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Motorola RIZR Z8

Feb 12, 2007
Market status
Release date
Jul 1, 2007


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  • Lacks Wi-Fi
  • Low pixel density screen (182 ppi)
  • Too little RAM memory (64 MB RAM)
  • Low resolution display (240 x 320 pixels)
  • Low-resolution camera (2 megapixels)
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment
  • No front-facing camera
  • Lacks global positioning system (GPS)




Motorola Z8, or the HSDPA version of RIZR not only upgrades the supported download speeds, but also features unique slider design, which makes it more ergonomic to hold when the slider is up. The device features QVGA display with 16 million colors, 2 megapixel camera with flash, Bluetooth with A2DP support, microSD slot for memory and media player.

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  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Symbian (9.2) UIQ 3.1
  • Form factor:
    • Slider
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.29 x 1.96 x 0.59 inches (109 x 50 x 15 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 3.95 oz (112 g)
      the average is 5.1 oz (146 g)
  • Design features:
    • Numeric keypad, Soft keys (2)
  • Keys:
    • Left: Volume control, Other; Right: Camera shutter, Multimedia control


  • Physical size:
    • 2.2 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 240 x 320 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 182 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • TFT
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 27.63 %
  • Colors:
    • 16 777 216


  • Camera:
      • 2 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • Yes
    • Features:
      • Digital zoom
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes
    • Features:
      • Video calling


  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 64 MB RAM / 128 MB ROM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 0.09 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD


  • Talk time:
    • 5.00 hours
      the average is 13 h (800 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 16.0 days (384 hours)
      the average is 17 days (412 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 1030 mAh
  • Type:
    • Li - Ion


  • Music player:
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3
  • Video playback:
    • Supported formats:
      • MPEG4, H.263, H.264, 3GPP

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
      • Opera Browser
    • supports:
      • WAP 2.0


  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • HSDPA 3.6 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE
  • Global Roaming:
    • Yes
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Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • Unlimited entries, Multiple numbers per contact, Picture ID, Ring ID
  • Organizer:
    • Calendar, Alarm, To-Do, Calculator, World clock, Notes
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, MMS, Predictive text input (iTAP)
  • E-mail:
      • IMAP, POP3, SMTP
  • JAVA:

    JAVA - J2ME (Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition) is a technology that allows programmers to use the Java programming language and related tools to develop programs for mobile wireless information devices such as cellular phones and personal digital assistants (PDAs). J2ME consists of programming specifications and a special virtual machine, the K Virtual Machine, that allows a J2ME-encoded program to run in the mobile device.

      • Midp 2.0, CLDC 1.1
  • Games:
      • Yes


  • Bluetooth:
      • Yes
    • Profiles/ Protocols:
      • Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Basic Imaging (BIP), Basic Printing (BPP), Dial-up networking (DUN), File Transfer (FTP), Generic Access (GAP), Generic Audio/Video Distribution (GAVDP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Object Push (OPP)
  • USB:
      • Yes
  • Other:
    • Computer sync, SyncML

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3), Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone
    • Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 01 Jun 2007
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        IHDT56HP1 link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - The exposure standard for mobile devices employs a unit of measurement known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR. The SAR limit stated in the international guidelines is 2.0 W/ kg*. Tests for SAR are conducted using standard operating positions with the device transmitting at its highest certified power level in all tested frequency bands. Although the SAR is determined at the highest certified power level, the actual SAR of the device while operating can be well below the maximum value.

    • Head:
      • 0.91 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz
    • Body:
      • 0.52 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz
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