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Motorola A3100

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 reviews of Motorola A3100. The average rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the GPS navigation and connectivity. The design and portability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some less positive opinions about the text input and screen.

usability, portability, design, connectivity, GPS navigation

screen, text input

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Motorola A3100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Ross Catanzariti (goodgearguide.com.au)

Motorola MOTOSURF A3100 mobile phone

 

The TelstraOne Experience interface makes Motorola's MOTOSURF A3100 one of the more pleasant Windows Mobile smartphones to use

Curved design, trackball, TelstraOne Experience interface, responsive touch screen, 3.5mm headphone jack, HSDPA, Wi-Fi, GPS

Mediocre screen resolution, text input is frustrating

Motorola's MOTOSURF A3100 is one of the most pleasant to use Windows Mobile devices we've tested. The screen is mediocre when compared to other phones and text entry will frustrate, but the TelstraOne Experience and Moto Homescreen skins make this...

May, 2009

Expert review by: Ross Catanzariti (pcworld.idg.com.au)

Motorola MOTOSURF A3100 mobile phone

 

The TelstraOne Experience interface makes Motorola's MOTOSURF A3100 one of the more pleasant Windows Mobile smartphones to use

Curved design, trackball, TelstraOne Experience interface, responsive touch screen, 3.5mm headphone jack, HSDPA, Wi-Fi, GPS

Mediocre screen resolution, text input is frustrating

May, 2009

Expert review by: Joseph Hanlon (cnet.com.au)

Motorola MOTOSURF A3100

 

The MOTOSURF A3100 is a valiant attempt at a Windows Mobile handset, but its various problems affect important aspects of the phone and spoil the overall experience of using it.

Motorola UI is an improvement on Windows ; Excellent web browser ; 3.5mm headphone socket ; 1GB microSD card included

Sluggish and unstable performance ; Low quality touchscreen

May, 2009

Expert review by: Mendelson Tiu (smartoffice.com.au)

Motorola Phone Unifies With TelstraOne

 

The MotoSurf A3100 comes with the new TelstraOne interface that simplifies the way you use your mobile phone. This may just be the perfect solution for those who do not want to relearn certain functions all over again.

Good TelstraOne interface; Good form factor; Responsive screen; Easy access to programs; Connectivity options; 3.5mm audio jack; HSDPA speeds

Small screen; Trackball is of no use really; Slows down if there are a lot of programs running on the background

May, 2009

Expert review by: Mendelson Tiu (smarthouse.com.au)

Motorola Motosurf A3100

 

The MotoSurf A3100 comes with the new TelstraOne interface that simplifies the way you use your mobile phone. This may just be the perfect solution for those who do not want to relearn certain functions all over again.

Good TelstraOne interface; Good form factor; Responsive screen; Easy access to programs; Connectivity options; 3.5mm audio jack; HSDPA speeds

Small screen; Trackball is of no use really; Slows down if there are a lot of programs running on the background

May, 2009

Expert review by: ONG CHIN HAN (mobile88.com)

Motorola MOTOSURF A3100

 

The Motorola MOTOSURF A3100 is a Windows Mobile 6.1 smartphone with support for 3.5G data and wi-fi. It features display of 2.8 inches (240 x 320), touchscreen, 3.2 MP camera with autofocus, quad-band GSM, GPRS and EDGE support, and comes with tri-band...

Stable operating system; Carousel skin improves usability; good earphones; lots of preinstalled applications

OS slows down occasionally; poor camera; screen only displays 65,000 colours

The only letdowns are the camera and the occasionally slow operating system. Also, the price could be a little steep for some.

Consumer review by: LAZBLOM (cnet.com.au)

Motorola MOTOSURF A3100

 

STAY AWAY FROM THIS PHONE

NOTHING

EVERYTHING

Dec, 2010

Consumer review by: The Guru (cnet.com.au)

Motorola MOTOSURF A3100

 

This phone got off to a great start until I NEEDED the GPS and it didn't find any satelites. This is a regular occurence.

Camera, Video call quality

GPS, track ball

Nov, 2010

Consumer review by: tgj (cnet.com.au)

Motorola MOTOSURF A3100

 

worst thing ever

nothing

everything

May, 2010

Consumer review by: biff (cnet.com.au)

Motorola MOTOSURF A3100

 

good all round

i love it

track ball

Aug, 2009

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1170
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):298
Talk time (2G):6.8

Call management

Speakerphone: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Camera resolution:2048 x 1536
Front Camera: Yes
Rear Camera Resolution:2048 x 1536
Second Camera: Yes

Display

Display diagonal:7.11
Display number of colours:65536 colours
Display Resolution:240 x 320
Display Type:TFT
Touchscreen: Yes

Messaging

E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes

Multimedia

FM radio: No

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GPRS
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR
Data network:3G
SIM card capability:Single SIM

Other features

Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Ringer type:Polyphonic

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Processor

Processor frequency:0.528

Storage

Internal Memory:128

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.37
Height :11
Weight:119
Width:5.97