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.
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!
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.
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...
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.
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.
Excerpt: After switching to T-Mobile from Sprint, I decided on this phone. The Motorola W490 is a step down from the newer W510, but in my opinion, is one of the best cell phones out there. The model that I have is a purple color because they …