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Motorola RIZR Z8

alaTest has collected and analyzed 326 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the connectivity and sound. The usability and screen also get good opinions, but many are less positive about the build quality and apps. There are some mixed opinions about the battery and camera.

design, screen, usability, sound, connectivity

responsiveness, portability, features, apps, build quality

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 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 326 reviews)

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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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"I like it."

 

Love having a phone not everyone and their brother/sister/mother/father has. Hope Motorola comes out with a new version with a better key pad and US carriers start offering it.

There's good and bad points to any phone. Personally, I really like the RIZR, particularly the ability to install/mod skins for it. As an mp3 player it sounds great and the additional storage available on the microSD cards is a bonus.

The keys take getting used to and I'm still trying to figure out how to access the internet through AT&T.

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I loved this phone for about a week, and then it died.

 

If you have money to burn and only need a sweet phone for a week or two go for it, however those of you who are looking for a long-term, reliable phone look elsewhere...

The phone looks cool and has a decent camera. I like that it is contoured and gets pretty good reception

when it works at least.... I had this phone for about a week and it then it died on me. it won't charge and I can't get any support from motorola in the US for this phone. I tried replacing the battery to no avail

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the phone sucks @$$

 

DONT BUY THE PHONE, u know what, go ahead, see what happens. the phone sucks.

I love the way the phone looks and also the camera was really good

there were 2 many glitches on the phone, the phone would a turn off at random times. The screen would scramble from time to time, the applications took too long to load

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Motorola Rizr Z8 - black (Unlocked)

 

Love having a phone not everyone and their brother/sister/mother/father has. Hope Motorola comes out with a new version with a better key pad and US carriers start offering it.

There's good and bad points to any phone. Personally, I really like the RIZR, particularly the ability to install/mod skins for it. As an mp3 player it sounds great and the additional storage available on the microSD cards is a bonus

The keys take getting used to and I'm still trying to figure out how to access the internet through AT&T

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"the phone sucks @$$"

 

DONT BUY THE PHONE, u know what, go ahead, see what happens. the phone sucks.

I love the way the phone looks and also the camera was really good

there were 2 many glitches on the phone, the phone would a turn off at random times. The screen would scramble from time to time, the applications took too long to load.

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"I loved this phone for about a week, and then it died."

 

If you have money to burn and only need a sweet phone for a week or two go for it, however those of you who are looking for a long-term, reliable phone look elsewhere...

The phone looks cool and has a decent camera. I like that it is contoured and gets pretty good reception

.... when it works at least.... I had this phone for about a week and it then it died on me. it won't charge and I can't get any support from motorola in the US for this phone. I tried replacing the battery to no avail...

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
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