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Motorola i730

Motorola i730
alaScore 70

376 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 376 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the screen and reception. The usability and design are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed reviews about the battery.

value for money, design, usability, reception, screen

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Motorola i730 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 70/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Motorola i730

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 325 user reviews of Motorola i730 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

usability, value for money, design, reception, screen

73% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Motorola i730 (Nextel)

 

Integrated speakerphone; bright color display; durable design; stores and syncs contacts via an online Nextel account.

Hefty; cluttered navigation keys.

This Nextel mobile sports a more stylish design than most of its predecessors, but it's still just as heavy.

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"Excellent sound quality and reliable calling"

 

I prefer this phone and service to all other voice services I have ever tried.

This model provides excellent sound quality for voice and PTT. The calling in and out is extremely reliable. I prefer this network because of it's proven durability over time. I have used most of the phones features.

Wish it had a high speed data chip for web browsing and e-mail. Still waiting for a Nextel phone with wifi or some other service.

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"time-tested"

 

I have had the Motorola I730 for going on three years now. The price I paid ($130)was a bit steep when compared to the Motorola I475 (less than $100), but I am glad that I did. My fiance has gone through two I475's, and is on her second camera phone,...

Stylish, durable, dependable

Never could get the GPS to work

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"Good basic phone."

 

Over all, the phone works pretty good. Direct Connect with NEXTEL is clear. Phone has excellent speaker phone. Easy to to use keypad. I had a Nokia prior to this phone and the keypad was maddening! I recommend this unit to anyone looking for a basic,...

Once you learn the system, it's very esy to use. Very low learning curve...most of the features are intuitive.

Battery door is extremely difficult to remove. I had to use a knive to pry the back off after releasing the catch.

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"Hard to describe just how bad it is"

 

I joined CNET just to pass on how bad this product is. I've had the insides replaced 3 times to try to fix the reception problem. Even in major metropolitan cities 3 bars is about as good as you'll get. I've been standing next to other Nextel customers...

It looks nice

Terrible reception, firmware problems

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Excellent sound quality and reliable calling

 

I prefer this phone and service to all other voice services I have ever tried.

This model provides excellent sound quality for voice and PTT. The calling in and out is extremely reliable. I prefer this network because of it's proven durability over time. I have used most of the phones features

Wish it had a high speed data chip for web browsing and e-mail. Still waiting for a Nextel phone with wifi or some other service

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"next to best phone"

 

This is a very high-quality phone. I like it because the clearest speakerphone of all cell phones and has a very colorful clear picture.

The screen should be a little bigger.

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time-tested

 

I have had the Motorola I730 for going on three years now. The price I paid ($130)was a bit steep when compared to the Motorola I475 (less than $100), but I am glad that I did. My fiance has gone through two I475's, and is on her second ... Expand full...

Stylish, durable, dependable

Never could get the GPS to work

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Good basic phone.

 

Over all, the phone works pretty good. Direct Connect with NEXTEL is clear. Phone has excellent speaker phone. Easy to to use keypad. I had a Nokia prior to this phone and the keypad was maddening! I recommend this unit to anyone looking for a basic,...

Once you learn the system, it's very esy to use. Very low learning curve...most of the features are intuitive

Battery door is extremely difficult to remove. I had to use a knive to pry the back off after releasing the catch

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"Porbably the worst phone I've had!!"

 

The phone has a lot of options and some good Java Applications.

The phone consistenly cuts out during conversations. It always loses reception. I've replaced the phone 4 times. Yes 4 times and my wifes once. Even the Nextel repair centers know this phone is a big problem. When my contract is up I'm leaving Nextel.

Product Specifications

Vibrant display with enhanced clarity allows you to customize your screen with downloadable wallpapers, adjustable color palettes, and choice of three font sizes. Phone use is quick and easy with one-touch shortcuts to phone features, icon-driven menu and 4-way navigation with OK selection key. Hands-free cellular conversations are always available with the built-in speakerphone. Capture memos or phone conversations for future playback of phone numbers, tasks, or driving directions (caller must notify other party of any call recording).

Antenna

Antenna Type:Retractable

Battery

Capacity:750mAh
Standby Time (PB):101hours/70hours
Talk Time (PB):165minutes/200minutes
Technology:Lithium ion

Cellular

Band:iDEN 800
Phone Form Factor:Folder/Monoblock
Service Provider:Not specified/Sprint Nextel
Technology:iDEN
Type:Cellular phone
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice Recorder: Yes

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:1.1in/1in
Height:3.6in/4.8in
Weight:5.1oz
Width:1.9in/2in

Display

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

General

Designed For (MG):Phone
Product Type:Phone charging stand
Subcategory (MG):Power adapters and chargers

Header

Manufacturer:Motorola/Nextel Communications/Sprint Nextel
Model:I205/I730/Universal Dual Port Desktop Charger
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Motorola/Nextel

Messaging & Data Services

Internet Browser: Yes

Telephone Features

Voice Dialing: Yes

Telephone Memory

Phone Book Capacity:600names & numbers
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