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Motorola e815 review

7.1/10 AVG.
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7.1/10
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The Motorola e815 currently has an Informr score of 7.1 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 230 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Custom
Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
Unknown
Camera
1+ MP



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Motorola released the e815 on October 17, 2005.


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Motorola backs up the e815 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
Unknown

The Motorola e815's screen size is Unknown with x pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown

There is a processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

Camera
1+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 1+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
No

Internal memory is No. An external, MicroSD expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
Unknown

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. Motorola's performance ratings are 6 days standby time.

Motorola e815 Specs

Overview
Release date October 17, 2005
Regions available No
Networks
CDMA:
800/1900 MHz
Data:
1xRTT, EV-DO
SIM card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System
Processor
Internal Storage No
RAM No
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.31 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity No
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 6 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Flip
Colors Silver
Dimensions [H x W x D] 9.4 x 5.1 x 2.5 cm (3.7 x 2 x 1 in)
Weight 133 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Retractable
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD
Colors 262k
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size Unknown
3D No
Secondary Display Color LCD
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Standard / 12-key Numeric
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry iTap
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity 1000
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client No
Email Protocols No
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles No
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Unknown
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications Yes
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
1+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
4x digital
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback No
Audio Formats No
Radio -
Video Playback No
Video Playback Formats No
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
Headset Jack 2.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Amp'd Hollywood, Motorola e816

Canadian model supports Java, not BREW
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User Reviews


Love this phone =)

this is a great phone. The signal is great, i actually got signal in the underground subway a few times (canada). The reception is really good, and it is very durable. I dropped it numerous times on concrete, have thrown it against the wall...dropped in water...hmm what else lol. great phone, great rec...More
this is a great phone. The signal is great, i actually got signal in the underground subway a few times (canada). The reception is really good, and it is very durable. I dropped it numerous times on concrete, have thrown it against the wall...dropped in water...hmm what else lol. great phone, great reception, BUT there is a downside. the camera sucks when making a video....really sucks the battery life isnt good, but i put an extended battery on there which cost about 10 dollars on ebay. umm, i cant get the bluetooth to work when transferring files between phones and or hooking up items to it, this is a pain but i barely use it... great phone, i have a $250 credit at bell, but i dont want to get a new phone, i would much rather keep using this. 3 years and going strong. Less

Never again

last Motorola phone I'll have. I'm on my second, this one has no ring (broken) so I have an expensive answering machine. If you put it in your pocket, the buttons on the side will change the ring tone to silent or something else, or you take pictures of the inside of your pocket. I thought I was buy...More
last Motorola phone I'll have. I'm on my second, this one has no ring (broken) so I have an expensive answering machine. If you put it in your pocket, the buttons on the side will change the ring tone to silent or something else, or you take pictures of the inside of your pocket. I thought I was buying a camera phone, but then after not being able to get my pictures off of it (I have the data cable and the software), I found that Verizon had deliberately disabled that feature to force you to e-mail them to yourself. I find it to be a blatant rip off to sell someone a camera phone and software and then find out you can't get your pictures without paying for them. Less
Amazon

Do Not Buy This Phone

from Amazon
My wife and I both own an E815. While the basic functions work just fine. The design of the charger-phone connection is faulty and inevitably make it impossible to charge the phone. Don't buy this phone unless you want to waste your money.
Biggest piece of crap I've ever owned. It freezes constantly, deleted all my pictures for no reason, will not accept a charge and powers down when you do plug the charger in. I hate this phone and will not buy another motorola product because of the stupidest charger I've ever seen and the complete f...More
Biggest piece of crap I've ever owned. It freezes constantly, deleted all my pictures for no reason, will not accept a charge and powers down when you do plug the charger in. I hate this phone and will not buy another motorola product because of the stupidest charger I've ever seen and the complete failure of this phone to work properly. I've already had it in for warranty work once and will probably buy a different phone so I dont have to use this piece of crap ever again. I hate this phone Less

awful awful awful will never own another motorola

this phone is just simply AWFUL. i've had it for about a year and a half. however, it has been replaced 4 times. the current one i have has worked ok for about 7 months now. however, the screens, internal and external are now shot. neither will work. the external screen is a bluish color and the inter...More
this phone is just simply AWFUL. i've had it for about a year and a half. however, it has been replaced 4 times. the current one i have has worked ok for about 7 months now. however, the screens, internal and external are now shot. neither will work. the external screen is a bluish color and the internal is a snow white color. i had owned a motorola previous to this one, which was nto much better. i will NEVER EVER have another motorola. if you want to buy this phone be prepared for it to screw up eventually. Less
Amazon

Phone was 5 STARS While it worked; Expensive phones should last

from Amazon
I loved this phone until I plugged it in this week and it would no longer charge the battery. I'm fed up with Chinese-made expensive JUNK. This phone worked well, had great features and then literally overnight, I can't charge the battery. Anyone know where I can find a separate charger. I have cords a...More
I loved this phone until I plugged it in this week and it would no longer charge the battery. I'm fed up with Chinese-made expensive JUNK. This phone worked well, had great features and then literally overnight, I can't charge the battery. Anyone know where I can find a separate charger. I have cords all over my house for this phone and my headsets. Can anyone repair the charge port? It is time for consumers to contact the Attorney General Consumer Protection Division in their state and demand an end to throwing away our technology into the landfills after less than two years. I'm easy on products. Give me an iPhone on Verizon, PLEASE. Less

Excellent phone (2 yrs and going strong)

I have had this phone for two years and have no significant problems. The mp3 works great with the microSD card and you can add your own ring tones with a sound editor and tranfer via the microSD card to the phone. I have dropped it at least 7-10 times (free 3-4') and with some minor scratches and a...More
I have had this phone for two years and have no significant problems. The mp3 works great with the microSD card and you can add your own ring tones with a sound editor and tranfer via the microSD card to the phone. I have dropped it at least 7-10 times (free 3-4') and with some minor scratches and a gouge, it still works fine. I would recommend a leather holster/cover instead of the plastic quick belt clip (why it drops so much). I also got a signal this summer in the heart of Algoquin park (Opeongo Lake, Annies Bay) and got a tow for our boat when we needed to leave. Minus: Side buttons can be pushed easily without notice. Less

Awful!

I am on my third phone (same model) in less then two years. About 6 months into the phone its starts dropping calls, then when you plug in the charger it says invalid battery. Now I leave it charge all day at work unplug go home and it is dead the next morning. I get my voice messages like two-three...More
I am on my third phone (same model) in less then two years. About 6 months into the phone its starts dropping calls, then when you plug in the charger it says invalid battery. Now I leave it charge all day at work unplug go home and it is dead the next morning. I get my voice messages like two-three days later. The company I have my cell plan keep replacing the phone but it is a bad model. Absolutly hate this phone!! Less
Amazon

Love this phone!

from Amazon
Since all the great info is here & great reviews I'll just add: I've had it now 22 months (time for upgrade) & it's still going strong. I don't want to mention how many times I've dropped the phone on hard wood or concrete & even had to reboot itself. I never had an issue. Motorola's are known to be bu...More
Since all the great info is here & great reviews I'll just add: I've had it now 22 months (time for upgrade) & it's still going strong. I don't want to mention how many times I've dropped the phone on hard wood or concrete & even had to reboot itself. I never had an issue. Motorola's are known to be buggy, so once a month to reset it, I took out the battery for 30 min. This phone is known to be the best at reception for a dual-only all digital phone at the time I bought it in 2005. I'm now looking to upgrade the extras like phone, bigger screen (though this one is still one of the biggest), etc. But if I can't get that & the reliability of reception & clear voice I have with this.... Side by side to an LG6100 or a Motorola KRazr this phone had more bars & with me on this phone & my gf on her own E815 on speakerphone, I could hear her 25 feet away almost clearly in quiet house from where her husband was talking to me. Less
Amazon

ring tones change on their own, now it won't charge

from Amazon
I thought I was losing my mind until I read other reviews here! I've had my phone a little over 2 years, so I guess I'm lucky it lasted this long. I've always had the "accidently change ring tones" problem, had them with another motorola phone also. My husband gets sooooo mad when this happens he does...More
I thought I was losing my mind until I read other reviews here! I've had my phone a little over 2 years, so I guess I'm lucky it lasted this long. I've always had the "accidently change ring tones" problem, had them with another motorola phone also. My husband gets sooooo mad when this happens he doesn't understand how/why it happens, thinks I'm doing something. I try to remember to "lock" the keypad, but it still sometimes changes styles when I plug it in to charge. I called Motorola about this, their answer, "you're supposed to turn the phone off when you charge it" Yeah right! This week I started having the "unable to charge" error others have described. I figured I'd just dropped it once too often. I have a case and don't drop it often but... I'm just trying to limp it along for one more day till I can go buy another phone locally (can't risk online order, might take too long and can't be without a phone). I've done my research and think I'm going with LG VX8300...no more Motorola for me! Less

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