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Motorola KRZR K1m Review

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Interface:

As with most other phones sold by Verizon, the KRZR uses the same standardized Verizon User Interface, which is a far cry from the graphically rich Motorola Menus that other carriers allow, such as Alltel and Sprint. The main menu is divided into 5 sub-categories (Get it Now, Messaging, Contacts, Recent Calls, Settings & Tools) and is accessible using the 5 way navigational pad. Going from one menu to another is easy, but the navigational pad only has small rubber arrows for up/down/left/right selections, which provides very little tactile feel on you thumb. There are no menu customizations to speak of, other than a choice of 4 color themes. It is a shame that the new FlashUI menu was not implemented on this phone, which would of allowed for much greater menu customization.

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Phonebook:

There is enough room to store up to 500 contacts, each with Name, Mobile #, Home #, Work #, Fax #, and E-Mail address. You can also select a picture and ringtone for each of them. When that person calls, the pictures will be shown and the phone will play the ringtone that was assigned to them. After a contact is saved you can access them alphabetically, or use the Go To field to type in the name and have it bring up the results. You may also use the VoiceCommand feature to call people in your contact list by simply saying their name. The voice recognition software will find the person you have stored and call them automatically, or if the person is not stored, you can speak the digits for it to dial. We had no issues using the VoiceCommand feature except in noisy environments, such as a mall where there are many people talking.

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Organizer:

The Calendar is an easy way of keeping track of important dates and times. You can navigate to the day that you want, and then add an event to that day by entering in the Name of the Event, Start and End Time, Recurrence, and Sound to play. Besides the calendar, you can store up to three independent alarms, which is useful as a wake-up alarm.

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Motorola KRZR K1m Review

The KRZR only has 20MB of built-in usable memory. Because of this, we recommend using a MicroSD card for storage of pictures, videos, ringtones, and MP3 music files. Doing so will free the 20Mb of internal memory for use with Get it Now applications, which cannot be stored on the memory card. In order to get to the MicroSD slot on the phone, you have to remove the Battery cover and insert the card into the slot next to the battery. This process is much more difficult than on most other phones where the memory card slot is accessible on the side of the phone.

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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

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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

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