Motorola ACTV

Review of new Motorola ACTV – W450 from T-Mobile with complete list of features including Compatibility Features, Technical Specifications and photos of Motorola ACTV.

The Motorola ACTV for T-Mobile is one rugged phone and it is perfectly designed for the outdoor enthusiasts.

Also known as the Motorola Active, the W450, it’s rubberized external coating provides protection from the elements, and a special chin bar makes it easy to clip to a belt or backpack.

In addition to expected features – a 1.3-MP camera, MP3 player, expandable memory – the ACTV also comes pre-loaded with Mayo Clinic In Touch software for first aid tips and a symptom checker.

It also supports an optional microSD memory card upgrade of up to 2GB.

Motorola ACTV comes in two colors: Mandarin ORANGE and Canary Yellow: Both Free with new plan or Contract Extension.

According to it’s manufacturer, the Motorola ACTV has 7.5 hours of talk time and unbelievable 250 hours of standby time.
Quick Highlights

  • Compatible with T-Mobile’s myFaves Service (Requires myFaves Plan)
  • Mayo Clinic In Touch Software Delivers First Aid Advice And Symptom Checker Instantly
  • Outstanding Voice-activated Dialing Lets You Just Speak A Phonebook Name
  • Built-in MP3 Music Player Makes It Easy To Sideload Music From PC or Mac
  • Snap Great Photos With Built-In 1.3 Megapixel Camera (With 8x Zoom)
  • Send or Receive Pictures, Text, Instant, Email or Chat Messages

Motorola ACTV Advanced Features

  • Digital Camera – Compatible with T-Mobile’s myFaves Service (Requires myFaves Plan)
  • MP3 Player – Yes, Supports MP3 and WMA Formats, USB Mass Storage
  • GPS Services Support – Yes, Supports Telenav Software For Location-Based Services
  • Video Capture / Camcorder – Yes, Quality Video Capture At 15 FPS
  • Voice-driven Menus – Advanced Voice Recognition Requires No Phone Pre-training
  • Bluetooth Stereo Headset (A2DP) – Yes, Support For Stereo Bluetooth Protocols
  • Data Capable / Use This Phone As A Modem – Yes, With USB Cable (Sold Separately) and Software (Sold Separately)
  • PC Synchronization – Yes, With USB 2.0 Cable (Sold Separately)
  • Parental Controls – Yes

Messaging Features

  • Mobile Web Browsing – Yes, Surf the Mobile Web With T-Mobile Web Feature
  • Multimedia Messaging – Yes, Send or Receive Picture Messages With T-Mobile Messaging Feature
  • HTML Web Browsing – Yes, Supports WAP 2.0 HTML For Mobile Browsing
  • Text Messaging (SMS) – Yes, Send or Receive Text Messages With T-Mobile Messaging Feature
  • Email Client – Yes, Send or Receive POP3 Format Emails With T-Mobile Messaging Feature
  • Instant Messenger Built-in – Yes, AOL, Yahoo! or Microsoft Live Messaging With T-Mobile Messaging Add-on Rate Plan Feature

Personalization and Fun Features

  • Polyphonic Ringtones – Yes, Downloadable
  • Custom Ringtones – Yes
  • Pre-loaded Ringtones – Yes
  • MP3 Ringtones – Yes, Plays MP3 or AAC Ringtones
  • Ringer Profiles – Yes
  • Picture Caller ID – Yes
  • Multiple Languages – Yes
  • Languages Supported – English, Spanish
  • Games – Yes, Downloadable
  • Customizable Graphics – Yes, Downloadable

Core Features

  • Color Main Display – 128 x 160 Pixels, Over 65,000 Colors Displayed
  • Color – Canary Yellow
  • Style – Flip
  • Warranty – Motorola Factory Warranty
  • Speakerphone – Yes
  • Voice-activated Dialing – Advanced Voice Recognition Requires No Phone Pre-training
  • To-Do List – Yes
  • Voice Memo – Yes
  • Standard 2.5mm Headset Jack – Yes, Supports Stereo
  • Alarm – Yes
  • Calculator – Yes
  • Calendar – Yes
  • Mini-USB Port – Yes
  • Vibrate – Yes
  • Phonebook Capacity – Up To 1,000 Contacts
  • Multiple Numbers Per Name – Yes, Store Up To 7 Entries Per Contact, Plus 2 Email Addresses
  • TTY Compatible – Yes
  • M3 Hearing Aid Compatible – Yes, T4 and M4 Rated
  • Text to Speech – Yes

Battery Life

  • Battery Type – Li Ion
  • Talk Time – Up To 450 Minutes
  • Standby Time – Up To 250 Hours

Motorola ACTV Technical Specifications

  • Application Platform – JAVA
  • Data Download Speed – GPRS (Up to 70 Kbps)
  • Network Compatibility – GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900
  • Compatible Carrier – T-Mobile
  • Ringtone Types Supported – MIDI, MP3, AAC
  • Predictive Text Entry – Yes, iTAP
  • Built-In Memory – 15 MB
  • Dimensions – 4.2 in x 1.8 in x 0.7 in
  • Weight – 3.5 oz
  • Expandable Memory Capacity – Yes, microSD Card Slot Supports 2 GB Of Expandable Memory

Compatibility Features

  • Standard 3.5mm Stereo Headset Jack – Yes
  • Device Supports Voice Plans – Yes
  • Available For Purchase Without Service Plan – Yes
  • Device Supports T-Mobile myFaves Plans – Yes

What’s In The Box With The New Phone?

  • Additional Items Included – Battery, Wall Charger, User Guide

Recommended Optional Plan Features

  • T-Mobile Voice Plan Options – Yes
  • T-Mobile Messaging Plan Options – Yes
  • T-Mobile Web Options – Yes

3 opinions on “Motorola ACTV

  • This phone is really the worst phone I’ve ever had. I’m very disappointed with Motorola. I upgraded to this for my son due to it being more durable looking than the other phones available. It’s reliability is zero. I upgraded in August 2009 and he used the phone for 1 month. My son was complaining about this for about a week and I decide to call t-mobile. Too late to exchange for something different. They send us out another one. My son doesn’t want to deal with it so we switch phones and I use this. It’s been 2 weeks for the exchanged phone and it’s not working. Texting lags at least 5-10 seconds. Turning on the phone it says for quite a while searching….searching. When you receive a text and try to respond sometimes it won’t go into the respond screen and just freezes on the text your friend sent. You have to turn the phone off to try to go back in. Then….searching….searching. Retrieving voicemail is frustrating to say the least. The phone lags on telling when a voicemail comes through when I miss a call and when I try to check when the message came through it doesn’t and won’t respond to #6 for date and time message was received. All it will let you do is save or delete the message. Called t-mobile again. They say I have to exchange again for the same phone. The phone is crap!

  • Yes it was kind of expensive when it came out but Motorola ACTV W450 is available for Free now with new account or contract extension.

  • i just bought Motorola ACTV W450 and i really like its features, all of it. Even though, it’s kinda expensive for me, because I’m just a student and saved a lot of money just to buy the phone. But, it doesn’t matter to me now, i mean my expenses because i really really like the phone.

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