Motorola V547 Review
Review: March 2005. Updated July 2005.
The Motorola V547 is an updated version of the V500 clamshell camera
phone, and is in fact almost identical to the Motorola
Physically, the V547 looks very similar to the V500 and V550. They're
all silver clamshells with the same external dimensions and the same
screens and near-identical keypads. The V547 is around 10g lighter than
the V550. The V547 builds on the strengths of the V500 by adding video
capture and improving the battery life. The V550 has an excellent 65k
colour display, MP3 ringtones, a speakerphone and quad band.
It's a good mid-range clamshell phone. The main shortcoming is the
lack of user memory (just 5 Mbytes), but since video clips are short
and there is no MP3 player (only MP3 ringtones), memory is not crucial.
Several users have reported problems with battery life and with charging.
There are also reliability problems with this phone, in particular freezing
or switching off during calls or whilst using the menu. These are relatively
Features of the Motorola V547 include:
- Integrated VGA camera (640 x 480 pixels) with 4x digital zoom
- Video capture, playback and download
- Internal display: TFT 65,536 colours, 176 x 220 pixels
- External display: monochrome (inverse), 96 x 32 pixels
- Voice activated dialling
- In-built handsfree speaker phone
- Messaging: SMS, EMS 5.0, MMS, email
- Polyphonic ringtones & MP3 ringtones
- MOTOMIXER™ (Remixable MIDI ringer software)
- Java games (embedded & downloadable)
- Phonebook (1000 entries)
- Personal organiser features
- Vibration alert
- Memory: 5 Mbytes
- WAP 2.0, GPRS class 10, EDGE
(high speed data transfer)
- Connectivity: Bluetooth, USB
- Size: 89 x 49 x 25 mm
- Weight: 114g
- Talktime: up to 425 minutes
- Battery standby: up to 235 hours
Motorola V547 User Reviews
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Average rating from 101 reviews:
Reviewed by sipho mhlambi from sauth africa on
6th Apr 2013
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Reviewed by Andrew R from UK on 22nd Nov 2005
I've had one since March 05 and would honestly not recommend it. It
has been back to the manufacturers on 4 separate occasions - sometimes
for the same problem. On the positive side the phone looks good, is
fairly easy to use and adopts a similar menu system to Nokia. The negatives
are too numerous, but mainly poor battery life, low memory capacity
for downloads and poor reliability. Please choose carefully........
Reviewed by alan from wrexham u.k on 17th Nov
couldn't decide between the motorola or nec 411i,decided on motorla
with a little aprehension as i had had a motorola some years ago and
had nothing but trouble with it. I'm pleased to say that this can't
be said of the 547, it has a modern look and loads of features,i would
recommend this phone.
Reviewed by hayli from england on 13th Nov 2005
a very good fone but i really want to know how the IMing works. i also
think it needs more memory, but all in all a good fone. xxx
Reviewed by connor from u,k on 11th Nov 2005
it is the best phone ever and is a really nice phone it has good feutures
and games it has really good ringtones on it
Reviewed by GEORGE from ENGLAND on 9th Nov 2005
ITS A RUBBISH FONE IT HAS A BAD COVER AND NOTHING LIKE THE V550 AND
THERE IS ONE GOOD THING ABOUT IT.... NOTHING
Reviewed by ells from england on 6th Nov 2005
i got this phone about a week or two ago and it's great! it's got all
the basic things a phone could could have and more! the video is really
good because it films for aaagggeeesss! i havnt even managed to film
for the whole time yet because it lasts so long! overall i think this
is a fabtastic phone and i would recomend it to anyone! also the battery
lasts for ages i once had it on for around 40 hours without turning
Reviewed by tom tom from England on 1st Nov 2005
it is a excellent Phone but the weight lets it down, if motorola make
it a bit less heavy it would be da ultimate phone the camera quality
could be better the ringtones are mint basicaly the phone is gr8.
Reviewed by Laura from UK on 30th Oct 2005
I really like my Motorola V547. It's got lots of really handy features,
considering it's not too expensive! Good: Has camera and video
Reviewed by nena from italy on 28th Oct 2005
the best mobilphone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by neil from england on 27th Oct 2005
i got this phone earlier this year an its gr8 the camera is crisp it
says it has no mp3 player but suprise it can hold 2 full songs and use
them as ringtones its well made an hasnt let me down yet tip:if u want
hip hop trutones on 02 go to music sites choose rock then choose trutones
then goto artists a to z then scroll down to trutones home an there
you go hip hop trutones
Reviewed by Carla from UK on 20th Oct 2005
This phone is rubbish!!!!!!! iv had it since jan 2005 and yesturday
it finally packed in . it still turns on but none of the buttons work
once it is on it just comes up with the ringing styles on what ever
button u press. another thing that happens is if u touch the shell at
all the ringing styles ring up to the loud setting for some resson?
i had no problems for the 1st 3 months but after that it went all downhill.i
would have to keep holding the charger untill it finally started charging.
my friend has also had this problem. so overall this phone doesnt even
get a 1 in my books coz iv only had it 10 months they should at least
Reviewed by Deepak Tailor from England on 18th
Brilliant Phone!! Am well pleased with the phone, great ftures, battery
life and genrally a great phone
Reviewed by Michael from Scotland on 18th Oct
This phone is great it has exactly what I wanted but the only bad thing
about it is when you are taking a video it is fuzzy and dosen't last
for long but all in all it is a great phone
Reviewed by Michael from UK on 15th Oct 2005
I used to ave a nokia 3410 (Rubbish-but with some good features) and
i thought i would get a new phone. looking around i saw the motorola
v547 or sony ericsson t630. After a while of looking around i got the
v547 for £99.99 from O2.This phone is AMAZING if u like simple flip
phones then i would RECOMMMEND this, the camera is good but the video
is a bit fuzzy but forgiveable. The memory space isnt really a big issue
for me as i probaly wont use it all up anyway.GREAT features eg. MP3
ringtones(very nice), Polyphonic ringtones. OUTSTANDING phone for the
price. A MUST BUY!!!! for anyone that has had/getting a basic flip phone.
Reviewed by Mark McElwee from N.Ireland on 13th
This phone is total junk and not even worth me wasting time on it.The
sooner my upgrade comes the better!!!
Reviewed by LEWIS from united kingdom on 11th
this phone is rubbish the battery is poor when you charge it says unable
to charge and the memorys too small it cant hold alot of pictures and
Reviewed by 4RV1N from uk on 9th Oct 2005
since i got it in march i have loved this phone. the phone is great
and it has lots of things you can mess around with that'll keep you
entertained. the only drawback is the video- it cant take moving videos
too good eg. i did a video on my freind riding his bike and it just
blurred then froze. the memory isnt too good either
Reviewed by la from Australia on 6th Oct 2005
Good phone. Camera is ok, similar to that of the v500. The video camera
isnt very good quality. I'm not sure about the design, I dont think
its very nice. 'Skin' function is good though.
Reviewed by lee from england on 29th Sep 2005
This phone has everything a phone could need exept for MEMORY the memory
only lets you have about 13 videos and aroun 5 pics its useless do not
Reviewed by amy from england on 24th Sep 2005
my dad has got this fone its mint !! wel only bin on it bout twice but
so much better than his old one. Its wel stylish mint ringtones n ok
camera. I would recomend it !!!
Reviewed by Claire Rooney from N.Ireland on 23rd
I was really excited when I got this phone, my mate had an older motorola,
and I thought id give the newer version a go. I was a nokia girl up
untill then, and was looking forward to a flip phone that looked stylish,
and promised wonderful things. From day one it wouldnt accept messages
or calls when its charging, thats after you've fiddled with the lead
for ages to get it to charge. If your lucky enough to recieve a call,
the phone then tells you its "Unable to charge" I run my own business
and would be on the phone quite alot which could excuse the batterys
life. But when Im looking through for numbers or trying to send a text,
I'll get a "please wait" on the screen, or else its 10 words behind
the message Im sending, and you have to wait on it catching up with
you before you can send it. The camera on it is very good, but I wasnt
impressed with the videos. It took ages to store a clip after it was
taken. The sound is allright, providing you dont hit silent while its
in your bag or coat, never found out if there was a way to lock it,
and prevent it happening. This phone has been such a cause of frustration
to me, I cant wait untill my upgrade to get a new one. Ive actually
went out and bought a new phone untill I can upgrade in March. Its ok
if your not a serious phone user, or you like to just make and recieve
calls, but for all the promises it made, im sooo dissapointed. My nokia
was so much more reliable. The bluetooth is rubbish, it turns itself
off, it freezes and says "Insert sim" its soo slow and I cant get the
voice recorder on loud speaker I will not be buying another Motorola
again, sort it out!!
Reviewed by Diane from England on 20th Sep 2005
Absolutely RUBBISH. Do not buy this phone. I'm sorry I ever bought it,
I knew deep down I should have gone for a Nokia again, but I wanted
the bluetooth that came with it. This phone is very temperamental -
it takes ages to charge, you can't use it until its charged enough,
it runs down quickly. It switches itself off, switches off when you
close the shell too quickly after a call or text, will not receive calls
or texts while its charging and will not even switch on sometimes.
Reviewed by becca from england on 18th Sep 2005
its a good phone and the camera and video are pretty good quality. one
problem that i have had is that when ppl call me, i cannot hear them,
i dunno whether other ppl are having this problem aswell or whether
it is just me. i have taken it back to the shop that i got it from but
it is still the same. apart from this, it is a good fone and recommend
it to someone who is looking or a reliable and simple phone.
Reviewed by Deej from UK on 15th Sep 2005
Where do I start? The setings DO change when the phone isn't being used,
the case scratches easily, there's no backlight when the phone is being
used, battery runs down very quickly and takes forver to charge, the
Bluetooth was so useless I put it in a drawer & forgot about it, calls
are obviously not the most important function of this phone, texting
is cumbrsome and I still haven't found a way to delete numbers from
the phone book. If talking is down your list of priorities I suppose
this will be fine, but if you're one of the dying breed who believe
that the main function of a phone is to make phone calls, look elsewhere.
I can't wait until I can change it.
Reviewed by Vicky from England on 11th Sep 2005
This phone is like sooo cool! It has everything a phone needs a more!
And doesn't have all the silly extra junk. It just has all the sensible
things!! BEST PHONE IN THE WORLD!!!
Reviewed by Chris from England on 10th Sep 2005
The phone would be perfect if it had a card slot, and you could look
the side buttons! Apart from that, bloody good phone!!
Reviewed by Mike Alpha from UK on 10th Sep 2005
I don't know which phone Andy had, but it wasn't the V547! The buttons
on the side of the shell DO NOT function when the shell is closed (the
phone "beeps but the settings do not change). I'm a bit peculiar as
I actually use my phone to COMMUNICATE and I am not interested in the
many gimmicks that are fitted these days to amuse the children! If I
want to take pictures, I use a camera - this phone does what it is supposed
Reviewed by Tracy from UK on 9th Sep 2005
This phone, when you get used to the layout and menu and how the phone
operates is excellent. The only problem I'm having right now is the
charge on the battery doesn't seem to last very long. The camera works
great, the videos are little jumpy, but for a mid range camera phone
it's very good. Ideal for people who have had Motorolas before.
Reviewed by Vixa from England on 9th Sep 2005
I've had this phone for months and its great! I love it, it's camera
ability, speaker phone, everything! If you want an the greatest phone
on the planet, dont get a nokia, get this one!!! :D
Reviewed by Andy Cunningham from England on 1st
This seemed like a decent enough phone but it has one major design fault
for which I sent it back within a week. There are buttons on the side,
which are not lockable and which can switch the phone into silent mode
while it's in your pocket. Then you start missing calls because there's
no ringtone or vibrate alert. Also, there's no way to reconfigure silent
mode to have a ringtone/vibrate, and no way to disable silent mode.
During the week I tried using this phone, I missed about one third of
calls I received.
Reviewed by Hak from London on 17th Aug 2005
i am about to buy this phone and it looks great. I am really looking
forward to buying this because one of my friends has it and it i outstanding.
I really think that the people that have given it 1-3 out of 5 for it
are sad. If you want a great phone... ...BUY THIS PHONE!!!!!:-) :-):-):-):-):-):-):-):-)!!!
Reviewed by SANDY from UK on 9th Aug 2005
I notice a lot of peoples reviews on this phone have been given 4/5
stars. In my opinion, I would give it none, butI have to give it (1)
since there is no zero. It is probably the most useless phone on the
market.I buy a phone on average of every six months, I havent enough
fingers to let you know how many I have had, but experiance, of phones
I do have.Please save yourself a lot of trouble and sore heads, this
phone is utterly a non starter. There are too many faults to mention,the
video,camera and recption and ringtones are all rubbish. I,ve had better
on an old nokia 3510i. AVOID THIS NIGHTMARE. 0/5
Reviewed by robert slater from u.k on 5th Aug
i think this phone is brilliant, i got it at christmas instead of my
nokia 3510i, the camera is very good and colourful (much better then
nokia cameras) the video is good and it has bluetooth!!!! :)
Reviewed by flora from U.K on 31st Jul 2005
My m8 has dis fone nd i want it!! its got rele gd screen nd camera!
its rele simple to use aswel wen i 1st looked at it i thght it was guna
b mega complicated but i found my way around it rele easily! da only
prob dat i found was tht its rele slow wen u txt but id beable 2 live
wid dat!! BUY IT! ITS GR8!
Reviewed by Rick N from U.K on 28th Jul 2005
I've had this phone for about two weeks, so I might experience problems
yet, but I am very happy with this phone at the moment and I can't see
any major faults with it, just a few tiny niggles. Pros -lots of features
(camera, video, Bluetooth etc) -looks quite stylish -keypad is big and
easy to use (for those with big thumbs) -if lighting conditions are
right, camera produces decent pictures -call quality is very clear Cons
-memory is a bit on the small side -Bluetooth is hard to figure out
at first, also when it is activated, it only gives other devices 30
seconds to find you -camera has a habit of making people's faces orange
if in direct light, thus making me look like David Dickenson So, to
sum up, for £100 this phone is more than worth it. From the cons listed,
only the memory is my major gripe, the others are only a bit awkward.
You'd expect small flaws for the price, and if you bought a Nokia for
£100, you wouldn't get the features.
Reviewed by stevie lordie from England on 24th
IM SORRY PEOPLE BUT THIS FONE SUKS 2 PIECES! I BOUGHT IT A MONTH AGO
AND IT HAD 2 BE IN SERVICE 3 TIMES! THEN IT GOT WROTE OFF! MAYBE A DUFF
FONE BUT I DONT THINK SO AS 4 OF MY MATES HAD THE SAME TROUBLE! ITS
CAMERA IS GOOD AND 1 OF THE FEW GOOD THINGS ABOUT IT! VOICE RECORDING
IS TERRIBLE AS THEY COME OUT REALLY QUIET! iT LOOKS GOOD BUT I FEEL
THAT MOST MOTOROLA FONES ALWAYS HAVE TROUBLES WITH THEM I HAVE HAD 3
MOTO FONES AND ALL HAVE HAD 2 BE IN SERVICE AT SOME STAGE AND NON OF
THEM WERE MY FAULT! DONT BUY IT ONESTLY ITS A WASTE OF TIME!
Reviewed by pretty_hypa from UK on 21st Jul 2005
THIS IS A BRILLANT PHONE!!!!!!!!! The picture quality is brillant, the
video picture quality is great anybody who wants a brillant phone i
suggest go and buy a new MOTOROLA V547. it is a sexy ladies phone but
if a man wants one then thats brilliant.
Reviewed by mike from england on 20th Jul 2005
good phone,amazing,fav,terific,o2 gave it me 4 £30,datz wicked,thy are
giving it away cuz its so bad lol
Reviewed by David from Bolton, England on 13th
ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC! This is the best phone I have ever had! The camera
is excellent, the video isn't the best but it's actually got video which
is more than most others! Bluetooth is excellent! For those asking "how
do you connect with another phone" (because I had difficulty at first)
well the answer is that you only connect when you send photos/tones
etc. To do this, turn on your bluetooth (for Motorola users: Main menu,
settings, connection, Bluetooth Link, setup, at which point you can
give yourself a name, select power to "on" and press "find me") To send
items to the other bluetooth phone, go onto the item you want to send
(e.g. a picture) select the options, either move to transfer it off
your phone, or copy to copy it off, then either the device name or "SEARCH
FOR NEW DEVICES". It's really easy when you know how - would reccomend
this fabulous phone to anyone!
Reviewed by mel from UK on 13th Jul 2005
At first i thought that the phone was quite good, i mean that it had
quite a lot of features and the camera was clear, and for £100 it seemed
like a bargain. However, i have had it for two months now and i would
not recommend it. It locks up whenever there is no signal, flashes white
and doesn't let you do anything. It has buttons on the side which can
press themselves and change to silent without you knowing. It is also
very bulky so it takes up a lot of space in your bag. The battery doesn't
stay charged - i have to recharge it everyday because it goes flat so
quickly. Also it will no longer let me write anything into it, it locks
up when i am typing a message or a phonebook entry and will not let
me do anything unless i take the battery out, i can't even turn it off.
I would definitely not recommend this phone unless you want a lot of
trouble and aggrivation followed by arguments with staff when you try
to cahnge it. I definitely didn't think that it was any good!
Reviewed by Emma from England on 13th Jul 2005
I have had this phone for 4 months and i have had nothing but trouble.
The phone keeps cutting me off in the middle of calls. I have sent it
back (via O2) for repair and have had 2 replacement handsets, all of
which have started to do the same after a week or so use. O2 won't give
me an alternative handset so i am stuck with this one for 8 more months.
Maybe i can't get on with flip phones but i won't be getting one again!
Reviewed by Ash from England on 11th Jul 2005
Hi just got the 547 free with O2's pay&go reward scheme. Tho I tried
to look for the best phone for the money (£100), I finally came to the
Nokia 6020 and the V547. After half an hour wandering around the shop
like a lost soul, i finally chose the 547 after asking the sales advisor.
And after looking at the 6020 review i'm glad i did. Alot of the reviews
for the 6020 were about bad picture & camera quality. But it comes down
to personal prefence. The only drawback for the 547, like many people
here, is the memory (tho the 6020 had even less). Otherwise (for the
money), its a great fone.
Reviewed by darko from croatia on 9th Jul 2005
i´ve got this phone 4 a month now and i couldn´t be more
impressed, esspecially by the quality of mp3 and outstanding screeb
resolution. The only thing that's not as exellent as other features
is a poor memory,
Reviewed by Laco from Slovakia on 7th Jul 2005
This phone is perfect, I am going to buy it for my sister, but the disadvantage
is lack of memory. If phone had slot for memory cards (TransFlash used
in other Motorola phones) it will be much better and I will have no
claims. Display lights very bright, that is good, what is a little discomfort,
is battery daily charging. Original package has to contain more capacity
battery. phone is perfect for cool V shape and EDGE support (very useful
for us when connecting to the internet in holiday travel or in hostels
without internet conncetion)
Reviewed by Laura from England on 25th Jun 2005
this fone is alrite, it is quite easy 2 use apart from the bluetooth
which can b confusing the camera quality is satisfactory, although u
get quite a lot of light shining on faces, i know nobody really answers
questions when u submit them on here...but please please please if any1
knows the best way 2 get rid of this then let me know..please!!! truly
appreciated...!! apart from all that, a pretty decent fone i'd say!
Reviewed by robert slater from england on 24th
i got this phone for my birthday and i think it is great the memory
isn't that high but it is good enough for me as i am only 15, the camera
qulaity is very good aswell and i like the fact tht you can do videos
too.i would recommended this phone to anyone who likes simple stylish
Reviewed by Alex from South Africa on 17th Jun
It is a great phone, but not having memory card slot is rubbish.6mb
isn't that bad though....camera is good,efficient bluetooth, and quite
a big screen. I upgraded from a nokia 3510i which i didn't like having
2 much. much happier with my V457!
Reviewed by Adam Selley from United Kingdom on
12th Jun 2005
I am in love with htis phone, had a major uupgrade from a very very
old phone (4years old) and it just meets all my needs, £99.99 on the
o2 site!! with free blue tooth HS850 headset which people arre buying
on e-bay for 30-40 quid, plus 300 freet exts a month its great, so yea,
beutiful phone woooo x
Reviewed by Laura from England on 11th Jun 2005
this is a good fone! i fink good 4 the price although the memory is
not great and sometimes the pictures are just way 2 bright with light
shining all over faces!! does any1 know how 2 stop this?
Reviewed by Dann from England, Hinckley on 7th
When i first got this phone it was a huge improvement from my Panasonic
GD87, which is lame phone, the looks of it for a start are real nice...
the menus, are a little confusing as so is the bluetooth... U GO TO
PHONEBOOK, THEN PRESS TOP MIDDLE BUTTON, PHONEBOOK OPTIONS, THEN SEND
AT BOTTOM to connect to other phones. But apart from that one thing,
i love the phone, i love the camera, i love the video recorder... A
very good phone to buy, well recommended!
Reviewed by Ralph from Poland on 6th Jun 2005
Ok ... so .. At first glance i was happy to own such a modern phone.
However it not so good that i have expected. THe lack of additional
memory card, radio, Irda is very unpleasant. I even got problems with
connecting to the Internet, it always busy...maybe it's because of poor
configuration. The camera picture quality isn't so good, I've seen much
beter.... There is big problem with sunlight...the camera is very aware
of that. Next, i've got problems with connecting this phone to comp
via USB....there is no possibility in connection...apart from Bluetooth
and Synch.ALl in all ... i'm happy to have this phone..but 3/5
Reviewed by Leonardo from England on 4th Jun 2005
A really great phone, great picture quality and easy to use! at first
thought, i thought it was a bit bulky and not very nice looking but
seeing it close and using it, its a perfect phone!!!!
Reviewed by jo from uk on 3rd Jun 2005
i just got this fone a few days ago 4 £99.99 at the O2 shop and
4 £4.99 i got a mint sim card which if u top up £10 a month
u get 300 free txts or u can mix dem wit free mms msgs. dis fone is
wkd an i got £20 credit free from the O2 ppl for going 2 the shop
steada buyin it online!! ders nt much more i cud ask 4 in a fone - camera
video bluetooth free credit free txts n loadz more xxx
Reviewed by Nikki from England on 2nd Jun 2005
i have this phone currently and i think it is great! it doesnt have
alot of storage space but its really good and easy to use. The camera
quality is good and the quality of picture is amazing. Id recommend
Reviewed by Will from England on 2nd Jun 2005
I already had a motorola v300 and decided to upgrade to this phone because
it was on offer. The phone was nice and everything how i expected it
except the camera. The camera was worse than my v300 and the video was
extremely poor compared to other phones i have seen. I took it back
6 minutes after buying it (REALLY!) and i don't recoment any-one to
Reviewed by biggsy from uk on 30th May 2005
the phone is excellent the camera quality is excellent, the phone is
so easy to use and looks and feels great, the only problem is that it
doesnt have much memory and no infra red port :( but an excellent phone
you really should bye one!!
Reviewed by phillip from england on 27th May 2005
i think this phone is a great phone to hav it has evry thing u need
and is realible and easy to work ,out how to use it. it is a shame that
the phone dosent hav an infrared port but it has got bluetooth which
i suppose makes up for it overtall the fone is great and easyiest to
use out of all the phonbes i hav ever had.how do u fet the movies and
that off the phone.
Reviewed by Lynne from Scotland on 22nd May 2005
Got this phone as a free upgrade with my O2 contract. Great wee phone,the
camera is better than my Samsung E700 and it has a lot more features.
The only thing is that the phone has an 'instant messaging' function
that is not yet supported by O2.
Reviewed by Sarah Nicholson from Uk on 22nd May
I got this Phone a few days ago, having previously had the motorola
V525 i was expecting it to be the same quality but i found the camera
is much better,sharper. The Video is good but if you wanted to video
something you might as well have a video camera after all this is meant
to be a phone for calling people!! Overall im pleased with this phone
dispite not being able to send an e-mail because it comes up with setup
Reviewed by Rich Gwilliam from UK on 22nd May
To begin with, I liked this phone, it came with some fairly funky ringtones,
the camera was nice and clear, and it's a nice, chunky phone for people
who don't like the tiny things that get lost down the sofa (the keypad
is particularly nice). Then I realised that a lot of things I'd taken
for granted having switched from a Sony Ericsson, were simply not there;
you can't download ringtones from your computer, you can't leave notes
on your "desktop", it's difficult (if possible, I never managed it)
to move the wonderful hi-def pictures off your phone. The Motorola website,
as opposed to SonyEricsson's beautiful repository of free stuff and
helpful information, is simply geared towards flogging you more tat.
The clincher was that there's no keylock. I bought a clamshell phone
to avoid hitting keys in my pocket, since I keep forgetting to hit keylock.
On the v547, however, there IS no keylock, and there's several buttons
on the outside that keep getting hit; in particular, it's very easy
to switch your phone to "silent" without realising it. I missed loads
of calls that way. The sheer quantity of little niggles forced me to
switch back to my old, knackered but still beautiful sony ericsson t610.
This is quite a nice phone if you have very basic needs, but if you
want anything more advanced, I say steer clear. I'm not impressed at
Reviewed by arif from uk on 22nd May 2005
the best phone eva better den a nokia 3220,nokiaand 6610i sony ericsson
t630 (all my ova Phones) AMazin valu :)
Reviewed by Jess from England on 22nd May 2005
This phone is absaloulty wiked!! i got it yesterday and i love it and
i cant get off it!! it has wiked ringtones and it has video recorder
and camera o and bluetooth (wotever tht is) i mean wot mor culd u wnt)
it ist the best lookin camera ive eva seen but wot is? i love the style
of it and it just fits perfectly in2 ur pocket, and its not bulvkey
like your usual nokia fone wich isnt even flip! i love this fone and
wuld recomend it 2 ne1 coz its so FAB best fone ive eva had and ive
had 4 fones!! neway hope ive helped Jess xXx
Reviewed by Robin from England on 21st May 2005
I think this phone is great. There are so many features all packed up
into a tiny flip phone. The buttons are very easy to use and the screen
is very big and colourful. This phone has all the latest features out
such as video camera, bluetooth, MP3 ringtones etc. I think this is
a great phone at a great price and urge you to buy it
Reviewed by abby from england on 18th May 2005
how do u put photos from your phone onto the computer?? can you do it??
please tell me how if i can! ps very kwl phone!
Reviewed by Hollie from uk on 17th May 2005
hia wayne this is to tell u 4 bluetooth u need to go to the persons
number u want then press the menu btton then press send then look 4
devices( you need toi b near the person to make this work)maKE SURE
UR BLUETOOTH IS ON! bixx
Reviewed by Kev from England on 12th May 2005
This phone is amazing and easily the best i have had. The camera is
of really good quality and the whole phone looks stylish. Well recommended
Reviewed by Tim from England on 10th May 2005
This is one amazing phone and it has so many features. also the price
is reasonable for the quility you are getting. I highly recomend it!
Reviewed by Vicky from Scotland on 10th May 2005
I got this phone yesterday, and with all my existing phones this is
the best so far. With excellent camera and mp3 ringtones this phone
will be around for a while.
Reviewed by Emily from England on 8th May 2005
i have had this phone for over 3 months and so far, no problems. the
camera is really good and the video quality is only slightly fuzzy.
The controls are easy to use and the phone looks stylish.Would definitely
Reviewed by Chantelle05 from united kingdom on
7th May 2005
i've had this fone for a week or two and this is a great fone. The camera
is gr8 the video isnt brillant but its ok , the style is gr8 . But 1
small problem i can't send MMS picture msgs :S i'am a bit confused lol
plus cnt connect to the internet , my m8s say you have to set it up
first so i will try lol ... but overall this fone is gr8
Reviewed by Liz from UK on 4th May 2005
It might be because I'm used to my lovely little samsung, but I'm really
really disappointed with this phone. Doesnt connect properly (person
on the other end can't hear me) takes about fifteen minutes to receive
text messages from a phone in the same room, is bulky (I knew this before
I bought it, but thought it would be worth putting up with...its not).
Generally a rubbish phone. I'm sending it back for a Samsung E720.
Reviewed by wayne from uk on 4th May 2005
Very good fone, no complaints apart from how do you connect to other
bluetooth fones? i cannot find anything but other fones can find me.
please please help.
Reviewed by Seadaddy from England on 4th May 2005
At first I was a little disapointed with the phone but now I have had
a couple of weeks with it I have to say I am more than happy with it.
The styling is great, the menus easy to navigate and does everything
I ask of it with ease. My only niggle, and hence "only" 4 stars, is
that the predictive text is a bit cumbersome at times. It would be nice
to be able to go back to a word that has been incorrectly predicted
and given the option to change the word as a whole (my old Panasonic
did this) rather than delete the whole word and start again - unless
you can advise me of a way I can do this??. Other than that I am a happy
Reviewed by Litefoot from Derby, UK on 3rd May
Bought this phone on eBay for £100. Overall, it's an excellent
phone and well worth the money. I've had several Nokia phones and a
Siemens S55 (re-writes the definition of junk). This is my 2nd camera
phone (S55 uses camera attachment) and while not as good as my son's
Samsung D500 it's also a lot cheaper. My main gripe is the lack of a
notebook feature, and the main screen display can be difficult to see
in bright direct sunlight. Apart from that this model really has everything
you would want... mp3 ring tones, excellent colour display, easy to
use vga camera, video capability, excellent clarity of speech (with
loud speaker mode) and many other nice little touches. It looks good
and really is a credible alternative in the world of Nokia and Samsung!
Even I was able to get the Bluetooth to function (I'm an oldie, loads
of candles). Used it to connect to 2 different D500's and home pc -
no trouble. I've not used the WAP (not likely to) but after 1 month
I'm well happy, overa ll its a great little phone with good battery
life and useful calendar/diary feature. Shame it doesn't play mp3 tunes
(just mp3 ring tones) and separate memory card for more space. Still
it is DEFINATELY the best phone I have owned so far.
Reviewed by sammy p from england on 3rd May 2005
had dis phone 4 5months now, no problems wot so eva best phone eva,
memory bit small but i dont care, BEST PHONE EVA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by jez from uk on 2nd May 2005
This fone is not user friendly. You can't find any ringtones to download
ringtones. You cant enlarge font and no one has any accessories for
it. In other words its a foney fone!!!!!!
Reviewed by Jade from England on 27th Apr 2005
This fone is rubbish, trust me DONT BUY IT!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by Joe from England on 26th Apr 2005
This phone is great. You can personalise so much stuff and the camera
quality is amazing compared to Nokia's. The reason why I gave the phone
3 stars was because the phoine has poor memory for messages, media files
and phone numbers. Also, my screen has been scratched by the keypad
which is a pain.
Reviewed by aaron from England on 24th Apr 2005
i bought this phone yesterday and think its quality. The camera quality
is v.good and the video quality is good but a bit short. i like the
layout and themes aswell as the appearance of the phone. Lastly for
under £130 its a bargain. definately a QUALITY phone!
Reviewed by wayne from england on 18th Apr 2005
Had this phone about 3 weeks now and got to say im still pretty impressed.Its
sleek stylish and has everything i need.The camera is great and the
videos not to bad either,menus are easy to navigate and overall it has
a chunky robust feel to it.If your looking for value look no further...
buy it!! just one thing, does anybody know if you can remove the red
padlocks on ringtones so you can send them via bluetooth,doesnt say
anything in the manual.
Reviewed by luke raith from england on 17th Apr
i got this fone yesterday and im impressed.this fone has all the features
i need and it only cost me £110.well worth it.so if u r lookin
4 a bargain get this phone.
Reviewed by Lynn from Scotland on 9th Apr 2005
Firstly I love my new V547 on o2 pay as you go.I would recommend if
you are going to buy the phone ,however, you buy it online as the PAYG
tariffs online are much betteron 02. I didn't know this and bought mine
in the o2 shop. Turns out my friend on 02 who has the online PAYG tariff
gets 300 free texts a month if she tops up 10 pound a month....I get
nothing :( Don't seem to be able to switch either.....and I make very
few calls...mainly texts, which are costing me 10p each. The phone itself
is great - a brill colour screen, and I find the camera and video quality
pretty good. My last fone was a Sony Ericcson T630 and the memory and
camera quality on that was poor - so this phone great in comparison.
I also prefer a flip phone. Can anyone tell me what MP3 ringtones are
and how you get one for your phone? The instruction book dosen't mention
this. Is an MP3 ringtone the same as a 'realtone'?????? Anyway buy this
phone its lovely ;)
Reviewed by mikebeecham from United Kingdom on
1st Apr 2005
Ok, as there are not many reviews out there as yet (because it is a
new phone) I thought I had better get to it and tell you what the deal
is with the phone... Overall, it's an excellent phone and well worth
the money you will pay for it..beleive me, there are worse phones you
can spend your money on right now. There are a couple of little niggles
with it, but I assume with the right level of customer support these
will be ironed out soon. This model really has everything you want in
a phone...mp3 ringtones, colour display, excellent vga camera, video
capability, excellent clarity of speech, and many other nice little
touches. It looks good, does the biz in terms of street cred (if that's
your thing) and really is a credible alternative in the world of Nokia
and Samsung! If I were to offer one little frustration with this phone,
is that the Bluetooth function is a little difficult to understand (in
fact I am waiting for an email from Motorola right now to tell me how
to use it). It seems that other bluetooth phones can detect yours, but
you cannot detect any other phones..somewhat frustrating, I know. I
have also read that there seems to be an issue with sending ringtones
and pictures via bluetooth if you are connected, as most of the ringtones
are either provided or get downloaded locked! However, as said previously,
overall its a great phone and DEFINATELY the best one I have owned so
Reviewed by Lucy from Wales on 1st Apr 2005
i bought this phone because it looked good, and after reading the reviews
on here. so i thought i'd do my bit and do a review. I LOVE THIS PHONE!
its really good! the sound on the videos is really good compared to
what i was expecting. ace camera quality, wicked design. the only bummer
is that you can't delete the pictures and stuff that comes with the
phone which uses up your memory, i mean, i have a pik of a womans tummy....who
wants that?! over all, amazing fone....gettit! highly reccomend
Reviewed by megan from scotland on 31st Mar 2005
My advice to you is not to put it in a pocket with keys cause the outside
of mine got scratched that way. Otherwise its pretty amazing.
Reviewed by rebecca from england on 29th Mar 2005
i am very pleased with this phone. I brought it yesterday and it is
really kool. camera is really good, video nt too good but good enough
for me! Motorola is definitly the best make. Even my mum and dad are
Reviewed by Gemma from UK on 26th Mar 2005
This is the most amazing phone ive ever had. The camera and video quality
are great,the sound quality is great and its really funky!!!
Reviewed by Lee from England on 24th Mar 2005
A good phone - looks v cool on my second phone now as 1st decided to
keep reseting itself to its original factory settings. Software is a
little slow when texting but it does not really matter you just have
to wait for phone to catch up. Signal strength and voice clarity are
both very good Camera is ok (vga) all in all an excellent phone.
Reviewed by Frank from England on 19th Mar 2005
This phone is fun, light ,easy to use and all your friends will be do
jealous whan they see you have it.
Reviewed by sam from england on 19th Mar 2005
very good, evryfin bouts it great. memorys a bit small but part frm
dat an all round good phone. u can store 120sms messages. very stylish
and cool. 5stars all round.
Reviewed by Karen from Northern Ireland on 16th
This is a first class phone, great value for money. The camera is excellant
and the menus are simple and easy to navigate. Texting is simple and
the phone has great storage, currently have 50+ texts in my inbox! Overall
i would highly recommend this mobile
Reviewed by me from uk on 14th Mar 2005
erxcellent i think
Reviewed by sophie from england on 13th Mar 2005
i think this is a great phone, really good. i got it for christmas and
it realy made my day. the video capture aint that good, but good enough
2 impress the mates! not enough message storage. quite heavy but not
clumpy. very modern fone. gr8 4 teens/young adults. overall im very
pleased. great quality fone. good value 4 money. no hesitations wen
recommeding it 2 mates. :)
Reviewed by Stevielordie from England on 12th
I am only 13 and trust me at this age u wnt the most coolest fone around
and this tops the lot! it is very comfortable 2 hold and also the camera
is excellent! The video isnt that brilliant but that is just one fault.
The V547 is the best out of the motorola series. Great price £109.00
from comet online so what are you waiting for! a++++++++++ rating altogether.
Reviewed by DAVID from UK on 10th Mar 2005
I bought this phone because I wanted something a little more butch than
the Nokia 6230 that I found to be a bit twiddly.The Motorola is excellent
to use, has a solid and yet cool design, the video facility probably
isn't the best in the world but is satisfactory.Takes good pictures
and is great and easy to use as a phone which, after all is the main
requirement. It is also comfortable to hold. I have had the phone now
for three weeks and overall I am delighted with it.
Reviewed by David from Northern Ireland on 7th
4 stars because the phone has everything, bluetooth, gprs, video recording,
camera, mp3 and polyphonic ringtones, large buttons, 65k colours, tft
screen, voice dialing. the only reason i didnt give it a 5 star rating
is because i cant seem to share any pics or sounds that i download of
the wap. i know these files arent copywritten because i had a nokia
6610i, and i could share with that. i can only share pics or sounds
that other people have sent me.
Reviewed by claire steele from uk on 6th Mar 2005
It is a quite good phone and iv'e had quite a lot is really good for
taking photos downloading games etc although you don't get much memory
and bluetooth on it isn.t very good as you can never find people although
i think this is just with any motorola phones as i have asked quite
a lot of people with motorola phones this question. other than bluetooth
it is really good.
Reviewed by Emma from England on 5th Mar 2005
This is by far the best, most reliable phone ive ever had, and believe
me, ive had a few! If I was really nit picking, i guess the only drawback
would be the weight of it, but once you've been carrying it around for
a while you dont even know its there. Its very very tough, i dropped
it about 6ft onto a hard floor (by accident of course) and it didnt
even flicker! Ringtones are brilliant and loud, its stylish and has
everything you need.
Reviewed by ramond from italy on 5th Mar 2005
The motorla is a huge advance in mobile phones. Its highly entertaning!
Motorola V547 "handy hints"
Submitted by becca from USA on 13th May 2005
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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!