Keyboard is better than the DROID Pro, but still a bit stiff
The XPRT is the first Motorola CDMA device Sprint has carried in quite some time and marks the beginning of a renewed relationship between the two companies. While it may be an older device on the market, it is a good one and is needed in Sprint's lineup.
great pictures and videos
If you're looking for one of the best overall smartphones, let alone Sprint's most powerful Android business phone, the Xprt should be the first stop on your visit to the Sprint store. The phone was surprisingly fast, exhibited a fantastic battery life, adorned from head to toe with IT security and corporate email options, and showed us that a business phone could also take some great pictures and videos as well.
Tiny keyboard, display not among the best.
If you're looking for a QWERTYbar Android smartphone, and perhaps are weaning yourself from a BlackBerry, the Motorola XPRT offers excellent build quality, a more comfortable and less finger-print loving back than the Droid Pro and a decent keyboard. The keyboard can't compete with RIM's better BlackBerry keyboard, but it's passable and allows for a more pocketable phone vs. the Samsung Epic 4G and other side-slider QWERTY Android smartphones.
Massive battery power
The time that's passed since the Motorola XPRT's cousin the Droid Pro was released, and the changes that have been made in the Sprint version, make it even more the machine that it was originally designed as--a companion to business travellers. The Droid Pro's biggest drawback, it's rather shallow battery life, has been dealt with in spectacular fashion, leaving the XPRT with a healthy battery surplus.
The Motorola XPRT easily ranks in as a 'Good' smartphone for business level users. While RIM is slowly trying to make its return with the BlackBerry, signs are pointing to a possible slow death. For BlackBerry users looking to hop onto Android, the Motorola XPRT is a solid choice. Motorola did a great job making the XPRT a business oriented phone, with the small nuances such as the notification light, to the extremely helpful security features such as encryption and remote wiping.
It may not be a top end phone it's where top tier devices were 6-8 months ago
This here is what we'd call the business Android phone. While it may not be a top end phone it's where top tier devices were 6-8 months ago and will make any user happy. If you want a physical keyboard without having a large slider phone this is your device. If you are in it for browsing the web or gaming I'd highly suggest you look elsewhere but for the business minded this is perfect.
Good call quality and battery life
Overall, the Motorola XPRT is a good performer with good call quality and battery life. There is almost no background noise, callers sound natural and clear, and the speakerphone is definitely of high quality. The battery should last from 7 to 8 hours of continuous talk time, and about a solid day of mixed usage.
Fine design & construction
First and foremost, we're glad to see that the Motorola CLIQ 2 received some reasonably upgraded specs over its predecessor - like its high resolution display and 1GHz processor. Secondly, it's far better in terms of design and construction with its refined choice of materials. Additionally, we easily like that the keyboard has a decent look and feel to it over the original which adheres to the needs of messaging oriented users out there.
The Cliq 2 is an excellent follow-up to the original Cliq with a superb keyboard and some very useful features, but if you take a lot of pictures with your phone, you'll be disappointed with the mediocre camera. The Cliq 2 is an excellent follow-up to the original Cliq with a superb keyboard and some very useful features, but if you take a lot of pictures with your phone, you'll be disappointed with the mediocre camera. 4G goes mainstream with the HTC EVO Shift, an inexpensive Android...
very good voice quality
The Motorola Cliq 2 is a pleasant surprise: we didn't expect much from the Cliq line, but the new Cliq 2 is in a league of its own with a large, high resolution multi-touch display, Android OS 2.2 and Froyo. If you're looking for a well-made QWERTY Android smartphone with fairly high end specs at a budget price, the Cliq 2 is a solid choice.
Overall the Motorola Cliq 2 ranks in as an 'Average' phone in today's highly competitive market. Motorola has been on a rampage launching some amazing smartphones but the Motorola Cliq 2 would not be considered a part of that machine. The Cliq 2 seems to be a break from the harder hitting smartphones, which could be why it's being released on T-Mobile's network. The Motorola Cliq 2 doesn't have access to T-Mobile's 4G (HSPA+) network, which could have been a big differentiator for the phone.
Compared to its predecessor, the CLIQ 2 is a huge improvement. The display and build-quality are particular stand-outs, as is the performance from the 1GHz processor, and we prefer MOTOBLUR when it's not so all-encompassing. Unfortunately, it's still not the perfect smartphone: the QWERTY keyboard falls short of the usability you'd expect, and we prefer the board from the T-Mobile G2.
Multitude of entertainment and enterprise features
When the first Cliq launched, I was impressed by how accessible it made Android. It wasn't a super phone by any means and given today's standards for super smartphones, it is on par with a cheap feature phone. So now that Android is fully mainstream, Motorola had to make the next-gen Cliq accessible enough for the everyday user, but with the brawn to compete with other top notch phones out there.
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