Motorola Dext MB200 review

Is this Android offering enough to save the ailing brand?

The definitive Motorola Dext review
The definitive Motorola Dext review

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Connectivity on the Motorola Dext is as well stocked as most mobile phones – it's got Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP stereo streaming, GPS and 3.5G connection (up to 7.2Mbps).

Wi-Fi is a little patchy at times – for some reason it kept deciding against connecting to our secured browser, resulting in us having to trudge through the settings to force it to connect. It's not the best when you consider other Android phones and the iPhone can maintain a connection to wireless networks without a hitch – we'd hoped for better here.

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Bluetooth was more of a success – it synchronised with our Jabra Halo headphones on the third time of asking then stayed stable and automatically connected when they were switched back on. It did have trouble playing music through the headphones for the first minute or two, despite stating it was connected, but it was fine after that.

As we mentioned before, the GPS on the Motorola Dext is excellent, connecting well when we're were out and about, and even managing to find us indoors. It upset us when the likes of the Samsung i7500 Galaxy just refused to work for no reason, and this was a much more pleasant experience.

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The 3G connection was also stable, working well in all the places we're used to getting a strong signal. It might be a while before everyone can get the full 7.2Mbps download speed in the UK, but at least the Dext will be ready for when they do. It's a shame we couldn't actually test stuff downloading to see how fast it really is, but hopefully Motorola will fix this in the near future.

Gareth Beavis
Formerly Global Editor in Chief

Gareth has been part of the consumer technology world in a career spanning three decades. He started life as a staff writer on the fledgling TechRadar, and has grown with the site (primarily as phones, tablets and wearables editor) until becoming Global Editor in Chief in 2018. Gareth has written over 4,000 articles for TechRadar, has contributed expert insight to a number of other publications, chaired panels on zeitgeist technologies, presented at the Gadget Show Live as well as representing the brand on TV and radio for multiple channels including Sky, BBC, ITV and Al-Jazeera. Passionate about fitness, he can bore anyone rigid about stress management, sleep tracking, heart rate variance as well as bemoaning something about the latest iPhone, Galaxy or OLED TV.