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Motorola GLEAM

alaTest has collected and analyzed 896 reviews of Motorola GLEAM. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Opinions about the price and performance are generally positive. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are critical about the sound.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Motorola GLEAM is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Motorola GLEAM

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 91 user reviews of Motorola GLEAM from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the price and screen. The design and portability also get good feedback, whereas there are some negative views about the sound. There are some mixed reviews about the camera.

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79% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Motorola Gleam+ Sim-Free Mobile PhoneMotorola Gleam+ Sim-Free Mobile Phone

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Thomas Newton (recombu.com)

Motorola Gleam Preview

 

The Motorola Gleam is a slick, compact flip/clamshell phone with a heavy emphasis on style and design. It's very much a spiritual successor to the Motorola Razr, the ultra-slim flip phone that kicked…

May, 2011

Expert review by: Thomas Newton (recombu.com)

Motorola Gleam Review

 

"The Motorola Gleam is a slick, compact flip phone with a heavy emphasis on style and design."

Though the Motorola Gleam doesn't pack a lot of internal storage (just 32MB of flash memory) you can expand this up to 16GB with a microSD card. This gives you a bit more room for things like pictures and MP3 playlists.

May, 2011

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

Motorola Gleam+ Plus review -

 

Slick design, glowing lights, colourful interface

Troublesome hinge, basic camera, numeric pad for text, Opera browser

May, 2012

Expert review by: Paul Briden (knowyourmobile.com)

Motorola Gleam review

 

We review the Motorola Gleam – a new budget clamshell handset from Google's newest acquisition

Cheap,Basic

Obscure menu system, Poor menu button controls, Low quality screen

The whole point of more basic feature phones is a 'no fuss' solution. The Gleam fails to achieve this goal

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: (somobile.co.uk)

Motorola Gleam+

 

The Motorola Gleam+, as its name implies, is the sequel to the original Motorola Gleam - a phone we championed thanks to its retro design and old-school feature set.

As you'd expect, the Gleam+ promises to improve on the original. At 13.5mm thick its thinner than its older brother, despite packing the same retro clamshell design which is available in both Silver and Winter White. The from of the handset is home to...

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: Carly Page (somobile.co.uk)

Motorola Gleam

 

2011's Mobile World Congress was of full of high end smartphones, from the Samsung Galaxy S2 to LG's Optimus 3D. Motorola on the other hand, took a different approach, announcing a time-honored feature phone dubbed the Motorola Gleam.

Capturing the old school stylings of the Motorola Razr, the Gleam features a super-shiny casing, ideal for those who like a bit of bling, although not so good for those who don't like fingerprints. It may look stylish but it isn't the skinniest of...

May, 2011

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

Motorola Gleam review

 

The Motorola Gleam is a flashback to yesteryear when thin flip phones were all the rage

Competitive price ; Easy to use ; Stylish design

No microSD card included ; Short notification time of front screen ; Fingerprint magnet

May, 2012

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

Motorola Gleam review

 

The Motorola Gleam is a flashback to yesteryear when thin flip phones were all the rage

Competitive price ; Easy to use ; Stylish design

No microSD card included ; Short notification time of front screen ; Fingerprint magnet

The Motorola Gleam is a stylish feature phone with a flip design and an easy to use proprietary operating system. If you're looking for a phone that just does the basics, you should definitely check it out.

May, 2012

Expert review by: Buzz Moody (cnet.com.au)

Motorola Gleam

 

Motorola is bringing back the flip phone with the Gleam. It does what it sets out to do at a reasonably cheap price.

Simplistic design ; Cool LED lights ; Large, well-lit buttons

Lousy camera ; Proprietary closed operating system ; Terrible web browser

For AU$89, you can't be expecting a lot; however, the phone looks really cool, and does what it sets out to do.

May, 2012

Consumer review by: Richard (reevoo.com)

Motorola Gleam

 

Flip top design. Fits easily in pocket

Battery needs charging every day

Dec, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC, AMR, MIDI, MP3, WAV
FM radio: Yes
Microphone included: Yes
Music player: Yes
Ringer type:MP3 / Polyphonic
Voice Recording: Yes

Call management

Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes

Camera

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

Data Transmission

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR / 2.1+EDR
Infrared data port: No

Display

Display:TFT
Display diagonal:6.1 / 7.11
Display number of colours:262144 colours
Display Resolution:240 x 320 / 400 x 240
External display:No / Yes
Touchscreen: No

GPS Performance

GPS: No
GPS (satellite): No

Keyboard

Navigation key: Yes

Management features

Microphone mute: Yes

Memory

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Flash card support: Yes
Internal Memory:5 / 50
Maximum memory card size:16
User memory:5

Messaging

MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):900,1800
Data network:GPRS, GSM
GPRS multislot class:10 / 12
GSM bands supported:850,900,1800,1900 / 900,1800
SIM card capability:Single SIM
WAP:2.0 / No / Yes
Wi-Fi: No

Other features

Dimensions (WxDxH):53 x 13.9 x 106
Headphone outputs:1
Interface:USB / USB 2.0
Playable formats:AAC+, AAC, MIDI, MP3 / MP3, AMR WB, WAV, AAC, AAC+, MIDI, AMR NB / WAV, AMR WB, AAC, MP3, MIDI, AMR NB, AAC+
Smartphone: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video capability: Yes

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Manual: Yes
User guide: Yes

Phone features

Conference call: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Form factor:Clamshell / Flip
Java technology: Yes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm Clock / Alarm clock, Calculator / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Countdown timer, Events reminder, Games, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Games
Phonebook capacity:800
Speakerphone: Yes
Text prediction system:T9
Vibrating Alert: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:Micro-USB A / Micro-USB B
USB version:2.0

Power

Battery Capacity:750
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):418 / 500
Talk time (2G):4.8 / 6.25

Technical Details

Alarm function: Yes
Colour of product:Black / Grey / Purple / Red / Silver / White
Subscription type:No subscription
Volume Control:Digital

Video

Frame rate:15
Preview frame rate:25
Video call: No
Video compression formats:H.263, MPEG4 / H.264
Video Playback: Yes
Video recording: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.35 / 1.39
Height :10.6 / 10.7
Weight:105 / 106
Width:5.25 / 5.3