Motorola Quench XT3 Review


  • Weighing just 114gms, the Quench is lightweight and easy on the pockets.
  • Capacitive touch display means no missed presses.
  • The 3-megapixel inbuilt camera is good for landscape and midrange shots. Also boasts geotagging, white balance, color effects and flash.
  • Like most Motorola phones, the Quench boasts good sound quality. No odd hissings or echoes while on call. Our only gripe is that the speakerphone isn’t loud enough.
  • Seamlessly synchs your contacts, email, calendar and Gchat contacts.


  • Doesn’t run on Froyo (Android 2.2)
  • At 3.2” with a 320×480 resolution, the screen doesn’t match up to the rest of the competition. While the colors appear bright and vivid indoors, it’s hard to see anything when taken outdoors.
  • Don’t expect much on the video front with its VGA resolution and 15fps.
  • Body feels like it’s made from lower grade plastic (unlike the Milestone) which lends a “toy-ish” feel to the whole phone.
  • Inputting text into the Quench can be quite a chore due to its narrow and sometimes sluggish keyboard.
  • The trackball is overly sensitive, causing you to scroll through pages and screens too quickly.
  • The back cover is one of the more difficult and annoying to remove that we’ve come across for some time. It requires the use of fingernails and excessive pressue, resulting in scratches to the chrome paintjob when trying to get to the micro SD.

The Motorola Quench XT3 is available from $468 (without contract) from authorized Motorola dealers.