Motorola KRZR K1 Review

Motorola dictates the design direction in mobile phones for years, and their most apparent examples are the RAZR-phones, that became the most popular device and the ones the other manufacturers regulate their models with. After a few models from the RAZR and SLVR families achieved their missions as best-sellers, Motorola decided to use another style that was sure to become a hit – shiny reflective surface. We first saw it in pre-production units of the PEBL U6 (called V6 at that time) but it didn't hit the stores due to the easy-to-catch fingerprints thing, and was available in ordinary black, and various “sweet” colors later. After a while, the same glass-finish appeared on the H5 Miniblue Headset, which is still not commercially available.
The KRZR (Crazier) family from Motorola and the K1 – the first GSM phone of the family is combination between this innovative surface and the styles of RAZR, PEBL and earlier Motorola phones. Unlike the RAZR which it inherits, it replaces the boring gray surface with glass-blue one and rounds the corners in the style of the PEBL, but unfortunately adds some thickness to the “ultra-slim” RAZR, fattening it with 2mm from 13.9 to 16, which is 15% increase and puts it out of the “ultra-slim” category, founded by the original RAZR V3.

Our box included only the phone, battery + charger, a case for the phone and a manual.

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6 Comments

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.

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.

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 :)

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!

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.

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.
KRZR K1
  • Display 176 x 220 pixels
  • Camera 2 MP
  • Storage 0.012 GB
  • Battery 700 mAh(6.50h talk time)

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