Motorola Karma QA1 Review


Phone calls was another area that was stellar with the Karma. We were able to hear our callers quite well when the volume was placed in the middle setting. It was clear, distinct, and vibrant without any background noise. Callers went on to say that they easily understood what we spoke. Lastly, the speakerphone even lived up to the expectation we already received during media play. The experience using it was almost similar to using a wired headset. We observed audible tones without any crackling when raising it to the highest option. It's quite useful in almost any condition; whether sitting down or holding it in the hand.  

We had plenty of signal when using the Karma in the greater Philadelphia area. Bars remained steady and did not get any dropped calls during our time with it.

The luminous screen we thought could pose as an issue with battery life, but it had little effect on it. We drained the battery (1170 mAh) completely after 6 days of normal usage – mostly web surfing and phone calls. During our test, we placed the brightness to the highest setting and became impressed with its longevity.  Motorola has it rated for 3.5 hours of talk and 366 of standby.


The Motorola Karma QA1 may not bring back the once dominant phone maker back to its prime form. Luckily, it's a small step towards the right direction with an untraditional form factor that Motorola is not  accustomed to producing. From the great build quality to its performance, the Karma QA1 makes for a great messaging device while trying to jump on the social networking success. We know this is a leap to make consumers rethink their placement in the mobile world. Or will karma be on their side to reclaim their stake on AT&T?

Motorola Karma QA1 Video Review:


  • Solid construction
  • Brilliant large screen
  • Battery life
  • Web pages loading quickly


  • Bulky
  • Mediocre photo quality
  • Small keys on QWERTY

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