A feature phone that's simply a feature phone. And it does it well.
I bought the KRZR as a replacement for a Nokia 5310 which I had for about 3 years. I needed a new phone, but the market had become over-saturated with smartphones, which I simply can't stand. That, and I didn't want to pay extra to get a useless data plan that I would never use. So, I had to turn to eBay to find a phone that was nothing more than exactly that: a phone. Normally, I'm not a fan of Motorola phones, but because of the low price and size, as well as it having not much extra features I would never use, I went with the KRZR anyway. I didn't have to spend much for it ($60 roughly, with an extra 10 for a hard shell and memory card) and the phone itself is pretty solid. The red model actually is red, and doesn't appear pink in bright light (the common problem with red anything usually). The camera is mediocre, but I didn't buy it for the camera in the first place (a camera on a phone still can't beat a dedicated camera anyways, which I have). However, it uses a USB-B mini for charging and data transfers. This is important when coupled with the fact that this is an unlocked phone, because that also means that you can use MP3 music and sound files as ringtones. A nice touch, especially for someone like me. The phone is very small, and being a KRZR, also very thin when both opened and closed. The battery life is phenomenal. Considering I use it everyday, I can go roughly five days before I need to charge it from empty to full again. The outer screen is also a nice touch, since wallpapers you put on your home screen also show up on the smaller outer screen. Now, it's not the greatest screen, resolution, and color, but it gets the job done, and it's very functional with it showing caller ID and notifications with very readable text. One thing I should note, however, is that for someone like me who tends to have slightly larger fingers, the navigation buttons are a little cramped for me. I've noticed that sometimes when trying to navigate left or right, I'll occasionally press the Web Browser or Back/Clear buttons on occasion. This is a small problem, and isn't a deal breaker by any means. I don't use any other features such as the Web Browsing, Games, Camera, app downloads, and the like because I simply don't need them. That being said, I can't really give any input on those features. The KRZR is very much just a basic phone with basic features, mainly talk and text, with a few extra nice touches. If you're like me and can't stand smartphones or don't want to pay extra for a data plan you'd never use, I'd recommend the KRZR to you as a good, reliable, durable, feature phone.Read full review
The product was as described. It works better than my previous phone, great reception in places where I lost reception with my old phone. I am a rather large person and the length of this phone when opened up fits much better. I can hear better and the ones I am talking to understand me better. It is also a very pretty shade of blue.(-: This phone was recommended to me by a friend who had one when the were first released. The things I dislike about it are the way things work. I will eventually get used to it but it is so much different than my old phone. I also have trouble with the media net button. I use my phone strictly for a phone. Many times I activate the media net button accidentally and it costs me money. I would like to know if there is a way to lock that particular key. Other than that, I love my new phone.Read full review
Good phone but disappointed with the camera feature
I had to buy a new phone because the used phone I bought through eBay was defective. Can't beat the prices in eBay. The phone is basically easy to use, it feels sturdy and I like the size I was a bit disappointed in the color though. I thought I was getting a solid red but there's this strip of gold on the front of the phone which I did not like. The ad did not portray the true color of the phone. I'm disappointed with the camera feature. I don't like that you cannot zoom into the pic.
Stick to the Newer Cell Phones
I like the sleek look and the color and the back lit keypad. But, it lacks some basic functions unless I missed something in the manual. I bought the Moto Tool Kit as well and it is not compatible with Macintosh. My little Nokia has more functions than this MotoKRZR K1. It is more for style than function. I will use until it quits then bite the bullet and upgrade. I bought this for two reasons: I did not want to lock in to another two years and the cell phone companies are offering less and less flip phones. I do not need a smart phone. Pros: Style, Color, Look, Micro Slot, Back lit Keypad It alerts when you lose signal and gain it back. Cons: Address book has no place for addresses or email or multiple numbers. I have 3 entries per person. I cannot get the phone to attach ring tones to a particular caller. It drops a lot of calls even indoors. It attracts fingerprints constantly. Always shining it up. It seems rather difficult to navigate and I can't find out how to customize the menu options or if it even allows that function. I would not purchase this phone again. It's pretty to look at but not as user friendly as I had hoped.Read full review
very nice phone
Verified purchase: Yes | Condition: Refurbished