Motorola V80 Review
Review: October 2004. Updated November 2007.
The Motorola V80 is a great idea, badly executed. It has an original
design and a great specification, but unfortunately is dogged by a range
of problems, and is one of the most unreliable phones in recent times.
If you like the swivel design of this phone, then you should consider
F210 which is currently available from Dial-a-Phone. Check out their
When closed, the phone cover hides the keypad to reveal an exceptionally
large colour screen and lights that pulse to the rhythm of MP3 ringtones!
Push the cover gently to the side and the power-assisted rotating mechanism
smoothly opens the phone to reveal the keypad inside. It's a cool design
that, like the slide-up phones made by Siemens and Samsung enable a
large screen to fit within a compact phone design.
The screen on the V80 is very good. It's a bright TFT display with
65,000 colours and is very large at 176 x 200 pixels, making full use
of the opportunity that the rotating design offers. The integrated camera
is also high quality, and there are plenty of tools and options to play
with. Light condition settings consist of: Auto, Sunny, Cloudy, Indoor
and Night. There's an auto timer and a choice of landscape or portrait
mode. The digital zoom goes up to 4x, but image quality degrades when
zoomed this much. There's no video camera, but video playback (with
sound) is possible.
Another nice feature of the V80 is the situational lighting effects,
such as the pulsing external lights that flash in time to ringtones
and music. The lights are placed around the edge of the phone, as well
as backlighting the keypad. Lighting and audio effects can be configured
for different phone events, such as opening the phone. The effect is
quite striking. Other good features include MP3 ringtones for the most
realistic sounds possible, Bluetooth wireless connectivity, and
the integrated handsfree speakerphone.
One negative point is that the keypad is not the easiest to use. The
buttons are small and spaced quite widely apart, making it fiddly to
use. The V80 is also dogged by a range of reliability problems and manufacturing
faults. If you can find one that works perfectly, you'll have an outstanding
and individual mobile, but otherwise you may end up like our unhappy
Features of the Motorola V80 include:
- Display: TFT, 65,000 colours, 176 x 200 pixels
- Integrated digital VGA camera (640 x 480 pixels, 4x digital zoom)
- MPEG4 video clip playback with sound
- Polyphonic ringtones & MP3 ringtones
- Rhythm lights
- MOTOMIXER (Remixable MIDI ringer software)
- Downloadable Themes: animated screensavers, wallpapers and ringtones
- User-customisable softkey functions, main menu and shortcuts
- Java games: Hungry Fish, Skipping Stones, SlideShow, plus
space for downloads
- Voice-activated dialling
- Integrated handsfree speakerphone
- SMS: Chat, Quick Messages, Group SMS, Mobile Concatenation
- MMS (Picture / photo + text + sound), EMS 5.0
- Predictive Text (iTap T9 emulation)
- Email: POP3, SMTP, IMAP4
- Picture phonebook: up to 2000 entries
- Connectivity: Bluetooth, USB and serial cables
- Organiser: calculator, currency converter, cate, clock, datebook
with reminder alerts, PIM functionality
- Memory: 5 Mbytes
- WAP 2.0, GPRS
- Tri Band (900/1800/1900)
- Size: 45 x 99 x 23 mm
- Weight: 108g
- Talktime: up to 7 hours
- Battery standby: up to 10 days
Motorola V80 User Reviews
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Average rating from 101 reviews:
Reviewed by Sunny from USA on 14th Sep 2012
I loved the V80 cell phone. I had mine for years and never had a problem.
After 5 years it stopped working. I am desperately trying to find another
one to purchase.
Reviewed by Nabz from England on 29th May 2005
I LOVE THIS PHONE!!!! My friend and me were both on Pay as You Go. We
swapped phones for a week I gave my friend my Motorola T720i which is
a fantastic and trustworthy phone (I dont' know why everyone thinks
it is terrible) and he gave me his Motorola V80. FOR A WHOLE WEEK!!!!
IT IS ONE OF THE BEST PHONES IN THE WORLD!!! It has a fantastic colour
screen, an amazing digital camera... there are countless features. I
love the way it twists to close, providing you with two full size screens!!!!
When you close it you have a full size photo or picture and it is exactly
the same when opened. In other words, double screens. I couldn't stop
using the phone that week. Every time you open it, you discover something
new. It looks extremely stylish when you hold it in your hands too.
The thing that would have made it perfect is if it was a 3G phone. WHY
HAVE YOU DONE THIS TO ME MOTOROLA?? YOU NEARLY MADE A PERFECT PHONE
(except for the Motorola E1000 of course)!!!! Anyways, have no doubts
about buying this phone. It will be like Christmas early! Thanks for
taking the time to read this, Nabz. Any more queries about this phone?
Hit me with your question. Nabxf@hotmail.co.uk. Title the email Motorola
V80 and I will be happy to help.
Reviewed by spongebob from pacific ocean on 28th
im not gonna swear but dis fone is as bad as... i dunno if there is
anything as bad as this. i got it thought it was gd 4 the first minute
but then it went all wrong. it took me half an hour to get onto the
menu cus i cant read (me sis is typin dis 4 me)DONT BUY DIS FONE U ...
DONT SAY I DIDNT WARN U!
Reviewed by Greg from England on 27th May 2005
RUBBISH AVOID AT ALL COST! i am now on 6th phone in 6 months, doesn't
help that have been supplied with 3 faulty phones, flashing lights is
only good point! in general i'd say STAY away from motorola, all looks
no realibilty, every motorola phone i have had has been unrealiable!
have given up on V80 and bought a different phone instead!
Reviewed by emma rogers from england on 18th May
I hate this phone i have had this phone for a week and the sound has
gone this is my 4th phone my joystick is non existant and i think motorola
should shut down if the make another phone like this i hate this phone
so much. it is unreliable always being sent off an the joystick always
plays up by being slow SHAME ON U PPL WHO THINK IT IS A GD PHONE u need
a smack. i think DO NOT BUY DIS PHON NEVER EVER EVER EVER EVER for ur
sake.......I DO NOT THINK I NEED TO SAY ANY MORE.
Reviewed by G BAYNE from UK on 17th May 2005
DO NOT BUY ONE OF THESE PHONES. If I could have gave a Zero star rating
I would. I purchased my V80 in December 2004,The list of faults include,
the menu's could not be accessed on several occasions, I would turn
the phone off then back on and all would work OK. I couldn't set the
alarm clock wouthout restarting it. I found the reception very poor
compared to some of the phones my coleuges used. The small joystick
cover started to tear away (and I do not abuse my phones. the photographs
taken by this phone can only be described as pathetic. the reason I
purchased this phone to start with was I need bluetooth. I ended selling
the phone on e-bay when it was about 2 months old, just to get rid of
it!. I'd co back to two tin cans with a taught piece of string between
other than buy another Motorola V80. Severly disappointed considering
motorola have made some of the best phones I've ever owned.
Reviewed by hollie from England on 17th May 2005
Firstly somebody sid that we're being stupid here at must b pressing
to hard on the joystick to make it fall of.they're wrong mine fell of
and i was just being normal with it! its because it not held on by a
strong matierial its only by a little bit of rubber,which is stupid!
and also it wont let me send or recievem pictures and it says you can
make videos but it doesnt let u crazy! its a good phone if all u wanna
do is txt and make fone calls and hav no joystik.who else has had the
samer problem that there joystik fell of then tell me.thanx bix
Reviewed by phil from uk on 17th May 2005
well before i bought this phone i looked at all of the bad reveiws about
the phone, but ignored them. so the phone had been great as the lights
are wikid and the stlylish rotating screen. but then one day i leave
the phone in my bag and when i get it out again its leaked on the inside
of the phone!!! vodaphone refused to refund or repair my phone so i
was stuck with this useless phone and lost £100. so if you do
buy the phone(which you shouldnt!) please be carefull about allways
haveing it in your pocket not your bag!!!
Reviewed by sarah from uk on 16th May 2005
again only put 1 star as not able to put 0! like every one else my joystick
fell off, screen keeps locking up, loudspeaker doesnt work, basically
in one word junk! DO NOT BUY ONE YOU WILL REGRET IT.
Reviewed by robert k from uk on 10th May 2005
the phone has a serious design fault. the first screen cracked within
a month and its replacement did the same after another few weeks, although
the 2nd one did take a fall. the 3rd phone lasted 4 months or so and
it now crashes with every swivel. all in all a really **** phone 3 dead
V80 phones in 6 months!
Reviewed by Martin Perry from United Kingdom on
7th May 2005
This phone is truly amazing, everything on it works well and the quality
of the product is just out of this worl. I would recommend this to anybody,
there is 1 problem that is minor but the camera is farely useless and
when there is lots of light you can not really see the screen, otherwise
its all good. i rate this phone very highly
Reviewed by Alex Johnson from UK on 3rd May 2005
This phone can be very unreliable. My friend is on her 3rd replacement
phone after the other two broke. I however, have had no problems whatsoever.
The flashing lights and mp3 ringtones this phone can utilise are fantastic.
It certainly sticks out from the rest. The speaker on the phone is very
loud and clear. There are many things about this phone that makes it
a cool phone to have. The space on the phone however, is rubbish. The
camera is rubbish, it will not take photos unless you are in a very
well lit area. The reliability and battery life are rubbish, this phone
can be a real let down. If you're lucky, this phone is very good - otherwise,
there are major faults in the design and it is likely to break. As i
have been lucky, my rating for this phone is ***.
Reviewed by David from United Kingdom on 2nd May
i think this is a great little phone. its individual it looks good and
has a cool little gimmick. these people who broke there phones after
two months were obviously a little heavy handed with there phones, ive
had it for 5 months and mine hasnt mucked up once. the only downside
i can see for this phone is that it doesnt have video capture capabilities
and its only got 5mb of memory. of course it comes with the same risks
as any flip phone or slide phone (the cables getting damaged in the
mechanism) but these phones have been tested against this kind of thing
and they only break if u r one of thes people who fidget and continually
flip the phone when u arent using it. also one way to avoid it opening
in your bag or pocket is to get a neck strap or a leather case for it.
these will also stop the damage to the screen, which is inevitable anyway
considering it is on the out side of the phone (much like many non flip
phones). in conclusion this is a great phone if treated properly . if
u want a phone that u can throw around then get a nokia. ive had 3 and
theyve never mucked up (my dad dropped his 5110 in a fishing lake and
it still worked afterwards).
Reviewed by Amanda from United Kingdom on 1st
within 4 weeks of having this phone i had to send it to be repaired
as the joystick had broken and the screen froze when i opened and closed.
the screen scratches very easy. this phone looks good and the rythum
lights are very attractive but over all this phone was very badly designed
and i would not recomend it to anybody. i emailed motorola 3 times with
the same problems but everytime was told that they could not find an
error with the hanset 5 months after the problems started all my v80
hanset is use for is decoration on my dressing table.
Reviewed by Phil Shearing from UK on 28th Apr
Good design and in genral the phone is pretty cool. But i find it keeps
flipping open in my pocket! (gets quite annoying) The screen gets scratched
pretty easily aswell. The green joystick button has fallen off my handset
and its hard to use without it on the phone. The handset has hardly
any battery life. the camera is cool, you can use it landscape or portrait.
They could of made the phone alot better to be honest!
Reviewed by Krystyna from Leeds on 27th Apr 2005
This phone is very poor, within one month the screen had lines on it
making it impossible to read, it went in for repair, one month on it
has broken again,this time the camera says busy and the screen doesn't
light up making it impossible to read(only use now is to answer calls)have
noticed that he green joystick has started to loosen. MOTOROLA SAY:
"WE ARE UNAWARE OF ANY FAULTS WITH THIS PHONE" even though most phone
stockist eg, The Link and The Carphone Warehouse have stopped stocking
them due to their poor performance, IF YOU HAVE A MOTOROLA V80 WITH
A FAULT PLEASE WRITE TO MOTOROLA AND COMPLAIN: mototrola cellular response
centre, Po Box 3000 Edinborough EH11 4GZ. TA!!!
Reviewed by Sarah from England on 26th Apr 2005
It gets 1 star only because of the pretty lights which was about the
only thing still working wen i returned ot to the shop 2 days after
buying it. Never heard of a phone with so many problems, wish i'd read
all these reviews before buying it.1st thing to go was the camera-said
it was busy every time i tried to use it. then wouldnt let me listen
to my ringtones. then wouldnt let me CALL PEOPLE-said it was calling
but no sound or anything-much to the delight of my boyfriend who thought
it couldnt get any worse than his 3G phone-i have now stolen this title.
after reading all these reviews i didnt even ask them to fix it. am
now looking around for a decent phone, think i have been put off motorolas
for life, might have to revert back to the trusty old nokia. will repeat
what evryone else has said, DONT BUY IT, such a hassle and we got a
very stroppy salesman wen we told them we were returning the phone-my
guess is its not the first theyve seen.
Reviewed by kks from UK on 26th Apr 2005
Purchased for xmas 2004, after 2 months screen broke, due to rotation,
took it back to Link, after much shouting and screaming they eventually
repaired it. another month on and now the camera has stopped working
as has the light on the screen making it impossible to do anything but
answer calls. Absolute rubbish!!
Reviewed by Tom from England on 23rd Apr 2005
Now dont get me wrong, this phone is great to look at and you definately
turn heads when you open it, but PLEASE DON'T BUY IT!!! not for any
of the bogus reasons put on here by motorola haters (which i am not),
but for some others. firstly, while everyone says that the joystick
fell off, i'm sure they either have hammers as thumbs or they're just
really stupid. To the people who've been complaining about the fact
that they send replys to messages without meaning to because it unocks
when you receive them - you can put a lock on the messages easily, so
all it does is ask for an unlock code instead of replying! or get an
02 genie sim cards - 300 texts free every time you top up a tenner,
it doesn't matter if you waste one or two! People have been saying that
the spinning motion doesnt work properly, thats a load of rubbish. it
works fine, the people saying it are just plain stupid. However, there
is one serious design flaw with the motorola V80: the fact that the
screen spins means that the data cable feeding the screen, cool lights
and ear speaker gets worn out easily and eventually your screen just
doesn't turn on. also, the phone freezes continually after a few months
of normal use. so you may ignore all the haters on this website, but
please don't ignore me. i ignored them and bought this phone last year,
and i've regretted it since. it's a nice looker, but thats all it is.
you want a nice phone, get the new sony eriksson S700i. its basically
the same, but it's got a better camera, it doesn't break, and more features.
it may not have the cool lights, but lets face it, you'd prefer a phone
that actually did what it's meant to, wouldn't you?
Reviewed by Niki from UK on 23rd Apr 2005
hey ppl. when i first brought the phone it seemed quite easy to use
and get used to and it was alot better than many other phones i had
had previously as the screen hides the keypad reducing accidental phone
calls being made. i really enjoyed having the phone as it was quite
trendy and no-one else that i knew had it. that was until the screen
broke and i found out how much it was goin to cost me to get it replace.
i went to the mobile repair shop on my local high street and was quoted
£75 -£95 for a new screen now this is not what i was expecting
at all it jus seemed easier to buy a new phone than pay that amount
to get it replaced. also the green joystick on the front of my phone
fell of after about 2 weeks of use now this is not something that i
expected from a brand new phone delivered to me by 02. when i asked
o2 about replacing my screen they simply refused. i would not reccomed
this phone as it is more trouble than a phone is worth
Reviewed by Cheryl from England on 20th Apr 2005
I had this fone 10 days before I sent it straight back! Dont get me
wrong the flashin lights are a real head turner but the reason i got
it was for the bluetooth... it wudnt pick up connections to other fones
and when it did all we could send was numbers from the phone book! Total
cack i must say! The screen often froze and the green joystick hardly
ever did what it was meant to... wish i had read these reviews before
i ordered it! I have now ordered the Nokia 6230 and i must say i dont
know why i ever moved away from Nokia's!!! Good luck to anybody that
still has the V80!
Reviewed by jimmy from malaysia on 18th Apr 2005
hello guys, i bought this phone two weeks back...( i got a baaaad feeling
about this) the price had been going down around RM500 and iwanted to
try a swivel phone... things that disappoint me is the camera resolution(very
low compared to e398 that is much much cheaper), low internal memory
space and no extra space for smses(the most).. this means i can store
only what my im offers me.. so far, i have no problem using it but after
i read the comment about the leaking scree, green button, i`m much more
careful using this hp...
Reviewed by joe from Scotland on 17th Apr 2005
Im only reviewing this phone as one star because it wont let me put
o!! Since getting it i have had it replaced after 8 days because of
a faulty button. Then i have had problems with the camera (everything
goes blue) and the screen freezes more tha anything. Then the cheap
nasty back panels have started to fall off (one of which completes the
circuit for the loudspeaker)so hence it didnt ring or let me use hands
free. The bluetooth is awful with poor success rates when tranfering.
Perhaps the most rediculous thing about the phone is that even the "experts"
cant fix the problem. As my handset has been away 3 times (and replaced
once) and everytime it comes back with more problems. So now i have
a handset with 3 major faults but im scared to send it off for repair
as i dont think it will come back to me in one peice. Good idea, but
quality is awful (but then it is a Motorola)
Reviewed by Evald from Netherlands on 15th Apr
Well I have the phone 4 about a year now.It still works allright besides
that my joystick fell off aswell and that he sometimes needs to reboot.Everything
works perfect the only minor thing about this phone is it hase a very
small capacity 6.5 mb so afther 2 songs it's full. But I still enjoy
it the lights are totaly awesome if you go to disco's you be shinin
like a star:P
Reviewed by Hanif Gire from UK on 14th Apr 2005
I have just got my phone and decided to read up the reviews on how good
this phone is ..... im horrified by all the negative reviews and wish
I had checked these reviews before. Saying all this the phone is working,
nothing has dropped off yet and its made me look cool (maybe a prat
too). I will use this phone very gently and hope it survives, will write
back in a few months to let everyone know.
Reviewed by Ben Hallett from Wales on 12th Apr
I've had this phone for 3 months now, it's a good phone, no problems
with OS before. I've had Motorola's before where this has been an issue
but no problem here. The only real problems i've found are trying to
Call or Txt while the phone is charging (won't let you). And the stupid
green knob on the central selection panel which comes off all the time
(super glue shoudl fix this). It's true the buttons are a bit small
but you soon get used to this and the photo's i get are good quality.
All in all i'm happy with the phone.
Reviewed by Petar from Macedonia on 11th Apr 2005
Reviewed by Jay from UK on 8th Apr 2005
Got this phone when it came out via upgrade ages ago. I love the design
and look of the phone (even after a year or more) but that's it. If
you do buy this phone be aware you will definately have problems. They
may not happen for a few days or maybe a few weeks but they will come!
The most common problem I have is when I open and close the screen.
Half the time it goes off and takes a minute or two to reboot. The other
'biggy' is charging. I have never known a phone that is so difficult
to charge! If you try and make a call when it's charging, good luck
to ya! Sometimes I can't even switch it on if its plugged into a socket.
The menu system is poor and awkward. Some features are so well hidden
in the depths of the OS that I am still finding them! Importantly the
voice/signal and speaker are very good and the screen is up there with
the newer phones of today. The bluetooth software is a bit tricky. It
does a lot more than you would think but the software doesn't make it
obvious. I had it 'toothing' my Ipaq so I could send MP3 ringtones to
it and stuff so it's got the connectivity.. in there ... somewhere.
It's not the worst phone I have ever had (Mitsubishi has that honour!)
but it's one of the buggiest for sure!
Reviewed by Jon from Northern Ireland on 6th Apr
Ok, well I have to say when i first bought the phone i loved it. it
looked really fresh and the screen quality is amazing. however, ive
had so many problems with the handset its unreal. First the screen leaked,
so i took it back to carphone warehouse and they put a new screen on
it (thank god for insurance or it would have been cheaper to buy a new
phone.) Then i had problems with the camera - i either got "busy" messages
or the camera wouldnt work at all. I went back to carphone warehouse
again and they replaced it (insurance claim number 2). Then the screen
started to misbehave and the colours began to fade. I took it back to
CW again for phone number 3. Then i had further problems with the camera,
the camera would only display pink images and anything you took a photo
of was in about 300 shades of pink. Back to carphone warehouse again...they
have given me a v620 to replace my v80. Its a shame, i loved the phone
and its got loads of nice features but its got so many bugs in the system
that i couldnt recommend it to anyone. If you are determined to ignore
the majority of the reviews on the site, which ALL say "dont buy this
phone" then at the very least make sure you buy insurance to go with
it. It should really have only one star but its such an unusual looking
phone that it gets bonus points for appearance. nice try motorola, but
back to the drawing board im afraid. hopefully the v620 wont cause as
Reviewed by Berj from States on 3rd Apr 2005
This phone is junk. I've had it for 4 months and its given me nothing
but problems. The screen leaks and it doesn't even work anymore. The
problems are endless, its junk, it freezes, it turns off, it freezes
again, its just a big mess. I don't recommend. The Sony Ericsson S700i
is a KING compared to this deus.
Reviewed by cutie from trinidad on 31st Mar 2005
now got it cool phone so far so good
Reviewed by brittany from uk on 29th Mar 2005
i love this phone my phone works perfectly and have had no trouble with
it i love the flashing lghts they are very fun to muuck about with,
the desighn is lovly espetially the spinning screen. it takes perfect
pictures it would be nice to take films but that doesn't matter. the
v80 is not difficult to use and the texting is fine i love this phone
Reviewed by aX from UK on 24th Mar 2005
Well, I get a message saying insert SIM all the time, so have to turn
fone off and on. Also the camera's rubbish unless your under bright
sun (Anyone in the UK will empathise). Shame you can only playback video
and not record any(point?). And what's the motorola mix DJ thing about,
thats rubbish an' all! BUT if you simply want a phone that looks cool,
then this is the 'fone4u', coz the rhythmic lights are well cool and
Reviewed by Cooper from England on 22nd Mar 2005
The phone is good for answering and making calls and all basic use but,
u can hardly use when you are driving coz of the rotation. Besides if
you remove the chip (sim card) it doesn't store txts so you lose all
the txts and unsaved numbers. The games are rubbish, but the animation
and sound effects are top of the range, the screen resolution is top
class. I bought mine sometime in late 2004 the joy stick fell off but
I had no cover so I still use it without, It's very secure as well as
you can lock applications such that if you lose teh phone no one can
use it except just answer it.
Reviewed by Stephen from Northern Ireland on 22nd
If you are wanting to buy a good phone do not buy this phone it is rubbish.
When I bought it I thought it was great until the joystick broke off
after three days. I took it back to the shop and they gave me a new
one. That was fine for about two weeks when it broke off again. It seems
to be a design fault. I am extremely disappointed with this phone and
I would strongly advise anyone not to buy it.
Reviewed by Rosemary from England on 21st Mar
Looked cool, and was great for a while. Screen leaked and became unreadable
after a few weeks. Fortunatly i had a maintenance contract on it and
th einsurance replaced it..... not with a V80 i hasten to add. Other
than that the buttons were too small and the joystick not so great.
Basicaly very flash but not very practicle or reliable.
Reviewed by rachel from england on 15th Mar 2005
I am giving a totally honest review of this phone. Its flash cool slick
and smooth. I know people whos joysticks that have fallen of mine hassnt
it gets scratched very easily but not badly the camera si not as good
as it first seems but its still very good. It is a hard phone to text
on as the buttons atre small and flat but for a phone based on looks
and up to date technology its perfect wicked phone get it NOW!!!
Reviewed by Chris Griffiths from England on 15th
This phone is the biggest waist of time and money, after upgrading my
phone from a rubbish sony ericcsson t610 i thought the v80 would be
great! how wrong was i? after 1month the ink behind my mian screen leaked,
when i sent it back for repair, Motorola said it was my fault and 1
had to pay £150.00 for the repair. this review is to inform everyone
it is a common problem with this phone and also away for them to make
more money from the consumer! BEWARE!
Reviewed by kevin from Canada on 13th Mar 2005
Great phone overall. I've tried alot of phones trying to find one that
stands out and this is definitely it. The rhythimic lights is just amazing.
This phone will definitely get you all the attention you deserve. The
only downfall to it is the camera activates when the slide is rotate
90 degrees this slows everything down.
Reviewed by Michael from France on 7th Mar 2005
I bought this phone for quite alot of money on pay as you go!.. and
i thought it was great!.. the lights, the swivel thing and everything!..
the down falls are!... sometimes when i write a text message it crashes
and the screen goes white so that i have to start again, the loudspeaker
does not work!.. i can hear people but they cannot hear me whilst it
is activated; but this is not a big problem! i just don't (can't) use
it... i am dissapointed that you cannot record video, you can only view
it!.. i feel that i have been let down for the money!.. and will not
tell friends of the problems i have with it!.. because i cannot get
a refund!. and it's pretty embarrasing.. it works pretty good.. and
looks excellent!... i haven't had any problems physicaly with the phone,
the stick is fine!.. and i bought a data cable off ebay that works perfectly!
with it!.. so i have got cool pics and videos aswell!.. overall i marked
it a two!.. and that is including value for money!.. it is one h ell
of a cool looking phone.. and if it didnt have the white screen, loud
speaker,errors and you didn't mind not recording video then it would
be perfect!.. oh yeah i forgot! alot of the time it sais unable to charge!..
but i unplug it fiddle a bit and then it works!.. so all round i say
cool phone!.. but too expensive!.. ...................(don't you love
it when it just works!!!)
Reviewed by sarah from uk on 5th Mar 2005
i have thisphone an its great i would never swop it for another i love
it i give it 5 stars an reccomend it 2 ne1 xxxx
Reviewed by Edward Chang from China on 1st Mar
Well, after reading all you guys' review, I shouldn't have bought the
phone, but I did, why? coz it is the only phone that I think offer the
image I want and usability I need. Had it for a week, so far nothing
fall off, no problem with the software. I wonder why some of you are
having so much trouble with this phone. I will definitely write a review
3 months from now to see if anything fall off or the phone explode or
Reviewed by billy from uk on 28th Feb 2005
i have had the phone a year now and the only slight problem i had was
that the bluetooth didnt detect my hands free kit but i didnt really
care because i never used it but apart from that its is a really good
phone but im gettig rid of it this week to get a more up to date phone.
Reviewed by Roo from England on 23rd Feb 2005
I thought I would write a review to save anyone the bother of buying
such a rubbish phone! When I first received the phone I was really pleased
with it and the lights gave my phone the nickename, 'The Party Phone'
from friends... that was until later on the same day I bought it the
green joystick fell off. Seems to happen a lot! So I sent it back the
day after receiving it and got a new one sent back. This must have been
faulty too as the button seemed to wobble a lot, it made me almost too
wary to press it too hard! The swivel function is quite cool but in
my opinion it should go 360o I know thats just nitpicking but I can
imagine this phone would be easily broken by someone trying to push
it back the wrong way. The navi buttons are too thin very difficult
to press and the number buttons are very hard to press as they are indented
(especially hard of you have nails). Bluetooth connection is horrendous.
It just doesn't seem to want to connect to certain handsets/handsfree
kits. I think the fact you can only watch videos and not record them
is slightly pointless. Photo quality is poor, ringtones are hideous.
I've had a similar problem as someone else mentioned where I have sent
a text and it has gone through at least 30 times. Another grumble I
have is if you manage to press send on a text by accident you can't
cancel the send which can be annoying. On one instance my phone managed
to swivel open in my pocket and connect to the internet which obviously
turned out to be pricey! The games are rubbish so if this bothers you
DON'T buy the phone! Writing text messages seems to be a major ball
ache with this phone due to the slowness! A few times I have set the
alarm and it hasn't gone off. My charger managed to stop working and
of course the phone crashes randomly sometimes. I can be in the middle
of a call and the screen will just go white. As my phone managed to
break again and I got my 2nd V80 all seemed well. Untill it started
crashing again. I am very careful with my phone so I can only blame
the design of this model that makes it so delicate. As somone mentioned
the battery low tone is VERY irritating. It's a very loud annoying noise
which goes off almost every minute. Even when it's in my bag people
look about to try and work out what the loud beeping noise was. Last
but not least my phone has managed to break... AGAIN! This time I can't
shut it as the screen doesn't turn around and it completely freezes
up. I don't receive calls when it doesn't feel like ringing and the
backlight won't switch off. As this is my only phone I am having to
keep it open and just make sure I don't close it as if I do I bizaarly
have to take out the battery and plug in the charger to switch it back
on again. I also had a problem while phoning someone where I couldn't
hang up. Did wonders for my phonebill as you can imagine! I'm usually
not too bothered about my mobile phone but when you have one as poor
as this it is very frustrating. Luckily O2 have agreed to replace it
for me for free, and I should think so too!
Reviewed by michael from US on 16th Feb 2005
Well, I just bought the phone about less than a week ago. I have read
enough reviews from different users. The phone now works great for me
but I don't know if the phone really rated close to heaven(5 stars)
or hell(one star), so I give a three stars. Some people said the green
joystick fell off and some don't. I really don't know who is right or
wrong. Lord, help me if I have made the right choice. The graphic screen
and the camera are great and clear. But my number one pick for cellular
phones are the slide Samsung D500 or Samsung E630 but they are pricy.
I hope my Motorola V80 will last for long time and not to be in paradise
Reviewed by tom from uk on 14th Feb 2005
Very nice phone, fairly intuitive interface and good features. I've
had it for around four months now, and have yet to have any problems.
It's quite easy to get at the keys - even with chunky thumbs like mine!
When I bought it it was a classy phone that does everything I need with
style, and it still is (minus a few scratches that came when I dropped
it from the window of a moving car!)
Reviewed by M from England on 8th Feb 2005
Yea this fone luks amazin, and if u want that trade mark flip when u
answer a call then gud for u, this fone is for u, but think of it like
this , luk at that negatives, joy stick aint gud and breaks off, no
data cable, which means that anyone without bluetooth cnt synchronise
with their computers, big downfall!! Take the advice of people who have
bought it, once u try a flip fone, they get old!!! Battery life isnt
gud, and their is no change of being discreet in school with a flip
fone! wat are you thinking!!!!
Reviewed by Ell from on 4th Feb 2005
Have had this fone since xmas loving it excellent pics no prob with
green joystick ur nutters if u say the fone is rubbish loving it
Reviewed by Adrian from England on 3rd Feb 2005
The phone it self is great ,looks cool ,feels solid and has all the
gadgits of much more expesive phones.But O2 r rubbish and i have had
a lot of stress getting the settings for the wap and mms . O2 sort it
Reviewed by taylor from usa on 3rd Feb 2005
signal reception is poor in otherwise great phone. when i have no signal,
i put SIM in Nokia 1100(free w/contract) and usually can place a call.
anyone else w/ same problem or is mine defective? thanks.
Reviewed by marc from england on 29th Jan 2005
this phone is excellent i have had it for 4 months and it will alwayse
do the job. i have had no problems with it at all it is a dream phone
Reviewed by Matt from UK on 27th Jan 2005
This phone may look cool, it my even make you the centre of attention
occasionally however, when it comes to sofware it's the worst phone
I have ever owned, and I have had a few (seimens, nokia and Sagem) Within
the 2nd month of me owning it it started to crash which was ok as it
only did it perhaps once every couple of days max. I didn't think much
of this as I use it a lot and it's never turned off. However the problem
got progressivly worse, the screen would not rotate, the backlight would
not turn on and sometimes the entire phone would not turn on, no to
mention the fact that the phone stopped responding every 30 seconds
or so meaning I had to remove the battery and start again. The joystick
has also lost nearly all it's responsivness meaning that I have to push
it harder and harder to get it to do anything. The bluetooth function
does not seem to detect any nearby phones. (this was no problem for
my friends nokia) I finally got it sent off to be repaired but judging
by the other reviews in this column I remain doubtful that it will ever
work properly. Motorola should recall this phone and fix the several
major errors pointed out by their customers.
Reviewed by Chris from Hong Kong on 26th Jan 2005
Don't buy this phone or else you will be sorry. Got this phone for around
2 weeks and the green knob of the netvigation joystick fill off. After
a while the netvigation joystick stopped working. THIS PHONE HAS A DESIGN
PROBLEM!!!! DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY!!!
Reviewed by JAM THE MAN from northern ireland on
26th Jan 2005
THIS PHONE IS SO BAD!!!,it always says insert sim when its in and then
when u try to fix it and turn it on again it says the same thing. It
never connects to the internet and the camera is rubbish. The only good
thing is the rhythm lights which u can only put on every 10 minutes.
It looks ok but the joypad falls off all the time. The games and tones
u get wit it are really bad. If u like mp3 tones DONT get this phone,
yes it is compatable but there is no usb lead with it and u can get
a bluetooth wireless one seperately which is around £70. |DO NOT
GET THIS PHONE!!
Reviewed by Titch from England on 24th Jan 2005
I hav'nt purchased the fone yet but from wht other reviewers have been
saying about the joystick falling off its kinda made me wander but neway
im gonna buy it cuz it LOOKS COOL!!!!!!!!!!!! and the flashy lights
Reviewed by jane from uk on 23rd Jan 2005
what a great phone.....nothing wrong about it! will you all please STOP
MOANING! its great, and everything about it is great! BUY IT NOW! xxxxxxx
Reviewed by Lizzie from England on 23rd Jan 2005
This is a really cool phone! its totally different from any other phone
on the market! its got cool flashy lights and the camera is fab! everything
about it is brill, and i dont know what everyone is complaining about!!!!!!
Reviewed by hannah from england on 19th Jan 2005
i have had the phone for 3 months with an o2 contract,it broke after
3 weeks and then after another 3weeks the screen froze and started 2
go white while sending txt msgs.. and of course the green button fell
off!!i have now been waiting 2 weeks for it 2 be fixed! 1 good point
the lights are very nice!
Reviewed by Rupert from UK on 18th Jan 2005
I am now on my 4th V80, the joystick having fallen off all the others
and various instances of it crashing and not being able to answer it
when it rings. Orange won't let me change handsets until this one packs
up (shouldn't be long!). Something to do with their goodwill matrix
apparently!! DO NOT BUY ONE!!
Reviewed by grunger from england on 14th Jan 2005
this phone is exactly what it looks like--------------------rubbish
Reviewed by gary austin from manchester on 14th
am on my third phone now and this 1 does the same thing it just as the
first 2 crashings when i use it and the joystick has fell off 2 of them
. orange and motorola say its the first time any 1 has said this has
happend with the v80 i must be unluky because i have had 3 phones with
this fault and orange will not let me change 2 a dif phone so am stuck
with a the v80 . shame on u orange and motorola for selling phones with
a known fault . am sticking 2 nokias from now on . . dont ever buy the
v80 it looks nice but dont work like it should
Reviewed by Jacy from England on 10th Jan 2005
I would say that this fone is 2/3. the thing is, i've had it not even
2months and when reading some reviews this mornin, i was thinkin that
the reason most of these things happen r due 2 mistreatment. ha, did
i speak 2 soon. Later today, yep you've guessed it, its crashing, sayin
insert sim card and all that! plus the joystick is long gone. i can't
believe that motorola arent doing anything about this. Well thats their
loss isnt it, if they want to lose trade then they should carry on!
i'm definately never buyin a motorola again. Most of the other features
are awesome, e.g. the lights and camera but i'm close to thhrowin it
out the window!!
Reviewed by John Sharp from UK on 10th Jan 2005
You cannot get a worse phone than this one, my phone has had to be returned
FOUR times due to the joystick falling off. I have now asked Orange
to supply me with a different model phone which they appear reluctunt
Reviewed by Nic from England on 9th Jan 2005
This phone is pretty good, my mates got one.The camera is just awesome
and the motomixer thing is pretty good.The way it flips up into place
is kool and its good how you can put the camera into different posititions
Reviewed by Becky from England on 4th Jan 2005
4 words do not buy dis fone!!!!!!
Reviewed by David from UK on 3rd Jan 2005
AWESOME PHONE!! The people leaving these horrific reviews are the same
people you see get out of their car and the phone go flying. I have
never seen a flawless phone, but for the price the phone is amazing!
I would give 10 stars if I could. PS. I have sold phones for 13 years
Reviewed by zaina from united kingdom. on 22nd
FOR ALL THE REVIEWS I HAVE READ I AM SO SCARED TO USE THIS PHONE AS
I JUST PURCHASED I3 3 DAYS AGO AND THERE IS NO POINT IN SPENDING QUITE
A LOT OF MONEY ON IT AND IT BEING DAMAGED QUICKLY. HOPE IT DOSNT GET
SPOILT,THATS WHY I AM USING IT AS SOFT AS I CAN.
Reviewed by karl from uk on 21st Dec 2004
Would give this phone negative stars if I could. I was initially delighted
with it - it looks great and the functionality is all there. I did notice
that the joystick was occasionally unresponsive. After three weeks of
owning the phone, the joystick was non-existent - lost in a pocket somewhere.
I sent the phone back to motorola and waited four weeks to have it fixed
only for the joystick to remove itself again within a week. The phone
has now started crashing around 20 times a day - Either freezing when
I receive a text (and please don't get me started on the amount of texts
I have accidentally sent from my trouser pocket) or make a call or breathe
next to it or generally try and use it as a phone. The only resolution
to this is to remove the battery and start again. Oh and the cover's
a sod to get off too. Looking on this site, I can see that the phone
is obviously inherently flawed. I now find myself stuck with a great
looking ornament. Given that the V80 is supposed to be at the top end
of the contract market, I think that it reflects very badly on Motorola.
I have had mobiles since 1993 and I can honestly say that this is the
worst I have ever owned. I will not be buying another Motorola product.
To anybody thinking of buying this model, I can offer one word - DON'T.
Reviewed by simon from uk on 20th Dec 2004
If you ever buy a new phone don't buy a orange branded handset, orange
write their own software and believe me it always causes problems. Look
at the spv range and you'll know what I mean. Since leaving Orange and
getting a v80 on O2 with standard s/w all is good ! PS : I know the
above as used to work for Orange tech support, I have no grudges against
them but thought people should know.
Reviewed by FatMatt from UK on 19th Dec 2004
This is a ridiculously poor phone!!! After a month of using it occasionally
the green joystick had fallen off. So many others have had this problem
so why dont motorola fix it properly! i sent it back to motorola and
was promised it returned in a week. 3 weeks later and i still hadnt
had it returned after a whole MONTH at Motorola and without being told
where it was it was sent back. another 5 days on and the button had
fallen off AGAIN!!!! that isnt all, as sdo many others have said, it
crashes every quarter of an hour, the predictive text is poor, the keypad
is small, the rotation feature is gradually getting worse, it barely
locks so every time you push the joystick right the phone turns round
and deletes your text message or game and the rhythm lights are not
sensitive enough at all. I have to turn my stereo up to 3/4s of the
volume to get it to flash at all! The verdict- avoid this phone at all
costs it is very poor quality BOOOOO motorola you can do a lot better
than this. im just going to go back to my old nokia 3210 at least that
doesnt crash every 15 minutes! Also the camera on it is pathetic. claims
to be 640 by 480 pixels, it is at most 4 by 5 pixels. on a scale of
1to10this phone comes about -11
Reviewed by paul from england on 19th Dec 2004
this phone iz spectacular all u other ppl that say it junk u need shootin
coz the phone its self iz the best lookin phone around now the camera
iz brill the lights flashin make ppl say i want 1 of those so if your
lookin for any phone with any function the BUY IT!!!!!!!!!! its only
£130 pay as u go on o2 buy it buy it buy it
Reviewed by Rich H from England on 17th Dec 2004
I am in a very mixed review about this phone. On first impressions its
great. The lights are cool looking and the swivel opening function original.
However, after having it for only a month, the screen broke. Like another
reviewer, I was fobbed off in being told that it was "user damage".
I paid. My mistake as after the huge long repair time, within about
2 weeks the camera packed in and a loose connection came about. I had
to hold the phone a particular way to prevent the screen from going
black! The backlight then went totally! And to top it off that little
green button came off! I pushed mine back on and luckily, months later,
it has not fallen off. Apart from the constant and costly repairs I
had to have, the phone is not just a worthless purchase. When working,
the phone has great functions. The menu's in my opinion are great, clear,
easy to use and perhaps on par with Nokia. Simple screen illustration
when you get a txt all add to the fun of the phone. However, you cannot
record video on the camera unlike every other phone which is available
now and ringtones are preety lame.
Reviewed by mathew from england on 16th Dec 2004
I think this phone is great and it has many good features like the background
pulse lights,camera,video playback and bluetooth but the thing that
lets me down is the quality of the camera but overall the phone is GREAT!!!!!!
Reviewed by Beemilie from England on 16th Dec
This is phone is wonderful, it is all you need in a phone!
Reviewed by chazza from england on 15th Dec 2004
if i could i would give this phone zero stars and here is why:it is
soooooooooo ugly, its terrible and always crashes, the video and picture
quality is a discrace,the ringtones are terrible,oh and did i mention
this is the worse motorola evr made. if you want my advice never but
a motorola . i hav had both the v80 and the v70 and they are the wost
two phones i ever bought. and they are massivly over priced.DONT BUT
Reviewed by tracey from england on 14th Dec 2004
Had this pile of garbage three months, swivel does 90 degree turn on
occassions, keeps saying insert sim, battery life rubbish and green
buttons fell off. When will motorola identify these problems because
for those of us in contract its a case of send it away fix it, have
it back send away again. Then out of the 12 months you've probably only
used it 3. I can't replace mine now because the 14 day return period
has lasped so I'm having to spend a fortune on a decent phone this is
the first and the last motorola I will have. Stick to what I know and
you can't beat a good nokia.
Reviewed by dan from scotland on 10th Dec 2004
Oh dear. Lots of unhappy customers. I have to say that I (as yet) have
had no difficulties at all with this phone and I have used various ones
from various companies. The battery is good, the software works, the
bluetooth works, the integrated aerial must be ok as i can use the phone
in rural areas where my Sony T610 struggled. The 'green button' has
not fallen off once. The flashing lights are totally unnecessary though
and, even though a main feature of the phone, they can thankfully be
switched off. I like it and like using it. I hope these words are not
me speaking too soon...
Reviewed by Steve from England on 8th Dec 2004
I've no idea what these other reviewers are doing with their phones
- I've had mine for ages and have never had problems with bits falling
off or accidental unlocking or anything. If you want a good-looking,
small, light tri-band phone with bluetooth then I would heartily recommend
it. There are also plenty of accessories available (MP3 player, FM radio)
if that's what you fancy.
Reviewed by rog from uk on 5th Dec 2004
this is the fifth v80 i've had. the current one crashes at almost anything
i do. goes white and restarts, the screen part of the phone is loose
and wobbles altering the brightness of the screen - bright, dark, bright
etc.. the joystick hasn't fallen off this one yet, but i'm sure thats
only a matter of time - only had this one a couple of weeeks now. The
other 4 lost their joysticks amongst other problems. the keys are indented
making txting hard, but once you've got used to it itap can't keep up.
predictive text is rubbish, fullstops are a pain to put in for example.
you can't stop the phone beeping every minute or so when the battery
is running out without putting it on silent and missing calls. bluetooth
connectivity is doubtfull at best, there is no software to download
all contacts at once, only one at a time, vids and pics can't be viewed
large.. i'm sure there's more i can't remember at the moment. it does
look cool though, and the lights are fun. i'm currently trying to persuade
orange to give me a different model. verdict: junk.
Reviewed by annie from New Zealand on 1st Dec
I couldnt wait to get my hands on this phone, and for the money that
I paid I have to say I am bitterly disapointed. Within 1 week the main
button had popped off, and now 2 months after purchase the phone has
been sent back a second time, the keypad has stopped working. The retailer
is sending me a new V80 but if this one stuffs up I will be switching
to a sony ericsson k700i, my husband has one and it is far superior.
Would not recommend you buy this phone if you actually plan to use it!
YES! it looks stunning and is a great talking point with friends when
the pretty lights go, but thats all.. SHAME ON YOU motorola for putting
this on the market GRRR! Never again will I buy a hello moto!
Reviewed by john guest from uk on 30th Nov 2004
if you enjoy having problems from the start then buy the motorola V80.
Within a matter of weeks or days your green joystick should come off
, and even though you push it back on, and with expected results its
should be back off in no time. If you are one of the unlucky people
who's green joystick doesn't fall off on a reular basis , then please
return it to you point of purchase and insist on one that does. Its
difficult to review a motorola V80 due to the fact for 2 months out
of the 4 months that I have owned it , its been at the repair centre
and they class it as "user damage". Great fun
Reviewed by Gaz from Scotland on 23rd Nov 2004
I've had plenty of phones in my time but this one is by far the worst!
I've noticed that most places, even online, don't even stock this model
anymore! I wonder why! Battery life is shockingly poor. I have to charge
it at least every 30 hours. I've had to also send it back for repairs
as it developed a software fault they say which left me unable to do
anything but answer and hang up on it! And don't get me started about
the resetting of itself. This still does it even with the software updated!
It's stylish....got the cool lights but THAT'S ALL! Do not recommend
this in the slightest, and I will steer clear of Motorola phones in
the future based on this experience.
Reviewed by Mathew from England on 23rd Nov 2004
Firstly I am only giving it one star as there is not option for giving
it none. Since getting the phone 3 months ago it has spent 5 weeks in
for repairs. Sound quality is terrible, screen is way too small, keeps
freezing or unlocking, sends repeated texts as the phone constantly
unlocks (one time it sent over 30 of the same text to a friend) the
battery life is appalling I have to charge it every day and even had
to go and buy an extra charger to have at work as it wont make it through
the day before going flat. Camera quality is bellow standard, I had
a Panasonic GD88 before this and the features and quality of the phone
and camera were outstanding. the panoramic function of the phone stopped
working after getting it back from the shop I only had it for 6 days
before the phone started to shut itself down, either completely and
then would not turn back on or the screen would go blank but the lights
would remain lit. it is currently in the shop again and guess what,
I am us ing my old Panasonic with no problems at all. All in all, well
done Panasonic for producing a outstanding mobile phone with large screen,
great quality features and brilliant camera and to Motorola, thanks
for wasting my time and money on a product that a shop attended where
the phone is being repaired said himself the phone should just be thrown
out. MOTOROLA... DON'T GO THERE.
Reviewed by johnk from united kingdom on 26th
Have to agree with the joystick problems ...waited 3 weeks to get mine
back from Motorola , within 2 days the button was in the bottom of my
jeans pocket.....it just sits too proud ....cant be bothered sending
it back again , so have glued it back on !!!!! only got another 6 months
to go till I can upgrade it again....like the look of the Razer V3...no
joystick to worry about !!
Reviewed by Stephen from UK on 25th Oct 2004
1 star purely due to the green button - I am now on my THIRD one from
Orange due to this button, used for pretty much everything coming off,
this is a serious design fault. First lasted one hour before coming
off, the next a week and its just gone again, phone sucks.
Reviewed by rob gibson from united kingdom on
19th Oct 2004
phone is cool apart from the joystick button allways falling out its
apain trying to find the little blighter when it falls out apart from
Reviewed by b.r.y from england on 10th Oct 2004
i like da kool
Reviewed by debbie from england on 9th Oct 2004
this phone is cool i have had all nokia's and this is heaps better than
them i am glad i changed to motorola it really is great i never have
bad reception or no signal and the picture quality is amazing i would
recommend it to anyone with confidence i am proud of my phone and it
is not an embarrasment to take out when with your friends.
Reviewed by luke cook from england on 6th Oct
you will be better off with a 3310
Reviewed by aimee from uk on 5th Oct 2004
dont get me wrong - this fone is incredibly goodlookin and stylish,
but u need mor than that 4 a fone! the battery life is terrible-i hav
2 recharge it every day + the signal is quite tempermental. i had 2
take my fone bak afta 2 weeks cos the screen startd freezin, then goin
white, then not even turnin on - and i hadnt even droppd it! if u get
this fone - U HAV 2 GET INSURANCE - IT BREAKS WAAAAY TOO EASILY!
Reviewed by amy from uk on 5th Oct 2004
iv got pretty mixd feelins aobut this fone. it is definitly a damn good-lookin
fone and the lights are such a head turner. the cameras a good quality
but it sucks that thers no video!!! dont even get me startd on those
ringtones..!!! u also kinda expect mor wen u flip the fone - the keypad
is real plain. i dont reckon this is a guys fone cos the keys are waaay
to small, and also not gr8 if u hav long nails. but if ur wantin a fone
that is DAMN sexy then get this one.
Reviewed by the italian stalian from Italy/London on
3rd Oct 2004
It smells. And it looks like a horse's face! that was just a joke review.
heres the real thing. i like it coz its stylish.
Reviewed by andrew from scotland on 30th Sep 2004
since august 2004 i have had 3 motorola v80 phones this has to be the
worst phone ever, only had the phone for 3 days and the green button
came of and had to claim it on my insurance so couldnt even use the
phone till it got replace 4 weeks later, so the 2nd phone lasted about
another 4 weeks and the same thing happend again this time didnt have
to claim the insurance and couldnt write text messges the phone kept
on stalling. so dont buy a motorola v80
Reviewed by Maddy from UK on 24th Sep 2004
I got this phone last week - it's going back. What a terrible phone......
swivel thing is okay, but the sound quality I am informed by my hubby
when I speak to him from it sounds like I'm in a tin shed...... The
keys are too fiddly even for my tiny hands, and what a waste of time
the joystick is. You press it to get anywhere on the menu and it goes
to the wrong thing most of the time. It's okay to hang round your neck
I suppose when it's all lit up, but I want a practical and good looking
phone........... I'm going back to Nokia........
Reviewed by Paul from Canada on 24th Sep 2004
Just got this phone,excellent reception, usable features, eye catching
attention grabbing conversation piece..Love it!! And people that are
considering it, don't worry about the neg reviews, trust me this phone
is Blingin' Hot!!
Reviewed by Sam Smith from UK on 20th Aug 2004
I'm having the same issue with the phone unlocking and replying to texts!
Reviewed by nadine from UK on 16th Aug 2004
The phone looks great. The functions are all there - camera, bluetooth,ring
tones and games. However I'm returning mine as when a message or missed
call comes through when the phone is closed the phone unlocks. There
is no way of turning this off. I have had the phone a week and it has
deleted a phonebook entry and sent replies to 6 texts as the external
buttons have got bumped in my bag after it has unlocked. I like the
phone but its just not worth the hassle. Contacted Motorola and Orange
but there is no solution to this issue.
Reviewed by ben from engalnd on 9th Aug 2004
it is the bobist phone have ever had i like motorolas but this phone
has let them down DO NOT GET ONE
Reviewed by Gaz from Scotland on 1st Aug 2004
Tremendous phone! Stylish and full of features this is one to not be
embarrassed about taking out of your pocket.
Reviewed by laurance from england on 1st Aug 2004
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this fone is rubbish. it has nothin good about it. the camera is s***
and the ringtones are sad. dont buy this fone it's not worth it