Motorola XT 800 Dual SIM Android Smartphone Review

Motorola xt800Last year Motorola came up with the first Android powered CDMA EVDO/GSM dual standby mode – dual SIM touch screen Smartphone. Since it was the first of its kind at that time, it had a hefty price tag of Rs. 31999 in Indian. But now, the prices have come down to a considerable extent.

Motorola XT 800 Features


Motorola phones already have history of superb design and same is the case with XT800. But it has a peculiar candy bar style look. Just below the screen you will be able to see the back, menu and home touch buttons and these are quite sensitive. The useful search button lies at the top, along with the lock button and the 3.5 mm audio jack. On the rear side, you will find 5MP potent camera with dual-LED flash. Surprisingly this device has HDMI port apart from USB port and the volume rocker on either side. It has a metallic finish and which makes it look a bit stylish.

Display and Camera

Motorola XT800 is equipped with a very clear and quality 9.3cm 854×480 pixel FWVGA landscape touch display. Also, it has a potent 5 Mega Pixel camera with facilities like digital-zoom auto-focus. Even when there is low light, the dual LED flash enables a perfect image or picture. Overall the image quality was good with good focus and sharpness. It does have a front camera for video calls as well.

Video Experience

Motorola XT 800 provides a good above average video experience as it facilitates quality playback and streaming with a perfect output promise. It can shoot at 720×480 resolution @24fps.

GPS Satellite Navigation

This device has a built-in GPS satellite navigation with Google Maps that assists the users to find location quickly and with ease. You can have other navigation apps on Android market as well.

File Management and Internet Browsing

This Dual SIM Android phone helps you in editing and making popular formats including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF and Zip. This device helps in an amazing mobile Internet experience.

User Interface

The interface on the Smartphone is peculiar Android 2.1 as this device lacks MotoBlur integration. Android 2.1 can be termed as updated with most phones now having Android 2.3 or above. Apart from being dual SIM, the phone has some default apps like the Business Card Reader. It carries all the normal Google apps to sync your contacts, check the mail or take up Google chat.

Even though this device has many pros you will find a few tweaks while you make calls, send messages and access the settings. The dial pad is quite different, with that the user gets the facility to choose between CDMA/GSM for while making the call. And similar thing can be done while sending the sms. However, the problem with Motorola XT 800 is, even though it is promoted as Enterprise device, it still is not up to the mark at that level.


The device is powered by a 550MHz Cortex A8 processor and has a PowerVR SGX530 GPU. It feels very low profile as compared to the hefty price tag that it bears. It’s some what sluggish and slow in web browsing experience. Even the voice quality and output seems to be a bit poor. But when connected with the headset, the quality improves to an amazing extent.

Other Features: Full-screen handwriting, Virtual Keyboard, Processor TI OMAP3430, Processor Clock Speed 550 MHz, Search Button, Magnetometer, Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Accelerometer, Virtual Keypad, Bell Keypad.

Motorola XT 800 is one of rare dual SIM CDMA/GSM phone available in the market. Rarely do people need a CDMA/GSM featured phone, and if you are one of them who need this where there is not many phones available to choose, this piece of Android beats all.


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