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Motorola Z10 'kick slider' media phone

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The audio performance of the Z10 is limited, however, by an average set of earphones that present too much top end rather than a well-rounded sound. These connect into the mini USB port rather than a standard 3.5mm headphone jack, so it’s not straightforward to slip in your own 'phones, for which you’ll need an adaptor. You could try wireless Bluetooth stereo headphones as an alternative, as A2DP is supported. It’s a shame Motorola didn’t offer a better ear-wear, however.

Motorola Z10 "kick slider" mobile phone

Audio quality hindered by weak earphones

There is a front loudspeaker option – but while it’s loud, it’s also bass-light, in typical mobile fashion.

As well as transferring content from a PC, the phone’s HSDPA connectivity offers download and streaming speeds of up to 3.6Mb/s for video, audio and other content. This enables speedy loading of tracks over the air from network operator music services.

The lack of Wi-Fi does come as a disappointment. It would have been a good addition as a high-speed non-mobile network alternative for downloading content and browsing, and would also allow faster uploading of video clips from the phone.

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