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Motorola KRZR K1m review

6.5/10 AVG.
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6.5/10
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The Motorola KRZR K1m currently has an Informr score of 6.5 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 196 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

The KRZR K1M is the RAZR’s better-looking sister. Looking more like a fashion accessory than a piece of technology, the K1M is an attractive iteration in the firmly established RAZR franchise.

The K1M is a CDMA phone (Sprint, Verizon, Bell, Telus, etc.) that runs on the high-speed EVDO network, provides a WAP browser which, combined with its 176x220 pixel internal display, creates a passable internet experience, and rounds out its feature set with 64MB of onboard flash memory, expandable microSD memory slot and a mini USB port for PC syncing. It also includes illuminated external MP3 controls and a phonebook that can store up to 1,000 contacts. The K1M provides a variety of ways to customize the look and sound of your device. This clamshell also features a 96x80 pixel external display, useful for checking the time.

One interesting improvement over prior versions is the keypad. Although it looks similar to the RAZR keypad, it actually uses a technology called electroforatic deposition, a fancy phrase that means the keys are soft to the touch, with an almost rubbery feel.

If you are a fan of shiny phones, you will definitely enjoy the look and feel of the Motorola KRZR K1M. Good sound quality for phone calls and a competent MP3 player makes this flip worth a look.


Operating system
Custom
Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
Unknown
Camera
1+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Wired

The RAZR is the runway models of cell phones: anorexic but fashionable. The new KRZR K1 is the same runway model, but with more memory, a shorter chassis, and a bigger bottom. Yet somehow we found it strangely more desirable than a RAZR. Our unit came outfitted with nifty MP3 playback and VCAST serv...

- James Lee, Wired


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Motorola released the KRZR K1m on December 18, 2006.


We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Motorola KRZR K1m user manual here.


Motorola backs up the KRZR K1m with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your KRZR K1m 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
Unknown

The Motorola KRZR K1m's screen size is Unknown with x pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown

There is a processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

Camera
1+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 1+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
64 MB

Internal memory is 64 MB. An external, MicroSD (up to 2 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
880mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 880 mAh battery. Motorola's performance ratings are 8 days standby time.

KRZR K1m Specs

Overview
Release date December 18, 2006
Regions available USA, Canada
Mobile / Cellular Data
Networks
CDMA:
800/1900 MHz
Data:
EV-DO Rev. 0
SIM card size
No
Dual SIM No
Operating System No
Processor
Internal Storage 64 MB
RAM No
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.03 W/kg
Body: 1.04 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included Data Cable, Headset, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 880 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: 8 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Flip
Colors Black, Dark Pearl Gray
Dimensions [H x W x D] 10.3 x 4.3 x 1.5 cm (4.1 x 1.7 x 0.6 in)
Weight 112 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, 96 x 80 pixels
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 iTAP
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity 1000
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client No
Email Protocols No
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles BPP, DUN, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD (up to 2 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
1+ megapixels
Multi-camera
No
Zoom
8x digital
Flash
No
Additional Rear Camera Info
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
CIF (352 x 288 pixels), 15 fps
Front Camera
Zoom
Unknown
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, AAC+, AAC
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers No
Headset Jack Mini-USB
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Yes
Apps
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments The "Dark Pearl Grey" (almost black) version of the KRZR is available for Telus, Bell and Verizon. Telus and Sprint also offer a darker, midnight black.
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