|Stylish and handy, the Motorola Karma QA1 satisfies your day-to-day connectivity needs. Featuring 2.5-inch LCD Screen, this Motorola Karma phone delivers clear and bright images. The four-line QWERTY keypad of this cellular phone helps in quick composing of messages. You can stream your favorite movies, videos, and music at high speeds as this Motorola Karma supports 3G. Additionally, the Motorola Karma QA1 features built-in GPS receiver with A-GPS support to offer navigational assistance. As this Motorola Karma supports multiple messaging options such as text, MMS and email, you can always stay connected with your buddies. Moreover, the 2 MP camera of this cellular phone lets you capture unforgettable moments of your life.|
|Family Line||Motorola Karma|
|Network Technology||EDGE, GPRS, GSM / WCDMA (UMTS), HSDPA|
|Band||GSM 850/900/1800/1900 (Quadband) WCDMA (UMTS) 850/1900|
|Battery Type||Lithium Ion|
|Battery Capacity||1170 mAh|
|Battery Talk Time||Up to 312 min|
|Battery Standby Time||Up to 366 hr|
|Display Technology||LCD display|
|Diagonal Screen Size||2.5 in.|
|Display Resolution||240 x 320 pixels|
|Color Depth||18-bit (262000 Colors)|
|QWERTY Physical Keyboard||Yes|
The Motorola Karma QA1 has a great keyboard and a wide array of features like 3G speeds, a full HTML browser with Flash Lite support, GPS, stereo Bluetooth, and more. We also like the 3.5-millimeter headset jack, the quick access to Facebook and other social networks, and the excellent call quality.
The Motorola Karma QA1's photo quality could be improved and we weren't pleased with the streaming video quality.
The Motorola Karma QA1 belies its cute appearance with high-end features that put it above just an ordinary messaging phone.
Average review score based on 77 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
First off let me start out with stating that I am a tried and true motorola fan.
I "ebay-upgraded" to the Karma from a motorola Z9 slider. I absolutely loved my Z9 and one of the reasons I decided to move to the karma was because all the reviews I read on the att website and cnet told me that the interface for the karma was strikingly similar to my z9. That totally sold me becauseI loved all the features on my z9, the only thing on that phone I was not crazy about was that it didn't have a full keyboard and viola! here comes the karma!!
I have read reviews saying that the karma is bulky, heavy, however I have found that most motorolas are and that is just a sign of quality but the karma fits in my pocket without creating a huge bulge. The karma also has a nice stable feel when you are typing on it. I do have to admit that it dosen't feel as solidly constructed as my z9, but to be fair the z9 was comprised of quite a bit of metal, and it is not an issue of my feeling it is going to fall apart it is just different than what I am used to.
The call quality is awesome, it does have the crystal talk technology which is just what it sounds like, it is crystal clear. The phone also gets stellar reception, again another trademark of motorola.
Texting is easy on the full qwerty keyboard, the keys are small but raised, rounded, and well spaced. I have to admit that I was alittle apprehensive about how easy it would be to use the number keys on the keyboard being that they are integrated in with the letters and symbols but I have had no issues using them in games, dialing phone numbers, or entering data into my calendar. I am a woman so my fingers are not huge but my husband has played with the phone too, his fingers are huge, and he didn't raise a fuss over the size of the keys.
The features on the karma are very nice, camera quality is decent for 2.0mp, video camera takes rich vibrant video, the interface is easy to manipulate. The only issue I have with the screen is that it does require a little more scrolling than I like when using internet applications however there is a zoom in and out feature that can alleviate many of the problems with the screen size.
The 3.5 headphone jack is also a great feature on this phone. Alot of phones have went to bluetooth jacks and that is okay for calls but if you want to listen to music it limits your choices of headphones. The sound quality is great when listening to music either through the external speaker or the headphone jack(especially if you have good headphones, keep in mind sound quality is also dependent on headphones people!)
The internal memory is 100mb which runs all applications at decent rates, but lets face it most people now days are going to use memory cards anyway and this phone supports 16GB expandable memory which is great.
Bluetooth technology works well, links easily and effectively. I have read reviews saying that the phone sometimes has freezing issues but I have a feeling those people have never read the manual or delved into the settings features and found out that you can clear the cache and cookies, or figured out that sometimes you just have to turn the phone off and back on to reset it, that's kind of a duh!! issue to me.
Also I have to say THIS IS NOT A SMARTPHONE, DO NOT EXPECT IT TO ACT LIKE ONE, okay that said... This is just a great messaging phone, I am very happy with my purchase and plan on keeping this phone a while
I have had this phone for over 1 year and have been very happy with it. It is quite rugged, probably because much of the body is constructed of metal. The slider reveals a full QWERTY keyboard which is very useful. Voice quality was a slight improvement from my previous Nokia phone on the AT&T GSM network. The display was bright and highly visible except in direct bright sunlight and the volume was great. It supports J2ME apps, which can easily be using the built-in web browser (they need to be "signed" apps). Two very useful apps I downloaded were Opera Mini (much better than the built-in browser) and mobile GMaps. Unfortunately, its GPS capability is locked to the built-in AT&T app, so I never had a chance to use that feature. In addition, the phone's operating system does have a few bugs and infrequently freezes up (less than one time per month). It used to freeze up more often than that, but AT&T's tech support recommended turning the phone off and on once per day, which helped a lot! Also the camera captures images of only "average" quality (meaning good images but nothing spectacular). I do not know why this phone was never very popular--perhaps because it was not a "smart phone" (although the phone certainly had many features of a smart phone) or was not stylish enough. Nonetheless, I found this phone to be well designed and very versatile for my purposes.
I'm a fan of small phones. My last favorite was that tiny little pantech flip that was half the size of a credit card. I've been wanting a qwerty keyboard for texting however, so I thought I would have to settle for (what I think is) a huge phone like the lg neon/envy or a blackberry. Luckily I went into a dealer and saw this little thing and fell in love. The keyboard is small but the keys are individually raised so it is very hard to hit the wrong key. The phone is wider than what I'm used to, but as that's to accommodate the keyboard, that doesn't bother me. It's a very straight-forward phone. The menus are easy to get used to, ringtones easy to change, camera and internet very easy to use. When phone is closed, you can still make and receive calls, though you have to speak up a bit as the mic is partially covered when closed. You can do everything but text and dial a number not stored in your phonebook with the phone closed.
I have at&t prepaid, so I really don't have much use for the internet unless I want some ringtones but the 3g is blazing fast, loading high content pages in seconds. Also, because the screen is so wide, you don't have to worry about the edges of pages falling off, most of the time. The camera is nice and takes clear pics. It also has a light in place of a flash, which is more convenient to me because there is no delay when taking a pic at night while waiting for the flash to charge.
This is a very nice little phone. It's easy to use with nearly every function available on the top screen with the phone closed. The qwerty keyboard is very nice and easy to get used to. The internet is great because of the big display and the camera is very clear. I'd give this phone a 9.8 out of ten, just because it doesn't wash the dishes too.
My #1 priority in picking a phone was sound quality. This has the Motorola Crystal Talk technology. It really is outstanding. As for everything else, it works fine, but I am admittedly not as discriminating a user as some may be. I'm an old guy with big thumbs. I can navigate the keyboard fine. The Bluetooth seems to chew up the battery charge, although maybe it's the Bluetoothing and the surfing simultaneously that chew up the charge. The camera is OK, but I think my old Sony Ericsson W810i was better. As someone else said, it's not a smart phone. I like the size. Love the 3.5 mm headphone jack and the micro USB jack. (It's a sharp contract to the propietary Sony Ericsson Fast Port I was used to on my old phone. We ought to all boycott Sony products until it stops using expensive, crappy proprietary stuff). I'm happy with the phone.
This is a good phone. The battery life doesn't last as long as advertised probably because i'm texting all day. It lasts about 2 days with ~100 texts sent and maybe 20 minutes of talk time. Not bad. It's a goofy shape, but I like it. I'm not going to lose it anytime soon because it's heavy and large and I know if it's in my pocket. Great call quality. Good, fast texting abilities. good organization.