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Good: Durable and maybe the look?
Bad: Performance, Camera Resolution, WI-FI
Comment: I don't know if they still sell this phone, I sure hope they stop proudcing them.
This phone is a disgrace. This was my first smart phone, I bought the most economical i could have find, and it was a big mistake. Since i bought this phone, it's always lagging, crashing on and on. I have learned that it can only handle lower quality apps, so i never bothered downloaded apps that require high performance. Dont' get me started on the camera, it's terrible everywhere. I am not a tech genius but i am quite tech savy
Good: good sound quality when works
Bad: low ram, low memory, poor camera, poor build, poor back pannel so pretty much everthing
Comment: had for a year now and it broke 2 times in 6 months and is so slow and battery dies all the time. It also crashes all the time and the wifi will cut out. I would advise to stay away from this as Motorola really messed up with this product.
Comment: I am looking at buying this phone but i have seen a couple of reviews saying the camera is as good as it should be but it is a 8megapixel camera how can that not be good enough for a phone?
Good: Great display , Widgets, game compatibility, lock screen , music , decent camera
Bad: camera is poor in low light, some high requirement games lag
Comment: I LOVE this phone. I was quite dubious having read C-net's review but after its arrival i realised that alot of what they said about the phone is not true, for one thing the motoluxe can easily run flash games like temple run, can knockdown, 3D table tennis etc. extremely smoothly with no signs of lag what so ever. Furthermore the phone looks stylish and is nice to hold , the display is also great quality and the lock screen/home screens are excellent, particularly with motorola's own contacts and most used apps widgets. The virtual (QWERTY)keyboard is large and pleasingly easy to use quickly, the voice commands work well and the internet browsing is fast and smooth.My only complaint is that the camera is quite bad indoors and in bad light , in times like these the camera seems
Good: The internets VERY fast, It feels nice in my hand, its fast, you can talk and the phone will text what your saying, awesome camera, very creative and awesome i love it.
Comment: This phone is AMAZING!!!!!! I dont what people are talking about! First of all this phone looks great and feels very confortable in hands. The texting is great.....but you dont need to text! If you talk the phone will text what your saying.....kinda like the iphone 5. Anothor cool thing is that you can get something called live wallpapers and your wallpapers will move around the screen. It only takes about a hour for the phone to charge but does need to be charged daily well thats is your using it 21-7 all day like me so i just charge it every night witch workes great. this is my favoriote phone ive had......EVER.
Good: Design, great big screen, easy to use
Bad: I woould say battery, but that's problem of most smartphones
Comment: Great phone I got it on monthly contract from Tesco only for £12.5 a month, upgrade from HTC Hero.
Screen is bright and high resolution, body of the phone solid made of aluminium.
Comment: I love how 512MB of RAM is "only", yet the iPhone 4S with the same amount of RAM is "world beating". (And the iPhone 4S is the most expensive phone on the market, not a low-mid range phone like this.)
Sure, there are phones out there with better specs that this - but that applies to all the iPhones too. World beating? Android is number one, iPhone never has been, and even by company, Samsung are way in the lead.
I fear core-myth is the new Megahertz myth - once upon a time, reviews would actually give us benchmarks on real word performance :) (although at least there is a comment about UI performance).
The G300 also has Android 2.3, doesn't it?
Bad: Cnet reviewers chat so much crap about, the camera is wack. You don't know how to use the camera properly!
Comment: It's an awesome phone nothing is more than something else in the phone market :)
Good: Great screen and easy to use
Bad: Nothing yet
Comment: Having read a whole load of reviews on this and other sites about the latest and greatest Smartphones I was simply confused. I had had a Nokia 6300 for 4 years and thought it about time I upgraded to a new way of using a phone. Reading the various reviews, those with the brightest and clearest screens had problems with battery longevity. And others were slow because they didn't have the latest quad core processor. I was thoroughly confused.
So, in the end I just went round to my local Tesco Mobile shop. The latest models, such as the Lumia 800, Galaxy Note and the like are HUGE. I'm sure that they are great at what they do, but I couldn't envisage carrying one of them around, so the decision was made simpler. I wanted a smartphone, but I didn't want a tablet!
I was warned off a Windows-based phone because it apparently chatters all the time updating screens and imperceptibly uses up your data allocation even when you're not even aware (this may or may not be true, but hey, I'm not a fan of Windows, so that was a good enough excuse not to consider these phones).
I was shown the smaller Samsung Galaxy Ace, and while the smaller size was of interest - the keys on the virtual keyboard were just a bit too cramped.
A great compromise was the MotoLuxe which feels solid, the screen bright and high resolution meaning that I can read websites without having to zoom in.
The reviewer mentioned slow performance - well all I can say is that I haven't noticed any lag while I have been using it. Okay, I haven't loaded it up with any additional apps apart from the 'My O2' app and have no intention of doing so. It accesses the Internet very quickly, the keyboard input for emails and texts more than keeps up with my typing and navigating around the system is smooth and quick.
All I can say is that if I had gone with the various reviews I would have ended up with a bigger phone which would have cost me more money, for no additional return.
I wholeheartedly recommend this phone, but what do I know?
Good: Its easy to operate out of the box
Bad: not found anything yet
Comment: It currently uses Android 2.3.7 which if you have previously owned a android phone you will have little difficultly using this one. BBC I player fills the screen without curtains although Sky Go is currently unsupported. Great A4 prints from pictures taken in natural light also the phone works well as a phone.
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