hello, i have a problem with my a920 mobile, when i was on a call the mobile went off and then i tought, the battery must be weak, but later on when i tried to start on with power it does display motorolo logo and doesnt go any further.. i took it to a country where they dont have any motorolo service centre... can u guys help me... thanx in advance
this phone has no such back up as 70 hrs pathetic big phone with fairly good features but without backup what to do with the features
This phone has alot of capabilities an I highly recommend for those who like to try out gadgets.
The Motorola A920 is loaded with features. It's got the most intuitive UI of any phones I've used. Any improvement would be done by polishing those a bit rather than adding new features, it already does everything. These days, get the slightly improved A925 instead or if you get a really good deal on the A920, get the OS upgreaded which makes it just about an A925 equivalent.
Here is a wish list, where it could be improved: smaller, more battery time, protection for screen, easier use as a plain "one handed" phone (keypad!), better reception, camera posions/angles. I guess these and more will happen with the next model, anyway.
This phone has dropped in price enormously, I bought it (we've got 2 in the family) for AU$459 and that was the upfront price, not installments to pay off.
As far as the A920 goes, it's typical of 1st generation (3G) technology. It's big, bulky, has limited battery life and has limited features... Hang on, Motorola went one better and it does actually have all the features you can think of/want to have. It's a shame then, that with the original release for the Three network, they crippled the phone and blocked some features. At least now (I'm in Oz), you can pay $33 (grumble-grumble) for an upgrade which enables bluetooth and frees up some restrictions in the OS.
Pros: Loads of features, good handwriting recognition (says somebody with a shocking handwriting), large screen (compared to other similar phones), reasonable quality pics.
Cons: Big, no inbuilt screen protection, no belt clip for the included protective pouch (what, they saved 50 cents?!) and suspected weak reception (OK, the Three coverage is patchy, but even when other 3G phones [NEC] do OK, the A920 struggles). Oh, and shortish battery life. When I saw 2 batteries and 2 chargers in the pack, that was kid of ominous...
So, if you are keen to get a 3G phone, the A920 now has the features and screen resolution that makes it move out of the gadget range and actually becomes usable. I said, if you are keen, because if you want something which is neat, small and truely useful, you may want to hold back until the next generation of the phone. Considering how decent job they've done with the A920, you can expect a great second generation 3G phone from Motorola in a year or so. I don't mean the A925, that's what the A920 should've been in the first place.
In Sweden the phone contains irda and bluetooth hardware, but they are not activated in the firmware. The phone are locked to 3G-provider and Motorola refuses to help out. But the battery time are terrible, (not in the range of specs. from Motorola). It looks like it lasts longer in the 2G-net, which indicates that it's the 3G-services that shortens the standby-time. But it's big and very heavy,if you compare with Ericsson p900. The phone are also very slow when starting up and changing net.
A bigger battery should be released soon, but it's much bigger, so you have to replace your back-cover.
I recommend you to wait for a while for the next generation of 3G-phones, also because many of the services in the 3G-system works lousy or are not implemented yet.
Big bulky Man-Phone. Battery life's a joke! Functions are great, but can't activate infa-red. Does this phone have bluetooth? Anyone able to help, please?!
overall rating is 5 star ..superb 3G technology .. Very fast downloading .. and downloading stuff is free here in australia :)
well the guys who are complaining about the weight they better consider it as a PDA instead of a mobile phone..
I wurk for Motorola and this phon is no good. It make bad menus and connectics. PLus is very heavy and not good for in your pocket. Where is also the screen protect? Always, phones are in selling market before ready for tecnollogy advancing!! 3G is to early...
as a owner of this phone my overall opionion is fine although it has a IR Port and Bluetooth But THEY ARE NOT compatible with the OS System YET....there will be an upgrade so look out. The GPRS is useless unless your in a 3G area with is very unlikely for where is live in shropshire i have only been in a 3G area twice and it take about 5 mins for it to figure out where you actualy are on the map. at the moment i am in a 2.5 G area which is a Voice and picture area.YES....it downloads VERY FAST but VERY EXPENCIVE for a 3 min video for £2.50
games of 3g are useless aswell so i would download then on a PC and upload it through USB. The touch screen is AMAZING but the phone is a bit too heavy for your pocket. the camara is good aswell with more than 65,000+ colours, polyphonic ringtones are on this but i would download them off the net. IT PLAYS MP3!!!
Shame Motorola did not include a cover for the screen as it does get greasy and dusty . Mine is on VIDEOTALK 500 for £25 a month but after 12 months i am changing it to Pay As You Go. i am saying after 12 months because you have to pa a cancelation fee if you change price plans
any questions or suggestions about this phone also i am looking for a person to upgrade my games on it the, .JAR files ect email on firstname.lastname@example.org
James Lovegrove , Shropshire