This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.
First Look: The ultra-thin Motorola Electrify 2 on U.S. Cellular
About Video Comments (0 ) Transcript

First Look: The ultra-thin Motorola Electrify 2 on U.S. Cellular

2:14 /

Equipped with Android 4.0, a nice, dual-core processor, bright screen, plus an ultra-thin size, the $199.99 Motorola Electrify 2 is a tempting proposition on U.S. Cellular.

-- Hi this is Brian -- for cnet.com and today we're taking a first look at the Motorola electrify -- for US cellular. Shipping now for 19999. -- -- -- to offers a sleek thin look Android Ford -- Ice Cream Sandwich. Dual core processing and a big bright screen. The -- uses Motorola's color boost technology which pumps up brightness and serves up a wider range of colors and many Motorola phones before it. Motorola even says it has more colors and the iPhone for -- Above the QHD resolution display is a VGA camera for vanity shots and video chat. Unlike many Android phones there are no passive or even physical buttons below the screen. Instead three virtual keys run along the bottom of the display. At just a third of an inch thick at its widest point and weighing four point six ounces -- -- fight to is compact and easy to carry. I also like -- silver highlights that -- the phone and elegant look. It could be a body double -- for the Motorola Droid RAZR since it has virtually the same dimensions. Physical controls are kept to a minimum with only a volume rocker on the right edge a power button on the top next to the 3.5 millimeter headphone Jack. The left side has a flap which -- slots for micro sim and micro SD cards. Around back as an eight megapixel camera that snaps photos quickly -- comes with lots of settings scene modes and special filters. Also here is Motorola's signature have -- fiber coating which I think feels nice resists scratches and helps fingers keep a firm grip. Immediately I see some drawbacks of the Motorola elect -- 21. The phone is three G capable only. Second the devices 1780. -- and battery is not removable so you can't swap one out for a fresh one in a pinch. Also unlike many Motorola handsets including the Droid RAZR the electrify lacks an east MI port to connect -- to HT TVs. To be fair though I'm not sure how many who actually use this feature anyways. I'm Brian Bennett and this has been a first look at the Motorola -- to feature check out our full review at cnet.com.

New releases

Galaxy Tab 4 Nook: Hands-on with...
2:32 August 20, 2014
The Barnes & Noble version of Samsung's Galaxy Tab 4 puts a new spin on a familiar and affordable Android...
Play video
ZTE's Nubia 5S Mini impresses on...
2:50 August 20, 2014
The ZTE Nubia 5S Mini is available contract-free for $280 -- a terrific price. It offers speedy performance,...
Play video
App for beating jet lag takes...
1:03 August 20, 2014
As the summer winds down and you squeeze in that last international vacation, let tech help you bounce back...
Play video
Is the Aston Martin DP-100 a vision...
7:09 August 20, 2014
Aston Martin teamed up with Polyphony Digital to put the DP-100 Concept in to Gran Turismo 6. XCAR spoke to...
Play video
Tips to stay safe on public Wi...
2:38 August 19, 2014
When you're away from home or work, free public Wi-Fi is incredibly convenient. But you do need to protect...
Play video
Retailer spills the beans on Moto...
4:59 August 19, 2014
Best Buy leaks everything about the Moto 360 ahead of their September 4thannouncement. Android Wear gets a...
Play video
Tomorrow Daily 038: HitchBOT crosses...
24:10 August 19, 2014
On todays show, we celebrate hitchBOT's successful journey across Canada, ponder drone delivery and how it...
Play video
The Monoprice Dual Extrusion 3D...
3:57 August 19, 2014
CNET editor Dong Ngo demonstrates his expertise in 3D printing using the Monoprice Dual Extrusion and...whipped...
Play video
 

Video discussion

Conversation powered by Livefyre