Specs summary

Screen
No

The Motorola i570's screen is Unknown with 130 x 130 pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown
OS

The phone runs on the Other operating system (OS).

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
850mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 850 mAh battery. Motorola's performance ratings are 3 days standby time, 165 minutes (2G).



Reviews summary

7.4/10AVG.
RATING
Based on 4 reviews

The Motorola i570 is a rugged clamshell offering that has been released by both Sprint Nextel in the US and Telus Mobility's Mike in Canada.

The i570 is specifically designed for less than ideal environments. It’s a sturdy device that meets military standards for resistance to water, exposure to dust and shock and has an overall heavier feel than other clamshells of similar dimensions.

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What the screen lacks in resolution it makes up for in brightness! This phone appears to be designed for people working in the field, and a dusty, wet field at that.

Not many additional bells and whistles on this model, although it does have a 1.3MP camera, complete with 4X digital zoom and the ability to record up to 30 seconds of video (much more if you use additional SD memory). These camera features make sense, since people in the field may have a need to take pictures.

The keyboard layout of the i570 is troubling. Whereas a certain “assumed” universal standard placement of buttons has emerged with most cell phones, the i570 has an awkward layout. The menu button, which is generally found in the center of the directional pad, is instead on the left side of the directional pad. This is even more confusing since on the screen the menu button appears in the middle.

Also, instead of scrolling through icons you have to continuously hit the “more” button in order to see the next row of icons, which is tedious and unnecessary.

While this phone is clearly designed for people working in rugged conditions, people who most likely use their phones almost exclusively to communicate, the i570 nonetheless possesses music player functions. I think this is a mistake. If the goal is to produce a compact, rugged, reliable device, adding a challenging set of music playing features only moves it away from its goal.

The i570 will get the job done, but it will require a small learning curve as you adapt to its odd keypad.

by Scot Cerullo


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Flip open to a blank screen

I have had my i570 for about a year. Last night I opened it to make a call and the screen is blank. Small window when folded is working, but inside screen is just blank. Does anyone have any suggestions?
I have had my i570 for about a year. Last night I opened it to make a call and the screen is blank. Small window when folded is working, but inside screen is just blank. Does anyone have any suggestions? Less

Inside Screen Cracked

I bought this phone because of it rugged design but after if fell out of my pocket on to the ground the screen broke I only had it 10 days and Telus said there was nothing they could do for me. I had to purchase another phone. I had an LG before this that wasn't rugged and it took far more abuse the... More
I bought this phone because of it rugged design but after if fell out of my pocket on to the ground the screen broke I only had it 10 days and Telus said there was nothing they could do for me. I had to purchase another phone. I had an LG before this that wasn't rugged and it took far more abuse then this phone ever would. I would not recommend purchase a Motorola phone as they will not help you in anyway Less

Fantastic

I have just recived this phone on an upgrade and I think it is great!the design is fantastic for a manufacturing enviroment and the buttons are a great sealed rubber pad that holds up well in a dusty enviroment.
I have just recived this phone on an upgrade and I think it is great!the design is fantastic for a manufacturing enviroment and the buttons are a great sealed rubber pad that holds up well in a dusty enviroment. Less

A Great Phone!!!

This is a great phone. The out door external display is just what these rugged phones needed. If you are looking for a phone with a camera, video camera, something to play video games on or any of that other BS, this phone is not for you. This is plain and simply just a phone. It has a loud ringer,... More
This is a great phone. The out door external display is just what these rugged phones needed. If you are looking for a phone with a camera, video camera, something to play video games on or any of that other BS, this phone is not for you. This is plain and simply just a phone. It has a loud ringer, that can be heard over saws, air tools and machinery. It can be dropped and not break. I've dropped mine, some times I cringe thinking that was really hard and the phone is toast, but to my surprise it always works. I am a contractor, I needed a phone with the push to talk and nothing else. The buttons are easy enough for my big fingers to push. The features the phone has are easy to use. In fact on the scale of 1-10 for features I am going to give this phone a 10. Because I am reviewing a phone and all the features a phone really needs, it has and does them well. I hope this helps people like my self who just want a phone with out all the useless junk Less


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Full Specs

Overview
Release date November 15, 2007
Regions available USA, Canada
Networks
iDEN
Data:
No
SIM Card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System Other
Processor No
Internal Flash Memory
RAM No
ROM No
GPS No
Digital compass Unknown
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation Unknown
SAR Head: 1.05 W/kg
Body: 1.15 W/kg
Languages English, French, Spanish
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 850 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging Unknown
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time Up to:
165 minutes (2G)
Standby Time Up to: 3 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Flip
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA No
Material Unknown
Colors Black and Gray
Dimensions [H x W x D] 9.3 x 5.0 x 2.5 cm
(3.7 x 2 x 1 in)
Weight 95 grams
(3.4 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged Design Yes
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Retractable
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 65k
Resolution 130 x 130 pixels
Pixel Density Unknown
Size Unknown
3D No
Secondary Display Monochrome LCD, 96 x 32 pixels
Sensors
Graphics No
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Unknown
Screen Orientation Lock Unknown
Multi Touch Unknown
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating Unknown
Additional Display Features No
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Unknown
Home Key Unknown
Mute Key Unknown
Input Type Standard / 12-key Numeric
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry T9
Physical Keyboard Unknown
Voicemail Key No
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 Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity 600 entries
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups Unknown
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type No
Browser Unknown
Javascript No
Flash No
Email No
Email Protocols
Additional Email Features No
Messaging Services SMS
Push-to-talk (PTT) Yes
Connectivity
USB No
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth No
Bluetooth Profiles
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Expansion Slots No
Expansion Slots Info No
PC Synchronization No
TV-out No
DLNA Support Unknown
NFC Unknown
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Resolution
Dual Lens No
Zoom No
Flash No
Additional Rear Camera Info No
Video Recording Formats No
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera  
Resolution
Zoom No
Additional Front Camera Info No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AMBE
Radio No
Video Playback No
Video Playback Formats No
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 2.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Unknown
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Unknown
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
Notepad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable, Pre-installed
Apps -
Included Software / Apps No
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Additional Comments Other Names (AKA): Mike i570

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