September 24, 2010 by admin
Below the display lie four capacitive Android buttons, the phone speaker and the microphone, as well as indicators of the camera and gallery at the bottom right (right below the camera button). On the top of the Milestone XT720 is the 3.5mm headphone jack, a (mini) HDMI port and the power button, with the volume up/down control, camera button and gallery button on the right. Under the back cover lies the battery, a 1390 mAh Li-Ion battery. The microSD card slot is hot swappable; all you need is to take off the back cover to access it without removing the battery. The phone’s left side has a micro-USB port while the loudspeaker, camera and xenon flash are all located on the back. This Milestone is much thinner, thanks to the removal of the keyboard.
The Milestone includes face detection, image stabilisation, the ability to set the ISO between 100 – 800, multi-shot mode and a series of scene modes like macro and portrait for its camera. The Motorola MILESTONE XT720 excels as a working phone. With excellent noise cancelling, the call quality is very clear, both when receiving and making calls. With very good reception, we’re pleased to announce that this phone is very pleasing to talk on.
Pros and Cons
However, its slow processor ended up affecting many aspects of the phone, especially the European model. There is also the issue of the camera overcompensating for the images and the designs of capacitive buttons below the screen are not very optimal. The glossy screen shows fingerprint smudges after even a short use which may irritate certain users. The erratic HD video capture may also be a deal breaker for some.