Product Type: Motorola Smartphone
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Motorola Motosmart - A basic Android phone that does the job
Member Name: Mama_Joe
Advantages: Good sound quality, nice feel
Disadvantages: Poor battery life, poor memory
I purchased this phone as I lost my old one and I'm glad I did.
The screen of this phone is reasonable quality for a £60 phone, though when I slide my fingers across the screen they tend to drag instead of slide. The screen can also be very hard to see in sunlight unless the brightness is turned up to the maximum.
The build quality of this phone is variable. The screen is not solid which is a definite negative. The phone has a strange shape to it, but when it's held it actually makes quite a lot of sense. The back is very easy to take on and off and the speaker at the back dents easily. The casing itself is quite strong though.
This phone is plagued by a small amount of memory. I have to choose the apps that I'll keep very carefully and is let down by the fact that you can't uninstall Facebook, which gobbles it up quickly. The low amount of RAM is also a problem as when I'm on the internet the phone tends to randomly close.
The sound of this phone is good. The call quality is good, and the ringtones are nice and loud. The vibrations are easy to feel and hear, and the music quality is good.
-=Apps and Features=-
This phone has two very useful widgets that you can add to a home screen; the widgets let your most used apps appear and your most used contacts appear in a tasteful geometric formation. This phone also comes with a different music player, which makes two built into the phone as standard, but you can't delete the additional one, which is a nuisance. The battery life is very poor for this phone and it often doesn't last a day.
-=The Low Down=-
This phone is cheap and cheerful. It does its job as an entry level Android phone and while it is nothing spectacular, it is also nothing to be sniffed at. It is difficult to find cases for this phone (I had to order mine from Germany) and is just as hard to find screen protectors for. I would purchase this phone again, but not if other options were available.
Summary: A good phone that is nothing out of the ordinary and comfortably sits at entry-level.
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