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Motorola KRZR K1 review

7.7/10 AVG.
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7.7/10
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The Motorola KRZR K1 currently has an Informr score of 7.7 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 352 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

The "1-Minute" Review

The Motorola KRZR K1 boasts a very stylish slim design making it attractive to look at and comfortable to hold as well. It is a little taller, thicker, and heavier than its predecessor, the RAZR model, which gives it a much classier look and feel. The metallic gloss coating also adds to the luxurious look; however, it is prone to smudging from fingerprints and may not be so great at withstanding scratches when it is not in its carrying pouch. The clamshell lid on the KRZR K1 is another improvement over the RAZR model as it has a sturdy hinge that opens and closes with a solid confidence.

It has a slightly smaller keyboard and screen to work with because of the smaller and sleeker design but this helps to give the display a sharper look. Once you go beyond the large and colourful icons on the main screen, you will find the menu to be a little slow and cumbersome as it requires more menu steps than other types of phones. On the upside, the battery can provide over three hours of talk time and you can personalize the Motorola KRZR K1 with a huge variety of wallpaper, screensavers, and menu styles. The call quality is quite clear and sharp however, you may have trouble being heard when using the phone in loud environments. This phone also features a 2-megapixel camera giving you the choice to take pictures in four sizes and you can select from three different quality settings.

Overall, the Motorola KRZR K1 offers great call quality and has an improved look and feel with only a few weak points to mention. It may not be a leader in technical innovations, but it has the features and performance to make it a good dependable phone.


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


What the Critics Are Saying...


GSMArena

Motorola KRZR has perfect design. Naturally, users are free to have their own tastes, but one thing is for sure: this phone is going to become popular for its look more than anything else. The materials used in it are very good. Its overall “visage” is miles away from triviality. Motorol...

- Michal Sedlák, GSMArena


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Motorola released the KRZR K1 on December 18, 2006.


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Motorola backs up the KRZR K1 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your KRZR K1 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
Unknown

The Motorola KRZR K1's screen size is Unknown with 170 x 228 pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown
OS

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

Camera
2+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 2+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
20 MB

Internal memory is 20 MB. An external, MicroSD (up to 2 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
780mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 780 mAh battery. Motorola's performance ratings are 14.5 days standby time.

KRZR K1 Specs

Overview
Release date December 18, 2006
Regions available USA, Canada
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Other
Processor No
Internal Flash Memory 20 MB
RAM No
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.07 W/kg
Body: 1.19 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Headphones, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 780 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 Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 14.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Flip
Colors Reflective Silver (T-Mobile), Blue (AT&T), Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 10.3 x 4.2 x 1.6 cm (4.1 x 1.7 x 0.6 in)
Weight 103 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 170 x 228 pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size Unknown
3D No
Secondary Display Color LCD (STN), 96 x 80 pixels, 65k
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 iTAP
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
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 500
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 Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, BPP, DUN, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD (up to 2 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge Yes
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
2+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
8x digital
Flash
No
Additional Rear Camera Info
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
CIF (352 x 288 pixels), 15 fps, up to 25 minutes
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, AAC+, AAC
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers No
Headset Jack Other / proprietary
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm No
Stop Watch No
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Yes
Apps
Included Software / Apps -
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GSMArena

A high-quality handset with original design and very good phonebook

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Motorola KRZR has perfect design. Naturally, users are free to have their own tastes, but one thing is for sure: this phone is going to become popular for its look more than anything else. The materials used in it are very good. Its overall “visage” is miles away from triviality. Motorola KRZR is going to sell well thanks to its face, not its functions. KRZR is a babe, who loves tabloids and luxurious parties...

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Motorola KRZR has perfect design. Naturally, users are free to have their own tastes, but one thing is for sure: this phone is going to become popular for its look more than anything else. The materials used in it are very good. Its overall “visage” is miles away from triviality. Motorola KRZR is going to sell well thanks to its face, not its functions. KRZR is a babe, who loves tabloids and luxurious parties.

Let’s now sum up: Motorola has made a high-quality handset with original design and very good phonebook. Its time organizer is perfect. USB Mass Storage support and the comfortable keypad are strong advantages too. The pity is that Motorola has only improved its aged user interface by few elements from the V3x model leaving plenty of details untouched: the built-in camera is bad, the external display is rather poor, and once again you will find two music players, none of which is really efficient.

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User Reviews


Don't buy any Motorola!!!!

I bought the KRZR when it first came out through Koodo. Seen it, thinking it was a small phone ( I thought would last longer, use less battery, be easier to use) well I was wrong!!! I'm one of those people that always make sure my cell has a mp3 player built it. Turns out the mp3 player doesn't work. T...More
I bought the KRZR when it first came out through Koodo. Seen it, thinking it was a small phone ( I thought would last longer, use less battery, be easier to use) well I was wrong!!! I'm one of those people that always make sure my cell has a mp3 player built it. Turns out the mp3 player doesn't work. The internet doesn't work on it either, can't download ringtones. I ordered "motorola" headphones for it that cost me 40$ because I was told by Koodo it would only work with them. Still hasn't worked. Operating system on it is junk, worst I've seen so far on a cell phone, not user friendly at all. Front screen cracked after having my keys in the same pocket. Battery life is poor. It just seems today that every carrier wants hundreds of dollars for cell phones and they don't even last a year. Cell phone's today by the looks of things have just become disposable. Unless your one of those people that just have a phone for "emergencies" and make only a few calls per billing period. This phone isn't worth the money or the problems you are going to have with it. Less

1) Every phone can be crashed by a bunch of keys. Don't put your keys and phone together. 2) Poor battery most likely due to (a) it was not fully charged overnight for the first time, or (b) the "memory" effect. Only charge the battery when it is low, or empty, and fully charge it, if possible. 3) This phone doesn't come with a standard 3.5mm jack. That means it is not designed, or expected, to be a MP3 player. Next time look for a phone with the jack built in. It will work much better.

wroks no matter who far you drop it

I have had this phone for close to 3 years now and dropped it, threw it, sat on it, use it under the patio table and it just works. working flip phones like this are now, unfortunately, extinct. i use it as a phone and for some texting. my plan gives me a free upgrade, but i find that there is nothin...More
I have had this phone for close to 3 years now and dropped it, threw it, sat on it, use it under the patio table and it just works. working flip phones like this are now, unfortunately, extinct. i use it as a phone and for some texting. my plan gives me a free upgrade, but i find that there is nothing i want to upgrade to. all these phones out there are mini laptops wannabes. i have 4 laptops. I don't want a worse version of a laptop that used to be a phone that will make unwanted calls to others due to poor touch screen functionality. looks like cell phone manufacturers are only looking for teenagers needs in a cell phone today. so i will just stick with this one until it dies. maybe something will come out by then that i can use instead. Less

not the best - but it works

i agree that there are plenty of things wrong with this phone, but it is a trooper! the outside of my screen cracked as well - i got it replaced the first time for $40 but when i broke it again i decided not to bother. i have unlimited texting on my plan and send about 1500 texts a month, this has lead...More
i agree that there are plenty of things wrong with this phone, but it is a trooper! the outside of my screen cracked as well - i got it replaced the first time for $40 but when i broke it again i decided not to bother. i have unlimited texting on my plan and send about 1500 texts a month, this has lead to the black paint on the keyboard wearing off exposing metal underneath. last problem would be that texts can only be 140 characters long and texts do not send in a 1/2, 2/2 way, you have to send them all individually so the reciever may not get them in order. although there are some problems, they aren't major, unless you're super shallow about how your phone looks i drop mine on a very regular basis and yes the outside screen has cracked but this has not affected the inside at all Less

3rd times a charm?

So I am onto my 3rd Moto Krzr K1 Red edition. 2 of which have died on me. The 1st one was an ongoing issue, would freeze periodically, increasingly over 4 months, I could reset it buy pulling the battery, but eventually that didn't work anymore. As it was under warranty, I recieved a replacment, in...More
So I am onto my 3rd Moto Krzr K1 Red edition. 2 of which have died on me. The 1st one was an ongoing issue, would freeze periodically, increasingly over 4 months, I could reset it buy pulling the battery, but eventually that didn't work anymore. As it was under warranty, I recieved a replacment, in April 09'. This new one worked fine, for the past year, until last week, froze to white screen, and nuthin! Won't charge, pulling the battery does nothing. I get the start up "hello moto" screen, and then it turns off. Of course I am conviently a few weeks past my 1 year, but it doesn't matter anyways, because apparently Motorola only warranties from the date of original purchase, regardless of the fact that this phone has some serious issues. Needless to say, Motorola has slipped, and the way it's going for them, they will loose their place in the mobile phone world if they keep making "crack" phones like this. Less

good, until the programming DIED!!!

I loved my KRZR for the first 4 months or so that I had it, until the screen starting glitching a freezing up. Within 6 months of getting my phone, it was completly frozen (regardless of restarts/ battery removals) for 2/3 of my day. I am SO glad they discontinued this model, and I will NEVER buy from moterola again
I loved my KRZR for the first 4 months or so that I had it, until the screen starting glitching a freezing up. Within 6 months of getting my phone, it was completly frozen (regardless of restarts/ battery removals) for 2/3 of my day. I am SO glad they discontinued this model, and I will NEVER buy from moterola again Less

horrible phone, do not buy.

I've had this phone over a month, and it is terrible. I can honestly say there is not one thing i like about this phone. No text message storage, bad recieving and sending text messages and the battery dies after one hour of light usage, even after it is fully charged. I cannot wait to get a new phone in a month.
I've had this phone over a month, and it is terrible. I can honestly say there is not one thing i like about this phone. No text message storage, bad recieving and sending text messages and the battery dies after one hour of light usage, even after it is fully charged. I cannot wait to get a new phone in a month. Less

it's a tank

I've had this phone for 2 years now, and it has fallen in the toilet, fallen numerous time onto the road and concrete floor; it's indestructible. Albeit the volume button fell off within 6 months and I have to sit on the phone to muffle the ring when I am in meetings, but other than that the size is p...More
I've had this phone for 2 years now, and it has fallen in the toilet, fallen numerous time onto the road and concrete floor; it's indestructible. Albeit the volume button fell off within 6 months and I have to sit on the phone to muffle the ring when I am in meetings, but other than that the size is perfect, the sound is clear, no problems with its charge; it's extremely reliable. If I didn't need a day timer feature on my phone, I would keep this. Less

WORST. PHONE. I'VE. EVER. HAD. IN. MY. LIFE.

this phone. is total garbage. I hate it SOOOOO much. I got it about a year and a half ago, and to this day, I still hate it. about 2 months ago, I finally convinced my mom to get me a texting plan. About not even 2 weeks later, I stopped recieving texts from my friends and wondered when they would resp...More
this phone. is total garbage. I hate it SOOOOO much. I got it about a year and a half ago, and to this day, I still hate it. about 2 months ago, I finally convinced my mom to get me a texting plan. About not even 2 weeks later, I stopped recieving texts from my friends and wondered when they would respond to my texts, 3 days later I finally got the texts they sent. I was bored one day so I cleared out my inbox, and all of a sudden a HUGE FLOOD of texts came in my inbox. I noticed from that day on that my inbox only holds 6 text messages now. sometimes I forgot to delete my 6 messages and I dont get the texts. Its annoying cause then im late replying to my friends. My friend's older sister has the same phone as I do, and she hates it too because she also can only hold 6 text messages. When I bought this phone, it could hold 50 texts. 50 texts still isnt that much. I hate this phone. dont buy it. ever. Less

crappy phone

the worst phone ive ever had. i like the look of the phone but very bad quality. after about on year of having the phone, it would freeze, drop calls, reception was bad. i would never get a motorola phone again.

At least it lasted 2 years, unfortunately contracts tend to be 3.

I had gotten the phone almost 2 and a half years ago and at first I was having problems with my screen going all wonky and just making it hard to read unless you shut off and turned the phone back on. I just kept the phone instead of returning it and the problem stopped. Phone for the most part was fin...More
I had gotten the phone almost 2 and a half years ago and at first I was having problems with my screen going all wonky and just making it hard to read unless you shut off and turned the phone back on. I just kept the phone instead of returning it and the problem stopped. Phone for the most part was fine, the battery life was great for about the first year, than drastically dropped from charging once every 2 days to charging sometimes 3 times per day after having it turned off while at work in case I need the phone on the way home for an emergency. I have as little as 15 minute battery life on some days now. My screen like others has been going all white or distorted now which means I need my flex cable replaced which tends to be a $50 fee it appears from the quotes I have gotten so far. The other major problem I had with the phone was that it would notify me that I got a voice mail but not that someone was phoning with all my volume turned up. I even phoned it from my house phone and it didn't even light up on the front saying I had a phone call until it went through to voice mail. Its now at the point where I can't navigate to my voicemail, see my contacts, or text because of my screen, can't recieve calls because it is retarded and won't ring. So now I am paying $70 a month for a phone plan where all I can use is my outgoing if I have the number memorized or know how to navigate to it which unfortunately labour board is the only one I memorized for navigation. If you treat the phone well it should last you some time but it will still probably crap out on you before your contract is over. Less

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