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Motorola W233 Renew

alaTest has collected and analyzed 84 reviews of Motorola W233 Renew. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and durability. The design and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed comments about the sound. The camera and screen get less positive views.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Motorola W233 Renew is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Motorola W233 Renew

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 43 user reviews of Motorola W233 Renew from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. People really like the durability. The portability is also appreciated, whereas many are less positive about the camera.

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67% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Motorola Renew W233 Prepaid Phone, Green (T-Mobile)Motorola Renew W233 Prepaid Phone, Green (T-Mobile)

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

Motorola MOTO W233 Renew (T-Mobile)

 

The first U.S. cell phone made from recycled plastic, T-Mobile's green MOTO W233 Renew does voice well—but not much else.

Case is made of recycled materials. Inexpensive. Excellent voice quality.

Dim screen. No Bluetooth or voice dialing. Poor media capabilities. No camera.

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: Damon Brown (digitaltrends.com)

Motorola MOTO W233 Renew Review

 

People looking to strip down their phones and live a more green life will be happy with the Renew.

Mar, 2009

Expert review by: Kent German (cnet.com)

Motorola Renew W233 (T-Mobile) review: Motorola Renew W233 (T-Mobile)

 

The Motorola Renew W233 offers satisfying call quality in a simple, eco-friendly design.

The Motorola Renew W233 has a low-resolution display and it offers few features. Also, it lacks a side-mounted volume rocker.

The Motorola Renew W233 is more than just a green device; it's also a decent phone.

Feb, 2009

Expert review by: Ricky Cadden (mobileburn.com)

Review: Review of Motorola's Earth-friendly W233 Renew

 

The Motorola W233 Renew for T-Mobile USA is an environmentally friendly cell phone with great call audio and even a microSD card slot for music. Ricky takes it for a spin in this review.

I have had the W233 for about 4-5 months now and it is a crapy phone all around. You can't use any of the features microSD features if you own a mac, which I do.

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: admin (thereviewcrew.com)

Review: Motorola Renew W233

 

World's first cell phone made from recycled water bottles It's the new trend in electronics. TVs that use less electricity, gadgets with less packaging. Yes green is the new black folks! Now Motorola has jumped on the green bandwagon with a world's...

Contains plastic from recycled water bottles ; Simple, stylish design ; Easy to use ; Packaging made from 100% recycled material ; First certified CarbonFree phone

Very limited features ; Only 25% of phone’s body is made from recycled plastic bottles

The phone may be cutting edge since it’s made from water bottles but it feels dated. It lacks many features. No Bluetooth, no GPS, no video player, no camera, no Wi-Fi. It feels old. But not everyone needs a phone packed with features. If you want a...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by: Mobile Gazette (mobilegazette.com)

Motorola W233 Renew

 

Motorola claims that the Motorola W233 Renew is an environmentally friendly mobile phone. Is it really, or is it an exercise in greenwashing?

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: Bob Saget (tigerdirect.com)

Very good phone

 

I am very pleased with this phone. Sound is clear, more than enough features. It comes with North American and Europe power supply and it can be charged directly from a mini USB cable (no need for an expensive travel charger). If you plan to use it for...

Jul, 2010

Consumer review by: Ghengis69 (tigerdirect.com)

OK Product Not Compatible with Motorola Phone Tool

 

Like the title says, it is a good product for a basic phone but it is not compatible with the Motorola Phone Tools Software. You cannot loas games to this phone.

Jul, 2010

Consumer review by: phonerainman (tigerdirect.com)

Good simple phone

 

This is a fine, simple phone, unlocked as advertised, and works immediately with my AT&T prepay card. The phone had a few of someone else's numbers on it when I first started it, but easily deleted. If you need a cheap phone, don't want a camera,...

Jul, 2010

Consumer review by: Kman (tigerdirect.com)

I don't speak French

 

Popped in the SIM card and the phone is locked and starts in French language mode. Very disappointing.

Jun, 2010

Product Specifications

Audio

FM radio: No
Music player: Yes
Ringer type:Polyphonic

Camera

Built-in Camera: No

Data Transmission

Bluetooth: No
Infrared data port: No

Display

Display:CSTN
Display diagonal:4.06
Display number of colours:65536 colours
Display Resolution:128 x 128
Touchscreen: No

Memory

Flash card support: Yes
Internal storage capacity:2

Messaging

MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes

Networking

Data network:GPRS

Other features

Headphone outputs:1
Operating Frequency:850/1900
Playable formats:MP3
Smartphone: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Phone features

Form factor:Bar
Personal info management (PIM):Calendar
Phonebook capacity:500
Text prediction system:T9
Vibrating Alert: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:2.5 mm

Power

Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):450
Talk time (2G):9

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.47
Height :11.1
Weight:83
Width:5.4
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