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Motorola Renegade V950 review

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The Motorola Renegade V950 is a mid-level flip that offers users a nice feature mix in a comfortable phone.

If you are looking for something more than a basic phone but are not interested in a full blown smartphone, the Renegade offers a reasonable compromise. You get a 2MP camera with flash, microSD expandability, two color displays, Bluetooth 2.0, a thoughtful MP3 player complete with dedicated music controls on the front, all wrapped in an easy-to-hold design.

Inside, the Renegade boasts a familiar alphanumeric keypad with large, responsive keys. The internal, main display is 2.2 inches and offers a crisp 240 x 320 pixel resolution, making it very easy on the eyes. The volume keys are located on the left side for a change of pace.

The Renegade is rated at four hours of talk time and comes with an alarm, calendar, calculator, to-do list, stopwatch, etc., and you can personalize the phone with caller and ringer ID.

Operating system
Screen Size
2+ MP

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Motorola released the Renegade V950 on April 1, 2008.

We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Motorola Renegade V950 user manual here.

Motorola backs up the Renegade V950 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

If your Renegade V950 has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Motorola support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Motorola's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.

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Screen Size

The Motorola Renegade V950's screen size is Unknown with x pixels resolution.


There is a processor (CPU).


The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

2+ MP

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

There's no secondary front camera.

65 MB

Internal memory is 65 MB. An external, MicroSD (up to 8 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


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

Renegade V950 Specs

Release date April 1, 2008
Regions available USA
Mobile / Cellular Data
850/1900 MHz
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
Operating System No
Internal Storage 65 MB
Hearing Aid Compatible No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.8 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
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: 12.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Flip
Colors Black with silver accents
Dimensions [H x W x D] 10.4 x 5.4 x 1.7 cm (4.1 x 2.1 x 0.7 in)
Weight 119 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 65k
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size Unknown
Secondary Display Color LCD (TFT)
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 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
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles No
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD (up to 8 GB)
PC Synchronization No
TV Out Unknown
DLNA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
Main Camera
2+ megapixels
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Self-timer, White balance
Video Recording Parameters
QVGA (320 x 240 pixels)
Front Camera
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 2.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps No ()
Included Software / Apps -
Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Motorola Renegade, Motorola V950

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I just got this phone. I feel like I am in China! The graphics are horrible like typical chinese junk. VOICE QUALITY IS MUFFLED and TINNEY sounding when you use the speaker, voices sound DISTANT and a lot of voice FEEDBACK. The voice reception is horrible. The person sounds like they are standing in...More
I just got this phone. I feel like I am in China! The graphics are horrible like typical chinese junk. VOICE QUALITY IS MUFFLED and TINNEY sounding when you use the speaker, voices sound DISTANT and a lot of voice FEEDBACK. The voice reception is horrible. The person sounds like they are standing in a closet with something stuffed in their mouth. I cannot hear them at all and they cannot hear me either. They say it sounds like their voice is coming back to them and they don't want to listen anymore. I have had them hang up on me because the telephone sound was bothering them. It bothers me too, except that I really cannot even hear them. I spend most of the phone call thinking about how difficult it is to hear them rather than actually listening to the conversation. It also extremely bothers my eyes to read any of the print on this phone. About an hour after I was first looking at it and reading it, I noticed that my eyes were actually hurting, REALLY hurting! My old phone never did that. My old phone was simple to click and go anywhere on the internet or into phone menus in a snap. This one you have to hunt around to find the right place to click and it takes forever. It is NOT USER FRIENDLY. Then it takes forever for it to load any pages. It is like the old 64MB ram computers! This phone is a dinosour! When you go on the internet, you can literally count to 100 before the page will turn. My old phone pages turned instantly. This phone is too heavy. It is not comfortable in the hand because it is too wide, even though I have large hands. As for the alarms, it is too tiresome to go in and set each alarm, one by one. On my old phone I could set 5 alarms in 5 seconds. This takes more than 5 seconds just to turn the page to get to the alarm that you want to set. It is a very SLOW phone. THE BATTERY DIES QUICKLY so you have to keep recharging it and there is not as much standby time as they claim it has. All the other internet reviews about this phone say the same thing about the battery and it is true. I wish I had read the reviews before I bought it. There is a lot of black and white on the graphics (in addition to all the chinese stuff). The color in this phone is horrible, more black and white than anything (unless you like chinese graphics). I finally pointed the camera up into the sky to take a picture of the beautiful blue sky to set as background because the chinese graphics are just too annoying and ugly and actually hurt my eyes. The fonts are microscopic even if I use reading glasses. I cannot read anything because the print is too small. It's worse than small, it is microscopic! I set the fonts at extra large and I still get microscopic fonts on the internet. THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NOT ONE SINGLE THING TO LIKE ABOUT THIS PHONE! I miss my old phone which was a FABULOUS Sanyo which lasted forever until the battery died and which did everythihng except have a bluetooth. It even used to talk to me and tell me with words who was calling! DON'T BUY THIS PHONE OR YOU WILL BE SORRY AND RETURN IT JUST LIKE I AM GOING TO DO. They market this for military and camping, etc. but I would not want to be camping with this piece of trash, if you ever needed it for an emergency you would probably be dead before you ever got through and if you did get through, nobody would probably be able to hear you, or else the battery would die. I would not want to be in the field and need rely on electricity to charge this thing all the time so it would be the worst phone a military person or camper could choose. When I use it on the internet, whatever font they chose is really difficult to read and there is nowhere to change it. Less