The Good The Motorola V195s offers decent call quality, long battery life, and solid features that include Bluetooth connectivity, multiple messaging options, and world phone support.
The Bad The Motorola V195s' speakerphone wasn't completely reliable.
The Bottom Line The Motorola V195s will appeal to T-Mobile customers who want a Bluetooth phone with good call quality and no camera.
Motorola V195s (T-Mobile)
Last year when we reviewed the Motorola V195 for T-Mobile, we were excited to see a cell phone that offered Bluetooth connectivity without having a camera as well. Though Bluetooth connectivity is a popular feature, it's typically found on higher-end phones with multimedia offerings that many users don't need or want. That fact alone raised the V195 to our editors' top basic phones list, despite some shaky call quality. So we were excited to see Motorola and T-Mobile try again with the V195s. Almost identical to the V195 in form and function, the V195s adds support for T-Mobile's My Faves service and thankfully, it offers improved audio quality as well. You can get it for $19.99 with service.
The V195s looks no different than the V195. It has the same minimalist shape with rounded edges and an internal antenna, and it has an equally simple two-tone silver color scheme. At 3.6 inches by 1.8 inches by 0.9 inch, it remains one of the larger flip phones on the market today, but it weighs less than you might think, at 3.6 ounces. Though the back cover is plastic, the handset has a comfortable feel in the hand, and the hinge has a sturdy construction.
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