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Motorola V197

alaTest has collected and analyzed 158 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the sound and usability. The reception and battery are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the features.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Motorola V197 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 156 user reviews of Motorola V197 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on

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90% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Motorola V197


motorola v197 key features large enough to easily dial numbers without making a mistake. Button lights up as well, which makes it good to make a call in the dark. The number keys are slightly raised, making it easier to make calls without hitting one...

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Product Type: Cellular phone Width: 1.8 in Depth: 0.9 in Height: 3.6 in Weight: 3.5 oz "Cellular" Technology: GSM Band: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 (Quadband) "Phone Design: Folder type phone" Antenna: Internal Vibrating Alert: Yes Polyphonic Ringer: Yes...

Quadraband Technology

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Product Specifications

Lightweight and compact, the Motorola V197 is designed for easy portability and slips easily into your pocket or purse. The Motorola logo on the front of the V197 delivers a gentle indicator by pulsing blue when someone is calling and when the phone is being charged. Flip open the Motorola V197 to reveal a large, vivid color screen optimized for simple navigation, enhanced gaming, watching video clips or browsing the Internet.


Antenna Type:Internal


Talk Time (PB):600minutes




Band:GSM 850/900/1800/1900 (Quadband)
Phone Form Factor:Folder
Service Provider:Not specified
Type:Cellular phone
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Wireless Interface:Bluetooth

Dimensions & Weight



Color Depth:16-bit (65000 colors)
Type:LCD display


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Motorola


Alarm Clock: Yes
Calendar: Yes
Reminder: Yes

Telephone Memory

Phone Book Capacity:500names & numbers
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