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Motorola Quench

8.2/10 AVG.
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8.2/10
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The Motorola Quench currently has an Informr score of 8.2 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 3 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

The "1-Minute" Review

For those of you who weren’t impressed with the original Cliq, with its thickness and slider design, you may want to check out the XT model. The Cliq XT eliminates the slider completely and relies on its touchscreen exclusively.

That said, how good is the touchscreen? Well, it’s pretty good. It’s the curtains and remaining space usage I have a problem with.

For example, Motorola takes a quality touchscreen and surrounds it with a bezel that somehow makes the screen look smaller, less impressive. Moreover, the D-pad is an awkward not-quite-a-square-but-not-really-a-circle look. That is not a good look.

On the bright side, the phone is responsive and thinner than its predecessor. Running Motoblur on top of Android 1.5, which allows the user to have some fun with widget customization and home screen personalization. Blur’s Happenings, for example, provides a constant real-time live stream of your Twitter and Facebook updates. Further along this social networking thought is how the Cliq XT offers a master inbox that stores your texts, MMS’s and IM messages.

The Cliq XT also offers Bluetooth 2.0, a good camera and video record ability, along with Wi-Fi, FM radio, 3.5mm head phone input, and other very useful features.

It all works well, and appears to be targeted to social networking fans. The problem, however, is that Motorola enhanced the very features on a phone that would have benefited by a full QWERTY keyboard, which has been abandoned on this model.

You’ll have to ultimately judge this one. It’s tricky. I will say that Motorola has seemed much more coherent and focused on some of its other models than it has on the Cliq XT.

The bottom line on this phone is what YOU think and how YOU feel when interacting with it. After all, isn’t that really all that matters in the end?


Operating system
Android
Processor
528 MHz
Screen Size
3.1"
Camera
5+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


PhoneArena

Just looking at the name probably brings a lot of similarities with the Motorola CLIQ, but the CLIQ XT substantially sets itself apart in many ways. Sure it's got no physical QWERTY keyboard that most people feel to be beneficial at times, but the CLIQ XT's superior messaging capabilities clearl...

- PhoneArena Team, PhoneArena
Phone Scoop

It is the fastest, most responsive Blur phone I've used to date.

- Eric M. Zeman, Phone Scoop


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Common Questions


Motorola released the Quench on February 25, 2010.


We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Motorola Quench user manual here.


Motorola backs up the Quench with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
3.1"

The Motorola Quench's screen size is 3.1 inches with 320 x 480 pixels resolution.

Processor
528 MHz

There is a Qualcomm MSM7201A 528 MHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 1.5 operating system (OS).

Camera
5+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 5+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
2 GB

Internal memory is 2 GB. An external, MicroSD (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1420mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1420 mAh battery. Motorola's performance ratings are 21 days standby time, 450 minutes.

Motorola Quench Specs

Overview
Release date February 25, 2010
Regions available USA
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/1700/2100 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA 7.2
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 1.5

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Processor Qualcomm MSM7201A 528 MHz
Internal Flash Memory 2 GB
RAM 256 MB
ROM 512 MB
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass No
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.36 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1420 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 450 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 21 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Colors Black, Purple, Licorice
Dimensions [H x W x D] 11.7 x 6.0 x 1.2 cm (4.6 x 2.4 x 0.5 in)
Weight 124 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 65k
Resolution 320 x 480 pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 3.1 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type D-pad, Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry iTAP
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock No
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 2.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
5+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Video Recording Parameters
24 fps
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, AMR, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types DOC, PPT, RTF, TXT, XLS
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable ()
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Motorola CLIQ XT, Zeppelin

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Critic Reviews


PhoneArena

Looks to attract customers with its slimmer design and hopefully more complete interface

from PhoneArena

Just looking at the name probably brings a lot of similarities with the Motorola CLIQ, but the CLIQ XT substantially sets itself apart in many ways. Sure it's got no physical QWERTY keyboard that most people feel to be beneficial at times, but the CLIQ XT's superior messaging capabilities cle...More

Just looking at the name probably brings a lot of similarities with the Motorola CLIQ, but the CLIQ XT substantially sets itself apart in many ways. Sure it's got no physical QWERTY keyboard that most people feel to be beneficial at times, but the CLIQ XT's superior messaging capabilities clearly make it jump straight to the top of the heap with its responsive feel and touch. There are also many goodies in the software to clearly differentiate it with the CLIQ – like the music player, multi-touch support, and Flash Lite to watch YouTube files. Clearly Motorola is positioning this device towards the mid-grade segment, but we feel that it has a place that most users can fit right in. Even though it might not excel in all aspects, the CLIQ XT showcases Motorola's stance in continuing their efforts in the market – they definitely have something in this device to make it stand out enough to be unique.

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Phone Scoop

It's still not perfect, mind you, but the software has shown some serious and notable improvements

from Phone Scoop

First and foremost, the phone's menu performance exceeded my expectations. It is the fastest, most responsive Blur phone I've used to date. That's a big help. Coming in a close second is the improved battery life. The Cliq XT lasts much longer than either the Cliq or Backflip did, and that makes...More

First and foremost, the phone's menu performance exceeded my expectations. It is the fastest, most responsive Blur phone I've used to date. That's a big help. Coming in a close second is the improved battery life. The Cliq XT lasts much longer than either the Cliq or Backflip did, and that makes it much easier to recommend. The improved music experience made me happy (well, happier), but I might have preferred improved camera functionality. Solid phone and internet performance don't hurt, either.

There are still a few drawbacks, though. The Cliq XT is saddled with the oldest version of Android being installed on new devices. Version 1.5 is better than 1.0 and 1.1 were, but Android 2.0 and 2.1 are already on devices in the market and offer a lot more functionality.

There is also the matter of the hardware. I am not a super big fan of the materials and smaller screen size, though for the price point, I am sure many users will set these complaints aside.

If you're on the T-Mobile network, I'd say the Cliq XT is a solid entry-level Android phone to snag.

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User Reviews


Phonedog

:3 makes me feel warm inside

from Phonedog
Pro: Screen is bright, sharp, and big, CAMERA+Flash, How thin it is, touch D-pad, click buttons instead of capacitive, wi-fi, fun to use, 3.5mm Jack, SO MANY APPS, i could go on and on and on and OOONNN Con: W/o wi-fi plus power manager battery = 1 and a half days. With wi-fi battery = A few hours. :...More
Pro: Screen is bright, sharp, and big, CAMERA+Flash, How thin it is, touch D-pad, click buttons instead of capacitive, wi-fi, fun to use, 3.5mm Jack, SO MANY APPS, i could go on and on and on and OOONNN Con: W/o wi-fi plus power manager battery = 1 and a half days. With wi-fi battery = A few hours. :P not great battery life. And moto blur EATS BATTERY SO FAST i just disabled it after a while But that is about it Using experience: 1 weeks Sorry this is my first review but HERE WE GO this is my first android phone and i will tell you now I LIKE IT ALOT BETTER THAN ANYTHING STEVE JOBS CAN FART UP :P lol. So if you ask me i made an awesome decision to go from the samsung highlight to the Cliq xt if you are debating an android phone go with this will satisfy any wants or needs Less

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