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Motorola Q review

6.4/10 AVG.

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The Motorola Q currently has an Informr score of 6.4 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 373 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

Operating system
Windows Mobile
312 MHz
Screen Size
1+ MP

What the Critics Are Saying...


Motorola has been best known in the cell phone market over the past few years for their Razr range of thin, lightweight phones. With the Q (priced at $299 from Verizon and $99 from Sprint with a two-year contract.), they are looking to break into a new space; the smart phone market, where users look...

- Richard Baguley, WirelessInfo

This slim, stylish Windows Mobile smart phone is inexpensive, but it needs extra cost software to edit Office documents.

- Melissa J. Perenson, PCWorld

With its design, the Motorla Q has earned it the "BlackBerry Killer" nickname. It has the three "S" of the perfect gadget: Slim, Sexy, and Smart. Text can be entered at full speed, thanks to the QWERTY keyboard, and displayed on a nice QVGA display. The inside is nice too: the phone is a 3G CDMA han...

- Hubert Nguyen, Ubergizmo

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Common Questions

Motorola released the Q on June 19, 2006.

We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Motorola Q user manual here.

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

If your Q has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Motorola support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Motorola's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.

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Screen Size

The Motorola Q's screen size is 2.4 inches with x pixels resolution.

312 MHz

There is a Intel XScale (ARM920T PXA27x) 312 MHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

1+ MP

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

There's no secondary front camera.

64 MB

Internal memory is 64 MB. An external, MiniSD expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1130 mAh battery. Motorola's performance ratings are 8 days standby time.

Motorola Q Specs

Release date June 19, 2006
Regions available USA, Canada
Mobile / Cellular Data
850/1900 MHz
1xRTT, EV-DO Rev. 0
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
Operating System No

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Processor Intel XScale (ARM920T PXA27x) 312 MHz
Internal Storage 64 MB
ROM 128 MB
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.11 W/kg
Body: 1.47 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Carrying case, Data Cable, Extended Battery, Manual, Software CD, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1130 mAh
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: 8 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Unknown
Colors Silver
Dimensions [H x W x D] 11.6 x 6.4 x 1.2 cm (4.6 x 2.5 x 0.5 in)
Weight 115 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 262k
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 2.4 inches
Secondary Display No
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 QWERTY
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry No
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control No
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
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 Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange, GoodLink, Visto
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, MSN
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
USB OTG Support No
Infrared Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, DUN, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MiniSD
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
Main Camera
1+ megapixels
6x digital
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Brightness control, White balance
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
QCIF (176 x 144 pixels)
Front Camera
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, AAC, WMA
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 2.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
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 Yes
Apps No ()
Included Software / Apps -
Additional comments -
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