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Motorola i1

Mar 22, 2010
Market status
Release date
May 19, 2010

US carrier availability

Discontinued: Sprint, Boost Mobile, Southern LINC


  • Water-resistant phone


  • Low pixel density screen (186 ppi)
  • Single-core processor
  • Too little RAM memory (256 MB RAM)
  • Low resolution display (320 x 480 pixels)
  • Low-resolution camera (5 megapixels)
  • Low-resolution video capture
  • No front-facing camera




The Motorola i1 is the first Android iDEN model. It runs Android 1.5, the capacitive touchscreen measures 3.1 inches with resolution of 320x480 pixels and includes an accelerometer and proximity sensor. Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, A-GPS and 5MP camera are also part of the features included.

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  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Android (1.5)
  • Form factor:
    • Candybar
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.65 x 2.28 x 0.50 inches (118 x 58 x 12.8 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.62 oz (131 g)
      the average is 5.3 oz (150 g)
  • Design features:
    • D-Pad
  • Rugged:
      • Water, Dust, Shock, Temperature resistant
    • MIL-STD-810 certified:
      • Yes


  • Physical size:
    • 3.1 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 320 x 480 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.

    • 186 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:
    • 41.84 %
  • Colors:
    • 262 144
  • Touchscreen:
      • Capacitive
  • Features:
    • Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass)


  • Camera:
      • 5 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • LED
    • Features:
      • Autofocus, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
    • Settings:
      • White balance presets
    • Shooting Modes:
      • Panorama, Effects
  • Camcorder:
      • 352x288 (CIF) (15 fps)


  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Single core, 500 MHz, Freescale Zeus 2.0 ARM1136
  • 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.

    • 256 MB RAM / 512 MB ROM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 0.256 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB


  • Talk time:
    • 3.50 hours
      the average is 15 h (887 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 4.2 days (100 hours)
      the average is 18 days (424 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 1400 mAh
  • Type:
    • Li - Ion


  • Music player:
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3, AAC, WMA, WAV, MIDI
  • Video playback:
    • Supported formats:
      • MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV, RealVideo 8, RealVideo 9, RealVideo 10

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
      • Opera Mini 5.0
    • supports:
      • HTML, Flash Lite


  • iDEN:

    iDEN - iDEN (Integrated Digital Enhanced Network) is a wireless network standard developed by Motorola and used by Nextel Wireless. It operates at 800Mhz, 900Mhz and 1500Mhz frequency bands and it is a mixture of TDMA (Time Division Multiple Access) and GSM arhitecture. It allows the use of one mobile device as a digital phone, pager, two-way radio and fax/modem.

    • 800, 900 MHz
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • A-GPS
  • Navigation:
    • Yes
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Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID
  • Organizer:
    • Calendar, Alarm, Document viewer, Calculator, World clock
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, MMS, Predictive text input
  • E-mail:
      • IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange, Push e-mail
  • Instant Messaging:
      • Hangouts / Google Talk
  • Games:
      • Yes


  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.0, EDR
    • Profiles/ Protocols:
      • Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Generic Access (GAP), Generic Audio/Video Distribution (GAVDP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Serial Port (SPP), Service Discovery Application (SDAP), Service Discovery Protocol (SDP)
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
  • Headphones connector:
    • 2.5mm
  • Charging connector:
    • microUSB
  • Other:
    • Computer sync, OTA sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Service lights, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Phone profiles, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Additional microphone(s):
      • for Noise cancellation
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Compass
  • Hearing aid compatibility:
      • M3, T3
    • Voice commands, Voice recording, Push-to-Talk

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

      • 05 Mar 2010
      • FCC ID value:

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

        IHDP56KV1 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:
      • 0.75 W/kg
    • Body:
      • 0.91 W/kg


  • Officially announced:
    • 22 Mar 2010

Shopping information

  • MSRP price:
    • $ 349
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This device is also known as Motorola Opus One

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