Motorola MPX220 Review

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If the Motorola MPX200 is described as the first toe being placed in the water of smartphones that use a Microsoft based OS, then the MPX220 is a full on cannonball.

By removing, changing, or adding nearly every feature that people hated, had problems with, or wanted (respectively), the Motorola has created the smart phone of everyone’s dreams, although it may not actually feel that way when you have it in your hands.

The MPX200 did not have a camera, so the MPX220 does. The camera it does have is 1.3 Megapixels, which is not bad, but not the best, although it is good enough to take clear pictures of just about everything. The flash is located next to the lens, which makes for good pics in most light sources.

Viewing the pictures that you take is no problem on the 176 X 220 pixel display screen. With TFT technology allowing partial screen viewing even in direct sunlight, the pictures appear detailed and colorful, allowing the selection process—keep or delete—to happen right on the phone.

The MPX200 did not have Bluetoothä connectivity, so the MPX220 does. In fact, connectivity is not currently an issue with the MPX220, which features SMS, MMS, Bluetoothä, Infrared, and of course E-mail, not to mention the quad-band (GSM 850-900-1800-1900) service for calling.

Windows Media still acts as the phone’s MP3 and video player, and it is not bad, although other phones have more useful software. The phone has upped the ante with 64 MB of memory, and additional mini memory cards that can hold up to 512 MB external from the device.

The Microsoft OS makes it easy to conduct some business from your phone. E-mail, using the outlook program, is a pinch, and most other Office programs come installed on the phone.

Javaä games, Polyphonic and MP3 ringtones, and voice dialing round out the features that make this mobile a great little all in one device. For those looking for the phone with everything you need, but isn’t quite top of the line in terms of features or price, then the MPX220 is probably right for you.

The main features of the Motorola MPX220:

  • Microsoft OS
  • Quad Band: GSM 850/900/1800/1900
  • MP3 Player
  • Speaker Phone
  • Digital Camera
  • Video Recording
  • Javaä
  • 32-Tone Polyphonic and MP3 Ringtones
  • Video Playback
  • Predictive Text
  • E-mail
  • SMS
  • MMS
  • 65,536 Color Display
  • Internal Antenna
  • Flip Form
  • Infrared Connectivity
  • Bluetoothä Connectivity
  • Javaä Games
  • Organizer (Compatible with Microsoft Office)

Technical Specifications of the Motorola MPX220:

  • Weight: 114 g.
  • Talktime: 5 h.
  • Standby time: 200 h.
  • Battery: 1000 mAh
  • Memory: 64 MB
  • Height: 100 mm.
  • Width: 48 mm.
  • Depth: 24 mm.
  • Display Width: 176 pixels
  • Display Height: 220 pixels

The features that the Motorola MPX220 is missing:

  • FM Radio
  • Touchscreen

Accessories available for the Motorola MPX220:

  • Extra Batteries
  • Handsfree Device
  • Car Cigarette Lighter Charger
  • Desk Speaker Stand
  • Alternate Covers
  • Mini TransFlashä Memory Cards