The Motorola VU204 can hold up to 1,000 contacts that can be organized into groups. Callers can be assigned images as well as any of the 21 polyphonic ringtones hoarded in the cell phone. Emergency numbers can be stored in a separate contact list. Some other standard utilities that the Motorola VU204 has are calculator, calendar, alarm, world clock, stopwatch, notepad, call recording and speakerphone. The phone also offers support for multimedia messaging.
Quite overwhelming is the list of additional features that includes POP3 e-mail, IM, voice dial, voice recorder, VZ Navigator GPS by Verizon, Verizon Media Center, caller ID and voice readout. The Bluetooth works just for file transfer and responds quite slowly. The VZ Navigator delivers detailed turn-by-turn audible directions via maps.
The Motorola VU204 features a 4x optical zoom VGA camera that captures images in up to 3 resolutions. With brightness control, white balance control, three color effects and nine fun frames, the VGA camera does what’s expected of it. The drawbacks remain the lack of flash and video recording facility. Although the shutter sound isn’t dealt with, the handset wins the show with life-like colors. The 26MB internal memory provides the user with a lot of space to store their images and files.
Customizable wallpapers, themes and alert tones allow you to exercise your creativity. In addition, you can download ringtones and games from Verizon. Well, that compensates for the absence of integrated games.
For the excellent performance of the VGA camera, the phone deserves 4 out of 5.