Hi, Greetings to all, i bought this fashionable mobile on 09-11-2006 for Rs4000 in South India. I’m here to share my data with you guys out there thinking of buying this. Here goes…
1. The color display is good, but small compared to standard size for the price. But screen suited for the mobile design.
2. The W220 is less wide and less tall than V3 Series, 90% almost identical!
3. The battery lasts for minimum 2-2.5 Days on normal usage (Without vibrate).
4. Usage of GPRS may results in 1.5-2 days of battery life.
5. The incoming call volume is great.
6. The incoming call volume while using headset is great.
7. The Call beeper is so loud (Certain tunes), great attention grabber!
8. The sms tones are good but are limited to 5 pre-set available.
9. The Vibrate is pretty good.
10. One touch for instant silent mode for “#” key.
11. You can send sms to multiple people in one go.
12. My average battery charge time is 3 hours for empty condition. (Each bar takes approx 1 hour to charge!)
13. Can set mobile to attend calls on Any-key, Auto answer with Headset or while opening flip.
14. Headphones are of great quality.
15. By using Radio with mobile’s speaker, losing a bar of battery is common.
16. Mobile’s speaker is not loud enough when used for radio.
17. This mobile does not have hands-free feature for calls!
18. After recharge, fiddling with the mobile for not less than 1-2 hours a day and still it shows full battery for a 65K color screen is a surprise itself.
19. NO MP3 or MP3-like, purely midi, Polyphonic and I-melody & Nokia tone support.
20. Can send (MMS) and receive tones, also have melody composer.
21. Grouping of contacts is available with “unique tone” setting available.
22. So far no problems with Network, GPRS & call dropping tests.
23. It supports message delivery notification like Nokia.
24. It vibrates and Rings simultaneously.
Buy “Black version” of this model, the money is very much worth than the silver one which looks like plastic made I guess. Everyone dropped their jaws the first time they saw my W220 (Black) when I showed them which co-incidentally looks like V3. I can bet that I will use it for 1-2 years.
this fone cool but not good features all features are like c168 only design is cool
c168 is Rs 3200 & this set(w220) is Rs 5000
Rs 1800 extra for only few features & design this is not good
Nice simple phone, does what it's supposed to and has some neat features, but also not without its flaws.
The external icons are very handy - much better than any external screen (which are often overcomplicated and difficult to see). The phone feels very well-built and sturdy, whilst also being very small. Slightly rubbery texture (at least on the black) gives good grip. Battery life is also surprisingly good.
The radio seems to be of equal or better quality than other phones with FM radio, but is a pretty pointless feature where I live as radio is scattered and not worth listening to anyway. It may be more useful in other countries.
On the downside, texting is slow - T9 cannot keep up with button presses and will fail to register some presses if you get too far ahead of it. This is a fairly major flaw, but it is the only one.
Other minor niggles include the "Active Line" logo which stays displayed at all times despite the fact that my SIM only supports one phone line. Also, and this may be limited to certain networks, but when I request my balance via the SIM card menu all I receive is a random mix of digits and letters. Obviously not a problem if you phone a number to check your balance, but just thought I'd mention it.
Overall, a decent phone for those who don't want unnecessary features, but let down by slow texting response. If a phone's going to stick to keeping it simple, it needs to do the simple things really well... and the W220 doesn't quite make it.
Stated in the spec sheet is 32 channels polyphonic ringtones.So, as long as MOTO provide a phone with tht spec, everything is fine.The reason u so disappointed is because of ur high expectation over this cheap sleek device.
Ur older phone might have the mp3 ringtones n sound very nice as well.But, is it as good looking as this? Is it as cheap as this?
To SID: i did not in any way complain about the mp3 ringtones, i complained about the sound quality of the phone in general. i knew it didn't take proper mp3 ringtones before i bought it, although i must admit i hoped that the "mp3-like" ringtones for this phone where good enough to pass as mp3, but that is not the case at all sadly. These "mp3-like" ringtones they speak of are just .amr files which have been around for years and are fuzzy extremely bad quality songs. They falsely advertised that my calling them "mp3 like" because they're not. Even the polyphonic ringtones are terrible quality, why is this? whats the point in having a phone if you can't bear to listen to it ring. All phones should have good sound quality. Also it doesn't matter what make my phone is, the point is that its a lot older then the w220 but still has mp3 ringtones (great quality i might add)
FM's are always stereo. this model comes with stereo head set too. now you can buy it without a second thought.
it is simply stylish.. if your service provider provides a cheaper access to the GPRS technology then it is worth buying it..battery is very average. they should have included an ir jack atleast.. its a basic color fone in disguise..
It looks Cool. am impressed by the Sleek design. I have a plan to purchase .
Any of you ppl know ,It's FM is Stereo or Mono ?
hello people ,, i wana buy a phone just to make and recieve calls and sms ,, nothing else i want out of my phone , and yes FM is an added plus point,, but one doubt i have is , people are saying in comments that its 4096 colours , but spec sheets say it is 65 k colors .. whats wrong ,, where ,, i have posted my email .. please do me a favour by clearng my doubt ,, plz
Since u said u did all the research be4 u buy this phone, u should know tht this phone doesnt support mp3 ringtones.So, what the point of complaining of some feature tht u know the phone dont have when u already knwo it in the first place? N, may i know what is ur 'older' phone model? Is it as good looking as this one with the same or lower price?
To Allen Carter ("very impressive mobi"
I do not agree with your comment about people who are dissing this phone being immature. I researched this phone before i got it, i only got it coz its cute looking but i was STILL extremeley dissapointed by the sound quality. As i said in a previous comment its so awfull its painful to listen to. This should not be the case on ANY phone, no matter how cheap. Its the worst phone i've ever had and i hate it, i've actually started using my old one again, which has mp3 ringtones despite the fact its older. explain that to me eh? this is basically a childrens phone.
I do think the ppl that have bought this mobile the (W220) gave this phone nagative comment's on hee are obviously young and immature and have not researched the mobile properly to fit there requirements. If they read the comments on here, they will understand that the whole point of everyone give's this mobile positive comment's because it does not have MP3 ringtones, camera and ect and still looks incredibly stylish and has a great solid feel.
The reason why most some of the younger generation today buys an expensive mobile with all of the updated features is because the basic mobile phones with none of those flashy features look abvously aload of cheap c**P. But finally there is a mobile with none of those flashy features like mp3 and camera and still looks like a very stylish mobile.
This phone is simply superb, with a great and unique design for its value. Its just a basic mobile without all the rubbish.
Well motorola have finally got it right and i do hope others will follow in the near future.
Review From Allen Carter
Please... the phone is cute. Unless... you open it! The screen is a joke. Never seen anything smaller, low res, that bulky part under the numbers? What's that? Do your self a big favor and buy a v191. Mp3 ringtone, charges through the USB cable directly from the pc, 10 mb and the phone is beautiful. FM radio? Please... enough already.
this one is for the nameless guy below me. if you need upgrading i think first you need to be upgraded. you will not leave a comment on this model, instead you'll buy a high end model and get yourself upgraded. Motorola w220 is for the budget conscious people also for the people who don’t like to have useless features on their mobiles and unwanted upgrades.
does not have the features that persons normally look for try upgrading it some more
I bought this phone one week ago.
In his price class this phone is outstanding. I don't think you find better, nicer for this price.
Don't expect this phone to be amazing: taking pictures or putting music on it is not possible. But who cares? I got a camcorder, don't need a useless cam on a phone.
Good receiving. You hear the people very clear. You can type sms fast enough. And a phone memory of 600. THIS was enough for my so I'm happy with my phone.
-the battery goes only 5days with normal use, I thought it would stand longer (if using the radio-something you only do in the beginning- it will even be shorter)
I got this phone 2 weeks ago and im so impress on its superb bat life. can you imagine having your fone on for a week! very cool isnt it! and fm radio sounds great. this is really one of the best phones in the market today. Go Moto!
also, can you share your wap adds to me pls? email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
thank you and mabuhay!