It’s a perfect storm between awesome hardware, great software, and a great network.

- Boy Genious Team , BGR 

Specs summary

Screen
3.7"

The Motorola Milestone's screen is 3.7 inches with 480 x 854 pixels resolution.

Processor
550MHz

There is a ARM Cortex A8 550 MHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 2.0 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
1400mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1400 mAh battery. Motorola's performance ratings are 14.5 days standby time, 390 minutes (2G), 290 minutes (3G).


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The average consumer who is out for a smartphone will really enjoy the MILESTONE

from BGR (6 years ago)

There’s no denying that we’ve had some pretty uncomplimentary things to say about the MILESTONE, but it must not be forgotten that we’ve also given it a lot of praise. As we sit back and try and think of how to sum up our thoughts into a few sentences, we can’t help but co... More

There’s no denying that we’ve had some pretty uncomplimentary things to say about the MILESTONE, but it must not be forgotten that we’ve also given it a lot of praise. As we sit back and try and think of how to sum up our thoughts into a few sentences, we can’t help but come to the inevitable conclusion that, despite our perceived flaws, we think the average consumer who is out for a smartphone will really enjoy the MILESTONE provided they’re okay with dedicating some time to what is for some a bit of a difficult learning curve. As for the nerds, it’s really hard to say. If you’re not totally put off by the lack of paid apps and the fact that rooting is presently an issue then we say give the MILESTONE a shot. After all, we like it.

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True milestone device for a troubled, former majesty that has lived without glory long enough

from PhoneArena (6 years ago)

Hands down, the Motorola MILESTONE is one of the best smartphones on the market today. Even if a tad heftier than what we would have liked, the build quality is great and the device sports awesome functionality, including capable browser and probably the best camera found on Android phones today... More

Hands down, the Motorola MILESTONE is one of the best smartphones on the market today. Even if a tad heftier than what we would have liked, the build quality is great and the device sports awesome functionality, including capable browser and probably the best camera found on Android phones today. On the other hand, the MILESTONE is not exactly exemplary in terms of advanced software, due to the fact it lacks certain extra features that make the CDMA version more attractive (Facebook integration, Google Maps Navigation etc.)

People who love customizing their handsets themselves and like solid devices will definitely find the Motorola MILESTONE quite appealing. But we believe that seekers of sophisticated and elaborately developed interface and proper integration of social networks would be better off opting for the HTC Hero. Finally, we do have high expectations of the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 that is to roll out soon and has the potential to become more than a match for any technologically advanced Android handset.


All told, the Motorola MILESTONE is an excellent device that is one of the first steps in the comeback of the manufacturer, a true milestone device for a troubled, former majesty that has lived without glory long enough. The cell phone got sold out pretty quickly after its official release in the UK, which proves the great interest that customers seem to take in the device. Still, we doubt the Motorola MILESTONE will win the almost religious popularity that its CDMA version for Verizon, the DROID, has gained in the US.

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8.5/10

The smart phone for the user who wants everything, including a dodgy gold trim

from CNET (6 years ago)

The Motorola Milestone is a fast, powerful and feature-packed smart phone with a stunning screen and great connectivity. The slide-out keyboard is as flat as a pancake, we still pine for the missing Google Maps Navigation feature, and it lacks the style of the iPhone or the Palm Pre, but we can'... More

The Motorola Milestone is a fast, powerful and feature-packed smart phone with a stunning screen and great connectivity. The slide-out keyboard is as flat as a pancake, we still pine for the missing Google Maps Navigation feature, and it lacks the style of the iPhone or the Palm Pre, but we can't deny that this is the smart phone for the user who wants it all.

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8.7/10

Has a very industrial look and feel to it

from Techland (6 years ago)

By now you've seen Verizon's iDon't/DROID Does campaign on TV or on the streets. The first commercial can be found here. It's a bit tongue-in-cheek and Verizon has admitted this, but it does highlight a handful of things that the iPhone clearly cannot do. It should also serve as a clear indication t... More

By now you've seen Verizon's iDon't/DROID Does campaign on TV or on the streets. The first commercial can be found here. It's a bit tongue-in-cheek and Verizon has admitted this, but it does highlight a handful of things that the iPhone clearly cannot do. It should also serve as a clear indication that any rumor of the iPhone moving to the network is now squashed. Or they're confident enough that Apple won't hold a grudge. The former scenario is more likely. (See the best travel gadgets of 2009.)

Motorola's DROID has a very industrial look and feel to it. Gone are the days of lightweight and dainty devices. You don't have to coddle the DROID or shell out an extra $30 for a case. Wrapped mostly in metal, the DROID is chock-full of features that have become standard on ‘smartphones' or whatever else you want to call these mini computers.

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The second best phone you can buy right now, after the iPhone

from Gizmodo (6 years ago)

These things are true about Droid: The camera's not great; the keyboard isn't mindblowing; Android 2.0 lacks the polish and multimedia prowess to completely match the iPhone. What's also true is that a killer design, Google's services, Android's exploding app ecosytem, powerful multitasking, a stunn... More

These things are true about Droid: The camera's not great; the keyboard isn't mindblowing; Android 2.0 lacks the polish and multimedia prowess to completely match the iPhone. What's also true is that a killer design, Google's services, Android's exploding app ecosytem, powerful multitasking, a stunning screen and Verizon's network still make it the second best phone you can buy right now, after the iPhone.

At the same time, there's reason to pause. Android is evolving more rapidly than any other smartphone platform, both in terms of the hardware and software. When HTC's Hero came out, it crushed every other Android phone out there. Just a couple short months later, Droid is on top. In four months, we'll probably see a new champion. That Droid sets such a high bar for everything after might be the best thing about it.

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Perfect storm between awesome hardware, great software, and a great network

from BGR (6 years ago)

So, what’s the wrap up, you’re asking right? We absolutely love the Motorola DROID. It’s a perfect storm between awesome hardware, great software, and a great network. That’s not to say it’s for everyone. It isn’t the most consumer-friendly device off the bat and... More

So, what’s the wrap up, you’re asking right? We absolutely love the Motorola DROID. It’s a perfect storm between awesome hardware, great software, and a great network. That’s not to say it’s for everyone. It isn’t the most consumer-friendly device off the bat and it’s going to take some time and a whole bunch of improvements before we think Android can totally compete in the consumer space like others can, but Android is getting there slowly and this device in general couldn’t be a better way to show it off. There’s obviously some compromises like a pretty flat QWERTY keyboard and a little heft from the inclusion of metal as a design element, but the pros easily outweigh any cons if you’re on Verizon. And even if you’re not, it’s the most compelling alternative to the iPhone we’ve ever used. What’s important is that this phone exists and can easily fill a big void. It bridges a big gap and will be Verizon’s star device for the rest of the fourth quarter. Probably.

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Fun to use and so much more capable

from MobileBurn (6 years ago)

There's no reason to beat around the bush here. I think the Motorola DROID is flat out the best consumer smartphone available on Verizon. The DROID will likely eat into sales of LG's popular enV series of feature phones since it is just as fun to use and so much more capable. The keyboard could have... More

There's no reason to beat around the bush here. I think the Motorola DROID is flat out the best consumer smartphone available on Verizon. The DROID will likely eat into sales of LG's popular enV series of feature phones since it is just as fun to use and so much more capable. The keyboard could have been better designed, and there are a few ergonomic issues that impact one-handed usability, but overall the DROID is just an absolute rocking smartphone for consumers that can also handle business tasks pretty well. I give it a "Highly Recommended" rating.

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One of the thinnest sideways sliders

from Phone Scoop (6 years ago)

The Droid is already evoking the "love it or hate it" reaction from many people. If there's one thing it's got, it is its own sense of style that stands out from the growing number of look-alike Androids already populating the market. It is rectangular, with sharp edges and strongly resembles the bl... More

The Droid is already evoking the "love it or hate it" reaction from many people. If there's one thing it's got, it is its own sense of style that stands out from the growing number of look-alike Androids already populating the market. It is rectangular, with sharp edges and strongly resembles the black monolith from "2001: A Space Odyssey." As far as monoblock-style touch phones goes, its unique.

It feels very good in the hand. Though a bit on the heavy side, the materials feel top notch and the construction is sturdy and strong. There is a mix of metallic surfaces, plastic surfaces and soft-touch surfaces that are well conceived and make the phone comfortable to hold an use. It is big, though. The Droid has a 3.7-inch screen, and a bit of an odd ledge below it that extends the size of the phone. Despite the stretched length and width, Motorola has crafted one of the thinnest sideways sliders out there. It is a little bulky when stored in a jeans pocket, but it could be much worse.

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The hype and talk around this phone lives up to the expectations

from PhoneArena (6 years ago)

It's almost unfathomable to see Verizon tie the knot with Android – especially seeing how the carrier passed up the iPhone and usually packs on its  applications on smartphones. The obvious comparisons will be made between the DROID and other premier handsets available on the market, incl... More

It's almost unfathomable to see Verizon tie the knot with Android – especially seeing how the carrier passed up the iPhone and usually packs on its  applications on smartphones. The obvious comparisons will be made between the DROID and other premier handsets available on the market, including ones that are already part of the Android lineup. Verizon has definitely got itself a jewel in the form of the Motorola DROID and will most likely provide some much needed attention to the open platform. In doing so, it shows Verizon's commitment in lessening their control on how a phone should be retrofitted with software out of the box.  As for Motorola, the hype and talk around this phone lives up to the expectations. Being the creators of such a quality product, it clearly places Motorola in the correct direction to becoming the dominant figure it once was. We've slowly seen in the last year how they've changed their focus on the design of their handsets, for example the Motorola Krave ZN4 and Karma QA1 – all culminating to the eventual creation of the Motorola DROID.

With a lot of attention in both ads featured online and television, the DROID is fast becoming a household name. We found very few faults with the device – specifically the minor choppy movements when you navigate through the three home screen pages. Its improvements in the hardware department make it a worthy addition to the Android lineup that's becoming more robust. It's too early to tell whether the DROID will have a profound impact on how the Android platform is received by consumers, but we're sure that its presence on Verizon will attract a whole new audience, not to mention that the HTC DROID Eris will also make its Verizon debut. For Google, this is a win-win position for them thanks partly to Android 2.0 - we're going to expect to see a shift  in the mind share of Google's playing field in various software industries. Pack all of these things in a sleek body that's constructed and put together with the finest of materials, you'll have yourself a winner that's sure to stand top among the best of the best. It may not be completely perfect, but it does place the emphasis of DROID in Android.

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It's the combination of solid phone, smart user interface

from Wired (6 years ago)

Yet, the phone is endearingly quirky. Tweak the settings to turn on the haptic feedback and you can feel a nice rumble each time you press a button. And then there's the squawking of the word 'drooooiddd' in a robotic monotone when you power up the phone or get a voice message.Overall, Droid makes t... More

Yet, the phone is endearingly quirky. Tweak the settings to turn on the haptic feedback and you can feel a nice rumble each time you press a button. And then there's the squawking of the word 'drooooiddd' in a robotic monotone when you power up the phone or get a voice message.

Overall, Droid makes the iPhone 3G look a little tired, the BlackBerry boring, and the Palm Pre an after-thought. The Droid doesn't have a single "wow" feature. Rather, it's the combination of solid phone, smart user interface, and Verizon's kick-ass network that makes the Droid a cut above most smartphones.

If it were 2 ounces lighter and had a better keyboard (or no keyboard at all), it would be hands-down the best smartphone on the market today. As it is, it's a solid contender in a market that has too long been dominated by just one top-quality handset.

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Horrible waste

(2 years ago)

I get "your SIM card does not allow you to register on this network" about half the time when trying to connect to my own network. Connecting to wireless can completely drain a full battery in around 20 minutes. I get no connections if I am more than 1 yard from an outside wall in my house. Attempts... More

I get "your SIM card does not allow you to register on this network" about half the time when trying to connect to my own network. Connecting to wireless can completely drain a full battery in around 20 minutes. I get no connections if I am more than 1 yard from an outside wall in my house. Attempts to send a text message or make a phone call fail about 80% of the time. Do not buy this phone! (and frankly, I'm never buying another Motorola again!)

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1/10

great durable smartphone

(4 years ago)

I'm not sure what the other users are talking about but I have had this phone since early fall of 2009 and not many issues yet. Yes it might not be fast like these new 4g phones but it beats any blackberry that was released before september 2011 and is more durable and reliable than other flimsy and... More

I'm not sure what the other users are talking about but I have had this phone since early fall of 2009 and not many issues yet. Yes it might not be fast like these new 4g phones but it beats any blackberry that was released before september 2011 and is more durable and reliable than other flimsy and call dropping android phone out from lg and samsung(havent used the new lg optimus black skype edition or samsung galaxy 4g yet). But to give this phone a rating of 1 and calling it the worst phone made is untrue.

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8/10

Devils cellphone

(4 years ago)

This is a curse, I use it for a year and a half now, and it was all good for like half a year, but then it just began to get worse and worse... from all cellphones I had, this is the worst. 1. The phone automaticly press on the screen buttons and many times I'm getting calls from people telling me... More

This is a curse, I use it for a year and a half now, and it was all good for like half a year, but then it just began to get worse and worse... from all cellphones I had, this is the worst. 1. The phone automaticly press on the screen buttons and many times I'm getting calls from people telling me "why did you send me this spam message" or "did you call me last night" ?? if I leave the screen on but not unlock it, it seems like the phone have thoughts of his own and he tries to unlock the phone, and after he does that, he start to call random people. 2. When someone calls me, I cant move the "answer" button to the right, it just stucks and it pisses me off so bad. 3. Sometimes when I do answer a call the phone just turns off. I HATE THIS CELLPHONE, I AM SORRY FOR BUYING IT, AND WILL NEVER AGAIN IN MY LIFE BUY MOTOROLA PRODUCTS, THANKS MOTOROLA FOR RUINING MY LIFE.

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1/10

Worst Cell Phone I've ever owned

(5 years ago)

I have had my Motorola Milestone for just over a year now. This has been the worst phone experience I have ever had. I have had the phone in for multiple repairs between the back light on the screen malfunctioning constantly (even after a repair it is okay for a couple days or a couple weeks then... More

I have had my Motorola Milestone for just over a year now. This has been the worst phone experience I have ever had. I have had the phone in for multiple repairs between the back light on the screen malfunctioning constantly (even after a repair it is okay for a couple days or a couple weeks then it will start cutting out), I am constantly getting feedback issues even after it being serviced, even a loaner milestone had the same issue, and speaking with other milestone users I have heard of them having these issues. As well when waking the phone up from sleep mode I find the home buttons sometimes do not respond, so I have to put it to sleep again then wake it up again before it will allow me to hit the home keys. I have also found that when playing music sometimes the party shuffle will engage on it's own.

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1/10