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Motorola i365 review

Successor to the i355, the Motorola i365 gets slimmed down but retains a construction-grade appearance. The i365 is an iDEN, candy bar phone, with a focus on ruggedness. In fact, it meets military specifications for humidity, dust, vibration, shock and rain.

Users who work outdoors will appreciate the durability the Motorola i365 possesses, and of course it’s reliability. (Earning a military spec rating is no small feat. Various build materials must be upgraded to achieve this rating. Cheap parts won’t cut it).

But perhaps the best and most important feature of the Motorola i365 is it’s Push-To-Talk ability. Users can push a single button and connect, walkie-talkie-style, to a coworker in just a moment. It’s that simple and that makes this phone very attractive.

The Motorola i365 also offers a full entry-level feature set that includes an alarm, calendar, email, 600 name phone book capacity, GPS, speakerphone, and more. Add in 5 hours of rated talk time, up to 140 hours of standby time, and you have a well-built workhorse backed by a quality name. Users can customize the phone a bit, load it with contacts, text, enter appointments in the calendar application, all done simply and with a solid, well-built device.

This “workhorse” tier of phones continue to be offered because there remains an enormous demand for them by hard working businesses who are interested in durability and performance, rather than clever operating systems or pretty widgets.

Hard working men and women will enjoy the power, freedom and reliability of the Motorola i365.

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Motorola released the i365 on September 2, 2008.

The i365 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 i365 prices from around the web here on The Informr.

We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Motorola i365 user manual here.

Motorola backs up the i365 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

If your i365 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

The Motorola i365's screen size is Unknown with x pixels resolution.


There is a processor (CPU).


The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.


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

5 MB

Internal memory is 5 MB. No external card slot is available for expansion.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery.

Motorola i365 Specs

Release date September 2, 2008
Regions available USA, Canada
Mobile / Cellular Data
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
Operating System No
Internal Storage 5 MB
Hearing Aid Compatible No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.28 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 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 No
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 13.5 x 5.3 x 3.1 cm (5.3 x 2.1 x 1.2 in)
Weight 190 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 65k
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size Unknown
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 T9
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
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 600
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols No
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, AIM, ICQ
Push-to-talk (PTT) Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles No
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
Memory Expansion Slot No
Expansion Slot Info
PC Synchronization No
TV Out Unknown
DLNA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
Main Camera
Additional Rear Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback No
Audio Formats No
Radio No
Video Playback No
Video Playback Formats No
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
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator No
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps No ()
Included Software / Apps -
Additional comments -
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