I recieved my Motorola ROKR E1 in the post yesterday.
I am going to write the things i like and the things i dont about the handset and then give it an overall rating after i have finished. I hope that the review will benefit people interested in the ROKR.
The phone looks great. I really like the white and silver finish of the mobile. It really is like no other on the market. The keypad backlight is also very bright and adds to the quality feel that the phone posesses.
I-Tunes! I think that this is a great addition to the phone. I have to laugh though when people list bad points such as "only 100 songs can fit onto the phone". Oh what a shame. A PHONE that only plays 100 songs. I think some reviewers expect a little bit too much.
Anyway as far as the sound quality and ease of use - I-Tunes is a really good function that this phone has.
The phone comes with EVERYTHING when bought brand new. I mean data cable, 512 MB memory card (Trans-flash) etc etc. I know that Motorola are the only company who issue data cables with their phones on a regular basis which i think should come as standard with others.
The price! I got my ROKR for £79.99 off O2 and it was SIM free so i'm using my Orange SIM in it. I think that its a great price for what you get.
One thing i like a lot about my Moto, is the fact that you can change the themes and the skins on the phone which allows for an awful lot of customisation. It can change the way the phone looks instantly so it always feels fresh.
Texting is easy and user friendly with this model. It keeps up quite well and the input system remembers your favourite words which i find quite handy.
Rythm lights. These are cool. They light up whenever you recieve a text or incoming call wihch is another unique touch by Motorola.
The phone boasts really good features such as Bluetooth (which works perfectly). I have tested with a SE K700i and a Samsung D600 and transfers have gone smoothly with no problems.
Camera. Ok - I HATE Motorola cameras. They are absolutely rubbish no matter what model it is. They really are terrible. The biggest pain is the band that fills up half the screen when your in viewfinder mode. Alls it does is say how much memory you have. The worst thing is its still there when you view the picutres so they are only ever viewable at half the screens size which i think is really bad. If you want a good camera look eslewhere. It suffices though for silly snaps on the go however but if you want a decent one go to Sharp.
The joystick. I find this ok most of the time but if your hands become clammy or your finger is wet you are gonna have difficulty using the joystick. Becuase its metal and round like a ball almost your finger has to be bone dry in order to be able to navigate easily with it.
My final bad point is the fact you cant upload your pictures or transfer images from your comp to the phone. If you can i dont know how becuase the only CD you recieve is for I-Tunes and not the usual Motorola phone tools. If anyone knows how to transfer and if ive just missed somethin silly then let me know. Thanks.
Well thats it. All in all i am pleased i picked this handset as my next phone. The good points far outweigh the bad but the camera does let it down an awful lot. In conclusion i rate this phone....
Hope this helps some people when they are trying to decide if this is the phone for them.
iTunes is a media player like realplayer etc, and for the windows problem i'm thinking that you will have to get xp or 2000
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i have windows 98 but u need 2000 or xp. is there anotha way i can download itunes to my phone
What exactly is itunes? Is it like mp3, wma, aac, etc.. Or is it a media player like Real Player or Windows Media Player?
I have Windows 98 SE. I can't be bothered to get Windows 2000 or XP. Is there any other way i can get mp3's on my phone.
hi everyone.i think this mobile looks so good as compared to its price because i think this mobile is for affordable ppl who do not afford expensive mobiles & it has alot of functions.i m gonna buy this very soon.but the only thing it hasn't is Infrared bcoz every mobile is not compatible with bluetooth so Infrared is must....
ummm i'm not too sure but can you use the mp3's as ur ringtone...cuz i look through the phone...doesn't seem like i can ...may someone plz help!?!?!?
Well, I read tottaly wrong ppinion about this phone
about the battery life this phone considered better than any other mp3 phone.
My friend has w800i and he say his battery only can power up his phone for 1 day with maximum use, comparing to my ROKR I can use it up to 3 days without any charging and use the loudspeaker.
and the speaker is light years better than w800i.
about why the memory card only can support 512 mb, it's because the biggest capacity of T-Flash avaiable at market is 512 Mb. Meaning: You will never find even you search to North Pole 1GB T-flash.
and just for fun: if you want to carry more than song limit than your itunes, you can buy another memory card so you can fill both. I wish the memory card was hot swap, but unfortunately you have to open the back side in order to change your memory card.
Battery time is poor, very poor, comparing to SE W550 and W800i... furthermore, the price difference between W550 is not so big...
i read some of the comments and now i don't know if i did the right thing in buying the phone.
right now i still did not used it because it's lock so i guess i will never have a chance to use it.
so you guys are lucky that u get to experience the greatness of it.
some bad opinions on this phone, well wot can i say there wrong you seen this phone its a freakin masterpiece, its possibly the best think since sliced bread, thats even including the nice marks and spences bread you can get.
this phone is a work of art, beautiful, works great, best sound ive ever heard on a phone, nokia simply cant compare with the quality. anyone who disses this doesnt own the phone, dont listen to the junkies.
Wad the hell is apple thinking pairing up with moto den moto released dis phones which looks like the E398 just dat it supports itunes and the camera is (VGA)>>??its the most useless phone i have ever seen i would go for the W800i or wait for the nokia N91 rather den dis rather pathethic phone........
VGA camera micro SD card only supported till 512mb>>??Wad crap is dis nokia and SE have bin releasing phones dat support up to 2GB of external memory and motorola released a phone dat supports 512mb micro SD only..And dis phone doesnt even have an infared port>>?and dis phone only has wap2.0 crap dun buy dis phone
The licensing agreement between Motorola Singapore and Apple has allowed for the Motorola ROKR E1 to hold a maximum of 50 songs. Expandable memory is an option as you can have multiple memory cards, up to 50 songs per memory card.
In addition, please note that the Motorola ROKR E1 does not support voice recording.