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Motorola VU204

alaTest has collected and analyzed 123 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the camera and sound. The design and value for money also get good feedback. Comments about the responsiveness and portability are mixed. Many are critical about the reliability and connectivity.

usability, value for money, design, sound, camera

battery, connectivity, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Motorola VU204 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Motorola VU204

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 54 user reviews of Motorola VU204 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

value for money, usability, reception, build quality, portability

78% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Motorola Vu204 Cell Phone for Verizon

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Motorola MOTO VU204 (Verizon Wireless)

 

Motorola released two new phones for Verizon Wireless earlier this month when it introduced the Rapture VU30 and the VU204. Both phones offers similar designs, but take different approaches to functionality. While the Rapture VU30 offers a...

The Motorola VU204 has a simple, attractive design, functional features, and good call quality

The Motorola VU204's battery cover is difficult tor remove and its displays are rather small

The Motorola VU204 is an easy-to-use cell phone with a simple design and good call quality. It offers a few extra features, as well.

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Motorola VU204 (Verizon Wireless)

 

Sometimes looks matter. And while the Motorola VU204 is a good, low-end voice phone for Verizon with useful extras like Bluetooth and a camera, its chubby, toylike design makes me hesitant about recommending it.

Very good call quality. Loud ringtones. Decent speakerphone

Screen feels a bit low-res. Design looks toylike

The Motorola VU204 is a very good voice phone, if you can get past its squishy, toylike design.

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Motorola VU204 Review: Entry Level Minimalist Flip Phone

 

Motorola VU-204 is a basic CDMA camera phone for those looking for basic voice call and texting. The flip phone, though, has minimalist design and features, this lack of features is compensated with its easy-to-use controls and good construction. Find...

The Motorola VU-204 is targeted at those who want a taste of all the standard features of a well-to-do smartphone, but cannot afford the intricacies involved. Engulfing every such feature in its chubby body, the Motorola VU204 is sure to appeal to...

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MOTO VU204 Profile

 

In selling the MOTO VU204 for Verizon Wireless, Motorola uses words like "ergonomically sleek," "soft-touch paint," "begs to be touched" and "draws just the right amount of attention" to say that this is your basic, blend-into-the-crowd kind of clamshell.

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a real lemon

 

Cheaply made phone that won't last.

not much - fit the bill for a very basic flip phone with bluetooth and camera

Rubber tabs for charger and headset never stay shut. The charger one broke off within 2 months. After a year and a half, the plastic phone hinge broke, and now it swivels. Am in the middle of a contract and seriously inconvenienced

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Had the phone going on 2 years.. still going strong!!

 

I have owned this phone for 2 years. Can't understand the battery life complaints, mine last 3-4 days on a full charge, and I still have the original battery. Call quality is great! Pretty durable as well, I do have the leather case and dropped it more...

Size, battery life, ease of use, looks good

Rubber covers for charger, headphones, flimsy and fall off after extended use. Back cover is a pain to remove but only had to remove it twice in 2 years

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Worst cell phone ever

 

After using it for less than a year I opened it one day to answer a call and the phone snapped in half. Worst phone I've ever used. The second and last Motorola phone I ever buy.

Size & USB Charger

Cheap construction, poor sound quality, limited featues, incompatible with some bluetooth headsets

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gets the job done for a free phone

 

Not sure why other folks had problems w. the back cover falling off or why they couldn't figure out how to silence the voice command prompts (no, it is virtually impossible to not hit that side button occasionally Voice...

small, simple, color screen, thinner than older flip phones

little rubber tabs covering headphone jack & power cord never stay in place, even with the leather case it couldn't withstand 14 mo of use (and by use I mean constant dropping) before the hinge broke

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has to be the worst phone in the world

 

Dont buy this phone. As soon as my contract is up, this phone takes a dive in the nearest garbage bin

not much pro

Phone is a pain in the butt. Put it in your pocket and all of a sudden, the speach recognition feature is activated and wants to place a call. Covers for the power charger are difficult to open, then fall off

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"Piece of junk"

 

Backing of the phone did not stay on. Wheneve... 

I can't think of any

Absolutely no quality to this phone

Product Specifications

The Motorola VU204 has a style you'll enjoy at a price you'll love. With its ergonomically sleek lines and soft-touch paint, Motorola VU204 just begs to be touched. Motorola VU204's features are perfect to keep you connected.

Antenna

Antenna Type:Internal

Battery

Standby Time (PB):447hours
Talk Time (PB):238minutes
Technology:Lithium ion

Calculator

Type:Basic

Cellular

Band:CDMA2000 1X 1900/800
Combined with:With digital camera / digital player
Integrated Components:Digital camera / Digital player
Phone Form Factor:Folder
Service Provider:Verizon Wireless
Technology:CDMA2000 1X
Type:Cellular phone
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice Recorder: Yes
Wireless Interface:Bluetooth

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.7in
Height:3.7in
Weight:3.4oz
Width:2.1in

Display

Color Depth:16-bit (65000 colors)
Diagonal Size:1.8in
Diagonal Size (metric):4.6cm
Type:LCD display

Flash Memory

Supported Flash Memory Cards:microSD

Header

Manufacturer:Motorola
Model:VU204
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Motorola

Messaging & Data Services

Internet Browser: Yes

Organizer

Alarm Clock: Yes
Calendar: Yes
Reminder: Yes