Motorola V600 Review
Review: July 2004. Updated November 2004.
The Motorola V600 is a well-specified phone with an integrated digital
camera, video playback (but not video recording), MP3 ringtones and
Bluetooth wireless connectivity. Quad band lets you roam globally.
The V600 is an attractively-styled clamshell phone with a smart chrome
finish. The quality of the display is excellent and the camera performs
well (for a phone!). The phone is larger than most clamshells, but then
again it is a high-spec phone with lots of features packed in. Overall
a nice looking and functional phone, aimed firmly at the more expensive
end of the market.
What lets the V600 down badly is the reliability problems reported
by users. We cannot recommend this phone, and instead would recommend
the new Motorola V620.
Features of the Motorola V600 include:
- Integrated Digital Camera
- Video Clip playback with sound
- Internal display: 65,000 Colour TFT (176 x 220 pixels)
- External display: 2 Line (96 x 32, Inverse image)
- 22 Embedded polyphonic ringtones (24 voice), 3 MP3 ringtones
- MotoMixer (Remixable MIDI ringer software)
- Downloadable Themes: Animated screensavers, wallpapers and ringtones
- Java games: Stuntman™ & Monopoly, plus downloadable games
- EMS & MMS (Picture / photo + text + sound)
- Instant Messaging Support
- Email: STMP, POP3, IMAP4
- WAP Browser version 2.0, GPRS
- Bluetooth® wireless connectivity
- USB connectivity
- User-customisable Softkey Functions, Main Menu and Shortcuts
- Voice features: Voice-activated dialling
- In-built Hands-free Speakerphone
- Internal Memory: 5MB
- Phone Book: Up to 1000 entries
- Picture Phonebook: Up to 100 KB
- Calculator and currency converter
- Date and clock
- Datebook with Reminder Alerts
- PIM functionality
- Vibration alert
- Quad Band (900/1800/1900/850 MHz)
- Standby time: Up to 240 hours
- Talk time: Up to 450 minutes
- Size: 88.1mm x 47.6mm x 23.6mm
- Weight: 116g
Motorola V600 User Reviews
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Average rating from 101 reviews:
Reviewed by triza from kenya on 30th Nov 2011
Reviewed by Iain from Scotland on 11th Feb 2005
I struggle to find enough to give one star. This is the worst phone
I have laid hands on. Does not have infrared does not accept "business
cards" hangs menu structure is poor it hangs the synchronisation software
is a mess it hangs battery life is poor it hangs it has pretty pictures
- there's where the one star comes from it hangs a separate entry for
evey method of contact for a persom, you know someone with a pager,
mobile, and home phone you get three ebntries in the contact list. Add
email, fax.... incredible. Browsing contact list is poor the phone hangs
a lot everything is slow the phone always hangs oh, and it sometimes
does not switch on... actaull, a LOT it does not switch on. Comes with
a bluetooth headset.... it is OK, thick, bulky, but, not too heavy.
Would I buy Motorola again?.... not untill the celluloid dog chases
the asbestos cat through hell - after it freezes over.
Reviewed by PATZ from NEW YORK USA on 11th Feb
tHIS IS THE WORSES PHONE I'VE EVER HAD. iF YOU HAVE A CHANCE TO RETURN
YOUR PHONE,dO IT NOW B4 IT'S 2 LATE. gO TO sONYeRICCSON, nOKIA OR THE
sAMSUNG pHONE. tHEY ARE VERY RELIABLE. i JUST TRIED TO SWITCH TO THIS
BRAND FOR A TRY (MOTO)BECAUSE OF AVERTIZING AND IT'S A NIGHTMARE! i
WILL NEVER EVER HAVE THIS BRAND AGAIN (ANY MODEL).
Reviewed by Mahboob from England on 9th Feb 2005
I think the v600 is a okay phone but one thing i dont like about it
is that it freezes when i am on camara. and the other thing bad is it
doesent have video recording on it.last thing i have to say is that
when you record something it doesent let you set it as a ring tone.
Reviewed by Stuart from UK on 9th Feb 2005
I've had this for a few months, and it's generally a good phone with
a few niggles. On the plus side, it's easy to use for basic tasks; the
keys and directional pad work well for dialing and games; the WAP browser's
fine; the screen's good; the ring's loud; it's nice looking and quite
small. On the minus, I've had problems getting bluetooth to work with
my PC (though that may be a fault on the PC side); sometimes you have
to press a few too many buttons to do simple things; the less-used menu
options tend to be hidden away; the lack of T9 predictive text is annoying;
the camera is average; the reception and call quality aren't as good
as some phones; and I've never used the video playback. Overall, good
in some areas, average in others, but not really bad in anything.
Reviewed by Anna from New Zealand on 9th Feb 2005
I hate this phone! im on my second one and once again its crapping out...i
paid NZ$1000 for it and i fully regret it! when i first got it it was
really cool and i loved it but now i would rather have my old nokia
3200. it always freezes for long periods of time, it rings even when
no ones calling and i have to take out the battery to make it stop,
the 9 button has moments where it doesnt work, it restarts itself- often
in the middle of important phone calls, the outside is fully scratched
and there is a crack in the black plastic, it has a yellow dot on the
screen which wont go away. im so disappointed and vodafone wont let
me get a new one. im never buying a motorola again. and for one g it
should atleast have an mp3 player, a radio or the option to record a
video. trust me...dont buy this phone!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by ryan from UK on 8th Feb 2005
its a great phone to have. i found the menu easy to use but the only
problem i encountered was that it took a long time to get in the inbox
but i would recommend this phone to anyone
Reviewed by topoff from England on 8th Feb 2005
For a phone that was the top of the range the camera is dire. Despite
the choice of settings the camera takes photos as it sees fit, usually
less than 40kb, hence poor pictures. It takes at least 5 to 6 key presses
to access functions I should be able to access in 2. On one very embarrasing
occasion the phone rang loudly in a shopping centre, I tried to answer
the phone but it wouldnt stop ringing, I tried to turn it off but it
wouldnt have that !! In the end I had to remove the battery !!!!. Poor
call quality, profile changing in your pocket, you've read it all before.
For such an established communications company, Motorola dont know how
to make decent mobile phones !
Reviewed by Cyreal from Netherlands on 7th Feb
Well the phone started of nicely, I liked it very much, only problem
was it gets damaged pretty easy, so the looks take of in no time...
Now i've got this phone for about 10 months, and it won't reload anymore...
It isn't the adapter, I allready checked that, so time to return it
to Moto... Time to buy a good nokia (only bad looks... or a Samsung!)
Reviewed by Pat D from USA on 6th Feb 2005
The best phone I ever had. I have this phone over a year now and had
no problems at all. Great signal anywhere in the US and all over the
Reviewed by ally from england on 6th Feb 2005
I have had this phone for six months now and I have had my problems
with it but overall its quite a good phone. The games are brilliant!
Monopoly on a phone? how cool is that? The ringtones are poor except
for hellomoto! and I have also had problems with the light freezing.
If you have only had a pretty bog standard phone before then no doubt
you will be impressed with it but if you are used to phones like the
nokia 6600 i think you will be quite disappointed.
Reviewed by cheebo from tokyo,japan on 6th Feb
The worses moto (V600) i've ever had. It was relly a nightmareeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by cheebo from japan on 4th Feb 2005
Motorola V600 is a terrible fne, you will regret buying it and will
want to get rid of it.Buy other brands and read reviews first. DO NOT
BUY THIS PHONE !!! WASTE OF MONEY AND..... PATIENCE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by kit from USA on 4th Feb 2005
This is a nice phone...just on it's looks. But in terms of performance
this phone is really hellll of a ??? I have my phone replace after having
it for a week with SE ( K700 and this fone is awesome). Manolo said
it's for "smart people", Mannn!!! we're talkin of phone performance
and functions and not just on locaating the key's ( finding those dial
keys). Your just afraid to admit that you have no choice of keeping
this fone or maybe it's your first fone. Be smart...read other reviews.
Reviewed by Mark from England on 4th Feb 2005
I have had all the problems listed on this site, but continued to put
up with it until now. The latest problem is the damn thing wont even
pick up my service providers signal. Like most of these reviews, works
fine for 3-4 months then the problems start. Be warned !!!!!!
Reviewed by Lorraine White from United Kingdom on
4th Feb 2005
Hi. I have had the phone since last April. I have had a number of problems
with the phone, as those described by others. When switched off the
backlight on the front screen stays on, the pixels on the front screen
become scrambled and distort the time display. I also had a problem
when the phone would not switch off! I was told by the O2 shop where
I bought it that I had to use the Master Reset button, which I don't
ercall seeing in the manual. This also ended up losing all my settings.
And will somebody tell me how to set up for voice dialling???!! There
appears to be nothing in the manual for this at all. The Blue Tooth
unit I have is okay, but still don't really understand how it works
(though I can answer calls with it). Again the manual for this was rubbish.
It's all in all a very flashy phone, but too complicated for my liking.
Think I will go back to a Nokia next time my contract expires in April.
If anyone can help with the voice dialling please let me know by leaving
me a message here!
Reviewed by Gary from UK (manchester) on 3rd Feb
I have had this phone for a while and its resonably ok, It feels durable
and sturdy and although ive had problems with the phone powering itself
off or diverting calls on the odd occasion this isnt too bad. One thing
i would say is this is definetly a phone for right handed people, im
a lefty and the position of the buttons is pretty horrible, left OR
right handed the buttons are too flat and lead to people with chubby
fingers making mistakes, when you close the flap shut it gradually leads
to annoying little scuff marks on the screen from the buttons. The wap
is horribly underdeveloped (like the phonebook), no bookmark function,
only a store page function, where you have to leave the wap to go back
and open it, or a web shortcuts page which is not well explained and
doesnt seem to appear in the manual very much. i dropped mine and the
silver bit of plastic on the face cracked, its difficult to replace
and u have to replace the full front plasctic screen , this cheapo-
easily breakable bit could eaisily have been part of the removable fascia,
saving me a lot of trouble, Overall, being heavy and metal doesnt make
u a good phone, pretty poor camera, no video, sh!t phone book, get a
Reviewed by Jordan from India on 3rd Feb 2005
Absolutely Great other than the phone book where no search is present
and you need to scroll all the entries. No other features in the phone
are even good, they are THE BEST.
Reviewed by Dave from England on 1st Feb 2005
I have had the Motorola V600 for one month now. I have had to send it
back because it has developed a fault -the backlight on the lid only
turns itself on when the phone is switched off (this happens randomly),
and freezes the phone ! I have to remove the battery and re-insert it
to re-set the phone ! Apart from this problem, the phone in general
is OK. One annoying thing though -the switch controlling the ring style
is on the outside and sometimes tends to get knocked accidently, changing
the ring style without my knowledge ! Another thing which my previous
mobile phone (Nokia) had which this one hasn't got is the ability to
change the start day of the week in the calendar. I personally find
this very useful as my working week starts on a Sunday (I work shifts).
I tend to agree with the other reviewers who say that the quality control
and field testing of this phone (and perhaps other Motorola phone models)
would appear to be rather poor.
Reviewed by Figo Luis from Finland on 29th Jan
im telling you guys that are after this phone buy never ever read this
kind of bull people are writing about this phone because there isnt
only nokiaphone or motorolaphone thats good PEACE
Reviewed by Manolo Marquez from Mexico on 28th
its an excellent phone but its for smart people because motorola phones
are more complicated than nokia or others company phones, first the
dial key is at the opposite than nokia's, please if you are gonna buy
a motorola phone read the manual or simply bought a nokia or another
phone because motorola is only for smart people
Reviewed by Fats from England on 25th Jan 2005
absolute rubbish! Sent back 4 times with different software problems.
Role on 12 months so I can change.
Reviewed by Chris from UK on 23rd Jan 2005
Terrible. Had to send it back after two days after a number of problems-
accidentally pushing the buttons on the side to change profile is bad
enough, but when it does it of its own accord, it becomes a whole different
kettle of fish. It stalled when composing text messages, the vibrating
alert decided to pack up numerous times, and the front display screen
became unreadable. It looks nice, fair enough, but otherwise, poor.
Avoid at all costs.
Reviewed by lisa from holland on 23rd Jan 2005
i think this phone is verry poor cuase its a waste of money on soemthing
that is gona get broken in a couple of dayz
Reviewed by Brian Caird from UK on 20th Jan 2005
The Motorola V600 is a terrible phone, Stay clear of this one, you will
regret buying it and will want to get rid of it as soon as you can.
I kid you not !! DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE !!!
Reviewed by Eddie from UK on 15th Jan 2005
Just bought two of these phones and I am disappointed. The batteries
didn't even last 24 hours before they needed recharging. My old NoKia
6310i only took 2hrs to charge and lasted a couple of weeks in general
use. If you want a phone that lasts a while between charges then avoid
Reviewed by claire from UK on 12th Jan 2005
I have had this phone for 7 mths now and just want to throw it out the
window!! I have had constant issues with it, including freezing, when
the dialling out the person I am calling can't hear me so I have to
dial again, Text messages come through in parts saying half is missing
and the front case has cracked so makes the metal detachable case fall
off!! I used to have the Ericsson t610 which I had no issues for the
year that I had it!! So all in all an awful phone.....don't waste your
Reviewed by jane from england on 11th Jan 2005
This phone is the best phone i have ever had. The buttons on the side
do change when its in my bag but its not really a problem to me! Its
so easy to work aswell. When i charge my phone and your useing it at
the same time, it does change the ring to vibrate, loud, soft, n silent,
which can sometimes be annoying but its ok. The camera picture is totaly
an amazing quality, my mates phones are nothin compared to the quality
of this phone. There is one thing that annoys me is that you cant record
videos, only dowload them i think (ive not tried that yet) but id say
get this phone it is soooo cool. Its great.
Reviewed by martin from uk on 7th Jan 2005
This is an appalling phone - the navigation is completely unintuitive,
the textfont sizes are too small and the buttons on the side get caught
in your pockets and change your ring profile to silent when you don't
know it ! I could go on listing the faults - revert to a Nokia everytime
- don't get this one !!
Reviewed by dave haddock from uk on 6th Jan 2005
PHONE WORKED WELL FOR FIRST 6 MONTHS THEN DEVELOPED MANY FAULTS KEPT
SWITCHING OFF CHANGES RING TONES DIFFICULTLY CHARGING ETC - MOTOROLA
COUSTOMER CARE ARE A JOKE! MENUS ARE DIFFICULT TO GET TO GRIPS WITH
AND THE BUTTONS ON THE SIDE ARE EASILY KNOCKED WHICH CHANGES THE PROFILES
WITHOUT YOU KNOWING. PERSONALLY I WOULD AVOID THIS PHONE AND MOTOROLAS
IN GENERAL GO FOR A NOKIA SUCH AS 6230 THEY ARE FAR MORE RELIABLE AND
BETTER MADE IT SEEMS
Reviewed by ray from england on 5th Jan 2005
well i had this phone for 1 year now (well sort of) Be warned this phone
is rubbish it crashes daily, the little rubbers on the flip arnt big
enough so when closed the keys scratch the screen. the keys on the side
are active all the time so changing from ringtone to silent all the
time the camera is rubbish and no cover on it so dirt gets on lens all
time, try getting videos for it what a joke.mp3 for ringtones see how
much work u have to do if you want to put your own on there.now comes
the best part i smashed this phone to pieces best thing i ever done
now just waiting for contract to end so i can try sony ericsson and
no i never had nokia or sony before trying this phone "be warned do
not buy motorola phones"
Reviewed by steve from uk on 3rd Jan 2005
ive had this phone for about 6months and ive had no problems with it
at all. Ive never had any problems with buttons on the side changing
the ring profiles either. All in in all its a good phone.
Reviewed by GRUK from UK on 21st Dec 2004
I bought this phone as it had the best list of features for the money.
What a bust! First the phone wouldn't charge but managed to fix that.
Then one day the phone gave it up and died, great. Got a replacement
from the network (Orange) but that broke within 2 hours! They got me
to reboot the software over the phone and that fix lasted less than
10 minutes. The menu system is harder to learn than my previous Nokia's
and samsung's and it seems that in the initial set up, you get the camera
if you press most keys, I dont know about you but I text alot more that
I photograph! Ringtones are awful, you will be buying a new ringtone
within the first day. To be honest, I dont trust this phone, it is so
unreliable. Get something like the Nokia 6230. Dont be fooled by the
features, the phone is a DOG!
Reviewed by john may from usa on 21st Dec 2004
Worst phone I have owned. Push buttons on the rim are exposed and active
even when the cover is closed. They cannot be disabled. These buttons
control ring profiles so that the phone will change to silent without
warning. Ridiculous design - I guess they forgot to test it the field.
Reviewed by hannah from scotland on 20th Dec 2004
vidie play backs cool photos colorl srann
Reviewed by Zak Martinez from United States of America
on 17th Dec 2004
THE BEST PHONE. THE BEST LOOKING PHONE! For all you haters out there....yall
obviously don't knw what yall are talking about! I'm 18 years old and
it has everythying i WANT and need; a camera which you can do about
20 different things with the picture(send, recieve, wallpaper, ect.)Speaker
phone! That i can hear loud AND CLEAR! yall just can't hear if yall
are complaining! BLUE TOOTH tech. so i can be seen IN STYLE! Voice recorder;
so i can make my own answering machine messages!(thats a pretty fun
feature). ABLILITY TO GET THE BEST RING TONES! this is also the Best
looking phone in my opinion! Plus it has everything that a 18 year old
WANTS and NEEDS!
Reviewed by Mike from USA on 15th Dec 2004
I have had the V600 for 6 months now along with the Jabra 250 bluetooth
headset. The best investment I have made in a cell phone yet. Also purchased
the cable and software that allows me to share the info on my laptop.
This is especially nice when adding contacts, free or customized ringtones,
saving pictures, etc. It can all be done by simple drag and drop. I
have had none of the problems that others have mentioned in their reviews.
I am with Cingular and other than a very poor signal at my home the
service has been very good. The only improvements I would recommend
would be better placement/design of the external buttons used to adjust
ringing and voice dialing. These are to easy to accidentally activate.
Also would like to see a slight modification to the edge of the cover
to make it a little easier to open "one handed". Occasionaly when I
recieve a call and attempt to flip the phone open with one hand it partially
opens and then closes. This of course disconnects the call and I have
to call the person back. One more reason to use the wireless headset
and never have to open the phone to answer. If you are buying a phone
for the camera you need to rethink that idea. The camera function on
95% percent of all cell phones is a novelty item. Don't expect anything
but a cute picture that you can send to a friend. As a Safety/Operations
manager, I use it at work to document situations or damaged shipments.
It is great for those type of situations. My next cell phone will have
all of this plus corporate email functions.
Reviewed by m chalk from uk on 14th Dec 2004
this phone is awful worked fine for about six weeks since then the phone
freezes up when in phonebook cuts calls off randomly (even when you
have a full signal) will not let me answer calls most of the time and
switches its self off on a fairly regular basis if you want a stylish
flip phone that looks good this looks like a very good option but you
will be sorry ive never had a phone that performs so poorly i will go
back to nokia or sony ericson and motorola will never darken my doorstep
again you have been warned!!!!!!!
Reviewed by Talan from England on 12th Dec 2004
OK so I'm reading everyone's reviews and I've noticed that those who
gave the phone one star used a nokia previously. Here's a tip: LEARN
TO USE A MOTOROLA. You dimwits a nokia and a motorala ARE COMPLETELY
DIFFERENT!! A motorola doesn't work like a nokia. Before you give up
after one week on a phone cause you dont't know how to turn it off,
or you dont't know how to change the options so it doesn't go to your
voicemail after two rings - READ THE MANUAL!! And if the phone is turning
off by itself, did you ever stop to think that maybe the battery died??
Or if your phone was dropping calls or you were getting bad reception
- did you ever stop to realize that your service SUCKS!! I have never
heard so many flamboyant and over-exaggerated complaints in my entire
life. The worst one was the idiot that said she didn't get missed calls,
but got them 2 or 3 days later. Maybe that's cause people don't call
you EVERYDAY - and I can see why. Please, please, for the sake of humanity,
use common sense before blaming everything and the war on your phone!!
Reviewed by sandi from Cheshire, UK on 12th Dec
I've always had Motorola phones, since they were the size of a house
brick and weighed pounds. But I am becoming disillusioned with the V600.
I've read all the previous reviews and it seems Motorola lacks consistent
quality control. yes, for a bells and whistles phone it takes excellent
pictures, but you cant send them.. video clips, a joke Text messaging,
they come in when the phones in a good mood, often hours after sending,
and some do go missing and this is with the useful O2 provider. The
keypad and face, screens and surrounds are badly marked and shiny stuff
wearing through in places. I carry this phone in my jeans pocket always
and though it is a clamshell, leaning on it will; 1, turn the phone
off 2, change the ring from vibrate to loud. 3, give you white screen
syndrome The volume control is oversensitive , also a fault on the bluetooth
headset, which I find gives me earache after several hours of car wearing
and is not loud enough when driving on a motorway, even with the earpiece
held close into the ear And as for battery life, mine is now down to
36 hours standby, it was only marginally over 72 hours from day 1. And
yes it has been cycled according to instructions and it is a high power
original battery. The instruction manual I find difficult and not informative
enough, bluetooth was difficult to set up and the GPRS is a law unto
itself, Access the intenet? I dont think so, despite visits to the O2
shop and numerous calls to the O2 helpline. Altogether I am not happy
with this phone,but I dont think I'd change to Simens or Motorola, they
look dated and it would mean unlearning years of hello moto !
Reviewed by singh from india on 12th Dec 2004
Reviewed by Daniel from Sactown,CA United States on
11th Dec 2004
Best phone seen so far, only what dont like about it is no video camera.
high quality ringtones, and downloadble video clips. Thanx MOTOROLA
Reviewed by MJF from Britain on 8th Dec 2004
At first I loved it, then the novelty wore off. The phone book is rubbish
(why give the option of adding a new number to an exisitng person, for
it to just create a whole new record for that person?). Why have video
playback but not video recording? Anyway, after a few months it started
turning itself off when I opened it. After getting it back twice from
the manufacturers, I then couldn't set the time properly (I would set
it and then it would randomly change to something else). It's still
at the manufacturers and as far as I'm concerned it can stay there.
Reviewed by Martin from UK on 8th Dec 2004
This phone has caused me 9 months of grief. When purchased initially
I had to get a replacement straight away. Since then it has been back
to Motorola twice for repair, both times deleting all my settings and
photos. It came back from Motorola last week unfixed saying 'liquid
contamination' out of warranty - rubbish. The gold contacts on the bottom
of the phone went green with corrosion and they asked if I had used
it in the bathroom or in the kitchen! Glad to get rid of it.
Reviewed by Grumunkin from Wales on 7th Dec 2004
I bought this phone 3 months ago, primarily because of the free bluetooth
headset deal on a pay monthly contract. after getting over the withdrawl
from not having a Nokia menu system anymore, I have come to love my
new phone. rating each aspect of the phone:- menu system is good, call
quality / reception is excellent build quality is really excellent (metal
finish is cool) bluetooth handsfree is easy, and most effective camera
is good (for a phone) battery life is good for a high spec phone all
in all, I am delighted with my new motorola. I would recommend the v600
Reviewed by donna from usa on 7th Dec 2004
i don't exactly own one, i am going to buy it this weekend. i had the
v300 (amazing phone.. highly recommend it) which was stolen from me
and instead of going back to a phone i had for 6 months and spending
250 dollars on it again, i said i'd upgrade. it sounds so good, i've
played around with it but the US seems to love it but the UK hates it..
mm? well i know the tmobile version is suppose to be AMAZING and the
cingular version was discontinued so maybe the UKs got the cingular
version and thats why they are unsatisfied? i played around with both
the tmobile and cingular versions, cingular was pretty good, froze up
a bit. tmobile was flawless. hope i helped!! wish me luck that the one
i buy is not a faulty one
Reviewed by Raj from Singapore on 6th Dec 2004
I am just confirming what many other users have stated - this phone
is junk. The GOOD: - Hardware is well built - Screen is very good -
resolution and colour - Battery life is decent - Text messaging is more
advanced than T9 - Good size The BAD: - Can only search phone book by
first letter. This is absolutely ridiculous. You have to keep scrolling
for a loooong time to find a name. - Switches off randomly - Would not
stop ringing once and neither could it be sitched off. Had to remove
the battery to shut it down. - Will not receive messages unless you
are in standby mode. - Plastic front cracked easily. I had my phone
in the pocket and leaned against the table. It cracked. Went to customer
service to replace it. No parts were available. Went back again 1 month
later, still no parts. Was told to leave my number and I will be called
when the parts arrived. Its been 4 months now and still no call or parts.
- Can't save draft rtext messages - message is lost if you stopped temporarily
to answer a call. I finally went back to using my Siemens ME45, which
is probably the best phone I have used.
Reviewed by sarah from uk on 5th Dec 2004
This phone seemed like the best thing since sliced bread when i first
got it on contract 6 months ago then i realised it had broken when i
couldnt switch it off so i went into the shop and they switched it off
straight away..typical. im not an idiot i do know how to switch a mobile
phone off..this is the first time i have gone from using nokias and
i regret it so much, the signal is rubbish and its not my network. it
plays videos but dont record it..whats that about? if i knew it didnt
record them i wouldnt of got it! it switches itself off randomly, it
doesnt send texts i dont recieve texts if someone calls me and i dont
answer it after 2 rings it goes down as missed call and sometimes i
dont even see i have missed calls until 3 or 4 days after i have had
them, it doesnt hang up i cant answer my phone the screen goes blank
when i put it on charge it sometimes says unable to charge, basically
its broke. and the phone shop insists its not! dont get this phone it
breaks and its us eless..its so useless infact that i have 6 months
left on the contract i am looking for a phone to buy on pay as u go
and its now become my one year old nephews toy, i couldnt care less
if he broke the damn thing even more!
Reviewed by hannah from england on 4th Dec 2004
I think that it an excllent phone as it has a Digital camera and is
a flipphone? gr8
Reviewed by melissa from south Africa on 3rd Dec
the phone is rubbish the camera is poor and im going to get rid of it
and buy a panasonic x70 this phone has better everything.
Reviewed by gemini from malaysia on 3rd Dec 2004
i have always been a long time user of the nokia. so i thought of a
change and bought a motorola v600 when i needed to upgrade my nokia
8850. the A&P on the phoen was great and attractive.i am not one who
buy every new phone that comes out but i use my hand phones for a long
time (usually 3 years) as i am a creature of habit and do not like to
change my phone until it is absolutely necessary. BUT TO MY DESPAIR,
this is the greatest mistake i have ever made. i should be throwing
this motorola into the dump very soon. as i gave it its due time and
used it for about 6 months. i gave myself all the ample time to get
used to it but this phone is really junk !! i cant get used to the shoody
user menu and the user functionality that is so poor!! as soon as the
next new nokia that comes out, i will change this. all the complaints
about the lousy user menu is true! i hate losing my unfinished text
message when i accidentally press the wrong key. i hate the fact that
i have to reboot t he phone if i send out too many sms messages especially
if i am roaming. this is because if i dont do it, somehow the messages
remains unsent. the fact that the phone wont ring when the bluetooth
is on is so un-user friendly ! i have to keep the headset on my ear
(which could be a very painful thing if i am driving long distance),
if not i will miss my calls!! the phone cant handle vibrate and ring
at the same time! this is so bad because i always dont have time to
reach into my pocket and answer my call as it only ring out twice before
the line goes to voice mail. this is so poor user function! and it absolutely
useless when i am driving or in a crowded and noisy place. the nokia
that rings and vibrates the same time is absoluely great! the V600 always
crashes and this is unacceptable for such a high end and expensive phone.
the filmsy clam shell is useless when answering calls because if i reach
into my pocket to get the phone and accidentally opens the clam shell
slightly and closes it; the call is then answered and cut off when i
finally get the phone out of my pocket. again, bad user design and absolute
disgrace to motorola for not paying attention to the phone's user functionality.
the battery life on the phone is absolutely ridicolous and terribly
short and this gets worse when the battery get older! the menu to retrieve
a name or contact is so badly design as i cant select the name that
i want but have to scroll thru the whole contact list to make a call.
the fact that i cant send business cards or contact details out directly
on a sms message is also very frustrating. when my friends ask for number,
i have to hang up and look thru the scroll list for the details and
memorise by heart and then type a new sms on the number and then only
i can send it through. again, nokia is miles ahead in the department!!
can u believe that one cannot adjust the speaker volume on the phone
unless a call comes in and u have to adjust it during the call. if not,
u can only adjust the ring volume when there is no call in use. absolutely
ridiculous! and i need not say more about the user profiles ! it is
consistent with the behaviour of the rest of the phone , its absolutely
infuriating !!!this phone have the most confusing user menu ever! for
those who want to buy a new phone, please do yourself a favour and give
this one a miss. for those who have bought this phone, just open the
window and chuck it out like what i did yesterday !!
Reviewed by billy jean from uk on 1st Dec 2004
This phone is absouloubley tremendous. buy it buy it buy it
Reviewed by rosalind from UK on 30th Nov 2004
I've always owned a Nokia but as a mystery shopper I was convinced through
listening to many talks how great this phone is by the store staff I
purchased it. The photos are good, but thats all. The sound is not very
good and you have to press down hard on the fliped part to hear properly.
BY FAR THE WORST FEATURE IS THE VOLUME CONTROL on the side of the phone
that if it gets pushed even slightly the volume is turned down and so
you miss calls. I hate this phone also when you write a text and for
some reason you can't complete it all, the message disappears and so
you need to start again, unlike Noki's which saves the message for you.
I only have 6 months left of the contract and will go back to Nokia's
Reviewed by Unknown from USA on 27th Nov 2004
It's just fab i love it!
Reviewed by Simon Gunn from Uk on 24th Nov 2004
This phone is the best i have ever owned!! The functions are excellent
and the camera is super quality. The only problem i have with this phone
is that the class front gets scratched very easily...only had it two
months and its covered!... the blue tooth fuction is very simple to
use. i have had many mobiles and would recommend this one any day! The
memory is huge!!!!
Reviewed by laura from scotland on 23rd Nov 2004
What is your problem people? The phone has good picture quality. And
you can text people with it and phone them! Which is the main function
of a phone anyway!
Reviewed by skippy from UK on 22nd Nov 2004
I've had my V600 since June this year on O2/bt genie and never had a
moments problem unlike when i had my Siemens phones and my boyf's Nokia.
The camera is fantastic for a mobile phone, the best you could get when
i received it, it's responsive, attractive and hasn't crashed once.
I'm glad I made the switch to Motorola for this one. I'd prefer T9 on
the text messaging but iTAP is fine once you get used to it. All in
all a top phone.
Reviewed by Nick Ridley from United Kingdom on
18th Nov 2004
I am in dispair with this phone. I got the V600 3 months ago, and like
many people here, it was the first time I hadn't bought a Nokia. I was
quite surprised that it being a Motorola the menu wasn't too difficult
to get to grips with. However, about 6 weeks later, the signal suddenly
went. Thought it was the network but I put my SIM card in another phone
and it was fine. It was a bit of a battle getting Orange to accept there
was a problem, but once I 'persuaded' them they replaced the phone straight
away. So, new phone, no problems. Great. Not. Here we are 6 weeks on
with the new phone, and it is broken again. I received a text message
last night, picked up the phone, opened the clamshell cover and the
screen was lit up but nothing on it. So I assumed it had crashed. I
switched the phone off and on again, and basically the screens on both
sides of the phone don't work. I am assuming something has come disconnected
in it as the keypad lights up and all the noises happen as yo u would
expect. But I have now lost all of my numbers as they were saved to
the phone (be warned - don't do what I did and not back them up!), all
of my pictures and videos, and text messages. And I still don't know
who text me last night which is the most infuriating thing of all!!!
I don't recommend this phone at all. I know Nokia's are getting dated,
but look at them - they're easy to use, the batteries last forever,
they're light and they don't break. I am definitely going back to Nokia
if this 3rd phone breaks when it arrives tonight.
Reviewed by Paul from Scotland on 17th Nov 2004
I have the same problem with the line cutting out and dead air apart
from that - it's ok when it's working. Does anyone know if a car charger
is available to buy with this phone? Thanks, P
Reviewed by joshua slade from wales on 13th Nov
I thought that it was a really good phone good picture quality and good
sound quality however the memory wasnt very good
Reviewed by Ed Willey from USA on 12th Nov 2004
I'd love to love this phone, but as I'm now on my second replacement
phone, I must admit that I am hoping that this one will be defective,
too, which will enable my mobile service provider to replace it with
another phone entirely. Cingular Wireless (45 millions customers, thank
you) has pulled this phone from their lineup because of the high number
of RF problems. The only major mobile company in the USA still selling
this phone is T-Mobile. The phone appears to work passably (not very
well at all) for several weeks, when it becomes argumentative. Eventually,
calls begin to be dropped every 10-15 minutes (and sometimes more frequently).
As I have explained to Cingular, I can sit completely still in a chair
while talking for 15 minutes with no signal problems and then I get
dead air. Then I must wait at least 30 seconds to recover the signal.
Friends with the electronically similar V400 have none of the same issues
while in the same room. Completely unacceptable for a high-end quad-band
Reviewed by pc from uk on 3rd Nov 2004
I bought two of these phones (his & hers) with Motorola 801 bluetooth
earpiecces, which amounts to four pieces of junk. Every item has been
replaced in the two months since we got these crappy items, and I am
now just waiting until we have done the agreed three returns with Carphone
Warehouse just to exchange for a system which won't echo while bluetooth
is being used. We have also had the lacxk of battery storage, phone
switches itself off on receipt of calls etc. I should have known better,
my last phone had an inherant design fault: the aerial kept breaking
off. Yep it was also a Motorola (V60). Message to all: if you like design,
this one looks and feels good; if you want afully functional phone get
Reviewed by Bunny from United States on 2nd Nov
The V600 is a great phone; high resolution camera, wonderful sound quality
on normal calls as well as with the integrated speakerphone. video clips
are dreamy, The exterior is classy and elegant. My only qualm is the
battery life. Because of the situational lighting on the exterior, the
battery barely lasts a day or two before I need to charge it, unlike
my V400 or V505 which holds charges for up to 3-4 days. Another recommendation
is to ignore the british and south africans who have been talking trash
about this phone. Obvioulsy they have not had the varied experience
of cell phones needed to write a proper review, nor bother to use proper
grammar or spelling in their rants. Nokia camera phones have the worst
picture quality. I just tossed my 6820 in the garbage. Not worth one
cent of the 250 I paid for the damn thing. Only good thing about Nokia
is the predictory text.
Reviewed by Lee from UK on 31st Oct 2004
The Moto V600 is the best phone I've ever had, despite there being a
strange quirk with duplicate phonebook entries... however if you figure
out the manufacturers way of thinking with this phone it will make sense.
I really like the way you can customise the seven hotkeys for any functions
you want, also rearrange the main menu so things are where you want
them. I suppose it's all down to preferrence though I believe alot of
software problems where on the earlier batches, as I've not had these.
It's at the size limit I would say, for a flip-phone, & weight-wise
it feels mettalic, not cheap & plastic... it's ergonomic, like a big
pebble off a beach. The V600 has all I want: Email, camera, good battery
& signal, mp3 tones, java apps, WAP/GPRS, bluetooth & great feel/weight/shape/style.
The video is a bit of a gimmick though as it can't record, only playback
10 second video.
Reviewed by Turni from U.K on 27th Oct 2004
Rubbish phone! DO NOT BUY! There's wayyyy too many buttons, the software
is counter-intuitive, with simple actions taking too many button clicks.
The interface is slow, the phone is chunky, and it's generally a complete
waste of money for what you get. Check the other reviews on this phone
and you'll discover that the informed folk have also rated it with 1
or 2 stars - why? Because it's gash!
Reviewed by Fran from South Africa on 27th Oct
Absolute rubbish. I am very dissapointed with it. It goes off for no
reason when you open it to answer a call. Sometimes the front display
become all garbled all by itself. The sound quality is bad. The irritating
side button gets pressed when you have it in your pocket against say
your keys and it beeps and changes it ring type. Why oh why did I buy
this? NEVER AGAIN. Motorola obviously feels nothing for their unsuspecting
Reviewed by saltz salter from UK on 18th Oct 2004
Great looks and easy to use menu...my only vice (and it is a major one)
is that the phone keeps switching itself of when i open it. it also
switches itself of when you lose signal. very annoying if you are using
the Tube or something as you have to remember to turn it back on when
you get above ground...
Reviewed by Thano from Australia on 15th Oct 2004
Ive had my Moto V600 for 7 months now and I rate this product as outstanding.
The only thing I dont like is that the screen on the front looks dated.
Otherwise it is a fantastic phone. It is perhaps the most elegant looking
phone ever (excluding the Nokia 8850? (which ever one was made outta
metal and had a slide down face and costed some outrageous price)).
I have experienced no problems with mine as of yet and neither have
the 2 other ppl i know who have one. The important thing is that Motorola
is really starting to come up with some superb phones and hopefully
they continue this trend.
Reviewed by CSW from UK on 13th Oct 2004
This phone is rubbish! I received mine back in Feb 2004 and tried it
for a month. Hmmm. Trasfered my contacts from the Nokia and the V600
scrambled them all, creating one entry per item (Ie one entry for each
email, home, work mobile, address etc). The phone will not vibe and
ring at the same time. Also the priofile changes between the headset
and no headset. The menue is not worth a thing! Moto make a good strong
phone wich is unusable. Don't even bother. I'm now trying to unlock
it for my lady to use but need a "special" cable for this. Canb't do
it over the standard USB cable. And what's more why do we need a cable.
Come on it's bluetooth and where's the infared? So I'm back using my
Nokia 6310i although old it has so much more functionality. Do NOT use
the MOT V600
Reviewed by ??????????? from U.K on 12th Oct 2004
This phone is terrible the design is chunky, it holds nothing on the
moto v3 the camera quality is rubbish what a waste of money!!!!! The
menu setup is terrible anyone who can find der way around this thing
must be a genius!!!!!!!!!! Samsungs a soo much more stylish!!!!!!!!!!!!wat
a pile of ****.
Reviewed by Ryan from United States on 11th Oct
Absolute garbage. 1 month old, and I can't get a T-mobile signal to
save my life. Keeps locking up and crashing. Save yourself some anguish
and buy a Nokia. This is the last time I buy anything from Motorola.
Reviewed by Wei from Australia on 9th Oct 2004
after using 4 nokia phones and been very happy with them, i thought
i'd have a change instead (wrong move to begin with). the phone looks
very smart indeed, especially with the bluetooth headphone. i've been
experiencing reception problems since the day i got the phone, tried
the sim card on a nokia phone from a family member, no problems there.
the dump thing about the phone is that it can handle ring and vibrate
at the same time, so if someone tries to call you, your phone will first
vibrate and then ring, which means (i've tested this) that you will
hear your phone on your caller's 4th ring! when you are driving, you
need to have the bluetooth headphone attached to your ear the whole
time as it won't ring through the phone if you switch your headphone
on.... i don't believe motorola has done too many userbility testing
before releasing this phone as some of the navigation is very unlogical
to find and use. to top all these off, i have been running to the repair
centre 3 ti mes to try to get the phone fixed for bad reception, but
no luck! i thought having a mobile is meant for convenience in life
no hazzles. i will definitely not buy another motorola for as long as
my memory bank exists. currently eagerly looking for an alternative
Reviewed by Jay from US on 8th Oct 2004
yah i would rate this phone pretty good, my dad has one, i use a samsung
d415, lol i should have went with a v600 but anyways a pretty good phone
overall, love the camera but theres not that much customization. ohh
and pretty good bluetooth tech :)
Reviewed by Confused from UK on 7th Oct 2004
This is not a review but a question ... Does anyone know why, despite
the fact I have my ring settings set to LOUD, the phone only vibrates
but does not ring? Thanks
Reviewed by Steph from UK on 4th Oct 2004
Mine is not a review but a question. I'm thinking of getting a V600
but need to know if the phone produces delivery reports for sent text
messages. If it does, does it show the time and date that the original
message was delivered. Also how do you find the settings for the delivery
report. Hope someone can help me as I'm getting nowhere fast with contacting
both Motorola and Orange who is my network provider.
Reviewed by Mags from UK on 18th Sep 2004
Got the Motorola v600 on a T-Mobile tariff. Excellent phone, no problems
with it. Excellent camera, love the mp3 tones... great... Buy from T-Mobile,
no such probs as with Orange, Voda etc...
Reviewed by Patrick from usa on 14th Sep 2004
Um, did they ship all the crappy v600's to Europe? Sure seems like it.
Works great here
Reviewed by Paul from UK on 8th Sep 2004
Well I've had four of these handsets to date. It's not surprising that
I decided to opt for the v600 initially, due to its jazzy ringtones
(Hello Moto!) and the exceptional lighting effects. However do not be
tempted by such features. In reality, this offering from Motorola is
nothing short of useless. The build quality of the phone is aweful,
with the back cover being either too tight or too slack. The phone should
not come with removable covers - as they are annoying and sharp to the
touch. The keypad is, in my opinion, another design flaw. On my first
handset, it seems that the keys would fall out with overuse - indeed
this was apparant in all of my other handsets. The user interface is
most confusing and at times - simply annoying. However, one should not
overlook some of the spectacular features of this phone - the amazingly
clear display, the unusual polyphonic ringtones, the excellent quality
camera and also the bluetooth connections. But if faced with a choice
between this and the Sony Ericsson K700i, T610 or the fab Nokia 6230,
my loyalties would not lie with the Motorola.
Reviewed by Priya/12/uk gurl! from UK on 4th Sep
this fone is well expensive 4 wat it is. it has a camera n video n all
that but soo expensiveinit? don't u tink so? lol luv me x x x
Reviewed by edward from derry on 2nd Sep 2004
This is a amazing phone i has two mp3 songs in it and they work prefect
i got mine in the vodafone shop for 125 pounds which i thought that
was good until i found that i cant do text messaging but i dont care
because it a great phone
Reviewed by kevin from usa on 28th Aug 2004
how can i change my backlight or keypad light? It is pink and i want
to change it
Reviewed by Brandon from USA on 26th Aug 2004
this phone is junk i have went throught 6 of them in 5 weeks. my first
phone wouldnt hold a charge or get reception, the second phone's screen
went dead in 2 days, the third phone's earpiece didnt work(extremly
quiet), fourth phone the number 9 didnt work. fifth phone locks up while
talking, have to remove the battery to get it to work. sixth Phone got
in the mail earpiece AGAIN couldnt hear. I would have given up on this
phone but its the best one ATT carries and i have gotten more free products
out of them because of the junk phones. I have learned alot of these
problems are because of the lack of software updates if u need to know
what software u have on this phone type in *#9999# ( 2FR ) is the latest
software. Please Motarola fix your Junk
Reviewed by Cathy from UK on 19th Aug 2004
I have had this useless piece of junk for around 3 months now and it's
a nightmare. Within the first week it shut off 3 times but I gave it
a chance thought it may have been teething probs. This stopped for a
while then started again. One point I had turned off my phone and it
wouldn't restart, another time it shut off during a phone call. Bearing
in mind it was fully charged and a very strong signal. The battery last
a couple of days max and when the charge indicator goes to orange it
should actually be red for all the time it gives you. It won't operate
properly during charging and the quality of reception is very bad, nothing
to do with my service provider as my nokia worked perfectly. Not to
mention the bluetooth headset which is the worst I've ever used, at
full volume it's quieter than nokia on low volume. It's nothing to do
with my handling of it nor O2 as some would like to suggest it's simply
that this is the worst phone I've ever had. Have got so fed up I'm taking
i t back and if I have the option I'll change it to a nokia. I have
owned several different brands of phones and this is the worst will
not buy a motorola again and I have dissuaded friends too.
Reviewed by Xenno from South Africa on 17th Aug
I dont know where you other reviewers have been buying your phone, but
I have had no problems with my wonderful Moto V600. Briliant phone!!
I love it! I've had the phone for about 3 months now. It takes a bit
of getting used to but that's what I love about the phone. You find
new things almost every day. Bluetooth: Excellent! I have the HS810
Headset as well and the link is always perfectly clear 10M away. Copying
pictures/sounds/ringtones/movies to my PC without a hitch... briliant!
Copying to friends is even easier! Signal: Great! Never had a problem.
SMS/Text: Good. Not the best, but good. It is a little bit slow when
loading the Inbox, but that doesn't bother me too much. Camera: The
best I've seen in a phone so far. Really great quality for a phone!
So, really. If you want a phone that has everything you ever want, get
Reviewed by Paul Hadley from UK on 17th Aug 2004
Orange have change the phone twice and changed the battery twice, the
battery life is only goo for 2 days. Checking out the net this is due
to the service provider signal being too weak and the phone having to
work too hard. I have always had Motorola phones and this is the worst
ever. I didn't want the camera and games and stuff, just a good bluetooth
phone to connect to my car. Orange customer service is terrible they
just keep replacing it and refuse to let em change the model even though
I have reported problems from day one. I recommend ditch this phone
and ditch Orange.
Reviewed by Imran from USA on 13th Aug 2004
This is the best phone that is available in the US market. Great reception,
clear and crisp display. I love the bluetooth feature. I use the Motorola
HS810 bluetooth headset and that thing is awesome. It has great ringtones
that come with the phone. You can also download your ringtones. On top
of that, it has the killer look and great metal casing This phone is
Reviewed by from UK on 12th Aug 2004
Recently got this phone , and I love it! The camera is cool, but a little
grainy, the design of the phone is nice (but then again, I really like
flip phones), the menu is easy to use, and it comes with funky built
in ringtones! The only downside is that I can't work out how to get
onto the internet on this phone. I'd recommend it to anyone, as on the
whole, this is a really good phone.
Reviewed by Dan from Staffs, UK on 11th Aug 2004
I've had this phone for about 3 months now and to be honest I'm really
not very happy with it. That probably explains the nice shiny new SE
K700i coming my way shortly! The reception is appalling, it is far too
quiet, it turns itself off, it's rather large, texting is very slow
and the phone also has the habit of randomly adding more numbers in
to what you pressed (particularly the #1 button) which is rather annoying
when you're trying to put in your bank details over the phone and everytime
it has rejected because although you've pressed 1 once it has come up
2 or 3 times. Overall a poor phone that I have not enjoyed being a user
of. Thanks Motorola for turning me away!!!
Reviewed by DannoUK from UK on 11th Aug 2004
I rarely write reviews for things on the net but I dont want anyone
to make the mistake I did and buy this phone. It is slow to react, it
crashed regularly in the middle of texting, the settings for things
like 'autocleanup of outbox' do not remain stored and texting is unbelievably
unresponsive. If you do a lot of texting this is not the phone for you.
A real disappointment.
Reviewed by Jess from Hants on 10th Aug 2004
This phone is terrible. When I first got it I thought it would be great.
However after 8 weeks the phone is feeling really ill!!! It does not
sms properly-I have to press the same button 6 times for the letters
to come up, the side keys dont work properly and it does not teel me
whos calling. If you are thinking of buying this fone then good luck!!!
Reviewed by Nizzel from USA on 6th Aug 2004
Ive had the phone for about 3 weeks now. I work for t-mobile so I am
able to try out all different kinds of phones. This phone on the TMOBILE
Network is excellent. People dont realize that most of there problems
(ie. battery discharge, reception, menu functions errors) are mostly
related to the service provider your phone is using. Being the first
quad-band GSM phone we've carried it is excellent. Im using the motorla
hs810 (i think) bluetooth headset and it is the best one on the market
in my opinion. It connects to the phone without a hitch and the audio
is the best ive experienced. The whole text messaging is slow if your
a fast typer but other than that it is an excellent phone worth all
Reviewed by Greg from USA on 4th Aug 2004
The reception of this phone SUCKS, the company that I work for upgraded
us from Nokia 8260 units to these things and they DO NOT receive in
the same places that the Nokia units did. I am very disappointed in
the phone and feel that Motorola needs to get their act together. I
will be looking for a Nokia that has some of the same features and will
replace my JUNK phone. Greg
Reviewed by Jon Sands from US on 4th Aug 2004
Great great phone. I read the reviews about crashing phones and wonder
how the phones are handled by these people and if they are really honest
about the review or a few accidental drops of the phone and "oops, it
has to be a bad phone...". Battery life, as any avid mobile user will
know can be subject to the use, abuse and the charging of the poor battery.
3 hours of continual use is pretty good for a quad band phone. I have
had this phone for 3 months with no issues. I am not a talk-a-holic
but chat frequently and message pictures every day. I love it! Only
critical point... other users. Diner's ready.
Reviewed by Stephen Karavolos from USA on 30th
The moto V600 is better then any nextel in my opinion. First and for
most the speaker phone works great, crystal clear sound with very loud
volume. next is the built in camera- the camera is very good, i think
the camera is better then my uncle's kodak digital! Also when you buy
the phone theirs a lil suprise in the box<<< a blue tooth headset. the
head set works great, you can hear perfectly. I have had the v600 from
cingular wireless for 1 year nd after 10 month period, it starts to
freeze a lil, but if you call moto like i did they solved the problem
for me. the lights on it are also great. the phone is not plastic like
most phones, it metal! i droped it 6 X nd ony a small scratch. i would
recomended this phone to any one thats been looking for the best phone
out their. my recent phone was a nextel i730, nd the v600 has better
pictures, sound, speaker phone a lot louder nd better, this phone has
a 5MB, nd to make the phone run fster in menus, you can go to a wireless
store nd ask for a RAM chip to get your phone up to 40MB for under 70
bucks. if you buy this phone you wont be sorry>> if you disagree with
me e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org this is better then any nextel
if ya running a business!!!!
Reviewed by PAUL from - on 26th Jul 2004
This phone is Da Bomb Its reception the best in its class and the slikness
of the phone is amazing. I think that If the price drops the phone will
be them most popular in the motorola v series
Reviewed by naks from USA on 25th Jul 2004
COULDNT BE BETTER
Reviewed by Aaron MC from USA on 23rd Jul 2004
Seemed like a match made in heaven early on... then the phone started
crashing. It seems to do it when left untouched for extended periods
of time. I assume this because it usually crashes when I am sleeping.
The external screen gets all messy, and the internal screen is blank,
and upon opening the phone, it restarts itself. I called Motorola Customer
Support and the woman told me how to reset the phone and "Said, just
do that if you don't find it annoying." The whole "It's ok if it's not
annoying" comment lent me to believe that they know about this problem.
It hasn't done anything, no lost data or the such, but it is very annoying.
My other big problem is the network search. It ALWAYS... without fail,
chooses the weakest signal. I have to keep it set to manual almost constantly.
Other small problems are the ways the external buttons do more than
light up the external screen so the damned phone is always beeping in
my pocket and lighting up like Vegas. But is has yet to fail me when
I need it, the ring tones are loud, and it has a lot of features. A
good phone, with many problems.
Reviewed by Gary Holcombe from Uk on 21st Jul
I had a Samsung V200 before this but hated the thing, so I bought a
V600 on O2 instead. First impressions are very good, it feeels very
sold, quality, and I like the Bluetooth headset which comes in the box.
The menus and the text system take a while to get used to, but once
you are used to it, there are no problems and its a nice system to use.
The phone itself is excellent, good call quality, the headset works
well with it, and I like the brushed metal finish. The only complaint
I have with the phone is with regards the sound profiles, such as Loud,
Soft, Vibrate etc. They can get somewhat complicated what with all the
different settings for messages, voice calls etc etc. Overall however
a great phone.
Reviewed by Moe Enzo from U.K on 14th Jul 2004
AFTER OWNING THE V300,A BRILLIANT PHONE WITH EXCELLENT FEATURES AND
A FANTASTIC DESIGN. I THOUGHT FOR A WHILE AND READ MANY REVIEWS,AND
DECIDED TO BUY THE V600. I WAS TOTALLY DISAPPOINTED WITH WHAT MOTOROLA
DID WITH THIS PHONE. POOR SOUND,KEEPS ON FREEZING,AND THE AMOUNT OF
ERRORS THAT KEEPS ON POPPING UP!!!!!!! I'VE LOST 98 PICS AND 5 GREAT
POLYPHONIC TUNES. WHAT A DISASTER! I REGRET BUYING THIS PHONE, SURE
IT HAS PRETTY GOOD FEATURES, BUT THE QUALITY OF ACTUAL FEATURES GOOD
FOR NOTHING. WHAT'S THE POINT ON PUTTING ON GOOD FEATURES IF THEY DON'T
WORK PROPERLY? VERY DISAPPOINTED AND I'M CURRENT TRYING TO REPAIR THE
AMOUNT OF ERRORS THAT ARE IN THE PHONE AND IT'S COSTING ME AN ARM AND
A LEG. VERY GUTTED, I THINK I SHOULD JUST STICK WITH THE V300.
Reviewed by rianne from netherlands on 11th Jul
Worst phone ever. fine pictures but the menu is very difficult and I
just hate the thing (after 1 month!!) wish I never bought this phone!
Motorola V600 "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!