Motorola E365 Review
Review: July 2004. Updated March 2005.
The Motorola E365 is an entry-level camera phone. For its price, the
E365 offers a good 65k colour display and a good quality camera. That
said, the software is quite slow and the reliability of the phone is
poor, as can be seen from the user reviews below.
Features of the Motorola E365 include:
- Large 65,000 colour display (128 x 160 pixels)
- Integrated digital camera
- MMS (multimedia messaging), EMS 5.0
- Polyphonic ringtones & mono ringtones
- Downloadable themes (ringtones, wallpaper & screensavers)
- Instant messaging
- Group SMS
- WAP 2.0, GPRS
- RS232 cable for connecting to a computer
- Vibration alert
- iTap predictive text
- Phone book: 300 names
- User customisable softkey functions, main menu and shortcuts
- Voice activated dialling
- Calculator, currency converter, date and clock, alarm, datebook
with reminder alerts, PIM functionality
- Memory: 2 Mbytes
- Dual band
- Standby time: up to 150 hours
- Talk time: up to 150 minutes
- Size: 107 x 45 x 20 mm
- Weight: 93g
Motorola E365 User Reviews
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Average rating from 100 reviews:
Reviewed by richard from england on 27th May 2005
DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE, keys brake after a month, microphone now broken,
out of warrenty unfortuatly, screen resolution rubbish, camera fuzzy
beyond belief, text is a nightmare, infact it is usefull for one thing,
some fun when you get bored with a chainsaw !
Reviewed by Mark from England on 19th May 2005
I have had this phone about 1 year now. My overall impression is it's
OK but i wouldn't recomend any one to buy one as there are many better
phones availble. My first comment is on the 'dust cap'. It is supposed
to prevent dust getting on the lens. it should of been called 'dust
magnet' becuase all the little troth does is collect dust!! Secondly
taking pictures. As mentioned a few times in other comments you have
to hold the phone still for about 2 secnods after pressing the button
to take a picture and i have not have many good quality pictures from
it. Lastly, just recently people who i have been talking to on the phone
have said i come accross very quietly and muffeled. Meaning i now have
to shout down the phone for people to hear me. This maybe because i
have recently damaged the phone or it could be there is another 'dust
magnet' where the phone picks up sound. There appears no way of taking
it apart either. So overall... If you find a E365 n you aint got a phone
then keep it its ok. But don't buy one!
Reviewed by Vegim from Kosovo on 19th May 2005
It's Pretty Good. I Don't Have Comment....
Reviewed by tez from India on 19th May 2005
I would second all the stuff mentioned by Drabs89 in the section "Reviewed
by Drabs89 from Australia on 2nd Apr 2005". It has been beautifully
summed up in the section. After buying the phone I realised in one month
the mistake I had made. I miss the infrared i had in my previous phone
and the usb justs ties me down to my computer if i need to transfer
anything to and fro my phone. However, its funny so many people actually
bought this phone. :) It should not have been launched in the first
place considering its features are not future safe and poor connectivity
options. Hope motorola can tak in some feedback from this section to
improve the quality of their phones. ciao,
Reviewed by Peter from Leeds on 9th May 2005
Reviewed by craig from Australia` on 8th May 2005
Reviewed by Mel from Australia on 2nd Apr 2005 me being 14, i think
it is a great phone. its got good graphics and good pictures and the
games are good to. For a business phone i don't think it would do very
well but for a casual phone it is great. The only problem is, it takes
a while to turn on and i can't find the service inbox. If anyone knows
where i can find the inbox that holds download ringtones it would be
greatly appreciated. Overall its an excellent phone for its price and
the graphics and colour is really good. Plus the pictures and screensavers
it has are better than any other phone. They are HOT! to get to service
inbox, go to browser then hold 0 until a screen appears with the ringtone
or pictures you need to download.
Reviewed by mand from australia on 6th May 2005
I had this fone about 5 mnths ago now and it takes ages 2 operate, has
useless camera and the txting it jst the worst!!! doesnt look gd and
hardly ne features!!! bad phone. now got nokia 6230 and it rox!
Reviewed by zee from uk on 4th May 2005
5 months in orange contract, phone stopped charging/ working. sent to
Moto Repair centre. came back as was sent. sent for repair again ...
useless people returned the rubbish phone back un repaired AGAIN. excuse
this time a tick against box not repairable "liquid contamination ...
not covered by guarantee'! I know no liquid touched it! I look after
my phone better than anybody! Not happy with phone not happy with SERVICE
both rubbish. dont touch MOTO ... they sell rubbish and then lie and
treat customers like dirt! please go for other makes, dont get done
like I did!
Reviewed by lolly pop from scotland!! (THE BEST!!) on
3rd May 2005
This fone iz da best!!! the camera is SUPERB the mms works fine and
wap is a doddle!! i bought mine fae ma cousin (it was on Orange) and
i unlocked it 2 take ma 02 sim. within 5 minutes i had my mms an wap
working!! the txtin is great i luv iTap its much easier 2 use than T9
coz u can make ure own words up without changing to ABC mode like on
samsung or nokia. its EXELENT value 4 money and the ringtones r fabulace!!!!!
i have LOADS of pics, games, animations & tones an ma memory is STILL
not full!! The tones sound GREAT coz there true tones! i have sweety
and fluffy and they r sooooooooo cool!! lol!! its is great if u want
2 take good pics but there 2 things Motorola missed out on and thats
Video playback/capture and infrared/bluetooth!!! i am going 2 upgrade
2 a V620!! But the fone iz still EXELENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
Reviewed by Fead from United kindom on 30th Apr
Ive had this phone for 1 year now and i think iam about to throw it
againt a wall. my step dad has the same phone (i got it first) and weve
both had problems. it is a poor disign and sofware the camar is alfall
if u even move 0.0000000001 mm while takeing a pic it blurrs like you
just spun round and the room and back. do not buy this phone !!!
Reviewed by Rachel from UK on 25th Apr 2005
pure piece of junk. Camera is slow, phone swithces itself on and off
when it feels like it, internet is awful, slightest movement when in
trhe middle of takin a picture and its blurred. DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE
unless it is for throwing off a cliff!
Reviewed by Jack Boyce from England on 23rd Apr
hi i got his phone off ebay, i was 13 when i received it. because i
had never had a colour phone before this i thought it was amazing.now
ill get down to the reveiw. good) the camara is excellent and very clear
but can be a bit jolty in low light conditions. comes with 5 full colour
games. a large memory to store as much as the phone can hold ringtones.(
i had 63 of my own ringtones on there) loud 16 bit polyphonic speaker.
bad) the texting is really slow and sometimes the phone misses letters
out. it dosent have java. it dosent have bluetooth or infra red which
would have been useful as my friends have bluetooth and infra red. it
wouldnt let me send mms which is really bad cause i had a really funni
photograph and i couldnt send it. BUT my phone just wouldnt turn on
so i had to get a new one. i now have a brand new samsung d600 (better
then d500) and if you can afford it get a d600 ! thanks for reading
Reviewed by Jack from uk on 18th Apr 2005
it doesn't have bluetooth or infra red and it's useless
Reviewed by Mike from UK on 17th Apr 2005
One word to describe this phone? Smashing. The thing's heading for a
large fall out my upstairs window. Avoid!
Reviewed by Moey HC from Malaysia on 12th Apr
My E365 never gets charged to the required capacity from the fisrt day
I own it. I have change the battery and charger but the problem is still
there. I have dump it and got a new phone. Nine months of terror is
Reviewed by kabila10 from Botswana on 7th Apr
bought and after six months, it started showing a message on the screen
reading -software problem. since then it has never worked. i have taken
it to cell repair agents, its now one year and they keep telling me
they cannot find the software for it.
Reviewed by Miss unknown from Wales on 4th Apr
This fone isn't that bad but it could be better. When taking photos
u have to wait a few seconds cause it's really slow. Also never use
the auto camera mode cause it's rubbish always use night mode even if
it's daylight. The keypad buttons are also a bit small and somtimes
u can end up pressing the wrong one. however the fone has got some good
ringtones and can hold a number of photos and messages. So my advice
to you is pay more money for a better fone cause if you buy this one
u won't be happy with it.
Reviewed by Drabs89 from Australia on 2nd Apr
I still have my e365, and it is the first phone I have ever had. I bought
it exactly 9 months ago. At first I thought it was pretty cool having
a neat first phone (large colour screen, camera) and was either going
to buy this e365 or a Nokia 3200. This phone had a larger screen, which
to me was more important than the FM radio (In the 3200), plus the 3200
looks tacky with the plastic covers and dodgy cut-out covers and the
poor keypad, but hey that's just my opinion. Anyway... Some of the things
that I don't like about this phone: Has a loud keypad, and only good
if you have small hands, Takes sooo long to navigate through menus because
the phone is so SLOW! Camera, although of not that bad quality, not
of much use because of the time it takes to navigate through all of
the photos taken, and it takes a few seconds for the photos to be taken
after you press the "take" button. Photos can only really ever be taken
in 'night mode' because those taken in the 'automatic' lighting c ondition
are extremely poor. Plus, when viewing a photo, you need to return to
the previous menu the select the next photo to view it, which takes
even longer. Also, the sliding cover for the camera to protect its lense
is of not much use, as after a while it does not stay in place, and
just slides across when the phone is tilted. The mirror finish on the
phone (for when taking self-portraits) is of no use either - because
this cover sticks out of the back of the phone it is scratched and you
are unable to see pictures in it anyway. The ringtones on the phone
are very poor, there were no good default tones on there when I got
the phone, and ringtones are pretty expensive to get when you have NO
good ones to start with, so I was stuck with lame, crappy tones for
a while. The volume of the phone is not too bad, however cannot be heard
easily in noisy environments. The vibration alert on the phone is BAD.
Obviously, I'd use this when I don't want the phone to make a noise,
but I will still be able to tell when I receive a msg/call... Well the
vibration is noisy. I don't even see the point of it, coz it's just
like having the ringing alert on because it's so loud. Battery life
is rubbish- I last just over 1 day and then need to recharge my phone
again, and the connector to recharge the phone gets on my nerves coz
its rectangular, and you have to have it the right way around, not like
with Nokia's round connection points, anyway that's a minor thing but
it got on my nerves quickly. Texting is also rubbish- Takes sooo long
to write a msg because the phone is so slow, and because of the noisy
keypad, becomes a real pain. Not to mention how the custom words which
you make get deleted every time the phone is turned off, which really
sucks when a lot of the stuff you write isn't whole or actual words.
And this isn't helped when the phone decides to randomly turn itself
off at times, often during calls. When the phone is turned on and off
the startup/shut down tones are really annoying, and you cannot remove
them, so everytime you need to turn your phone on/off in public you
need to change your incoming call alert to "off" so that it doesnt make
the stupid sound. When the phone is turned on, after having to wait
for a long time after pressing the on button, I am not able to access
my MessageCentre or phonebook. It just says "Try Later" and I need to
wait a long time after my phone is turned on before I can access these
features. The back cover on the phone is always falling off, and it
gets really annoying. The only ONE good thing about this phone is that
is will not completely break, however this is kind of not a positive
feature on the phone for me, as if it broke it is just an excuse to
buy a new phone, not saying the quality of this phone isn't enough of
a reason. Well I'm thinking about buying a new phone in the next few
weeks. Nokia 6020 perhaps? Well finally, the overall look of the phone
is almost as bad as what's inside it. I don't reccommend this phone...
Very poor. Drabs :)
Reviewed by Mel from Australia on 2nd Apr 2005
me being 14, i think it is a great phone. its got good graphics and
good pictures and the games are good to. For a business phone i don't
think it would do very well but for a casual phone it is great. The
only problem is, it takes a while to turn on and i can't find the service
inbox. If anyone knows where i can find the inbox that holds download
ringtones it would be greatly appreciated. Overall its an excellent
phone for its price and the graphics and colour is really good. Plus
the pictures and screensavers it has are better than any other phone.
They are HOT!
Reviewed by NUGGET from ENGLAND on 1st Apr 2005
I HAVE GOT 1 OF THESE FONES AN I THINK THIER PROPER RUBBISH LIKE. THE
ON BUTTON IS KNACKERED SO IT WOT TURN ON ANY MORE
Reviewed by lizzy from England on 29th Mar 2005
Its an alright phone i didnt by it myself i got it off someone.Otherwise
i wouldnt of got it.I just had a 3510i and that was rubbish so i wanted
a phone with a camera and couldnt be bothered to by one so i got this
E365, its quite a good camera but i put it on night mode otherwise it
rubbish not the best camera at all! it takes ages to take a picture!its
a REALLY slow phone which is really anoyning, i dont like the texting
its to slow but the good thing is it hold loads of messages but takes
ages to load them!its holds quite alot of pictures and you can put them
as your back ground. The ringtones are good.the voice memo you can only
record for 10 secs!games are alright but dont go on those much. lightings
good. alright menu.you cant send pictures on my phone but thats probably
just me!over all its quite a good phone but i wouldnt advise you to
get it.im getting a sharp gx20 soon which is a great phone!Lizzy x
Reviewed by Dawn from England on 28th Mar 2005
A good phone all in all, It is a bit slow in the texting department.
I have had better,but for the price its more that adequate.
Reviewed by hung from vietnam on 16th Mar 2005
this phone good enough for me.the cam is clear, ringtone loud and excited,the
conection is smooth.But batery life too poor, i spent it in 1 day only,
i had change the batery which ordered from Motorola already, but it
still poor, why ? can anyone tell me?
Reviewed by Isa from Bangladesh on 15th Mar 2005
This set is pretty much average. Camera quality is good but software
is really slow. the exterior is more or less sturdy as having dropped
it quite a few times its still functioning. the set does have a tendency
to switch off in mid conversation. It has a nice slide cover for the
lens but still is prone to dust for some reason. overall an average
Reviewed by Jack from Hong Kong on 11th Mar 2005
I have had this phone for almost 1 year. I use it in Hong Kong where
you can see just so many new cell phones each day. [Control] This phone
is extremely slow. Especially when checking messages, it just acts like
freezing - given that if you have a lot of messages in it. [Sound/vibration]
You probably won't recognize its existence if you are using it in a
busy/noisy city like Hong Kong. [Picture] The resolution is high in
its category. However, the quality isn't as impressive as the resolution.
In general, it's only around the same as the Sony Eri T610. (however,
when in dark envir. T610 does better!) [Durability] I had it returned
to Motorola for repair. The speaker was not working. They took 1 month
to repair this for me! And this phone is easily invaded by "dust". I
have used many phones before, this one is one of the most easily polluted
by dust. The overall rating is bad! The worst thing is the speed when
accessing SMS and different functions. The interface is NOT considered
to be good and friendly.
Reviewed by Simon from Australia on 11th Mar 2005
Hey this phone was my first phone i bought of its camera quality at
its price but to my phone just froze and says formatting fmgr and if
i leave it it does nothing if any 1 can help me send a email to firstname.lastname@example.org
i know that this is sorta a review but i really need help Thanks
Reviewed by bob from india on 10th Mar 2005
hi i am bob from kolkata[WB. INDIA] I brought my e 365 phone after a
much hesitations from my parents.after a year, i realised what a terrible
mistake i have done buying this phone.It does not suppot java no themes
no xhtml.all over the phone seems to be too slow and it hangs too frequently,sometimes
i throw it off in anger.but the picture quality is good and the resoln
is also better than any other phone in its category.the strong point
is that its ringtones as it uses a powerful yamaha sond card for it.but
anyways it is my good companion. so i rate this phone as average.bye!
Reviewed by Emmanuel from England on 9th Mar 2005
I have heard so many problems of this phone, that i was going to get
it but decide not to get it. its slow also , which i dont like. so everybody
get sagem MWX6. INTSTEAD OF THIS PHONE
Reviewed by jason from england on 5th Mar 2005
ITS GREAT!if you like a good phone what can take a beating, and still
be ok.this is the phone for you.i have 7 of these, one for every day
of the week.the cam is great, its light, it has great sound and it also
connects to the net!what else do you want?
Reviewed by jacko from australia on 2nd Mar 2005
i got this phone while they are repairing my e398 which was replaced
after 3 repairs attempts on first one , now second one is junk-to sum
it up motorola phones are junk and by the way so is optus au service
Reviewed by Adrian Snow from England on 1st Mar
well, were do I start. You all are very harsh. I've had the guy for
over a year and its NEVER frozen OR turned off! i dont know what your
talking about. The battery life is better than my old Nokia and the
camera is really good for its price. Ok, the texting is slow, but at
least its reliable and it CAN send pic messages. Ive never had any trouble.
Well, i think its really good for the price
Reviewed by Darren from England on 28th Feb 2005
This phone is useless. Its slow, freezes and has been know to turn off
in mid conversation !! My ringtones even stopped working the other day
!!!! I was impressed in the shop, hence I brought it, but what a mistake.
Until reading these reviews I thought it was just my phone and was going
to return it for an exchange, sadly Motorola seem to have made a duff
model. Nokia here I come.
Reviewed by jodie from england on 22nd Feb 2005
on average i think this phone is good. iv had it a year now but gettin
the new sony erricson k700i. ive had a few problems with my phone as
it is very slow! text msgin winds me up as i am quite a fast txter.
sometimes my phone freezes therefore i have 2 take out the battery and
sim card and wait 5mins 4 the screen to fade!!! the battry life is good.
and the camera is very clear!!
Reviewed by Zoe from England on 19th Feb 2005
When i first got this phone i thought to myself that it was a very small
reliable compact phone, so i kept it . Throughout the past year that
i have had it, it has not let me download any wallpapers, ringtones
ect. But is a very good little phone for its price! I give this phone
3 stars! Well done little Motorola E365 !!
Reviewed by Jamie O'Neill from England on 19th
Its really slow and frustrating.
Reviewed by joelene from ni on 18th Feb 2005
i have the phone and its good the camrea is alright but when i send
for ringtones i never recvie them i found out you go on the internet
on the phone and it gives you it or something and i did it but it keeps
saying error its a crop phone and any ones to buy it dont
Reviewed by Bob from England on 13th Feb 2005
One Word..... PANTS!
Reviewed by ChrisK from UK on 12th Feb 2005
Its only got 1 star because there isn't an option for 0 or minus stars.
I hate every single thing about this phone. It is the biggest waste
of money I've ever spent and the only good thing that came out of it
is that I learnt that "only fools rush in" is true. I have some so close
to smashing it to bits countless times and am only writing this review
now to vent my spleen about it. Everything about it is bad, but lets
start at the top: Looks- Looks like a remote control. Can't easily change
the case and the shutter for the camera is pointless as all it does
is collect dust. Battery life- appalling, makes the iPod look like the
duracell bunny. Needs charging at least once a day. Menu system- Bizzare
to say the least. Like everything else about this phone its stupidly
slow, it feels like someones installed Windows XP on a 486/66. Texting-
This is one of this phones worst features. You have to really bash the
keys, often having to press them 2/3 times, its I N C R E D I B L Y
S L O W. Whilst I had it I barely texted anyone cos it was so much hassle
and took so long. The predective text input system feels like its been
designed by chimps that don't speak English. If you really are going
to buy this, dip your computer keyboard in treacle and try using it
for a week to get an idea of what it will be like. Phone Calls- not
too bad on this front but then it has to get somethign right I guess.
GPRS- rubbish. Works about every 1/5 times, after you've used it you
can't use it for ages for some reason. Gimmicks- No java games. Default
games are unbearably bad. Ringtones are rubbish, pictures, screensavers
are rubbish (unless you're MTV's "Super Fan No.1!!!!!" ). Camera- Is
actually pretty good, good picture and contrast (!). However browsing
through photos is uselessly slow so it looses points still. All in all,
I hate this phone and if it broke tommorow I would feel cheated that
it broke on its own and wasn't by destroyed by me throwing under a bus
or off a bridge.
Reviewed by sam from England on 10th Feb 2005
I have had this phone for over a year now and it has served me well.
Although at times it can be very frustrating because it can be quite
slow it isnt the worst phone on the market. Looks wise - bit out of
date now but still quite compact and ok. It does turn itself off sometimes
and is very slow when writing a txt but i suppose i have just got used
to it. Have just ordered my new phone, the Motorola V3 so hopefully
that will be an improvement. From the reviews it looks as though it
will be more than just an improvement. Can't wait!!!
Reviewed by stacey from scotland on 7th Feb 2005
I have had a number of different mobile phones in my time but this is
by far the worst!!Its really slow, turns itself off when it feels like
it and the keys make a really annoying tapping noice when you are texting
(even when the keysound is off). It has been sent back to motorola twice
because the damm thing refused to charge.I am really unhappy with it,
so am getting a new nokia 6260.
Reviewed by lee from uk on 2nd Feb 2005
nice phone when workin is all i can say thats good taken me 16 weeks
to no what the green envolpe was and g/p/r/s/ not workin all the time
but i can make calls so it works there is a good point eh
Reviewed by Adam from England on 30th Jan 2005
After seeing some of the reviews here (DON'T BUY THIS PHONE, IT'S RUBBISH!!!111!!1)
I really feel that i should stick up for the little guy. I had it bought
for me for my 16th birthday by my friends, and it really is one of the
best phone i've had. The picture quality (depsite what SOME people reckon)
is really good, it adjusts quickly to the level of light, and has a
very good night mode function. (you've got to take into account as well
that this is a fairly cheap phone) and also, it has a very smart little
slide to protect the camera lens from getting damaged. Visually, it
looks superb, it's stylish, and also the colous schemes you can choose
from are very nice. It's quite exaggertaed to say that it takes 5 seconds
to take a photo. fair enough, there is a very small delay between when
you actually press the button and the photo being captured, but it really
isn't significant. It also has a few really good ringtones, and they
sound great through the very cool speaker-ish thingy on the back. However
it DOES take a long time to start up, and goes about it very noisily
(which can be a bit embaressing, i don't know if yo ucan switch the
noise off though :s) and navigating ur inbox when you have lots of messages
can be frustrating, as it seems to slow the phone down. The same type
of problem also happens when typing a txt.
Reviewed by jon potty from england on 21st Jan
The phone was terable i hated it the screen was rubbish and the buttons
are even worse the camera wasnt good
Reviewed by me from uk on 17th Jan 2005
camera: poor quality voice memo: only lasts 10 secons!! gennerally a
very slow phone takes a long time to process things is not simple to
use and takes forever to download anything. I would advice you to choose
a different phone!
Reviewed by mcbop from greece on 14th Jan 2005
this phone was really really bad and still is anyone who wants buy should
not. i am a person who reads these reviews everyday and i know want
people want. the camera is very sensitve it's very hard to doanload
ringtones or something and it's a nightmare to delete things it takes
like whole minute 2 do it! get nokia 5140 that's good.
Reviewed by Helen from UK on 12th Jan 2005
This phone is good in the short term (i.e two months) but after that,
the cracks begin to show. Good points - good camera (although without
a zoom, landscape pics turn into a blur of colour), easy navigation
with softkeys, good games (when they dont crash), sturdy case....Bad
points - Ever since I bought it 8 months ago, it's turned itself off
and on, off and on regularly, with no warning (even when I'm mid conversation),
the iTap text entry method takes a bit of getting used to, especially
after having a Nokia, but you get the hang of it in the end (even though
it takes half an hour to write a decent understandable text message).
Don't get this phone if you plan to keep many texts in your inbox -
after about 30, it takes forever to open any messages. My handset started
playing up properly yesterday, not being able to receive calls and when
I make any, the person on the other end can't hear a damn word I'm saying,
along with the fact it is now turning itself off every 3 minutes. Advice
to me from Orange? Get a new phone. Advice to you from me? Don't buy
this one. Cheap, but reflects the price.
Reviewed by mez from uk on 8th Jan 2005
This fone it totally junk, camera is rubbish and u have to wait for
the picture to be taken, night mode is clear but slow. txts messages
take long and u cant even send pictures?? it tells u to set it up and
the filters but even after u do, it still doesnt send and says unable
2 send message. it tottaly sucks.
Reviewed by Kris Thatcher from united kingdom on
6th Jan 2005
i think the phone is great but there is one problem it dose not have
a motorola screen saver but other than that its great thanks!!!
Reviewed by Honey x Bunch from uk on 5th Jan 2005
My friend recently bought this phone and i'd like to say, despite its
lack of modern functions, the camers is VERY VERY good. It is clear,
and you can create lots of albums, with lots of photos in each. Its
a very reliable phone, so if you dont want a really modern, flash one,
this is for you! One small thing the shape is'n't exactly a 2die4 shape!
However would suit the needs of any one looking for a good reliable
camers phone. Motorola is a very reliable make so i dont think you'll
have many problems!! If you get it ENJOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! lovya x
Reviewed by Sarah from Qld, Aus on 20th Dec 2004
I bought this Motorola E365 yesterday. Mine was $289. I think it is
a great phone so far, although every now and then mine gets a little
bit slow too. The only problem is i was so eager to check it out that
i forgot you had to charge it for like 16 hours or so before u use it!
A few hours later i remembered and put it straight on the charger. It
has been around 24 hours since then and already the battery has only
got 1 bar! I guess this is becos I didn't charge it straight away, but
the lady who sold it to me didn't tell me I had to charge it and i am
angry becos my friend rings me every night and it is goin to keep turning
off on me. There might be a way to fix it, i am not sure yet, but apart
from that it seems to be a good phone. If u are going to buy this phone
make sure u ask about charging the phone before u use it! That's probably
why so many people are having trouble with it.
Reviewed by David from Bosna on 16th Dec 2004
This phone realy sucks!!!It takes 5 sec to take a picture after pressing
the buton.Much times it freezes the scren, manualy turnas off,when you
open it you must wait 5 mins before using it!!! THIS PHONE REALY SUCKS!!!
DON'T BUY THAT PECE OF JUNK!!! DON'T SPEND MONEY FOR THAT TRASH!!!TRUST
ME DON'T BUY IT!!!!!!!1
Reviewed by Declan from Ireland on 16th Dec 2004
I've had the phone for about 9 months now, and to be honest i'm really
starting to get sick of it. THe most annoying thing is the iTap messaging.
My sister bought a motorola a few months ago and sold it within a couple
of days it took so long to right messages. The poor messaging isn't
specific to this phone, i find it's the same with all motorola phones.
What is specific to this phone is that it is really really slow. messages
take ages to access when you had lots of them stored, and the software
is really slow, especially the wap software. plus the layout of the
software is a complete pain to use when trying to access some of the
functions. the camera is ok, but the memory isn't great. Overall, i
would not recommend this phone as there are better options out there.
personally i'm going to dump this after christmas
Reviewed by Andrew from UK on 10th Dec 2004
i have this phone sicne febury and, it is okay but does anybody know
the opertor settings for the mms i hav tryed everywhere and on motorola
website it seems as if they have fogotten the hav ever made this phone.
i would be very greatful if you could post the setting or anywhere i
can go for help. thank you XxX laterz
Reviewed by elle from uk on 10th Dec 2004
this 4one is rubbish so DO NOT BUY IT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by Alastair from England on 10th Dec
I've had this phone for about a year now. I wanted a cheap phone with
a camera as I didn't have a great deal of money at the time. £90
with sim, I thought was pretty good. I think it's a very good phone.
The only things wrong with it are that it can take a while to write
a message in iTAP mode, and accessing your inbox or outbox when there
are a lot of messages in it can take a while too. Other than that, I've
had no problems with it. The camera has been good and useful, and the
phone hasn't let me down at all yet. It's been dropped, thrown about
and still works. Admittedly, when I dropped it, it turned off, but worked
fine when it was turned on. A very nice little phone. If you want something
more or better, you have to pay for it.
Reviewed by Chris from England on 7th Dec 2004
Its quite well equipped and has a lot of features. The games are excellent
but the wap is slow and not worth using. The wap often breaks down and
the camera lens is fiddly to operate and use. Good camera but the screen
is always smudged. Good price but I must admit I was not too impressed
with the ITap text method which is complicated and takes a long time
to use and so does the picture messaging. A bit more time for voice
recording would be good aswell!!! Fantastic graphics but could use a
zoom on the camera for long range pictures.
Reviewed by Cedric Vaz from India on 5th Dec 2004
Ok , neither do i work for Nokia or Samsung or any electronic Company
, i just study.I was on a Nokia 3310 , then Nokia 7250 and then I saw
these nice reviews abt a Motorola Phone in a popup and i dearly wish
i did`nt. The phone was perfect compared to my Nokia , except for the
looks but i was impressed by the software and other customer reviews
i've read. So well , i blew up all my pocket money on this cell . And
purchased it in May 2004 from Kuwait Motorola Room. Now Im in India
and it worked fine for the first 2 months .. then came the problems.
first i had a software problem , something called . try later if i tried
to access my phone book or my messages. then i sent it back to Kuwait
, they said "We cant find wat the problem with your phone is" then they
replaced the software and my cell was all good again.. And after a month
and a half after i get it again , one day it decides just to stop charging.
i take it to the Motorola guys here and they tell me it's a hardware
problem and something cracked because i might have dropped it , inspite
of me insisting i did`nt. So that's it.. they make u accept something
that's not true. Now i'll be sending this gunk to Kuwait again to get
it fixed under warranty as i find it useless to spend money on this.
i just hope it sticks with me for another year and a half so that it
wud depreciate of the money i blew up on it. and after that 1 year when
i work and start making my own cash. I aint going to sell this piece
of junk , i`m just gunno hammer the life out of it and give myself the
immense satisfaction. So to all those who think that this phone is a
budget phone with a pretty good camera , think again . what good can
a phone do if it got an average camera but gives loads of problems!?
And this is the first and the last motorola i will ever buy. And to
all those motorola morons who came out with the quote "intelligence
everywhere" i'd rather not give a quote for such a piece of gunk!
Reviewed by K J Dinesh from India on 5th Dec 2004
Very slow ...OS gets corrupted very easily ..if i have more than 30
messages , it takes several minutes to open a single message...very
Reviewed by sarah from england on 4th Dec 2004
I have had this phone for nearly a year, and cannot wait until my next
upgrade! The battery life is terrible, lasting two days if I'm lucky.
The sound quality is appalling- you can't hear the person on the other
end of the phone, and it keeps turning itself on and off. The memory
capacity isn't much cop either, and when your message box fills up,
the phone slows down- it takes ages to read and delete your messages.
I really wouldn't bother, you're likely to be disappointed!
Reviewed by Zoltan Carpati from Hungary on 4th
Check out your fineprint warranty Motorola will NOT honor any repairs
if this phone is found Moisture Damaged! LO AND BEHOLD! After 15 minutes
of talk time, moisture from your mouth will seep into the bottom terminals
(were you plug in the charger!) and damage the UNPROTECTED PCB circuits
of the keypad! The numbers 7, 8, and 9 will NOT function!!!!!and Motorola
will NOT honor the warranty because of this (Because of your moisture
from your mouth!!!!) WHAT AN INGENIOUS WAY TO VOID YOUR WARRANTY AND
TO KEEP YOU BUYING FOR MORE PARTS OR REPAIRS!!!!
Reviewed by joe from uk on 28th Nov 2004
have had this phone for about a year now. at first thought it looked
really good (1st camera phone i had owned), but after just 2 weeks the
phone started to freeze all the time. in total it has been sent back
3 times to be "looked "at. after the third time it seems to have been
ok, but at times it still turns itself off for no reason, and freezes.
txt messaging is very slow, and you have to wait forever to see picture
messages. i would not recommend this phone, its rubbish. i,m just waiting
to renew my contract, but i will never get another motorola again.
Reviewed by *.* from unknown on 28th Nov 2004
very veryvery very very very baddddddddd
Reviewed by sajid khan from pakistan on 23rd Nov
motorolla e365 is a good looking phone with a camera
Reviewed by Mreelee from England on 21st Nov 2004
Had this fone for about 6months now and after about 2 it started turning
itself off and crashing all the time. The camera is ok but after a while
you get blue lines down the screen. Memory is poor, when you get about
20msgs in your inbox it starts bein reeeeeally slow, not great if u
wanna text alot. I loved it when I got it but now I'm waitin for my
SE K700i to come. By the way, if you want to get rid of msgs in your
outbox, press the middle button and select 'cleanup message.'
Reviewed by Bethany from england on 21st Nov 2004
I got this phone because at the time i thought it was really good, *BIG*
mistake. I should of spent more time looking rather than bought this
phone. One of my close friends bought it after he saw mine, he seems
fed up with it also!! My phone is being put up for repair for the second
time becuase the keypad is not working! I can honestly say i am not
buying a motorola again, their phones are too slow.I like texting so
i was deeply disappointed at the fact that afta say 5 words the keys
started slowing down and u had to end up deleting what you've just written
because its all wrong!! You cant create your own screensavers either
until you download new *moving* ones you have to be stuck with ones
already preset to the phone. When going through pictures you have to
view them all separatly, there isnt a 'hide softkeys' or there isnt
a quick full screen flick through. I am only 14 years old and i am very
disappointed because i have to wait till my next birthday to get a new
phone u nless i save up for myself!!!!And because the phone is in for
repair im using my old Nokia (( black and orange screen )) also there
is no moto mixer just a melody maker, with this you CANT change the
tempo or anything! The camera is alright when you're outside but there
is no photo effects or zoom or anything really interesting for young
people to play around with.It's certainly for older people who arent
really bothered just want a decent camera/colour phone. I am very disappointed,
defenatly wouldn't recommend it too anyone, TAKE IT OFF THE MARKET OR
MAKE IT BETTER!!!! luv ya!! xXxXxXx
Reviewed by - from - on 19th Nov 2004
this phone sucks
Reviewed by John from Ireland on 18th Nov 2004
This was a cheap entry-level camera fone-- which is why I bought it.
But it just *does not* work! Firstly, the software is incredibly slow;
meaning the delay between pressing a function key and getting a repsonse
is unacceptabe. Secondly, the alarm clock is TOTALLY unreliable; I've
overslept on numerous occassion because my E365 (despite being set,
and volume-on) decided *not* to ring. Unlike Nokia, the phonebook cannot
distinguish a number in its international and local-prefix format. The
dilemma occurs when your operator uses international number format for
SMS, but not for voice calls. To identify a contact who both texts AND
calls you, you need to store their number in BOTH formats :-O The signature
on/off tune is terrible; and *so* loud. I cannot hear anyone who calls
me-- even tho the speaker is set high, and I'm *not* deaf! Finally,
the phone's ringer is quite low; and the vibrate-alert (like the alarm)
only works sporadically. Nokia! I'm coming home...
Reviewed by Ghozer from UK on 13th Nov 2004
I have had this phone for almost a year.. the phone its self has no
problems except slow software (which can be updated by contacing Motorola)
i had a problem with ther ebeen a green envelope all the time i couldnt
get rid of, but sorted that.. (lack of "how to" in the instructions)
as for functions its jam packed, GPRS, XHTML/SHTML, Java, (yes it DOES
have java.. the games it has are java based too) its never had a problem
with turning off.. i have dropped it and banged it about alot and its
never died or got broken or anything.. I dont see why so many people
give it a bad review and rating.. Overall great value for money (£120
sim free) :D
Reviewed by Bob Marley from jamaica on 10th Nov
This phone was a great little device whne it first came out but it soon
went out of date. i thought the camera quallity was brilliant, although
there were several lines that appear across the screen now. buttons
soon detiriarated and makes it really hard to txt with now. Nut a god
phone for its price.
Reviewed by UNKNOWN from UNKNOWN on 11th Nov 2004
Reviewed by Marc from England on 9th Nov 2004
When I first bought this phone I thought it looked pretty good, with
the design, etc. However, ive had it a few months now and ive noticed
quite a few faults with it. Firstly, for some reason it keeps switching
itself off every so often, and when you do switch it on, it makes an
annoying noise (which you can't change!) When you receive picture messages
it takes about 5 mins before you can actually see them, which gets annoying
after a bit. When you come to sending a message, the first few words
are ok, but once you've written about 5 words it starts to slow down
and takes ages to finish you're message and it stores all your messages
which you've sent in the outbox, which you have to delete one by one.
I'd say that taking photos isn't too bad, its a shame that you can't
zoom in or anything and the quality at night is poor, you can store
a few photos but not really that many.It is pretty good that you can
cover up the lense when not using the camera so that it doesn't get
scratched. The sound quality isn't too bad, it has plenty of polyphonic
ringtones on. However, when the phone came out the ringtones sounded
good, but now that better phones have come out they don't really sound
that good anymore, just plain average i suppose. Scrolling through the
menus are pretty easy, and the functions are easy to use. The phone
itself is pretty strong (i've dropped it a few times and theres no major
damage) The screen is easy to scratch however and it does tend to wear
on the corners of the phone. I'd say that overall this phone is average,
its the text/media messaging thats a big let down on this phone and
wouldn't recommend it if you're wanting a pretty decent camera phone.
Reviewed by Shaun from England on 3rd Nov 2004
Well, I bought this phone around 9 months ago, and have been very disappointed
with it. It seems to have the slowest software ever. If all you want
from a phone is a camera, text and games, then this phone is passable.
The battery tends to last a couple of days (not a huge problem). The
most annoing thing is it's volume. When in a conversation, it is difficult
to hear the other person, and I often don't hear it ring (or feel it
vibrate!) I'm so disappointed with this phone, that I have reverted
to my old V50 (which is nearly 3 years old). I bought the E365 to replace
the V50, how ironic! Would not reccomend this phone for any sensible
Reviewed by Jay from UK on 28th Oct 2004
i would say this phone is the worst phone i have ever had. i had loads
of problems with it at first and had to get a whole new handset, after
that it was alright for a while....then the battery started going and
it only lasts about a 2 days and it needs charging. the picture quality
is good but only outside in the daylight, if you are inside even in
the day, the pictures turn out dark and grainy. the texts take ages
to type out becoz the phone is sooo slow. basically, i cant think of
one good thing to say about this mobile!!
Reviewed by R from England on 19th Oct 2004
this phone is rubbish i have had it about 2 months and in that time
i have had it "fixed" once because that phone kept switching itself
off and have had a completely new handset as that one did the same.
It is slow to use especially when trying to do simple things such as
type a txt message and delete the messages in my out and inbox. It crashes
all the time and seems to get overloded easily and quickly, it also
takes a long time to switch on!
Reviewed by Mat from england on 17th Oct 2004
this phone is one the best phones that ive had. the camera on it is
realy good, the ringtones are good, text messageing fast and some good
multimedea messages on the phone. the screen is big and the whole phone
is easy to use. the bad things are the battery life isnt the best, i
have to charge it up every week after everyday use,none jarva games
and when you tern the phone on it makes a bab sound you can not change
it. over all it is an excellent phone and i reccomend it.
Reviewed by Mithesh from South africa on 15th
A little piece of info for all who had bad reviews.Your phone is broken.All
these complaints are outrageous.i have my phone for a year and its perfect!
Excellent. South africa
Reviewed by w from england on 13th Oct 2004
this is the worst phone ive ever had DO NOT BUY IT, yes it is fairly
cheap, and has all the features but try not to be fooled buy these.
when typing messages it starts off ok, but after about 50 characters
it becomes quite slow, now every text you send gets saved in the outbox
(which cant be changed). and you cant delete all the messages together,
so you have to delete them individually, and because the phone isnt
powerful enough to run the software it takes about 20 secs per message,
and 100 messages at 20 secs each is a fair amount of time, the crappy
screen is very easily scratched and the reception is poor. the alarm
has no sleep button and the phone is just awful... also it makes an
annoying sound every time you turn it off or on (which also cant be
turned off) fortunately i lost this phone which meant i had to buy another.
Reviewed by Declan Docherty from scotland on 12th
I hate this phone. Camera isnt good, no java games, ringtones are poor
quality and after a month of usage it started to go really bad. Whenever
you turn it on it took about 5 mins to switch on, photos where unable
to load so i couldnt see most of them and i couldnt even send messages.
OVERALL I GIVE THIS PHONE 0/5 BUT 1 IS THE MINIMUM SO ILL JUST HAVE
TO DO THAT
Reviewed by Aaron from UK on 10th Oct 2004
This is great. The ringtones are excellent. The camera is OK, and the
games are cool. Shame about no Java though. Overall 4 stars.
Reviewed by Tq from Australia on 10th Oct 2004
Ok, lets firstly say that overall this is not a bad phone. Its cheap,
packed with features and small. Secondly lets say that most of the features
it does include are of good quality. Lets start with the main most of
us would buy it for, sadly the camera- not saying the camera is sad.
On the actual phone, the pics look mostly superb. There are 2 camera
options- night mode and normal. Night mode alows you take take pictures
indoor and in darker places but it drasticaly reduces the sharpness
and quality of the images when viewed on a computer screen- if you only
inted to view them on the phone no prob with the quality. The normal
mode is faster and sharper, any outdoor shots will be awesome, in darker
situations you will have a problem, the pictures become grainy and blue
lines appear across the screen, if its only semi dark its worth keeping
this option as opposed to night just for the quality. Finally the thing
that make this camera stand out is the ability to take 640x someth ing
pictures (means proper size), most phones don't support this size. Major
downside is that it doesnt have a zoom. Actual voice calling, surprisingly
is poor, the volume, at max is still hard to hear even on a quiet train-
if your main purpose is to make voice calls as opposed to sms etc this
phone isnt good. Itll do though. Ringtones sound good, very good. Screen
is excellent, 64000 colours, so is backlight. Battery life is ok, some
people complain, i dont think its a problem. 3 days of intense use and
itll need a charge, minimal use, say, 4 1/2 days. Java- in the optus
ads it said that this phone has java, it doesnt. Games- boring, no cant
download more. Sms/ input excellent, good entry system kind of a cross
between nokia and sony phones. easy to use. Overall- pretty good, but
not that great compare to whats available now. Camera is its best feature,
if only motorolla had included a zoom...
Reviewed by Kevin Kempton from UK on 6th Oct 2004
INitially, this phone was great... then after one month of medium usage,
it started to mess around. Firstly, it would freeze on the clock screen,
then the menu screens and also menu items would dissapear. Also, the
ringtones would sound funny. I had the phone 'repaired' 4 times, and
finally got a replacement (Dont go to the link... they are rude and
offensive). This replacement is slightly better, but still plagued by
the features. The only good thing of this phone is the camera and the
sound of the ringtones. Dont waste your time or money on this phone,
Im now getting a sharp GX15.
Reviewed by CARMEN TAYLOR from SCOTLAND on 4th
I GOT MY PHONE SIX MONTHS AGO AND INITIALLY THOUGHT IT WAS THE BOGS
DOLLOCKS BUT AFTER ABOUT EIGHT WEEKS WITH NO DROPS OR KNOCKS IT WENT
MENTAL. FIRSTLY, IT DOESN'T RING HALF THE TIME (EVEN WHEN ITS GOT GOOD
RECEPTION AND IT'LL WORK A MINUTE LATER!). I HAVE TO PRESS MOST BUTTONS
TWICE TO MAKE ANYTHING WORK. MY GAMES CRASH IN THE THE MIDDLE OF PLAY,
ESPECIALLY BUBBLE TEA. ONE OF MY PHOTO ALBUMS KEEPS DISAPPEARING (!)
THEN REAPPEARING AND YESTERDAY I COULDN'T ACCESS EITHER THE CAMERA OR
PHOTO ALBUMS. WORST OF ALL MY PHONE CRASHES OR SOMETHING AND WIPES MOST
OF MY INFORMATION OFF OF IT, THIS INCLUDES MESSAGES, PHONE BOOK, GAME
PROGRESS AND SCORES, CALL LIST AND TIMES. IN MY OPINION THIS PHONE IS
A PIECE OF SH*T AND WHEN I CAN AFFORD ANOTHER I'M GOING TO HAVE GREAT
PLEASURE SMASHING IT TO SMITHEREENS. ON A LIGHTER NOTE, I QUITE LIKE
THE SHINY HOLOGRAM THING.
Reviewed by Lee Power from United Kingdom on 4th
Well, after a dodgy Nokia 3510 & then a 7650 I thought I would get a
phone from a company with a good reputation, What a mistake to buy a
Motorola. The E365 is very basic & the camera is poor, the picture is
grainy & the phone software is so slow to respond too user inputs. You
cant have the phone on silent while it is charging, The clock can be
set as either 12 or 24 hour format but the E365 will only display the
24hour format no matter what you do with the settings, also the microphone
quality is poor & people struggle to hear you when using the phone.
Now here comes the worst bit, Motorola's customer service, They are
useless. After around 3 months I had a problem with a dodgy 9 button
on the keypad, I rang the warranty number & they took the details &
sent out a prepaid special delivery envelope to post them back the phone
the next day. I got the phone back a week later, Upgraded software &
an unfixed 9 button, another call & another return envelope. Another
week passed & the phone was returned again fixed correctly this time.
All was fine for 3 months again & then the E365 software started to
crash, switch itself on & off & fail to charge. Another call & anther
envelope, Over 2 weeks have passed & not a word from Motorola. They
say you phone WILL be returned within 7 working days, What a load of
rubbish that promise is! First they said they didn't even have my phone,
I checked Royal mail track & trace, Motorola had it all right, Then
they came out with " We dont know whats happening with your phone? "
Everytime they promise to call you back they dont, Every person you
speak to tells you a completely different story & try to get you off
the phone as quickly as possible & they wont even let you speak to a
supervisor! The customer service back up is a total let down, This was
the first & will be the LAST Motorola product I have. I though Nokia
customer service was useless, but Motorola have them beaten easily on
that front! I was told a Motorola supervisor will ring me tomorrow between
9am & 5pm, I wont hold my breath!
Reviewed by vichka from sweden on 27th Sep 2004
i dont anderstand why in oure country we have not datacable for this
Reviewed by willium from new zealand on 17th Sep
this phone is sooooo kool ive had it for four months and i have had
no trouble with it, the camera is mint, so is the huge scren and ITS
CHEAP AS CHIPS!!!! definatly recoment buying!
Reviewed by todd from qld on 14th Sep 2004
it is a rilly good phone
Reviewed by Jordan Silver from Australia on 31st
This fone is awsome! I dont know why everyone thinks its average! Its
outstanding quality for mony and it has awsome looks. It does everything
one needs in a phone and peope just pick out thingz that are miniscule
problems. every phone has flaws. Its a wiked phone especially for teens!
Reviewed by shin chan wa yoo from china on 24th
it is a purley naf phone
Reviewed by michael from england on 24th Aug 2004
first of all i think the phone is great bit big but who bothers it does
everything i want it to do and the price is outstanding iv seen other
phones on the market like this and there like 250 pounds yes i know
there a lot smaller but is it worth paying over another houndred pounds
just for the size i think not
Reviewed by Zoltan Carpati from Hungary on 24th
The Motorola e365 is the worst piece of hardware to come out of the
revered Motorola company. The software is pure excellence but the Hardware
is rubbish. I have known the Motorola reliability since the Vietnam
war Walkie Talkies and they used to be very good UNTIL NOW. Users, for
your own benefit, please put electrical tape on the bottom of the phone
where the openings are, as they absorb moisture like crazy and will
let condensation (even from your mouth) seep in and DESTROY the very
fragile PCB components of your phone. First to go is the keypad component
board, numbers 7,8, and 9 will start to fail, then 4, 5, and 6 will
follow. Charge your batteries remotely and seal those openings!!!!
Reviewed by Luke from England on 22nd Aug 2004
Good phone. Camera quality is great, decent games, ringtones. Well worth
Reviewed by sandylaw from romania on 22nd Aug
has a good camera i have make at least 1000 pictures is slow in menu
and is not respondig from time to time(when the memory is full) i have
scratched big time and it pist me of but is good at this price i have
not find java games for this phone sings verry loud and precise
Reviewed by jazz from aus on 17th Aug 2004
good camera excellent screen but only dowm side is its very complicated
to get to ringtones etc .
Reviewed by Cedric from Kuwait on 14th Aug 2004
great phone .. slow interface .. but worth the money u pay for it..
a bit slow interface.. good colour resolution and good camera. best
of luck in buying it!
Reviewed by Ade from UK on 7th Aug 2004
I bought this phone as a spare while my other mobile was being repaired
and what a waste of money it was! For a start it has a horrible menu
interface which is very awkward to navigate. The 'iTap' predictive text
function is even worse that Nokia's predictive text, and is completely
useless as it is near impossible to create a readable text message with
it enabled. The battery life is pitiful and falls about 102 hours short
of the specified 150 hours standby time. The big display screen might
look appealing to some, but if it gets scratched or marked you cannot
change the phone cover. The user keys feel cheap and nasty, and you
need to have your ear pressed right up against the tiny speaker to hear
your phone call. The display also freezes from time to time. I have
only had the phone for five months and already I have had to send it
away for repair because both the cheap internal speaker and mic have
stopped working which made the phone even more useless than it already
is. I know that this may well be a one off fault with my particular
handset, but considering it is only five months old and is in perfect
condition (no drops, bangs etc..), I would be very dubious of the quality
of this handset, and wouldn't recommend it to anyone, not when there
are plenty of other phones in the same price bracket that are of a much
better quality. My advice: don't waste your money on this phone.
Reviewed by Jenny from Tals on 7th Aug 2004
this phone is for loosers but its a good phone for ya mum so you should
buy this phone because your mum did.
Reviewed by dan from uk on 6th Aug 2004
Had this phone since Jan this year. Intitially loved it....But crashes
and is like an overworked computer- so slow and useless. On the plus
side, camera is good and it has a large screen. However this just fill
up with dust. The silver coating on the keys has rubbed off and the
back cover is falling apart. Don't buy this phone.
Reviewed by Stargazer from U.K. on 4th Aug 2004
Well featured colour screen mobile phone with many customisable features
enabling user to personalise many features to individual preferences.
Messaging:'i-tap'predictive text messaging system is the very best I
have ever used and so easy to master. Camera: Excellent camera with
sliding mirror (for self portraits)cover to protect lens and settings
menu for lighting conditions,high/medium/low resolution and shutter
sound. Other features: Navi-key menu system to access messages,games-6
embedded,,alarm clock, chat,shortcut menus,profile settings, tools-
datebook/organiser, calculator/currency converter,wap, fixed dialing.Multimedia
messaging, message templates,call records,message records,37 embedded
polyphonic ringtones,melody/ringtone composer,downloadable ringtones,gprs,caller
group menus and many more features. Overall:You either like this phone
or you don't.Some menus are not as intuitive as they should be and the
first time you pick up this phone you may feel the menus are like a
Rubic's cube to find exactly what you want. The BIG downside to this
model is the short battery life - mine is on charge every 36 hours-
and there may be an option to purchase an extended battery, I don't
know, but my advice is to visit an outlet and ask for a demonstration
before you make a decision.
Reviewed by Charlotte from England on 3rd Aug
The motorola E365 is a good phone, it has great camera quality and easy
texting once you get the hang of it. But like alot of phones, I have
never experienced this as bad as with this phone, is the fact that when
you have alot of messages, the phone will take about 30 seconds to turn
on, and to look at you messages, and it sometimes freezes. I wouldnt
advise this phone if you want it to store alot of things, but for the
money its not bad.
Reviewed by Mandy from England on 20th Jul 2004
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Gud fone. Easy 2 use. Go buy it!!!