Anonymous, 17 Jan 2011I've now the MM2 for 2 days. Being in the UK I bought it from cex for £320, unlocked and... moreim afraid i have to disagree with you when it comes to call quality. ive used flagships from nokia, sony ericsson, dell, iphone, and HTC. unfortunately nothing comes close to the call quality of the motorola flagship models. its surprising you're reporting any static at all. and after using andoid, windows and symbian, i must say android tops the chart.
I've now the MM2 for 2 days. Being in the UK I bought it from cex for £320, unlocked and grade A!
Having been a Nokia fan for years I decided to take the plunge and give this phone a chance. while using Nokia phone I also used in between the HTC HD2 (windows 6.5) and also the Nexus one!
I will briefly go through what I think of the handset....but firstly, I have always wanted a phone with a QWERTY keyboard. After using the nokia e71, n97 and n900 as well as the HD2 and nexus one i fealt nothing could come close to Nokia although I liked the Android system!
-fantastic build quality - mainly metal I believe.
-very stable operating system. hasn't slowed down on me yet!
-after using N1 previously. I signed on with my google account and ALL my contacts transferred to the phone automatically!
-Battery life very good compared to Nokia N900. lasted easily all day with moderate use. Charged within 1.5 hours!
- Bright screen
-Voice dialling even over bluetooth!!!!! fantastic while your driving! N1 could not do that! even with 2.21 update!
- Can set calls to say callers name over and over again rather than using a ringtone!
- Phone automatically stops sending and receiving data including email between 22.00 - 05.00 so you get a peaceful night!
-Motorola widgets aren't as bad as what ppl think!
- Speakerphone qyality just as good as my N900!
- In call quality not as good as Nokia phonee, but comes very close!...still a bit of static and thats with using the different call quality settings! However over bluetooth using Jawbone its crystal clear
- touch sensitive buttons not always responsive.
- To steup any other email account other than gmail. you have to register with MOTOBLUR account! strange but true! But once done email comes over like in Nokia phones!
- Don't get this phone for it's camera. The N900 has 5 meg pix camera which is way better.
All in all....I like the phone very much indeed!
Would I stay with Android from now on?....YES! would I get another Motorola in the future.....YES!
Motorola are better than I thought!.. WELL DONE!
milestone m'sia, 17 Jan 2011Ak, thanks for ur reply. Really appreciate it. Yup, I'm from kl. Where are you? Have u manage... moreanyhu, motoblur is no hassle at all unlike what many reviewers make it out to be. its just like anroid, the more u use it the more u learn and get used to it. just make sure u have an unlimited data plan though cuz its VERY VERY data intensive.
milestone m'sia, 17 Jan 2011Ak, thanks for ur reply. Really appreciate it.
Yup, I'm from kl. Where are you? Have u manage... moreyep im a KL lad too. i highly doubt you will get it in malaysia at all. reason being there motorola distributor here, bright star isnt as proactive as nokia's zitron. besides, the motorola market here isnt very big. little do the masses know what they r missing out on.
anyhu, i got my unit from UK. the website is clove.co.uk. alternately i know a chap who brings in phones from singapore. he could get u the MS2 for RM1.9k if im not mistaken. i tried looking around many shops in and around KL but had no luck. so ur best bet would be clove or this fella i was on about
AK, 16 Jan 2011honestly speaking 8GB is more than enough. if im right to assume from ur name that ur from mal... moreAk, thanks for ur reply. Really appreciate it.
Yup, I'm from kl. Where are you? Have u managed to buy M2 yet?
Moto really slow isn't it? M2 yet to enter our market, when around march or april better phones will be released (ex: atrix, dualcore procsr). Fingercrossed none will feature better slide qwerty keypad eh..
Try to get it today, hopefully motoblur will not be too much of a hassle as many review suggest..
Me, 15 Jan 2011What the hell happened with this phone?! When he hits the market, he will probably be outdated... moreNope, It's not, currently It is the BEST Android phone with qwerty keyboard out there.
Anonymous, 15 Jan 2011Hi
Please help me ...i am upgrading my contract so which is a better phone between these
S... moreof course milestone 2 bro. like the defy, it comes with flash 10.1 support. that means u can view flash content (ie youtube) on ur browser itself without using an external application (just like how u do on a computer). the slide out QWERTY makes typing emails a breeze, something the defy, c7 and wave lack. also i can say for sure, after using high end nokias, HTCs,and SE's that motorola has by far the best call quality of them all
if i were u, for sheer internet viewing pleasure ill go for the milestone 2, or a dell streak if u can try push for one.
Me, 15 Jan 2011What the hell happened with this phone?! When he hits the market, he will probably be outdated... morethe phone is already in the market mate. its been around since november as far as im aware.
milestone m'sia, 15 Jan 2011i just couldn't understand some ppl.. i couldn't even fill up 4gb memory, let alone saying th... morehonestly speaking 8GB is more than enough. if im right to assume from ur name that ur from malaysia, i would recommend u to go for the milestone 2 instead of the droid 2. reason being we use GSM in malaysia and there is no reason having support for CDMA in a country that doesnt even use CDMA.
What the hell happened with this phone?! When he hits the market, he will probably be outdated already. Motorola are lagging behind...
hey where is the REVIEW for the Motorola MILESTONE 2????????????????????????????
Comeon Gsmarena are you guys sleeping? cant you even give the god damn review, it has been long this phone has been out!!!
i didnt expected this from you guys, its really sad that you have miss the best phone out there...
Please help me ...i am upgrading my contract so which is a better phone between these
Motorolla Milestone 2
I am more of an internet user and would prefer web quality to be good including flash player (not refering to You Tube but other sites as well)
100 Moto, 12 Jan 2011With memory cards being so cheap nowadays, why bother to store music / pics in internal memory?i just couldn't understand some ppl.. i couldn't even fill up 4gb memory, let alone saying that 8gb is not enough.. do they still keep porn vid in their phones or what?
anyway, i've already found store that is selling milestone 2 for $600 us & droid 2 global for $700 us.
which one would u prefer honestly?
ms2 has got world best specs in a 3g phone
i cant take off my hat moto
coz i'm bald;)
& bowled over by ms2's maiden delivery
i'm drooling over this gadget guys
bring on the credit card!
Aoshi, 12 Jan 2011do not count on the internal memory, its only usefull for applications... you can't use it as... morebut the phone comes with an 8gb micro SD so u hv more than enough expansion besides the internal memory. so thats not much of a bother is it?
AK, 10 Jan 2011yes pilgrim. 8GB internal and 8GB microSD provided...making it a total of 16GBdo not count on the internal memory, its only usefull for applications...
you can't use it as mass storage drive
unfortantly i only discovered it when i get my milestone 2...
gsmarena could help if they review it, but they ignored the phone...
now i have a internal 8gb phone, that can't use it to store musics for exemple
Anonymous, 12 Jan 2011when is gsm arena gonna do a review? its too delayed !!!!I wouldn't wait for long, if they didn't review it until now it's going to be a while until the review is ready
I don't even think that they had started to review
Bern, 11 Jan 2011Why is buying the phone a lot cheaper?? After paying £300+, you still have to get a sim ... moreFair enough, but on a standard smart-phone contract for 35quid/month for 18 months, you'd end up paying a minimum of 630quid. now thats excluding any additional usage ie international calls/sms. i just found it much cheaper on PAYG, especially since im only in the UK effectively for 8 months
100 Moto, 12 Jan 2011With memory cards being so cheap nowadays, why bother to store music / pics in internal memory?Try to stay under 8gb of storage, with music and a camera that can record at 720p@30fps, and you will understand the need of a bigger storage. Anyway 8gb for software is too much, specially for Android.