Reviews and Problems with Motorola Devour / Calgary
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Review: Motorola Devour Android Smartphone on Verizon Wireless
12 August 2013
Conclusion: If you are getting this phone just for the Android functionality, you may want to hold out as its still on 1.6 and no updates have been spotted yet. Google Navigation functionality has surprisingly made it on the device, which I love, but you will have to download a text-to-speech voice kit from...
Summary: The Devour is the first phone that we reviewed that brought out our strongest emotions. There were things that we loved and things that we hated. We loved the sturdy casing, the good call quality, and the MotoBlur social networking consolidation. We also loved the keyboard.
Excerpt: The Motorola Devour, Verizon's third Android OS smartphone, is a mid-range device with a sliding keyboard. It includes MotoBlur, software that displays messages from Facebook, Twitter and email together on[...
Pros: Solid construction, MotoBlur can help you manage a busy social life, Beautiful screen, Good keyboard, Nice email and web browsing experience, Good camera
Cons: Relatively large and heavy, Overactive noise cancellation cuts off the first part of each word, Phone shuts off without warning in low battery situations, Camera zoom is disappointing, producing grainy photos.
Conclusion: The Motorola DEVOUR is a great smartphone that runs Android 1.6 with MOTOBLUR. The device hardware is really attractive and pleasing to the eye. The one issue we have with the hardware is the keyboard which is a little flat for our liking.
Conclusion: The Motorola Devour is great phone overall truly, it’s easy to use, it’s quick and it’s finger friendly. The build quality is very good, it’s a nice heavy phone, though some people might not like that, if you’re looking for a lightweight phone this isn’t it.
Pros: Nice, heavy well made phone, Good call quality, Easy to use, Finger friendly interface, Great for social networking
Cons: Poor picture quality, Poor battery life, Slow web browsing (*could be network in my area)
Excerpt: It’s tough to be a technology writer when you have to get a new mobile phone. Heck, it’s tough even if you aren’t a writer considering the number of options available. Rather than looking at technology I looked at what I wanted the phone to do for me.
Excerpt: For social networking addicts, there’s no better cellphone interface than Motoblur. Motorola’s innovative Android overlay aggregates all your social media accounts, and delivers the latest messages and information updates via what looks like comic book quote balloons conveniently splayed across the...
Pros: Motoblur social networking interface, 4-line QWERTY keyboard with dedicated number line, Sleek and tough extruded aluminum casing, Side-mounted battery and SD card, Included 8 GB memory card
Cons: Heavy and clunky, Inferior 3.1 MP camera, Flush on/off, camera access/shutter buttons, Mysterious syncing problems
Conclusion: The Motorola DEVOUR is a nice Android-based smartphone, but what sets it apart from others is the MOTOBLUR user interface that provides greater integration and ease of use for your contacts, social networking, news, email, and messaging.
Pros: MOTOBLUR user interface, QWERTY keyboard has nice layout, Call quality, Included apps and Motorola Phone Portal
Cons: Camera quality doesn’t compete, Optical pad is finicky, Display shows pixelation when using web browser, Has lower signal strength than the DROID