Motorola EX124G review – TracFone’s touchscreen phone
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.
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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.
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.
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?