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Motorola i870 review

7.6/10 AVG.
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7.6/10
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The Motorola i870 currently has an Informr score of 7.6 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 28 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Custom
Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
Unknown
Camera
1+ MP



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Motorola released the i870 on December 5, 2005.


We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Motorola i870 user manual here.


Motorola backs up the i870 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
Unknown

The Motorola i870's screen size is Unknown 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
25 MB

Internal memory is 25 MB. An external, MicroSD expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
Unknown

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. Motorola's performance ratings are 4.5 days standby time.

Motorola i870 Specs

Overview
Release date December 5, 2005
Regions available No
Networks
iDEN
Data:
WiDEN
SIM card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System Other
Processor No
Internal Flash Memory 25 MB
RAM No
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.32 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Carrying case, Manual, Software CD, 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: 4.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Flip
Colors Silver
Dimensions [H x W x D] 8.8 x 5.1 x 2.9 cm (3.5 x 2 x 1.1 in)
Weight 132 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Retractable
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 262k
Resolution 176 x 220 pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size Unknown
3D No
Secondary Display Color LCD
Graphics Wallpapers
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 T9
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer Yes
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 600
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client No
Email Protocols No
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 No
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Unknown
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
1+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
4x digital
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Self-timer
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3
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 No
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm No
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps
Included Software / Apps -
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Yahoo

Great Phone

from Yahoo
Pro: Great look Con: None Looked this phone and recommend it for others wanting a new phone.
Amazon

Fell apart after 1 year!

from Amazon
This phone has all the features you could ask for. Sound quality is nice and the push-button open is very nice. At first, the battery life was great but after about 6 months I was lucky to get a day out of a full charge. After about 8 months, the button to open the phone fell out. After one year, I wok...More
This phone has all the features you could ask for. Sound quality is nice and the push-button open is very nice. At first, the battery life was great but after about 6 months I was lucky to get a day out of a full charge. After about 8 months, the button to open the phone fell out. After one year, I woke up one morning to the low battery chirp so I popped the battery out and put a fully charged one in. That was that - it never worked again! Since I pay $6.00/mo for insurance, I took it to the motorola repair center in my area and they said that it had severe damage and would not be covered by the insurance and that they were unable to fix it. Now I'm stuck with this POS contract for another year. I will now use an old i860 I had laying around until my year is up then get away from Sprint/Nextel forever. I would not recommend this phone, the insurance, or Nextel! Less
Yahoo

Flip Broke

from Yahoo
Pro: You can recieve calls on it Con: the flip has broken many times I bought this phone for 500$ and it has been sent back over 4 times to be fixed. I have been without a phone for about a month total, and do i get any help from nextel. NOPE $50 charge each time it has to be fixed. then they say oh...More
Pro: You can recieve calls on it Con: the flip has broken many times I bought this phone for 500$ and it has been sent back over 4 times to be fixed. I have been without a phone for about a month total, and do i get any help from nextel. NOPE $50 charge each time it has to be fixed. then they say oh you dont have insurance and you want insurance but no you cant have insurance cause you can only get insurance on a new plan. So let me get this right I pay about 170 a month and the phone keeps breaking and even if it only lasts two months its still my cost there is no manufacturer warranty that makes no sense. Yeah sprint merged with nextel cause this is a great scam and what better way to get in on the scam of charging me 50 to fix it every two months on top of my bill then by buying the company. That is great screw the customer. I love it. Thanks again i would call this problem in to the company myself but once again the phone is as good as a paper weight. Thanks . I guess I will send another $50 or so, I think you should raise that amount cause i got a raise but anyway maybe this time it will last more then two months. see you in SEPTEMBER. Less
Yahoo

Looks can be Deceiving

from Yahoo
Pro: Camera, Video, comes with SD Adaptor Con: Not the best Signal nice looking phone, with great features how ever lots of dropped calls
Yahoo

Awesome Phone

from Yahoo
Pro: Easy to use, Great Size, Durable Con: Expensive This phone is great! Ive had many motorollas but this is by far the best. Its stylish and has all the options. I charge mine every night before i get into bed, and I leave it on ALL the time. Its durable too, ive dropped it countless times, and it has still stayed intacted! Great Buy.
Pro: Easy to use, Great Size, Durable Con: Expensive This phone is great! Ive had many motorollas but this is by far the best. Its stylish and has all the options. I charge mine every night before i get into bed, and I leave it on ALL the time. Its durable too, ive dropped it countless times, and it has still stayed intacted! Great Buy. Less
Amazon

Nextel Dealer Info here!

from Amazon
Hello there! I can't help but notice all of the people complaining on battery power issues with the various nextel models and being in the cell phone field for 8 years and Nextel for 5 there is a huge piece of advice I can offer. Never Ever charge any Nextel made in the last 4 years (give or take since...More
Hello there! I can't help but notice all of the people complaining on battery power issues with the various nextel models and being in the cell phone field for 8 years and Nextel for 5 there is a huge piece of advice I can offer. Never Ever charge any Nextel made in the last 4 years (give or take since they first went to the lithium ion batteries) overnight. The one and only time is a 7-9 hour charge on the initial charge. 4 hours is considered to be the maximum charging time by the manufacture aka Motorola. Most people do not know this until they blow a battery out from overcharging their phone. I work at a service center as a Nextel/sprint technician and I see this daily. It is in the manual and I can't blame people for not reading the novel that comes with the phones, and most customers don't even believe us until it happens to them. Unfortunately it is random as you could charge it overnight for 2 years and never have a problem, or have it happen the 3rd day you have the phone. If you don't believe me contact Motorola, who I speak with often, and they will tell you the same thing. Just trying to help out. I can only help the people in my immediate area, so trying to save at least 1 other person the $50 it costs to replace a battery. Good luck :) Less
Yahoo

Phone sucks

from Yahoo
Pro: It is easy to use Con: Shot batterylife lots of problems I have had this phone since it has came out it has the flip replaced 4 times and the battery life is about 8 hours standby and 3 hours talk time. I can still not get this phone to play mp3's after numberous calls to tech. support. I hate th...More
Pro: It is easy to use Con: Shot batterylife lots of problems I have had this phone since it has came out it has the flip replaced 4 times and the battery life is about 8 hours standby and 3 hours talk time. I can still not get this phone to play mp3's after numberous calls to tech. support. I hate this phone and do not recommend it to anyone. Plus it is expensive wihout a service contract. Less
Yahoo

5 stars

from Yahoo
Pro: everything Con: NaDA!!! this was so tatoall y cool
Yahoo

Best Phone Ever And Very Stylish

from Yahoo
Pro: Too Many Con: None Best Nextel Phone I Ever Used
Yahoo

Great Phone!!!

from Yahoo
Pro: Great Phone!!! Con: NONE This phone is great. I love all the features and the price range is great for the phone. I couldn't express anymore deeply how much I love this phone. Keep it up, Motorola!!!

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