Motorola U9 Review
In a nutshell: This cute clamshell phone comes in a choice
of pink or purple, and has a curvy rounded shape and soft feel. The
beautiful mirror finish conceals an invisible external display that
springs into life with custom animated screensavers and touch-sensitive
music controls. Complete with a 2 megapixel camera, music player, memory
card slot and Bluetooth, this is what every girl needs in her handbag!
Beware though that the soft finish scratches easily, and we have deducted
marks from our score because of the phone's habit of freezing or switching
Review: February 2008. Updated November 2008.
No question about it - the Moto U9 is definitely a girl's phone. It's
a cute, curvy clamshell and comes in a choice of two colours: pink or
purple. Weighing just 88g and petite in size, it's a phone that's been
carefully designed to appeal to the senses. Not only is the shiny metallic
finish easy on the eyes, but the soft-touch feel makes it a lovely phone
to handle. The external display is very cool. The screen uses a mirror
effect that blends with the shiny surface so that's it's invisible when
not in use. A range of cool screensavers have been designed to complement
the colour schemes of the phone, and give the impression that the whole
surface of the phone is alive. Touch-sensitive music controls appear
when using the music player. The U9 really is a sensual delight!
The U9 is the baby of the Motorola PEBL,
but not only does the U9 look nicer than the PEBL, it's packed with
features that the PEBL was missing. The camera on the U9 is 2 megapixels
- it may not be the best, but it'll take some quality snaps and video
clips in good lighting conditions. There's no camera flash though. The
main internal display is a high quality TFT screen with 262,000 colours
and a high resolution that can match most top-of-the-range mobiles.
The music player can handle all of the common file formats and the Motorola
software makes it very easy to transfer music from a computer to the
phone using a USB cable (not included). The internal memory of the phone
(25 Mbytes) is only enough for 5-6 songs, so you'll probably want to
buy a memory card. The U9 can take microSD
cards up to 4 Gbytes, which is more than most phones, and is enough
to store around 1,000 songs.
The battery life of the phone seems to be pretty long, thanks partly
to the energy-saving OLED screen, and you should get up to a week's
use, although that depends on how much you listen to music. Connectivity
is good, with both USB and Bluetooth available. It's a quadband phone
too, so you can use it anywhere in the world.
Initially we were super impressed by the U9. It's a lovely little phone,
and is one of the best equipped mobiles in the under-£100 price
range. Motorola have saved on the cost by not supplying a memory card,
headphones or even a USB cable, so you'll have to buy these yourself.
However, over the months since launch, our readers have reported that
the phone has a tendency to freeze or switch off. The soft finish is
also very easy to scratch, so be sure to take care. Also check out the
new Motorola Jewel, which is the same
phone but re-styled to look like a huge diamond!
Features of the Motorola U9 include:
- 2 megapixel camera
- Video camera (15 frames/second, 176 x 144 pixels) with 4x digital
zoom, MPEG4 format
- Main display: TFT, 262,000 colours, 320 x 240 pixels
- External display: OLED, 65,000 colours, 128 x 160 pixels
- Music player (MP3, AAC, AAC+, enhanced AAC+, AMR, WMA formats)
- MP3 ringtones
- Handsfree speakerphone
- Messaging: SMS, MMS, email
- Screensavers & animated wallpaper
- Picture Caller ID
- Internet: GPRS, EDGE
- Connectivity: Bluetooth, USB 2.0
- Memory: 25 Mbytes user memory plus microSD memory card (up to 4
- Size: 90 x 49 x 16 mm
- Weight: 88g
- Talktime: up to 7 hours
- Battery standby: up to 350 hours
Motorola U9 User Reviews
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Average rating from 100 reviews:
Reviewed by charlie from reading on 6th Sep 2008
after braking my samsung f210, i brought this phone and its amazing.
i love it. i have the purple 1 and it looks sexy. im thinking bout buying
another f210 because of its features but this phone is second best.
Reviewed by Breesha from Isle Of Man on 5th Sep
I got the motorola U9 a couple of weeks ago and compared to the other
mobile i had its brilliant, the touch is amazing.the inside of the mobile
is slim and ..slim, its has a nice to hold and DOES have an ace camera.
anyway if u had to choose this phone it would be A definate yes. if
your up to date with technology u;ll love this phone.The only reason
it sometimes turns of is of u've dropped , bashed it, or...low battery,
i have had no trouble from mine and il love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by Bianca from Australia on 5th Sep 2008
This phone has had a few faults * Yes it does freze a bit but not for
long * It wont let you download pictures onto the computer (well not
for me) * I have fully charged the battery for 2 days and it will only
last 5-15 mins * it only lets u take like ... 5 songs * DO NOT BUY IT
FROM ccelectronics NO GUD * the rest i am completely happy with
Reviewed by ohn from UK on 4th Sep 2008
The reasoning behind buying this phone was size. I owned an N95 and
an 850i and although packed with features these phones were heavy and
brick like. This little beauty does everything I need, which basically
talk to my bookies and take low res pics. The only downside is the lack
of a radio. Apart from that it's the best phoned I've owned so far.
Reviewed by Lynne from Scotland on 1st Sep 2008
From reading the comments regarding this phone...there appears to be
a fault with the motorola U9 in that the phone freezes. I have had this
phone for 3 months and it has frozen on me several times for no reason
what so ever. It eventually unfreezes but is not great when you are
in the middle of a call or need to phone somebody! Not impressed...and
plan to demand a refund not a replacement as it looks like this is a
common fault with the mobile. Back to samsung for me!
Reviewed by Zoe from UK on 23rd Aug 2008
I got this phone 5 months ago, for the past 3 it has been fine but it
has started to turn itsself off when i am in the middle of texting or
calling someone. The only way i can make it turn on properly is to take
the battery out and put it back in, but i tryed that and it carryed
on turning itself on and off repeatedly. Also when it turns on sometimes
it says there is no sim card, but there is and i have checked that it
is inserted correctly. I dont know why it has started doing this but
don't buy this phone, its a waste of money!
Reviewed by Emma Smith from UK on 15th Aug 2008
My mum bought me this phone for me 21/03/08 and when i got it i thought
it was a great little phone. But after a few weeks of me having it the
paint scratches off easily the phone crashes when its on charge, wont
let me take pictures turns off when im makeing a phone call and tryin
to send text messages. I had, had the fone for jus under 3months and
it completly shut down wudnt charge and wudnt turn on, i took it back
to the 02 shop and they gave me a brand new 1 on the 27/06/08 6 weeks
later the same fault has happend agen and i am currently waiting to
be given another 1 of these phones, which i am not to happen about,
i adivse people not to buy this phone the hassel that you get out of
it aint worth the money. I will never waste my money on a motorola phone
Reviewed by Matty from UK on 12th Aug 2008
I've had my new Moto U9 for over a week. It is a lovely phone, but I
am missing my old Samsung to be honest. The keypad in the Moto U9 is
not as responsive and tactile as my old phone's, despite being a slightly
larger area. The shiny surface which makes it so attractive scratches
incredibly easyly (I now have to put a protective plastic cover to avoid
scratches, which makes the phone a bit bulkier and not so pretty) and
shows fingerprints and dirt immediately. As a phone, it seems good and
so far it hasn't froze and seems to work ok while charging. Unfortunately
I bought this phone on eBay, and being locked onto O2, it has been pre-set
by the network (which is the network I use) and there are a couple of
things I cannot change: O2 has stored their services on the 9 speed
dial settings, and removed the option to edit them! I contacted the
network and they told me there is nothing they can do, so now I am stuck
with those useless speed dial settings wich I rarely use. Most dissappointed.
I would urge anybody getting a phone with a contract to double check
that the network hasn't altered any settings irreversibly. They have
also changed some of the displays, but that isn't really that important
to me. I still like the phone, but as I said, I miss my old Samsung,
not so flashy, but a damm good reliable phone. By the way, those people
having problems with the phone freezing, crashing or being too slow,
should check the memory status. If the phone is running low on usable
memory, it will do those things. You could always try to expand the
memory and see if that sorts out the problem.
Reviewed by Mili from Singapore on 11th Aug 2008
best phone ever i really like the texting and the OLED screen no problems
but yea youu do need a cover it scratches otherwise. !!
Reviewed by april from england on 10th Aug 2008
i got this phone yestaday and is great!!! i love the colour and touch
screen. ive wanted it for ages and i thought it was a really stylish
phone and didnt want a bland black or grey phone so i got the pink one.
i dont think this phone will scratch if your carefull with it and look
after it. i got a memory card for mine and can get loads of songs on
it & it doesnt bother me not having the usb because i just get the songs
of my friends because they have the same sorta taste as me & pictures
can just get my sister to put them on !!! its just a great phone !!
Reviewed by janey from uk on 8th Aug 2008
I got this phone a few days ago, and I thought it was great until it
tired to use the camera. It simply doesn't work, and says 'unknown error'on
picture cature. There's constantly just a black screen whilst trying
to use the camera. The keys are slow and unresponsive and the text feature
isn't very intuitive. Totally regret wasting my money.
Reviewed by katie from england on 7th Aug 2008
omg dont buy this fone. i got it in february and took it back after
a month as it kept freezing and at one point it frooze for half an hour
and wouldnt even turn off! they then sent me a brand new one back and
exactly the same thing has happened. when i am texting the words appear
delayed and also on predictive text it doesnt save all the words you
have used so you are forever typing a new word in! like someone else
has pointed out, the clear button is below the send button and often
i catch the send button which sends a half finished text. the music
playlist is good although it is very slow but it can hold alot of songs
on. the appearance of the fone is very nice, its a light weight and
a nice shape but the overall problems arent worth buying this fone!!!
Reviewed by Sarah from England on 5th Aug 2008
I have had this phone since April 2008 and I have hated it since June.
It was great to start with and people regularly commented on the display
on the front, but I have found the battery life is appalling, the phone
keeps turning itself off and then I can't get it back on, the keys are
unresponsive and appear to be getting worse and as a previous lady mentioned
the delete key is right next to the send key, so I either delete texts
I don't want to or send what I'm not ready to! I hate it that much I
have contacted my old mobile supplier for the unlock code (which I have
to pay for) to my old phone which is a Sony Ericsson W810i. Absolutely
NO problems with that phone. My advice? Don't ever buy a Motorola, rubbish.
Reviewed by Vibs from uk on 5th Aug 2008
It's a great phone the music player is great and I just love the design,
it has everything I want in a phone!
Reviewed by alice from england on 3rd Aug 2008
i love my u9! it looks fab and is easy and simple to use! only probelm
is that it dosnt come with usb cord. also i wanna say almost all phones
will break and freeze.
Reviewed by Justine from RSA on 31st Jul 2008
I love this phone, has all the necessities that i need in a phone.
Reviewed by Babs from England on 27th Jul 2008
I've had the phone for almost a week and am happy with it apart from
not being able to disconnect the alarm function. I've turned the alarm
to OFF (on all 3 settings) but still it turns itself on which I find
very annoying. At first If anyone can help I'd be most grateful. Other
than that small niggle I've found the U9 to be easy to use and it looks
Reviewed by Rosanna from Ireland on 20th Jul 2008
This is my phone and I really like it looks nice it works well and everyones
jealous the only thing is it does not have great memory space other
than that I love it!
Reviewed by Kulwinder Singh from India on 20th
This is great phone stylish, beautiful. It full of qualification. It
os most beautiful & sexy phone I have ever seen.
Reviewed by isabelle from ireland on 20th Jul
this phone was brilliant at first and i was really happy with it. Untill
i realised that the touch screen on the front wasnt very responsive,
also the camera could be better. There are no games which i was dissapointed
about also it scraches very easily! Its not the best phone and i would
reccomend it to someone who is carefull and very pacient!!
Reviewed by Danielle from Austria on 17th Jul
i wonder about all these people who bought the u9 and now hate it. everybody
knows that the motorola software isn't the best but the design in fact
is, so why did you buy it if you don't like it?????? and you can use
it while it's charging, i've tried it. I LOVE MY U9.!!!
Reviewed by Huq from India on 17th Jul 2008
With in a month, my phone has hanged 4 times. Its Performance is poor.
The charge doesn't stay for a long time. Don't buy it.
Reviewed by Julia Zengeni from uk on 8th Jul 2008
Overall I like this phone and find the features on it like the video
and the camera, (2 megapixel) very good. I have had mine for about 4
months, and haven't had any major problems with it. However, it does
depend what you like in a phone and what you use most. As a music phone
the sound quality is excellent, but the lock on the external touch keys
on my phone does not work - this is a very common problem with this
phone. So using it as a proper ipod would be a waste of time for me
as whatever the phone brushes up against in your pocket will make the
songs jump about all over the place - a bit of a ridiculous design flaw
for a music phone! I don't use it as an ipod out and about as I have
a decent one for that anyway - I just like playing the music without
headphones while sitting down and reading a magazine etc, (headphone
annoy me sometimes!)and this phone is pretty good for that as it plays
quite loud and has very clear sound. I would say it is fairly user friendly
- but my v3 was more so. It could really do with a shortcut to the phonebook
and calculator - it has one for alert style, wallpaper,(like you need
to change that in a hurry!)alarm, bluetooth, message inbox, music, (there
is a special key for this anyway - duh!)and video capture. If you press
the green call key it will give you all dialled/received calls etc,
but not the phone book. This phone can be slow, and occasionally it
freezes - usually when it has just been switched back on again and you
try and use the keys before it is 'ready'(!), that can be quite annoying
and takes a bit of getting used to. I find if you turn it off and on
again and let it wake up for about 30 seconds it solves the problem!
I think there are too many features for the phone to handle - probably
why there is only one suduko game on it, (downloading games for it didn't
work for me either - not compatible, so watch for that) if there were
more games on it, it would probably throw it's toys out the pram a lot
more! I find texting on this phone a lot easier than my v3, I was always
pressing the delete key with my thumb on that one, wiping out the whole
text! I have never done that with this phone and find the whole process
of texting easier. The camera is great, I know there are better ones
out there but they cost a packet, and couple that with a really decent
video camera for the money and high quality music playback, I would
say this is a nice little phone to 'play' with and not take too seriously.
If you want more than a few songs on this phone you have to buy a memory
card for it. It can have quite a high capacity for this - as much as
4gb I think, so worth in the end. You don't need a usb however if you
have a card reader on you computer - just slot the card in and drag
and drop. I can put all my pictures easily on my laptop, I have one
as my wallpaper in fact as the quality is not bad for a phone at all.
To transfer and play videos on your computer from your phone you need
to convert the files to something Windows will play, ( wmw/avi etc -
I use AVS video converter, works fine when converted with this and it's
a cheap program) but I am sure any will do. Battery power is not bad
considering the functions, and it is a lovely phone to look at - like
I said it's a great phone to play with, apart from a lack of games.
And would suit someone who doesn't want to spend a lot - but wants a
lot of good quality features for the money.
Reviewed by Ashley from - on 8th Jul 2008
Graphite colour is good.
Reviewed by Sue Lee from UK on 1st Jul 2008
I have had this phone for about 3 months now and LOVE it - mine is pink
and my mate has the purple one - mine started freezing slightly this
week but to be honest I put it down to the amount of texts i was sending,
dont normally text that often - also IM NOT SURE IF THIS IS A PROBLEM
or I just dont know how to change it - BUT.... when the phone is switched
off and then switched on, it automatically goes to PREDICTIVE TEXTING
which I HATE - however, my friend has had more problems -she has missed
phone calls due to the phone not ringing and is having problems with
the phone recognising her memory card. THE MAIN THING I HATE ABOUT IT
IS THAT YOU CANNOT USE IT WHEN IT IS CHARGING
Reviewed by Caity from England on 24th Jun 2008
No! I hate this phone so much! I bought a micro Usb cable to get music
on it from my computer which now doesn't work because it says i need
a memory card aswell. The front screen scratches so easily - mine is
just in my pocket with nothing else e.g. keys etc and it is covered
in scratches. You can't use it whilst it's charging and sometimes it
looses signal whilst charging too. It's really hard to flick open -
I am a girl with longish nails and it really annoys me how you have
to get you nail underneath the top screen to open it one-handed (and
who opens their phone two-handed?) The only game it has is Soduko (wtf?)
Its really slow and sometimes it freezes completely for ages or it won't
respond to you pressing the keys. When texting, the delete button is
right next to the red cancel all button so often after writing a long
text, I push the end call button instead and completely delete the whole
message! arrrg I hate it so much - don't buy it!
Reviewed by Debbie from UK on 23rd Jun 2008
I've followed all instructions but unable to play teh music downloaded.
Can not figure it out and no one at the shop can help. It just saya
buffering and does not play.
Reviewed by Emz from Northern Irland on 21st Jun
Its a good phone but not the best a wouldnt recommend it because it
is incredibly slow and has no good features but i do like the touch
screen on the front when playing music it has no games so dont get it
Reviewed by Claire from Ireland on 20th Jun 2008
I have this phone since February and it is good! But the bad thing is
that it tends to turn of by itself and sometimes delete all your messages
for about five minutes. Basically it is quite slow but it has a lot
of features like the mp3 player, camera and video camera. Another thing
is that it doesn't come with a memory card or a USB cable to connect
it to the computer. But overall a good phone!
Reviewed by Hamstarr from England on 18th Jun
Have just recieved the phone as an upgrade from my Motorola Pebl - which
I loved so this phone has a lot to live up to! Have not had any problems
yet. Would like to advise that a USB cable was supplied inside my box,
so perhaps the manufacturer has been reading all your comments!
Reviewed by kelly appleton from england on 18th
I have this amazing phone in pink and there is absolutly nothing wrong
with it!!!! it hasn't frozen the keys are big enough the screen is fine
but also i like the way it is touch screen too and how the music comes
up on the screen when u flip it down sooooo cool and the size is soool
too defenetly 5/5 stars oh and i carnt stop playing with it and i am
Reviewed by Denise from England on 15th Jun 2008
I am on my second handset first one kept turning itself off. It wont
recognise the memory card and I think it may go back. I always swore
by Motorola but this is a making me change my mind. But I did get the
usb cable with it as it was an upgrade. Dont have any games on it? are
there supposed to be any?????
Reviewed by Viki from UK on 14th Jun 2008
This phone is great but can anyone tell me how to find the games on
this phone? I cant find them anywhere!Thanks
Reviewed by Emily from uk on 11th Jun 2008
This phone is imense !!! av had it for quite a while now and it hasnt
froze once !!!! i really recomend u but this phone i do agree sometimes
it does freeze when youdrop it but thats about it uv just got 2 switch
it off and it will come back on like normal !!!!!!! BUY THIS PHONE !!!!
Reviewed by lisa jane from uk on 8th Jun 2008
got my phone free with a pay monthly deal got the usb with it but had
trouble getting pic messages the man in the shop fixed that for me cos
u have to be stephen hawkins to follow the manual instructions on the
web site , only had a few days so havent had chance to sort out music
yet it does go slow when i text to fast and sometimes my mates dont
get my texts straight away or get a couple of texts together but nothing
major love the look and feel, will let u know if i find any more probs
Reviewed by tracy lavender from england on 3rd
do not buy this phone had nothing but trouble with it, keeps freezing
all the time, it cant find my memory card changes ring tone everytime
it ring and doesn't vibrate. i have exchanged this phone once and my
new one is doing exactly the same. i love this phone when it is working
but its not very often it works BEWARE of this phone
Reviewed by sumeet from india on 2nd Jun 2008
the motorola phones r gud but there's no fm radio. then whats the use
of such music phones.all SE hv music as well as radio. so y dont u support
Reviewed by carrie from uk on 23rd May 2008
im getting this fone in a few weeks as an upgrade. im writing the review
now because im shocked no one has mentioned the talking phone feature.
im blind and have had a nightmare fiding a fone i could use. i was left
to getting a symbian fone and paying a fortune for blind software to
read everything out until they guy at o2 suggested this fone. it reads
everything, texts, menus displays etc. it is ideal. i am so surprised
that this feature isnt advertised more and that motorola arent aiming
this fone at the visually impared market.
Reply by Mobile Phones UK from UK on
23rd May 2008
Thanks for the tip, Carrie. Didn't even know that the phone had this
feature - Motorola are keeping pretty quiet about it.
Reviewed by lauren from england on 16th May 2008
i got this phone off the O2 website and it came with both a USB cable
and headphones but no memory card ps i LOVE this phone!!!
Reviewed by eusebia from uk on 16th May 2008
this phone is really cool. the camera is good the the volume is quite
good. There are a few things I can't figure out and it's kind of annoying
you don't get a usb cable with it but it's really good and all my friends
like it. It didn't freeze but it was a bit slow at times. and if you
look after the phone it doesn't scrach that easily but there are lots
of fingermarks. Overall I'm really happy with this phone.
Reviewed by Lauren from Derbyshire on 14th May
DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE!!!! i have had it for a month and it keeps freezing
and the screen scratches really easily. i had to take it back to the
02 shop & they couldnt fix it so they gave me a new one. and now the
new phone has frozen again. i am very disappointed as this phone was
not cheap. the camera and video is totally rubbish, and the memory is
not very good. it holds about 3-4 songs. i really dont like this phone
Reviewed by Rosie from UK on 12th May 2008
I got this phone just under a week ago and fingers crossed, touch wood,
it is great!!! I love this phone soooo much, it looks great, has got
fab features, such as the great MP3 player and the outer touch screen.
In relation to the lack of USB cable, Carphone Warehouse are selling
a pack which contains a flashdrive with a slot for a memory card, a
2gb memory card and a memory card adapter. This is brilliant, slot in
the memory card, pop into your usb outlet on your PC, drag on your music
and pictures, put the card in your phone! Simple!
Reviewed by Spydee from London on 12th May 2008
I like my fone as I am female and the size is a major thing for me.
A fone must fit into a lady's handbag at all times. What I don't like
is the fact that the fone didn't come with a cable or a memory card.
Everyother fone I have ever had came with both and this one threw me.
I was so mad! It's a ridiculous way to try and make more money off of
people. I regret getting the fone now cause budget be damned...I now
have to go fork out for a cable and card.
Reviewed by cravena from uk on 10th May 2008
NO need for usb lead and phone tools....just buy a cheap card reader
and drag and drop onto the card whilst in the reader....EASY PEEZY!
Reviewed by mollie from england on 9th May 2008
I am soooo happy with this phone it is sooo good!!! I reccommend you
buy it. I've only just gotten it so havn't found any faults, but if
i do the i'll write again.
Reviewed by Sue from London on 8th May 2008
I do love thi slittle pink shiny phone but agree that the usb lead and
software should have been included. Can anyone help me - I have bought
the usb and memory card but my pc is reading the phone as a camera and
I can't put music on it?? Please help me, I want a cool song as my ringtone!
Reviewed by Rebecca from Wales on 8th May 2008
Gotta say, I am loving my Motorola U9! It's the first phone i've had
with bluetooth, with a music player and with a decent camera!!! And
to Jess-have a look on ebay, that's where i've ordered my USB cable
Reviewed by jan from uk on 4th May 2008
I am a great fan of Motorola having had my last one for almost 4years.
Being in the older age bracket (over 50) and partially deaf I find the
volume excellent and the U9 very easy to use. It could be improved on
and yes a usb cable would be great along with a sim card however there
are other phones available with these extras, so I say if you don't
like it why did you buy it?
Reviewed by Mairin from Ireland on 4th May 2008
Got the black version a month ago, no problems & easy to use.
Reviewed by Stephanie from Uk on 3rd May 2008
Do not buy this phone as it is totally rubbish. I tok it back after
a week as the external lock was not working and another u9. this phone
i have had for 1 day and the external lock is not working, it keeps
losing my memory card. Whensomeone rings me it does not ring are vibrate
so i keep missing calls and it keeps freezing and switching itself off.
I have now returned to my faithful samsung and i am going to exchange
the rubbish motorola for a samsung as i have never had a problem with
a samsung. So Please DON'T BUY A MOTOROLA U9 as it is more hassle than
it is worth.
Reviewed by Jo from UK on 1st May 2008
I think people should be made to pass a quick capability test before
they buy a phone!! I have had mine for weeks and I love it. There is
nothing wrong with the handset, perhaps some user error???
Reviewed by Stwphanie from England on 30th Apr
External lock keeps switching off when i make or receive calls and i
have to switch the phone off and on to get it back.
Reviewed by Tony from England on 28th Apr 2008
Got this phone last Saturday, being replaced with another tomorrow -
phone would not switch on by itself and when you plug in charger switches
on an off repeatedly despite having done an initial 16 hour 1st charge!?
Seems like there maybe a few glitches with this phone looking at other
posts. Other negative no usb lead supplied and why do manufactuters
keep changing the shape of the phone end. Other than that a nice little
phone with lots of good features but not a patch on a Nokia in my opinion.
Reviewed by jess from england on 27th Apr 2008
i have this phone got it yeaterday its brill but only 20 min ago my
key 7 isnt workin witch is rubbish but it works only when u push it
very hard witch is annoyin but i love da phone and + it doesnt hold
many songs but i got a memory card witch holds 990 songs now and can
anyone tell me where i can get a usb connector from xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Reviewed by jessie from kent on 27th Apr 2008
i got this phone yesterday readin da reviews it is a bit slow but its
ok i got in pink the camara is brill im not 2 happy cos the cable its
so cute i just cant stop lookin at it and playin da games its so kool
and when did it come out and how does it scratch easy xxxx
Reviewed by cravena from uk on 26th Apr 2008
same usb micro cable as i have on my camera...so brill!!! come on now...the
usb cables are only £3 to buy new!!!
Reviewed by Kitty from UK on 24th Apr 2008
I got the purple phone for my birthday last week and i really like this
phone.It can be a bit slow at first but other than that i really like
it! the music player is really good and the touch screen is brill. i
also like how you can read messages with out flipping the phone up.
my friends also really like it so i recommend it to anyone.
Reviewed by Daz from UK on 18th Apr 2008
Bought this for my wife, she loves it and I must admit looks really
cool, shame only pink or purple. The floating screen looks the NUTS!!
Reviewed by Debbie from Ireland on 18th Apr 2008
Does anyone know if i can get the cover of my phone repaired???? I had
the phone in my bad last night and when i took it out noticed the whole
front cover was scratched to pieces. Im devastated, especially because
there was nothing abraisive in my bag at all!!! Have only had it for
two weeks!! Takes the complete look away from the phone
Reviewed by laura from england on 17th Apr 2008
when i first saw this phone in the shop i thought how cool is this phone!
so i bought it! however less than two weeks later it has decided to
turn its self off! not to mention the fact that i cant hear it ring
in my pocket even tho its at its highest volume! what a rubbish phone!
yes it may look sexy but it lacks usability and motorola have obviously
still got software issues.
Reviewed by Viki from England on 17th Apr 2008
Got my purple U9 a couple weeks ago, there are good sides and bad sides.
The keypad is fairly small, and as all the keys are flat I tend to miss
the keys when typing. Looks wise it's great, the floating screen is
a nice touch. I haven't had any problems with it freezing, although
it is a little slow at times. What did annoy me is that I have to buy
the USB and software as it didn't come with the phone. My last phone
didn't even have a usb port so I was looking foward to being able to
transfer music and piture files from phone to computer, but now I have
to wait until I can buy one! Other then that the phone is really nice,
not perfect, but I don't think any phone is.
Reviewed by Janette from Isle of Man on 12th Apr
U9 is a really cute little phone but I can`t connect the bluetooth anyone
else having this problem ?
Reviewed by kirsty from uk on 6th Apr 2008
Generally a lovely phone. Easy to use, but can be a bit slow at times.
The case scratches really easily, so be weary!
Reviewed by Bubbly from Middle-east on 4th Apr
Got this phone !purple. Beautiful and has got all essential features.
Reviewed by sarah from uk on 1st Apr 2008
Nice looking phone thats about it. It keeps freeing,has no usb leads,ringtone
is soft have tried to turn it up but keeps going back to soft. It also
makes a pinging tone which will not stop until i turn it off,and each
time i go to text is sets its self to dutch,and i cant get the back
off either. In a word PANTS
Reviewed by Sarah from UK on 31st Mar 2008
Got this phone last week, after two days of using found it not to be
user friednly & very slow in processing. To type texts you need very
small fingers! Great lookign phone but not the best from Motorola.
Reviewed by chrissy from united kingdom on 21st
This phone is allright.I do agree with most people, such as...It freezing
and not having a usb cable. I do think that should be opthinal but on
the other, no.The sound is cool! It scarches esily.I do like the screen
savers, Yes. They do match the phone.Its actually Quite hard to comunercate
as the sound comes out in two differnt places. I think its good size
a cute and sexy phone.
Reviewed by Ellis bagley from u.k on 21st Mar
hi i have got the u9 and i luve it. the 1 thing is that i cant get the
back of to get to the battery. can some one tell me how i am only 10
and i am :( coss i cant get it off. HELLP
Reviewed by Anne from UK on 21st Mar 2008
I love this phone too.... Ok I am not technical and this suits me..
I have had no trouble setting up the phone, I downloaded music straight
onto the SD card from PC... I love the look, I like girly phones even
though I am not considered a girl anymore... I use mine with the Ted
Baker blue tooth ear piece and its a greatsound for car use. I also
love the hands free dialling.. shame about the US accent.. I think their
should be a choice... Have had no freezing problems and no probs with
ex key lock... Motorola should have usb available but their are ways
around the uploading prob... Also someone mentioned scratching... mine
lives in my pocket with keys and hasn't a scratch... Wouldn't any phone
scratch though if abused?
Reviewed by Joanne from Uk on 20th Mar 2008
I'm on my second phone, as the external key lock doesn't always work.
I have to switch the phone off to get it to work for a few hours then
thats it. The first phone was exchanged in the first week and now this
one is going to be exchanged or refunded after 2 weeks Its a shame as
its a nice phone to touch but it is also slow and freezes too.
Reviewed by Jackie from UK on 20th Mar 2008
Had this 4 days. LOVE IT! Swore blind I'd never buy another Motorola
after my last rubbish E550, but was swayed by these reviews and the
phones looks, and cost. LOVE IT! No USB cables, a complete con, come
on Motorola they don't cost that much. Do you really want people saying
'the phone is brilliant - BUT....' ?? Stop being cheapskates!! only
gets 4 stars cos of USB!
Reviewed by MIRI TURNER from ENGLAND on 19th Mar
BOUGHT THE PURPLE ONE, BRILL LITTLE PHONE BUT IT WONT LET ME RECEIVE
ANY PICI MESSAGES, ANY ONE HELP?, I ALSO FIND IT SCRATCHES EASILY, AND
CANT FIND ANY WEB SITES THAT SUPPLY THE USB CABLE, HURRY UP MOTOROLA!!,
Reviewed by Pauline from UK on 17th Mar 2008
Bought the U9 last week - found the external key lock didn't work. Picked
up a new one today - and it's the same. Will lock when reset to factory
settings, but as soon as I make a call it will not lock again. Anyone
else having this problem?
Reviewed by Amy from England on 16th Mar 2008
the phone is ok but it frezes sometimes. the music player on the phone
is good because its a touch screen on the outside. I have a pink one
and i dont really like it its not the best phone ive had.
Reviewed by katey from UK on 14th Mar 2008
Not a patch on it's predecessor, the Pebl. this is very plasticy by
comparison and lack of USB cable is a con. works ok otherwise, ideal
as first phone.
Reviewed by Jane from UK on 9th Mar 2008
I got my new Motorola U9 yesterday and so far think its great! its small,sexy
and has all the features you would expect a phone of its price to have
( the 2mp camera is good quality). Although the phone didnt come with
a micro USB cable, i managed to put music onto my phone by just inserting
the music straight onto a micro-memory card and placing the memory card
in my phone - worked a treat. The music sound is really good quality
even when on full volume! As it is a motorola, it is also really easy
to use and i had no complications setting my phone up or working out
how to change anything. I agree with some people, the phone can be a
little slow but everythign cant be perfect and a little slowness occasionly
doesn't hurt anyone. I would reccomend this phone to anyone It's great!
Reviewed by Gemma from UK on 7th Mar 2008
Just got my phone today, very plessed with it but noticed you need a
micro UBS cable,and whilst looking for one I came accross this website!
Handy, as now I know from other peoples reviews that its hard to find
them/or they are not available yet!! A big let down, was looking forward
to transferring music onto it!! I hope they come out soon as its a bit
of a con otherwise.
Reviewed by Katie from England on 6th Mar 2008
Has anybody managed to find a USB cable for this phone yet? Brilliant
phone but i really want to put music on it.
Reviewed by Brooke McGuire from NYC on 5th Mar
I think the pink Moto U9 is like the total most awesome thing ever!
I sooo hope my dad buys me it for my birthday! My friend Lizzie has
the purple and it is totally hip and cute but Im more of a pink gal
myself! mwah mwah kiss kiss! xxxx
Reviewed by karen h from uk on 5th Mar 2008
i bought the purple u9 at the weekend and i am really pleased with it
the volume on the phone is really good, the quirky voice readout on
messages and the voice dialling is brilliant everything on this phone
is excellient well done to motorola for u9 i love it.
Reviewed by Jo from UK on 4th Mar 2008
Had this phone about 4 weeks now and love it! It's cute to look at,
it's light and the OLED external screen is superb. I also love the other
little things about this phone, the fact you can have a different text
alert for each person in your phonebook, and the way you can read a
text message without even opening the phone. It all adds up to a great
phone at a great price!!
Reviewed by purplefiend from scotland on 4th Mar
Brilliant phone!!! I am very fussy about my phone ( have had SO many
over the last ten years) but this phone is what it says it is. It IS
a girly phone and without sounding patronising girls who pay the purchase
price for this phone get what they pay for-and a little bit extra thrown
in for good measure. Easily personalised, looks great, has bluetooth
(which I have used to put music on the phone until can get a usb cable)and
a decent camera. If you want bigger and better then expect to pay a
bigger price. no complaints and I am a hard person to please when choosing
a phone-I research them thoroughly. And the purple is the most gorgeous
colour phone i've ever had. (yes the olour of a phone does matter to
some people guys-it's the predominant feature for even looking at buying
this phone). Buy it and have fun with it...it's intended for that purpose!!!
Reviewed by SMB from UK on 4th Mar 2008
I think this phone is fab. Its well priced, small without being too
fragile, has a good battery life, looks good, is easy for texting, sound
quality is good. Basically, it does what it says on the tin!
Reviewed by sophie from uk on 3rd Mar 2008
i gt this phone the other day for my birthday and was quite happy reading
the reviws about it, even though it was not my first choice im very
glad to have picked this phone its apperarence just dazzles me and i
cant stop looking at it, it occasionally freezes but thats only when
your pressing the keys super fast or if your trying to use 2 differnt
keys at the same time, the battery life of the phone im quite impressed
with considering everyone was saying it was rubbish, im just upset that
the phone didnt come with the main feature that this phone is based
on the USB cable wire!
Reviewed by syed mohammad areeb ali from bharat on
3rd Mar 2008
poor poor it broked easily
Reviewed by j from england on 2nd Mar 2008
got this phone and my batry running out really fast wen i have bluetooth
on have to keep turning it off so i get more than a hour of batry even
been useing my old LG phone cos i cant take the motroler to work with
me as the batry dont last the whole day. the phone looks good but verry
basic and bad batry
Reviewed by sonal s from uk on 29th Feb 2008
hi bought the u9 days afer it was launched on an impulse without seeing
it. to be honest my first impressions werent very good,phone is a bit
basic as far as functionality goes. but looks wise its very stylish
esp the external display which i think is the phones' USP. the phone
only came with a charger and earphones but no usb cable. apparently
its not even available yet. i have had the phone 2 weeks but am unable
to download music etc which is a bit rubbish!
Reviewed by Kirsty from UK on 29th Feb 2008
I've had this phone for 2 days and the only problem I've found so far
is that it's already scratched! I'd definately reccomend some kind of
protective cover! Otherwise, it's an amazing phone!
Reviewed by Lei from United Kingdom on 26th Feb
Its a fantastic phone!! I cant fault it! It only cost me 69.99, cus
I traded in an old phone! bonus! The last phone I had was a nokia, which
cost me £150, although it had 2mpx camera, the photos werent v clear,
the memory was rubbish/non expandable, oh yeh and they forgot to add
bluetooth so i was stuck with the same ringtones :( so to pay half the
price and to get twice as much was great!!! If your not a total phone
geek and dont want a super dooper high res camera or all that fancy
nonsense, then ul love this phone as much as I do :D ive never had motorola
and it so easy to use. Definately great value for money!
Reviewed by gem from uk on 22nd Feb 2008
I *LOVE* this phone! It's cute, purple and the new screen is just like
sony mp3 players from a few years back! The main issue I have is Motorola's
idea to change the charge/ headphone/ data cable port to micro rather
than mini. These micro usb data cables are really hard to find as all
the motos before the U9 used mini data cables....
Reviewed by Lin from uk on 21st Feb 2008
Just got this phone its soo cute! its not slow, I think the texting
is much faster on this. I agree that they should have put in a cable,
how can they market it as a music phone and not put one in?! Other than
that I think its absolutely fantastic!
Reply by Mobile Phones UK from UK on
21st Feb 2008
Compare the features of this phone with other similarly priced mobiles,
and you'll understand why Motorola can't afford to include a USB cable!
Reviewed by big man from uk on 20th Feb 2008
outstanding phone wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow.......................................
Reviewed by Sally from UK on 20th Feb 2008
I purchased this phone as soon as it became available. Overall it's
good, but I find the keys slightly tricky to use. I also find that I
have to switch off the predictive text mode each time but that might
just be me! What is dissappointing is that there is no UBB cable or
disc supplied with the phone to enbable you to download music. The U9
is marketed as a music phone. According to Motorola you have to buy
this seperately. I would have thought they could manage to include it
in the £89.99 rrp!
Reviewed by jasmine from UK on 19th Feb 2008
bought this phone today taking it back tomorrow kept freezing
Reviewed by Lisa from England on 19th Feb 2008
I'm really happy with mine - although the problem that I've found is
mentioned above - no cable supplied to attach it to a computer. I did
get headphones with mine and they're good - spent time today listening
to it with no bars of battery going yet. My friends all want one now
too! P.S You can use it while charging, just try turning it on whilst
it says its on - mine worked then
Reviewed by Kelly Woo from England on 17th Feb
I got this phone yesterday And I love it. It is a little slow but not
enough to worry about. The Mp3 is good and the camera is good enough
but no flash which it could do with. The phone is nice and loud
Reviewed by Bambi from England on 16th Feb 2008
Cute little phone. Very simple to use, camera's great for the price
you pay. Mp3 players awesome to use! The only flaw I can find is you
cant actually use the phone while charging it.. unless you can i just
havent found out how yet :)
Reviewed by karen from uk on 16th Feb 2008
bought this phone yesterday changing it tomorrow not an exciting phone
very basic and slow would be ok as a 1st phone for someone
Reviewed by liz from uk on 30th Jan 2008
ma friend as 1 its amazing im gettin 1 !
Reviewed by Simone from England on 23rd Jan 2008
This phone is ok. Its got an ok camera and not too bad memory. The features
are Good. It rings really loud and texting is very easy. The best thing
about this phone is that it is easy to use. If your looking for a practical
phone thats not very complicated and fancy this is your phone!