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Motorola i530 (Nextel)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 85 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the reception and value for money. The battery and usability are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the screen, and there are some mixed comments about the responsiveness and portability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Motorola i530 (Nextel) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 71/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Motorola i530 (Nextel)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 67 user reviews of Motorola i530 (Nextel) 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.

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

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Nextel i530 Cell Phone

 

Solid, reliable, great sound quality, and cheap

Small LCD, overall huge phone, and non-color

A cheap phone for all your business needs.

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I liked this phoine

 

i dropped this phone and got it wet, and everything. looked horrid. i then got the i265. no problems with this though. a solid performer and if thats what you want you get it with this

jeez 2004 brings back memories with this phone

it took a beating and kept working

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doesnt come w/erevything but takes a beating

 

if your looking for a phone with the latest gizmos this is not the phone for you but if you want a simple trustworthy phone that can take a beating and bounce back I have dropped this thing , had it in the rain , and stepped on it twice and its still...

real hevay duty and holds its own.erevything always works like it should

screen not in color ,too small

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Rock Solid phone!

 

I enjoy keeping this phone because of the lack of gadgets and gimmicks. It is straight-forward and reliable, as long as the battery holds up. This is a Spartan phone and in the age of web-surfing, MP3-playing, Camera-toating, and fashion-conscious...

Rugged. Easy to use. Bright

The battery life

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doesnt come w/erevything but takes a beating

 

if your looking for a phone with the latest gizmos this is not the phone for you but if you want a simple trustworthy phone that can take a beating and bounce back I have dropped this thing , had it in the rain , and stepped on it twice and its ......

real hevay duty and holds its own.erevything always works like it should

screen not in color ,too small

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Good phone for bad enviroments but dont waste youre money!

 

I have this phone, had it for about 5 months and it is indestructable! I am going to upgrade to the I870 so this is a big jump for me. The downsides are I love technical things and this had no cool features, barely any ringtones and no color display....

extremely durable, good for non technical people, great service everywere

nothing exciting, basic net, no color screen

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Best Value I've seen!

 

I'm in real estate and have tried all plans and usually go though a handset in about 6 months. This one is RUGGED can take whatever abuse you can dish out! Sounds louder and clearer than any cell phone I've tried and the speaker phone is real - not the 't

Hard to read screen

Product Specifications

The Motorola i530 mobile phone is designed for workers and outdoor enthusiasts who confront harsh conditions. It is a flip-style phone that meets military standards for resistance to dust, shock, vibration and humidity. The Motorola i530 handset is covered in a protective rubber casing for a non-slip grip and extra durability. It is a phone that enables Nextel's Nationwide Direct Connect SM walkie-talkie service, which allows instant communication at the touch of a button from coast to coast. The Motorola i530 handset provides a call preview feature, which allows the user to flip open the phone, view the incoming number and then decide whether to answer. It also offers a speakerphone and a vibrate mode. Optional features include voice-activated dialing and a voice recorder. Because the Motorola i530 handset is GPS enabled, users can also add the Mobile Locator location-based service that allows, for example, the tracking of where field employees are. The Motorola i530 handset offers a 600-contact phone list and the ability to download ring tones. Its audio caller ID allows users to assign different ring tones to specific callers in order to immediately identify incoming calls.

Antenna

Antenna Type:Retractable

Battery

Capacity:750mAh
Standby Time (PB):101hours/75hours
Talk Time (PB):165minutes
Technology:Lithium ion

Cellular

Band:iDEN 800
Combined with:With two-way radio
Integrated Components:Two-way radio
Phone Form Factor:Folder
Service Provider:Sprint Nextel
Technology:iDEN
Type:Cellular phone
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice Recorder: Yes

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:1.1in
Height:3.5in
Weight:5.2oz
Width:2in

Display

Type:LCD display

Header

Manufacturer:Motorola/Nextel Communications
Model:I530
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Motorola/Nextel

Messaging & Data Services

Internet Browser: Yes

Miscellaneous

Color:Black/Yellow

Telephone Features

Voice Dialing: Yes

Telephone Memory

Phone Book Capacity:600names & numbers
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