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Motorola Debut i856

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the GPS navigation and screen are overall positive. The price and durability are also appreciated. There are some critical reviews about the battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Motorola Debut i856 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Motorola Debut i856

 

The Motorola Debut i856 is a nifty iDEN push-to-talk phone for Boost Mobile subscribers. As Sprint's wholly owned prepaid brand, Boost sells plenty of iDEN phones already. But the i856 is the first slider with PTT capability. Despite a few stumbles, it...

Solid voice quality. Loud speakerphone. Good battery life. Feels durable

Stiff, cramped membrane keypad. Low-res LCD. Unreliable Bluetooth pairing

The Motorola Debut i856 sits nicely in Boost Mobile's push-to-talk lineup, offering subscribers a stylish slider with GPS and good quality, but other iDEN options are better.

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Push-to-talk phone is stylish and capable

 

Before the introduction of the Motorola Debut i856, all push-to-talk (walkie-talkie) phones were either candy-bar style or flip phones. Nextel's Motorola Debut is the first push-to-talk slider phone and reviewers give it high marks for its...

Very good call quality, sleek slider design, good music player

Poor keyboard design, short battery life

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Motorola Debut i856 for Boost Mobile

 

Boost Mobile is a division of Sprint that offers cellular customers the option of services without the need for a contract. Whether you have bad credit, or just don't like the thought of having a long term phone contract hovering over your head, Boost...

You can sort your contacts into different groups, and since it is a push-to-talk phone, there is a separate category for those specific contacts as well. You can also add a photo or ringtone to each contact. There are 21 standard polyphonic ringtones...

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Motorola i856 debuted

 

The Motorola i856 is the first slider cellphone with a Boost push-to-talk service. But when you look at the rest of the features, it is more or same like an entry level phone as it comes with a 1.3 MP camera, stereo Bluetooth connectivity, a microSD...

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My i856

 

I have had this phone for almost a month now and I can't find anything bad to say about it. A good value for the money.

Brilliant Display","Charges Quickly","Great For Texting","Slides Open Easily","Stylish Design

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Prepaid = HOT DEAL

 

I have this Boost slider in white and it is really cool. The best part is that it is prepaid which means no more monthly cell phone bills! Its saving me a ton. My sister just switched her family to prepaid as well except on the Net10 service. She pays...

Durable","Easy Buttons and Controls","Easy To Use","Strong Signal

Poor Battery Life

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the pics do not do it justice motorola menus and speed dial/turbo dial features are not reassignable after entering contact

Brilliant Display","Slides Open Easily

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DON'T JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER

 

ITS MANY FEATURES, AND EASY USE.

Durable","Easy Buttons and Controls","Easy To Use","Lightweight","Neat Features","Strong Signal

Limited Functions

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It's so cute

 

Had an old phone that didn't even take pics, just used for call ins to work; thought other features were unnecessary (actually just cell phone challenged); it died, could not resuscitate. I'm learning to text now, taking pics, and have music. Glad I...

Durable","Easy Buttons and Controls","Easy To Use","Lightweight","Neat Features

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