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Motorola A1200

alaTest has collected and analyzed 327 reviews of Motorola A1200. 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. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and size. The portability and design are also mentioned favorably. The performance and connectivity get less positive views. There are some mixed comments about the durability and battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Motorola A1200 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 135 user reviews of Motorola A1200 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Cell phones on Reviewers are impressed by the size and screen. The portability and design also get good feedback, whereas many are negative about the performance and connectivity. Reviews are divided on the reliability.

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86% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Kent German (

Motorola Ming A1200 ( Unlocked)


We know we're a bit late reviewing the Motorola Ming A1200, but even we had a hard time getting it into our hands. Since it's not available with a North American carrier, and Motorola wasn't forthcoming with a review model, we had to turn to other...

The Motorola Ming A1200 is a functional smartphone with a stylish, compact design and satisfying call quality. The feature set offers a decent range of options, including stereo Bluetooth, world phone support, a business card reader, and a media player.

The Motorola Ming A1200's interface was occasionally sluggish and the call volume tended to be low. Its virtual keyboard is tiny and the microSD card slot is in an inconvenient location. Also, it lacks 3G and Wi-Fi, and the internal memory is quite low.

Though it lacks some key data features, the Motorola Ming A1200 is a unique and user-friendly smartphone that delivers on call quality.

Oct, 2007

Expert review by: Joni Blecher (

Motorola A1200


The Motorola Ming is one of those cell phones we couldn't wait to get our hands on, and once we got to use it, we knew why. It's just that fun and cool to use. Although this is an unlocked cell phone and some of its menus are in a foreign language, we...

Dec, 2007

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MOTOROLA A1200 review | cellphone prices in php | cellphones |   


It can be called a phone with added features. It can be operated mostly without the stylus and easily responds to a single hand. It may look like one smartphone, but, it is still a phone per se.

A1200 or Ming is awesome to look at, feels very comfortable in a pocket and enhances your Brand Image for sure. It is intuitive and has a lot of features. For someone that wants a great looking phone, this is definitely it. Looks and feels great,...

May, 2007

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Motorola A1200 Ming


Announced last December 2005 and available for quite some time now, the Motorola A1200 Ming, also known by its nick name as the Motorola Ming is a Linux based smart phone from Motorola. It utilizes the flip design albeit with a transparent cover giving...

If you are the business type who still knows how to have fun and want to project a very unique individuality, then the Motorola A1200 Ming is the perfect smart phone for you. Young urban professionals will especially delight in its useful ???work???...

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Motorola A1200 / MING Cell Phone Review


Motorola A1200 is a Linux operating GSM phone with transparent front cover. It has QVGA color Touch display and a 2-megapixel camera with Macro Mode. The internal memory is extended through microSD memory cards, which can store music in various formats...

Touch screen, design,

Applications a bit tricky,

Expert review by: Jonathan Cheah (

Motorola Ming / A1200


The A1200 equipped with a 2 megapixel camera and just weighs 95 grams! It has a big 2.4?240?20 pixels QVGA TFT screen, 8MB built-in memory and support T-flash memory expansion.

On the minus side, except for the fancy transparent flip and rubberised feel of the casing, there was little to differentiate this device from preceding models. In other words, it is getting a little boring to keep looking at the same old devices with...

Expert review by: Shayne Rana (

Motorola Motoming A1200


They never fail to surprise me, this company. Their phones are techno marvels when it comes to design and innovation. The Motorola MOTOMING A1200 is certainly no exception – it is a full-featured business smartphone, but it looks stylish enough to...

Aside from the rather disappointing battery life and the fact that it’s not too easy to 'write' messages, I have to say, WOWZERS! This is a great phone. It’s packed with features and its user friendly as well. That's most important. At around Rs....

Apr, 2007

Expert review by: Oleg Kononosov (

Motorola MING (Motorola A1200)


Motorola pioneered in the market of Linux-based devices by releasing a range of solutions running eZx operating system, specifically these were Motorola A760, Motorola A780, Motorola A910, ROKR E2. The E2, though, stands apart from the rest of the...

The manufacturer positions this handset as a smartphone, which is seemingly the right thing, due to it carrying Linux onboard, however it's almost impossible to find and install extra software. I have to mention, though, that such software does exist,...

Mar, 2007

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Motorola a1200


Motorola's stylish cell phone, the Motoming A1200 is definitely worth checking out. Read a short review of Motorola a1200 mobile.

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"Worst Nightmare"


It is supposed to be a smart phone but the pe... 

It Looks good but it doesn't serve the purpose by looking good. It is a big disappointment to have a phone in your hand and not being able to use it the way you want to use it

The phone turns itself on and off.The battery meter keeps fluctuating and the battery life is very bad. Replaced the battery nothing changed. No firmware. You have to have your stylus ready all the time unless you have tiny fingers to navigate

May, 2010

Product Specifications

Motorola A1200, a clamshell phone with Linux software, bears an innovative clear flip-cover and an antenna-free profile, combines svelte design, business features, and a high-resolution two mega pixel camera into a package designed to appeal to users who don't mind looking good while getting things done. Motorola A1200 also deepens Motorola's handset portfolio based on the Linux OS - further demonstrating Motorola's commitment to driving Linux innovation across the company's mobile device spectrum.


Standby Time (PB):170hours
Talk Time (PB):450minutes
Technology:Lithium ion

CE Input Device

Type:Touch sensitive screen


Band:GSM 850/900/1800/1900 (Quadband)
Combined with:With digital camera / digital player
Integrated Components:Digital camera / Digital player
Phone Form Factor:Flip
Service Provider:Not specified
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice Recorder: Yes
Wireless Interface:Bluetooth

Communicator Features

Operating System:Linux

Dimensions & Weight



Diagonal Size:2.4in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.1cm
Type:LCD display

Flash Memory

Supported Flash Memory Cards:microSD


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Motorola



Optical Sensor

Sensor Resolution:2Megapixel
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