Motorola ROKR E1 Review & Info

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Motorola ROKR E1 Specs

Launched: September 7, 2005
Screen Display: 176x220 pixels, 262000 colors, 1.9 inches
Size: 108 x 46 x 20.5 mm
Weight: 107 g
Ringtones: Polyphonic, MP3, AAC
Memory: microSD up to 512MB
Bluetooth: Yes
Camera: 640x480 pixels, VGA

My Motorola ROKR E1 Review

I was one of those who got caught in the "ROKR" hype. The first time I read the latest of Motorola's genius branding, I immediately want one, being a "ROKR" myself.

First thing I noticed with Motorola ROKR E1 was it was damn heavy, mainly due to its internal speakers, which I must admit was of superior quality. I haven't seen or heard of a better set of speakers on a phone. With a little modding you can get the bass to pump the way you like it. Battery life was decent as well, and sending and receiving messages are alright. ROKR was also quite cheap compared to the competition. That's about all the good things you can get me to say about Motorola ROKR E1.

After a day of rabid testing, I immediately noticed that it was a pain to upload MP3s to my Moto ROKR. You need to install iTunes for you to take advantage of the MP3 playback feature. It would take approximately two minutes to upload a song. And if you delete a song from the library of your PC, it will be deleted on the phone as well.

One of the biggest setbacks of Motorola ROKR E1 is that it only allows you to store upto 100 songs. Even if you have space left, you can't exceed their limit.

The second month after I bought the phone the extrior paint of my Moto ROKR started to chip off. Then I see cracks. My looks-okay phone officially looks ugly. I started to look for another MP3 phone.

Motorola ROKR E1 Video