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Now I know that this is not the newest phone on the market and that everyone seems to love the iphone but I have this phone and am really happy with it. I will admit that I too have been seduced by the charms of the iphone but currently am on a contract and it would cost me a lot to get one.
About a year ago I had this phone on a contract and one day it just died on me and wouldn't work at all. I hadn't done anything to it and couldn't work it out. I contacted T mobile to see what I could do and they offered me a new phone because it was still under warranty. I liked the phone so much that I asked for a new V8 and they sent me one.
I have had a V9 for about 2 or 3 years now, since it was new out and I really like it. It is easy to use and has lot's of features.
The V9 is a flip phone that has two screens. The front screen displays the time and date, battery life and signal. You can change these and just what you want on the front. You can change the background on both screens and I have a photo of my dog. The screen inside displays they same things but also allows you to access an options menu and the main menu.
The key pad has quite large number buttons and I find it very easy to use, not too sensitive like some. There are buttons on the side of the phone that allow you access the camera quickly and change your phones sound profile quickly if you need to.
The camera is in the front screen of the phone and you can actually take a photo with the phone in a close position. The camera is of an average quality and takes reasonable pictures. It's nowhere near as good as my camera but it does the job if your out and about. You can edit your photos on the phone and change the effect and size.
This phone is also an MP3 player and although I don't know what the storage capacity is, it does hold a lot of songs and has a very good sound quality. You can use earphones with it by plugging them into the charging socket but you do need the earphones that come with the phone as the connector is a special shape.
The phone has a lot of other features that you would get with a lot of phones including calendar, alarm clock, event reminder, calculator, notepad, task list, games and contacts. There is also a 'web n walk' facility which allow you to use the internet on your phone. This is at an additional cost and can be a bit limited but is still a great feature.
One of the really cute little features that this phone has is that it will read out your text message and you can literally tell it what to do. By pressing one of the side buttons and saying 'call John' it will phone someone for you without you doing anything. A silly little thing but I like it.
I love this phone and wont get rid of it unless it is to get an iphone at some point in the future. Perhaps June 2020?
The Motorola V9 is a slim, stylish phone that also ticks all the boxes for being incredibly durable, an important feature for a student who is forever tossing belongings in bags and on wet bars.
If you're not used to the motorola software the first few days are a complete nightmare, with an unusual functionality and menu navigation. However as soon as you are over this element the phone is suprisingly easy to use and rather more logical than some of the flashier software emerging on the market at the moment. The predictive text is intelligent and amazingly efficient, and it is easy to attatch files and photos to messages.
The camera provides clear sharp shots that look even better once you get them off the phone and onto a big screen.
I didn't actaully realise that the large front screen was touch sensitive for some time, and whicle it didnt seem very useful, it is an easy way to read messages without opening the phone and play music.
Had a tendency to freeze after a while but this was easily fixed with updated software.
Overall a tough but stylish phone with a good camera and ugly, but very efficient and enjoyable software.
As part of my new contract with Vodafone, I upgraded to this funky-looking new mobile, the successor to the V8. Motorola seem to have a decent name with regard to quality products, and I'd had one before. The 'phone retailed last year at £220, but I got a large discount. When asked by the Sales Assistant why I wanted this one, I replied "Because it's slim and sexy, just like me." Seriously.
Being a 3G mobile, the V9 has many enhanced features like rolling video, multi-mega-pixel camera, Connectivity, Bluetooth, internet access to check those vital footie scores when you're travelling, recent call function, email, etc. In terms of general reliability, I've had this for about a year and a bit and it hasn't needed to go in for repairs yet. I've also dropped it several times, and it still functions okay. So, from that perspective, the device is robust and obviously durable.
On the downside, this 'phone is a ' screen touch feature' appliance, and has an annoying habit of playing tunes and things if you're wearing tight or whatever trousers that rub against the front of it. This may be okay for some, but not me when I'm in meetings and have ostensibly turned the thing to 'vibrate' or silent' modes.
Also, the battery tends to run down quite quickly if you're conducting a lengthy call. Apparently, this is a regular, negative aspect of Motorola mobiles, and is an ongoing problem that the company are yet to resolve. But, on balance, there are worse devices out there.