Summary: If you would be using the Rokr E8 then it would require some getting used to generally because if you are using Motorola after using Sony Ericsson or Nokia handset. This gets much simple after a few weeks of adjustment. There is however a small amount of lag when using the navigation menus as you might find delays during menu selections and the menu scrolling in also a bit slower during fast browsing.
Summary: Making up for the horrific ROKR E1 flashbacks was never going to be easy, but Motorola's had a decent stab at it here. It's just a pity the features are so pedestrian when you want them to be ROKing.
Excerpt: Motorola's ROKR E8 has one of the most interesting designs that we have seen on a phone recently. While it has a simple thin bar shape, it sports some unique technology in its keypad that is sure to impress. Russ tests it out for us in this in-depth review.
Excerpt: The world of phone technology has reached a point where the phones change on a day to day basis. What is the latest and greatest today might be the outdated technology that will be given away to anyone for free just for signing a contract with a carrier tomorrow. The way to defeat the aging process the phone makers try to do what everyone else in the technology industry try to do. Make the phones do many things to many people.
Excerpt: The Motorola Rokr E8 is a music-cell phone. I like it because I can listen to my tunes while I am in flight without a SIM card using the airplane mode. The Rokr E8 is a quad-band GSM/EDGE candy bar cell phone that employs ModeShift technology and FastScroll navigation to access music, contacts, phone and other feature. With a push of a button the phone becomes a complete music system.
Summary: We love the unique morphing design of the ROKR E8, and its great call quality adds to the appeal. It’s designed to be—and performs well—as a music phone. But the ROKR E8 isn’t without its faults. For example, the Web browser isn’t up to a par even compared with basic phones like the $49.99 Nokia 5130 XpressMusic. Overall, though, Motorola has done a very good job of making touch-sensitive controls on a music phone more usable, practical, and fun.
Pros: Beautiful and solid design, Keypad morphs to correspond with applications, Good music-playback quality, CrystalTalk technology cuts down on background noise,
Cons: Awkward arc-shaped scroll wheel, Poor Web browser, Interface feels sluggish at times,
Conclusion: Overall: Perhaps this mobile phone is the latest most innovative ever to hit the stores. Consumers who are in to music and have a taste for the latest gadgets will love Motorola ROKR E8.
Pros: The most amazing feature of the Motorola ROKR E8 is its ability to transform fro a mobile phone to media player to imaging device in just a touch of a finger. With its high internal and external memory, it can perform various tasks in a matter of seconds without the problem of lagging or hanging.
Cons: The, Motorola ROKR E8, may perhaps have a low-resolution rate because it only has a 262k-color display. The users may buy another mobile phone with other similar feature and with high resolution.
Summary: The reception quality of the E8 was never an issue, for it is a typical Motorola branded phone. The loudspeaker’s volume is pretty average, though you won’t miss calls when the handset is in your pockets; the vibro alert is moderate strength-wise, or perhaps a tad better than that.
The ROKR E8 is sublime as far as sound quality goes, but all in all it is quite a mixed bag. And you know why? Price.