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Motorola KRZR K1 review

7.7/10 AVG.

  • Motorola KRZR K1
  • Motorola KRZR K1

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The Motorola KRZR K1 currently has an Informr score of 7.7 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 352 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

The Motorola KRZR K1 boasts a very stylish slim design making it attractive to look at and comfortable to hold as well. It is a little taller, thicker, and heavier than its predecessor, the RAZR model, which gives it a much classier look and feel. The metallic gloss coating also adds to the luxurious look; however, it is prone to smudging from fingerprints and may not be so great at withstanding scratches when it is not in its carrying pouch. The clamshell lid on the KRZR K1 is another improvement over the RAZR model as it has a sturdy hinge that opens and closes with a solid confidence.

It has a slightly smaller keyboard and screen to work with because of the smaller and sleeker design but this helps to give the display a sharper look. Once you go beyond the large and colourful icons on the main screen, you will find the menu to be a little slow and cumbersome as it requires more menu steps than other types of phones. On the upside, the battery can provide over three hours of talk time and you can personalize the Motorola KRZR K1 with a huge variety of wallpaper, screensavers, and menu styles. The call quality is quite clear and sharp however, you may have trouble being heard when using the phone in loud environments. This phone also features a 2-megapixel camera giving you the choice to take pictures in four sizes and you can select from three different quality settings.

Overall, the Motorola KRZR K1 offers great call quality and has an improved look and feel with only a few weak points to mention. It may not be a leader in technical innovations, but it has the features and performance to make it a good dependable phone.

Operating system
Screen Size
2+ MP

What the Critics Are Saying...


Motorola KRZR has perfect design. Naturally, users are free to have their own tastes, but one thing is for sure: this phone is going to become popular for its look more than anything else. The materials used in it are very good. Its overall “visage” is miles away from triviality. Motorol...

- Michal Sedlák, GSMArena

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Motorola backs up the KRZR K1 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

If your KRZR K1 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 KRZR K1's screen size is Unknown with x pixels resolution.


There is a processor (CPU).


The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

2+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 2+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

20 MB

Internal memory is 20 MB. An external, MicroSD (up to 2 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 780 mAh battery. Motorola's performance ratings are 14.5 days standby time.

KRZR K1 Specs

Release date December 18, 2006
Regions available USA, Canada
Mobile / Cellular Data
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
Operating System No

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Internal Storage 20 MB
Hearing Aid Compatible No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.07 W/kg
Body: 1.19 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Headphones, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 780 mAh
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 Up to: 14.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Flip
Colors Reflective Silver (T-Mobile), Blue (AT&T), Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 10.3 x 4.2 x 1.6 cm (4.1 x 1.7 x 0.6 in)
Weight 103 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 262k
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size Unknown
Secondary Display Color LCD (STN), 96 x 80 pixels, 65k
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
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 iTAP
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands No
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 500
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 POP3, IMAP, SMTP
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, BPP, DUN, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD (up to 2 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
Main Camera
2+ megapixels
8x digital
Additional Rear Camera Info
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
CIF (352 x 288 pixels), 15 fps, up to 25 minutes
Front Camera
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, AAC+, AAC
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers No
Headset Jack Other / proprietary
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm No
Stop Watch No
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Yes
Included Software / Apps -
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