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Motorola i530

Aug 18, 2003
Market status

US carrier availability

Discontinued: Sprint Nextel, Southern LINC


No pros


  • No rear camera
  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion
  • It is so thick it needs a personal fitness trainer (1.26 inches inches)
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment




This iDEN mode phone features custom ringing tones, GPS location, Push-To-Talk, distinctive ring, speakerphone, voice dialing, voice recording and wireless Internet.

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  • Dimensions:
    • 3.70 x 2.13 x 1.26 inches (94 x 54 x 32 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 5.50 oz (156 g)
      the average is 5.2 oz (150 g)


  • Talk time:
    • 3.42 hours
      the average is 15 h (884 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 3.1 days (75 hours)
      the average is 18 days (425 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 750 mAh


  • 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 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
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  • USB:
      • Yes

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Vibration, Speakerphone
    • Voice dialing, Voice recording, TTY/TDD, Push-to-Talk

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