Motorola Milestone XT720 review

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

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With a large screen, you'd expect the Motorola Milestone XT720 to be good at the web, and indeed it is – in parts.

The WebKit browser can have up to eight windows open at once. To bring up a new one, you just choose to do so from an option that appears when you hit the menu key. Then, when you've got several open, you can hit the window key to move between them. It's fast and slick.

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The high resolution screen really comes into its own with web browsing. Though it's unlikely you'll be able to read much on many home pages, when they load you can see an awful lot of info.

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The browser is fast and it's easy to flick around within pages, but there's no text reflowing, so you can find yourself panning around a bit to read pages. We found flipping into widescreen mode was the best option.

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Pinch to zoom is quite responsive and there's also a double-tap zoom option, though this only gives you one level of zoom in, with the second double-tap zooming you back out again.

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You can copy and paste text from web pages, and the process is not too convoluted. Tap the menu, choose More, then choose Select Text and you can highlight what you want. When you lift your finger from the screen your selection is automatically copied to the clipboard for pasting into a new app, so the trick is to make sure you actually pan over the text you want in one move.

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Flash support seems to be a bit iffy. We couldn't watch video from the BBC website. However, YouTube video streamed fantastically over Wi-Fi.

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Rendering was smooth and the quality was certainly good enough to provide a generous dollop of entertainment. What you'll get over the network in terms of quality will depend on your connection, of course.

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