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Motorola i1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 76 reviews of Motorola i1. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the reception and durability. The price and usability are also appreciated. There are some critical reviews about the camera and reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Motorola i1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 user reviews of Motorola i1 from The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Reviewers are impressed by the social networking functionality and price. The usability and portability also get good views, whereas views are divided on the durability. Many are critical about the reliability and performance.

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59% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2020

Expert review by : Gary Krakow (

Motorola i1 review


We review the Motorola i1, Sprint Nextel's first iDEN-equipped Android smartphone

First Android phone on Sprint's iDEN network ; Rugged and well-built

Old version of Android (1.5) is missing some great features ; 2G data is slow

The plain and simple truth is this: Nextel customers who want Android have only one choice, and this is it. Fortunately, the i1 really isn't a bad smartphone at all. It might not be the newest, fastest, biggest or most full-featured smartphone out...

Jul, 2010

Expert review by : Jamie Lendino (

Motorola i1 (Boost)


Android finally goes push-to-talk with the Motorola i1, a touch screen slab that works with Boost's inexpensive prepaid plans.

Stellar plan pricing. Excellent call quality and reception. Loud speakerphone.

Glacial data speeds. Oddly stubborn touch screen. Outdated OS version.

Apps, Multimedia, and Conclusions A microSD card slot sits underneath the stiff battery cover, which releases with a small switch on the side; my 16GB SanDisk card worked fine. There's a non-standard 2.5mm headphone jack, though at least the handset...

Jul, 2010

Expert review by : Nicole Lee (

Motorola i1 (Boost Mobile) review: Motorola i1 (Boost Mobile)


Prepaid phones usually consist of simple cell phones or normal feature phones, so we're always pleasantly surprised when a smartphone is made available for prepaid carriers. The Motorola i1 is one such handset--it's the first Google Android phone for...

The Motorola i1 has a responsive and intuitive capacitive touch screen, a rugged construction, and has decent call quality.

The Motorola i1 currently only has Android OS 1.5. Also, its photo quality is mediocre for a 5-megapixel camera.

Though it's far from the best Android phone, the Motorola i1 is a decent touch-screen smartphone for Boost Mobile customers.

Jul, 2010

Expert review by : Ginny Mies (

Motorola i1


On the eve of CTIA telecom conference in Las Vegas, Motorola launched the i1, the first push-to-talk Android phone on the market. The i1 will launch this summer on Nextel's iDEN network. While pricing hasn't been announced, Sprint told me that it will...

Rugged, yet sophisticated

Runs outdated Android 1.5

The Motorola i1 looks like a typical Android smartphone, but can resist the most extreme environmental conditions.

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : Review Crew (

Motorola i1 Cell Phone Review


Though the Motorola i1 first debuted for Boost Mobile, we initially heard about it as a Sprint Nextel phone. As we mentioned in our review of the Boost Mobile version, ...

Sep, 2010

Expert review by : PhoneArena Team (

Motorola i1 Review


Deeply ingrained into the minds of just about every consumer is this lingering notion that blue collar workers would naturally gravitate toward rugged styled handsets – most notably ones from Sprint-Nextel's lineup. Even though the niche is obviously...

Jul, 2010

Expert review by : Steve McFarlane (

Motorola i1 Reviewed


The Motorola i1 was the first Android push-to-talk phone on the market. Now we tell you what we think of its build quality, performance and our overall impressions of this tough phone.

The Motorola i1 is the perfect device for those who need a rugged Android phone with push-to-talk capabilities, but while it is a smartphone, it is not a multimedia powerhouse; a fact that is quite clear when you see the sub par video that the camera...

May, 2011

Expert review by : Michael Morisy (brighthand)

Motorola i1 Review


The Motorola i1 is a business-oriented smartphone from Sprint/Nextel that was the first Android OS device to offer Push To Talk (PTT) service. It meets military specifications for protection against dust, shock, vibration and blowing rain.

Ruggedized hardware that's easy on the eyes ; The first iDEN Push-to-Talk touchscreen phone ; Access to thousands of gaming, media and productivity apps

Aging Android OS 1.5 operating system ; Sluggish iDEN data network

If you need the iDEN network’s Push-to-Talk and want a touch screen or Android apps, the

Dec, 2010

Expert review by : Brighthand (

Motorola i1 Review


The Motorola i1 is a business-oriented smartphone from Sprint/Nextel that was the first Android OS device to offer Push To Talk (PTT) service. It meets military specifications for protection[...

Ruggedized hardware that’s easy on the eyes, The first iDEN Push-to-Talk touchscreen phone, Access to thousands of gaming, media and productivity applications on the Android Marketplace

The aging Android 1.5 operating system, The sluggish iDEN data network, Unpolished elements that induce frequent minor crashes

Dec, 2010

Expert review by : Jerry Hildenbrand (

Motorola i1 -- Sprint/Nextel's push-to-talk Android phone


The Motorola i1 is neither big, nor bad, but it certainly fills a niche that many believe is dying off -- push-to-talk on the IDEN network. Applications and services from other carriers try to r...

When it is all said and done, I'm glad I got to spend some time with this phone, as it made me appreciate the current crop of Android speed demons that many of us take for granted. I'm just as glad that I'm done using this one, as the overall...

Sep, 2010