Motorola Admiral ReviewMotorola Admiral 8.5
Voice quality on regular calls was just as good if not better, with callers saying we were nearly as good as a landline. They had no complaints, saying that we were clear and our voice sounded natural. To us they sounded just as good, and overall the phone got rated 9/10. The battery is rated for a healthy 9 hours of talk time with over 3 days of standby.
The Motorola Admiral is a middle-of-the-pack device in Sprint’s lineup, but it has its significant strengths. The keyboard is great, feel and build quality are very good and the Admiral is the first Direct Connect smartphone that you can actually use data with. Even if the DC service isn’t for you, this is the best portrait Android device that we’ve used thanks to the well thought out design and the Military Spec trimmings. Great call performance, battery life and operating smoothness make the Admiral a worthy phone to find both in boardrooms and construction sites alike.
System version: 55.11.15.XT603.Sprint.en.US
Motorola Admiral Video Review:
- Great keyboard
- Good overall design with Military Spec toughness
- Quick OS performance
- Great call quality and battery life
- Camera underperforms
- Some water resistance would be nice
1. username (Posts: 25; Member since: 05 Nov 2011)
If I was on Sprint, and wanted a blackberry that runs android, I would get this.
2. fre1102 (Posts: 1; Member since: 04 Dec 2011)
So no GSM? Need this to have GSM if I'm going to switch from my Droid Pro. What are Sprint users supposed to do on trips overseas?
3. NYRebels (Posts: 1; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)
The direct connect on this phone is so unreliable as to be virtually useless. My wife and I have used direct connect daily over the past nine years, but this phone has brought that to a stop. On Nextel we had reliable instantaneous communication, but the Admiral's Sprint direct connect only works for us about half the time. If it's not reliable, then the instantaneous part is of no value. We've taken to calling each other on the phone now. It's much more cumbersome. Direct Connect is more like being there with someone while calling is more like... not. If you're buying this phone for the direct connect, it's not worth it. If you're not buying this phone for the direct connect there are other similar phones that have a few more or better features.