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Review: Motorola CLIQ

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One aspect of the CLIQ (and Android) that appears to have been forgotten is the music application. It is nearly identical to that of every other Android-based phone out there stretching back a year to the original HTC G1.

Loading music couldn't be easier. Attaching the CLIQ to your computer automatically puts it in mass storage mode and it shows up as a hard drive on your PC. You can drag and drop files directly into the CLIQ's Music folder and you're golden.

The player itself offers pretty much the same features you get from any phone-based music player. You can sort through music via artist, album, song, playlist, etc. Album art is displayed if it is tagged correctly, and the interface for playing music is simple and easy to use.

With a song playing, there are three software buttons on the screen next to the album art. They let you shuffle, repeat or view the current playlist. The menu button at the bottom lets you do a few more things, such as generate a "party shuffle", add the song to playlists, assign the current track as a ringtone or delete the track.

There is no way to alter or adjust the music with an equalizer, whether user-defined or preset. Music sounds OK through the external speaker, but not great. It may not be the most robust player on the market, but it offers enough to make it worth leaving a stand-alone MP3 player at home. Thank goodness that Motorola had the good sense to include a 3.5mm headset jack. This means the CLIQ will work with most standard stereo headphones.

 

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