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Motorola MOTOSURF A3100

alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the camera and apps. The connectivity and design also get good comments, whereas there are some negative opinions about the text input and price.

usability, design, connectivity, apps, camera

screen, price, text input

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Motorola MOTOSURF A3100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Advantages Of The Motorola MOTOSURF A3100?

 

Quality and functionality that have certainly raised numerous eyebrows is the MOTOSURF A3100 phones by Motorola. This handset is only available on the Next G network of Telstar, and it has made a big hit among many users of touch-screen smartphones,...

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Motorola MOTOSURF A3100

 

The Motorola MOTOSURF A3100 is a Windows Mobile 6.1 smartphone with support for 3.5G data and wi-fi. It features display of 2.8 inches (240 x 320), touchscreen, 3.2 MP camera with autofocus, quad-band GSM, GPRS and EDGE support, and comes with tri-band...

Stable operating system; Carousel skin improves usability; good earphones; lots of preinstalled applications

OS slows down occasionally; poor camera; screen only displays 65,000 colours

The only letdowns are the camera and the occasionally slow operating system. Also, the price could be a little steep for some.

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The TelstraOne Experience interface makes Motorola's MOTOSURF A3100 one of the more pleasant Windows Mobile smartphones to use

 

Motorola's MOTOSURF A3100 is one of the most pleasant to use Windows Mobile devices we've tested. The screen is mediocre when compared to other phones and text entry will frustrate, but the TelstraOne Experience and Moto Homescreen skins make this...

Curved design, trackball, TelstraOne Experience interface, responsive touch screen, 3.5mm headphone jack, HSDPA, Wi-Fi, GPS

Mediocre screen resolution, text input is frustrating

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Motorola MOTOSURF A3100 mobile phone

 

Exclusively available on Telstra's Next G network, Motorola's MOTOSURF A3100 is a competent touch-screen smartphone that features the new TelstraOne E...

Curved design, trackball, TelstraOne Experience interface, responsive touch screen, 3.5mm headphone jack, HSDPA, Wi-Fi, GPS

Mediocre screen resolution, text input is frustrating

Motorola's MOTOSURF A3100 is one of the most pleasant to use Windows Mobile devices we've tested. The screen is mediocre when compared to other phones and text entry will frustrate, but the TelstraOne Experience and Moto Homescreen skins make this...

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Motorola MOTOSURF A3100

 

The MOTOSURF A3100 is a valiant attempt at a Windows Mobile handset, but its various problems affect important aspects of the phone and spoil the overall experience of using it.

Motorola UI is an improvement on Windows ; Excellent web browser ; 3.5mm headphone socket ; 1GB microSD card included

Sluggish and unstable performance ; Low quality touchscreen

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Motorola Motosurf A3100

 

The MotoSurf A3100 comes with the new TelstraOne interface that simplifies the way you use your mobile phone. This may just be the perfect solution for those who do not want to relearn certain functions all over again.

Good TelstraOne interface; Good form factor; Responsive screen; Easy access to programs; Connectivity options; 3.5mm audio jack; HSDPA speeds

Small screen; Trackball is of no use really; Slows down if there are a lot of programs running on the background

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Motorola Phone Unifies With TelstraOne

 

The MotoSurf A3100 comes with the new TelstraOne interface that simplifies the way you use your mobile phone. This may just be the perfect solution for those who do not want to relearn certain functions all over again.

Good TelstraOne interface; Good form factor; Responsive screen; Easy access to programs; Connectivity options; 3.5mm audio jack; HSDPA speeds

Small screen; Trackball is of no use really; Slows down if there are a lot of programs running on the background

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Motorola MotoSurf A3100

 

Design The last time Motorola tried its hand at a Windows Mobile smartphone it came up with the Motorola Q 9h, a very conservatively designed handset in the vein of Samsung's BlackJack. The MOTOSURF lives up to its name in regards to design; its...

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Good

 

As one of the new releases of the company Motorola, the cellular MOTOSURF A3100 offers the user high quality and performance in implementation of their applications and playback of your media, and have a super sophisticated and modern design.

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Motorola MotoSurf A3100

 

This is a product like this get the praise and admiration I often find products New Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch used many many people, especially young executive who knows the needs and lifestyle in this modern era.

It is a very good product

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Product Specifications

Motorola has made managing your life whenever, wherever easier with the MOTOSURF A3100, an intuitive, customizable and vibrant touch tablet by Motorola. This high-speed, 3G device grants immediate access to content through an impressive personalized icon-based touch screen, helping you achieve the ultimate work-life balance.

Battery

Capacity:1170mAh
Standby Time (PB):298hours
Talk Time (PB):408minutes

CE Input Device

Type:Touch sensitive screen

Cellular

Band:WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Combined with:With two digital cameras / digital player / GPS receiver
Integrated Components:2nd camera / Digital camera / Digital player / GPS receiver
Phone Form Factor:Monoblock
Service Provider:Not specified
Technology:WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
Type:Smartphone
Wireless Interface:Bluetooth

Communicator Features

Operating System:Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional

Display

Diagonal Size:2.8in
Diagonal Size (metric):7.1cm
Type:LCD display

Flash Memory

Supported Flash Memory Cards:microSD

Header

Manufacturer:Motorola
Model:A3100
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Motorola MOTOSURF

Messaging & Data Services

EDGE (Enhanced Data Rates For Global Evolution): Yes
HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access): Yes
Internet Browser: Yes

Miscellaneous

Color:Black

Optical Sensor

Sensor Resolution:3Megapixel