Motorola’s first incarnation of the Milestone included a full, slide out QWERTY keyboard in a smartphone packed full of features. However, the slide out keyboard received mixed reactions, and made the phone quite chunky; plus smartphones were moving on and touchscreens were becoming more popular. So the phone has been relaunched as the Motorola Milestone XT720, but has changing the keyboard improved the phone’s appeal in the competitive smartphone market?
The Motorola Milestone XT720 designers were obviously keen to improve on the old Milestone smartphone, without all the effort of a complete redesign. Removing the slide out keyboard allowed them to shed a few grams and millimeters, and just to give the new version it’s own identity, they also made a couple of other slight changes – so it looks and feels more like a new model. The result is a quality mobile phone, as you would expect from Motorola, although it might not be everyone’s idea of good looking.
While the design of the new Milestone won’t win everyone over, you can’t help but be impressed with its 8 megapixel camera – much bigger than any of the other Android smartphones available. But the Motorola Milestone XT720 isn’t just about sheer megapixel power, additional features like HD video recording, as well as image stabilization, multi shot and face detection, mean the new Milestone is one of the best smartphone cameras on the market.
The Motorola Milestone XT720 runs the 2.1 version of the Android operating system, which helps make the most of the phones features, as well as giving you access to the Android market and as many apps as you could want. As you would expect form Motorola’s flagship smartphone, you get the usual connectivity features such as 3G, the latest Bluetooth and WiFi. The Motorola Milestone XT720 also has GPS and an FM radio, but with all these features, the processor does sometimes get a little overwhelmed, and the performance can suffer. However, wishing that the phone was a little faster on occasions is a small price to pay for all the positives.
If there was any doubt that the Motorola Milestone XT720 was slightly underpowered, especially when compared with the usual big names in the smartphone market, Motorola users old and new will find that 8 megapixel camera hard to resist. Combined with the rest of the features that compare pretty well with the Apple, Google and HTCs of the world, the Motorola Milestone XT720 provides a feature-packed alternative that many will enjoy.
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