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Motorola Q

alaTest has collected and analyzed 496 reviews of Motorola Q. The average rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviews about the performance and design are on the whole positive. The screen and usability are also mentioned favorably, but views are divided on the price. There are some less positive comments about the connectivity and reliability.

portability, usability, screen, design, performance

battery, reliability, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Motorola Q is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 270 user reviews of Motorola Q from The average user rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Reviews about the size and design are generally positive. The performance and portability also get good opinions, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the durability. The connectivity and reliability get negative opinions.

usability, portability, performance, design, size

battery, reliability, connectivity

54% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Motorola Moto Q - Smartphone - CDMA2000 1X - bar - Windows Mobile - silver - VerizonMotorola Q Phone (Sprint)Motorola Q Black Phone (Verizon Wireless, Phone Only, No Service)

May, 2015

Expert review by: Bonnie Cha (

Motorola Q ( Verizon Wireless)


Editor's note: This review has been updated to include the results of our battery drain testing.

The Motorola Q9c offers a Windows Mobile 6 upgrade as well as GPS, Bluetooth, and EV-DO support. The smartphone also has a 1.3-megapixel camera; decent call quality; and solid messaging capabilities.

The extended battery adds an awkward and bulky bump to the back of the smartphone, and the keyboard is a bit stiff. The speakerphone produced some feedback, and performance can sometimes be sluggish.

Some design quirks aside, the Motorola Q9c for Sprint is a worthy upgrade to the original Q, adding GPS and more stable performance, among other things.

Nov, 2007

Expert review by: Mark Spoonauer (

Moto Q Amp'd Edition


Amp'd Mobile and Motorola team up to create a smart phone that's all about multimedia fun.

Sleek design with full-sized keyboard • Sharp 2-MP camera • Bundled Roxio multimedia software • Fast Web surfing • Excellent battery life

Some calls didn't connect • Doesn't record video

May, 2007

Expert review by: Stewart Wolpin (

Motorola Q Review


We wouldn't recommend the Q if your primary purpose is e-mail and texting, unless you really want to save some dough.

Verizon EV-DO; very thin; MP3 player; 1.3MP camera; expandable memory

No docking station; does not include a headset

We wouldn't recommend the Q if your primary purpose is e-mail and texting, unless you really want to save some dough.

Oct, 2006

Expert review by: Melissa J. Perenson (

Motorola Q Smart Phone


Like the Razr before it, the Motorola Q clearly aims to make a fashion--and technophile--statement. Slim and stylish, this silver-hued PDA/phone is just 11.5mm thick--thinner than the Razr, and significantly more compact than competing smart phones...

Impressive slimline design Inexpensive for a PDA/phone

Doesn't include Office apps Navigation controls are hard to use

If you need a slimline, large-screened companion at a comparatively low price, the Q deserves consideration. But if looks and size aren't paramount, it may be worth the extra bucks to step up to another device, and gain more functionality

Jul, 2006

Expert review by: Sascha Segan (

Motorola Q


Unfortunately, wireless carriers charge an arm and a leg for plans that help connect smart devices to the Net. Sprint has the kindest rates, at $15 per month, but Cingular and Verizon charge more than $40 a month on top of your voice plan for many...

Very thin. Excellent one-handed use. Great voice quality. Stereo music over Bluetooth

A bit buggy. Multitasking can cause music to stutter. Expensive data plan ; Watch the Motorola Q Video Review

This excellent phone, e-mail, and Web surfing device will make Q a favorite letter for Verizon customers.

May, 2006

Expert review by: Bonnie Cha (

Motorola Q (Verizon Wireless)


Editors' note: Ratings have been adjusted with respect to newer devices that have entered the market.

The Motorola Q boasts a sexy, ultrathin design and features a sharp display, a full QWERTY keyboard, EV-DO support, and a sharp multimedia functionality. The Windows Mobile 5 smart phone also has integrated Bluetooth, a speakerphone, a 1.3-megapixel...

The Motorola Q lacks integrated Wi-Fi and analog roaming, and you can't use its Bluetooth as a wireless modem. The screen also tends to hold a lot of smudges, and there's no option for a cameraless version at this time.

The Motorola Q lives up to much of the hype by offering good call quality, an excellent multimedia experience, and the essential productivity tools, all wrapped up in a sexy little package.

May, 2006

Expert review by: (

Moto Q, Amp'd Edition


Amp'd's new Adobe Flash Lite interface looks nicer than what you get on standard-issue Windows Mobile 5.0 smartphones. The Start menu layout and applications are left untouched, aside from a coat of new background wallpaper. But the home screen, menu...

Slick Adobe Flash Lite interface. Impressive channel lineup. The Q is still a great smartphone

Video-playback quality isn't up to snuff. No Windows Mobile 6 yet

With its comprehensive video lineup, Amp'd Mobile's edition of the popular Motorola Q smacks down Verizon's version.

Expert review by: 3LUXE (

Motorola Q


If you've had cellular phones since the days of those mammoth handheld sets, there's a good chance you had a Motorola. After all, Motorola introduced the world's first commercial cellular phone in 1983 and it's been perfecting the technology ever since...

Dec, 2007

Expert review by: Alfredo Padilla (

Motorola Q Cell Phone Review


The Motorola Q is a Windows Mobile smart phone that features a full QWERTY keyboard but still manages a thin profile. Since its launch more than a year ago it has been one of the most popular smart phones on the market, but it has some limitations; the...

Aug, 2007

Expert review by: Alfredo Padilla (

Motorola Q


The Motorola Q is a Windows Mobile smart phone that features a full QWERTY keyboard but still manages a thin profile. Since its launch more than a year ago it has been one of the most popular smart phones on the market, but it has some limitations; the...

Aug, 2007

Product Specifications

Today's individuals and corporations are looking for mobility to give them an edge, and the new Q delivers. The world's thinnest QWERTY, Q changes the playing field for mobile email devices by delivering a superior mobile office experience with no compromises. Combining quality voice, data, and multimedia in one amazing "RAZR-thin" package, Q helps make mobility and productivity. With Q, corporations can bring mobile email to their entire organizations while mobile professionals can be confident they can be productive by having a quality phone and email experience in an innovative and stylish form factor. Q leverages Microsoft's familiar and trusted Windows Mobile software and is among the first devices to run on the new Windows Mobile 5.0 platform, which delivers scalable and cost-effective mobile messaging support with Exchange 2003 out of the box. This enables the device to work overtime to leverage existing corporate investments in infrastructure, training and support while continuing to protect office networks, data and applications. Fifty percent thinner than its top competitors, Q is also lightweight and features electro-luminescent keys, QWERTY keyboard, thumbwheel for single-handed control, and internal antenna. Q also provides users the opportunity to balance work and play through additional features such as a large, vibrant, color screen, Web surfing capabilities, a 1.3 mega pixel camera with photo lighting, video and MP3 audio capabilities, and cool compatible Bluetooth-enabled accessories like the new RAZRWIRE Bluetooth eyewear. Motorola invented the mobile phone so you know Motorola knows voice! Leveraging Motorola's expertise in RF technology, the new Q delivers the best phone experience you can get on a QWERTY. Featuring a high-quality speakerphone, voice-activated dialing and Bluetooth functionality, the Q enables hands-free multitasking for today's busy work environment.


Standby Time (PB):212hours
Talk Time (PB):240minutes
Technology:Lithium ion

CE Input Device



Band:CDMA 800/1900/CDMA2000 1X 1900/800
Combined with:With digital camera / digital player
Integrated Components:Digital camera / Digital player
Phone Form Factor:Monoblock
Service Provider:Not specified/Verizon Wireless
Technology:CDMA/CDMA2000 1X
Wireless Interface:Bluetooth / Infrared (IrDA)

Communicator Features

Operating System:Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 for Smartphone

Dimensions & Weight



Color Depth:16-bit (65000 colors)
Diagonal Size:2.4in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.1cm
Type:LCD display

Flash Memory

Supported Flash Memory Cards:miniSD


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Motorola Moto Q


Color:Black / Silver/Silver

Optical Sensor

Sensor Resolution:1.3Megapixel

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty
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