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Motorola U9

alaTest has collected and analyzed 449 reviews of Motorola U9. 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. Opinions about the portability and screen are overall positive. The size and design are also appreciated. Opinions are divided on the camera. Some have doubts about the connectivity and sound.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Motorola U9 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 U9

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 user reviews of Motorola U9 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. People are impressed by the screen and price. The portability and size also get good comments.

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73% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Motorola U9 PEBL Pink Mobile Phone Unlocked Sim FreeMotorola U9 PEBL Pink Mobile Phone Unlocked Sim Free

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Motorola U9

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Motorola U9 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the usability.

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91% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Motorola MOTO U9 Unlocked Cellular Phone with 2 Megapixel Camera, GSM Technology, BlackMotorola MOTO U9 Unlocked Cellular Phone with 2 Megapixel Camera, GSM Technology, Black

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Tech staff (techradar.com)

Motorola MOTOJEWEL U9 review

 

Blinged up version of the U9

External floating outer display ; Music player with touch sensitive music controls ; MicroSD card support ; Budget price ; Girly accessories

Disappointing 2-megapixel camera ; Design will put off some ; No 3G ; No earphones supplied ; No standard headphone socket

Besides its admittedly striking look, there's nothing new here and no real improvement on the Motorola U9 (the MOTOJEWEL actually claims less battery life and smaller onboard memory). It's okay if you like the look, and don't get hung up on big spec...

Jan, 2009

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

Motorola Moto U9 mobile phone - Pocket-lint

 

In reality it's more of the same with little to write home about

Style from the outside looks good

25MB of internal memory, keypad uncomfortable to use, no dedicated music button on the outside

Motorola say that the "MOTO U9 combines the surprising with the familiar with the next popular spin on Motorola's classic clamshell design".

Feb, 2008

Expert review by: TechRadar (techradar.com)

Motorola MOTO U9 review

 

Does this shiny Motorola have enough appeal for mass market success?

External OLED display with touch music controls ; Mirrored metallic shell-look ; Music player onboard ; Budget price

Disappointing 2-megapixel camera ; Design will put off some ; No 3G ; Keypad and shell feels plasticky

Side by side with similarly affordable Sony Ericsson Walkmans, Nokias and Samsungs, which offer more functionality and a higher quality feel for your money, the U9 is underspecced and uninspired.

Feb, 2008

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Motorola U9

 

Motorola sticks with a tried and tested form factor and adds a fancy OLED front screen to boot.

Nov, 2011

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

Motorola U9 review -

 

The OLED is a revolutionary technology that could represent the future for mobile displays

Aside from the OLED and music player, the features are fairly ordinary

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: petew (gadgetspeak.com)

Motorola U9 clamshell mobile phone

 

A small pebble like clamshell, the U9 is available in pink, purple or graphite (black) with a glossy smooth finish and curved edges thisphone feels great to hold.

The pink and purple varieties are most definitely aimed squarely at the female market, and in case you're not convinced Motorola provide a Pink or Purple test to help you choose your colour - question two asks whether you'd rather date Prince William...

Jul, 2008

Expert review by: (itreviews.co.uk)

Motorola - U9

 

Available in either pink or purple, Motorola's U9 is not going to attract shy and retiring people. The quad-band clamshell handset is definitely designed for those with more outgoing personality types. Its key feature is not ...

The U9's front screen and bright colours are its outstanding features. Look deeper and you'll find a mid-range set of features inside the pretty casing.

May, 2008

Expert review by: (knowyourmobile.com)

Motorola MOTO U9 review

 

Motorola is aiming for mass market appeal with its MOTO U9 fashion phone, a smooth, shiny clamshell with a hidden external display and touch music controls

2 megapixel camera ; External display ; Touch sensitive music controls ; Compact design

Lack of 3G

A stunningly design handset with sadly limited features

Mar, 2008

Expert review by: (totalmobilemag.com)

Motorola MOTO U9

 

While Motorola has recently tried to revive past glories with its RAZR2, its latest MOTO U9 clamshell instead harks back to the less market-shaking but still much-admired design of its PEBL

External OLED display with touch music controls, Mirrored metallic shell-look, Bargain price, Music player onboard

Disappointing 2-megapixel camera, Design will put off some, No 3G, Keypad and shell feels plasticky

Side by side with similarly affordable Sony Ericsson Walkmans, Nokias and Samsungs, which offer more functionality and a higher quality feel for your money, the U9 is underspecced and uninspired

Feb, 2008

Expert review by: Oleg Kononosov (mobile-review.com)

Motorola MOTO U9

 

This phone was originally meant to be a follow up to the Motorola PEBL, but it had it to make a nice duo with the Motorola RAZR2 V8 at that. And don't you find this a little bit familiar? The Motorola PEBL exercised exactly the same approach and was in...

If you delve into this mess and take a good look at every detail, you will see that the MOTO U9 is a fashion handset that they tried to rebrand into a music-minded offering. For instance, the Sony Ericsson W910i employs the same trick, although at...

Jan, 2008

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC, AAC+, MP3
FM radio: No
Music player: Yes
Ringer type:Polyphonic
Voice Recording: Yes

Call management

Call timer: Yes

Camera

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

Data Transmission

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP
Infrared data port: No

Display

Display:TFT
Display diagonal:5.08
Display number of colours:262144 colours
External display:OLED
External display diagonal:3.68
External display number of colours:65536 colours
External display resolution:128 x 160
Touchscreen: Yes

Memory

Flash card support: Yes
Flash memory:4096
Internal Memory:25

Messaging

MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes

Networking

Data network:EDGE, GPRS
Wi-Fi: Yes

Other features

Networking type:GSM
Operating Frequency:850/1900
Smartphone: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video capability: Yes

Phone features

Form factor:Clamshell
Java technology: Yes
Phonebook capacity:1000
Speakerphone: Yes

Power

Battery Capacity:770
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):350
Talk time (2G):7.1

Technical Details

Colour of product:Black / Gold / Pink / Purple
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, PNG

Video

Frame rate:15
Video compression formats:H.263

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:4.86
Height :1.64
Weight:87.5
Width:9