Motorola L6

The new Motorola L6 is a cleanly designed and sturdy handset with a useful but somewhat limited range of features. It's a handy phone at a low price, and would be a fine choice for any moderate user.


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Design
The L6 is one of the thinner phones in the market, measuring just 113 by 49 by 10.9mm and weighing just 91 grams. It has a solid silver metallic casing and look, with a form-factor that easily allows it to fit in a pocket or handbag. The only drawback to this design is that it is longer than many phones. The keys are inlayed flat on the keypad, and while generally not a problem, they occasionally seemed difficult to use, especially during one-handed operation. The menu is accessed via a four-way rocker switch with a central selection key plus four additional buttons for quick-access and two buttons for other access on the edges of the unit. The VGA camera with 4x digital zoom is on the back of the unit near the top.

Features
With a design definitely aimed at clued-in but not too technical consumers, the L6 has a range of features that appeal to the basic and more advanced markets. The L6 is a tri-band phone with up to 315 minutes talk time and 345 hours standby time.

Connectivity options are excellent, with a mini-USB port that is used for both power recharging and PC connectivity. An impressive feature for a phone this cheap is the Bluetooth connectivity that allows the phone to interface with a variety of devices and to transfer files or data to your PC.

The phone's VGA camera is not as high resolution as many current phones, but it is not surprising for this price point, and produces adequate photos for casual use. The video camera is of similar quality, but the biggest problem in this area is a lack of memory card slot. With only 10MB of internal memory, there is quite a limit on the amount of pictures or video that can be taken with the camera, and there is no way to expand that capacity. However, the phone does come with a full suite of extras, including a USB adaptor to connect the phone to your PC, appropriate software that makes this interaction a painless and useful process, a power adaptor for recharging and the usual headset connection for hands free operation.

The application set on the phone is definitely aimed at the mid-level consumer, with MP3 ringtones and downloadable sounds, images and animations among the more popular and fun features. More practical tools include picture caller ID, a 500-entry phonebook, inbuilt speaker phone for easy hands free, group SMS, calculator and currency converter, alarm clock and date book with reminder alarm, and WAP 2.0 with Web access.

Performance
A generally useful and easy to use phone, the L6 would be a great choice for anyone who wants a reasonable amount of features in their phone, but isn't too concerned about having the most up to date and advanced innovations. Most importantly, they also won't have to spend too much on the phone, which makes it a good choice for pre-paid users. There are downsides to the L6, including its lack of memory card slot, its easy smudging screen and its sometimes ambiguous screen display when on silent, but these should not be too much of a concern for most users.

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hayley posted a comment   

The Good:Light weight, good inbox setup, great price, fast &reliable-easy to use,

The Bad:doesnt have much memory

Overall a good phone, especially for its price.
ive had it for 2 years now and its served me well.

Recommend it for those who dont want a too complicated phone and arent fussy with all the features and can do with little storage space.

The light weight and style is gorgeous. loved it!

iamfierce
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iamfierce posted a review   

The Good:easy to navigate
good, unique design
slim
reliable (for a while)

The Bad:easily breaks
freezes
not enough memory
kinda bad pictures

ive had this phone for three years and it was my first phone. it was great for a while, but after about a year, it started crapping up. loved it tho.

Laura
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Laura posted a review   

The Good:*Pretty good features
*Thin
*Bluetooth

The Bad:*Hardly no memory
*Freezes
*Screen small
* VGA camera

Alright as a 1st time phone. Memory is bad, can hold up to 2 full songs and then memory is full. Screen keeps freezing and going blank and deletes my wallpaper continusely.

Aimstar
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Aimstar posted a review   

The Good:Thin, Nice colour, games are ok

The Bad:Video very short
hardly any memory
not reliable
bad pictures and video
back falls off
scratches easily
Bluetooth unreliable
freezes a lot

Horrible to use, bluetooth doesnt stay on for more than 60 seconds, keeps unlocking itself, and sending messages by itself, or not sending them at all!

dfghn
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dfghn posted a review   

The Good:fgdh

The Bad:dfsgdh

reaallly crap phone

Rich g
8
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Rich g posted a review   

The Good:Looks good, slim, bluetooth works good, many features and price is good.

The Bad:memory limited, camera resolution could be better, screen smudges easily.

A coworker gave me one to use with a prepaid simm card I use with a older Motorola V400 which was pretty well banged up.

alexia
5
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alexia posted a review   

The Good:-slim and simple

The Bad:-camera is crappy
-not alot of storage

yeah...its alright, the mobile is okay, i hate technology. mobiles suck........ perfer talking to people up front

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8
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benq-siemens ef81 posted a review   

The Good:Good looking silver color.
Fast and reliable software.

The Bad:Small LCD.

L6 is my best experience to try this hand set. Cheap phone with quality features. I like this phone.

motousless
2
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motousless posted a review   

The Good: ummmmm dano cant even get it to work propaly to fid out

The Bad:cous there so thin u can throw them a long distance

heap of cr@p absalootly useless a briks more usefull wodent recomend it even if it was only 5 bucks

yeii
6
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yeii posted a review   

The Good:eh..

The Bad:mainly everythinn

mnyeh,
Ive had this phone for.. uh 2 years now?
and it stuffs up ALOT..
cant hold barelly any songs..
camera is bad..


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User Reviews / Comments  Motorola L6

  • hayley

    hayley

    "Overall a good phone, especially for its price.
    ive had it for 2 years now and its served me well.

    Recommend it for those who dont want a too complicated phone and arent fussy..."

  • iamfierce

    iamfierce

    Rating6

    "ive had this phone for three years and it was my first phone. it was great for a while, but after about a year, it started crapping up. loved it tho."

  • Laura

    Laura

    Rating4

    "Alright as a 1st time phone. Memory is bad, can hold up to 2 full songs and then memory is full. Screen keeps freezing and going blank and deletes my wallpaper continusely."

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