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Motorola i730 review

7.1/10 AVG.
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7.1/10
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The Motorola i730 currently has an Informr score of 7.1 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 162 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Custom
Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
Unknown
Camera
No



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Motorola released the i730 on October 16, 2003.


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Motorola backs up the i730 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
Unknown

The Motorola i730's screen size is Unknown with 130 x 130 pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown
OS

The phone runs on the Other operating system (OS).

Camera
No

This model has no built-in camera. Sorry, no selfies.

Storage
No

Internal memory is No. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
Unknown

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. Motorola's performance ratings are 3 days standby time.

Motorola i730 Specs

Overview
Release date October 16, 2003
Regions available No
Networks
iDEN
SIM card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System Other
Processor No
Internal Flash Memory No
RAM No
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Unknown
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity No
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 3 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Flip
Colors Silver
Dimensions [H x W x D] 9.3 x 5.0 x 2.7 cm (3.7 x 2 x 1.1 in)
Weight 187 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Stub
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 65k
Resolution 130 x 130 pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size Unknown
3D No
Secondary Display LCD
Graphics -
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 Standard / 12-key Numeric
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry iTAP
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands No
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 600
Multiple Numbers Per Contact No
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID No
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS
Push-to-talk (PTT) Yes
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Unknown
Bluetooth Profiles No
Bluetooth Audio Codecs
WiFi No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot No
Expansion Slot Info
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Unknown
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
Dual lens
No
Zoom
No
Flash
-
Additional Rear Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback No
Audio Formats No
Radio -
Video Playback No
Video Playback Formats No
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video 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 Yes
Calendar No
World Clock No
Alarm No
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator No
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games No
Apps
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments GPS enabled, Java (applications/ games)
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User Reviews


Amazon

Great phone

from Amazon
I was given two i730's, use one on Boost Mobile. Loud speaker phone, loud ring tones, GPS works well, quality of phone calls is very good. All though the phone has been discontinued, batteries, etc should be available for quite awhile.
Amazon

Great Phone

from Amazon
I have had this phone for 2 years and have had no major problems with it. The only drawback I have found is that the screen can get scratched up pretty easily even when the clam shell is closed. Great phone, I would recommend it.
Amazon

Long lasting

from Amazon
I have had this phone a LONG time....it has been excellent. I recommend it to anyone
Amazon

Long lasting

from Amazon
I have had this phone a LONG time....it has been excellent. I recommend it to anyone
Amazon

Extremely Satisfied

from Amazon
I have had the i730 for over three years and could not be more pleased with it. I am constantly dropping the phone onto the pavement when I get out of the car because it's in my lap. What a sturdy phone! A few dents but it doesn't crack and break like the plastic phones!
Amazon

Study

from Amazon
I'm not sure if this phone will ever be available again as it is a bit dated - I've had mine for almost 2 years - but I had to write this after the experience I had this past weekend. Before leaving for a weekend out of town, I lost this phone. I was in a hurry to leave, so I left without it. When I...More
I'm not sure if this phone will ever be available again as it is a bit dated - I've had mine for almost 2 years - but I had to write this after the experience I had this past weekend. Before leaving for a weekend out of town, I lost this phone. I was in a hurry to leave, so I left without it. When I got home on Sunday, I searched the last place I'd had the phone - a soccer field on Thursday. Amazingly, the phone was still there, lying on the wet ground. It had rained over the weekend and the phone was dead and very wet. Well, after drying the phone out and charging it up, it now works fine! Three days of rain, mud, and cold did not effect it at all. This phone is pretty much indestructible. I guess it will be awhile before I get a new camera phone. Less
Amazon

Just Not For Me

from Amazon
I've had this phone for over a year and a half and I've really never had a problem with it. The reception varies but it's generally pretty reliable. My whole family uses it for work because of the walkie-talkie feature. I personally don't like the phone because I'm not a fan of the walkie-talkie fea...More
I've had this phone for over a year and a half and I've really never had a problem with it. The reception varies but it's generally pretty reliable. My whole family uses it for work because of the walkie-talkie feature. I personally don't like the phone because I'm not a fan of the walkie-talkie feature (I think it's obnoxious most of the time) and it's simply a pretty big phone, like a lot of Nextel phones. It's a good phone and well-priced, but for me some things about it are really inconvenient. Less

Weird happenings

I actually traded my I530 for the I730 I now have. I love the phone get great reception at work and school among other places I never got reception before. The clearity on the calls is great. However the person I got the phone from said it was dropped in orange juice and it now recharges itself withou...More
I actually traded my I530 for the I730 I now have. I love the phone get great reception at work and school among other places I never got reception before. The clearity on the calls is great. However the person I got the phone from said it was dropped in orange juice and it now recharges itself without being plugged into a charger. I would recomend this phone for someone looking for a phone to hold them over till something better comes along they can afford. Less
Amazon

Decent phone, but very dated

from Amazon
I had the Nextel i730 for 8 months then i just couldnt take it anymore. To be honest the phone is a easy phone to get attached to. But recently i upgrade to the i850 and iam very very happy i did. The i730 is a phone / radio. The color screen is on par with all other free phones that are usually FREE....More
I had the Nextel i730 for 8 months then i just couldnt take it anymore. To be honest the phone is a easy phone to get attached to. But recently i upgrade to the i850 and iam very very happy i did. The i730 is a phone / radio. The color screen is on par with all other free phones that are usually FREE. So basicly the screen is not impressive at all. The phone comes with features, but to be honest it took me about 2 months to figure out how to use all of them on,( NOT USER FRIENDLY AT ALL) and by that time i had lost faith in the phone itself. It's heavy, very heavy, and thick. On the good side, it' sorta stylish and its very durable, this is what i loved about it. I dropped the phone so many times and it has very little exterior damage. I look at this phone like, a army tank, versus my newer i850 which i just upgraded to, and thats more like a convertable BMW. The i850 is a phone that you just have to have a leather case on it, because it looks so good, that you dont wanna risk it gettings scratched, this on the other hand, there's no need to case it, because the exterior is that solid. I'm a 23 year old male out of atlanta ga. As far as reception, the calls on the i730 are very clear, the speaker phone is awesome, you can almost set the phone in one room and talk at a leisure tone on the other side of the room and the caller will hear you fine, which is cool. But to be honest i can only say this phone would fit someone who is not looking for alot bells and whistles, Not a person between the ages of 16-21, bad idea. This phone is for people who want a phone that can handle just about anything, ie construction worker. Another good thing about this phone is it'is nearly impossible to lose, due to its weight. When you have the i730 on the hip swivle thing, it feels like you've got a gun on ur hip, or a flash light, its that heavy. Plus with it being 2006 and all, this phone is getting very dated, by the end of the year this phone is going to be classified as a dinosaur. If you can get it for free, go for it, but if your paying money, trust me, dish out a few extra bucks and go with the i850, the i850 is the honest to god best cell phone ive ever owned, and ive had 15+ cells. Less

Motorola Lower end

This phone is really a dinosaur in the market today and the fact that it is still available baffles me. Its large, its heavy, and for the weight it doesn''t perform well at all. If i had to buy the phone i would not have. As a pro compared to the i530 it gets a little better reception, sometimes. the f...More
This phone is really a dinosaur in the market today and the fact that it is still available baffles me. Its large, its heavy, and for the weight it doesn''t perform well at all. If i had to buy the phone i would not have. As a pro compared to the i530 it gets a little better reception, sometimes. the features that allow you to see incoming calls and dial without opening the phone offer little reprieve. Less

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