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Motorola RIZR Z8

alaTest has collected and analyzed 399 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the screen and sound. The value for money and usability also get good comments, but some have doubts about the size and responsiveness. There are mixed reviews on the portability and camera.

design, value for money, sound, usability, screen

portability, features, apps, build quality, GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Motorola RIZR Z8 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Motorola RIZR Z8

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 14 user reviews of Motorola RIZR Z8 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Mobile Phones on Amazon.co.uk.

battery, usability, design, sound

responsiveness, camera, portability, reliability, apps

43% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Motorola Z8 Sim Free Mobile Phone - Black Motorola Z8 Sim Free Mobile Phone - Black Motorola Z8 Sim Free Mobile Phone - Black

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Amazon.com review summary for Motorola RIZR Z8

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 66 user reviews of Motorola RIZR Z8 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

value for money, sound, usability, reception, design

build quality

65% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Motorola RIZR Z8 Unlocked Phone with 2 MP Camera, 3G, MP3/Video Player, and MicroSD Slot--International Version with No Warranty (Black)Motorola MOTORIZR Z8 Black Unlocked Triband GSM PhoneMotorola MOTORIZR Z8 Black Unlocked Quad-band GSM Phone

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Motorola RIZR Z8 review: Slide and bend

 

With the RIZR Z8 Motorola is creatively revisiting the realms of Symbian UIQ. Except for Wi-Fi, the handset offers full data connectivity, perfect display and high-capacity memory card support - all packed in a sexy black slider. A high-end multimedia...

A high-end multimedia device, the RIZR Z8 offers a few unique features: it's a UIQ 3.1 and yet a non-touchscreen handset, plus the kick-slide form factor is a true show-off. Almost all is staked on multimedia with this phone, so much so that the...

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Motorola Rizr Z8 (black, Unlocked)

 

So far we've been duly impressed with Motorola's Rizr series. Both the Rizr Z3 and the Rizr Z6tv sported well-made, stylish designs; attractive features; and admirable performance. So it was only natural that we were eager to test the most high-end...

The Motorola Rizr Z8 has an innovative design, an attractive display and user interface, and a generous multimedia feature set. Also, its call quality was decent, and the video playback was excellent

The Motorola Rizr Z8 construction takes getting used to, and its controls and keypad are unintuitive. It lacks voice dialing, and its interface was rather slow

The multimedia-friendly Motorola Rizr Z8 is a nice idea, but its pokey performance and awkward controls don't do it any favors.

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Motorola Z8 Preview

 

The Motorola Z8 is the first Symbian UIQ phone without touch sensitive display and is targeted as a multimedia device, for music and video playback. It is extravagant slider in black and yellow-green color and with kick-slider that

Extravagant design with kick-slide ; Symbian OS ;

Lack of spring-assisted mechanism ; Mediocre music and video player ; Lack of 3.5mm jack ; The only Symbian UIQ phone without touch display may mean it won't be fully-functionate smartphone ;

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Motorola RIZR Z8

 

However, in our view the Z8 has been spoiled by predictable styling and poor launch marketing.

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Motorola MOTORIZR Z8 review

 

A twist on the slider adds a kick to a stunning handset

p>3G HSDPA mobile broadband Supplied high quality stereo Bluetooth headset and movie on memory card Full web browsing</p

p>Camera lacks autofocus Detail of design is matter of taste No typewriter-style keyboard</p

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Motorola Z8 mobile phone review

 

The next generation of mobile phones is all about music isn't it? Wrong, that was last year's message and perhaps realising that they've missed the boat against the likes of Sony Ericsson's Walkman range and the yet to be launched iPhone, Motorola's...

Screen quality, design, interface, headphones, movie in the box

Is that screen going to be big enough

Forget the RAZR2, it’s the MOTO Z8 you'll be wanting

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Motorola MotoRIZR Z8 mobile phone - First Look

 

Can Moto become king of video on the go?

Screen quality, design, interface, headphones, movie in the box

Forget the RAZR2, it's the MOTO Z8 you'll be wanting

Forget the RAZR2, it's the MOTO Z8 you'll be wanting

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Motorola MotoRIZR Z8 mobile phone - First Look review

 

The next generation of mobile phones is all about music isn't it? Wrong, that was last years message and perhaps realising that they've missed the boat against the likes of Sony Ericsson's Walkman range and the yet to be launched iPhone, Motorola's...

Screen quality, design, interface, headphones, movie in the box

Is that screen going to be big enough

Forget the RAZR2, it’s the MOTO Z8 you'll be wanting

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Motorola MOTORIZR Z8

 

Motorola aims to impress with this well featured slider mobile offering a distinctive angled-when-open design.

The screen is something else Motorola is keen to shout about. It measures 2.2 inches corner to corner and displays 240 x 320 pixels and 16 million colours. This isn’t exactly ground-breaking. But it also displays video at 30 frames a second.

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Motorola Rizr Z8 review

 

It's great to see Motorola move away from the classic Razr V3 design with this mobile, also known as the Motorizr Z8. We're also excited about the HSDPA. The awkward-to-use keypad, however, really lets the phone down

New and improved Motorola interface ; HSDPA (3.5G) ; S9 Stereo Bluetooth headset ; Easy-to-access SIM and microSD slots

Hard-to-use keypad and nav keys

If you're looking for a similarly feature-packed handset, we recommend you give the Nokia N95 a once over. Alternatively, if you prefer a phone that turns heads the Motorola Razr 2 V8, which will be out very soon, is a real looker

Product Specifications

Kick start your day with the MOTORIZR Z8. Reinventing the slider phone, the MOTORIZR Z8 brings multimedia, speed, pleasure and mobile broadband to your fingertips. Providing you with the ultimate in entertainment, the MOTORIZR Z8 allows you to watch crystal clear video at 30 frames per second through a large QVGA 16m TFT display. The device also supports optional expandable memory up to 4GB using microSD, which is enough space for full-length movies or hours of music. Music can be enjoyed wirelessly utilizing Bluetooth wireless technology that, when combined with an optional Bluetooth enabled stereo headset provides complete wireless control and freedom. Feature packed, at 15.3 millimeters, the MOTORIZR Z8 is not much larger than the classic MOTORAZR waist band. Providing an innovative and exciting mobile experience the MOTORIZR Z8 allows you to enjoy your multimedia content while on the go with crystal clear video and high fidelity sound. Whether you're watching or streaming video or having a lengthy conversation, the MOTORIZR Z8 is much more than your typical slider - it's a revolution in mobile multimedia. Goodbye image. Hello reality.

Antenna

Antenna Type:Internal

Battery

Capacity:1030mAh
Standby Time (PB):384hours
Talk Time (PB):300minutes
Technology:Lithium ion

Calculator

Type:Basic

Cellular

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

Communicator Features

Operating System:Symbian OS

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.6in
Height:4.3in
Weight:4oz
Width:2in

Display

Color Depth:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:2.2in
Diagonal Size (metric):5.6cm
Type:LCD display

Flash Memory

Supported Flash Memory Cards:microSD

Header

Manufacturer:Motorola
Model:Z8/Z8 Ferrari Limited Edition
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Motorola MOTORIZR

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:2Megapixel

Organizer

Alarm Clock: Yes
Calendar: Yes
Reminder: Yes