Motorola V60i comes to the cell phone market as the next generation of its predecessor, Motorola V60, without the letter “I”. Unfortunately, as the next upgrade of the previous series, Motorola V60i still brings many “NOs” in its specifications, just like the predecessor. Still no loudspeaker, no Bluetooth, no camera, no radio and not even an Alarm feature can be found on this phone. But luckily, there is one huge and significant development that happens on this newer series. Motorola V60i now comes with Java platform. So you can expect more about the user interface of this phone.
The design of
Motorola V60i still looks pretty much the same like the previous series, where on the front flip panel, there area 3 main holes on the bottom area and one specific area on upper position for the Motorola logo.
The core material of Motorola V60i is made from aluminum, which is nice because you don’t see that much anymore in the nowadays’ cell phone market. Anyway, in hand grasp, it fells rugged and pretty heavy. The buttons on the left side are rubberized and are easy to press. Overall, Motorola V60i is in a pretty good shape.
This phone also still uses the long external antenna on top of the hinge, which means, you’re gonna get probably a better signal around you. I think it’s really rare now to see cell phones with this kind of antenna. Most of vendors now just focus their core production and think about making sophisticated and fancy cell phones a lot more than making the useful ones. So no wonder, Apple was already slapped really hard by the public when its pride, iPhone 4 had an antenna problem when it was first launched.
So this external antenna on Motorola V60i shows how this vendor really gives a damn about making useful cell phone to the market.
Interface and Functionality
Anyway, as I said earlier, this phone comes with Java-based platform as the core operating system of this phone, which cannot be found on the predecessor. With this Java-based platform, the user interface looks more attractive, although it still looks really flat and outdated, just like the predecessor.
External monochrome screen
Besides the internal screen inside the front panel, this phone has also been embedded with external display in 96x64 pixel screen resolution. This external display of this phone can only show you about the further updates or recently received phone call or text messages. But it’s still pretty useful on regular usage.
Just like on the predecessor, Motorola V60i surprisingly is also equipped with built-in web browser with the support of GPRS class 8. So maybe it can be pretty handy when things went urgent around you and you got no other device at your disposal to get instant information around the internet, say, live score of football matches or anything. So these features can be really useful for that regard.
As the next installment for the previous series, there are slightly changes on the battery life aspect. Still using the same type of slim battery, Li-Ion 700 mAh, this phone could last around 100 hours in stand by mode, which is surprisingly lower than the 130 hours of stand-by mode on the predecessor, but Motorola V60i could last for up to 3 hours 20 minutes, which is higher than the 3 hours on the predecessor.
Bottom line, if you are looking for just a simple cell phone and you don’t need all the fancy and sophisticated things whatsoever, then Motorola V60i is a pretty good phone.
Besides, compared to the $15 price of this phone, which is really really cheap, Motorola V60i can still be a pretty useful phone for your daily activities or maybe to accompany your other touch screen smart phone in your pocket.
- 2G Network support only
- Announced in 2002
- Monochrome graphic
- 96 x 64 pixels
- Second display 96 x 16 pixels
- No Loudspeaker
- No 3.5mm jack
- No Memory Card slot
- No Bluetooth
- No Camera No
- No Radio
- No Alarm
- Downloadable screensavers
- Web Browser WAP 1.2.1
- Java platform
- Changeable front covers