The phone book of the Rival is large enough to store up to 1,000 entries. Each contact can contain up to five phone numbers, and can be customized by assigning them into contact groups, or paired with photos or polyphonic ringtones. The Motorola Rival includes features such as speakerphone, SMS, MMS, calendar, clock, stopwatch, notepad, and basic calculator.
The Rival also has more advanced features like instant messaging for different platforms such as Windows Live, AIM and Yahoo, USB mass storage, voice command, and web browser. The phone also supports Bluetooth functions like dial-up networking, hands-free, basic printing, and stereo, among others. Users may also access their email in different options such as mobile email, corporate email, and mobile web e-mail.
The phone’s music player supports some of the more popular audio formats and it allows the creation and editing of playlists. Songs can also be set on shuffle or repeat mode. The phone allows syncing of songs from a computer using a USB cable.
The Motorola Rival also comes with a simple camera, 2 MP capable of supporting a high resolution of 1600x1200 pixels. The camera also has other settings like white balance adjustment, brightness adjustment, color effects, self timer, shutter sounds and fun frames. Customizing the Rival can be done by changing its display themes, wallpaper and alert tones. There are also pre-installed games such as PacMan.