The Motorola Cliq 2 features a slide-out keyboard, a MOTOBLUR interface, 1 GHz processor and 4G connectivity, meaning it can be used for browsing the web, running apps and keeping in touch with you friends with incredibly fast speeds. Kevin Pereira and Candace Bailey review the smartphone that retails for $0.01 with a contract.
What You Need to Know
- The CliQ 2 is a little bigger than most phones with a keyboard at over .5” thick.
- It weighs more than practically any other phone we've reviewed.
- When using the touch screen, tapping, swiping, pinching, and zooming all work like they should.
- We should point out it's a little laggy compared to an iOS device, but not by much.
- This MOTOBLUR interface is supposed to make it easy to see real-time updates from Facebook and Twitter, all without opening different apps, and it's not too bad.
- It will put all your favorite contacts into one widget so you can see a constant stream of updates.
- Motorola's widgets are better than the standard Android ones, but sometimes we'd prefer HTC’s Sense interface, because it's a little more user-friendly.
- We were actually surprised that it could keep up with other phones when launching apps.
- Outdoor pictures are vibrant and very detailed.
- Indoor pictures were well exposed, but might blur just a little bit.
- Video quality is also not too bad, though it's not HD.
- This is actually not a 4G device, but since T-Mobile’s 4G network is backwards compatible, normal 3G devices should get faster speeds.
- We noticed a slight increase with the CliQ 2, but it was not as fast as true 4G.
- It's only a penny with a contract, if you buy it on Amazon Wireless.
- 4 Seals of Approval Out of 5 (How do we rate gadgets?)
- DLNA streaming, Micro SD expandability; it's a great entry level smart phone, and you can't go wrong at this price.
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