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Motorola i1

7.5/10 AVG.
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7.5/10
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The Motorola i1 currently has an Informr score of 7.5 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 2 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
600 MHz
Screen Size
3.1"
Camera
5+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Phone Scoop

For Sprint Nextel addicts who absolutely have to have PTT functionality, the i1 is pretty much the only smartphone option at the moment. That means you're stuck with it. If PTT isn't necessary, I'd strongly recommend looking at some of the other Android handsets in Sprint's lineup.

- Eric M. Zeman, Phone Scoop
PhoneArena

It is able to distinguish itself prominently with its nice looks that are equally adept in repelling the most brutal drops thanks to the rugged design.

- PhoneArena Team, PhoneArena


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Motorola released the i1 on May 26, 2010.


The i1 price will vary depending on retailer, age, special offers and whether or not it's purchased with a service plan. If purchased with a 2 year service contract for example, you would likely pay much less for the phone itself up front. You can compare Motorola i1 prices from around the web here on The Informr.


We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Motorola i1 user manual here.


Motorola backs up the i1 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your i1 has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Motorola support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Motorola's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.



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Screen Size
3.1"

The Motorola i1's screen size is 3.1 inches with 320 x 480 pixels resolution.

Processor
600 MHz

There is a ARM Freescale 11 600 MHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 1.5 operating system (OS).

Camera
5+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 5+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
230 MB

Internal memory is 230 MB. An external, MicroSD (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1400mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1400 mAh battery. Motorola's performance ratings are 4 days standby time, 210 minutes.

Motorola i1 Specs

Overview
Release date May 26, 2010
Regions available USA
Networks
iDEN
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 1.5

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Processor ARM Freescale 11 600 MHz
Internal Flash Memory 230 MB
RAM No
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.3 W/kg
Body: 0.95 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Headset, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1400 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 210 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 4 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Colors Gray
Dimensions [H x W x D] 11.8 x 5.8 x 1.3 cm (4.6 x 2.3 x 0.5 in)
Weight 131 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 262k
Resolution 320 x 480 pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 3.1 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Wallpapers
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type D-pad, Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry XT9
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM, Google Talk
Push-to-talk (PTT) Yes
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 2.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
5+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
4x digital
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Geotagging, Panorama, White balance
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4, WMV, RealVideo
Video Recording Parameters
CIF (352 x 288 pixels), 15 fps
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, AAC+, AAC, AMR, WMA, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4, WMV, RealVideo
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 2.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Yes ()
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Motorola Opus One

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Critic Reviews


Phone Scoop

The i1 is a solid phone. It handles calls well, battery life is good, the PTT system works flawlessly and has been well integrated into Android

from Phone Scoop

For Sprint Nextel addicts who absolutely have to have PTT functionality, the i1 is pretty much the only smartphone option at the moment. That means you're stuck with it. If PTT isn't necessary, I'd strongly recommend looking at some of the other Android handsets in Sprint's lineup.

Read full review

For Sprint Nextel addicts who absolutely have to have PTT functionality, the i1 is pretty much the only smartphone option at the moment. That means you're stuck with it. If PTT isn't necessary, I'd strongly recommend looking at some of the other Android handsets in Sprint's lineup.

Read full review

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PhoneArena

A great thing for those who rely heavily on the iDEN network to directly connect with pals

from PhoneArena

Always proving to be a good thing, the addition of the Motorola i1 on Sprint's lineup is a great thing for those customers who rely heavily on the iDEN network to directly connect with pals. Thankfully it is able to distinguish itself prominently with its nice looks that are equally adept in repe...More

Always proving to be a good thing, the addition of the Motorola i1 on Sprint's lineup is a great thing for those customers who rely heavily on the iDEN network to directly connect with pals. Thankfully it is able to distinguish itself prominently with its nice looks that are equally adept in repelling the most brutal drops thanks to the rugged design. However, its decided sub-par implementation of Android 1.5 misses the mark as it's already behind the curve versus other recent offerings – it's nice for first time users, maybe, but it's horrifying for veteran ones. Naturally it managed to hit the mark in most categories, but also had some clear misses – but you've got to juggle your options to see if it's a relevant purchase. Priced at $149.99 on-contract, it definitely is an agonizing buy for those who necessarily don't require push-to-talk service – plus there are many more offerings on Sprint's lineup that are better buys. Ultimately, the Motorola i1 has the fresh looking young body that's resilient to the elements, but clearly show off its age in the platform experience.

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