I haven't had this phone for too long, but as of right now, I love it. It's simple to use, effective and efficient. It's no powerhouse but it does have a few nice features and they work nicely. The 2gb internal memory is handy but it would be really nice to have a bit more (4 would be just dandy) but it does have expandable memory. Overall, great phone. It's not to bad in the looks department either.
Great phone!Sound quality is above average,,videos have good quality,too,but its 320x240 resolution make them somehow small,camera is 2MP,which i would have lied it to be of at least 3MP,I like the Mode Shift technology of the phone,its capacity is good because of its 2GB of internal memory and you can expand it to up to 10GB by an 8GB SDHC(confirmed to work).Best phone I've used excluding the XPERIA1 and the N95.
I confirm my own Motorola Rokr E8 available to use 8 Gb Micro SD without any problem. No slow processor because has processor 500 Mhz. No hang because has processor 500 Mhz. No problem with the software because has processor 500 Mhz (second faster processor for mobile phone).
This may be a stupid question, but does is this phone able to use any Micro SD cards, all the way up to 16GB Micro SDHC?
FlyingClov, 13 Dec 2008Ah yes, i mean firmware modding, so i just need stock usb cable right? this morning i was sear... moreOK, "mmus.us" is the best one out there with 5-6 different type of custom firmwares, tonns of feature additions, themes, scripts, very active forums and very helpful moderators.
Also check "e8mod.com" and their forums.
There are a few others too, but they are not very active. Ping back if you need anything else ;)
you can send me at firstname.lastname@example.org if modding is not supposed to discussed here, one thought that : flashing firmware makes warranty goes fraud is it right?
Ah yes, i mean firmware modding, so i just need stock usb cable right? this morning i was searching some motorola modding forum, and found modmymotto, have any suggestion better than that? i mean, modmymotto is great, just wonder if there are any bigger community out there
FlyingClov, 13 Dec 2008Hi Guys, its really inspiring to read through hundred of comment here, and i'm buying it next ... moreI believe FlyingClov is asking about firmware flashing. Well no special hardware is needed, just USB connection, and a couple of software. I believe we are not supposed to discuss modding here, but a quick google search will present you with some dedicated modding forums. I have the best forum bookmarks on my office PC, tell me if you need them.
FlyingClov, 13 Dec 2008Hi Guys, its really inspiring to read through hundred of comment here, and i'm buying it next ... morei suggest you use camera for better output but still if your after the flash you may use a bright flash light.
Hi Guys, its really inspiring to read through hundred of comment here, and i'm buying it next month, i have one question though : what device needed to flash E8? Nokia have some equipment called "flasher" or something, does motorola does same?
moto IT, 11 Dec 2008I bought this phone 'cause I wanted an good music phone, and I liked this phone on a first sig... moreHi moto IT,
100 Moto's right, get the Motorola authorized service centre to change your E8's motherboard to solve your reception signal problem. I'm the person that coreSolo read about regarding the warranty claimed motherboard.(that's why it's important to buy from your local authorised Motorola importer to fall back on cases like this)
I'm a fussy mobile phone user as my demand in any phone I owned must perform "the basic requirement of a phone" to its best, namely strong signal and best voice quality. That's why I chose Motorola over the others. (I know at least one person here don't agree with me) My previous Z3 & V8 did a wonderful job on signal reception, especially V8 (I'm still impressed with it until today) even though I'm using E8 now. The first month after I purchased my E8, I noticed the signal was not as strong as my V8, signal bar fluctuated between 3 to 4 (fluctuating) whereas my previous V8 was steady strong at 5 bars - at the same location. Went to a local Motorola Service Centre, told them my problem, they performed a detail electronic diagnostic procedure and printed out about 3 pages long results showing my E8's working alright with all the tests "passed" based on its original specs UNTIL (I believe I was really lucky), my E8's signal disappeared to zero (Emergency Call) from full 5 bars while he, the tech guy was holding my E8 in his hand. That was my turning point, he got no choice but to replace my motherboard on the spot under warranty claim, took about 20 minutes to get it changed and did the diagnostic again. Now, almost 3 months after that, my E8's signal is probably about the same as my previous V8, stable and strong. One obvious difference I observed was before the motherboard change, I couldn't hold any conversations at all inside a condo elevator, totally no signal at all. Now it's fine, I get 1 to 2 bars inside and can still talk with occasional interferences.
I just hope that your E8 was purchased from your local authorised Motorola distributor, otherwise it could be difficult for you to claim the motherboard. Don't blame on the phone, it's just that in manufacturing, there's no zero defect on any products so you could be unlucky, just like me.. before.. and it's now over and done with.
Anonymous, 12 Dec 2008Mr.N81,
I think you'll be crazy cause your N81 getting worse someday.You think I'm lying? You... moreHell, you got that right.
I would rather buy the overhyped (and underpowered) iPhone than the N81, to be honest. So what if it's inferior to the N81? I hate Symbian anyways.. More features, more boring. I'd love to update and buy stuff off the iPod App Store (and not to mention modify it) than just having that NSeries crap.
Anonymous, 12 Dec 2008Dont make me laugh. The E8 could never beat N95 in CPU.
N95 has a TI OMAP2420 Dual CPU runnin... moreMr.N81,
I think you'll be crazy cause your N81 getting worse someday.You think I'm lying? You're so welcome to come to my shop and I'll show you the proof.I'm Indonesian. You think N81 is a perfect phone? For me,It sucks in all way.In Indonesia,Nokia is the best-seller cellphone but It's the most repaired cellphones here.Symbian sucks.
Yeah,I'm using E8 now coz I think it's the best music phone out there.I've done some researches.I don't need 5 megapixel camera,vga video recording,wi-fi,gps and the so-called hi tech phones.I love music.That's why I chose E8. If I want a smartphone,I'd better choose Blackberry series than any Nokia smartphones.
Anonymous, 12 Dec 2008Dont make me laugh. The E8 could never beat N95 in CPU.
N95 has a TI OMAP2420 Dual CPU runnin... moreAhh. Our rival has returned to play.
Obviously, you are always scouring the forums, looking for prey to eat. Anyone with comments that you can counter (though not so efficiently) are the ones you only pick a fight on. The other guys here are surprisingly not targeted, why is it so?
Come on, take me on. So effing what if your precious Nokias are more powerful than the E8? Do I care? Hell no. So what if your N81 does jumping jacks, cooks pancakes, and shoots lasers? If you think that someone has "little intelligence" to use such smart devices, then you are obviously blaming the person for his idiocy. Hello, even the technofreaks like me have their own personal preferences, and you just have to accept the fact that the N81 is not always their cup of tea. Can you even enumerate all the spot all of your N81's features and tell me which ones you have used?
For me, the N81 is a very capable phone. However,I do not need it because it is just a waste of money. If I spend lots of enchiladas just to buy a phone like that and then only use a quarter of its features, then it's just not too cost-effective. With my E8, I can utilize 75 percent of the features. Most of the ones I don't use are network-related, since I'm on prepaid. Your proclaimed "ultimate" phone may have everything, but do I (and millions of other "simpleton" users) need them all? No.
floryn_19, 10 Dec 2008i have read almost all reviews and what I can say is that this phone is awesome.I own this pho... moreDont make me laugh. The E8 could never beat N95 in CPU.
N95 has a TI OMAP2420 Dual CPU running at 332mhz with a PowerVR MBX2 3D Graphics Accelerator running at 220mhz, the N95 absolutely destroys E8.
Well you are in a MOTO FORUM so thats a realy 1diot1c question to ask, visit a Symbian forum, 75% of the time our Smar phones are running well over 3apps at once which is very convinient since your cute little e8 would pack up and slow down.
Lol, you sold a N81 for a E8? Thats great! It means the N81 was WAY TOO COMPLICATED for your little mind, actualy im sure the phone itself was smarter than you. My N81 hardly ever restarts and yet it gets used very heavily.
Hello, my comment is as follows. I think Nokia is better tha Motorola. I've had lot of cellphones and Motorola's been the brand with more details. Now, what Nokia sells here, are cellphones so so, I mean, in Europe, Nokia cellphones are more tech advanced what are sold here in America.