Motorola i series i1 - Black Silver (Boost Mobile) Smartphone
About this product
- NetworkBoost Mobile
- Family LineMotorola i series
- Storage Capacity512MB
- ColorBlack Silver
- Network TechnologyiDEN
- BandiDEN 800/900 (Dual Band)
- Camera Resolution5.0MP
- Supported Flash Memory CardsBuilt-In Memory,MicroSD
- Battery TypeRechargeable Li-Ion Battery
- Display Resolution320 x 480
- Touch ScreenYes
- Digital CameraYes
- QWERTY Physical KeyboardNo
- Email AccessYes
- Internet BrowserYes
- Release Date2010
- Antenna TypeIntegrated
Most relevant reviews
- thankuagainAug 04, 2011by
Poorest excuse of an Android on this side of the universe.
THE ONLY REASON ANYONE WOULD HAVE THIS PAPER WEIGHT IS BECAUSE THEY'RE ON THE IDEN NETWORK!
This is the second i1 Android I've had to buy using the poor Boost Mobile iden service, as we're expanding our business and need another line. It is purely pathetic that Nextel/Sprint doesn't expand their technology to grow beyond such an inane, poorly designed (lowest level) Android cell phone exclusively and solely for use on the antiquated iden network!
I use the speaker feature exclusively, but the tiny little insignificant icon to activate it is so UN-strategically located in the bottom corner so close to the the cancel icon that 9 out of 10 times the call gets canceled accidentally! And of course their is no default option to leave the speaker always on.
Without any other Android yet to be aligned with Boost Mobile iden service, it is simply poor beyond belief, and wouldn't even be considered in the slightest, if any sufficient competition existed.
If your on the iden network because you need to be (otherwise you wouldn't) and want to at least "resemble" being in this century along with your more fortunate associates NOT needing the iden network, this is all their is. And it 'ain't' pretty.
Matter of fact, it's just plain sad.Read full review
- the_fairy_gothm...Feb 18, 2011by
Very Durable but net features are slow
I can assure you this is a heavy duty phone. I once was at a metal concert at a outdoor venue and my phone was knocked from my hand while I was recording video when a mosh pit erupted behind me. The phone to my dismay hit the pavement and I thought it was doomed and it got stepped on too. I picked it up dusted it off and luckily the screen wasn't scratched just the outer edges and a couple of the buttons which it only has 3 on the front everything else is touch screen. I mean I have dropped this phone several times, its gotten a lil bit wet here and there not drowned in water but still this phone worked.
The one thing I do dislike is the old droid OS that is really slow and tends to crash. If you try putting alot of newer aps on it it will slow, freeze or crash. Keep it simple for this phone and you shouldnt have many problems. This was not optimized to work like phones on 3 and 4 G networks. Its IDEN but the good thing is I rarely have dropped calls or lose signal and instant messaging and texting works great.
The phone has great storage capabilities. It comes with a 2 gig micro SD and the adapter SD to plug it into your computer. Also the USB cable/power cord is handy. You dont even have to take the SD card out to transfer data from your computer and phone as you can simply take the USB cord and detach it from the adapter for the power outlet. It comes with a headset that has a push to talk button on it but I got a wireless bluetooth one anyways. the battery is decent as well. I knew a friend with a new HTC phone and the battery was terrible lasted maybe a hour or 2 and got poor signal. He paid alot for the phone and his plan. Ouch.
the phone has good sound quality and video quality. I can play music and video back and it will be pretty loud. You also do not have to buy ringtones. I think this is the only boost phone where you can download and use your own music and make your own ringtones. I when I first got it tried finding ringtones for it and could not and was like what the heck? I soon figured out I could just use my own stuff so it saves you money there being ringtones and sounds can be $1-$3 a pop. I was able to assign different songs to different contacts and pictures and it was really nifty. Despite the slow net speed and old OS there is alot you can do with this phone and having push to talk makes it awesome. Now days there is a droid and apple ap that can turn any smartphone into a push to talk as well but your gonna still pay like about a hundred bucks a month for their plans. Having Boosts cheap unlimited plan now with the shrinkage subtracting $5 off your bill every so many months makes this one of the best smartphone deals. Boost does offer a 3G phone with a $60 unlimited plan the blackberry curve which retails cheaper than the i1 but theres no push to talk and I dont know if theres a blackberry ap for that. theres more droid and apple aps for sure just be careful when downloading them to make sure they will be compatible with your phone.
Other than that it is a decent phone and hopefully the price will come down as with the OS they are running and the slow network speeds I think Boost should market this phone around the Blackberry curves price. Or offer a discount for new customers or new phone activations. Still its a good buy for the price of unlimited service.Read full review
- 647687475@delet...Sep 02, 2011by
Great iDEN phone!
This phone is amazing if you're used to other Nextel or Boost iDEN phones. The speaker is loud and clear, and at last you have access to the android market for very useful apps. If you're used the 3G data on other smart phones you'll be disappointed with the internet speed, but those of us that love Nextel direct connect finally have a phone that does it all. That being said, it does take forever to download apps using iDEN. I haven't tried using wifi to download like it recommends, so I can't comment on that. One way that works well is to pick the app you want to download when you put it on the charger for night and let it work away at it. (it can take more than an hour for some apps)I use my i1 on Boost mobile which offers the best rates and has the same service as Nextel..
- oefwarriorJan 18, 2012by
Great IDEN, Keep it away from Moisture
This is the second Motorola i1 Android phone I have purchased. This review is based on the first phone. I really liked it despite the low rating. It is the first Android designed for IDen the Nextel network. The reception for the Nextel Net is great that is why I won't switch to CDMA. I love the Push-To-Talk (PTT) it's great to get someones attention if they are not paying attention to their phone. GPS is fast, but will kill your battery, so get a spare. My first phone somehow got moisture in it so I am not taking it into the washroom when I shower. The humidity killed the WiFi and Bluetooth and Motorola won't repair it though it's under warranty. Real SLIME DOGS!
- josheself98Sep 13, 2011by
Awesome Product! Great Value For The Money! Fast Shipping I Enjoy it!
Motorola I1 - Black Silver (Boost Mobile) Cellular Phone! I saved enough to buy this online beacuse this product its easy to use touch screen and the battery life is very long. I would reccomed this to anybody that enjoys easy to use a smart phone that has an Android Os!