Visit our Business Solutions website >>

Motorola W490

alaTest has collected and analyzed 72 reviews of Motorola W490. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the price and sound. The performance and portability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the screen, while there are some mixed opinions about the usability.

battery, portability, performance, sound, price


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Motorola W490 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

See all Motorola Mobile Phones

Review analysis

(Based on 72 reviews)

3 expert reviews

User Reviews  

Showing 63 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews


Below is a list of reviews for this or similar products. If you think this grouping is wrong please click here to flag.
Read more on our FAQ’s page.
Showing 1 - 24 of 63 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (4)

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Motorola W490


alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of Motorola W490 from The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Reviewers really like the sound. The battery also gets good comments, whereas there are some critical comments about the usability.

battery, sound


64% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Motorola W490(black) for TmobileMotorola W490(black) for Tmobile

Jan, 2018

Expert review by: PCMag Staff (

Motorola W490


Preview of the Motorola W490.

For additional information on Cell Phones and product reviews, please visit our Cell Phones product guide.

Apr, 2008

Expert review by: (

Motorola W490


As of late, Motorola has been known to constantly develop mobile phones for the high end market. A lot of what we have witnessed from Motorola in fact is targeted towards the upper and business type class of people that it is easy for us to dismiss...

Regardless of its very minor flaws, the Motorola W490 is still a great choice pound per pound as a communication tool. If full call and messaging functionality is your thing without the modern frills associated with mobile phones, then this is clearly...

Consumer review by: Melissa B. (

Motorola W490


I love my little purple Motorola W490. The size feels good in my hand. It's been rugged thus far as I unfortunately tend to drop my phone a lot. I have the phone in conjunction with a T-mobile my Faves plan, and I really love how easy it is to call and...

Apr, 2009

Consumer review by: Connie Muir (

Motorola W490


I just love my Motorola W490 in Bubble Gum Pink. I get a lot of compliments from not only family and friends, but people on the street. I don't hesitate to tell them about the wonderful people at Let's and how they too can go online and get...

Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: Bob Mustian (

Motorola W490


We really like our new Motorola W490's.

Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: Shanita (

Motorola W490


I like the Motorola W490 a lot, it is very nice and easy to use. After I got this phone, I saw a few comments about the phone not being really good and I was a little nervous keeping the phone, but everything is working great for me. I love it, it is...

Feb, 2009

Consumer review by: Patricia Holden (

Motorola W490


This really is a great phone.

Oct, 2008

Consumer review by: Karamel (



Should of been cheaper

The back button, such a waist of space.

Its slim

Sep, 2008

Consumer review by: Brenda Dunn (

Motorola W490


It is really hard to hear on the Motorola W490, even if the volume is turned up all the way. I never had this problem on my old Motorola. Also, the ring tone is often muffled by where the speaker is and I miss a lot of calls. I was used to my last...

Sep, 2008

Consumer review by: Ann Marie Morrison (

Motorola W490


I picked the Motorola W490 because it was stylish and hefty for a flip phone. It seemed sturdy, however I am on my third cell phone. Out of the blue, the keypad stopped working and started dialing numbers by itself. Thankfully, I have a warranty or I...

Aug, 2008
Find the right phone for you Try our interactive guide >>