yup. i agree. just get the z8 if you really like the looks and if everything else is unnecessary to you. i have this phone as back up for my n82. i just love the appearance. that's it. so disappointing. and yeah, i guess rokr z6 is better overall. you can even have it modded. :)
Damn I'm confused!!! SE or Moto... Hmmm.. Maybe just the Z6... It's cheaper and better, I think, compared to the V6(except the 3G)
I bought a moto z8 and from day one it was giving me trouble. It switches on and off by itself and the speaker was not working properly either. 2 months after buying the phone, the sliding mechanism broke so my service provider gave me a replacement phone. now the replacement phone (also a z8) is also giving me problems. i have had motorolas all my life and this is by far their worst phone. i do not recomend this phone to anyone.
Anonymous, 22 Nov 2008Quit blaming the OS, blame MOTO for NOT implementing it PROPERLY!So other brands' phones running on Symbian UIQ are free from troubles?
100 Moto, 22 Oct 2008I think most people would be happier if Moto takes out the "smart" OS (which as you mentioned,... moreI bought a 3 month old Z8 and it was shutting down by itself, I formatted the phone and it is now great.
When the battery starts getting low it sometimes shutdown.
As far as MP3's, music is great and easy to download.
Sounds good too.
The quality is top notch and yes Nokia is very good, but not perfect either.
This is a pretty cool phone. It is a European version and overall I am happy with this phone.
The battery gets low within 2-3 days, but that is because I can't leave it alone. So far it has been a few months and although it is not perfect, it has kept me interested. I can download whatever I want and customize the look and sound of this phone.
Reception is great and the speaker is pretty good too.
If you want a smartphone that looks cool, and don't want to pay a fortune, checkout the Z8.
hi guys.z8 is a good phone i have it for more than 11 month its cool i faced only problems when it was broken in the accident but afTer fixing back as new and about the os download the new 1 at motorola customer center try it..trowa
Maybe I'll just choose the UI that I am used to ryt now... SE... So bad.. I like the design of this fone so much!!
LIL J, 16 Nov 2008its a cool phone but won`t it brake because it slides open.Shamefully speaking, likely the O/S would break before the actual phone does.
My Z8 encountered auto shutdown twice yesterday...
Can Moto help me to take the stupid Symbian OS out of my Z8 and just install a basic (P2K?) OS, so my Z8 can work (as well!) like my Z3?
Maybe I'll be satisfied with the fone.. My current fon is the Sony Ericson T610 fone. Hehe
bicBa, 29 Oct 2008Dont buy this phone. Horrible, the worst phone I ever had...:(thanks 4 d information
jv, 05 Nov 2008I need texting too. I'm used to a hard keypad. Can i adjust to the curved keypad of the z8?? I... moreTexting in English should be "ok", though for other language, such as Chinese which I use, the "select" (from mutiple characters) and the "send" buttons are too close together where I often sent without completing the message.
No, you cannot change the angle of the curved keypad, some users may find typing 123 or *0# a bit difficult. (not me)
I need texting too. I'm used to a hard keypad. Can i adjust to the curved keypad of the z8?? I also want the phonebook capacity.. anyway thats it!!
Thanks a million!!
jv, 03 Nov 2008I'm planning to buy a phone this christmas, but I am unsure what to choose: the Z8 or the RAZR... moreGet the Z8 if you:
1)Absolutely fall in love with its outer design (though if so, you probably won't consider the V6)
2)You buy a phone for incoming / outgoing calls only. Nothing more, nothing less.
Otherwise, in terms of functions (even for simple things like customizing the home screen / navigation keys, wallpaper setting, etc...), a Z8 cannot even match the good old Z3/Z6.
V6 beats the x out of Z8 in all other areas except the "unique" design.
Z8 is probably the most disappointing top-of-the-line device made by the company in recent years.
The above comment comes from a Motofan who has used over 40 Moto phones in the past 14 years...
Or else, suggest you read through all the comments regarding Z8 here, or elsewhere.
I'm planning to buy a phone this christmas, but I am unsure what to choose: the Z8 or the RAZR maxx V6. Please help!! Thanks a million!!