviewed by sam from england on 31st Aug 2006
The phone iz great the features r cool. I don't care wat everyone else thnks it's wicked
Reviewed by Andrew McKae from England on 12th
Listen, Have you seen the people with the "poor" Phone rating, Then the comments, They don't even tell you whats wrong with the phone most of the time, To truely see the liteness of this Motorola phone, I'd say go out and rate it yourself, It's just people taste most of the time. I think its a spectacular phone, Cheap for what feature's it has, 512mb extendable memory, So yeah, GOOD
Reviewed by Danny from United States on 10th Aug
omg everyone please do not purchase this phone.i purchased this phone on the 8th august and am posting this phone on the 10th.This phone is not reliable i have had the samsung d600,and samsung d500.these phones are far better and the best phone to get im my case is the NOKIA 6280 this rocks
Reviewed by GILL from UK on 21st Jul 2006
horrible. i upgraded to this phone and after two days fiddling to try to get the feel of it, i gave up. sneding it back as we write this down. BIG MISTAKE OF A PHONE....
Reviewed by Dan from England on 17th Jul 2006
Had this phone about a month now, think it's fantastic! After reading some of the bad reviews, I thought I'd risk it and buy the phone anyway and I wasn't disapointed! The phone itself is still small and compact enough to easily fit into your pocket along with the 3G features. The camera and video facilities are outstanding quality and the memory for this phone is HUGE!The built in mp3 player is great for real sound ringtones and listening to music alike. So basically, this phone is great and dont be put off by the bad reviews! I'm 17 and i love it!
Reviewed by jen from england on 9th Jul 2006
Well, when i got it as an upgrade, i wasnt overly impressed with the look of the phone. Ive had nothing but problems with it, someone else mentioned about the flip not closing, that happens too! wont let me access some of the things stored (it was my address book so that wasnt great) ive had the handset replaced once and its im getting the same problems. The only good thing is the size of the memory, would not reccomend this phone. Ive always had motorolas, but this is the only one ive had a problem with. Im now seriously considering not getting a motorola again.
Reviewed by rachel victoria payne from croatia on
29th Jun 2006
this is a really good phone
Reviewed by Erin Frances Joyce from england on
18th May 2006
this is a really gd fone, well actully it isnt mine, it belongs 2 a m8, but it is still gd. The only fault is that sometimes, it wont let my m8 take pics. I wud recommend it 2 any1, really really gd
Reviewed by Cherry from England on 9th May 2006
This phone was absoulutly terrible Seriously, you should think more before you get this phone It is absouslutely terrible
Reviewed by Keiran from UK on 27th Apr 2006
I've had none of the probems people are saying yet, i've had it for a month. I can't think of anything wrong with it. Hopefully i won't be getting the problems other people seem to be getting.
Reviewed by Verslughousin from Scotland on 25th
Having had the Samsung D600(great phone) before christmas i was becoming bored with it so i decided to change to the E1070. Havin had the phone 1 day i had my first fault. The phone wasn't reading the memory card so off it went back and a replacemnt was sent out. With the second phone seemingly being fine i was happy. The camera's are good (internal and external), the phone it's self wasn't to heavy and battery life was okay considering it is a 3G phone. Having had a V525 before i was familiar with the layout and menu options. Using the flat (razr v3 like) keypad took a bit getting used to. Thus the happy story ends. Now into the end of April the phones a nightmare. Everyone knows Motorola has software issues but i thought they were behind them. My camera won't work and in order to get it to work i used to have to swithch it off and on. Now that doesn't even work. On the occasion it did work through my turbulent times the photo's were corrupt and couldn't be deleted. Now i've got an album with blank useless photo's. The phon it's self is now freezing and swithching it's self off. Alarms that i've set cancel themselves and don't go off. My flip mechanism does what it wants. Befor if i half opened it it slam shut. now if i half open it it just stays open. If i press it to shut it it spring up. To fully shut it i have to fully open it. When it's shut there also seem to be a little play in it. Above all these faults one fault is the top of my MOTOROLA HATE LIST--------->>>>> THE PREDICTIVE TEXT. What the hell were they thinking when the wrote the programme for this. Mmmmmmm they say. Lets write a programme thats totally useless doesn't remeber words and doesn't even have a good word dictionary in it. Compared to any other phone on the market this text system is like trying to compete round the CRYSTAL MAZE with Richard O'brian crammed in your left ear and the black night out of MONTY PYTHON chompin at your big toe. Now i'm stuck with a phone on a 12 month contract that my provider says they can't replace because they say it's a manufacturer fault. The manufacturer say they'll take it and fix it but it'll cost me 12 blue duck eggs 11 filtered tea bags 10 glazed donuts 9 picked cherry's 8 norwegian lesbians 7 mucky pups 6 shaaaaved cats 5 old nokia's 4 bitten buttons 3 spare tyres 2 pierced nipples and 1(hundred) GREAT BRITISH POUNDS. Now am gonna buy a PAYG phone to get me by till my contract is up !
Reviewed by Dr. Rico Abella from Philippines on
11th Apr 2006
I purchased my Motorola E1070 for US$400 (Php 21,000) at a local dealer last March 12. However, after a week's use, a loud humming sound can be heard during playback of any short video I take. The hum drowns out all recorded audio. And frequently, "SYSTEM ERROR" appears, which prompts me to switch off the phone, otherwise, it is non-functional. Furthermore, as if the phone has a mind of its own, it just wont take pictures nor videos, prompting me to turn it off again. At present, whenever a second party calls me, they can hardly hear my voice. Callers also noted the same humming sound at the background whenever they speak to me. I would just like to find out if this ever happened to anyone who has the same phone model. Is there a solution/software that I can download? Does anybody have a solution? It is such a hassle, for in our country, cellular phones are not replaced promptly. It sometimes takes more than 2 weeks for a phone to be diagnosed defective. Oftentimes, phones are repaired. It's very inconvenient. Can you help me? I tried calling the 1-800 number, their solution is to bring it back to the dealer. I'm just hoping that there is a simpler and quicker way. Thank you very much! Dr. Rico Abella email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Reviewed by George from UK on 9th Apr 2006
Had this phone 4 months things work then stop working for now reason. Had Samsung D600 before this and Nokias before that.You can keep your rolas, not for me
Reviewed by Danny from lincoln, uk on 30th Mar
Not quite as good as the v3x, but more reasonably priced for the lower end of the markey. Generally impressive. Oh and a not to david (first review), phones were not designed to be dropped.
Reviewed by shazza from UK on 29th Mar 2006
CCCCCCooooooooooooolllllllllllllllllllll phone !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by Shaund from sweden on 28th Feb 2006
Reviewed by joe from uk on 28th Feb 2006
one of the best phone i have ever had you can even watch sky1 and discovery channal its wicked
Reviewed by Killian from Ireland on 21st Feb 2006
The E1070 is a very reliable phone.This is my fourth phone and I have to say I am so glad I picked this particular phone.I got this for my birthday and am glad I got it because my dad said it was the last phone he would buy for me.It is such a reliable phone anyway.Because if you want a fun phone it has to be this one because it ROCKS...
Reviewed by David from england on 21st Feb 2006
Absolutely totle it dosent work a bit i dropped on a fluffly florr it snapped good work motorola for nothting.