Motorola CITRUS WX445
Help! Can this phone accept a SIM card to be used as a prepaid phone, like with NET 10 or Straight Talk?
- 2013-05-05 03:20
when you have a google market place and cant get in
- 2013-01-04 06:10
when you dont have a google anoccount and it dont sign in what you do
- 2013-01-02 23:20
I have had my phone since August and the manufactor won't repair it. I can't charge it. Motorola phones suck.
- 2012-11-19 19:22
I've had this phone for almost 2 years now. It's sooo slow and I can't take 1 picture without erasing 2 first. The memory is just shot out. I've deleted EVERYTHING and it still says my memory is full. When I turn the phone off, it sends random texts to random people when it comes back on. The screen does whatever it wants to. It clicks random things and types on it's own. Overall, the Citrus is a really shitty phone. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone.
- 2012-10-18 16:58
This phone has held up for about a yearfor me now, a friend i work with thinks im cursed cause i have this phone because he had one and threw it away. I traded two blackberrys for this thing, worst mistake ever. Any typing errors im leavig are due to this phon, yes im using it now. My market no longer works, i have o download apps from the web and instll. I've had to root the phone nd delete the factory apps that hog all of the nonexistent memory. The wifi and data usage is the only thing that woks well on this citrus, except my facebook and basically any social app doesn't update or work. I have to use facebook on the mobile web. I hâve two task killers running at all times and setcpu to overclock this thing to 528mhz, and the task killers to keep around 65 mb of memory free. If i don't constantly do those two thing's this phone will freeze up for minutes at a time or delete stuff from my desktop or erase programs or add random shrtcuts to the desktop or text people random letters for pages long, calls the wrong people when you clik on someone's call button next to their names. I could go on, but this is my daily struggle with this citrus. Do not curse yourself with this thing, i feel like motorola owes me money and an explanation. And a real phone.ill be lucky if it let's me post.
- 2012-09-28 06:56
- Rich M.
This is the worst phone I've ever owned. I would have preferred the old clamshell VGA phones to this one -- at least they worked quicker!
Positives: Built in voice-activated navigation is about the only "good" feature.
Negatives: It is incredibly slow. any apps open at all, will cause the dialer or anything else to take forever to pop up. Camera is buggy, and you will take many photos of the inside of your pockets. Pocket dialing is another major problem with this phone; merely pressing the top button causes the phone to redial -- I have no idea why.
Bottom line: I lost this phone several days ago, and I didn't even ask around to see if anyone found it. I just ordered a new phone online. I hated the phone that much.
- 2012-06-04 01:16
This is a phone that I should never have bought. Just wasted my money
- 2012-06-01 18:59
this phone is horrible do not buy it.for one its wayyy too tiny. secondly its probably the slowest smart phone on the market(even lags right out of the box).there are nooo good apps or games that are compatible for this phone and overall it is horrible.
- 2012-03-13 19:49
based on my experience with 3 android devices I rated the following:
9-design 3-features 6-performance
my biggest drawback was the first two applications I attempted to install end up being unsupported on this phone even though they are for android 1.6 and up
'mint' and 'rbfcu mobile'
in linux a different derived version is named something else
example: redhat linux is one version and fedora linux was based on redhat but both are different.. With this product it is falsely advertised as android, as its Motorola's more limited spin off of the android os...
this is my 2 of 2 terrible products i've purchase that where motorola.. totaling around 600$.
the cheap feel of the phone is expected at its price point but the operating system limitations where uncalled for, I would say spend a little more and get the lg vortex or better
- 2011-03-20 16:27
group messiging should be added
- 2011-01-06 10:50
Performance and Conclusion:
Call quality was lacking on the CITRUS. Callers complained that the phone had a cave effect, making us sound very hollow. They said that at times it was hard to make out what we were saying and rated us 7.5/10. Quality was decent on our end, but callers sounded thin. Battery life is rated at 6.33 hours of talk time, and with such poor system performance we doubt any power users will be using the CITRUS.
In sharp contrast to the LG Vortex, the Motorola CITRUS is everything you expect of an entry-level phone. The materials are cheap, the display Ė poor, and performance - lackluster. The lone bright spot for the CITRUS is the camera, but it is merely a decent performer, not anything spectacular. We really canít find much nice to say about the CITRUS, and with such a great entry-level option like the Vortex, we canít see why anyone would choose the Motorola.
Software version of the reviewed unit: 2.1-update 1, baseband: A3013_X_00.58.16P
Good battery life
Decent camera performance
Cheap materials, poor display
- 2010-12-20 09:26
The right side of the Motorola CITRUS has the volume rocker and camera key while the left simply has the microUSB charging/data port. The power button and 3.5mm headphone jack is on the top. There is a channel running around the phone, which serves more to accentuate the sharp edges of the battery door. The back has the 3 megapixel camera and a Backtrack pad like we first saw on the Motorola BackFlip. There are two physical keys below the screen - send and end - and the four standard Android navigation keys are capacitive.
There is no other way to say it, the CITRUS feels pretty awful. We racked out brains, but couldnít think of a non-knockoff handset that felt this bad. The materials are low grade, the display is poor and build quality is suspect. Itís not that we think the CITRUS will fall apart necessarily, but it definitely feels like it might dissolve if you drop it in a glass of water.
Interface and Software:
The Motorola CITRUS runs the MotoBLUR UI atop of Android 2.1. There are seven homescreens, each customizable with the standard Android fare as well as the many Motorola widgets. As with most custom Android skins these widgets are the most useful elements. Motorola has slightly tweaked the stock apps like the dialer, messaging, etc but nothing is too different or of note.
There is a noticeable amount of lag to the on the CITRUS, probably thanks to the 528MB processor and 100MB of internal memory. There are several preinstalled apps, which is a bit of a big deal with so little system memory available. While this might not be such a big deal on the DROID X, a phone like the CITRUS is exactly why this carrier bloatware can ruin a userís experience.
It isn't quite as bad as the Sanyo Zio, but the screen has responsiveness issues at times. Double tapping to zoom, for instance, was finicky, and typing messages in portrait mode often brought about errors. The messaging software on the Motorola Citrus is good enough, but actually typing out the messages was often cumbersome to the point of frustration.
Camera and Multimedia:
The 3MP camera actually takes surprisingly decent pictures. Details were good and images were generally crisp, especially in good lighting. Indoor pictures picked up some grain and low light increased the graining. Videos were lackluster, with a maximum CIF resolution. Options for both are non-existent, the only adjustment you can make is image size.
The CITRUS uses the stock Android media players, but if you don't like them you can always download and install some made by third parties from the Android Market.
Internet and Connectivity:
As an EVDO Rev. 0 phone the Motorola CITRUS is relatively quick on the web. The stock Android browser is passable on such lackluster hardware, with support for double-tap and pinch-to-zoom. The Backtrack pad really comes in handy for navigation here as it acts like an optical mouse without having to use the screen. It has Bluetooth 2.0, Wi-Fi b/g and GPS. We were able to achieve a GPS lock in under 10 seconds using Google Maps.
- 2010-12-20 09:24
How things have changed in just a year. Roll back to late 2009 and Android was making its debut on Verizon. The Motorola DROID and HTC DROID Eris took Big Red by storm, with top of the line spec sheets and tons of hype. Android was shiny, new and exclusive. Fast forward to the holiday season 2010 and Android is no longer in rarified air. Sure, there are still high end phones like the Samsung Fascinate and HTC DROID Incredible, but now it also occupies the low end as well, and there is no better example right now than the Motorola CITRUS. This entry-level model offers a 3Ē capacitive display, microSD expansion and a 3 megapixel camera. The CITRUS ships with a 2GB microSD card and combo USB/AC adapter charger.
The Motorola CITRUS is an eco friendly phone, made out of recycled plastics and is PVC and BFR free. Unlike previous eco friendly phones, notably from Samsung and LG, the CITRUS feels cheap. The back door has sharp edges and the plastic feels quite subpar. This feeling continues when you look at the 240x320 TFT display. It is grainy, hard to view in direct sunlight and colors look bland and washed out. Itís quite bad, to be blunt. Overall the phone feels like a pebble, kind of like a closed Pre if it were made out of cardboard.
- 2010-12-20 09:23
this phone very good!!!!!i like this phone...
- 2010-11-10 10:23
- Georgy (Ukraine)
> In reply to SOKSBOKTIC @ 2010-10-09 18:35 from 2SPx - click to readCamera secondary video calling:)
- 2010-11-09 23:30
Big screen small resolution. No flash, secondary camera. Instead of wasting money for this phone go to buy cheaper, best, super, nokia c5
- 2010-10-19 06:46
Big screen small resolution. No flash, secondary camera. Why to waste money. Go to buy nokia c5
- 2010-10-19 06:44
FRIENDS any news about secondary calling if no then what about video calling?
- 2010-10-09 18:35
- 2010-10-08 16:56