Motorola Beats All Others For Performance and Simplicity
Reviewed on Thursday May 25, 2006 by Stanley, Toronto
The Motorola V265 has a nice cool silver and black apperance, which in my opinion is way better than the plain old silver look LG and Samsung strangely admire. An external reverse LCD (white on black instead of black on white) provides all the necessary phone information you need to know, including signal strength, coverage status, time of day, battery life, and caller ID if available.
On the inside, you'll find a small, but readable 65K CSTN colour display. It's a bit slow and ghosty due to it being a CSTN rather than a TFT, but for a mobile phone, it's acceptable. The keypad is nicely spaced out, but the top soft keys and menu key are a tad too small. A nice, soft blue blacklight illuminates the keybad in dark environments; in bright environments, it automatically disables itself.
Motorola's menu interface is by far one of the best, very simple and intuitive - I don't understand why Samsung and LG make their menu systems so complex. Even if you don't choose to read the manual (but i recommend you do), I'm pretty confident you'll be navigating the menus easily within a short period of time.
The 0.3 MP digital camera takes pretty good images, although the colours are a bit washed out, but nonetheless clear.
Call quality and signal strength are both excellent. Callers can barely notice I'm on a mobile phone, and this phone gets signal in places where my friends' LG and Samsung all show up "No Service".
Battery life is average, but could be better. On average, with normal use (a few short phone calls per day, phone constantly on), I'll find myself charging the phone about every two days.
Overall, Motorola has done it again with the V265, bringing the customer what they want most out of a wireless communication product: Performance and Simplicity. I would definitely recommend this to any Client.