Motorola EX124G review – TracFone’s touchscreen phone - Prepaid Mobile Phone Reviews

Motorola EX124G review – TracFone’s touchscreen phone

Posted by 25 July, 2011



Motorola EX124G

Motorola EX124G is the newest addition to TracFone prepaid lineup and it is the most advanced phone ever available for this carrier. It is touchscreen with 3.0 mega-pixel camera and video, MP3 player, Bluetooth and mobile web. Motorola EX124G was expected to be released for Straight Talk, at first, but since TracFone few months ago released LG 800g, also an touchscreen phone but with the reported problems with text messaging, seems they had to make things right. So, that’s probably why, after just few months afterwards, TracFone released new touchscreen phone, Motorola EX124G.

For quick review of the phone’s features, check out the video. For more in-depth review, please, continue reading.

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This phone is available for $79.99 with no contract but also can be received for free as a replacement for those users who bought LG 800g and reported problems with it. Also, Motorola EX124G comes with Double Minutes for Life that will double every purchased airtime minute as well as with up to 20 minutes of starter airtime upon activation.

Design

The Motorola EX124G is a touchscreen phone with a 3.2″ TFT resistive touchscreen. It has LCD color display with 262K colors and 240×400 pixels resolution. It is 4.21 inches long, 2.28 inches wide, 0.48 inch thick and weights 2.79 ounces, which is quite lightweight. Has a virtual QWERTY keyboard for comfortable texting. However, this phone will be difficult to use as a typical touch screen phone, with your fingers, due to the tiny buttons on some menus. That is why the phone comes with stylus. For some users, this might be setback. If that is the case, some reviewers claim that they could have used the back of a fingernail instead of a stylus and that it worked almost as well.

Features

The Motorola EX124G is a TracFone’s dual-band phone that operates on the GSM network and allows national, international and roaming calls at local call rates. It has no preloaded apps but you will be able to get some Java games and apps thanks to Java script support. There is also support for text messaging, MMS picture messaging as well as for email.

The phone has the internal memory of 110MB and is equipped with a microSD card slot for expanding the memory up to 32G. Also an improvement is a 3.0 mega-pixel camera that records videos and capture very satisfying quality pictures. MP3 player supports playing songs in MP3, AAC, AAC+ and MIDI formats but without SD card, which together with cable is not included, you won’t be able to store too much music or pictures. However, since Motorola EX124G is Bluetooth capable and is capable of data exchange, you can transfer your pictures to your computer. You will be able to send the pictures to anyone you want, with escaping the cost of sending it via MMS picture message.

Basic features as speakerphone, 3.5mm Audio Jack, FM Radio and ability for Voice/Sound recording are also part of the Motorola EX124G’s features that add to this phone’s functionality. Feature TracFone Airtime Balance Display will help in finding out how much airtime you have used and how much is left. That way, you will be able to control your costs. With the Motorola EX124G, you will be eligible to web browsing which indicates access to TracFone site for latest info on news, whether, sport but also for downloading ringtones and graphics using your Airtime.

Don’t forget that this phone is available at TracFone that offers reliable coverage and affordable plans and a bunch or promotional codes to keep your costs as low as possible. So now, when you look it that way, Motorola EX124G sounds even better than it is, doesn’t it?



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Comments

27 Responses to “Motorola EX124G review – TracFone’s touchscreen phone”
  • Luella says:

    If you’re looking to buy these articles make it way easier.

  • Nathan says:

    “However, since Motorola EX124G is Bluetooth capable and is capable of data exchange, you can transfer your pictures to your computer.”

    Any idea if this will be disabled like tracfone did with earlier phones?

  • kencabler@yahoo.com says:

    BOUGHT THIS PHONE ITS OFFERED FROM NET 10. THEY DONT EVEN OFFER STREAMING VIDEO YOU SPEND ALOT OF MONEY AND DONT GET MUCH ITS A RIP OFF

  • Brandon says:

    This phone is horrible. The touchscreen is hard to use and impossible to text without the stylus, and the keyboard layout doesn’t have any punctuation (except . and ,) which forces you to press the symbol key every time you use a contraction or ask a question. There are literally no good Java apps, especially compared to IOS and Android phones. You can’t stream video, add custom widgets, or play angry birds. Why are there three pages of touch screen when you can only load the few (and crappy) widgets built into the phone? You’re better off spending $10 or so on any other cheap phone if you have prepaid service, because the only good phones are available with the contracted carriers.

  • Chris says:

    Anyone know where the apostrophe is on this phone? I can’t find it. Thanks.

  • John says:

    If you go to symbols you’ll find it, but only if your phone is upright. For some reason when it’s sideways the apostrophe button is replaced with another comma button.

  • Reggie Reg says:

    the best prepaid is Virgin Mobile, you can get a the lg optimus V, which is an android phone, and get unlimited data,web, talk for one low price. Waaaayyyy better than net 10

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  • Erin says:

    ‘web browsing which indicates access to Tracfone website’. What does that mean? You can go on the web but only to the Tracfone website? They are giving me this phone as a replacement for an LG500g that gave me a ‘message sending failed’ message that required resending texts 4 and 5 times each (I am assuming this is an LG phone issue, since they replaced it with another LG initially and it has the same problem). I’m trying to discern if the Motorola is also a junk phone or if it’s simply that you lose any cool features on any phone by virtue of it being stripped down for use as a Tracfone.

  • CoCo says:

    I have one. Had it for 45 days. Screen has stopped responding. Almost impossible to text. I miss my 20 prepaid flip phone. I hate this. The money was not worth it the small screen and the Java apps are dismal. Not recommnended. I purchase I regret. I spent almost an hour on the phone with someone I could barely understand…it will take 3-10 to get a replacement phone. :-(

  • Laura says:

    Just bought the Motorola EX124G from Walmart/Net10. Everything on this phone seems to be working fine, and is doing as promised. All of the features work well, but the problem is that when you try to text fast, or try to text at all, the text gets garbled. You have to push down really hard to get a response. It shows on the screen that it knew you were hitting a letter but it doesn’t show up in the message. This annoys me to the point where I’m considering returning it and getting the LG 800G in it’s place. So if you are not big on texting, this phone would be great. But if you are planning on texting a lot… ‘Nuff said.

  • Amy says:

    Horrible phone. Much like the other poster said, it’s almost impossible to text on here, and the only way to get to the apostrophe is to make sure it’s vertical and then press the symbol button. Turns out I use contractions a lot and it is a major pain. Makes me miss my flip phone. Even though you press on a letter and it indicates it was “touched”, many times the letters don’t show up in the text, ESPECIALLY the letters on the left side of the keyboard. Emailed tracphone about exchanging this piece of junk for the Samsung with the slide out QWERTY keyboard and was told I could only exchange for the same model, so basically I’m out $80.

  • Joey says:

    Does anybody know how to get youtube on this phone or any website that plays .3gp videos like youtube?

  • Arnold says:

    I see that Tracfone now gives you triple minutes for life when you buy this phone. THis means that it is really cheap to run. I like that there is no contract, so you do not have to stick with the phone if you don’t like it.

  • Stephanie says:

    This Phone I have had for only 2 months and all of a sudden the screen saver will work but you can not get into anything answer make calls text nothing. The icons on the bottom to get into your menu text etc.. I can not click on any of them. This happend suddenly and the phone did not get damaged at all. Also, there is no phone cases for this phone to buy anywhere only screen savers which makes it difficult as well. I definatly would not recomend this phone to anyone its horrible.

  • Stephanie says:

    Also, the phone seems like it is off balance or whatever when im trying to get it to work even tho it doesnt at all when the numbers come up n i hit 5 itll be a 2 definatly not a phone i would recomend or get…

  • Christie says:

    I purchased this phone on black friday thru Straight Talk. Within days, whenever I made a call no one could hear me unless it was on speakerphone. I called and they said it would have to be replaced. Woke up the next morning and viola! It was working. Now I can’t even use my screen for anything. The screen does not register the stylus nor my fingertip. I can’t make or receive calls or go on the net. I would not reccommend this phone to anyone not even my enemy. Can’t even make any emergency calls. What a disappointment.

  • Lou says:

    I love this phone I want to get another one but cant find one Can any one help me find (track phone Motorola ex124g triple minutes) Thanks

  • sherri says:

    Hi Lou,I have the motorola phone EX 124G,I saw you were lookin for another one. Email me @ wealthygurl1@gmail.com. Thanks

  • Epimansg says:

    Maybe a better phone and service but not everyone has access to the Virgin network, and you can get that phone from Trac, Net10 and Straight Talk $45-$50 monthly…and there 3 android phones available, don’t network bash please.

  • Rick says:

    We got one for our son about a year ago, and he’s managed to run it through the laundry twice. Still works fine. I wish all my stuff was that tough.

  • Clear'HC says:

    Does it have touchscreen calibration?

  • kris hendrix says:

    regarding case
    I got a leather case at walmart by case logic. It is great!

  • marlene says:

    I really want to get this phone but after reading he comments it kinda changed my mind . Some people say its a good phone but, some say its a horrible phone ,I dont know who or what to believe.

  • George says:

    i’m willing to buy this phone I don’t care to text,stream or go on youtube just being able to talk does the trick a lot of people put their cell phones in their back pocket what a mistake

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