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Motorola Devour

alaTest has collected and analyzed 238 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the social networking functionality and value for money are overall positive. The build quality and design are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed opinions about the portability, and the features and reliability get critical views.

usability, design, durability, price, social network

screen, battery, camera, reliability, features

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

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Amazon.com review summary for Motorola Devour

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 84 user reviews of Motorola Devour from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

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45% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Motorola Devour review

 

While Motorola's vanilla-Android Droid has become the most recognizable Android device on the market -- thanks in part to a bombastic ad campaign --

Super solid build quality ; Better keyboard than the Droid ; Sideloading microSD card

Blur UI is pointless ; Rapid Android updates unlikely ; Chunky

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Motorola Devour

 

At first glance, Motorola's second Android phone on Verizon, the Devour ($150 with a two-year contract from Verizon; price as of 3/3/10) looks a lot like the Droid. But after spending some time with the new model, I realized that it couldn't be more...

Responsive touchscreen ; Solid, slider design

Runs Android OS 1.6 ; Disappointing camera

The Motorola Devour has a solid build and great social networking features, but a few design flaws and a mediocre camera make it no match for the Droid.

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Motorola Devour

 

For social networking addicts, there's no better cellphone interface than Motoblur. Motorola's innovative Android overlay aggregates all your social media accounts, and delivers the latest messages and information updates via what looks like comic book...

Motoblur social networking interface ; 4-line QWERTY keyboard with dedicated number line ; Sleek and tough extruded aluminum casing ; Side-mounted battery and SD card ; Included 8 GB memory card

Heavy and clunky ; Inferior 3.1 MP camera ; Flush on/off, camera access/shutter buttons ; Mysterious syncing problems

The Devour offers a better keyboard than Motorola’s other Android devices, but lags behind them in many other features.

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Motorola Devour Is Hard to Stomach

 

Motorola's latest Android phone (and Sidekick wannabe) leaves a sour taste in the mouth.

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Motorola Devour Review

 

The Motorola DEVOUR left us underwhelmed from the press shots piqued our interest when we played with its excellent metal casing at MWC 2010 last week, and prompted confusion when we saw how closely it would be priced to the Motorola DROID. With a...

It’s the target audience issue that leaves us confused by the Motorola DEVOUR. The combination of MOTOBLUR and the decent hardware keyboard would suggest that this is a handset for message fanatics, looking to step up from a feature phone. Verizon’s...

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Motorola Devour- silver ( Verizon Wireless)

 

The Motorola Devour has a sturdy design with a functional feature set and a spacious keyboard. It's a good performer, too.

The Motorola Devour runs on Android 1.6, and its display is small for the phone's size. The placement of some controls could be improved, and its camera has few features.

The Motorola Devour is built to last and it delivers on features and performance. We'd make a few usability changes, and we were hoping for more than Android 1.6, but Motorola makes another good Android move.

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Motorola Devour

 

Sporting a social networking-friendly interface and a better keyboard than the Droid, the Devour is a good value.

The Motorola Devour is a fast, affordable Android phone whose ample slide-out keyboard makes it an especially good choice for heavy texters. We still prefer the Motorola Droid ($199, also on Verizon Wireless) because of its larger, higher-res screen,...

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Motorola Devour (Verizon Wireless)

 

The Devour's keyboard is much better than the Droid's—it is bumpy, clicky, and well-separated. Like the Droid's keyboard, it has four rows, but there's a big difference: the Devour has dedicated number keys along the top row, but sticks the space bar...

Great social networking integration. Good keyboard. Feels responsive

Cramped screen. So-so reception. Various media problems

Motorola's latest Android phone for Verizon upgrades the Droid's keyboard, but downgrades the processor and screen. We say get a Droid instead.

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Motorola DEVOUR A555 Review

 

The Motorola DEVOUR A555 is now the third Android smartphone to be released by Verizon Wireless after the Motorola DROID and HTC DROID ERIS, but it is the first from the carrier to feature the MOTOBLUR user interface, which integrates social...

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Motorola Devour

 

The Motorola Devour is one of the sleeker looking smartphone's running Google's Android OS available to date. It also happens to have one of the better screen's seen on a cell phone. Although it's only running Android version 1.6, it still has some...

Product Specifications

Motorola Devour with Motoblur syncs your contacts, pics, emails, messages and status updates. Your favorite content is delivered right to your home screen with no logins or apps to open, and your data is always safe, with continues updates and backups. Task about socialized.

Antenna

Antenna Type:Internal

Battery

Capacity:1400mAh
Standby Time (PB):443hours
Talk Time (PB):389minutes
Technology:Lithium ion

Calculator

Type:Basic

CE Input Device

Type:Touch sensitive screen / QWERTY keyboard

Cellular

Band:CDMA2000 1X 1900/800
Integrated Components:Digital camera / Digital player
Phone Form Factor:Slider
Service Provider:Not specified
Technology:CDMA2000 1X
Type:Smartphone
Voice Recorder: Yes
Wireless Interface:IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR

Communicator Features

Operating System:Google Android 1.6

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.6in
Height:4.6in
Weight:6.3oz
Width:2.4in

Display

Color Depth:16-bit (65000 colors)
Diagonal Size:3.1in
Diagonal Size (metric):7.9cm
Type:LCD display

Flash Memory

Supported Flash Memory Cards:microSDHC

Header

Manufacturer:Motorola
Model:Devour with Motoblur
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Motorola

Messaging & Data Services

Internet Browser: Yes

Miscellaneous

Color:Silver

Optical Sensor

Sensor Resolution:3Megapixel

Organizer

Alarm Clock: Yes
Calendar: Yes
Reminder: Yes

Telephone Features

Voice Dialing: Yes