Motorola Milestone 2 review

A thinner and faster redesign of Motorola's quirky QWERTY

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Motorola Milestone 2 review: Internet

The Milestone 2's 1GHz OMAP processor makes mincemeat of even the most complex websites. The content-heavy TechRadar home page is displayed quickly and perfectly, with multi-touch zooming around the site an absolute dream.

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The fact that the phone has Android 2.2 at its core and a decent processor means Flash Player 10.1 support is in, with the BBC's iPlayer site fully operational and, again, not taxing the phone in the slightest.

Motorola milestone 2

The browser is the standard Android WebKit default, with the usual Android 2.2 customisations. The clever button beside the URL stops a page loading and, once a page is there, transforms into your bookmark and history access button.

Motorola milestone 2

It's slightly odd that there's no official Google option for syncing your desktop bookmarks with the mobile version of the browser, though. Surely that'd be simple to implement within Chrome?

Motorola milestone 2

There are plenty of options to play with nonetheless, from changing the default zoom level and text size, to disabling JavaScript, loading Flash content on demand or killing it completely, and even turning off images if you're data transfer conscious.

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It's a very good browser. Third-party alternatives such as Opera Mobile 10.1 may beat it in certain speed tests, but on a phone as powerful as the Milestone 2 the only speed limitation you'll encounter when browsing the web is likely to be how fast you can read.

Tech Specs

Product TypeSmartphone
Network BandQuad Band
Service ProviderVodafone
Input MethodTouchscreen, QWERTY
BluetoothYes
Wireless LANYes
USBYes
Maximum Memory Card Size Supported32 GB
Built-in Memory133 MB
Memory Card SlotYes
Cellular Data Connectivity TechnologyGPRS, EDGE, HSDPA
SAR Value0.64 W/kg
GPS ReceiverYes
Cellular Generation3.5G
Cellular Network SupportedGSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900, WCDMA 900, WCDMA 2100
Rear Camera Resolution5 Megapixel
Memory Card SupportedmicroSD
Phone StyleSlider
ColourBlack
Operating SystemAndroid
Brand NameMotorola
Battery Talk Time6.50 Hour
Product ModelMILESTONE
Screen Size9.4 cm (3.7")
Screen Resolution480 x 854
Weight (Approximate)165 g
Maximum Video Resolution720 x 480
Processor ManufacturerARM
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 2.1
Operating System VersionAndroid 2.1 Eclair
Messaging TypeEmail, Instant Messaging, SMS (Short Message Service), MMS (Multi-media Messaging Service)
USB StandardUSB 2.0
Height115.8 mm
Width60 mm
Depth13.7 mm
Battery Standby Time350 Hour
ManufacturerMotorola, Inc
Product NameMILESTONE Smartphone
Processor Speed600 MHz
Processor TypeCortex
Screen TypeLCD
Sensor TypeAccelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Digital Compass
Manufacturer Part Number00300283
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.motorola.com/uk
Marketing Information

The web is richer. Photos are sharper. Videos pop. It has the most advanced Google browser and the very latest software with an advanced processor and 3G speed for faster search. It can help you navigate turn-by-turn. It even has a 5MP camera with a flash, image stabilisation, and a DVD-quality recorder. It's the phone without compromise.

World Wider Web

Zip through the internet with 3G speed, HTML browser and a super fast processor. View it all on a huge display with double-tap, pinch and zoom and over 400,000 pixels, more than twice than the leading competitor.

Search for everything, everywhere

The newest Google features let you search for what you want. Find anything on the web or on your phone, including contacts, applications and more.

Every way to say it.
Package Contents
  • MILESTONE Smartphone
  • 8GB MicroSD Card