Motorola L6 Review
Motorola L6 Review: Handset Overview
The Motorola L6 is the ultimate slimline phone, at just 10.9mm thick it is currently the thinnest phone on the market, but despite this, the phone still looks stylish and offers a wide range of features. It has a candy-bar design and is very light at 86g and the L6 shares many of the design features as the SLVR L7, but some of the features have either been reduced or omitted to allow the L6 to be a cheaper alternative, and this makes for a quality mid-range handset at a reasonable price.
Motorola L6 Review: Value For Money
The lower cost is down to the reduction of the screen, which is downgraded from a 262k colour screen to a scratch resistant 65k colour screen and also the mp3 player is not present on this handset, the memory is actually double that of the SLVR L7, but there is no memory card slot so the memory is not expandable. However, there are still plenty of other features that make this phone good value at less than £100.
The phone features an integrated 4x zoom VGA digital camera with auto-timer and multimedia photo album creation, there is Video capture and playback, which are supported with MPEG4, 3gpp, and H.263, files. The hands-free communication is via Bluetooth wireless technology and there is an integrated hands-free speaker, a wide range of ringtones, wallpapers, screensavers and animations are available along with a selection of preloaded games and many more can be downloaded. The phone also carries Personal Information Management, Internet access and Picture Caller ID.
Motorola L6 Review: Menus & Navigation
The phone is easy to navigate through the menus, but on the negative side, the keys on the L6's keypad are a little too small and are not easy to press and although they look good, they're not as responsive as the keys on the L7. The L6 keypad is curved and much smaller and this makes pressing individual keys more difficult. On the positive side there is a smart key on the left which allows users to quickly access menu items, while on the right there is a dedicated camera key which allows you to quickly take a picture if something unexpected happens, also on the right, a charging port doubles as the accessory outlet.
The Motorola L6 provides a practical communication platform for both business and pleasure, it comes mainly in silver but pink is also available, it has all the standard features including: a calendar, alarm clock, calculator and Java games and although it is a basic handset it does what is necessary, with the added bonus of being small and manageable.
If you are looking for a slimline phone with an eye-catching design that carries all the basic functions, then look no further than the Motorola L6. All the standard features are there, it's user friendly with a reasonable battery life, good connectivity, and ultimately, at less than £100 it’s definitely worth considering.
Motorola L6 Review: Mobile Phone Handset Features
VGA camera (640 x 480 pixels) with 4x digital zoom
Display: STN 65,000 colours, 128 x 160 pixels
Messaging: SMS, EMS 5.0, MMS, Instant Messaging
Push to Talk
Downloadable screensavers, images, animations and sounds
Picture caller ID
Phone book (500 entries)
WAP 2.0, GPRS Class 10
Connectivity: Bluetooth®, USB, SyncML
Memory: 10 Mbytes
Motorola L6 Review: Phone dimensions
Size: 113 x 49 x 10.9 mm motorola L6 mobile phone at cheapest utility suppliers
Talktime: up to 250 minutes
Battery standby: up to 345 hours