People don't listen to Unknown, dont get it, wait until something better comes along. The phone will disappoint you. You will end up returning it. Wait for the S710. Down with MS!!
Well guys, I should confess I'm confused about so many different opinions here.
I just received an offer from my cellular company in brazil (tim) paying just U$3,00/month to use mpx220 in a contract of 2 years. I was very happy about the phone I will receive (it's not delivered yet) but now I'm not so sure about that. Once I'm paying almost nothing, even if the phone isnt that much I should be satisfyed (I hope so). Sorry for these words but some of the opinions are very pros and others very cons. I'm really confused. See you. Jeff
Guys, quit BSing, u borrowed a phone and the other bought two. learn how to lie before posting here. the spv c500 and mpx220 have the same chipset and operationg system you ignorant. the only differnece is the cover, sometimes when i read those adds u people make me laugh on how ignorant you could be. anyways th empx220 is a good phone. dont listen to all the crap that those people are posting you could try it and if you dont liek it you could return it.
Just borrowed the phone for the last 24 hrs absolutely awful poor screen poor camera.
If you need a windows based smartphone
then buy the Orange SPV C500 far better.
Bought two MPx220's on sale at Best Buy. Tried them for one week and returned both. They performed well for signal, and downloading Contacts. Voice recognition worked well, except for the extremely low volume of the "confirmations voice". Experienced problems with the camera (low quality), batteries (short life), low volume of speaker, and extra steps required to turn the speaker on. The basic design is great: feels sleek and solid, goes click when closing, and great button feeling, especially when navigating.
Overall, I think Motorola needs at least another six months to get it right then I will try again.
Are you kidding me??!! I can't believe I waited patiently for this phone just to be completely dissappointed. The reception is absolutely the WORST I've ever experienced with a cell phone! I have a 3 year old Nokia that gets MUCH better reception than the MPx220. Side by side the Nokia has 5 bars to the Motorola's 1 or 2 (if I'm lucky). And I haven't had this many dropped calls since my analog phone 10 years ago. The camera blows with no redeeming quality and the phone is charging longer than it's in my hands. What gives? How could Motorola make such a huge mistake? I like the Smartphone capabilities (which is the ONLY reason I purchased the Motorola instead of another Nokia). If Nokia comes out with a Smartphone instead of supporting Symbian, I'm chucking the MPx220 and Nokia will have a customer for life. No joke. I hope somebody from Motorola reads these posts. I feel completely ripped-off as a consumer.
Dr. Chad Decker
Here is the problem with the camera. CMOS camera sensor used in motorola phones is cheap to make and the advantage is that it does not require a lot of power to work, thus saving battery life. The disadvantage is that is too new of a technology and is not as advanced as CCD. Cheap + Low Tech = Crap Ass camera. CCD camera sensors like the ones used in the Sony Ericcson S710 produce awesome pictures, but look at the size of it compared to the MPX220. Motorola should redesigned the phone. The MS monopoly, dominant branch into mobile technology OS, alone, uses a lot of battery juice, hence the low battery life. Imagine if you add a CCD sensor to the mogul, want-to-dominate-everything, operating system, you probably have a talktime of 10 minutes. All in all, MS Mobile is a rush-job, incomplete system just like all the MS products. People will report the problems and then MS will fix them. Guess what You are doing their QA for free. So keep raving about it, make them millions while not getting anything in return.
seems there are too many problems on this phone. ring volume, picture quality,bluetooth and activesync. i am going to give it up and go for nec 840 instead. gotta wait and wait again
MPX220, was recalled from Cingular/Best Buy because the speaker volume was not loud enough, new manufact. version firmware 0.342.0.0 (can be found at start-settings-about scroll down screen)seems to have helped. Still problems with bluetooth and activesync.
MPX220, if you have horizontal lines when taking a picture in 1280x960, try turning off the bluetooth
Obviously people that rave about this phone just got off the TDMA wagon and havent seen other phones and the quality they bring. I had an NEC 525 and the picture quality was just as bad as the MPx220. The v400 has better picture quality than the 220. I guess for you people, anything new is good enough even with all their flaws. I guess that's why Japan has the best technology, because people like you dont live there.
does the original package of this phone come with the USB cable? can you charge the phone through USB?
A great deal for $400. I got one of the newer black models (not one of the test versions). It's convenient, intuitive and complete. I really can't think of anything this phone doesn't have. I've had it for about a month and no outstanding complaints. ActiveSync is a Godsend and I've already installed a few Windows Mobile based applications as well as transferred plenty of media. Though the flash is useless (as with any other camera phone thus far), the camera otherwise works fine, -- with some adjusting. No problems with call volume here. The speaker quality is excellent, phone has the ability to play audio/video files in Stereo. Size of the phone is perfect. I only question Motorola's decision to put the mic underneath the phone rather than on the face under the keypad. If you're using MP3s as ringtones, make sure they're loud enough.
i get that ph its very good ph.its not for any one.to use it y must be high cul person.i yhink no one get it will ch it befor 10years.my best.
No lo compres es una mierda. I read that this phone will be recalled again for a problem just like the v600. The camera does not work well when bluetooth is on. Motorola is blaming minimicrosoft for the flaws. I think is great, hopefully they will drop the ms mobile. Break down the monopoly, destroy the greed that is MS. Think of them as the Umbrella coorporation from the resident evil movies. They want to be in everything.
I want to buy a telephone Motorola MPx220
but alive in mexico city,
makes deliveries in mexico
and how much for the total price
excuses my ingles
but I speak spanish
Tyler Anderson...can you give to me your adress mail i wnat to ask you more thinks about This cellphone
*Sigh* The mpx 220. I bought it for $440 on ebay a couple weeks ago. Wretched camera quality. Abysmal battery life. Call volume? less than half a decibel. I mean it is so quiet you HAVE to be in a silent room to barely hear any normal conversation. I got a bluetooth headset, the HS810, to combat this but 1)the automatic press-a-button-and-say-your-contact's-name-and-automatically-be-connected feature doesnt even work with my phone and 2)i shouldnt have to carry the bluetooth around with me everywhere i go and use it for every.......single.......call. Screen resolution is superb and connectivity with pc is great but can't make up for the horrible sound(or lack thereof) and unnacceptable battery life--I charge it more than I talk on it!!!! Thats why my Razr is in the mail :) Happy ending.
here in brazil this phones works perfectly, its complete the problem the most people find with this phone is the fact of their cellphone company do not be prepared to the tecnology this phone needs to be perfect. here in brazil the only one cellphone company that this phone works perfect is the (tim) which has one of the best tecnologies of the world.