Getting in Sync with My New Motorola Cliq XT [Review]

By Jim Roberts | Cell Phones

I just bought a Motorola Cliq XT and after trying it out for a few days I can honestly say that the XT is alright but it could be better.

Pocket-able Design

The phone was lightweight and compact but it only comes in one color scheme, gray with chrome accents, and uses the typical numerical grid keyboard. Running on 320 by 480 pixels, the colors were acceptable considering that this was no Droid.

My problems started when the time came for me to test how responsive the unit was. Basically, it was unpredictable, for every tap, you are not sure if it would respond immediately or if you need to tap the icon again. The screen also stuttered when you scroll down a long list of selections. “Good luck checking for contacts or media files on this thing.”

The Motorola Cliq XT has a Web function and the touchpad navigation keys allowed for easy surfing on the Internet. It was easy to manipulate. Moving from one page to another was a breeze. “I was impressed with this feature.” It was responsive and easy to use with one hand. It took me a while to get the hang of the Swype function for the touch screen keyboard but with practice I was able to type faster and easier than usual. This is definitely another plus for the Motorola Cliq XT.

XT Pros has an Average Performance

As a Wi-Fi ready 3G phone, the Motorola Cliq XT is capable of superior browsing speeds loading media-heavy pages almost instantly.

Motorola Cliq XT Pros

  • Compact and lightweight unit
  • Full multimedia function with navigational touch pad

Motorola Cliq XT Cons

  • Average screen display
  • Numerical grid keyboard

The Motorola Cliq XT applies MotoBlur technology; this makes it easier for you to manage you social networking pages not to mention your email account with much convenience especially since it comes with Flash.

The Motorola Cliq XT is connected to the Google network giving you access to a multitude of Google applications like Gmail and YouTube but you can easily sync your phone to the Yahoo network too.

The Connected Music feature is incredible! You can access countless videos, mp3 tunes, and lyrics from a wide library when connected to the Internet. The built in speakers provided a good sound but the external speaker can use some tweaking.

Bottom Line

The Motorola Cliq XT is not the best performer out of the Moto line but it works perfectly for all your multimedia needs.

About the Author

Holding a dual degree in both Management and IT with 13 years of business experience, I am Jim F. Roberts from California, USA. Needless to say, I am a techy guy and I love exploring, checking out the latest gadgets and sharing my thoughts on a lot of things.

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Ajith Edassery April 18, 2010

Do you have any idea about cheap touchscreen Android phones? How cheap they can get? I would like to experiment with one to see what kind of apps can be written for them..

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