Specs summary

Screen
No

The Motorola V600's screen is Unknown with 176 x 220 pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown
OS

The phone runs on the Other operating system (OS).

Camera
VGA (640 x 480)

You can take photos with the phone's onboard VGA (640 x 480) camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
No

Internal memory is No. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
Unknown

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. Motorola's performance ratings are 6.5 days standby time, 260 minutes (2G).



Reviews summary

6/10AVG.
RATING
Based on 282 reviews

A relatively expensive folding world phone with a basic camera, optimized for multimedia messaging and customizing its appearance.

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The Motorola V600 is a so-called "world phone", meaning that its quad-band GSM 800/900/1800/1900 MHz wireless voice capability allows users to roam practically anywhere in the world that has decent cellular coverage. Those who travel widely for business, or who are planning to travel extensively for pleasure are the most likely to make full use of this capability; users who won't be crossing any provincial or state lines with their phone will never notice the difference.

Two other capabilities that make the V600 noteworthy are Bluetooth and a built-in digicam. The inclusion of Bluetooth is one of this model's real strengths. Not only will Bluetooth provide a basic computer connection that allows you to upload or download digicam images and sound files via your serial port, as well as upload videos others have created, but it opens a world of possibilities for adding after-market accessories and extras. If you don't have USB, a Bluetooth adapter plus Motorola's Mobile Tools software (which costs extra) will still give you the ability to sync the phone's directory and calendar with Outlook contacts and calendar on your computer.

On the other hand, the V600's digicam falls into the "Weakness" category. Cam-phone users can't expect the same high-quality results that come from dedicated digicams with megapixel resolutions, and the V600's built-in camera is no exception, delivering mediocre images of 640 x 480 resolution or less without the benefit of a flash. However, what really flaws the V600's camera feature is not optics but inconvenience: not only is there a noticeable lag between pressing the shutter button and the image being captured, but the user is forced to go through a series of menu steps to review the image or discard it, save or send it, before taking a second picture. In Motorola's defence, this isn't simple neglect; they seem to have made a conscious design decision to make sending a one-off snapshot quicker and easier, but have sacrificed convenience in saving shots for later or taking multiple shots in quick succession. Potential buyers should beware of this, and unless they are skilled with a low-quality no-flash camera, or plan to use their cam-phone exclusively for quick multimedia messaging, they should seriously consider rival models.

Another non-standard feature that the V600 includes is a speakerphone, whose performance is adequate even in loud conditions.

The V600's size and appearance are nothing extraordinary, but customization is easy. In size terms the folding handset is more compact than a contemporary non-folding model, but there are smaller flip-phones available (for example the Motorola i830). Unlike many flip models, the V600 has removable front and back panels. Even rarer, panels are metal and not plastic, which adds a touch of class.

In terms of ergonomics, the V600 stacks up well. Its high-resolution color display uses a transflective LCD that is clearly visible in direct sunlight. Menu navigation uses a four-way rocker, which is better than the separate (and often scattered) left, right, up and down buttons that many phones still employ. Another nice feature of the V600 is the way the keypad buttons click audibly when you press them. In addition, buttons are relatively large and separated by beveled spaces. These little touches, along with the latest version of iTAP predictive text entry, make for quick and easy text messaging, which many users will appreciate. Audio performance and reception are average: nothing exceptional, but not a liability that should make potential buyers look elsewhere.

Overall, the Motorola V600 doesn't blow away the competition in any major category of performance or capability. International business travelers who don't need or want the unmatched E-mail capabilities of the latest GSM/GPRS BlackBerry will generally be satisfied with the model's voice and organizer functions, and will appreciate the option to add Bluetooth accessories, but may not find a use for the bare-bones camera. Basic users won't want to pay for the camera, and won't take advantage of the international roaming capability. Technophile power users won't appreciate the limited memory or rudimentary E-mail capability and Web browser. The demographic who will be best satisfied by the V600 are avid text messagers who want to add images and sound to their messages, and for them, the additional price that comes with a built-in digicam may well be worth it. This sort of user is also likely to appreciate the customization options. Anyone who doesn't fit into this category of user is advised to keep looking.


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Amazon

Solid phone and feature

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If the primary reason you buy a cell phone is to use it as a cell phone (and not for photos, mp3s, text messaging),then this is a rock-solid phone. The operating system and user interface are both good and operate well, the user interface in particular is very user-friendly and intuitive. The phot... More
If the primary reason you buy a cell phone is to use it as a cell phone (and not for photos, mp3s, text messaging),then this is a rock-solid phone. The operating system and user interface are both good and operate well, the user interface in particular is very user-friendly and intuitive. The photos are fine. It has bluetooth. I dropped it many times, but it still worked fine. Plus it looks very slick too, many people have commented on its cool appearance. The one downside for me is that the phone is a bit heavy. It's not a thin and light Razr. Less
Amazon

Simple, Elegant and Powerful

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This is my second motorola phone in last 4 years. i used to have a V60 and then i upgraded to this V600 model. i really liked by v60 and i like V600 even more. the phone is very simple to use. it does have a camera but i rarely use it. the picture quality is alright, but thats doesnt matter to me th... More
This is my second motorola phone in last 4 years. i used to have a V60 and then i upgraded to this V600 model. i really liked by v60 and i like V600 even more. the phone is very simple to use. it does have a camera but i rarely use it. the picture quality is alright, but thats doesnt matter to me that much. what really matters to me is the functionality and the call quality. after all thats what the cell phones are for, arent they? the call quality is nice, if you use speaker phone you will like the clarity. the best feature i like about the phone is that you can change the ring style by the press of button on the side without even opening the phone. press the down button once and then press the button underneath the down button to switch from loud to silent to vibrate to vibrate & ring. Less
By Far the worst Motorola I ever owned, 4+ Bars, calls Failed, there answer to my problem>>>>>>There are issues with the phone,Thanks for telling me BEFORE I bought it.Had Phone for 8 months, (just found this gripe area,)
By Far the worst Motorola I ever owned, 4+ Bars, calls Failed, there answer to my problem>>>>>>There are issues with the phone,Thanks for telling me BEFORE I bought it.Had Phone for 8 months, (just found this gripe area,) Less
Amazon

Beware- Looks good, but that is about it.....

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Have had this model for over a year and I have had to exchange it 3times. Due to my screen disappearing. I called t-mobile and asked if there is a recall on this model, but they say there is not. Also I have noticed that the rescpection decreases after 3months.
Have had this model for over a year and I have had to exchange it 3times. Due to my screen disappearing. I called t-mobile and asked if there is a recall on this model, but they say there is not. Also I have noticed that the rescpection decreases after 3months. Less
Amazon

price and uif you have any

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i am from barbados in the caribbean and i would like to know if you have any motorola V600 phone for sale and what is the price in barbados dollars i had one before but my son lost it and it work very well i had no problem with it so i am looking for one to buy.
i am from barbados in the caribbean and i would like to know if you have any motorola V600 phone for sale and what is the price in barbados dollars i had one before but my son lost it and it work very well i had no problem with it so i am looking for one to buy. Less
Amazon

Motorola V600 - not bad, but not perfect, either

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I've had this phone for over a year. I purchased it off of Ebay and initially I was satisfied with it. For the most part, it does what it's supposed to do. However, before you consider buying it, you might want to know a few things. Pros: *Sleek design. *Loud ringtones and you can customize your... More
I've had this phone for over a year. I purchased it off of Ebay and initially I was satisfied with it. For the most part, it does what it's supposed to do. However, before you consider buying it, you might want to know a few things. Pros: *Sleek design. *Loud ringtones and you can customize your own tones with the built-in MotoMixer. *Good vibrate function. *Camera takes pretty good pics - has a zoom lens (I think this is the one of the best features of this model) and you can easily send pics to your PC by email. This I really liked. *Speakerphone. For me this really comes in handy. *Good sized viewing screen. Definite plus. *Bluetooth included. *Battery life decent. I've gone a couple of days without recharging. Now the cons: *Dropped and intercepted calls. Either I lose the call altogether, or some unknown person breaks into my conversation, thinking that they are still talking to the same person they were conversating with before they got entangled up in your line - and the only way to get rid of them is hanging up. This could be a T-Mobile satellite problem more than anything, though - I've had several different phones while on T-Mobile and the same thing happened. *Headpiece volume not loud enough. I can't count how many times I've had to say "Huh?" to the caller on the other end, no matter how loud I turned the volume up. *Screen has the tendency to freeze up from time to time. Remove the battery for a few seconds, pop it back in and you're back in business, but who wants to make a practice of that? *Changes the type of alert you desire on its own (Several times it switched to silent by itself and I didn't know I had a phone call). ANNOYING! *Treats each phone number for a single person as a separate entry. This is a pain when you are trying to locate a number but have to scroll through three or four entries for the same person in order to find the number you want. *If you get a call and view who it's coming from but DON'T feel like calling them back right away, this phone will continue to call you (your OWN number will show up in the display) until you return the phone call to the person who called you. VERY ANNOYING!! *Has a video function where you can supposedly view and download videos, but the only thing you can access is an ad for the V600. When you go to the T-Zones site to see videos, all it says is "Coming Soon". How soon?? I've had my phone for over a year and there has been no videos yet, just the same tired V600 commercial. *Attaching an ear piece on this phone is taking a risk. You have the ability to close the phone while you are talking, but if the plug comes out (and it does very easily), bye-bye phone call. It's happened to me more times than I can count. Needless to say I don't use the earpiece anymore. I thought of getting the Bluetooth wireless earpiece, but since I'm considering taking this phone off my hands and upgrading to another model, I think I'll hold off on that for a while. Overal rating: 3.5. Like I said, Motorola's V600's not bad, but not perfect either. So just keep that in mind if you decide to purchase it. Less
Yahoo

Best Phone for Best Features

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Pro: Great Design, Features, and other Capability Con: Little too big and heavy Motorola V600 is a great phone. it has expensive, nice design. It also has features such as the round part where you can choose colors!!! Some people said that the ear volume is too soft... but I think it's pretty good.... More
Pro: Great Design, Features, and other Capability Con: Little too big and heavy Motorola V600 is a great phone. it has expensive, nice design. It also has features such as the round part where you can choose colors!!! Some people said that the ear volume is too soft... but I think it's pretty good. Bluetooth is the best part. You can share musics, pictures, and videos through the bluetooth technology. You can also customize your phone with the computer (you can do almost anything). You get good pictures, and gaming has pretty good graphic. Only thing bad about it is probably the black glass part on the front. It get scratched easy. Otherwise this is a great phone!!! Less

Horrible Phone

I can say with great certainty I will never again purchase a Motorola phone. I have had three and they all have had the same problems. I have learned my lesson. First off, the charger is the worst design ever created by man. In order to get my phone to charge I have to plug it in, then pull the... More
I can say with great certainty I will never again purchase a Motorola phone. I have had three and they all have had the same problems. I have learned my lesson. First off, the charger is the worst design ever created by man. In order to get my phone to charge I have to plug it in, then pull the wire around the phone and pull it tight on the antanna to get it to charge. A slight breeze blows through the room and it stops charging. Second I can barely hear out of the ear piece, so in order to talk to anybody I have to use the speaker phone, which doesn't work well. Third my phone drops calls about once every third phone call. It's not the carrier. It's the phone. It will drop calls when I have all my bars. Overall horrible phones, very poorly constructed. Save your time and get anything other than a Motorola. Less
Amazon

Not a good phone

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In total I had to return my phone 5 times for 5 different reasons. Not a very good phone, but T-mobile was good about sending me a new one each time.
In total I had to return my phone 5 times for 5 different reasons. Not a very good phone, but T-mobile was good about sending me a new one each time. Less
Amazon

More than one of the same phone and still hate it...

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I have had numerous problems with this phone. About 6 months after I first purchased the phone I had to return it as it would not allow me to hold a conversation for more than 5 minutes without dropping the call. I am in a great reception area and therefore T-Mobile graciously exchanged my phone.... More
I have had numerous problems with this phone. About 6 months after I first purchased the phone I had to return it as it would not allow me to hold a conversation for more than 5 minutes without dropping the call. I am in a great reception area and therefore T-Mobile graciously exchanged my phone. Now I am 6 months into use with the new phone and it's starting to not only drop phone calls after short amounts of time on the phone, but also, the phone does not turn off!!! The screen constantly blinks on and off. The features are good (the bluetooth, and camera) but they do not make up for the horrible experience I've had with this phone. I will never again purchase another Motorola. Less



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Full Specs

Overview
Release date May 13, 2004
Regions available
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
Data:
GPRS
SIM Card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Other
Processor No
Internal Flash Memory
RAM No
ROM No
GPS No
Digital compass Unknown
FlightMode Unknown
Hearing Aid Compatible Unknown
TTY/TDD Unknown
Noise Cancellation Unknown
SAR Head: 0.9 W/kg
Languages English, French
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
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:
260 minutes (2G)
Standby Time Up to: 6.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Flip
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA No
Material Unknown
Colors Silver
Dimensions [H x W x D] 4.7 x 8.8 x 2.5 cm
(1.9 x 3.5 x 1 in)
Weight 126 grams
(4.4 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged Design Unknown
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Stub
Changeable Faceplates Yes
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD
Colors 65k
Resolution 176 x 220 pixels
Pixel Density Unknown
Size Unknown
3D No
Secondary Display LCD
Sensors
Graphics No
Themes Unknown
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 Standard / 12-key Numeric
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry iTAP
Physical Keyboard Unknown
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands No
Keypad / Screen Lock No
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls Unknown
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 Unknown
Contact Groups Unknown
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type Yes
Browser Unknown
Javascript Unknown
Flash Unknown
Email Yes
Email Protocols
Additional Email Features No
Messaging Services SMS, EMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption Unknown
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Expansion Slots No
Expansion Slots Info No
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out Unknown
DLNA Support Unknown
NFC Unknown
UMA Support Unknown
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet Unknown
PictBridge Unknown
Camera
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Resolution VGA (640 x 480)
Dual Lens No
Zoom Yes
Flash No
Additional Rear Camera Info No
Video Recording Formats No
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera  
Resolution
Zoom No
Additional Front Camera Info No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback No
Audio Formats No
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats MPEG-4
Mobile TV Unknown
Streaming Video No
External Speakers Unknown
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 Unknown
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch Yes
Timer Unknown
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Document Viewer Unknown
Weather Unknown
Stocks Unknown
Maps Unknown
Notepad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Yes
Apps -
Included Software / Apps No
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Additional Comments There is no internal melody mixer, but you can go online and use Motomixer to create your own tones.
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