Motorola Milestone 3 reviewed, the 4-inch qHD screen is PenTile

15 June, 2011 | Comments (47) | Post your comment

The Motorola Milestone 3 is still unofficial but its first full review just went online. The review confirms some specs, has an interesting discovery about the screen and brings benchmarks, camera samples and hands-on impressions.

We've seen the Motorola Milestone 3 and the Droid 3 (those should be almost identical save for the GSM/CDMA radio differences) several times before.

Motorola Milestone 3

We've known for a while that the Motorola Milestone 3 / Droid 3 has a 4" qHD LCD screen. The Chinese site that got their hands on the Milestone 3 however claims that it has a PenTile matrix and offer the following photos as proof. If that's the case, then the screen should the same as the one used in the Atrix, which we didnít like all that much.

Proof that the Milestone 3 display is a 4" qHD LCD with PenTile Matrix

The Motorola Milestone 3 is running Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread with MOTOBLUR, uh sorry, we forgot Motorola didnít like that name anymore. The CPU is a dual-core Cortex-A9 running at 1GHz with PowerVR SGX540 graphics, packaged in a TI OMAP 4430 chipset with 512MB RAM.

The Milestone 3 is running Android 2.3.3 on 1GHz dual-core CPU

Benchmarks put it behind the HTC Sensation, though that's for a very early pre-release unit, so the results arenít totally dependable.

Early performance results

The Milestone 3 packs a microHDMI port and an 8MP camera that can record FullHD video. The reviewers snapped a few photos, but unfortunately, they used the 16:9 option, which doesnít use the full 8MP resolution of the camera. Anyway, here are the photos:

Sample shots from the Motorola Milestone 3

Alas there's no video camera sample.

Source (in Chinese)




Motorola Milestone 3 reviewed, the 4-inch qHD screen is PenTile - reader comments

  • SinoCan

Unfortunately, the Chinese version will not have Android Market, will not have any Google services. It will have access to a bunch of cartoony, crappy Chinese apps, unfortunately. Besides a fancy screen, this phone will be mostly useless for an...

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  • 2011-08-30 04:21
  • YTjg
  • Anonymous

to the previous poster, that is not possible with current technologies due to the fact that is is a small device and it therefore has insufficient heat dissipation.

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  • 2011-08-27 04:12
  • JCpe
  • Yusuff

it better come cheap considering the cheap stuff they put into such an engineering marvel :/

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  • 2011-07-16 02:42
  • TIG@