Motorola Milestone 2 review

A thinner and faster redesign of Motorola's quirky QWERTY

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Motorola Milestone 2 review: Maps and apps

The first thing your Milestone 2 will do is hammer your Wi-Fi connection to download the latest versions of the Google apps.

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The Milestone 2's multi-touch screen supports all the features of the new Google Maps 5.0 update, right down to the two-fingered rotation of the map. Even the amazing HTC Desire doesn't support that yet.

The GPS lock was gained very quickly, with Google's superb Maps Navigation app getting its troublesome initial connection out of the way far quicker than the Android 2.2 powered LG Optimus One.

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As with many Android phones these days, Motorola has done a deal with Swype to include the gesture-based touchscreen keyboard as an option when not using the QWERTY for text input.

The standard old Android keyboard remains the default, though, if you want to enter text like it's 2008. The touch keyboard is made usable thanks to the super-sensitive and accurate Milestone 2 screen, allowing teeny, tiny, delicate presses to register your input.

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Pretending to do work on your telephone is taken care of via the pre-loaded Quickoffice suite, which brings compatibility with Microsoft Office files and PDFs.

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Google's new Voice Commands app is in here, and surprisingly useful. Double-tapping the Home button brings up a list of simple commands, making it obvious to say "Call" then "Last number" to do just that. It works surprisingly well.

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There's also a simple video editing tool on the phone, which Motorola calls its Video Editor Light. You're able to trim start and end points, also extracting individual frames and saving them as images.

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There's an accompanying image editing tool called Photo Workshop, which lets you add speech bubbles and text to your photographs. You'll be the life and soul of your social network. Both are straightforward tools to use, but rather feature light.

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And does it play Angry Birds? Perfectly!

Tech Specs

Product TypeSmartphone
Network BandQuad Band
Service ProviderVodafone
Input MethodTouchscreen, QWERTY
Wireless LANYes
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
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 Address
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