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Motorola V635 Review
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The Motorola V635 was released for sale in Canada in May 2005. It is a GSM quad-band world-phone (800/900/1800/1900 MHz), which means it will just about anywhere in the world, except Japan. It is sold by Rogers Wireless in Canada and various European and Asian carriers. The V635 was tested on the Rogers Wireless network as well as roaming on the Fido, Cingular & T-Mobile networks in the Greater Vancouver, Canada area.

Review written by ejohan.
Original publication date: 21 May 2005.

Motorola V635Dimensions & Design

The Motorola V635 is quite similar to other Motorola flip phones recently released on the market. It is based on the original design of the older Motorola V600, but much nicer & many more features. It weights about 134g (4.71oz) and is 8.9 x 4.9 x 2.5 cm (3.50" x 1.93" x 0.98") (H x W x D).

The first thing I noticed was how nice the screen is on this phone is. This phone has the BEST screen I've ever used.

The design is elegant, and most people really like the look of it. Shiny metal and black go well together.

The phone takes a Transflash card, which goes beside the external colour display. This allows you to add extra memory up to 512MB. You can use that to store files, MP3's, pictures, or what ever you feel like.

The durability was excellent. No problems what so ever.

The external 4K colour screen was quite nice. Nothing spectacular, but easy to read in all conditions.

The megapixel camera on this phone is really quite good. The pictures looked quite good on both the device's screen and the computer screen, once reduced to 640x480 or 320x240.

Sample Pictures:

Outside brightOutside dimInside dim
(only light is from my monitor)
Inside dim with flash

Coverage & RF

As I mentioned earlier, this is a quad-band GSM world-phone (850/900/1800/1900 MHz) that will work not only within North America, but also in almost any other country in the world.

The phone was able to pick up signal fairly well in weak areas, better then my V300 I had. It was almost just as good, in my tests, as my Nokia 3595, the RF king.

Sound Quality

This phone's incoming and outgoing sound quality is excellent in all ways. You get a little transmitter buzz sometimes using a 2.5mm headset for some reason, but I've tried both OEM and Belkin headsets, and I note the same issue.

Wireless Data, Web Browser, Email & Organizer

This phone supports CLASS-6 EDGE, which is the current standard for data on GSM based Networks. Using the web browser on this device for anything was quite annoying and it doesn't really work with HTML pages. If you use sites designed for a mobile phone, such as ones that support WAP or WML, the phone browser works fine, but scrolling is slow.

The email client was very good on this phone. Although it uses up data which could be quite costly, it can be handy if you need it on the go.

The organizer also worked very well.


With moderate use, the battery should last about 2-3 days.


This is a good device for someone who wants nice phone with a megapixel camera, MP3 player, good email client & a great organizer, but not for web surfing.

© 2005 Eric Johannsen / ejohan (ejohan[at]cellphones.ca). All rights reserved. Posted on GeckoBeach.com with permission. Article may not be altered without the writer's consent.



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