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Motorola ROKR E1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 265 reviews of Motorola ROKR E1. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the price and screen. The sound and design are also appreciated. Views about the reliability and usability are different, while many are less positive about the size and battery.

portability, design, sound, screen, price

performance, camera, battery, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Motorola ROKR E1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Motorola ROKR E1


alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of Motorola ROKR E1 from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on People are impressed by the price and portability. Reviews are divided on the camera.

portability, price

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Motorola E1 ROKR - T-Mobile - Pay As You Go iTunes PhoneMotorola E1 ROKR - T-Mobile - Pay As You Go iTunes Phone

Jan, 2019

Consumer review ( review summary for Motorola ROKR E1


alaTest has collected and analyzed 71 user reviews of Motorola ROKR E1 from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on

76% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.


Jan, 2019

Expert review by (

Stuff magazine


The Rokr E1 adds iTunes to its repetoire of VGA camera, WAP, and Bluetooth for syncing PIM functions with a PC or MAC

Somewhere inside the Rokr, a processor groans as you attempt an iPod-quick flick through the menus.

Sep, 2006

Expert review by (

Motorola - ROKR E1


Apple certainly knows how to do music players, and Motorola has had its moments with handsets. But can the two come together in a music playing handset that cuts the mustard? The two companies clearly think ...

The ROKR E1 is a nice enough handset, but it is definitely a phone with iTunes built in rather than an iTunes phone. The difference is significant, and as it is not particularly cheap it is not an especially compelling choice of music handset.

Oct, 2005

Expert review by : Your Mobile Phone Reviews UK (yourmobilephonereviews)

Motorola ROKR E1 Phone


The Motorola ROKR E1 is a fabulous looking phone & comes in a white silky smooth casing which gives it a very sleek feel. The ROKR E1 is the music lovers dream as it comes complete with built-in iTunes® & many more features. This phone is at the higher...

Expert review by : Good Gear (

Expert Review


Its music player is not as good as we expected, but the Motorola ROKR does have some redeeming features.

Support for iTunes, excellent display

Limited to 100 songs, VGA camera only, USB1.1 connection

Mar, 2006

Expert review by : Jiří Kuruc (

Motorola ROKR E1 review: iTunes inside


Motorola ROKR E1 seems to be a new and quite progressive mobile. Well, it is not really new, as it has origin in the older E398 model, but it does brings a sure novelty: a direct cooperation with the iTunes program as well as with one of the world's...

Motorola and Apple started working together more than a year ago, in July 2004. The result of their cooperation was first presented at the CES fair at the beginning of this year. Soon afterwards, in the spring of 2005, we were shown the first pictures...

Oct, 2005

Expert review by : Kent German (

Motorola Rokr E1 (AT&T) review


The display measures an ample 2.0 inches diagonally and supports 262,000 colors. Great for viewing photos and playing games, the display shines brighter than many Motorola screens we've seen; it's even readable in direct light. You can change the...

The Rokr benefits from solid call and music playback quality, and it comes with a speakerphone, Bluetooth, a bright display, user-friendly controls, and an integrated iTunes music player.

The Rokr has a dull design, and it can't download songs wirelessly. It's also hampered by a small 100-song memory, limited Bluetooth functionality, a sluggish iTunes interface, slow music transfer speeds, and a low-resolution VGA camera.

The Motorola Rokr E1 takes a step toward integrating a usable audio jukebox into a functional cell phone, but the 100-song limit and the slow processor performance will disappoint iPod users looking to carry a single do-it-all device.

Sep, 2005

Expert review by : Sascha Segan, Mike Kobrin (

Motorola ROKR E1


Although the first iTunes phone connects easily with PCs and Macs, the sad truth is that music transfers and the phone's interface both feel clumsy.

First phone with iTunes. Good call quality. ; function Video(mypage, myname, w, h, scroll) { var winl = (screen.width - w) / 2; var wint = (screen.height - h) / 2; winprops = 'height='+h+',width='+w+',top='+wint+',left='+winl+',scrollbars='+scroll+''...

Extremely slow music transfer. Somewhat clunky software. No other cutting-edge features. ; See the Motorola ROKR E1 in Action ; !

As for the rest of the iTunes experience, it is comfortably similar to that of an iPod; hit the dedicated iTunes button on the ROKR and you pop into a typical iTunes interface, with options to view songs by artist, album, or title, or to shuffle songs....

Sep, 2005

Expert review by : Jason Buhrmester (

Motorola ROKR E1


Get your music, videos, and games to go in one slick cell.

Feb, 2006

Expert review by : Jeremy Roche (

Motorola ROKR E1


The Motorola Rokr is the first phone to feature an iTunes mobile music player from Apple, but in Australia, it is licenced to hold a maximum of only 50 MP3/AAC songs.

First phone compatible with iTunes ; Comfortable to hold and use ; Good quality headphones and stereo speakers

Only stores 50 songs using iTunes ; Extremely slow music transfer ; Average VGA camera ; Jerky and sluggish iTunes client on phone

Sadly, the first iTunes phone falls well below our expectations. While Sony is making inroads with phones badged with the well-known Walkman brand, we doubt iTunes will do the same for this ROKR. Give the handset more memory, a higher number of songs...

Dec, 2005

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Motorola E1 ROKR


There was a big hype around the first mobile phone ever to support iTunes compatibility when it was first announced. However, I believe that the E1 ROKR hasn't lived up to the expectations this hype had placed on it. In my opinion it was released far...

Dec, 2005

Product Specifications


FM radio: No
Music player: Yes
Polyphonic rings quantity:24
Ringer type:Polyphonic


Built-in Camera: Yes
Rear camera:Y

Data Transmission

Bluetooth: Yes
Infrared data port: No


Display number of colours:262144 colours
Display Resolution:176 x 220


Internal Memory:11


MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes


Data network:GPRS

Other features

Networking type:GSM
Operating Frequency:900/1800/1900
Playable formats:iTunes
Playback formats:iTunes
Smartphone: No

Phone features

Java technology: Yes


Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):210
Talk time (2G):9

Technical Details

Colour of product:Silver

Weight & Dimensions

Height :1.9
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