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alaTest has collected and analyzed 657 reviews of Gleam. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Opinions about the portability and price are overall positive. The design and usability also get good opinions, but there are some mixed comments about the reliability. Some have doubts about the connectivity and reception.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Gleam is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 95 user reviews of Gleam from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones on Reviewers are impressed by the size and price. The design and portability are also appreciated, but there are some mixed views about the reception. Some have doubts about the connectivity and reliability.

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79% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Motorola Gleam+ Sim-Free Mobile PhoneMotorola Gleam grey mobile phone sim-free, unbrandedMotorola Gleam black mobile phone sim-free unlocked

Jun, 2015

Expert review by: Vincent Frogameni (

Is The Motorola Gleam A Waste of Time?


The Motorola Gleam is the newest phone being released by Motorola. It is not comparable to the smartphones such as the Droid and Droid 2 that have been released. Find out how this phone compares to the competition in the cell phone industry today in...

I would honestly have to say that this phone is not impressive to say the least. For people that are looking for a phone to get them by until they have enough money, and have an upgrade, then they should buy this phone. Also people who do not like all...

May, 2011

Expert review by: Ross Catanzariti (

Motorola Gleam review


The Motorola Gleam is a flashback to yesteryear when thin flip phones were all the rage

Competitive price ; Easy to use ; Stylish design

No microSD card included ; Short notification time of front screen ; Fingerprint magnet

The Motorola Gleam is a stylish feature phone with a flip design and an easy to use proprietary operating system. If you're looking for a phone that just does the basics, you should definitely check it out.

May, 2012

Expert review by: Katharine Byrne (

Motorola Gleam Plus review


Top marks for style, but otherwise a rather basic and underwhelming low-cost feature phone

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: Damien McFerran (

Motorola Gleam review


The Motorola Gleam is a cheap and shiny homage to everyone's favourite flip phone of yesteryear, the Razr. It's a good choice for those who value simplicity.

Eye-catching design ; Cool LED lights ; Thin frame ; Easy to use

No 3G or Wi-Fi connectivity ; Poor camera

If you can do without 3G connectivity and smart-phone features, the Motorola Gleam is currently one of the best handsets available. Too often are buyers on a budget reduced to using handsets that look rubbish and are painful to operate. The Gleam...

May, 2011

Expert review by: Thomas Newton (

Motorola Gleam Review


"The Motorola Gleam is a slick, compact flip phone with a heavy emphasis on style and design."

Though the Motorola Gleam doesn't pack a lot of internal storage (just 32MB of flash memory) you can expand this up to 16GB with a microSD card. This gives you a bit more room for things like pictures and MP3 playlists.

May, 2011

Expert review by: Buzz Moody (

Motorola Gleam


Motorola is bringing back the flip phone with the Gleam. It does what it sets out to do at a reasonably cheap price.

Simplistic design ; Cool LED lights ; Large, well-lit buttons

Lousy camera ; Proprietary closed operating system ; Terrible web browser

For AU$89, you can't be expecting a lot; however, the phone looks really cool, and does what it sets out to do.

May, 2012

Expert review by: Mobile Choice UK (

Motorola Gleam+ Plus review -


Slick design, glowing lights, colourful interface

Troublesome hinge, basic camera, numeric pad for text, Opera browser

May, 2012

Expert review by: (

Motorola Gleam Plus Review By


The Motorola Gleam Plus is a nicely designed flip phone that offers a

Nice design, light-up panel, bright interface

Flimsy hinge, basic snapper, numeric keypad is clunky, Opera browser

The Motorola Gleam Plus is a nicely designed flip phone that offers a basic array of features. Its light-up front panel is appealing, but at this price we’d rather opt for the more user-friendly Orange San Francisco II.

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: Paul Briden (

Motorola Gleam review


We review the Motorola Gleam – a new budget clamshell handset from Google's newest acquisition


Obscure menu system, Poor menu button controls, Low quality screen

The whole point of more basic feature phones is a 'no fuss' solution. The Gleam fails to achieve this goal

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: Carly Page (

Motorola Gleam


2011's Mobile World Congress was of full of high end smartphones, from the Samsung Galaxy S2 to LG's Optimus 3D. Motorola on the other hand, took a different approach, announcing a time-honored feature phone dubbed the Motorola Gleam.

Capturing the old school stylings of the Motorola Razr, the Gleam features a super-shiny casing, ideal for those who like a bit of bling, although not so good for those who don't like fingerprints. It may look stylish but it isn't the skinniest of...

May, 2011

Product Specifications

Processor Brand:Not Applicable
Processor Number:Not Applicable


Autofocus: No
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: No
Video Resolution in Pixel:Not Applicable / Unknown


Audio Playback: Yes
GPS Receiver: No
I-Mode: No
Integrated Radio:FM Radio
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java:No / Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Telephone Keyboard
Video Client:No / Yes


A2DP:No / Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: No
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
WiFi Data Exchange: No

Data Transfer

EDGE:No / Yes


Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:262.144
Number of Displays:2

General Features

Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Operating System:Proprietary
Operating System Version:CLOSED PROPRIET
Operator:EE / MVNO / O2 / Orange / Sim Free / T-MOBILE / Tesco MB / Vodafone
Product Type:Mobile Phone
Way of Buying:Contract / Postpay Pack / Prepay Pack / Sim Free


E-Mail Functionality:No / Yes
Instant Messaging:No / Yes
Push email: No


Processor Brand:Not Applicable
Processor Number:Not Applicable
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