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    Just at the last moment the company of Motorola renamed its fashion line phones and assigned an L index to them (see details on this point in the review of L2/L6). For now, the top model is the L7 aka SLVR (coming from "sliver"). The device is interesting for its size being thinner than Motorola RAZR V3 and slightly larger (113.5x49x11.5 mm against 98x5313.9 for the RAZR). During the development of the Blade family, this device got a poetical name of Royal Blade, which was to stress the role of the phone and position in the line. But do not think the company decided on making it expensive from the very beginning, a traditional candy bar form-factor and the same feature set as in Motorola RAZR V3 (except for memory card support) couldn't form an extremely expensive product. The company representatives think the SLVR is the device for people who didn't have time to buy RAZR for some reason. As a bonus besides low price additional functionality as memory cards is provided

    Messages. The default memory capacity for 100 SMS is provided; it may also vary depending on the software version. As a rule, operator versions are limited by 40 messages. The device works with EMS. Automatic cleaning of the whole message list should be mentioned as an extra possibility; there is a list of templates. Delivery report may be on permanently or switched on/off for a message

    Office applications. This menu features a whole bunch of office applications such as the Calculator. It's convenient, the full digital keyboard is present on the screen, it reproduces the real keyboard perfectly. The menu features memory options and the unit converter.

    Games and applications.
    The phone supports Java MIDP 2.0, all applications that are located in this menu item are based on this technology. The number of games and their title depends on where the phone was bought. The most often to find are Rebels (a space shooter) and Crazy (plain Worms, not very interesting

    Multimedia. The phone supports themes. It's a set of wallpapers, color schemes for the menu, sounds and ring tone types. You can change the outlook of your phone almost instantly and this is really fun. New themes can be downloaded from Motorola's website.

    The themes haven't changed; there are three of them - a standard, Techno, Scarlet. They not only change a colour menu representation but interface windows, the whole interface of the phone changes.

    Camera. The device is equipped with a VGA-camera, which is a typical solution well known by all the triplets, no flash as well as any peculiarities. The camera is quite enough to take photos of people and use the photos in the phone book.

    The camera allows not only taking photos but also recording video (3GP). The record may be called from the multimedia menu and then video. The duration of a record may be limited for a MMS or maximum (about 30 seconds). Two resolutions are supported 128x96 pixels and 176x144 pixels. Voice recording may be turned off. The quality of the video is average and the artifacts are seen on the screen. That was hard to expect the device will show any eminent features in recording video and it is typical and doesn't differ from other models. The time that saving the video takes almost equals that necessary for recording and that is a disadvantage.

    General Network GSM 900 / GSM 1800 / GSM 1900
    Announced 2005, 1Q
    Status Coming Soon
    Size Dimensions 113 x 49 x 11.5 mm
    Weight 85 g
    Display Type TFT, 256K colors
    Size 176 x 220 pixels, 9 lines
    - Downloadable wallpapers, screensavers
    Ringtones Type Polyphonic (24 channels), MP3
    Customization Download
    Vibration Yes
    Memory Phonebook 1000 entries, Photo call
    Call records 10 dialed, 10 received, 10 missed calls
    Card slot microSD (TransFlash)
    - 11 MB total memory
    - 6 MB free user memory
    Features GPRS Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots)
    Data speed 32 - 48 kbps
    Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, Email
    Clock Yes
    Alarm Yes
    Infrared port No
    Games Yes + downloadable
    Camera VGA, 640x480 pixels, video
    - Bluetooth
    - Push to talk
    - Java MIDP 2.0
    - MP3/MPEG4 player
    - WAP 2.0
    - T9
    - Calendar
    - Built-in handsfree
    - Voice memo
    Battery Standard battery, Li-Ion 820 mAh
    Stand-by Up to 140 h
    Talk time Up to 4 h

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    cyclist14 is offline
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    Motorola SLVR L7 Review

    Moto SLVR L7 Review

    Before we get started let's clarify some things:

    - I have the iTunes (US) version of the SLVR
    - I have the Black/Grey SLVR


    Okay, Where to begin? First of all, this phone is a well-designed device it has a beautiful form factor that makes you want to pick it up whenever you see it. The etched keyboard looks precise and high-tech, although I wish all of the buttons where lined up parralel to one another for easier hands-free dialing and texting. The other external features (i.e Micro SD slot, mini-usb plug) are easy to access and the Moto logos on the front and back are to die for. Also, this phone is smaller than I thought it would be from reading other reviews ( I have big hands).


    Hardware isnt this phones strong point, but in now way is it a weak point . Below I will list the features I don't like:
    -VGA Camera ( But, I've got a 5.1 megapixel digicam)
    -USB 1.1 ( aka ssslllllooooooowwwww)

    The Features I love:
    -Expandable memory ( what phone doesn't have it these days)
    -Laptop Quality Speaker ( average laptop)

    The Features I would like to see:
    -3.5 mm Audio Jack ( it's a music phone)
    -Video Syncing with iTunes
    -2 megapixel camera


    Again, iTunes compatibility is half of what sold this phone to me ( I go crazy without my podcasts) the itunes interface is identical to an iPod ( well, almost) but the menus cycle a bit slower than an iPod, the phone isn't an iPod replacement ( Jobs made sure of that with the 100 song limit) but it's definetly a great alternative to someone with limited pocket space. Rather than carrying two or three gadgets you can carry one.

    The Moto interface is...dated, but in no way is that a bad thing, you can always skin it differently if you so desire.


    This is an awesome phone and its not that expensive for what you get. Its not an iPod replacement but it is very close to being one. It is very versatile, adaptible, upgradable and expandable. Try one today, you'll be impressed!

    Thanks for reading!
    Proud Owner of a modded SLVR

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    billy_b0b is offline
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    Re: Motorola SLVR L7 Review

    Great write-up. I've been looking into getting a new SLVR

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    tombi is offline
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    Re: Motorola SLVR L7 Review

    i find this phone particularly attractive. your review has cleared up everything except battery. how does it rate in relation to the estimated time? has motorola been accurate in their description?\

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    Re: Motorola SLVR-L7 Review

    had this phone for 2 years, been using on and off but i've been quite pleased with it. cons- -few times battery life was terrible (charge at night before bed, wake up to low battery) but only happened a couple of times.

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    Last edited by spio123; 12-17-2010 at 10:27 AM.

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    woli is offline


    Re: Motorola SLVR L7 Review

    Latest Lithium Ion battery technology gives the best performance possible compared to other battery technologies such as Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH).

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    Re: Motorola SLVR L7 Review

    Kinda sounds like a thin, non-flip top, slightly dumbed down version of the V3i which I have and like a lot.

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    Re: Motorola SLVR L7 Review

    i hat ethis phone

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    mbhw is offline


    Re: Motorola SLVR L7 Review

    As someone who has used this phone for over a year, I wouldn't recommend it at all. It consistently drops calls and doesn't get a signal where my wife's phone will, and we both use Verizon and regularly update our roaming technology.

    I have had to warranty this phone 2x due to manufacturers defects.

    I purchased it initially as it was the only "bar" style phone they offered. It is the last Motorola I will ever own, it's my 4th moto phone and they have all stunk. Back to LG or Samsung.

    I agree with the previous poster "I HATE THIS PHONE!"

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    nooranwer is offline
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    Re: Motorola SLVR L7 Review

    I used this Mobile phone. Motorola SLVR L7 is a slim mobile phone. It has very attractive features and it has a slight resemblance to the Motorola ROKR E1. Sound quality is very clear and user can store, repeat or simply play favorite tunes over & over again.
    Last edited by nooranwer; 07-21-2008 at 11:10 AM.

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