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Motorola Charm

alaTest has collected and analyzed 122 reviews of Motorola Charm. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the social networking functionality and GPS navigation. The portability and price also get good comments. There are some negative opinions about the features and reliability. The apps and camera get mixed views.

design, price, portability, GPS navigation, social network

screen, reliability, features

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Motorola Charm is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Motorola Charm

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 user reviews of Motorola Charm from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. People really like the camera and size. The usability and price are also appreciated, but there are some mixed views about the apps and battery.

screen, price, usability, size, camera

72% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Motorola MB502 Unlocked Android Phone with WI-FI, 3MP Camera, QWERTY Keyboard and GPS - US Warranty - Dark SaphireMotorola Charm Android Phone, Cabernet (T-Mobile)Motorola Charm Android Phone, Golden Bronze (T-Mobile)

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Motorola Charm (bronze, T-Mobile)

 

If you think all Android phones come with big beautiful touch screens, think again. The Motorola Charm is a decidedly different take on the Android smartphone, with a square touch-screen design like that of the Motorola Flipout, except that it doesn't...

The Motorola Charm is a slim and portable handheld with a roomy keyboard and decent call quality. It comes with Android 2.1, a full HTML browser with Flash Lite, Wi-Fi, 3G, and GPS

The display on the Charm is not as vibrant as most other Android phones, and the small screen real estate really makes MotoBlur feel more cluttered than ever. We also think the photo quality is not that good

If you can look past its design pitfalls, the Motorola Charm is an affordable and usable entry-level Android handheld. Android power users, on the other hand, may want to look elsewhere.

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Motorola Charm (T-Mobile) Review

 

We think a lot of messaging fiends will appreciate the Motorola's Charm's unique design. It's nice to be able to fire off e-mails and texts without having to slide a keyboard down or rely on a touch keyboard. The $74.99 price is also attractive....

Good physical keyboard, Runs Android 2.1, Includes two batteries in the box

Low 320 x 240-pixel resolution, Motoblur runs a bit slow, Some popular apps don't run or look weird, Runs a little hot

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Motorola Charm (T-Mobile)

 

The Motorola Charm brings Android power to budget-minded buyers for a low up-front price: just $49.99 with a two-year contract and after rebates. It's an interesting, touch-enabled alternative to a BlackBerry Curve, and a more compact phone than many...

Slim and lightweight. MotoBlur is useful. Runs Android 2.1, complete with free voice navigation. Voice dialing over Bluetooth

Low resolution screen. Sluggish. Poor reception. Many Android Market apps are unavailable. Backtrack is useless

The Motorola Charm is a compact, socially alert Android phone that's let down by insufficient screen resolution and sluggish performance.

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Motorola CHARM Review

 

Without a doubt, there surely have been many people out there clamoring to see an Android smartphone that employs that typical BlackBerry look with its signature stationary portrait style QWERTY form factor. The yearnings of many have been heard by...

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Motorola Charm Review: Hardware

 

We have been using the Motorola Charm for over a week now. Its a bit different from usual mid range Android phones in a couple of ways 1) Has a Touch input as...

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Motorola Charm Review

 

The Charm is one of the few full QWERTY Andriod phones out there, and as a whole, offers good value for money with its range of features and solid performance, from the BackTrack touchpad to the call clarity.

Good keypad, BackTrack touchpad, Large internal storage

Android 2.1, Average battery life

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Motorola Charm Review: The Pixel-Faced Killah

 

Getting my hands on the Charm was no mean feat. Motorola didn't seem keen to send out review units to anyone in a hurry, so I took it upon myself to go buy one, under the pretext of it being a gift for my girlfriend (she has a Nokia 1661 for...

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Motorola Charm review

 

The Motorola Charm is the embodiment of the "smart-messaging phone." It runs Android, but make no mistake -- it's not what you would expect from your typical Android phone. It h...

We've talked about the good and the bad, but what's my final verdict on the Charm? That depends on what you need it for. Don't go into it thinking you'll take advantage of the thousands of apps on the Android Market, because the phone wasn't designed...

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Motorola Charm Review - Android Phone Reviews by MobileTechReview

 

You know that square phone trend? It's not over yet: just take a look at the Motorola Charm. Motorola has been taking design leaps with their Android smartphones, and the Charm takes fewer risks than the positively unusual Motorola Backflip on AT&T....

Very good keyboard, lots of social networking, strong reception and voice. Both standard and extended batteries are included

Display is small and low quality, social networking overwhelms the tiny home screen

If you're looking for a very affordable and compact Android phone with a QWERTY keyboard, the Motorola has its charms. Despite our complaints about the display and MOTOBLUR overwhelming the small home screen, the Motorola Charm is a solid messaging...

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Review: Motorola Charm

 

The Motorola Charm for T-Mobile is indeed a departure from Motorola's well-known Droid line. The biggest change is in the Charm's unique form factor which includes a landscape screen, front QWERTY keypad, and overall squarish design. If you consider...