Specs summary

Screen
No

The Motorola i836'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, 135 minutes (2G).



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Believe the 1 stars!

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You might be thinking to yourself "Those people that are complaining about lack of service or crappy speakers are doing just that...complaining. They probably just live farther away from the towers and that must be the reason they didn't have service. I'll be fine. Right?" Wrong. Ok. Well, let me... More
You might be thinking to yourself "Those people that are complaining about lack of service or crappy speakers are doing just that...complaining. They probably just live farther away from the towers and that must be the reason they didn't have service. I'll be fine. Right?" Wrong. Ok. Well, let me give you a little proof. We've had Nextel for a very long time. Most of the phones we bought from Nextel worked awesome. We had a full signal with every phone. Never had a dropped call, never had a problem with speakers. Not to mention, we live right down the road from a tower so we figured we wouldn't have to worry about the signal thing. Then my mother wanted a more compact phone. This is a slightly skinnier phone than most. We got this one before reading any reviews. Now, I have a big family so naturally we take the easy way when it comes to calling someone in for dinner. A lot of the time we would just call them on a cell phone. Ok Well, in a family of 8, guess who's phone was the only phone with no bars. Correct, my mom's. Every other phone in the house had every single bar, and my mom's phone had no service what-so-ever. Out of 8 phones that isn't very good odds. So obviously signs point to the phone as the problem. It was like the phone picked and chose when to get a signal or not. It is not a very reliable phone. Truthfully, I'm shocked anyones ever gotten a signal at all with this phone because we live right down the road from a tower, and still, we barely even got a signal with that phone when every other nextel phone in the house had a full signal, even in the basement! Truthfully, my recommendation would be, if you are even considering buying this phone, just because of any good reviews you've read, I'd say don't take your chances and buy a phone that has at least a little more good reviews than this one. Less
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Horrible

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I had this phone for only a couple of months before the person on the other end could not hear me. The speaker phone sucks as well. I can only use this phone with a earpiece. Nice looking phone, horrible quality.
I had this phone for only a couple of months before the person on the other end could not hear me. The speaker phone sucks as well. I can only use this phone with a earpiece. Nice looking phone, horrible quality. Less
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Horrible

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I had this phone for only a couple of months before the person on the other end could not hear me. The speaker phone sucks as well. I can only use this phone with a earpiece. Nice looking phone, horrible quality.
I had this phone for only a couple of months before the person on the other end could not hear me. The speaker phone sucks as well. I can only use this phone with a earpiece. Nice looking phone, horrible quality. Less
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Run away from this phone & Nextel

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I had 3 different i836's and all had the same problems. The phone looks great but it ends there. The battery life is short & the signal sucks - I went from an i205 that I had for 5 years - to the 836 which cut off 36% of my calls (according to Nextel's own records) - this phone is the worst phone... More
I had 3 different i836's and all had the same problems. The phone looks great but it ends there. The battery life is short & the signal sucks - I went from an i205 that I had for 5 years - to the 836 which cut off 36% of my calls (according to Nextel's own records) - this phone is the worst phone I ever used - it goes from full signal (5 bars) to no service all day long - just back and forth. I use about 6000 minutes a month and I need a dependable phone and service provider. I wasted hours and hours arguing with Nextel and got nowhere. After 2 months of torture I cancelled my service with Sprint / Nextel they charged me $200 temination fee and refused to allow me to return the $100 i836. I went into Verizon, got a Kyocera phone and it works great. I'm paying more for my monthly service, but it just works - with no hassles. The i836 is now a $300 paperweight. I would rather stick needles in my eyes then deal with Sprint / Nextel again. What a way to treat a 9 year loyal customer Nextel. Way to go....... Less
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I want my money back

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For looks it is a nice phone, for everyday use... Dont waste your money. Not good signal, terrible sound on the speaker and very delicate to most regular use. I used for a long time the i90c... I miss it even though it was a bigger phone. I would not recomend it.
For looks it is a nice phone, for everyday use... Dont waste your money. Not good signal, terrible sound on the speaker and very delicate to most regular use. I used for a long time the i90c... I miss it even though it was a bigger phone. I would not recomend it. Less
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Nice Looking Piece Of Junk!

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This phone is awful, I upgraded because my i80 (?) an old nextel brick was just too big and it snapped in half. this phone is the smalles they make right now. It has horrible battery l;ife, I am on my second battery because it will just cut out without warning when I am on the phone and have barely... More
This phone is awful, I upgraded because my i80 (?) an old nextel brick was just too big and it snapped in half. this phone is the smalles they make right now. It has horrible battery l;ife, I am on my second battery because it will just cut out without warning when I am on the phone and have barely used it after a full charge. the signal is terrible, I don't have reception in places that I did with my older phone. the case scratches and chips easily and it just doesn't work!! If I paid for the phone I would have given it up long ago, but I use it for work heavily, dc and phone - when the battery is charged it does work fine. Another annoying thing is the volume buttons on the outside of the phone are easily pressed if the phone is in your pocket and will take itself off of vibrate without you knowing. All nextel phones have horrible battery life, but some of them don't drop calls as much! Less
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I like it

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I have had this phone for awhile now and I love it. No problems with anything falling off or keys not working. Maybe some are harder on their phones than others. But I do know the only time I dont get a signal is when Im in wal-mart. But almost everyone I know doesnt and they have different phones a... More
I have had this phone for awhile now and I love it. No problems with anything falling off or keys not working. Maybe some are harder on their phones than others. But I do know the only time I dont get a signal is when Im in wal-mart. But almost everyone I know doesnt and they have different phones and carriers. Less
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Looks good but that's about it!

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I am on i836 number 2. My sister and I got these phones at the same time. The little metal cover and then the screen fell off the faceplate after a couple of months of usage. Then the buttons started failing (I'd have to press the end button 3-4 times before a call would actually disconnect). I... More
I am on i836 number 2. My sister and I got these phones at the same time. The little metal cover and then the screen fell off the faceplate after a couple of months of usage. Then the buttons started failing (I'd have to press the end button 3-4 times before a call would actually disconnect). I could almost deal with the phone if the service worked consistently. Nextel service has become the biggest joke on the planet. And the products have got to pot as well. I had the insurance so I was (after much aruging, kicking and screaming) able to get a (new) replacement. Now, only a couple of months later, the SAME EXACT thing is happening again. My sister is experiencing weirdness where the display takes forever to get the foreground banner. I suspect its a circuit issue. If it wouldn't cost $200, Nextel would be eating my dust! Don't waste your time with this 'pretty' phone that is unless you don't plan to use it. Less
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Very Solid Phone

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It seems as though alot of people hate this phone,however..they dont narrow all the tech specs down. Plain ad simple,it gets good reception and has a sturdy and sleek design plus a whole load of cool features. what else could you ask for?
It seems as though alot of people hate this phone,however..they dont narrow all the tech specs down. Plain ad simple,it gets good reception and has a sturdy and sleek design plus a whole load of cool features. what else could you ask for? Less
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Beware of - free unlocked Motorola RAZR V3 instead!,

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Do not attempt for this offer i.e (free unlocked Motorola RAZR V3 instead!). They will force you to buy things and will keep you in survey loops for ever. You will end up giving all your info and then getting out of it in frustration.
Do not attempt for this offer i.e (free unlocked Motorola RAZR V3 instead!). They will force you to buy things and will keep you in survey loops for ever. You will end up giving all your info and then getting out of it in frustration. Less



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Full Specs

Overview
Release date June 2, 2005
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 Yes
Digital compass Unknown
FlightMode Unknown
Hearing Aid Compatible Unknown
TTY/TDD Unknown
Noise Cancellation Unknown
SAR Head: 1.4 W/kg
Languages English, French, Spanish
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Car Charger, 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:
135 minutes (2G)
Standby Time Up to: 2.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Flip
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA No
Material Unknown
Colors Silver
Dimensions [H x W x D] 8.5 x 4.5 x 2.0 cm
(3.3 x 1.8 x 0.8 in)
Weight 112 grams
(4 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 Yes
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 No
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, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) Yes
Connectivity
USB Yes
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 No
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 Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Unknown
Alarm No
Stopwatch No
Timer Unknown
Calculator No
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Unknown
Weather Unknown
Stocks Unknown
Maps Unknown
Notepad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Yes
Apps -
Included Software / Apps No
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Additional Comments Other Names (AKA): Nextel i836, i830, i833, i835

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