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Motorola i580

alaTest has collected and analyzed 93 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the design and usability. The value for money and camera also get good feedback, but the GPS navigation and screen get negative opinions.

durability, camera, value for money, usability, design

portability, battery, screen, GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Motorola i580 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 user reviews of Motorola i580 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on

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

79% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: New OEM Motorola Nextel i580 Swivel Holster Belt ClipMotorola i580 Nextel (Black) Good ConditionNextel i580 Extended Battery Door [OEM] NTN2345NEXA

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Motorola i580 (black, Nextel)


From the outset you know the i580 isn't for sissies. This is a burly phone through and through, from the rubberized, two-toned gray exterior to the solid construction of its oversized hinge. It's not about style by any means but all about being...

The Motorola i580 offers a rugged design and a respectable set of features, including Bluetooth, a megapixel camera, an MP3 player, and a Micro SD card slot. It's also one of few cell phones from a U.S. carrier to support two separate phone lines.

The Motorola i580 is bulky and has a small external display. It lacks external music controls, and the battery life is a bit short.

The Motorola i580 isn't pretty, but it packs an excellent feature set and decent call quality in a durable design.

Editor's Choice!

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Nextel i580


In a nutshell, the Motorola Nextel i580 is the world's toughest multimedia phone. It makes reliable phone calls, plays MP3s like a boom box, and shrugs off shocks that would destroy lesser phones. It's expensive, but worth the price.

Nearly indestructible. Triumphant sound quality. MP3 player

Expensive ; Watch the Nextel i580 Video Review

This is Nextel to the max: The most features, the most durability, and the best performance, with a price to match.


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Snapshot: Motorola i580


The rugged Motorola i580 is Sprint Nextel's new high-end iDEN handset, and sports features like a 1.3 megapixel camera, Bluetooth, and microSD memory expansion.

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REVIEW: Motorola i580 iDEN clamshell


With the ongoing onslaught of music-centric handsets in slick, shiny casings, the Motorola i580 is quite different from the rest of the pack. Boasting military-grade resistance to water, dust, and shock, this is one rugged business-minded phone for...

Strangely though, this phone does come with a fair bit of multimedia functionality. The integrated 1.3 megapixel camera takes some pretty decent shots, all things considered, especially if you make use of the LED floodlight (which “pulses” when you...

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Don't waste your time with this phone!"


I can't wait until my plan is done so I can g... 

Looks like it would be tough

Not rugged at all. I've broken three of these phones just from daily use! I've never had issues like this with any other phone

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"Best phone that I have ever owned."


This is truly the best phone I have ever owne... 

Rugged, solid feel, strong performance

Only wish it had a better web browser

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Motorola i580 - black (Nextel)


This is truly the best phone I have ever owned. The phone is rugged, strong, sturdy and reliable (essential qualities when working in public safety). The phone performs well - I have never missed a call or text with it. I have switched from this phone...

Rugged, solid feel, strong performance

Only wish it had a better web browser

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Motorola i580 - black (Nextel)


The Display problems are huge there is no doubt a flaw when a product is unuseable after six months . Motorola repaired it for free under the one year warranty only for it to happen again 3 months out of warranty.How can any Co.turn their back on...

rubber ext. gave the phone a solid feel, the camera worked pretty good , the spotlite came in handy when used as a flashlight

The Display Period ! I cant use this phone without some kind of display

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Motorola i580 - black (Nextel)


I can't wait until my plan is done so I can get rid of this piece of crap.

Looks like it would be tough

Not rugged at all. I've broken three of these phones just from daily use! I've never had issues like this with any other phone

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Motorola i580 - black (Nextel)


The phone itself is very well built. Its ugly but it is designed to be tough. Alot of my customers love it when the see it cause they want a phone with substance. I'm with Telus and my local calling area is double that of any other carrier. It's camera...

Like most Iden phones very durable

Poor Blue tooth

Product Specifications

Sprint Nextel offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services to consumer, business and government customers. Sprint Nextel is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including two robust wireless networks offering industry leading mobile data services; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and an award-winning and global Tier 1 Internet backbone. PRODUCT FEATURES: Walkie-Talkie services; Color display (262K colors); Speakerphone; Multimedia messaging service; Web and Email capable; Ring tones; Applications & games; Direct talk - the off-network Walkie-Talkie; Group Walkie-Talkie; Large contact list; Adheres to military 810F spec.


Antenna Type:External


Standby Time (PB):100hours/130hours
Talk Time (PB):165minutes/200minutes
Technology:Lithium ion

Carrying Case

Carrying Strap:Belt clip
Recommended Use:For cellular phone
Type:Holster bag


Band:iDEN 800/900 (Dual Band)
Combined with:With two-way radio / digital player / digital camera
Integrated Components:Digital camera / Digital player / Two-way radio
Phone Form Factor:Folder
Service Provider:Nextel Communications/Not specified/Sprint Nextel
Type:Cellular phone
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice Recorder: Yes
Wireless Interface:Bluetooth

Dimensions & Weight



Type:LCD display


Manufacturer:Motorola/Sprint Nextel
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Motorola/Nextel

Messaging & Data Services

Internet Browser: Yes



Optical Sensor

Sensor Resolution:1.3Megapixel


Alarm Clock: Yes
Calendar: Yes
Reminder: Yes

Telephone Features

Voice Dialing: Yes

Telephone Memory

Phone Book Capacity:600names & numbers