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I am not a big 'tech' type of person. I don't own a tablet or the latest gadgets and a mobile phone is mroe for general communication and emergencies only. So this review is not going to be full of tech specs and jargon but it will let you know how this mobile works, benefits and flaws.
Pricing, buying and general aesthetics
It was as simple as I needed to replace my old (broken) mobile with something basic that I could use to text and call. Luckily, this Motorola Wilder was on an Amazon deal so only cost me £25. At full price it still doesn't cost much more than that.
The mobile is on the smaller side, especially compared to more contemporary Iphones and Blackberry's, with a simple, sleek llok to it in a basic black. The mobile is touch screen so there are no bits to slide or buttons to uncover.
You press a button on the top of the mobile and then slide what looks like a bubble upwards to the padlock logo to unlock the screen for use. In the menu screen there are three pages of apps, nine apps per page, but it is not as impressive as it sounds. The apps are very basic, albeit useful, including alarm clock, notepad and camera. These all work fine but with a small delay at times.
It has a basic messaging function and call log.
But that's where the benefits stop.
The mobile was fine but annoying when I first starting using it. The predictive text is o.k but when you choose the word you want it automatically puts a space afterwards so to add grammar you are constantly pressingthe back button. This might not seem like much but when you're texting a lot it can become annoying, especially when trying to type quickly. I know that I could skip out the grammar but I am a bit of a stickler for not using text speak and using grammar in texts. The buttons on the screen are also a little on the small side, due to the size of the phone, which makes texting also harder. I am constantly knocking the return button by accident and other buttons as well.
The message folder itself is also started to be affected by itself. It has the capability to hold hundreds of messages but after a couple of hundred starts to get slower and slower. I am upto 400+ in my inbox folder and it takes minutes just to open a message.
I won't bore you with details of problem after problem that this mobile. After only owning it for five months the latest is that it decided to change the time and date so my regular alarm (that gets me up for work) failed to go off when needed this week.
If you only use a mobile once a day, at most, then this mobile may last you a year before it needs replacing. If you want something cheaper but you still use it more regularly (texting and calling mainly) then I would suggest investing a little more and getting something else.
Splash- and dust-resistant, the Motorola Wilder is the phone you need to live life in the moment. The 2.8-inch touchscreen, with integrated social networking and additional notification display, keeps you close to what matters most, while the integrated FM radio, games and 2-megapixel video camera will keep you entertained.
|Product Description:||Motorola Wilder - mobile phone - GSM|
|Product Type:||Mobile phone|
|Service Provider:||Not specified|
|Band:||GSM 900/1800 (Dual Band)|
|Integrated Components:||Digital camera, FM radio, digital player|
|Display:||LCD display - colour - 2.8" - TFT|
|Display (2nd):||OLED display - 0.7"|
|Input Device(s):||Touch sensitive screen|
|Supported Social Networks and Blogs:||MySpace, Twitter, Facebook|
|Playback Digital Standards:||WAV, AAC, AMR, MP3, AAC +, eAAC+, MIDI , MPEG-4, H.264, H.263|
|Supported Memory Card:||microSDHC - up to 32 GB|
|Talk Time:||Up to 575 minutes|
|Standby Time:||Up to 255 hours|