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Motorola Brute i680

alaTest has collected and analyzed 79 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the design and usability. The GPS navigation and battery are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are less positive about the portability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Motorola Brute i680 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Motorola Brute i680

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of Motorola Brute i680 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

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59% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Motorola Brute i680 (Nextel)

 

Do you like your cell phones tough? The push-to-talk Motorola Brute i680 for Nextel Direct Connect is another rugged handset in the vein of last year's Motorola Tundra on AT&T. The Brute is the direct descendant of a true classic, Motorola's rugged yet...

Very rugged. Stellar call quality. Loud speakerphone. Fabulous battery life

Large, thick, and heavy. Multimedia features still feel like afterthoughts

The Motorola Brute i680 offers push-to-talk subscribers a rugged phone with excellent call quality.

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Motorola Brute i680 (Sprint)

 

The Motorola Brute i680 doesn't pretend to be anything other than exactly what it is. Even the slightest glance will show that this is one tough, durable phone. Its thick rubberized skin and bulky profile is far from attractive, but you know that it...

The Motorola Brute i680 has a rugged, durable design, well-designed controls, and a functional feature set. Call quality is top-notch

The Motorola Brute i680 is missing a dedicated Back button and an exterior camera shutter. The headset jack is 2.5mm, and photo quality is forgettable

The Motorola Brute i680 isn't pretty or flashy, but it delivers on call quality and its design should withstand the elements.

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Super-durable flip-phone delivers great call quality

 

The Motorola Brute i680 not only lives up to its tough-sounding name but also delivers great call quality and easy navigation, according to reviews. While far from sleek, measuring in at just under 4 inches tall by about 2 inches wide and an...

Tough build, great call quality, user friendly navigation controls, long battery life

Non-standard 2.5 mm headset jack, mediocre photo quality, bulky profile

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Video Tour: Motorola i680 Brute

 

Phone Scoop beats the snot out of the Motorola i680 Brute, an iDEN phone for Sprint Nextel. What sort of abuse can it take? Watch the video to find out!

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"Worst phone I have ever owned...Period"

 

The first one I got just shut down by itself randomly (returned), the second one had the hinge of death (returned) and nextel button imploded on my current one along with the hinge of death.

When brand new...Features work and are enjoyable

After a few short months of normal use or heaven forbid it falls out of the poorly designed clip one time onto as much as a grassy surface (which it will) Rt hinge will break allowing phone to flop open & closed.

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"I LOVE THIS PHONE~!!!"

 

Overall, it is a well made product. I have not had any problems with this phone that I had with my i680. Yes, it was only a short dunk in the pool, but ANY other phone would have been done-for!! I would buy this phone again and I would recommend it to...

Though this phone is bigger and not as "COOL" as other phones, it performs like a champ!! I dropped my phone in the pool on accident. I quickly opened it, removed the battery and dried it off and it still works great with no problems!! A good solid phone!

Again, not the coolest phone and it doesn't have a key pad for texting.

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nice features but very poor reception

 

I would not recommended this phone to anyone.

MP3 player is great

This is the first phone I have had that I can not get reception in my office at work. Camera doesn't take very good photos on the bast setting

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"nice features but very poor reception"

 

I would not recommended this phone to anyone.

MP3 player is great.

This is the first phone I have had that I can not get reception in my office at work. Camera doesn't take very good photos on the bast setting.

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Initial quality-appearance A / long term durability F-

 

The phone itself is an excellent device initially. It appears to have reasonable drop armor, a sealed battery / card bay, a nice screen setup, and great quality when new

This phone is billed as part of their "rugged" series and appears to be built so -until it is used on a regular basis. I have a "fleet" of 8. 4 have broken hinges. There are two problems. In normal outdoor work environment conditions, sweat or humidit

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"Initial quality-appearance A / long term durability F-"

 

The only reason the other four have not failed yet is that they are spares and are held by low-use individuals. The more use the phones see, the faster they have worn out.

The phone itself is an excellent device initially. It appears to have reasonable drop armor, a sealed battery / card bay, a nice screen setup, and great quality when new.

This phone is billed as part of their "rugged" series and appears to be built so -until it is used on a regular basis. I have a "fleet" of 8. 4 have broken hinges. There are two problems. In normal outdoor work environment conditions, sweat or humidit

Product Specifications

Hang tough with Motorola Brute i680. Brute makes a mockery of the elements, staying protected against many things Mother Nature throws at you. Sporting a solid rubber overmold for a sure grip, the Mil-Spec certified Brute features Push-to-Talk capabilities and excellent call quality for the connectivity and confidence to take it anywhere your work demands. Mil Spec standards give tough protection against harsh weather, including blowing rain as well as dust, shock, vibration, temperature extremes, low pressure, salt fog, humidity and solar radiation. A muscle-solid design of rubberized molding and textured materials fits comfortably and feels secure in your hand. Reliable Nextel Direct Connect services including Direct TalkSM and Direct SendSM keep your workforce close and your family closer, with the touch of a button. Loud audio and dual microphones keep conversations clear even when the background isn't. Enhanced Push-To-Talk capabilities also include converting a Push-to-Talk call to a voice call, and call completion, which allows you to send a text message to the other user if busy. GPS keeps you where you need to be while IM-style texting and a unified view of your inbox bring popular messaging features to the push-to-talk experience. Stereo Bluetooth and built-in music features keep you upbeat while on the job. A 2.0 megapixel camera with flash and 4x digital zoom will help those long hours fly by. Geotagged photos make sure you have an accurate record of exactly where in the world you took them.

Antenna

Antenna Type:Retractable

Battery

Capacity:1750mAh
Talk Time (PB):350minutes
Technology:Lithium ion

Cellular

Integrated Components:Digital camera / Digital player / Two-way radio
Phone Form Factor:Folder
Service Provider:Sprint Nextel
Technology:iDEN
Type:Cellular phone
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice Recorder: Yes
Wireless Interface:Bluetooth

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:1in
Height:3.9in
Weight:5.6oz
Width:2.1in

Display

Type:LCD display

Flash Memory

Supported Flash Memory Cards:microSD

Header

Manufacturer:Motorola
Model:I680 Brute
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Motorola

Optical Sensor

Sensor Resolution:2Megapixel
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