Motorola V980 Review
Review: February 2005.
The Motorola V980 is a 3G clamshell-style phone available exclusively
on Vodafone. One of the advantages of Vodafone's 3G service is that
it allows you unrestricted access to the web, unlike 3, where you're
restricted to 3's own content.
It's a nicely featured phone that compares well with the other 3G clamshells
currently available, not missing any essential feature. Battery life
is not wonderful, and it's quite heavy, but not really worse than other
3G phones. Overall it's a good phone, but nothing special.
Features of the Motorola V980 include:
- 3G functionality: video calling and video downloads on Vodafone
- Internal display: 65,536 colours, 176 x 220 pixels
- Integrated VGA digital camera (640 x 480 pixels) with 4x digital
zoom and camera light
- Video capture, playback and download
- Integrated MP3 player
- MP3 ringtones & polyphonic ringtones
- Downloadable themes (ringtones, wallpaper & screensavers)
- Java games: embedded and downloadable
- In-built handsfree speaker phone
- Voice activated dialling
- Messaging: SMS, EMS 5.0, MMS, email
- Connectivity: USB
- Memory: 2 Mbytes plus removable TransFlash memory card (up
to 256 Mbytes)
- WAP 2.0, GPRS class 10
- Triband + 3G (WCDMA)
- Size: 94 x 49 x 27 mm
- Weight: 137g
- Talktime: 2 hours
- Battery standby: up to 145 hours
Motorola V980 User Reviews
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Average rating from 100 reviews:
Reviewed by francis from england on 7th Nov 2005
this fone is ok the good things about it are the advantage of mp3player
and the media player altho most fones these days have that feature,
its abit bulky the iv had a couple of problems with this fone the chargeing
cuts out a little and sometimes the usb cable cuts out aswel and says
the fone is not attatched when it is.o i also forgot to mention the
screen sumtimes goes all white and then cums back on afta about 3 seconds
and says no service i also dislike the lack of blutooth or infra red.
i do not recomend this fone i have had it forbout 3 month and have just
orderd an ericsson w800i on contract and that looks like the best on
Reviewed by Joanne from Scotland on 4th Nov 2005
Got this phone on contract 5 months ago, well should say got another
5 months ago, now onto my third V980 due to charging probs and vodafone
have eventually admitted (by way of a letter mistakingly left in the
third V980 box) that there is a problem charging and that the software
to allow to charge is not available yet (will it ever be?). This is
the reason they are now selling so cheaply. I wouldn't wish this phone
on my worst enemy!!! It's slow and it would be easier lumping shrek
around with you. DON'T BUY IT!!!!
Reviewed by Frazer from Sussex: England on 2nd
I bought this fone bcoz my ova 1 broke and im glad i bought it. the
Reviewed by sam from uk on 31st Oct 2005
Ive had this phone nearly a year, and i had trouble from the word go,
at first i couldnt get on vodafone live wher u have 2 ring up and register
it and then 2 months in the charger broke so having fixed that i now
have 2 charge up daily or the battery will die but ther are some good
things like the video and mp3 but i am looking for a new phone now as
i think its past it sell by date as i need bluetooth and infrared wich
ive had on even older motorola's than this!
Reviewed by Jorge from Portugal on 30th Oct 2005
I have my V980 for almoust one year. Never had one problem with it.
Its a great phone, the only bad things about it is its size and the
fact that it doesnt has Bluetooth. The battery lasts around 3 to 5 days
depending on the use, the software is easy to use, and the functions
are great. The screen size could be bigger, but the quality is good,
still, you need to remember that this is a older 3G phone, so you can
obviously find better, but the price/quality relationship is probably
one of the bests on the market. Its kinda sad seeing so many people
saying that this phone is bad. They probably just say that because they
dont have one and are envy from who has it lol.
Reviewed by Steve from UK on 28th Oct 2005
I've had this phone for about a month now. At first it worked great,
mp3 player was brilliant and the camera is good. The battery however,
only lasts a day and a half max. For the last week my phone has been
broken though. The light that is used to illuminate dark areas when
taking pictures is on permanently, and the screen doesn't work at all.
I am going to try and return this to Vodafone. If I do manage to get
my money back I will not be buying another V980. The features are pretty
good and it holds a LOT of text messages, but the poor battery and likelyhood
of it going wrong is too much of a con.
Reviewed by - from - on 27th Oct 2005
this fone is amazing!! for 80 quid, its fantastic. no, it hasnt got
bluetooth or infrared, but hey. if you get it from vodafone, you pay
a measly 80 QUID for it. now thats what i call value for money.
Reviewed by Hallowwen on Christmas from England on
24th Oct 2005
Tis a good phone if you are having problems using wap it is because
you need active credit to access the internet great phone i love the
fact you can play videos full screen
Reviewed by wazza from worcester on 21st Oct 2005
thiz fone iz wicked
Reviewed by Luke from Macey on 20th Oct 2005
I really hate this phone. Infact I h8 all motorolas full stop. It is
shaped like a brik. It is slow and very boring and doesnt have bluetooth
or infared. Very dissapointing.
Reviewed by Gordon Smith from Scotland on 10th
This is the worst phone ever. rubbish quality screen slow downloads
and crappy tones don't buy it. it will ruin your life!
Reviewed by emma taylor from united kingdom on
30th Sep 2005
I HAVE HAD MY MOTOROLA V980 5 WEEKS AND IS IT IS IN FOR REPAIR. THERE
IS A FAULT WITH CHARGING IT. SOMETHING HAS SNAPPED INSIDE WHERE THE
CHARGER GOES AND IT IS NOT ABLE TO BE CHARGED. I LIKE THE CHEAP DOWNLOADS
BUT THE BATTERY LIFE IS RUBBISH. I HAVE TO PUT IT ON CHARGE EVERY NIGHT.
I AM SERIOUSLY THINKING OF SELLING IT ON AS I AM NOT TOO IMPRESSED.
NOKIA-YOU CAN'T BEAT......
Reviewed by kurtis from zimbabwe on 23rd Sep 2005
i dont know why i cant go on the internet but it is nice
Reviewed by karen leishman from scotland on 15th
just bought the phone this week found phone to be good good pictures
etc but have trouble connecting to vodaphone live as says network not
available does anyone else have that problem e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Reviewed by keith from uk on 4th Sep 2005
ok i understand sum other ppl's views but for me, i got the phone for
£99.99 and it had 20 credit on it already, and it was brand new. The
phone has so many features, like camera, video camera, vodafone live,
3G, video calling, really good tones, mp3 player. I must admit it is
a little bulky but that aint really a problem as i like my phones lyk
that and the battery is maybe a little poor cuz u have to charge it
alot but well everyone says that about there phones.
Reviewed by vijaydeep from singampunari on 31st
chanciless! ! ! ! ! xcelent fone.... buy it
Reviewed by email@example.com from england
on 28th Aug 2005
i just bought this phone and was really really excited when the delievery
man rang my bell but then when i opened it i thought "NO WAY" and knew
from then that i wiuldnt like it, the screen at the front is tiny compared
to the size of the phone,the mp3 player is rubbish its amongst the ringing
tones,to big and very heavy,it has got good tones,ok wallpapers but
the light sensor that turns the back light off when theres loads of
light don't work,it has a good quality set of vga/cif cameras but battery
time is awfull,i would say its great if you dont mind or like its apperance
and size,and don't mind changeing its battery but not if you want something
reliable, with bluetooth and irda. instead i sent it back and now im
getting a motorola v550 which has it all apart from mp3 player which
i dont mind as i have an ipod.
Reviewed by richard from england on 25th Aug 2005
OMG!!!how can any1 say this phone is rubbish ok it could do with bluetooth
but then hey i have had 3 bluetooth phones which have broken for the
simple fact it takes up 80% of the phones energy as does video calling
which may i add is only there to use sometimes it aint there to replace
voice calls and come on this phone is way better than them 3g phones
you get at least its small and on VODAFONE, mp3 player is fantastic,
screen is brill, tones are out of this world,if you find you are having
problems with you batt time write a list of the features u use mostly
e.g voice and texts, things you don't e.g games turn of any settings
that are not needed e.g vibrate and get in a spare batt, honestly i
use mine all the time and i never have a problem with the battery it
lasts me 5 days in all min usage with high usage bout 2/3 days. HIGHLY
RECOMMENDED TO ALL.!!!!! :@)
Reviewed by Kitt Knight from uk on 23rd Aug 2005
Ok, I have had this phone for 6 months now and it is letting me down.
First of all, the v980 has video calling, but you cant use it everywhere
because you dont get a signal. The camera on the phone is not bad and
the video recorder is rubbish. If any one reads this any want to get
a decent phone get the sharp gx30. its worth paying out the money for
it. sharp is a really good company for making phones.
Reviewed by Danielle from South Africa on 20th
I don't know why so many people are moaning. I agree with whoever said
that just because your phone isn't working doesn't mean it's useless.
My battery is really good, it last up to a week or more. I don't know
how to use my MP3 player though, and that's a bit of a donwfall. If
anyone knows please just write how to do it in the review so I can find
out how! I love this phone - 3G, two cameras, video...if you want so
much more go and make a phone yourself! This phone is really great,
with wonderful sound quality, and great storage. I hope you guys go
and buy this phone as it is worth it - and when the 3g phones and video
calling phones it the world...you want to be one with the phone first!
Get this phone NOW!
Reviewed by jeff from United Kingdom on 20th Aug
The Motorola v980 is a poor phone, i had trouble connecting to the internet
on it, the video quality was poor, the sound of the videos were also
tinny and poor. The phone did not have any bluetooth which made it even
worse. The phone is big and isnt as light as other phones. I recommend
to anyone not to get this phone as you will be having trouble with it.
Reviewed by namreg from UK on 19th Aug 2005
The battery is a problem guys, as stated below by several reviewers.
This is my second phone, having sent the first one back because it had
to be charged twice a day. This one I've had for five days and it's
exactly the same. In fact now, the phone won't accept a charge at all,
so it will also be going back. Someone below states that you should
let the battery die completely before recharging it - that's not always
possible or convenient. Apart from that, I thought technology had got
past all that - apparently not with this phone.
Reviewed by - from - on 17th Aug 2005
WRONG! IT IS DEFINATLY WORTH THE MONEY! IF YOU READ YOUR INSTRUCTION
BOOK THEN YOU WOULD SEE HOW TO DO LONGER VIDEOS! ACTUALLY; LEARN HOW
TO USE IT BEFORE YOU GO SLAGGIN IT OFF!! READ THE INSTRUCTIONS!!!!!!!
Reviewed by Loz from England on 16th Aug 2005
Don't make the same mistake i did n buy for videocalling wen no 1 else
u know has it! The battery life 4 me wasnt 2 bad but if u use the mp3
alot the battery goes ded fast!! I got sick of it after bout 2-3mnths
+ i'm now lookin 4 a new fone. My charger was useless n went faulty
after 2mnths so i ad 2 buy a new 1; the video only lets u record 4 10secs
n isnt that good quality; n its big n heavy! BUT........the sound is
great on calls, videos, + music; and the pics are really gud quality!
overall tho dont buy this fone it doesnt hav bluetooth or infrared or
wateva, n its 2 bulky. Its NOT WORTH THE MONEY!
Reviewed by hakster from U.K on 16th Aug 2005
Does any one know what type of music format you can download with this
fone. I got this yesterday, i tried to download mp3 audio with mobile
phone tools and it says, "unsupported format, mp3 codec may be innapropriate
or missing". Then i try to drag it in, it said entity too large?
Reviewed by jassy lad from the toon on 14th Aug
i think tht this fone is a quality one but the only down sides are the
battery life and that it has no bluetooth or infrared, but the good
point in this fone is, the mp3 player, its a video camera and still
camera and has a 32mb as standard and with that size memory you can
save about 8 -10 songs on thew fone. So if your going to get a fone
don't buy this buy a sony ericson k700i which has the ssame features
and also had bluetooth but overall i think that this fone is good value
for money so the people who complain it has no memory show that they
have no knowledge what so ever so lick my hairy hoop.:P
Reviewed by david from cambs on 14th Aug 2005
hi this phone is great got it bout a week ago from ebay for £45 and
its fantastic part from one thing. i cant seem to get on vodafone live
or the net. can anyone help me please please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Reviewed by Philip from Ireland on 13th Aug 2005
THIS PHONE WHEN I FRIST SAW IT WAS GREAT! I WAS MAINLY ATTRACTED BY
THE VIDEO CALLIGN! th camera on it is great s0 you can watch video clips.>>>>>>>>
but you cant change the bacgriubd and the the batter life is brutal......its
not lightight and very happy. you'll get sick of it after a while. you
wait and see!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by barbie from Ireland on 8th Aug 2005
this fone is absolute junk. my friend got it a few weeks ago and she
now hates it. the camera is rubbish and the screen is cracked. If you
are going to buy this phone make sure you now some one with 3G on their
Reviewed by Ger from Ireland on 7th Aug 2005
this fone is very good the only thing wrong with it is that it has no
bluetooth otherwise good
Reviewed by anonymous from england on 26th Jul
this fone is amazin!!! if i use it constantly (dats backlight on, processor
goin constantly, speaker working frequently, etc. etc.) then i can get
about a day's constant use out of the battery. on standby (close it
without mp3 goin an leave it), i get easily a week. so wots wit all
these battery problems? the camera is really good. oh yh (for da person
hu asked) to get it 2 do 3 min vids, go on record video, press da top-middle
button, scroll to 'video setup' an then 2 'video length'. u can zoom,
switch cameras, pause and resume, all while recordin. call quality is
dam good, i dunno wot dat problem with it changin volume is all about.
video callin is a bit confusin, but very good once u get started! the
ability 2 hav the camera viewfinder on the outside screen is reali cool,
an the smart key is a great idea. da mp3 quality is excellent (not like
an ipod or anything, but really good nontheless). havin a memory card
is great, cos u can store loads of stuff. an if theres not eno ugh space,
then u can get anotha memory card. amazin!! get it!!!
Reviewed by goaty from england on 22nd Jul 2005
this phone is the best ive ever had. every 1 should hav this phone.
in 1 word brillant
Reviewed by Rachel from England on 21st Jul 2005
I've had this phone for 4 months or so now. Its not too bad, but I am
on a £20 a month contract. I think it is more of a phone for Pay as
you go, rather then contract. its got some decent features, its really
nice to text with. However, the battery life is quite poor and the screen
quality isnt wonderful. Its an average phone, Id reccomend it for Pay
as you go customers, but contract customers could get a better phone
on the same price tarriff elsewhere.
Reviewed by Matthew from England on 16th Jul 2005
Seriously I don't see why so many people dislike this phone, I have
it and it is great just got it the other day, The media player is great
camera is great, sound is great, texting nice and easy and finaly calling
quality is good. The two very small complaints about this phone though
are the fact it has a small-ish screen and is kinda big apart from that
great phone! Matt
Reviewed by Anon from UK on 4th Jul 2005
Just bought the phone for £100 Pay As You Go and I think thats quite
good value for money, especially when my 3310 cost £100 about 6 years
Reviewed by loreit from philippines on 29th Jun
very excellent! i just wish i could use other sim cards for it. alma
dejos how did you unlock your subsidy password. im from the phillipppines
Reviewed by catcha125 from England on 28th Jun
I have had this phone now for 4 months and after a blip at the beginning
(external screen)I am very happy with it. The camera is really good
quality (much better than sons Sharp GX10i ) which incidentally he is
selling to buy the V980 instead.Video is good as you can get 3 minutes
of video instead of 12 seconds. It is really easy to use and I especially
like the fact that you can download any piece of music from your pc
and have it as your ringtone, so no more paying for them! You can also
put on any picture you have and use it as your wallpaper. The data cable
and software comes in the box, you can even take just a small part of
a song and have that as a ringtone. The only thing I was not sure of
was that if you want a delivery reply when you send a text message you
have to enable it every time, you cannot have it on constantly, but
having said that don't let that put you off buying it. There is massive
amount of storage for your MP3's and pics. Battery life is not too bad,
so go get one !
Reviewed by power from uk on 23rd Jun 2005
i just got a 256mb memory card and it holds up to 100's of videos and
a few full length movies but so far the only movie i can get is the
shawshank redemption, but great quality video. someone text me a picture
from ur phone and i will send one back, then we will know who's camera
Reviewed by Dunno from UK on 21st Jun 2005
I do not know where u lot buy this fone for over 100 or 200 pounds.
But i bought this fone for 80 pounds from vodafone. saving u alot more
Reviewed by Nigel's mum from UK on 12th Jun 2005
I've taken Nigel's mobile phone away from him. He's only 8 and I think
his sister who's 12 wrote that review for him, which I only now heard
about. I think it's ridiculous that children should have things like
this just given to them. That rat of an ex of mine gave the mobile phone
to him as a bribe and he's far too young to have one, as indeed are
many of the children who seem to have been given one by over-indulgent
parents, or possibly as the result of the proceeds of petty crime against
younger children. Nigel, of course, comes from an eminently respectable
family, who speak standard English at home, and I'm going to sell the
mobile phone on ebay to go towards his sports kit, or possibly remedial
tutoring. Homies, indeed. The mobile phone itself is expensive tat which
doesn't seem to work very well and whose battery life is rubbish. I
have a pay-as-you-go Nokia mobile phone, the one with the little torch,
which is much better.
Reviewed by power from england on 9th Jun 2005
this phone is great cus i went to a shop and they told me how to get
the video length up to an unlimited time. it is great and you can watch
full movies on it . just go to a phone shop
Reviewed by Nigel from UK on 8th Jun 2005
omg!!! dis fone am da biz !!! it well rockin guy! I got it fom my dad
when he got access 4 da weekend and it reely cool!!! my last fone was
totally junk but dis one has mp3 and I got with a card for my mp3s!!
I am only 8 but I fink it well hard down with my homies!! Only fing
is my mum don't like it an says it will get robbed but I don't care!!!
My dad will get me a new one 4 me even cooler!!! omg!!!
Reviewed by Emma D from England on 5th Jun 2005
omg this phone rocks.I got it 2 days ago. I h8 it wen ppl think that
cuz somethings rong with their version of the phone all the others must
be. The mp2 players good it has a gr8 camera and i can hav 9 videos
that go on for 3 minutes. Its that good that my sister wants 1 now and
she thought i was waisting my money when i was goin to buy it. I got
it for 13o pounds from agros. This pjhone is so far the best 1 i have
had and believe me i have had loads. People who moan about it have to
learn that u get good versions ov the phone and bad ones and the batterly
life on mine is good.
Reviewed by Frodo from The Shire on 2nd Jun 2005
The phone looks nice but the features aren't
Reviewed by Luke McAlary from England on 31st
There are not much words to describe this phone, i think it is great
but there is no bluetooth and that is the phones only downfall!
Reviewed by Ben Smith from England on 25th May
This phone is brilliant, but when ever it has lost my pictures, they
are still in the phonebecuase its used the memory up still, but i cant
find them.Ive had to get a new phone becuase of this, please help if
u have any info to help me please email me on email@example.com
Reviewed by Wilfried from England on 19th May
Reviewed by John v. Boer from Netherlands on 19th
No Bluetooth, no Infrared, one word, Auwfull!
Reviewed by Kitt knight from uk on 17th May 2005
I have had this phone for 3 months and its great. It has mp3 player,
camera and video recorder. Everyone says that the battery life is not
very good, well its not if you are constantly using it. The battry can
last a whole day if you use it properly. I got mine for £115,
its cheap being what the fone can do. Everyone should have it.
Reviewed by martyn davies from britain on 16th
this phone is useless had it a day screen goes white frezzes while makeing
a call iam back off to nokia who is with me this phone is lame
Reviewed by Tom from Engalnd on 15th May 2005
Hi i av ad this fone for one week now and its great i think best fone
ive add but how do you make the video record for more than 10 seconds?
because i read a post on here an someone sed they had 3 minute recordings
of video on it?
Reviewed by Will from GBR on 11th May 2005
Nothing inherently wrong with the phone's functions, style etc. BUT!!
Motorola what on earth are you doing with your batteries, totally useless,
am lucky if it lasts the day if heaven forbid I actually use the phone!!
Reception is not all that good. My first non-Nokia product, I can't
wait to return to Nokia. I cannot advise you more strongly to stay away
from this poor phone.
Reviewed by Paul from UK on 11th May 2005
I did not get to grips with this phone. Predictive text is a method
called Itap which, for me was not user friendly - T9 is much better.
The battery life was very bad and the phone with the ariel sticking
out is just to bulky for your pocket. 3G Video calls worked well and
the camera quality is very good. No bluetooth or Infrared port which
for me is not too much of a problem. Overall not a bad phone but not
good either but if you want a phone that has a good signal, good 3G
capabilities and so so in other areas then this is for you, as for me
I sent my one back.
Reviewed by Jessie from Ireland on 6th May 2005
This fone is da bomb its pure leathal and the baatry life kicks ass.
Out of all the fones i've had this moes(beats) them all
Reviewed by Madda from UK on 6th May 2005
Not too bad a phone.....but....i fully charge and fully discharge my
phone batteries at least three times when its new to get good battery
life. Didnt work this time, pathetic battery life 2 days if youre lucky,
back to nokia next time.
Reviewed by kelly from scotland on 6th May 2005
i think its a good phone but it doesnt say how to use the mp3 player!
which is well annoying!! :@ :@
Reviewed by Kitt from UK on 18th Apr 2005
I have had the phone for 1 week and it is great. The Camera is good
and so is the video recorder. The phone has loads of stuff you can use,
even has a mp3 player, thats not bad. I recommend everyone should have
Reviewed by Andrew Bennison from UK on 14th Apr
Disapointed in the 3G service, but it has many exciting features and
it is a fun phone. Very stylish. I kiss it goodnight everynight. I put
a pink ribbon and a pink frock on it.
Reviewed by Dave E from England on 12th Apr 2005
Guys sorry to tell you but I bought this phone for my wife for a 100
pounds and its a very good phone. Let down by the fact it hasn't got
bluetooth but the USB cable helps that out. Not the easiest phones to
use, i still think nokia have the best set-up on phone navigation. But
still this is a good phone and the pic aren;t that bad and the zoom
is about right as well. You can't fault a phone that puts video into
Reviewed by ozzy from England on 11th Apr 2005
It is the best fone in the world out at the moment. So brill anyone
dissing the battery is just a lieing dumbo. video superb as well as
camera, vodafone live is gr8 and the storage is massive. 20/10 must
Reviewed by Phill Liver from Germany on 7th Apr
Its a great phone. Network could be better but its a outstanding phone
Reviewed by matt from cambs on 7th Apr 2005
quality phone, if you dont have one go and buy it! It is, by far, the
best phone i have ever had. If you charge it right you will get a week
out of the battery easy! The cameras are amazing. My last phone was
on the 3 network and vodafone is so much better. Buy it!!!
Reviewed by british from britland on 3rd Apr 2005
Reviewed by paul from england on 28th Mar 2005
i had the v525 before this 1 and i thought it is better , i know this
is a 3g but not that good think i better wait to give it a chance apart
from that its the same only with video if u ask me this phone goes off
a lot on its own , freezes on me a lot with a white screen the only
way round it is taking the battery out and start again. had this fone
now for about 3 weeks and now the battery is dead flat as a pancake
it wont charge up so gotta buy a new one more trouble than its worth
i will be changing my fone when i get the chance. good points is the
video mp3 and flash on cam or videos. To me its not worth the hassle
Reviewed by Mark from England on 23rd Mar 2005
Now i have had this phone for a while i will write a review. In general
a very nice phone,with a great camera and a nice little video recorder.
However,since i've had this phone i've had to send it off to be repaired
because the screen went white and it would not come back. now i've got
it back it's starting to play up once again. The signal goes,thus meaning
i can't get any important phone calls or texts,it often freezes and
the battery life is awful. I might just be unlucky and if i am then
go and buy this phone because if mine didn't have all these problems
it would be a great phone and for a great price.
Reviewed by Laura Thompson from England on 21st
This phone is fantastic. I have recently bought a 128mb Memory card
and my phone now holds 35 mp3 songs, 67 3 minite video recording and
999 photographs, there is still room to put more mp3 songs on but i
have not downloaded them all.Everyone complains about the battery life
but really it is fine. It lasts all day and all you have to do is charge
it up at night and its ready to use. This phone is absolutly fantastic.
It has everything needed and its quite light too.
Reviewed by Leah from England on 20th Mar 2005
i really like this fone i wasnt planning on buying it but im glad i
did it has great fetures on it. the ringtones sre not very good but
you can download ur own so its great
Reviewed by bob from scotland on 18th Mar 2005
The battery life of the fone is ace the people who think its not are
Reviewed by Peter from UK on 18th Mar 2005
I got this phone two days ago to replace my V525 that had developed
a fault. My initial impression of the phone was good, screen is clear
(though could be bigger given the size of the phone), camera function
seemed to work fine. Then I started to make some calls on it... the
phone did not keep a constant volume during a call, every minute or
so it went very quiet and then slowly came back up to the original volume.
The battery life doesn't seem great, though I have not fully tested
this as it was put back in the box yesterday ready to be sent back.
Over all I'd say that my faulty V525 was more reliable, what's the point
of having all the gadgets (camera, video, games) if it doesn't work
properly when making calls.
Reviewed by jon from england on 17th Mar 2005
anyone who says the fone has rubbish battery life is the way they charge
them to get the maximum from the battery you have to let the battery
die before you charge them then they last for ages because if you don't
charge em right you like set a battery like line where the battery can't
get the power from the life you had before you charged it so the battery
life is ace !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by fred from england on 14th Mar 2005
this fone is awsome the best fone i've ever had there cheap reliable
and if you charge em right thet last for about a week.
Reviewed by Nick Felsted from UK on 1st Mar 2005
I am now on my 3rd V980 and this one seems ok but the battey life is
still terrible. The phone is very heavy as well. Still it is a 3g phone
at a good price
Reviewed by lauren from uk on 28th Feb 2005
this is the best phone i've ever had. I really like this phone makesure
you get one you'll love it. It will be the best phone you've ever had.
I love it very much. Makesure you get one there the best phones ever!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by matt from england on 22nd Feb 2005
this fone is the best i have ever owned and i have has the sharp gx30i
which is no where near the same qualty and broke the day i got it works
perfectly my brother has the motorola rasor v3 and i think that the
v980 is best even though it is £150.00 inststead of £400
for the v3 THIS IS THE BEST FONE EVER GET IT GET IT AND GET IT MINE
WAS A BARGIN OFF EBAY
Reviewed by John from England on 19th Feb 2005
This is the best phone EVER!!! My last phone was on 3 network and to
go on vodafone 3G is like a dream come true. The camera, the features
its all just so amazing. The battery is a small problem but its better
than my old phone. I seriously reccomend this to anyone.
Reviewed by antany from newcastle uk on 10th Feb
i like this and it's beautiful
Reviewed by benzjamin from holland on 7th Feb
it is a great phone, but the screen is a littelbit to smal compered
with the phone. but he has a mp3, video playing so that makes is wondeful
good job motorola!
Reviewed by Nathan Tessler from Manchester, England,
UK on 3rd Feb 2005
This phone is the best phone I've ever bought. Fantastic it is! If you
do the proper thing and charge it for 16 hours full when you first get
it, it eill last a week like mine. EXCELLENT video quality and FANTASTIC
sharp VGA Cameras. I would really recommend this phone as it's OUTSTANDING
perfoirmance enables you to do anything. And vodafone live on it is
free. So well done Motorola, you have acheived a great phone. This phone
is better than the MOTORZR V3 by far......
Reviewed by Nathan Tessler from UK on 3rd Feb
This 3G network is in early days, in june, it will be thropping
Reviewed by John McE from Ireland on 31st Jan
This phone is rubbish, the battery life is pathetic, it will last a
day after a full charge if your really lucky and don't use it.
Reviewed by Ivona Tinkle from Uk on 30th Jan 2005
The greatest phone ever biult. No phone could compare to it. Totaly
worth 3 times as more as its priced. It is simple to use and it takes
a week for its battery to run out. This phone deserves 5 stars and belive
me when I say its brilliant. I own 4 phone shops and this is the best
Reviewed by William from Belfast on 30th Jan 2005
this is bad the worst phone i have ever had, don't buy this phone get
sharp far better. only found out last night you can't send video pics
just when i needed it.
Reviewed by Arad from UK on 27th Jan 2005
No bluetooth, or infrared. As soon as you stick the charger into the
phone, the phone switches off!! how wierd and terrible.You have to manually
configure the 3g network to return to the 2.5g, because in the middle
of the call (basically every 2 minutes) the phone "roams" to find the
3g and this means your phone is disconnected for a few seconds!! (this
is a network issue, not motorola) overall verdict: RUBBISH PHONE, WASTE
OF MONEY, GET SHARP GX30i instead, it is still early for the 3g network
Reviewed by Jamie Reed from United Kingdom on
22nd Jan 2005
This phone is great, some people say its rubbish but all phones dont
come with everything that you want. It offers 2 cameras CIF, and a 4XZoom
VGA and with flash. Usb, 32mb Transflash card to expand the 2mb memory
that you already have. It comes with headphones to play your mp3s. The
video quality is great with sound. The 3G makes the internet go the
speed of broadband i can watch news and what I want. Overall I don't
need an Mp3 player, digital camera, Tv and the computer for the internet.
This phone offers all
Reviewed by Colin watson from UK on 20th Jan 2005
This phone is easily the greatest phone ever, and for the money that
you pay it a quality buy.
Reviewed by Daniel from England on 19th Jan 2005
I bought this phone a few weeks ago,and it is very good,i like it a
lot. Camera is of a good quality,easy to use and it looks sexy. When
it's in your pocket you know you look good when you have to answer a
call,people are going to stare at you and think 'mmm,i wish i had that
phone,what an amazing person'. Just buy it and feel good!
Reviewed by Chris Jones from Bolton on 19th Jan
I find this phone simple to use and covers all of my 3g needs. But,
and this is a big but, the battery life if awful. The standby time is
about 18hours, the 144hours I was told is a complete lie.
Reviewed by Wing from England on 18th Jan 2005
I think that this phone is pretty good as it has a good software on
it but the design does look abit on the downside and i think it is a
bit heavy for my type but as a whole it is quiet a good phone as the
network is on vodafone 3G which is better than 3 because if you go out
of a 3G Area then u will be reverted to a 2.5g network which saves the
trouble of just staying in a 3g area
Reviewed by cath from UK on 16th Jan 2005
Just got this phone 2 days ago and I think it is really easy to use,
great looking , and lots of good features. However I am having to take
it back to the shop as the small screen on the outside of the phone
does not work, but will get another one as I really like it.
Reviewed by Boydy from UK on 16th Jan 2005
The picture quality on this phone is pretty amazing, but that's about
it. Not enough memory and the screen is wayyy too small, sent it back
after a week.
Reviewed by Sisu from Romania on 15th Jan 2005
It's not whort it, the sharp GX20 is much better!!!!!!
Reviewed by Dom from England on 14th Jan 2005
Great phone,love the camera.. Only thing bad about it is the screen
is a little bit small but its not that bad, their are so many positives
about this phone. The best phone i have had so far....
Reviewed by GUY!!!!!!!!! from England on 13th
this phone is sooo good i like it sooooooooooooooooooo much i reccomend
this fone 2 any1 but the sharp gx 30i is much better
Reviewed by ricky from uk on 10th Jan 2005
poor phone. good layout and diversity of functions though, unfortunately
on the technical side it has proven very poor with myself and 2 other
friends having to return the unit within a month of receiving it.
Reviewed by ?????? from England on 10th Jan 2005
Its a rubbish fone don't buy it waste of money kept cutting me off when
chattin to mates .
Reviewed by Liam from England on 9th Jan 2005
Brilliant phone. The camara is fantastic,great quality. It's a nice
shape and has got a good battery life. If you are after a good quality
camera phone at a good price buy this one.
Reviewed by sammy from uk on 4th Jan 2005
A truly terrible phone...the worst I have ever used. Battery life is
beyond a joke - charge at least one a day - and reception is poor. Easy
to use but surely one of the ugliest phones around...and one of the
heaviest! Don't buy it.
Reviewed by michael from uk on 4th Jan 2005
nice phone network could be better but all round good phone
Reviewed by Ben from UK on 2nd Jan 2005
Now, i hate it when people all moan about the phones they see, saying
how it is so bad or that when deep down they know it is good. They are
mobile phones not computers. Now personally i do like this phone, the
functions are great but the major dissapointment is the screen size,
the way it looks. The screen is far to small for the size of the phone,
it ruins the whole shape of the phone, but apart from that this phone
is feature rich and once you have got past the annoying 3G network you
will unveil a brilliant little phone...definetely worth buying!!
Reviewed by emma from england on 2nd Jan 2005
it was the worst phone i had ever come across honestly dont buy it it