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Motorola Admiral

alaTest has collected and analyzed 52 reviews of Motorola Admiral. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and durability. The camera and battery are also appreciated. There are some critical views about the connectivity and portability, while there are some mixed comments about the size.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Motorola Admiral is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 user reviews of Motorola Admiral from The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Reviewers really like the sound and price. The durability and camera are also mentioned favorably, but the features and reliability get less positive views. Reviews are divided on the battery.

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65% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Motorola Admiral, Black 8GB (Sprint)Motorola Admiral (Sprint)Motorola Admiral Android Phone (Sprint)

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Motorola Admiral review


The BlackBerry form factor — candybar style, keyboard underneath display — seems to be on the way out, dead in favor of ever-larger touchscreen displays. I'm sad about that, since I both love phones with physical keyboards and think slide-out keyboards...

Candybar form factor ; Good keyboard ; Solid battery life

Small, washed-out display ; Trouble differentiating taps from scrolls ; Mediocre performance

It looks like a BlackBerry, but it's running Android — is that a winning combination?

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Motorola Admiral (Sprint)


Unlike the fancy and attention-grabbing Motorola Droid Razr, the Motorola Admiral is a middle-of-the-line phone, designed not to wow but to provide a working mobile commutation solution. And it does that job very well, with good call quality and zippy...

Running Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), the Motorola Admiral offers snappy performance, decent call quality, a QWERTY keyboard, and a scratch-resistant 3.1-inch touch screen. It also supports push-to-talk, and its durable design will withstand harsh...

The Motorola Admiral's photo and video quality could be better. The phone comes with just 4GB of internal storage and doesn't support 4G

Responsive, functional, and tough, the Motorola Admiral makes a great workhorse phone, especially for anyone working in a tough environment. BlackBerry users will also find it a smooth transition if they want to move to the Android platform.


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Motorola Admiral (Sprint)


The Admiral syncs email, calendars, and contacts for Gmail and Microsoft Exchange accounts, and works with many other popular e-mail accounts. Android Market offers access to over 250,000 third-party apps, nearly all of which should work fine on this...

Good voice quality. Great QWERTY keyboard. Rugged. Long battery life. Direct Connect allows for much better data speeds than iDEN

Average camera. Occasional headphone hiss

The Motorola Admiral is the best push-to-talk smartphone on Sprint.

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Motorola Admiral Review


The Motorola Admiral is Sprint's first smartphone running Push-to-Talk on the company's CDMA network. This Android device runs Gingerbread, sports a portrait QWERTY keyboard, a 5 megapixel camera with HD recording all wrapped in a rugged body. This...

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Hands-on with the Motorola Admiral


Sure looks extremely similar to a BlackBerry device, doesn't it? Well, the Motorola Admiral is far from a BlackBerry device, in fact it is an Android 2.3.4 powered device that offers a 3.1-inch ...

Priced at only $99 on a new contract, if you are looking to replace your old BlackBerry device with something new, or looking to regain that form factor, the Motorola Admiral is something you won't want to pass up. Hit the break for a video tour, and...

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Motorola Admiral [Review]


The Motorola Admiral was announced late October as the first Android-powered smartphone with Sprint Direct Connect. I had the opportunity to get some hands-on time with the device and want to share with you guys my opinions on this

The Motorola Admiral was announced late October as the first Android-powered smartphone with Sprint Direct Connect. I had the opportunity to get some hands-on time with the device and want to share with you guys my opinions on this "business ready,"...

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Motorola Admiral: Sprint's PTT Android Flagship


The Motorola Admiral is an update to the Motorola Titanium and it is aimed at busy business users switching from BlackBerry. Find out what this phone has to offer as we delve into the design, user interface, features, and performance before delivering...

The Motorola Admiral is an ideal device for anyone considering switching to Android from BlackBerry. After the last outage who could blame you? If the physical QWERTY keyboard is important to you then you’ll love the form factor, the battery life and...

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"Not much of a "smart phone""


Having problems with the phone function of a "smart phone" doesn't bode well for the long term success of a phone. I should be able to hang up a call and then be able to call another person but the phone locks up and takes 90 seconds to make the call...

Very durable and easy to use. Screen is clear and reponsive to touch. The keyboard works very well considering my move over from a Blackberry.

Phone drops calls and takes 90 seconds after dial button is pushed to make calls. If you push it a second time within that 90 seconds, a second call is made thus turning your call into a conference call. The phone repeatedly locks up and needs to be

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"I love my Admiral."


I LOVE my admiral. Granted, I am new to smartphones and I understand there are much more sophisticated ones out there. But for me, it does its job well and fits my needs. I was a Nextel costumer. And I mainly was one because I have family in South...

Fast enough processor. Calls are clear. Direct Connect works. International Direct Connect works well. Browsing is fast enough. No problems with emails. Nice Motorola and

Very minor one, is the power button (on/off). A few times I powered it off, put it in my pocket, and the button easily gets pressed thus turning it back on. But then again, I am probably one of a few people who sometimes powers the phone off.

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"Not as durable as advertised. Very disappointed."


I had it one week when I barely dropped it and the screen cracked. I am also not very impressed by the OS. It is definitely not very intuitive and lacks some of the features I would like and expect in a smartphone. I also found that some of the...

Good battery life. Lots of apps. Decent speakers. Wifi connection. Remote connection.

Not durable. Key-board is hard to work Usability is poor. 3G is often slow. Not intuitive. Problems with people hearing me because of low bars.