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Motorola KRZR K1 Review

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Messaging:

In a few steps you can write a text message, and if you insert some multimedia files you'll be composing a MMS. Using the iTap you can achieve incredible speed of typing and it is really easy to get used to it.
The phone also comes with preloaded templates which are handy for fast sending of a message, especially the multimedia templates.

Motorola KRZR K1 Review
Motorola KRZR K1 Review
Motorola KRZR K1 Review
Motorola KRZR K1 Review
Motorola KRZR K1 Review
Motorola KRZR K1 Review
Motorola KRZR K1 Review
Motorola KRZR K1 Review
Motorola KRZR K1 Review
Motorola KRZR K1 Review
Motorola KRZR K1 Review
Motorola KRZR K1 Review

IMAP and POP3 email protocols are supported and we setup our account in just a few minutes. The default e-mail download limit is 300 KB, which can be adjusted. An option to download all, graphics only or music only attachments is present as well.

Motorola KRZR K1 Review
Motorola KRZR K1 Review
Motorola KRZR K1 Review
Motorola KRZR K1 Review
Motorola KRZR K1 Review
Motorola KRZR K1 Review
Motorola KRZR K1 Review
Motorola KRZR K1 Review

Connectivity:

The KRZR K1 is quad-band GSM phone that works in all GSM networks on any continent. It is 2G phone supporting EDGE data, but we'd prefer to see 3G UMTS support here for video calling option which will be a major improvement over the predecessor.
Locally, it can be connected with computer via miniUSB standard port (located on the right side under a plastic cover) or with Bluetooth, which is also used for connection with wireless accessories, like headsets for example. The latter can be done via few steps using the Bluetooth field in the main menu and we are happy that the multimedia A2DP profile is supported that allows streaming of stereo audio wirelessly.

Motorola KRZR K1 Review
Motorola KRZR K1 Review
Motorola KRZR K1 Review
Motorola KRZR K1 Review

It's sad to see that the mediocre internet browser of the KRZR doesn't load properly regular HTML pages. We tried to read PhoneArena's news but the site wouldn't open. Simple pages optimized for phones like Google load up fast, thanks to the EDGE data, but reading one on such a small screen is not something we want to do often. At the end of the connection, the phone shows the transmitted data for a few seconds, but it is shown in bytes instead of kilobytes which would have been much more convenient!

Motorola KRZR K1 Review
Motorola KRZR K1 Review
Motorola KRZR K1 Review
Motorola KRZR K1 Review
Motorola KRZR K1 Review
Motorola KRZR K1 Review
Motorola KRZR K1 Review

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55

1. VCI_Cell (unregistered)


Just wanted to chime in and differ with the reviewer's comments on reception. He must have had a bad unit, because I've been using my k1 here in the States for about four months on a very poorly-built-out network (T-Mobile), and its reception is quite excellent. I frequently have service with my KRZR when my other device, also T-Mobile, does not.

posted on 31 Jan 2007, 15:17

2. Dan (unregistered)


The reviewer must have had a defective phone. I bought the KRZR K1 from Cingular to replace my unlocked RAZR and the reception is great. My house is in a bit of a deadspot and I consistently get 3-5 bars and clear call quality with the KRZR, with no more "call failed" messages. This is a great phone first and foremost. All of the other features are a bonus.

posted on 01 Feb 2007, 21:05

3. Telomaniac (unregistered)


i am planning to buy a new phone and that one is in my list, with this detailed review i learned a lot about this phone. I want to thank you for this cool review, and oh yeah this phone is a head turner :)

posted on 04 Feb 2007, 00:19

4. George Knighton (unregistered)


I cannot imagine why the original reviewer had issues with the RF signal capture. Maybe the reviewer was on AMR half rate? This is the best phone for RF signal capture that I've ever had!

posted on 07 Feb 2007, 04:36

5. PhoneArena Team (unregistered)


Hello, We've tested the KRZR K1 in Europe GSM network, which is 900/1800 and the performance is based on this test.

posted on 24 Sep 2010, 00:14

6. MatthewsElisa33 (unregistered)


I had got a dream to start my own business, nevertheless I did not have got enough of money to do that. Thank heaven my dude told to take the credit loans. Thence I used the college loan and made real my desire.

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Display176 x 220 pixels TFT
Camera2 megapixels
Size4.05 x 1.65 x 0.62 inches
(103 x 42 x 16 mm)
3.60 oz  (102 g)
Battery700 mAh, 6.5 hours talk time

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