Product Type: Motorola mobile phones
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Motorola V200 user experience not always positive
Member Name: robin-hall
Date: 17/03/05, updated on 26/03/05 (2511 review reads)
Advantages: small, neat, trendy
Disadvantages: not easy to use, crashes
The V220 is my first new mobile phone in years. Literally years. It is small, neat and rather flash.
The handbook is a thick document which I have skimmed through, but not read in detail. However I'm reasonably technical, so hoped I would be able to work things out for myself.
The phone works as expected, and has predictive texting which I have now got used to. However, unlike my old (very old) Nokia, I have to press several keys to get it into 'punctuation mode' which iss needed to generate a comma, question mark or full stop. On the Nokia, it was a one click operation to get one of these. It's a small thin, but it does irritate me.
I've worked out how to change the menu and personalise the phone to some extent. I have used one of my photographs as the wallpaper, but can't see how to rearrange the icons so that I can see the photo underneath - they're all in the middle, and it's a picture of a person so that is the bit I really want to see.
I have taken a few pictures but the quality is not very good at all, and I can neither send them to another person, nor receiive messages with pictures attached (this is probably the fault of Orange, my network, not the phone itself)
The phone charges in a few hours and lasts for about a week between recharges. I don't use it much, but that will stand me a fair few calls.
My biggest problem with the phone is that I can crash it. This happens when I try to save any telephone number to the phone, not to the sim card. The first time this happened I had no idea what was going on; the screen went blank (but was still back lit) and it would not recover whatever I did. In the end it took me 4 weeks to get another one (I declined the insurance when I bought it) It turns out I can do this at will, although of course I'm not given to experimenting. This is really really irritating.
My phone is OK, but I don't think I would recommend it to others.