Motorola V220 Review
Review: October 2004.
The V220 is an entry-level camera phone. It looks similar to its big
brother phones, the V300, V500 and V600, but does not have as many features.
Cost-savings start with the colour screen, which is small and uses STN
technology rather than TFT, making it less bright and crisp. The camera
is very poor quality and tends to take fuzzy dark images. Other areas
where Motorola have economised are in the reduced memory, no Bluetooth,
no quad band, no infra-red.
There are some reports of hardware failures amongst our user reviews
(below) but not so many to indicate any kind of systematic design or
manufacturing defect. We suspect that Motorola have used cheap components
to save costs and so the V220 may be more susceptible to damage than
some other phones.
On the positive side, the V220 is smaller and lighter than the other
Motorola clamshells, so could be a good choice for someone who does
not need the more advanced features. We do like the curvaceous silver
design, and the V220 is still a well-specified phone, with a digital
camera, MP3 ringtones, handsfree speaker, USB connection for transferring
pictures to a computer, and triband, and is a good choice when the budget
Features of the Motorola V220 include:
- Integrated VGA digital camera (640 x 480 pixels), digital zoom
- Colour screen (STN)
- Polyphonic ringtones / MP3 ringtones
- MOTOMIXER™ (Remixable MIDI ringer software)
- Java games - Hungry Fish & OptItOut, plus downloadable
- SMS / EMS / MMS
- Predictive text input (iTap)
- Built-in handsfree speaker
- Picture phone book
- Connectivity: Mini USB
- Internal Memory: 1.8 Mbytes
- WAP 2.0, GPRS Class 10
- Tri-band GSM 900/1800/1900
- Size: 86 x 44 x 24 mm
- Weight: 100g
- Talktime: 5 hours
- Battery standby: 9.5 days
Motorola V220 User Reviews
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Average rating from 100 reviews:
Reviewed by Joseph from Canada on 22nd Mar 2005
I have 2nd phone in one week and it has same problem. When I scroll
within incoming text messages up and down few times, both displays freezes
up. In about minute it shuts down, both screens stay illuminated but
blank. Any key does not work. In next (about)it reboots itself and start
work at home page. This is absolutely same problem as previous phone,
so it appears it is problem in design rather then manufacturing defect.
Set up all functions is complicated without much logic, compare LG phones.
Reception is bad too, compare to LG and my 6 years old Motorola Startach.
This phone is P.O.S. in my opinion.
Reviewed by Charlotte from U.K on 20th Mar 2005
I got this phone yesterdi n im luvin it! its smal n sleek n i wuld recomend
it 2 any1 hu is on a budget! i have not found any faults go and buy
Reviewed by Chaz from England on 19th Mar 2005
This phone is brill!! its small n light weight but not ideal for people
who want blue tooth nd video redording! This is my first camera phone
n i luv it! go n buy it now
Reviewed by kel from USA on 18th Mar 2005
I personaly like my phone. Many of my friends enjoy the phone. the only
think is yeah the screen is kinda bad. the camera is also bad but not
horrible. it is my first phone that i can call my own. I also have a
? can you download completely free games and ringtones?(firstname.lastname@example.org)
Please email me and tell me!
Reviewed by Nathan from U.k on 17th Mar 2005
This phone is a brilliant phone in my opinion. Its light, small and
has many features. Comparing this with other motorola phones like the
v500 and v600 it hasnt got as much features like infrared and bluetooth
but other than that its a good price, it has a good camera and is a
brilliant little phone, id reccomend this phone in compared to the other
motorola phones if you want to spend as little as you can.
Reviewed by Jenniflower from England on 15th Mar
Is well good cause it is a small flip phone. Has a good camera which
has zoom. Also got three games that are amazing especially the hungry
fish one. It looks smart n has a nice small screen so doesn't take up
much room. Graphics are gd n the sound is da best.
Reviewed by beidak from gb on 14th Mar 2005
just been trying out this phone on 2 different networks. build - initially
thought it felt very cheap and plastic-ky but on further use seems not
too bad for the price. still a step down from previous motorolas i've
had. screen - no getting around the fact that (a) screen is tiny and
(b) camera resolution is too dark. very disappointing. email - could
email on my previous T720 but not on V220 (though you can email pics,
just not msgs -- wtf?) texting - very easy to use i find, incl the T9
overall i feel they've tried to pack to much into this little phone.
it's definitely NOT a handset for business i got one for me and one
for a friend. i've already sent back mine, and my friend's going to
hold on to her samsung x450 even though no camera. p.s. good luck trying
to find the usb cable and software :-(
Reviewed by ross from england on 13th Mar 2005
this is a great phone and the camera picture is great but the thing
i want to know is how to do caller i.d. apart from that it is brilliant.
Reviewed by Andrew Willats from England on 11th
I wish to download the photo's taken. I was not supplied with the cd
for the hardware. Could you advise. E-mail Address ( AndyWillats@ic24.net
) Thanks for your time
Reviewed by Mike Limber from Australia on 10th
Great fone and great features!
Reviewed by Russmw from UK on 9th Mar 2005
This phone rocks - Its that simple! If you are after a phone that you
can modify easily and have a good usable phone this is the one. The
camera quality on the screen isnt great but once loaded to your PC it
fine but the main thing to do is get yourself a USB cable and search
the net for the correct software. Enable Java uploader and get some
great games\applications on the phone, Load mpeg4 movies, millions of
ringtones and wallpapers are easily available and free. If you are brave
enough you can change the icons on the phone to XP looking icons etc,
start up\shut down screens, External screen text the lot. In conclussion
- Go buy it, NOW!!
Reviewed by Kenzie from UK on 7th Mar 2005
My friend has this phone, Average phone Bad camera quality no video
etc UGLY small screen etc a good phone for the my but not my type! xoxo
Reviewed by Dan from Canada on 4th Mar 2005
After less than one month, the screen cracked. No, I didn't drop, bang,
throw or kick it....broke while on my hip. Returned it to local Rogers
outlet, was told screens were on back order, and had been for one week.
That was three weeks ago, and still no screens. Tell you anything? When
checking a week ago to see if the new screens are in, THEN was told
the repair won't be covered under warranty, $160.00 + tax Cdn. They
insisted I'd been told that when I first informed them of the problem,
which is BS. Customer service VERY poor.
Reviewed by Chris from england on 1st Mar 2005
My friend just got this phone and its really good, she was gonna get
the phone ive got nokia 3220 but she got this, its really good and its
got the best ringtone on it HELLO MOTO
Reviewed by Shah from Malaysia on 1st Mar 2005
i love it. its such a great phone with it's price, with a mp3 ringtone,
can play a mpeg 4 video, nice colours, a lots of it.. i'm lovin' it...!!!!
Reviewed by Manster from uk on 28th Feb 2005
Got the Motorola V220 this weekend to replace my Nokia 3310. Only paid
£55 and I'm pretty impressed with the phone for that kind of money.
Does everything I want - a real step up from the Nokia. Might not be
the world's greatest phone - but what do people expect on a budget.
I'm well made up with it. Can't find anything (yet) that I don't like!
Reviewed by Julie from UK on 27th Feb 2005
This phone is'nt as bad as some people say, It's my dad's phone but
I use it a lot. The good point's are it's quite a good looking, small,
light, neat phone , you can get mp3 ringtones, the game's are ok. The
bad points are the camera blows! (Bearing in mind I was used to the
picture of my clear sharp gx10i so I'm kinda comparing it here) but
at least the camera does'nt lag or blur like my sharp gx10i the picture
come's out dark and pixelly although when I send the pictures to my
sharp, they're fine. The screen is tiny! I think motorola were being
tight when they made this as there's plenty more space where they could
have made it bigger. Text messaging is very fidelly and hard to do,
especially for my dad who's a beginner to text messaging. If you want
a good looking, light, gadgetty phone that you hardly use then I'd go
for this. If you're more serious about you're phone I'd go for a sharp
Reviewed by Lorraine Wright from Scotland on 27th
Well, I just bought this yesterday, the only thing I wasn't so keen
on was the predictive text, but that's cause I haven't worked out how
to use it properly yet:) Nope, I find it a good quality wee phone for
the money and as for the reception, get one of the wee booster panels
you can get on Ebay or something. As for the camera, well, I've only
tried it out a couple of times and found it quite good. The quality
was as good as the Nokia 7250i I had before, and the tunes are quite
cool with it. If you are looking for a better quality phone then spend
Reviewed by Joanne from England on 25th Feb 2005
I have had my Motorola V220 for just over a week, and am planning to
take it back for an refund next week. I am VERY disappointed with it.
It is actually the second V220 I've had in just over a month. Both phones
refused to let me either receive or send MMS. Apparently this was a
SIM card error, but seeing as the SIM card was the one that came with
the phone, I find this hard to understand. Even the bloke in the store
couldn't figure out how to use it, and said it is not at all user friendly,
hence the first exchange, and following this, the bloke at the helpdesk
who I phoned regarding the second phone was stuck by the problem as
well. He helped me over the phone, but then said that if it still wasn't
right, he couldn't see what else it could be. Brilliant! The camera
facility is less than average. The display shows them as being too dark,
or too light, but it is apparently the display at fault and the photos
do come out fine. I plan to pay a little extra, and get a camera phone
with a flash next time, and am reading the reviews on this site to get
an idea. On a plus side, the phone is very small and neat, and is easy
to spot in my bag, the aerial is a little odd though. I would not recommend
anyone buying this phone if they send or receive a lot of text messages.
But then maybe it's just me!!
Reviewed by Mad_Jen from Uk on 20th Feb 2005
I havent had this phone that long and already its doing my head in,
whenver i try to take a pic on my camera its either too light or too
dark and my signal is rubbish, at first i loved it but after a few months
it began irritating me!!! Im actually looking for a new phone, this
phone is only for people who dont really use theyre phones that often
and sadly im not one of those people, the only thing i like about it
is the compact size and the music stuff, sorry but i dont rate it!!!!
Reviewed by james from uk on 19th Feb 2005
GEEZ WOTS PEOPLES PROBLEM! why do people complain about lack of video
etc when this phone is like £100 (less most places). its to be
expected, come on. i think this phone rules, it looks really unusual
from the outside. i HATED the look of it at first, but then i loved
it! all the basics are great and the camera is good as well! at the
end of the day it is a phone , and phones make calls. get over it
Reviewed by samantha from wales on 19th Feb 2005
texts take ages 2 write, camera is fuzzy and does not work as well as
my old sharp gx10i!
Reviewed by Sharon from United Kingdom on 17th
As I owned a Nokia 3310 before this I love it! The camra is amazing,
the ringtones are OK, the games are cool! the only bad point is it does
not have bluetooth, which is not essential!!!
Reviewed by Shaz from UK on 17th Feb 2005
I can't believe the rubbish some people have written about this phone.
Personally I think it is great. IT'S A MOBILE PHONE... if you want a
good quality camera buy a camera! Lets face it I knew when I bought
mine that it was a low budget model - I did my homework, trawlling through
review sites like this and seeing what the mags said about it. I just
wanted a small phone, that worked! One thing I will say is those who
reckon they have had to send theirs back for "repair" more than once
should change their mobile provider. All NEW phones should come with
a 12 month warranty. My provider, Virgin Mobile, will also allow you
to return your phone within 28 days of purchase if you decide that it
is not the right phone for you! So if you are looking for a low-budget
camera phone then this is the one for you!
Reviewed by JP from Quebec on 17th Feb 2005
Well, its my first cell phone, we (me and my gf) took the most expansive
that were coming with the deal I got .. one year illimited with Rogers
for 55$CAD/month (including taxes and everything) for both lines, 3
additionnal free phone tools (hand-free, car charger, etc), activating
fees free with the plan of 3 years. It costs us about 60$ for both phones
(30$ each phone...). And after 5 days with this phone, it looks to me
a really good phone, the only things I dislike are that the screen is
not that big and the sound (while listening to someone) not that good
(well blame Rogers maybe). For a flip phone with colors, icons, mp3s,
camera .. I cant believe someone rank it Poor ... Well if you paid 320$,
its true its expansive .. god bless 3 years plans ;)
Reviewed by lauren from uk on 16th Feb 2005
i dont c wat evry1s problem wiv this phone is. its realy small and cute,
and if u wantd a good camera buy a digital 1 a camera is an extra!!!this
is a great lil phone wiv everything u cd ask 4 on it, it only cost me
£80 and it was well worth the money. If u put the pics on ur pc
they look fine. the ringtones r cool and u cn download new ones and
new games n stuff 2. worth every penny!!if u wana get a phone wiv all
the best features then go spend £200 on 1 insted of £80
and stop complainin!!!
Reviewed by **me** from UK on 16th Feb 2005
I had this phone before christmas and its amazing. it isn't the best
phone in the world but for the money it's excellent. the camera isn't
very good but when you put the pics on the computer they are just as
good as any other phone. I didn't buy this phone for the camera, I bought
it because it was cheap and really cute. You can buy the software for
it and get loads of cool ringtones, and games for it. It's just a really
great phone and good value for money. Oh yeah and you can buy covers,
antennas and stuff for it on ebay.
Reviewed by Jason from USA on 15th Feb 2005
I don't know what everyone's problem is. Here is the true review about
this phone. First of all, it isn't the best phone on the market, but
for the money it is damn good. Everybody says the picture quality taken
from the camera sucks, actually that isn't true. The picture quality
on the phones screen isn't that good, you transfer the picture you taken
from your phone to your computer, and it's every as bit as good as any
other camera phone, it's pretty standard. Nothing wrong with the camera
on this phone. The actual screen display could have been better, but
it's good enough, I am not going to watch Monday night football on the
screen, I just use it to make phone calls (It's a phone right)???? You
buy a cheap priced phone and bitch that it doesn't have rich super high
quality features to it that the Motorola Razr has, well DUH...Morons,
it's a cheap phone, affordable, of course it's not going to be super
high quality, you want super high quality then you go pay the super
price tag for another higher end phone. You don't buy a Dodge Neon and
expect Honda Accord quality do you? I hope not. This V220 phone works
very well, sound is really clear on this one, I can hear the person
I am talking to really well, and they can hear me like I am on a regular
home phone, which is pretty standard now a days for cell phones cheap
one's or expensive doesn't matter. The speaker phone does crackle some
on this unit, but it's a cell phone not a Rockford 12 inch speaker,
it's a tiny little cell phone speaker in an affordable phone, again
what do you expect? It might crackle a little, but it still works very
well. I don't really use my speaker phone, so I guess it's not that
important to me, It's a cell phone I don't expect it to work magic,
I just expect it to work as a phone, and this one does do that very
well. Everybody forgot to mention how long the battery last in this
phone, it last a long time for a Cell, maybe because it is small and
light weight, ya never know. If you are looking for an affordable good
cell phone this is the one for you, if you expect the phone to do more
then a phone was intended to do, then buy yourself a Lap-top computer.
Or get the money out of your butts and buy a Motorola Razr Phone, only
cost you around $500. :)
Reviewed by James N. from UK on 15th Feb 2005
Had mine for 3 months or so now. As a phone and texter it's more than
adequate. Took me a while to get used to it after previously owning
Nokias but I now prefer the operation of the V220 - dead easy to use.
It's small as well. Battery life too is extremely impressive! Build
quality isn't brilliant, esp. the battery compartment area. Camera not
great either (mediocre quality & no video capability), though this is
a minor issue - if I wanna take pics I'll use my digi camera, not my
phone. Overall - pretty good.
Reviewed by Emzo from Uk on 14th Feb 2005
Well...where shall i begin? ... The motorola V220, what can be said
about it? It is a complete, utter, amazingly huge, 100%...hunk...of
junk!!! I have never came across a phone so bad, not only does it take
you a year and a half to write a text (and that is using predicta text!!!)
the camera is rubbish! Christmas day was approaching and the thought
of a new phone was great, little did i know, that the motorola v220
was lurking under the cute winnie the pooh wrapping paper!!! You can
imagine my mums disappointment and anger when she discovered my feelings
about the phone! We did try to exchange it but the fanoids at The Link
drivvled on some tang about how we couldnt. So, i sit here, with my
brick of a phone next to me, planning on what phone i can now purchase,
let me tell you, it will NOT be a motorola!!! Please dont buy this phone,
it is rubbish!!! Oh, i wanted to give this phone a 0 star rating, but
it wouldnt let me, MANGRY!!!
Reviewed by Nicole from US on 12th Feb 2005
I got this phone for any early xmas present..and ive only had it for
almost a month and I want a new one..The speaker phone is lousy.everytime
i use it this buzz noise comes on and the other person Gets really annoyed...When
I got the phone I loved the outside..but when i opened it..it was dissapointing..The
screen was TINY even tho it has so much more room for it to stretch
and the cam wasnt to great either..you cant get a picture just right...it
would either be to dark or too light and when you send it to someone
it never comes out like how you took it.. I would love to get my T68
back from SE even tho compared to this phone is lousy but it had bluetooth
and I had that forever and never had a problem...until i broke it ^^
haha well back to the phone The phone is Too tiny and the only thing
I liked from it was the buttons and the MP3 Ringtones thats it... if
your going to buy this phone I hope you like phones that are not that
advanced and that you will encounter afew problems along the way....
Reviewed by jodi from canada on 12th Feb 2005
I personally love this phone. The reception is great and the mp3 ring
tunes are awesome.I have read alot of bad reviews on this phone but
I personally have not encountered any problems with it I have fun with
the digital camera. The only real down fall is that the odd time some
of the calls of been fuzzy which was annoying other than that well done.
Reviewed by roberto from US on 10th Feb 2005
Can you say piece-o'-junk? Thank goodness I got it free (coming over
from AT&T to cingular -- big mistake!!!). I have had 3 in less than
1 week. Yeah, you heard me right -- three fricken phones. The 1st wouldn't
send a call through "call failed". The second, the screen went out (in
a day and a half). And now I'm on the 3rd. We'll see about this sucker.
Had I paid anything, except for time spent in the lame cingular stores
and on hold with tech support (over 6 hrs), I be even more bitter.
Reviewed by Gems from UK on 9th Feb 2005
This is a cool fone my mate Alice has got it i've got a 3310
Reviewed by ema from england on 9th Feb 2005
this fone is completely rubbish it is a load of junk the camrea dont
work dont buy it~!!
Reviewed by dene from ireland on 9th Feb 2005
i've had this phone for over 4 months and it has had to be sent away
9 times to get repaired. and when it came back it still didnt work.
this mobile is a waste of space
Reviewed by jake from uk on 5th Feb 2005
Its good it has got wat i need on it i am 10. I have got 5 mp3s on it
but then i can not have no pictures on it
Reviewed by ian from Uk on 3rd Feb 2005
Easy to use no frills budget phone. Great value .
Reviewed by Jason from Canada on 1st Feb 2005
when taking pictures it looks like it would come up good, but when you
are about to send it or save it it shows what the picture really looks
like and its cut in half almost. hard to get a good picture
Reviewed by BRI from UK on 31st Jan 2005
MOAN MOAN MOAN DONT PEOPLE CHECK DA FONES B4 THEY BUY.CAMERA IS FINE
4 ME.GO GET ONE!!!
Reviewed by paul gray from united kingdom on 27th
the motarola V220 is rubbish and for the money it is bad i got my daughter
it 4 crimbo and it lasted 4 days the cammra is rubbish and the games
and tones so if u were thinkin of getting it DONT unless u want a big
pile of rubbish. xxxx
Reviewed by cindy from canada on 23rd Jan 2005
I haven't even had my phone for 1 month and the camera is already broken.
It is a piece of junk.
Reviewed by roonboy from england on 22nd Jan 2005
hi this fone is alrite ive had it 4 5 months now and want 2 change it
its just not 4 me but i recommend it 2 anyone who wants a normal camera
phone but beleave me theres no point dont waste your money!! get a good
1 thats made by a good make. the screens small, the colour quality could
b better and the memory is dissapointing u cant take many pictures because
theres so much junk on there. but what do u exspect its a motorola!!
but if your a person who doesnt want all the features then buy this
phone but i say DONT WASTE YOUR MONEY!!
Reviewed by bored from england on 12th Jan 2005
i have had this fone 4 a few months and want a new ome already!!!!!!!!!!!!
its picture quality is no good and is definayelly useless in the sun!b
it cannot record videos but i can play them, what is th point!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by Laura- Jane from England on 9th Jan
5 of my friends hav this fone and it is GR8!!!!!!!
Reviewed by liam west from england on 8th Jan
this phone is excellent i luv it it is wkd it does anything tat i need
it 2 do out of 10 id give it 10
Reviewed by J man from US on 7th Jan 2005
Yall haterz that say this phone aint all that r full of it. this phone
is da bomb, bottom line. Believe DAT. Pick one up now forreal.
Reviewed by Bob from England on 6th Jan 2005
good phone exsept there arnt many fetures on it, and i dont no how to
record tunes and have dem as ringtones, i dont even no if u can. but
it is light fits anyones hand and is a great desighn.
Reviewed by Grunger from England on 5th Jan 2005
A PHONE THAT HAS BRILL FEATURES INCLUDING MP3 TONES AND A CAMERA FOR
A BARGAIN PRICE ITS A MUST HAVE PHONE FOR PEOPLE WHO DON'T NEED THE
REALLY ADVANCED FEATURES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by Nat from UK on 5th Jan 2005
This phone is wicked!! the camera's good, its small and light!! I'm
soooo glad i got this phone it's brilliant!! I recommend this phone
to anyone!! x
Reviewed by jenny x x x from england on 5th Jan
i got this fone a few months ago an was quite disapointed, i expected
the camera to be much sharper, but this seemed to be the major let-down
as its light and very compact. ive had a motorola fone in the past and
it was excellent so iam hoping that this is just a one-off for them.
if u want summat light and stylish then go 4 it, but dont expect amazing
Reviewed by princess_incognita from England on
4th Jan 2005
Although this is a very cute and easy to use phone, I am trading it
in because the battery life is appalling and the camera takes disappointing
and fuzzy pictures (and I'm being ripped off by a coloured/fruity network).
Good if you're on a budget and don't want millions of hard to use features
but I personally was disappointed.
Reviewed by Billy Sanders from UK on 4th Jan 2005
rubbish in every way possible, it has a small screen tacky colour and
just dam ugly colour!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 dont buy it buy a desent phone!!!!!!!!!!!1
Reviewed by Greg from USA on 4th Jan 2005
I LOVE THIS PHONE! THE CAMERA IS GREAT AND WORKS GREAT, EVEN IN LOEW
LIGHT! THEY COLORS ARE ALSO GREAT! THE SCREEN SIZE IS FINE, NOT TOO
BIG! THE PHONE IS LIGHT, AND COOL! IF YOU SAY ANYTHING ABOUT THE CAMERA,COLOR,SIZE,
YOU NEED TO GWT YOUR EYES CHECKED OUT. THIS PHONE RULES AND I LOVE IT!
NO ONE LISTEN IF YOU READ BAD ABOUT THIS PHONE! ITS AMAZAING. TRUST
ME! IIIII LLLLLLOOOOOOOVVVVVVVVEEEEEE TTTTTHHHHHHHHIIIIIIIIISSSSSSSS
Reviewed by Me from England on 3rd Jan 2005
Hi! this fone is really cool. yeah who cares if its not got videos or
all that at least its got colour and a camera, if u ask me the people
who want more r just selfish ( but ur not asking me right?)besides its
really cute and small and should be treated with RESPECT.
Reviewed by lu from england on 2nd Jan 2005
this iz an alrigh fne acept it haznt got a video cam!and otha kol feeturez.
Reviewed by loren from england on 2nd Jan 2005
i had this fone for my bday at the end of september n i loved it to
pieces. unfortunatly somebody robbed it from me on new years eve. am
very sad. it was my baby.....
Reviewed by Kent from USA on 21st Dec 2004
light weight poor quality phone. Lousy picture quality...40% success
rate for phone calls. Dumps calls a lot. Too much preloaded junk on
it limits the things I want on it. Not for contruction people.... maybe
if you sit at a desk all day with it. All in al it seems to be a very
cheap phone. I wouldn't get another unless it was totally free.
Reviewed by steven from uk on 21st Dec 2004
not bad some websites say that the phone has a radio but some say it
doesnt . camera quility is the let down cud be better.
Reviewed by Chas from England on 20th Dec 2004
I strongly recommend this phone to anyone who is on the look out for
a new phone quickly, its got amazing ringtones, great games, impressive
multimedia like videos and pictures and brilliant 'exclusive' features,
like the Motomixer. But there is one reason why I have not given this
great phone a 5/5 Rating, the intergrated VGA 4x zoom camera. Obviously
the fact the phone has a camera is amazing, but sadly the quality is
not great, but it is still usable. I think this phone is an absalute
bargain and should be bought right now!!!!
Reviewed by adam_1 from england on 20th Dec 2004
DIS FONE IZ DA MOST AMAZING FONE EVA GET IT NOW!!!
Reviewed by JD from Canada on 19th Dec 2004
Its the best phone man ive had it for a month now and its the best its
small easy to carry its just the best i cant say enough things about
it man BUT THE PHONE ITS THEB EST
Reviewed by Jas from Angleterre on 19th Dec 2004
The phone its self is brill, becuse its small when folded only hold
back the camera is not the best when poor light.
Reviewed by Neelam from UK on 18th Dec 2004
hey,the motorola V220 is k but not all dat. the screen is terrible and
the camera could be better. the V600 or the V525 would be worth the
cash as they both have more features. however, the 4ne is quite stylish
and looks good and the mp3 tones are really cool,its worth it if you
dont need or want the extra features like infrared and bluetooth.
Reviewed by Danielle from UK on 17th Dec 2004
I have had this phone for 5 months and i have to say its really annoyong
the camera is very poor so bad that you cant see the pictures.
Reviewed by Annie from Wales on 15th Dec 2004
This phone is terrible!! It's a cheap phone and everything about it
is cheap. If you are on a VERY TIGHT budget then this phone may suit
your needs. The camera is terrible, very fuzzy. It loses signal alot
which never happened to me before! The USB connection is pathetic. The
screen is so small and the colors are dim. Apparently they changed the
screen from a LCD Screen to make the phone cheaper but at the same time
it's lost all it's color. The only good thing about this phone is that
it's small, ideal for a night out (fits in your handbag perfectly!)
the other good thing is it's silver! If you are going to get a phone
go back to the good old NOKIA'S or a Samsung E700 E710 or the E800,
these phones are 200% better than this cheap Motorola V220. I hope my
review helps you out!
Reviewed by m from uk on 15th Dec 2004
i love this fone. i am getting it for xmas,i can not wait.al my friends
love it. GO AND GET THIS FONE NOW.THIS FONE IS THE COOLEST
Reviewed by Nicky from England on 12th Dec 2004
I got this phone on an upgrade free from B.T and had a choice out of
the Motorola V220 Motorola V80 or the SE T610 Well, reading reviews
on the V80 i was quickly put off so i looked at the othertwo. I chose
evntually THe V220 as the camera quality on T610 is v bad. The V220
is so good! It's small and dinky which will fit nicely in your pocket.
Previously owning a sagem X-2 i found the ringtones embarrasing and
so put it on silent most of the time but this phone's ringtones ae great
and if you don't like them there is a fast WAP service to get more.
And also as it is a flip phone there isnt the probem of the keypad unlocking
or turning it's self on. It's a very good buy!
Reviewed by Sophie from England on 8th Dec 2004
The camera is great and it's so small when it's closed. Which is great
to fit in your pocket. It has the funniest game called fotofunpack2
where you can put clown noses and all kind of funny accecories on your
captured images. Great screensavers, good ringtones and great camera.
Dont know about the battery haven't had it long. Apart from that it's
a must buy!
Reviewed by maria from england on 7th Dec 2004
The motorola v220 is ok but the camera quilty is the worse i have seen
i dont know if thats just on my phone.It holds quite a few messages
and you can delete messages from your inbox and outbox all at once instead
of deleting each one at a time the phone is small which i like but the
battery life isnt bad but i have had to charge this one more then any
other phone i have had. It has three games which are ok. This phone
is ok if you arent that fussy about the camera i have had it for a few
months and it hasnt broke yet.
Reviewed by cooper from America on 6th Dec 2004
I have this phone and i think it is really really fabulous! it is small
the camerra is good not the best but good. it is greatlooking and is
priced well to. $100 is really good. luv ya xxxx
Reviewed by Rich from UK on 6th Dec 2004
I got this phone about 3 weeks ago, (to replace my trusty but broken
Nokia 3310) and have been very impressed with it. Screen is good quality,
VERY easy to text quickly and use. Camera is quite good - not the BEST
quality, but it does it's job. It has a nice looking screen on the outside,
and good quality buttons (not clicky or plastic). I wasn't sure baout
this phone when i ordered it. I loved my Nokia 3310 - (EVERYONE loves
thatphone). But this phone is very good - and i would highly recommend
it to anyone who wants a GOOD quality phone, at a LOW price.
Reviewed by me from england on 4th Dec 2004
Im gettin this fone for christmas! it looks brilliant, i dont need bluetooth
or infared...this is the fone 4 me!! I would seriously recommend this
phone, to people who want a good phone with a colour screen and camera,
but dont want to pay over a hundred pounds. Looks good, feels good,
you can ring people and text, take pics, its a bargin!!!!
Reviewed by Katie from England on 4th Dec 2004
This phone is brilliant and is very smart ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
Reviewed by Jeremy from Canada on 4th Dec 2004
Yeah, this is my first cell phone so I must say that it is pretty good.
The camera though isn't as great as the other ones that my friends have
on their phones... And the screen is a bit small. The memory is pretty
low too. But I'm only 15 and I'm stuck with this thing on a 3 year plan
so I HAVE to like it. But in the end, it's better than nothing. Definately
better than nothing.
Reviewed by kevin from canada on 30th Nov 2004
this phone is ok but there is one problem i have been having, the camera
does not work, it just swiches back to main screen half a second after
selecting camera i think it may be a glich but it still wont work. otherwise
this phone is absolutely excelent
Reviewed by Moknut from England on 27th Nov 2004
Bought this for my wife about a week ago and she's thrilled with it.Photos
are good,screen's good & easy to use.Shame that it didn't come with
usb software(no wonder people are illegally downloading it using eMule
freeware).Memory is somewhat limited at 1MB (holds around 24 pics),
but an excellent phone none the less.
Reviewed by Charley from England on 27th Nov 2004
I love this phone. I had the T720i before, this phone has a smaller
screen but every thing else is better. But i have a question does anyone
know how to set up the WAP and piture messaging on v220's? any ways
this phone is sooooooooooo GOOD and great VALUE!!!! A MUST BUY!!!!
Reviewed by Alex from uk on 27th Nov 2004
my best mate from school has this phone and i find it very cool! cause
im popular i want a good phone.lol. my mom's just brought me it from
orange because of their great deal at the moment!!!
Reviewed by Gemma from UK on 25th Nov 2004
This phone is brilliant. It has everything you would need in a phone
in my opinion. Its stylish to look at, has a mediocre camera, good ringtones
and a couple of games to play if you get bored. I have upgraded from
the E365, and now have a phone I am not ashamed to be seen with!! Was
considering the Samsung E600 but thought it was tooo small, whereas
this is no brick, but is big enough to find. Defo reccommended!:)
Reviewed by Magicman from Magicland on 24th Nov
i got this phone today. does anyone know how many txts it can hold?
i really wanna know for some reason! hehe but its a quality phone. very
Reviewed by Tomas from WALES on 22nd Nov 2004
Sooooo. Cool. I can do what I want with it. I can take photos on the
spot witch look good, have the coolist ringtones around. Oi why can't
it make my Tea!!!
Reviewed by sarah true from England on 21st Nov
I think this phone is fantastic it has great ringtones, good colour
screen and I love it it has a great camera which you can change the
settings on. I got my phone in july 2004 and I got it on pay as you
go and i haven't had a problem with it its great but i even got a deal
that every weekend i get 500 FREE texts for free. this phone is amazing
and its a great phone trust me im 12 and i know all the great top quality
phones. SO BY IT NOW!!!!!!!
Reviewed by J from Great Britain on 19th Nov 2004
I`m havin dis fone 4 xmas and i cant wait!Gr8 design and shape. It has
MP3 tones, games good colour screen and you can record sounds on it
too. Picture quality and screen size lets it down a little but who cares!
GET ONE NOW!!!!!
Reviewed by mick from England on 19th Nov 2004
what a pile of rubbish this phone is! rubbish camera,poor colour screen,rubbish
tunes,vibrate and ring could have worked at the same time,not a lot
of memory, up today not easy to have unlocked,the only thing going for
it is being able to use mp3 tunes for ringtones. I`l give it a one..and
thats being generous.
Reviewed by LilyJade-Naomi Madison from united kingdom
on 15th Nov 2004
BEFORE you ask, my name is really LilyJade-Naomi Madison but i am known
as Lil .This phone is cool,my friend Amy has got this phone, but ive
got to say the screen is really basd quality and the camera isnt very
clear. it is small and light so good for someone who doesnt want the
special features and clear screen. But otherwise its a good useable
phone, try the more clearer higher quality fone of the V525 V500 V600
if you want a good screen lol! reviewed by LilJade-Naomi Madison xxxxx
Reviewed by Jessica cavey from uk on 8th Nov 2004
This phone is lush!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! when i get it i'll be
mucking around all day with all my mates!!!! I recemend u to buy this
Reviewed by Shaun from Singapore on 4th Nov 2004
This is a very un-user friendly phone and that seems to be the problem
with all Motorola phones. In terms of design, it's fine, the external
screen is rather small though, and what you would definitely miss is
the infra red port. It's rather troublesome to be carrying a USB cable
around. The screen is not sharp and the colors are really dull - if
you are looking for high picture quality, this is so not the phone to
use (consider Samsung instead). With such small phone memory, I had
to delete the preinstalled games to make space for other stuffs. It's
a pity the preinstalled pictures and ring tones can't be deleted, it's
really useless in the phone other than wasting the memory space. The
software is not working properly on my laptop, so I haven't been able
to transfer any ring tones to my phone - just wondering is it my problem
or is anyone else experiencing this too.
Reviewed by George from UK on 1st Nov 2004
well this is really an answer 2 vickys question,i would get the V300,its
a better colour,has a higher quality screen and is around the same price
as a V300.I'm considering in buying 1 of the motorola V range (either
a V500 or V525) or a Sharp GX15 anyone ideas on which 1 to get? ps Good
fone by the way
Reviewed by tv from us on 25th Oct 2004
it is a good phone. It has a good quallity colour screen, camera and
java gaming. It is well worth the money
Reviewed by R from England on 24th Oct 2004
This phone does nothing well. The display quality is attrocious as is
the camera if you can call it that. I've found a new game not listed
on the features it's called "guess what I've just taken a photo of!!!"
you'll be asking yourself that question if you purchase this phone,(hours
of amusement guaranteed NOT). The speaker with its endearing tinny sound
complements the totally underwhelming games that are included(remember
to buy a magnifying glass) "Save your money"
Reviewed by T from ENGLAND on 20th Oct 2004
PURE! It has downloadable: games, ringtones, mp3 tones, wallpapers and
animations. Dead good phone. Bit disapointed with the small screen but
dont let it put you of! Its camera is class. YOU MUST BUY THIS PHONE-ITS
Reviewed by Daniel Hynes from England UK on 19th
Got this phone for birthday. my friend says it isn't as good as the
V500/V525, but who cares? you can text people with it, you can talk
to people with it so it does what a phone is supposed to do, thus, i
think it is outstanding
Reviewed by Vicky from England on 16th Oct 2004
This isnt a review but a question! I am gettin a fone for christmas
but dont know wot 1 to choose : V300 or V220 Plz help!!!!! Wot 1 shall
Reviewed by Sophie from England on 11th Oct 2004
This phone is pretty good but the screen is quite small and I was expecting
it to be bigger. You can record voice sounds in the phonebook which
I think is excellent but there is small storage space as you can only
store about 5 recrdings.
Reviewed by Ellen from USA on 10th Oct 2004
I thought this phone was going to be a lot better before bought it.
I was led to believe it had much more memory space than the other motorola's
and that the picture quality was better...but I was decieved. It's pretty
good about the signal and doesn't weaken very often, as well as the
battery lasts a long time. But other than these two things-I havent
been happy with any other aspect of the phone at all! I heard good things
about the V400 so I will be looking into buying that one soon.
Reviewed by helen rivett from united kingdom on
7th Oct 2004
i ordered this phone yesterday and it came today which is very good
delivery from motorola however it came without the battery and is gonna
take about a week for it to come as i have to wait for them 2 send me
a prepaid sticky label and then send the phone and all its packaging
back to the manufacturers and then they will send me everything. i am
very disapointed with the cock up but the quality of service was amazing.
I have also had many motorola phones in the past and they have all been
fabulous i reccomend this v220 it is the phone for u. also it is gr8
value 4 money.
Reviewed by Phil Micracking from Scotland on 27th
This phone is pure great had for two months i love but picture quality
Reviewed by Lucy from Scotland on 6th Aug 2004
The motorola v220 is a very good phone.I have had mine for 3 weeks and
it hasnt let me down.It has a integrated camera with a 4x zoom and a
high quality colour screen.It is small and sleek,so u can fit it into
your handbag.It has mp3 ringtones and downloadable pictures.It also
has a motomixer so you can mix your own tones.It also has 3 games which
Motorola V220 "handy hints"
Submitted by becca from USA on 13th May 2005
look, i just want to say where you ALL CAN SEE that there IS, i repeat
THERE IS a way to have multiple numbers or phonebook entries UNDER ONE
NAME. PRIMARY CONTACTS. find that in the settings, and then when you're
in the phone book, you just hit left or right to see the different numbers.
i have 3 different work numbers in my phone, ALL UNDER ONE NAME. it
doesn't say my company's name 3 times. only once. this is on all of
the v series phones. i am SICK of reading about people complaining about
this when it says in the manual how to change it!