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Motorola i90 review

7.6/10 AVG.
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7.6/10
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The Motorola i90 currently has an Informr score of 7.6 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 139 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 i90 on January 2, 2002.


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Motorola backs up the i90 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
Unknown
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 i90 Specs

Overview
Release date January 2, 2002
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 Head: 1.39 W/kg
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 Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 9.0 x 5.0 x 2.7 cm (3.5 x 2 x 1.1 in)
Weight 140 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Retractable
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Monochrome
Technology LCD
Resolution Unknown
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 250
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
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 -
USB OTG Support No
Infrared Yes
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 No
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
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 No
Games Yes
Apps
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Features voice memo recorder and pre-installed [Java 2 Micro Edition] (J2ME) applications (Sega Game
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Love it Love it Love it just Love it

For the past three years i had the i90. It severed me well it went to the toilet, a river, it even broke into two peaces and it still works.The i90 was the best phone ever.I hope my i560 serves me well.IT's been used and adused.
for the past 3 years i had the i90 phone. i used and adused it fell in the tolit, in the river, broke into two peaces and it still wokes i miss miss my i90
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Nextel is most expensive service with the worst reception/service

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Nextel has bad reception in Northeast USA. Not sure about the rest of the country. Also, Nextel has the highest price among all the other service providers. They add $24 additional surcharges and hidden cost on top of you monthly fee. Other carrier have approximately $10 additional charge. Nextel charg...More
Nextel has bad reception in Northeast USA. Not sure about the rest of the country. Also, Nextel has the highest price among all the other service providers. They add $24 additional surcharges and hidden cost on top of you monthly fee. Other carrier have approximately $10 additional charge. Nextel charge you more and you get less. Also, they have poor customer service with no compensation for you dropped calls or no service at all. Less
Amazon

Nextel is most expensive service with the worst reception/service

from Amazon
Nextel has bad reception in Northeast USA. Not sure about the rest of the country. Also, Nextel has the highest price among all the other service providers. They add $24 additional surcharges and hidden cost on top of you monthly fee. Other carrier have approximately $10 additional charge. Nextel charg...More
Nextel has bad reception in Northeast USA. Not sure about the rest of the country. Also, Nextel has the highest price among all the other service providers. They add $24 additional surcharges and hidden cost on top of you monthly fee. Other carrier have approximately $10 additional charge. Nextel charge you more and you get less. Also, they have poor customer service with no compensation for you dropped calls or no service at all. Less
Amazon

WARNING

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My problems with nextel did not stop when I canceled my service. I will get to the problems with the service. When I went to get a new phone a day before my contract expired, I of course wanted to keep my number. So as I went to get my Cingular phone (highly recommended), I had the old number switched...More
My problems with nextel did not stop when I canceled my service. I will get to the problems with the service. When I went to get a new phone a day before my contract expired, I of course wanted to keep my number. So as I went to get my Cingular phone (highly recommended), I had the old number switched to my new number. Today, I get in the mail my nextel statement for the month with a $200 early termination even though I had not canceled my service, but had simply got a new phone and switched my number over. This was on icing on the cake after 2 years of absolutely amazingy bad service from nextel. In my town, not a small town by any means, there are very few places that have any service. In the largest subdivision, you cannot get service anywhere. I constantly get comments from people trying to reach me that get the classic nextel line...Please hold while the nextel subscriber you are trying to reach is located. Most of the time I would not even recieve incoming calls, calls would go straight to my voice mail. Not only would I not get the calls, but often I would not even get the voice mails until days or even weeks later. When I did actually take calls (and call out), I cannot count the number of times I've had my call dropped. I recieved so many different error messages sometimes I wonder if they just spend all their time at nextel thinking of different error messages to program into their phones. That brings me to the selling point of nextel, the famed and well-loved direct connect feature. This is an absolute joke. Direct connect only works MAYBE half the time I tried to use it. Even then, in the middle of the conversation I would be greeted by the loud beep of my phone telling me I wont be talking to that person anymore. Of course, I would expect nothing less from the nextel network. Text messaging with nextel is next to impossible. If it did not take hours to send or recieve a message, it took days, or maybe didn't even come at all. The internet access was fine, it the rare instance that it worked. Of course, when you don't have service, you don't get the internet access either. I was constantly getting the message "network not available". Calling and trying to complain to nextel is futile. Trying to get through to customer service takes forever and once you get through they do nothing. My experience with nextel has been nothing short of a disaster and I write this trying to warn anyone considering nextel. Stick with Verizon or Cingular and you will be much happier in the end. Don't make the same mistake I did. Less
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Owned them all

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I have been with nextel for the last 10 years and i have owned every phone they have ever released from the IDEN to the I860 and the phone that I had the least amount of problems with is the I90. Great phone I miss it alot.
Amazon

It has games and a calculator

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The previous reviewer said i90c doesn't have a calculator or games, that's incorrect. Under "Java Apps", you can find a calculator, a small utility to help calc the tips, and a few games. I've owned this phone for over a year, the quality has been great, but it looks kinda too bulky now so I replaced it with A630.
The previous reviewer said i90c doesn't have a calculator or games, that's incorrect. Under "Java Apps", you can find a calculator, a small utility to help calc the tips, and a few games. I've owned this phone for over a year, the quality has been great, but it looks kinda too bulky now so I replaced it with A630. Less

charger design flaw

after 2 years the connection between charger port and board broke, Nextel claims unrepairable even though iI have paid $2.99/mo maintenance.
Amazon

Great quality, but very outdated

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This was a fantastic phone 3 years ago, and while it still has that high level of quality that makes Motorola so great, it is very outdated at this point. Without a color screen, a camera, a calculator or calander, this phone isn't good for much more beyond calling people. It has a strong signal with...More
This was a fantastic phone 3 years ago, and while it still has that high level of quality that makes Motorola so great, it is very outdated at this point. Without a color screen, a camera, a calculator or calander, this phone isn't good for much more beyond calling people. It has a strong signal with great audio quality, but it doesn't even have any games (oh no!) So while I wouldn't be too hasty to get rid of this phone if it still serves you well, I also wouldn't run out and buy this phone new. Less

I love it

This phone basically fits all of my needs. It was cheap and it has walkie talkie. I think it comes close to my nokia 6800 but the overall this phone is great!!! (who needs color screen. lol)

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