Motorola Quantico V840 / W845
Great (almost) phone
This is a great phone, battery life runs me about 4 days between charges. I use a phone a lot. Volume is good. Have dropped, accidentally kicked, backed over and left out in rain and this phone still works great. Just wish had better selection of ring tones and a GPS (if it does, have not found it yet). Very few dropped calls with this phone as with previous 2 phones. Know there is no perfect phone, but this one has to be close. It is very tough and I have no problem with the opening and closing back cover and it does fit tight. I started with Motorola 13 years ago and am now back with this brand and continue to stay with Motorola because of quality. I hope Motorola continues to make these type phone for folks like me that need a rugged and dependable phone that is a phone and not a mini computer or smart phone as they call it. No overall regrets with this model.
Long battery life
good, clear reception
great hand fit
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Predictive text issue ruins this phone!
Despite the Quantico being rugged (except for back that will not go back on tight!) and great sound, it is useless if you need to text at all. Predictive text software is messed up and will spit out letters randomly BEYOND the suggested word and stay there! So you have to forward and back up to erase them! AND you cannot turn off the predictive text which would make it a non-issue. No one at USCellular could figure it out or shut it off and then they admitted that they are having issues with this phone with respect to predictive text. Now my phone is in service for weeks and who know when I will get it or if it will be fixed?!?!
High Quality MetroPCS Phone
Great Battery Life and Talk Time
High Speaker-phone Volume (Full-Duplex)
Tight-Fitting Battery Cover (read directions for attaching properly, its easy)
MP3 Ringtones (Can be VERY, VERY loud)
Last hours each day on speaker-phone
Software could run faster through menus
Intermittent bug affects assigning ringtones off Micro-SD Card
Motorola Quantico W845
Excellent phone overall.
To anyone with software issues, the latest update from Motorola can be obtained directly from their website.
Make sure you have a USB/USB micro data cable
Finally a phone my husband likes!
I actually work for one of the companies that sells this phone. My husband has been through 3 different types of phones in a year and hasn't liked any of them. HE LOVES THIS PHONE! He drives for a shipping company and has a 5 hr shift. Usually listens to music the entire shift on his phone and comes home with 1 bar left on his battery!
Camera is awesome, very rugged phone! If you are pondering on whether to buy this phone or not, you should! It's an awesome phone!
Purchased this phone for my father for Christmas.
This past weekend he put the phone through the snowblower!(accidently, of course) I couldn't believe the phone made it though such a harsh impact. The only damage the snowblower did was put a decent size scratch on the front cover.
What a phone! I'm so glad that U.S. Cellular came out with his phone, it's just what he was looking for.
-Good sound quality
-Great battery life
-"Conversation" or chat feature for text
-The rubber button feel is nice and buttons are set far apart so you don't have to look at the phone to dial or text
-Strong vibrate unlike some others that are known for being weak
-Bulkier than necessary, I think they could have shrunk it down some
-Hard to open battery cover, they could have made that easier
-Older software version needs updating or it won't delete texts, slow interface and random shut offs
-Hardware issue with mine: front screen was not waterproof and filled with water. When the phone got damp the earpiece speaker was very muffled and nearly not functional. Also had a speakerphone mic failure.
-No external ring setting like previous motos had to flip the phone and set the ringer
Other than a few bugs to work out which is expected, this is one of the best lasting moto phones I've had, and I've had a lot.
--Pulls down a great signal.
--Two great screens. Outside screen is large.
--Sound quality is great with great volume levels.
--No external antenna protrusion.
--A tad bulky.
--For whatever reason, the back cover is friggin IMPOSSIBLE to firmly attach. It's not a mil-spec phone if you can't close it, Moto!
I used this phone on MetroPCS's network in South Florida.
Phone is rugged and has a nice feel.
I found the menu options difficult to find/use and navigate.
The phone sat in less than 2 inches of water for less than 10 seconds. The only way for water to enter was either the seal wasn't complete when the sales person put in the battery or it got through the charging port when I unplugged it that morning. Either way...not "waterproof". I have had several phones over the years that have dropped, been stepped on and dropped in the dishwater and still worked. I bought this phone less than 3 weeks ago.