x PhoneArena is looking for new authors! To view all available positions, click here.

Motorola KRZR K1m Review

Posted: , by PhoneArena Team

Tags:

Go to page

Just like the RAZR, the KRZR is a slim flip phone measuring 4.06”H x 1.73”W x .67”D and with a weight of 3.63oz. Compare this to the RAZR's dimensions of 3.90”H x 2.10”W x .57”D and you will see that the KRZR is slightly taller than the RAZR, yet not as wide. When holding both phones, the hand fits much easier around the KRZR and does not have the awkward feeling that the RAZR has, since it is not as wide. When placing both phones in you pants pocket, the KRZR is also less obtrusive.

Model Dimension (Inches) Dimension (MM) Weight (OZ) Weight (Gramms)
Motorola KRZR K1m 4.0" x 1.7" x 0.7" 103 x 44 x 17 3.6 102
Motorola KRZR K1 4.0" x 1.6" x 0.6" 103 x 42 x 16 3.6 102
Motorola RAZR V3m 3.9" x 2.1" x 0.6" 98 x 53 x 14.5 3.5 100
LG Chocolate VX8500 3.8" x 1.9" x 0.7" 96.5 x 48 x 17.5 3.5 100

Motorola KRZR K1m Review

Motorola KRZR K1m Review

Motorola KRZR K1m Review

Motorola KRZR K1m Review

Motorola KRZR K1m Review

Motorola KRZR K1m Review

Motorola KRZR K1m Review

Motorola KRZR K1m Review

Motorola KRZR K1m Review
Chocolate-KRZR K1m-RAZR V3m
Motorola KRZR K1m Review
RAZR V3m-KRZR K1m-Chocolate
Motorola KRZR K1m Review
RAZR V3m-KRZR K1m-Chocolate
Motorola KRZR K1m Review
KRZR K1m-RAZR V3m-Chocolate

The overall construction of the KRZR is sturdier than the RAZR, and no longer feels like cheap plastic that would easily break. The front exterior of the KRZR is mirrored charcoal-gray plastic that loves to show off fingerprints. At the top is the 1.3MP camera, with a 65K color 96x80 pixel CSTN display in the middle, and touch-sensitive music player buttons at the bottom that work in a similar fashion to the Chocolate. The external display is very small (postage-stamp size), with colored wallpaper being dark and almost covered up by the Date and Time. Since the size and quality of the external display is so poor, we feel that a better choice would of been to have a larger color TFT display or Black & White LCD display. Unlike on the RAZR, the Volume, Speakerphone, and VoiceCommand buttons are located on the bottom flip next to the keypad, not on the top flip next to the display. This is a much better placement and makes them easier to access while using the phone.

Motorola KRZR K1m Review

Motorola KRZR K1m Review

Motorola KRZR K1m Review

Motorola KRZR K1m Review

Motorola KRZR K1m Review

Motorola KRZR K1m Review

Motorola KRZR K1m Review

Motorola KRZR K1m Review

Motorola KRZR K1m Review

Motorola KRZR K1m Review

Motorola KRZR K1m Review


Opening up the KRZR with one hand can be challenging, due to the tension of the inner spring, so two-handed opening is recommended, and there are no crackling noises, except for a bump when opening past half way. At the top of the flip is the 65K color 176x220 pixel TFT internal display. Even though it has the same pixel-count as the one on the RAZR, it is not as big, but the quality of the TFT is much improved. It shows text clearly with no pixilation around the edges, and pictures are bright and clear with good color quality. The KRZR's display has a much wider viewing angle which fixes the issue with the RAZR, where you would have to look perfectly straight at it for there not to be any discoloration. Despite the better quality display, it can still be difficult to see when in direct sunlight.

Motorola KRZR K1m Review

Motorola KRZR K1m Review
K1m and V3m

Located on the bottom flip is the same type of metallic keypad that was used on the RAZR, which gives the phone a very modern look, but can prove to be hard to see outside with the sun reflecting on it. At the top is the 5 way navigational pad, surrounded by the message, contacts, camera, clear, send and end buttons. Below it is the numeric keypad, with large numbers and well-spaced buttons, which will cut down on missed dialed numbers and make TXT messaging easier. The entire keypad has the same aqua-blue backlight that is on the RAZR, which makes it easy to read in the dark.

Motorola KRZR K1m Review

Motorola KRZR K1m Review

Motorola KRZR K1m Review

Motorola KRZR K1m Review
K1m and V3m

7 Comments
  • Options
    Close




posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55

1. vzemployee (unregistered)


ok, ive worked for vzw for 16 months, and in the past 3 months we have seen alot of motorolas come in with bad battery life. All we had been doing is replacing the battery and updating the software on the phone. It receently was made official that the batch of batteries on the K1M, the 325 and other phones that take the same bat are defective batteries. This was not to the employees surprise...we originally just would educate customers on proper charging practices and swap the battery. We now know officially that the bats are defective. If you have one of these phones with the defective battery bring it in. The sku on original bats for that model is motbat-1, the improved bat is motbat-3... motorola sucks

posted on 09 Jul 2008, 16:46

2. dc, cleve ohio (unregistered)


i have had this phone for almost 1 year and the battery has not held a charge longer than 1 day since day one. i hate this phone and it is not worth buyibg a new battery when i can upgrade to a better phone. motorola sucks.

posted on 09 Oct 2008, 01:50

3. Mel in SD (unregistered)


I bought this phone when it first came out. I will never buy another Motorola phone again. I am lucky if the battery will last the whole day and navigating the painfully slow menu makes me want to throw it out the window. Luckily I will be able to upgrade soon. It's no wonder Motorola is not doing so well because motorola sucks!

posted on 15 Nov 2008, 21:49

4. (unregistered)


I've had this phone for almost a year or two and it sucks completely. It freezes, sometimes texts will not go through, and it lives on the charger. I don't talk much on it and yet it lives on the charger. Whenever I do charge it though less than 30 mins later it says charge complete and it use to take an hour and a half for it to fully charge. Don't waste your money on it. I bought this phone disliking motorola phones in the first place but I needed a phone so I got. Now this phone makes me dislike motorola even more. I never going to buy a motorola phone again.

posted on 16 Nov 2008, 19:00

5. (unregistered)


Okay, everyone up here is TOTALLY bashing out this phone! I've owned it for a little over a year, and I've LOVEDDDDD IT! I mean, it's super slim (not Razr slim, but you can't complain!), nice look to it, AWESOME MP3 player on the front (easyyyy touchscreen), easy to text on (for me; it's not to wide), it's picture/video ability is alright, and I just like it in general.. But yeah, I totally love it. C: I've only had one problem with it: The screen went blank. But nothing's perfect, right? I took it back to my carrier's store (US Cellular; which reminds me, it's also got great reception. Never a dropped call, clear hearing/speaking! Longgg enough talk time for me.. and I'm a girl :) and got the tech guy to take a look at it, replace the battery (it costed me nothing..) and it worked fine again! It's a very durable phone, even though it's got a sleek and sofisticated look to it. ;) I've dropped it a thoussssand and oneeee times, and only one problem that got fixed in a jiffy. And you say it's a bad phone? :P Also, (personally) I like Motorola. I perfer it over all other kinds. ;] (Next it line, though, would be LG) IT'S AN AMAZINGGG PHONE, GO GET IT! :D

posted on 04 Dec 2008, 04:11

6. (unregistered)


i'm with the last one on this phone!! i've had my 1st krzr for about 2 yrs. the only reason i have got another 1 is...that i gave my neice my older 1 wenmy dad bought 2 more for a great price!! they were practically brand new & the ppl that had them just didnt want the contract that they signed on for!~ these phones are great! if they can hold up to us girls talkin alll the time and us all textn 24/7. then they must be good! the camera i will agree is not the best! depends on where u take the pic! (lighting conditions) but overall it's been a great phone!

posted on 07 Sep 2011, 00:18

7. fisher.2011 (unregistered)


CHINA IS A BEAUFUL COUNTRY

Want to comment? Please login or register.

Display176 x 220 pixels TFT
Camera1.3 megapixels
Size4.05 x 1.73 x 0.66 inches
(103 x 44 x 17 mm)
3.60 oz  (102 g)
Battery880 mAh, 4.15 hours talk time

Latest stories