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Motorola v750 Adventure review

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The Motorola v750 Adventure currently has an Informr score of 5.9 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 30 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

The Motorola v750 Adventure resembles the RAZR in looks, but is designed to run the new and improved push-to-talk service offered by Verizon. This is an important distinction as is opens the marketing doors for many folks who work “in the field” and need to reach associates quickly and without hassle.

For a standard size flip, the Adventure boasts a robust 2.2 inch display capable of reproducing 65K colors. The second display is also competent, measuring 1.6 inches and a resolution that mirrors the main display.

Other goodies include a 2.0MP camera, a video player, MP3 player and microSD slot for additional memory. Definitely a solid flip with a quality feature set.

The Adventure also includes a 2.5mm headset jack, 1.2 stereo Bluetooth, (both of these features enhance the music experience), speakerphone, along with an alarm, calendar, calculator and a complete voice command set including voice dialing, recording and additional commands.

The Motorola Adventure is the latest in the long and interesting RAZR franchise, with larger displays, the push-to-talk feature and plenty of useful features to suit a wide range of potential customers.

If you like thin, well built flips, consider the Adventure v750.


Operating system
Custom
Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
2.2"
Camera
2+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Wired

Gunshots. Fist fights. Fleeing an exploding warehouse on a motorcycle. These are the things I imagine when hearing the word "adventure." Rugged phones from Motorola don't quite make that list. Nevertheless, Motorola has attempted the impossible with the slim V750 "Adventure." It's durable like the c...

- Terrence Russell, Wired


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Motorola released the v750 Adventure on July 22, 2008.


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Motorola backs up the v750 Adventure with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
2.2"

The Motorola v750 Adventure's screen size is 2.2 inches with 240 x 320 pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown
OS

The phone runs on the Other operating system (OS).

Camera
2+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 2+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
128 MB

Internal memory is 128 MB. An external, MicroSD (up to 8 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1170mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1170 mAh battery. Motorola's performance ratings are 12.5 days standby time.

v750 Adventure Specs

Overview
Release date July 22, 2008
Regions available USA, Canada
Networks
CDMA:
850/1900 MHz
Data:
1xRTT, EV-DO
SIM card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System Other
Processor No
Internal Flash Memory 128 MB
RAM No
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass No
Flightmode No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.45 W/kg
Body: 0.73 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1170 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 Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 12.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Flip
Colors Black with silver accents
Dimensions [H x W x D] 10.2 x 5.1 x 1.7 cm (4 x 2 x 0.7 in)
Weight 111 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 240 x 320 pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 2.2 inches
3D No
Secondary Display Color LCD (TFT), 120 x 160 pixels, 1.6 inches, 65k
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
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 Standard / 12-key Numeric
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry iTAP
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer Yes
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 1000
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols No
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, AIM, Windows Live
Push-to-talk (PTT) Yes
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, BPP, DUN, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD (up to 8 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications No
Brew Applications Yes
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
2+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Flash
No
Additional Rear Camera Info
Self-timer, White balance
Video Recording Parameters
QVGA (320 x 240 pixels)
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, AAC+, AAC, WMA
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats No
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 2.5mm
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 No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Motorola Adventure

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Critic Reviews


Wired

Sensible balance of utility and entertainment

from Wired

Gunshots. Fist fights. Fleeing an exploding warehouse on a motorcycle. These are the things I imagine when hearing the word "adventure." Rugged phones from Motorola don't quite make that list. Nevertheless, Motorola has attempted the impossible with the slim V750 "Adventure." It's durable like the company's line of walkie-talkie handsets, but get this — it's not entirely hideous...

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Gunshots. Fist fights. Fleeing an exploding warehouse on a motorcycle. These are the things I imagine when hearing the word "adventure." Rugged phones from Motorola don't quite make that list. Nevertheless, Motorola has attempted the impossible with the slim V750 "Adventure." It's durable like the company's line of walkie-talkie handsets, but get this — it's not entirely hideous!

First, a word to the RAZR fans. (There are some still left.) Though the V750 has similar looks and ergonomics, this isn't the second coming of the world's favorite fashion phone. With military grade protection from dust, shock, and high/low temperatures it's a different creature entirely. Even though it casts the same fragile silhouette as the RAZR, my review unit took repeated 4-foot drops and dirt naps with ease (and just a few cracks). After brushing the phone off, I was still able to make and receives calls with reasonably clear audio. If you're concerned with the average accidental drops and collisions a cell phone endures on a day to day basis, the V750 has you covered, hands down.

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User Reviews


Junk

I have had this phone for about 6 months now and hate it. I find it completely frustrating how slow it registers key strokes and lags behind input. I bought this phone as it is advertised as being rugged and military approved - the front screen is now shattered from keeping it in my pocket and it has...More
I have had this phone for about 6 months now and hate it. I find it completely frustrating how slow it registers key strokes and lags behind input. I bought this phone as it is advertised as being rugged and military approved - the front screen is now shattered from keeping it in my pocket and it has not received any heavy impacts. This is the worst phone I have ever owned. Pure garbage. Thanks Motorola. Less
Amazon

Easily Shattered

from Amazon
I bought this phone because it said it was rugged and tough to break, but it was broken after three months. I am a chronic phone-dropper, but I didn't think that would be much of a problem with a supposedly tough phone. I must have been wrong, because I dropped this phone and the whole front screen sha...More
I bought this phone because it said it was rugged and tough to break, but it was broken after three months. I am a chronic phone-dropper, but I didn't think that would be much of a problem with a supposedly tough phone. I must have been wrong, because I dropped this phone and the whole front screen shattered. It stayed in place and still worked, but looked terrible. I assumed it was just my fault, but I have since seen other people with this phone that had the same problem. The hinge is plastic and weak-feeling and the V-CAST button on the side is too easily hit, so that 90% of the time, when you pull your phone out of your pocket, the music screen is turned on. I would never buy this phone again, having seen phones reaching fates similar to mine. Less

What a mess

I've had this phone for about 3 months now and it's POS. Many times now it has "frozen" during use and I have to take out the battery and put it back in again to get it working. Everytime it's in my pocket the stupid red buttons get pressed and it begins talking to me, or music starts playing. Apparent...More
I've had this phone for about 3 months now and it's POS. Many times now it has "frozen" during use and I have to take out the battery and put it back in again to get it working. Everytime it's in my pocket the stupid red buttons get pressed and it begins talking to me, or music starts playing. Apparently your supposed to be able to download ringtones but my computer won't recognize the phone. (not sure if that's the phone's fault however) I'm crossing my fingers that this phone last's me a year. It's a royal pain, as we all know, to try and get any "warranty" work done on a cell. Less

bluetooth on off on off

Basic phone not bad BUT side buttons seem to work most when they are not wanted, A total non starter with the bluetooth interface. I HAVE TRIED 2 PHONES & 3 hands free devices 2 dif. makes and these phones just keep connecting and disconnecting over and over non stop...
Amazon

Great Phone

from Amazon
It's a great phone over all. It has a music player on the side of the phone so you don't have to flip it open and go into the menu. It is a great for texting and mostly for calling people.
Phonedog

OK - But not Great

from Phonedog
Pro: Nice appearance - Keypad is consistent with previous Motorola Keypad. Can change some of the defaults. Con: Music Button keeps getting pressed. Hard to take a good Picture with it. Using experience: 5 months I know it's a phone not a Camera - but it takes really bad pictures for a 2 MB pixel ca...More
Pro: Nice appearance - Keypad is consistent with previous Motorola Keypad. Can change some of the defaults. Con: Music Button keeps getting pressed. Hard to take a good Picture with it. Using experience: 5 months I know it's a phone not a Camera - but it takes really bad pictures for a 2 MB pixel camera. Holding it less than a rock steady results in a fuzzy picture. No setting for indoor/outdoor light. No shutter adjustment for action photo - like someone running in a race or kayaking. Or even a Deer walking alongside the car turns out fuzzy. The Music button was always getting pressed - and since I don't ever plan on using it for music - and it can't be Progammatically disabled (Hint for a new feature) I carefully put a drop of super glue on each edge. All the volume settings should be in one place for the ringer, the ear piece, etc. Less
Amazon

Not too bad

from Amazon
Overall, I like this phone. Pros: 1. The rubberized key pad (I tend to have lots of dirt and hay in my pockets and the rubber prevents it from getting in the keys... plus it looks cool). 2. I get really good reception almost everywhere. Cons: However, I have so far gone through three of these phones....More
Overall, I like this phone. Pros: 1. The rubberized key pad (I tend to have lots of dirt and hay in my pockets and the rubber prevents it from getting in the keys... plus it looks cool). 2. I get really good reception almost everywhere. Cons: However, I have so far gone through three of these phones. The alarm clock on the first one didn't work, on the second one I had a hard time hearing people talking to me and visa versa AND it had pictures of the previous owner taking pictures of themselves in the mirror with the phone (the store said it was a new phone, but it obviously wasn't), and now the alarm clock has stopped working on the third phone (I've had it for about two months now). Less
Amazon

The single WORST electronic device I've ever owned.

from Amazon
This phone is a mess, plain and simple. It's bulky and boasts "ruggedized" technology when there is only a flimsy plastic battery cover but no other protection to the phone. It's heavy and awkward with WAY too many features. The red button on the left-outside is easily pressed accidentally and brings t...More
This phone is a mess, plain and simple. It's bulky and boasts "ruggedized" technology when there is only a flimsy plastic battery cover but no other protection to the phone. It's heavy and awkward with WAY too many features. The red button on the left-outside is easily pressed accidentally and brings the front screen to either Push To Talk Mode or The Music Player (usually the player). When this happens, you open the phone and it gets stuck on the music player until you clear the screen. This happens EVERY TIME I use the phone and is ridiculously annoying. Also, when sending text messages or taking pictures (really anything that involves the phone to think a little bit) it freezes constantly, making you take out the battery and restart the phone. This happens to me at least 5-8 times per week. The speaker phone is also VERY soft. When using it, you have to talk with the phone in hand but close to your mouth, thus defeating the purpose of the speaker phone. For such a large grill-like speaker on the outside-bottom of the phone, you'd expect something you can use properly. The phone does get great reception and the battery life is great, but you can get these features on many other phones and this phone is not worth the headache. I am a fan of Motorola, but I strongly recommend they rethink this design, it really is just plain awful. Less

Can't wait to get rid of it!

First of all I have had nothing but support and billing problems with Verizon for well over a year. Still not resolved. Just mind boggling their support can be so bad. Aside from Verizon, the phone is horrible. I am a geologist and thought a "ruggedized" phone would be necessary, although I have never...More
First of all I have had nothing but support and billing problems with Verizon for well over a year. Still not resolved. Just mind boggling their support can be so bad. Aside from Verizon, the phone is horrible. I am a geologist and thought a "ruggedized" phone would be necessary, although I have never dropped a cell phone. From other reviewers it sounds like it is not very rugged. The phone quality is not very good. I am about 2 miles from a cell tower, yet I have to sit in a particular location in my house, or stand on the deck, to get even fair reception. Every time I pick the thing up I seem to press one of the side buttons. This is really annoying. I have tried turning them off, but you have to do it constantly. The flat shape is not to my liking, but I know almost all new phones are shaped for your pocket, not your hand. Texting is not very intuitive. Replying is OK, but new texts to stored contacts is confusing. I have not used the camera since there is no free way to download pictures. I did not get it for that purpose, however. Downloading music is a royal pain. So far I have not had any luck using stereo headphones to play mp3's. I have connectors for both the USB and phone jack sides. The door covering the micro USB port is a total joke. The tiny, delicate plastic "snap" has already broke off hte cheap plastic cover. All in all, I hate this phone and recommend people from choosing it. Hopefully I have learned a lesson here. I paid an extra $150 for this phone. Should have kept the freebie. Less
Amazon

Could be a great phone, if not for VZW

from Amazon
I'm now in my third month of service with Verizon Wireless and I can say without a doubt that I am dissatisfied, to say the least. My biggest source of dissatisfaction comes from the phone itself, a Motorola V750 Adventure, and most of the problems with the phone can be laid directly at the feet of Ver...More
I'm now in my third month of service with Verizon Wireless and I can say without a doubt that I am dissatisfied, to say the least. My biggest source of dissatisfaction comes from the phone itself, a Motorola V750 Adventure, and most of the problems with the phone can be laid directly at the feet of Verizon Wireless. Transferring music files involves interfacing with Rhapsody, rather than using the elegant and useful Motorola Phone Tools software that I used happily with my old V365. Transferring MP3 files is an excercise in patience. I do not care for Rhapsody's interface anyway, which is why I use ITunes. I finally figured out how to get the files out of my music folders onto the phone after loading Verizon's version of Rhapsody. Sometime during the course of trying to get the phone to work, I inadvertantly activated V-Cast. Getting that credited off my bill was difficult, but finally accomplished, although I still got stuck with a portion of the billing for a service I didn't want and never used. I've tried to come up with a way to use normal headphones with this unit; not happening. The 2.5mm headphone jack will only work with a two way headset. Attempting to plug a good set of phones into the jack results in nothing, so I seem to be stuck with a MP3 capable cell phone - the reason I chose this phone to begin with - that is a lousy MP3 player. I now also have a pile of adaptors that don't work. If there is an adaptor that will work, the Verizon store salesman in my area doesn't know about it. Why Verizon chose Rhapsody over Motorola's own file transfer program is a mystery to me, as I would think the ability to handle all your digital files with one easy-to-use program would make for a happier end user, which as I am beginning to discover isn't too high on Verizon's priority list. This concludes the music portion of my criticism of the V750's shortcomings. Now for pictures. The Motorola V750 includes a 2 megapixel camera - no flash. No flash I can deal with. Apparently, the only way to move photos off my phone and onto something I can use as a photo editor involves sending the photo via text to an online album. That's something I can't deal with. Here's a clue: texting photos without a plan costs $.25 per photo, or you can opt for a plan at I forget what ridiculous cost. The Motorola V365 I had while I was with AT&T Mobility allowed me to transfer into my editing software using - you guessed it - Motorola Phone Tools software at no additional cost. So I now have a camera phone - the 2 mega-pixel camera being another reason I chose the V750 - that is a lousy camera. I've been told that data on an optional memory card can be transferred directly using an USB adaptor - yet another unnecessary expense. The main purpose of a cell phone is to make and receive phone calls, and at this the V750 is adequate. I'd like to blame all of the V750's problems on Verizon, but Motorola desrves at least some of the blame for allowing Verizon to talk them into making this piece of junk. If all I wanted was an adequate cell phone, I'd have opted for the freebie that comes with the detestable contract and to heck with it. In effect, I'm paying for something I can't use properly. I have better things to do with my life than worry about a cell phone, so as I had time, I made several trips to the Verizon store trying to come up with the right combination of software and adaptors to make this phone work, to no avail. By the time I figured out once and for all that this phone was not acceptable, it was too late to trade it in for something else. Apparently, the only way to get a usable phone in the Verizon sytem is to go with a smartphone. How AT&T managed to get it done with a lowly V365 is beyond me. Maybe they're just smarter than Verizon. I don't recommend either Verizon or this phone. If you're going to go with Verizon anyway, stay away from this phone. Less
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