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Motorola PEBL (Black) review

6.8/10 AVG.
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6.8/10
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The Motorola PEBL (Black) currently has an Informr score of 6.8 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 50 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Custom
Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
Unknown
Camera
VGA (640 x 480)



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Motorola released the PEBL (Black) on August 10, 2006.


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Motorola backs up the PEBL (Black) with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
Unknown

The Motorola PEBL (Black)'s screen size is Unknown with 176 x 220 pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown
OS

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

Camera
VGA (640 x 480)

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard VGA (640 x 480) camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
5 MB

Internal memory is 5 MB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
Unknown

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. Motorola's performance ratings are 10.5 days standby time.

PEBL (Black) Specs

Overview
Release date August 10, 2006
Regions available No
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
Data:
GPRS
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Other
Processor No
Internal Flash Memory 5 MB
RAM No
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.32 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity No
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: 10.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Flip
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 4.9 x 8.7 x 2.0 cm (1.9 x 3.4 x 0.8 in)
Weight 110 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 262k
Resolution 176 x 220 pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size Unknown
3D No
Secondary Display Monochrome LCD
Graphics Yes
Themes No
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 Yes
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands No
Keypad/Screen Lock No
External Volume Control No
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 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, MSN
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB -
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles No
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot No
Expansion Slot Info
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Unknown
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
VGA (640 x 480)
Dual lens
No
Zoom
4x digital
Flash
No
Additional Rear Camera Info
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3
Radio -
Video Playback No
Video Playback Formats No
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
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 Yes
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Yes
Apps
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Motorola PEBL U6, PEBL V6

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Pricegrabber

I bought this phone unlocked for International Use...

from Pricegrabber
Strengths: Sleek Design, Bluetooth and Speakephone. Weaknesses: Camera Resolution. Buttons are not easy to press. Using experience: 3 Months I bought this phone unlocked for International Use. The phone worked great for my overseas travel - a great benefit of a quadband phone. This a great phone for...More
Strengths: Sleek Design, Bluetooth and Speakephone. Weaknesses: Camera Resolution. Buttons are not easy to press. Using experience: 3 Months I bought this phone unlocked for International Use. The phone worked great for my overseas travel - a great benefit of a quadband phone. This a great phone for the price you pay as it's fairly inexpensive. The design is compact and sleek. However the buttons are a little annoying and the camera is not that great. Less
Pricegrabber

The phone itself is great; unfortunately the one I...

from Pricegrabber
Strengths: The design and user friendliness Weaknesses: Using experience: 2 days The phone itself is great; unfortunately the one I purchased was refurbished an not new. The design is attractive and intuitive, and the features such as bluetooth make the phone a lot of fun.
Amazon

Horrid!

from Amazon
This has to be the absolute worst phone in the world. Menus suck, reception is lousy, it has problems with bluetooth signal quality and is constantly telling me to switch to the handset, the battery life is good for about an hour or two at most of talking, the keypad is hard to use because the directi...More
This has to be the absolute worst phone in the world. Menus suck, reception is lousy, it has problems with bluetooth signal quality and is constantly telling me to switch to the handset, the battery life is good for about an hour or two at most of talking, the keypad is hard to use because the directional pad has an awkward shape. I go this phone for free and hate it! I will glady pay money to get a phone that I feel is functional. The only good thing about it is the fact that it has a nice one handed opening mechanism. Thats it. There is nothing else worthy of even mentioning of this unfortunate waste of plastic. Less
Amazon

Sleek and stylish, but missing a feature or two

from Amazon
Got this phone to replace a V551 (also Motorola) Pro's looks good easy to hold cool in general stays in pocket better than the boxy razr or krazr, and doesn't "poke" you with its corners or antenna scratches less easily b/c of rubberized coating has a "name dial' voice activiated dial function that do...More
Got this phone to replace a V551 (also Motorola) Pro's looks good easy to hold cool in general stays in pocket better than the boxy razr or krazr, and doesn't "poke" you with its corners or antenna scratches less easily b/c of rubberized coating has a "name dial' voice activiated dial function that does not require your "voice training" each entry non-color external window is less of a battery drain decent battery life (I charge about every 3 days) decent ringtone selection that comes with phone (better than v551) T-mobile service is great in my area (Los Angeles): better than Cingular good voice quality and volume (less tin-y than the Samsung I once had) Cons No actual voice recorder-- you cannot record your voice while in middle of a conversation-- When not in conversation, you can use 'voice notes' which is like sending a voice-text-message, but you are charged every time you use it, even if you're sending a note to yourself. This is my hands down biggest disappointment with this phone. Difficult to type on keypad -- I'm fairly young and hip (in my twenties) and still found this more difficult than I expected. given the voice activated dialing, and the fact that you can sync w/ your computer via bluetooth-- it isn't too much of a problem (just enter numbers on your computer, then sync). If you are constantly dialing numbers you don't store in your phone-- this might not be the phone for you. I'm not big into pictures, music, and data on my phone-- that's why I have a camera, ipod, and a laptop. If switching companies, and keeping your number, I think Amazon lets you get a temporary T-mobile number. Without a temporary number, T-mobile may shut down your other service before the phone comes in the mail (which happened to me and wasn't cool! Typical, I believe, if you order from T-mobile directly.) Less
Amazon

For better or worse, it's a Motorola...

from Amazon
I have to admit I like Motorola's phone designs. The PEBL has a very solid feel to it, and I really like its whole magnetic opening/closing mechanism. Unfortunately, the software running on Motorola's phones has always been pretty weak, and the PEBL software doesn't offer any noticeable improvements...More
I have to admit I like Motorola's phone designs. The PEBL has a very solid feel to it, and I really like its whole magnetic opening/closing mechanism. Unfortunately, the software running on Motorola's phones has always been pretty weak, and the PEBL software doesn't offer any noticeable improvements over what's in my 3-year-old V600. Texting and scrolling are both still quite slow. Motorola has swapped the locations of the call and hangup buttons from where they were on their older phones. This now matches with phones from other manufacturers, but it was "backwards" for me and took a little while to get used to. Everything else is pretty much as advertised. Bluetooth works fine. The camera is mediocre but works. T-Mobile was happy to unlock my phone after 90 days, which was useful on a trip to Europe where I was able to use a local SIM card. The PEBL's quad-band support worked well. Less
Yahoo

Just Okay

from Yahoo
Pro: Cute and small with cool different colors it comes in Con: to many problems i have had to return this phone three times because of little problems. First time the screen went totally blank and i could not read anything, then the second time the phone keept shutting off and not letting me answer my...More
Pro: Cute and small with cool different colors it comes in Con: to many problems i have had to return this phone three times because of little problems. First time the screen went totally blank and i could not read anything, then the second time the phone keept shutting off and not letting me answer my calls, and now the third time the phone keeps saying insert sim when it is in there and then it will say invalid battery. So i really feel like this phone cost way to much for all these problems. Less
Amazon

A beautiful phone but with some limitations

from Amazon
I love this phone. I love it so much when, having had it for just two weeks and accidentally immersing it in seawater so that it died, I bought another one. My original one was a free upgrade but after two weeks I was willing to spend £100 on a replacement. I liked it that much. I've now had my PEB...More
I love this phone. I love it so much when, having had it for just two weeks and accidentally immersing it in seawater so that it died, I bought another one. My original one was a free upgrade but after two weeks I was willing to spend £100 on a replacement. I liked it that much. I've now had my PEBL for over six months. I still love it, but some of its limitations have become apparent. I'll list the pros and cons and you can judge for yourself. **Pro the PEBL** It's a clamshell - why would anyone ever buy a phone that isn't a clamshell and risk phoning someone up when kicking their bag in a pub (yes, I did this with a normal phone, but fortunately phoned the friend I was in the pub with so we realised; saved a huge bill!)? Beautiful design and, as yet, I haven't found it at all flimsy That fantastic opening manoeuvre which is just so cool Some good standard ringtones Battery life seems fine Menus are reasonably customisable and there are lots of useful options The phone is lightweight, fits in a lady's pocket and that smooth shape works well Reception seems fine wherever I use it and it's always easy to hear people and for them to hear me **Cons for the PEBL** The camera is really pants. The one on my previous Samsung was 10 times better and that was an older phone. The video feature is equally pants. Texting can be slow... you type quite far ahead of the actual phone sometimes, and I'm no speedy teenager at texting The software that came with the phone doesn't work with my PC running WinXP (I think this is a conflict with my computer as it is meant to work); however, I have some other Bluetooth software which will work for transferring files and stuff, I just can't use all the address book features that are in the proper software The main thing about this phone for me is the good design and it's very easy to live with. Despite the poor quality of photos I still give it 5 stars because I think it's that good. It won't suit everyone but that's why there are hundreds of different models of phone out there! Less
Amazon

GREAT PHONE!

from Amazon
I have had this phone a week now and I LOVE it. Easy to handle, SUPERB quality, AWESOME reception. I have nothing negative to say about this phone.
Yahoo

nice phone

from Yahoo
Pro: good connection Con: better than alot of phone the phone is beautiful and works anywherere.
Amazon

Beauty is only skin deep

from Amazon
I bought this phone based on 2 things: looks and Bluetooth. I assumed that at the price I was paying, everything else would basically work. I was wrong. First, the good: Bluetooth does work, and I can pretty easily sync with my Mac (thanks to a downloadable piece of software from Apple). And the call q...More
I bought this phone based on 2 things: looks and Bluetooth. I assumed that at the price I was paying, everything else would basically work. I was wrong. First, the good: Bluetooth does work, and I can pretty easily sync with my Mac (thanks to a downloadable piece of software from Apple). And the call quality is pretty good -- but I honestly chalk that up to T-Mobile and my location (in the middle of Chicago). The bad? Looks -- this phone which was so pretty when brand new, now is scuffed and scratched. None of my other phones looked this bad this quickly. The biggest problem, however, is the software (as others have noted). The name/phone number list is pretty much unusable -- it's as if nobody at Motorola ever anticipated having more than 10 contacts. The botton on the side of the phone is way too easy to press -- meaning that I keep switching my phone to "silent" by accident. In a nutshell -- I hate my phone. I will not buy a Motorola again, and will return to Nokia. Less
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