Specs summary


The Motorola Motoluxe's screen is 4 inches with 480 x 854 pixels resolution.


There is a Single Core 800 MHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on the Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread operating system (OS).

8+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 8+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with VGA (640 x 480) resolution.


Internal memory is No. 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), 1400 mAh battery. Motorola's performance ratings are 19 days standby time, 390 minutes (2G), 270 minutes (3G).

It is certainly not the ultra fashionable accessory that Motorola intended it to be.

- James Pearce , Coolsmartphone 

Reviews summary

Based on 11 reviews

If you want a smartphone from a company that has a substantial amount of geek cred and a little bit of fashion sense, look no further than good old Moto and its fairly attractive Motorola Motoluxe. This monolithic Android handset ships with a 4-inch 480x854 touchscreen display, an 8MP autofocus camera, a 1,390mAh battery, and Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system. Although tagged as some kind of a premium model, the Motoluxe is better classed as an entry-level smartphone.

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It has a number of good things going for it, such as its large touchscreen display and headline-grabbing camera, although the rest of the features can be a bit disappointing. It comes with only 512MB of RAM and a mere 300MB of internal storage, plus its single-core processor operates at a clock speed of only 800MHz. Fortunately, that much is enough to run Gingerbread quite well, and storage space can be expanded further through microSD cards—a free 2GB card is included in every package.

One of the Motoluxe’s highlights is a notification light built into its lower left corner below the touchscreen display. It flashes to notify users of certain events and is fairly useful, although users report it can get a bit annoying. All things considered, this is a nifty handset. Despite its shortcomings, the Motoluxe looks remarkably good for the price and would be a good choice as someone’s first entry-level Android device.

Need to Know: Motorola Motoluxe

1. Uses a large touchscreen display. (The Good)

2. Has an 8-megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash. (The Good)

3. Runs on a dated processor and ships with a very limited amount of RAM and internal storage. (The Bad)

4. Default OS is an older version of the Android software. (The Bad)

Reviews (6.1/10 Avg. rating)

Mobile Syrup

An attractive and well-made product with a decent screen and camera

from Mobile Syrup

The MOTOLUXE is not out to win the hearts and minds of the high-end market; rather, it fits quite snugly into the low- to mid-range, and does so by checking all the boxes. It has a few highs and some lows, but for the most part performs most task well enough for the price.

For Virgin customers, $230 is definitely attractive on a 30-day plan; Bell customers have some serious competition in the HTC One V, which can be purchased for the same price. There’s no mention of whether the MOTOLUXE will receive Android 4.0 but based on the internal specs I doubt it would perform well enough.Full review

I love the fact that I can listen to music again, capture memories and organize my actions using the themes between work, weekend and home. Did I mention it's a good feeling to be able to reconnect with people that I have neglected to maintain relationships with in the past. Thanks to the people at Virgin Mobile and The Source. It took me a few days to become familiar with the operation of this phone and I had to laugh when I set the alarm on Christmas morning for 5:00 a.m. and didn't realize I had to go to the menu bar and touch the notification tab to turn the ringer off. I captured a video of children playing in the park on Christmas Day.

The Motorola Motoluxe has been designed as a stylish handset that won't break the bank

from T3
Mid-range smartphones can vary greatly from cheapo budget handsets to phones that are only a few steps down from being top-tier phones. On first impressions, the Motorola Motoluxe falls into the latter category thanks to its nicely designed chassis and large, bright screen. It also gets points for its svelte profile along with the handy indicator light... Full review

If you want a no frills Android device this could be the one for you

from Coolsmartphone
The Motoluxe would be an ideal first Android phone, as it doesn’t do anything badly. Just when compared to devices twice the price you spot problems. Which is the wrong way to go about things. The Motoluxe handles games, social media, multimedia, normal phone stuff and loads more with no problems. The only slight problems would be the storage space would soon fill up and you may start to get annoyed with the light... Full review

Smart design and good build quality with large and high-res screen

from TrustedReviews

We're split on the Motorola Motoluxe. On the one hand it offers good build quality, design, screen and camera for its price but on the other, its performance is borderline not good enough. We hesitate to say it's outright too slow but we definitely found ourselves getting frustrated as we waited for apps to load or the interface to respond. We'd forgave this level of performance in the Motorola Defy as it offered ruggedness and waterproofing as a sweetener, but it feels more acutely lacking here. Were this phone running the same processor as the HTC One V it would be a much closer call but... Full review


Good feature set for the price

from Wired
The Motorola Motoluxe offers a decent range of features and just a little bit of Motorola personality to help it stand out from the midrange Android crowd... Full review

Poor hardware meets dull design

from TechRadar
We've established that the Motorola Motoluxe is no real fashion accessory. Not only that, but at around £20 per month, the performance isn't up to scratch with even other older-but-more capable Android phones, such as the HTC Desire S. It's more of an entry-level handset than one for a capable smartphone user... Full review
Digital Versus

It has some very good things going for it, but also some features in need of improvement

from Digital Versus
The motoluxe features all the latest-generation connectivity you need and works well as a phone. It gets fairly good reception, even though the SAR (specific absorption rate) is relatively low for a smartphone. We tested it and can tell you, the device will rarely hamper your jabber... Full review
Know Your Mobile

A low-end, compact smartphone

from Know Your Mobile
Performance-wise, the Motoluxe shows its budget side quite quickly. Sliding between the homescreens is a very jerky affair. Applications and the like opens relatively quickly but more intensive tasks can really slow it down. We wouldn't expect top-flight processing at £200-odd but the downside is the impression of being a bit dated, especially if you are familiar with any flagship device from the last year or so.Don't get us wrong, the Motoluxe is a lot of phone for the money, but we think your money can be spent better elsewhere... Full review

Cheap, but likeable

from Pocket-lint
If you are looking for an Android smartphone that won't break the bank, then the Motorola Motoluxe is well worth consideration. The screen size and impressive battery life do the phone credit, although the camera performance lets things down. But before you rush out and buy the Motoluxe, it might be worth waiting to see what other new arrivals have in offer, like the HTC One V or Sony Xperia U, which have more power, a newer version of Android and will likely be priced competitively... Full review

A good-looking smartphone with a solid construction and a slim profile

from PhoneArena
So, is the Motorola MOTOLUXE worth the $380 or so that it retails for off-contract? Well, it may be a good-looking smartphone with a solid construction and a slim profile, but the poor performance of its hardware is something that we cannot overlook. Frankly, we think that you will be better off picking a smartphone from yesteryear. For example, the LG Optimus Black or Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc, both of which have slim bodies, spacious displays, and better hardware specs, currently cost more or less the same as the MOTOLUXE... Full review

Have been unable to text outgoing messages. After five weeks of frustration, something wrong with hardware. Should have stayed with Blackberry. Let's get it right or will switch to something more reliable.

It does a few thigns better than my Nexus One

This phone does a few things better than my old phone, but lately I've found it doesn't have the best reception as even my non-smartphones did. I'd be driving through places where this phone could not get signal. Otherwise the keyboard is nicer on this phone, and once you learn the menus they real... More
This phone does a few things better than my old phone, but lately I've found it doesn't have the best reception as even my non-smartphones did. I'd be driving through places where this phone could not get signal. Otherwise the keyboard is nicer on this phone, and once you learn the menus they really are nice too. I've only had it a week or so but so far the battery life is great, but most of my use has been texting with very little wifi. So far I'm very pleased, as long as the reception doesn't leave me stranded someday! Less

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Full Specs

Release date March 29, 2012
Regions available Canada, Asia, Europe
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
900/2100 MHz
SIM Card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread

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Processor Single Core 800 MHz
Internal Flash Memory
RAM 512 MB
Digital compass Yes
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.464 W/kg
Body: 0.401 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1400 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 No
Talk Time Up to:
390 minutes (2G)
270 minutes (3G)
Standby Time Up to: 19 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Black, White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 11.8 x 6.0 x 1.0 cm
(4.6 x 2.4 x 0.4 in)
Weight 122 grams
(4.3 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged Design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 480 x 854 pixels
Pixel Density Unknown
Size 4 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical Keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
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 Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type HTML
Browser Google Android
Javascript Yes
Flash Yes
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging Services SMS, MMS, IM (Google Talk)
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 3.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info MicroSD (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out No
DLNA Support Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Resolution 8+ megapixels
Dual Lens No
Zoom Yes
Flash Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info Auto focus
Video Recording Formats MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters 30 fps
Front Camera  
Resolution VGA (640 x 480)
Zoom No
Additional Front Camera Info No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, MP4, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, AMR, WAV
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, DivX
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
Notepad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube)
Included Software / Apps No
Additional Comments Other Names (AKA): Motorola XT615

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