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Motorola Spice review

3.8/10 AVG.

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The Motorola Spice currently has an Informr score of 3.8 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 7 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

The Motorola Spice is a well-built touch screen vertical slider offering the user a choice of input options. When closed, the Motorola Spice presents an interactive capacitive touch screen complete with customization options allowing for personalization and the ability to get to your favorite apps with a single click.

Slide the Spice open and you have a full QWERTY keyboard, complete with thoughtful, contoured keys, for folks who enjoy a more organic typing experience.

Motorola has taken a decidedly different turn in the shape of the Spice, curving edges to build a more friendly-looking device than the now omnipotent "black rectangles" that have become so popular.

Powering the Spice is Android's 2.1 OS, and the phone ships with a fine collection of standard and mid-range features including Bluetooth 2.0, Wi-Fi, GPS and a capable 3MP camera with video record capabilities.

The 3-inch display produces 320 x 480 pixel resolution, rendering crisp text and good quality photos. Add an FM radio, YouTube player, full internet browser and built-in online support for both Facebook and Twitter, and you have not just a phone but a social butterfly waiting to connect with new friends.

If your current phone is starting to bore you, you may want to add a little, dare I say, Motorola Spice to your next upgrade.

Operating system
528 MHz
Screen Size
3+ MP

What the Critics Are Saying...

Mobile Syrup

Overall, the Motorola Spice is a nice addition to Mobilicity’s line-up of devices, and increases their Android offerings, which has become increasingly popular over the past year. The Spice parallels the form factor of other popular devices such as the Blackberry Torch, and Palm Pre 2, at...

- Joseph Rizzuto, Mobile Syrup

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Common Questions

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

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

If your Spice 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 Spice's screen size is 3 inches with x pixels resolution.

528 MHz

There is a Qualcomm MSM7225 528 MHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

3+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 3+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

100 MB

Internal memory is 100 MB. An external, MicroSD (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1170 mAh battery. Motorola's performance ratings are 9.5 days standby time.

Motorola Spice Specs

Release date November 28, 2010
Regions available USA, Canada
Mobile / Cellular Data
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
Operating System No

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Processor Qualcomm MSM7225 528 MHz
Internal Storage 100 MB
RAM 256 MB
ROM 512 MB
Hearing Aid Compatible No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.32 W/kg
Body: 1.11 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1170 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: 9.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Slider
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 9.7 x 6.1 x 1.9 cm (3.8 x 2.4 x 0.7 in)
Weight 145 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 3 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
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, Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
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 Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM, Google Talk
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 2.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization OTA
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
Main Camera
3+ megapixels
5x digital
Additional Rear Camera Info
Effects, White balance
Video Recording Formats
Video Recording Parameters
VGA (640 x 480 pixels), 25 fps, up to 0 minutes
Front Camera
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, AAC+, AAC, WMA
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats MPEG-4
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed ()
Included Software / Apps -
Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Motorola XT300

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