Milestone, Eh, I liked and didn't like
I got this phone from a buddy in the UK, and hooked it up on EDGE data on ATT. Was VERY happy with it for the first 4 months of owning it, and couldn't imagine a better phone. I could do my emails, read texts, and play music at the same time. I could GO ON THE WEB and stay in a phone convo at the same time. Just was amazing and the phone didn't limit what I did.
The first issue I encountered was the battery. It barely lasted 8 hours, and that's with background syncing and all that stuff backlight all that turned down. You'd be lucky to get 1 hour at best if all that was on. I got the extended battery, and when it helped, it somehow made my screen go nuts. No joke, put the old one in and the device screen works and never an issue. The extended battery, it scrolls, clicks n things, and the landscape mode didn't work. Motorola tech support recommended a full reset, so I had to set up everything once more.
The next issue I had was the music player integration. I can BLUETOOTH myself MP3 songs that AUTOMATICALLY are stored to the 8GB factory included SD card (finally), but they do not have any sort of identification. It says the track name- but with the track number, they are only in numeric order for example 01-"Only Time" The album names for everything that is Bluetoothed over is Bluetooth. It doesn't drag over the album name, and the artist simply reads unknown. I tried the USB with the same result, so i guess it's not all the bluetooth.
And while the ANDROID 2.1.1 Android operating system is a joy to use, you cannot save APPS to your SD card. This leads to small lagginess, such as Angry Birds, takes literally 2 minutes to fling the next bird. As far as I was told, processor speed has nothing do with this, and as this was a premium phone, I'd think it had a good processor in it.
It wows, but it could be better. Do I recommend it, yes, somewhat, if it can have it's issues fixed. I guess if you don't mind the SD issue it'd be a perfect phone, but unfortunately I decided it was something I didn't want to use and upgraded.Read full review...
thank for good service
This GSM version of the Droid is the best phone I've ever had. The screen is bright, clear and large enough to view web pages, read email or watch a movie on. The availability of free and paid apps is overwhelming. I used to think I'd want an iPhone someday but I truly no longer have that desire because this phone does it all. The clarity of the speaker for music is excellent and most importantly, people can hear me and I can hear them when I make calls! This phone has excellent reception. I have a local GSM carrier that roams with ATT & TMobile. So far the roaming has worked well and beca...Read full reviewRead full review...
Quality product, stylish design and great value for the money
I bought this phone for myself and am glad i purchased it. This Motorola Milestone is what I have been looking for a touch screen and a slide out Qwerty Keyboard for easy inputting, great features,good quality, beautiful design and awesome price. Its fast and easy to set up email and other communication accounts.Access to android market for apps and games.Read full review...
Wonderful Phone for Tinkerers and Discerning Consumers
I bought the Telus Milestone in order to use it on AT&T since the 3G frequencies are the same, and I didn't feel like renewing my contract by buying a new, subsidized phone.
My only fear is that I break this thing or lose it, and there won't be an insurance policy. Hopefully by then I'll be able to replace the phone for less.
The seller shipped my phone with a second battery, screen protector, case, third hi-capacity battery, and charging base/stand. I could not be happier with the condition everything arrived in.
Call quality and volume are both very good, although the case I am currently using does impede the noise-cancellation secondary microphone a bit.
Android 2.1 is phenomenal, although not quite as nice as on the Google/HTC Nexus One. The Android Market doesn't have as many apps as Apple's App Store, but it's nonetheless a great source of very useful software.
I picked this phone over the Nexus One due to the keyboard and outdoor-legible screen. Cellular reception is also allegedly much better.
Sadly, Motorola's version of Android 2.1 is missing the Nexus One 3D launcher. While I was able to add nearly all of the features of the Nexus One to my Milestone, I was never able to find a stable 3D launcher, except in European ROMs that disabled my 3G access.
Interestingly, it seems Germans and Argentines love this phone the most.
Tethering, VPN, IMAP, push Gmail, Google Turn-by-Turn Navigation with GPS, Google Goggles, etc. is all very easy on this phone. Sadly there are few eBook readers available, there is no built-in task-management software, music management pales in comparison to the iPhone, and Skype is still not available!
Still, if you would prefer not to buy an iPhone, I think this is still the best phone on the market. Its OMAP CPU may not be clocked as fast as the 1 GHz Snapdragon on the Nexus One, but it's pretty snappy. It also has 256 MB of RAM versus 512 MB on the Nexus One. Consider that only the iPhone 3GS has 256 MB of RAM.
My biggest frustration with this phone this weekend was my inability to restore the phone to a 100% clean firmware from the Motorola website. The update to Android 2.1 went off without a hitch, but restore images are literally available for all carriers and versions, except for Telus. Luckily I had a Nandroid backup available, but I had to install this on top of a Brazilian ROM. Note that I did jailbreak/root my device. This phone would be of less value had I not done so. (GPS would not connect until I reconfigured a protected text file that requires root access)Read full review...
Motorola Milestone is a Best Buy
This GSM version of the Droid is the best phone I've ever had. The screen is bright, clear and large enough to view web pages, read email or watch a movie on. The availability of free and paid apps is overwhelming. I used to think I'd want an iPhone someday but I truly no longer have that desire because this phone does it all. The clarity of the speaker for music is excellent and most importantly, people can hear me and I can hear them when I make calls! This phone has excellent reception. I have a local GSM carrier that roams with ATT & TMobile. So far the roaming has worked well and because the phones I bought are NAM I can roam in 3G with ATT. I'd certainly buy this phone again, actually I bought two already for my daughter and myself!Read full review...
Nice cell to have
The first Android 2.0 handset oozes with power. It's a milestone for Motorola, but perhaps for Android too: we're certainly looking at the most complete all-round device to ever do the droid walk. Given the huge potential of the platform, it's no wonder Motorola and the MILESTONE are enjoying this kind of interest.
Motorola MILESTONE at ours
Yet, there are quite a few new droids waiting around the corner so being the best is one thing but staying the best takes quite a push. There is little evidence to suggest that Motorola will come up with a successor any time soon, so the MILESTONE better open a gap on competitors or it won't be in the same league as the handsets to come in the first half of next year. The company's future is more or less hinging on the MILESTONE and it's as simple a case of make or break as it gets. And the handset's first weeks of sales bode well.
We are already working on a detailed review of the Motorola MILESTONE, but until it is ready we will give you a short preview to keep you warm through the holidays. It might be useful if you are considering getting one any moment now.
Prepare to meet the Motorola MILESTONE in its full might right after the break.Read full review...
Truly the App Wonder of the World
The features of this phone is excellent its a nice phone and a perfect app machine!!! It feels as if you are on a pc when browsing the net, it has a clean display and a sensitive touch pad.
well worth the price
i love the battery last for ever the apps dont kill it. very easy to use. apps are easy to download i wish it had a task manager built in it. it did need some updates. but key board works perfect no accidental button pushing :)Read full review...
It is an excellent phone.
It is a very good phone. The keyboard is easy to use. It features are easy to use. My children also like using the to play games. I can use the quickoffice to read my files but cannot create a new files with quickoffice. I would prefer window mobile software or mobile office to that of quickoffice for my college works.Read full review...
This phone is a great phone, very much worth the price! I love the features of the phone and the overall feel of the whole phone. The keyboard could be a little bit better in terms of space, but it really is a joy once you get used to it! Highly recommended phone!Read full review...