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Motorola v635

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The "1-Minute" Review

The Motorola V635 was released for sale in Canada in May of 2005. It is a GSM quad-band world-phone (800/900/1800/1900mhz), which means it works almost everywhere except Japan. It’s sold by Rogers Wireless in Canada and various European and Asian carriers. The V635 was tested on the Rogers, as well as roaming on the Fido, Cingular, and T-Mobile networks in the Greater Vancouver, Canada area.

Dimensions & Design

The Motorola V635 is quite similar to other Motorola flip phones recently released on the market. It is based on the original design of the Motorola V600, but much nicer and many more features. It weighs about 134g (4.71oz) and has the dimensions 8.9 x 4.9 x 2.5 cm (3.50” x 1.93” x 0.98”) (H x W x D).

The first thing I noticed was how nice the screen was. This phone has the BEST screen I’ve ever used.

The design is elegant and most people really like the look of it; shiny metal and black go well together.

The phone takes a Transflash card, which goes into the slot beside the external colour display. This allows you to add up to 512MB of extra memory which can be used to store files, mp3s, pictures, or whatever you like.

The external 4k colour screen was quite nice. It was not spectacular, but it was easy to read in all lighting conditions.

The megapixel camera on this phone is quite good. The pictures looked clear on both the device’s screens and my computer monitor, especially when reduced to 640x480 or 320x240.


Top-Left (outside bright)
Top-Right (outside dim)
Bottom-Left (inside dim)
Bottom-Right (Inside dim with flash)
Note: The inside bright is similar to outside bright.

Coverage & RF

As I mentioned earlier, this is a quad-band GSM world-phone (850/900/1800/1900mhz) that will work not only within North America, but also in most countries in the world.

The phone was able to pick up a signal fairly well in weak areas and was better then my V300. It was almost as good as my Nokia 3595--The RF King.

Sound Quality

This phone’s incoming and outgoing sound quality is excellent. You get a little transmitter buzz sometimes using a 2.5mm headset for some reason. I tried the OEM and Belkin headset to get rid of the buzz, but neither worked to fix the noise.

Wireless Data, Web Browser, Email & Organiser

This phone supports CLASS-6 EDGE, which is the current standard for data on GSM based networks. Using this phone's web browser for anything was quite annoying. It doesn’t really work at all with HTML. If you use sites designed for a mobile phone, such as ones that support WAP or WML, the phone browser works fine, but scrolling is slow.

The email client was very good on this phone. Although it uses up data which could be quite costly, it can be handy if you're on the go. The organiser also worked very well.

One of the cooler things about this phone is when you hook it up, via cables to your computer, it allows you to view the contents on your phone just like an external hard drive. This is done wihout drivers or any custom software!

Battery

Should last you 2-3 days without problems.

Overall

This is a good device for someone who wants a nice phone with a megapixel camera, mp3 player, good email client, and a great organiser. In a sentence: it’s a great phone.

Copyright 2005, Eric Johannsen / ejohan (ejohan[at]cellphones.ca).
All rights reserved. Used with permission. Article may not be altered without the writer’s consent.


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



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Common Questions


Motorola released the v635 on May 11, 2005.


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Motorola backs up the v635 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
Unknown

The Motorola v635's screen size is Unknown with 176 x 220 pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown
OS

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

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 10 days standby time.

Motorola v635 Specs

Overview
Release date May 11, 2005
Regions available No
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Other
Processor No
Internal Flash Memory No
RAM No
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Unknown
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: 10 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Flip
Colors Black, Silver
Dimensions [H x W x D] 8.9 x 4.9 x 2.5 cm (3.5 x 1.9 x 1 in)
Weight 134 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Stub
Changeable Faceplates Yes
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD
Colors 262k
Resolution 176 x 220 pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size Unknown
3D No
Secondary Display LCD
Graphics Screensavers, Wallpapers
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 Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP
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 Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
1+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
8x digital
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3
Radio -
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
Headset Jack 2.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer Yes
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, Pre-installed
Apps
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): v635i

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Love this phone!

I got this phone 2 years ago and I can't find a better phone out there for what this phone does for me. I can use any size ring tone for the phone and for my contacts, and I can't on the Motorola Razr V3 or the Samsung Sync, so those phones went back to ATT. I just wish the screen was bigger so I do...More
I got this phone 2 years ago and I can't find a better phone out there for what this phone does for me. I can use any size ring tone for the phone and for my contacts, and I can't on the Motorola Razr V3 or the Samsung Sync, so those phones went back to ATT. I just wish the screen was bigger so I don't have to wear my glasses to read it. Other than that, this phone has all the features I could ask for in a phone. Easy uploading music and pictures, the camera is good...oh, I would like to be able to change the cover for it, but that's not a big deal for me like having ring tones the way I want them and to not have to do anything to the ring tone to make it work for the phone. Less

Love this phone!

I got this phone 2 years ago and I can't find a better phone out there for what this phone does for me. I can use any size ring tone for the phone and for my contacts, and I can't on the Motorola Razr V3 or the Samsung Sync, so those phones went back to ATT. I just wish the screen was bigger so I do...More
I got this phone 2 years ago and I can't find a better phone out there for what this phone does for me. I can use any size ring tone for the phone and for my contacts, and I can't on the Motorola Razr V3 or the Samsung Sync, so those phones went back to ATT. I just wish the screen was bigger so I don't have to wear my glasses to read it. Other than that, this phone has all the features I could ask for in a phone. Easy uploading music and pictures, the camera is good...oh, I would like to be able to change the cover for it, but that's not a big deal for me like having ring tones the way I want them and to not have to do anything to the ring tone to make it work for the phone. Less

Amazing phone at first, then it very faulty

I bought my phone brand new from a Rogers dealer. As soon as I took it home my ringtones didnt work so i took it back to get fix and that didnt do anything. So it didnt bother me as much. For the next 2-9 months my phone gave me alot of headaches, i went to listen to my mp3 player and after 3 songs the...More
I bought my phone brand new from a Rogers dealer. As soon as I took it home my ringtones didnt work so i took it back to get fix and that didnt do anything. So it didnt bother me as much. For the next 2-9 months my phone gave me alot of headaches, i went to listen to my mp3 player and after 3 songs the mp3 player shuts off, so I would have to open it again. Then I try to put ringtones in the phone and all the ringtones went to the mp3 player and that made no sense. I have had no problem with the camera, I tend to take alot of pictures and it all turned out super clear. Like an actual digital camera, considering it was a 1.3 mega pixel in all. Then after about 1 year of owning it my entire hard drive just stopped working!. The phone didnt read my memory card so I pretty much lost all of my pictures and videos. The camera/video dosen't work anymore because I cannot save anything. My mp3 player dosent work anymore either it wont open at all. As well I cannot send outgoing text, I can only send out replied messages to those who send me a text. So basically my phone is only good for talking and playing games. Then the battery life isnt good either anymore, I am charging my phone almost every night or 2 days. Compared to I let it go for 5 days with continuous usage and not charge it. I am not a happy customer no more I paid 220$ brand new the first week it came out. Now it not worth anything at all. It's bascially a lemon a dud. Less

its all about luck

I loved it till started mall functioning, it last only 3 months, first repair: the screan went half blak after 3 months, second repair: after another 2 months I had no reception and borken speaker, third repar was for speaker again, I had to send it several time for repair during first year, the speake...More
I loved it till started mall functioning, it last only 3 months, first repair: the screan went half blak after 3 months, second repair: after another 2 months I had no reception and borken speaker, third repar was for speaker again, I had to send it several time for repair during first year, the speaker is not working and the phone is not ringing, my 1 year warranty ended August 30, 2006, Motorolla does not take any responsability and Rogers has no maintenance report, I don't think I ever buy Motorola again, Less

awesome phone

I got my Motorola v635 for $80 on a 2 year contract with Rogers. I've had it since august '05 and love it. The fact that you can easily upload pictures from the phone to your computer is great, and I always make my own ring tones on my computer and then put them on my cellphone. You can always have the...More
I got my Motorola v635 for $80 on a 2 year contract with Rogers. I've had it since august '05 and love it. The fact that you can easily upload pictures from the phone to your computer is great, and I always make my own ring tones on my computer and then put them on my cellphone. You can always have the hottest ring tones for free. The LED light is awesome and the battery usually gets me through a day (that includes heavy talking, couple pics and a text here and there). the only problem I've ever had is that I completely lost my reception inside all buildings at one point. my company gave me a loaner for 2 weeks then i got my baby back. the memory card also allowed me to hang onto ring tones, videos and pictures while my phone was being repaired. This phone is second to none. I once went through 6 phones in less than 2 years, so the fact i still have this one means something. Less

used to have one

My 635i just died after 1 year. It was a very good phone EXCEPT for 1 problem. The flip only needed to be opened a fraction of a inch to initiate an answer, so if you accidently slipped while opening it, it would end the call. I did that countless times. Yes, I know, I could have set it to answer afte...More
My 635i just died after 1 year. It was a very good phone EXCEPT for 1 problem. The flip only needed to be opened a fraction of a inch to initiate an answer, so if you accidently slipped while opening it, it would end the call. I did that countless times. Yes, I know, I could have set it to answer after pushing the talk button, but that kind of negates the purpose of the flip, doesn't it? One of the features I like best was the little l.e.d. light for the camera. It was very handy at night, but it seems not many manufacturers are using the light function anymore. Oh well, I'm gonna try the Samsung D606 next. Less

can't beat it.

this is a great phone. i wish i never lost mine. now i have a Nokia 6103. nice but not the same. the motorola v635 is just an all-around superb tool.

BEST PHONE EVER

THIS IS THE BEST PHONE I HAVE EVER OWNED.. IF THE PHONE GIVE U A PROBLEM FROM DAY ONE TRADE IN FOR ANOTHER ONE. IS PROBLEY A MANUFATURED SCREW UP. DONT JUST REVIEW IT BY THAT. I H AVE HAD 4 ONE YEAR AND IT ROCKS! NO TROBLE.

The lack of english manuals for v635

I am in the phone business and the v635 is loved but deterrance is the absence of english manuals

Motorola V635

Worse phone ever. Freezes all the time, side buttons keep on making that annoying sound, the camera sucks, and even with 512mb of memory takes forever to load and if it finally loads in most cases it will give you an error, and when you push pause and play again it goes right back at the beginning of...More
Worse phone ever. Freezes all the time, side buttons keep on making that annoying sound, the camera sucks, and even with 512mb of memory takes forever to load and if it finally loads in most cases it will give you an error, and when you push pause and play again it goes right back at the beginning of the song or pod cast. Same experience had with the Motorola t720, what a nightmare. Thats what you get for giving a company another chance. "DONT BUY IT" Less

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