Motorola ROKR E1 Review
Review: November 2005. Updated November 2006.
The Motorola ROKR E1 is a joint development by Motorola and Apple and
is the first mobile phone to support Apple's iTunes® system as used
in the iPod. The ROKR has been called the iPod phone, and it includes
a number of features that make it a superb music player as well as a
phone. The music player supports a range of formats, including MP3 and
AAC, and the iTunes interface makes downloading tracks and creating
playlists a breeze. This is definitely something that gives it an edge
over other MP3 player phones. Downloading is not that quick - a 4 Mbyte
MP3 track takes around 30 seconds to download. This is much slower than
Music output is via 3D surround sound from twin speakers. You can also
listen to music via the matching stereo headset supplied, however you
cannot listen to music with a Bluetooth headset (Bluetooth is for voice
calls only). Sound quality through the headphones is excellent and is
pretty good via the speakers too.
The ROKR also has the full range of other features that you'd expect
from a phone in this price range. These include a good 262k colour screen,
a camera and a video recorder, although the camera is only VGA resolution
(0.3 megapixels). A nice feature is the side lights that sync with music,
ringtones and games and the vibration effects that sync with games and
music. The "airplane" mode is also very handy, enabling you
to access games and music during flights.
TransFlash memory cards can be used to expand the memory of the device.
However, the phone has a limit of 100 music tracks, regardless of the
memory available. This is a feature of the iTunes implementation. Once
you've reached the limit of 100 songs, you have to delete some in order
to download more. 100 tracks is a limit that will probably frustrate
It's definitely a phone worthy of consideration if you're looking for
a combined phone and MP3 player, but it's not the only choice by far.
You could also look at the Sony Ericsson
W800i, the Samsung D600, or a Nokia
smartphone, such as the N91. Some of our
user reviews have compared the ROKR with the older Motorola
E398, and it's certainly true that the ROKR is basically an improved
E398 with the addition of iTunes. It's evolutionary, not revolutionary,
but the E398 was a good phone and the ROKR is too. Just not an outstanding
Features of the Motorola ROKR E1 include:
- iTunes® interface - make playlists
- Music player: MIDI, MP3, WAV, and AAC formats
- 3D surround sound (twin speakers)
- Matching wired headset supplied
- Handsfree speakerphone
- Stereo polyphonic ringtones (MIDI, MP3, WAV, and AAC formats)
- Side lights sync with games, ringtones, music and ambient sounds,
plus vibration syncs with music and games
- VGA camera (640 x 480 pixels) with 4x digital zoom
- Video recording with full screen video playback
- Display: TFT, 176 x 220 pixels, 262k colours
- Messaging: SMS, EMS 5.0, MMS, instant messaging,
email (POP3, SMTP, IMAP4)
- Java games
- Downloadable screensavers & themes
- Picture caller ID & picture phonebook
- Airplane mode: allows safe access to address book, games and music
- Connectivity: Bluetooth (including data transfer, but not iTunes
or music), USB
- Expandable TransFlash memory card
- WAP, GPRS class 10
- Size: 108 x 46 x 20.5 mm
- Weight: 107g
- Talktime: up to 560 minutes
- Battery standby: up to 230 hours
- Music time: 15 hours using wired headset or 6 hours using surround
Motorola ROKR E1 User Reviews
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Average rating from 100 reviews:
Reviewed by Alfique from Pakistan on 23rd Feb
Excellent phone with ultimate features. The only drawback is the 0.3
mp camera. The battery life is awesome. Excellent music quality and
a very good tft screen.
Reviewed by SE man now from england on 22nd Feb
this phone is rubbish! how can you say it is better than the sony walman
phone, because it 'looks better and can play itunes?'. sure on the computer
itunes is good, and good with an ipod, but on this phone- why???? the
only thing good about the phone is the stereo sound speakers. audio
capacity is small. mp3s are barred at 100 songs, camera is vga (0.3
MP), menus are slow, and lots of crashes and other problems. i bought
this phone thinking it was going to be good, but a week later returned
it and got a w800 instead. the phone looks nice and shiny on the shelves,
but its just another plasticy gimmick...
Reviewed by unhappy from uk on 19th Feb 2006
Sluggish, spongy operation, good speakers. CRASHES: I see another reviewer
has reported on malfunction, error, software problem of this phone...
mine locks up every time I attempt to enter text characters and resets
or turns off and on.
Reviewed by bob from france on 18th Feb 2006
very good better than i thought
Reviewed by alex from england on 18th Feb 2006
Reviewed by hello from on 17th Feb 2006
this phone is amazing it has everything u need it is better than the
sony ericcson mp3 phone cos it looks better and u can put itunes on
Reviewed by Drew from Kenya on 16th Feb 2006
A small stylish and outstanding little phone from motorola
Reviewed by ben from australia on 15th Feb 2006
THis phone is great!! The I-Tunes is fntastic as well as the sound.
The camera and colour screen is good, and bluetooth capability is a
bonus. Very stylish, I think.
Reviewed by jo from england on 14th Feb 2006
i have had this phone for a few months now, and have had to have it
replaced twice already, the sound quality is good, but the fact that
the software on the phone keeps deleting the songs from my itunes, the
bluetooth doesnt work, and every time it gets a call or a text message
through, it freezes and switches itself off, meaning you cant make phone
call or use it to communicate, which is what it is for. i have found
it completely useless and would never reccomend it
Reviewed by Julie from England on 11th Feb 2006
I like this phone alot because its an excellent price for what you get
Reviewed by Lorna from England on 11th Feb 2006
I think this phone is the best phone ever! I love the i-tunes! and everything
else about it i couldn't have picked a better phone so far it's working
outstanding and im sure will for a long time!!!
Reviewed by jizzy bizzle from tha hood in senegal on
7th Feb 2006
ya man, dis ting is bangin. i got all me tunes on it so easy an it can
hold so many like. it better dan me i pod like blod. if ur any one dats
any one get dis now mon
Reviewed by one dissapointed owner...... from UK on
5th Feb 2006
This phone does not deserve the ipod badge. Here is a short list: Pros:
Good stereo speakers I-tunes Cons: Screen and menu system bad Camera
only VGA resolution- terrible, really Tunes are incredibly slow transfer-takes
ages!! Fiddly joystick 100 song limit despite card capacity- what is
that all about??!! Very slow, errattic menu interface operation, especially
when listening to music in the background. The stereo speakers and I-tunes
are the saving grace. If i could have given 1 and a half i would have..
Alternative phones: Samsung D600, Sony Errcson K750i, Nokia 3250, or
wait until the ROKR E2 is released- that should be a much better phone
Reviewed by james from - on 5th Feb 2006
if u want more than 100 songs on ur phone then open up the phone as
a removeable disk/memory card. go into iTunes, iTunes control,settings
and remobe the file itunes lock then u ca get more than 100 songs on
Reviewed by kazza from Scotland on 5th Feb 2006
After a bad start with this phone it seems to be getting better. At
first I couldnt get the Itunes to work, tried everything but my computer
couldn't read it I finally formatted the memory card and that sems to
do the trick. My only other gripe is that I seem unable to change my
mp3 into ringtones, when i go into my media folder it is not picking
on any of the music in the memory card. It is doing my head in. I upgraded
to this phone from a D500, I fancied a change and didnt want to get
the D600. I do like it and im sure that once I search the net for help
on ringtones I will like it a lot better. Good for a change.
Reviewed by kyle from united states on 2nd Feb
ok lets be real ok noone will ever listen to a 100 songs at once! i
have an ipod mini and i have 5000 songs on it but i never listen to
half of them!!!!! and all the talk about it sucking and stuff like thatTHEY
ARE WRONG!!!!!!!!! this phone is great the features are amazing on this
phone and the battery life is perfect!!!!! i havent found one problem
with the phone at all what so ever and i have had it for a month!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by Francis Holmer from England on 2nd
This is the worst phone in the world I couldn't find a worse phone if
I tried. I am now wishing I got a D600, K750i or a 6230. Please Lord
answer my prayers and get me a better phone
Reviewed by Jonny Blakeston from England on 1st
I have this phone and l think it is awsome. It is easy to use after
a day and is comfortable to hold. Itunes is anther big plus!
Reviewed by Gemma from Cheshire/England on 30th
I think that its a good phone, but i really dont understand it! I get
most of it but i just find it so hard to understand! It safes things
to different parts of the fone, like the song i download go to the sounds
pit and not onto the itunes bit!!! so confuseing!! cud fone tho!! :D
x x x x Love gemma x x x x
Reviewed by Ashley from UK on 27th Jan 2006
An amazing phone. It does everything i want it to do and more. The guides
are a little too vague though and a bit confusing. The sound quality
is amazing and the itunes capabilities save spending extra money for
an MP3 player. Rock on ROKR.
Reviewed by Katie russell from England on 26th
i think it is a GOOD PHONE BUT I THINK THAT IT HAS A DISADVANTAGE BEACUSE
IT DOESNT HAVE A VOICE RECORDER!!! AND THE RING TONES ARE ALSO NOT VERY
GOOD. I LOVE PLAYING SONGS IN SHOPS WHEN I GET BORD OR WHEN IM ON THE
TRAIN I THINK THAT THE EAR PHONES LOOK A BIT WIERD!!!
Reviewed by adam from uk on 26th Jan 2006
very good ++ it has good range on bluetooth better than a sharps gx25
and sonys k700 good space
Reviewed by JADE from united kingdon on 25th Jan
the only thing i like on this phone is the i tunes.. and even then they
were trouble uploading onto the phone, then when transfering pictures
to computer it continuosly adds extra songs deleting the ones i selected!
the camera is dissapointing.. the message capacity again dissapointing..
the phone is constantly running out of battery meaning that the i tunes
feature can never actualy be used!! stupid stupid people that made this
phone i neeeded a new phone and now i have wasted my money on a piece
of junk !
Reviewed by Hannah from England on 21st Jan 2006
This is by far the worst phone I have ever had! There are several faults
I have experienced such as the erratic crashing by turning itself on
and off and the fact that on several occasions it has deleted all the
iTunes off for no apparent reason! Takes a while to get used to but
if you want it for the iPod features you would be much better off buying
an iPod! The camera technology isn't very high quality either. The only
good feature other than the iTunes is that it has a relatively long
battery life! Wasn't enough for me to not cancel the contract though!
Reviewed by reece from england on 21st Jan 2006
it's a great phone but the i tunes are not that loud listening to it
without headphones but can hold so many pics and vids but i would have
a sony erricson walkman phone
Reviewed by Dave from England on 16th Jan 2006
The ROKR is a good size, excellent screen res and of course iTUNES :D
also it has nice touches like the light responsive keypad ie when its
daylight it stays off and at night it will come on [i initially spent
ages trying to make it work, thought it was broke lol] and the rokr
allows different vibration patterns which is cool too! only real letdown
is that, no matter how big ur memory card, the phone only has 100 song
capacity but tbh i have an ipod so its fine lol. All in all a brilliant
phone at which im v v v v v pleased with. worth the money.
Reviewed by danny from england on 16th Jan 2006
i think this phone is really good beacuse off itz exallent mp3 512 mb
it can be made 2 1 mb its a very good phone and it is easy to use the
camra is good on it i rate this phone its really good you should buy
it itz worth it
Reviewed by gemma from united kingdom on 14th
EVEN THOUGH IT CAN ONLY HOLD UP TO 100 TRACKS WHO CARES,PEOPLE WHO HAVE
IPODS THAT HOLD 5,000 SONGS DON'T EVEN LISTEN TO HALF OF THE SONGS SO
IT'S EASIER HAVING TO ONLY DEAL WITH 100 BECAUSE YOU CAN DELETE THE
SONGS AFTER A WHILE IF YOU DON'T LIKE THEM. THE DESING IS GOOD, ITS
STYLISH AND A SIMPLE BUT NICE COLOUR. I MUST SAY IM DISAPOINTED WITH
THE CAMERA AS IT'S ONLY O.3 BUT HALF THE TIME NO ONE REALLY USES THEIR
CAMERAS ON THEIR PHONE SO IT DOESNT MATTER TO ME. GREAT PHONE YOU HAVE
Reviewed by Umair Ahmed Khalili from Pakistan on
14th Jan 2006
I bought Roker early this month This is a good mobilephone for music
lovers, I am one of them. So far i am happy with it.
Reviewed by Craig from England on 14th Jan 2006
This phone is amazing, the poeple that say that it doesnt stop bleeping,
all u do is turn the hyper lights off, anyway this phone is awesome,
camera quality is ace itunes rocks and the mem cards are so small.
Reviewed by Geoffrey Smith from Britain on 12th
The phone is absalute pap! the screen scratches as easiely as i don't
know wot, the i tunes is pap that it comes with. the sound caulity is
okay btu i had mine 3 weeks and suddenly the speakers made a fizzleing
noice, then all the sounds packed in, it beeps randomly and is a pain
in the back side, it thought it was rly gd, but persoanlly if u want
an mp3 built in a phone get the sony ericsson ones they r far better.....no
more motorola's for me
Reviewed by weeeeeeeeeed from wales on 12th Jan
i have not got this phone but my mate as the camera lets the phone down
a bit but hey once u really get a camera fone no one really takes a
lot of pictures do they !!! i found it easy to use and would recommend
to anyone looking for a phone under the price range of £100 !!!
Reviewed by Clive STEVENS from England on 8th
Only gripe is the 100 song limit but as already pointed out this amounts
to about 8hours of music, plenty really. Brought the phone for my son
who asked for a phone and an IPOD for Xmas - this was a great compromise.
I have seen several articles about people struggling to use MP3s as
ringtones. I actually found it very easy - save MP3 to phone using iTUNES.
Then access your media files (film strip icon on left side of screen)then
select sounds this will give you a list of all your itunes sounds. Highlight
the track you want as a ringtone then press menu which will give you
and optin to move or copy this file.Move the file to the phone. It will
then be available for selection as a ringtone. This is a great feature
and saves £3 a go - knowing the faddish nature of ringtones this will
save my son a fortune over the coming months.
Reviewed by TeeJay from England on 5th Jan 2006
I recently got the motorola e1 for christmas and i fink the 100 songs
is alright because thats bout 6 hours worth and if i get bored of the
songs ill just change them u dont need like 2000 wats the point? the
picture quality is good except for wen u zoom in then the pictures become
very small wen u put them on the computer but the large pictures r very
good quality on the computer. the video quality is opoling to be onest
i have a nokia 6660 which takes much much better videos than this fone
it looks horrible i was hoping to make sum fun movies wid the fone but
the qualitys soo bad u can bearly c anything just looks like a bunch
of coloured squares i was opaled if i could id take it back to o2 and
get the nokia 6230i which was my second choice.
Reviewed by ashley from england on 5th Jan 2006
i have got one iand i think they are brilliant
Reviewed by sameed from pakistan on 5th Jan 2006
this mobile has good features but for it's price it should have a better
Reviewed by Matthew from England on 4th Jan 2006
This phone has been an absolute nightmare. I have returned it to Motorola
for repair on three seperate occasions. Either the keypad locks up and
none of the buttons work or the screen turns completely white and nothing
works. In order to retify this problem I have to turn the handset off
sometimes for upwards of twelve hours. The battery meter is worse than
useless, it can remain on three bars for three days then go from two
to flat in the space of three hours. The extra battery meter with six
bars is a joke as it only drops in increments of two effectively making
it a three bar meter and about as much use as the main battery meter.
Actually getting the thing to charge is an exercise which is as frustrating
as it is badly designed, i.e. very. This is mainly due to the feeble
three millimeter plugs which seem to have little or no interest in connecting
with the contacts on the phone. Having said all of this having iTunes
on your phone is a real bonus, though this software being one of the
only parts of the phone that Motorola isn't responsible for speaks volumes.
I must add that it is possible I have been unlucky and received a faulty
handset though having read the reviews of jazmine and mike I fear it
may not be an isolated incident. Were it actually possible I would give
this phone no stars.
Reviewed by bensta from uk on 3rd Jan 2006
I dont actually have this phone but my cousin does and i think that
it is excellent! The i-tunes on the phone is great and the sound quality
is brilliant it is also quite loud. The phone has gone down to £100
now after christmas and i would recommend anybody to buy it. I do wish
they put on a better camera though as 0.3 is not to good a quality.
Reviewed by Lee from UK on 2nd Jan 2006
Well for £99 on O2, you get 100 songs enough for any one really, if
you want more music then go and buy an iPOD. I found the mobile great,
all you need in a phone plus a MP3 player, come on you wont find much
better than that for the price.Any way I would recommend this phone
to any one, who is looking for a cheap mobile with a good memory for
storing there music.
Reviewed by SINGH from UK on 2nd Jan 2006
Very good overall phone yes it is not as good as w900i or the n91 but
it doesnt cost as much either...£99 brand new on payandgo is very good
especially with the 512 card. Please note however the phone has a vga
.3 mp camera not 1.3 as mentioned below and it DOES come with its own
pair of white headphones
Reviewed by Vicky! from England on 2nd Jan 2006
This phone is good for Mp3 music and things but after getting it on
xmas day and it breaking in the first week i would say its a bit rubbish
Reviewed by Jim from UK on 2nd Jan 2006
Beautiful phone,long battery time, easy to use. Best phone I have owned
to date. Just need some external speakers!
Reviewed by Phil from England on 1st Jan 2006
I got this phone for christmas and its excellent value for money, better
than i expected. I advise it.
Reviewed by mirko from england on 31st Dec 2005
Amazing phone, never had a phone better than this!!!
Reviewed by Budhaditya Biswas from India on 30th
I had a e398 before.Definitely,Rokr e1 is not just a e398 with i-tunes!Its
a damn fast hand-set with improved display and attributes!Its very handy!Especially
the surround speakers!The 100 song barrier is the only (-)point that
i could find!Other-wise thumbs-up 2 Motorola!Keep them coming!It gives
more value 4 money than the Walkman series from sony-ericsson!
Reviewed by George from England on 29th Dec 2005
I said that i waz gettin da Samsung e350 4 x-mas but i changed my mind
and i'm so glad i did! Pros: 1.The key illumination is very bright and
nice coloured. 2.The fone looks so elagant in real life. 3.The memory
is 512mb which iz very big 4 a fone. 4.You can listen 2 da music out
loud and da sound quality is excelent! 5.Very cheap 4 wat u get. Cons:
1.I had a bit of trouble workin out how 2 get the songs on in da first
place. Overall a brilliant fone and i strongly recomend it 2 any1.
Reviewed by Jonjee from England on 28th Dec 2005
Hello.i would jus like 2 say this phone is amzing.the sound quality,itunes
and camera is all outstanding specially for a phone that only costs
99pound.The only problem is it only records for 1 and 1/2 minutes wich
in my mind is poor.I would just like 2 ask which websites could i download
games for this phone for free.thanks
Reviewed by Nathan 'fottie freak' Blake from Wales on
28th Dec 2005
I personally say that this phone is wicked cos its iTunes is magic and
it is very fast and very easy to use. Ma girlfriend loves it, she bought
1 and her m8s started buyin them!!!! but it is the same as the A925
in all ways, so save money and buy the A925!!! still a great phone mind
Reviewed by rebecca from oxon on 27th Dec 2005
this phone is great u can play i tunes on it take pics and vido and
its nice loking as well but if your a persone that whould have it on
all day as well as listing 2 songs most of the day you will have 2 charge
the battery up.but it a really good fone !!!!
Reviewed by dan from us on 27th Dec 2005
everyone rags on the 100 song limit. 100 songs that are on average 5
minutes long is still around 8 hours of music. why complain about that;
unless you are flying to japan or something. half the people i know
listen to the same damn song over and over anyway. people also bitch
about song upload time. just be patient and it'll be done.
Reviewed by Empress from UK on 27th Dec 2005
Good phone all round only problem I'm having at the mo is tryin to use
mp3's as ringtones can do it with my other fone k750, but it doesn't
seem to work with ROKR. HELP.
Reviewed by francesca from england on 26th Dec
This phone is truly excellent. I dont care what the rest of you say,
maybe you just got duff ones! I strongly suggest buying this phone,
it has everything you need, itunes, camera, video recording, bluetooth,
games and loads of other really cool features! This is such a good phone,
Reviewed by Ben Dover from uk on 24th Dec 2005
lower than average. extremly poor. should not buy, not worth the hype.
looks decent but for £99(O2) totaly not worth it. i would rather invest
in 6230i, chippin in a few extra quid. usb only 1.1 whats happening
there, its 2006 nearly and your still using 1.1 when usb 2 is available.
itunes only able to hold 100 tunes. so dont matter about the flas card
is still 199 tunes. less thought went into this phone based on e398.
apple didnt play a big part. just said to motorloa go ahead. rumours
of rokr 2. suppose 2 be more rounder and better. i would definatley
buy the phone and gladly retur this rokr. getting it changed next week
after christmas. thanks all. bye yours truly ben dover
Reviewed by Kieran from United Kingdom on 23rd
This phone is fantastic value for money on one hand you get a 100song
MP3 player a great mobile phone and a 1.3megapixel camera all for £120!!!(orange
payasugo).I would have liked to give this phone 5stars but it is limited
to 100 songs with any memory stick and you have to buy your own headphones.
And i h8 moto's menus Overall though great value phone/camera/mp3player
Reviewed by harry from new york on 23rd Dec 2005
hu agrees wiv mike coz i do man
Reviewed by mike from ENGLAND on 22nd Dec 2005
I WISH PPL WILL STOP SAYIN IT IS LIKE THE MOTOROLA E398 BECAUSE ITS
NOT I WOULD STRONGLY RECEMENT THIS FONE MY FRENDS GOT IT THE CAMERA
IS PRETTY GOOD AT THE PRICE IT IS GOIN FOR (£129.99) THATS HOW MUCH
I GOT MINE FOR I HAD THE MOTOROLA E398 AND I WOULD SAY IT IS RUBISH
COPERED TO THE MOTOROLA E1 ROKR WITH I TUNES AND A LOUD SPEAKER MAKES
VERY GOOD SOUND. BUT YOU CAN ONLY HOLD 100 SONGS ON THE I TUNES BUT
IF YA WANT AN IPOD JUST GET ONE
Reviewed by granny from uk on 21st Dec 2005
I am from the ‘Woodstock’ generation (old but we invented
‘pop‘) and have had my ROKR for ten days. It is an amazing
little phone and astonishing as a music player. The iTunes interface
is easy to use and transferring music a breeze. I got a speaker extension
cable with it for an extra £4 which enables me to connect to most of
the speakers/hi-fi in my home and the quality is superb. As a phone,
it has clear sound, large usable keys and the speakerphone is a bonus.
The only draw back I have found (and it may be something I have done
wrong, and I would dearly like know how to get around it) is that when
I set a personal ring tone for a contact, if I receive a text from them
the whole MP3 I selected as a tone plays rather than a short beep or
vibrate. The video quality is good and the camera shots excellent to
use in emails. I really can’t see what more anyone could need
from a phone. 100 iTunes is enough for anyone as most people have MP3
players as well.
Reviewed by Scott n Joony from Pontefract on 20th
This is a great phone n is a worthy competitor with the top phones its
a phone worth buying!!! with its unique style and sounds great just
like the D600!!!
Reviewed by alex from manchester on 17th Dec 2005
The Motorola ROKR E1 offers many advantages than the average mobile
handset, the compact style is a intergral component of the phone as
for such a compacted phone it can offer much more than the imagination
could think of. Firstly we shall begin with the fact that it is the
only iTunes mobile in exsistence something rather amazing especially
on a portable talking device, the interface can offer us playlists to
choose from and listen to with a high quality music player. Realistic
to an ipod. The phone also comes with a MP3 to listen to your faverouite
music on the go anytime and anywhere. The twin speakers give us a surround
sound hearing ability a rarity on any mobile. The headset is also supplied
and required if you want to keep music to yourself and not disturb the
public. The ringtone function allows us to listen to our music whilst
we ingage our portable telephone to chat to friends and colleagues whilst
we walk altough not when we are driving our automobiles. On the sides
we have lights to walk around any unwanted material like puddles or
feaces. Gaming now is very important for entertainment purposes during
long bus rides or train rides and whats a mobile without a colour screen
exactly 262'000 colours and a visual screen of 176x220 pixels. Of course
a neccesity in mobile technology a camera. The Motorola ROKR E1 offers
us a extremley high quality of photograph's and amazingly video a extra
for any mobile and an extraordinary breakthrough for our times. The
message system sending pictures, videos and games however unfortunatley
not music via Bluetooth and you can connect to a computer by the USB.
You can check your e-mail accounts with this phone and download sceensavers
and themes. Fortunatley their is a way to expand the memory by Tranflash
memory card and it even has internet access and a class 10 G.P.R.S outstanding
for a portable telephone. The phone is able to work abroad and amazingly
non stop talk through for 560 minutes a jaw aching 9 hpurs 20 minutes
even more shocking standby for 230 hours just under a full 10 days.
The music can be played for an ear deafaning 15 hours with headset and
6 hours outloud. Even more amazing is that all this could be yours in
a 107 gram 108mm x 46mm x 20.5mm space you would keep thinking where
it is as it is so unrecognisable when your walking simply stunning features
however eve more shocking is that the astonishing time consuption it
takes to download a standard 4 megabyte soundtrack in 30 seconds. This
ladies and gentlemen is a technology king of our time and we should
all obey it's command and purchase this magnificent mobile for our selves
and our style.
Reviewed by rosemina from uk on 17th Dec 2005
i got a new contract a couple of days ago and had a choice of two phones.this
one or the samsung e530.after reading reviews i decided to go for this
one but was still not sure.it arrived and i know that i made the right
decision.the phone looks good and having never used a motorola before
i found the phone really easy to use.i thought the camera would be rubbish
because its 0.3 mega pixels but the picture quality is quite good as
is the video.in fact its just as good as my sisters nokia 6230 which
is supposed to be 1.3?? megapixels.the iTunes software is easy to use
but it does take a bit of time to download the songs onto your phone.when
you have though the sound quality is excellent.the earphones that come
with the phone are great and the sound is really sharp on them.the memory
on the phone is small but it does come with a 512mb memory card.i listened
to my songs for 5 hours straight after charging it the previous day
and it still had 3 bars of battery left.it even has a battery meter
to tell you exactly how much battery you have left.one thing i dont
like is that when u go to delete something it doesnt ask you again if
your sure u want to delete it.it just does it.so if u delete something
by accident then its gone forever.but i guess you just have to be careful.overall
i definitely recommend this phone.
Reviewed by adam gilbert from usa on 15th Dec
the bbest phone ever buy it . you wont be dissapionted
Reviewed by dave chesters from england on 15th
everyone is banging on about the 100 song limit... yes thats in itune...
if u get the add on java world media player then you can store and accses
your songs from it... it also means you can send a recieve music files...
because i tunes wont let you... there fore removing the 100 song limit...
Reviewed by mike from america on 12th Dec 2005
at first the phone seemed great.. but now whenever i go to store a phone
number or send a text message the screen freezes on me and i'm forced
to take the battery out and put it back in.. i'm really dissapointed
in the phone.. i would much rather buy a beeper then keep this phone..
i'm going back to a razr.. the battery life is pretty good on the phone..
the camera is mediocre.. songs play good.. my biggest problem i have
is not being able to send texts or store phone numbers.. what kind of
junk is that? ?
Reviewed by Kieran from U.K on 11th Dec 2005
This phone is fantastic value for money on one hand you get a 100song
MP3 player a great mobile phone and a 1.3megapixel camera all for £120!!!(orange
payasugo).I would have liked to give this phone 5stars but it is limited
to 100 songs with any memory stick and you have to buy your own headphones.
And i h8 moto's menus Overall though great value phone/camera/mp3player
Reviewed by Zolookas from Lithuania on 4th Dec
The phone is E398 except extra button! You can flash ROKR software to
E398 and have iTunes with 100 songs limit + video recording. Look at
motorola modding in howardforums. Conclusion: if you want ROKR buy E398
and save your money.
Reviewed by JJJJJ from England on 3rd Dec 2005
wiked phone but how do u recieve stuff through bluetooth it keeps sayin
connection disrupted.please help.
Reviewed by bunny from uk on 1st Dec 2005
As long as you are not fooled into thinking you can replace the ipod
for this handset then you will not be dissapointed at all. A lot of
people it seems have returned them because they are dissapointed it
wasnt an ipod....if its an ipod you are after then simply buy an ipod.
Reviewed by adi from england on 30th Nov 2005
Reviewed by Kevin from Ireland on 29th Nov 2005
WHAM! Thees fon is sick yo! I been bangin em out big on me iTunes in
the playground bro. None of the ova kids in kindagaten got emselfs a
whack trippin fone like myn. All the ladys is eyin me up cos i the hippest
dady wif me beat box blastin out eminem al ova st marys primary. lataz
Reviewed by Bava from UK on 22nd Nov 2005
Its a amazing phone specially for the music lovers. U can store upto
100 songs it is really great. Smart look with all functionalities. I
recommended this strongly. If u r not a music lover then this will never
impress u look for some other phones.
Reviewed by dapper from south west on 20th Nov
dis phone is toooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo good for me but i
like it coz i have the old one as well its all the same but thins one
is to good dats y when i go out i get my old phone so dis phone dont
get jacked hahahahah (bang bang sw12 wat big the man dem like shimz
,double, maze man, shoks, forma, rounzer boy, kremz mam, hands, kit
kat, g.man, forma, and my slef dapper and dont forget patch man
Reviewed by - from - on 20th Nov 2005
kev u cant
Reviewed by Gemma Smith from England on 19th Nov
Best phone i've had so far! but Video camera needs to be improved! by
making it longer. Keep up the good work!
Reviewed by Gordon from Scotland on 19th Nov 2005
The Moto ROKR E1 is ok. You are really paying for itunes not the phone.
Nice design alright camera but its practiclay about itunes.
Reviewed by hash from england on 19th Nov 2005
this phone is frankly bog standard. it does offer Itunes and is an improved
version of its predacessor the e398. frankly motorola havent been very
inventive. they should have given the fone: megapixel camera, new look,
exclusive bluetooth headset and possibly 3g technology. if ur looking
for an mp3 fone then go for: - sony ericsson k500i / k700i (budget)
approx. £80 - nokia 6230i (medium good fone) approx £170 - sony ericsson
w550i (good looking mp3 phone) approx £230 - sony ericsson k750i (best
value fotography mp3) approx £200 - sony ericsson w800i (the ultimate
mp3 phone) approx £300 or if u want the 3g mp3 fone go for the sony
ericsson w900i coming soon...
Reviewed by kev from uk on 16th Nov 2005
great phone all round, one thing that is annoying me thought is the
fact that I cant work out how to use my itunes as ringtones, is this
possible if so can someone tell me how please!!? cheers
Reviewed by mrste from england on 15th Nov 2005
i was just wondering could any one tell me if you can use the mp3's
you have put on the phone for ringtones????????????? if you can then
i am getting this phone my friend has it and he doesn't leave his house
without it .
Reviewed by Dony Rozario from Bangladesh on 10th
I think its just too great. "Motorola Rokr E1" really it rocks, i am
feeling that i cant stay without using it. The best phone for a human
being, but my advice- "Get rid of it when you are studying" Thanks
Reviewed by wayne from uk on 8th Nov 2005
this phone is really good i would recommend it to anyone it has everything
anyone needs the memory is brillant to store mp3s and itunes is cool,
the speaker is loud to play mp3s on itunes, go and buy it!!!!!
Reviewed by Soraya Butt from England on 7th Nov
this phone is really nice for itunes and has a good camera. The games
arent that good but you can easily download them for free on websites.
This phone saves buying an ipod aswell. Buy this phone if your looking
for a good reliable phone I recommend it a lot.
Reviewed by andy from india on 28th Oct 2005
i am using motorola since a long time i have used expensive mobiles
too but for a person like me who uses the mobile like a toy should go
for this phone it is rough & tough phone .
Reviewed by si from England on 28th Oct 2005
OK so you spend a few weeks looking around for a new phone. I wanted
an MP3 player and a phone so it was this or the Sony Walkmans. My last
phone was a Nokia 6670, so I thought about the 6680, but the real difference
between a phone that plays MP3 and an MP3 player is finding the tracks!
So this phone does it. If you are familiar with iTunes it is really
easy. Plug in and drag and drop. The down side is the camera. Only 0.3Meg
compared to 2meg on the Sony Erricson or 1.3 on the Nokias. Look at
it this way: If you want a real MP3 buy an iPod, if you want a real
camera buy a 8 mega pixel Olympus E500! If you want a real camcorder
etc.. The obvious thing about a mobile phone is you have to compromise.
Loud music = battery dead quicker! It's a great phone.
Reviewed by dan from england on 27th Oct 2005
is a great phone it has any thing you would like i like the cam but
i would considering my last phone the mc60 siemens has the worst camera
in the world
Reviewed by Lloyd from England on 25th Oct 2005
First off, can people please stop saying that you should save your money
and buy an E398 instead. The E398 has an inferior screen, no video capture,
and can only play mp3's in order, with no support for album/artist sorting.
True the mp3 player on the E398 is better than that of a Samsung or
of a Sony Ericsson (not including the walkman phones), but it is nothing
compared to the power of a dedicated music player. Besides, have you
seen the cost of a 512mb Trans Flash? As for storing more than 100 songs,
and using songs as ringtones, then you use the built in mp3 player.
When you connect your phone to the computer, it appears as a hard drive.
Put your songs into the data\audio folder to store additional songs/ringtones.
This is where your songs downloaded from the net go as well, so drag
them back into itunes to have them converted and put into itunes on
your phone. Not ideal, but that would be apples fault. The price difference
between the E398 and the E1 is not too huge, I have seen the ROKR with
512mb card for under £150, or for £189.99 including £60 airtime! The
E398 costs less, but I'd go for the quality everytime.
Reviewed by Hussein from England on 24th Oct 2005
this phone is amazing for listening to music. its pictures are also
great and its very durable you absolutely have to get it!
Reviewed by Paolo from United Kingdom on 24th
The ROKR has a lot of good features such as: excellent battery life,
stores 100 songs from your i-tunes library, large colourful display,
the loudest speaker i've ever heard from a phone so you can blast yor
tunes!!, colourful flashing lights when you receive a call, bluetooth
and good predictive text. There are a few bad points which is a shame,
it should be possible to store more songs, the phone slows down if your
playing music and want to do other things at the same time, such as
send a text, although it's good that you can at least use other functions
while listening to music unlike samsung phones etc. I think the only
major bad point about the phone is: It takes 30 seconds per song to
transfer music from your PC to the phone using the cable supplied...
X that by 100 and it takes a while. A few people have mentioned that
it's just a modified E398... Yes motorola could and should have been
more imaginative but it's still a very good high spec phone and the
colour of this model is more appealing. I would advise anyone to get
this phone, it's smart clever and useful.
Reviewed by Becks from Eng on 18th Oct 2005
I think this phone is wkd, i had a motorola v635 befor this one, had
it for 6 mnths and the speaker broke, also phone wudn charge, with any
luck this one wont be the same.... Myself i prefer Nokias, I went out
in the search for a cheap mobile with a big memory and bluetooth, i
came across this phone in a shop and thought hmm nice big memory, bluetooth
and it looks pretty smart, and to top that i only payed £130 for it
brand new result ay, it wernt til i gt home tht i realised it had i-tunes
on it, which is good cuz i have an ipod aswell so i now use my ipod
as a sterio 4 my room and my phone for one the go! so im happy, all
in all i like this phone, its quite sexy and its so simple to use and
to tx! also i think the coloured lights on the side when it charges
and when u get a call r amazing (simple things) bt i wud recomend this
Reviewed by Ben from England on 18th Oct 2005
Okay, people say it is just a Motorola E398 with iTunes. Correct!! But
what in the world is wrong with that?? the E398 get's an excellent review
and is a good phone, yes? and the ROKR E1 is the SAME phone with iTunes,
added bonus don't you agree? The only problem people seem to have with
this phone is the hipe that was created due to high expectations of
the iPod phone. If you forget about that and think of the phone as a
phone like the E398 with the added iTunes, it is an amazing little phone
with lots of standard features such as bluetooth, MP3 ringtones, MMS
and video messaging. All you need in a phone AND it's got iTunes which
yes it isn't as good as a real iPod, but it is 10 times better than
loading songs onto your nokia 6230 and having to search through the
list of songs etc. Great little phone which is sadly slated because
people expected far too much from it. The way I see it, if your that
fussy and want great music and high speed transfer. Stop being a cheap
skate and buy a REAL iPod!!!!!!!!! But for those of us who just want
a few tracks to listen to and not bothered how long they take to download
this is a gift from the heavens!!
Reviewed by nav from england on 16th Oct 2005
this fone is awsome the sound quality is the best im gonna buy 1 of
these my friend has got it and it is quality. The best fone with quality
music better than the e398.
Reviewed by Lewis from England on 15th Oct 2005
u lot r rite it really is a E398 with sort of ipod technology don't
get it go for something cheaper and better with a better camera i.e.
Reviewed by Erwin from Netherlands on 14th Oct
Well i bought this phone because i lost my old one, but this is an awesome
phone, the sound is much better then a samsung D600!!! Only the ipod
structure is slow.. and when the battery life becomes to an end it crashes!
But dispite of that it is a wonderfull phone with a long battery life
Reviewed by Tom Benjamin from england on 12th
THE PHONE IS JUST THE SAME AS THE E398 ACCEPT IT HAS VIDEO RECORDING
Reviewed by Das from - on 5th Oct 2005
This phone has itunes but itz no where as good as my old sony ericcson
k750i. The camera is awful along with the battery life. Don't buy this
Reviewed by Stey from UK on 4th Oct 2005
Waste of money if you ask me. It's basically a E398 with bigger storage.
If you like the styling want to listen to MP3's just buy the E398 can
be for under 100 pounds these days on PAYG and buy a 512mb card. Basically
your paying for the ipod name and small features which in my book doesn't
justify the large cost of this mobile when the E398 does everything
the ROKR E1 does at over half the price.
Reviewed by Joshua from Australia on 21st Sep
You are better off with an e398. Transflash memory is slow, and it is
pretty pointless. You cannot use songs as ringtunes, and any songs you
download from the phone internet cannot be played in itunes. would have
been better if it used a faster memory form, a better camera, and had
more connection between motorola and apple.
Reviewed by arif from england on 19th Sep 2005
arif thinks it the best phone
Reviewed by james from australia on 19th Sep 2005
well the motorloa rokr e1 is pretty much the same as the e398. exept
it does not have a mp3 shortcut button next to it. its looks and features
are exellent. i have a e398 and the sound of its dual 3d speakers and
it's internal subwoofer are one of the clearest sounds in a mobile phone.
apple have taken this phone and have started competing in the mp3 mobile
phone range now. i am going to get one of these phones because thier
lightwheight and just sound awesome.
Reviewed by dnt wry from england on 18th Sep 2005
really really good phone, birlliant, nothing could do better, exactly
like an ipod but in a fone version if u no wat i mean, you should get
it,,,,,da best fne out EVAAA!!!!
Reviewed by jazmine from uk on 17th Sep 2005
this phone keeps crashing! this happened with my friends as well. you
are about to do somthing and it just goes bleep and the batrtery cuts
out. Its quite difficult to use and is very slow! also has short battery
life. i wouldnt reccomend it.
Reviewed by Arif from England on 16th Sep 2005
this phone is simply the best .it is ace.