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Motorola Brute review


  • Motorola Brute
  • Motorola Brute
  • Motorola Brute
  • Motorola Brute

The aptly-named Motorola Brute has an interesting, attractive look that is built around practicality and performance. With three dramatic, rectangular grooves penetrating the outer shell on either side of an attractive display to provide additional grip, exposed hinges and a rubbery, it-won’t-fall-if-I’m-eating-chips feel, this flip phone is built to military specifications, meaning it has to be tough.

How tough? Getting a phone to meet military specs is not a formality; it’s an effort. This phone will endure environmental conditions sensible people would be wise to avoid. Therefore it’s a natural for folks who work in the field, including  contractors, first responders or a sales force that doesn’t’ want to suffer the minor inconvenience of, um, a tornado, dust storm or sudden rain.

Impressively, this phone goes beyond just being able to survive poor weather. It offers a competent, 2MP camera with flash!, GPS, a strong battery, stereo Bluetooth and expandable memory via an 8GB microSD card. For its targeted buyer, this phone makes technology simple, useful and enjoyable. No hassles making a call, no worries about a little dirt or drop, because the Brute will hold up and perform.

For folks who buy phones because they are working and need a way to stay connected, even during a category 3 hurricane, take a look at the Motorola Brute.


Operating system
Custom
Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
2.2"
Camera
2+ MP



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The Brute price will vary depending on retailer, age, special offers and whether or not it's purchased with a service plan. If purchased with a 2 year service contract for example, you would likely pay much less for the phone itself up front. You can compare Motorola Brute prices from around the web here on The Informr.


We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Motorola Brute user manual here.


Motorola backs up the Brute with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your Brute has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Motorola support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Motorola's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.



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Screen Size
2.2"

The Motorola Brute's screen size is 2.2 inches with x pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown

There is a processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

Camera
2+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 2+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
180 MB

Internal memory is 180 MB. An external, MicroSD (up to 8 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1750mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1750 mAh battery. Motorola's performance ratings are 6.5 days standby time, 350 minutes.

Motorola Brute Specs

Overview
Release date January 11, 2010
Regions available USA
Networks
Mobile / Cellular Data
SIM card size
No
Dual SIM No
Operating System No

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Processor
Internal Storage 180 MB
RAM No
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.59 W/kg
Body: 0.86 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1750 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 350 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 6.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Flip
Colors Gray
Dimensions [H x W x D] 9.9 x 5.3 x 2.6 cm (3.9 x 2.1 x 1 in)
Weight 160 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design Yes
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 65k
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 2.2 inches
Secondary Display No
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Standard / 12-key Numeric
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry T9
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock No
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity 1200
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client No
Email Protocols No
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) Yes
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 2.1
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, BPP, DUN, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD (up to 8 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
2+ megapixels
Multi-camera
No
Zoom
4x digital
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Geotagging, Self-timer, White balance
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC
Video Recording Parameters
CIF (352 x 288 pixels), 15 fps
Front Camera
Zoom
Unknown
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, AAC+, AAC, AMR, Real Audio, WMA, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 2.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable ()
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Motorola i680

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