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Motorola KRZR K1 Review

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Camera:

Motorola KRZR K1 Review
2-megapixel camera

The camera can be directly started through the home screen, and it loads in about five seconds, which is average to slow performance, but we were really disappointed when we had to take a photo – the wait was about up to 8 seconds after the shutter key was pressed.
The camera interface itself it pretty mediocre – it is in portrait mode and shows just a few indicators – in the upper right corner number of images that can be taken, their size and the memory they would be saved on (phone or card). In the down left corner there is animated d-pad which allows changing the setting – by default it controls the digital zoom, but up and down allows changing the settings for Color Style, Exposure and White Balance. Self-timer can also be setup (with two settings: 5 or 10 seconds delay) and have four options for pictures resolution and three for its compression.

 

Motorola KRZR K1 Review
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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
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

We want to warn you that unlike the D900 (Samsung's 3-megapixel shooter), the KRZR is not designed to shoot in portrait orientation: it takes images with resolution 1600x1200, but they are rotated at 90 degrees and are not well oriented. In order to achieve normal results, the image should be manually rotated at the computer and then it will have resolution of 1200x1600.

The camera performed well during the tests: its main drawback is the lack of auto-focus, which is a must-have feature nowadays. The captured images came out with balanced exposition, realistic colors and not much noise and so plenty of detail for 2-megapixel camera of phone. Due to the lack of autofocus many images may occur blurry (out of focus) which may destroy a photo. As it lacks any kind of flash (even single LED), using it for shooting at no lightning is useless (except night photos), but the indoor images with average light were very good for a camera of this class.

 

Motorola KRZR K1 Review
Motorola KRZR K1 Review
Motorola KRZR K1 Review
Indoor strong lightning at 3/6/9 feet

 

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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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Motorola KRZR K1 Review
Motorola KRZR K1 Review
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Outdoor images


Audio:

As it was with the V3i, the KRZR has two players: a simple sound player and music player written in JAVA. The first one has very plain interface, browses all the songs on your phone and can order them in playlists you create. During a track playback, the name and continuance are shown, as well as the size and the bitrate. Thanks to the A2DP profile, the music can be streamed and listened on wireless Bluetooth headphones.

Motorola KRZR K1 Review
Motorola KRZR K1 Review
Motorola KRZR K1 Review
Our unit came from Hong Kong and lacked the JAVA-based music player application. Unfortunately we were not able to test it.

Motorola KRZR K1 Review
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Motorola KRZR K1 Review

Don't expect miracles from the video player. It has the same plain interface as the sound player but happily can play in full-screen mode. Watching high-quality videos is not possible, as the phone once again doesn't support H.264.

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

Software:

The K1 is Java MIDP 2.0-capable phone and comes preloaded with a few Java applications. One of them is called K1 Help which is handy when you don't know your phone well – it will give you hints how to use specific features of it.
Of course you can easily add additional applications/games that you download on your own.

Motorola KRZR K1 Review
Motorola KRZR K1 Review
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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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