Motorola Milestone Droid [Gadget Review]

A unique juxtaposition of power, speed and style – this phone is truly more than that with amazing features like speech recognition, locale awareness, app mashing and a thrilling connectivity speed.

Features of the phone include

  • Wi-Fi networking,
  • a 5-megapixel low light capable digital camera,
  • a standard 3.5 mm headphone jack,
  • interchangeable battery,
  • 3.7-inch 854 x 480 touchscreen  display
  • MicroSDHC support with bundled 16GB card,
  • free turn-by-turn Google Maps navigation (beta),
  • sliding QWERTY keyboard,
  • Texas Instruments OMAP 3430 processor.

The Motorola Droid runs Android version 2.1. The phone does not, however, run the re-branded MOTOBLUR interface for Android, instead providing the Google Experience skin and application stack.

Hardware and Design Features:

Android devices come for all walks of life but it is a rarity that all offer such function like the one offered by MOTOROLA as it must have heaved a sigh of relief after closely watching market response the device got after its launch.

Catching the Android wave may’ve seemed like the last available move but a device like the MILESTONE makes turning the tide much more likely.3.7 inches 16M colors large touch capacitive screen mobile device with native resolution of 480 x 854 pixels. With enhancement of display resolution its quality of images are bright and highly impressive.  It is equipped with 600 MHZ ARM Cortex processor with 256mb ram to meet everyday processing .The phone is hefty and large in size with touch capacitive buttons at the bottom of phone with hepatic feedback:

3.7 inches 16M colors large touch capacitive screen mobile device with native resolution of 480 x 854 pixels. With enhancement of display resolution its quality of images are bright and highly impressive.  It is equipped with 600 MHZ ARM Cortex processor with 256mb ram to meet everyday processing .The phone is hefty and large in size with touch capacitive buttons at the bottom of phone with hepatic feedback:

  • Home Button
  • Back Button
  • Menu Button
  • Search Button

With touch capacitive buttons, the phone does possess the hrdware buttons which are mentioned below:

  • Camera Key button on the right.
  • Lock / unlock button and Power Button on the top.
  • Volume toggle button.

Processor, Memory and Input Methods:

It has 133mb of internal storage and expandable memory up to 32GB and 8GB is mostly included within the phone, but this feature depends on the offer of seller. It features Hardware QWERTY keyboard with 5 way navigation key. They QWERTY keyboard provides complete handy functionality for writing long emails and messages.

Camera and Connectivity Options:

Its 5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels, autofocus, and dual-LED flash are capable of storing your moments in the form of photos and videos. It offers high quality video recording with (720×480 pixels) @24 fps with feature of geo tagging.  It provides wide ranging of network connectivity options ranging from GSM / EDGE /GPRS, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g and Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP. It has standard 3.5 mm stereo jack and micro usb port for plugging usb cable or for charging and transferring files. It also features multi touch input method, accelerometer sensor and proximity sensor for auto turn off.

Location Based Hardware / Software:

With AGPS support, users can use location based services like Motonav software for navigations. Although other third party software like Google Maps also adds value to location based features of the phone and at the same time, it also gives functionality of digital compass.

Multimedia / Formats:

Its multimedia features are quite in good range like audio format support from – MP3/eAAC+/WAV/WMA9 player and video capturing / playing supported formats: – MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV9 player. Third party applications can increase the ranging of playing new formats like .avi , and .vob files.

Applications & Operating System:

It ropes most applications and widgets ranging from social networking to online video streaming as It features Android 2.0 operating system built-in upgradable to 2.1 for Motorola milestone phones.  However, some common built-in applications are: Milestone Multimedia Station for displaying photos and movies, music and it shows weather and other applications like Crystal Talk, Gmail, Google Maps, threaded text messaging, instant messaging like GTalk and image editing tools.

Before you buy make sure the Box contains

  • Mobile Phone
  • 3.5 mm Wired hands free Headset
  • USB Charger with Plug
  • Micro USB port cable
  • Battery
  • Manuals / CD’s

*Please be informed, this depends on the seller offer or also check OEM website.

Availability in Pakistan

In Pakistan, Online it is pin pack available with PKR 35,990/- on homeshopping.pk. Relatively, used Motorola Milestone mobile phone prices can be assessed by visiting used mobile phone markets and online advertisement websites. However, price variation could be a factor when you go to the market to purchase the device.

Comparison of Motorola Miles stone with Google Nexus One

Motorola MilestoneHTC Google Nexus One
Dimensions 115.8 x 60 x 13.7 mm119 x 59.8 x 11.5 mm
165 gm130 gm
TFT capacitive touch screen , 16M colorsAMOLED capacitive touch screen,
Qwerty Keyboard & 5 way NAV keyTrackball Navigation
256 MB RAM512 MB RAM
600 MHZ Processor1GHZ Processor
133MB internal Storage512MB Rom
Dual LED Flash lightLED flash light
Pin pack Available in PKR 59,990/-Google Nexus One is available in PKR 57,490 /-

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