Motorola Charm Smartphone Review

T-Mobile now collaborated with the Motorola to offer Android feature in the Motorola Charm phone to their user. It is having a 2.8 inch touchscreen with the 3 Megapixel Kodak Cemera which is having the perfect touch technology. Motorola Charm is having the Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail embedded. The device is having support for Bluetooth 2.0 with EDR FM Radio and stylish QWERTY keypad which you can see only in Blackberry phones. Also installed a navigation BackTrack, which is in the back of your smartphone directly behind the screen, similar to a laptop touchpad. You can get the WiFi connectivity as well as GPS with this phone. The Motorola Charm comes with 512 MB of internal memory and a 2 GB microSD card.



Elegant and refined design, vaguely resembling the Blackberry, the Motorola smartphone Charm is often just 11 mm, height 98 mm and height 67. It weighs just 110 grams and features a large display of 2.8 inches (320 x 240) color TFT multi touch.  At just 110 grams is the Charm a lightweight companion and fits 67.2 × 98.4 × 11.4 mm, both regular and unobtrusive in any suit pocket. In such a small case, however, will only fit a 2.8 inch panel with only 320 × 240 pixels, but which nevertheless supports multi-touch.




The highlight is the full QWERTY keyboard along with a separate cursor keys. Although it is very small, the curved buttons stand out clearly from each other but to avoid typos. Also in Charm Motorola has built in like the backflip on the back of an additional track pad, which can be used for navigation.This kind of mini-keyboard is seen on many Nokia and Blackberry smartphone. The device installed with the 2.8 and full QWERTY keyboard which makes it competitor in the war of Android phone. . It also controls multi-touch (2 finger zoom) and also offers a hardware QWERTY keyboard. Typing mail and message through this phone make easy. If you are in darker environment then keypad back likght will help you to type and identify the keys easily.



Operating System:

The Motorola Charm runs with the Android version 2.1. and is operated via a touch-sensitive display. The 2.8-inch Touch replaced with 240 x 320 pixels in 256 colors. The operating system is as usual at Motorola Android 2.1 Motoblur together on board, to facilitate especially social networking. Whether the Motorola Charm should have except the Exchange integration or other special business features to make the phone attractive for business customers is not yet known. The colors offered are wine red bronze and certainly not just business classic.  You will get the 7 home screen through which you can work with all your running application together. You can access Facebook, Twitter and many other social networking site easily with this phone.



The charm has a Motorola camera with 3.15 megapixel Kodak optics, image resolution 2048 x 1538 with geo tagging, blogging, digital zoom and the ability to record video, the battery terminal promises 405 minutes of talk time and 334 hours in standby mode. For photos and videos, there is a 3.15 megapixel camera, video is in H.264, MPEG4 playback. The Camera quality of the device is better then any other device. But there is not a flash in device and also not having the any specific button for the Camera which other device offers. If you are on outdoor vacation then you will get the clear picture as indoor quality of the picture is not that great. Then one best feature is offered by the phone is that it offers the panoramic shots. If you are willing to record video then you will get the video in 3GP format at 24 fps which is very low quality for video while watching it on Computer.




Calls Clarity

Motorola is having noise reduction CrystalTalk technology which reduces noise while making calls so that user can get the clear voice. If you are on some busy street and using the loudspeaker during call then also the person on other side of the call can get the clear voice and you can also get the clarity in voice. You can make calls by pressing the green call button on the dial pad. You can also check the recent call logs with the same green button.


Battery Life:


One best feature of this phone is that it is having two battery that you can charge together that will keep you phone running for long time. You do not require charging phone at least for two days. Actually most of the Android phones are facing the problem of battery where they can only run for 5 to 6 hour a day and need to charge again. Two batteries will relieve you from this problem. You can carry another battery along with same and while you need to change just change it.





Communicate, the phone has UMTS / HSDPA, GPRS, EDGE, wireless-n. Peripheral devices are Bluetooth 2.0 including A2DP, USB 2.0 and provides a 3.5-mm headphone book. A GPS receiver and a 3MP camera with fixed focus is also on board, the battery should be enough for 5 hours of UMTS calls and up to 13 days standby. CPU and Ram have not yet been announced. Fast data connections are possible with USB, Bluetooth, GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, and WLAN. The battery has a capacity of 1,170 mAh and, according to manufacturer’s hold up to 6.5 hours in GSM mode



  • Smartphone EDGE / HSPA Quad band (850/900/1800/1900 Mhz)
  • Dimensions: 67.2 x 98.4 x 11.4 mm (110 grams)
  • OS: Android 2.1 (Flash)
  • 3.2-inch touchscreen (320 x 240 pixels)
  • 3 megapixel camera
  • Memory: 512MB + microSD card
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 2.0 + USB 2.0 + WiFi b / g / n + 3.5 mm Jack
  • Integrated GPS receiver (A-GPS)





The Phone is having cheap price in the series of the Android phone and best part about this mobile phone is nothing but its keyboard which make comfortable and ease typing. Extra Battery make it more reliable for user who spend most of the time on calls and worried about the battery discharge issue. Secondly it comes to Camera which is having the ability to take Panoramic shots that makes it little different from other phones. Also the BACKTRACK Navigation pad can be added as advantage for Motorola Charm. Social Networking Widget are great for Social Networking User.


I am expecting a lot from the phone but most of the feature disappointed me. First there is no Flash so you cannot take the picture in dark. Some of the user reported the Freezing issue at the initial. Except Camera there is no other issue I have got. More is still to come out. 


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