Motorola Milestone XT720 review

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

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The Music player had no trouble picking up tracks stored within folders on our SD card and it found the associated album art without any trouble too. In fact the high res screen made mincemeat of our low-resolution album art image.

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The music player widget gives you pause/play controls from a home screen, but you really need to go into the app itself to get full control – and you can do this by just tapping the widget.

Playback quality is reasonably good from the handset speaker, and certainly loud enough. The headphones Motorola provides are fairly good and music certainly sounds punchy enough through them. Their top mounted 3.5mm connector is right where it should be, too.

There's an FM radio and, unusually, it will work without a headset to act as an antenna, though it's suggested you use one for better performance.

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Without a headset attached, it wasn't very good at self-tuning – it found just two stations. When we inserted a headset and asked it to scan for stations again it did a lot better and filled all 20 available preset slots.

It doesn't pick up station names, though, so you'll have to enter those manually, and you can't move stations up and down the list so that your favourites are nearer the top.

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Video playback was very impressive. We watched some movie trailers which rendered smoothly and with great colour reproduction. Video quickly pulls out to widescreen mode, and a tap on screen gives you access to a pause bar.

Playback wasn't jerky at all, and this is one smartphone screen we think we could use to watch video on while travelling.

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