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Motorola A1000

alaTest has collected and analyzed 270 reviews of Motorola A1000. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and screen. The size and portability also get good opinions, whereas some have doubts about the reception and reliability. There are some mixed views about the camera and price.

usability, portability, size, screen, design

reliability, reception

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Motorola A1000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by: Matthew Overington (

Motorola A1000


Motorola's striking A1000 offers a blend of connectivity and performance, but is let down by a short 3.5 hour battery life. This sleek grey-and-silver...

Great screen, good sound, zippy transfer rates

Kludgy input method, short battery life

The A1000 is a fantastic smartphone if you're looking for multimedia playback; it's responsive and features top-notch audio and video. Just don't expect to enter huge amounts of text into it.

Oct, 2005

Expert review by: Stuart Miles (

Motorola A1000 mobile phone review


With the 3G market heating up Motorola has announced three new handsets on the 3 3G network. The A1000 is the PDA styled unit that's aimed at the mobile worker, however while that might be the plan for Motorola, 3 seem to have other ideas for it. The...

Large screen, 3G download speeds, 1.2 megapixel camera

Poor design, bad interface, restrictive

With a confused message, this phone isn't really sure of who it wants to appeal to

Nov, 2004

Expert review by: Ella Morton (

Motorola A1000


For business users needing to keep in touch with the office on the road, the A1000 is a viable option. Others may find that life is too short to wait for applications to load.

Enormous screen for Web browsing and video playback ; Business messaging allows secure remote access to personal files ; Picsel viewer makes it easy to view documents

Most applications suffer from delays ; Downloaded files tend to go missing ; Large and heavy

Whether you'll be impressed by the A1000 depends on whether you want a phone for work or leisure. For business users who need to view documents on the run, the Picsel Viewer and Business Messaging features are pretty impressive. For non-business users,...

Sep, 2005

Expert review by: Ella Morton (

Motorola A1000


For business users needing to keep in touch with the office on the road, the A1000 is a viable option. Others may find that life is too short to wait for applications to load.

Sep, 2005

Expert review by: (

Motorola - A1000


In the UK, mobile phone network 3 has the exclusive rights to the Motorola A1000 PDA phone. This is a handset that, according to Motorola, will "match your ambitions and technology to fuel your dreams" with ...

The Motorola A1000 is a fast, well specified PDA phone and the enormous screen is very impressive. The screen also dictates whether this phone will be any good to you as it makes the phone big and heavy, so if you want to make video calls and movie...

Jun, 2005

Expert review by: Eldar Murtazin (

Motorola A1000. Capabilities of the megapixel camera


Today smartphone A1000 is the only UIQ-device equipped with a 1.2 megapixel camera. Unfortunately, Motorola cannot provide high quality of the integrated matrixes yet and as a result the photos are not very interesting and lose to the ones taken with...

Unfortunately, the quality of the camera in A1000 is low and it's inferior to many cameras that GSM-devices are equipped with. You should remember that this camera was developed long before such devices appeared mass and evidently that tells upon the...

Jan, 2005

Expert review by: Eldar Murtazin (

Review GSM/UMTS smartphone Motorola A1000


Motorola has become a pioneer in the UMTS terminals market having released it's A-series models. These devices distinguished in a big size and little working time but were demanded due to the absence of any serious rivals.

Jan, 2005

Expert review by: PC Pro (

Motorola A1000


A flexible 3G phone, but it lacks the slickness and smallness of the SPV C500.

Dec, 2004

Expert review by: (

Motorola A1000 3G Phone Review


This is a review of the Motorola A1000 handset and was undertaken in November, 2004 by Kevin Thomas of

A fluent video streaming performance complements its superb feature set and stunning design.

Alright, the RAZR's wafer-thin profile may have been compromised a tad, but for a 3G phone it's positively svelte.

So the RAZR's put on a little weight. It's still time for you RAZRettes to upgrade. Sharpish.

Expert review by: (

Motorola A1000 review


The first thing that you notice about the A1000 is how much smaller it is than the A925. It's 25% shorter, 20% thinner, and slightly narrower. Far more convenient for keeping in a suit pocket. The weight has also been slashed dramatically - by over...

Product Specifications

Ready for a mobile that has everything? Motorola introduces the model A1000, the ultimate 3G-convergence phone that allows you to do almost everything while looking stylish and staying on the cutting edge. With this multi-functional mobile's voice and data functionality, you can feel confident leaving the office and taking your work on the road. Get more done while you review documents and conduct conference calls at the same time and open up a whole new way to communicate and share information with two-way videoconference capabilities. The Motorola A1000 is a smart phone for a smarter you. Never be out of touch, out of sync or out of enjoyment with the model A1000's voice and high-speed data functionality. 3G technology combined with Tri-band functionality keep you connected globally. And, the full HTML browser allows you to surf the net - keeping you instantly in-the-know while on-the-go. Who would've thought your camcorder could keep you so connected? Now that the Motorola A1000 is available you can take video and pictures with the integrated 1.2 mega-pixel camera with zoom capability. Experience the brilliant color display and awesome audio with polyphonic ring tones that engage your senses and bring your snapshots, streaming video and images to another level. Don't have time to mess around? No problem! The Motorola A1000 lets you do it all at once! Conduct a phone call while simultaneously using other wireless services, such as surfing the Internet or accessing corporate data. Need to be hands-free? Bluetooth Wireless Technology keeps it simple with no wires. No matter where you are or how much time you have, the A1000 helps keep you together.


Antenna Type:Internal


Standby Time (PB):200hours
Talk Time (PB):225minutes



CE Input Device

Type:Touch sensitive screen


Band:WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 900/1800/1900
Combined with:With two digital cameras / digital player
Integrated Components:2nd camera / Digital camera / Digital player
Phone Form Factor:Monoblock
Service Provider:Not specified
Technology:WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice Recorder: Yes
Wireless Interface:Bluetooth

Communicator Features

Operating System:Symbian OS 7.0

Dimensions & Weight



Color Depth:16-bit (65000 colors)
Type:LCD display

Flash Memory

Supported Flash Memory Cards:TransFlash Card


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Motorola

Messaging & Data Services

Internet Browser: Yes

Optical Sensor

Sensor Resolution:1.2Megapixel


Alarm Clock: Yes
Calendar: Yes
Reminder: Yes

Telephone Features

Voice Dialing: Yes