Motorola Milestone XT720 review

Is there more to the Motorola Milestone XT720 than 720p video recording?

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There's nothing very special about the dialler in the Motorola Milestone XT720. You've got the usual on-screen dial pad and access to contacts, a call log and favourite contacts. There's a nice handy shortcut to call voicemail beneath the dialler.

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The Motorola Milestone XT720 will import contacts but it isn't as clever as many at this task. You can import your corporate contacts through Exchange and your Google contacts, and that's it.

There's no option to bring in Facebook or Twitter friends. If you've got contacts on your main computer you can sync them across to the Motorola Milestone XT720 too, but that's a far less desirable option than getting your data from the cloud for many people these days.

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When it comes to typing out messages, the accelerometer turns the screen between wide and tall formats for access to smaller or larger qwerty keyboards onto which you can tap. Despite the large screen size, we found the smaller tall format screen a bit on the cramped side.

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The predictive text system works well and helped us get our messages and emails written faster.

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There's a little smiley icon on the main keyboard which we found quite handy, and there's a microphone icon which you can tap to use Google speech recognition.

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When we tried this we found it remarkably accurate – and fast. In fact, in many cases it was actually quicker than typing out a message by hand.

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Social networking fans may be dismayed to find there are neither Facebook nor Twitter apps on board. You can download third-party tools easily enough, but Motorola really ought to have provided something out of the box, we reckon.

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
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Package Contents
  • MILESTONE Smartphone
  • 8GB MicroSD Card