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Motorola W490
4.4 out of 10

Motorola W490

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Reviews and Problems with Motorola W490

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Overall 10

Five Stars

elizabeth a. sanko, Amazon
15 July 2015
Overall 10

Five Stars

PaulB, Amazon
30 December 2014
  • Summary: Excellent product, better than described, works perfectly. Good seller!
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Overall 2

Very Unreliable

G. Ratcheson, Amazon
17 February 2014
  • Summary: I've had similar experiences to that of some of the other reviewers on the numerous listings of this phone, & I've only had it 3 days. Pro: Best Sound quality I've ever had in a cell phone. Cons: Let me count the ways.......... 1. At random times it reads "invalid battery" 2.
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Overall 2

Good back in 2000 in 2011 this is extint

Raj Kaye "Peace", Amazon
1 August 2011
  • Summary: I bought one to travel oversees and use this. However, like most motorola products I have dealt with, this is no exception. The battery life is more like 4 hours tops. I would have to keep this phone on charge more than I did use it. I can just say I am glad I got rid of mine!
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Overall 2

false advertising

Erika Kitty, Amazon
6 June 2011
  • Summary: purchased a "new" "oem" phone from "The OEM Shop." phone I received is not new, and does not have an oem battery or manual. their user profile says they only sell NEW - OEM products.
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Overall 3
Sound quality 2
Battery performance 8
Display 6
Build quality 2
Camera 2

Keyboard paint flaking off...doesn't learn words...

puppycats, Phone Arena
2 November 2010
  • Excerpt: I hate this phone. It doesn't get reception IN MY HOUSE. The sound quality is awful and I have to ask people to repeat themselves all the time. The worst thing? I have the "grape" color and for some reason the purple paint on the keyboard started to flake off almost immediately.
  • Pros: long battery life
  • Cons: paint coming off, poor call quality
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Overall 7


violet, Phone Arena
7 April 2010
  • Excerpt: I HAVE HAD THIS PHONE FOR TWO YEARS AND MY BROTHER HAS HAD IT FOR FOUR YEARS THE SAME PHONE! very good picture qualityif you go to the pic quality option and push best. there has been no phantom dialing, the back has not came off, and this phone is very nice as long as you take care of it and don't...
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Overall 5

Lasted a while for me, but still NOT worth the buy.

Sally, Phone Arena
9 February 2010
  • Excerpt: From a lot of the reviews I've read on here, my W490 has worked for much longer than expected -- I got it in March 2008 and it just started messing up last night. Out of nowhere, the screen lit up and wouldn't go off for anything.
  • Pros: Nice design.
  • Cons: Everything else.
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Overall 4

have to agree w/ the masses though difn problems

sun, Phone Arena
8 February 2010
  • Excerpt: agree, that i liked the phone, liked the text, etc; agree that camera not good, and the back plate doesn't want to stay on; having it in ur pocket, the ring style will change having hit something in the pocket.
  • Pros: looked and acted great! for a year
  • Cons: doesn't last worth a hoot
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Overall 1

DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE and listen to this shit.

CatherineM, Phone Arena
11 January 2010
  • Excerpt: Let's get to it. I first got this phone July 08 and everything was working fine and dandy until around November of the same year: It suddenly started repeatedly pressing the 4 button.
  • Pros: Nothing. It's a suck ass shitty piece of crap T-Mobile tried to sell as a cell phone.
  • Cons: Everything.
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