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Motorola SLVR L7 review

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8.1/10
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The Motorola SLVR L7 currently has an Informr score of 8.1 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 272 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Custom
Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
Unknown
Camera
VGA (640 x 480)


What the Critics Are Saying...


PCWorld

The skinny cousin of the Razr imports and plays your iTunes tracks, but the syncing process is laborious.

- Kalpana Ettenson, PCWorld
GSMArena

Motorola L7 is not a phone for everybody. I guess that those of you who pick up a phone by its design will probable be the only ones to appreciate the values of this phone right. Motorola L7 will repay you with an attractive slim design, a brilliant display and a wide range of functions. However at...

- Jan Horalík, GSMArena


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Motorola released the SLVR L7 on May 8, 2006.


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Motorola backs up the SLVR L7 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your SLVR L7 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
Unknown

The Motorola SLVR L7's screen size 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 or capture video with the phone's onboard VGA (640 x 480) camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
5 MB

Internal memory is 5 MB. 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 17.5 days standby time.

SLVR L7 Specs

Overview
Release date May 8, 2006
Regions available No
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
Data:
GPRS
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Other
Processor No
Internal Flash Memory 5 MB
RAM No
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.34 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included Car Charger, Headphones, Headset, 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: 17.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 11.4 x 4.9 x 1.1 cm (4.5 x 1.9 x 0.4 in)
Weight 86 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD
Colors 262k
Resolution 176 x 220 pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size Unknown
3D No
Secondary Display No
Graphics Yes
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 No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, SMTP
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, AIM, ICQ
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
VGA (640 x 480)
Dual lens
No
Zoom
4x digital
Flash
No
Additional Rear Camera Info
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, 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 3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
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 No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Yes
Apps
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Motorola L7, Motorola SLVR

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Critic Reviews


PCWorld

Integrates iPod features but syncing music is a laborious process

from PCWorld

There's a lot to like about Motorola's Slvr L7, the company's latest cell-phone/iPod hybrid. It's pretty, sleek, and fairly easy to use for making and receiving calls; and its integration of iPod features is a great extra. Unfortunately, it doesn't excel as a music listening device.

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There's a lot to like about Motorola's Slvr L7, the company's latest cell-phone/iPod hybrid. It's pretty, sleek, and fairly easy to use for making and receiving calls; and its integration of iPod features is a great extra. Unfortunately, it doesn't excel as a music listening device.

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GSMArena

An attractive slim design, a brilliant display and a wide range of functions

from GSMArena

Motorola L7 is not a phone for everybody. I guess that those of you who pick up a phone by its design will probable be the only ones to appreciate the values of this phone right. Motorola L7 will repay you with an attractive slim design, a brilliant display and a wide range of functions. However at the same time you will have to put up with its delayed response and low-quality camera, as well as with a confusing menu and an unpractical keypad. In this aspect, Motorola L7 is not suitable for users, who need a phone that will be fully reliable in a hectic working environment and particularly not for those of you, who write SMS frequently...

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Motorola L7 is not a phone for everybody. I guess that those of you who pick up a phone by its design will probable be the only ones to appreciate the values of this phone right. Motorola L7 will repay you with an attractive slim design, a brilliant display and a wide range of functions. However at the same time you will have to put up with its delayed response and low-quality camera, as well as with a confusing menu and an unpractical keypad. In this aspect, Motorola L7 is not suitable for users, who need a phone that will be fully reliable in a hectic working environment and particularly not for those of you, who write SMS frequently.

In terms of thinness Motorola L7 has no other competitors but its brothers Motorola V3 Razr and Motorola L6. If you find it hard to decide which one of these three models meets your needs the best, base your final decision on your subjective preferences and the amount of money you are willing to pay. You can also get the new Benq-Siemens S68, which is also slim and user-friendly, but features poorer equipment. Motorola L7 is already available on the market at a price quite reasonable in reference to the phone's rich equipment.

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User Reviews


Phonedog

motorola

from Phonedog
Pro: The phone is very stylish, small, and loud ring tones Con: The middle buttons fall off which makes the phone look very cheap, also the battery and charger are not very good quality Using experience: 6 months Over all this is a great phone scratch that perfect phone for about the first 4 mths...More
Pro: The phone is very stylish, small, and loud ring tones Con: The middle buttons fall off which makes the phone look very cheap, also the battery and charger are not very good quality Using experience: 6 months Over all this is a great phone scratch that perfect phone for about the first 4 mths then things start to go wrong, charger goes bad, then battery, and of course by this time the middle buttons have fallen off. I would not recomend you spend your money on this phone unless you have money to waste!!!! Less
Phonedog

Great Phone (US Cellular)

from Phonedog
Pro: Slim, barely noticeable while in my pocket. Great sound, loud ringtones, easy to use. MP3 player (US Cellular doesn't use iTunes) is easy to use. The screen is a lot bigger than most Motorola Phones. Con: The two middle buttons fell off and I had to glue them back on (no biggy). The memory slot i...More
Pro: Slim, barely noticeable while in my pocket. Great sound, loud ringtones, easy to use. MP3 player (US Cellular doesn't use iTunes) is easy to use. The screen is a lot bigger than most Motorola Phones. Con: The two middle buttons fell off and I had to glue them back on (no biggy). The memory slot is behind the battery. Using experience: 22 months I'm really happy with my phone. My contract with my cell phone company is almost up and I really don't want to get a new phone. Recommended highly. Less
Phonedog

Almost Perfect...

from Phonedog
Pro: SD card slot, fast and easy menus, VGA camera/30 sec video, mp3 player, and excellent 2.0 bluetooth. Con: SD card slot is behind the battery,which is weird, and the microphone is on the side of the phone instead of the usual bottom location, which is also weird and annoying when people can't hear...More
Pro: SD card slot, fast and easy menus, VGA camera/30 sec video, mp3 player, and excellent 2.0 bluetooth. Con: SD card slot is behind the battery,which is weird, and the microphone is on the side of the phone instead of the usual bottom location, which is also weird and annoying when people can't hear you clearly. Also, the main keys are a little to small, which will be harder for grown men wirh huge thumbs when they try to text with itap. The camera could have had a better resolution as well. Using experience: 50 days This phone is VERY stylish with cutting-edge features, but falls a tad short due to convenience. This phone might not be best for people who text on the daily, but what more could you want from a phone that also has web/e-mail/instant messaging capability? Basically, it's an improved razr, candy bar style. Less
Amazon

A Decent Phone

from Amazon
I bought this phone after I tried the L6, the version without the itunes, the L6 was an unlocked phone so it doesn't support AIM. This phone gets great reception and I never had a problem using it as a phone. However, although it claims to have Itunes (one of the reason I bought it), the itune functio...More
I bought this phone after I tried the L6, the version without the itunes, the L6 was an unlocked phone so it doesn't support AIM. This phone gets great reception and I never had a problem using it as a phone. However, although it claims to have Itunes (one of the reason I bought it), the itune function is limited and loading music on to the phone from your computer take just short of forever. Plus the month before I bought this phone (August 06)Apple decided to no longer support the L7, which means no further updates to the phone. Don't get me wrong, this phone has great features, but be careful about how many features you are using because this phone has a slight lag- especially when you are texting. Overall a great starter phone, but I can't wait till I can upgrade to a next generation phone. Less
Amazon

Great phone and CUTE!!

from Amazon
I was strongly cautioned not the buy either a RAZR or SLVR, so I did research to find a phone that would best suit my needs AND be something cute and attractive (if I am keeping it for two years, this is a must!). I fell in love with the look of the SLVR but I still felt like I needed to look into it...More
I was strongly cautioned not the buy either a RAZR or SLVR, so I did research to find a phone that would best suit my needs AND be something cute and attractive (if I am keeping it for two years, this is a must!). I fell in love with the look of the SLVR but I still felt like I needed to look into it and compare with other phones. I read all of the reviews, good, bad and ugly and decided, for my needs, this was the phone for me. So far, this has been a great choice! The phone itself is very attractive and I was able to find a case specifically made for the L7's that enhanced this even more, instead of hiding it behind some bulky material. I have no problems with the reception and can always hear clearly and be heard clearly. The biggest disappointment I had was that I couldn't figure out how to assign individual ringtones and assumed this this was not an option of the phone rather than being the outcome of the ill-informed user that I was. Reading other reviews showed that this was a disappointment for other users as well. WE WERE WRONG! My best advice: READ THE OWNER'S MANUAL! But to sum it up, to get an individual ringtone, a number has to be saved to the phone rather than the SIM card. So this is no longer a disappointment for me. For those of you who get this phone through Cingular/AT&T, the phone comes with a memory card (nice bonus!) and I was able to find another micro memory card with more storage and 2 micro card adaptors (to fit the micro in other memory card slots) for just over $13 on Amazon. I do not use the iTUNES feature (as of yet) but have put music on my card and played it through the "my sounds" function, which has worked great for me. I have seen complaints about the keypad and have found them, for myself, to be unfounded. I have no problems with them. However, I do not text a lot, but when I have, the functions have been easy to use and unconfusing. The only reason I am not giving this 5 stars is because of the quality of the camera. Pictures are a little blurry and dark. Since this is not my primary sourse of photos, this is not a huge disappointment for me. For my use, this phone is fantastic, but bear in mind that I am pretty easy on my cell phones, with a little less than an average amount of use. It's got all the fun features and bells and whistles I wanted to have a little fun with my phone, but works great in it's most basic form as well! Less
Amazon

Pretty Pink Practical Phone

from Amazon
I recently ordered this phone through amazon and i must say i love it!! It is everything thing i wanted in a phone and more. To me its the best of both worlds, the pretty pink exterior is just my style, the itunes is so easy to use, and it is very practical to use as an everyday phone. I just love it!!
I recently ordered this phone through amazon and i must say i love it!! It is everything thing i wanted in a phone and more. To me its the best of both worlds, the pretty pink exterior is just my style, the itunes is so easy to use, and it is very practical to use as an everyday phone. I just love it!! Less
Yahoo

slam bam thank you mam

from Yahoo
Pro: whats not to like Con: makes the ipod look like crap, which it is, OVERPRICED JUNK, SLOW My brother has the new ipod, what garbage, it is SLOW, not accurate, hard to use with its junky touchscreen, and is TOO FRAGILE. I would rather not use anything than WASTE GOOD MONEY on this garbage.
Amazon

I love this phone!!!

from Amazon
I love the SLVR phone. I have not had any major problems with it at all. The only complaint is that I cannot assign specific speed dial numbers to certain numbers. The itunes function will only allow 100 songs on your phone, no matter how big your card is. However, I love the itunes function on the...More
I love the SLVR phone. I have not had any major problems with it at all. The only complaint is that I cannot assign specific speed dial numbers to certain numbers. The itunes function will only allow 100 songs on your phone, no matter how big your card is. However, I love the itunes function on the phone because I can just play it whenever I like (it is great to use when waiting for the bus). You need to use a San Disk micro sd card with the phone though, I tried to use a kingston micro sd card and the phone would not recognize it. The buttons, menus, and programs are easy to use with the phone. I would recommend that if the phone is in your purse or pocket, you lock the keyboard often because the number pad is very sensitive to touch. The phone is durable, I have dropped it several times and it still kept on working. If you are looking for a slim phone to play music text, and surf the internet once in a while, it is a great choice among phones. Less
Yahoo

motorola l7

from Yahoo
Pro: sleek cheap easy to usebrowser friendly Con: print are small but still easy to manage had been with me since feb 07 and battery life is long, view my web are so easy depend only on the network, easy to put in your pocket, and look sleek and hi tech advd compare with other brand which is better to use a laptop because of thier new uses.
Pro: sleek cheap easy to usebrowser friendly Con: print are small but still easy to manage had been with me since feb 07 and battery life is long, view my web are so easy depend only on the network, easy to put in your pocket, and look sleek and hi tech advd compare with other brand which is better to use a laptop because of thier new uses. Less
Yahoo

Can You Hear Me..NOW?!?

from Yahoo
Pro: Sleek & Stylish Look,Compact Size,Easy Interface,USB Capable,Expandable Memory,Bright & Colorful Display Con: Small Storage Capacity On Phone Motorola NEVER ceases to amaze or let me down. They always have to best quality products. I love my SLVR. I'm always checkin it out,playing music o...More
Pro: Sleek & Stylish Look,Compact Size,Easy Interface,USB Capable,Expandable Memory,Bright & Colorful Display Con: Small Storage Capacity On Phone Motorola NEVER ceases to amaze or let me down. They always have to best quality products. I love my SLVR. I'm always checkin it out,playing music on it and all my co workers want one BADLY since they are so impressed by it. Its quite a powerhouse. PROS: Great sound quality Easy to use applications Excellent picture quality Built in MP3 player Built in Camera CONS: When I have the phone in my pocket,i've called people on my contact list by accident. The buttons tend to be a bit sensitive. Voice recognition needs to be SERIOUSLY tweaked. It doesn't do what is asked all of the time. I've said "Go to datebook" and its checked my phone's signal,battery and coverage status. Not all of the songs that I have on my phone don't show up on it and they are playable...just not on the SLVR. So in closing,i'd definitely suggest to people to get a Motorola SLVR. I'm a proud owner of one and wouldn't change it for the world. Did I mention that I LOVE MY SLVR?!? Less

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