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Motorola V220

Marrying affordability with high quality technology, the Motorola V220 is the ideal mobile companion for savvy professionals and is sure to make the m...

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Review of "Motorola V220"

published 16/05/2005 | nicolapearson
Member since : 16/05/2005
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"My wee phone"

I got this phone in August 2004 as a present at that time it cost £159.99. I believe it was bought from Phones for you.

This phone replaced my Nokia 3210 which I had for years.

Being only 16 I go through mobiles like nothing on earth, always losing them or dropping them which cause's a lot of damage.

The Motorola V220 is the first phone that I have had with a built in camera,

It's a stylish phone silver in colour, its very light in weight and is overall a very small phone.

Once you open the flip up you are greeted with what looks like a lot of buttons, but to be honest its just your standard buttons and of course a few extra. The main menu button (circle) is located just above the number 2 key. When you press the main menu you are taken in to the following options

• Messages- You can create a new message from here, review older saved messages, check your answer phone messages here, and use the standard templates which include Call me back, When can we meet, When does the meeting start Etc.

• Phone Book- This is how you add all the number your wish to have stored on your phone. Simply by going to the NEW ENTRY and pressing the menu button again. You can view and call any number within your phone book at this point, delete and modify any entry and even send a message from here.

• Recent Calls- You can check all your received calls, dialled calls, call timers, data times, and data volumes. Missed calls would show under received calls.

• Settings- This is how you would change your entire phone to suit your own personal needs. You have Personalise which allows you to change wallpaper, screensaver, colour style, quick dial and main menu. Ring stlye is also under this option, you are able to change the ring tones, styles and volume here. In addition to this you can allocate a certain tone to a certain number. Web access is here too, this take you on to Orange home page (may differ if different provider). This is where you would set up call divert, even has an option to check current status of call divert. I.e. is it on where is it going. In Call set up is the option where you can change, Call timer (beeps every min), Withhold caller id, answer options allows you to set your phone to answer when flip is opened or by pressing a button and finally you have call waiting here.

• Office Tools- The little things that you find useful, Including calculator, calendar, alarm clock, chat, dialling services and you can create short cuts for your most used options

• Multi Media- You can change the theme here, view saved pictures, listen to your save sounds, moto mixer (create sounds) and view video clips.

• Game- There are only a few games on this phone they include hungry fish, Opeitout, and Fotofunpack2

• Camera- This is option that I love once you select this option you will see what you are about to capture, the camera has a basic zoom. The overall quality of the camera is fairly poor I think, most pictures are very grey in colour but there again I can't compare it to any other camera phone.

• Orange World- Take you on to the main orange homepage

Talk time on the phone is very good considering I use the phone all the time, I can see it lasting 3 days without be charged and when it needs charged it only takes about 4 hours for a complete charge and that's me ready to talk again.

Texting is very simple from this phone thanks to the predictive text, I can easily send in excess of 1500 texts per month, No joke.

Calls: This is what I think Motorola lack. I feel that when you are on a call to someone the line can be very fuzzy and I often find myself saying "what" a lot whilst on the phone. The phone does have a built in speaker which I feel is a total waste of time as when you use it the other person on the phone cannot hear you that well

Ring tones: There are a good variety of ring tones on this phone, from Hello Moto to jingle bells. You can have the volume set at different styles which include Silent, Loud, Soft, Vibrate and Vibe and ring.

My conclusion on this phone is that it's very stylish and it has some good features, I especially like the text message options they are so simple to use. I would recommend this phone to anyone who texts a lot but as far as making calls on this phone I would say very poor quality. This is not down to my signal as I live in Edinburgh and this phone has always got a top signal.

A little information on Motorola customer care

I had this phone for just over 3 moths when I dropped it and caused some damage, the phone would not turn on or off. I telephoned Motorola customer care who arrange for me to send the phone to them to be fixed free of charge. It was a quick turn around (7/10 days) and I got a nice working phone again

I hope you like my first review and please feel free to leave any comments.

Nicola x

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  • motherjoanb published 08/07/2005
    A well written and informative first review. It sounds like a good phone to have. Joan x
  • general01 published 27/06/2005
    sounds like a cool phone...good review....ste :)
  • lizrow published 11/06/2005
    very good review, well done. looks nice! xxx
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Product Information : Motorola V220

Manufacturer's product description

Marrying affordability with high quality technology, the Motorola V220 is the ideal mobile companion for savvy professionals and is sure to make the most of on-the-go time. The sleek model V220 is designed to capture life's little moments with its integrated VGA camera and advanced photo messaging - its brilliant color display completes the package. Delivering global capabilities, along with downloadable games and MP3 ring tones, the Motorola V220 is your must have communications tool.

Product Details

Product Description: Motorola V220 - silver - GSM - mobile phone

Product Type: Mobile phone

Service Provider: Not specified

Form Factor: Folder (flip)

Dimensions (WxDxH): 44 mm x 22 mm x 83 mm

Weight: 80 g

Colour: Silver

Technology: GSM

Band: GSM 850/1800/1900 (Tri-Band)

Integrated Components: Digital camera

Display: LCD display - colour - CSTN

Display (2nd): LCD display - monochrome

Talk Time: Up to 350 minutes

Standby Time: Up to 187 hours

Manufacturer: Motorola

Model: V220

Network Type: single band;

Cellular / Features: Integrated VGA Camera with 4x Digital Zoom; Motomixer; MP3 ringtones; Handsfree; MMS; EMS; GPRS; WAP; mini USB

Cellular / Combined with: Digital Camera; Digital Player

Long Name: V220 Pink

Cellular / Type: Smartphone

Cellular / Integrated Components: Digital camera; Digital player

Cellular / Phone Form Factor: Flip

Phone Design: Flip


MPN: V220

Product Type: Mobile phone

Form Factor: Folder (flip)

Integrated Components: Digital camera

Aerial: External

Width: 44 mm

Depth: 22 mm

Height: 83 mm

Weight: 80 g

Body Colour: Silver

Manufacturer: Motorola

Model: V220


Technology: GSM

Band: GSM 850/1800/1900 (Tri-Band)

Service Provider: Not specified

Software Platforms Supported: Java

Messaging & Internet

Cellular Messaging Services: MMS, EMS, SMS

Supported SMS Functions: SMS Chat

WAP Protocol Supported: WAP 2.0


Data Transmission: GPRS

Communication Features: Internet browser

Phone Features

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

Polyphonic Ringer: Yes

Additional Features: Melody composer


Personal Information Management: Calendar, synchronization with PC, calculator, reminder, alarm clock

Digital Camera

Still Image Resolutions: 640 x 480


Type: LCD display - colour

Technology: CSTN

Display Resolution: 128 x 128 pixels

Colour Depth: 65,536 colours

Display Indicators: SMS indicator, divert indicator, digital clock, GPRS indicator, signal strength, voice message waiting, battery meter

Display Illumination Colour: White

Multi-language Menu: Yes

Features: Wallpaper, screen saver

Display (2nd)

Type: LCD display - monochrome


Connector Type: Headset jack ¦ USB - mini-USB Type B


Run Time Details: Talk - up to 350 min ¦ Standby - up to 187 hrs


Included Accessories: Power adapter


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