Maniac, 21 Nov 2008Again, this N81 vs E8 is pointless: different price tags, different specs and different consum... moreRegarding your statement:
A clamshell, even if it's prettier and somewhat easier to use, also relies on a hinge to flip open/closed, and that is it's week spot.
Not sure what experience you have with any Moto's flip phone regarding the flip ever fails.
My understanding is most Moto flip phones go thru a test with at least 100,000 times open / close action.
My oldeest flip phone...Moto V60i, is still working great! Other old flip phones I've in my collection that are still working include V600, V3x, V6, etc..
From my experience, everything else might fail (such as the original battery probably can only last 18 months) before the flip dies.
Can you share your experience with (Moto) flip phones which failed your standards?
gsmarena has been deleting my comments. I wonder why?
E8's built is chrome-plated metal and ruberized aluminum. It feels so good to hold it.
Motorola teach Motorola Fanboy to thinking to modification the firmware. That's why Motorola Fanboy always thinking first before post. Motorola Fanboy is not like Nokia Fanboy and SE Fanboy who posting without thinking first before post.
Totally Off-Topic, but:
If I were to compare the N81 with the E8 , i'd say the following:
The N81 is a BMW M3: It's fast, sleek, fully featured, a great piece of technology!
The E8 is like a Mazda RX8: for a relatively smaller price you get a more impractical, less featured car with some quirky operation and maintanace (look the RX8 up at wikipedia to understand).
But when you arrive at the party(metaphorically speaking) with the BMW, you are just one of the other 100 jerks who have arrived in a BMW. But with the RX8, you are the only jerk at the party who arrived with a RX8 :P
PS: don't get me wrong, BMW and Mazda both make great cars and people who drive them aren't jerks at all!
Anonymous, 23 Nov 2008Why are you guys still bringing up the N81. It's not relevant here. The phone is not in the sa... morethnx Anonymous (nFfh), nicely said :)
For a start the N81 is £150 ($300) more than the E8. Of course its going to be better, just like a BMW is going to be better than a Ford Fiesta.
ummmmm is N81 being related with Ford Fiesta here?
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970We Motorola "fanboys" research and do some studying before we make any comments about stuff like this. We are unlike other fanboys who blindly give off destructive criticisms which are baseless and proof less most of the time. We retaliate with facts while you attack with fallacies.
Hey, I missed all the fun in this forum! The N81 vs E8 is gettingridiculous right now. No one in the right mind would compare a hut to a mansion or n electric fan to an air conditioner. So what if the N81 is better than the E8? This is not a reason for you to brag all about it and throw destructive criticisms. You're bullying here and not helping the consumers.
By the way, there was a time some guy was looking for good speakers. He fancied an Altec Lansing set and tried it with his N81. I was in that same store too and decided to listen to the music capabilities of the N81. I heard it and it was crisp and good in bass. After his testing, I tried the speakers by myself using my E8. I can't believe that some of the people in the vicinity wondered about the music playing in the store! They thought I was using a laptop, but they were astonished that is was the E8. A store salesman asked
me the price and specs of the phone, and he was surprised to hear that it was just cheap. Even the guy with the N81 looked at me with an expression of wonder and anger. This is a real experience from me. I am not making up stories.
I respect Anonymous' (nFfh) view and decision. Bought E8, found it not something he/she is looking for, bought LG instead and found it OK. I can't say Anonymous (nFfh) must continue & accept E8 over LG, we can't just force people to accept something what we think is the best, it's human nature that we don't like to be forced. Similarly some years ago I've purchased an LG Chocolate myself, played with it for a day and found it not my kind, returned it and bought a Motorola, and it's been Motorolas until now. There's no right or wrong, just that it's individual's preference - and that needs to be respected. (* And I didn't go to the LG's site to tell everyone there that they need to: "look, go for motorola, LG's not that good, you guys better acknowledge it)
Thank you Anonymous (nFfh) for your supporting & enlightening comment, because some people needs to be enlightened.
I wouldn't even want to go to the extent of the "what, when, how, why" LG is better or as not good in detail as Motorola just like the earlier incident, the very fact that Anonymous (nFfh) brought up that it is not even relevant to bring up "again" N81 shows that he/she is a reasonable and fair person. I am totally agreeable to that.
Anonymous, 22 Nov 2008Actualy N81 has been praised right here at GSMArena, SMape and many other Sites and Blogs for ... moreWhy are you guys still bringing up the N81. It's not relevant here. The phone is not in the same class as this Motorola. For a start the N81 is £150 ($300) more than the E8. Of course its going to be better, just like a BMW is going to be better than a Ford Fiesta.
If somebody comes here looking for a review on the E8 and some comparible handsets within a similar prIce bracket, they are not going to be in the slightest bit interested in what you have to say about the N81.
ROKROWNER, 22 Nov 2008This is the worst phone i've had in a long time. it's extremly slow, to the point of frustrati... moreI agree with this person. I bought a new phone today to replace my E8... please don't laugh at the name, but I bought an LG Cookie!! It was exactly the same price as the utterly poorly performing E8 I bought 2 months ago, and its MUCH better.
For a start the camera is actually useable! And then there is a long list of other things that my LG performs better on. The only thing I don't have is 2gb internal mem, but thats no loss, i'll just buy a card off Amazon for £10.
Anonymous, 22 Nov 2008=========================================================== Actualy N81 has been praised righ... moreIts ALL RIGHT HERE in this site, and the RMAA test site, OH and M-R, none are amatuer, they are professionals. Lol E8 certainly not that great, you're just lucky it was never put up against a N81. M-R Had a thread about sound, E8 certainly wasnt better than N81 at any point, never will be.
Anonymous, 22 Nov 2008Actualy N81 has been praised right here at GSMArena, SMape and many other Sites and Blogs for ... more===========================================================
Actualy N81 has been praised right here at GSMArena, SMape and many other Sites and Blogs for having excellent sound quality but its sound quality has been over shadowed by its Ngage gaming capability, Video, Web and Smartphone features.
Yeyeye... So? Whatever... Amateur sites? Amateur Blogs? Hahaha... Give me the fact of the expert / the advance test about sound quality. Motorola Rokr E8 already give fact the expert / the advance test about sound quality and that's why to be CES Winner.
Anonymous, 22 Nov 2008No one can't give fact about Nokia N81 have good audio quality than Motorola E8 but i can give... moreActualy N81 has been praised right here at GSMArena, SMape and many other Sites and Blogs for having excellent sound quality but its sound quality has been over shadowed by its Ngage gaming capability, Video, Web and Smartphone features.
ROKROWNER, 22 Nov 2008This is the worst phone i've had in a long time. it's extremly slow, to the point of frustrati... moreNearly 1 year, i use Motorola Rokr E8. From the first time in the market, i already has this Motorola Rokr E8. I never never have problem. Remember: Motorola Rokr E8 got award from CES.
This is the worst phone i've had in a long time. it's extremly slow, to the point of frustration. and to make things worst sometimes i get missed calls without even ringing. it freezes alot. i've requested an exchange from t-mobile and the new one ain't any different, and i've been a t-mobile customer for 8 years i've never had those problems till now. friendly advice don't bother getting this phone.
coreSOLO, 21 Nov 2008boy this forum is so much fun :Ptry the forums at the top of the page mate, they r much more fun