Motorola PEBL Review
Review: February 2006.
The Motorola PEBL (V6 or U6) is a beautifully crafted phone, with a
tactile finish, an automatic opening & closing mechanism and a great-looking
keypad, similar to that of the V3. However, that's where the good bits
end. It's as if Motorola fell so in love with the look and feel of their
new PEBL that they forgot to put in any decent features or to make it
work well as a phone.
For a phone priced to sell at over £200, you should get a lot
more than a VGA camera (that's just 0.3 megapixels). There's a poor
quality video camera, but no MP3 player, which a phone of this type
is pretty well expected to have these days. And with a memory of just
5 Mbytes, there's no room to store any pictures, videos or ringtones
anyway. The memory limitation alone makes this phone pretty well useless.
We could talk about the features that the PEBL does have, like the speaker-independent
speech recognition for handsfree use, but overall the phone has no substance.
Features of the Motorola PEBL V6/U6 include:
- VGA camera (640 x 480 pixels) with 2x digital zoom and flash
- Video camera
- External black & white display with clock
- Internal display: 262k colours, 176 x 220 pixels
- Speaker independent speech recognition for handsfree use
- Voice memo
- MP3 ringtones
- Messaging: SMS, EMS 5.0, MMS, Instant Messaging,
email (POP3, SMTP, IMAP4)
- iTap predictive text
- Java games (embedded & downloadable)
- Picture caller ID
- Photo phonebook
- WAP 2.0, GPRS Class 10
- Connectivity: Bluetooth Class 2, USB
- Memory: 5 Mbytes
- Quad band
- Size: 87 x 49 x 20 mm
- Weight: 110g
- Talktime: up to 400 minutes
- Battery standby: up to 250 hours
Motorola PEBL User Reviews
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Average rating from 101 reviews:
Reviewed by Geraldine Morgan from Russia on 16th
Haha my Pebl is still working away and it's Feb. 2012
Try that length of time with a G3 :) I think not.
Ok it's pretty basic but it's tough. I have lost count of the number
of times I dropped it on the footpath.
Reviewed by Jessie Bronx from England on 30th
What a HUGE disappointment! i waited for months to get this phone, and
when i finally had enough it buy it, i don't want it anymore! i can't
believe i gave up my D500 for this! Extremely unhappy
Reviewed by a top dj from uk on 29th Apr 2006
get this phone ,beg borrow or steal it ,ignore the others you cant please
everyone .dont listen to the moaners get this phone ......the uk pebl
Reviewed by beca from Twynholm on 24th Apr 2006
absalutly disgracfull phone!! very poor. it looks very very nice but
dont let looks be deciving! i ignored the advice from the other reviews
and went and bought the pebl and after 5 days it broke! very dissapointing!
but apart from that its ok. but it had very bad memory! however if it
did not brake i would have been happy with it.
Reviewed by Gary from England on 24th Apr 2006
This phone is fantasic.Absolutely brilliant there's no other words to
decribe it. Ive had motorola's in the past but this is the best by far,its
small compact and looks amazing. Granted it doesnt have a mega pixiel
camera but if your looking for great pictures buy a actual camera and
if your looking to put songs on your phone then buy an mp3 player. What
im looking for which some people have already written is a quality phone
believe or not which this is well done motorola.
Reviewed by gurk from uk on 20th Apr 2006
RUBBISH No, ABSOLUTELY RUBBISH. This is 2003 technology. For over £170?
Reviewed by nobody from planet alpha on 20th Apr
Reviewed by tryout from france on 20th Apr 2006
a phone made to call whithout any futuristic useless equipments like
wifi or 2mp camera that make a 2mp rubbish photo, no just essential
as its design.great!!!!
Reviewed by melissa from england on 19th Apr 2006
i just got my phone and my first thought was how beautiful the design
was. i played around and was pretty happy with it apart from there isnt
much memory. the games arnt excellent but on the whole i am pretty pleased
Reviewed by abdul from UK on 19th Apr 2006
First time i am using a Motorola. some featues are good but the messaging
is awrful and voice recorder is cheap
Reviewed by Rob Da Phunk from UK on 18th Apr 2006
Theres a lot of people saying this phone is the worst they've had. Now
my last phone was a Ericsson T60 and in comparison the pebl is much
better. If you want a great camera buy a camera if you want a great
mp3 player buy an ipod if you want a great video recorder buy a bloody
camcorder. Its a great looking phone which is simple to use. The battery
lasts quite a while and the ringtones sound great. And to all those
people who said this is the worst phone they've had have they forgot
the nokia 8110. Enough said..
Reviewed by Rachel from UK on 18th Apr 2006
The people who complain that this phone doesn't have enough features
are ridiculous. No multi-functional electronic item can possibly perform
as well as its constituents. In short, if you want a lot of megapixels,
get a digital camera. If you want to shoot video, buy a camcorder. If
you want to listen to mp3's, buy an mp3 player. A phone will never be
able to do all of these things well all at once. That said, if you want
a stylish phone that performs all the functions expected of a phone
(which is intended to be a device used to place calls) with a few nice
extras, buy a PEBL.
Reviewed by me! from freshie land on 12th Apr
i h8 dis fone. da shape isnt all gd and its like a chunky fone da qualities
are not even that good i dnt like dis fone at all i wud NOT recomend
dis fone 2 ne1 motorola have reli dissapointed me with this incredibly
Reviewed by Jim from Scotland on 9th Apr 2006
This ones for I'm Telling You Now. How can you give it 5 stars if you've
never owned one? I bought one for my wife. A disappointment. Sleek design
and nice to hold but it's not very robust, the menu's are confusing
to navigate, and the whole phone is just selling itself on aesthetic
value. I care not for megapixels and memory, but a more durable phone
that didn't keep getting faults would be nice. Avoid this phone, I'm
sticking to Nokia, they last longer
Reviewed by Dom from UK on 7th Apr 2006
had the phone a few mounths now and so far had no problems with it at
all the bluetooth is working well and the screen is clear and bright
however it is not so easy to use but generally so far so good
Reviewed by Ashley from Scotland on 7th Apr 2006
Lets face it.. the all singing all dancing advert has fooled us into
thinking that motorola have created an evolutionary masterpience with
the PBEL - the truth? I wish i'd kept my nokia. Not only is the memory
distinctly poor, the sound recording function shockingly quiet (and
thus practically unseable) and the menu a nightmare to opperate.. the
weeks worth of waiting i went through to get it were a complete waste
of my time. Thanks motorola for conning us into thinking that the sleek
and sexy pebl would be a beneficial tool for everyday life. Now don't
get me wrong, i'm about as shallow as they come when we're talking aesthetics,
and normally.. a few down sides wouldnt worry me providing it looked
fantastic, but it just doesnt measure up to other phones on the market
now. It has far too few good points about it and quite frankly, with
the options offered on phones these days, the PEBL is looking more and
more like a fancy nokia 3310. Sorry but it's just lame. (And for those
of you thinking it's my own fault for being caught up in the commericialism
and vanity of having the newest 'craze' phone.. i totally agree, i'm
ashamed of myself and i wont touch another motorola after this!)
Reviewed by jim-bob from england on 6th Apr 2006
nice to hold but poor features. moto cared to much about looks i am
back 2 my trusty nokia 6230i
Reviewed by im telling you now!! from get it right on
3rd Apr 2006
well, i don't have this phone, but from the sounds of it, all the people
putting this phone down, are the ones who want the top notch features
of the 3g and smart phones. so surley these people, noticed it didn't
have the major features like the d600. this phone wasn't built to be
like the nokia n70 or the samsung d600, it was built to look good in
a small compacked design, not for the massive features on other phones.
it was built to be small and stylish for the simple you with good taste
not no phone nerd who wants all the features. so to all the people comlaing
about this phone, it's your own fault you brought it instead of the
samsung d600, you brought it instead of the nokia n90, so for god sakes
you knew what you were getting in for you new the specifactions so dont
act like they were writen faulsly!!
Reviewed by danny from england on 31st Mar 2006
this phone is very poor. i changed my Samsung D500 for this phone and
oh my god how dissapionted was i. it has no memory the camara is dissapionting
and the video recorded is vertually usless. very poor effort from motorola.
needless to say im back useing my trusted Samsung D500
Reviewed by Tanya from UK on 29th Mar 2006
I chose this phone on a new contract. It feels lovely and fits comfortably
in my hand. I wasn't 100% sure about the slide opening action, but decided
to go for it thinking that I'd get used to it, I've never had a flip
phone before. After using it for a few of days, I still haven't mastered
the opening action. It sometimes opened but sometimes slides back up.
The phone hasn't always rung when its been called. Yesterday I had a
text telling me that I'd missed a call that had been made a minute earlier,
I don't know why I got the text and not the call because the phone was
sitting next to me on the table the whole time with the ring tone on
a loud 5. The ring tone has mysteriously gone down to level 1 on another
occasion. I've looked for the button I might have pressed by accident
when the phone is closed to change the ring level but haven't found
it. The battery doesn't last long. As mentioned in a previous review,
the handbook doesn't cover everything so trying to find out how to delete
a text took ages. Playing with a new phone to see how it works is fun
but it got tedious with this handset and drained the battery. The lack
of high tech functions doesn't bother me, I knew that it was thin on
the ground in that area, I just want to make calls and the odd text...ah,
texting, another story...! . Oh and to keep it clean you'd need a cover,
which negates the whole pebble touchy feely thing. I'm exchanging it
for a straightforward 'no filp' phone
Reviewed by Dr Kenneth Noisewater from England on
23rd Mar 2006
Useless! No memory - therefore no space for any of the ringtones, pics
or videos my old K700i has on it. This phone looks nice but is about
as useful as my first mobile phone, which I had in 1997! All style and
absolutely no substance. The most futuristic looking, yet technologically
backward product on the market today. The last time I EVER but a Motorola.
DON'T DO IT!!!!!
Reviewed by Dick Hertz from UK on 20th Mar 2006
Motorola should be ashamed of themselves. This has to be the worst mobile
phone to come out of their stable for years. Its cheap looking and has
the features of a five-year-old phone.
Reviewed by april from england on 20th Mar 2006
this phone stinks!! it has a rubbish memory, it doesnt perform well,
it really is a terrible phone, im going to go and buy a motorola v3i,
shame on you pebl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :P xxxxx
Reviewed by shahil from south africa on 17th Mar
worst fone i ever bought.
Reviewed by Dan Schwinn from Great britain on
15th Mar 2006
I had this phone now for around 2 months and i must say I have thinks
a great little phone i orignal went to upgrade to to a Nokia N70 as
all the reviews raved about it but it seem very over complicated with
so many features that I would never use so i took it back and went for
the PEBL which when compared to the N70 seems very lacking in features
but balls to that what i realised what i wanted from a phone was exactley
what the Motoroal PEBL was offering ,a very stylish simple to use small
phone with all the essential features you actually need i mean phones
at the moment can not compare to a mini mp3 that has 6GB of memory so
why compromise GET BOTH !
Reviewed by Phil from UK on 14th Mar 2006
This phone is REAL poor. The overall rating of average is completely
misleading. The phone does look good but thats the only good thing about
it. The spec is rubbish: camera weak, no memory and video camera (5
seconds max) is weak. The build quality isn't all that either, can see
that mechanism breaking after a bit. Dont buy it......its RUBBISH!
Reviewed by Christian from Slovenia on 13th Mar
Great phone! Dual hinge mechanism works wery good-and is built well,
its beautifuel,and an mp3 does sound good on it. Go for it!
Reviewed by Dougie from UK on 11th Mar 2006
The worst phone I have ever had, what a load of rubbish! Come on Motorola
you can do getter than this.
Reviewed by sam from united kindom on 11th Mar
discracefull performance by motorola what a let down....
Reviewed by someone from somewhere on 8th Mar
I have to dissagree with the majority of you'fraid. This phone certainly
does not suck. Its as good as any of motorolas other phones, the camera
is of decent quality and it looks the bee's knee's! Also it has to have
to coolest opening mechanism ever used on a phone! IT IS NOT RUBBISH
SO SHUT UP!
Reviewed by Raymond from Surrey on 8th Mar 2006
What a clever piece of equipment, it's an excellent phone, neat, compact,
stylish and easy to use. In conjunction with bluetooth, it's fantastic.
One of the best i've used.
Reviewed by Maryam Saleem from Pakistan on 7th
PIECE OF JUNK! THERE U GO!THIS PHONE DOESNT DESERVE MORE WRITING!!!
Reviewed by Gemma from England on 2nd Mar 2006
I love this phone !!! It's much betta than my last one but that was
a siemens sl55!! love the design, its stylish, love all of features
(might just be because i not used to them), love inside, and everything
else. from previous experiances with motorola was a bit worried about
charging but it fits much better !!!! I love it !!!
Reviewed by Bob from England on 2nd Mar 2006
the shortest review ever for this fone: it sucks
Reviewed by eddcase03 from uk on 1st Mar 2006
Awesome looking phone!Blows the Razor v3 away!High quality build,low
quality spec is the only flaw i could find with phone.Why Motorola didn
t put at least a megapixel cam and more memory on it i ll never no.
Will probably flop the sale of this cool little phone.This phones for
you if you want a looker and not to bov d about the gads.If you want
the gads go for the (Brick) Nokia N90.
Reviewed by Samuel Berger from Australia on 28th
Fingerprints and poor camera! The overall feel to this phone is horrendous,
I have no idea what Motorola was thiking when they brought out this
monstrous peice of crappy equipment.
Reviewed by Gg from barry on 25th Feb 2006
WWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWW!!!!!!! IT IS GORGEOUS
Reviewed by scott from united kingdom on 25th
rubbish phone.motorola ur killin ur customers
Reviewed by Ben Dover from UK on 24th Feb 2006
In short, this phone is a piece of junk!
Reviewed by adam from uk on 23rd Feb 2006
aload of rubbish
Reviewed by Seymour Butz from UK on 22nd Feb 2006
What a let down. Only just got this phone a couple of days ago and I'm
already fed up of it. The keypad is a magnet for fingerprints and the
cheap build quality is criminal. I am back to the shop tomorrow to see
if they will exchange it for the V3i, which everyone is raving about.
Reviewed by Rick O'Shea from Ireland on 21st Feb
This phone was a birthday present just two weeks ago and I have to say,
it looks good. However, that's where the good stops! The rest of the
phone is very poor. The build quality is one of the worst I have come
across and the whole phone is very flimsy and tacky!
Reviewed by Darren from UK on 21st Feb 2006
Listen up everyone; this phone is a piece of junk. Let's stop kidding
ourselves and start being honest in our reviews. I have used this phone
and it's rubbish.
Reviewed by dan from england on 20th Feb 2006
where do i start? this phone is a good idea but not pratical. keypad
is fingerprint galore after little use. open mecanism brakes and shoots
open every time you touch it, cover rattles and brakes off. THEN you
think it can only get better you were wrong. inside it is worse. not
many functions, functions that are there dont work well, like the camera,
no mega pixel camera? whats all that about? only 640*480 camera, is
pointless, and photos still look worse than that! then you notice the
price, £189.99 on pay as you go! DONT BUY IT, IF YOU NEED A NEW PHONE
GET EITHER A SONY ERICSSON K750I FOR £179.99 OR IF YOU CAN PAY MORE
GET THE SAMSUNG D600 FOR £239.99
Reviewed by Earle from USA on 20th Feb 2006
concede that the price is high for what you get but the phone ia a solid
performer and reception is excellent. if you hate the looks inside then
you hate the razr too since they are the same. software is better than
the razr and the phone is unique. people love to follow suit and rate
low. Fact is this phone is solid as any phone out there. better if dropped
than the fragile razr. How do i know? Former razr owner. this phone
is much easier to handle. better looking. better reception. just better.
Reviewed by dave from england on 19th Feb 2006
i do like this phone, but it also has alot of problems. mine likes to
turn itself off every now and then which is annoying, and yes the memory
is rubbish. but i dont really care about video cameras, photos, mp3
and all that - its a phone! if you want to take decent pictures, get
a digi camera, if you want to listen to music get a dedicated mp3 player
(just not an ipod-completely useless) so as a 'phone' it is good, very
nice to look at, very nice to use
Reviewed by LeWiZ from UK on 18th Feb 2006
Lewis you are out of your mind! This phone is the biggest piece of junk
to ever hit this planet! VGA camera, no MP3 and The screen quality is
the lowest of the low! Also the keypad is terrible for fingerprints.
You can't compare it to the V3i. I've got a V3i and it's the best phone
EVER!!! You should have waited...
Reviewed by Gemma from UK on 17th Feb 2006
It looks great and is comfortable to hold. but that's the only good
part!! It is a poor and malfunctioning phone and i wouldn't recommend
it. personally i don't like motorola and i think lots of their phones
are poorly made and play up.
Reviewed by Lorraine from UK on 17th Feb 2006
The Good Bit - Looks good. The Rest - functionality is poor - the usual
Motorola phonebook (which is irritating) and memory is rubbish. If you
remove your sim you lose all previous calls/messages. If you just want
something that looks good buy it, I'm going back to my Sony D750i
Reviewed by Dar Nelson from USA on 17th Feb 2006
the phone is tiny. thats what i wanted. i had a RAZR and it felt like
i was talking to a old motorola brick phone run over by a steam roller.
flat and wi...de. this thing fits nice in the hand and connects tightly
with bluetooth headsets. ask those with mp3 players how often they use
them. same with video cams. no need for that. This phone is the smallest
phone ive seen with bluetooth, a necessary feature. thats that. darout
Reviewed by kris from england on 15th Feb 2006
I bought this phone and its my 5th one that ive got altogether, i only
bought the phone cos it was cute about 72 quid on ebay, dropped it once
it worked fine, after a week the camera was poor, not very good tunes
and eventually it just wouldnt turn on i even tried charging it but
still it wunt turn on! ! well if you want to waste your money and be
careless not bothering about the quality then do, do but if i were you
DONT buy this phone.
Reviewed by Lewis from on 12th Feb 2006
what planet have u lot been on. these days no one really cares about
looks have a stylish phone means people want to get to know u. yes the
v3i is good but its not on pay as you go yet is it and the v3 i is very
wide. big up to all u Motorola PEBL lovers we salute u.
Reviewed by Bryan from UK on 6th Feb 2006
Oh dear, oh dear what can the matter be… Motorola have produced
a phone that is best in the lavortory!
Reviewed by Denis from UK on 6th Feb 2006
Motorola, you must be joking! How can you honestly call this piece of
trash a phone? Where have you been for the last twelve months - obviously
on a different planet? This has to be the worst excuse for a modern
phone that I have ever come across. I always thought Motorola were at
the forefront of technology, who prided themselves on cutting-edge designs
etc. It's a shame this is not reflected in this phone!
Reviewed by Becky from England on 5th Feb 2006
All I have to say is that this is the worst phone I have ever had! The
memory and camera are rubbish, it's a nightmare to text on - slow and
delayed. I was stupid enough to go by looks!
Reviewed by Ian from UK on 5th Feb 2006
There is only one word that can describe this phone... RUBBISH! Had
it for one week and will be selling it on eBay later today, under the
kids toy section!!!
Reviewed by Mike from uk on 5th Feb 2006
Oh my god I think I'm going to be sick! VGA camera, cheap opening thing,
horrible, HORRIBLE keypad and the screen is so low quality! I'm taking
mine back to the shop today and getting a V3i!
Reviewed by Joe Hawker from U K on 4th Feb 2006
This is like the V3. You can't do half of the things it says you can,
And the keypad sucks!
Reviewed by Ryan from Wales on 4th Feb 2006
HAHAHA! what a pile of junk! My dad got the PEBL and I got the V3i.
He was convinced that the PEBL was better just because of the tacky
opening mechanism. I sure showed him. PEBL has VGA camera, no video
recorder and no MP3. The V3i has everything you can think of, including
a 1.23mp! Moto bring out 2 new phones. The PEBL lets them down big time
but the V3i has brought moto up to a new level!
Reviewed by More from UK on 3rd Feb 2006
I got this phone free as an upgrade. I chose the phone because of the
£200 price tag thinking boy it must rock! How wrong was I. It looks
and feels very cool. In fact when I hold it in my hand and flip it open
its amazing. But the features suck. I cant play my aac format mp3 tunes
on it. Animated wallpapers dont work. For some reason they have crippled
the bluetooth on it (although this seems true for all moto phones) so
I cant sync with other phones or my computer. I can send things over
bluetooth but from some devices I cant recieve items and I definately
cant browse other devices. My old Sony t610 could do all that and had
more memory. Whats with the crazy fourth menu button as well? instead
of pressing the central button to confirm choices theres a fourth button
you dont notice for ages! Everytime i tried to ring or send a message
I kept pressing the wrong button! Bah get any samsung phone instead
they're much better.
Reviewed by bex from UK on 1st Feb 2006
this is the worst fone ever! the flip open design is terrible and the
screen resolution awful! what a waste of money?! i would never recomend
this to anyone! :(
Reviewed by george from england on 1st Feb 2006
absolutley class phone, looks great performs great so far anyway not
got super high tech features but it has all a normal dude needs fun
camera easy txtin and fun to open it fascinated me for weeks :) recomend
it to anyone who likes style and fun technology
Reviewed by Dean from UK on 30th Jan 2006
Can someone please remind me, is this phone known as the PEBL or the
PLEB? I believe the later is more appropriate having used it for the
past two days. In summary, this phone is a heap of rubbish. I can honestly
say it’s the worst phone I have ever had – and I’ve
had loads. The keypad is a magnet for fingerprints and the opening mechanism
is about as tacky as it gets.
Reviewed by Dawn Keebles from UK on 30th Jan 2006
Had this phone for three days and I'm absolutely gutted that I ever
clapped my eyes on it. The overall finish is rubish and the menu system
is so quirky I just can't seem to get to grips with it. Be warned, you
should not judge a phone by its look! I did and now I'm paying the price.
Reviewed by ben from uk on 30th Jan 2006
there's only one word to sum up this phone, WICKED
Reviewed by Jack from UK on 28th Jan 2006
Looks nice from the outside and then when you open it you notice the
flimsy opening mechanism, terrible keypad (almost like a mirror, the
worst for fingerprints), and the low quality screen. VGA camera! Get
with the times man! On the other hand, the Motorola V3i is the Best
motorola yet! I want to upgrade to the V3i next. You got the PEBL? Bad
choice. Ya should of waited for the V3i. Wish I did aswell. :(
Reviewed by jack bumfluf from taliban on 27th
Pretty rubbish i bought this phone cheap off a friend and sold it 2
days later when i found at the 5meg space and no MP3 that was more than
enough to send it back. They need memory cards it's annoying. So, yeah
i wouldn't buy this phone unless you want to be dissapointed.
Reviewed by ssaatiyu from canada on 27th Jan 2006
i was excited when i got this phone and then a week later i got to know
the function very well and this phone is garbage... dunno y people would
buy this. out of a hundred i would give this phone a 10.
Reviewed by alex from england on 25th Jan 2006
i think this phone if a load of cow dunk i bought it 5 days ago and
boured of it already it lacks many features and it very easy to get
fingerprints alover it...only gud thing is it looks cool and it nice
2 hold...(much prefer my old phone 6230)
Reviewed by Sean from uk on 24th Jan 2006
Thought this phone looked quite smart so bought it what a big mistake
i made, have had 3 in 3 weeks all 3 have a tendancy to turn themselves
on and off whenever they feel like it. Very unreliable phone do not
Reviewed by Valkyrie from England on 23rd Jan
PEBL? More like PLEB! This phone is so bad I was emailing Motorola a
complaint within 2 hours of receiving it. Here's a copy ..... *******
Having checked out the PEBL here on your website I was impressed enough
to investigate it further and check out what reviews I could find. Not
being able to find a seriously negative report I went ahead and upgraded
from my trusty old Samsung. My new PEBL arrived but two hours ago! I'd
heard tell of how this phone was unlike any other and it's true. The
texture, shape and feel of it in my hand was unique and comforting.
It is a truly beautiful phone. I slid my thumb almost languidly down
the front to open the phone and ..... the phone was almost jerked out
of my hand by the suddenness and force of the opening action. The look
and feel of the phone are tranquil and then you are rudely brought up
short with this brutal opening. I had read enough reviews to have been
led to believe the action would be soft and smooth and in keeping with
the whole 'ethos' of the phone. It isn't. I am severely disappointed.
I then spent two hours 'playing' with my new phone. Let me correct that.
I sent a text message, received one back, then spent two hours trying
to figure out how to delete a received text message. I have read the
handbook cover to cover and am now fully au fait with fancy things such
as voice activation and instant messaging, but I still can't delete
a text message! I only ever upgrade my phone when the old ones on its
last legs, so sadly its a bit of an exciting event for me. Thanks to
the new PLEB, today so far has been a let down.:( ******* I eventually
had to phone Motorola and get idiot proof instructions on how to delete
a text message! The problem is its not straight forward, there is nothing
written in the User Guide and some of the function buttons aren't even
labelled and explained in the diagrams. Yesterday more trauma with the
PLEB as it took it into it's feeble mind to change the message alert
tone 4 times and the ring tone twice. How clever, a phone with a mind
of its own. My advice to anyone thinking about making this their latest
purchase is: STEP AWAY FROM THE PLEB AND TRY TWO TIN CANS AND A LENGTH
Reviewed by Lewis from UK on 23rd Jan 2006
This phone is a pile of rubbish. The keypad is always full of fingerprints
and the way it opens is very poor. Was it made by Motorola or Fisher
Reviewed by anna from england on 22nd Jan 2006
hi its me again....yes the one with 3 pbls in 3 weeks....surprise surpise
theother one went wrong too.so how many did i have?.yes 4...lol...what
a pile of rubbish...don't raccomend it to anyone..sorry....
Reviewed by Dean from UK on 22nd Jan 2006
I cannot believe that a company like Motorola who has been producing
mobile phones for umpteen years could produce something as tacky as
this. The entire phone is rubbish and I would steer well clear of it.
Reviewed by Grant from UK on 22nd Jan 2006
Like many people, I could not wait for this phone to hit the high street.
What an anticlimax, when I eventually got my hands on one at my local
phone store, I was extremely disappointed. The build quality is shoddy
and Fisher Privce must have designed opening mechanism! The whole experiance
was teribble so I decided to go for the new V3i instead. What a luck
escape... the V3i is everything that the PEBL isn’t!
Reviewed by MOTO H8R from PLUTO on 22nd Jan 2006
i dont undastand wots up wid motorola. it tries to be da best fne make
bi makin light,thin fnes lyk neva b4.it does a gud job 4 dat but the
fne actuali is rubbish! like dis pebl...it mite luk gud bt it aint a
gud fne. no otha compani does dat. dey make gud lukin fnes dat r actualli
gud!but motorola....oh no...lets make the thinest fne ever...motorola
v3 rzr...nd guesss wot..dis fne will luk gud bt u no wot...its gonna
b useless!i just HATE MOTOROLA! I ADVISE SAMSUNG OR SONY ERICSSON.
Reviewed by Foley from UK on 21st Jan 2006
This phone is awful. The cheap rubber exterior marks very easily with
fingerprints! The display has a silly groove all the way round which
will just get full of tiny bits of dust etc. I don't like the flip open
action either. I currently have the V3 Wwhich is much better looking.
Going to swap the PEBL for Samsung E350. I don't like the design of
the phone that much that I didn't bother to put the sim card in so can't
say anything about the phone's features!
Reviewed by Adz from ENGLAND!!! on 20th Jan 2006
Hi, first of all i would like to say this phone looks nothing like a
pebl! its too big and bulkey to be a size of a pebl! anyway bought this
phone from carphone warehouse priced at £184.99 on orange after seeing
it advertise on t.v and i really hate it, i tried to take it back but
they said something about it being special edition nd some thing like
that so now im stuck with a phone that i hate! thank god ive still got
my good old nokia 6230 i was planning on selling it just before i got
the pebl and thank godness i didnt! so i have no idea wot im gonna do
with this pebl junk think i'll sell it on ebay a bit cheaper than carphone
warehouse then i will have it off my hands!
Reviewed by jordan from uk on 20th Jan 2006
this phone looks amazing from the advert, but my gosh is it rubbish,
the screen is poor, bad quality and the colour is abismall, all in all
Reviewed by rhianne from england (jersey) on 19th
i think this phone is amazing its got a great style the design on this
phone is just superbe the texture is so soft its the perfect shape the
features on this phone is complicated but great i love this phone
Reviewed by jen from england on 17th Jan 2006
What an ugly phone! It does have a clever flip up system though but
its screen is too small and finger prints are so easy to get on it!
I like the phones with proper outer screens- i caan't comment on the
samsung e530 because there are too many reviews but i have that phone
and it is amazing!
Reviewed by Matt from Scotland on 11th Jan 2006
My friend got this phone and said it was great. I was not so impressed.
Very low memory only 5000kb so u cannot take lots of videos or pictures.
On the other hand smart slick design but i do not recommend it
Reviewed by Bint from wales on 9th Jan 2006
perfect phone for me. cute design, very stylish and sexy. no mp3 player
but who needs one on a phone?????!!!!! if u want an mp3 player buy one!!!!
best phone ever
Reviewed by Eamonn from UK on 2nd Jan 2006
What a terrible phone. This is a real victory of style over substance.
It is unquestionably beautiful, feels great in the hand and draws admiring
glances, but as a piece of equipment it is rubbish: - Very clunky software
- the UI is pretty but inefficient - Texting is a real pain (and I'm
not a text-maniac - if I were more text-focussed this phone would drive
me insane) - Very poor bluetooth - it doesn't export many functions,
and won't work with my Tom Tom navigator - Where's the memory??? It
can only hold about 40 texts I got it free, and it's now being replaced
with a Nokia. Motorola need to learn from Nokia or Samsung that functionality
is as important as good looks.
Reviewed by luke from england on 31st Dec 2005
my freind has this fone and i went on and i have got to say that i was
not impressed at all, i thought that it would be really really good
but no i was wrong and im glad that i went on my freinds becaus i was
just gonna buy one myself but now im not.
Reviewed by Besster from Ireland on 31st Dec 2005
Sweet little phone.Not feature packed but if u want a fisher prise toy
lookalike loaded with gear go buy a w800i
Reviewed by ANNA from ENGLAND on 29th Dec 2005
CUTE LITTLE PHONE...I LOVED IT!!! SOON AS I SAW IT,I SWAPPED IT FOR
MY MOTOROLA RZV6....BUT I HAD TO HAVE IT...WHAT A MISTAKE...COUPLE DAYS
LATER I TOOK IT BACK, THE REASON? IT KEPT SWITCHING ITSELF OFF AND ON
ANYTIME I RECEIVED A TEXT MESS...IT HAD A MIND OF ITS OWN...REPLACED
IT FOR ANOTHER ONE AFTER THEY TOLD ME IT WAS FAULTY...AFTER A WEEK HISTORY
REPEATED ITSELF,REPORTED IT...THEY SENT ME ANOTHER ONE...WITHIN 2 WEEKS
I HAD 3 MOTOROLA PBLS...STILL GOT IT AND I'M HOPING THIS WILL BE OK...ALL
I CAN SAY ABOUT IT?...CUTE BUT VERY POOR SORRY!!!
Reviewed by beki from uk on 28th Dec 2005
This phone is the best phone i have ever perchased. It has a really
good camera, looks fab, and it automaticly opens, you put the front
of the fone down a little bit and it flips open.The best phone i have
ever had!!! I advise people to by it
Reviewed by Mark from Liverpool, uk on 25th Dec
Why do Motorola insist on making top quality looking/feeling phones
with the worst firmware and features ever? This phone has about 4 megs
of memory, can't fit ANYTHING on there! MP3's are really loud and clear
but there's no dedicated player and they must be recoded to like 32kb/s
and a low sampling rate just to fit 3 songs on the phone! My main complaint
though, and the reason i'm sending this phone back, is because of the
texting!! I can write a message, and when i'm finished i have to wait
for the phone to catch up. I text fast, and i expect the latest mobile
phones to be able to keep up with me! Wouldn't really recomment this
phone to anyone. Also the sound quality on calls is pretty low, find
people are saying "sorry? Say that again!" when i'm talking to them!
Reviewed by John Sweet from UK on 23rd Dec 2005
Just went to look at this and very very dissapointed. Usual Motorola
(lack) memory. 5meg !!! Whats that all about!?
Reviewed by David from UK on 22nd Dec 2005
I changed from Nokias for many years to Motorola (V3) a year ago and
it took a bit of getting used to. Just upgraded to the V6 Pebl and it's
great. Granted there are phones on the market that have oodles more
features but I only use it to make calls and text. The memory isn't
huge so you'll need to delete messages when you have 40 or so but that's
not the end of the world. It feels and looks like a stylish phone. It's
MUCH better than I thought it would be and smaller too. No regrets yet!
Reviewed by steph from england on 18th Dec 2005
RUBBISH! i got this phone for free and im so glad i did coz i would
not of wanted 2 waste all tht money! theres no video no memory blurry
pictures and no mp3 ect. just like a phone where u pay loads n loose
it all. i DONT RECCOMEND IT!!
Reviewed by tracey from liverpool,uk on 14th Dec
just upgraded to the pebl from a sony ericsson k700i and i am already
planning on sending the pebl back. ill try give best review i can, its
stunning to look at it feels super smooth and the new opening feature
is pretty swanky. but iam a 25 year old girl who needs a little more
from my phone. the main drawbacks are lack of memory for photos and
tunes, which are the main reason some of you may buy the latest phones.
if it is please dont get this phone hoping you might get use to it,like
i did. it dont work its a real pain, espically if you had ericsson phone
with more than 5 times more memory. the pebl i guess would be ideal
for a man as the keypad is flat like the razor and if you have long
nails like me its quite easy to press the wrong buttons ALL THE TIME,
men may not have same problems. also i dont think this phone is as user
friendly as the samsung or nokia's that are around. menus and features
are very basic and nothing you'd expect from a NEW modern phone. The
camera is top quality though, colours bright and sharp. Although i could
only save a handful as not much memory at all. I'd love to say this
phone is perfect in every way because motorola have got the styling
spot on, the look, the feel and photo quality is pure class. but it
wouldn't be recommend to any of my friends... sorry to let you down
Reviewed by Kieran from U.K on 11th Dec 2005
This little phone is so cool i love the little button at the side that
makes it pop up ! ;)Motorola how do u jam pack all the features into
phones this size?!
Reviewed by Vicki from England on 4th Dec 2005
I've just got one - it's amazing to look at and hold! The lack of features
doesn't worry me because it has everything i need and it's so much better
than my old phone - the nokia 3200. I recommend the beautiful pebl!
Reviewed by Jorge from U.K. on 30th Nov 2005
Love the voice command feature.its great that all the numbers don't
have to be stored on the phone and that you don't have to record a seperate
message for each entry.Just hurry up and get some downloads on line
Reviewed by mike from uk on 12th Nov 2005
emm no memory card no video no mega pixel no mp3 its like a v3 u pay
all that money for a phone and in about 9 to 12 months it's history
some thing like 600 pounds gone all the way down to 100 pounds like
the v3 only been out for 13 months that cost 560 pounds now its 130
pounds waste it's like it with all phones really here today gone tomowow
Reviewed by Lissa from UK on 12th Nov 2005
WHY OH WHY do the Motorola phones have such small memory?!?! They are
wonderful phones - fantastic features and easy to use as well as being
totally gorgeous. However, they are all around 5MB memories. I mean
I have the Samsung D500 and that has 80MB!! At least the Motorolas should
have a memory card. Some phones nowadays even have up to about 2GB which
is outrageous. 5MB is pathetic in comparison and I just wish Motorola
would improve it! Pleeeeeeeeease!!!
Reviewed by Tomo from England on 19th Oct 2005
As usual with motorola they always make their handsets look out of this
world, but features wise could be improved, on the plus side a great
phone despite the lack of features
Reviewed by Zack from England on 17th Oct 2005
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