Specs summary

Screen
No

The Motorola i830'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
Unknown

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. Motorola's performance ratings are 2.5 days standby time, 170 minutes (2G).



Reviews summary

6.2/10AVG.
RATING
Based on 67 reviews

A flip-phone notable for its small size, unusual metallic finish and advanced traveling features. These include A-GPS visual and audible driving directions system, a voice recorder that captures memos and phone conversations for playback later, and International Direct Connect, which provides near-instantaneous digital walkie-talkie connections between users in the United States, Brazil, Argentina and Peru as well as between users in the United States and Canada (Mexico should be added sometime during the Summer of 2004).

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The i830's gadget-like appearance fits its high-tech personality. Many recent designs try to appear expensive and sophisticated by mixing low-contrast silvers and greys; the effect usually fails and they end up looking like cheap plastic. Motorola's designers took a different route, choosing to mimic the style of notebook computers by mixing metallic finishes with black plastic. The handset comes in a choice of two color schemes: silver with contrasting black edges, antenna and accents, or bronze with black, which is strikingly different from any other phone on the market -- you will either love it or hate it. The unit is exceptionally small when folded, and the external display, situated near the bottom of the face and surrounded by more black plastic, only reinforces the notebook look.

Advanced features and mini-gadget appearance aside, the Motorola i830 is a run-of-the-mill cellphone and organizer with minimal Web browsing capability and all the usual extras. The 65,000-color screen is easy to read, but this is nothing outstanding for a phone in the US$300 range. The contact book can hold 600 entries -- which is higher than many, less than a few, and probably more than anyone needs -- and the datebook and calendar are adequate, but can't sync with your desktop or PDA software. The provision of GPS sets this phone above many current rivals, and the Profiles feature, which allows the user to adjust a host of settings with a few touches of a button, is a useful addition.

Who will benefit most from owing a Motorola i830? Road warriors who rely on calling more than e-mail, and cross borders routinely. Person-to-person calling and GPS assisted-travel are exceptionally well-supported by this phone. If you can't do your job without e-mail, then a BlackBerry is a better bet. Private individuals who rely on their cellphone for personal use rather than business can probably find another model that does their favorite things better or cheaper. The one exception to this last statement concerns size: if you love or really need a tiny phone, the i830's price might not be too steep.


Reviews (6.2/10 Avg. rating)


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Stay away from this phone, and for that matter NEXTEL!!!!!

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This phone as well as other nextel phones are the worst I have had in a long time; and I have had quite a few phones ... Besides the fact that they are the most "technologically challenged" phones (no sms ! for f*** sake !!!!), they have many stability and battery problems; and yeah .. they look abs... More
This phone as well as other nextel phones are the worst I have had in a long time; and I have had quite a few phones ... Besides the fact that they are the most "technologically challenged" phones (no sms ! for f*** sake !!!!), they have many stability and battery problems; and yeah .. they look absolutely hideous Less
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Garbage

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My daughter has owned almost every phone Nextel has made and this was by far the worse. It was broken more often than not. Thank God I purchased the additional insurance on it or I would have gone into bankruptcy just trying to keep it working. She finally sent it to the cell phone cemetery where it... More
My daughter has owned almost every phone Nextel has made and this was by far the worse. It was broken more often than not. Thank God I purchased the additional insurance on it or I would have gone into bankruptcy just trying to keep it working. She finally sent it to the cell phone cemetery where it belonged. Nextel needs to make another updated verson of the i95. That was the best phone they ever made. Less
Amazon

Garbage

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My daughter has owned almost every phone Nextel has made and this was by far the worse. It was broken more often than not. Thank God I purchased the additional insurance on it or I would have gone into bankruptcy just trying to keep it working. She finally sent it to the cell phone cemetery where it... More
My daughter has owned almost every phone Nextel has made and this was by far the worse. It was broken more often than not. Thank God I purchased the additional insurance on it or I would have gone into bankruptcy just trying to keep it working. She finally sent it to the cell phone cemetery where it belonged. Nextel needs to make another updated verson of the i95. That was the best phone they ever made. Less
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The Small Phone Choice for Nextel Customers

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I'm surprised by all the bad reviews and that is why I am bothering to write one. I have had this phone for 2 years and purchased the same phone for my mother and sister. Since we are on the Nextel plan for business we were somewhat limited and picked this one because of it's size. I will admit i... More
I'm surprised by all the bad reviews and that is why I am bothering to write one. I have had this phone for 2 years and purchased the same phone for my mother and sister. Since we are on the Nextel plan for business we were somewhat limited and picked this one because of it's size. I will admit it is terrible for text messaging compared to some of the other phones out there. And it's not built to browse the web etc. But we just wanted a phone not a sidekick or a blackberry. I have had no problems with battery life or pieces falling out or overheating. I'm sure the other reviewers aren't lying, and as Nextel stopped making this phone maybe the model was prone to certain problems but as for the three phones I purchased, none of them had problems with parts, reception or anything else. If you want a small phone for Nextel, I think it's the best way to go. Less

super crap

I brought it in for service 3 times in 3 months. The speakers kept blowing. Not worth looking at. It is a super piece of crap!!!!
I brought it in for service 3 times in 3 months. The speakers kept blowing. Not worth looking at. It is a super piece of crap!!!! Less
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Bad battery life

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My wife has had this phone for about two years. Loved it at first but soon after she began charging it more and more frequently. Right now she is charging it 2-3 times per day and she doesn't use it often. Her favorite aspect of the phone is its size.
My wife has had this phone for about two years. Loved it at first but soon after she began charging it more and more frequently. Right now she is charging it 2-3 times per day and she doesn't use it often. Her favorite aspect of the phone is its size. Less
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It's Not the Service, It's the Phone

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I owned this phone for a whopping 10 days before I got fed up and traded it in for the i860. It's a cute phone -- I loved the bronze color and the lightweight feel -- but for God's sake, if I wanted to take a week to get a text message through, I'd write a letter. I really don't know whose bright i... More
I owned this phone for a whopping 10 days before I got fed up and traded it in for the i860. It's a cute phone -- I loved the bronze color and the lightweight feel -- but for God's sake, if I wanted to take a week to get a text message through, I'd write a letter. I really don't know whose bright idea it was to add the unnecessary step of signing on to the 'net to send a message, but it made the whole process about 82 steps longer than it needed to be. Add to that the phone's infamous habit of dropping calls, sticky dialing and flat-out refusal to make a call sometimes and you have a real loser. Too bad. Cute phone, poor execution on Nextel's part. Less
Amazon

Phone has lots of problems

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Have had this phone for a year, the screen to the earpiece fell out. This happened to a co-worker too but Nextel would not fix it without a hefty price. The battery won't keep a charge after a year either. The size and design is good but the problems need to be fixed.
Have had this phone for a year, the screen to the earpiece fell out. This happened to a co-worker too but Nextel would not fix it without a hefty price. The battery won't keep a charge after a year either. The size and design is good but the problems need to be fixed. Less
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Don't go buy it!

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I paid $150 extra plus tax to get a cool looking phone and it was not worth it. I went to the Nextel Support Center near my work to check if there was anything they could do -- nope -- the guy showed me a wall with the discontinued phones and this was the first one displayed. He said that was prob... More
I paid $150 extra plus tax to get a cool looking phone and it was not worth it. I went to the Nextel Support Center near my work to check if there was anything they could do -- nope -- the guy showed me a wall with the discontinued phones and this was the first one displayed. He said that was probably the worst cell phone ever released and everyone is having problems. I bought the service plan and he advised me to call and explain the problems I am having in an attempt to get a new cell phone. Common problems include: call gets dropped, from full bar to no service, and no service in key locations such as my work, my drive to work, and home. BTW, I have other people at work that have nextel service and it works fine so it is definetely my cell phone and not the nextel service. Please save yourself some money and don't buy this cell phone. Less

way acceptable

I am not suffering any of the anomalies other reviewers have endured. Reception very good, better than my i60 which I traded in. The color screen is sharp, the logic of the software is great and the speaker is excellent where sharpness is concerned. Thumb opening is hard but I have small hands wit... More
I am not suffering any of the anomalies other reviewers have endured. Reception very good, better than my i60 which I traded in. The color screen is sharp, the logic of the software is great and the speaker is excellent where sharpness is concerned. Thumb opening is hard but I have small hands with short thumbs and NO cells are easy to one-hand for me. No complaints here. Less



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Full Specs

Overview
Release date June 10, 2004
Regions available
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 Unknown
Hearing Aid Compatible Unknown
TTY/TDD Unknown
Noise Cancellation Unknown
SAR Head: 1.41 W/kg
Languages English, French
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Carrying case, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
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:
170 minutes (2G)
Standby Time Up to: 2.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Flip
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA No
Material Unknown
Colors Copper, Silver
Dimensions [H x W x D] 10.7 x 4.9 x 2.2 cm
(4.2 x 1.9 x 0.9 in)
Weight 120 grams
(4.2 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged Design Unknown
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Retractable
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD
Colors 65k
Resolution 130 x 130 pixels
Pixel Density Unknown
Size Unknown
3D No
Secondary Display LCD
Sensors
Graphics Yes
Themes Unknown
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 Yes
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad / Screen Lock No
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls Unknown
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 Yes
Browser Unknown
Javascript Unknown
Flash Unknown
Email No
Email Protocols
Additional Email Features No
Messaging Services SMS, EMS, MMS
Push-to-talk (PTT) Yes
Connectivity
USB No
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth No
Bluetooth Profiles
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption Unknown
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Expansion Slots No
Expansion Slots Info No
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out Unknown
DLNA Support Unknown
NFC Unknown
UMA Support Unknown
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet Unknown
PictBridge Unknown
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 No
Audio Formats No
Radio No
Video Playback No
Video Playback Formats No
Mobile TV Unknown
Streaming Video No
External Speakers Unknown
Headset Jack 2.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Unknown
Speakerphone No
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Unknown
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch No
Timer Unknown
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Unknown
Weather Unknown
Stocks Unknown
Maps Unknown
Notepad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Yes
Apps -
Included Software / Apps No
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