The lens for the built-in 2 megapixel camera is on the front of the casing and you can use the front screen to frame photos of yourself. Open the flip and the main screen is used to frame outward looking photos.
Image quality is really quite good if you shoot photos outside. My sample shots were taken on a fairly unforgiving day in terms of natural light, and the lens managed to capture a lot of detail. It reproduced the colours of the passionflower well too.
Indoors, however, the performance of this phone was very poor. My standard shot of the coloured dish, taken under normal household lighting with the phone on its auto settings, delivered reasonably well as far as the dish itself is concerned, but the white background colours are far too pinkish.
In addition to the applications already noted this phone includes email capability, a calendar, to do list, alarm clock with three separate time settings, world clock, calculator, notepad, voice recorder and a couple of games – a Tetris clone and a ten pin bowling game.
As mentioned, this phone is quad band. I’d have really liked it to be 3G. The large inner screen and Opera Web browser are both crying out for fast data speeds. Knowing Motorola, though, a 3G version is just around the corner, probably christened with a name like MOTORAZR2XX or something…
The front screen is a delight and I even got on with its touch controls, but the absence of flash memory support really hampers this mobile’s music playback credentials.
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