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Motorola Ming A1200 review

7.8/10 AVG.
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7.8/10
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The Motorola Ming A1200 currently has an Informr score of 7.8 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 8 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


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


What the Critics Are Saying...


MobileBurn

The Motorola MING is quite the looker but when it came to performance, the sluggish and unfriendly Linux UI let it down. The exclusion of EDGE support is unfortunate. However, if you are a user of the previous A780, this might be a good upgrade for you since it is a wee bit faster and it does look m...

- Jin Khang Ong, MobileBurn


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Motorola released the Ming A1200 on March 15, 2006.


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Motorola backs up the Ming A1200 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
Unknown

The Motorola Ming A1200's screen size is Unknown with 240 x 320 pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown
OS

The phone runs on the Linux 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
8 MB

Internal memory is 8 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 7 days standby time.

Ming A1200 Specs

Overview
Release date March 15, 2006
Regions available USA
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Linux

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Processor No
Internal Flash Memory 8 MB
RAM No
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.39 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: 7 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Flip
Colors Black, Red, White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 9.6 x 5.2 x 2.2 cm (3.8 x 2 x 0.9 in)
Weight 122 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 240 x 320 pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size Unknown
3D No
Secondary Display No
Graphics Yes
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 No
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 Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact 5 numbers, Email address
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 No
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption -
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 No
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
2+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
No
Additional Rear Camera Info
Effects
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, AAC+, AMR, WMA, WAV
Radio Yes
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 Yes
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps
Included Software / Apps RealOne Media Player
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Motorola A1200, Motorola Ming

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Critic Reviews


MobileBurn

Sluggishness and stylus-only input

from MobileBurn

The Motorola MING is quite the looker but when it came to performance, the sluggish and unfriendly Linux UI let it down. The exclusion of EDGE support is unfortunate. However, if you are a user of the previous A780, this might be a good upgrade for you since it is a wee bit faster and it does look much better. The business card reader application is also a cool piece of software...

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The Motorola MING is quite the looker but when it came to performance, the sluggish and unfriendly Linux UI let it down. The exclusion of EDGE support is unfortunate. However, if you are a user of the previous A780, this might be a good upgrade for you since it is a wee bit faster and it does look much better. The business card reader application is also a cool piece of software.

I can only give the MING a Recommended rating and only if you can live with the sluggishness and stylus-only input. There are not many Linux based smartphones out there, so this would be your best bet if Linux is your preferred OS.

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User Reviews


Pricegrabber

Great little phone for price. Compact yet easy to...

from Pricegrabber
Strengths: size, user firendly, earphone in flip for better sound. Weaknesses: software hard to use Using experience: 5 Days Great little phone for price. Compact yet easy to munipulate. A few issues with having to 'x' out of current screen to find other screens. Would recommend this phone for basic pda uses.
Strengths: size, user firendly, earphone in flip for better sound. Weaknesses: software hard to use Using experience: 5 Days Great little phone for price. Compact yet easy to munipulate. A few issues with having to 'x' out of current screen to find other screens. Would recommend this phone for basic pda uses. Less
Pricegrabber

I purchased my Moto. A1200 Febuary 2008 and i coul...

from Pricegrabber
Strengths: Sleek Weaknesses: Can not get up and walk around like a real robot. hahaha Using experience: 1 Month I purchased my Moto. A1200 Febuary 2008 and i couldnt be more happier with the services provided by the seller. he has quick response accurated and good details about the phone and shippin...More
Strengths: Sleek Weaknesses: Can not get up and walk around like a real robot. hahaha Using experience: 1 Month I purchased my Moto. A1200 Febuary 2008 and i couldnt be more happier with the services provided by the seller. he has quick response accurated and good details about the phone and shipping.The phone is a one of a kind and definitly a must have rare flip phone also smart phone. + durable touch screen. (cannot wear and tear easy) Less
Phonedog

very good

from Phonedog
Pro: good on everything Con: from time to time it cuts out Using experience: 45 days it's some , convenient to use , can talk to any one any where, save phone numbers for you,has picture display,many different carrying cases for itI just like it a lot so far
Phonedog

This is a Good Phone!

from Phonedog
Pro: Easy to use, stylish, durable material, compact. Con: Cover is not as durable as the rest of the phone. Using experience: 3 weeks I like this phone. It is more durable than other phones that I have had in the past (except the cover). It is easy to use and is compact. The display is very clea...More
Pro: Easy to use, stylish, durable material, compact. Con: Cover is not as durable as the rest of the phone. Using experience: 3 weeks I like this phone. It is more durable than other phones that I have had in the past (except the cover). It is easy to use and is compact. The display is very clear. I definitely do recommend this phone to others. Less
Phonedog

Hmm

from Phonedog
Pro: Sleek design, user friendly Con: breaks very easily Using experience: 10 days After using this product it became very clear that it is pretty nice. But when it gets down to it the battery was terrible, and i had to return it twice because the flip screen broke off. I would recommend this product but be very careful.
Pro: Sleek design, user friendly Con: breaks very easily Using experience: 10 days After using this product it became very clear that it is pretty nice. But when it gets down to it the battery was terrible, and i had to return it twice because the flip screen broke off. I would recommend this product but be very careful. Less
Phonedog

motorola

from Phonedog
Pro: love this phone , everything on it is a plus Con: have no cons !! Using experience: 1 years I love this small phone as I had another phone that was larger and this one is just perfect for me ...this is my second yr. on this phone and its just like the day I bought it ...
Phonedog

My Phone

from Phonedog
Pro: Easy to use. Con: None Using experience: 2 years I love my phone. It is easy to use and works very well. Love the color. It is basic but that is all I need. I would recommend this phone to anyone. It has never caused me any problems.

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