MWC – Motorola MOTOLUXE – Up close

This is our first bit of quality time with the Motorola MOTOLUXE. It went on sale just last week and, with all the talk of dual-core and quad-core CPU’s here in Barcelona, we weren’t really expecting a huge amount from the 800MHz CPU on this device.


It’s the design that impressed me on this device. The small indent for the notification LED is a lovely touch and the handset itself seems thinner and sexier than most of the phones (not necessarily the tablets) Motorola have put out there recently. In the UK this phone is selling for a smidge over £200 but you can pretty much expect that to dip down below the £200 barrier before long, plus there’s contract deals for around £10-a-month.

Although Motorola themselves call this a “mid-range” handsets, I can’t help thinking that many people will probably call this a very advanced, very nice-looking smartphone. Sure, that 800Mhz CPU is noticeable to geeks like me who spot that little “judder” when scrolling widget-heavy screens, but it shouldn’t be a problem for most.

You can get a great (and noise-free) video of the MotoLUXE below, plus a whole heap of pictures. Specs include a 4″ 480×854 screen, 8 megapixel rear camera, 0.3 megapixel front camera, microSD slot, WiFi, Bluetooth, 3.5mm audio connector, GPS and Android 2.3.

A new Motorola interface called “MotoSwitch” seems less intrusive than the previous MotoBLUR UI. With MotoSwitch, regularly called friends get bubbled up to the top of your UI, as do apps – it definitely reduces the amount of searching you have to do.

The white version shown below probably isn’t available in Europe just now, but the black one is. Click on to dive into the up-close photos and video demo..

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