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.
Conclusion: 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.
Pros: The thought of Motorola's first ROKR music blower, the E1, still sends shivers down our spines. This follow-up, thankfully, is a universe away. The E8's most striking feature is the 'ModeShift' keypad layout and touch-sensitive half moon scroll bar - it allows for speedily browsing through your music library, although we weren't so much as browsing as cruising. Music-wise, it sounds lively through the supplied headphones (although you may want to use your own) and tha...
Cons: There's only 2GB of internal storage, although you can ramp up the memory by a further 8GB via the micro SD card slot. Away from the music, listless EDGE download speeds and a dim-witted 2-megapixel camera render the E8 merely a good phone instead of a great one.
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 What is the latest and greatest today might be the outdated technology that will be given away to anyone for free just for signing a contract with a carrier tomorrow.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.
Excerpt: I've been waiting for the ROKR E8 ever since I first saw it at the Motorola Developers' Conference in Bangalore a couple of months ago, and for good reason! Clearly Motorola’s got an eye for good design, and also a strong research team in place to ensure the best quality. That said, it's time the company concentrated on better integrated services. The technology used in its phones is rather staid, for one, and the GUI further undermines the value of the product.
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.