Specs summary

Screen
2.4"

The Motorola Q9h's screen is 2.4 inches with 320 x 240 pixels resolution.

Processor
355MHz

There is a Texas Instruments OMAP 355 MHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Windows Mobile 6.1 Standard operating system (OS).

Camera
2+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 2+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
256 MB

Internal memory is 256 MB. An external, MicroSD (up to 2 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1170mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1170 mAh battery. Motorola's performance ratings are 20 days standby time, 390 minutes (2G).



Motorola has brought out a solid performer, retaining all that was good about the original Q and adding a little more to the package.

- Brad Kellett , MobileBurn 

Reviews summary

8.2/10AVG.
RATING
Based on 12 reviews

The Motorola Q9h is a powerful Quad-band smartphone and a thoughtful improvement over the original Motorola Q.

Preloaded with Opera 8.6 as its default browser, your web-surfing experience on the updated Q is better and richer than what can be achieved with Explorer. Add a 320x240 pixel display and you receive crisp text and vibrant graphics.

One of the most exciting features of the Q9h is an improved keyboard. Larger, raised, rubberized keys with ridges make typing on the Q9h easier and more enjoyable than other bar phones that have knobby, slippery keys.

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The Motorola Q9h is an excellent value, too, when you consider that it comes with Opera, a $25.00 value, and two converter jacks: one that converts to a mini USB and the second which converts to a 3.5mm jack so you can maximize music playback with a better choice of headphones.

Unlike the shiny, fingerprint showcasing Blackjack, the Q9h has a rubberized, matte look and feel which has no fingerprint problems.

In a series of informative YouTube videos, Brandon Minniman of Pocketnow.com conducted a side-by-side comparison of the Q9h with the Samsung Blackjack 2 and found that the Q9h response time was better in almost every category. In fact, it acquired a GPS signal in only 45 seconds, which was 45 seconds faster than the Blackjack 2.

Another great feature of the Motorola Q9h is that it allows for significant customization. In fact, you can actually choose “lists” or “Icons” as a format not just for the entire OS (Windows Mobile 6), but for each section! You also have many other customizable features, including colors, icon size, etc.

The talk time for the Q9h is 6.5 hours and the standby time is 480 hours (These numbers will vary considerably depending on how you use the device).

Other features include a 2.0 megapixel camera with flash, Bluetooth 2.0, up to 2 gigs of optional external memory, and it runs on HSDPA, providing the fastest available download speeds for a mobile device.

The Motorola Q9h has everything a professional needs to create, edit and view documents, stay connected and informed, while also offering the fun extras of music, video and the ability to customize the device.

If you enjoy the candy bar form factor but were concerned over prior keypad issues, the Motorola Q9h may be just the phone for you.


Reviews (8.2/10 Avg. rating)


Wired

Speedier than most Windows Mobile phones

from Wired

A pretender to the BlackBerry throne, the new Q rocks at messaging and editing, thanks to its tactile keyboard and superior Documents To Go software, which syncs desktop files and lets you create new ones. You can give Internet Explorer the heave-ho in favor of the worthier Opera browser. Alas, these efforts can't rescue the phone from the clumsy, touchscreen-less version of Windows Mobile 6; it turns elementary tasks into aggravating affairs.

WIRED: Lean half-inch-thick bod. Speedier than most Windows Mobile phones. Support for GPS nav and stereo Bluetooth. Streaming music and v... Full review

MobileBurn

Solid performer, retaining all that was good about the original Q

from MobileBurn

Shortcomings of the Motorola Q 9h are few and far between, and I would imagine that the majority of people purchasing the handset as a converged messaging device and PDA will not be disappointed. While the keyboard has a very cheap feel to it, it is superb to type on, and this is one of the most important factors to come into play when selecting a device like this.

However, the Q 9h is not the best in its class. It is at best an equal, but does not do enough to really stand taller than other offerings. The Samsung Blackjack does almost everything the Motorola Q 9h can, and does i... Full review

worth consideration

I got my moto Q9h as a replacement for my Blackberry 8700c. It was most definately an UPGRADE. they both have high and low points, but the wheel on the blackberry infuriated me on nearly every occasion. the D-pad is a FAR better option, and the windows mobile is a far better fit for those of us hesi... More
I got my moto Q9h as a replacement for my Blackberry 8700c. It was most definately an UPGRADE. they both have high and low points, but the wheel on the blackberry infuriated me on nearly every occasion. the D-pad is a FAR better option, and the windows mobile is a far better fit for those of us hesitant to conform to a new OS. Less
eBay

Motorola Q9h/"Q9 global" Great PDA/smartphone...

from eBay
The best Microsoft Smartphone implementation so far! I had and lost my Samsung BlackJack and now I don't miss it at all. I got the Q9h or Q9 Global a week ago and it works great. Better keyboard, better voice recognition (actually works most of the time). Bigger screen, brighter screen, better con... More
The best Microsoft Smartphone implementation so far! I had and lost my Samsung BlackJack and now I don't miss it at all. I got the Q9h or Q9 Global a week ago and it works great. Better keyboard, better voice recognition (actually works most of the time). Bigger screen, brighter screen, better contrast and works with SDHC micro cards. Best camera and a flash (actually a constant light) that works and can light up more than 10 feet away versus six inches for most phone flashes. Major improvement over my BlackJack and Blackberry. You can actually find the 10 number keypad in the dark (which was impossible on the BlackJack). There is a small bump on the #5 that locates the center of the number pad area. The keyboard is similar to my old Motorola text pager and I can now type in messages in the dark and with a single hand. No need for 2 handed typing any more. I can now safely type in text messages with out looking at the display while driving or in a meeting Less
Yahoo

AT

from Yahoo
Pro: Tons of features, free extended battery Con: Not as intuitive as a RIM Blackberry, no headphone jack This is a great phone and value for the money. Some people complain about the battery life but with the FREE included extended battery the battery life is extremely good- even with frequent in... More
Pro: Tons of features, free extended battery Con: Not as intuitive as a RIM Blackberry, no headphone jack This is a great phone and value for the money. Some people complain about the battery life but with the FREE included extended battery the battery life is extremely good- even with frequent internet use and email updates every 30 min, my battery lasted on average 2 days. On a full charge talk time is easily 6-8 hours. My minor gripe is that it lacks a traditional headphone jack. (Buy a Bluetooth headset!) Another minor issue, if it can even be called that, is that the interface though very good is not as intuitive/easy to use a RIM blackberry. This is probably just a learning curve issue. Call quality is the best I've ever had on a cell phone, and the speakers are great. TeleNav worked well for me, even reporting real-time traffic. Some sites rate this phone poorly and site problems that dont really exist(note battery life). Don't believe them! This is a great phone that should be considered a strong option when considering a smartphone/PDA phone. Less
Yahoo

Problems

from Yahoo
Pro: Everything I need In my hand Con: Batterylife sucks Im on my second 9, in 3 weeks, first one froze, second one i've had for about 2 weeks, and i've already had to do a master reset.. i thought this would be better than my blackberry.. I was wrong.
Pro: Everything I need In my hand Con: Batterylife sucks Im on my second 9, in 3 weeks, first one froze, second one i've had for about 2 weeks, and i've already had to do a master reset.. i thought this would be better than my blackberry.. I was wrong. Less
Yahoo

Pay Attention

from Yahoo
Pro: None Con: None At the writing of this post, there are 11 reviews, all of which are on the "ORIGINAL" Moto Q, this review section is for the MOTO Q9, the second version of the phone, I do not own it and do not know how good it is because I have not had a chance to use it. Please pay attention, d... More
Pro: None Con: None At the writing of this post, there are 11 reviews, all of which are on the "ORIGINAL" Moto Q, this review section is for the MOTO Q9, the second version of the phone, I do not own it and do not know how good it is because I have not had a chance to use it. Please pay attention, does this phone look like the phone that you own??? Less
Yahoo

it's worth it

from Yahoo
Pro: mp3 player & scheduling is easy Con: battery life... but i decided to buy an extended battery I have had the Q for 1year now. I purchased it when it first came out. I love this phone, easy to used and everyone always says wow... what phone is this??? I bought an extended battery when I bought i... More
Pro: mp3 player & scheduling is easy Con: battery life... but i decided to buy an extended battery I have had the Q for 1year now. I purchased it when it first came out. I love this phone, easy to used and everyone always says wow... what phone is this??? I bought an extended battery when I bought it and I have never had any problems. Less
Yahoo

MotoQ q9

from Yahoo
Pro: Ability to Send and Receive email Con: Batter life stinks but and Extended Battery works perfect I have had the Q since day one that it came out and I have been really satisfied so far. The only thing that sucks is the battery life. On the web it does not last long...
Pro: Ability to Send and Receive email Con: Batter life stinks but and Extended Battery works perfect I have had the Q since day one that it came out and I have been really satisfied so far. The only thing that sucks is the battery life. On the web it does not last long... Less
Yahoo

Unimpressed

from Yahoo
Pro: Thin and well laid out Con: BATTERY LIFE IS HORRIBLE I have been very upset with this phone since I bought it. If I don't use it during the day I will still barely get 20 hours of battery life out of it. Others have said they bought the extended battery but that makes the phone thicker and... More
Pro: Thin and well laid out Con: BATTERY LIFE IS HORRIBLE I have been very upset with this phone since I bought it. If I don't use it during the day I will still barely get 20 hours of battery life out of it. Others have said they bought the extended battery but that makes the phone thicker and removes the reason I bought the phone in the first place. Also, this is my first experience with Windows ME and I am not impressed with it either. It can hang up and be very slow at some times when what you want to do (such as arrow down) should be very easy. I had a TREO before this and wish I would have stuck with that phone. I miss the touch screen more than I thought I would. If you are used to putting your phone on the charger every night maybe this phone is usable for you but be warned, if you forget, you don't have a phone the next day because the battery will certainly be dead. To me that is unacceptable. Less
Yahoo

Exactly What I Want

from Yahoo
Pro: style, ease of use, setup Con: battery life I have owned this phone for about 5 months so far and love it. The Q is easy to use, set up is a piece of cake and it isn't too "busy." I know the big knock on this is that it isn't a full computer in your hand, and that is absolutely what I want... More
Pro: style, ease of use, setup Con: battery life I have owned this phone for about 5 months so far and love it. The Q is easy to use, set up is a piece of cake and it isn't too "busy." I know the big knock on this is that it isn't a full computer in your hand, and that is absolutely what I want. I can easily send/receive e-mails, look at most attachments, and can choose what folders in Outlook I want to look at. I was surprised on how easy it was to set up and sync with my outlook. It is very thin and makes it very easy to carry in my pocket while on the golf course. It fits nicely in my hand and is easy to dial since the numbers are on the left hand side of the phone since I am a righty. My biggest problem with it is that you have to turn off programs that are running on the phone every couple times you use it so the battery doesn't drain. I can get over a day on my battery that came with the phone and also have an extended battery so I can go the weekend without using it. Also, does not work with the Jawbone headset, which is unfortunate, but I am happy with my Jabra. Overall, I highly reccomend this phone. Very easy to use, customize and durable (so far I have only dropped it a couple of times). Less
Yahoo

Moto Q

from Yahoo
Pro: Phone first, mobile computer second unlike plam and Blackberry's where it is other way around. Con: Battery life is the worst!!!! I have now owned the Motorola Q for about 6 months now. I am for the most part satisfied with this phone, mp3, mobile computer. It is an entry level mobile... More
Pro: Phone first, mobile computer second unlike plam and Blackberry's where it is other way around. Con: Battery life is the worst!!!! I have now owned the Motorola Q for about 6 months now. I am for the most part satisfied with this phone, mp3, mobile computer. It is an entry level mobile computing platform. A standard QWERTY keyboard makes data entry somewhat easy. It does not have the computing power of a Palm Treo or A RIM Blackberry, but that is not it's primary use function. It is an excellent bluetooth phone. It is great for checking emails but lousy at attachments. Depending on how big you buy your sd flash memory you can store 1 to 5 gigs of data (or music) on your flash card. It can handle a little abuse. I have dropped it a couple of times with no visible problems other than a ding or two on the edges. My biggest complaint is the extremely short battery life. You will be lucky to get through an 8 hour workday without having to recharge. 2 hours of talk and screen time is all you can get on a full charge. Buy extra batteries, you are going to need them. Less


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Full Specs

Overview
Release date May 17, 2007
Regions available USA, Canada
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/1900 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA
SIM Card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Windows Mobile 6.1 Standard

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Processor Texas Instruments OMAP 355 MHz
Internal Flash Memory
256 MB
RAM 96 MB
ROM No
GPS A-GPS
Digital compass Unknown
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation Unknown
SAR Head: 0.74 W/kg
Body: 0.59 W/kg
Languages English, French, Spanish
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Car Charger, Data Cable, Headset, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1170 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging Unknown
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time Up to:
390 minutes (2G)
Standby Time Up to: 20 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Unknown
Colors Black, Silver
Dimensions [H x W x D] 11.8 x 6.7 x 1.2 cm
(4.6 x 2.6 x 0.5 in)
Weight 134 grams
(4.7 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged Design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 65k
Resolution 320 x 240 pixels
Pixel Density Unknown
Size 2.4 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Unknown
Screen Orientation Lock Unknown
Multi Touch Unknown
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating Unknown
Additional Display Features No
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Unknown
Home Key Unknown
Mute Key Unknown
Input Type QWERTY
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry No
Physical Keyboard Unknown
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 Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact 9 numbers
Contact Groups Unknown
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type WAP 2.0, HTML
Browser Internet Explorer Mobile
Javascript No
Flash No
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Visto
Additional Email Features No
Messaging Services SMS, EMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP, PAN, SYNC
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info MicroSD (up to 2 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out No
DLNA Support Unknown
NFC Unknown
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Resolution 2+ megapixels
Dual Lens No
Zoom 8x digital
Flash Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info Brightness control, White balance
Video Recording Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera  
Resolution
Zoom No
Additional Front Camera Info No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, AAC, Real Audio, WMA
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, RealVideo
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 2.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Unknown
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Unknown
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
Notepad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps -
Included Software / Apps No
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Additional Comments Other Names (AKA): Motorola Q9 Global

A Windows Mobile 6.1 update is now available.
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