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Motorola U9

Blending Motorola's fashionable design savvy with an incredible music experience, MOTO U9 gives consumers a new way to see, feel and hear the stylish ...

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Review of "Motorola U9"

published 21/03/2011 | Absinthe_Fairy
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"Beautiful phone, but it's a little 'style over substance'"

This review is by way of being a retrospective review on my old phone, as I've recently invested in a smartphone!

I have to admit it - I always choose my mobile phone purely on looks. I waited three years to upgrade my previous phone, simply because I thought all the ones on the market were bulky, ugly and too 'masculine'. When I saw this phone advertised I felt it was the perfect antidote (the purple version of course, though the pink was pretty too). I wasn't disappointed. This phone is shiny, smooth and slim, and provided you keep it in a phone pouch or purse it doesn't scratch easily. You can read text messages on the front of the phone, which is a nice touch, and when you play music the song title and artist 'float' across the front of the phone, and you can stop, play or skip songs this way too.

In the past, all I ever used a phone for was calls and texts - anything else is a bonus. This phone manages those functions as well as any other, and I find the menu intuitive and the contact list easy to use. The camera isn't as good as other cameras I've seen on mobile phones, but it was perfectly adequate for my needs. Ditto the mp3 player - I'd only ever really use it in an emergency if my 'proper' mp3 player was lost or ran out of battery. If you want an all-singing, all-dancing phone to replace your normal camera or mp3 player, this isn't the phone for you.

One word on the mp3 player - the headphone jack is a micro USB cable socket, only compatible with the supplied headphones (as far as I know) - you can't use your normal headphones. There is no USB cable included in the pack either, but I was able to obtain one from eBay for a few pounds, and seeing as I only paid £34 for the phone I can't really complain.

Occasionally the phone is a little slow, and rarely the screen freezes - although this has only happened a handful of times. After upgrading to a smartphone, I've realised just how bad the internet was on this phone - it was so slow, and several sites just didn't load at all. All in all, I feel this phone was ideal for someone who wanted something with basic functionality and pretty appearance. However I must say I'm glad to have got a smartphone finally!

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Comments on this review

  • Alyson29 published 21/03/2011
    I could do with upgrading x
  • catsholiday published 21/03/2011
    Things move on so fast these days that a phone is almost out of date as it hits the shelves.
  • MrBrightside1987 published 21/03/2011
    Phones that freeze are so annoying mine is doing it now. x
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Product Information : Motorola U9

Manufacturer's product description

Blending Motorola's fashionable design savvy with an incredible music experience, MOTO U9 gives consumers a new way to see, feel and hear the stylish side of music. The latest addition to our music-enabled devices, U9 is designed for those discerning consumers who want to talk and rock in style.

Product Details

Cellular / Technology: GPRS; EDGE; Bluetooth; USB; microSD card slot

Cellular / Band: Quad Band

Cellular / Combined with: 2 MP digital camera; MP3 player

Display Type: TFT; 262K colours; 240 x 320 pixels

Battery: Lithium Ion

Weight: 88 g

Length: 90 mm

Width: 49 mm

Height: 16 mm

Battery / Talk Time: 7

Manufacturer: Motorola

Phone Design: Flip

Cellular / Phone Form Factor: Flip

Cellular / Integrated Components: Digital camera; Digital player

Long Name: U9

Cellular / Phone Design: Clamshell

Cellular / Mobile Broadband Generation: 3G

Cellular / Type: Smartphone

Talk Time: Up to 430 minutes

Rear-facing Camera Resolution: 2 Megapixel

Supported Memory Card: Micro SD Card

Playback Digital Standards: AAC, MP3 , MPEG-4, 3GP, H.263

Service Provider: Not specified

Standby Time: Up to 350 hours

Integrated Components: Digital camera, digital player, voice recorder

Display: LCD display - colour - 2"

Band: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 (Quadband)

Technology: GSM

Colour: Graphite grey

Dimensions (WxDxH): 48 mm x 16 mm x 90 mm

Product Type: Mobile phone

Display (2nd): OLED display - colour

Form Factor: Folder (flip)

Product Description: Motorola MOTO U9 - graphite grey - GSM - mobile phone

Display (2nd)

Type: OLED display - colour

Display Resolution: 128 x 160 pixels

Phone Features

Polyphonic Ringer: Yes

Phone Functions: Speakerphone, voice control, call timer, conference call, voice dialing, vibrating alert

Media Player

Supported Digital Video Standards: MPEG-4, 3GP, H.263

Supported Digital Audio Standards: AAC, MP3


Communication Features: Mobile Email client, Internet browser

Bluetooth Profiles: Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP)

Data Transmission: GPRS, EDGE


User Memory: 25 MB

Supported Flash Memory Cards: Micro SD Card


Included Accessories: Power adapter


Run Time Details: Talk - up to 430 min ¦ Standby - up to 350 hrs


Service Provider: Not specified

Technology: GSM

Band: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 (Quadband)


Depth: 16 mm

Weight: 88 g

Height: 90 mm

Width: 48 mm

Aerial: Internal

Body Colour: Graphite grey

MPN: SE4592AP5B1

Integrated Components: Digital camera, digital player, voice recorder

Product Type: Mobile phone

Form Factor: Folder (flip)


Personal Information Management: Calendar, calculator, reminder, alarm clock


Type: LCD display - colour

Display Resolution: 320 x 240 pixels

Features: Wallpaper, screen saver

Diagonal Size: 2"

Colour Depth: 262,144 colours

Digital Camera

Rear-facing Camera Resolution: 2 Megapixel

Digital Zoom: 8

Messaging & Internet

Downloadable Content: Audio files, video files, games, ring tones, screensavers, wallpapers

Cellular Messaging Services: MMS, EMS, SMS


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