Motorola

The Illinois based telecommunications company had faced a grave fiscal problem between 2007 and 2009 which led to its division into Motorola Mobility and Motorola Solutions in 2011, but that hasn’t stopped the telecom giant from churning out great models for mobile users. For a company whose transceiver carried Neil Armstrong’s ground-breaking words “one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind” from moon to earth, mobile phones is but one facet of telecom services it has excelled in.

To start with the most basic phones, the V series won a reputation of being ordinary man’s extraordinary phone. This is because, even at economical prices, the phones are exceptional in terms of features and performance. V750, with its RAZR-like appearance and packed with multimedia features is actually a good buy for its price. The lack of water-proofing serves as a boon to some because it improved the call reception. For those who think looks are more important, V3i Dolce & Gabbana is the phone to buy; the D&G logo is engraved in the elegant gold and silver cover. RAZR is not far behind when it comes to looks; it is the thinnest Motorola phone and features a 1.6-inch, 65,000-color display on the outer side the flip.

Droid 3 is Motorola’s reply to the raging smartphones that have taken the mobile market by storm. The appearance is not quite pleasing to the eye as there seems to be a slight discontinuity between the QWERTY keypad that slides out below the display screen; it barely fits into the pocket, being twice as thick as iPhone 4 and almost half an inch taller. However, you cannot completely condemn the QWERTY keypad as it has an extra row of numerical keys, so you don’t have to fiddle around with the ALT key too often. 8 megapixel camera, autofocus, 1080p HD recording all reinforced the photo and video experience of the older models with a fresh approach. Run on Android 2.3, it shook the market with its excellent 3G and call clarity. Battery life was something users have complained about, though.

For businessmen, the phone that has captured attention is Motorola Xprt. Almost mimicking Blackberries, Droid Pro and likes, it has a QWERTY thumb board below the 3.1 HVGA touchscreen. With the Android Market, there are thousands of apps, 3D games and graphics a touch away. The 5 megapixel camera and low-end lens can, however, only capture WVGA photos, which may put off a few. The call clarity is decent, but what is striking is Xprt’s battery life. It offers high security and options that businessmen would find most convenient.

Be it integration with social networks or syncing different email accounts, the Motorola smartphones pass through it all with few minor glitches. Overall, for most phones, the pros outweigh the cons .

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