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This phone is good if your looking for cheap, candybar simple phone which can do simple text and make a phone call.
it doesn't have expandable memory, and the memory it has is SHOCKING, i text a lot and i only use this phone since i washed my beloved nokia 5800, well back to the memory issues, it stores something like 20 pictures or 100 texts inbox and outbox. it is truly unbeliavable, there again i'm not used to this type, i'm more adapted to smart phones,
but if you want memory don't get this.
yet again basic
the keypad is small and hard to use espicially when texting, if you don't read the manual it is hard to get predictive text on aswell and change the settings.
the battery life is 5 hours at most, on mine it is anyway and thats after 3 weeks use.
if you want something cheap get this if you want something better go and get something for around 100 pound that is where you can get avr. to good phones especially on auction sites.
or go on contract since it is much more economical and cheaper for a good phone.
This is a small and sleek phone with basic functionality including camera, bluetooth and video capture.
First of all the camera is not even worth using, the quality is just so poor for video and photo. The software on the phone really doesn't do it any justice. I may have been unlucky but within the first 6 months of having the phone it stopped showing the name of the people who were calling and just the number instead, and yes I checked it was definitely the right number in the phonebook. Then it stopped ringing for about 50% of the calls that I received even when on loud or vibrate. And to top it all off it then stopped letting me view or edit phonebook entries, just taking me back to the main screen when I click the entry. GRRRR... The battery life is poor and needs charging at least every other day. You must purchase separate software to connect it to a PC unless you have bluetooth on the PC. The storage space is awful with only a few MB. This phone is not man friendly as the keys are so small, I regularly hit the wrong one. It also does not tell you if a message is going to take more than 1 page until it is already sent. It is also incredibly easy to accidently send an unfinished message.
This phone is small and robust and fits easily and comfortably into a pocket. Call quality is actually very reasonable. Maybe it's not too bad for the price but if you can I would go for something a little more expensive.
With cell phones flooding the market today, I was on the lookout for a sleek and smart mobile that could make a style statement as well.I chanced upon this trendy product (4.38 inches x 0.41 inches x 1.92 inches) that not only looked slim and smart on the outside, but on the first touch of the keypad, showed an attractive display of colour.
*It has a wide array of available ringtones.
*Typing on the keypad is a lark, Oh! how I got irritated with my previous mobile always hitting onto 2 buttons at a time.
*The Motorola SLVR L6 awaits you with a choice of 4 languages-English,French,Italian and German
*The battery makes talking for 4 hours a certainty.
*The speaker phone is a blessing when I am driving or talking in a noisy place.
*Storing pictures and memories with the camera has never been so simple before.
*You can't imagine how easy it is to record an hour of video on its 64 MB memory card.
*Music is my passion and a feature I can't do without.Uploading MP3 or similar music files can be done with ease.
Java2 Micro Edition helps us run many software applications.
I have personalized my prized possession, the Motorola SLVR L6 by downloading a screensaver and have made talking fun by attaching a picture caller ID with the incoming calls.Animations, games, Internet access,camera and video.Do I need anything more?
This is a review originally written by me and published on ciao.com
When this phone first came out, i really wanted to get it.. nowadays, i dont quite understand why& how i wanted it so much. There are many good things about it, but also some things not so good... First, it is VERY good for its price! Its got an ok little camera(most motorola cameras aren't that great anyway) and the sound quality is not very good if you upload mp3s to it, but still playable. If, however, you are looking for a phone to just send texts & receive calls but still want the ability to take, receive, send & save photos, keep a few songs & have bluetooth. Then this a very good phone! It has lasted many years now(i am now using it along with another phone on a different network) and there are only some problems with the vibrations, and it times it does switch itself off, but i would say these are just due to the amount it was previously used. it still does pretty much anything i want it too!
The size is great too as it will easily fit in my pockets and not look bad!
I would recommend this as a first phone for a child, or if you just want a good yet resonably priced phone! It is very reliable!
I love this phone. Bought it a few years ago, and still have it. In fact, I liked it so much, I bought one for my partner, too. It's a good quality phone for a good price; it has all the features I need. Photos are good quality, especially when uploaded onto the PC afterwards, video capacity is good, and ringtone capacity is OK.. would like some more of that, but it does what I need. It's easy to use, and does exactly what it says on the box. Great for first timers or the more advanced user, but now not exactly up to date with modern technology such as wi-fi.. depends what you need. If you're looking for a relatively cheap phone with all the added accessories and easy to use, this phone works wonders! I would definitely reccomend this phone to anyone. Lovely phone with lots of character.
The mototola l6 is the first mobile phone I have ever had. I thought it was great and fantastic with all its cool and hip new features such as its slimness and bluetooth. The polyphonic rintones were OK and the calendar and alarm clock were great too.
One thing that really suprised me when I was first discovering it was that I could have up to five hundred pictures! Great! But the videos I could only have 15? Not so great...oh well I thought.
I had tried doing bluetooth with my friends but they never seemed to pick me up and vsv. I took it into orange but they couldn't do anything about it! Rubbish! Eventually my friends did pick me up on their phones and I managed to get one song onto my phone, after that it kept on saying -unsufficient storage- , so i was deleting my videos that i didnt really want to make more memory. Still -unsufficient storage-. :(
The whole handset of the phone is really slippery and I keep on dropping it. Also the little "m" on the top of it has come off and I keep meaning to superglue it back on.
Apart from everything what I have said, its a great and useful handset that is very easy to use for everyday life. But I think for my next phone I will pick one with more memory and an mp3 player music phone. :)
Happy rating! :)
After buying this phone as a much needed update to my previous phone I found a phone capable of delivering the basics at a reasonable price.
The phone does everything a phone needs to do and witha camera and bluetooth is not behind the times. The phone is quite sturdy, I have dropped mine on a few occasions leaving only minor scratches, and looks quite sleek.
This phone is perfect for those looking for an affordable update after falling behind the times in the mobile phone market. If you are looking for a reliable phone which can make and receive calls, take a medium quality photo and send and receive via bluetooth, then this is the perfect phone. You can change the phone's wallpaper meaning the phone can be customised to your style and the colour screen displays this nicely. The added option of an mp3 ringtone provides you with the ability to customise your ringtone to any song as long as you connect it to the computer, which can be done with a simple bluetooth dongle.
i have a motorola l6 in pink. dont think the colour matters mind. i think its a great little phone, it does what i want and need it to do. its slim and never as yet crashes. the camera isnt up to much i think the pixels should be inproved abit. but apart from the camera its great..it should have changeable covers as i found it does scratch easy.software is good keys good to see
This phone is absolutly brilliant! I love it!!! First of all it looks & feels great. I got mine in teal. The keypad lights up bright blue which is cool, it sounds fantastic it is so loud & clear. The screen quality is perfect and the battery life is excellent. It has everything you want in a phone & best of all it was only £50! It's the phone with it all yet so easy to use, i have brought about 5 phones in the past 6 months & non of them have been right for me they make me unhappy! but now i can stop there beacuse i found the perfect one! Buy it you won't be disappointed!!!
I'm using MOTOROLA L6 less than 3months. I'm very satisfied with the dimensions, it is not hevy and it is very solid mobile phone. Quality of taken pictures could be better and the preview on the main screen is a bit blured. It is very easy to find myself in the menu, i want to say it is not complicate to find desired operation or setting. I like a lot the way of shortcuts. GPRS support is not good at all because it is dependent of a cable connection. Big PLUS for PTT options but it is a pitty, in my country (Macedonia) it is not provided.
This is indeed a phone that deceives. Its super-slim, lightweight design implies a price tag to put anyone off, yet you will easily pick one up on the Hight Street for around £50.
The phone itself boasts all the features you would expect, ranging from standard text messaging through to WAP access and is available on most networks. The camera is not of the greatest quality, but for such a modest pricetag, I find it ideal for my own purposes.
Ringtones are downloadable and customisable from your PC using the software and data cable that comes with the phone. The memory capacity is not huge, so dont expect to store hundreds of photographs or mp3 files on it.
The only negative point I find is that because of its ultra thin, lightweight design, I am not sure it would withstand a fall from your pocket, for anyone who may be as accident prone as myself.
If you want a phone that has all the nice touches but dont want to pay a fortune, I would certainly recommend the L6.
On first impression I have been questioned by people - "wow that must be an expensive phone?" and when I tell them no there's always a look of surprise.
The Motorola L6 is a great little phone at a good price ranging from £30 to £80 for PAYG and under conditions (eg with credit). The super sleek design allows for ease of use and access in pockets. As well as the usual features of calls and texts, the phone also has several others including, camera, video, internet browsing, bluetooth, calender and games. For someone wanting the phone for everyday use of calls and text its a great choice due to easy layout and menu access. The camera and video features work well the only down side is pictures not so bright when take in dark places which is understandable. The sound is also good. The phone can be linked up to a computer allowing for transferring of pictures, videos and music, when using the appropriate motorola software (data suite). The handy usb port also doubles as the connection for the charger too. The battery can last for a long time, sometimes longer than expected depending on use but well over a week. When locking the keypad the backlight goes out which adds to saving the battery.
So for a phone thats slim, stylish, and with all the essential features the Motorola L6 is a clear must have, whether it be your first or tenth phone.
I've had several small mobiles and was tending towards clamshells. I was offered this model by my provider and took it to try. I'm converted! the keys a larg enough for my podgy fingers but it's slim and light enough to fit in my top pocket. The features are exactly what I need (I want a phone not a music centre!) and, previously a loyal Nokia user, I'm really happy with the brand as well.
The motorola L6 can be quite confusing. On paper, it has the features and it certainly looks very thin and sleek. You'd expect this phone to be a bit more expensive..like its bigger brother the L7. Once you get it though, you realise why it is so cheap. If you buy it as a no nonsense phone, making and receiving calls, sure it's functional. But try use any of the features advertised and you will be sorely disappointed.
I received this phone for free as part of a no-cost contract (i.e cash back contract) in June. If you'd like more information on these kind of contracts, please go and look in my reviews.
Packaged with the phone is the battery, hands-free kit and a normal charger. I'll categorise my review into different topics for easier reading.
When you first have the L6 in your hand, the first thing to notice is the thinness of the handset. It is 10.9mm so it is remarkably thin. The weight is 86g which is neither light nor heavy for an average handset. The phone is, however, perhaps a bit longer than desirable at 11.3cm. Written out like that, it doesn't seem that long...but compare it to other phones and it certainly is lot longer. Personally i would prefer a shorter phone even if sacrificing thinness. i find that the L6 looks awkward next to other phones due to its elongated form.
the keypad on the L6 is same as those you'd find on any motorola nowadays. the keys are attached in groups of three instead of having separate detached keys. the keypad is also flat and does not protrude at all when looking at the handset from the side.
YOu can get the phone in three colours silver, pink and black. the one i have is silver alhtough in real life it is blueish silver...officially its called "diamond dust africa" which actually doesnt tell us anything about the colour.
the aluminium casing has a nice feel due to its brushed effect. this also means that it wont be be easily scratched. the camera is located on the top of the back of the phone and there is a silver button on either side of the phone.
in all, the phone looks quite sleek as long as it is seen on its own. with other phones, it looks awkward owing to its elongated form.
the L6 has a surprising number of features given the price:
a vga camera and video camera
downloadable java games
it also has a screen that is 128 x 160 pixels and covered by scratch resistant glass.
i'll run through some of these features now
the quality of the camera or the video camera is subpar with the average standard these days. the vga camera is able to capture photos with 640x480 pixel resolution and you should be expecting at least 1 megapixel instead. once in the camera mode, you have the option to adjust the brightness but that is all. there is an auto time capture meaning you can set a timer to take pictures but it is really not useful at all. despite its relatively large screen, when taking a photo, the viewfinder only takes up half of the screen. the other half tells you in needlessly large lettters how many photos you may take and that what you are viewing is infact a "photo viewfinder". i find this to be a complete waste of screen space.
the video camera is pretty much the same as the camera. the resolution is so poor that it's hard to make out the faces of the people.
the user interface is bland at best and initally quite easy to browse around. the main difficulty arises from trying to change various settings. it seems that the designers gave up half way through and instead of having an icon and a description of the menu, you just have text list with underlining.
for example, to change the ring tone you go into the menu. the menu is tiled and there are nine icons arranged 3 by 3. fine enough. you select phone settings and you are led into a list with smaller icons. next to ring styles is a picture of a bell. nice. highlight that option and select it. suddenly all the nice pictures go away and you are left with
its written like a text message and that goes for every other inside menu you enter. there doesn't seem to be any form of organisation in these menus. it's irritating because you don;'t know whether they are just telling you information or whether it's a menu. i'm osrry...i just get really annoyed with this little part.
the user interface is also very slow. there is significant lag when entering and navigating the menu screen. when entering camera or video mode, it takes at least 3 seconds to activate and another 3 seconds to take the picture and a further 3 seconds to save it. coming from samsung and sony ericsson phones, the sluggishness of the motorola is often unbearable.
texting is also quite tricky. for some reason, my phone seems to have german predictive texting. the words quessed are often german. it tries to guess the whole word with a few letters typed and when it works it is really satisfying. when it doesnt..it's really frustrating. for example typing in "afte" of afternoon immediately brings up beteiligt as a suggestion. try type in the whole word and what comes up on screen is aftermomm which is neither an english or a german word. flick through the options and you also get aftermono afternonm afternonn afternono and afternono with an umlaut. luckily you can save afternoon into the dictionary and it will guess that first. but you understand my irritation?
this review is getting really long...mainly due to my heated rants about various things...i'll try to keep it concise from now on.
the battery life of the motorola L6 is very short. officially the stand by time is at maximum 345 hours and talktime is 5 hours 50mins. in real life, you will never just leave your phone on and do nothing or talk on the phone constantly for 5 hours 50 mins... but i find that with 40 minutes of talking 40 minutes of games, the phone will last you one day and a half. which is very poor. the poor battery life is attributed to the very thin battery that the motorola L6 uses. it is perhaps only half a centimetre thin.
talking of games, bundled with the phone are blockbreaker deluxe, skipping stones and submarine. the last two are not worth playing at all..the blockbreaker one is quite fun for about 10 minutes. (playing 40 mins just for the sake of this review was pushing it!)
the bluetooth is very easy to use. bluetooth has a menu icon on its own and it is really easy to connect to bluetooth devices, be it computer, another phone or a bluetooth hands free kit. transfer of files via bluetooth is sluggish.
most importantly, the call quality is acceptable for this phone. the sound is more dull than crisp but this shouldnt bother most people. the loudspeaker is quite loud and there is a slight crackly sound to it but that is to be expected in a relatively cheap and thin phone. the only problem i have with calling is that the phone particularly at the ear piece heats up quickly to a point where you can no longer hold the phone to your ear. i wonder whether this is safe at all...perhaps my brain is being microwaved at that ear... yikes.
to summarise a needlessly long review...
this phone packed full of features given its budget price however you should not expect much from this phone. it is very much a case of doing a lot of things but doing them badly.
the short battery life and the heating up of the earpiece are most concerning. other problems include a sluggish interface and sub par camera/vdeo.
however for the price, you are getting an extremely thin phone with camera/video and bluetooth capabilities.
it is hard to judge whether this phone is value for money. if you are a prepay customer, i'd suggest that you might find this quite good. if you are a contract customer, i'd suggest you should look elsewhere.
another quick thing is that you can use a data cable to connect your phone to the computer. the data connection is a non-proprietry (ie normal) mini-usb connector. the only problem is that you have to download the phone manager and drivers from the internet.
PS a word of advice to prepay customers...nowadays contract deals are so good that there is no reason to pay around £80 for this handset and whatever for calls. i am signed up to a contract where i received this phone for free and will receive all that i spend back in cheques.