Reviews and Problems with Motorola Droid / Milestone
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This is NOT A NEW phone. Avoid the seller (instock novelties)
29 July 2012
Summary: One star is too much for this item. I have received the phone in an unsealed box. The SD card was missing. There is an useless "owner guide" (probably copied of the original - the print quality being low) that tells you how to answer and make calls. All the components (phone, battery, charger, USB, phone body) were wrapped in some worn out plastic bags that looked like something recovered from a waste yard. Nothing was sealed of course.
Summary: i ordered this phone it looks great and as described but the performance is horrible. the phone constantly freezes and shuts off for no reason. several times a day and i never have service i am highly upset i would not recommend this phone to anyone id rather have a tracfone.
Summary: Buyer beware, this is a EUROPEAN model (the Milestone also comes in a Canadian version) so 3G is 900/2100 only and that means there is NO WAY to get 3G in the USA, either with T-Mobile or with AT&T - Amazon USA should not be selling this phone without a BIG DISCLAIMER - not to mention they should specify it is a UK model (comes with the original UK charger and a US adapter).
Summary: The screen on this phone stops working in humid conditions. You can check youtube and see for yourself countless victims of this defect who show their phone registering input and sending emails and dialing contacts like it's possessed by a ghost. WORSE, it does not accept your own input, so you can't dial or do anything. So far, the best theory I've heard on why this happened is humidity. I'm in South America and most of the victims of this are in India.
Excerpt: This phone misses the boat on ease of use. When you bring the phone to your check the screen goes black, it is supposed to bring your screen back up when you move it away from your face. Supposed to! The screen doesn't come back and then you can't terminate your call without using the on/off button. I understand the iPhone has addressed this issue and is much better with this function. Also, the sound quality is very poor.
Summary: Had this phone for roughly 6 months now. The phone is awesome, but I would not buy it again. Nor I will buy again from Motorola. Ever. The bootloader is locked (WHAT? Aren't we running Android, Moto guys?) and official upgrades take like FOREVER to be released. Motorola keeps promising the update for "next month", just to delay it again. Never, NEVER again I will spend a penny on Motorola.
smart hardware, terrible customer service, no updates
Heero Miketta "ShoShin Projekt", Amazon
25 November 2010
Summary: Motorola and Android: Doesnt work. No updates, or extremely slow, customer service poor. They are not up to deal with open systems, and bugs stay unrepaired a long time. The decent hardware doesn't change the fact that update policy and software bugs spoild the fun. Overpriced on that rate.
Summary: because it is NOT exactly the same phone as the Motorola Droid. This is the handicapped cousin that has a locked bootloader that Motorola refuses to unlock. This OS is free and open source and it does not belong to Motorola so they are illegally locking users out of access. Shame on you Motorola, from cashing in on unsuspected prey...
Summary: This is a fantastic phone. The reason for one star?? It is the fact that it runs Android, Googles OPEN SOURCE platform, yet has a locked bootloader. This is in violation to the terms of the open source agreement as it does not allow us to make changes to our phone that we have the right to make. When the code is released so that the bootloader is opened then this is a 5 star phone. Until that point I rate Motorola as a dictarorship that I shall never deal with again.
Summary: Don't be fooled by the excellent specifications; the firmware is not up to the task. Changed from a G1 to the Milestone in February, and while initially happy with the switch due to better and faster hardware, I'm now regretting letting my G1 go. The firmware for the Milestone is buggy and crashes / reboots almost every day.