Motorola MBP855 Review

Our rating 
4.2 out of 5 star rating 4.2
£179.99 RRP
motorola MBP855

In a nutshell

An easy to use, well-designed monitor with smartphone compatibility, but quite pricey
Ease of use
4.0 out of 5 rating 4.0
Sound and/or picture quality
4.0 out of 5 rating 4.0
Signal range
4.0 out of 5 rating 4.0
Design
5.0 out of 5 rating 5.0
Durability
4.0 out of 5 rating 4.0
Worth the money
4.0 out of 5 rating 4.0
Pros: Cool design, easy set-up, smartphone compatible, handy tripod attachment, can control and view multiple cameras on one monitor
Cons: Power cable often disconnects while repositioning, night vision camera clarity good when focused on cot, not good on whole room
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American tech giant Motorola has been around since 1928 – we have them to thank for the first mobile phone, which they released in 1983. The brand has been at the forefront of mobile technology ever since, including making baby monitors.

The MBP855 baby monitor has night vision, two-way communication, temperature and motion sensors, as well as remote access via a smartphone app called Hubble.

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At £199-£215, the MBP855 is a mid-priced baby monitor, and has the same features as most similarly priced monitors on the market.

First impressions of the Motorola MBP855?

On first impression the monitor looks great. It’s sleek and shiny, and as it’s white in colour it will easily suit any room in the house.

How easy was the Motorola MBP855 monitor to set up?

The instructions in the box made it easy to set up the monitor and connect it to both mine and my husband’s smartphones.

How effective is the grip to attach camera and monitor?

Very effective and easy to use.

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Is the camera adjustable?

Yes. There is good rotation up, down, left and right.

What is the sound quality like on the Motorola MBP855 monitor?

The sound quality is good, but not amazing.

How was the background noise?

There was slight background noise when using the smartphone app, but not on when using the monitor.

What is the Motorola MBP855’s picture like?

The picture quality is impressive and offers a good field of view.

What did you think of the infrared night vision – did it work well?

The night vision worked really well. I could clearly see when my eldest son was in bed.

Does the Motorola MBP855 have a temperature indicator?

Yes.

Is there a voice-activation or talk-back function?

The Motorola MBP855 has a talk-back function, and it worked really well. I was able to have a conversation with my eldest son when he was on the third floor of our house and I was on the ground with the baby – impressively, there was no interference.

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Given that it operates via Wi-Fi, how secure is the Motorola MBP855 – is it hack-resistant?

We used the monitor with our home Wi-Fi hub, which is password protected. This means it can only be hacked if the home hub is hacked, so felt very secure.

Does it play lullabies or white noise?

Yes, and they all worked well.

Does the Motorola MBP855 operate on mains or battery – or combination?

The monitor can run on mains or battery – if you want to move it from room to room, or take it on holiday.

What were you favourite features of this monitor?

The design, the ease of set up, and the ability to use it with the app. My husband was particularly impressed with how he could monitor the camera via the smartphone app when working in his home office.

Who would the Motorola MBP855 monitor be best for?

This monitor would be a good choice for someone who is tech savvy and wants flexibility to use the app as well. That really appealed to me as a modern mum.

Is the Motorola MBP855 value for money?

There are cheaper monitors on the market, which claim to do the same thing so if you’re short of cash and not bothered about a brand name then they might be more appealing.

Would you recommend it?

Yes. If you can afford it then having this well known, brand name monitor is a good investment.

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Product Specifications

Product

Brand Motorola
Model MBP855
Price GBP £179.99
Signal type Mobile networks/Wi-Fi

Features

Video screen Yes
Movement sensor pad No
Unlimited range No
Range indoors 1,000ft
Sound level indicator lights No
Two-way talkback Yes
Night light No
Room temperature display Yes
Soothing lullabies Yes
Power supply Battery
Features
  • 5 inch colour display
  • Infrared night vision
  • Pan, tilt and zoom function
  • Pair to smartphone or tablet
  • Two-way communication
  • Room temperature display
  • Lullabies