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Motorola Charm

alaTest has collected and analyzed 121 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. People are impressed by the performance and size. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably. The battery and reliability get mixed comments. Many are less positive about the screen.

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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 81/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 user reviews of Motorola Charm from 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 Reviewers really like the price and screen. The usability and portability also get good opinions, whereas there are some mixed views about the reliability. Many are negative about the size.

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70% of the reviews on 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)

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Nicole Lee (

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.

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (

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

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: (

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.

Expert review by: PhoneArena Team (

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...

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: Aatif Sumar (

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...

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: (

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

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: Android Police (

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...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Jerry Hildenbrand (

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...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Lisa Gade (

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...

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: (

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...

Sep, 2010
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