Motorola Aura given 5 out of 10 in review

20 April 2009 — 2:00 PM

The Aura was given five out of ten

A critic has given the new Motorola Aura handset five out of ten overall, marking it down for value for money.

Trusted Reviews gave the mobile phone a once-over, saying its £1,300 price tag caused "a sharp intake of breath".

However, despite a smooth flip design, it is short on features and has an "irritating display".

In addition, the price does not reflect "limited" specifications, as the Aura does not include 3G, Wi-Fi or GPS technology.

Trusted Reviews also commented on the camera, which it said was a "miserable 2.0-megapixel affair. It lacks flash, autofocus or a side button and, though it does have a self timer and multi-shot modes, there is noticeable shutter lag".

It finished by saying this aspect of the Aura was "a complete disaster" and that Motorola is misunderstanding what consumers want by producing this phone.

Part of the marketing campaign for the handset is David Beckham in a Terminator-style photo shoot.

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