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Motorola C168i review

7.5/10 AVG.
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7.5/10
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The Motorola C168i currently has an Informr score of 7.5 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 66 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Custom
Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
Unknown
Camera
No



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Motorola released the C168i on April 3, 2007.


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Motorola backs up the C168i with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
Unknown

The Motorola C168i's screen size is Unknown with x pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown

There is a processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

Camera
No

This model has no built-in camera. Sorry, no selfies.

Storage
No

Internal memory is No. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
Unknown

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

Motorola C168i Specs

Overview
Release date April 3, 2007
Regions available No
Networks
GSM:
850/1900 MHz
Data:
GPRS
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System
Processor
Internal Storage No
RAM No
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.16 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity No
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 6.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Colors Black with silver accents
Dimensions [H x W x D] 10.4 x 4.6 x 1.4 cm (4.1 x 1.8 x 0.6 in)
Weight 78 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (STN)
Colors 65k
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size Unknown
3D No
Secondary Display No
Graphics Yes
Themes No
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 iTap
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands No
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control No
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity 600
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing No
Photo Caller ID No
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client No
Email Protocols No
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB -
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Unknown
Bluetooth Profiles No
Bluetooth Audio Codecs
WiFi No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot No
Expansion Slot Info
PC Synchronization No
TV Out Unknown
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Dual lens
No
Zoom
No
Flash
-
Additional Rear Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback No
Audio Formats No
Radio Yes
Video Playback No
Video Playback Formats No
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
Headset Jack 2.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone No
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder No
Games Downloadable
Apps
Included Software / Apps -
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Amazon

Great phone

from Amazon
I almost never write reviews for anything, but this stupid little cheap phone has proven so reliable and indestructible that I just had to say something. I bought this phone at least 3 (maybe 4) years ago, after two "fancy" (expensive) flip phones each lasted less than a year before falling apart. My g...More
I almost never write reviews for anything, but this stupid little cheap phone has proven so reliable and indestructible that I just had to say something. I bought this phone at least 3 (maybe 4) years ago, after two "fancy" (expensive) flip phones each lasted less than a year before falling apart. My goal was not to buy a phone that would last 4 years (I didn't expect any phone would) and certainly was not to buy a $20 phone that would last 4 years. My goal was just not to spend $150 on another phone. I hoped it might last 6 months, until I decided what to do next (change service providers, get a new contract with a free phone, etc.) To my surprise, this little brick of a phone just keeps going. It has not been treated lightly (I recently opened up the back to find the serial #, and found it full of dirt & dust). It has crashed with me skiing, been splashed with salt water while sailing, and been drenched in sweat while in my bike jersey. Still, it works. Complaints: I dearly wish it had a camera, even a crappy one. Sometimes the exposed buttons get pressed accidentally. It has no fancy features. But I'm going to buy another one-- just in case this one ever quits. Less
Amazon

Nice, but

from Amazon
I bought this phone to replace an LG phone that I didn't like. As I expected, all I had to do was put the old SIM card in the new phone and it worked. There are two serious drawbacks to this device, both related to the candy bar style. First, all the buttons are exposed, so it's easy to hit one acciden...More
I bought this phone to replace an LG phone that I didn't like. As I expected, all I had to do was put the old SIM card in the new phone and it worked. There are two serious drawbacks to this device, both related to the candy bar style. First, all the buttons are exposed, so it's easy to hit one accidentally. Second, the screen is easily scratched. This one got scratched making it difficult to read in sunlight. Aside from those two flaws, the phone works great. Connectivity, battery life, and quality of voice are superb. Since I don't do texting I can't comment on that. It is nice and small, and if it came with a case, or if I could find a case for it, then it would be perfect for my needs. The price was right. Now I have a new SIM card with $10 worth of calling on it that I don't need. Less
Amazon

Perfect Bare-Bones and Practically Indestructible Phone!

from Amazon
I have had the C168i for two years as a replacement for a different phone I broke. Note that it is a "goPhone" but you can use any monthly ATT service with it just by putting your SIM card in. My friends make fun of me for my boring looking phone, but they have since gone through 4-5 $150-200 phones...More
I have had the C168i for two years as a replacement for a different phone I broke. Note that it is a "goPhone" but you can use any monthly ATT service with it just by putting your SIM card in. My friends make fun of me for my boring looking phone, but they have since gone through 4-5 $150-200 phones while my $20 "crap" phone is still going and going... This phone is perfect for someone who doesn't need a camera, videos, bell and whistles stuff, but wants a sturdy reliable phone with a long battery life. It is also very inexpensive. Also, I attest to the main review that this phone is a "TERMINATOR" phone, meaning it is EXTREMELY resistant to almost all forms of physical harm. I have never tried soaking it in water, but I have dropped it, thrown it, scraped it, kicked it etc. and the screen and battery are still perfectly functional. Great battery life as well. My battery has NEVER run out on me. EVER! And I am super-negligent when it comes to charging it. Of course, the phone really only has normal calling and basic texting. The only complaint I would make is that entering new contacts into the address book is somewhat difficult and counter-intuitive until you learn how to do it. You won't regret buying this phone. Less
Amazon

does the job

from Amazon
I got this phone just as secondary cell phone. It is really lightweight and very cheap. The receiption is good. But most of the time a windy noise is heard when somebody is calling to this cell phone.
Amazon

Good little phone

from Amazon
this is a good little inexpensive phone - basic, but that's what I wanted! Just a phone for my pay as you go plan!
Amazon

Motorola Fan

from Amazon
I've been using this phone for about three weeks, now, and it truly is a nice little phone. It's small, light, and the keypad and screen really light up...you can actually see the screen in very bright sunlight! It does everything I want a phone to do. The graphics on the web are really very good, al...More
I've been using this phone for about three weeks, now, and it truly is a nice little phone. It's small, light, and the keypad and screen really light up...you can actually see the screen in very bright sunlight! It does everything I want a phone to do. The graphics on the web are really very good, although accessing the web is rather slow. The keypad IS quite small, and this could be a problem for most men, but it's perfect for me. The only negative is that it doesn't have speaker phone capability. The battery life is, as the others have said, amazing! As for the person whose wife's phone was dead, it probably was jostled in her purse and was inadvertently turned on. I prefer bar phones to any other kind (not sure why), and one of the first things I learned was to lock the keypad whenever I put it in my purse, in my pocket, or any other place where it would be possible for the phone to be accidentally turned on. It's a simple matter of pushing two keys to turn on the lock or to shut it off, and sure saves a lot of battery life. Less
Amazon

Tough phone

from Amazon
We never use cell phones, but thought we needed one for a long road trip. With our last phone we were always irritated that the battery seemed to be dead every time we tried to use it. Based on reviews, we chose this phone. Battery life is great! And the phone really does handle abuse very well. M...More
We never use cell phones, but thought we needed one for a long road trip. With our last phone we were always irritated that the battery seemed to be dead every time we tried to use it. Based on reviews, we chose this phone. Battery life is great! And the phone really does handle abuse very well. My husband forgot it was in his shirt pocket. The phone went through the washer and dryer and still works as well as ever!! I'm not sure how it would work as an everyday phone, but for those who only need it occasionally I would highly recommend. It will be there, charged and ready when you need it. Less
eBay

nice phone

from eBay
I dont know I never recived it,but it looked good when I bought it,you see to be honest you cannot write a review on somwthing you did not see or hold in you hand's to examin
eBay

The phone is good

from eBay
the phone is good i like it. i needed a cheap phone and fast but it took about a week to receive the book.
eBay

This is a GO Phone

from eBay
It is not a normal phone. It has not been activated. I have a suspicion that it is hot. Do not buy this product without checking with the seller if they have activated it or not. It can be converted to a normal use phone. But in my case it was difficult.

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