Motorola KRZR K1 ReviewMotorola KRZR K1 7
During out testing, the KRZR was very responsive and fast in most menus. The only longer wait is when saving 2 mega-pixel images and the delay was about 7-8 seconds.
It's a pity that phone looking as good as the KRZR has crappy reception! In our basement signal reception test, it performed very weak, and definitely below the average. We expect that it won't be a rare situation to drop a call when you are in area with weak signal.
Once connected, it performs reasonably well: the outgoing sound is about the average in strength and voices sound very realistic and clean, without additional undesired sounds your partner will understand you easily and will hear you as if you are next to him. The incoming sound is also one of the good features of the phone it's strong enough for noisy environment and is detailed and clear at the same time.
The battery that powers the phone is BC50 with capacity of 700mAh. You will be lucky if you use the phone for more than three days after it is fully charged, but it may happen depending on your usage of the phone. If you use the music player and the camera, two days would be your average battery life.
The KRZR K1 is image-maker: it successfully inherits the RAZR family sporting design and style that put it out of the crowd of boring phones you are used to it's narrow, blue, shiny and fashionable piece of art. Sadly it has very weak signal reception, but the voice quality during a call reminds you that the used phone is of high class. The KRZR packs average features in perfectly looking solid construction, but we'd like better implementation of the features like higher resolution of the screen (QVGA is not science fiction anymore) and auto-focus for the camera.
|the KRZR K1 easily gets dirty|
- Eye-catching design
- Excellent construction quality
- A2DP support for stereo audio
- Easy to get dirty; hard to be cleaned
- Mediocre display and features
- Very weak signal reception
- Camera lacks auto-focus
- Problems with the keypad and the d-pad