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Motorola Milestone review

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If there's one thing an Android phone is good at, it's eating up your battery, and while the Motorola Milestone isn't really an exception, it's a lot better than other Android phones out there by the sheer fact it doesn't require a full charge every 10 hours or so.

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We think it's important you download some software to be able to turn off third party applications on the phone, as otherwise it will eat up the battery much faster than you'd like. However, we managed to easily limit ourselves to charging only once per day or two, and very rarely did the Milestone squawk at us to plug it in.

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We're not sure the addition of the battery meter is a good idea, as all it does is highlight what's munching all your power without being able switch much of it off, but still, it's nice to have it there and good to be able to see how long you can last between charges.

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The organisation skills of the Motorola Milestone are better than a number of other Android phones namely because there's now the Exchange calendar to factor in to the equation - we're not sure why we have to have both a corporate and 'normal' calendar, with the Google Calendar and Exchange version under separate applications.

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Motorola has also seen fit to add in a calculator as well to the mix, with scientific mode should you fancy getting a bit of a 'tan'. We know, we know, we slay ourselves too.

Tech Specs

Product TypeSmartphone
Network BandQuad Band
Service ProviderVodafone
Input MethodTouchscreen, QWERTY
BluetoothYes
Wireless LANYes
USBYes
Maximum Memory Card Size Supported32 GB
Built-in Memory133 MB
Memory Card SlotYes
Cellular Data Connectivity TechnologyGPRS, EDGE, HSDPA
SAR Value0.64 W/kg
GPS ReceiverYes
Cellular Generation3.5G
Cellular Network SupportedGSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900, WCDMA 900, WCDMA 2100
Rear Camera Resolution5 Megapixel
Memory Card SupportedmicroSD
Phone StyleSlider
ColourBlack
Operating SystemAndroid
Brand NameMotorola
Battery Talk Time6.50 Hour
Product ModelMILESTONE
Screen Size9.4 cm (3.7")
Screen Resolution480 x 854
Weight (Approximate)165 g
Maximum Video Resolution720 x 480
Processor ManufacturerARM
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 2.1
Operating System VersionAndroid 2.1 Eclair
Messaging TypeEmail, Instant Messaging, SMS (Short Message Service), MMS (Multi-media Messaging Service)
USB StandardUSB 2.0
Height115.8 mm
Width60 mm
Depth13.7 mm
Battery Standby Time350 Hour
ManufacturerMotorola, Inc
Product NameMILESTONE Smartphone
Processor Speed600 MHz
Processor TypeCortex
Screen TypeLCD
Sensor TypeAccelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Digital Compass
Manufacturer Part Number00300283
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.motorola.com/uk
Marketing Information

The web is richer. Photos are sharper. Videos pop. It has the most advanced Google browser and the very latest software with an advanced processor and 3G speed for faster search. It can help you navigate turn-by-turn. It even has a 5MP camera with a flash, image stabilisation, and a DVD-quality recorder. It's the phone without compromise.

World Wider Web

Zip through the internet with 3G speed, HTML browser and a super fast processor. View it all on a huge display with double-tap, pinch and zoom and over 400,000 pixels, more than twice than the leading competitor.

Search for everything, everywhere

The newest Google features let you search for what you want. Find anything on the web or on your phone, including contacts, applications and more.

Every way to say it.
Package Contents
  • MILESTONE Smartphone
  • 8GB MicroSD Card