Motorola Aura Review: Design, Features, UI and Performance
8 August 2011
Excerpt: The Motorola Aura has been beautifully designed. It has a unique, circular shaped screen, made of a 62-carat sapphire crystal lens. The phone has unusual looks, and an unusual price tag of $1089.99. Find out more about this phone in this Motorola...
Excerpt: While it pains me to see, what could be a totally frivolous use of money on a device like a mobile phone in times of recession, I can’t help but feel a little completely and utterly envious of anyone who happens to own a handset as gorgeous as the Motorola Aura. If I had the kind of money to actually buy this handset I’d buy the Tata Nano instead, then again if I did have the money for it I’d probably own a fleet of Nanos.
Excerpt: Motorola has been through a lot of hardships and its current condition, while still critical, isn't the worst they've been in. At any rate, it hasn't affected their ability to create out-of-this-world phones. And the reason why we've brought this up, is that the focus of this write-up, the MOTOAURA, set to land on most markets later in 2008 is another off-the-wall offering in Motorola's portfolio.
Excerpt: Motorola has proved that it still has an eye for stunning design with this handset. The hardware of the phone is all very easy to get to grips with and, as features are limited, usability is definitely not too taxing.
Conclusion: The Motorola Aura is on special looking mobile phone that will really make a fashion statement and set a trend. This fantastic looking phone comes with many great technoliges that most users look for when purchasing a new handset. Ok the Aura doesn't feature a marvellous pixel camera but none the less it has one and will do the trick.
Excerpt: This may come as a surprise, but not all phones are designed to be smart. Not all phones are designed to give you the ability to surf the web, tweet your thoughts and then still have time to play a couple of games. Some are just there to look good. And so Motorola, who it appears is still in freefall when it comes to following up on the massively popular RAZR, has launched the AURA.
Pros: Design nuts will love it, oozes quality, incredibly well made
Cons: No 3G, camera impossible to use, fiddly keypad layout, style over substance
Excerpt: "Recession? What recession?" would appear to be Motorola's response to the credit crunch. How else to explain the company's lastest wheeze called the AURA – a style-led, low-spec handset costing over a grand?