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Motorola Aura

alaTest has collected and analyzed 142 reviews of Motorola Aura. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the portability and durability. The size and screen also get good views, whereas the GPS navigation and camera get critical comments. Reviews are divided on the performance.

design, screen, size, durability, portability

price, usability, connectivity, camera, GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Motorola Aura is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Motorola Aura

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Motorola Aura from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk.

50% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Motorola Aura Sim Free Mobile PhoneMotorola Aura Sim Free Mobile Phone

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Motorola Aura

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Motorola Aura from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

0% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Motorola AURA Quad-band Cell Phone - UnlockedMotorola AURA Quad-band Cell Phone - Unlocked

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Phil Lattimore (techradar.com)

Motorola AURA review

 

High of price, low of spec, Motorola's latest goes to extremes

Classy stainless steel body ; Swivel action ; Unique circular screen ; Top quality build

No 3G ; No Wi-Fi ; Standard 2-megapixel camera ; Very, very expensive

Stylish certainly, but its lack of up-to-date tech will count against it for many

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Motorola Aura mobile phone - First Look - Pocket-lint

 

This might just be the shallow offering you've been looking for

Circular display, well built

Doesn't really do anything bar make calls, expensive

Although our time was brief with the Aura, you don't actually need that much time with a phone that does virtually nothing other than make calls. The overall feeling is that it looks pretty but does bugger all.

Nov, 2008

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Motorola Aura

 

Motorola dishes out a fashionable phone with a "fashionable" price to match.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Mobile Choice UK (mobilechoiceuk.com)

Motorola Aura review -

 

High-grade build and construction, slick swivel and razor sharp display

Lack of 3G, pitiful camera, limited memory and overpriced

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: (itreviews.co.uk)

Motorola - Aura

 

There are two versions of the Aura from Motorola. The original handset was recently supplemented with a version commemorating the 40th anniversary of the moon landings. We actually saw the original version and this review is ...

It is quite amazing that Motorola thinks it can sell one version of the Aura, let alone two. Anyone thinking of buying one should be ashamed of themselves and instead buy a phone for a quarter of the price, giving the balance to charity.

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: Chris Finnamore (wired.co.uk)

Motorola Aura

 

The world of the fashion phone is a strange one. Handsets such as Nokia's 8800 Gold Arte have mid-range specifications but cost three times as much as a pre-pay iPhone, while you can have a Vertu mobile or a mortgage deposit, but not both. Into this...

Lovely clock; generally beautifully made

Can be annoying to use

May, 2009

Expert review by: Miles J Thomas (3g.co.uk)

Motorola Aura Review by 3G.co.uk

 

Its unique design and high-class construction are laudable but its

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: Dave Oliver (knowyourmobile.com)

Motorola AURA review

 

We review the high-price, low-tech Motorola AURA

Stylish design with unique circular screen ; Premium build quality ; 2 megapixel camera

No 3G ; No Wi-Fi ; No 3.5mm headphone jack ; No memory expansion

It's certainly eye-catching, but tech fans should steer clear.

Mar, 2009

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

Motorola AURA mobile phone

 

Are you looking for a mobile phone that's crafted from stainless steel, features Swiss-made bearings and costs more than $3K? Probably not, but this doesn't make Motorola's AURA any less cool

Superb design and craftsmanship, circular display with crisp and vivid colour, swivelling slider, 2GB internal memory

Lacks some basic features, poor keypad, slow UI, no 3G (or Wi-Fi or GPS or 3.5mm headphone jack), circular display

Jul, 2009

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

Motorola AURA mobile phone

 

Are you looking for a mobile phone that's crafted from stainless steel, features Swiss-made bearings and costs more than $3K? Probably not, but this doesn't make Motorola's AURA any less cool

Superb design and craftsmanship, circular display with crisp and vivid colour, swivelling slider, 2GB internal memory

Lacks some basic features, poor keypad, slow UI, no 3G (or Wi-Fi or GPS or 3.5mm headphone jack), circular display

Motorola's AURA is a superb piece of industrial design. Unfortunately, it lacks even the most basic features, such as 3G connectivity. We love the circular display and the stainless-steel body. However, at the end of the day, if you pay over $3000 for...

Jul, 2009

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, MP3, WAV
FM radio: No
Ringer type:Polyphonic

Camera

Built-in Camera: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):2

Data Transmission

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR
Infrared data port: No

Display

Display diagonal:3.94
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:480 x 480

Memory

Flash card support: Yes
Internal Memory:2048

Messaging

MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes

Networking

Data network:EDGE, GPRS

Other features

Headphone outputs:1
Operating Frequency:850/900/1800/1900
Smartphone: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Phone features

Form factor:Swivel

Power

Battery Capacity:810
Standby time (2G):400
Talk time (2G):7.3

Technical Details

Colour of product:Silver

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.85
Height :9.69
Weight:141
Width:4.76