Motorola V186

Motorola V186 Front View

User Reviews:


May 2005


  • High speed data with EDGE
  • Picture Caller ID
  • 65K colour display
  • MPEG4 Video Playback


Latest Reviews

4 Stars out of 5

I like this phone

Reviewed on Monday May 22, 2006 by , New Zealand
Hi, have just read a bunch of reviews slamming this phone but I like it. I bought it in Canada because of its ability to be used overseas and I live in New Zealand. It's great because I can use this phone when I'm visiting Canada and can also use it here at home. The price was right and it doesn't have any scratches on it so for me - it's been great.
2 Stars out of 5

Pass On This One

Reviewed on Tuesday March 21, 2006 by , Toronto
The Motorola V186 has been a huge disappointment. The phone is poorly constructed; I agree with the other reviews. In a very short time, it's already completely scratched up & looks old & junky (had the phone less than a year!).
Biggest issue is the fact that the battery flunks out very quickly. It's absolutely necessary to charge this thing every day & even then, it only lasts for a very short time. This is a huge inconvenience, esp. when using it for business. This phone is grossly unreliable and I wouldn't recommend it.
5 Stars out of 5

Good phone!

Reviewed on Friday February 24, 2006 by , Ontario
I bought this phone on December 31, 2005. I have not had 1 problem with it! It is a really great phone with amazing reception! The only place that there is no reception is in my locker at work! It has a really great battery life.. Like 5-6 days.. Over all, this is a really great phone. The only thing I wish it had is a camera and video.. But,hey. I love this phone!
4 Stars out of 5

Ouch to other reviewers

Reviewed on Sunday December 11, 2005 by , RH, ON
Well I've had this phone for a week now and I have to say it isn't too bad. It is limited with a lack of camera, video, bluetooth and color external display but you know what ... that's why I got it. I wanted a cheap (read inexpensive) GSM phone that would allow me to take advantage of the best offerings out there without signing a contract. Also there are times that I enter businesses and they confiscate a camera phone. The best phone in the world is still squat if it's not with you.

Now I'm not sure what the others were expecting but I'm liking this phone. I consider it to be a slightly upgraded V220. EDGE and better audio. Sure it's light and made of plastic but the interchangeable front plate gives you some customizing ability and yeah it's plastic ... what'd you expect for $150 outright?

4 stars given what you get for the price.