i have both model of motorola em30 and e8 both of them is very good. you want style then bye moto rokkr.i love my both phone.that is a simple a stylish phone.
Motorola ROKR EM30 is the best mid-range music phone available in the market today. EM30 in fact, is a simplified version of mighty ROKR E8 with almost no differences between the two other than a few costly features taken out from the former. The luring combination of a relatively low price and the expensive materials and design which were inherited from the E8 model, an unmatched audio quality, touch buttons serving as player controls – here are the principal points that lured me to buy this handset.
The E8 model remains a rather expensive offer, that’s a fashion phone which will never be subject to serious price reduction. The design of EM30 can be basically described as a copy of the original E8 design, the materials, measurements and weight are the same and at the same time preserving the fashion statement. The handset has a very unusual shape – the thickness and length are quite normal, but the width is a bit too large. I don’t try to say the phone feels clumsy, but the 2 inch screen looks utterly disproportional, though this brings about no actual problems. The screen uses a landscape orientation, so the keyboard area is very spacious.
The assembly quality is truely exceptional. All the parts sit tight, there’s no slightest play between the details. The handset feels like a monolith. The casing frame and the side edges are painted silver. The surface coating sports a very high quality. The back panel uses metal as well, though treated with a soft-touch coating, which is very practical – the scratches and worn spots are kept away.
EM30 sports a 2 inch 320x240 TFT,262K colors screen, made by Sharp Corporation, Japan. The screen is supported with a mirror backing and the quality is amazingly high, it's the best of its class, the colors are maximally natural and vivid, brightness level is high.
The gadget comes with an only polyphonic speaker, but it has a really high quality and volume. It’s perfectly audible in any environment. EM30 features a Morphing keypad, and the dedicated player controls are placed between the rows of numerical buttons and are only rendered active in the corresponding mode.
The EM30 model runs on powerfull Freescale MXC275-30 platform, having a 532 MHz ARM11 processor & a 208 MHz StarCore SC140e Digital Sound Processor(DSP). The interface is based off Linux Java 7.1 and can indeed be named one of the best interface solutions currently available on the market.
It's not much of a secret that every music phone manufacturer does everything to outreach the competitors in the quality of audio. Now one has to know the difference between sound quality & volume. The ICEpower audio chips commonly found in Samsung mobile phones boosts sound volume which has no effect on the quality. Thus Samsung phones are evidently one of the loudest in the market and have a clear advantage over its oppostion.
Both Motorola & Nokia tends to put more emphasis in the idea that quality should prevail over volume. The utilazation of dedicated DSPs in Nokia & Motorola offers an unmatched quality of sound since DSP puts into action sophisticated algorithms & advanced audio codecs to improve the audio signal rather than making the sound louder. The DSP separates unwanted noise from the signal, and only then is passed to the amplifier.
When i bought this phone, being a phone critic compared it to three other music phones of the same price bracket.
1)Sony Ericsson W302->3.5 mm audio out/DSP: -/-
This phone has no advantages over EM30 at all – the materials, assembly, ergonomics, software platform, screen and audio quality are apparently inferior to what you get with an EM30. The only plus of W302 is the size, the model is a really miniature piece. But that’s not going to save W302 from an utter failure in the competition with EM30.
2)Nokia 5220 XpressMusic-> 3.5 mm audio out/DSP +/+ : This phone happens to be a stronger adversary. The choice between these EM30 & 5220 appears to be a hard one, the advantages of Motorola don’t look that impressive in this pit fight: a slightly better screen, the Linux-Java software platform, support for 4 GSM frequency band and a generally higher quality of communication including a better and louder speaker sound, but the battery life in player mode is shorter. As for the sound quality in particular, we really liked the very natural sound.
3)Samsung Beat M3510->3.5 mm audio out/DSP: +/+
The sound quality doesn’t look as great if compared to the competitor model by Nokia but maximum sound volume is high. The basses sound too muddy, intermixed with quantities of noise. The distortion rate is stably low, though.
Of late, Motorola have been through a time of trouble, but it didn’t stand in their way of tailoring really good products. Among the handful of worth mentioning handsets, EM30 is probably the most eye-catching, combining a powerful fashion impact and a high sound quality, all of this coming at an affordable price. At times, it lacks some sound volume, losing in this aspect to Nokia and even Samsung. The high quality of sound is provided by the hi-end hardware & DSP and a selection of advanced audio codecs. The Spatial Audio technology polishes the resulting signal to a state of perfection. If you are satisfied with the not too impressive sound volume, but the best SOUND QUALITY go for EM30.
can any tell me if there moto em30 music backgrounds have little dots forming lines dat runs in a horizontal direction?????????
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Jason, 14 May 2010which is better motorola EM 30 or Rokr E8 and wht is the differenceE8 & EM30 are almost identical phones in looks, hardware & specification. Both runs on Linux Java software platform. E8 has better style aspect than EM30. E8 have touch buttons & FastScroll wheel which is more user friendly. In other words E8's keyboard in touch sensitive. EM30 has a normal keypad. Apart from this there are no differences. Hardware & software are identical. If you are price conscious buy EM30, if you want ultimate style buy E8.
EM30-> Style,music quality & value for money
E8-> Style,music quality,touch key pad, fastscroll wheel.
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which is better motorola EM 30 or Rokr E8 and wht is the difference
this phone is really nice and i love it soo much its nice and sleek
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The ultimate phone!!! con modded to other firms!! imperfecto like!!!
em30 speakers sounds is very good......loud and clear...don't worry about equarlizer...this em30 is for music...i have use it before....
Sounak, 25 Apr 2010Last question...IS ROKR E8 BETTER THAN ROKR EM30??? If yes then in which respect.? ThanksE8 has better style aspect than EM30. E8 have touch buttons & FastScroll wheel which is more user friendly. In other words E8's keyboard in touch sensitive. EM30 has a normal keypad. Apart from this there are no differences. Hardware & software are identical. If you are price conscious buy EM30, if you want ultimate style buy E8.
RishiGuru, 24 Apr 2010I have used Nokia 5130, so i can teel Nokia is louder, while EM30 is not so loud. It seemed th... moreLast question...IS ROKR E8 BETTER THAN ROKR EM30??? If yes then in which respect.? Thanks
Sounak, 24 Apr 2010I don't like extra bass. I currently have nokia 5130 xm. I use a sony MDR headphone and i'm ha... moreI have used Nokia 5130, so i can teel Nokia is louder, while EM30 is not so loud. It seemed that Nokia has 15% more volume at the top end. But when listning to music EM30 is better, Nokia has music controls.
RishiGuru, 24 Apr 2010If you are into texting a lot, i will advice you to buy QWERTY keyboard phones. They are heave... moreI don't like extra bass. I currently have nokia 5130 xm. I use a sony MDR headphone and i'm happy with the sound. I wanna know that will the sound of em30 be better or equal to 5130 with my headphone.???. Please help. Thanks:-)
RishiGuru, 24 Apr 2010If you are into texting a lot, i will advice you to buy QWERTY keyboard phones. They are heave... moreNo i don't like extra bass. I'v nokia 5130. And i use a sony MDR headphone with it. I'm very happy with its bass. Will the sound of em30 better than or equal to 5130 with my headphone??? Pleare tell. Thanks. :-)
Sounak, 23 Apr 2010Thanks! I wanna know more about the keypad and equilizer. Please tell. Thanks If you are into texting a lot, i will advice you to buy QWERTY keyboard phones. They are heaven for messaging. With EM30 you can text quite well, but is not the best in this field. As for equilizers in the music player, you have preset ones, no custom settings can be done.
A word of caution, if you are a follower of 'squeak & bass' genere and love booming bass EM30 is not for you. Buy SE instead. If you want audio quality then EM30 is the perfect match.
But if you want all in one, buy the "one for all & all for one" Motorola MotoZine ZN5.
RishiGuru, 03 Apr 2010Motorola ROKR EM30 is the best mid-range music phone available in the market today. EM30 in fa... moreThanks! I wanna know more about the keypad and equilizer. Please tell. Thanks
Hi! I'm planning to buy this phone. I WANNA KNOW IF THIS PHONE IS GOOD FOR TEXTING? I send about 100 texts in a day. Its best for my budget, but some reviews say that its not good for texting. Please help me. Thanks in advance. :-)
i BOUGHT THIS MOBILE FOR 4000 RS IN INDIA,TAMIL NADU..FRESH PIECE... Superb phone..first i bought Sony ericsson j105 naite..Next day itself i returned it and bought this baby..Superb phone..i bought more than 20 mobiles ..this is one his king......