Motorola Milestone XT720 review

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

Motorola Milestone XT720
The definitive Motorola Milestone XT720 review

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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.