Review of the slim Motorola sl4000 radio

There continue to be a great many roles that need two-way radios rather than phones. Any time you must get in touch with someone, clearly and quickly, you will be investigating a 2 way radio over a phone. Also, for making certain that everyone receives the same transmittion and they’ll always be contactable, a two way radio is definitely the way to go. From working as the doorman, to working on a building site, from site work to armed forces manoeuvres, walkie talkies are an imperative part of many business environments.

The leading two way radio brand is Motorola, so, with that in mind, we’ve great expectations for this SL4000, let’s see if it delivers.


The SL4000 is intended with discretion in mind. Small, thin, silky and lightweight, this radio device is excellent for communicating with others, quietly and inconspicuously. It weighs the same as the regular smart phone.

Conversely, regardless of its petite stature, the Motorola sl4000 is an exceptionally able radio, able to transmit and receive over a surprisingly broad span. Because of that, it is obvious that this 2 way radio is best suited to utilizes like airports, motels, security, hospitality and anyplace else that a large, military style 2 way radio is probably a little obvious for the job at hand.

It also comes with integrated Bluetooth, a unusual ‘covert mode’ and smart audio.


This is under no circumstances the least expensive two way radio on the market. Though, it has been made specifically for commerce use and should be judged on those qualities. The Motorola sl4000 is most categorically not just a ‘hobby’ 2 way radio, nor is it a radio that is designed for amusement in any way. This is the reliable, top of the line radio that has been created for hotel/airport/security/public service employees and has spared no expense in the process. The cost is what it really is, but you’ll get what you pay for.


The very first thing we noticed about the Motorola sl4000 is simply how smart it really is. We were set for a fine, tiny walkie talkie, obviously, nonetheless it really is a surprising design. Actually, at first glance, you could easily mistake it for any circa-early 2000’s phone.

The Motorola sl4000 includes a extraordinary array of connectivity solutions, including a USB port for programming and charging, in addition to an choice to charge upright in a charger, or simply take off the battery and charge it independently. The battery alone, by the way, is just a little larger than a cell phone battery.

The display is crystal clear and a mobile phone-style menu screen allows you to select your specific talk group. In reality, there’s a menu screen for almost everything, it is clear that this is a more city, more sophisticated radio than nearly all of its peers. It can even write ‘text messages’.

The audio quality is very good indeed (even using the diminutive speakers) and also you’ll not have a problem communicating between this and some other radio device.

The only downside we could find is that it only handles digital, not analogue. Still, that actually isn’t the end of the world nowadays, is it?


This two way radio would be an extremely bad choice for ‘Operation Desert Storm’, but for a more inconspicuous, modern kind of two way radio, it’s impeccably suited to the purposes that it was intended.

Stylish, modern, tidy and completely smooth to operate, the Motorola sl4000 is a real winner. It is a bit like the agile younger sister of the DP3400, cooler, smarter, attractive and completely charming – an incredible product and a substantial breakthrough in urban two way radio tech as well.

Again, Motorola bring a fine product, but this time it is a little removed from their typical fare. Still, they succeed with assurance, creating what is quite probably the perfect radio of its kind around.

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