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Motorola Clutch i465

alaTest has collected and analyzed 337 reviews of Motorola Clutch i465. The average rating for this product is 2.6/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and price. The durability and portability also get good feedback. Views about the performance and apps are different, and many are less positive about the camera and reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Motorola Clutch i465 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 user reviews of Motorola Clutch i465 from The average user rating for this product is 2.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on People are impressed by the durability and reliability. The usability and portability are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the screen. The reception and performance get mixed views.

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48% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Motorola Clutch i465 for Boost Mobile- RedMotorola i465 Clutch - Cellular phone - iDEN - QWERTY keyboard - Boost

Jun, 2015

Expert review by: Kent German (

Motorola Clutch i465 (black, Nextel)


Editors' note: Nextel now offers the Clutch for $39.99 with service. It is similar to the Boost Mobile model, except that it offers a few unique Nextel features.

The Motorola Clutch has a compact design with a comfortable keyboard. Call quality is excellent.

The Motorola Clutch has a low-resolution display and a clunky interface. It does not support instant messaging.

Boost Mobile scores with its first messaging phone. The Motorola Clutch offers good performance and an easy-to-use design.

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: PhoneArena Team (

Motorola Clutch i465 Review


Just a few years ago we had left Sprint's iDEN service for dead, but under newish CEO Dan Hesse the maligned service has had a revitalization of sorts. It started slow, with the basic but functional i576 and i776. These new devices were smaller than...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: techywacky (

Motorola Clutch i465 - Text-Friendly Budget Phone


The Motorola Clutch i465 is a pocket-friendly and text message-friendly handset that is specifically crafted for the text-addicts. This is the first full-keyboard phone with Nextel Direct Connect that is enshrouded with famous walkie-talkie or...

The Motorola Clutch i465, all things considered, is a pretty good pocket-friendly handset that boasts full QWERTY and push-to-talk technology together. The phone is meant to satiate the needs of talkers and texters. And with military specs it can...

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: (

Rugged push-to-talk handset for Boost Mobile and Nextel


Boost Mobile's Motorola Clutch i465 (*Est. $100 with no contract) breaks new ground as the carrier's first push-to-talk phone (PTT) with a full QWERTY keyboard. Reviewers agree that these features, combined with Boost Mobile's low-cost monthly...

Lightweight, compact, responsive QWERTY keyboard, business-friendly push-to-talk feature , rugged military-certified design

Confusing interface, no instant messaging, spotty reception, mediocre camera

Dec, 2009

Expert review by: Aaron Baker (

Motorola Clutch i465 review


Overview What's Good: Call quality; fantastic speakerphone. What's Bad: Battery life; somewhat cramped keyboard. Introduction There's no doubt that Sprint's Nextel brand and the accompanying iDEN technology has been behind when it comes to...

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: Brian James Kirk (

Review: Review of Motorola's i465 Clutch


The Motorola i465 Clutch for Boost Mobile and Sprint Nextel is a compact, durable push-to-talk cell phone that also features a full QWERTY keyboard for messaging. Brian gives it the once over in this review.

I HATE this phone..... The texting service sucks it's to were it wont send through right until I turn my phone on then off... And sometimes it will recieve msgs tht were nvr sent to me!! The internet SUX!!! and my phone just STOPPED CHARGING afetr only...

Jul, 2009

Expert review by: Eric M. Zeman (

Video Tour: Motorola i465 Clutch


Motorola kicks out a low-cost texter for Boost Mobile. The i465 Clutch has a QWERTY keyboard, Bluetooth, a camera and decent looks to boot. It is hampered only by flimsy software.

Jul, 2009

Consumer review by: smileychocopie (

Dying to change my phone


Out of the kindness of my heart I ask you, please please do not buy this phone. You would be better off with an ugly junky phone, at least it does what is expected to do and is cheaper.

Unlimited calling, texting, "web browser ; simple to use

terrible texting, DO NOT USE THIS PHONE IF YOU ARE A TEXTER ; You have to "download" texts (There are phones from 2000 that receives and sends texts faster) ; Downloading" can take from anywhere up to 10 secs to a day. Sometimes people may not even text y

May, 2011

Consumer review by: bh289 (

Bad phone. Good unlimited everything.


At first, I really liked this phone. It has a QWERTY keyboard and unlimited everything for $50 a month. But the more I use this phone, the less I like it. The problems become more obvious every day. Now after using this phone for 3 months, I wouldn't...

Unlimited everything with Boost Mobile

Internet really sucks. No service after 5 mins of sitting in the same spot. Dropped calls. Hard to text on

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: Connedagain (

Warning to all Clutch users: Buy a back-up SIM


Don't know if it's the phone or the card, but we lost ALL of our contact info and other stuff. Also, Sprint/ Nextel was not very helpful either.......just waiting for my contract to expire! Text messages will sometimes appear immediately or never; when...

Guess the phone itself is alright; I don't do much as far as web functions

Had two: both phones had the SIM cards go bad so, all info is lost and cannot be recovered. I have had people call and the phone doesn't ring. Voicemail and text may alert me right away or a day later

Jan, 2011

Product Specifications

Text as easily as you talk with Motorola Clutch i465, Motorola's first device that combines the power of push-to-talk and the convenience of QWERTY. With a familiar design and military-tough durability, Motorola Clutch satisfies the messaging needs of even the most serious texters and talkers.


Antenna Type:Internal


Standby Time (PB):100hours
Talk Time (PB):205minutes
Technology:Lithium ion

CE Input Device

Type:QWERTY keyboard


Band:iDEN 800/900 (Dual Band)
Combined with:With digital camera
Integrated Components:Digital camera
Phone Form Factor:Monoblock
Service Provider:Boost Mobile/Sprint Nextel
Type:Cellular phone
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Wireless Interface:Bluetooth

Dimensions & Weight



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


Model:I465 Clutch
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Motorola

Messaging & Data Services

Internet Browser: Yes



Optical Sensor

Sensor Resolution:0.3Megapixel
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