Motorola DEXT

AKA: Motorola MB200, Motorola Morrison, CLIQ

Available at: Bell

9/10 AVG.
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It's an Android phone at heart, which means you'll either like it or dislike it, based on how you feel about the platform - Jason Chen, Gizmodo  
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Reviews summary

9/10 AVG.
RATING

Based on 11 reviews

After suffering the slings and arrows from tech critics for perhaps riding too long on the success of the now iconic Razr flip phone, Motorola has bounced back with the Cliq, and it has won over many critics, receiving impressive ratings and nods of approval.

The Motorola Cliq occupies an interesting place in the heavily stratified world of cell phones; it is neither a basic phone nor a smartphone. And in this middle position, it shines quite well.

For folks who want a pocket tech companion that can take excellent pictures, interact easily with friends on social media sites, offer extensive personalization options, the Motorola Cliq is worth a serious look.

In addition to a full QWERTY keyboard that offers contoured keys a step above many others, the Android-powered Cliq also boasts a 3.1 inch capacitive touch screen display, providing a second direct way to interact with this phone. The display rolls in with a 320 x 480 pixel resolution display, which is very good for a phone in this category. It means images will be crisp, colors will be vibrant, and it will be easy on your eyes.

Add a 528MHz processor, and you have the kind of power needed to power apps without much drag or delay, and the ability to enjoy multiple apps running simultaneously.

Oh, and did I mention the 5MP camera? Yup! And it has digital zoom, Geo tagging (which allows you to tell folks where the photo was taken), white balance (which adds clarity) and a variety of effects. It also has a competent video recorder, too, so lots of fun capturing special moments.

Rounding out the better features there is stereo Bluetooth 2.0, microSD memory expansion and the always appreciated 3.5mm jack input which allows you to listen to music with your favorite headphones.

The Motorola Cliq does a great job squeezing into a category that is far more than a simple phone, but not meant to be a full-blown smartphone. And it ends up in a happy place I think many customers will very much appreciate.

Specs summary

Screen
3.1"

The Motorola DEXT's screen is 3.1 inches with 320 x 480 pixels resolution.

Processor
528MHz

There is a Qualcomm MSM7201A 528 MHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 1.5 Cupcake operating system (OS).

Camera
5+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 5+ megapixel camera. There's no secondary front camera.
Storage
256 MB

Internal memory is 256 MB. An external, MicroSD (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1420mAh

The phone is powered by a 1420 mAh Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. Motorola's performance ratings are: 13.5 days standby time, 300 minutes talk time.

Prices (Where to Buy)

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Motorola CLIQ Android Smartphone (Unlocked, QWERTY)

from Expansys CA

  • Condition: New
  • Availability: Not available
  • Contract: No
Expansys CA
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Motorola CLIQ Smartphone Winter White

from Expansys CA

  • Condition: New
  • Availability: Not available
  • Contract: No
Expansys CA
140

Motorola Blur MB200 - Black - UNLOCKED - NEW!

from eBay

  • Condition: New
  • Availability: In Stock
  • Contract: No
  • Located In: USA
eBay
140

Motorola CLIQ XT MB501 - Black GSM Unlocked Smartphone New

from eBay

  • Condition: New
  • Availability: In Stock
  • Contract: No
  • Located In: USA
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140

Motorola CLIQ MB200 - Black (T-Mobile) Smartphone

from eBay

  • Condition: New
  • Availability: In Stock
  • Contract: No
  • Located In: USA
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Reviews summary

9/10 AVG.
RATING

Based on 11 reviews

After suffering the slings and arrows from tech critics for perhaps riding too long on the success of the now iconic Razr flip phone, Motorola has bounced back with the Cliq, and it has won over many critics, receiving impressive ratings and nods of approval.

The Motorola Cliq occupies an interesting place in the heavily stratified world of cell phones; it is neither a basic phone nor a smartphone. And in this middle position, it shines quite well.

For folks who want a pocket tech companion that can take excellent pictures, interact easily with friends on social media sites, offer extensive personalization options, the Motorola Cliq is worth a serious look.

In addition to a full QWERTY keyboard that offers contoured keys a step above many others, the Android-powered Cliq also boasts a 3.1 inch capacitive touch screen display, providing a second direct way to interact with this phone. The display rolls in with a 320 x 480 pixel resolution display, which is very good for a phone in this category. It means images will be crisp, colors will be vibrant, and it will be easy on your eyes.

Add a 528MHz processor, and you have the kind of power needed to power apps without much drag or delay, and the ability to enjoy multiple apps running simultaneously.

Oh, and did I mention the 5MP camera? Yup! And it has digital zoom, Geo tagging (which allows you to tell folks where the photo was taken), white balance (which adds clarity) and a variety of effects. It also has a competent video recorder, too, so lots of fun capturing special moments.

Rounding out the better features there is stereo Bluetooth 2.0, microSD memory expansion and the always appreciated 3.5mm jack input which allows you to listen to music with your favorite headphones.

The Motorola Cliq does a great job squeezing into a category that is far more than a simple phone, but not meant to be a full-blown smartphone. And it ends up in a happy place I think many customers will very much appreciate.

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Reviews (9/10 Avg. rating)

A top-notch Android device

from CellPhone Signal (over 4 years ago)

The Motorola Cliq is the third Android phone in T-Mobile’s lineup. Thanks to a highly customizable user interface and an ambitious Motoblur service, which puts all your social networks, the Cliq is a great smart phone. With a 5-megapixel camera, 3.5mm headphone jack, and a comfortable keyboard... More

Sprite little messaging device designed around social networking

from PhoneArena (over 4 years ago)

When we held the Motorola CLIQ in the traditional position callers were very pleased with the sound quality, rating us at an 8.5, but just a slight movement, such as pinning the phone between our ear and shoulder with no hands, and quality significantly dropped.  To us callers sounded very good,... More

MOTOBLUR sets the phone apart from other Android devices

from Phone Scoop (over 5 years ago)

If you're a social networking butterfly and have an appetite for a constant stream of information flowing to the home screen of your phone, the CLIQ, from Motorola, could possibly be the phone for you. It marries a popular form factor with Android and the new MOTOBLUR platform, which delivers all your... More

A phone designed for social networking fiends

from Wired (over 5 years ago)

Spending time with the Cliq, Motorola's first phone running Google's Android OS is like spinning doughnuts in a funny car for hours. It's thrilling and a little dizzying, but for those without an iron constitution it can be a little tumultuous on the tummy. The Cliq is a phone designed for social networking... More

Looks and feels over-engineered

from Engadget (over 5 years ago)

Palm and Motorola have taken very different paths to get where they are today; one began life as a scrappy Valley start-up founded by a tablet computing pioneer, the other traces its roots to all the way back to the early days of consumer electronics and the automotive industry. Yet somehow, through... More

A keyboard Android phone with social networking features

from TechCrunch (over 5 years ago)

Motorola has released the phone it should have released a few years ago to compete with phones like the Helio Ocean and feature phones from LG and Samsung. Android brings this phone into the 21st century and the QWERTY keyboard and BLUR UI tweaks will please those looking for a keyboard Android phone... More

Do all of that on faster hardware

from Gizmodo (over 5 years ago)

Like we said in the hardware section, the major thing holding back the Cliq from being a fantastic phone is the processor. The animations are smooth, the UI touches are smart and the social networking stuff is useful; we just wish we could have a bit more account customization, do all of that on faster... More

A well-rounded smart phone

from CNET (over 5 years ago)

If you're drowning in a social-networking deluge of updates and messages, the Motorola Dext may be the answer for keeping everything under control. Throw in a full Qwerty keyboard, you've got an excellent phone that's built for staying in touch, as long as you don't actually want to make calls. A good-looking,... More

  8/10

Great Phone! Very Innovative.

(over 4 years ago)

Its a great phone. Something that has the social networking stuff all built into it. You never have to browse the internet to get facebook or myspace; it is simply built into your phone! Pros - Very good looking, the covers as well - Keyboard is great, - Headphone jack is standard 3.5 Cons - Does... More

  9/10

Lives up to the hype!

(over 4 years ago)

I got it on March 15th... It's a great phone! Pros: -Qwerty keyboard -Responsive touchscreen -Motoblur -Fast internet 5 MP camera -The patterned backside Cons: (Not much here) -Android 1.5 (Come on... 2.2 is coming out already, why are brand new phones shipping with an obsolete OS?) -Battery life... More

  9/10

Fun to use- awesome Android phone!

(over 4 years ago)

I just got the Dext yesterday, after my LG from Koodo packed it in. I wasn't about to spend $150 on another piece of junk from Koodo when this phone was only $400 to buy out. I was thinking of getting a Blackberry Bold, and I'd been checking out the differences between the smart phones over... More

  10/10

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