Review: Motorola E815
You can open and close the flip or use the send and end keys to answer and end calls, exactly as you would expect. Answering calls by flipping the phone open starts the call faster than on other Motorola flip phones.
The in-call menu is completely different from other Motorolas. The mute button is located on the right softkey (it is normally the left, since left is normally the negative button). The right softkey opens the contacts list to start a call waiting or conference
call. The menu key brings up a list of in-call options, none of which includes speakerphone. The speakerphone is activated by holding the left sidekey (select, not the volume toggle).
Although most calling features are normal, not everything works as expected. For instance the e815 displays a voicemail icon on the 1 key, however holding down on the 1 dials the contact that has been assigned speed dial #1 instead of voicemail. We could find no way to change this.
AD article continues below...
There are also 2 recent call lists. Pressing the send key from the home screen brings up a call list with incoming, missed and outgoing calls combined. The last outgoing number is always first but all other numbers are in reverse chronological order (exactly as on Sony Ericssons). However using the recent softkey on the home screen brings up the more traditional Motorola call list where each call type is given its own tab.
Contacts can store multiple phone numbers and email addresses for each person. Each entry can also be assigned a photo for caller ID and a custom ringtone. There are not a separate fields for first and last name, so contacts can only be sorted by the first letter of the name as it is entered. Oddly, they can also be sorted by email address.
The picture view on the e815 is the same as on other Motorola models, however the list view seems a bit more clean than on other Motos we've tested.
Live reports from the 2005 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Hot new phones from LG, Samsung, Motorola, Audiovox, and more!
Review: Motorola Moto Z2 Play for Verizon Wireless
Motorola's latest Android smartphone is the mid-range and highly-capable Moto Z2 Play. This winsome handset may not stay strictly true to the original, but it is compatible with all of Motorola's Moto Mods accessories and still brings plenty to the table.
Review: Motorola Moto X Pure Edition
Motorola's 2015 flagship smartphone is a pleasing upgrade to last year's device, thanks to the bigger screen, better battery life, and improved camera. This handset offers a pure version of Google's Android platform with truly useful additions from Motorola.
Review: Motorola Moto E4 for Verizon Wireless
Motorola's entry-level Android handset, the Moto E4, may be small in stature, but it's big on performance. The E4 is an affordable phone that includes a fingerprint reader, a 5-inch screen, and a capable camera.
Review: Motorola G4 and G4 Plus -- Unlocked
Motorola's middleweight smartphones are back for another round. The Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus share most features, but the Plus adds a little something extra.