Motorola ROKR Z6 Review
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Average rating from 64 reviews:
Reviewed by Raul from Argentina on 1st Oct 2011
It's the worst phone I ever owned, freezed all the time, they keys started
to come off, the battery lasted less than 1 day, the memory card would
randomly get formated.
Reviewed by Kenzie from USA on 11th Aug 2011
My sister had this phone since her freshman year of high school for
four years. She dropped it down a flight of stairs at school and it
only cracked the edges. She got it wet when she went to a waterfall
and it still works perfectly. Now she has a new phone and I got her
old one (that would be this one) as my first cell, and it is very reliable.
It keeps me organized, wakes me up on time, I love texting and calling
people. I don't understand where all the glitches people are talking
about are coming from because I never get those. I have even dropped
it on cement and all it did was scratch the color off one corner (it's
the orange version) My only complaint (two actually) was one: my friends
say my phone cuts out randomly sometimes when Im talking, but it's minor.
Mostly i think she just has a short attention span and can't hear me
.and two: apparently when they formatted the phone and gave it to me,
the guy there took out the micro SD and NEVER GAVE IT BACK so I cant
put music on it! So now I have to go out and spend more money to buy
a new micro SD in order to put music on it! (though this is not the
phone's fault so you can just ignore that second one) otherwise, great
phone. It does what I need it to do. It's stylish and it doesn't look
really old so I look ridiculous using it.
Reviewed by july from Trinidad on 18th Apr 2011
I got this phone it works great but after a while the scroll keys started
coming off, the phone keys are malfunctioning and the battery dies every
Reviewed by Lakhwinder Singh from India on 25th
Vodafone Sim does not show tower but internet is working Motorola care
center didn't even listen.
Reviewed by Kris from USA on 1st Sep 2010
-Phone is complete garbage. -Battery life sucks(fails to charge most
of the time) -Freezes, lags, randomly restarts or turns off, fails after
a year of use. -Buttons fall off after a while cause you're constantly
sliding along them to open/close it. -Eventually fails to recognize
SD cards. -Software is horrible, can't be updated unless the phone is
still under warranty(expires right after you buy it) -DO NOT GET THIS
PHONE, EVEN IF ITS FREE. I actually went back to my old LG flip phone
that's bigger than a brick because I couldn't stand how horrible the
Reviewed by april from trinidad on 20th Aug 2010
I got my phone almost a year ago, and it works pretty good except the
battery power goes up and down which is weird.
Reviewed by Ezequiel from Argentina on 17th Jun
I hate this cell phone I've had it for 1 year and it always lagged,
froze, couldn't see pictures, couldn't film or take photos, games dissapeared,
music library dissapeared, PC won't recognize it.
Reviewed by kara from us on 11th Jun 2010
Thought this phone was good, until the screen started flickering when
you would slide it shut. I sent it off 4 times and it would work great
for about a month, then back to flickering. The company I purchased
it from sent me a brand new Motorola krzr 1 in place of this phone,
not sure yet such a great trade out since I've only had it for a week.
I asked why it wasn't replaced with one just like this and they said
that they no longer carry them. ?? Maybe cause they have trouble with
them always being sent off to work on them!
Reviewed by Cory from USA on 18th Feb 2010
I've had this phone twice now, the first one was like a rock, I had
it for a year then i finally lost it....the replacement one however
is utter and complete garbage, it shut off randomly for a peroid of
time, and now it just keeps shutting off, trying to restart then shutting
off again, CONTINUOUSLY... and the best part is the insurance claim
for replacing a phone with verizon is 40$, and this phone isnt even
priced that high, going to just get a new one.... my suggestion is to
not waste your time on this P.O.S!!!!
Reviewed by emm from australia on 7th Dec 2009
had this phone for like three months, turned it off to save some battery
and now it doesnt even turn on. BEFORE it decided to stop working itd
just freeze itself and nothing on it actually worked. FAILED massively
Reviewed by Aneurin from Trinidad on 22nd Nov
i had this phone for about a few weeks its great especially the music
playback loud and very good audio quality. very sylish phone but my
only problem with this phone is it attacts figure prints easily on the
screen but overal very good phone. puting songs on this phone is a breeze
very fast. battery is average
Reviewed by Petrus from USA on 20th Nov 2009
This phone pretty much sucks. And blows. Simultaneously. Yeah, when
it works, it works, hip-hip-hooray. But it often screws up. The software
sucks bigtime. It turns itself off randomly (especially about an hour
or two after it's been charged). In an emergency when ringing it often
refuses to silence (very embarassing). What the hell is "invalid battery"
anyway? The voice-recognition button is in a horrible place and keeps
getting inadvertantly pushed (I finally JB Weld glued it permanently).
Direct access to media via synching it to the PC is sporadic from phone
to phone (sometimes it works, sometimes not). The slider bar is cheap
and flimsy and eventually comes off as do the round button in the middle-
just glued with cheap rubber cement. Not the best phone at all- maybe
representative of Motorola selling out and becoming junk like so many
other formerly honorable names.
Reviewed by Luis from Argentina on 25th Aug 2009
Great pictures and Video. MP3 sounds very good better than sony's walkman.
its a slide phone that make it modern like samsung'line. The scream
is amazing. Camera is great 2 mega pixel. This is a revolutionary phone
Reviewed by swl4725 from uk on 10th Jun 2009
Just about the worst phone I have ever owned..I have owned a Sendo!
Reviewed by mikey usa from usa on 20th Apr 2009
had this phone a little over a month . i turned it off today because
i was out of the area on a motorcycle ride and iddnt want my battery
to drain i get back into town and the pile of junk will not turn on
or charge . only problems i have ever had with motorola is on the phones
that are refurbished that the insurance comp gives you. next phone will
be the krave
Reviewed by taylor from canada on 16th Mar 2009
i ran over this phone with a bike, left it in a snowbank for 4 hours
and dropped it in a cup of water(and it still works) its obviously super
tough, but when ever i go sledding or bording if the battery gets a
little cold it dies.
Reviewed by JamminJ from USA on 29th Jan 2009
It's a hate/love relationship for me - I really love it when it's working
right. I'm on my 2nd phone - 1st one died after about 5 months, luckily
it was still under warranty. 1st one was working fine, then suddenly
without warning it was dead and wouldn't charge or turn on. Lost all
my phone settings and downloads to the phone. Luckily I had many things
stored to microsd card so most were saved. The new phone is working
perfectly so far - they completely replaced it. I got it back in about
10 days turnaround time. I purchased the phone to hook to my pc and
use as a modem and I was not disappointed in that respect. Works great
for that when I have reception, but that is more my provider than the
phone. It usually gets as good as any other phone I've tried with the
same provider. I live in a rural area and in between two towers, so
it constantly switches between the two in my house. I love the versatility
of the phone. I've downloaded many free Java apps for it - Opera Mini
is great - also the MotoID app which will listen to a song and tell
you what it is. Also google mail and yahoo messenger work with it. I
didn't want a large PDA and this works well, I can do most anything
I need to for internet with it on the go. When I'm in a place with no
wireless wifi available I can plug the Rokr into my laptop and use my
cell phone as a modem. Mine came with the phone tools, but I never used
it except for syncing from media player. I use the modem connection
as a dialup with *99# as the dialup number with a blank password in
my pc dialup connections and then it works great. Just have to make
sure the setting on phone is set to usb connection for modem. I LOVE
that it's USB 2.0 and it makes music transfers very quick. I wish I
could put an SDHC card in it but all I could go is a 2gb microsd card
at most. I'm hoping when I got my ROKR back they fixed the problems
and I won't have the same problems again, but somehow I doubt it.
Reviewed by anonymous from UK on 16th Jan 2009
Good phone but terrible memory. However brilliant signal everywhere.
Overal pretty good phone.
Reviewed by Kd from CaNADA on 30th Dec 2008
THIS PHONE IS THE WORST PHONE SOMETING IS WRONG WITH MOTOROLA! I DELETED
ALL MY CONTACTS AND WILL NOT LET ME DELETE MY MUSIC AND NOT ABLE TO
PLAY THIS IS MY THRID PHONE BY MOTOROLA AND THIS IS THE WORST!
Reviewed by Skylar from united states on 28th
I love my phone.. it has had a few problems though, im on my second
one but ive had this one for 6 months and nothing to bad has happened.
On the first one all the letters turned to squares on the screen and
all photos were deleted and on the second one it cuts off every now
and then but i dont think its a big deal to turn it back on like once
a month.. it works fine for me and the sound and picture quality is
Reviewed by harley from united states on 26th
this phone is getting on my nerves.i barely got it the other day and
when i sync music it ends up in the sounds,and whenever i go to sounds
it freezes and dies.if any body can help,please.?
Reviewed by Damien from Canada on 2nd Dec 2008
I read over lots of the comments people have posted... and I must say...
It's not that bad. I get the problem where the phone decides to stop
sending messages until I reboot, but that's it. I've had it for about
a year now. The circle is still in good condition, and so is the slider.
So I don't know why so many people are complaining.
Reviewed by Tim from England on 16th Nov 2008
This phone is the worst phone i have ever had. I am going onto my third
one now in 8 months and the same problem with them all, turns off one
day and then will not charge and that is the end of it. what good are
all the nice features if you are just waiting for the day that it is
going to break on you again poor workmanship
Reviewed by Rachel from United States on 15th
This phone is AWFUL! Don't buy unless you don't mind constantly having
to turn your phone on because it shuts off whenever it feels like it.
Also, when people call me it rings once then my phone cuts off. AWESOME.
Sometimes when I try to call other people it will say Connecting...
for like ten minutes and never work. My text messages either pile up
in my outbox and don't send or send 10 duplicates each time. FANTASTIC.
The plastic bar that is used to assist in sliding the phone open broke
off within the first month of having it. The silver round circle is
moments away from peeling off and the large silver disk has now turned
a disgusting orange color. I've had this phone for 8 months! DON'T DO
IT! Hopefully Motorola will realize what a waste of space this stupid
phone is and quit making them! IT DOESN'T EVEN DESERVE A SINGLE STAR!
Reviewed by Polaris from USA on 5th Nov 2008
This phone... Sucks. This is my forth one. One of my phones kept turning
itself on and off. So that one had to go, then the next one I got turned
off one day and never came back on!!! Do you not understand how frustrating
that is? I'm disappointed it will no longer play mp3s. Very depressing.
Over all, this phone sucks. Oh, and like Jake said, my little circle
thing on my phone chipped off in less then a month.. Because I text
too much...? How silly and frustrating... I recommend not buying it...
Reviewed by Raphael Okomafe from Saudi Arabia on
26th Sep 2008
Motorola ROKRZ6, though, it looks fancifull, but easy trouble shooting.
The microSD i.e memory card, develops fault and makes it difficult to
enjoy music,as the keep displaying unavailable memory card despite the
proper insertion of the latter. can someone buy a phone in less than
3 days and sordenly couldn't find any of the stored music. Is the memory
card of less quality? Or is possible to buy original memory card? I'm
sad not enjoying my phone.
Reviewed by JAKE from USA on 20th Sep 2008
THIS PHONE IS THE BIGGEST PILE OF JUNK I HAVE EVER SEEN. ME AND MY SISTER
BOTH GOT ONE OURS IS FROM ALTELL AND THE ORANGE CIRCLE PIECE IN TEH
MIDDLE ON MINE STARTING TURNING ORANGE FROM THE OILS IN MY SKIN IM PRETTY
SURE AT LEAST AND SO DID MY SISTER AND SHES HAD HERS LONGER THAN MY
MINE BUT HER ORANGE SLIDER CIRCLE IN THE MIDDLE JUST FELL OF. AND NOW
IM TRYING TO SEND A PICTURE MESSAGE AND IT WONT LET ME EVEN THOUGH ABOUT
A MOTNH AGO IT WOULD LET ME SEND THEM WHEN WAT OF ANYTHING IT DIDNT
MATTER AND I COULD RECIEVE ANY PICTURE MESSAGES AND NOW I CANT RECIVE
ONE GOD WHAT A PILE. AND THEN EVERYTIME I PLUG IT TINO MY CHARGER IT
DELTES MY BACKGROUND AND TURNS MY RIGNER TO LOUD. AND I HALF TO RESET
EVERYTHING AND ONCE AND A WHILE ITLL JUST CALL RANDOM PEOPLE FROM MY
CONTACTS LIKE ONCE I WAS TEXTING MY FRIEND AND BAM STARTED CALLING MY
DAD NO CLUE WHATS HAPPENING. IT HAS NO WATER DAMAGE, HASNT BEEN DROPPED
AND I HAD HAVE IT FOR ABOUT A MONTH ONLY AND MY PHONE BEFORE THIS WAS
A SAMSUNG SLIDER JOBBY AND I HAD THAT FOR ABOUT 2 YEARS AND IT WORKED
GREAT THE WHOLE TIME SURE WISH I WOULDNT OF GOTTEN RID OF IT
Reviewed by Jen from USA on 18th Sep 2008
This phone is junk. I've had three so far and all three of them just
randomly shuts off when it feels like it. It is sporadic. Sometimes
it shuts off and you don't know it until you go to use it. Other times
it shuts off when it starts to ring for a call or a text message. Absolutely
Reviewed by Brandon from USA on 15th Sep 2008
OMG do not buy this phone! i have been through 3 of them so far and
am going in today to make another insurance claim! this phone has multiple
problems.. trying to set a personal ringtone for your friends is really
aggravating; the phone clears itself back to the home screen out of
nowhere! and the battery life of this phone is HORRIBLE! also, the phone
decides it wants to call random people in ur recent calls! how insane;
im just texting my friend and it calls my stepmom! wat the hell is that?!
then the other day my phone got so hot i was waiting for it to start
smoking in the middle of my math class! everyone i know that has this
phone says its junk.. wel they're not lying. im not kidding, if you
are going to spend hundreds of dollars on a phone, make sure it's one
worth it, and not this one!
Reviewed by Blake from USA on 14th Sep 2008
i have never had more problems with a single phone. i sent it in and
it took a whole month before i got my phone back. and it has been 3
months since then and now most of the phone buttons dont work. i will
never in my life buy another motorola product. im going to have to pay
$75 to get it fixed again. the end key wont work anymore and my phone
will not turn on no matter what. i am so sick that i payed so much for
a phone that i thought would be awesome, but turned out to be the worse
thing i have ever gotten myself into...
Reviewed by Claire from Canada on 27th Aug 2008
Well, I really do love this phone but i have been having problems with
it, and i dont know if it is because of songs on it, the company, or
the phone itself. Some of my text mesaages will tell me that the message
status is "sending in progress" but it will never send unless i turn
the phone on and off. But when i turn the phone off, when its back on,
my background is gone, and wont show up unless i go back into the menu
and change it to the same picture. Also, lately, it has been saying
my memory card is unformated, so i have to take it out, turn the phone
off, and turn it on and put the card in. I am going to see what is wrong
with this, hopefully it is something fixable because i do love the phone
Reviewed by vikram from india on 15th Aug 2008
its lovely good to handle good clarirty of sound and camera
Reviewed by Kyle from U.S.A. on 15th Aug 2008
this phone is OUTSTANDING! my friend is always telling me how jealous
of my phone he is. i have not experienced any major problems, and i
hope i never do! =)
Reviewed by ryan from usa on 14th Aug 2008
ok the phone is is good,but it wont open the music player..is that a
default or what?
Reviewed by Stacy from USA on 6th Aug 2008
This phone is amazing...... until it starts screwing up. I had it maybe
a month and then all of a sudden, I have 100 blank text messages in
my inbox which could not be erased. I did nothing to make this happen...
it just happened. The only way the text messages would delete was if
I turned the phone off and on, which would delete one message at a time...
so I had to turn it off and on 100 different times! It worked fine for
awhile after that. Then about 2 months later, suddenly 200 of the same
blank messages showed up in my inbox yet again. About an hour after
this happen, the entire phone just froze and it would only show the
Motorola symbol. I had to send it in and get a new ROKR, which is currently
about 2 weeks old. Now all of a sudden in the middle of a call or at
random moments, it will just freeze up and show the Motorola symbol
and then turn back on. Annoying! Don't get this phone!
Reviewed by Bryant from USA on 5th Aug 2008
I really like this phone except for a few issues. A month after I bought
it I began to have text messages that refused to send. I couldn't figure
out why I wasn't getting responses until I looked in my outbox and saw
that 8 to 10 hadn't gone. I had to restart my phone everytime to get
text messages to send. Secondly, it will freeze up with the Motorola
symbol at random times for no reason. At one point it randomly froze
- I couldn't turn it off, or get it to turn on.. removing the battery
and putting it back in just brought back the terrible Motorola symbol.
I took it in and was told it had to be sent away to have the memory
wiped. There went about $40 of ring tones, all my information, and contacts
that couldn't be recovered. Got the phone back a month later, after
3 months of use it's starting over again. Today the power switch (&
call end switch) didn't work for 40 minutes and my phone was frozen.
Closing the slider often freezes the phone. I was told by US Cellular
reps at multiple stores they have recieved several complaints about
this model and that it is a software issue that is well known about.
Don't waste your time or money on this piece of junk. It will only haunt
you down the road.
Reviewed by alisia from usa on 25th Jul 2008
i bought my phone at christmas and now it won't stop shutting off randomly.
sometimes it stops working during a call! it also decides to tell me
that the keypad is locked all the time and i have to take out the battery
to restart it. i loved the phone at first because it's super cool and
i get lots of compliments, but i have a mac, so i can't put music on
it, and the battery dies after 1 hour of use. this phone is worthless,
but i'm stuck with it cause it was so expensive!
Reviewed by Girish Parikh from India on 22nd Jul
Worst Phone to Buy. Keys problem. High repairing cost. High MAINTENANCE
COST. mEMORY CARD ENTRY AND REMOVAL MOST COMPLICATED FEATURE
Reviewed by sanjay from india on 18th Jul 2008
very poor performance mobile wich cant eve save s any ringtone....when
u switch off and on ,all settings are lost.....really m tired of using
this cell phone..
Reviewed by k from USA on 11th Jul 2008
This phone is great for high quality music and pictures, but is not
ideal for heavy use. The battery life deteriorates as the phone gets
older. I've found random corrupt files appear and cannot be deleted
and shut the phone off. Also, when it loses service and restarts when
they keypad is locked, it will not turn back on. However, the Bluetooth
on this phone is a HUGE advantage.
Reviewed by Julie from USA on 9th Jul 2008
Loved it for a month but now it turns itself off everytime I close it.
Really annoying waiting on a call only to realize your phone has been
off since the last time you used it.
Reviewed by juan from mexico on 29th Jun 2008
this celphone is realy good good perfomance easy to use has the best
faster dowloading music files or any thing that you want to put in the
celphone.....beter than sonyericsson i telling you people....
Reviewed by lcngirl from st.lucia on 17th Jun
My centre piece for navigation area jus unstuck after about 7months??
good phone otherwise.love the size n style.
Reviewed by Killa from Trinidad on 3rd Jun 2008
Exellent fone!!! All my friends are in love with it. i got the orange/black
Reviewed by zahid from saudiarabia on 28th May
vary nice and i like it so much
Reviewed by MotorokrZ6 True User from India on
22nd May 2008
This phone looks different & cool from other mobile, it's camera is
as compared to other mobile camera in its category. Yes this mobile
heats up upon internet use or video viewing..but after some time it
gets cool. Music quality is better than other. If you want some new
features like LINUX mobile then don't buy this one now coz sooner other
version o this mobile will be released which will have all the problem
solved. It is cheap mobile..& looks costly due to use of metallic surface.
Its battery is satisfactory according to your use
Reviewed by Tomas from Spain on 20th May 2008
It is an absolutely fantastic phone with an average camerawhich can
sometimes be a bit slow but the music player and games make up for that.
It is an incredibly stylish phone and has lots of cool and posh features
such as fancy blue lighting. Altogether I strongly recommend that you
buy this stunning and flashy phone as soon as possible before it is
bought by everyone else who would like one.
Reviewed by Memnem from India on 20th May 2008
motorokr z6 starts working automatically some times. Very worst battery.
It gets heated when we run some applications. Nothing plus on linux
os. we can not open even txt files. Don't waste your money. These are
the problem that I faced. But my friends has different problems with
Reviewed by Someone from Australia on 20th May
COmpared to the other motorola phones with the old stuff this fone is
just the best and its camera beats my old motorola krzr k1!THE BEAST
PART OF THE PHONE IS ITS AWESOME NEW INTERFACE BUY THIS PHONE IT IS
Reviewed by fraser berry from canada ontario on
17th May 2008
i thought that the phone was really good when i bought it but 2 weeks
later when i shut it, it turned off and now every time i close it, it
turns off.... it is really hard to put music on it (confusing) but the
phone is good looking and easy to text.
Reviewed by unknown from unknown on 17th May 2008
this fone is total rubbish it look like rubbish and camera is rubbish
it changes colour every 2 secs and i am get problems with connectivity
the usb wont work and the bluetooth is slow oh yeah i forgot the music
the phone is forcing to play a song and when it is on top volume it
is very low this fone deserves 1 star but still I HATE IT
Reviewed by Brandon from USA on 15th May 2008
I absolutely enjoy this phone. the volume is loud and the mp3 player
is great. if you dont have this phone you need to get it a.s.a.p.
Reviewed by SorryOWNER from Philippines on 21st
dont buy this phone it is plagued with the intermittent shut off problem
which will make it useless and you could loose your temper and throw
it out the window. mine was only 3 weeks old when it shuts off intermittently
for no reason, i had it checked with the seller and they said it has
to be replaced internaly. i researched the net and i found alot of other
owners with the same problem my guess 30% out of the factory has these
defects. dont buy the phone unless you wanted to have an expensive paperweight
and an uncomfortable headset. it doesnt deserve to be called a linux
phone, shame on motorola , linux is stable unlike the phone
Reviewed by jking from australia on 20th Apr 2008
best phone ever i love it. Great camera and everything if u dont like
this phone theres something wrong with u!!!
Reviewed by davidski from uk on 16th Apr 2008
Just bought this phone as the motorokr duo which includes some fancy
bluetooth headphones that look ulta hi tech but buttons are tricy to
use and bluetooth syncing between headphones and phone is not that simple.
As to the phone, i dont like it as much as previous moto L6 which I
might go back to as its slimmer and nicer to hold and use. I paid approx.£170
in mid east and that was for phone and the snazzy headphones, but on
reflection I would wish to have gone for the Viewty as it gets good
reviews on this site,,,,,,,,,,, but can we trust this review ????
Reviewed by palanivelrajan from india on 14th
i lone my moto ... cool and sexy mob.. i just want download some themes
but its not worked..
Reviewed by claire from florida on 8th Apr 2008
best phone i ever had i love the camera and the calling
Reviewed by Ninux from Puerto Rico on 31st Mar
I Love this Cellphone. Good Features, Easy to understand. the phone
Read your text messages for you. 2 MP camera and I test some Pictures
. Good Quality .. Is more than a Regular cellphone. Slim , slide motion
, music etc. I LOVE IT! Set your phone to Battery Save mode! and You
Save Battery Energy. or buy a car charger je je :-). Cellphones with
More Technology consume more battery. And Some people can't Understand
Reviewed by kareem from new jersey on 23rd Mar
it is a sick phone my mother has one but it cant beat my z3 standards
one thing it is better in is the camera better the z6 is kinda sad 15
percent the music player is awesome but poor battery i love the slide
motion .i am looking for a new phone a k550i or w810i
Reviewed by beena from trinidad on 4th Mar 2008
i find this motorola rokr z6 is best device i ever came across i love
this phone it's sexy slim and smart thank you for this wonderful creation
Reviewed by John Smith from Eng on 25th Feb 2008
A pain to call with- 1 2 3 are almost impossible to call with- doesn't
slide up enough:P Also a tiny screen... Stuffs up all music stored-
battery stuffs up all the time... Want to dip it in Liquid Nitrogen...
Reviewed by pat mac from ireland on 19th Feb 2008
do not buy this phone its useless. mine has erased all stored music
twice it freezes up so i have to remove the battery to restart it tell
me my sim card is missing at least once a day and the battery goes dead
in cold weather. this phone doesnt deserve 1 star one day soon i will
rip it in half.
Reviewed by BOB ANDERSON from U.K on 3rd Feb 2008
SOOO COOL BEST FEATURES U COUL WANT ALSO 2 MEGA PIXEL CAMERA GREAAT!
Reviewed by Nikki from Australia on 20th Jan 2008
Hello i havent used this phone or plan to get it but i can allready
see a flaw in it! the top three numbers are squished under the top of
the phone and the screen isnt big enough bye