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Motorola-a830.28946681
3.3 out of 10

Motorola A830

Among the first 3G (UMTS) phones for Europe, and also a tri-band Read more

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Overall 6
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Value for money 6
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Features 10
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Durability 8
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Looks 2
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A good start from Motorola but a long way to go

eep362, Ciao
17 January 2004
  • Excerpt: "Motorola A830 ---------------- Overview ---------------- The Motorola A830 was Motorola’s first attempt at a 3G phone for the Europe & Australia marketplace. It supports WCDMA 3G networks as well as GSM 900/1800 & 1900 – this means that it will be able to roam on any GSM network including in the US as well as the O2 Network which ‘3’ in the UK uses as its roaming partner. At present ‘3’ is the only company offering the Motorola A830 so whilst ...
  • Pros: Low cost tariffs, wide range of features, high res screen
  • Cons: No video calling, Poor battery life, buggy software, heavy customisation by '3'
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 10
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Features 10
10
Durability 8
8.0
Looks 8
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Battery performance 2
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If this is the future, I like it...

kurowski, Ciao
1 June 2003
  • Excerpt: "The Motorola A830 is one of the first third-generation (3G) mobiles to hit the shores of the UK, and is available for the bargain price of £105. 3G phones are seen as something of a mystery by many, and so, in my review, I shall attempt to explain about both the phone and the service. As 3, the new network on which you can get these phones, intertwines services with hardware so closely, perhaps this is appropriate. I shall start with the basics: ...
  • Pros: Feature - packed, well - finished, easy - to - use, amazing phone .
  • Cons: Slightly on the heavy side, battery life isn't amazing .
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 10
10
Durability 8
8.0
Looks 8
8.0
Battery performance 2
2.0

Full Of Functions But Not Of Power

Decoy, Ciao
28 May 2003
  • Excerpt: "...that were offering the new Motorola A830 on 3 for half price, with an extra £20 off, and free insurance. As well as new things, I'm also partial to a bargain or two, so without much further ado (and some fast, accurate advice from their staff) I placed my order. This was easily done, and I was informed that I would receive a 3 sign up pack and the relevant invoices within two days (this can be done in the shop if you visit them in person). Once I'd ...
  • Pros: Extremely capable and well - spec'd, digital camera, video camera, media player, 3G services .
  • Cons: Battery life and network performance don't allow phone to operate to full potential, size will not appeal to some .
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Overall 10
10

User Review

drtamseel, Dooyoo
27 May 2003
  • Excerpt: Bought mine for £125 on 3-to-go (half-price in May'03). Was amazed to find 2 batteries, & SHOCKED to see a 32 MB memory card. (Most digital cameras come with only 16!) The INTERFACE is more than acceptable, with the middle top button bringing up a sub-menu for almost everything. Haven't used all features yet, but plan to connect to my PC within a couple of days.
  • Cons: "No video calling"
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Ein paar Eindrücke zum A 830

zarah, inside-handy.de
9 January 2004
  • Summary: Ein paar Eindrücke zum A 830 Die meisten von Euch wissen um was es sich bei dem A 830 handelt. Es ist ein UMTS Gerät. Dieser Umstand machte die Vorfreude auf die Verfassung dieses Textes ein wenig größer als üblich. Trotzdem hoffe ich einigermaßen objektiv zu bleiben, obwohl ich immer ein leichtes zittern in der Hand verspüre wenn ich die Technik von Morgen in der Hand halte.
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