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Motorola Cliq 2 for T-Mobile – Review

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January 26th, 2011


The Motorola Cliq was a popular Android phone on the T-Mobile network. However, time marches on and the market will now see the Motorola Cliq 2, which brings substantially more power to the Cliq product line. Both versions of the Cliq have slide-out keyboards and bright LCD screens, as well as connectivity to T-Mobile’s robust 3G network. How does the new Motorola Cliq 2 compare to the earlier Cliq?

Be sure to check out our full video review of the Motorola Cliq 2 to your right.

Motorola Cliq 2 Motorola Cliq  
Motorola Cliq 2 Motorola Cliq
Wirefly’s Price
(as of publish date)
To be announced Free with new T-Mobile account
Carrier T-Mobile T-Mobile
Operating System Android 2.2 Android 1.5
Interface MotoBlur


Display 3.7″ LCD, 480 x 854 pixels 3.1″ LCD, 320 x 480 pixels
Data Speed 3G HSPA 3G HSPA
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth Bluetooth 2.1 Bluetooth 2.1
Mobile Hotspot Yes – up to 5 devices No
Camera 5-megapixel, LED flash and autofocus 5-megapixel, autofocus
Front-facing Camera No No
Video Capture Yes; standard-def Yes; standard-def
Apps Android Market Android Market
Music Player Yes Yes
Adobe Flash Support Adobe Flash 10.1 Limited
Storage Space 1GB onboard; 2GB microSD card pre-installed 512MB onboard; 2GB microSD card pre-installed
Keyboard Slide-out QWERTY Slide-out QWERTY
Battery 1,420 mAh, lithium-ion Replaceable lithium-ion
Processor 1 GHz processor 528MHz processor
Memory RAM: 512MB RAM: 256MB
Microsoft Outlook Support Yes Yes
View Word Docs Yes Yes
Weight 6.0 oz 5.6 oz
Dimensions 4.6″ x 2.5″ x 0.6″ 4.5″ x 2.3″ x 0.6″

Key Differences

  • Display: The Motorola Cliq 2 has the 3.7-inch, 480 x 854-pixel LCD screen common to Motorola’s recent Android phones. This is one of the best displays currently available, with bright colors and clear resolution, and it is a big step up form the original Cliq, which had a 3.1-inch, 320 x 480-pixel display. Anyone familiar with a Cliq will be highly impressed with the display on the Cliq 2.
  • Operating system: The Motorola Cliq 2 ships with Android 2.2, which represents a major advance when compared to Android 1.5 intalled on the original Cliq. Android 2.2 is fast and stable, and much more compatible with standard content such as Adobe Flash and WMV video files.
  • Processor and RAM: The Motorola Cliq 2 has about twice the processor speed of the original Cliq and the newer version is all-around faster. You can expect significantly improved response with the Cliq 2 as compared to the original Cliq.
  • Keyboard: Both the Motorola Cliq and Cliq 2 have a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. Both can also enter text with a virtual QWERTY on-screen keyboard.
  • Storage Space: The Motorola Cliq 2 has 1GB of on-board storage and comes with a pre-installed 2GB microSD card. The original Cliq had 512MB of storage and also came with a pre-installed 2GB microSD card.
  • Camera: Both the Motorola Cliq 2 and the original Cliq have 5-megapixel still-image cameras that can record standard-definition video. Neither phone has a front video camera.
  • Battery: Both the Motorola Cliq 2 and the Cliq have user-replaceable lithium-ion batteries. The Cliq 2 features a 1,420 mAh battery that is rated for nearly eight hours of continuous usage.


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