The Motorola V547 is based upon the V500, and has a similar feature set however the V547 is slightly lighter and adds support for video capture and improves the battery life slightly. The display is capable of displaying 65k colours.
Although the device can play MP3 files, it does not have a dedicated MP3 player function, also the phone only has 5.5Mb of memory that cannot be expanded, which is very limited for a phone that supports a VGA camera and video playback, you certainly cannot use it as a music player, barley having enough storage for one MP3 song
The four icons in a middle corresponds to the shortcuts than can be accessed using the phones directional pad buttons, and can be configured to the users preference. There is also a clock display at the bottom left, which can be set to either digital or analogue.
Unfortunately this phone has a lot of O2 branding (Phone provider in the UK), which results in a lot of O2 icons and link to online services.
List all contacts saved in the handset and the SIM card, when stored on the phone, additional information can be saved, you can also set a picture for the contact, save a voice name so you can speak to call the contact
Lists of received and previously dialled numbers appears here
SMS messages can be sent and view here, you can also send email’s and Multimedia messages (MMS).
My Service (SIM Application Toolkit)
If the SIM card inserted supports the SIM-AT, a list of applications can be accessed in the My Services menu
A basic calculator is offered, along with a currency converter which can be configured with the exchange rate
Basically a calander, can be set to a month or a week view. Events can be added and set to reoccur daily, weekly or on a specific date of a month. Timer events can also be set here.
New shortcuts can be added to the shortcut menu, and the list can be reordered
A list of recorder voice notes, and the ability to create a new one. To record, there’s a voice button on the right side of the phone that needs to be held in order to record, releasing the button stops the recording, and you are limited to 50 seconds per recording.
Multiple alarms can be set, each alarm can have have a unique ringtone set
Simulates a threaded style view of SMS messaging, messages from the sender and recipient can be seen in one view
Games & Apps
One game comes installed here, FotoFunPack2 and Wakeboarding Unleashed
The web browser can be used to access WAP and HTML sites using the built in GPRS modem
Saved pages and bookmarks, the bookmarks can be accessed here
Three themes are available here, Scarlet, Moto and Silver. Themes change the wallpaper and the phones colour scheme.
The handset uses a VGA camera, the viewfinder supports zoom and brightness adjustment. Annoyingly photos captured aren’t automatically saved, you have to manually select save. This ties into the phones design, since Motorola intend for you to take a and send photos without the intention of saving them, the phone having only 5Mb of memory adds weight to this theory and the fact the phones presents the option to send first, before saving.
Images captured by the camera are saved here, along with any pictures received by an MMS message or received by Bluetooth.
Ringtones are saved here, MP3 files are also stored here and the handset is capable of playing full length MP3 songs, but with only 5Mb of memory, you are limited to only one song, if that.
Motorola’s ringtone creating application
Video clips captured with the camera can be played back ere, the phone saved in the 3gp container format
Settings like the home screen layout, which include the function of the home shortcut keys, and the left/right soft keys. The clock type can also be set here.
The main menu can be configured as either an icon grid view or a list view, and the menu order can be reordered.
There are 3 themes that can be set, Moto (Blue), Techo and Neon, themes includes the colour of the menus and the background wallpaper screen
Greeting message can be set when the phone turns on
Wallpapers that can be set, either from the built in images or a photo taken by the phones camera. Like in Windows, if an images does not match the screen resolution, you can set the scaling method to either Centre, Tile or Fit-to-screen
Screensavers are similar to wallpapers but are animated, and can be set to displayed after 1 or 2 minutes of inactivity, when the handset being open.
Profiles can be set here, default ones to choose from are Loud, Soft, Vibrate, Vibrate and Ring and Silent. Pressing detail will let you customise the profile and set alert tones for various different features of the phone (Calls, IM, SMS, VoiceMail, Alarms, Data calls, etc) Ringtones are in MP3 or Midi format, and Motomixer created ringtones will also show up here.
Bluetooth settings, you can set up a handfree device and change settings like the phones Bluetooth name, set the device to be discoverable. External Sync can also be set for an external server, which allows contacts to be synchronised.
Call diverts can be set here
Basic settings can be changed here, date and time, one touch dial, display settings like the backlight duration and backlight timeout. The device can be set back to factory default settings from here using the security code (default: either 5 or six zeros, 00000)
Battery meter showing how much power is remaining, also software and firmware information versions is displayed here.
Settings for auto answer after a few seconds, which can be changed, and the ability to enter voice dialling .
Settings for when a handsfree device are connected, and a car charger accessory
View a list of available mobile networks and the bands the phone can connect to, when searching for networks, T-Mobile (Now EE) comes up in the list
Configure PIN/PIN2 and the phones security codes. Call barring ca be set here.
Configure internet access settings for Java applications