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Motorola i1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 183 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the design and camera. The value for money and usability also get good views. There are mixed views on the reception and screen, while there are some negative views about the features and GPS navigation.

build quality, usability, value for money, camera, design

battery, responsiveness, reliability, GPS navigation, features

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Motorola i1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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decent product but battery life sucks

 

ive had this phone for about a month now, and it dies on me... quickly .. how can i need a new battery already. i dont listen to musik on it, i dont take alot of pictures ,i barely use it anymore ,, now i make one phonecall,or sent two or three texts and my battery is dead after it was full battery like one hour ago...idk i turn off wifi, i lower the light resolution and everything else turned off,,, i do not use the walkie talkie....is there something wrong with my phone in perticular?,,

Easy to use, Lightweight, Neat features, Strong signal

Freezes up, Poor battery life

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Very Rugged

 

I dropped the phone from a ladder I was on 14ft off the ground and it hit a concrete floor with no damage to it.

Stable, Easy to use

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Motorola i1 (Sprint Nextel)

 

Though the Motorola i1 first debuted for Boost Mobile, we initially heard about it as a Sprint Nextel phone. As we mentioned in our review of the Boost Mobile version, the Motorola i1 is notable because it is the first-ever Google Android phone to run...

The Motorola i1 has a responsive touch screen, rugged construction, and excellent call quality. It also comes with Sprint's array of broadband services and Nextel Direct Connect.

The Motorola i1 is, sadly, saddled with Android OS 1.5, which makes it feel very dated when compared with more-current smartphones.

The Motorola i1 is not the best Android phone by any means, but if you must have an Android handset with iDEN push-to-talk, the i1 is your only choice.

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Motorola i1 (Boost Mobile)

 

Prepaid phones usually consist of simple cell phones or normal feature phones, so we're always pleasantly surprised when a smartphone is made available for prepaid carriers. The Motorola i1 is one such handset--it's the first Google Android phone for...

The Motorola i1 has a responsive and intuitive capacitive touch screen, a rugged construction, and has decent call quality.

The Motorola i1 currently only has Android OS 1.5. Also, its photo quality is mediocre for a 5-megapixel camera.

Though it's far from the best Android phone, the Motorola i1 is a decent touch-screen smartphone for Boost Mobile customers.

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Motorola i1

 

On the eve of CTIA telecom conference in Las Vegas, Motorola launched the i1, the first push-to-talk Android phone on the market. The i1 will launch this summer on Nextel's iDEN network. While pricing hasn't been announced, Sprint told me that it will...

Rugged, yet sophisticated

Runs outdated Android 1.5

The Motorola i1 looks like a typical Android smartphone, but can resist the most extreme environmental conditions.

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Motorola i1 (Boost)

 

Want a 2010 Android phone on a 2005-era network? That's the question with Boost's new Motorola i1, an otherwise powerful, touch screen slab that finally gives Boost subscribers access to the smartphone OS everyone is raving about. The military-spec,...

Stellar plan pricing. Excellent call quality and reception. Loud speakerphone

Glacial data speeds. Oddly stubborn touch screen. Outdated OS version

The Boost Motorola i1 is the powerful push-to-talk smartphone the carrier has needed for a long time, but it's hobbled by the outdated iDEN network's slow data speeds.

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Motorola i1 Cell Phone Review

 

Though the Motorola i1 first debuted for Boost Mobile, we initially heard about it as a Sprint Nextel phone. As we mentioned in our review of the Boost Mobile version, ...

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Motorola i1 Review

 

Deeply ingrained into the minds of just about every consumer is this lingering notion that blue collar workers would naturally gravitate toward rugged styled handsets – most notably ones from Sprint-Nextel's lineup. Even though the niche is obviously...

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Motorola i1 Reviewed

 

The Motorola i1 was the first Android push-to-talk phone on the market. Now we tell you what we think of its build quality, performance and our overall impressions of this tough phone.

The Motorola i1 is the perfect device for those who need a rugged Android phone with push-to-talk capabilities, but while it is a smartphone, it is not a multimedia powerhouse; a fact that is quite clear when you see the sub par video that the camera...

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Motorola i1 Review

 

The i1's main selling point, besides the push-to-talk services, is a ruggedized exterior that features a seamless touchscreen, sturdy buttons and a scratch/shock-resistant body that feels comfortable and sleek yet also durable enough to take into...

Ruggedized hardware that's easy on the eyes ; The first iDEN Push-to-Talk touchscreen phone ; Access to thousands of gaming, media and productivity applications on the Android Marketplace

The aging Android 1.5 operating system ; The sluggish iDEN data network ; Unpolished elements that induce frequent minor crashes

Until more modern alternatives hit the market, this basic entry into the growing plethora of Android OS devices will have to do for those whose work keeps them in constant touch with not only their co-workers but the wild outdoors

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Aaron's Motorola i1 review (Nextel)

 

Overview What's Good : First Android device for iDEN networks; decent camera for a mid-range device; durable. What's Bad : Doing anything data-related can be frustrating due to Nextel's slow iDEN network speeds. The Verdict : Awesome...

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Review: Motorola i1

 

Motorola's i1 brings Android to Sprint Nextel's iDEN network. For iDEN and PTT lovers, it's a dream come true. For anyone else, it's a backward step.

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