Kryptonite, 13 Feb 2009You know what really disappointed me, this phone has a new, newer seen design and I thought th... moreJust curious why didn't read all the comments about this phone BEFORE you made the purchase....and eventually regret what you did?
I paid US$250 for my unit last June, which I thought the deal was "ok", given I've other "media monsters" to serve my other needs.
My Z8 works as a "phone"....even less media than my Z3. (now in the shop again!)
You know what lets all be honest about the z8..all of you including myself..the only cool thing was the kick slide feature,sound and colour of the phone..other than that. It is a piece of junk. I sold mine yesterday near to nothing to what i paid for it. I am now getting a SE f305..lets hope that is gona be better.
You know what really disappointed me, this phone has a new, newer seen design and I thought that it would have everything, now when I got the phone I immediately went on gsmarena to check out the phones specs and I'll tell you the honest truth, my heart sank to my belly, it was a really a disappointment. I had this phone for exactly 4 days and then I sold it, I couldn't live with that disappointing phone. Well I have a samsung u700 and a Motorola w510 and I'm saving for either the Nokia 5310 or the 5610, i haven't decided which one yet.But that z8 was a real disappointment.
Good Point; The display is very good when playing videos (3gpp, mp4).
Next Good Point; the speaker is loud, clear and clean.
Next Good Point; video recording is extremely good, this phone records QVGA video in 3gpp format 29fps!! Most phones record video at 12 to 15fps so for this phone to record at 29fps is pretty good.
Next Good Point; this phones design is amazing and is a certain sight. Motorola went all out with this phones design.
Next Good Point; this phone has a good battery life and this phone can USB charge, some phones canít do that, sad right, I know.
Next Good Point; well, itís a quad band 2g phone with 3g but as I said before, the 3g can only work in Europe and some of those eastern countries.
It might have some more good things but I am not able to think of them now.
This a continuation of the review I did yesterday (february 13th, 2009)
THIS WAS DONE BY MARIO A.K.A. KRYPTONITE
DATE: FEBRUARY 14TH 2009
SEVEN, 13 Feb 2009this phone is slow when u try to open the files very very slow i dnt think ths phone is a 3g p... moreDon't be a dummy, of course is a 3g phone, what you think a 2g phone goin be doin with a video call camera.
this phone is slow when u try to open the files very very slow i dnt think ths phone is a 3g phone it is a 2g or 1g
To tell you the honest truth, this phone is semi-complicated; itís slow and is a great disappointment. This phone canít even handle more than 100 songs on the media player; it sticks, moves extremely slow through the songs and even freezes. Now speaking about media, isnít this phone suppose to be a ďMedia MonsterĒ, now what media wise phone canít play wma, well at least it file shows up in the file manager, this is the stupid thing, instead of this phone saying that the file format is not supported, do wish to delete this file so something like that it asks you if you want to save it on the phone memory, like saving it on the phone memory is going to make a difference, itís still now going to play. I tell ya, Motorola employees donít use their brains.
Next problem; This phones flash does not turn on when recording video. Now although the video recording is great for a 2mp camera with itsí QVGA size and 29 fps we would really like to see what we are recording in the night. Really, why have flash and in canít be used when recording video.
Next problem; 3G; here I was thinking that Motorolaís 3g enabled phones couldíve worked in the U.S.A. when I go there I canít use it, and why is that, because the 3gís band is 2100; why canít Motorola, wait, all phone companies see that we people travel and need 3g that can work in more than one part of the world, well I see Motorola has 9 phones with 3g that can be used in America, at least!
Next Problem; The screen scratches easily, why didnít Motorola make this phone with a scratch resistant screen like itsí big brother the Motorola z10 which has itsí share of problems too; but I am not getting into that now.
Next Problem; Navigating this phone was a hassle and still is, I really needed one of those navigating systems to get through the phone the first couple of times. I always thought that Motorola had a very user-friendly and easy to navigate layout but when I got my z8 all of that went out the window. If only Motorola couldíve make their smart phones more easy to navigate.
Now Iím sure that there are many more problems with this phone but I just canít think of them now.
THIS WAS DONE BY MARIO A.K.A. KRYPTONITE
Date: February 13th, 2009
Nikko, 02 Feb 2009I love this phone I even made a poem for it! Seriously.
I have been a Motorola user ever si... moreHardware wise I like this phone too...kick slider design is cool, good screen, "ok" buttons (not exactly good for heavy texters though).
However, call me naive, I simply can't get anything else out of the phone, and even wish it's being "non-smart" like my good old Z3.
For comparision, I also have both Moto V9 (along with 10 other Moto phones which I'm currently using), which I can easily change the softkeys, customize ringtone, create playlist, reorder the icons settings, set wallpapers (which supports most, if not all, the photos I downloaded / took through other devices)
I still haven't figured out how to manage all of the above with my Z8, which I bought in June.
jabongx, 18 Dec 2008i had here from germany and im here in th philippines i want to use here in my country so i bu... morecan u please share the code as iam unable to open this z8, please can u help,this is useless for me as long as it is locked.
My moto z8 is giving a lot of trouble. whenever I try to download something it shows no memory or out of memory,why is this so.please can somebody tell me about this,I cant save my videos!!!!!!!!!
hi, somebody know if my motorola z8 is be able to installed navigator tomtom 6?
tanhk you very much.
I love this phone I even made a poem for it! Seriously.
I have been a Motorola user ever since High School. The z8 is pretty awesome depending on the user. Just needs some getting used to or if you're smart you won't need to be bothered on how to use it or things about its interface. Its design rocks. Its screen rocks.
Although, I wish the rubber thing that covered the memory card slot was the same with the one that covered the mini usb port.
hello.i had my z8 for 1 year and 6 month and it never rebooted or restarted,there is a face cover u can buy at moto store.ray ur so cool and funny
Ray, 14 Jan 2009My moto z8 is so cool man,damn,it reboots by itself,freezez all the time,when connected to the... moreIs there a face plate for the phone. Mines fell and I would like to replace the face plate the original one has scratches on it
My moto z8 is so cool man,damn,it reboots by itself,freezez all the time,when connected to the internet it shuts down after 1 min and the slider is also messed up after 2 months of use.I love my moto. Can wait to c what happens tomoro,mayB it will turn into a nuclear atomic bomb lol,I love my moto !!!! Go get 1 NOW !
when i am in a call, i cannot receive another call nor make another call. Why is that. could you please help me with this.
when i went on tools, file manager, i tired 2 install the memory card, but it shows there is nothing to install when the memory card is filled with files.