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Motorola i325 in Canada
This is a very solid phone that withstands abuse well, however the battery life is short and the colour screen can be difficult to read. The best feature is the external speaker that has an extremely loud and clear broadcast for hands-free use and for hearing over noisy machinery. The talk-around... More
This is a very solid phone that withstands abuse well, however the battery life is short and the colour screen can be difficult to read. The best feature is the external speaker that has an extremely loud and clear broadcast for hands-free use and for hearing over noisy machinery. The talk-around feature is very good also when used with another i325 or i315, giving clear reception from 2-5km depending on the terrain; this is a two way radio feature that operates completely off the phone network but works with multiple units in areas with no coverage at all. My phone often gets sprayed with water, covered in dust, dropped, left in the sun at 40 celsius temperatures and above and still operates as it did when new. The fixed antennae can be annoying, but it does work better than the antennae on the i315 (which I also own), especially when using the 2-way radio in no coverage areas. With an older model i305 side by side with the i325 (and i315) in a rural area the i305 shows two bars of reception while the i325 (and i315) shows the maximum five bars. Owning both the i325 and i315 currently, and having owned the i305, I would recommend the i315 model over the others. There is no point to having a colour screen on the i325 as it just makes it harder to read, even on monochrome, and it is nice to be able to retract the antennae when you don't need the exteme reception range. Essentially everything is the same on the i325 and i315 except for the colour, antennae, and price. If you are an emergency response worker then ask your employer for the i325 because it is "that" different in extreme situations, but if you are a contractor like me who is in rural and urban settings ourdoors then go with the i315 and save a couple hundred dollars. Finally, with either phone have at least two maximum capacity batteries if you talk for more than two hours in the day, the 1450 ma ones are what I am using. I never get more than two days on stand-by and have a useable charge left for another day, and if I have more than 100 minutes of talking I change over to a fresh battery because the last third of charge dissapears real quick! Less