Motorola Motoluxe

AKA: Motorola XT615

Available at: Bell, Virgin Mobile

6/10 AVG.
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It is certainly not the ultra fashionable accessory that Motorola intended it to be. - James Pearce, Coolsmartphone  
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Reviews summary

6/10 AVG.
RATING

Based on 11 reviews

If you want a smartphone from a company that has a substantial amount of geek cred and a little bit of fashion sense, look no further than good old Moto and its fairly attractive Motorola Motoluxe. This monolithic Android handset ships with a 4-inch 480x854 touchscreen display, an 8MP autofocus camera, a 1,390mAh battery, and Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system. Although tagged as some kind of a premium model, the Motoluxe is better classed as an entry-level smartphone.

It has a number of good things going for it, such as its large touchscreen display and headline-grabbing camera, although the rest of the features can be a bit disappointing. It comes with only 512MB of RAM and a mere 300MB of internal storage, plus its single-core processor operates at a clock speed of only 800MHz. Fortunately, that much is enough to run Gingerbread quite well, and storage space can be expanded further through microSD cards—a free 2GB card is included in every package.

One of the Motoluxe’s highlights is a notification light built into its lower left corner below the touchscreen display. It flashes to notify users of certain events and is fairly useful, although users report it can get a bit annoying. All things considered, this is a nifty handset. Despite its shortcomings, the Motoluxe looks remarkably good for the price and would be a good choice as someone’s first entry-level Android device.

Need to Know: Motorola Motoluxe

1. Uses a large touchscreen display. (The Good)

2. Has an 8-megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash. (The Good)

3. Runs on a dated processor and ships with a very limited amount of RAM and internal storage. (The Bad)

4. Default OS is an older version of the Android software. (The Bad)

Specs summary

Screen
4"

The Motorola Motoluxe's screen is 4 inches with 480 x 854 pixels resolution.

Processor
800MHz

There is a Single Core 800 MHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread operating system (OS).

Camera
8+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 8+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with VGA (640 x 480) resolution.
Storage
No

Internal memory is No. An external, MicroSD (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1400mAh

The phone is powered by a 1400 mAh Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. Motorola's performance ratings are: 19 days standby time, 390 minutes talk time.

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Reviews summary

6/10 AVG.
RATING

Based on 11 reviews

If you want a smartphone from a company that has a substantial amount of geek cred and a little bit of fashion sense, look no further than good old Moto and its fairly attractive Motorola Motoluxe. This monolithic Android handset ships with a 4-inch 480x854 touchscreen display, an 8MP autofocus camera, a 1,390mAh battery, and Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system. Although tagged as some kind of a premium model, the Motoluxe is better classed as an entry-level smartphone.

It has a number of good things going for it, such as its large touchscreen display and headline-grabbing camera, although the rest of the features can be a bit disappointing. It comes with only 512MB of RAM and a mere 300MB of internal storage, plus its single-core processor operates at a clock speed of only 800MHz. Fortunately, that much is enough to run Gingerbread quite well, and storage space can be expanded further through microSD cards—a free 2GB card is included in every package.

One of the Motoluxe’s highlights is a notification light built into its lower left corner below the touchscreen display. It flashes to notify users of certain events and is fairly useful, although users report it can get a bit annoying. All things considered, this is a nifty handset. Despite its shortcomings, the Motoluxe looks remarkably good for the price and would be a good choice as someone’s first entry-level Android device.

Need to Know: Motorola Motoluxe

1. Uses a large touchscreen display. (The Good)

2. Has an 8-megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash. (The Good)

3. Runs on a dated processor and ships with a very limited amount of RAM and internal storage. (The Bad)

4. Default OS is an older version of the Android software. (The Bad)

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Reviews (6/10 Avg. rating)

An attractive and well-made product with a decent screen and camera

from Mobile Syrup (over 2 years ago)

The MOTOLUXE is not out to win the hearts and minds of the high-end market; rather, it fits quite snugly into the low- to mid-range, and does so by checking all the boxes. It has a few highs and some lows, but for the most part performs most task well enough for the price.For Virgin customers, $230 is... More

The Motorola Motoluxe has been designed as a stylish handset that won't break the bank

from T3 (over 2 years ago)

Mid-range smartphones can vary greatly from cheapo budget handsets to phones that are only a few steps down from being top-tier phones. On first impressions, the Motorola Motoluxe falls into the latter category thanks to its nicely designed chassis and large, bright screen. It also gets points for its... More

If you want a no frills Android device this could be the one for you

from Coolsmartphone (over 2 years ago)

The Motoluxe would be an ideal first Android phone, as it doesn’t do anything badly. Just when compared to devices twice the price you spot problems. Which is the wrong way to go about things. The Motoluxe handles games, social media, multimedia, normal phone stuff and loads more with no problems.... More

Smart design and good build quality with large and high-res screen

from TrustedReviews (over 2 years ago)

We're split on the Motorola Motoluxe. On the one hand it offers good build quality, design, screen and camera for its price but on the other, its performance is borderline not good enough. We hesitate to say it's outright too slow but we definitely found ourselves getting frustrated as we waited for... More

  6/10

Poor hardware meets dull design

from TechRadar (over 2 years ago)

We've established that the Motorola Motoluxe is no real fashion accessory. Not only that, but at around £20 per month, the performance isn't up to scratch with even other older-but-more capable Android phones, such as the HTC Desire S. It's more of an entry-level handset than one for a capable smartphone... More

  5/10

Good feature set for the price

from Wired (over 2 years ago)

The Motorola Motoluxe offers a decent range of features and just a little bit of Motorola personality to help it stand out from the midrange Android crowd.

  7/10

It has some very good things going for it, but also some features in need of improvement

from Digital Versus (over 2 years ago)

The motoluxe features all the latest-generation connectivity you need and works well as a phone. It gets fairly good reception, even though the SAR (specific absorption rate) is relatively low for a smartphone. We tested it and can tell you, the device will rarely hamper your jabber.

  6/10

A low-end, compact smartphone

from Know Your Mobile (over 2 years ago)

Performance-wise, the Motoluxe shows its budget side quite quickly. Sliding between the homescreens is a very jerky affair. Applications and the like opens relatively quickly but more intensive tasks can really slow it down. We wouldn't expect top-flight processing at £200-odd but the downside is the... More

Cheap, but likeable

from Pocket-lint (over 2 years ago)

If you are looking for an Android smartphone that won't break the bank, then the Motorola Motoluxe is well worth consideration. The screen size and impressive battery life do the phone credit, although the camera performance lets things down. But before you rush out and buy the Motoluxe, it might be... More

  7/10

A good-looking smartphone with a solid construction and a slim profile

from PhoneArena (over 2 years ago)

So, is the Motorola MOTOLUXE worth the $380 or so that it retails for off-contract? Well, it may be a good-looking smartphone with a solid construction and a slim profile, but the poor performance of its hardware is something that we cannot overlook. Frankly, we think that you will be better off picking... More

  5/10

It does a few thigns better than my Nexus One

(about 1 year ago)

This phone does a few things better than my old phone, but lately I've found it doesn't have the best reception as even my non-smartphones did. I'd be driving through places where this phone could not get signal. Otherwise the keyboard is nicer on this phone, and once you learn the menus... More

  7/10

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