Motorola V80

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Motorola V80

Your V80 delivers great performance with distinctive style. Revel in the rotating display, integrated camera, rhythm lights, video clip playback, even...

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Review of "Motorola V80"

published 21/01/2005 | adam_heath
Member since : 14/01/2005
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Pro looks o nice and the rotate is cool
Cons breaks too easily
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Durability & Robustness
Battery standby time
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Value for money

"Not worth it!"

If you enjoy getting a phone that looks cool but is very unreliable and breaks if you use it too much then go ahead and buy this phone.

When you first get the phone you are filled with a sense that can only be described as awe. You fall in love with the black cover and silver rim. u adore that u open it by rotating and you can turn it to 90degrees to go to camera mode. The picture quality takes your breathe away and the size of it is just slick.

The phone is easy to navigate and is like most other phones. You can call, you can text you can MMS, and other normal features.

Bad point 1. No video capture which it was actually advertised to have which really got on my nerves.

Bad point 2. After a month every time I closed the phone it would freeze and I would have to take the battery out to get it to turn off.

Bad point 3. After I got it back from being repaired the joystick fell off within a week and they had sent me a new phone, not just repaired my old one.

Bad point 4. It's not that good at picking up signal which you expect most phones to do.

Bad point 5. The charger it very hard to actually get it to connect so you may think your phone is charging when really the battery is just getting weaker and weaker.

Bad point 6. Anything that comes with the phone wish stuck on the phone. They give you some cool animated characters that would look amazing in an MMS and they don't let you send them!

Bad point 7. When looking through your photos it likes to randomly jump to the bottom of the list with out any explanation.

Bad point 8. The idea of having a phone with MP3 playing capabilities is so you can load your favourite songs on. Unfortunately you only get 5.8meg that's enough for two small songs. That space is shared between your songs, pictures, games and messages so you can see it really isn’t enough.

I think by now you have either got the picture that this phone is no way as good as it looks or you have realised this is not the phone for you by "bad point 5".

Please save your money and get a different phone!

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  • tribeca737 published 03/01/2006
    I couldn't agree more. My V80 has been nothing but trouble. I do like the camera though.
  • davidberling published 06/11/2005
    ive had no problems with the phone for 9 months other than the rotate gettting a little loose , but thats all , as for 5 mb , thats plenty for songs if you compress them 16/90.
  • alan666 published 27/02/2005
    my friend has this phone, i previously, thought it was good, for the reasons at the start of your review
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Product Information : Motorola V80

Manufacturer's product description

Your V80 delivers great performance with distinctive style. Revel in the rotating display, integrated camera, rhythm lights, video clip playback, event lights, email, color screen and so much more. Enjoy a new twist on contemporary mobile phone design; trigger the automatic rotation with a simple touch. Attract envious glances with an accompanying sound that's all yours. Flick, then click; take a portrait photo or switch to landscape view in one swift move.

Product Details

Product Description: Motorola V80 - platinum, onyx - GSM - mobile phone

Product Type: Mobile phone

Service Provider: Not specified

Form Factor: Swivel

Phone Design: Iconic revolving

Dimensions (WxDxH): 99 mm x 23 mm x 45 mm

Weight: 108 g

Colour: Platinum, onyx

Technology: GSM

Band: Tri Band

Integrated Components: Digital camera, voice recorder

Wireless Interface: Bluetooth

Display: LCD display - colour - TFT

Instant Messaging Services: Wireless Village 1.1

Talk Time: Up to 420 minutes

Standby Time: Up to 250 hours


MPN: V80

Product Type: Mobile phone

Form Factor: Swivel

Phone Design: Iconic revolving

Integrated Components: Digital camera, voice recorder

Aerial: Internal

Width: 99 mm

Depth: 23 mm

Height: 45 mm

Weight: 108 g

Body Colour: Platinum, onyx

Body Material: Plastic, metal


Technology: GSM

Band: Tri Band

Service Provider: Not specified

Software Platforms Supported: Java

Installed Games: Skipping Stones, Hungry Fish

Installed Game Qty: 2

Messaging & Internet

Cellular Messaging Services: MMS, EMS, SMS

Supported SMS Functions: SMS Chat, concatenated SMS

Instant Messaging Services: Wireless Village 1.1

Supported Email Protocols: POP3, IMAP4, SMTP

WAP Protocol Supported: WAP 2.0


Data Transmission: GPRS

Wireless Interface: Bluetooth

Communication Features: Mobile Email client, Internet browser

Phone Features

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

Ring Tones: 26

Polyphonic Ringer: Yes

Additional Features: Intelligent typing (iTAP), closed user groups, picture phonebook, MPEG4 video playback, melody composer


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

Phone Book Entries Qty: 2000


User Memory: 5 MB

Security Features

Phone Lock: Yes (manual/automatic)

SIM Card Lock: Yes

Digital Camera

Still Image Resolutions: 640 x 480, 320 x 240, 160 x 120

Digital Zoom: 4

Self Timer Delay: Yes

Special Effects: Black & White, Colour, Antique, Greenish, Bluish, Reddish

White Balance: Automatic, presets

Features: Landscape/portrait mode


Type: LCD display - colour

Technology: TFT

Line Qty: 7

Display Resolution: 176 x 220 pixels

Colour Depth: 65,536 colours

Display Indicators: SMS indicator, digital clock, GPRS indicator, phone mode indicator, signal strength, roaming, voice message waiting, ringer alert on, ringer alert off, battery meter

Multi-language Menu: Yes

Features: Wallpaper, screen saver


Connector Type: Data port


Technology: Lithium Ion

Capacity: 800 mAh

Run Time Details: Talk - up to 420 min ¦ Standby - up to 250 hrs


Included Accessories: Power adapter


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