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 Motorola MOTOSMART Available now
10th July 2012

The Motorola MOTOSMART is an entry-level Android smartphone aimed at first time buyers and those on a budget.

It's a generic but smart-looking not-quite-black device with a 3.5" 320 x 480 pixel touchscreen display on the front and a basic 3 megapixel camera on the back. Inside is 512MB of RAM, although Motorola haven't said what speed the processor is. There's a pretty minimal 165MB of storage available, so most customers will probably opt for a microSD card. In addition to the built-in media player, the MOTOSMART also has an FM radio and 3.5mm audio socket.

  Motorola MOTOSMART  The operating system is Android 2.3, and we doubt very much that it will ever see an update to Android 4. Motorola have tweaked the software to make the MOTOSMART easier to use, especially when it comes to contact management and social networking.

Because this is an Android smartphone then it does all the things that all other Android smartphones do, including WiFi, Bluetooth and 3.5G connectivity, plus GPS with turn-by-turn navigation and access to thousands of applications from the Google Play store.

The MOTOSMART measures a fairly typical 116 x 64 x 11mm and weighs 115 grams. The 1400 mAh battery is quoted as giving up to 6 hours talktime and 20 days standby time, although first-time Android users may be surprised to see how quickly the device can drain the battery under heavy use.

What is most appealing about the MOTOSMART is the price - in the UK, T-Mobile prepay customers will be able to get one for just under the magic £100 mark, and the MOTOSMART is free on the very basic £7/month contract. At the moment this end of the market is pretty well covered by Samsung, so it is good to see a bit of competition going on. Motorola say that the MOTOSMART should be available in Europe from the end of July onwards.

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Motorola MOTOSMART at a glance

Available:

Q3 2012

Network:

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
UMTS 900 / 2100

Data:

GPRS + EDGE + UMTS (3G) + HSPA + WiFi

Screen:

3.5" 320 x 480 pixels

Camera:

3 megapixels

Size:

Medium tablet smartphone

116 x 64 x 11mm / 115 grams

Bluetooth:

Yes

Memory card:

MicroSD

Infra-red:

No

Polyphonic:

Yes

Java:

Optional

GPS:

Yes

OS:

Android 2.3

Battery life:

6 days talk / 20 days standby (3G)

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