We are still waiting on the Motrola DEFY, but the Motorola MILESTONE XT720 has officially landed on Philippine shores. While this phone has been available in the grey market for some time, it is now backed by a one year Motorola warranty. The price is an eye-poppingly low Php18,000. It is a mid-level Android phone with with a 3.7" screen (854 x 480 pixels), 256MB of RAM and a 720MHz ARM Cortex A8 processor. Internal storage is a only 150MB, but it is expandable via MicroSD. Connectivity is as expected of this type of phone with 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth, DLNA and Micro USB. It's and Android so interface and browser is good. The camera is an impressive 8MP auto focus camera with a Xenon flash. To top it off, this thing shoots HD video.
Sounds to good to be true, well it is. The 8MP camera is just decent, the Xenon flash has a very limited range and HD video shoots at just around 18 frames per second resulting in disapointing output. But at the retail price of Php18,000 this is still one very good buy. The Motorola MILESTONE XT720 runs Android 2.1 (Eclair) but a Froyo (2.2) update might be on the way. Hopefully this might sold some of the HD video problems.
Between the DEFY and the MILESTONE, Motorola looks like it is going to capture a big share of the local smartphone market in the next few months.
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