Specs summary

Screen
2.2"

The Motorola Debut i856's screen is 2.2 inches with 176 x 220 pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown
OS

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

Camera
1+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 1+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
70 MB

Internal memory is 70 MB. An external, MicroSD (up to 8 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1100mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1100 mAh battery. Motorola's performance ratings are 4 days standby time, 210 minutes (2G), minutes (3G).


Reviews


PhoneArena

A good phone for what it is

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Call quality on the i856 Debut was very good.  Callers rated us at an 8.5 with no real complaints, and on our end we were pleased as well.  There was some echoing at times, but on the whole we can agree with their rating.  Battery life is listed at a fairly paltry 3.5 hours of talk time and 4 days of standby, both of which are on the low end of the spectrum.  It’s enough to last the day however for all but the heaviest of users...

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Call quality on the i856 Debut was very good.  Callers rated us at an 8.5 with no real complaints, and on our end we were pleased as well.  There was some echoing at times, but on the whole we can agree with their rating.  Battery life is listed at a fairly paltry 3.5 hours of talk time and 4 days of standby, both of which are on the low end of the spectrum.  It’s enough to last the day however for all but the heaviest of users.

Much like the Clutch, the Debut is a good phone for what it is.  For $100 you can certainly get better phones, but if for whatever reason you need iDEN the Debut is probably the phone to have.  It doesn’t have the high quality display of the i9, but we like the design better.  Battery life could use a boost as well, but the call quality was top-notch.  Sexy iDEN slider indeed.

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Full Specs

Overview
Release date September 2, 2009
Regions available USA
Networks
iDEN
Data:
WiDEN
SIM card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System Other
Processor No
Internal Flash Memory 70 MB
RAM No
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass No
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.88 W/kg
Body: 1.15 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1100 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time 210 minutes
3G Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 4 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 10.7 x 5.0 x 1.5 cm (4.2 x 2 x 0.6 in)
Weight 85 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 65k
Resolution 176 x 220 pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 2.2 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
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 Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock No
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 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
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS
Push-to-talk (PTT) Yes
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, BPP, DUN, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD (up to 8 GB)
PC Synchronization No
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallett No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
1+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
4x digital
Flash
No
Additional Rear Camera Info
Geotagging, White balance
Video Recording Parameters
CIF (352 x 288 pixels)
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 No
Video Playback Formats No
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
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 No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps
Included Software / Apps -
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