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Motorola Milestone 2 review

A thinner and faster redesign of Motorola's quirky QWERTY

Motorola Milestone 2 review: Camera

The Milestone 2's camera is rated at five megapixels and is a decent performer. You also get an LED flash and a small selection of scene modes, with the highlight being a particularly sharp macro mode.

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It's not the most feature-packed of the Android phone cameras, but you get what you need: landscape mode, macro, a sepia option and some wholly useless red/green tints and the crazy Solarise effect.

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The phone's quick to focus, with the custom camera button making it easy to shoot. Geotagging is supported and there's an image stabilisation option among the phone's scene modes, plus a digital zoom.

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The digital zoom is as useless, though – reducing photos to 864 x 496 resolution at maximum zoom and leaving you with a blocky result covered in artefacting.

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SOLARISE MODE: No idea why.

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Shots emerge surprisingly pleasingly in twilight scenarios with plenty of detail.

On the highest quality setting, each photo saves as around a 1MB file, at a widescreen resolution of 2592 x 1456. There's a slight patterned blotchy effect present when viewing them at full size, but scale them down to Facebook resolution and they look good.

Low light photos aren't great, though, with the camera doing way too much over-compensating and boosting the brightness more than necessary in night mode. As a result, gloomy shots all come out super bright and rather washed out.

However it's comparable to the similar spec camera of the HTC Desire, and would easily do you as a replacement snapper for recording your little outings and social events.

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
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Package Contents
  • MILESTONE Smartphone
  • 8GB MicroSD Card