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Motorola V186

alaTest has collected and analyzed 144 reviews of Motorola V186. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the reliability and size. The design and usability also get good reviews. Many are critical about the screen and durability.

portability, usability, design, size, reliability

durability, screen

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Motorola V186 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Motorola V186

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 user reviews of Motorola V186 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. People really like the reliability. The portability is also mentioned favorably, but opinions are divided on the usability.

portability, reliability

33% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Motorola V180 Phone (AT&T)Motorola V180 Phone (AT&T)

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Dan Wu (engadget.com)

Motorola V180 review

 

The Motorola V180, an otherwise entry-level phone, packs a whopping 12 days of standby time and 7.75 hours of talk time into that little 3.3 ounce case, but we're not sure that's going to be enough to look past its weak 128x128 65k color LCD...

Dec, 2004

Expert review by: Kent German (cnet.com)

Motorola V180 (Unlocked) review: Motorola V180 (Unlocked)

 

Intro Too often in the world of cell phones, the need for a quality, basic handset gets lost in the shuffle of integrated cameras and other high-end features. The primary purpose of a phone is above all to make calls. If a mobile can't do that well,...

Compact form factor; good call quality; speakerphone; USB capability; instant messaging; world phone; long battery life.

Flimsy plastic construction; slippery keypad and cramped controls; small internal display.

Though we weren't impressed by its design, the Motorola V180 is a quality, basic cell phone.

Nov, 2004

Expert review by: Burt Helm (businessweek.com)

Motorola's Unfriendly Cell Phone

 

The V188 offers crystal-clear calling. But confusing menus turn simple functions and adjustments into difficult chores.

It's no small feat to build a gadget that lets you make and receive phone calls from anywhere. To this day, I'm still amazed that somehow the exact right frequency shooting through the air manages to find my cellular phone and make it ring. But with...

Apr, 2006

Expert review by: Mobile Gazette (mobilegazette.com)

Motorola V186

 

There's no Bluetooth on this phone, nor is their a digital camera. Connectivity to a PC is via a Bluetooth cable only, and in our view the small display isn't great for web browsing. It's a little hard to see Motorola's target market for this as EDGE...

Jan, 2005

Expert review by: Michael Oryl (editor) (mobileburn.com)

Review: Motorola V180

 

We tested out Motorola's new entry-level clamshell handset, the GSM triband V180. While overall a relatively simple handset, the V180 has really got the goods when it comes to sound quality and battery life.

Nov, 2004

Expert review by: (best-cell-phone-reviews.com)

Motorola v180 review

 

The Motorola V180 is a quality, basic cell phone. One of the best motorola cell phones for the ones who want to keep it simple.

Consumer review by: azurecrimsonrose (cnet.com)

"Terrible phone, plain and simple"

 

In the mid 2000s, I had this device and while I thought it was cool, it actually turned out to be a big disappointment. While I liked the phone for its cute size and sound quality during calls, my phone had a problem with the operating system and would...

small, physical buttons

issues with the phone's operating system or programming.

Feb, 2013

Consumer review by: guritno (ciao.com)

Motorola V180

 

The elegant aspect of the phone by the elegance of the interior. A beautiful display and ring tones, real music, complete the offer. Photos of events or love, or a photo of your favorite artist on the large bright display (128 x 128 65K CSTN). MP3,...

size, reception, voice quality, battery life, simple menus

none

Apr, 2009

Consumer review by: liulei690 (ciao.com)

Quick review of Motorola V180

 

By far ,I have found many people are useing this phone.After reading this commentary,I think it a good product and want to buy it.

Apr, 2009

Consumer review by: quarternotes (shopping.com)

simple, for people who just want a cell phone, period.

 

      The MOTOROLA V188 Cell Phone is probably one of the simpler phones to use for most of us that just want a cell phone to mainly just talk. Introduced in 1995, this Motorola is very durable, although not indestructable, but, compared to most...

Simple to use, for someone who wants to just use a phone. Great speakers

Little buttons. Sometimes numbers are hard to press and register. T-mobile has problems

Mar, 2009

Product Specifications

Camera

Autofocus:Not Applicable
Built-in Camera: No
Built-in Flash:Not Applicable
Video Resolution in Pixel:Not Applicable

Configuration

Audio Formats : No
Audio Playback: No
AUDIOFORMATS: No
Dual SIM Card: No
GPS Receiver: No
I-Mode: No
Integrated Radio: No
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: No
User Interface for Text:Telephone Keyboard
Video Client: No

Connectivity

A2DP:Not Applicable
Bluetooth: No
Memory Card Slot: No
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: No
USB: No
WiFi Connectivity: No
WiFi Data Exchange: No

Data Transfer

EDGE: No
GPRS: Yes
HSCSD: No
HSDPA: No
Technology:GSM/PCN

Display

Display Technology:Colour STN Display
Number of Display Colours:65.536
Number of Displays:2

General Features

Design:Shell
EASY USE PHONE: No
Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Operating System:Proprietary
Operating System Version:CLOSED PROPRIET
Operator:O2 / Orange / Sim Free / Tesco MB / Vodafone
Product Type:Mobile Phone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free

Messaging

E-Mail Functionality: No
Instant Messaging: No
Push email: No

Processor

Processor Brand:Not Applicable
Processor Number:Not Applicable
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