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Motorola ROKR E1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 279 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. The reliability and usability get mixed opinions, and some have doubts 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 really like the price and portability, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the camera.

portability, price

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

Aug, 2020

Consumer review ( review summary for Motorola ROKR E1


alaTest has collected and analyzed 79 user reviews of Motorola ROKR E1 from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on People are impressed by the performance. The price also gets good comments, but there are some critical reviews about the usability.

price, performance


77% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2020

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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

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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

Expert review by : Jon Gales (

Motorola ROKR E1 review


Thanks to the Apple hype machine, Motorola's ROKR E1 was one of the most anticipated mobile phones ever. After 18 months of speculation (ever since it was announced that iTunes would be coming to some Motorola...

The biggest thing the Motorola ROKR E1 has going for it is the carrier deal with Cingular. Feature wise it just doesn't innovate. Overall the device isn't polished, from a USB 1 connection to extremely slow performance. Using the ROKR made me...

Oct, 2005

Expert review by : iLounge (

Motorola ROKR E1 iTunes Mobile Phone


Pundits claim that standalone digital music players are destined to be replaced by music-ready mobile phones. If they're correct - and we're not convinced that they are - Motorola's ROKR E1 Mobile Phone ($349.99) will not be the vanguard of the...

Above-average on signal strength, this combination of cell phone and iTunes music player doesn't drop calls easily, and plays back MP3 or AAC tracks without complaint. Includes 512MB memory card. Offers partial Bluetooth compatibility, an integrated...

Signal strength aside, audio quality of calls is only okay, and not good on caller's end when using included stereo headset. Phone and iTunes interfaces, including music synchronization, are frequently slow and non-intuitive by comparison with...

I'm glad this crap got a low rating. C+ is still too high in my opinion. The ROKR just stinks of restrictions. Restrictions that Apple probably placed on the device so it wouldnt take away from iPod sales. This could have been the next big thing!...

Sep, 2005

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